University Beat Archives

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”...
Firefighter Back Pain (rebroadcast) (July 18, 2016)
Radio: The leading cause of disability and early retirement for firefighters is back injuries – not really a surprise when you consider they’re lugging as much as a hundred pounds of gear in the field. Armed with a $1.3 million...
USF-USF Sarasota-Manatee Bridge to Engineering (July 11, 2016)
Radio: For years, students who wanted to be engineering majors at USF had no choice but to come to the Tampa campus.
Now, thanks to a program launching this fall, students will be able to take two years of classes at USF...
Student Candidates (July 4, 2016)
Radio: At an age where many of their classmates are getting ready to vote in their first Presidential election, two recent USF graduates are running for state office. University Beat on WUSF 89. 7 introduces you to a pair of young...
AbleNook (June 27, 2016)
Radio: A prefabricated, expandable living module designed by a pair of USF graduates was recently honored at an award ceremony for Florida inventors. Among its many uses, AbleNook can house victims of natural disasters. We sit down...
Faith House (June 20, 2016)
Radio: Faith House Florida is a St. Petersburg living facility for people recovering from substance abuse, just out of prison, or overcoming homelessness.
Students from the USF School of Architecture and Community Design spent...
Food Insecurity (June 13, 2016)
Radio: There are 700-thousand “food-insecure” people living in the Bay area – that’s people who don’t have consistent access to food due to a lack of money or other resources.
Now the University of South Florida and the group...
Follow Your Calling (rebroadcast) (June 6, 2016)
Radio: If you don’t “follow your calling” and find a job that you find especially fulfilling, are you putting yourself at risk for unhappiness and health problems?
Well, according to a pair of USF psychologists – that might...
Veggie Garden (May 30, 2016)
Radio: There’s a class at USF where students learn to grow their own vegetables… and at the end of the semester, they get to eat their homework!
University Beat on WUSF 89.7 stops in at the USF Botanic Gardens for a spring...
Water Purification (May 23, 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...
Canoe Trip (May 16, 2016)
Radio: USF St. Petersburg students recently had the chance to hang out with some local, high-performing fifth graders. What made the whole experience especially memorable is *where* the students met up – on canoes, cruising Tampa...
Young Graduate (May 9, 2016)
Radio: Ahmed Mohamed is graduating from USF this month with a 4.0 GPA and degrees in both biomedical sciences and political science.
In addition, he’s now going on to pursue degrees in medicine and law simultaneously.
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