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

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 research to tell us how his experiences will help the next generation of aspiring scientists.

 

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 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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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...

 
Palestinian Dance Class / Doctor of Business Administration (August 25, 2014)
Dwayne Scheuneman (l) performs w/Palestinian dancer Adel Mashriky (courtesy Dwayne Scheuneman)

USF St. Petersburg education major Dwayne Scheuneman is a veteran, an athlete, and a teacher of dance to both disabled and able-bodied children. That latter skill recently brought him to Palestine's West Bank, where his class had to deal with the...

 
USF entrance (courtesy USF University Communications & Marketing)USF entrance (courtesy USF News)

An MBA is a Masters of Business Administration degree — but have you heard about a DBA? USF is unveiling a new Doctor of Business Administration program that targets CEO’s and other upper-level executives looking to transform their business...

 
Palestinian Dance Class (August 18, 2014)
Dwayne Scheuneman (l) performs w/Palestinian dancer Adel Mashriky (courtesy Dwayne Scheuneman)

USF St. Petersburg education major Dwayne Scheuneman is a veteran, an athlete, and a teacher of dance to both disabled and able-bodied children. That latter skill recently brought him to Palestine's West Bank, where his class had to deal with the...

 
Disabled & able-bodied dancers perform at Sareyyet Ramallah in Palestine's West Bank (courtesy Dwayne Scheuneman)

St. Petersburg student Dwayne Scheuneman runs a local dance company that features both disabled and able-bodied performers. The wheelchair-bound Scheuneman recently worked in the Middle East with a Palestinian dance company that has teachers and...

 
Library Show & Tell (August 11, 2014)
A 4,000 year-old Sumerian tablet is just one highlight from the archives of the USF Tampa Library Special Collections.

Did you ever wonder what’s behind the doors of the Special Collections of the USF Tampa Library?
Some lucky folks got to find out, as just a small portion of the hundreds of thousands of objects in the archives were on display at an event...

 
Visitors look over some of the items at the USF Library Special Collections "Few of our Favorite Things" exhibit

The staff of the USF Library’s Special Collections Department recently showed off some of their favorite things from the archives.
Viewers had a chance to see valuable objects that normally sit under lock and key, including centuries-old...

 
Migrant Research / Library Show & Tell (August 4, 2014)
A 4,000 year-old Sumerian tablet is just one highlight from the archives of the USF Tampa Library Special Collections.

Did you ever wonder what’s behind the doors of the Special Collections of the USF Tampa Library?
Some lucky folks got to find out, as just a small portion of the hundreds of thousands of objects in the archives were on display at an event...

 
Migrants ride trains known as "la bestia," or "the beast," through Mexico to reach the U.S. border. (Courtesy John Moore/Getty Images/NPR)

USF anthropology professor Heide Castañeda recently spent two months in Mexico and Texas meeting with some of the immigrants crossing into these areas as they fled Central America. She talked with them about their dangerous journey to the U.S.,...

 
 

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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