Podcasts: University Beat (Audio) Archvies

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...
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...