ResearchOne / USF Zombies


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.

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!)

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.

More Information: 

Lynn Cooil, USF TRAIN (The Research Administration Improvement Network) 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 and the Barnes & Noble USF St. Petersburg bookstore, and will soon be available on
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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Mark Schreiner

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.

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