Recent University Beat episodes
Spring Swing (April 14, 2008)
The Tampa Bay Rays experience their most successful spring training ever - and not just on the field, as they teamed up with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center at USF for "Spring Swing." Volunteers from Moffitt and its affiliates conducted almost seven hundred screenings for skin cancer outside Rays' games around the state, which may end up saving over one hundred lives. University Beat takes you out to the ballgame for the story.
Engineers Without Borders (April 7, 2008)
This week's University Beat focuses on the USF chapter of "Engineers Without Borders." Members of the student-run group are trying to raise fifty-thousand dollars so they can develop and install a safe drinking water system for the five hundred residents of Miramar, a community in the small Dominican Republic village of Miches.
Frank Deford (March 31, 2008)
Award-winning journalist and NPR commentator Frank Deford recently paid a visit to USF St. Petersburg, where he gave students in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies interviewing tips and spoke about how the business has been changed by the internet, 24-7 cable news, and consolidation. The six-time sportswriter of the year shares his thoughts with University Beat.
Bulls Business Community (March 24, 2008)
The Bulls Business Community is wrapping up its first year as an apparent success. This group of 28 freshmen in USF's College of Business is the first to occupy an entire floor of Maple Hall, where they live and learn, obtaining the skills and education that will assist them in the classroom, the boardroom, and in real life. University Beat drops in on a BBC Open House, and gets some exciting news about the plans for next year.
Energy and Environment (March 17, 2008)
USF St. Petersburg is teaming up with Progress Energy Florida on a public lecture series that focuses on the challenging and closely linked issues of energy and the environment. University Beat speaks to officials from both USFSP and Progress Energy to find out more about the series, their partnership, and their future plans together.
TUNEin to Reading (March 10, 2008)
A USF researcher has received an almost half a million dollar state grant to continue studying a computer program, originally designed as a singing tutorial, that also helps struggling adolescent readers improve their comprehension and fluency. University Beat takes you to a Tampa elementary school where students are testing the product out and singing their way to better reading.