Recent University Beat episodes
Jazz Masterworks Series (October 15, 2007)
USF's Jazz Masterworks Series is once again bringing the music of such artists as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Michael Brecker and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra to jazz lovers around the Tampa Bay area. University Beat takes you to one of this year's performances, which featured NEA Jazz Master Frank Foster and Loren Schoenberg.
Alzheimer's Institute Opening (October 8, 2007)
The doors of the Johnnie Byrd Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute's new facility on USF's Tampa campus are now open, but it already faces possible major cuts to its state funding. University Beat talks to Institute officials about the opening and what they think about the slashing of their budget.
Rescue Robots (October 1, 2007)
USF Professor Robin Murphy, the director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search & Rescue, recently returned from Utah, where she had the sad mission of assisting in the search for six miners trapped in the Crandall Canyon mine. Dr. Murphy spoke to University Beat about the search, as well as about what she learned from her experience.
Transit Village (September 24, 2007)
Fifteen graduate students in the USF School of Architecture and Community Design had nine weeks this past summer to come up with plans for an East Tampa-based "transit village" where people could live, shop, work and catch the proposed lite rail system. University Beat has their final projects.
Teaching Teachers Technology (September 17, 2007)
USF Lakeland may be the smallest of the University's campuses, but it might just be the leader when it comes to getting its educators the training they need on the latest high-tech tools they can use in the classroom. University Beat examines the "Faculty Technology Integration Institute," a summer program that not only helps them get connected, but stay dialed in to the most up-to-date technologies and practices.
SRI International (September 10, 2007)
In a potentially huge economic boon to the Bay area, USF has paired with SRI International, a leading scientific research institution, to create SRI Saint Petersburg. While SRI gets the expertise in "harsh environment" sensors developed at USF's Center for Ocean Technology, the deal could eventually bring almost two hundred million dollars and at least two hundred high-tech jobs to St. Pete.