Recent University Beat episodes
Jazz Composers' Symposium (June 30, 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.
Children-Skin Cancer (June 23, 2008)
University Beat takes a look at "Sun Protection for Florida's Children," a National Cancer Institute-funded project of USF's Department of Family Medicine to determine how information and intervention can help protect children from skin cancer.
Cancer Caregivers (June 16, 2008)
University Beat previews the “Caring For The Caregiver” event taking place at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF’s Tampa campus, Saturday, June 28. The program is open to anyone caring for a cancer patient, and will focus on how the disease affects not just the patient, but also the people around them.
SCUBAnauts (June 9, 2008)
University Beat jumps into Tampa Bay on a training mission with SCUBAnauts International, a locally based group that teaches teenagers about diving and the science related to it. The organization, which receives support from volunteers and groups around the country, including USF's College of Marine Science, has picked up a number of honors recently, including a Presidential award and a place on a space shuttle mission.
Men's Depression (June 2, 2008)
University Beat speaks with Dr. Francisco Fernandez, the chairman of USF's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine, about depression, an almost taboo subject with many people, particularly men. Dr. Fernandez is one of four national experts appearing in "Men Get Depression," a documentary produced by State of the Art, Inc. and aired in May on WUSF and other PBS stations.
High-Tech Mobility (May 26, 2008)
Thanks to a three-pronged approach, student engineers at USF are coming up with the latest in high-tech assisted mobility devices that help the disabled be more independent. University Beat rolls in on the Rehabilitation Engineering & Technology Program, the Capstone Mechanical Engineering Course and "Rehab Ideas," a company formed to help students bring their designs to market.