Podcasts: University Beat (Audio) Archvies

25 Under 25 Update
All college kids are remarkable in their own way…and this week’s University Beat introduces you to some who really stand out in a crowd! From a young Haitian woman who graduated college at the age of 20 to a rock-climbing billboard model to an...
25 Under 25
From a young Haitian woman who graduated college at the age of 20 to a rock-climbing billboard model to an opera-singing football player, USF's College of Business has honored some of its outstanding students with a program called "25 Under 25."...
International Festival / Dr. Paul Farmer
Medical anthropologist, Doctor Paul Farmer, has been praised for his humanitarian work while also raising controversy for his views on topics like the recovery efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Farmer was a recipient of an honorary degree at USF’s...
International Festival
It’s an annual event that makes USF look more like the UN, as students and faculty from over 75 countries unite at the university’s International Festival. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 is your passport to this year’s Fest, which...
Football Injury Simulator / USF Freshman Class
School’s back in session and the University of South Florida is welcoming what’s being called “its most academically talented class of freshmen ever.” This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to USF officials about the figures behind that...
Football Injury Simulator
Football season is just around the corner, and everyone is getting ready! That includes not just the players, but the people who will have to treat them when they get hurt. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 shows you how USF is using a high-...
Multimedia & Rock Camp
Electric guitars and video cameras are replacing arts and crafts and nature hikes at a pair of USF Summer Camps. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 pays a visit to the USF Multimedia and Rock & Roll Summer Camps to find out how they help...
9-11 Memorial / Study Abroad Endowment (rebroadcast)
While the importance of global business and knowledge grows, so does the cost of international travel, something that college students find especially daunting. University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft recognizes that difficulty, so she...
Multimedia & Rock Camp / Biosensor Research
It’s hard to believe, but ten years ago this past spring, Mark Schreiner filed his first University Beat report for WUSF 89.7. We’re celebrating the occasion by revisiting the very first USF researcher he profiled—Dr. Daniel Lim, a microbiologist...
9-11 Memorial
With the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks just over a month away, the city of Madeira Beach is preparing to build a memorial to the victims of that tragic day. A pair of USF students have designed that memorial, which will...
USF Architecture-Riverwalk / Gender Role Research
A simple research study on how men respond to threats to their masculinity had people around the globe talking—and in some cases, quite angrily—when the media and bloggers picked up the story. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM, we'll...
USF Architecture-Riverwalk
Although Tampa’s Riverwalk is just 2 miles long, the area around the Hillsborough River is an important part of city officials’ future plans. Those officials have heard from some USF Architecture and Urban Design students who have created new...
Military Medical Simulator
USF Health takes one more step as a leader in medical simulation with an amazing state-of-the-art tool. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces us to “Caesar,” a trauma patient simulator that graphically mimics a soldier seriously wounded in...
Silver Alert
You've probably seen a "Silver Alert" notification on a highway sign or heard about one on the local news. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you how USF is working to educate both law enforcement and the public about this program,...
25 Under 25 / Young Adult Fiction
Today’s young adult fiction of wizards, warlocks and vampires in love can actually be critically read in the classroom. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces you to USF English Literature major Courtney Pollard and talks to her about her...
Rhetoric in Action / Bike & Build
A USF Medical School student is taking a little bicycle ride on her summer break—from North Carolina all the way to Arizona! She’s taking the 35-hundred mile trek with a group that raises money for and builds affordable housing for low-income...
Rhetoric in Action
For the next few weeks, University Beat on WUSF FM take a look back at some of the interesting things USF students have done over the last semester, and a look ahead at some of the more intriguing summer plans a few of them have. We start this week...
Japan Underwater Robots / Shriners-Arm Replacement
It’s a surgery that’s been done for adults before, but never for children in the United States. Now, thanks to the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Shriners Hospital on USF’s Tampa campus, an 8 year old girl from Iowa will one day be able to play the...
Military Medical Simulator / Moms Project
While most of us are thinking flowers or candy are the perfect Mother’s Day gift, three USF faculty members are honoring their moms this year by starting scholarships in their names. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you about “The Moms Project,”...
New USF Music Building / Business-Government Matchmaking
We're talking about speed-dating on this University Beat on WUSF 89.7: not singles looking for love, but small businesses and government agencies hoping to hook up. We'll have a preview of the USF Small Business Development Center's upcoming “...
New USF Music Building
After 45 years in a space that wasn’t always conducive to rehearsing and performing, USF’s School of Music has opened the doors on its new state-of-the-art building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the ribbon-cutting for the...
Afghan School Supplies Class / Prosthetics-Golf
Golf isn’t the easiest game to play; now imagine trying to do it if you’re missing an arm or leg. USF researchers are trying to perfect prosthetic devices that can help people missing a limb accomplish more athletically—and it’s work that might also...
Afghan School Supplies Class
Since we last checked in with U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple, he’s picked up some new, unusual allies on his latest mission. Students in a USF Honors College course taught by his wife, Liisa, are now leading the effort to collect...
Concussion Summit
The danger of concussions in athletics is a story that's moved from the sports page to the front page. A free educational summit designed to help young athletes, their parents and coaches become more aware of the problem will be held at USF on...
Crisis Center Class / African Journalists
Threats of imprisonment, torture, even death…those are just some of the things journalists in Africa face for simply trying to report the news. A group of these reporters and editors recently visited America to find out more about our country, and...
Crisis Center Class
When people are in their darkest moments and about to give up hope, many call a suicide hotline, such as the one run by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Now a group of USF students are there to answer that call, and it’s because of an Honors College...
Byrd Alzheimer's C.A.R.E. Center / Student Redistricting
Once a decade, Florida lawmakers take up the onerous task of redrawing the borders of the state’s legislative districts. Now, USF political science students are getting in on the redistricting act by designing their own maps as a class assignment....
Byrd Alzheimer's C.A.R.E. Center
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is getting ready to open the doors on "The Center for Memory C.A.R.E.," a kind of "one-stop shop" for diagnosis, research and treatment of Alzheimer's. WUSF was the first local media outlet allowed inside...
Mile in Her Shoes / Center for Entrepreneurship
With unemployment still high, it’s more important than ever for business schools to turn out self-starting students with innovative ideas. The Princeton Review is once again honoring USF’s Center for Entrepreneurship for doing just that. This week...
USF Engineering-Agilent
USF is powering up its Electrical Engineering program thanks to the largest in-kind gift ever to the university. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells us how the 26 million dollar donation from Agilent Technologies will give USF students an...
USF Engineering-Agilent / Water for Burkina Faso
A USF student group is helping a local organization build two water reservoirs in the African country of Burkina Faso, and they're looking for some help from the community. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you about their work and also...
Mile in Her Shoes
It’s become a bizarre, annual occurrence: male faculty and students don women’s shoes to walk…as best as they can…around USF’s Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event, where...
Swings Tampa Bay
Remember the joy, the freedom you felt when you were young and you had a chance to swing on a swing set? Well a pair of USF students is trying to get that feeling back—AND share it with the entire Bay area, as they’re sneaking around town and...
USF Dance Graduate
The dance performance she recently appeared in at USF is named “Going,” but for Heather Kemp, it was more like a homecoming. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to this USF graduate and tells you how her time at the school over a...
Swings Tampa Bay / Intelligence Careers
They won’t be earning a license to kill, but students interested in a career in intelligence analysis—the pain-staking, detail-oriented work that spies do—will soon be able to turn to USF. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces us to...
African Refugees/Neighborhood News Bureau
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has the story behind the story on the next generation of journalists from USF. They're getting some real-life training at USF St. Petersburg's Neighborhood News Bureau, while also helping get the word out...
African Refugees
“Tragic but inspiring”—those are the words used to describe young people from Africa, who are recovering from years of physical and mental damage inflicted upon them by civil war. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces us to a...
Silver Alert / USF-Pension Reform
The move by Florida's Legislature and Governor Scott to require state employees to contribute three percent of their salaries to the state's retirement fund – derided by some as a pay cut – is having a substantial effect at USF. This week on...
Japan Underwater Robots
Researchers at USF's Center for Ocean Technology have returned to the States after a weeklong mission to Northern Japan. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you how the team used underwater robots to help search some of the areas damaged...
Student Business Summit / Undergraduate Research
When it comes to a university’s reputation, research by undergraduates is as important for a school like USF as the work done at any other level. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 drops in on the 9th Annual USF Undergraduate Research Symposium, where...
Sports Concussions / Goldwater Scholars
Until this year, no USF undergraduate had ever won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship—but now TWO outstanding students have taken the honor. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces you to the pair, seniors Juan Baso and Amber Schmidt...
Student Business Summit
With a less than rosy employment picture for college graduates, an organization led by USF business students tried to help their peers from across Florida get their footing in the global job marketplace. A recent free, daylong summit brought...
Women in Leadership & Philanthropy
In an almost fifty year career in dance, Twyla Tharp has won dozens of awards and worked with hundreds of performers, ranging from Baryshnikov to Billy Joel. The choreographer recently spoke to USF Dance students and to members of USF Women in...
Women in Leadership & Philanthropy / Practical Politics (re-broadcast)
Because of elections, University Beat will not run on WUSF 89.7 this week. Students in a USF St. Petersburg Political Science course are seeing what a real election campaign is like as interns for mayoral and city council candidates. Join them as...
ResearchOne / USF Zombies
Just in time for Halloween, zombie-mania is hitting USF! This week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we talk with a pair of USF students whose publishing company has released a new anthology of zombie stories set in the Bay area…we also look at a...
What the Heart Remembers
An original dance-theatre piece making its debut at USF this week takes on the subject of civil war with a sense of beauty and horror. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at "What the Heart Remembers: The Women and Children of Darfur."
African American Oral History Project
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists recently named WUSF 89.7’s University Beat the winner of a 2010 Griot Drum Award for Radio Features Reporting. We’ll bring you a re-broadcast of that award-winning report this week, as Mark Schreiner...
Arts Thesis
Thirteen USF Art students literally make their research thesis a work of art! University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes us to their dissertation, which is on display at a local gallery.
Arts Thesis / New Solar Windows
A new form of technology that could change the way we look at solar energy has been created in the lab of a USF physics professor. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 shines a light on the first-of-its kind transparent solar window that’s capable of...
ALS Clinic
USF Health has opened a state-of-the-art ALS clinic to treat and research a horrible affliction that slowly robs its victims of movement and other functions, even as their minds remain healthy and whole. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the...

 

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