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Mile in Her Shoes
Student groups at the University of South Florida are trying to raise awareness of sexual and domestic violence against women with a number of efforts, including taking part in President Obama’s new “It’s On Us” campaign, as well as holding the...
CAREN Simulator / Festival of Reading
The 22nd Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is this Saturday on the USF St. Petersburg campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 will talk with three authors with ties to the University of South Florida who will be presenting their...
Veterans Week
Most people commemorate “Veterans Day,” but the University of South Florida honors our servicemen and women with “Veterans Week.” On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take you to some of the events held at USF, which has been named one...
Cybersecurity Conference / Murph the Surf
Fifty years ago, a group of thieves pulled off what’s been called the largest jewelry heist in U.S. history when they stole precious gems from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. One of the thieves, Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, was...
Cybersecurity Conference
Almost 500 people attended a recent conference at USF presented by the Florida Center for Cybersecurity. Attendees learned about the latest dangers in data theft and hacking from digital security experts. They also heard from former director of...
Colleges of Business Part 2
University Beat wraps up a two-part look at the changes to USF’s Colleges of Business by heading over to St. Petersburg. Not only does the school there have a new name thanks to a record-setting $10 million dollar donation, but they’ve also broken...
Colleges of Business Part 1
The Colleges of Business on both the USF Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses are undergoing monumental changes. Both have new names after multimillion dollar donations from local philanthropists, and USF St. Pete’s College of Business will soon have a...
CAREN Simulator / Business Scholarships (rebroadcast)
The recent USF College of Business Scholarship Luncheon honored around 175 students who received almost $400,000 dollars in awards. On this week’s rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we meet some of the award-winning students, who shared...
Pharmacy of the Future / USFSM-Longboat Key Club
Thanks to a new partnership with the Resort at Longboat Key Club, USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership now has a ‘teaching hotel’ where its students will rotate through a number of departments to get ‘on-the-job...
Pharmacy of the Future
It’s part classroom, part laboratory and full-time working facility that will serve patients. It’s the USF Health Pharmacy Plus – a ‘pharmacy of the future’ where students will learn how to work with both patients and other healthcare providers...
Professor at Sea
This semester’s USF Geology 3311 course, The Solid Earth, is a little different. For one thing, professor Jeffrey Ryan is helping teach the class while he’s working on board an international research vessel in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! On...
Professor at Sea / Business Scholarships
The recent USF College of Business Scholarship Luncheon honored around 175 students who received almost $400,000 dollars in awards. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we meet some of the award-winning students, who shared their inspiring...
Library Renovations / Ploughshares Conference
Joseph Cirincione, the president of anti-nuclear weapon group the Ploughshares Fund, will speak about the growing threat of the Islamic State and the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran at a USF Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies’...
Library Renovations
The University of South Florida’s fall semester is underway and students are already lining up to check out the renovated library. The $1.5 million in improvements addressed some of the students’ biggest complaints. Find out how on this week’s...
Palestinian Dance Class / Doctor of Business Administration
An MBA is a Masters of Business Administration degree — but have you heard about a DBA? USF is unveiling a new Doctor of Business Administration program that targets CEO’s and other upper-level executives looking to transform their business...
Palestinian Dance Class
St. Petersburg student Dwayne Scheuneman runs a local dance company that features both disabled and able-bodied performers. The wheelchair-bound Scheuneman recently worked in the Middle East with a Palestinian dance company that has teachers and...
Library Show & Tell
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...
Migrant Research / Library Show & Tell
USF anthropology professor Heide Castañeda recently spent two months in Mexico and Texas meeting with some of the immigrants crossing into these areas as they fled Central America. She talked with them about their dangerous journey to the U.S., as...
Healthcare Innovation Competition (rebroadcast) / Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
Thomas Edison, the man who developed Gatorade, and the creator of air conditioning are among the members of the inaugural class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take a look at this group of...
1Apple Grocery / Dr. Charles Lockwood
Dr. Charles Lockwood took the reins at USF Health and the Morsani College of Medicine this past May, and WUSF’s Mark Schreiner recently sat down with him for a revealing discussion. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll hear from...
1Apple Grocery
It’s not the career path they had imagined, but a pair of USF students has opened up a grocery store in Plant City. Not only does 1Apple Grocery serve low-income women and children, it also takes on the role of an oasis in a ‘food desert,’ providing...
Moffitt Healthy Kidz / HPV Initiative
Even though Florida has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the country, teenage girls in the state also have the lowest rate of HPV vaccinations. That’s despite the fact the shots would prevent the disease and a number of other ones. Led...
Moffitt Healthy Kidz
More than 40 high-achieving, low-income young people from around the Tampa Bay area recently gathered at the Moffitt Cancer Center on USF’s Tampa campus to find out about careers in medicine. As part of the Center’s “Healthy Kidz Program,” the group...
Historic Scans
While some historic structures around the world are deteriorating, members of USF's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST) are using high-tech 3D imaging tools to help capture a virtual version of them for future use. And as these tools...
Historic Scans / Culinary Innovation Lab (rebroadcast)
Officials at USF Sarasota Manatee would like to have one of the country’s best hospitality schools by the year 2020, and to help them on the way, the school has opened a Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch. This week’s rebroadcast of...
Forensic Imaging
In April 2013, a body was found in Sumter County, and investigators turned to the USF Forensic Anthropology Lab for help in identifying it. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we take a look at the forensic imaging tools the researchers...
Miles for Moffitt / Bionic Arm Surgery Update
Three years ago, Moffitt Cancer Center and Shriner’s Hospital teamed up to perform a surgery that gave then 8-year-old Josalyn Kaldenberg of Iowa the nation’s first expandable prosthetic arm. Now, Josalyn and her family have returned to Moffitt so...
Culinary Innovation Lab
Officials at USF Sarasota Manatee would like to have one of the country’s best hospitality schools by the year 2020, and to help them on the way, the school has opened a Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch. This week’s University Beat on WUSF...
Culinary Innovation Lab (rebroadcast) / Pint of Science
Scientists from USF and Moffitt Cancer Center recently traded in their lab goggles for beer goggles. It was all part of “Pint of Science,” a worldwide festival that saw researchers pull up a stool at local bars to talk with people about their work...
Forensic Imaging / Biomedical Research Roundtable
Biomedical research has a multi-billion dollar presence in the Florida economy, thanks in part to federal funding. But those funds are threatened by previous sequestration cuts and possible new ones. A recent roundtable gave a trio of Bay area...
Healthcare Innovation Competition / USF Graduation
The University of South Florida awarded over six-thousand degrees during spring commencement – a new record for USF. Among the highlights were a family with three graduates – a father and two of his children – and the final time names of graduates...
Healthcare Innovation Competition
From a Google Glass application for people with cognitive and physical disabilities to a grocery store chain that sells healthy food in low-income neighborhoods, some of the best student developed healthcare technology is being developed in the...
Miles for Moffitt
Runners and walkers are stretching their legs and tying their shoes as they prepare for Miles for Moffitt, coming up Saturday, May 10th on USF’s Tampa campus. In its first eight years, the event has raised almost one and a half million dollars—with...
STEM Superheroes: The Sequel / USF Health Career Days
Representatives from USF Health, local law enforcement and area businesses recently met with students at a pair of East Tampa public middle schools. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll hear how the doctors, nurses and researchers...
STEM Superheroes: The Sequel
The Scientific League of Superheroes is back - and they need some help! The trio of USF graduate students who use hands-on lessons and a slickly produced comic book-style video series to teach STEM skills to young people has launched a fundraising...
WUSF-USFSP Studio
WUSF has been a fixture on USF’s Tampa campus for fifty years, and three years ago, we added a studio at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. Now, we’ve done it again—this time, with a new studio at USF St. Petersburg. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF...
USF Hockey / Gun Music
You’ve heard the phrase “turning swords into plowshares.” Artist Pedro Reyes embraces that concept by taking firearms that had been confiscated and rendered useless by the Mexican army and turning them into musical instruments. Now, to kick off its...
the road weeps, the well runs dry / Last Lecture
USF Mechanical Engineering Professor Autar Kaw is preparing for his “last lecture.” He’s the 2012 Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year and he isn’t retiring—he’s taking part in an event where distinguished faculty give a hypothetical last...
the road weeps, the well runs dry
USF is one of four theater companies in the country—and the only one based at a university—presenting the road weeps, the well runs dry. The play tells the story of the “Black Seminoles” who migrated from Florida to Oklahoma to create one of the...
Culinary Innovation Lab / Center for Cybersecurity
Silicon Valley didn’t become one of the world’s leading high-tech hotspots overnight – it took visionaries putting in years of work to get there. A group of faculty and executives at USF would like to see the Tampa Bay area become that kind of...
WUSF-USFSP Studio / Modern Warfare Conference
Revolutions driven by social media, cyber-terrorism and drone technology are just some examples of how modern warfare continues to change. But a recent conference at USF shows that the human dimension of war has not changed. This week’s University...
Fireman's Challenge UPDATE
About 400 members of USF’s Greek system braved a cool and wet day to see who had the best firefighting skills. As we’ll hear this week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, the competition raised funds for a memorial for Tampa firefighters who have died...
Dozier Update / St. Pete Conference on World Affairs
This week, the city of St. Petersburg will show the world that it’s much more than the home of the Rays and green benches. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, Mark Schreiner sits down with the organizers of the second annual St. Petersburg...
Dozier Update
Researchers from USF have excavated the remains of 55 people from a graveyard at the closed Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. We’ll take a deeper look at the investigation on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, including how objects...
USF Hockey
They’re not one of the best known teams in the Tampa Bay area—or even on their own campus—but the USF Ice Bulls have been playing hockey for 25 years. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you how these students-athletes, whose team...
Student Innovation Incubator
Fifteen businesses owned and operated by students are the first members of the new USF Student Innovation Incubator, which gives them both a home base to call their own, as well as advice and mentoring from university experts. This week’s University...
Student Innovation Incubator / Heart Institute
Imagine treatment and prevention efforts for heart disease that can be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup. That’s a game-changer, because a remedy that works for someone else might not work for you.This state-of-the-art medicine may soon become...
USF Nursing B.E.A.R.S. Program
Being stuck in the hospital for the holidays is tough for anyone, but it’s especially hard on young people. Students and faculty at the USF College of Nursing are reaching out in a small, but heartfelt way, by handing out teddy bears to 800 young...
Fireman's Challenge / USF Nursing B.E.A.R.S. Program
Being stuck in the hospital for the holidays is tough for anyone, but it’s especially hard on young people. Students and faculty at the USF College of Nursing are reaching out in a small, but heartfelt way, by handing out teddy bears to 800 young...
Fireman's Challenge
About 400 members of USF’s Greek system braved a cool and wet November day to see who had the best firefighting skills. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, hear how much money the competition raised for a memorial for Tampa firefighters who...

 

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