Podcasts: University Beat (Audio) Archvies

Advanced Visualization Center (rebroadcast) / Iraq-Entrepreneurship
A USF St. Petersburg business professor recently taught entrepreneurship to educators in a very unlikely location: war-torn Iraq. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 catches up with Bill Jackson, who shares stories from what he calls ‘the most...
St. Petersburg Science Festival / Suicide Prevention Workshop
It’s an eye-opening statistic: suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people between 15 and 24. To help recognize the warning signs and prevent youth suicide, USF’s Department of Child and Family Studies recently presented a workshop...
St. Petersburg Science Festival
From live birds and fish, tours of research vessels, and dozens of hands-on activities for youngsters, the recent Saint Petersburg Science Festival had something for everyone. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes us to the campus of USF St. Pete for a...
USF Dance Graduate / Festival of Reading
Listen up, book-lovers! The St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading is coming up this Saturday on the USF St. Pete campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 previews the event and speaks with a pair of faculty members turned authors who will...
STEM Superheroes (rebroadcast)
When it comes to knowledge, the “Scientific League of Superheroes” is mightier than the Avengers and more uncanny than the X-Men. This week’s rebroadcast of WUSF's University Beat from earlier this summer introduces you to a trio of USF doctoral...
Stronger Than I Knew
They talk about learning English, surviving sexual assault, and coping with the death of both parents. USF students are sharing their personal stories on YouTube with the goal of inspiring classmates and giving them hope. It's a USF-created campaign...
USF Health CAMLS
USF is known as the "home of the Bulls"—but now it can also be called the "home of camels." That’s “CAMLS” as in "Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation.” USF Health is preparing for the formal opening of the new high-tech, downtown...
Not In Our Town
It took the brutal murder of a Hispanic immigrant for one Long Island community to say “not in our town.” Now USF, WUSF and “Community Tampa Bay” are teaming up to share a message of inclusion for the Bay area, directed particularly at immigrants...
Engineering Scholarships / Darwin Days
The Scopes Monkey trial was over 85 years ago, but the argument over teaching the theory of evolution still continues today. As legislators in states like Florida try to bring alternative theories into the classroom, biology teachers from elementary...
Engineering Scholarships
With today’s one-two punch of a stagnant economy and increasing tuition costs, college scholarships are more important than ever. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at how corporate and individual gifts are helping USF Engineering...
Natural Art Exhibit
From a wildlife rescue van to a display featuring stuffed cats, rats, raccoons and possums, Mark Dion’s work is decidedly unlike anything else you’ll see in an art museum. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 shows how Dion’s ongoing exhibition...
Natural Art Exhibit / STEM Research Part 2
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 is the second in a series of reports looking at USF’s research efforts in the hot-button topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. This time, we’ll examine USF efforts to...
Electric Cars / STEM Research Part 1
It’s one of the hottest topics in education today, particularly here in Florida: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM starts a two-part series looking at USF’s STEM efforts, beginning...
Electric Cars
USF is plugging into the future with the installation of the first electric vehicle charging stations on the Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 finds out how these devices advance the university’s commitment to becoming more...
Morsani Medical School / Marshall Scholar
For the first time in the University’s 55 year history, a USF student has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship—the highest honor for undergraduate study in the sciences. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces us to Jean Weatherwax...
Morsani Medical School
What does twenty million dollars get you in today's economy? For local philanthropists Frank and Carol Morsani, it led the University of South Florida to name its medical school in their honor. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM recaps...
25 Under 25 Update
All college kids are remarkable in their own way…and this week’s University Beat introduces you to some who really stand out in a crowd! From a young Haitian woman who graduated college at the age of 20 to a rock-climbing billboard model to an...
25 Under 25
From a young Haitian woman who graduated college at the age of 20 to a rock-climbing billboard model to an opera-singing football player, USF's College of Business has honored some of its outstanding students with a program called "25 Under 25."...
International Festival / Dr. Paul Farmer
Medical anthropologist, Doctor Paul Farmer, has been praised for his humanitarian work while also raising controversy for his views on topics like the recovery efforts in post-earthquake Haiti. Farmer was a recipient of an honorary degree at USF’s...
International Festival
It’s an annual event that makes USF look more like the UN, as students and faculty from over 75 countries unite at the university’s International Festival. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 is your passport to this year’s Fest, which...
Football Injury Simulator / USF Freshman Class
School’s back in session and the University of South Florida is welcoming what’s being called “its most academically talented class of freshmen ever.” This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to USF officials about the figures behind that...
Football Injury Simulator
Football season is just around the corner, and everyone is getting ready! That includes not just the players, but the people who will have to treat them when they get hurt. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 shows you how USF is using a high-...
Multimedia & Rock Camp
Electric guitars and video cameras are replacing arts and crafts and nature hikes at a pair of USF Summer Camps. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 pays a visit to the USF Multimedia and Rock & Roll Summer Camps to find out how they help...
9-11 Memorial / Study Abroad Endowment (rebroadcast)
While the importance of global business and knowledge grows, so does the cost of international travel, something that college students find especially daunting. University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft recognizes that difficulty, so she...
Multimedia & Rock Camp / Biosensor Research
It’s hard to believe, but ten years ago this past spring, Mark Schreiner filed his first University Beat report for WUSF 89.7. We’re celebrating the occasion by revisiting the very first USF researcher he profiled—Dr. Daniel Lim, a microbiologist...
9-11 Memorial
With the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks just over a month away, the city of Madeira Beach is preparing to build a memorial to the victims of that tragic day. A pair of USF students have designed that memorial, which will...
USF Architecture-Riverwalk / Gender Role Research
A simple research study on how men respond to threats to their masculinity had people around the globe talking—and in some cases, quite angrily—when the media and bloggers picked up the story. On this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM, we'll...
USF Architecture-Riverwalk
Although Tampa’s Riverwalk is just 2 miles long, the area around the Hillsborough River is an important part of city officials’ future plans. Those officials have heard from some USF Architecture and Urban Design students who have created new...
Military Medical Simulator
USF Health takes one more step as a leader in medical simulation with an amazing state-of-the-art tool. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces us to “Caesar,” a trauma patient simulator that graphically mimics a soldier seriously wounded in...
Silver Alert
You've probably seen a "Silver Alert" notification on a highway sign or heard about one on the local news. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM tells you how USF is working to educate both law enforcement and the public about this program,...
25 Under 25 / Young Adult Fiction
Today’s young adult fiction of wizards, warlocks and vampires in love can actually be critically read in the classroom. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces you to USF English Literature major Courtney Pollard and talks to her about her...
Rhetoric in Action / Bike & Build
A USF Medical School student is taking a little bicycle ride on her summer break—from North Carolina all the way to Arizona! She’s taking the 35-hundred mile trek with a group that raises money for and builds affordable housing for low-income...
Rhetoric in Action
For the next few weeks, University Beat on WUSF FM take a look back at some of the interesting things USF students have done over the last semester, and a look ahead at some of the more intriguing summer plans a few of them have. We start this week...
Japan Underwater Robots / Shriners-Arm Replacement
It’s a surgery that’s been done for adults before, but never for children in the United States. Now, thanks to the Moffitt Cancer Center and the Shriners Hospital on USF’s Tampa campus, an 8 year old girl from Iowa will one day be able to play the...
Military Medical Simulator / Moms Project
While most of us are thinking flowers or candy are the perfect Mother’s Day gift, three USF faculty members are honoring their moms this year by starting scholarships in their names. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you about “The Moms Project,”...
New USF Music Building / Business-Government Matchmaking
We're talking about speed-dating on this University Beat on WUSF 89.7: not singles looking for love, but small businesses and government agencies hoping to hook up. We'll have a preview of the USF Small Business Development Center's upcoming “...
New USF Music Building
After 45 years in a space that wasn’t always conducive to rehearsing and performing, USF’s School of Music has opened the doors on its new state-of-the-art building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the ribbon-cutting for the...
Afghan School Supplies Class / Prosthetics-Golf
Golf isn’t the easiest game to play; now imagine trying to do it if you’re missing an arm or leg. USF researchers are trying to perfect prosthetic devices that can help people missing a limb accomplish more athletically—and it’s work that might also...
Afghan School Supplies Class
Since we last checked in with U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple, he’s picked up some new, unusual allies on his latest mission. Students in a USF Honors College course taught by his wife, Liisa, are now leading the effort to collect...
Concussion Summit
The danger of concussions in athletics is a story that's moved from the sports page to the front page. A free educational summit designed to help young athletes, their parents and coaches become more aware of the problem will be held at USF on...
Crisis Center Class / African Journalists
Threats of imprisonment, torture, even death…those are just some of the things journalists in Africa face for simply trying to report the news. A group of these reporters and editors recently visited America to find out more about our country, and...
Crisis Center Class
When people are in their darkest moments and about to give up hope, many call a suicide hotline, such as the one run by the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay. Now a group of USF students are there to answer that call, and it’s because of an Honors College...
Byrd Alzheimer's C.A.R.E. Center / Student Redistricting
Once a decade, Florida lawmakers take up the onerous task of redrawing the borders of the state’s legislative districts. Now, USF political science students are getting in on the redistricting act by designing their own maps as a class assignment....
Byrd Alzheimer's C.A.R.E. Center
The USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is getting ready to open the doors on "The Center for Memory C.A.R.E.," a kind of "one-stop shop" for diagnosis, research and treatment of Alzheimer's. WUSF was the first local media outlet allowed inside...
Mile in Her Shoes / Center for Entrepreneurship
With unemployment still high, it’s more important than ever for business schools to turn out self-starting students with innovative ideas. The Princeton Review is once again honoring USF’s Center for Entrepreneurship for doing just that. This week...
USF Engineering-Agilent
USF is powering up its Electrical Engineering program thanks to the largest in-kind gift ever to the university. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells us how the 26 million dollar donation from Agilent Technologies will give USF students an...
USF Engineering-Agilent / Water for Burkina Faso
A USF student group is helping a local organization build two water reservoirs in the African country of Burkina Faso, and they're looking for some help from the community. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you about their work and also...
Mile in Her Shoes
It’s become a bizarre, annual occurrence: male faculty and students don women’s shoes to walk…as best as they can…around USF’s Tampa campus. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event, where...
Swings Tampa Bay
Remember the joy, the freedom you felt when you were young and you had a chance to swing on a swing set? Well a pair of USF students is trying to get that feeling back—AND share it with the entire Bay area, as they’re sneaking around town and...
USF Dance Graduate
The dance performance she recently appeared in at USF is named “Going,” but for Heather Kemp, it was more like a homecoming. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to this USF graduate and tells you how her time at the school over a...

 

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