Recent University Beat episodes

Festival of Reading and Dementia Device (October 20, 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 13, 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 6, 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.
Hair (September 29, 2008)
USF's School of Theatre and Dance is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Broadway debut of "Hair" by presenting the musical October 2-5 and 8-12. University Beat takes you to a rehearsal and introduces you to three of the play's leads and the director-choreographer. Even though none of them are over the age of 26, they think their version of "Hair" can reach a contemporary audience as easily as the original did.
Service to the Nation (September 22, 2008)
USF's Joint Military Science Leadership Center recently hosted Lt. General Martin Dempsey, Acting Commander of U.S. Central Command, who spoke to ROTC students about current military operations and the world they face as they prepare to enter the armed forces. University Beat speaks to General Dempsey and officials from USF and the Joint Military Science Leadership Center about "service to the nation."
Prosthetics-Rock Climbing (September 15, 2008)
Researchers at the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, backed by a one million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education, are looking at the best prosthetics that amputees can use in such activities as rock climbing and kayaking - 'extreme sports' that are being used more and more as rehabilitation activities. University Beat takes you to a test session and introduces you to two champion rock climbers who have scaled to great heights in both competition and in life.
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