University Beat

  • Ocean Oxygen

    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.

  • Grace Byers

    Before she was an actress on the hit TV series 'Empire,' Grace Byers was a theater major at the University of South Florida. She recently returned to Tampa to share her story.

  • Christopher Hill

    Former Ambassador Chris Hill recently visited USF to share his thoughts about relationship between the U.S. and North Korea and if diplomacy can save it.

  • 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.

The University of South Florida has faced criticism from some in the community for not giving enough business to minority-owned companies. The school is addressing that issue by enhancing its Supplier Diversity program with new...
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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

Recent University Beat Episodes

Actress and USF alumna Grace Byers was one of the featured speakers at the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy symposium.
Radio: Grace Byers (December 18, 2017)
Hollywood actress Grace Byers stars on the hit TV series 'Empire.' But before her days of celebrity, she was a theater major at the University of South Florida. Guest host Jackson Cardarelli speaks with Byers about how her time...
Former U.S. ambassador Christopher Hill recently spoke at USF. (courtesy USF Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies)
Radio: Christopher Hill (December 11, 2017)
Tensions seem to rise between the United States and North Korea with each development related to their nuclear weapons program – often followed by a tweet from President Trump. Former U.S. Ambassador Chris Hill served as the head...
The message of "Don't Stress, Do Your Best" is on the final product of the USF Student Government "paint splatter" event, where students were able to throw paint on a blank canvas to relieve a little stress during preparations for final exams in Spring 2017.
Radio: Finals-Stress Relief (rebroadcast) (December 4, 2017)
USF students are wrapping up the semester with final exams, and there’s a lot of stress that comes with them. This past May, we took a look at some of the novel ways organizations around campus help students cope, including pet...

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