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USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers (rebroadcast) / 22 Random Acts (December 2, 2013)
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...

 
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...

 
Upcycled Art / Archaeology of Beer (November 25, 2013)
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...

 
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...

 
Upcycled Art (November 18, 2013)
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 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)
Upcycled Art

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...

 
Briefskate (November 11, 2013)
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.

 
Briefskate inventor & USF master's degree recipient Alexei Novitzky with his "Briefskate Mini"
Briefskate

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--...

 
Briefskate / Seed Funding (November 4, 2013)
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.

 
KeriCure founder/CEO, Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh, has been assisted by funds from USF (courtesy USF Research & Innovation)
Seed Funding

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.

 
Flexible Technology (re-broadcast) (October 28, 2013)
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...

 
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 “...

 
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