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 Monday at 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

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-Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

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 their inspiring stories and the words of thanks they have for the generous benefactors that helped them out.

 

Recent University Beat episodes

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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...

 
Pharmacy of the Future / USFSM-Longboat Key Club (September 29, 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...

 
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is USFSM College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership's new "teaching hotel" (photo courtesy the Resort at Longboat Key Club)

Thanks to a new partnership with the Resort at Longboat Key Club, USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership now has a ‘teaching hotel’ where its students will rotate through a number of departments to get ‘on-the-...

 
Professor at Sea (September 22, 2014)
USF geochemist Dr. Jeffrey Ryan talks to his class via video feed from a research vessel in the Pacific Ocean

USF geochemist Jeffrey Ryan is teaching a class this fall – only he’s working in the Pacific Ocean, more than 7,000 miles away from Tampa! Ryan joins University Beat on WUSF TV from the research vessel where he’s currently conducting research to...

 
The JOIDES Resolution, the research vessel USF Geosciences Prof. Jeffrey Ryan is working & teaching from (Courtesy William Crawford, IODP-USIO)

This semester’s USF Geology 3311 course, The Solid Earth, is a little different.
For one thing, professor Jeffrey Ryan is helping teach the class while he’s working on board an international research vessel in the middle of the Pacific...

 
Professor at Sea / Business Scholarships (September 15, 2014)
USF geochemist Dr. Jeffrey Ryan talks to his class via video feed from a research vessel in the Pacific Ocean

USF geochemist Jeffrey Ryan is teaching a class this fall – only he’s working in the Pacific Ocean, more than 7,000 miles away from Tampa! Ryan joins University Beat on WUSF Public Media from the research vessel where he’s currently conducting...

 
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 University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we meet some of the award-winning students, who shared their...

 
Library Renovations / Ploughshares Conference (September 8, 2014)
The renovated SMART Lab on the 2nd floor of the USF Library.

Students returning to the USF Tampa campus for the new school year might not recognize the Library, as the university’s academic cornerstone has reopened after a $1.5 million renovation.
The changes include a brand new “Digital Media...

 
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (left) meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) in Vienna in July (Jim Bourg/AP )

Joseph Cirincione, the president of anti-nuclear weapon group the Ploughshares Fund, will speak about the growing threat of the Islamic State and the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran at a USF Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies’...

 
Library Renovations (September 1, 2014)
The renovated SMART Lab on the 2nd floor of the USF Library.

Students returning to the USF Tampa campus for the new school year might not recognize the Library, as the university’s academic cornerstone has reopened after a $1.5 million renovation.
The changes include a brand new “Digital Media...

 
A mural on the 2nd floor of the USF Library.

The University of South Florida’s fall semester is underway and students are already lining up to check out the renovated library.
The $1.5 million in improvements addressed some of the students’ biggest complaints. Find out how on this...

 
 

Hosted By

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...

 

Contact Info

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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