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MegaByte & Sublimation demonstrate principles of pH to students
Two years ago, University Beat introduced you to the Scientific League of Superheroes – a trio of USF graduate students who don colorful costumes and use comic book scenarios to teach science, technology, engineering and math to younger students. And like all superhero blockbusters, it’s time for a sequel! The group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the next phase of their educational videos and accompanying materials. We have the story on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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USF Health asst. prof / registered dietitian Dr. Lauri Wright speaks to a Career Day class at Ferrell Middle Magnet School
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 shared career possibilities awaiting the students – if they stay in school and study hard.
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STEM Superheroes: The Sequel
Superhero Training Network
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SL@scientificleague.com

Link to the League's Kickstarter campaign

USF Health Career Days
Dr. Catherine Lynch
Assoc. Vice President, USF Women's Health
813-974-1582 clynch@health.usf.edu

Ferrell Middle Magnet School website
Franklin Middle Magnet School website

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Samuel DuPont, who plays "MegaByte" in the Superhero Training Network, explains that he and co-producer Audrey Buttice have had to learn a lot more than just the STEM skills they pass on to their young audiences.

Audrey Buttice, who plays "Sublimation" in the Superhero Training Network, talks about what it's like putting on a superhero costume and shares what it's like when young fans recognize them "out of uniform."

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MegaByte & Sublimation demonstrate principles of pH to students
Two years ago, University Beat introduced you to the Scientific League of Superheroes – a trio of USF graduate students who don colorful costumes and use comic book scenarios to teach science, technology, engineering and math to younger students. And like all superhero blockbusters, it’s time for a sequel! The group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the next phase of their educational videos and accompanying materials. We have the story on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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MegaByte explains a lesson to students
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 campaign. Find out more about their work on this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
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Superhero Training Network
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Link to the League's Kickstarter campaign

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Samuel DuPont, who plays "MegaByte" in the Superhero Training Network, explains that he and co-producer Audrey Buttice have had to learn a lot more than just the STEM skills they pass on to their young audiences.

Audrey Buttice, who plays "Sublimation" in the Superhero Training Network, talks about what it's like putting on a superhero costume and shares what it's like when young fans recognize them "out of uniform."

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USF’s School of Theatre and Dance brings the play "the road weeps, the well runs dry" to the stage in April. On University Beat on WUSF TV, we’ll hear from playwright Marcus Gardley and some of the cast and crew behind this epic tale of identity and community.

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USF's Dr. Autar Kaw (center) receives his 2012 Professor of the Year award from CASE President John Lippincott (left) & Carnegie Foundation Pres. Anthony Bryk (courtesy  Daniel Peck Photography)
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 speech to inspire and entertain their audience. Kaw sits down with Mark Schreiner to preview his lecture on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
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Performance Dates & Times
Apr 3-5 and 9-12 at 8 pm
Apr 6, 12 & 13 at 3 pm

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Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus

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Advance Purchase - $8 Students/Seniors, $12 General Admission
Day of Performance - $10 Students/Seniors, $15 General Admission

Purchase tickets online

Purchase by phone: 813-974-2323

For box office hours, location and other ticketing information visit boxoffice.arts.usf.edu.

Last Lecture
"Reflections of an Ordinary Man for the Millennial Generation," featuring USF Mechanical Engineering Professor Dr. Autar Kaw
Thursday, April 10 at 7 p.m. USF Marshall Student Center Oval Theater
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free admission, open to the public.

Dr. Autar Kaw
813-974-5626 kaw@usf.edu
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Holistic Numerical Methods blog
Numerical Methods Guy's YouTube videos

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Marcus Gardley, playwright for the road weeps, the well runs dry (which will be performed at USF in April), talks about the path the play took to get to Tampa.

Director Fanni Green, USF student actress Tiffany Schultz (“Mary South”), Student Asst. Director Carlos Garcia and guest actress Perri Gaffney ("Half-George") share their thoughts on the road weeps, the well runs dry.

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USF’s School of Theatre and Dance brings the play "the road weeps, the well runs dry" to the stage in April. On University Beat on WUSF TV, we’ll hear from playwright Marcus Gardley and some of the cast and crew behind this epic tale of identity and community.

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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 United States’ first all-black towns. We talk to the cast and crew, including award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley, on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
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Performance Dates & Times
Apr 3-5 and 9-12 at 8 pm
Apr 6, 12 & 13at 3 pm

Venue
Theatre 2, USF Tampa Campus

Tickets
Advance Purchase - $8 Students/Seniors, $12 General Admission
Day of Performance - $10 Students/Seniors, $15 General Admission

Purchase tickets online

Purchase by phone: 813-974-2323

For box office hours, location and other ticketing information visit boxoffice.arts.usf.edu.

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Marcus Gardley, playwright for the road weeps, the well runs dry (which will be performed at USF in April), talks about the path the play took to get to Tampa.

Director Fanni Green, USF student actress Tiffany Schultz (“Mary South”), Student Asst. Director Carlos Garcia and guest actress Perri Gaffney ("Half-George") share their thoughts on the road weeps, the well runs dry.

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Chef Joe Askren (center), Dir. of the USF Sarasota-Manatee Culinary Innovation Lab, works with students in the lab
‘On the job’ training for students at USF Sarasota-Manatee’s College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership just got a little easier with the opening of the school’s new Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch. We’ll take you to the grand opening of the upscale teaching facility on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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Chocolate truffles adorn a table at the new USFSM Culinary Innovation Lab.
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. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you there to show you how students are getting the hands-on experience that would-be employers love.
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Culinary Innovation Lab
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8130 Lakewood Main St. Lakewood Ranch, FL

USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership
941-359-4200 website

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Chef Joe Askren (center), Dir. of the USF Sarasota-Manatee Culinary Innovation Lab, works with students in the lab
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. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you there to show you how students are getting the hands-on experience that would-be employers love.

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Dr. Peter Warren Singer of the Brookings Institution talks about cybersecurity at the USF SunTrust Foundation Lecture Series on Global Economics
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 pioneering region when it comes to the rapidly growing field of cybersecurity — and they’re hoping the university will lead the way. Find out how they’re trying to do so on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
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Culinary Innovation Lab
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8130 Lakewood Main St. Lakewood Ranch, FL

USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Hospitality & Technology Leadership
941-359-4200 website

Center for Cybersecurity
813-974-1869 website

Link for Dr. Peter Warren Singer's book, Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know

Next lecture:
Jane Holl Lute, President/CEO of the Council on Cybersecurity, Monday, May 12, 1-4 p.m.
USF Patel Center for Global Solutions

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Center for Cybersecurity
Dr. Peter Warren Singer talks about five lessons the public and companies need to know about cybersecurity - not "tips," but more "state of mind" advice he gives to navigate the internet safely today.

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WUSF management is joined by USFSP Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska (center) & St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman (2nd from r) at the WUSF studio ribbon cutting at USFSP.
WUSF Public Media is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a brand new studio recently opened at USF St. Petersburg. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting, and tells you how the new studio is going to make a difference for WUSF's news coverage, USFSP journalism students, and the residents of St. Petersburg.

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Exterior of the new WUSF studio at USF St. Petersburg
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 89.7, we’ll take you to the ribbon-cutting and tell you how our new location is going to add to our news coverage while benefiting not only journalism students there, but also the residents of St. Petersburg.
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WUSF News article & slideshow on studio opening.

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WUSF Public Media GM JoAnn Urofsky and Dr. Mark Walters, Associate Professor in the USF St. Pete Dept. of Journalism & Media Studies, talk about how the new WUSF radio studio at USF St. Pete fits into both the city and the university's journalism program.

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WUSF management is joined by USFSP Regional Chancellor, Dr. Sophia Wisniewska (center) & St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman (2nd from r) at the WUSF studio ribbon cutting at USFSP.
WUSF Public Media is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a brand new radio studio recently opened at USF St. Petersburg. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting, and tells you how the new studio is going to make a difference for WUSF's news coverage, USFSP journalism students, and the residents of St. Petersburg.

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Maj. Gen. John Nicholson Jr., Commanding General of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, speaks at the USF conference, “Modern Warfare’s Complexity and the Human Dimension.”
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 Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the conference, which drew policymakers and experts from the military as well as non-governmental organizations.
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WUSF News article & slideshow on studio opening.

Modern Warfare Conference
USF Citizenship Initiative
813-974-3822 ci@usf.edu
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WUSF News article on “Modern Warfare’s Complexity and the Human Dimension.”

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WUSF-USFSP Studio
WUSF Public Media GM JoAnn Urofsky and Dr. Mark Walters, Associate Professor in the USF St. Pete Dept. of Journalism & Media Studies, talk about how the new WUSF radio studio at USF St. Pete fits into both the city and the university's journalism program.

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Modern Warfare Conference
Oubai Shahbandar, senior adviser to the opposition forces that want to depose Syria President Bashar al-Assad, talks to WUSF's Mark Schreiner about the situation in Syria.

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A team attempts to pull a Tampa Fire truck during the Fireman's Challenge
Members of USF’s Greek community competed to determine who has the best firefighting skills – and while they didn’t have to put out a fire, they had to complete some of the other physically demanding tasks that real firefighters have to do. See what charity benefited, and how much money they received, on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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Tampa Fire Rescue Chief Tom Forward & Pi Kappa Alpha external VP Jordan Romero with the check for more than $8600 raised by the Fireman's Challenge
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 in the line of duty.
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Pi Kappa Alpha Fireman's Challenge 2013 Facebook page

Friends of Tampa Firefighters Memorial webpage

WUSF News story on check presentation

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The empty burial sites after the team excavated 55 individual sets of remains. (Courtesy USF Anthropology Team)
A shirt button, a child’s stone marble and a coffin plaque saying “at rest” are just some of the almost 10,000 artifacts USF researchers have removed from 55 graves at the former Dozier School for Boys in Mariana, Florida. Find out how those items that might help finally determine who is buried in the mysterious Boot Hill cemetery on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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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 Conference on World Affairs to discuss the three day event, which features 15 panels of experts discussing critical international issues of the day.
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Dozier Update
Erin Kimmerle, Assistant Professor, USF Department of Anthropology
kimmerle@cas.usf.edu 813-974-5139

List of 42 Dozier students whose families haven’t been found yet.

St. Pete Conference on World Affairs
St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs
Feb. 13-15 USF St. Petersburg University Student Center
Conference webpage
727-873-4872 info@stpetersburgintheworld.com

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The empty burial sites after the team excavated 55 individual sets of remains. (Courtesy USF Anthropology Team)
A shirt button, a child’s stone marble and a coffin plaque saying “at rest” are just some of the almost 10,000 artifacts USF researchers have removed from 55 graves at the former Dozier School for Boys in Mariana, Florida. Find out how those items that might help finally determine who is buried in the mysterious Boot Hill cemetery on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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Some of the coffin nails discovered in the graves USF researchers excavated on the grounds of the former Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, FL
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 as small as coffin nails and shirt buttons may make a difference in identifying those remains. We’ll also hear from a former Dozier student and from a woman who hopes this will bring her one step closer to finding her brother, who was possibly buried at Dozier seven decades ago.
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Erin Kimmerle, Assistant Professor, USF Department of Anthropology
kimmerle@cas.usf.edu 813-974-5139

List of 42 Dozier students whose families haven’t been found yet.

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USF (dark uniforms) & UCF hockey players line up for a face-off
For 25 years, the USF Ice Bulls have been playing hockey in relative anonymity, because of both financial and location issues. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to a small group of student-athletes who make tremendous sacrifices, all for the love of the game.

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USF Ice Bulls goalie Alex Miller stops a UCF shot
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 receives minimal financial support from USF, are driven by their love of the game.
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USF Hockey
USF Ice Bulls webpage

Last scheduled home game: FGCU Fri, Feb 7, 9 pm at the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex

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USF (dark uniforms) & UCF hockey players line up for a face-off
For 25 years, the USF Ice Bulls have been playing hockey in relative anonymity, because of both financial and location issues. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to a small group of student-athletes who make tremendous sacrifices, all for the love of the game.

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A violin made up of firearms, part of the exhibit "Imagine," on display at the USF Contemporary Art Museum
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 celebration of 25 years of socially conscious art, USF’s Contemporary Art Museum is welcoming Reyes for a theatrical performance addressing issues of gun violence Thursday, January 23rd. We’ll have a preview on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
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USF Ice Bulls webpage

Last two scheduled home games: Univ. of Tampa Wed, Jan 22 & FGCU Fri, Feb 7, both at 9 pm at the Ellenton Ice & Sports Complex

Gun Music
Amendment to the Amendment/(under)stand your ground Thurs, Jan 23at 7 pm at USF Theatre 2
Tickets are free, reservations are encouraged
USF College of the Arts Box Office 813-974-2323

Imagine, an exhibition of the weapons artist Pedro Reyes turned into musical instruments, is at the USF Contemporary Art Museum through March 7.

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Gun Music Pedro Reyes' Imagine Concierto, performed on musical instruments made out of firearms

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The ribbon-cutting for the USF Student Innovation Incubator
Student entrepreneurs have a new place they can develop their business plans, as USF has opened the Student Innovation Incubator. University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting for the new office and introduces you to one of the student businesses taking advantage of the incubator’s services.

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Sign for the new USF 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 Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you how USF is using the Incubator to encourage student entrepreneurship.
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Dez Williams, Co-Founder, 813-728-8541 or Keosha Poole, Co-Founder, 863-651-1461 sii@usf.edu

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The ribbon-cutting for the USF Student Innovation Incubator
Student entrepreneurs have a new place they can develop their business plans, as USF has opened the Student Innovation Incubator. University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to the ribbon-cutting on the new office and introduces you to one of the student businesses taking advantage of the incubator’s services.

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Architect's rendering of the USF Health Heart Institute (courtesy of USF Health)
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 a reality at the new USF Health Heart Institute. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the groundbreaking of the proposed fifty million dollar facility and talks to a patient who might one day benefit from this groundbreaking work.
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USF Health Heart Institute
The Institute will be enrolling USF cardiology patients in the DNA study. For information, contact Research Administrator Bonnie Kirby at bkirby@health.usf.edu

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USF College of Nursing Dean Dr. Dianne Morrison-Beedy (center) & Nursing students pose with patient, USF freshman Krista Karlsen(photo courtesy USF College of Nursing/Fl. Hospital Tampa)
The holidays may be just a bit happier for some children thanks to the USF College of Nursing and its B.E.A.R.S. program. University Beat on WUSF TV tags along as participants hand out some of the 800 furry friends the program is delivering to young people at Tampa Bay area hospitals.

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USF Nursing students deliver bears to children at Florida Hospital Tampa as part of the B.E.A.R.S. program (photo courtesy USF College of Nursing/Fl. Hospital Tampa)
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 patients in Tampa Bay area hospitals. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tags along on one of their deliveries, which was only missing Santa and his reindeer.
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B.E.A.R.S. (Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship) website

$50 to send one child in a Bay area hospital a bear, or a basket of 12 for an entire floor for $500.

Contact Don Snyder (dsnyder3@health.usf.edu) or 813-974-2570 for more information

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A team attempts to pull a Tampa Fire truck during the Fireman's Challenge
Members of USF’s Greek community recently competed to determine who has the best firefighting skills – and while they didn’t have to put out a fire, they had to complete some of the other physically demanding tasks that real firefighters have to do. See what charity benefited on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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USF Nursing students deliver bears to children at Florida Hospital Tampa as part of the B.E.A.R.S. program (photo courtesy USF College of Nursing/Fl. Hospital Tampa)
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 patients in Tampa Bay area hospitals. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tags along on one of their deliveries, which was only missing Santa and his reindeer.
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Pi Kappa Alpha Fireman's Challenge 2013 Facebook page

Friends of Tampa Firefighters Memorial webpage

USF Nursing - B.E.A.R.S. Program
B.E.A.R.S. (Bulls Encouraging and Assisting through Research and Scholarship) website

$50 to send one child in a Bay area hospital a bear, or a basket of 12 for an entire floor for $500.

Contact Don Snyder (dsnyder3@health.usf.edu) or 813-974-2570 for more information

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The holidays may be just a bit happier for some children thanks to the USF College of Nursing and its B.E.A.R.S. program. University Beat on WUSF TV tags along as participants hand out some of the 800 furry friends the program is delivering to young people at Tampa Bay area hospitals. (Airs on WUSF TV starting 12/23/13)

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A team attempts to pull a Tampa Fire truck during the Fireman's Challenge
Members of USF’s Greek community recently competed to determine who has the best firefighting skills – and while they didn’t have to put out a fire, they had to complete some of the other physically demanding tasks that real firefighters have to do. See what charity benefited on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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A competitor in the Fireman's Challenge drags a fire hose
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 have died in the line of duty.
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USF Health Service Corps members demonstrate the danger of germs with the "Germ Monster" at the Health Fair Fiesta at Farmworkers Self-Help in Dade City
To help mark Mexican Independence Day, and to reach out to an underserved community, the USF Health Service Corps and Dade City-based “Farmworkers Self-Help” held a health fair fiesta. We’ll take you there on a previously aired University Beat on WUSF TV.

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USF senior Vaneesha Patel poses with Temple Terrace firefighters after cooking them lunch, one of the 22 random acts of kindness she performed on her 22nd birthday
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 this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
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USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers
USF Health Service Corps
Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, Coordinator
ekent@health.usf.edu 813-974-6622

USF Health Service Corps website

Farmworkers Self-Help
352-567-1432 Facebook page

22 Random Acts
WUSF News story on Vaneesha Patel's "22 random acts of kindness"

Story about Syed Muzamil Hasan Zaidi, whose similar "22 random acts" birthday effort inspired Patel

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Vaneesha Patel's video showing the 22 random acts of kindness she performed for her 22nd birthday.

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Three of the "upcycled art" pieces on display at the USF Botanical Gardens
One person’s trash is another one’s...art? That’s the case at the USF Botanical Gardens, where both natural and man-made beauty already exist side-by-side. But the newest addition is ‘upcycled’ art created by a class of Tampa magnet school students. University Beat on WUSF TV explains.

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John Arthur (front) explores the Ochollo Borada site, the original historical settlement of the Borada Gamo people in Ethiopia (photo courtesy John Arthur)
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 at how beer has played a role in civilizations dating back thousands of year.
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Upcycled Art
USF Botanical Gardens
813-974-2329 website

USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
813-974-9694 website

Young Middle Magnet Creative Science Centre
813-276-5739 website

Archaeology of Beer
John Arthur
Associate Professor, USF St. Pete Dept. of Anthropology
727-873-4960 arthurj@mail.usf.edu
Gamo research photos

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Jennifer Butler, lead teacher at Young Middle Magnet Creative Science Centre in East Tampa, talks about how her students came to create upcycled art.

Dr. Kala Vairavamoorthy, Dean of the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, talks about how his college works with the community. He also shares his thoughts on upcycled art.

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Three of the "upcycled art" pieces on display at the USF Botanical Gardens
One person’s trash is another one’s...art? That’s the case at the USF Botanical Gardens, where both natural and man-made beauty already exist side-by-side. But the newest addition is ‘upcycled’ art created by a class of Tampa magnet school students. University Beat on WUSF TV explains.

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Students from Young Middle Magnet Creative Science Centre in Tampa 'plant' their upcycled art at the USF Botanical Gardens (Courtesy USF Patel College of Global Sustainability)
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 at a local magnet school are using upcycling to turn refuse into beautiful artwork.
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USF Patel College of Global Sustainability
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Young Middle Magnet Creative Science Centre
813-276-5739 website

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Jennifer Butler, lead teacher at Young Middle Magnet Creative Science Centre in East Tampa, talks about how her students came to create upcycled art.

Dr. Kala Vairavamoorthy, Dean of the USF Patel College of Global Sustainability, talks about how his college works with the community. He also shares his thoughts on upcycled art.

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The newest version of the "Briefskate" skateboard/briefcase (courtesy Looshes Labs)
It’s part skateboard, part briefcase. It’s the Briefskate: a skateboard you can open up and put your personal items inside of. We’ll introduce you to the Briefskate and its creator, USF graduate Alexei Novitzky, on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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Briefskate inventor & USF master's degree recipient Alexei Novitzky with his "Briefskate Mini"
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 skateboard that can also hold your things.
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The newest version of the "Briefskate" skateboard/briefcase (courtesy Looshes Labs)
It’s part skateboard, part briefcase. It’s the Briefskate: a skateboard you can open up and put your personal items inside of. We’ll introduce you to the Briefskate and its creator, USF graduate Alexei Novitzky, on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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KeriCure founder/CEO, Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh, has been assisted by funds from USF (courtesy USF Research & Innovation)
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.
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Seed Funding
USF Research Foundation's Seed Capital Accelerator Program
Round One Proposal Deadline: November 15, 2013
For applications & eligibility information, visit the Accelerator's webpage or call the Technology Transfer Office at 813-974-0994.

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Examples of Craig Lusk's "shape-shifting surfaces" (courtesy Katy Hennig, USF News)
What looks like a child’s toy is actually a shape-shifting device that may change how things work in the future. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to a USF Engineering Professor who uses polymer, lasers and geometry to create devices that might just change how we protect both people and the environment.

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USF Engineering Prof. Craig Lusk holds one of his "shape-shifting surfaces" (courtesy Katy Hennig, USF News)
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 “compliant mechanisms.” On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll explain some of the many possibilities for these dynamic shape shifters, ranging from lightweight armor to oil spill stoppers.
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USF Mechanical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Craig Lusk explains how his shape-shifting surfaces may end up as part of a safer, more flexible form of body armor that can protect law enforcement or the military.

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USF Dance instructor Merry Lynn Morris dances with Jessica Hendricks, who sits in Morris' invention, the Rolling Dance Chair.
It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair, which lets people with disabilities dance.

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Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading (courtesy USF St. Petersburg News)
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 University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
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Merry Lynn Morris
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mmorris3@usf.edu 813-974-1739
Rolling Dance Chair website

Festival of Reading
Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
USF St. Petersburg
140 7th Ave. S
Saturday, October 26 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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USF Dept. of English instructors Ira Sukrungruang (In Thailand, It Is Night) and Karen Brown (The Longings of Wayward Girls) read from their works and talk about what it's like to meet readers at the Festival of Reading.
USF Professor of English & Film Studies Phillip Sipiora (Mind of An Outlaw) reads from his preface to the collection of essays written by literary legend Norman Mailer. Sipiora also talks about his relationship with Mailer.

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USF Dance instructor Merry Lynn Morris dances with Jessica Hendricks, who sits in Morris' invention, the Rolling Dance Chair.
It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair, which lets people with disabilities dance.

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The latest model of the "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 week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to Merry Lynn Morris, and tells you the story of how her own experiences led her to create a ‘dancing wheelchair.'
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USF Health Service Corps members demonstrate the danger of germs with the "Germ Monster" at the Health Fair Fiesta at Farmworkers Self-Help in Dade City
To help mark the recent Mexican Independence Day, and to reach out to an underserved community, the USF Health Service Corps and Dade City-based “Farmworkers Self-Help” held a health fair fiesta. We’ll take you there on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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Community activist Marilyn WIlliams speaks at "Poverty and Inequality: A Forum on Research, Action, and Community Engagement" held recently at USF
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 will make a difference, with the help of the community, elected officials and non-profit and public agencies. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the group’s first forum and talks with some of the people behind this major undertaking.
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USF Health Service Corps
Ellen Kent, MPH, CPH, Coordinator
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Farmworkers Self-Help
352-567-1432 Facebook page

Poverty Forum
Susan D. Greenbaum, Emeritus Professor
USF Department of Anthropology
813-974-0777 greenbau@cas.usf.edu

Lance Arney, Ph.D., Associate Director
USF Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships
813-974-4829 larney@usf.edu
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USF Health Service Corps members demonstrate the danger of germs with the "Germ Monster" at the Health Fair Fiesta at Farmworkers Self-Help in Dade City
To help mark the recent Mexican Independence Day, and to reach out to an underserved community, the USF Health Service Corps and Dade City-based “Farmworkers Self-Help” held a health fair fiesta. We’ll take you there on University Beat on WUSF TV.

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Student in the USF Morsani College of Medicine administers a vision test at the Health Fair Fiesta at Farmworkers Self-Help in Dade City
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 89.7, we join corps members as they put on a health festival in Dade City for migrant farmworkers who might otherwise not get the healthcare they need.
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Farmworkers Self-Help
352-567-1432 Facebook page

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USF College of Business Dean Moez Limayem speaks at the Business Scholarship luncheon (courtesy USF College of Business)
Donors, both corporate and individual, gave $380,000...and one coveted parking spot...to almost 200 USF College of Business students this year. We’ll introduce you to some of the scholarship recipients as they share their incredible stories with University Beat on WUSF TV.

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USF College of Marine Science researcher/"Brilliant 10" honoree Mya Breitbart (photo courtesy USF News/Amie Blodgett)
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, we’ll talk with Mya Breitbart about the honor, her work detecting viruses, and how she hopes to inspire young people, particularly girls, who are interested in science.
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Business Scholarships
USF College of Business
813-974-4281 website

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Mya Breitbart, Associate Professor , USF College of Marine Science
727-553-3520 mya@marine.usf.edu

Breibart genomics lab webpage

Popular Science’s “Brilliant 10” list.

Bilingual videos on Breitbart's work in Cuatro Cienegas, Mexico

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Marcos Gonzalez, a USF junior with a double major of accounting & economics, shares his story of how he reached college while growing up the child of migrant farmworkers. He also talks about his summer trip around the world studying and working.

USF accounting & economics junior Marcos Gonzalez talks about his summer trip studying and working around the world; accounting senior Anna Morra talks about how her time in the Collier Corporate Mentor Program helped her meet with Warren Buffet; and Barron Collier III, USF alum and General Partner of Barron Collier Companies, says it's important that those who can help students financially do

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USF College of Business Dean Moez Limayem speaks at the Business Scholarship luncheon (courtesy USF College of Business)
Donors, both corporate and individual, gave $380,000...and one coveted parking spot...to almost 200 USF College of Business students this year. We’ll introduce you to some of the scholarship recipients as they share their incredible stories with University Beat on WUSF TV.

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Barron Collier III meets with the Collier Corporate Mentor Program First Generation Scholarship recipients
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 supporting the next generation of Bay area business leaders.
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Marcos Gonzalez, a USF junior with a double major of accounting & economics, shares his story of how he reached college while growing up the child of migrant farmworkers. He also talks about his summer trip around the world studying and working.

USF accounting & economics junior Marcos Gonzalez talks about his summer trip studying and working around the world; accounting senior Anna Morra talks about how her time in the Collier Corporate Mentor Program helped her meet with Warren Buffet; and Barron Collier III, USF alum and General Partner of Barron Collier Companies, says it's important that those who can help students financially do

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