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Gopher Tortoises
A researcher and students at the University of South Florida 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! The group is mapping tortoise burrows,...
Symphony Composition Contest (rebroadcast)
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 finale concerts. In this...
Unstoppable
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 well as students...
Research Vessel
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 universities and other...
St. Petersburg Mayor
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 hear what the...
USF St. Petersburg - Martin Tadlock
We’re sitting down with the interim Regional Chancellor for USF St. Petersburg, Martin Tadlock, to find out what he’s hearing on campus in the wake of the unexpected departure of Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. University Beat continues...
USF St. Petersburg - Student Newspaper
There’s been turmoil recently on the USF St. Petersburg campus with the unexpected departure of Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. For the next two weeks, University Beat is going to take a closer look at the story. First, we’ll sit down with...
Downtown USF College of Medicine
The University of South Florida’s new Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is scheduled to open in 2019 as one of the cornerstones of Water Street Tampa. The $3 billion redevelopment of downtown is the idea of Lightning owner Jeff Vinik,...
Florida Weather
USF Professor Jennifer Collins has written a book, “Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.” We’ll talk to her about that, as well as about the 2017 hurricane season and how a London native became interested in the Sunshine State’s...
Community Resiliency
USF Professor Robin Ersling studies the social impacts of disasters like Hurricane Irma. We talk with her on University Beat on WUSF Public Media about how communities can fill the roles governments can’t, why it seems it takes impoverished...
Human-Pet Interaction
Whether overindulging your dog could encourage them to misbehave or if there are ways to increase your emotional connection with your cat, there is a science to our relationships with our pets. A researcher at USF Sarasota-Manatee is looking at how...
Venom Peptides
Dozens of different animals like snakes, spiders and fish use venom to stun or kill their prey. Some of the chemical components that make these venoms deadly can actually be separated and used to treat diseases. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’...
Red Tide Chek
Right now, it takes officials at least a few hours to detect red tide in Gulf waters. But a new hand-held device created by a USF College of Marine Science researcher can detect signs of the harmful algae bloom in the field in about half an hour....
Diabetes Prevention
Most medical experts agree that the 86 million Americans with prediabetes could decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving their diet and losing weight. But in a recently published study, a University of South Florida researcher...
Get Innovative (rebroadcast)
USF’s Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation is bringing in experts in a number of fields, including health care, engineering and energy. Their goal? Share the lessons they’ve learned throughout their lengthy careers, with the aim of...
Pasco Sinkhole
Almost three weeks ago, one of the largest sinkholes in recent memory developed in Pasco County, swallowing a pair of homes and threatening others nearby. Researchers at the University of South Florida have been assisting authorities with the...
Volcano Research (rebroadcast)
When you think of volcanoes, you don’t really think of Florida. But researchers with USF’s Geology program are conducting important research on volcanic eruptions and their damaging effects. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 sits down with one of the...
Prison Debate (rebroadcast)
Members of the USF Sarasota-Manatee criminology club faced a couple of challenges recently during a debate on reinstating the draft. First, they only had two weeks to prepare. Second, their opponents would have the “home field” advantage. That’s...
TGH-Transplant Program
Tampa General Hospital is already one of the country’s busiest organ transplant centers. Now, they’re teaming up with USF Health to create a new institute that will handle advanced transplant surgeries and recovery. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7,...
USF Sarasota-Manatee - Stetson Law
Students at USF Sarasota-Manatee interested in pursuing a law degree will soon find an easier path at Stetson University College of Law. Under a new agreement, students will get automatic entry – and a scholarship – at the law school if they meet...
NASA-Deep Sea
Scientists interested in finding out how the human body and brain can handle long distance trips to Mars can't just shoot test subjects into space - but they can put them at the bottom of the ocean! A USF professor is one of four researchers on an...
Summer Scholarships
If more USF students graduated within four years or so of enrolling, it would help their bottom line while meeting one of the university’s biggest goals.So the school is offering students who are close to getting their degrees scholarships to cover...
Mindy Thomas
For the first time in its 47 year history, NPR has a program, a podcast, targeting children – and it has a University of South Florida connection. “Wow in the World” is co-hosted by NPR’s Guy Raz and Sirius XM’s Mindy Thomas, a graduate of USF. Mark...
Physician Assistant Program
Thirty students are pioneers of a sort, as they’re members of the inaugural class of the USF Health Physician Assistant program. The group is embarking on an intense two-year education process that their teachers say is as demanding as the one...
Financial Planning Degree
USF’s Muma College of Business is offering a new major this fall: personal financial planning. It’s being done in part because so many current advisors are retiring, and not enough young people are replacing them. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we...
Cesar Hernandez
We don’t usually profile USF alumni on University Beat, but a 2012 graduate is quickly becoming a name you should know. Cesar Hernandez was student body president while at USF, where he also founded a humanitarian organization and won an...
Med School Advice
More than 160 students recently graduated from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. During their commencement ceremony, they heard from Doctor Victor Dzau, the President of the National Academy of Medicine. Dzau shared some advice with the...
Finals-Stress Relief
USF students are wrapping up the school year with final exams, and there’s a lot of stress that comes with them. A number of organizations around campus have come up with ways to help them cope, including pet therapy and a “midnight scream session...
Prison Debate
Members of the USF Sarasota-Manatee criminology club faced a couple of challenges recently during a debate on reinstating the draft. First, they only had two weeks to prepare. Second, their opponents would have the “home field” advantage. That’s...
Japan-Refugees
USF Sarasota-Manatee professor of education Jody McBrien has traveled to almost forty countries, where she’s worked with many refugees, as well as some who have resettled in America. She’s living in Japan for the next four months, learning about how...
Shakespeare in Health
Shakespeare’s “four humors” are not about comedy, but about the physical qualities that determined the behavior of all living things. The USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library has a National Institutes of Health exhibit examining Shakespeare’s ties...
Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
The 2017 class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame has been announced. Collectively, the eight honorees hold more than 260 U.S. patents. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll talk with USF Electrical Engineering Professor Richard Gitlin, who’s...
USF Herd of Thunder-Rome (rebroadcast)
The University of South Florida Herd of Thunder marching band is back in America after ringing in the New Year in Italy. More than a hundred members of the band performed in Saint Peter’s Square, at a historic basilica, and took part in the Rome New...
Symphony Composition Contest
The Florida Orchestra recently 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 will be performed at the Orchestra’s season finale concerts this May. We’...
Get Innovative
USF’s Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation is bringing in experts in a number of fields, including health care, engineering and energy. Their goal? Share the lessons they’ve learned throughout their lengthy careers, with the aim of...
Swedish Speaker
Twice in the last six months, the speaker of the Swedish Parliament stopped by the University of South Florida. The second most powerful man in Sweden’s government sat down with students for lengthy conversations both before and after the U.S....
Forensic Training Facility
University of South Florida forensic anthropologists may soon have a facility where they can learn the latest methods of investigation for both indoor and outdoor crime scenes. It’s part of a proposed structure in Pasco County where law enforcement...
Neighborhood News Bureau
Health News Florida told you recently how students in a St. Petersburg middle school investigated the amount of lead in the tap water in their homes. They were assisted by students in the USF St. Pete Neighborhood News Bureau, who looked into the...
Coach Jose Fernandez
When the USF women’s basketball team beat Memphis last month, it marked the three hundredth career win for head coach Jose Fernandez. Perhaps the most amazing fact is that every one of those victories came at USF. With the postseason just around the...
USF Health Careers
USF Health is hosting a symposium February 4th targeting students interested in careers in the healthcare industry. They’re looking for undergraduates and people in other fields looking to change their professions. On the next University Beat on...
USF St. Pete Business Building
For the first time ever, all the classes, students and faculty for the USF St. Petersburg Tiedemann College of Business are under the same roof. The College opened the doors on the new, high-tech Lynn Pippenger Hall this semester. We’ll take you...
Volcano Research
When you think of volcanoes, you don’t really think of Florida. But researchers with USF’s Geology program are conducting important research on volcanic eruptions and their damaging effects. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 sits down with one of the...
USF Herd of Thunder-Rome
The University of South Florida Herd of Thunder marching band is back in America after ringing in the New Year in Italy. More than a hundred members of the band performed in Saint Peter’s Square, at a historic basilica, and took part in the Rome New...
USF 2016-2017
With the new year getting underway, we’re going to take a look back at what happened at the University of South Florida in 2016 – and what’s ahead for the one of the area’s largest employers and biggest economic engines. Mark Schreiner sits down...
USF International Students
About 5,000 international students who attend the University of South Florida are watching what direction President-Elect Trump might take with immigration and international relations. We spoke to two USF administrators who work with those students...
Outstanding Graduate
Each semester, the University of South Florida picks three outstanding graduates – one from each campus.  While many of their stories are remarkable, the honoree for the Tampa campus for the Fall semester has a story that needs to be heard to be...
Immunization Compliance
A USF public health researcher recently took on the mission of trying to increase immunizations among students at an Indiana high school with a high poverty level. When she completed her three stage plan, the immunization rate had jumped from 66...
USF Rocket Club (rebroadcast)
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 – traveled to Alabama earlier...
USF Public Art
We’re continuing our look at public art in the Bay area this week by going to a place where there are 120 such works of art on display. University Beat joined a recent walking tour of the USF Tampa campus that took a closer look at some of this...
US-Cuba
Under President Obama, U.S. relations with Cuba saw a considerable warm-up, including new airline flights between Tampa and Havana. But under President-elect Donald Trump, it’s possible the relationship will change.  USF Sarasota-Manatee recently...

 

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