International Festival / Dr. Paul Farmer

International Festival

Culture, customs, costumes and cuisine were all on display at the recent USF International Festival. Come along as University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to an event that showed off the ethnic diversity that helps make up USF.

Doctor Paul Farmer

Medical anthropologist, Doctor Paul Farmer, has been praised for his humanitarian work while also raising controversy for his views on topics like the recovery efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Farmer was a recipient of an honorary degree at USF’s recent commencement ceremony, and afterwards, he talked to a class of USF graduate students for almost two hours. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to that meeting and introduces you to the always outspoken Farmer.

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University Beat: International Fest Web-only #1

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University Beat: International Fest Web-only #2

Maria Crummett, the Associate Vice President for Global Affairs at USF World, says it’s important that student groups are the ones that organize and run the USF International Festival.

Stacy Koshko, the Assistant Director of the USF Office of Multicultural Affairs, says international travel benefits American students. She also talks about a “buddy program” her office is putting together that matches U-S students with foreign ones.

More Information: 

International Festival
USF International Festival website
Dr. Paul Farmer
Dr. Paul Farmer, Chair, Dept. of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Founding dir., Partners in Health
Partners in Health website
Website for Mirebalais Hospital, currently under construction in Haiti

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Mark Schreiner

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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