Marine Science-Social Media Pt 1 / Wine-Alzheimer's Study

Marine Science-Social Media 1

Researchers at USF's College of Marine Science are finding new, creative ways to use social media to share what they're learning with students and the public. This week's University Beat looks at how one teacher used Skype to continue teaching her Honors College classes while in the middle of the ocean on a once in a lifetime research cruise.

Wine-Alzheimer's Study

Can red wine change the course of Alzheimer’s disease? Not red wine specifically—but a component of it that can also be found in chocolate, berries and peanuts. The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is taking part in a national study that hopes to determine what part that component plays in slowing down memory deterioration. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has all the tasty facts.

Video Extras

What's it like teaching marine science to non-science majors?

Video Extras

Teresa Greely on teaching class from a ship in the middle of the ocean

USF College of Marine Science instructor Teresa Greely talks about teaching the “Biology of Marine Life” course to Honors College undergrads at USF Tampa & USF St. Pete—students who are NOT necessarily science majors.

USF College of Marine Science instructor Teresa Greely describes what students saw when she taught via Skype while she was on a six-week mission on the research vessel, the JOIDES Resolution.

More Information: 

Marine Science-Social Media Pt 1
Teresa Greely, USF College of Marine Science
Teresa Greely's Adventures at Sea blog
JOIDES Resolution blog
JOIDES Resolution Facebook page
Wine-Alzheimer's Study
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute study line
Resveratrol in Alzheimer’s Disease Study national website

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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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