University Beat

  • TV: Living Learning Communities

    USF hopes to make the transition into college easier for students with its Living Learning Communities.

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  • Radio: Living Learning Communities

    USF boasts a dozen Living Learning Communities, where students connect with classmates, faculty and staff –  right where they live. 

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  • Radio: Premies' Bacteria

    The USF College of Nursing has received a $2.7 million grant to study the DNA of gut bacteria from premature babies to see how it affects their growth & development.

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  • TV: Food Photography Class

    From the farm and the field to the kitchen and market, USFSP students learn the tricks of the trade of food photography.

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  • Radio: Tillman Scholars

    Meet the two USF student veterans who were named Tillman Scholars this year.

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  • TV: White House Intern

    University of South Florida Saint Petersburg student Tyler Lewis just finished up a four month internship at the White House.

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  • 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.

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Last Week On University Beat

Pasta at Locale Market, photographed for 'Sizziling Images' by USFSP student Anna Stebbins
From the farm and the field to the kitchen and market, students in a week-long USF St. Petersburg class hit the road to learn the tricks of the trade of food photography. We’ll follow along as they capture ‘sizzling images’ on...
USF College of Nursing Prof. Maureen Groer is leading the study of the DNA of gut bacteria of premature babies.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one out of nine babies in the U.S. is born prematurely. Now the USF College of Nursing has received a $2.7 million grant to study DNA from babies’ stomach bacteria to see how...
Radio 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
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Host:
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

Students in the USFSP 'Sizzling Images' course take pictures of a chef at Locale Market as he makes fresh mozzarella cheese.
Radio: Food Photography Class (July 6, 2015)
On University Beat, we’ll follow students from the farm to the kitchen to the table as they try to capture eye-catching images of mouth-watering meals. Join us as we check out “Sizzling Images,” a weeklong summer course at USF St...
2015-16 USF Tillman Scholars John Pasciak & Mary Lynn Conroy (photo by Aimee Blodgett, USF Communications & Marketing)
Radio: Tillman Scholars (June 29, 2015)
The Pat Tillman Foundation is named after a former NFL player who died while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan in 2004.  Every year, the Foundation chooses 60 military veterans or their spouses as Tillman Scholars,...
USF Contemporary Art Museum currently features 2 exhibits, including "Museum at Work"
Radio: Art Exhibits (June 22, 2015)
It may be summer, but the University of South Florida's Contemporary Art Museum isn't taking a break. The museum has a pair of exhibits on display through late July: one asks visitors to listen more carefully and find the "hidden...
USFCAM curator Peter Foe addresses a group of students during the "Museum at Work" exhibit
TV: Art Exhibits (June 22, 2015)
You never know what you’re going to get when you go into the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. For example, take the two exhibits on display currently. In With Hidden Noise, visitors are surrounded by a variety...
USF St Pete student Tyler Lewis stands outside the White House (courtesy Tyler Lewis)
TV: White House Intern (June 8, 2015)
University of South Florida Saint Petersburg student Tyler Lewis just finished up a four month internship at the White House. He shares some of his experiences on University Beat on WUSF TV.
The new solar array on top of a USF St. Petersburg parking garage (photo courtesy USFSP Sustainability Program)
Thanks to a million dollar grant from Duke Energy, USF St. Petersburg has unveiled one of the largest and most efficient solar power arrays in the city. We'll take you to the unveiling event and show you what the new array means...

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