On Television

Some of the 15 finalists in the USF Young Innovators Competition
Young Innovators
Almost 500 students from around the Tampa Bay region entered this year’s USF Young Innovators Competition, coming up with possible solutions to problems that inventors twice their age haven’t solved yet. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the finals and introduces you to the winners and their creations.

On the Radio

Cover of Professor H. Roy Kaplan's new book, "The Myth of Post-Racial America"
Myth of Post-Racial America

Some people thought that the election of President Obama would be a turning point in race relations in America, but a USF researcher says that's not the case; we may be further apart than ever before. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks with Professor H. Roy Kaplan about his new book, "The Myth of Post-Racial America," and finds out what he thinks is keeping us from overcoming our differences.

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

USF Young Innovators Competition Director Anton Hopen talks about the origins and purpose of the Competition, as well as who it’s open to and why it’s important USF is involved.

We hear from some of the Competition’s finalist judges, infomercial guru Kevin Harrington and USF’s Dr. Karen Holbrook. Anton Hopen and USF’s Dr. Paul Sanberg also talk about the group that judged the preliminary round, the National Academy of Inventors.
Dr. Sanberg, who also served as a judge, is the Academy's President.


USF Sr. VP for Research, Innovation & Global Affairs Karen Holbrook on the importance of encouraging younger students to learn through events like the Competition.

For more information

Young Innovators
Anton J. Hopen, Director, Innovation Express
813-925-8505 anton.hopen@innovationexpress.org

National Academy of Inventors

Myth of Post-Racial America
H. Roy Kaplan, Research Assoc. Professor, USF Africana Studies Department
813-974-4105 hrkaplan@cas.usf.edu

Amazon.com link to “The Myth of Post-Racial America: Searching for Equality in the Age of Materialism”



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