University Beat

  • Firefighter Back Pain

    Armed with a $1.3 million grant from FEMA, USF Health is recruiting local firefighters to take part in a study of an exercise regimen that hopes to reduce the risk of back injuries.

  • "Violet"

    TheatreUSF's spring production will be "Violet," a 2014 Tony-nominated musical.

  • USF Graduate Assistants

    USF's graduate assistants are pushing the university for a number of concessions, including improved pay and other protections.

  • USF-Dozier Reform School

    USF researchers have been looking at the Dozier Reform School for Boys in Marianna, FL, where students, some who died under mysterious circumstances, were buried.

USF psychologists Michele Gazica and Paul Spector conducted a study on 'finding your calling' and how finding work happiness can affect your life.
If you don’t “follow your calling” and find a job that you find especially fulfilling, are you putting yourself at risk for unhappiness and health problems? Well, according to a pair of USF psychologists – that might indeed be...
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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.

Recent University Beat Episodes

Tess Carr plays the title character in TheatreUSF's production of the musical "Violet."
Radio: "Violet" (April 4, 2016)
TheatreUSF has chosen a 2014 Tony-nominated musical for its spring production this year.  The story takes the audience back in time to the 1960’s to follow a young woman on her quest for beauty. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes...
About two dozen USF graduate assistants turned out with signs like this to a recent bargaining session with university officials.
Radio: USF Graduate Assistants (March 28, 2016)
Around half the classes taught at the University of South Florida, along with a large percentage of the research, is being done by 2200 graduate assistants and about 1500 adjunct faculty. Both groups are pushing USF for a number...
Anthony DeSantis, who will be doing a general surgery residency at USF, marks his match on a map at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine Match Day.
Radio: USF Health Match Day (March 21, 2016)
More than 170 University of South Florida medical school students recently opened envelopes that contained the next step on their journey to become physicians. “Match Day” tells future doctors where they’ll spend their...

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