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 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

 

This Week on TV

The 12 teams of students from 8 universities who took part in the 2nd Annual State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition (photo courtesy Candace Kaw)

It’s “Shark Tank” – USF style – as students from eight Florida colleges recently faced off at the University of South Florida to see who created the most innovative healthcare technology. Find out who came out on top and took home the 10-thousand dollar grand prize on this special rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

Thomas Edison, the man who developed Gatorade, and the creator of air conditioning are among the members of the inaugural class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take a look at this group of legendary innovators, and speak to one of the honorees—a USF professor who’s a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology.

 

Recent University Beat episodes

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1Apple Grocery / Dr. Charles Lockwood (July 21, 2014)

A pair of USF students has opened 1Apple Grocery, a new store in Plant City that targets members of the Florida WIC program, which provides financial aid to low-income women, infants and children so that they can buy nutritious food. We’ll take...

 
Dr. Charles Lockwood (courtesy USF Health)

Dr. Charles Lockwood took the reins at USF Health and the Morsani College of Medicine this past May, and WUSF’s Mark Schreiner recently sat down with him for a revealing discussion. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll hear from...

 
1Apple Grocery (July 14, 2014)

A pair of USF students has opened 1Apple Grocery, a new store in Plant City that targets members of the Florida WIC program, which provides financial aid to low-income women, infants and children so that they can buy nutritious food. We’ll take...

 

It’s not the career path they had imagined, but a pair of USF students has opened up a grocery store in Plant City. Not only does 1Apple Grocery serve low-income women and children, it also takes on the role of an oasis in a ‘food desert,’...

 
Moffitt Healthy Kidz / HPV Initiative (July 7, 2014)
Moffitt surgical oncologist, Dr. John Kiluk, speaks to a class of Moffitt Healthy Kidz students about some of the tools he uses in surgery.

Summer school took on a healthy twist for more than forty young people, as they spent a day at Moffitt Cancer Center, thanks to the Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program.
Join these high-achieving students on a tour of the Center on University Beat...

 
Moffitt researcher Anna Giuliano (left), USF Public Health students & U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor discuss a community initiative to increase the number of children receiving vaccinations against HPV.

Even though Florida has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the country, teenage girls in the state also have the lowest rate of HPV vaccinations. That’s despite the fact the shots would prevent the disease and a number of other ones....

 
Moffitt Healthy Kidz (June 30, 2014)
Moffitt surgical oncologist, Dr. John Kiluk, speaks to a class of Moffitt Healthy Kidz students about some of the tools he uses in surgery.

Summer school took on a healthy twist for more than forty young people, as they spent a day at Moffitt Cancer Center, thanks to the Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program.
Join these high-achieving students on a tour of the Center on University Beat...

 
Students work on a class presentation about cancer as part of the Moffitt Healthy Kidz Program

More than 40 high-achieving, low-income young people from around the Tampa Bay area recently gathered at the Moffitt Cancer Center on USF’s Tampa campus to find out about careers in medicine. As part of the Center’s “Healthy Kidz Program,” the...

 
Historic Scans (June 23, 2014)
USF AIST 3D scans a capsule used in training at Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 4 BOMARC building (courtesy AIST)

What do a French arch, a Revolutionary War-era tunnel in South Carolina, and launch pads at Cape Canaveral have in common? They’re all sites recently captured by the 3D imaging tools of USF’S Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST)....

 
USF AIST's Jeff Du Vernay uses a 3D laser scanner to survey the underground tunnels at the Ninety-Six National Historic Site. (courtesy AIST)

While some historic structures around the world are deteriorating, members of USF's Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST) are using high-tech 3D imaging tools to help capture a virtual version of them for future use.
And as...

 
Historic Scans / Culinary Innovation Lab (rebroadcast) (June 16, 2014)
USF AIST 3D scans a capsule used in training at Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 4 BOMARC building (courtesy AIST)

What do a French arch, a Revolutionary War-era tunnel in South Carolina, and launch pads at Cape Canaveral have in common? They’re all sites recently captured by the 3D imaging tools of USF’S Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST)....

 

Officials at USF Sarasota Manatee would like to have one of the country’s best hospitality schools by the year 2020, and to help them on the way, the school has opened a Culinary Innovation Lab in Lakewood Ranch. This week’s rebroadcast of...

 
 

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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