University Beat Archives

Student Innovation Incubator (January 15, 2014)
Radio: Fifteen businesses owned and operated by students are the first members of the new USF Student Innovation Incubator, which gives them both a home base to call their own, as well as advice and mentoring from university experts...
Television:

Student entrepreneurs have a new place they can develop their business plans, as USF has opened the Student Innovation Incubator. University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting for the new office and...

Student Innovation Incubator / Heart Institute (January 7, 2014)
Radio: Imagine treatment and prevention efforts for heart disease that can be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup. That’s a game-changer, because a remedy that works for someone else might not work for you.This state-of-the-art...
Television:

Student entrepreneurs have a new place they can develop their business plans, as USF has opened the Student Innovation Incubator. University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting on the new office and...

USF Nursing B.E.A.R.S. Program (December 25, 2013)
Radio: Being stuck in the hospital for the holidays is tough for anyone, but it’s especially hard on young people. Students and faculty at the USF College of Nursing are reaching out in a small, but heartfelt way, by handing out...
Television:

The holidays may be just a bit happier for some children thanks to the USF College of Nursing and its B.E.A.R.S. program. University Beat on WUSF TV tags along as participants hand out some of the 800 furry friends...

Fireman's Challenge / USF Nursing B.E.A.R.S. Program (December 18, 2013)
Radio: Being stuck in the hospital for the holidays is tough for anyone, but it’s especially hard on young people. Students and faculty at the USF College of Nursing are reaching out in a small, but heartfelt way, by handing out...
Television:

Members of USF’s Greek community recently competed to determine who has the best firefighting skills – and while they didn’t have to put out a fire, they had to complete some of the other physically demanding tasks...

Fireman's Challenge (December 12, 2013)
Radio: About 400 members of USF’s Greek system braved a cool and wet November day to see who had the best firefighting skills. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, hear how much money the competition raised for a memorial...
Television:

Members of USF’s Greek community recently competed to determine who has the best firefighting skills – and while they didn’t have to put out a fire, they had to complete some of the other physically demanding tasks...

USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers (rebroadcast) / 22 Random Acts (December 3, 2013)
Radio: Birthdays often mean doing something for ourselves, but USF student Vaneesha Patel decided to mark her recent 22nd birthday by committing 22 random acts of kindness. We caught up with Patel while she was on her goodwill...
Television:

To help mark Mexican Independence Day, and to reach out to an underserved community, the USF Health Service Corps and Dade City-based “Farmworkers Self-Help” held a health fair fiesta. We’ll take you there on a...

Upcycled Art / Archaeology of Beer (November 26, 2013)
Radio: It may not solve the age-old debate of “tastes great” versus “less filling,” but a professor at USF St. Petersburg is conducting research into “the archaeology of beer.” We’ll open up a cold one on this week’s University Beat...
Television:

One person’s trash is another one’s...art?
That’s the case at the USF Botanical Gardens, where both natural and man-made beauty already exist side-by-side. But the newest addition is ‘upcycled’ art created by a...

Upcycled Art (November 19, 2013)
Radio: You’ve heard of recycling—but how about “upcycling?” The process takes a previously used product and turns it into not just something different, but something better. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll tell...
Television:

One person’s trash is another one’s...art?
That’s the case at the USF Botanical Gardens, where both natural and man-made beauty already exist side-by-side. But the newest addition is ‘upcycled’ art created by a...

Briefskate (November 9, 2013)
Radio: For the past few weeks on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ve been telling you about some student and faculty inventors and how USF is trying to help them. We wrap up with one of the more unusual inventions that we’ve come...
Television:

It’s part skateboard, part briefcase. It’s the Briefskate: a skateboard you can open up and put your personal items inside of. We’ll introduce you to the Briefskate and its creator, USF graduate Alexei Novitzky, on...

Briefskate / Seed Funding (November 7, 2013)
Radio: As USF officials announce plans to open a Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, they’re also offering up to 50-thousand dollars in seed funding for certain aspiring university entrepreneurs. Find out more on this week’s University...
Television:

It’s part skateboard, part briefcase. It’s the Briefskate: a skateboard you can open up and put your personal items inside of. We’ll introduce you to the Briefskate and its creator, USF graduate Alexei Novitzky, on...

Flexible Technology (re-broadcast) (October 29, 2013)
Radio: A single sheet of polymer may not seem like it has a lot of uses. But when a USF professor takes geometry and use lasers to cut precise pieces, pins them together and then adds pins and springs to make them move, he creates...
Television:

What looks like a child’s toy is actually a shape-shifting device that may change how things work in the future. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to a USF Engineering Professor who uses polymer, lasers and...

Rolling Dance Chair / Festival of Reading (October 22, 2013)
Radio: The 21st Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is this Saturday on the USF St. Petersburg campus. A number of authors with ties to the University of South Florida will be presenting their latest work. We’ll talk to...
Television:

It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair...

Rolling Dance Chair (October 15, 2013)
Radio: There’s a freedom that comes with dancing and the ability to express yourself through movement.
People with physical disabilities who can’t experience that freedom might soon find an answer thanks to an invention from a...
Television:

It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair...

USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers / Poverty Forum (October 8, 2013)
Radio: They’re some pretty big concepts: poverty and the effect it has on the education of low-income children in poor neighborhoods. A group of USF faculty and researchers is hoping to take ideas developed across disciplines and...
Television:

To help mark the recent Mexican Independence Day, and to reach out to an underserved community, the USF Health Service Corps and Dade City-based “Farmworkers Self-Help” held a health fair fiesta. We’ll take you there...

USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers (October 1, 2013)
Radio: The USF Health Service Corps allows students across many disciplines – future doctors, nurses, pharmacists and public health workers – to hone their skills, while also helping communities around the university. On this week’s...
Television:

To help mark the recent Mexican Independence Day, and to reach out to an underserved community, the USF Health Service Corps and Dade City-based “Farmworkers Self-Help” held a health fair fiesta. We’ll take you there...

Business Scholarships / Brilliant 10 Scientist (September 24, 2013)
Radio: Every year, Popular Science magazine names its “Brilliant 10”—a very short roster of the country’s brightest young scientific minds—and this year, a USF College of Marine Science researcher made the list.
On this week’s...
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Donors, both corporate and individual, gave $380,000...and one coveted parking spot...to almost 200 USF College of Business students this year. We’ll introduce you to some of the scholarship recipients as they share...

Business Scholarships (September 18, 2013)
Radio: The recent Scholarship Luncheon for USF’s College of Business honored 190 students who received almost $400,000 in scholarships. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to some of the award-winning students, as well as one of the...
Television:

Donors, both corporate and individual, gave $380,000...and one coveted parking spot...to almost 200 USF College of Business students this year. We’ll introduce you to some of the scholarship recipients as they share...

Caregiver Heart Health / Life Origins-Meteorite (rebroadcast) (September 11, 2013)
Radio: This week’s University Beat rebroadcast introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried...
Television:

The USF College of Nursing is conducting a study of caregivers for people with dementia, and they’re looking for volunteers. Find out more on University Beat on WUSF TV.

USF Sarasota-Manatee Freshmen / USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor (September 10, 2013)
Radio: There’s a new woman in charge of USF St. Petersburg. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we introduce you to Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska, and find out what short- and long-term plans she has for USF’s...
Television:

For the first time in its almost forty year history, undergraduate freshmen will be attending University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to an event welcoming the newest members...

USF Sarasota-Manatee Freshmen (September 3, 2013)
Radio: Most people don’t realize it, but for nearly all of its almost forty year history, USF Sarasota-Manatee has been an “upper division transfer university,” meaning it only accepted juniors, seniors and master’s students.
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Television:

For the first time in its almost forty year history, undergraduate freshmen will be attending University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to an event welcoming the newest members...

 

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