Recent University Beat episodes
Prosthetics-Rock Climbing (September 15, 2008)
Researchers at the USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, backed by a one million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education, are looking at the best prosthetics that amputees can use in such activities as rock climbing and kayaking - 'extreme sports' that are being used more and more as rehabilitation activities. University Beat takes you to a test session and introduces you to two champion rock climbers who have scaled to great heights in both competition and in life.
Tools for Schools (September 8, 2008)
About three hundred young people in Tampa's University Area Community have new school supplies, thanks to the generosity of the USF students, faculty and staff who participated in the "Tools for Schools" drive. University Beat takes you to one of the collection sites and the event where the supplies were handed out to tell you the story.
New Marshall Center (September 1, 2008)
USF Tampa's new school year brings with it the new Marshall Student Center, the first 'real' student union in the campus' over fifty year history. University Beat takes you on a tour of the new four story facility that boasts expanded offices and services for USF's students, faculty and staff.
USF Health-Panama (August 25, 2008)
The USF Health International Foundation has formally opened the doors of its Panama office, giving medical professionals from around the region the opportunity to learn about the latest medical advances without having to come to the U.S. At the same time, students from around USF Health (like a recent group of College of Nursing pupils) get the chance to experience what it's like to practice medicine in a foreign country.
Student Filmmakers (August 18, 2008)
USF is about 2500 miles from Hollywood, California, but two students are getting attention for the award-winning short films and videos that they're making right here on campus. University Beat introduces you to Sarah Wilson and Jesse Newman and their film, "Focus," which won "Best Picture" honors in the Campus MovieFest's USF and statewide competitions.
Positive Youth Development (August 11, 2008)
The USF Collaborative for Children, Families and Communities once again brought in a group of Bay Area teenagers to serve as summer research interns-and the nine young investigators turned to their peers to find out their thoughts about Tampa's inclusion on America's Promise Alliance's list of the "One Hundred Best Communities for Young People."