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

Thanks to a $10 million gift from a retired Raymond James Financial executive, another University of South Florida business school has a new name. The USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy is believed to be the first such school anywhere in the world named solely for a woman. Find out more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

Another University of South Florida business school has changed its name after a multimillion dollar donation from a Bay area entrepreneur. This time, it’s the School of Accountancy, which is now named after Lynn Pippenger, who recently gave 10 million dollars to her alma mater. We’ll introduce you to the longtime Raymond James employee and tell you why the name change is historic, on the next University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

 

Recent University Beat episodes

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A Tale of Two Cities / St. Pete Conference on World Affairs (February 23, 2015)
(courtesy USF Theatre & Dance)

It will be the best of times, it will be the worst of times as University of South Florida Theatre and Dance presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.” We’ll introduce you to some of the cast and crew on University Beat on...

 
Panelists Rose-Eve Lewis, Douglas McElhaney, and Aida Hozic speak at the 2013 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs (courtesy St. Petersburg in the World)

Almost forty experts from around the world will speak about a variety of today’s “hot button” international issues at the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs. The conference takes place at USF St. Pete February 26th through 28th and will...

 
A Tale of Two Cities (February 16, 2015)
(courtesy USF Theatre & Dance)

It will be the best of times, it will be the worst of times as University of South Florida Theatre and Dance presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.” We’ll introduce you to some of the cast and crew on University Beat on...

 
Student actors Cliff Kelley, Jordan DeShong & Landon Layland in "A Tale of Two Cities"

It will be the best of times and the worst of times as USF Theatre and Dance presents a production of “A Tale of Two Cities” February 19th through 22nd and 25th through 28th. It’s part of the school’s “British International Theater” series, and...

 
USF Student Memorial / Sampling Science (February 9, 2015)
Flowers placed by family and friends of the USF students added to the memorial after their deaths in 2014.

In 2014, 23 students from the University of South Florida Tampa campus passed away. Their lives were honored at a recent ceremony where their names were added to a new student memorial installed on campus last year. University Beat on WUSF TV...

 

A pair of USF engineering students have put together a charity event where the science of craft beer will be discussed. “Sampling Science,” taking place February 20th at USF, will feature half a dozen presentations on the engineering aspects of...

 
USF Student Memorial (February 2, 2015)
Flowers placed by family and friends of the USF students added to the memorial after their deaths in 2014.

In 2014, 23 students from the University of South Florida Tampa campus passed away. Their lives were honored at a recent ceremony where their names were added to a new student memorial installed on campus last year. University Beat on WUSF TV...

 
USF System President Judy Genshaft speaks at a memorial service for USF Tampa students who died in 2014.

USF's Student Government has come up with a permanent way to honor classmates who have died while attending school - with a memorial wall and fountain. The names of nearly two dozen students who passed away in 2014 were recently added to the wall...

 
Tampa Innovation Alliance / War Conferences (January 26, 2015)
Tampa Innovation Alliance Executive Director Mark Sharpe

The area around the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus could soon see some major changes if the Tampa Innovation Alliance has its way. We talk about how the Alliance hopes to make these improvements on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 
World War I trench warfare (courtesy USF College of Arts & Sciences)

In February, the University of South Florida will be engaging in “war and remembrance” with an examination of two conflicts that shaped America.
First, the Humanities Institute will be sponsoring a weekly lecture series focusing on the...

 
Tampa Innovation Alliance (January 19, 2015)
Tampa Innovation Alliance Executive Director Mark Sharpe

The area around the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus could soon see some major changes if the Tampa Innovation Alliance has its way. We talk about how the Alliance hopes to make these improvements on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

First, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced plans to redevelop sections of downtown Tampa. Now, a group is coming together to try to transform the area around the University of South Florida into a vibrant place where people want to...

 
 

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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