About University Beat

University Beat is a radio and television program that focuses on the research and work at the University of South Florida and how it benefits the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and the world around us.

Each week, reporter Mark Schreiner looks at the latest USF efforts in medicine, engineering, education, arts and sciences and explores other programs that reach out to both students and the community.

 

Broadcast Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

 

This Week on TV

Tampa Innovation Alliance Executive Director Mark Sharpe

The area around the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus could soon see some major changes if the Tampa Innovation Alliance has its way. We talk about how the Alliance hopes to make these improvements on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

First, Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced plans to redevelop sections of downtown Tampa. Now, a group is coming together to try to transform the area around the University of South Florida into a vibrant place where people want to work, visit and live. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to the Tampa Innovation Alliance and talks about plans with its new leader, former Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe, as well as representatives of some of the Alliance members.

 

Recent University Beat episodes

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Cybersecurity Conference (rebroadcast) / Sport & Entertainment Lecture Series (January 12, 2015)
Florida Center for Cybersecurity Managing Dir. Sri Sridharan speaks to “Advancing a Holistic Approach to Strategic Cybersecurity" conference at USF.

With the increasing threats of computer hacking and data thefts, the University of South Florida recently hosted a conference put on by the Florida Center for Cybersecurity. Find out what kinds of information experts from private industry, the...

 
(Credit istockphoto.com / NPR)

It’s no secret that sports has become a big business – just look at the economic effect teams like the Rays, the Bucs and the Lightning have on the Bay area.
USF’s Sport and Entertainment Management Program is bringing in an all-star team...

 
Library Show & Tell (rebroadcast) / National & Competitive Intelligence (January 5, 2015)
A 4,000 year-old Sumerian tablet is just one highlight from the archives of the USF Tampa Library Special Collections.

Did you ever wonder what’s behind the doors of the Special Collections of the USF Tampa Library?
Some lucky folks got to find out, as just a small portion of the hundreds of thousands of objects in the archives were on display at an event...

 
(stock photo of magnifying glass courtesy itsjustalittlething.wordpress.com)

USF Students interested in executive positions, whether in business or government, are encouraged to take part in a program in “National and Competitive Intelligence.” The program, which is backed by a grant from the Office of the Director of...

 
USF Health Service Dogs / Library Show & Tell (rebroadcast) (December 29, 2014)
USF Health service dog Stitch (photo by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications)

If there’s one thing that helps many stressed-out University of South Florida Health students, it’s dogs. We’ll meet some of the service dogs who help students, including an actual USF Health employee, a golden retriever named Snitch on...

 
Visitors look over some of the items at the USF Library Special Collections "Few of our Favorite Things" exhibit

The staff of the USF Library’s Special Collections Department recently showed off some of their favorite things from the archives.
Viewers had a chance to see valuable objects that normally sit under lock and key, including centuries-old...

 
USF Health Service Dogs (December 22, 2014)
USF Health service dog Stitch (photo by Eric Younghans, USF Health Communications)

If there’s one thing that helps many stressed-out University of South Florida Health students, it’s dogs. We’ll meet some of the service dogs who help students, including an actual USF Health employee, a golden retriever named Snitch, on...

 
USF Health service dog Stitch poses with students

It’s one of the more unusual prescriptions ever suggested: pet one beautiful golden retriever and call me in the morning.
Visitors to the USF Health Shimberg Library on the Tampa campus can now meet the newest employee, a golden retriever...

 
Mile in Her Shoes / CAREN Simulator (December 15, 2014)
USF Students march during the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event

Over the past year, there’s been a growing focus across the country on sexual violence on college campuses.
At the University of South Florida, student groups have been attempting to raise awareness of the issue for a few years. One very...

 
USF researcher Dr. Stephanie Carey (right) monitors veteran Gordon Beadle as he tries out the CAREN Simulator

It’s a million dollar-plus, state-of-the-art virtual reality simulator that’s bringing together University of South Florida engineers and health practitioners to assist those with reduced motor skills. We'll introduce you to CAREN (Computer-...

 
Mile in Her Shoes (December 8, 2014)
USF Students march during the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event

Over the past year, there’s been a growing focus across the country on sexual violence on college campuses.
At the University of South Florida, student groups have been attempting to raise awareness of the issue for a few years. One very...

 
Male students walk in high heels during the USF "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event

Student groups at the University of South Florida are trying to raise awareness of sexual and domestic violence against women with a number of efforts, including taking part in President Obama’s new “It’s On Us” campaign, as well as holding the...

 
 

Hosted By

Mark Schreiner, Host, Producer

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago...

 

Contact Info

mschreiner@wusf.org

University Beat's theme song is: "Perpetuum Mobile" by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, from their CD "Signs of Life."

 
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