University Beat Archives

Pasco Sinkhole (July 31, 2017)
Radio: Almost three weeks ago, one of the largest sinkholes in recent memory developed in Pasco County, swallowing a pair of homes and threatening others nearby. Researchers at the University of South Florida have been assisting...
Volcano Research (rebroadcast) (July 24, 2017)
Radio: When you think of volcanoes, you don’t really think of Florida. But researchers with USF’s Geology program are conducting important research on volcanic eruptions and their damaging effects. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 sits...
Prison Debate (rebroadcast) (July 17, 2017)
Radio: Members of the USF Sarasota-Manatee criminology club faced a couple of challenges recently during a debate on reinstating the draft. First, they only had two weeks to prepare. Second, their opponents would have the “home...
TGH-Transplant Program (July 10, 2017)
Radio: Tampa General Hospital is already one of the country’s busiest organ transplant centers. Now, they’re teaming up with USF Health to create a new institute that will handle advanced transplant surgeries and recovery. On...
USF Sarasota-Manatee - Stetson Law (June 26, 2017)
Radio: 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...
NASA-Deep Sea (June 19, 2017)
Radio: 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...
Summer Scholarships (June 12, 2017)
Radio: 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...
Mindy Thomas (June 5, 2017)
Radio: 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...
Physician Assistant Program (May 29, 2017)
Radio: Thirty students are pioneers of a sort, as they’re members of the inaugural class of the USF Health Physician Assistant program. The group is embarking on an intense two-year education process that their teachers say is as...
Financial Planning Degree (May 22, 2017)
Radio: USF’s Muma College of Business is offering a new major this fall: personal financial planning. It’s being done in part because so many current advisors are retiring, and not enough young people are replacing them. On...
Cesar Hernandez (May 15, 2017)
Radio: We don’t usually profile USF alumni on University Beat, but a 2012 graduate is quickly becoming a name you should know. Cesar Hernandez was student body president while at USF, where he also founded a humanitarian...
Physician Assistant Program (May 15, 2017)
Television:

Thirty students are pioneers of a sort, as they’re members of the inaugural class of the USF Health Physician Assistant program. The group is embarking on an intense two-year education process that their teachers say...

Med School Advice (May 8, 2017)
Radio: More than 160 students recently graduated from the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. During their commencement ceremony, they heard from Doctor Victor Dzau, the President of the National Academy of Medicine. Dzau shared...
Finals-Stress Relief (May 1, 2017)
Radio: USF students are wrapping up the school year with final exams, and there’s a lot of stress that comes with them. A number of organizations around campus have come up with ways to help them cope, including pet therapy and a “...
Prison Debate (April 24, 2017)
Radio: Members of the USF Sarasota-Manatee criminology club faced a couple of challenges recently during a debate on reinstating the draft. First, they only had two weeks to prepare. Second, their opponents would have the “home...
Japan-Refugees (April 17, 2017)
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...
Shakespeare in Health (April 10, 2017)
Radio: Shakespeare’s “four humors” are not about comedy, but about the physical qualities that determined the behavior of all living things. The USF Shimberg Health Sciences Library has a National Institutes of Health exhibit...
Art Walk (April 10, 2017)
Television:

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...

Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (April 3, 2017)
Radio: The 2017 class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame has been announced. Collectively, the eight honorees hold more than 260 U.S. patents. On University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll talk with USF Electrical Engineering Professor...
USF Herd of Thunder-Rome (rebroadcast) (March 27, 2017)
Radio: The University of South Florida Herd of Thunder marching band is back in America after ringing in the New Year in Italy. More than a hundred members of the band performed in Saint Peter’s Square, at a historic basilica, and...

 

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