University Beat

  • Radio: TGH-Transplant Program

    Tampa General Hospital is Now, they’re teaming up with USF Health to create a new institute that will handle advanced organ transplant surgeries and recovery.

  • TV: Physician Assistant Program

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

  • Radio: NASA-Deep Sea

    A USF professor is one of four researchers on an international team currently working in a NASA undersea habitat just off the Florida Keys.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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...
Stetson University College of Law
Students at USF Sarasota-Manatee interested in pursuing a law degree will soon find an easier path at Stetson University College of Law. Under a new agreement, students will get automatic entry – and a scholarship – at the law...
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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

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

Dominic D'Agostino (far left) and his fellow "aquanauts" pose outside the Aquarius Reef Base habitat, where the NEEMO 22 support team wait. (courtesy Aquarius Program at FIU / USF Research & Innovation)
Radio: NASA-Deep Sea (June 19, 2017)
Scientists interested in finding out how the human body and brain can handle long distance trips to Mars can't just shoot test subjects into space - but they can put them at the bottom of the ocean! A USF professor is one of four...
USF lecture hall (Courtesy USF Communications and Marketing)
Radio: Summer Scholarships (June 12, 2017)
If more USF students graduated within four years or so of enrolling, it would help their bottom line while meeting one of the university’s biggest goals.So the school is offering students who are close to getting their degrees...
The first NPR podcast for children, "Wow in the World," pairs NPR's Guy Raz (left) with Sirius XM host, USF alum Mindy Thomas. (courtesy NPR)
Radio: Mindy Thomas (June 5, 2017)
For the first time in its 47 year history, NPR has a program, a podcast, targeting children – and it has a University of South Florida connection. “Wow in the World” is co-hosted by NPR’s Guy Raz and Sirius XM’s Mindy Thomas, a...
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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