ResearchOne / Festival of Reading Preview


USF highlighted its efforts in science and innovation during the annual “ResearchOne” celebration. University Beat on WUSF TV brings you highlights from the ResearchOne kick-off event, which focused on the pivotal role USF marine scientists have played in investigating the Gulf oil disaster.

Festival of Reading Preview

University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you a preview of the Saint Petersburg Times “Festival of Reading” and introduces you to a pair of USF faculty members who will be presenting their new books there.

Video Extras


Dr. Karen Holbrook, USF Sr. VP for Research & Innovation, talks about the purpose of USF’s ResearchOne.

David Fries, EcoSystems Technology Group, USF College of Marine Science, explains the new solar-powered underwater roving vehicle and retrieval system his group is testing out for use in research in the Gulf. He hopes to have 2 of these vehicles and sampler systems in use by mid-November.

Dr. Michael Crosby, Sr. VP for Research, Mote Marine Laboratory, describes the Mote Mobile Aquarium they brought to ResearchOne. He also talks about the relationship Mote has with USF.

More Information: 

Lynn Cooil, USF TRAIN (The Research Administration Improvement Network) 813-974-8124
ResearchOne website
Preview of USF-sponsored Gulf Oil Spill Conference, Feb 9-11, 2011
USF Gulf Oil Spill Information Center
Festival website
Thomas Hallock’s book, “William Bartram, The Search for Nature's Design: Selected Art, Letters, and Unpublished Writings”
Ira Sukrungruang’s book, “Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy”

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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 since 1992.

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