Recent University Beat episodes
Water Crisis (December 17, 2007)
USF's Patel Center for Global Solutions recently welcomed Robert Adamski, special advisor to the United Nations for the non-profit group "Water for People," for a presentation on an issue that affects billions of people worldwide - the lack of safe drinking water.
University Lecture Series (December 10, 2007)
University Beat takes a look at the University Lecture Series which brings speakers, both the famous and the not-so-famous, to USF to talk to students, faculty and the community about issues and information. In addition, we unveil the Series' line-up of speakers for Spring 2008, which some ULS officials are calling the best one ever.
Caffeine-Alzheimer's (December 3, 2007)
The Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute continues looking into caffeine's effects on the disease, and after trials of the compound showed great promise in mice, clinical trials in humans are now underway. University Beat attended a recent seminar at the Byrd Center where scientists shared the latest information on their research with the public.
Military Leadership Center (November 26, 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.
Charit-A-Bull (November 19, 2007)
While the USF Bulls' football team may have lost the homecoming football game, some USF students - and more importantly, the clients of Metropolitan Ministries - were the big winners in the sixth annual "Charit-A-Bull." University Beat paid a visit to the opening event of "SuperBull Eleven" Homecoming week, where student groups collected canned goods, built sculptures out of them, and then donated the food to the Bay area hungry and homeless.
Binge Drinking (November 12, 2007)
Studies show that as many as half of US college students engage in "binge drinking," where they consume at least four alcoholic drinks in a short time. University Beat visited a recent symposium on USF's campus where educators worked with officials from local law enforcement and health agencies to let students know about the dangers of such behavior.