University Beat

  • Pell Grants

    According to a study by a national think tank, the University of South Florida is one of the top public universities in the country at serving lower-income students.

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  • Ocean Oxygen (rebroadcast)

    More and more, the world’s oceans and coastal waters – like the Gulf of Mexico – are developing areas where there’s little to no oxygen. A USF College of Marine Science professor is on an international team studying the phenomenon.

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  • Entrepreneur - No Flood Florida

    A pair of USF graduate students have created a database that lets homeowners get a free Flood Analysis Memo.

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  • USF Entrepreneurs

    As part of a new, ongoing monthly series, University Beat is profiling an entrepreneur with ties to the University of South Florida - it could be a current student, alumni or faculty member.

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  • USF-Dozier Reform School

    USF researchers have been looking at the Dozier Reform School for Boys in Marianna, FL, where students, some who died under mysterious circumstances, were buried.

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The Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit takes place June 5-7 at USF in Tampa. (courtesy Times Higher Education/USF)
For the first time, the U.K.-based Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit is coming to North America – and the University of South Florida is the host. Learn what more than 200 university presidents and leaders from...

Recent University Beat Episodes

Low oxygen caused the death of this coral in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The dead crabs (right foreground, left background) also died because of the loss of dissolved oxygen. (Courtesy  Arcadio Castillo / Smithsonian)
Radio: Ocean Oxygen (rebroadcast) (May 28, 2018)
More and more, the world’s oceans and coastal waters – like the Gulf of Mexico – are developing areas where there’s no oxygen. That lack of air dooms sea life, and it looks like humans are to blame. A University of South Florida...
NoFloodFlorida.com, created by USF graduate students Ahmed Hamed and Taylor Lankford, offers floodplain analysis reports to home buyers and real estate agents in the Tampa Bay Area.
Radio: Entrepreneur - No Flood Florida (May 21, 2018)
Hurricane season is right around the corner and one of the biggest concerns homeowners have is knowing if their property is at risk of flooding. A pair of USF graduate students have created a database that lets them get a free...
Jack Davis recently won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea" (courtesy Jack Davis)
Radio: Jack Davis (May 14, 2018)
In his latest book, Jack Davis says the history of the Gulf of Mexico is the story of a great American sea. And until now, it’s a story that’s gone untold. On University Beat on WUSF Public Media, Roberto Roldan sits down with...
Radio Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Host:
Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

Contact Information

mschreiner@wusf.org
University Beat's theme song is: "Perpetuum Mobile" by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, from their CD "Signs of Life."

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