Podcasts: University Beat (Audio) Archvies

Video Games - Social Studies (rebroadcast)
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 such tool with “Mission U-S...
Share-A-Bull Bikes
Students and staff at the University of South Florida have a new way to get around campus this year, thanks to the Share-A-Bull Bike program. One hundred bikes can be tracked electronically, meaning users can find one at almost a moment’s notice...
Tillman Scholars (rebroadcast)
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, honoring them for strength...
Pint of Science: We're Only Human
University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has previously reported on “Pint of Science,” a worldwide effort where researchers sit down with the public at a local watering hole and share drinks and conversation about science.The local branch of Pint of Science is...
Food Photography Class (rebroadcast)
On this rebroadcast of 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 USF St...
Festival of Reading
The 23rd annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading takes place Saturday, October 24th on the campus of USF St. Petersburg. On University Beat on WUF 89.7, we’ll meet a pair of USF graduates who will be presenting their first novels at the Fest. The...
USF Sarasota-Manatee 40th Anniversary
Like its sibling campus over the bridge in St. Petersburg, USF Sarasota-Manatee is getting in on the anniversary action this year as it marks its 40th birthday. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll drop by a ceremony commemorating the milestone....
USF St. Petersburg 50th Anniversary
2015 is a special year for the University of South Florida System, as USF Saint Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee both celebrate important anniversaries. For the next two weeks on University Beat, we’ll look at how both campuses are commemorating...
Business Scholarships
The recent USF Muma College of Business Scholarship Luncheon honored nearly 175 students who received almost 450-thousand dollars in awards. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we meet a new scholarship recipient and catch up with some previous award-...
Business Success Center
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. But this time, instead of...
Diabetic Healthcare Cost
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...
Innovation Corps
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 nationwide to be recognized as an “...
Week of Welcome
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 to keep them engaged...
Video Games - Social Studies
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 such tool with “Mission U-S...
Dozier Update
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 South Florida have been...
Pre-College Recap
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, writing, engineering and film...
FL Inventors Hall of Fame (rebroadcast)
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 U.S. patents. We’ll find out...
Living Learning Communities
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 check out some of these...
Preemies' Bacteria
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...
Food Photography Class
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 USF St. Petersburg that...
Tillman Scholars
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, honoring them for strength...
Art Exhibits
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 the "hidden noise" in the world...
Sampling Science (rebroadcast)
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 tells you how...
White House Intern
Student Tyler Lewis has returned to USF St. Petersburg after a four month internship in Washington, DC. But it wasn’t an internship of making photocopies and going on coffee runs - the political science major worked at the White House in the Office...
FL Inventors Hall of Fame
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 U.S. patents. We’ll find out...
USF St. Petersburg Solar Project
USF St. Petersburg and Duke Energy have "flipped the switch" on a huge solar panel project on the roof of a university parking garage. Duke has put a million dollars behind the project, which officials say is one of the largest and most efficient...
Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Resarch Universities
USF, Florida International University and the University of Central Florida – the state’s three largest metropolitan research universities – are teaming up in an effort to improve graduation rates as well as the number of degrees they award in high-...
Clinical Trial Awareness
Clinical trials help medical professionals find out how effective treatments are. But they’re not a “one size fits all” proposition, particularly when minority populations don’t participate. An effort has been launched to bring researchers from USF...
Pint of Science
It’s being called a ‘science festival for adults,’ and they’re holding it in a place that grown-ups hold dear: the local bar! Researchers from USF and Moffitt Cancer Center are once again taking part in “Pint of Science,” a three night,...
Pre-College Preview
USF is once again preparing for its Pre-College Summer Program, a collection of classes that brings high school students from around the country and the world to USF for their first taste of college life. Classes this year, which run from June...
Oil Spill Anniversary
Five years ago this week, the largest accidental oil spill ever took place in the Gulf of Mexico. USF College of Marine Science researchers were among the first responders to the Deepwater Horizon disaster – and they’ve continued looking at the...
Sampling Science
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 tells you how...
Florida Food Conference
You’ve probably heard about WUSF’s upcoming “Longest Table” event – now USF St. Petersburg is serving up a tasty treat of its own with the second annual Florida Food Conference April 18th. The conference will cover such topics as Florida seafood and...
USF School of Mass Communications
USF’s School of Mass Communications has been re-branded as the “Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.“ The name change is the result of a 10 million dollar gift by USF trustee Jordan Zimmerman. This week’s University Beat on WUSF...
USF Student Memorial (rebroadcast)
USF's Student Government has come up with a permanent way to honor classmates who have died while attending school - with a memorial wall and fountain. The names of nearly two dozen students who passed away in 2014 were recently added to the wall....
HospitaBull
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee recently held its annual “HospitaBull” evening. Students in the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership cooked up a multi-course dinner for 200 guests, covering every step along the way from...
The Great Society
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson unveiled “The Great Society,” a number of programs designed to reduce poverty and racial injustice in America. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg Department of History and Politics is holding...
School of Accountancy
Another University of South Florida business school has changed its name after a multimillion dollar donation from a Bay area entrepreneur. This time, it’s the School of Accountancy, which is now named after Lynn Pippenger, who recently gave 10...
A Tale of Two Cities / St. Pete Conference on World Affairs
Almost forty experts from around the world will speak about a variety of today’s “hot button” international issues at the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs. The conference takes place at USF St. Pete February 26th through 28th and will...
A Tale of Two Cities
It will be the best of times and the worst of times as USF Theatre and Dance presents a production of “A Tale of Two Cities” February 19th through 22nd and 25th through 28th. It’s part of the school’s “British International Theater” series, and they...
USF Student Memorial / Sampling Science
A pair of USF engineering students have put together a charity event where the science of craft beer will be discussed. “Sampling Science,” taking place February 20th at USF, will feature half a dozen presentations on the engineering aspects of...
USF Student Memorial
USF's Student Government has come up with a permanent way to honor classmates who have died while attending school - with a memorial wall and fountain. The names of nearly two dozen students who passed away in 2014 were recently added to the wall,...
Tampa Innovation Alliance / War Conferences
In February, the University of South Florida will be engaging in “war and remembrance” with an examination of two conflicts that shaped America. First, the Humanities Institute will be sponsoring a weekly lecture series focusing on the Civil War and...
Tampa Innovation Alliance
First, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced plans to redevelop sections of downtown Tampa. Now, a group is coming together to try to transform the area around the University of South Florida into a vibrant place where people want to work,...
Cybersecurity Conference (rebroadcast) / Sport & Entertainment Lecture Series
It’s no secret that sports has become a big business – just look at the economic effect teams like the Rays, the Bucs and the Lightning have on the Bay area. USF’s Sport and Entertainment Management Program is bringing in an all-star team of experts...
USF Health Service Dogs / Library Show & Tell (rebroadcast)
The staff of the USF Library’s Special Collections Department recently showed off some of their favorite things from the archives. Viewers had a chance to see valuable objects that normally sit under lock and key, including centuries-old spiritual...
Library Show & Tell (rebroadcast) / National & Competitive Intelligence
USF students interested in executive positions, whether in business or government, are encouraged to take part in a program in “National and Competitive Intelligence.” The program, which is backed by a grant from the Office of the Director of...
Veterans Week / USF Sarasota-Manatee Chancellor
USF Sarasota-Manatee is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, and in just the last decade, the school has established a new main campus as well as a number of branch locations; received separate accreditation to award degrees; and...
Mile in Her Shoes / CAREN Simulator
It’s a million dollar-plus, state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator that’s bringing together University of South Florida engineers and health practitioners to assist those with reduced motor skills. We'll introduce you to CAREN (Computer-Assisted...
USF Health Service Dogs
It’s one of the more unusual prescriptions ever suggested: pet one beautiful golden retriever and call me in the morning. Visitors to the USF Health Shimberg Library on the Tampa campus can now meet the newest employee, a golden retriever named...

 

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