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

USF Students march during the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event

Over the past year, there’s been a growing focus across the country on sexual violence on college campuses.
At the University of South Florida, student groups have been attempting to raise awareness of the issue for a few years. One very visible way they’ve done so is through the annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event, where male students, faculty and staff don women’s high heels and make a commitment to end violence against women. We’ll take you to this year’s event on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

USF researcher Dr. Stephanie Carey (right) monitors veteran Gordon Beadle as he tries 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 this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

 

Recent University Beat episodes

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Mile in Her Shoes (December 8, 2014)
USF Students march during the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event

Over the past year, there’s been a growing focus across the country on sexual violence on college campuses.
At the University of South Florida, student groups have been attempting to raise awareness of the issue for a few years. One very...

 
Male students walk in high heels during the USF "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event

Student groups at the University of South Florida are trying to raise awareness of sexual and domestic violence against women with a number of efforts, including taking part in President Obama’s new “It’s On Us” campaign, as well as holding the...

 
Veterans Week / USF Sarasota-Manatee Chancellor (December 1, 2014)
A service honoring USF student veterans

The University of South Florida honored its student veterans - and all veterans - with a week-long series of events, including a "vets expo," a chili cook-off and a speech from Medal of Honor recipient, US Army Master Sergeant Leroy Petry (Ret...

 
USF Sarasota-Manatee's new regional chancellor, Dr. Sandra Stone (photo courtesy USFSM)

USF Sarasota-Manatee is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, and in just the last decade, the school has established a new main campus as well as a number of branch locations; received separate accreditation to award degrees;...

 
Veterans Week (November 24, 2014)
A service honoring USF student veterans

The University of South Florida honored its student veterans - and all veterans - with a week-long series of events, including a "vets expo," a chili cook-off and a speech from Medal of Honor recipient, US Army Master Sergeant Leroy Petry (Ret...

 
USF Student Veterans Association members help fellow students try on military gear
Veterans Week

Most people commemorate “Veterans Day,” but the University of South Florida honors our servicemen and women with “Veterans Week.”
On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take you to some of the events held at USF, which has been...

 
Cybersecurity Conference / Murph the Surf (November 17, 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...

 
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,...

 
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...

 
 

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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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