University Beat Archives

3-D Forensics (November 7, 2016)
Radio: Forensic artists from around the country recently teamed with USF anthropologists to try to solve twenty missing and unidentified persons cases. During the week long workshop, the group created three-dimensional clay...
Kabul Professor (October 31, 2016)
Radio: For the last four years, USF PhD graduate Raj Chandarlapaty has been teaching English to students at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. That was until this past August, when terrorists attacked the school,...
Poetry Award (October 24, 2016)
Radio: A University of South Florida English professor is going to have a very eventful November – as his newest book is being published and he’s a finalist for the extremely prestigious National Book Award in Poetry. We sit down...
Bulls Bistro (October 17, 2016)
Radio: Students in USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership are showing off their culinary chops at a series of ongoing dining experiences. The “Bulls Bistro” gives aspiring chefs the opportunity to make...
USF Herd Of Thunder-Rome (October 10, 2016)
Radio: 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...
Lightning Study (October 3, 2016)
Radio: When it comes to lightning, no state has more strikes per square mile than Florida. A USF researcher is measuring the energy of such strikes – not by looking at activity during a storm, but by focusing on the geology of where...
USF Rocket Club (September 26, 2016)
Radio: Florida plays such a major role in space exploration, so it’s not a surprise that a number of college students are interested in rocketry and the science behind it. The USF Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry – or SOAR –...
Mobile Memory Research Suite (rebroadcast) (September 19, 2016)
Radio: 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...
Solar Research (rebroadcast) (September 12, 2016)
Radio: It’s called the “Sunshine State,’ but figures show Florida is only thirteenth in the nation when it comes to the solar power capacity that’s been installed around the state. USF is trying to change that, with ground-breaking...
USF St. Pete Residence Hall (September 5, 2016)
Radio: USF St. Petersburg officials want to increase enrollment to 10,000 students in the next ten years – but to do that, the school will a lot more living space. So now, they’re moving forward with a private-public partnership to...
Fulbright-Cybersecurity (August 29, 2016)
Radio: A USF professor is traveling to the United Kingdom as one of the first Fulbright scholars in cybersecurity. Doctor Nathan Fisk will be a part of an initiative to increase cybersecurity cooperation between the U.S. and the U.K...
Oil Spill Research (August 22, 2016)
Radio: 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...
RNC Student (August 15, 2016)
Radio: 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...
Mobile Memory Research Suite (August 8, 2016)
Radio: 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...
Water Purification (rebroadcast) (August 1, 2016)
Radio: 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-Election Predictions (rebroadcast) (July 25, 2016)
Radio: 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”...
Firefighter Back Pain (rebroadcast) (July 18, 2016)
Radio: The leading cause of disability and early retirement for firefighters is back injuries – not really a surprise when you consider they’re lugging as much as a hundred pounds of gear in the field. Armed with a $1.3 million...
USF-USF Sarasota-Manatee Bridge to Engineering (July 11, 2016)
Radio: For years, students who wanted to be engineering majors at USF had no choice but to come to the Tampa campus.
Now, thanks to a program launching this fall, students will be able to take two years of classes at USF...
Student Candidates (July 4, 2016)
Radio: At an age where many of their classmates are getting ready to vote in their first Presidential election, two recent USF graduates are running for state office. University Beat on WUSF 89. 7 introduces you to a pair of young...
AbleNook (June 27, 2016)
Radio: A prefabricated, expandable living module designed by a pair of USF graduates was recently honored at an award ceremony for Florida inventors. Among its many uses, AbleNook can house victims of natural disasters. We sit down...

 

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