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

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 interruption of war. Scheuneman talks about how dance can be a refuge on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

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 students of various religious backgrounds and physical abilities performing together. His visit occurred just as tensions exploded in the region. Dwayne tells his story on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

 

Recent University Beat episodes

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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.,...

 
Healthcare Innovation Competition (rebroadcast) / Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (July 28, 2014)
The 12 teams of students from 8 universities who took part in the 2nd Annual State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition (photo courtesy Candace Kaw)

It’s “Shark Tank” – USF style – as students from eight Florida colleges recently faced off at the University of South Florida to see who created the most innovative healthcare technology. Find out who came out on top and took home the 10-thousand...

 

Thomas Edison, the man who developed Gatorade, and the creator of air conditioning are among the members of the inaugural class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take a look at this group of...

 
1Apple Grocery / Dr. Charles Lockwood (July 21, 2014)

A pair of USF students has opened 1Apple Grocery, a new store in Plant City that targets members of the Florida WIC program, which provides financial aid to low-income women, infants and children so that they can buy nutritious food. We’ll take...

 
Dr. Charles Lockwood (courtesy USF Health)

Dr. Charles Lockwood took the reins at USF Health and the Morsani College of Medicine this past May, and WUSF’s Mark Schreiner recently sat down with him for a revealing discussion. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll hear from...

 
1Apple Grocery (July 14, 2014)

A pair of USF students has opened 1Apple Grocery, a new store in Plant City that targets members of the Florida WIC program, which provides financial aid to low-income women, infants and children so that they can buy nutritious food. We’ll take...

 

It’s not the career path they had imagined, but a pair of USF students has opened up a grocery store in Plant City. Not only does 1Apple Grocery serve low-income women and children, it also takes on the role of an oasis in a ‘food desert,’...

 
Moffitt Healthy Kidz / HPV Initiative (July 7, 2014)
Moffitt surgical oncologist, Dr. John Kiluk, speaks to a class of Moffitt Healthy Kidz students about some of the tools he uses in surgery.

Summer school took on a healthy twist for more than forty young people, as they spent a day at Moffitt Cancer Center, thanks to the Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program.
Join these high-achieving students on a tour of the Center on University Beat...

 
Moffitt researcher Anna Giuliano (left), USF Public Health students & U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor discuss a community initiative to increase the number of children receiving vaccinations against HPV.

Even though Florida has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the country, teenage girls in the state also have the lowest rate of HPV vaccinations. That’s despite the fact the shots would prevent the disease and a number of other ones....

 
 

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...

 

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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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