University Beat Archives

Business Success Center (September 14, 2015)
Television:

For the third time in the last twelve months, the University of South Florida Muma College of Business has received a multimillion dollar donation from an alumnus. Businessman Barron ‘Barry’ Collier III and his wife,...

Business Success Center (September 14, 2015)
Radio: For the third time in the last twelve months, the USF Muma College of Business has received a multi-million dollar gift from an alumnus. Florida businessman Barry Collier and his wife, Dana, gave the College $10.85 million....
Diabetic Healthcare Cost (September 7, 2015)
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...
Innovation Corps (August 31, 2015)
Radio: For the past few years, the University of South Florida has ranked as one of the top U.S. universities when it comes to the number of patents granted.
As a result, the school is one of only three dozen institutes...
Week of Welcome (August 31, 2015)
Television:

The University of South Florida’s new school year has gotten underway with the “Week of Welcome.”

University Beat on WUSF TV tags along as 3,500 new, international and transfer students move into their home for...

Week of Welcome (August 24, 2015)
Radio: Some 3500 young people moved into residence halls at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus last week, and we tagged along on their first day as they got settled into their new homes. You’ll find out how USF is trying...
Video Games - Social Studies (August 17, 2015)
Radio: Since the 1970’s and 80’s, computer programs like “Oregon Trail” and “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” have shown that video games can be used to help teach social studies. Public TV station WNET created the newest...
Dozier Update (August 10, 2015)
Radio: Allegations of abuse, along with mysterious student deaths, haunted the Dozier School for Boys in the Florida panhandle for decades.
For the last few years, we’ve been telling you how researchers from the University of...
Pre-College Recap (August 3, 2015)
Radio: USF’s Pre-College Summer Program has wrapped up another successful year. More than 150 high school students from around the world took part, preparing for college through a variety of classes in subjects including STEM,...
Pre-College Recap (August 3, 2015)
Television:

It’s college – only for high school students. The University of South Florida welcomed more than 150 teens from around the world for this summer’s Pre-College program. University Beat on WUSF TV has a recap.

FL Inventors Hall of Fame (rebroadcast) (July 27, 2015)
Radio: The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, which is based at the University of South Florida, has named its 2015 inductees.
The seven innovators chosen include automotive giant Henry Ford, and combined, they hold more than 430...
Living Learning Communities (July 20, 2015)
Television:

Living away from home for the first time can be tough for some college students. But the University of South Florida hopes to ease that transition with its Living Learning Communities, or LLC’s for short. We take a...

Living Learning Communities (July 20, 2015)
Radio: USF boasts a dozen Living Learning Communities, where students connect with classmates, faculty and staff –  right where they live.  The students reside in places that emphasize a common major or area of interest – and we’ll...
Preemies' Bacteria (July 13, 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...
Food Photography Class (July 6, 2015)
Radio: 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...
Food Photography Class (July 6, 2015)
Television:

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...

Tillman Scholars (June 29, 2015)
Radio: 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,...
Art Exhibits (June 22, 2015)
Radio: 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...
Art Exhibits (June 22, 2015)
Television:

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...

Sampling Science (rebroadcast) (June 15, 2015)
Radio: USF’s Gibbons Alumni Center was recently transformed into a combination tasting room and classroom as craft beer lovers took part in a sold-out, student-organized event called “Sampling Science.” University Beat on WUSF 89.7...