University Beat Archives

Florida Weather (September 25, 2017)
Radio: USF Professor Jennifer Collins has written a book, “Florida Weather and Climate: More Than Just Sunshine.” We’ll talk to her about that, as well as about the 2017 hurricane season and how a London native became interested in...
Community Resiliency (September 18, 2017)
Radio: USF Professor Robin Ersling studies the social impacts of disasters like Hurricane Irma. We talk with her on University Beat on WUSF Public Media about how communities can fill the roles governments can’t, why it seems it...
Human-Pet Interaction (September 4, 2017)
Radio: 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...
Venom Peptides (August 28, 2017)
Radio: 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...
Red Tide Chek (August 21, 2017)
Radio: 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...
Diabetes Prevention (August 14, 2017)
Radio: 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...
Get Innovative (rebroadcast) (August 7, 2017)
Radio: 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...
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...
Physician Assistant Program (May 15, 2017)
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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...

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...
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...