Recent University Beat episodes
Engineers Without Borders (April 6, 2008)
This week's University Beat focuses on the USF chapter of "Engineers Without Borders." Members of the student-run group are trying to raise fifty-thousand dollars so they can develop and install a safe drinking water system for the five hundred residents of Miramar, a community in the small Dominican Republic village of Miches.
Frank Deford (March 30, 2008)
Award-winning journalist and NPR commentator Frank Deford recently paid a visit to USF St. Petersburg, where he gave students in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies interviewing tips and spoke about how the business has been changed by the internet, 24-7 cable news, and consolidation. The six-time sportswriter of the year shares his thoughts with University Beat.
Bulls Business Community (March 23, 2008)
The Bulls Business Community is wrapping up its first year as an apparent success. This group of 28 freshmen in USF's College of Business is the first to occupy an entire floor of Maple Hall, where they live and learn, obtaining the skills and education that will assist them in the classroom, the boardroom, and in real life. University Beat drops in on a BBC Open House, and gets some exciting news about the plans for next year.
Energy and Environment (March 16, 2008)
USF St. Petersburg is teaming up with Progress Energy Florida on a public lecture series that focuses on the challenging and closely linked issues of energy and the environment. University Beat speaks to officials from both USFSP and Progress Energy to find out more about the series, their partnership, and their future plans together.
TUNEin to Reading (March 9, 2008)
A USF researcher has received an almost half a million dollar state grant to continue studying a computer program, originally designed as a singing tutorial, that also helps struggling adolescent readers improve their comprehension and fluency. University Beat takes you to a Tampa elementary school where students are testing the product out and singing their way to better reading.
Focus the Nation (March 3, 2008)
Thanks to a new student-run organization, USF was one of almost two thousand schools and groups across the country that took part in "Focus the Nation." While the January event brought the discussion of global climate change into the classroom, USF also hosted a one-day symposium where researchers and students shared information and views with representatives from government and industry.