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Format: 2014-04-21
Format: 2014-04-21

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A USF researcher has received an almost half a million dollar state grant to continue studying a computer program, originally designed as a singing tutorial, that also helps struggling adolescent readers improve their comprehension and fluency. University Beat takes you to a Tampa elementary school where students are testing the product out and singing their way to better reading.
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Dr. Susan Homan, Professor of Literacy, USF College of Education
E-mail: homan@tempest.coedu.usf.edu or 813-974-1059

Electronic Learning Products
1-888-357-8863

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Electronic Learning Products' Chief Operating Officer Kenneth Spiegel explains how the "TUNEin to Reading" computer program actually started as a program to help people sing better.

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Thanks to a new student-run organization, USF was one of almost two thousand schools and groups across the country that took part in "Focus the Nation." While the January event brought the discussion of global climate change into the classroom, USF also hosted a one-day symposium where researchers and students shared information and views with representatives from government and industry.
For more information: 

Students for the Marketing & Advancement of Renewable Technologies (SMART)
E-mail: smart.usf@gmail.com or 813-974-6614

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The "Arts in Medicine" program at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa campus brings art and music not only to the Center's clinics and lobbies, but right to a patient's bedside as a way of "nurturing the spirit, offering comfort and inspiring hope." University Beat pays a visit to the AIM program as it celebrates its tenth anniversary.
For more information: 

Arts in Medicine, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
813-745-8407

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Arts In Medicine artist-in-residence Lloyd Goldstein, who left the Florida Orchestra after 21 years to join the AIM program, shares one of his favorite stories about how art can help a patient and his family.

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As part of a USF St. Petersburg political science class, nineteen students hit "The Road to the White House" with a ten-day internship in New Hampshire working on presidential campaigns for the nation's first primary. University Beat visits the class to bring you some of their campaign trail stories.
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Dr. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, Department of Political Science, USF St. Petersburg
E-mail: jsm2@stpt.usf.edu or 727-873-4956

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This week's University Beat puts you right in the middle of USF's "Stampede of Service," a one-day service event that's part of the University's Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. In just three years of existence, the Stampede has more than doubled in size, with over two thousand USF students lending a hand this year to more than forty organizations around Hillsborough County.
For more information: 

USF Center for Civic Engagement & Volunteerism
E-mail: vservices@admin.usf.edu or 813-974-5053

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This week's University Beat takes you to the "Many Faces of Africa," a symposium presented by USF's Institute on Black Life. The day-long session drew over 350 Hillsborough County Middle School students to the USF campus, where they heard personal stories from USF students and teachers from a variety of African countries, and experienced an interactive session on African animals presented by representatives from Busch Gardens.
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Ms. Clara Cobb, Coordinator, USF's Institute on Black Life
E-mail: ccobb@ibl.usf.edu or 813-974-4727

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USF's Sarasota-Manatee campus recently hosted world-renowned violinist and conductor Itzhak Perlman and his "Perlman Music Program." The two week Winter Residency, presented in conjunction with the Van Wezel Foundation, welcomed over thirty young, gifted musicians from around the globe for a series of classes and lessons, as well as recitals and performances that were open to the public. University Beat takes you to one of those concerts, and speaks with Maestro Perlman as well.
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Elizabeth Power, Grants & Perlman Music Program Manager, Van Wezel Foundation, Inc.
941-366-5578

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According to its website, USF's Women in Leadership and Philanthropy program "encourages and supports education, research and service focused on issues affecting women." University Beat takes you to a recent WLP-sponsored seminar that examined the latest changes in women's healthcare.
For more information: 

Dr. Juel Smith, Executive Director, Women in Leadership & Philanthropy
E-mail: WomenLeaders@admin.usf.edu or 813-974-9646

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USF's Department of Anthropology and Geology are offering assistance to local law enforcement with a course on forensic archaeology and geophysics. University Beat attended one of the class' field trips - to an actual field on campus where students put their lessons to practice in the "search" for a "buried body."
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Erin Kimmerle, Assistant Professor, USF Department of Anthropology
E-mail: kimmerle@cas.usf.edu or 813-974-5139

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STARS, or "Students Tutoring And Role-modeling Students," is the brainchild of USF's Medical School Class of 2010, and pairs them with middle school students at Tampa's Carl Sagan Academy. University Beat joins the Sagan students on a visit to USF's Medical School on "Shooting STARS Day."
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Maria Khambaty or Catherine Hough, USF STARS Co-Service Chairs
E-mail: mkhambat@health.usf.edu or chough@health.usf.edu

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USF has opened its newest building on the Tampa Campus, C. W. Bill Young Hall. The high-tech structure will house the Joint Military Leadership Center and USF's ROTC programs, promoting interaction between the service branches. University Beat takes you to the opening ceremony, where the man who the building is named after, Congressman C.W. Bill Young, received quite a surprise.
For more information: 

John F. Sarao, CDR, USN(Ret.), Associate Director, USF Joint Military Leadership Center
E-mail: jsarao@jmslc.usf.edu or 813-974-2025

November 26, 2007

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The Academy for Lifelong Learning at USF Sarasota-Manatee recently hosted a forum on one of the most controversial and important issues of our time - immigration. University Beat talks to keynote speaker, Political Science Professor Herbert Waltzer, about immigration - both legal and illegal - and how America needs to address the problems surrounding the subject.
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Academy for Lifelong Learning at USF Sarasota-Manatee
E-mail: academy@sar.usf.edu or 941-359-4296

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USF's Patel Center for Global Solutions recently welcomed Robert Adamski, special advisor to the United Nations for the non-profit group "Water for People," for a presentation on an issue that affects billions of people worldwide - the lack of safe drinking water.
For more information: 

USF Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions
E-mail: GlobalResearch@cas.usf.edu or 813-874-2954

Water for People
303-734-3490

November 5, 2007

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University Beat takes a look at the University Lecture Series which brings speakers, both the famous and the not-so-famous, to USF to talk to students, faculty and the community about issues and information. In addition, we unveil the Series' line-up of speakers for Spring 2008, which some ULS officials are calling the best one ever.
For more information: 

Michael Dolinger, Program Coordinator, Office of Student Programs
E-mail: mdolinger@admin.usf.edu or 813-974-5940

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The Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute continues looking into caffeine's effects on the disease, and after trials of the compound showed great promise in mice, clinical trials in humans are now underway. University Beat attended a recent seminar at the Byrd Center where scientists shared the latest information on their research with the public.
For more information: 

Dr. Gary Arendash, Research Professor, Byrd Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute
E-mail: arendash@cas.usf.edu or 813-974-1584

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USF has opened its newest building on the Tampa Campus, C. W. Bill Young Hall. The high-tech structure will house the Joint Military Leadership Center and USF's ROTC programs, promoting interaction between the service branches. University Beat takes you to the opening ceremony, where the man who the building is named after, Congressman C.W. Bill Young, received quite a surprise.
For more information: 

John F. Sarao, CDR, USN(Ret.), Associate Director, USF Joint Military Leadership Center
E-mail: jsarao@jmslc.usf.edu or 813-974-2025

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While the USF Bulls' football team may have lost the homecoming football game, some USF students - and more importantly, the clients of Metropolitan Ministries - were the big winners in the sixth annual "Charit-A-Bull." University Beat paid a visit to the opening event of "SuperBull Eleven" Homecoming week, where student groups collected canned goods, built sculptures out of them, and then donated the food to the Bay area hungry and homeless.
For more information: 

Amy Simon, Center for Civic Engagement and Volunteerism
E-mail: Asimon@admin.usf.edu or 813-974-5317

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Studies show that as many as half of US college students engage in "binge drinking," where they consume at least four alcoholic drinks in a short time. University Beat visited a recent symposium on USF's campus where educators worked with officials from local law enforcement and health agencies to let students know about the dangers of such behavior.
For more information: 

Ms. Carla Cobb, Coordinator, USF's Institute on Black Life
E-mail: ccobb@ibl.usf.edu or 813-974-4727

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USF's Patel Center for Global Solutions recently welcomed Robert Adamski, special advisor to the United Nations for the non-profit group "Water for People," for a presentation on an issue that affects billions of people worldwide - the lack of safe drinking water.
For more information: 

USF Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions
E-mail: GlobalResearch@cas.usf.edu or 813-874-2954

Water for People
303-734-3490

Upcoming Patel Center Presentation: Free Trade versus Fair Trade: Where Economics Gets it Right...and Wrong
Dr. George F. DeMartino, University of Denver
Thursday, November 8, 2007 6:30 PM Cooper Hall 115 (USF Tampa Campus)

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on USF's Tampa campus reaches out to breast cancer patients and their families year-round through its FACTors Program. FACTors, which stands for "Fighting Against Cancer Together," recently held its 20th annual conference, where over 500 people gathered for a day of education, information and inspiration.
For more information: 

FACTors (Fighting Against Cancer Together)
E-mail: FACTors@moffitt.org or 813-745-4613 or 1-800-456-3434

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USF's Jazz Masterworks Series is once again bringing the music of such artists as Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Michael Brecker and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra to jazz lovers around the Tampa Bay area. University Beat takes you to one of this year's performances, which featured NEA Jazz Master Frank Foster and Loren Schoenberg.
For more information: 

Center for Jazz Composition
813-974-4285

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The doors of the Johnnie Byrd Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute's new facility on USF's Tampa campus are now open, but it already faces possible major cuts to its state funding. University Beat talks to Institute officials about the opening and what they think about the slashing of their budget.
For more information: 

Johnnie B. Byrd, Sr. Alzheimer's Center & Research Institute, 4001 E. Fletcher Ave. Tampa, FL 33613
E-mail: info@byrdinstitute.org or 813-866-1600 or 866-700-7773

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USF Professor Robin Murphy, the director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search & Rescue, recently returned from Utah, where she had the sad mission of assisting in the search for six miners trapped in the Crandall Canyon mine. Dr. Murphy spoke to University Beat about the search, as well as about what she learned from her experience.
For more information: 

Dr. Robin Murphy, Professor, USF Department of Computer Science and Engineering/Director, Center for Robot Assisted Search & Rescue
E-mail: Murphy@cse.usf.edu or 813-974-3652

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Here's a video of one of the robots in the mine.

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Fifteen graduate students in the USF School of Architecture and Community Design had nine weeks this past summer to come up with plans for an East Tampa-based "transit village" where people could live, shop, work and catch the proposed lite rail system. University Beat has their final projects.
For more information: 

Trent Green, Associate Professor, USF School of Architecture & Community Design
E-mail: green@arch.usf.edu or 813-974-6020

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USF Lakeland may be the smallest of the University's campuses, but it might just be the leader when it comes to getting its educators the training they need on the latest high-tech tools they can use in the classroom. University Beat examines the "Faculty Technology Integration Institute," a summer program that not only helps them get connected, but stay dialed in to the most up-to-date technologies and practices.
For more information: 

Dr. Naomi Boyer, Director, Teaching & Learning Technology, USF Lakeland
E-mail: nboyer@lklnd.usf.edu or 863-667-7022

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In a potentially huge economic boon to the Bay area, USF has paired with SRI International, a leading scientific research institution, to create SRI Saint Petersburg. While SRI gets the expertise in "harsh environment" sensors developed at USF's Center for Ocean Technology, the deal could eventually bring almost two hundred million dollars and at least two hundred high-tech jobs to St. Pete.
For more information: 

SRI International's Marine Technology Program
E-mail: info@sp.sri.com or 727-553-1009

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SRI Saint Petersburg's Manager of Administration, Carol Steele, explains how the deal between USF and SRI came about.

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University Beat gets you ready for some football with a visit to USF Bulls' practice, where the team isn't just preparing for the new season - they're also taking part in research that could one day save the lives of players from all levels, pee-wee to professional. The Director of the USF Division of Sports Medicine, Doctor Eric Coris, explains how a tiny pill that's actually a high-tech thermometer helps his staff know which players are showing signs of heat illnesses long before symptoms appear.
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Dr. Eric Coris, Director, USF Division of Sports Medicine
E-mail: ecoris@health.usf.edu or 813-974-2445

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USF St. Petersburg is preparing its residence hall for the new school year by inviting IKEA and Wal-Mart in to give one of its rooms a makeover. The residence hall, which opened last year and is the first such hall in USF St. Pete's forty-year history, houses almost 350 students in four-person suite-style units. In addition to social and civic activities, students will now be able to attend classes in a new classroom right in the building. Room rates range between about 500 and 600 dollars a month, which covers cable TV, local telephone service, utilities and rent.
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Residential Life and Housing, USF St. Petersburg
E-mail: housing@spadmin.usf.edu or 727-873-5101

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USF recently hosted a one day "Obesity Action Summit," bringing together over 250 stakeholders - legislators, researchers, employers and health trainers - to put together a plan to take on obesity. Attendees heard presentations from former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and other speakers concerned with a problem that affects as much as two-thirds of the American population. The summit's goal was to come up with ways to help people already affected as well as deter future generations from becoming obese.
For more information: 

USF Health
813-844-8454

Dr. Michel M. Murr, Associate Professor of Surgery, USF College of Medicine
E-mail: mmurrhsc.usf.edu or 813-844-7394

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University Beat pays a visit to the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management on USF's Sarasota-Manatee campus, a rapidly growing program that's turning out quality employees for the Tampa Bay area hospitality and tourism fields.
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