University Beat Archives

Gopher Tortoises (November 27, 2017)
Radio: A researcher and students at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee don’t have to go far to observe gopher tortoises in the wild – they walk out the front door and visit the animals right on campus! The group is...
Symphony Composition Contest (rebroadcast) (November 20, 2017)
Radio: Earlier this year, the Florida Orchestra gave five USF music students the chance of a lifetime by performing their original compositions.It was part of a contest, and the winning piece was performed at the Orchestra’s season...
Unstoppable (November 13, 2017)
Radio: For the past decade, the University of South Florida has been holding its “Unstoppable” fund-raising campaign. The ultimate goal is to bring in $1 billion that will benefit a variety of programs, including health and research...
Research Vessel (November 6, 2017)
Radio: A new, state-of-the-art research vessel is now docked at its home base in St. Petersburg. The W.T. Hogarth is a 78-foot ship that will be used by researchers from the USF College of Marine Science and almost thirty other...
St. Petersburg Mayor (October 30, 2017)
Radio: St. Pete Mayoral candidates Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker were scheduled to visit a USF St. Petersburg American Government class designed to introduce students to Civics. University Beat on WUSF Public Media was there, so you’...
USF St. Petersburg - Martin Tadlock (October 23, 2017)
Radio: We’re sitting down with the interim Regional Chancellor for USF St. Petersburg, Martin Tadlock, to find out what he’s hearing on campus in the wake of the unexpected departure of Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska....
USF St. Petersburg - Student Newspaper (October 16, 2017)
Radio: There’s been turmoil recently on the USF St. Petersburg campus with the unexpected departure of Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. For the next two weeks, University Beat is going to take a closer look at the story. First...
Downtown USF College of Medicine (October 2, 2017)
Radio: The University of South Florida’s new Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is scheduled to open in 2019 as one of the cornerstones of Water Street Tampa. The $3 billion redevelopment of downtown is the idea of...
Florida Weather (September 25, 2017)
Radio: USF Professor Jennifer Collins has written a book, “Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.” We’ll talk to her about that, as well as about the 2017 hurricane season and how a London native became interested in...
Community Resiliency (September 18, 2017)
Radio: USF Professor Robin Ersling studies the social impacts of disasters like Hurricane Irma. We talk with her on University Beat on WUSF Public Media about how communities can fill the roles governments can’t, why it seems it...
Human-Pet Interaction (September 4, 2017)
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...
Venom Peptides (August 28, 2017)
Radio: Dozens of different animals like snakes, spiders and fish use venom to stun or kill their prey. Some of the chemical components that make these venoms deadly can actually be separated and used to treat diseases. On University...
Red Tide Chek (August 21, 2017)
Radio: Right now, it takes officials at least a few hours to detect red tide in Gulf waters. But a new hand-held device created by a USF College of Marine Science researcher can detect signs of the harmful algae bloom in the field...
Diabetes Prevention (August 14, 2017)
Radio: Most medical experts agree that the 86 million Americans with prediabetes could decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving their diet and losing weight. But in a recently published study, a University of...
Get Innovative (rebroadcast) (August 7, 2017)
Radio: USF’s Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation is bringing in experts in a number of fields, including health care, engineering and energy.
Their goal? Share the lessons they’ve learned throughout their lengthy...
Pasco Sinkhole (July 31, 2017)
Radio: Almost three weeks ago, one of the largest sinkholes in recent memory developed in Pasco County, swallowing a pair of homes and threatening others nearby. Researchers at the University of South Florida have been assisting...
Volcano Research (rebroadcast) (July 24, 2017)
Radio: When you think of volcanoes, you don’t really think of Florida. But researchers with USF’s Geology program are conducting important research on volcanic eruptions and their damaging effects. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 sits...
Prison Debate (rebroadcast) (July 17, 2017)
Radio: Members of the USF Sarasota-Manatee criminology club faced a couple of challenges recently during a debate on reinstating the draft. First, they only had two weeks to prepare. Second, their opponents would have the “home...
TGH-Transplant Program (July 10, 2017)
Radio: Tampa General Hospital is already one of the country’s busiest organ transplant centers. Now, they’re teaming up with USF Health to create a new institute that will handle advanced transplant surgeries and recovery. On...
USF Sarasota-Manatee - Stetson Law (June 26, 2017)
Radio: Students at USF Sarasota-Manatee interested in pursuing a law degree will soon find an easier path at Stetson University College of Law. Under a new agreement, students will get automatic entry – and a scholarship – at the...

 

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