University Beat Archives

USF Rocket Club (rebroadcast) (December 5, 2016)
Radio: Florida plays such a major role in space exploration, so it’s not a surprise that a number of college students are interested in rocketry and the science behind it. The USF Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry – or SOAR –...
USF Public Art (November 28, 2016)
Radio: We’re continuing our look at public art in the Bay area this week by going to a place where there are 120 such works of art on display. University Beat joined a recent walking tour of the USF Tampa campus that took a closer...
US-Cuba (November 21, 2016)
Radio: Under President Obama, U.S. relations with Cuba saw a considerable warm-up, including new airline flights between Tampa and Havana. But under President-elect Donald Trump, it’s possible the relationship will change.  USF...
Tillman Scholar (November 14, 2016)
Radio: After twelve years of service with the U.S. Army, including two deployments to Iraq, Jeffrey Sargent began suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. Sargent has not only learned to manage his PTSD, he’s helping other student...
3-D Forensics (November 7, 2016)
Radio: Forensic artists from around the country recently teamed with USF anthropologists to try to solve twenty missing and unidentified persons cases. During the week long workshop, the group created three-dimensional clay...
Kabul Professor (October 31, 2016)
Radio: For the last four years, USF PhD graduate Raj Chandarlapaty has been teaching English to students at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul. That was until this past August, when terrorists attacked the school,...
Poetry Award (October 24, 2016)
Radio: A University of South Florida English professor is going to have a very eventful November – as his newest book is being published and he’s a finalist for the extremely prestigious National Book Award in Poetry. We sit down...
Bulls Bistro (October 17, 2016)
Radio: Students in USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership are showing off their culinary chops at a series of ongoing dining experiences. The “Bulls Bistro” gives aspiring chefs the opportunity to make...
USF Herd Of Thunder-Rome (October 10, 2016)
Radio: 130 members of the USF Herd of Thunder Marching Band will start 2017 Italian style, as they’ve been invited to perform in the New Year’s Parade in Rome. In addition to bringing the kind of performances Italians normally only...
Lightning Study (October 3, 2016)
Radio: When it comes to lightning, no state has more strikes per square mile than Florida. A USF researcher is measuring the energy of such strikes – not by looking at activity during a storm, but by focusing on the geology of where...
USF Rocket Club (September 26, 2016)
Radio: Florida plays such a major role in space exploration, so it’s not a surprise that a number of college students are interested in rocketry and the science behind it. The USF Society of Aeronautics and Rocketry – or SOAR –...
Mobile Memory Research Suite (rebroadcast) (September 19, 2016)
Radio: The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has rolled out a “mobile memory research suite.”
The first of its kind vehicle allows the institute to bring its clinical drug trials to Alzheimer’s patients throughout the Bay...
Solar Research (rebroadcast) (September 12, 2016)
Radio: It’s called the “Sunshine State,’ but figures show Florida is only thirteenth in the nation when it comes to the solar power capacity that’s been installed around the state. USF is trying to change that, with ground-breaking...
USF St. Pete Residence Hall (September 5, 2016)
Radio: USF St. Petersburg officials want to increase enrollment to 10,000 students in the next ten years – but to do that, the school will a lot more living space. So now, they’re moving forward with a private-public partnership to...
Fulbright-Cybersecurity (August 29, 2016)
Radio: A USF professor is traveling to the United Kingdom as one of the first Fulbright scholars in cybersecurity. Doctor Nathan Fisk will be a part of an initiative to increase cybersecurity cooperation between the U.S. and the U.K...
Oil Spill Research (August 22, 2016)
Radio: A six-week scientific cruise through the Gulf of Mexico took off at the beginning of August.
The scientists aboard the R/V Weatherbird II are studying how wildlife and portions of the Gulf were impacted by the Deepwater...
RNC Student (August 15, 2016)
Radio: A USF Political Science student is back from her trip to Cleveland, where she attended the recent Republican National Convention as one of many students from around the country taking part in the Washington Center’s Campaign...
Mobile Memory Research Suite (August 8, 2016)
Radio: The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has rolled out a “mobile memory research suite.”
The first of its kind vehicle allows the institute to bring its clinical drug trials to Alzheimer’s patients throughout the Bay...
Water Purification (rebroadcast) (August 1, 2016)
Radio: Last year, we told you about a revolutionary machine developed by USF engineers that could help developing countries by turning wastewater into reusable, beneficial products. This device, called the "NEWgenerator,” has been...
TV-Election Predictions (rebroadcast) (July 25, 2016)
Radio: According to research done at the USF Muma College of Business, a person’s TV preferences might just be able to predict who they’ll vote for in the Presidential Election...with shows like “Duck Dynasty” and “The Daily Show”...

 

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