On Television

Three of the "upcycled art" pieces on display at the USF Botanical Gardens
Upcycled Art
One person’s trash is another one’s...art? That’s the case at the USF Botanical Gardens, where both natural and man-made beauty already exist side-by-side. But the newest addition is ‘upcycled’ art created by a class of Tampa magnet school students. University Beat on WUSF TV explains.

On the Radio

John Arthur (front) explores the Ochollo Borada site, the original historical settlement of the Borada Gamo people in Ethiopia (photo courtesy John Arthur)
Archaeology of Beer

It may not solve the age-old debate of “tastes great” versus “less filling,” but a professor at USF St. Petersburg is conducting research into “the archaeology of beer.” We’ll open up a cold one on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 as we look at how beer has played a role in civilizations dating back thousands of year.

Program 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
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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Jennifer Butler, lead teacher at Young Middle Magnet Creative Science Centre in East Tampa, talks about how her students came to create upcycled art.

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Dr. Kala Vairavamoorthy, Dean of the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, talks about how his college works with the community. He also shares his thoughts on upcycled art.


For more information

Upcycled Art
USF Botanical Gardens
813-974-2329 website

USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
813-974-9694 website

Young Middle Magnet Creative Science Centre
813-276-5739 website

Archaeology of Beer
John Arthur
Associate Professor, USF St. Pete Dept. of Anthropology
727-873-4960 arthurj@mail.usf.edu
Gamo research photos



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