University Beat Archives

Entrepreneur - NoMo Nausea (July 24, 2018)
Radio: University Beat is continuing its monthly look at entrepreneurs with ties to USF. This time, it’s a businesswoman who graduated with three degrees before inventing a scented wristband that stops nausea in both people and pets...
Ray Arsenault - Arthur Ashe (July 17, 2018)
Radio: Twenty-five years after his death, the first comprehensive biography of famed African-American tennis player Arthur Ashe will be published in August. Dinorah Prevost talks to USF St. Petersburg professor Ray Arsenault about...
Restricted (July 10, 2018)
Radio: WUSF’s occasional “Art Populi” series is currently featuring art museums and galleries around Tampa Bay.
The University of South Florida’s Contemporary Art Museum is showing off some of the hidden gems of its 5,000...
USF Preeminence (July 2, 2018)
Radio: The University of South Florida has finally attained a long-sought-after goal of becoming the state’s third preeminent university. WUSF’s Mark Schreiner was the first reporter to speak to USF President Judy Genshaft and...
Olive Oil (June 25, 2018)
Radio: A USF history professor uncovered a 4,000-year-old jar in Italy that showed traces of olive oil. That may not seem like a major discovery – but that’s actually 700 years earlier than we thought olive oil production began...
Music - Food Choices (June 18, 2018)
Radio: A USF marketing professor has published some research that’s getting media attention worldwide. His study found that both the kind of music being played at a restaurant or supermarket, as well as the volume, can affect...
Pell Grants (June 11, 2018)
Radio: According to a study by a national think tank, the University of South Florida is one of the top public universities in the country at serving lower-income students. We’ll learn why, and meet a recent graduate who received...
Young Universities Summit (June 4, 2018)
Radio: For the first time, the U.K.-based Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit is coming to North America – and the University of South Florida is the host. Learn what more than 200 university presidents and leaders from...
Ocean Oxygen (rebroadcast) (May 28, 2018)
Radio: More and more, the world’s oceans and coastal waters – like the Gulf of Mexico – are developing areas where there’s no oxygen. That lack of air dooms sea life, and it looks like humans are to blame. A University of South...
Entrepreneur - No Flood Florida (May 21, 2018)
Radio: Hurricane season is right around the corner and one of the biggest concerns homeowners have is knowing if their property is at risk of flooding. A pair of USF graduate students have created a database that lets them get a...
Jack Davis (May 14, 2018)
Radio: In his latest book, Jack Davis says the history of the Gulf of Mexico is the story of a great American sea. And until now, it’s a story that’s gone untold. On University Beat on WUSF Public Media, Roberto Roldan sits down...
Project Downtown Tampa (May 7, 2018)
Radio: For most college students, Friday nights are a time to wind down and begin the weekend. But for one group at the University of South Florida, it’s a chance to give back to their community. Hafsa Quraishi and University Beat...
USF St. Petersburg Diversity (April 30, 2018)
Radio: The University of South Florida St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses will soon come under Tampa control. That means more funding for the USF system. But leaders in Pinellas County and USFSP students fear it will...
Entrepreneur - Stuby (April 23, 2018)
Radio: For those of you who don’t know, Tinder is a dating app where people ‘swipe right’ to show their interest in a person. A pair of University of South Florida undergraduates have created a similar app – but for students seeking...
Jane Austen - Wikipedia (rebroadcast) (April 16, 2018)
Radio: A University of South Florida class is using famed English author, Jane Austen, to learn how to make Wikipedia more accurate. It’s part of an outreach effort with the Wiki Education Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps...
Jacksonville Shipwreck (April 9, 2018)
Radio: A 42-foot-long section of a wooden hull of a ship recently washed up on shore, just south of Jacksonville. It's unclear how old it is, but it may be from the 1700's or 1800's. Researchers with the USF Libraries Digital...
Stop the Bleed (April 2, 2018)
Radio: For years, USF Health has taught non-medical professionals such first aid skills as CPR training. Now, they’re equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to prevent someone from bleeding to death. University Beat...
Entrepreneur - Filmmaker (March 26, 2018)
Radio: University Beat is continuing our monthly look at entrepreneurs with ties to USF by going Hollywood. Ryan Justice is a 2011 graduate who co-wrote, directed and co-produced “Followers,” a movie that’s being released in...
Human-Pet Interaction (rebroadcast) (March 19, 2018)
Radio: Whether overindulging your dog could encourage them to misbehave or if there are ways to increase your emotional connection with your cat, there is a science to our relationships with our pets.
A researcher at USF...
La Florida (March 12, 2018)
Radio: A University of South Florida St. Petersburg history professor spent years chronicling early Florida Spanish history. Now he's launching an interactive website that allows visitors to peer into the lives of those who helped...