Recent University Beat episodes
Men's Depression (June 1, 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 25, 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.
Going Green Expo (May 18, 2008)
Green isn't just one of USF's school colors, it's also the direction the university is taking with the signing of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. President Judy Genshaft (right) signed the agreement at the recent "Going Green Tampa Bay Expo," where Bay area businesses and residents got a chance to learn about the newest energy saving ideas and devices. University Beat takes you to the Expo and tells you more about USF's commitment to become more "sustain-a-Bull."
Impact Sight (May 11, 2008)
The Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and a meteor crashing into a building...they're all parts of "Impact Sight," an art exhibition taking place on USF's Tampa campus through May 24. University Beat speaks to artist Cameron Gainer and takes you to the Contemporary Art Museum, the Botanical Gardens and any other surprising locations where the unexpected is making an appearance.
Estonian President (May 4, 2008)
USF's College of Business recently received a visit from Estonian President Toomas Ilves. University Beat was one of only two Bay area news programs to speak to the President about what can be learned from his country, which has used the internet to become one of Europe's up-and-coming economic powers.
Miles for Moffitt (April 27, 2008)
The third annual Bank of St. Petersburg "Miles for Moffitt" takes place Saturday, May 10, on the Tampa campus of USF. All proceeds from the event, which includes a 5k race, a 1-mile fun run/walk, children's races, health expo and Survivor Celebration, go directly to researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. University Beat takes you to last year's "Miles for Moffitt" and previews this year's festivities as well.