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Student Innovation Incubator / Heart Institute (January 6, 2014)
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...

 
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...

 
USF Nursing B.E.A.R.S. Program (December 23, 2013)
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...

 
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...

 
Fireman's Challenge / USF Nursing B.E.A.R.S. Program (December 16, 2013)
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...

 
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...

 
Fireman's Challenge (December 9, 2013)
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...

 
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...

 
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...

 
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