Recent University Beat episodes
Green Tea Study (August 3, 2008)
The H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa Campus is leading a multi-center study to determine the effectiveness of a drug derived from green tea in slowing or even stopping the progression of prostate cancer. All they need is 240 men who have high-grade PIN, a precursor for the disease, to serve as test subjects.
General Surgery Summer Program (July 27, 2008)
The USF Division of General Surgery's Academic Summer Program offers undergraduate students who want to get into medicine a chance to determine if they've got the right stuff for the job. During the intensive three month program, students from around the country (not just USF) shadow USF surgeons while also contributing to presentations and published research - giving them that 'something extra' for their transcripts that medical schools love. University Beat follows this summer's class - the largest group ever - into the lab, their weekly research meeting, and the exam rooms of Tampa General Hospital.
Upward Bound (July 20, 2008)
After a brief hiatus due to funding shortfalls, Upward Bound, a national program that helps low income and "first in their family" students get into college, has returned to USF. University Beat takes you to USF Upward Bound's summer program, where we see how the next generation of a family with long-standing ties to both USF and Upward Bound is helping students realize their dreams.
Dementia Device (July 13, 2008)
A USF professor has developed a new tracking system that identifies people who may be at risk for dementia by analyzing their patterns of movement. University Beat takes you to a local living facility where the device is being tested out on residents - a possible application that may help keep patients safe.
KnowHow2Go (July 6, 2008)
University Beat profiles "KnowHow2GO," a national campaign that helps young people take on the difficult process of preparing for college, from finding the right school to being able to afford it. The effort's local chapter, which is based at USF, recently held an informational "pep rally" for students.
Jazz Composers' Symposium (June 29, 2008)
University Beat takes you to the 2008 International Jazz Composers' Symposium, hosted by USF's Center for Jazz Composition, where we speak to Center Director Chuck Owen and guest artists/speakers, jazz greats Bill Holman and Jim McNeely.