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Clinical Trial Awareness
Clinical trials help medical professionals find out how effective treatments are. But they’re not a “one size fits all” proposition, particularly when minority populations don’t participate. An effort has been launched to bring researchers from USF...
Pint of Science
It’s being called a ‘science festival for adults,’ and they’re holding it in a place that grown-ups hold dear: the local bar! Researchers from USF and Moffitt Cancer Center are once again taking part in “Pint of Science,” a three night,...
Pre-College Preview
USF is once again preparing for its Pre-College Summer Program, a collection of classes that brings high school students from around the country and the world to USF for their first taste of college life. Classes this year, which run from June...
Oil Spill Anniversary
Five years ago this week, the largest accidental oil spill ever took place in the Gulf of Mexico. USF College of Marine Science researchers were among the first responders to the Deepwater Horizon disaster – and they’ve continued looking at the...
Sampling Science
USF’s Gibbons Alumni Center was recently transformed into a combination tasting room and classroom as craft beer lovers took part in a sold-out, student-organized event called “Sampling Science.” University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you how...
Florida Food Conference
You’ve probably heard about WUSF’s upcoming “Longest Table” event – now USF St. Petersburg is serving up a tasty treat of its own with the second annual Florida Food Conference April 18th. The conference will cover such topics as Florida seafood and...
USF School of Mass Communications
USF’s School of Mass Communications has been re-branded as the “Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.“ The name change is the result of a 10 million dollar gift by USF trustee Jordan Zimmerman. This week’s University Beat on WUSF...
USF Student Memorial (rebroadcast)
USF's Student Government has come up with a permanent way to honor classmates who have died while attending school - with a memorial wall and fountain. The names of nearly two dozen students who passed away in 2014 were recently added to the wall....
HospitaBull
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee recently held its annual “HospitaBull” evening. Students in the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership cooked up a multi-course dinner for 200 guests, covering every step along the way from...
The Great Society
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson unveiled “The Great Society,” a number of programs designed to reduce poverty and racial injustice in America. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg Department of History and Politics is holding...
School of Accountancy
Another University of South Florida business school has changed its name after a multimillion dollar donation from a Bay area entrepreneur. This time, it’s the School of Accountancy, which is now named after Lynn Pippenger, who recently gave 10...
A Tale of Two Cities / St. Pete Conference on World Affairs
Almost forty experts from around the world will speak about a variety of today’s “hot button” international issues at the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs. The conference takes place at USF St. Pete February 26th through 28th and will...
A Tale of Two Cities
It will be the best of times and the worst of times as USF Theatre and Dance presents a production of “A Tale of Two Cities” February 19th through 22nd and 25th through 28th. It’s part of the school’s “British International Theater” series, and they...
USF Student Memorial / Sampling Science
A pair of USF engineering students have put together a charity event where the science of craft beer will be discussed. “Sampling Science,” taking place February 20th at USF, will feature half a dozen presentations on the engineering aspects of...
USF Student Memorial
USF's Student Government has come up with a permanent way to honor classmates who have died while attending school - with a memorial wall and fountain. The names of nearly two dozen students who passed away in 2014 were recently added to the wall,...
Tampa Innovation Alliance / War Conferences
In February, the University of South Florida will be engaging in “war and remembrance” with an examination of two conflicts that shaped America. First, the Humanities Institute will be sponsoring a weekly lecture series focusing on the Civil War and...
Tampa Innovation Alliance
First, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced plans to redevelop sections of downtown Tampa. Now, a group is coming together to try to transform the area around the University of South Florida into a vibrant place where people want to work,...
Cybersecurity Conference (rebroadcast) / Sport & Entertainment Lecture Series
It’s no secret that sports has become a big business – just look at the economic effect teams like the Rays, the Bucs and the Lightning have on the Bay area. USF’s Sport and Entertainment Management Program is bringing in an all-star team of experts...
USF Health Service Dogs / Library Show & Tell (rebroadcast)
The staff of the USF Library’s Special Collections Department recently showed off some of their favorite things from the archives. Viewers had a chance to see valuable objects that normally sit under lock and key, including centuries-old spiritual...
Library Show & Tell (rebroadcast) / National & Competitive Intelligence
USF students interested in executive positions, whether in business or government, are encouraged to take part in a program in “National and Competitive Intelligence.” The program, which is backed by a grant from the Office of the Director of...
Veterans Week / USF Sarasota-Manatee Chancellor
USF Sarasota-Manatee is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, and in just the last decade, the school has established a new main campus as well as a number of branch locations; received separate accreditation to award degrees; and...
Mile in Her Shoes / CAREN Simulator
It’s a million dollar-plus, state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator that’s bringing together University of South Florida engineers and health practitioners to assist those with reduced motor skills. We'll introduce you to CAREN (Computer-Assisted...
USF Health Service Dogs
It’s one of the more unusual prescriptions ever suggested: pet one beautiful golden retriever and call me in the morning. Visitors to the USF Health Shimberg Library on the Tampa campus can now meet the newest employee, a golden retriever named...
Mile in Her Shoes
Student groups at the University of South Florida are trying to raise awareness of sexual and domestic violence against women with a number of efforts, including taking part in President Obama’s new “It’s On Us” campaign, as well as holding the...
CAREN Simulator / Festival of Reading
The 22nd Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is this Saturday on the USF St. Petersburg campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 will talk with three authors with ties to the University of South Florida who will be presenting their...
Veterans Week
Most people commemorate “Veterans Day,” but the University of South Florida honors our servicemen and women with “Veterans Week.” On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take you to some of the events held at USF, which has been named one...
Cybersecurity Conference / Murph the Surf
Fifty years ago, a group of thieves pulled off what’s been called the largest jewelry heist in U.S. history when they stole precious gems from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. One of the thieves, Jack “Murph the Surf” Murphy, was...
Cybersecurity Conference
Almost 500 people attended a recent conference at USF presented by the Florida Center for Cybersecurity. Attendees learned about the latest dangers in data theft and hacking from digital security experts. They also heard from former director of...
Colleges of Business Part 2
University Beat wraps up a two-part look at the changes to USF’s Colleges of Business by heading over to St. Petersburg. Not only does the school there have a new name thanks to a record-setting $10 million dollar donation, but they’ve also broken...
Colleges of Business Part 1
The Colleges of Business on both the USF Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses are undergoing monumental changes. Both have new names after multimillion dollar donations from local philanthropists, and USF St. Pete’s College of Business will soon have a...
CAREN Simulator / Business Scholarships (rebroadcast)
The recent USF College of Business Scholarship Luncheon honored around 175 students who received almost $400,000 dollars in awards. On this week’s rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we meet some of the award-winning students, who shared...
Pharmacy of the Future / USFSM-Longboat Key Club
Thanks to a new partnership with the Resort at Longboat Key Club, USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership now has a ‘teaching hotel’ where its students will rotate through a number of departments to get ‘on-the-job...
Pharmacy of the Future
It’s part classroom, part laboratory and full-time working facility that will serve patients. It’s the USF Health Pharmacy Plus – a ‘pharmacy of the future’ where students will learn how to work with both patients and other healthcare providers...
Professor at Sea
This semester’s USF Geology 3311 course, The Solid Earth, is a little different. For one thing, professor Jeffrey Ryan is helping teach the class while he’s working on board an international research vessel in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! On...
Professor at Sea / Business Scholarships
The recent USF College of Business Scholarship Luncheon honored around 175 students who received almost $400,000 dollars in awards. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we meet some of the award-winning students, who shared their inspiring...
Library Renovations / Ploughshares Conference
Joseph Cirincione, the president of anti-nuclear weapon group the Ploughshares Fund, will speak about the growing threat of the Islamic State and the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran at a USF Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies’...
Library Renovations
The University of South Florida’s fall semester is underway and students are already lining up to check out the renovated library. The $1.5 million in improvements addressed some of the students’ biggest complaints. Find out how on this week’s...
Palestinian Dance Class / Doctor of Business Administration
An MBA is a Masters of Business Administration degree — but have you heard about a DBA? USF is unveiling a new Doctor of Business Administration program that targets CEO’s and other upper-level executives looking to transform their business...
Palestinian Dance Class
St. Petersburg student Dwayne Scheuneman runs a local dance company that features both disabled and able-bodied performers. The wheelchair-bound Scheuneman recently worked in the Middle East with a Palestinian dance company that has teachers and...
Library Show & Tell
The staff of the USF Library’s Special Collections Department recently showed off some of their favorite things from the archives. Viewers had a chance to see valuable objects that normally sit under lock and key, including centuries-old spiritual...
Migrant Research / Library Show & Tell
USF anthropology professor Heide Castañeda recently spent two months in Mexico and Texas meeting with some of the immigrants crossing into these areas as they fled Central America. She talked with them about their dangerous journey to the U.S., as...
Healthcare Innovation Competition (rebroadcast) / Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
Thomas Edison, the man who developed Gatorade, and the creator of air conditioning are among the members of the inaugural class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take a look at this group of...
1Apple Grocery / Dr. Charles Lockwood
Dr. Charles Lockwood took the reins at USF Health and the Morsani College of Medicine this past May, and WUSF’s Mark Schreiner recently sat down with him for a revealing discussion. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll hear from...
1Apple Grocery
It’s not the career path they had imagined, but a pair of USF students has opened up a grocery store in Plant City. Not only does 1Apple Grocery serve low-income women and children, it also takes on the role of an oasis in a ‘food desert,’ providing...
Moffitt Healthy Kidz / HPV Initiative
Even though Florida has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the country, teenage girls in the state also have the lowest rate of HPV vaccinations. That’s despite the fact the shots would prevent the disease and a number of other ones. Led...
Moffitt Healthy Kidz
More than 40 high-achieving, low-income young people from around the Tampa Bay area recently gathered at the Moffitt Cancer Center on USF’s Tampa campus to find out about careers in medicine. As part of the Center’s “Healthy Kidz Program,” the group...
Historic Scans
While some historic structures around the world are deteriorating, members of USF's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST) are using high-tech 3D imaging tools to help capture a virtual version of them for future use. And as these tools...
Historic Scans / Culinary Innovation Lab (rebroadcast)
Officials at USF Sarasota Manatee would like to have one of the country’s best hospitality schools by the year 2020, and to help them on the way, the school has opened a Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch. This week’s rebroadcast of...
Forensic Imaging
In April 2013, a body was found in Sumter County, and investigators turned to the USF Forensic Anthropology Lab for help in identifying it. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we take a look at the forensic imaging tools the researchers...
Miles for Moffitt / Bionic Arm Surgery Update
Three years ago, Moffitt Cancer Center and Shriner’s Hospital teamed up to perform a surgery that gave then 8-year-old Josalyn Kaldenberg of Iowa the nation’s first expandable prosthetic arm. Now, Josalyn and her family have returned to Moffitt so...

 

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