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USF Freshman Sara Bennett talks about the organization "First Book," at the USF FYC Social Action Presentation Day
One USF Composition class has a greater purpose than simply teaching students about writing, as they are encouraged to turn words into deeds. University Beat on WUSF TV takes us to the Social Action Presentation Day, where seventy students showed how they took issues they felt passionate about and put rhetoric in action.

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First Year Composition 1102 students at the Social Action Presentation Day
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 with an English class where freshmen take an issue they’re passionate about and turn rhetoric into action.
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FYC 1102 Student Success Newsletter

"Gay or Straight?" video

Homelessness video

"Invisible Children" video

AIDS Awareness video

12th Man Football & Cheer Camp video

First Book, which helps underprivileged children who don't have access to books. Mentioned by student Sara Bennett in the report.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, mentioned by student Michael Schopler in the report.

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Dr. Eric Steimle of AEOS (and former USF researcher) examines the SARbot in Minami-Sanriku, Japan
It’s the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in a way you’ve never seen before. Researchers from USF’s Center for Ocean Technology spent a week in the northern Japan, where they used underwater robots to assist authorities. University Beat on WUSF TV has their story, along with some of the incredible video and pictures from the scene.

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8 year old Josalyn Kaldenberg, recipient of first total expandable total humerus replacement in the U.S.
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 piano again. It’s all because of a ground-breaking surgery that replaced her cancer-ravaged upper arm with a device that will grow as she does. We’ll find out more about the procedure on this week’s University Beat.
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Japan Underwater Robots
Karen Dreger, Research Associate, USF Center for Ocean Technology
kdreger@mail.usf.edu

Dr. Robin Murphy, Director, Center for Robot-Assisted Search & Rescue (CRASAR), Texas A&M University
murphy@cse.tamu.edu

Dr. Eric Steimle, Program Manager, Applied Environmental & Ocean Sciences (AEOS
esteimle@aeosciences.com

Shriners-Arm Replacement
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa
813-972-2250

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Dr. Robin Murphy, Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) at Texas A&M University, talks about how the damage in Japan dwarves anything she saw during similar missions after hurricanes in the U.S. The former USF professor was previously profiled in this University Beat report.

Another former USF researcher, Dr. Eric Steimle, Program Manager for Applied Environmental & Ocean Sciences (AEOS), talks about how the remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) are continuing to evolve.

Video of the AC-ROV underwater video camera and sensor platform as it scans the wreckage of a house in Rikuzentakata. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)

Sonar image of a structure captured by a Sarbot vehicle in Minamisanriku. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)

Video image of a structure captured by a Sarbot vehicle in Minamisanriku. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)

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Dr. G. Douglas Letson, head of Moffitt Cancer Center's Sarcoma Program & Director of USF Health's Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, talks about the procedure to remove Josalyn's upper arm bone & replace it with the expandable prosthesis. He also talks about what's next for the 8 year old girl's recovery.

Heidi Kaldenberg, Josalyn's mom, speaks at a press conference about her feelings during the whole ordeal.

Dennis Grogan, chief of staff for Shriner's Hospital for Children-Tampa, on how monumental the surgery is and how it fits into his organization's working relationships with Moffitt & USF.

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Dr. Eric Steimle of AEOS (and former USF researcher) examines the SARbot in Minami-Sanriku, Japan
It’s the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in a way you’ve never seen before. Researchers from USF’s Center for Ocean Technology spent a week in the northern Japan, where they used underwater robots to assist authorities. University Beat on WUSF TV has their story, along with some of the incredible video and pictures from the scene.

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Researchers & Japanese Coast Guard work with a search robot in Rikuzen-takata, Japan.
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 by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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Karen Dreger, Research Associate, USF Center for Ocean Technology
kdreger@mail.usf.edu

Dr. Robin Murphy, Director, Center for Robot-Assisted Search & Rescue (CRASAR), Texas A&M University
murphy@cse.tamu.edu

Dr. Eric Steimle, Program Manager, Applied Environmental & Ocean Sciences (AEOS
esteimle@aeosciences.com

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Dr. Robin Murphy, Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) at Texas A&M University, talks about how the damage in Japan dwarves anything she saw during similar missions after hurricanes in the U.S. The former USF professor was previously profiled in this University Beat report.

Another former USF researcher, Dr. Eric Steimle, Program Manager for Applied Environmental & Ocean Sciences (AEOS), talks about how the remotely operated vehicles (ROV’s) are continuing to evolve.

Video of the AC-ROV underwater video camera and sensor platform as it scans the wreckage of a house in Rikuzentakata. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)

Sonar image of a structure captured by a Sarbot vehicle in Minamisanriku. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)

Video image of a structure captured by a Sarbot vehicle in Minamisanriku. (courtesy CRASAR & NSF)

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Dr. Robin Murphy talks about her team's plan to return to Japan, as well as how cooperation with the International Rescue System Institute, Japan's equivalent to CRASAR, led to the trip to Japan.

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USF Health's highly realistic trauma patient simulator, CAE Caesar
As USF Health advances its position as a leader in medical simulation training with its new Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, or CAMLS (scheduled to open soon in downtown Tampa), they recently showed off a new state-of-the-art tool. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces us to "Caesar," a trauma patient simulator that graphically mimics a soldier seriously wounded in combat.

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Dr. Catherine Batsche, Interim Dean of the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, and her mother, Ellen Nizzi
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,” including how one of the women being honored is preparing to graduate from college—at the age of 90!
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Military Medical Simulator
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Moms Project
Karen A. Griffin, Director of Development
USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
813-974-9139
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90-year-old Ellen Nizzi, who is graduating from Eckerd College with a C.A. in Creative Writing, talks about how her younger classmates inspire her, her favorite classes and her thesis statement.

Ellen says going to school for the last twenty years or so has kept her feeling young.

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Rick Gallegos from Dale Carnegie Training addresses students at the USF Florida Student Summit on Global Business
A USF business student organization is trying to give not just its members, but students from all over Florida, a hand in the brutal job market with a daylong summit on global business. University Beat on WUSF TV has the story.

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A student explains his poster presentation at USF's 9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
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 almost two hundred top undergraduate research projects and presentations were on display, covering everything from science to the humanities.
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STUDENT BUSINESS SUMMIT
USF International Business Board website
Jamie Kenney, President
Jamie_k_2005@yahoo.com
813-758-2726

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
USF Office of Undergraduate Research website
813-974-6824
ur@ur.usf.edu

Abstracts of the students' presentations can be found here. Go down to "Schedule for the day" and click on Oral Presentations or either of the Poster sessions to access lists.

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USF International Business Board President Jamie Kenney talks about the purpose of the Florida Student Summit on Global Business, the focus on international business, and the response from both students and the companies attending.

Jamie Kenney explains that his first plan after graduating this May is launching a website, www.TampaBayOrgs.com.

USF International Business Board Director of Social Events Kelly Torres and group member Spencer Hayes talk about what the IBB offers USF students.

Summit keynote speaker, Rick Gallegos, President & CEO of Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay, gives some advice for students looking for work.

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Naomi Yavneh, Associate Dean of the USF Honors College and Director of the USF Undergraduate Research Program, talks about some of the Program's success stories. We profiled one of the students she mentions, Amber Schmidt, on this University Beat report in August 2010.

Sophomore Microbiology major Oscar Merino and senior Mathematics major Mary Billington share their feelings about winning best poster presentation and best oral presentation respectively at the USF Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Mary Billington describes her research, which uses mathematical modeling to explain DNA rearrangements in single-cell organisms called ciliates.

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Rick Gallegos from Dale Carnegie Training addresses students at the USF Florida Student Summit on Global Business
A USF business student organization is trying to give not just its members, but students from all over Florida, a hand in the brutal job market with a daylong summit on global business. University Beat on WUSF TV has the story.

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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 almost 600 students together with business experts and representatives of more than 30 international companies and organizations. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you there.
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Jamie Kenney, President
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USF International Business Board President Jamie Kenney talks about the purpose of the Florida Student Summit on Global Business, the focus on international business, and the response from both students and the companies attending.

Jamie Kenney explains that his first plan after graduating this May is launching a website, www.TampaBayOrgs.com.

USF International Business Board Director of Social Events Kelly Torres and group member Spencer Hayes talk about what the IBB offers USF students.

Summit keynote speaker, Rick Gallegos, President & CEO of Dale Carnegie Tampa Bay, gives some advice for students looking for work.

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Exterior of new USF School of Music Building (Photo Courtesy:  Anthony Morrison, edited by Nina Contreras & Bryce Womeldurf)
Beautiful music has a new home in the Tampa Bay area, as the doors are finally open on USF’s new School of Music facility. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you inside the almost 47 million dollar facility to show you how a high-tech building and world-class faculty will help USF turn good students into great musicians.

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Small business & government representatives meet at a SBDC/PTAC at USF event
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 “Matchmaking” event and hear from a small business owner who found a number of government suitors with the Center's help.
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New USF Music Building
USF School of Music website

Upcoming concerts & events at USF School of Music

USF College of the Arts Dean, Dr. Ronald Jones, is leaving USF after 13 years at the end of the month to become President of the Memphis College of Art. St. Pete Times article on his departure is here, where Dr. Jones has some interesting comments for Florida legislators.

Business-Government Matchmaking
The SBDC/PTAC at USF 2011 Government Small Businesses Matchmaker takes place Thursday, May 5th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Alfano Conference and Banquet Center. Register at www.SBDCtampabay.com or call 813-905-5828. Price is $75 before April 22 and $100 after April 22.

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On her last day as Tampa Mayor, Pam Iorio spoke to University Beat about the importance of arts & music education. She also talks about how important her alma mater, USF, was to her during her 8 years as Mayor.

Michael R. Howard, president of the architectural firm that designed the interior of the new USF School of Music Building, explains how the rooms in the school don’t actually touch one another and seemingly ‘float,’ like boxes inside of larger boxes.

USF College of the Arts Dean Dr. Ronald Jones says the tremendous acoustics of the new facility will help the students out immensely. He also talks about how it will become another great venue for musical performances in the Bay area.

USF Choral Conducting Graduate student Brett Karlin says the promise of the new building helped him decide to come to USF to study.

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Exterior of new USF School of Music Building (Photo Courtesy:  Anthony Morrison, edited by Nina Contreras & Bryce Womeldurf)
Beautiful music has a new home in the Tampa Bay area, as the doors are finally open on USF’s new School of Music facility. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you inside the almost 47 million dollar facility to show you how a high-tech building and world-class faculty will help USF turn good students into great musicians.

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Ribbon-cutting at USF School of Music
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 new facility, which was built with the teacher, performer and audience member all in mind!
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Upcoming concerts & events at USF School of Music

USF College of the Arts Dean, Dr. Ronald Jones, is leaving USF after 13 years at the end of the month to become President of the Memphis College of Art. St. Pete Times article on his departure is here, where Dr. Jones has some interesting comments for Florida legislators.

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On her last day as Tampa Mayor, Pam Iorio spoke to University Beat about the importance of arts & music education. She also talks about how important her alma mater, USF, was to her during her 8 years as Mayor.

Michael R. Howard, president of the architectural firm that designed the interior of the new USF School of Music Building, explains how the rooms in the school don’t actually touch one another and seemingly ‘float,’ like boxes inside of larger boxes.

USF College of the Arts Dean Dr. Ronald Jones says the tremendous acoustics of the new facility will help the students out immensely. He also talks about how it will become another great venue for musical performances in the Bay area.

USF Choral Conducting Graduate student Brett Karlin says the promise of the new building helped him decide to come to USF to study.

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Students in the USF Honors College course, "Social Media, Social Change,"  take their supplies to the Post Office (photo courtesy Liisa Temple)
“One pencil can help bring peace.” That’s not just the name of a USF Honors College course, it’s also the hope of the students, teacher Liisa Temple, and the inspiration behind it: her husband, U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple. University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how the class is taking the Temples' efforts to collect and send school supplies to children in Afghanistan to the next level.

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Loi Ho tees off at a USF Health golf workshop for amputees
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 help our wounded veterans with their recovery and get back on the battlefield. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has more.
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Afghan School Supplies Class
School Supplies for Afghan Children website, including students' blogs.

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The students will be collecting new and gently used supplies Wednesday, April 6th (new date) from 10 am to 2 pm outside the USF Marshall Center, in front of Beef O'Brady's. Either a donated supply or $1 to support the shipping fund gets a piece of pizza in return.

Prosthetics-Golf
Dr. M. Jason Highsmith, Assistant Professor, USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
mhighsmi@health.usf.edu 813-974-3806

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US Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant Rex Temple talks about the young boy in Afghanistan who inspired the school supply drive, and why the military’s humanitarian efforts are important.

USF Honors College Adjunct Professor Liisa Temple says there are a variety of things that make up the students’ grades. She also says that even though the class has been meeting for just a short time, she’s extremely impressed by their work.

Sophomore Mohammad Ismail says USF’s Muslim community has been extremely helpful with his collection efforts. He also previews the April 6th (new date) collection drive from 10 am to 2 pm just outside the USF Marshall Center.

USF Senior Kacie Segovia talks about how the class brings her closer to her cousin, Shea Peaton, who is serving in Afghanistan.

Kacie Segovia explains how a recent illness that she couldn’t shake actually led to a donation of 3,000 pens from the Bic Corporation.

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Students in the USF Honors College course, "Social Media, Social Change,"  take their supplies to the Post Office (photo courtesy Liisa Temple)
“One pencil can help bring peace.” That’s not just the name of a USF Honors College course, it’s also the hope of the students, teacher Liisa Temple, and the inspiration behind it: her husband, U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple. University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how the class is taking the Temples' efforts to collect and send school supplies to children in Afghanistan to the next level.

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Liisa Temple & students in the "Social Media, Social Change" class pack school supplies for Afghani students
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 school supplies for children in Afghanistan. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you to the class, where social media and philanthropy meet to give the students a better understanding of the world around them.
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School Supplies for Afghan Children website, including students' blogs.

What kind of supplies the students are collecting.

To donate to the shipping fund, click here.

The students will be collecting new and gently used supplies Wednesday, April 6th (new date) from 10 am to 2 pm outside the USF Marshall Center, in front of Beef O'Brady's. Either a donated supply or $1 to support the shipping fund gets a piece of pizza in return.

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US Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant Rex Temple talks about the young boy in Afghanistan who inspired the school supply drive, and why the military’s humanitarian efforts are important.

USF Honors College Adjunct Professor Liisa Temple says there are a variety of things that make up the students’ grades. She also says that even though the class has been meeting for just a short time, she’s extremely impressed by their work.

Sophomore Mohammad Ismail says USF’s Muslim community has been extremely helpful with his collection efforts. He also previews the April 6th (new date) collection drive from 10 am to 2 pm just outside the USF Marshall Center.

USF Senior Kacie Segovia talks about how the class brings her closer to her cousin, Shea Peaton, who is serving in Afghanistan.

Kacie Segovia explains how a recent illness that she couldn’t shake actually led to a donation of 3,000 pens from the Bic Corporation.

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Central Florida Concussion Summit logo
As both evidence of and concern over the health repercussions of concussions continue to grow, HealthyState.org and USF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are combining forces to present a free concussion education summit. This week’s University Beat on WUSF TV previews the event, which takes place Monday, March 28 at 7 pm at USF’s College of Education.

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USF athletics trainer assists an injured lacrosse player (courtesy USF Health)
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 March 28th. HealthyState.org and USF Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine are co-hosting the summit, and this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview.
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Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC, Director
813-974-BRAIN (2724)

August 23, 2010 University Beat report on USF Concussion Center

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HealthyState.org Community Engagement Specialist David Bledsoe talks with University Beat producer Mark Schreiner about the panelists taking part in the Concussion Summit and how the Summit fits into HealthyState’s mission.

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Loi Ho tees off at a USF Health golf workshop for amputees
Researchers from USF’s School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitations Sciences continue investigating the best prosthetic devices to help people missing a limb do more athletically, and they’ve turned their attention to the ‘gentleman’s game’ of golf. University Beat on WUSF TV takes us to the course for the story.

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USF President Judy Genshaft & her husband, Steven Greenbaum, at the announcement of the Passport Scholars Fund (Photo credit: Aimee Blodgett / USF News)
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 and her husband, Steven Greenbaum, are creating a one million dollar endowment for all USF students who want to study abroad. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 looks at the new “Passport Scholars Fund.”
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Dr. M. Jason Highsmith, an Assistant Professor in the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, talks about how the work his lab is doing on recreational pursuits helps injured military members in their rehab efforts.

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USF President Judy Genshaft and Amanda Maurer, Director of USF's Education Abroad program, talk about how studying and serving internationally helps prepare students for the global marketplace.

Amanda Maurer says she hopes that the donation that started the Genshaft/Greenbaum Passport Scholars program will inspire similar gifts to help financially limited students travel abroad.

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Some of the 15 finalists in the USF Young Innovators Competition
Almost 500 students from around the Tampa Bay region entered this year’s USF Young Innovators Competition, coming up with possible solutions to problems that inventors twice their age haven’t solved yet. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the finals and introduces you to the winners and their creations.

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Cover of Professor H. Roy Kaplan's new book, "The 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 Professor H. Roy Kaplan about his new book, "The Myth of Post-Racial America," and finds out what he thinks is keeping us from overcoming our differences.
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Young Innovators
Anton J. Hopen, Director, Innovation Express
813-925-8505 anton.hopen@innovationexpress.org

National Academy of Inventors

Myth of Post-Racial America
H. Roy Kaplan, Research Assoc. Professor, USF Africana Studies Department
813-974-4105 hrkaplan@cas.usf.edu

Amazon.com link to “The Myth of Post-Racial America: Searching for Equality in the Age of Materialism”

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USF Young Innovators Competition Director Anton Hopen talks about the origins and purpose of the Competition, as well as who it’s open to and why it’s important USF is involved.

We hear from some of the Competition’s finalist judges, infomercial guru Kevin Harrington and USF’s Dr. Karen Holbrook. Anton Hopen and USF’s Dr. Paul Sanberg also talk about the group that judged the preliminary round, the National Academy of Inventors.
Dr. Sanberg, who also served as a judge, is the Academy's President.

USF Sr. VP for Research, Innovation & Global Affairs Karen Holbrook on the importance of encouraging younger students to learn through events like the Competition.

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H. Roy Kaplan, Research Associate Professor in the USF Africana Studies Department, shares his thoughts on the role race plays in America's classrooms and his own experiences as a white educator studying the issue.

Professor Kaplan talks about why the book, "The Myth of Post-Racial America," looks at race from not just a sociological perspective, but from a biological and historical one as well.

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Some of the 15 finalists in the USF Young Innovators Competition
Almost 500 students from around the Tampa Bay region entered this year’s USF Young Innovators Competition, coming up with possible solutions to problems that inventors twice their age haven’t solved yet. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the finals and introduces you to the winners and their creations.

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3rd grader Marissa Streng demonstrates her winning entry, the Puff-N-Fluff dog drying system
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 introduces you to the winning inventors and tells us how USF is inspiring the next generation of would-be Edison's.
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USF Young Innovators Competition Director Anton Hopen talks about the origins and purpose of the Competition, as well as who it’s open to and why it’s important USF is involved.

We hear from some of the Competition’s finalist judges, infomercial guru Kevin Harrington and USF’s Dr. Karen Holbrook. Anton Hopen and USF’s Dr. Paul Sanberg also talk about the group that judged the preliminary round, the National Academy of Inventors.
Dr. Sanberg, who also served as a judge, is the Academy's President.

USF Sr. VP for Research, Innovation & Global Affairs Karen Holbrook on the importance of encouraging younger students to learn through events like the Competition.

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Model of Team Florida's "FLeX House"
USF is teaming with three other Florida schools to design and build an energy-efficient home that will compete in this fall’s prestigious Solar Decathlon. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you on a virtual tour of the home and tells you how this might just be the Florida home of tomorrow.

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USF Gilman Scholar Gianexis Lopez on the Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy (photo courtesy Gianexis Lopez)
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 semester to such destinations as Senegal and Italy. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you along as we find out how the students are studying and working abroad.
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Solar House Competition
Team Florida’s FLeX House website
Information on sponsoring/donating to FLeX House

Stanley Russell, Architect/Project Manager
813-974-1989 Russell@arch.usf.edu

Mario Rodriguez, Lead Student Architect
mrodri16@mail.usf.edu

Rebecca Hagen, Public Relations/Media Relations
813-997-2079 rjhagen@usf.edu

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website

Gilman Scholars
USF Education Abroad website

Gilman Scholarship program website

Hannah Feig’s Senegal blog

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A virtual tour of Team Florida’s FLeX House, which will be built to compete against 19 other solar-powered homes from around the world at this fall’s Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. (video courtesy Team Florida / USF School of Architecture & Community Design)

Stanley Russell, Assistant Professor in USF’s School of Architecture & Community Design, talks about the judging of the Solar Decathlon, how much FLeX House will cost (the homes will be judged on their cost to prospective buyers) and how you can help them raise that amount.

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Junior Honors student and Gilman Scholarship winner Hannah Feig talked to University Beat producer Mark Schreiner about USF’s Education Abroad program before she left for a semester-long trip to Senegal.

Gianexis Lopez, a USF Junior Honors student and Gilman Scholarship winner, talks about how her love for Italy developed into half of her double major (she’s also majoring in Criminal Justice) and what she’s looking forward to during her time in Florence, Italy.

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Model of Team Florida's "FLeX House"
USF is teaming with three other Florida schools to design and build an energy-efficient home that will compete in this fall’s prestigious Solar Decathlon. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you on a virtual tour of the home and tells you how this might just be the Florida home of tomorrow.

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USF Asst. Professor of Architecture Stanley Russell consults with student members of "Team Florida" (photo courtesy USF School of Architecture & Community Design)
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 will go up against 19 other homes from around the globe in a competition in Washington, D.C., this fall. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has more, including how you can lend the students a hand.
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Team Florida’s FLeX House website
Information on sponsoring/donating to FLeX House

Stanley Russell, Architect/Project Manager
813-974-1989 Russell@arch.usf.edu

Mario Rodriguez, Lead Student Architect
mrodri16@mail.usf.edu

Rebecca Hagen, Public Relations/Media Relations
813-997-2079 rjhagen@usf.edu

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website

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A virtual tour of Team Florida’s FLeX House, which will be built to compete against 19 other solar-powered homes from around the world at this fall’s Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. (video courtesy Team Florida / USF School of Architecture & Community Design)

Stanley Russell, Assistant Professor in USF’s School of Architecture & Community Design, talks about the judging of the Solar Decathlon, how much FLeX House will cost (the homes will be judged on their cost to prospective buyers) and how you can help them raise that amount.

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Shellie Pfohl, Exec. Dir. of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, plays against a student at the USF Active Gaming Lab
Video games aren’t just about mindless button pushing anymore, as systems like the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox Kinect are encouraging players to get up off the couch and get moving. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to USF’s Active Gaming lab as the Executive Director of President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition visits researchers who are looking at how these games can help fight childhood obesity.

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Logo for USF Sarasota-Manatee's 5th Annual 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-Manatee’s Children’s Literature Symposium coming up this Saturday, February 5th. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview of the symposium, which is open to the public and features several award winning illustrators, including Mary GrandPré, illustrator of the “Harry Potter” series.
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Active Gaming
USF XRKade Research Laboratory

The President's Challenge

Children's Literature Symposium
Children’s Literature Symposium is on Saturday, February 5 in the Selby Auditorium at USF Sarasota-Manatee, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota from 8:30am – 5:30pm. For more information, visit the Symposium website or contact Diane Lewis at DLewis@sar.usf.edu or 941-359-4217.

FEES
Early Registration:
Students (with valid ID): $30.00 (add $15.00 for lunch/snacks)
Alumni; USF-system faculty/staff: $50.00
General public: $75.00
On-Site Registration:
Students (with valid ID): $40.00 (add $15.00 for lunch/snacks)
Alumni; USF-system faculty/staff: $60.00
General public: $85.00

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Asst. Professor Lisa Hansen, the Co-director of the USF Active Gaming Research Lab, talks about the purpose of the lab—both for the children and the researchers. She also talks about the kinds of games in the lab, including the Gamercize “stepper” device.

Dr. Colleen Kennedy, Dean of the USF College of Education, talks about the kind of interdisciplinary research the lab is involved in, as well as what the students thinks of the lab.

Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, says the Active Gaming Research Lab ‘enhances’ regular physical education.

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USF Sarasota-Manatee Asst. Prof. of Children's & Young Adult Literature Thomas Crisp talks about some of the guest speakers and topics of the Symposium, and also speaks about why the campus hosts this event.

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Shellie Pfohl, Exec. Dir. of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, plays against a student at the USF Active Gaming Lab
Video games aren’t just about mindless button pushing anymore, as systems like the Nintendo Wii and the Xbox Kinect are encouraging players to get up off the couch and get moving. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to USF’s Active Gaming lab as the Executive Director of President Obama’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition visits researchers who are looking at how these games can help fight childhood obesity.

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Shellie Pfohl, Exec. Dir. of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, with students & faculty of Belle Witter Elementary
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 story.
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Asst. Professor Lisa Hansen, the Co-director of the USF Active Gaming Research Lab, talks about the purpose of the lab—both for the children and the researchers. She also talks about the kinds of games in the lab, including the Gamercize “stepper” device.

Dr. Colleen Kennedy, Dean of the USF College of Education, talks about the kind of interdisciplinary research the lab is involved in, as well as what the students thinks of the lab.

Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, says the Active Gaming Research Lab ‘enhances’ regular physical education.

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Talk of the Town: Social Media
On January 25th, WUSF TV is airing “Talk of the Town: Socially Digital,” a look at social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, and their evolution and effect on society. But what makes this program unusual is that it’s produced by a class from USF’s School of Mass Communications. This week’s University Beat takes us behind the scenes of the show, from the first pitch meeting to shooting day.

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USF Advanced TV Production & Direction class on the set of "Talk of the Town: Socially Digital"
An inside look at USF’s School of Mass Communications' Advanced TV Production & Direction class and their production, "Talk of the Town: Socially Digital."
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Talk of the Town: Socially Digital airs on WUSF TV Tuesday, January 25 at 4:30 p.m.

Talk of the Town: Socially Digital Facebook page

USF School of Mass Communications
813-974-2591

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A segment from Talk of the Town: Socially Digital, produced by USF's Advanced Production and Direction class and airing on WUSF TV January 25.

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Itzhak Perlman conducts student musicians at the Perlman Music Program (photo by David Klein, M.D.)
This week's University Beat on WUSF TV recaps the recent "Perlman Music Program" at USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. During the two week Winter Residency, over thirty young, gifted musicians from around the globe learn from faculty led by world-renowned violinist and composer Itzhak Perlman, as well as take part in over twenty public recitals and performances.

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eMedicine founder Dr. Scott Plantz & Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman listen to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales at USF's "The Medical Internet Revolution" presentation
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.
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Perlman Music Program Suncoast website

Elizabeth Power
Executive Director, Perlman Music Program/Suncoast
Elizabeth@PerlmanMusicProgramSuncoast.org 941-587-6216

The Medical Internet Revolution
USF's PaperFree Florida
Allscripts website
Jimmy Wales' Wikipedia biography
eMedicine website

USF Health's next panel discussion, "Medical Simulation: Vision for the Future of Medicine," featuring Dr. Richard Satava from the University of Washington is April 14. Information will be posted to www.cme.hsc.usf.edu when available.

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Itzhak Perlman conducts student musicians at the Perlman Music Program (photo by David Klein, M.D.)
For the seventh year, the Perlman Music Program returns to the bay area, with USF Sarasota-Manatee playing host once again to the program’s two week winter residency. Over thirty musically gifted students will learn from a faculty led by renowned violinist-conductor Itzhak Perlman and his wife, Toby. In addition, the pupils will take part in over twenty concerts and rehearsals, all free and open to the public. University Beat on WUSF TV has a preview.

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Students in the Perlman Music Program perform (photo by David Klein, M.D.)
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 musicians from around the globe are taking part in a series of classes and lessons, as well as recitals and performances that are open to the public.
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Perlman Music Program Suncoast website

Elizabeth Power
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Elizabeth@PerlmanMusicProgramSuncoast.org 941-587-6216

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