University Beat

  • Poetry Award

    A USF English professor is going to have a very eventful November – as his newest book is being published and he’s a finalist for the prestigious National Book Award in Poetry.

  • USF Herd Of Thunder-Rome

    The USF Herd of Thunder is preparing to ring in 2017 by marching in the Rome New Year's Parade - but they need some help to defer some of the students' cost for the trip.

  • RNC Student

    A USF Political Science student is back from her trip to Cleveland, where she attended the recent Republican National Convention.

  • 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.


Last Week On University Beat

Dr. Daniel Yeh (right) and his graduate students pose with USF officials in front of the NEWgenerator.
On TV:
A team of University of South Florida students, led by engineering professor Daniel Yeh, have created the NEWgenerator – a patented device that could help developing countries by turning wastewater and other waste into reusable,...
A drummer practices with the USF Herd of Thunder.
130 members of the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band will start 2017 Italian style, as they’ve been invited to perform in the New Year’s Parade in Rome. In addition to bringing the kind of performances Italians normally only see...
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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

Marine science researchers, including some from USF, look at a scorpionfish taken from the Gulf of Mexico (courtesy Elizabeth Herdter, USF College of Marine Science)
Radio: Oil Spill Research (August 22, 2016)
A six-week scientific cruise through the Gulf of Mexico took off at the beginning of August. The scientists aboard the R/V Weatherbird II are studying how wildlife and portions of the Gulf were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon...
USF senior Mariana Sánchez Ramírez (right) and Temple University student Natasha Juliet Tax stand in front of the stage for the Republican National Convention in the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland in July. (courtesy Mariana Sánchez Ramírez)
Radio: RNC Student (August 15, 2016)
A USF Political Science student is back from her trip to Cleveland, where she attended the recent Republican National Convention as one of many students from around the country taking part in the Washington Center’s Campaign...
USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute's new mobile Memory Research Suite was unveiled in June 2016.
Radio: Mobile Memory Research Suite (August 8, 2016)
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has rolled out a “mobile memory research suite.” The first of its kind vehicle allows the institute to bring its clinical drug trials to Alzheimer’s patients throughout the Bay area,...
USF Dance Students learn how to dance using wheelchairs and crutches in a class during "A New Definition of Dance" (courtesy Tom Kramer).
TV: A New Definition of Dance (December 7, 2015)
A group of renowned mixed ability – disabled and able-bodied – dancers from across the globe gathered at the University of South Florida recently for an event called “A New Definition of Dance.” University Beat on WUSF TV has...
USFSP Student Veterans Organization Pres. David Creighton works in the new Military & Veterans Success Center
TV: USFSP Veterans Success Center (November 23, 2015)
As many as 500 students at the University of South Florida Saint Petersburg are active service members, veterans or military dependents. Now, they have a place on campus that they can call their own, with the opening of the...
A pair of Share-A-Bull Bikes at a September event formally launching the program.
TV: Share-A-Bull Bikes (November 9, 2015)
There’s a new way to get around the University of South Florida, thanks to the Share-A-Bull bike program. We’ll explain how the program works, as well as what it means to both users and USF on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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