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 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

 

This Week on TV

Florida Center for Cybersecurity Managing Dir. Sri Sridharan speaks to “Advancing a Holistic Approach to Strategic Cybersecurity" conference at USF.

With the increasing threats of computer hacking and data thefts, the University of South Florida recently hosted a conference put on by the Florida Center for Cybersecurity. Find out what kinds of information experts from private industry, the government, and education shared on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

Jack "Murph the Surf" talks to USF criminology students

Fifty years ago, a group of thieves pulled off what’s been called the largest jewelry heist in U.S. history when they stole precious gems from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. One of the thieves, Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, was later sentenced to life in prison for murder – but he turned his life around and is now speaking out around the world about the power of redemption. Murphy recently shared his story with a class of criminal justice students at USF; we’ll have details on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

 

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Cybersecurity Conference (November 10, 2014)
Florida Center for Cybersecurity Managing Dir. Sri Sridharan speaks to “Advancing a Holistic Approach to Strategic Cybersecurity" conference at USF.

With the increasing threats of computer hacking and data thefts, the University of South Florida recently hosted a conference put on by the Florida Center for Cybersecurity. Find out what kinds of information experts from private industry, the...

 
Attendees at Florida Center for Cybersecurity conference (photo by Aimee Blodgett, USF Communications & Marketing)

Almost 500 people attended a recent conference at USF presented by the Florida Center for Cybersecurity. Attendees learned about the latest dangers in data theft and hacking from digital security experts. They also heard from former director of...

 
Colleges of Business Part 2 (November 3, 2014)
USF Muma College of Business Dean Moez Limayem with a 'thank you' card for Les & Pam Muma (center, seated) at the College renaming ceremony (photo courtesy Aimee Blodgett, USF Communications & Marketing)

The Colleges of Business at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus and USF St. Petersburg are both undergoing major changes. We’ll show you what’s new and speak to some of the people behind these radical transformations on University Beat...

 
USF System & USFSP officials break ground on the new Kate Tiedemann College of Business building. (courtesy USFSP News)

University Beat wraps up a two-part look at the changes to USF’s Colleges of Business by heading over to St. Petersburg. Not only does the school there have a new name thanks to a record-setting $10 million dollar donation, but they’ve also...

 
Colleges of Business Part 1 (October 27, 2014)
Architect's rendering of USFSP Kate Tiedemann College of Business (courtesy USF Saint Petersburg News)

The Colleges of Business at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus and USF St. Petersburg are both undergoing major changes. We’ll show you what’s new and speak to some of the people behind these radical transformations on University Beat...

 
USF Muma College of Business Dean Moez Limayem with a 'thank you' card for Les & Pam Muma (center, seated) at the College renaming ceremony (photo courtesy Aimee Blodgett, USF Communications & Marketing)

The Colleges of Business on both the USF Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses are undergoing monumental changes. Both have new names after multimillion dollar donations from local philanthropists, and USF St. Pete’s College of Business will soon...

 
CAREN Simulator / Festival of Reading (October 20, 2014)
Veteran Gordon "Skip" Beadle tests out the CAREN Simulator

It’s a million dollar-plus, state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator that’s bringing together University of South Florida engineers and health practitioners to assist those with reduced motor skills. We'll introduce you to CAREN (Computer-...

 
Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading (courtesy USF St. Petersburg News)

The 22nd Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is this Saturday on the USF St. Petersburg campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 will talk with three authors with ties to the University of South Florida who will be presenting...

 
CAREN Simulator / Business Scholarships (rebroadcast) (October 13, 2014)
Veteran Gordon "Skip" Beadle tests out the CAREN Simulator

It’s a million dollar-plus, state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator that’s bringing together University of South Florida engineers and health practitioners to assist those with reduced motor skills. We'll introduce you to CAREN (Computer-...

 
The 2014 USF College of Business Scholarship luncheon (photo courtesy Hilary Lehman)

The recent USF College of Business Scholarship Luncheon honored around 175 students who received almost $400,000 dollars in awards. On this week’s rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we meet some of the award-winning students, who shared...

 
Pharmacy of the Future (October 6, 2014)
USF Health Pharmacy Plus

It looks a little like the bridge from ‘Star Trek,’ complete with holograms and high-tech devices – but it’s actually the USF College of Pharmacy’s brand-new facility, where students will learn by interacting with actual patients while using the...

 
Welcome screen for the USF Health Pharmacy Plus

It’s part classroom, part laboratory and full-time working facility that will serve patients. It’s the USF Health Pharmacy Plus – a ‘pharmacy of the future’ where students will learn how to work with both patients and other healthcare providers...

 
 

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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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mschreiner@wusf.org

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

 
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