Recent University Beat episodes
Estonian President (May 4, 2008)
USF's College of Business recently received a visit from Estonian President Toomas Ilves. University Beat was one of only two Bay area news programs to speak to the President about what can be learned from his country, which has used the internet to become one of Europe's up-and-coming economic powers.
Miles for Moffitt (April 27, 2008)
The third annual Bank of St. Petersburg "Miles for Moffitt" takes place Saturday, May 10, on the Tampa campus of USF. All proceeds from the event, which includes a 5k race, a 1-mile fun run/walk, children's races, health expo and Survivor Celebration, go directly to researchers at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. University Beat takes you to last year's "Miles for Moffitt" and previews this year's festivities as well.
Lost in Translation (April 20, 2008)
A USF professor and the three hundred students in his General Genetics class have put a 21st century spin on a 1970s Stanford University-produced educational film with their remake, "Lost in Translation." University Beat takes you on the set and behind the scenes of this fun, yet informative, look at protein synthesis.
Spring Swing (April 13, 2008)
The Tampa Bay Rays experience their most successful spring training ever - and not just on the field, as they teamed up with the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center at USF for "Spring Swing." Volunteers from Moffitt and its affiliates conducted almost seven hundred screenings for skin cancer outside Rays' games around the state, which may end up saving over one hundred lives. University Beat takes you out to the ballgame for the story.
Engineers Without Borders (April 6, 2008)
This week's University Beat focuses on the USF chapter of "Engineers Without Borders." Members of the student-run group are trying to raise fifty-thousand dollars so they can develop and install a safe drinking water system for the five hundred residents of Miramar, a community in the small Dominican Republic village of Miches.
Frank Deford (March 30, 2008)
Award-winning journalist and NPR commentator Frank Deford recently paid a visit to USF St. Petersburg, where he gave students in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies interviewing tips and spoke about how the business has been changed by the internet, 24-7 cable news, and consolidation. The six-time sportswriter of the year shares his thoughts with University Beat.