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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...
Swings Tampa Bay / Intelligence Careers
They won’t be earning a license to kill, but students interested in a career in intelligence analysis—the pain-staking, detail-oriented work that spies do—will soon be able to turn to USF. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces us to...
African Refugees/Neighborhood News Bureau
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has the story behind the story on the next generation of journalists from USF. They're getting some real-life training at USF St. Petersburg's Neighborhood News Bureau, while also helping get the word out...
African Refugees
“Tragic but inspiring”—those are the words used to describe young people from Africa, who are recovering from years of physical and mental damage inflicted upon them by civil war. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces us to a...
Silver Alert / USF-Pension Reform
The move by Florida's Legislature and Governor Scott to require state employees to contribute three percent of their salaries to the state's retirement fund – derided by some as a pay cut – is having a substantial effect at USF. This week on...
Japan Underwater Robots
Researchers at USF's Center for Ocean Technology have returned to the States after a weeklong mission to Northern Japan. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you how the team used underwater robots to help search some of the areas damaged...
Student Business Summit / Undergraduate Research
When it comes to a university’s reputation, research by undergraduates is as important for a school like USF as the work done at any other level. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 drops in on the 9th Annual USF Undergraduate Research Symposium, where...
Sports Concussions / Goldwater Scholars
Until this year, no USF undergraduate had ever won a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship—but now TWO outstanding students have taken the honor. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM introduces you to the pair, seniors Juan Baso and Amber Schmidt...
Student Business Summit
With a less than rosy employment picture for college graduates, an organization led by USF business students tried to help their peers from across Florida get their footing in the global job marketplace. A recent free, daylong summit brought...
Women in Leadership & Philanthropy
In an almost fifty year career in dance, Twyla Tharp has won dozens of awards and worked with hundreds of performers, ranging from Baryshnikov to Billy Joel. The choreographer recently spoke to USF Dance students and to members of USF Women in...
Women in Leadership & Philanthropy / Practical Politics (re-broadcast)
Because of elections, University Beat will not run on WUSF 89.7 this week. Students in a USF St. Petersburg Political Science course are seeing what a real election campaign is like as interns for mayoral and city council candidates. Join them as...
ResearchOne / USF Zombies
Just in time for Halloween, zombie-mania is hitting USF! This week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we talk with a pair of USF students whose publishing company has released a new anthology of zombie stories set in the Bay area…we also look at a...
What the Heart Remembers
An original dance-theatre piece making its debut at USF this week takes on the subject of civil war with a sense of beauty and horror. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at "What the Heart Remembers: The Women and Children of Darfur."
African American Oral History Project
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists recently named WUSF 89.7’s University Beat the winner of a 2010 Griot Drum Award for Radio Features Reporting. We’ll bring you a re-broadcast of that award-winning report this week, as Mark Schreiner...
Arts Thesis
Thirteen USF Art students literally make their research thesis a work of art! University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes us to their dissertation, which is on display at a local gallery.
Arts Thesis / New Solar Windows
A new form of technology that could change the way we look at solar energy has been created in the lab of a USF physics professor. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 shines a light on the first-of-its kind transparent solar window that’s capable of...
ALS Clinic
USF Health has opened a state-of-the-art ALS clinic to treat and research a horrible affliction that slowly robs its victims of movement and other functions, even as their minds remain healthy and whole. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the...
ALS Clinic / Business & Lobbying
Mark Schreiner sits down with a USF Business professor who has co-authored a study that looks at what happens when companies mix business and politics. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to Professor Sean Lux about his examination of the effects...
Perlman Music Program / The Medical Internet Revolution
The founders of Wikipedia and eMedicine were among the presenters at a recent USF discussion of the ever-expanding use of technology in the field of medicine. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 recaps the event.
Perlman Music Program
USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus is once again hosting the “Perlman Music Program,” with world-renowned violinist and composer Itzhak Perlman. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the two week Winter Residency, where over thirty young, gifted...
Active Gaming / Children's Literature Symposium
Any parent will tell you that young children are more likely to read, or at least be read to, when there are pictures in the book. The evolution and innovation of illustrations in children’s and young adult literature is the focus of USF Sarasota-...
Solar House Competition
It’s not a normal task you’d think college students would take on, but a group of USF Bulls are joining their counterparts at three other state schools in building a house—and not just any old house, but an energy-efficient solar-powered home that...
Solar House Competition / Gilman Scholars
While you can learn about a foreign country and its culture and practices in a classroom, an even better way would be to actually go to that place. That's what some USF students are doing, as a prestigious scholarship is sending them for the...
Young Innovators / Myth of Post-Racial America
Some people thought that the election of President Obama would be a turning point in race relations in America, but a USF researcher says that's not the case; we may be further apart than ever before. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks with...
Young Innovators
The USF Young Innovators Competition yielded some pretty cool ideas this year: a machine that dries your wet dog; edible cupcake liners; and a pole that keeps your grocery bags from crushing each other in your car! University Beat on WUSF 89.7...
Prosthetics-Golf / Study Abroad Endowment
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...
Active Gaming
Experts at USF are looking at how video games and "active gaming" can be used in schools to battle childhood obesity, and their work recently caught the attention of the nation’s top physical fitness director. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM has the...
Afghan School Supplies
WUSF 89.7 FM has been telling you about how Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple and his wife, Liisa, are trying to help children in Afghanistan through a school supply drive here at home. This week’s University Beat tells you how USF is...
TV Production Class
An inside look at USF’s School of Mass Communications' Advanced TV Production & Direction class and their production, "Talk of the Town: Socially Digital."
Sports Concussions (re-broadcast)
From youth leagues all the way up to the professional level, the dangers of sports-related concussions are becoming better recognized. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes us to the new USF Concussion Center, where medical experts are looking at...
ResearchOne / Festival of Reading Preview
University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you a preview of the Saint Petersburg Times “Festival of Reading” and introduces you to a pair of USF faculty members who will be presenting their new books there.
New Solar Windows / ResearchOne Preview
USF has been in the national headlines recently due to its research into the Gulf oil disaster—but that’s not the only area USF is making advancements in. The University is making plans for “Research One,” a week-long event that celebrates the work...
New Solar Windows / ResearchOne
USF highlights its efforts in science and innovation this week during the annual “ResearchOne” celebration. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you highlights from Monday’s kick-off event, which focused on the pivotal role USF marine scientists...
USF Summer Camps Part 2
University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM continues to take us on a tour of USF’s summer camps. This week, it’s over to Lakeland, where the “Central Florida Gifted and Talented Institute” at USF Polytechnic offers some of Polk County’s brightest students the...
Cold Case Update / Florida KidCare
It may be because their mother or father is out of work…it may be because their family simply cannot afford it… but almost 800-thousand children in Florida do not have health insurance. Now one state program, based out of USF’s Chiles Center for...
Sports Concussions
From youth leagues all the way up to the professional level, the dangers of sports-related concussions are becoming better recognized. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes us to the new USF Concussion Center, where medical experts are looking at...
USF-Gulf Oil Research
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM once again takes you aboard the research vessel, Weatherbird II. Producer Mark Schreiner introduces you to USF oceanographers and crew members of the Weatherbird II who've visited the Horizon oil leak site...