University Beat

  • Gopher Tortoises

    A researcher & students at USF 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.

  • Unstoppable

    USF recently held a gala celebrating its $1 billion “Unstoppable” fund-raising campaign – and there was a major announcement.

  • Research Vessel

    The W.T. Hogarth, a new, state-of-the-art research vessel is now docked at its home base in St. Petersburg. Go aboard on University Beat.

  • 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.

The five finalists in the Florida Orchestra/USF Student Composer Competition: (l-r) Zachary Konick, Bradley Mikesell, Hoang Pho, Francesco Sclafani and Logan Barrett (courtesy USF School of Music)
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...
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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.

Recent University Beat Episodes

(courtesy USF Foundation)
Radio: Unstoppable (November 13, 2017)
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, as...
A crowd that included the USF Herd of Thunder marching band recently welcomed the R/V W.T. Hogarth on its maiden voyage to its new homeport in St. Petersburg.
Radio: Research Vessel (November 6, 2017)
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 state...
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman talks to a USF St. Pete political science class Oct. 25.
Radio: St. Petersburg Mayor (October 30, 2017)
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’ll...

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