Podcasts: University Beat (Audio) Archvies

Hairspray
Tracy Turnblad, her doting mother Edna, dreamboat Link Larkin, and the Nicest Kids in Town are coming to USF, as the School of Theater and Dance presents the musical "Hairspray," opening this week. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 speaks to...
Hairspray / Festival of Reading
The Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading celebrates its 20th anniversary this Saturday, October 20th on the USF St. Petersburg campus. In conjunction with Florida Matters, this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview of the Festival....
USF St. Petersburg Student Center / Nobel Trip
This past summer, three USF physics graduate students were selected to attend an event in Germany that lets young researchers hear from and meet more than 25 Nobel Laureates. What makes this even more remarkable is that USF had as many or more...
USF St. Petersburg Student Center
USF St. Petersburg continues its transition from a ‘commuter school’ to a 'destination' college campus with a brand new, 21 million dollar Student Center. The Center, which also includes a six story residence hall, was built in part with a fee...
Musical Training Research / New Business Dean
There’s a new leader of the Bulls’ business herd, and he brings an international pedigree with him. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to Moez Limayem, who was recently named dean of USF’s College of Business.
Musical Training Research
It sounds like an infomercial pitch: “learn to play piano in two weeks!”—but it’s actually a project developed by USF’s School of Music and the Department of Communication Sciences. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you how researchers...
Political Cartoon Exhibit
Political cartoons were the talk show hosts and websites of yesterday. Now, a USF faculty member has amassed quite a collection of cartoons that, with the help of the USF Library, is being displayed at the Tampa Museum of Art. This week’s...
Advanced Visualization Center / Scholarship Students
Demelza Hays is USF’s Outstanding Graduate of the summer semester and a recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholar research grant as an undergraduate student. Samantha Stratton is one of 13 students from around the state chosen as a Florida...
Advanced Visualization Center
Put together 16 high-resolution stereoscopic 3-D monitors and you get a display two to three times better than any I-MAX movie theater screen. With a device like that, you can look at objects smaller than a human hair or examine minute details of an...
USF Pre-College Recap / PR Competition
Students in a USF Public Relations class took part in a national competition to design a marketing campaign for America’s Natural Gas Alliance, and we’re not blowing hot air when we tell you they finished in second place. On this week’s University...
USF Pre-College Recap
Almost 200 high school students from around Florida got a taste of what college life is like during USF’s recent Pre-College Program. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes a look back at USF’s first ever comprehensive college prep...
Speed Dating Record (rebroadcast) / Sensory Marketing
University Beat wraps up a two-part look at the work some USF professors are doing on how marketers sell us the products we use and consume. Groucho Marx once said, “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?” One USF researcher is putting...
Marianna Graves / Advertising & Neuroscience
For the next two weeks, University Beat on WUSF Public Media is looking at the work some USF professors are doing on how marketers sell us the products we use and consume. We all recognize misleading advertising when we see it, but what’s happening...
Marianna Graves
In its lengthy & troubled history, over 80 young men died at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Many of them were buried on the school grounds, but it’s not known exactly where. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at how...
STEM Superheroes / Speed Dating Record (rebroadcast)
Almost 300 USF students recently joined a group of TV reality stars to help set a new Guinness World Record. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes us to the event, which asked the question: what do you want to do before you die?
STEM Superheroes
When it comes to knowledge, the “Scientific League of Superheroes” is mightier than the Avengers and more uncanny than the X-Men. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to a trio of USF doctoral students who’ve assumed the superhero...
Marine Science-Social Media / Fungicide Safety
It’s been fifty years since the book “Silent Spring” led to the banning of the pesticide DDT. Today, a pair of USF biologists is putting another one of the world’s most commonly used fungicides under the microscope. This week’s University Beat on...
Marine Science-Social Media
USF’s College of Marine Science is increasingly using social media. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces us to an instructor teaching her classes via Skype while on a research cruise…and to a solar-powered underwater vehicle that...
Marine Science-Social Media Pt 1 / Wine-Alzheimer's Study
Can red wine change the course of Alzheimer’s disease? Not red wine specifically—but a component of it that can also be found in chocolate, berries and peanuts. The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is taking part in a national study that hopes...
Sun Dome Reopens / USF Pre-College
USF isn’t just launching one summer program for high school and homeschool students, but THIRTEEN programs! This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview of the new Pre-College initiative, which is designed to get young people interested...
Sun Dome Reopens
Unless you’ve been in the USF Sun Dome in the last week or two, then you haven’t been in the Sun Dome! The arena has reopened after a 36 million dollar renovation, but it’s almost like a completely new building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF...
Speed Dating Record
Almost 300 USF students recently joined a group of TV reality stars to help set a new Guinness World Record. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes us to the event, which asked the question: what do you want to do before you die?
Miles for Moffitt
It’s time once again to lace up your running shoes, as Miles for Moffitt is coming up at USF on May 12th. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview of the event, which has raised over 800-thousand dollars for research at Moffitt Cancer...
Miles for Moffitt / ShelterBox
On first look, a “ShelterBox” appears to contain nothing more than a tent and some camping gear. In reality, it’s a collection of tools that will help a displaced family survive after a disaster. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 visits a...
Road to the White House / Cancer Caregiver Symposium
Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting a seminar Saturday, April 28th, not for people with cancer, but for those who are caring for them. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has a preview of the “Caring for the Caregiver” event.
Road to the White House
From January’s G-O-P primary to this summer’s Republican National Convention, Florida and the Tampa Bay area are playing a major role in determining who will win the presidential election. A USF St. Petersburg political science class is getting real...
Stronger Than I Knew / China Architecture
Architecture students from USF and a university in China are bonding--over building! You'll meet some of the students on this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM, where they'll talk about what they're learning about sustainable building in...
Kony 2012
An internet documentary about Ugandan guerilla leader Joseph Kony has become one of the most viewed web videos ever, while raising worldwide controversy at the same time. USF Sarasota-Manatee Assoc. Professor Lynn McBrien has traveled to Africa and...
USF Health CAMLS / USF Band-London
USF’s marching band is preparing for what could be its biggest performance ever, as the "Herd of Thunder" has been invited to play the 2013 New Year’s Day Parade in London, England. We’ll hear from band members and parade officials on this week’s...
HospitaBull
It’s one of the University’s newest schools, and the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership at USF Sarasota-Manatee is quickly becoming a success. That’s thanks to energetic leadership, talented students and generous donors. The three...
Musical Training Research (rebroadcast)
It sounds like an infomercial pitch: “learn to play piano in two weeks!”—but it’s actually a project developed by USF’s School of Music and the Department of Communication Sciences. This week’s rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you...
HospitaBull / Marianna Graves Update
USF researchers' investigation of how many young men are buried on the grounds of the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida, may end up raising more questions than it answers. The team has released an interim report detailing their findings,...
Education in Action / Student Investors
Students in one USF Business course have a lot more than a grade on the line—more like over 200 thousand dollars in REAL money! On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, Jean Henry, filling in for Mark Schreiner, tells us how they’re testing...
Education in Action
Olin Mott has worn many hats in his long life: Pearl Harbor survivor, business magnate and benefactor to dozens of Bay area charities and organizations. You can now add “Champion For Education” to that list, as USF’s College of Education recently...
Advanced Visualization Center (rebroadcast) / Iraq-Entrepreneurship
A USF St. Petersburg business professor recently taught entrepreneurship to educators in a very unlikely location: war-torn Iraq. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 catches up with Bill Jackson, who shares stories from what he calls ‘the most...
St. Petersburg Science Festival / Suicide Prevention Workshop
It’s an eye-opening statistic: suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people between 15 and 24. To help recognize the warning signs and prevent youth suicide, USF’s Department of Child and Family Studies recently presented a workshop...
St. Petersburg Science Festival
From live birds and fish, tours of research vessels, and dozens of hands-on activities for youngsters, the recent Saint Petersburg Science Festival had something for everyone. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes us to the campus of USF St. Pete for a...
USF Dance Graduate / Festival of Reading
Listen up, book-lovers! The St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading is coming up this Saturday on the USF St. Pete campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 previews the event and speaks with a pair of faculty members turned authors who will...
STEM Superheroes (rebroadcast)
When it comes to knowledge, the “Scientific League of Superheroes” is mightier than the Avengers and more uncanny than the X-Men. This week’s rebroadcast of WUSF's University Beat from earlier this summer introduces you to a trio of USF doctoral...
Stronger Than I Knew
They talk about learning English, surviving sexual assault, and coping with the death of both parents. USF students are sharing their personal stories on YouTube with the goal of inspiring classmates and giving them hope. It's a USF-created campaign...
USF Health CAMLS
USF is known as the "home of the Bulls"—but now it can also be called the "home of camels." That’s “CAMLS” as in "Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation.” USF Health is preparing for the formal opening of the new high-tech, downtown...
Not In Our Town
It took the brutal murder of a Hispanic immigrant for one Long Island community to say “not in our town.” Now USF, WUSF and “Community Tampa Bay” are teaming up to share a message of inclusion for the Bay area, directed particularly at immigrants...
Engineering Scholarships / Darwin Days
The Scopes Monkey trial was over 85 years ago, but the argument over teaching the theory of evolution still continues today. As legislators in states like Florida try to bring alternative theories into the classroom, biology teachers from elementary...
Engineering Scholarships
With today’s one-two punch of a stagnant economy and increasing tuition costs, college scholarships are more important than ever. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at how corporate and individual gifts are helping USF Engineering...
Natural Art Exhibit
From a wildlife rescue van to a display featuring stuffed cats, rats, raccoons and possums, Mark Dion’s work is decidedly unlike anything else you’ll see in an art museum. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 shows how Dion’s ongoing exhibition...
Natural Art Exhibit / STEM Research Part 2
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 is the second in a series of reports looking at USF’s research efforts in the hot-button topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. This time, we’ll examine USF efforts to...
Electric Cars / STEM Research Part 1
It’s one of the hottest topics in education today, particularly here in Florida: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM starts a two-part series looking at USF’s STEM efforts, beginning...
Electric Cars
USF is plugging into the future with the installation of the first electric vehicle charging stations on the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 finds out how these devices advance the university’s commitment to becoming more...
Morsani Medical School / Marshall Scholar
For the first time in the University’s 55 year history, a USF student has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship—the highest honor for undergraduate study in the sciences. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces us to Jean Weatherwax...
Morsani Medical School
What does twenty million dollars get you in today's economy? For local philanthropists Frank and Carol Morsani, it led the University of South Florida to name its medical school in their honor. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM recaps...

 

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