University Beat

  • Oil Spill Research

    The scientists aboard the R/V Weatherbird II are studying how wildlife and portions of the Gulf were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and a similar disaster in 1979.

  • Mobile Memory Research Suite

    The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is taking clinical trials to the people with a “mobile memory research suite.”

  • Water Purification (rebroadcast)

    University Beat travels to India and to check in on a USF student who’s been testing the NEWgenerator, a high-tech water purification system.

  • 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 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)
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RNC Student
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...
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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 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 engineering graduate research assistant Robert Bair works on the NEWgenerator, which is operating in conjunction with an eToilet (right), India's first electronic public toilet.
Radio: Water Purification (rebroadcast) (August 1, 2016)
Last year, we told you about a revolutionary machine developed by USF engineers that could help developing countries by turning wastewater into reusable, beneficial products. This device, called the "NEWgenerator,” has been...
TV coverage of the 2012 elections (courtesy iStock Photo)
Radio: TV-Election Predictions (rebroadcast) (July 25, 2016)
According to research done at the USF Muma College of Business, a person’s TV preferences might just be able to predict who they’ll vote for in the Presidential Election...with shows like “Duck Dynasty” and “The Daily Show”...

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