Anthropology-Cold Cases / School of Global Sustainability
This week’s University Beat on WUSF-TV takes you to a cemetery where a USF anthropologist is joined by a team of students in helping Saint Petersburg Police excavate a trio of long-buried bodies, which will hopefully finally give the families of these unnamed murder victims some sense of closure.
It’s a concept so big; no actual building can hold it! USF is now home to the country’s first School of Global Sustainability, which will support research into our global challenges as well as prepare students for the “Green Economy.” This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM brings you more from the school’s recent launch event.
Richard Estabrook, Central Region Director for the Florida Public Archaeology Network, talks about the excavation of the remains and the challenges the team faced.
Samantha Seasons, a USF Master’s student in Applied Anthropology, says she gets a lot out of taking part in projects like the excavation.
USF President Dr. Judy Genshaft talks to University Beat's Mark Schreiner about the new USF School of Global Sustainability.
USF Provost Dr. Ralph Wilcox says the new school fits in with USF's plans, as well as its current schools and colleges. He also says the University's environmental focus comes from within.
Doctor Linda Whiteford, USF Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Strategic Initiatives, says the new school expands the definition of global sustainability by extending across many disciplines. She also talks about how other institutions may learn from USF.
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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.