University Beat

  • Radio: Community Resiliency

    In the wake of Hurricane Irma, we talk with USF Professor Robin Ersling about community resiliency and how people can better prepare and recover from storms by working together.

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  • TV: Physician Assistant Program

    Meet some of the students in the inaugural class of the USF Health Physician Assistant program.

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  • Radio: Venom Peptides

    Some of the chemical components that make animal venoms deadly can actually be separated and used to treat diseases.

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  • TV: Symphony Composition Contest

    Five University of South Florida music composition students recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when their original work was played by the Florida Orchestra.

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  • USF-Dozier Reform School

    USF researchers have been looking at the Dozier Reform School for Boys in Marianna, FL, where students, some who died under mysterious circumstances, were buried.

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Last Week On University Beat

Sarah Howard, USF Curator of Public Art & Social Practice, speaks in front of Stacy Levy's "Tampa Wind" piece on the Natural and Environmental Sciences building.
On TV:
Art Walk
Did you know there’s a place where there are 120 works of public art, scattered over 1,700 acres? It’s USF’s Tampa campus, and twice a year, a group of art fans take a walking tour of some of the collection. Join us on the next...
(courtesy Magdalena Roeseler)
Whether overindulging your dog could encourage them to misbehave or if there are ways to increase your emotional connection with your cat, there is a science to our relationships with our pets. A researcher at USF Sarasota-...
Radio Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Host:
Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

Recent University Beat Episodes

 Some of the animals that produce venom and the peptides inside it that can be bio-engineered to treat diseases. (courtesy Craig Doupnik / USF Health Morsani College of Medicine)
Radio: Venom Peptides (August 28, 2017)
Dozens of different animals like snakes, spiders and fish use venom to stun or kill their prey. Some of the chemical components that make these venoms deadly can actually be separated and used to treat diseases. On University...
PureMolecular chief technology officer Bob Ulrich scans samples using the Red Tide Chek technology.
Radio: Red Tide Chek (August 21, 2017)
Right now, it takes officials at least a few hours to detect red tide in Gulf waters. But a new hand-held device created by a USF College of Marine Science researcher can detect signs of the harmful algae bloom in the field in...
(Courtesy iStockphoto via NPR News)
Radio: Diabetes Prevention (August 14, 2017)
Most medical experts agree that the 86 million Americans with prediabetes could decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by improving their diet and losing weight. But in a recently published study, a University of South...
Florida Orchestra Music Director Michael Francis speaks to sophomore Logan Barrett after the orchestra performed his composition, "Proportions."
TV: Symphony Composition Contest (March 20, 2017)
Five University of South Florida music composition students recently had the opportunity of a lifetime. As part of a contest, their original work was played by the Florida Orchestra. Find out who won and watch the Orchestra...
USFSP Journalism Asst. Prof. Bernardo Motta and USF College of Marine Science researcher Dr. Kelly Quinn look over tests for lead in area water.
TV: Neighborhood News Bureau (March 6, 2017)
Future journalists are learning their craft in USF St. Petersburg’s Neighborhood News Bureau, based in St. Pete’s Midtown neighborhood. This year’s class is also assisting Academy Prep Middle School students in a project:...
USF women's basketball coach Jose Fernandez watches his team practice recently.
TV: Coach Jose Fernandez (February 20, 2017)
When the USF women’s basketball team beat Memphis in January, it marked the three hundredth career win for head coach Jose Fernandez. Perhaps the most amazing fact is that every one of those victories came at USF. With the...

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