University Beat

  • USF-USF Sarasota-Manatee Bridge to Engineering

    Thanks to a program launching this fall, students will be able to take two years of classes at USF Sarasota-Manatee before “bridging over” to get a degree in engineering at the Tampa campus.

  • AbleNook

    Disaster relief shelter? Modular classroom? Prefabricated home? AbleNook, the creation of a pair of USF graduates, can be all of those things.

  • Faith House

    Students from the USF School of Architecture and Community Design spent thousands of hours putting together six highly detailed plans to re-develop St. Petersburg's Faith House.

  • 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.

The Variable Angle Roman chair that will be used in the exercise study sits in front of a Tampa Fire Rescue truck in Station 1.
The leading cause of disability and early retirement for firefighters is back injuries – not really a surprise when you consider they’re lugging as much as a hundred pounds of gear in the field. Armed with a $1.3 million grant...
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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

USF College of Engineering Dean, Dr. Robert Bishop (center) works with two students.
For years, students who wanted to be engineering majors at USF had no choice but to come to the Tampa campus. Now, thanks to a program launching this fall, students will be able to take two years of classes at USF Sarasota-...
Recent USF graduates Victor Sims (left) and Frank Cirillo are both running for political office this year. (courtesy campaign Facebook pages)
Radio: Student Candidates (July 4, 2016)
At an age where many of their classmates are getting ready to vote in their first Presidential election, two recent USF graduates are running for state office. University Beat on WUSF 89. 7 introduces you to a pair of young men...
Rendering of the AbleNook disaster shelter (courtesy AbleNook).
Radio: AbleNook (June 27, 2016)
A prefabricated, expandable living module designed by a pair of USF graduates was recently honored at an award ceremony for Florida inventors. Among its many uses, AbleNook can house victims of natural disasters. We sit down with...

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