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Olin Mott / River Blindness (July 15, 2013)
Olin Mott passed away this month at the age of 92 (photo courtesy USF College of Education)
Olin Mott

Tampa tire retailer Olin Mott, a longtime supporter of the University of South Florida, passed away July 2nd at the age of 92. His philanthropy benefitted many bay area charities and organizations, especially USF’s College of Education....

 
Thomas Unnasch in his lab on USF's Tampa campus (photo by Aimee Blodgett, USF News)

USF professor Thomas Unnasch is helping in the fight against the disease of onchocerciasis, or “river blindness,” and his work has taken him to some of the most remote parts of Africa and Central and South America. On this week’s University Beat...

 
Pier Fish-USFSP / Occupational Health & Safety Institute (July 8, 2013)
New 11,000 gallon aquarium in the USF St. Petersburg Student Center dining hall

When the Saint Petersburg Pier closed in early June, the few hundred residents of the Pier Aquarium had to find new homes…but a good neighbor answered the call. Find out how the USF St. Petersburg Student Center became the new residence for some...

 
Students in the USF Summer Institute in Occupational Health & Safety look at petri dishes in a USF lab (courtesy Ellen Kent, USF College of Public Health)

Some college students use the summer break to recharge their batteries – others use it to think long and hard about their future career plans.
On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we take a look at a weeklong USF College of Public...

 
Pier Fish-USFSP / Laughter is the Remedy (July 1, 2013)
New 11,000 gallon aquarium in the USF St. Petersburg Student Center dining hall

When the Saint Petersburg Pier closed in early June, the few hundred residents of the Pier Aquarium had to find new homes…but a good neighbor answered the call. Find out how the USF St. Petersburg Student Center became the new residence for some...

 

On the surface, cancer and comedy don’t seem like they go together well, but an upcoming event at Moffitt Cancer Center aims to dispel that belief. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll have a preview of “Laughter is the Remedy,” a...

 
Students With Diabetes Conference Recap / Dr. Stephen Klasko (June 24, 2013)
Students With Diabetes creator Nicole Johnson addresses participants at the group's National Conference

Friendship and facts were the focus of USF Health’s Students With Diabetes’ National Conference. The recent three day event brought together more than 100 young adult diabetics from over 20 states. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the...

 
Dr. Stephen Klasko will leave USF Health for Thomas Jefferson University in September (courtesy USF Health)

In September, Doctor Stephen Klasko will leave USF, where he served as CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine since 2004. WUSF’s Mark Schreiner spoke to Dr. Klasko about his legacy at USF, his outlook for the University’s...

 
Students With Diabetes Conference Recap (June 17, 2013)
Students With Diabetes creator Nicole Johnson addresses participants at the group's National Conference

Friendship and facts were the focus of USF Health’s Students With Diabetes’ National Conference. The recent three day event brought together more than 100 young adult diabetics from over 20 states. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the...

 
Students With Diabetes National Conference attendees pose at a luau (courtesy Students With Diabetes)

Last month, University Beat had a preview of USF Health’s Students With Diabetes National Conference – this week, we have a follow-up. Over a hundred young people living with the disease came together in Tampa from over 20 states and three...

 
3-D Campus / Life Origins-Meteorite (June 10, 2013)
USF AIST co-Director, Dr. Travis Doering, with the FARO Focus 3D Scanner (courtesy USF News)

It’s the next best thing to actually being there, as USF scientists are creating a virtual map of the Tampa campus. University Beat on WUSF TV tells you how the researchers, working with USF and high school students, use 3-D scanners, GPS and...

 
Rock from the Archean eon (2.5 to 4 billion years ago) found in Australia analyzed for phosphorus (courtesy Matthew Pasek)

This week’s University Beat introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites. Join us on WUSF...

 
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