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USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers (rebroadcast) / 22 Random Acts
Birthdays often mean doing something for ourselves, but USF student Vaneesha Patel decided to mark her recent 22nd birthday by committing 22 random acts of kindness. We caught up with Patel while she was on her goodwill mission, hear her story on...
Upcycled Art / Archaeology of Beer
It may not solve the age-old debate of “tastes great” versus “less filling,” but a professor at USF St. Petersburg is conducting research into “the archaeology of beer.” We’ll open up a cold one on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 as we look...
Upcycled Art
You’ve heard of recycling—but how about “upcycling?” The process takes a previously used product and turns it into not just something different, but something better. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll tell you how USF and students...
Briefskate
For the past few weeks on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ve been telling you about some student and faculty inventors and how USF is trying to help them. We wrap up with one of the more unusual inventions that we’ve come across the Briefskate--a...
Briefskate / Seed Funding
As USF officials announce plans to open a Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, they’re also offering up to 50-thousand dollars in seed funding for certain aspiring university entrepreneurs. Find out more on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
Flexible Technology (re-broadcast)
A single sheet of polymer may not seem like it has a lot of uses. But when a USF professor takes geometry and use lasers to cut precise pieces, pins them together and then adds pins and springs to make them move, he creates something called “...
Rolling Dance Chair / Festival of Reading
The 21st Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is this Saturday on the USF St. Petersburg campus. A number of authors with ties to the University of South Florida will be presenting their latest work. We’ll talk to three of them on this week’s...
Rolling Dance Chair
There’s a freedom that comes with dancing and the ability to express yourself through movement. People with physical disabilities who can’t experience that freedom might soon find an answer thanks to an invention from a USF Dance instructor. This...
USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers / Poverty Forum
They’re some pretty big concepts: poverty and the effect it has on the education of low-income children in poor neighborhoods. A group of USF faculty and researchers is hoping to take ideas developed across disciplines and turn them into action that...
USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers
The USF Health Service Corps allows students across many disciplines – future doctors, nurses, pharmacists and public health workers – to hone their skills, while also helping communities around the university. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF...
Business Scholarships / Brilliant 10 Scientist
Every year, Popular Science magazine names its “Brilliant 10”—a very short roster of the country’s brightest young scientific minds—and this year, a USF College of Marine Science researcher made the list. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7...
Business Scholarships
The recent Scholarship Luncheon for USF’s College of Business honored 190 students who received almost $400,000 in scholarships. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to some of the award-winning students, as well as one of the generous benefactors...
Caregiver Heart Health / Life Origins-Meteorite (rebroadcast)
This week’s University Beat rebroadcast introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites. Join...
USF Sarasota-Manatee Freshmen / USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor
There’s a new woman in charge of USF St. Petersburg. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we introduce you to Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska, and find out what short- and long-term plans she has for USF’s campus by the bay.
USF Sarasota-Manatee Freshmen
Most people don’t realize it, but for nearly all of its almost forty year history, USF Sarasota-Manatee has been an “upper division transfer university,” meaning it only accepted juniors, seniors and master’s students. That’s all changed this year,...
Ataxia Research / Chemo Brain Study
Moffitt Cancer Center is looking for volunteers for a study on “chemo brain”— subtle but long-term changes in a cancer patient’s thinking and memory that may be a result of their treatment. But as we’ll find out on this week’s University Beat,...
Ataxia Research
Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare, debilitating neuro-muscular disease that slowly robs a person of their strength and ability to walk - and at this time, there’s no approved treatment for the disease. USF is the lead site on a national clinical trial...
Caregiver Heart Health
Some who serve as caregivers for loved ones with debilitating memory diseases like Alzheimer’s find their own health affected by years of round-the-clock worry and vigilance. USF’s College of Nursing is conducting a two-part clinical study: one...
Bridge to Success / Indino
Barely a year out of college, Luis Batista took a huge chance by quitting his job at a Tampa financial firm to follow a dream. The USF alum is getting close to the realization of his goal, with the launch of “Indino” (pronounced “in da know”), a new...
Bridge to Success
USF St. Petersburg is offering students at a struggling local elementary school a ‘bridge to success’ with a brand new summer program. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at a science summer school that helps youngsters learn about the...
Olin Mott / River Blindness
USF professor Thomas Unnasch is helping in the fight against the disease of onchocerciasis, or “river blindness,” and his work has taken him to some of the most remote parts of Africa and Central and South America. On this week’s University Beat on...
Pier Fish-USFSP / Occupational Health & Safety Institute
Some college students use the summer break to recharge their batteries – others use it to think long and hard about their future career plans. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we take a look at a weeklong USF College of Public Health...
Students With Diabetes Conference Recap
Last month, University Beat had a preview of USF Health’s Students With Diabetes National Conference – this week, we have a follow-up. Over a hundred young people living with the disease came together in Tampa from over 20 states and three...
Pier Fish-USFSP / Laughter is the Remedy
On the surface, cancer and comedy don’t seem like they go together well, but an upcoming event at Moffitt Cancer Center aims to dispel that belief. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll have a preview of “Laughter is the Remedy,” a...
Students With Diabetes Conference Recap / Dr. Stephen Klasko
In September, Doctor Stephen Klasko will leave USF, where he served as CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine since 2004. WUSF’s Mark Schreiner spoke to Dr. Klasko about his legacy at USF, his outlook for the University’s...
3-D Campus / Life Origins-Meteorite
This week’s University Beat introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites. Join us on WUSF 89...
3-D Campus
It’s a new way to look at USF, as researchers at the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies are using three-dimensional imaging to create a “virtual campus.” On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, find out how the tools and skills the...
Engineering Expo (rebroadcast) / Behavioral Healthcare Graduates
Over six-thousand USF students received their diplomas earlier this month, but a group of four of them stood out as the first graduates in a brand new major. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to the charter class of Behavioral...
USF Pre-College Recap / Children's Mental Health
May is “National Mental Health Awareness Month,” and children’s mental health continues to be a major concern. This week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we sit down with a trio of researchers from the USF Department of Child and Family Studies to...
USF Pre-College Recap
USF Pre-College is a pretty cool summer school, and in just its second year, it’s already getting international attention! Pre-College is a collection of nine different courses designed to prepare rising high school students for higher learning....
Elevator Interview
It’s a nerve-wracking moment: that brief chance a jobseeker has to impress a recruiter and get an elusive interview. USF Business students recently took part in a contest where they had sixty seconds—the length of an elevator ride in one of Tampa’s...
Finals-Stress Relief / Students with Diabetes Conference
For most students, starting college is a big enough challenge. But for some young people, the transition is made even more difficult by the fact that they’re diabetic. “Student with Diabetes” is an organization that started at USF Health and has...
Elevator Interview / Business Plan Competition
These days more and more students aren’t looking for jobs, but starting their own businesses. That entrepreneurship was recently on display at USF as seven small companies faced off in the 2013 Fintech Business Plan Competition to see which one had...
USF Water - EPA / History Walk
USF History grad students are leading people on a “walk through time” in downtown Tampa every Friday this month. The most recent walk was a window-shopping stroll along Franklin Street, which reached its peak as the center of downtown’s commercial...
USF Water - EPA
Whether it’s turning wastewater into drinking water or finding a quicker way to scan H-2-O for contaminants, USF’s research efforts are getting attention. Among those intrigued is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which recently sent...
Flexible Technology
A single sheet of polymer may not seem like it has a lot of uses. But when a USF professor takes geometry and use lasers to cut precise pieces, pins them together and then adds pins and springs to make them move, he creates something called “...
BRIDGE Clinic (rebroadcast) / International Affairs Conference
Last week, USF St. Petersburg welcomed experts from around the world for the first “St. Petersburg in the World Conference on International Affairs.” University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the conference, and shows you how a gathering of...
Flexible Technology / Listening to Babies
It’s a question every parent has asked at least once: “What is my baby trying to tell me?” USF St. Petersburg recently held a conference for people who work with infants and toddlers to help them find out what youngsters really need in their first...
Engineering Expo / Business Woman - Reachout
USF’s College of Business recently hosted members of the “Committee of 200,” an organization made up of some of the leading women in business. Their daylong visit was designed to ‘reach out’ to female business students and give them advice on how to...
Engineering Expo
Almost 20-thousand high school, middle school and elementary students attended the recent USF Engineering Expo. The Expo featured dozens of exhibitions (including a 10 foot tall musical Tesla coil!) designed to get young people interested in the...
Moffitt Expansion / Campus Safety
Recent headlines reporting sexual attacks on USF’s Tampa campus have made some students and their families fearful. However, university officials point out trends show the actual number of assaults being reported is down. We find out why, and what’s...
Moffitt Expansion
Moffitt Cancer Center has broken ground on a new eight-story, 74 million dollar outpatient facility that officials say will improve both the physical and financial health of the Bay area. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has the story.
BRIDGE Clinic / Professor of the Year
You may have heard the name “Autar Kaw” on the news, or even seen his picture on a billboard along I-275. The USF engineering educator has been named a 2012 Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the...
USF Band-London
The USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band started 2013 with a bang, performing at the New Year's Day Parade in London, England. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we hear from some of the band members about what it was like to play in front of...
BRIDGE Clinic
The USF BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic is a place where uninsured residents near the Tampa campus can get free healthcare. It’s also a place where USF Health students learn how to run a clinic while getting hands-on experience working with real patients....
USF Band-London / iPad Concert
Whatever Apple ad man came up the phrase “there’s an app for that” wasn’t kidding! “Touch,” a band of five USF music professors and graduate students, is playing a musical concert at USF, with all the music being created and played on iPads. This...
Bullying Game / Online Masters
USF is offering a pair of new Master’s degrees: one in electrical engineering and another in management information sciences—the study of how to collect, store, analyze and disseminate information. But what’s unusual about these two programs is...
Bullying Game
A USF Honors College professor and his friends have created a board game that’s partly a trip down memory lane, part life lesson. “High School!! The Game of Surviving Public Education” allows players to relive the good and bad of high school as a...
Warhol Exhibition
Andy Warhol once said that “A good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous.” You can see almost two hundred pictures Warhol took of people both famous and ‘unfamous’ on display at the USF Contemporary Art...
Warhol Exhibition / Patel College
Thanks to a 12 million dollar endowment, the University of South Florida will soon be home to the Patel College of Global Sustainability. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to some of the people behind the new college, which hopes to...

 

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