University Beat Archives

Follow Your Calling (April 11, 2016)
Radio: If you don’t “follow your calling” and find a job that you find especially fulfilling, are you putting yourself at risk for unhappiness and health problems?
Well, according to a pair of USF psychologists – that might...
"Violet" (April 4, 2016)
Radio: TheatreUSF has chosen a 2014 Tony-nominated musical for its spring production this year.  The story takes the audience back in time to the 1960’s to follow a young woman on her quest for beauty. University Beat on WUSF 89.7...
USF Graduate Assistants (March 28, 2016)
Radio: Around half the classes taught at the University of South Florida, along with a large percentage of the research, is being done by 2200 graduate assistants and about 1500 adjunct faculty. Both groups are pushing USF for a...
USF Health Match Day (March 21, 2016)
Radio: More than 170 University of South Florida medical school students recently opened envelopes that contained the next step on their journey to become physicians. “Match Day” tells future doctors where they’ll spend their...
Solar Research (March 14, 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...
Share Your Spare (March 7, 2016)
Radio: Thanks to a campaign with the catchy title of “Share Your Spare,” a University of South Florida student who lost her kidneys to cancer is closer to getting a new one. We’ll meet Mary Lumapas on University Beat on WUSF 89.7...
Florida Orchestra - USF (February 29, 2016)
Radio: Students in the USF Symphony Orchestra and the School of Music’s Conducting Master Class got the thrill of a lifetime when they played side-by-side with The Florida Orchestra. It was all part of TFO’s recent visit to the USF...
Road to the White House (February 22, 2016)
Radio: Almost two dozen students in a USF St. Petersburg political science class traveled to New Hampshire to work on presidential campaigns in advance of the first in the nation primary elections. WUSF’s Mark Schreiner joined them...
State of USF (February 15, 2016)
Radio: WUSF Public Media is launching a new weekly half hour version of University Beat on WUSF TV this month, and among the highlights of the first program is an interview with University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft....
Conference on World Affairs (February 8, 2016)
Radio: This year’s St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs will be the largest one yet, drawing almost sixty different experts from around the world to USF St. Pete February 17th through 19th.  They’ll discuss dozens of “hot-...
TV-Election Predictions (February 1, 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”...
Gun Debate (January 25, 2016)
Radio: While Florida lawmakers argue over concealed weapons on college campuses, USF students held a forum of their own on the subject. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to Debate-A-Bull, a recent Student Government-sponsored...
Diabetic Healthcare Cost (rebroadcast) (January 18, 2016)
Radio: It’s an age-old question that continues even as our nation’s healthcare system changes: are higher costs in health care for patients always associated with higher quality goods and services? One USF researcher took on that...
Sport & Entertainment Lecture Series (January 11, 2016)
Radio: The USF Muma College of Business is preparing for its third Sport and Entertainment Lecture Series on January 13th and 14th. This year’s free series features a trio of speakers, including Philadelphia 76ers CEO Scott O’Neil,...
International Festival (January 4, 2016)
Television:

Students from more than sixty countries gathered recently to celebrate their heritage at the University of South Florida International Festival. The event exposed students to music, culture, games and food from around...

International Festival (January 4, 2016)
Radio: More than sixty student groups showed off their ethnic pride at the University of South Florida’s recent International Festival. The event exposed students to music, culture, games and food from around the world – we tell you...
Preemies' Bacteria (rebroadcast) (December 28, 2015)
Radio: 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...
NEWgenerator (December 21, 2015)
Television:

A team of University of South Florida students, led by engineering professor...

NEWgenerator (December 21, 2015)
Radio: It’s cutting-edge technology that turns wastewater into clean water, plant nutrients and energy…it’s received three million dollars in backing from a number of groups, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation…and it’s...
Frank Morsani (December 14, 2015)
Radio: Four years ago this month, Frank Morsani, along with his wife, Carol, donated $20 million dollars to the University of South Florida to help build a new medical school. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, the philanthropist and...