University Beat

  • La Florida

    Tim Fanning speaks to a USF St. Petersburg history professor is launching an interactive website that allows visitors to peer into the lives of those who helped shape early Florida Spanish history.

  • Entrepreneur - Bridges

    This month's look at entreprenuers with ties to USF focuses on alum Will Cohen, whose “Bridges” social media platform brings people together based on their differences. 

  • Florida Maps

    Tthe Tampa Bay History Center is working with USF on a new library of more than 6,000 maps of historic Florida. Hafsa Quraishi has more on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.


  • USF-Dozier Reform School

    USF researchers have been looking at the Dozier Reform School for Boys in Marianna, FL, where students, some who died under mysterious circumstances, were buried.

USF Sarasota-Manatee regional chancellor Karen Holbrook has held leadership roles at a number of universities around the country, including a pair of tenures with USF. (courtesy USFSM)
Karen Holbrook was named regional chancellor for University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee late last year - but she's not new to the university. She’s held a number of leadership positions with USF before. Mark Schreiner...

Recent University Beat Episodes

Bridges logo (courtesy Bridges)
Radio: Entrepreneur - Bridges (February 26, 2018)
This month's look at entreprenuers with ties to the University of South Florida focuses on Will Cohen, a USF graduate who started his own digital marketing firm. Now, he’s helping launch “Bridges,” a social media platform that...
"A General Chart of the West India," from John Thornton's "Atlas Maritimus" (London, ca. 1683)
Radio: Florida Maps (February 19, 2018)
There's a new display now open at the Tampa Bay History Center that’s of particular interest to map lovers. The museum is working with the University of South Florida to showcase more than 6,000 maps of historic Florida. Hafsa...
 William Brawley / Flickr
Radio: Allergies (February 12, 2018)
Your sinuses can tell you better than we can, but it's already been one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory. Now, we’re heading into a late starting, but very ugly allergy season as well. WUSF’s Mark Schreiner sat down...
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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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