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Tillman Scholar
After twelve years of service with the U.S. Army, including two deployments to Iraq, Jeffrey Sargent began suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. Sargent has not only learned to manage his PTSD, he’s helping other student veterans at the...
3-D Forensics
Forensic artists from around the country recently teamed with USF anthropologists to try to solve twenty missing and unidentified persons cases. During the week long workshop, the group created three-dimensional clay reconstructions of victims’...
Kabul Professor
For the last four years, USF PhD graduate Raj Chandarlapaty has been teaching English to students at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. That was until this past August, when terrorists attacked the school, killing 15 people....
Poetry Award
A University of South Florida English professor is going to have a very eventful November – as his newest book is being published and he’s a finalist for the extremely prestigious National Book Award in Poetry. We sit down with Jay Hopler on...
Bulls Bistro
Students in USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership are showing off their culinary chops at a series of ongoing dining experiences. The “Bulls Bistro” gives aspiring chefs the opportunity to make and serve small plate...
USF Herd Of Thunder-Rome
130 members of the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band will start 2017 Italian style, as they’ve been invited to perform in the New Year’s Parade in Rome. In addition to bringing the kind of performances Italians normally only see from military bands...
Lightning Study
When it comes to lightning, no state has more strikes per square mile than Florida. A USF researcher is measuring the energy of such strikes – not by looking at activity during a storm, but by focusing on the geology of where lightning strikes. As a...
USF Rocket Club
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...
Mobile Memory Research Suite (rebroadcast)
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has rolled out a “mobile memory research suite.” The first of its kind vehicle allows the institute to bring its clinical drug trials to Alzheimer’s patients throughout the Bay area, saving them a sometimes...
Solar Research (rebroadcast)
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 research and solar...
USF St. Pete Residence Hall
USF St. Petersburg officials want to increase enrollment to 10,000 students in the next ten years – but to do that, the school will a lot more living space. So now, they’re moving forward with a private-public partnership to begin the process to...
Fulbright-Cybersecurity
A USF professor is traveling to the United Kingdom as one of the first Fulbright scholars in cybersecurity. Doctor Nathan Fisk will be a part of an initiative to increase cybersecurity cooperation between the U.S. and the U.K. We’ll hear from Fisk...
Oil Spill Research
A six-week scientific cruise through the Gulf of Mexico took off at the beginning of August. The scientists aboard the R/V Weatherbird II are studying how wildlife and portions of the Gulf were impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and a...
RNC Student
A USF Political Science student is back from her trip to Cleveland, where she attended the recent Republican National Convention as one of many students from around the country taking part in the Washington Center’s Campaign Academic Seminar. On...
Mobile Memory Research Suite
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has rolled out a “mobile memory research suite.” The first of its kind vehicle allows the institute to bring its clinical drug trials to Alzheimer’s patients throughout the Bay area, saving them a sometimes...
Water Purification (rebroadcast)
Last year, we told you about a revolutionary machine developed by USF engineers that could help developing countries by turning wastewater into reusable, beneficial products. This device, called the "NEWgenerator,” has been undergoing field testing...
TV-Election Predictions (rebroadcast)
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” serving as the leading...
Firefighter Back Pain (rebroadcast)
The leading cause of disability and early retirement for firefighters is back injuries – not really a surprise when you consider they’re lugging as much as a hundred pounds of gear in the field. Armed with a $1.3 million grant from FEMA, the...
USF-USF Sarasota-Manatee Bridge to Engineering
For years, students who wanted to be engineering majors at USF had no choice but to come to the Tampa campus. Now, thanks to a program launching this fall, students will be able to take two years of classes at USF Sarasota-Manatee before “bridging...
Student Candidates
At an age where many of their classmates are getting ready to vote in their first Presidential election, two recent USF graduates are running for state office. University Beat on WUSF 89. 7 introduces you to a pair of young men who both believe that...
AbleNook
A prefabricated, expandable living module designed by a pair of USF graduates was recently honored at an award ceremony for Florida inventors. Among its many uses, AbleNook can house victims of natural disasters. We sit down with one of its creators...
Faith House
Faith House Florida is a St. Petersburg living facility for people recovering from substance abuse, just out of prison, or overcoming homelessness. Students from the USF School of Architecture and Community Design spent thousands of hours putting...
Food Insecurity
There are 700-thousand “food-insecure” people living in the Bay area – that’s people who don’t have consistent access to food due to a lack of money or other resources. Now the University of South Florida and the group Feeding Tampa Bay are teaming...
Follow Your Calling (rebroadcast)
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 indeed be the case. Hear from...
Veggie Garden
There’s a class at USF where students learn to grow their own vegetables… and at the end of the semester, they get to eat their homework! University Beat on WUSF 89.7 stops in at the USF Botanic Gardens for a spring harvest and potluck that doubled...
Water Purification
Last year, we told you about a revolutionary machine developed by USF engineers that could help developing countries by turning wastewater into reusable, beneficial products. This device, called the "NEWgenerator,” has been undergoing field testing...
Canoe Trip
USF St. Petersburg students recently had the chance to hang out with some local, high-performing fifth graders. What made the whole experience especially memorable is *where* the students met up – on canoes, cruising Tampa Bay! Climb on board for...
Young Graduate
Ahmed Mohamed is graduating from USF this month with a 4.0 GPA and degrees in both biomedical sciences and political science. In addition, he’s now going on to pursue degrees in medicine and law simultaneously. Oh, did we mention Mohamed is only 18...
Preeminent University
USF is getting closer to joining the University of Florida and Florida State University as a ‘preeminent state research university,’ obtaining not just additional funding but also national prominence. Find out what this status will mean for USF and...
Supreme Court-Immigration
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments challenging a pair of President Obama’s executive orders that deferred action against undocumented immigrants. One USF anthropologist has spent a lot of time speaking to people on both sides of the...
Firefighter Back Pain
The leading cause of disability and early retirement for firefighters is back injuries – not really a surprise when you consider they’re lugging as much as a hundred pounds of gear in the field. Armed with a $1.3 million grant from FEMA, the...
Follow Your Calling
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 indeed be the case. Hear from...
"Violet"
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 takes us to rehearsals...
USF Graduate Assistants
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 number of concessions,...
USF Health Match Day
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 residencies, and USF’s event...
Solar Research
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 research and solar...
Share Your Spare
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 and find out how the...
Florida Orchestra - USF
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 campus, which was billed...
Road to the White House
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 in the Granite State,...
Conference on World Affairs
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-button” topics, including...
TV-Election Predictions
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” serving as the leading...
Gun Debate
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 discussion of this...
Diabetic Healthcare Cost (rebroadcast)
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 question, looking at the...
Sport & Entertainment Lecture Series
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, former WNBA president...
International Festival
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 how on University Beat...
Preemies' Bacteria (rebroadcast)
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 see how premature birth...
NEWgenerator
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 all the work of a USF...
Frank Morsani
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 businessman talks with...
Senior Fall Prevention
Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in adults older than 65. The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute recently held a “Senior Safety and Falls Prevention Day,” where professionals offered seniors safety tips, health...
USFSP Veterans Success Center
As many as 500 students at USF St. Petersburg are active service members, veterans or military dependents. The new Military and Veterans Success Center will provide that population with services specific to their needs. University Beat on WUSF 89.7...

 

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