On Television

USF College of Marine Science Dean William Hogarth talks at kick-off of USF's ResearchOne
USF highlighted its efforts in science and innovation during the annual “ResearchOne” celebration. University Beat on WUSF TV brings you highlights from the ResearchOne kick-off event, which focused on the pivotal role USF marine scientists have played in investigating the Gulf oil disaster.

On the Radio

Student-zombies at USF St. Petersburg (Picture by Aaron Alper, makeup by Becca Roberts)
USF Zombies

Just in time for Halloween, zombie-mania is hitting USF!
This week on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we talk with a pair of USF students whose publishing company has released a new anthology of zombie stories set in the Bay area…we also look at a weeklong role-playing game that pits zombies versus humans almost anywhere on campus…and we take you to a class that shows the artistic side of the living dead!

(The clip below is the long-form "Director's Cut", which was never heard on the radio!)

Program 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
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

Dr. Karen Holbrook, USF Sr. VP for Research & Innovation, talks about the purpose of USF’s ResearchOne.

David Fries, EcoSystems Technology Group, USF College of Marine Science, explains the new solar-powered underwater roving vehicle and retrieval system his group is testing out for use in research in the Gulf. He hopes to have 2 of these vehicles and sampler systems in use by mid-November.


Dr. Michael Crosby, Sr. VP for Research, Mote Marine Laboratory, describes the Mote Mobile Aquarium they brought to ResearchOne. He also talks about the relationship Mote has with USF.

For more information

Lynn Cooil, USF TRAIN (The Research Administration Improvement Network)
lcooil@research.usf.edu 813-974-8124

ResearchOne website

Preview of USF-sponsored Gulf Oil Spill Conference, Feb 9-11, 2011

USF Gulf Oil Spill Information Center

Zombie Nation: St. Pete is currently available at www.ZombieNationPublishing.com and the Barnes & Noble USF St. Petersburg bookstore, and will soon be available on Amazon.com.

Humans vs. Zombies on USF’s Tampa campus

Humans vs. Zombies Facebook page

USF Concepts & Practices Facebook page, including schedule of zombie events this week



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