About University Beat

University Beat is a radio and television program that focuses on the research and work at the University of South Florida and how it benefits the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and the world around us.

Each week, reporter Mark Schreiner looks at the latest USF efforts in medicine, engineering, education, arts and sciences and explores other programs that reach out to both students and the community.

 

Broadcast Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

 

This Week on TV

MegaByte & Sublimation demonstrate principles of pH to students

Two years ago, University Beat introduced you to the Scientific League of Superheroes – a trio of USF graduate students who don colorful costumes and use comic book scenarios to teach science, technology, engineering and math to younger students. And like all superhero blockbusters, it’s time for a sequel!

The group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the next phase of their educational videos and accompanying materials. We have the story on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

MegaByte explains a lesson to students

The Scientific League of Superheroes is back - and they need some help!
The trio of USF graduate students who use hands-on lessons and a slickly produced comic book-style video series to teach STEM skills to young people has launched a fundraising campaign. Find out more about their work on this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

 

Recent University Beat episodes

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the road weeps, the well runs dry / Last Lecture (March 31, 2014)

USF’s School of Theatre and Dance brings the play "the road weeps, the well runs dry" to the stage in April. On University Beat on WUSF TV, we’ll hear from playwright Marcus Gardley and some of the cast and crew behind this epic tale of identity...

 
USF's Dr. Autar Kaw (center) receives his 2012 Professor of the Year award from CASE President John Lippincott (left) & Carnegie Foundation Pres. Anthony Bryk (courtesy  Daniel Peck Photography)
Last Lecture

USF Mechanical Engineering Professor Autar Kaw is preparing for his “last lecture.”
He’s the 2012 Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year and he isn’t retiring—he’s taking part in an event where distinguished faculty give a hypothetical...

 
the road weeps, the well runs dry (March 24, 2014)

USF’s School of Theatre and Dance brings the play "the road weeps, the well runs dry" to the stage in April. On University Beat on WUSF TV, we’ll hear from playwright Marcus Gardley and some of the cast and crew behind this epic tale of identity...

 

USF is one of four theater companies in the country—and the only one based at a university—presenting the road weeps, the well runs dry. The play tells the story of the “Black Seminoles” who migrated from Florida to Oklahoma to create...

 
Culinary Innovation Lab (March 17, 2014)
Chef Joe Askren (center), Dir. of the USF Sarasota-Manatee Culinary Innovation Lab, works with students in the lab

‘On the job’ training for students at USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership just got a little easier with the opening of the school’s new Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch. We’ll take you to the grand...

 
Chocolate truffles adorn a table at the new USFSM Culinary Innovation Lab.

Officials at USF Sarasota Manatee would like to have one of the country’s best hospitality schools by the year 2020, and to help them on the way, the school has opened a Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch. University Beat on WUSF 89.7...

 
Culinary Innovation Lab / Center for Cybersecurity (March 10, 2014)
Chef Joe Askren (center), Dir. of the USF Sarasota-Manatee Culinary Innovation Lab, works with students in the lab

Officials at USF Sarasota Manatee would like to have one of the country’s best hospitality schools by the year 2020, and to help them on the way, the school has opened a Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch. University Beat on WUSF TV takes...

 
Dr. Peter Warren Singer of the Brookings Institution talks about cybersecurity at the USF SunTrust Foundation Lecture Series on Global Economics

Silicon Valley didn’t become one of the world’s leading high-tech hotspots overnight – it took visionaries putting in years of work to get there. A group of faculty and executives at USF would like to see the Tampa Bay area become that kind of...

 
WUSF-USFSP Studio (March 3, 2014)
WUSF management is joined by USFSP Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska (center) & St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman (2nd from r) at the WUSF studio ribbon cutting at USFSP.

WUSF Public Media is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a brand new studio recently opened at USF St. Petersburg. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting, and tells you how the new studio is going to make a difference for...

 
Exterior of the new WUSF studio at USF St. Petersburg

WUSF has been a fixture on USF’s Tampa campus for fifty years, and three years ago, we added a studio at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. Now, we’ve done it again—this time, with a new studio at USF St. Petersburg. On this week’s University Beat on...

 
WUSF-USFSP Studio / Modern Warfare Conference (February 24, 2014)
WUSF management is joined by USFSP Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska (center) & St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman (2nd from r) at the WUSF studio ribbon cutting at USFSP.

WUSF Public Media is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a brand new radio studio recently opened at USF St. Petersburg. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting, and tells you how the new studio is going to make a difference...

 
Maj. Gen. John Nicholson Jr., Commanding General of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, speaks at the USF conference, “Modern Warfare’s Complexity and the Human Dimension.”

Revolutions driven by social media, cyber-terrorism and drone technology are just some examples of how modern warfare continues to change. But a recent conference at USF shows that the human dimension of war has not changed. This week’s...

 
 

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Mark Schreiner, Host, Producer

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago...

 

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University Beat's theme song is: "Perpetuum Mobile" by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, from their CD "Signs of Life."

 
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