USF St. Petersburg LEED Building / Sci-Fi Symposium
USF St. Petersburg is home to the University of South Florida’s first Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) certified structure with its new Science and Technology building. This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you inside the building and tells you how this environmentally friendly direction may be the future for USF.
Coming up February 17th, USF’s Humanities Institute is holding a symposium featuring a trio of award-winning science fiction writers who also happen to be working scientists. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM talks to keynote speaker, author Gregory Benford, a physics professor who’s helping put the “sci” in “sci-fi.”
Doctor Rick Wilber, Assistant Professor of Journalism in USF’s School of Mass Communications, says students, faculty and the public, particularly sci-fi fans, should all come out to the Symposium and Keynote Speech, both held on February 17th at USF.
Doctor Wilber, who’s written 10 books and 50 short stories, some in the sci-fi genre, says he’s a fan of all three authors taking part in the Symposium: Harry Harrison, Ben Bova and keynote speaker, Gregory Benford.
Gregory Benford, an author and Physics Professor at UC Irvine, talks to Mark Schreiner about some of the tricks of the trade of being a ‘hard science fiction’ writer and reader.
Rick Wilber, USF Dept. of Journalism, School of Mass Communications
Wednesday, February 17
Panel discussion 1 p.m. Marshall Student Center 2708
Keynote address 7 p.m. Traditions Hall
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
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.