University Beat

  • 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.

  • Entrepreneur - No Flood Florida

    A pair of USF graduate students have created a database that lets homeowners get a free Flood Analysis Memo.

  • Jack Davis

    Roberto Roldan sits down with the University of South Florida grad whose book, "The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea," recently won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History.

  • USF Entrepreneurs

    As part of a new, ongoing monthly series, University Beat is profiling an entrepreneur with ties to the University of South Florida - it could be a current student, alumni or faculty member.

  • USF-Dozier Reform School

    USF researchers have been looking at the Dozier Reform School for Boys in Marianna, FL, where students, some who died under mysterious circumstances, were buried.

Low oxygen caused the death of this coral in Bocas del Toro, Panama. The dead crabs (right foreground, left background) also died because of the loss of dissolved oxygen. (Courtesy  Arcadio Castillo / Smithsonian)
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...

Recent University Beat Episodes, created by USF graduate students Ahmed Hamed and Taylor Lankford, offers floodplain analysis reports to home buyers and real estate agents in the Tampa Bay Area.
Radio: Entrepreneur - No Flood Florida (May 21, 2018)
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...
Jack Davis recently won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History for his book "The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea" (courtesy Jack Davis)
Radio: Jack Davis (May 14, 2018)
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...
Samaa El-Kolalli (left) speaks to the group of students who came out to volunteer to feed the homeless with Project Downtown Tampa.
Radio: Project Downtown Tampa (May 7, 2018)
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...
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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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