Recent University Beat episodes

Nature vs. Nurture Study (November 10, 2008)
USF is joining the ranks of Yale, Johns Hopkins and UCLA by taking part in the National Institute of Health's three-point-two billion dollar "National Children's Study." The study will follow 100-thousand children around the country from before birth to the age of 21 to see the effect the interaction of genes and the environment has on their health.
Washington's Home (November 3, 2008)
In work that's received attention from media around the world, USF History Professor Philip Levy serves as co-director of the archaeological project that's discovered the remains of George Washington's boyhood Virginia home. University Beat takes you to Ferry Farm in Fredericksburg, VA, for a look at the immense and historic task undertaken by Professor Levy and The George Washington Foundation.
VSA arts (October 26, 2008)
VSA arts of Florida, an affiliate of USF's College of Education, is part of a national group that helps people with disabilities learn through, participate in and enjoy the arts. University Beat takes you to a recent performance of the Florida Orchestra, where a pair of extraordinary teenage musicians who won the VSAFL's "2008 Young Soloist Program" showcased their talents.
Festival of Reading and Dementia Device (October 19, 2008)
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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...

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USF St. Petersburg plays host to the St. Petersburg Times 16th Annual Festival of Reading Saturday, October 25. University Beat has a preview of the event and speaks to a pair of USFSP faculty memebers who will put their 'author' hats on and talk...

USF Polytechnic (October 12, 2008)
USF Lakeland is now USF Polytechnic, as University officials say the name change better reflects the campus' focus on the applied and technical disciplines. University Beat takes you to Polk County for a "Poly Pep Rally" and also brings you an update on the plan for a brand-new campus, right in the middle of Florida's High-Tech Corridor.
Refugee Photos (October 5, 2008)
University Beat focuses in on "From There to Here," a photography exhibit on the lives of Bay area refugee youth. However, this exhibit is different in that the sixteen teens and one six-year-old aren't the subjects of the pictures - they're the photographers, capturing what their new lives - all their struggles, triumphs and hopes - are like. The exhibit runs until October 17 in the Main Rotunda on the 2nd floor of the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus at 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.
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