Recent University Beat episodes
Many Faces of Africa (February 3, 2008)
This week's University Beat takes you to the "Many Faces of Africa," a symposium presented by USF's Institute on Black Life. The day-long session drew over 350 Hillsborough County Middle School students to the USF campus, where they heard personal stories from USF students and teachers from a variety of African countries, and experienced an interactive session on African animals presented by representatives from Busch Gardens.
Perlman Music Program (January 27, 2008)
USF's Sarasota-Manatee campus recently hosted world-renowned violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman and his "Perlman Music Program." The two week Winter Residency, presented in conjunction with the Van Wezel Foundation, welcomed over thirty young, gifted musicians from around the globe for a series of classes and lessons, as well as recitals and performances that were open to the public. University Beat takes you to one of those concerts, and speaks with Maestro Perlman as well.
Women in Leadership (January 20, 2008)
According to its website, USF's Women in Leadership and Philanthropy program "encourages and supports education, research and service focused on issues affecting women." University Beat takes you to a recent WLP-sponsored seminar that examined the latest changes in women's healthcare.
Forensic Sciences (January 13, 2008)
USF's Department of Anthropology and Geology are offering assistance to local law enforcement with a course on forensic archaeology and geophysics. University Beat attended one of the class' field trips - to an actual field on campus where students put their lessons to practice in the "search" for a "buried body."
STARS (January 6, 2008)
STARS, or "Students Tutoring And Role-modeling Students," is the brainchild of USF's Medical School Class of 2010, and pairs them with middle school students at Tampa's Carl Sagan Academy. University Beat joins the Sagan students on a visit to USF's Medical School on "Shooting STARS Day."
Military Leadership Center (December 31, 2007)
USF has opened its newest building on the Tampa Campus, C. W. Bill Young Hall. The high-tech structure will house the Joint Military Leadership Center and USF's ROTC programs, promoting interaction between the service branches. University Beat takes you to the opening ceremony, where the man who the building is named after, Congressman C.W. Bill Young, received quite a surprise.