Podcasts: University Beat (Audio) Archvies

Culinary Innovation Lab (rebroadcast) / Pint of Science
Scientists from USF and Moffitt Cancer Center recently traded in their lab goggles for beer goggles. It was all part of “Pint of Science,” a worldwide festival that saw researchers pull up a stool at local bars to talk with people about their work...
Forensic Imaging / Biomedical Research Roundtable
Biomedical research has a multi-billion dollar presence in the Florida economy, thanks in part to federal funding. But those funds are threatened by previous sequestration cuts and possible new ones. A recent roundtable gave a trio of Bay area...
Healthcare Innovation Competition / USF Graduation
The University of South Florida awarded over six-thousand degrees during spring commencement – a new record for USF. Among the highlights were a family with three graduates – a father and two of his children – and the final time names of graduates...
Healthcare Innovation Competition
From a Google Glass application for people with cognitive and physical disabilities to a grocery store chain that sells healthy food in low-income neighborhoods, some of the best student developed healthcare technology is being developed in the...
Miles for Moffitt
Runners and walkers are stretching their legs and tying their shoes as they prepare for Miles for Moffitt, coming up Saturday, May 10th on USF’s Tampa campus. In its first eight years, the event has raised almost one and a half million dollars—with...
STEM Superheroes: The Sequel / USF Health Career Days
Representatives from USF Health, local law enforcement and area businesses recently met with students at a pair of East Tampa public middle schools. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll hear how the doctors, nurses and researchers...
STEM Superheroes: The Sequel
The Scientific League of Superheroes is back - and they need some help! The trio of USF graduate students who use hands-on lessons and a slickly produced comic book-style video series to teach STEM skills to young people has launched a fundraising...
WUSF-USFSP Studio
WUSF has been a fixture on USF’s Tampa campus for fifty years, and three years ago, we added a studio at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. Now, we’ve done it again—this time, with a new studio at USF St. Petersburg. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF...
USF Hockey / Gun Music
You’ve heard the phrase “turning swords into plowshares.” Artist Pedro Reyes embraces that concept by taking firearms that had been confiscated and rendered useless by the Mexican army and turning them into musical instruments. Now, to kick off its...
the road weeps, the well runs dry / Last Lecture
USF Mechanical Engineering Professor Autar Kaw is preparing for his “last lecture.” He’s the 2012 Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year and he isn’t retiring—he’s taking part in an event where distinguished faculty give a hypothetical last...
the road weeps, the well runs dry
USF is one of four theater companies in the country—and the only one based at a university—presenting the road weeps, the well runs dry. The play tells the story of the “Black Seminoles” who migrated from Florida to Oklahoma to create one of the...
Culinary Innovation Lab / Center for Cybersecurity
Silicon Valley didn’t become one of the world’s leading high-tech hotspots overnight – it took visionaries putting in years of work to get there. A group of faculty and executives at USF would like to see the Tampa Bay area become that kind of...
WUSF-USFSP Studio / Modern Warfare Conference
Revolutions driven by social media, cyber-terrorism and drone technology are just some examples of how modern warfare continues to change. But a recent conference at USF shows that the human dimension of war has not changed. This week’s University...
Fireman's Challenge UPDATE
About 400 members of USF’s Greek system braved a cool and wet day to see who had the best firefighting skills. As we’ll hear this week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, the competition raised funds for a memorial for Tampa firefighters who have died...
Dozier Update / St. Pete Conference on World Affairs
This week, the city of St. Petersburg will show the world that it’s much more than the home of the Rays and green benches. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, Mark Schreiner sits down with the organizers of the second annual St. Petersburg...
Dozier Update
Researchers from USF have excavated the remains of 55 people from a graveyard at the closed Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. We’ll take a deeper look at the investigation on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, including how objects...
USF Hockey
They’re not one of the best known teams in the Tampa Bay area—or even on their own campus—but the USF Ice Bulls have been playing hockey for 25 years. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you how these students-athletes, whose team...
Student Innovation Incubator
Fifteen businesses owned and operated by students are the first members of the new USF Student Innovation Incubator, which gives them both a home base to call their own, as well as advice and mentoring from university experts. This week’s University...
Student Innovation Incubator / Heart Institute
Imagine treatment and prevention efforts for heart disease that can be tailored to a person’s genetic makeup. That’s a game-changer, because a remedy that works for someone else might not work for you.This state-of-the-art medicine may soon become...
USF Nursing B.E.A.R.S. Program
Being stuck in the hospital for the holidays is tough for anyone, but it’s especially hard on young people. Students and faculty at the USF College of Nursing are reaching out in a small, but heartfelt way, by handing out teddy bears to 800 young...
Fireman's Challenge / USF Nursing B.E.A.R.S. Program
Being stuck in the hospital for the holidays is tough for anyone, but it’s especially hard on young people. Students and faculty at the USF College of Nursing are reaching out in a small, but heartfelt way, by handing out teddy bears to 800 young...
Fireman's Challenge
About 400 members of USF’s Greek system braved a cool and wet November day to see who had the best firefighting skills. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, hear how much money the competition raised for a memorial for Tampa firefighters who...
USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers (rebroadcast) / 22 Random Acts
Birthdays often mean doing something for ourselves, but USF student Vaneesha Patel decided to mark her recent 22nd birthday by committing 22 random acts of kindness. We caught up with Patel while she was on her goodwill mission, hear her story on...
Upcycled Art / Archaeology of Beer
It may not solve the age-old debate of “tastes great” versus “less filling,” but a professor at USF St. Petersburg is conducting research into “the archaeology of beer.” We’ll open up a cold one on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 as we look...
Upcycled Art
You’ve heard of recycling—but how about “upcycling?” The process takes a previously used product and turns it into not just something different, but something better. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll tell you how USF and students...
Briefskate
For the past few weeks on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ve been telling you about some student and faculty inventors and how USF is trying to help them. We wrap up with one of the more unusual inventions that we’ve come across the Briefskate--a...
Briefskate / Seed Funding
As USF officials announce plans to open a Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, they’re also offering up to 50-thousand dollars in seed funding for certain aspiring university entrepreneurs. Find out more on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
Flexible Technology (re-broadcast)
A single sheet of polymer may not seem like it has a lot of uses. But when a USF professor takes geometry and use lasers to cut precise pieces, pins them together and then adds pins and springs to make them move, he creates something called “...
Rolling Dance Chair / Festival of Reading
The 21st Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is this Saturday on the USF St. Petersburg campus. A number of authors with ties to the University of South Florida will be presenting their latest work. We’ll talk to three of them on this week’s...
Rolling Dance Chair
There’s a freedom that comes with dancing and the ability to express yourself through movement. People with physical disabilities who can’t experience that freedom might soon find an answer thanks to an invention from a USF Dance instructor. This...
USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers / Poverty Forum
They’re some pretty big concepts: poverty and the effect it has on the education of low-income children in poor neighborhoods. A group of USF faculty and researchers is hoping to take ideas developed across disciplines and turn them into action that...
USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers
The USF Health Service Corps allows students across many disciplines – future doctors, nurses, pharmacists and public health workers – to hone their skills, while also helping communities around the university. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF...
Business Scholarships / Brilliant 10 Scientist
Every year, Popular Science magazine names its “Brilliant 10”—a very short roster of the country’s brightest young scientific minds—and this year, a USF College of Marine Science researcher made the list. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7...
Business Scholarships
The recent Scholarship Luncheon for USF’s College of Business honored 190 students who received almost $400,000 in scholarships. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to some of the award-winning students, as well as one of the generous benefactors...
Caregiver Heart Health / Life Origins-Meteorite (rebroadcast)
This week’s University Beat rebroadcast introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites. Join...
USF Sarasota-Manatee Freshmen / USF St. Petersburg Regional Chancellor
There’s a new woman in charge of USF St. Petersburg. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we introduce you to Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska, and find out what short- and long-term plans she has for USF’s campus by the bay.
USF Sarasota-Manatee Freshmen
Most people don’t realize it, but for nearly all of its almost forty year history, USF Sarasota-Manatee has been an “upper division transfer university,” meaning it only accepted juniors, seniors and master’s students. That’s all changed this year,...
Ataxia Research / Chemo Brain Study
Moffitt Cancer Center is looking for volunteers for a study on “chemo brain”— subtle but long-term changes in a cancer patient’s thinking and memory that may be a result of their treatment. But as we’ll find out on this week’s University Beat,...
Ataxia Research
Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare, debilitating neuro-muscular disease that slowly robs a person of their strength and ability to walk - and at this time, there’s no approved treatment for the disease. USF is the lead site on a national clinical trial...
Caregiver Heart Health
Some who serve as caregivers for loved ones with debilitating memory diseases like Alzheimer’s find their own health affected by years of round-the-clock worry and vigilance. USF’s College of Nursing is conducting a two-part clinical study: one...
Bridge to Success / Indino
Barely a year out of college, Luis Batista took a huge chance by quitting his job at a Tampa financial firm to follow a dream. The USF alum is getting close to the realization of his goal, with the launch of “Indino” (pronounced “in da know”), a new...
Bridge to Success
USF St. Petersburg is offering students at a struggling local elementary school a ‘bridge to success’ with a brand new summer program. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at a science summer school that helps youngsters learn about the...
Olin Mott / River Blindness
USF professor Thomas Unnasch is helping in the fight against the disease of onchocerciasis, or “river blindness,” and his work has taken him to some of the most remote parts of Africa and Central and South America. On this week’s University Beat on...
Pier Fish-USFSP / Occupational Health & Safety Institute
Some college students use the summer break to recharge their batteries – others use it to think long and hard about their future career plans. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we take a look at a weeklong USF College of Public Health...
Students With Diabetes Conference Recap
Last month, University Beat had a preview of USF Health’s Students With Diabetes National Conference – this week, we have a follow-up. Over a hundred young people living with the disease came together in Tampa from over 20 states and three...
Pier Fish-USFSP / Laughter is the Remedy
On the surface, cancer and comedy don’t seem like they go together well, but an upcoming event at Moffitt Cancer Center aims to dispel that belief. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll have a preview of “Laughter is the Remedy,” a...
Students With Diabetes Conference Recap / Dr. Stephen Klasko
In September, Doctor Stephen Klasko will leave USF, where he served as CEO of USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine since 2004. WUSF’s Mark Schreiner spoke to Dr. Klasko about his legacy at USF, his outlook for the University’s...
3-D Campus / Life Origins-Meteorite
This week’s University Beat introduces you to Matthew Pasek, a USF geology professor whose research on sites around the world has detected evidence that a key element in the origins of life on Earth was carried here on meteorites. Join us on WUSF 89...
3-D Campus
It’s a new way to look at USF, as researchers at the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies are using three-dimensional imaging to create a “virtual campus.” On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7, find out how the tools and skills the...
Engineering Expo (rebroadcast) / Behavioral Healthcare Graduates
Over six-thousand USF students received their diplomas earlier this month, but a group of four of them stood out as the first graduates in a brand new major. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to the charter class of Behavioral...

 

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