Unstoppable / Grave Mapping
The University of South Florida is in the middle of its “Unstoppable” fund-raising campaign, with a goal of bringing in 600 million dollars. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV brings you highlights from the recent formal launch of the public phase of the campaign.
Science and altruism meet when a group of USF researchers and their students use the latest technology to map out a pauper’s cemetery. This week’s University Beat shows you how this ‘archaeology without digging’ not only advances knowledge, but also restores the dignity of people long since forgotten.
Joel Momberg, CEO of the USF Foundation, talks about the ‘attitude’ of USF and who should contribute to the “Unstoppable” campaign.
In response to some criticism of the campaign’s targets, USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft says “Unstoppable” is also about matching donor’s concerns with what the University needs.
USF Mass Communications Senior Candace Braun talks about her own “Unstoppable” moment: she’s ‘paying it forward’ by making sure her mother gets a college education as well.
GRAVE MAPPING: A video look at the grave mapping done by USF researchers & their students at the pauper’s cemetery near 22nd St. & Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa.
Lori Collins, Ph.D., Research Coordinator for USF’s Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies, talks about how the cemetery is a good ‘local’ classroom.
Lori Collins says the ‘cross-over’ nature of the work is beneficial to everyone involved.
Associate Professor of geology Sarah Kruse and geophysics grad student Brad Gooch talk about some of the devices they use: ground-penetrating radar and magnetometers.
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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 since 1992.