University Beat

  • TV: Physician Assistant Program

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

  • Radio: Prison Debate

    Go behind the gates of Hardee Correctional Institution for a debate between USF Sarasota-Manatee students and inmates about restarting the military draft.

  • 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.

  • Radio: Symphony Composition Contest

    Meet the five USF music students who had their original compositions performed by the Florida Orchestra as part of a contest.

  • 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...
Tokyo's Ueno Park during cherry blossom season in 2011 (Anthony Kuhn/NPR )
On Radio:
USF Sarasota-Manatee professor of education Jody McBrien has traveled to almost forty countries, where she’s worked with many refugees, as well as some who have resettled in America. She’s living in Japan for the next four months...
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

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

The five finalists in the Florida Orchestra/USF Student Composer Competition: (l-r) Zachary Konick, Bradley Mikesell, Hoang Pho, Francesco Sclafani and Logan Barrett (courtesy USF School of Music)
Radio: Symphony Composition Contest (March 20, 2017)
The Florida Orchestra recently gave five USF music students the chance of a lifetime by performing their original compositions.It was part of a contest, and the winning piece will be performed at the Orchestra’s season finale...
Former Corning Incorporated researcher and executive Donald Keck talks to the USF Honors College course called "Get Innovative" about how he helped develop optical fiber strong enough to support the internet. (courtesy USF Innovative Education)
Radio: Get Innovative (March 13, 2017)
USF’s Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation is bringing in experts in a number of fields, including health care, engineering and energy. Their goal? Share the lessons they’ve learned throughout their lengthy careers,...
Urban Ahlin (left), the Speaker of Sweden's Parliament, speaks to students at USF's Muma College of Business in February.
Radio: Swedish Speaker (March 6, 2017)
Twice in the last six months, the speaker of the Swedish Parliament stopped by the University of South Florida. The second most powerful man in Sweden’s government sat down with students for lengthy conversations both before and...
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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