Podcasts: University Beat (Audio) Archvies

Young Universities Summit
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 around the world will...
Ocean Oxygen (rebroadcast)
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 College of Marine...
Entrepreneur - No Flood Florida
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 Flood Analysis Memo....
Jack Davis
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 the University of...
Project Downtown Tampa
For most college students, Friday nights are a time to wind down and begin the weekend. But for one group at the University of South Florida, it’s a chance to give back to their community. Hafsa Quraishi and University Beat on WUSF Public Media...
Entrepreneur - Stuby
For those of you who don’t know, Tinder is a dating app where people ‘swipe right’ to show their interest in a person. A pair of University of South Florida undergraduates have created a similar app – but for students seeking study groups....
Jane Austen - Wikipedia (rebroadcast)
A University of South Florida class is using famed English author, Jane Austen, to learn how to make Wikipedia more accurate. It’s part of an outreach effort with the Wiki Education Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps students develop research...
Jacksonville Shipwreck
A 42-foot-long section of a wooden hull of a ship recently washed up on shore, just south of Jacksonville. It's unclear how old it is, but it may be from the 1700's or 1800's. Researchers with the USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities...
Stop the Bleed
For years, USF Health has taught non-medical professionals such first aid skills as CPR training. Now, they’re equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to prevent someone from bleeding to death. University Beat visited one of their...
Entrepreneur - Filmmaker
University Beat is continuing our monthly look at entrepreneurs with ties to USF by going Hollywood. Ryan Justice is a 2011 graduate who co-wrote, directed and co-produced “Followers,” a movie that’s being released in theaters and on video this...
Human-Pet Interaction (rebroadcast)
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 Sarasota-Manatee is looking at how...
Entrepreneur - Bridges
This month's look at entreprenuers with ties to the University of South Florida focuses on Will Cohen, a USF graduate who started his own digital marketing firm. Now, he’s helping launch “Bridges,” a social media platform that brings people together...
Florida Maps
There's a new display now open at the Tampa Bay History Center that’s of particular interest to map lovers. The museum is working with the University of South Florida to showcase more than 6,000 maps of historic Florida. Hafsa Quraishi toured the...
Allergies
Your sinuses can tell you better than we can, but it's already been one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory. Now, we’re heading into a late starting, but very ugly allergy season as well. WUSF’s Mark Schreiner sat down recently with Dr....
Jane Austen - Wikipedia
A University of South Florida class is using famed English author, Jane Austen, to learn how to make Wikipedia more accurate. It’s part of an outreach effort with the Wiki Education Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps students develop research...
Entrepreneur - AquaMelon
University Beat will be regularly checking in this year with entrepreneurs. And our focus is on those who have ties to USF – a current student, a graduate or a faculty member – to learn about their business and its potential. We’re starting with the...
Grammys - Chuck Owen
While most of the attention will be on stars like Jay-Z and Bruno Mars, we’ll be watching a University of South Florida jazz professor who is up for four Grammy Awards this Sunday. Chuck Owen sat down recently with WUSF’s Mike Cornette to talk about...
Ocean Oxygen
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 College of Marine...
Minority Contracts
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 leadership, by...
Grace Byers
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 in Tampa played a...
Christopher Hill
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 of the American...
Finals-Stress Relief (rebroadcast)
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 therapy and a “...
Gopher Tortoises
A researcher and students at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee don’t have to go far to observe gopher tortoises in the wild – they walk out the front door and visit the animals right on campus! The group is mapping tortoise burrows,...
Symphony Composition Contest (rebroadcast)
Earlier this year, the Florida Orchestra gave five USF music students the chance of a lifetime by performing their original compositions.It was part of a contest, and the winning piece was performed at the Orchestra’s season finale concerts. In this...
Unstoppable
For the past decade, the University of South Florida has been holding its “Unstoppable” fund-raising campaign. The ultimate goal is to bring in $1 billion that will benefit a variety of programs, including health and research, as well as students...
Research Vessel
A new, state-of-the-art research vessel is now docked at its home base in St. Petersburg. The W.T. Hogarth is a 78-foot ship that will be used by researchers from the USF College of Marine Science and almost thirty other state universities and other...
St. Petersburg Mayor
St. Pete Mayoral candidates Rick Kriseman and Rick Baker were scheduled to visit a USF St. Petersburg American Government class designed to introduce students to Civics. University Beat on WUSF Public Media was there, so you’ll hear what the...
USF St. Petersburg - Martin Tadlock
We’re sitting down with the interim Regional Chancellor for USF St. Petersburg, Martin Tadlock, to find out what he’s hearing on campus in the wake of the unexpected departure of Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. University Beat continues...
USF St. Petersburg - Student Newspaper
There’s been turmoil recently on the USF St. Petersburg campus with the unexpected departure of Regional Chancellor Sophia Wisniewska. For the next two weeks, University Beat is going to take a closer look at the story. First, we’ll sit down with...
Downtown USF College of Medicine
The University of South Florida’s new Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute is scheduled to open in 2019 as one of the cornerstones of Water Street Tampa. The $3 billion redevelopment of downtown is the idea of Lightning owner Jeff Vinik,...
Florida Weather
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 the Sunshine State’s...
Community Resiliency
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 takes impoverished...
Human-Pet Interaction
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 Sarasota-Manatee is looking at how...
Venom Peptides
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 Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’...
Red Tide Chek
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 in about half an hour....
Diabetes Prevention
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 South Florida researcher...
Get Innovative (rebroadcast)
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 careers, with the aim of...
Pasco Sinkhole
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 authorities with the...
Volcano Research (rebroadcast)
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 down with one of the...
Prison Debate (rebroadcast)
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 field” advantage. That’s...
TGH-Transplant Program
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 University Beat on WUSF 89.7,...
USF Sarasota-Manatee - Stetson Law
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 law school if they meet...
NASA-Deep Sea
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 four researchers on an...
Summer Scholarships
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 degrees scholarships to cover...
Mindy Thomas
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 Thomas, a graduate of USF. Mark...
Physician Assistant Program
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 demanding as the one...
Financial Planning Degree
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 University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we...
Cesar Hernandez
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 organization and won an...
Med School Advice
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 some advice with the...
Finals-Stress Relief
USF students are wrapping up the school year with final exams, and there’s a lot of stress that comes with them. A number of organizations around campus have come up with ways to help them cope, including pet therapy and a “midnight scream session...

 

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