Recent University Beat episodes
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.
Children-Skin Cancer (June 22, 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 15, 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 8, 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.