University Beat

  • Radio: Week of Welcome

    Follow along during USF's "Week of Welcome" as students return to the Tampa campus.

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  • TV: Video Games - Social Studies

    Can video games help students learn more about social studies?

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  • Radio: Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (Rebroadcast)

    Seven innovators have been named to the 2015 class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

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  • TV: Living Learning Communities

    USF hopes to make the transition into college easier for students with its Living Learning Communities.

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  • USF-Dozier Reform School

    USF researchers have been looking at the Dozier Reform School for Boys in Marianna, FL, where students, some who died under mysterious circumstances, were buried.

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Last Week On University Beat

USF STEM Academy students in a lab during USF Pre-College (courtesy USF STEM Academy)
It’s college – only for high school students. The University of South Florida welcomed more than 150 teens from around the world for this summer’s Pre-College program. University Beat on WUSF TV has a recap.
Bay area social studies teachers play "Mission US" to figure out how they might be able to use the game in their classrooms.
Since the 1970’s and 80’s, computer programs like “Oregon Trail” and “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” have shown that video games can be used to help teach social studies. Public TV station WNET created the newest such...
Radio 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
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Host:
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.

Recent University Beat Episodes

Students conduct lab work in a USF Pre-College course (courtesy USF STEM Academy)
Radio: Pre-College Recap (August 2, 2015)
USF’s Pre-College Summer Program has wrapped up another successful year. More than 150 high school students from around the world took part, preparing for college through a variety of classes in subjects including STEM, writing,...
A new "Walk of Fame" on the USF Tampa campus features the members of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, which will add 7 new members Oct. 2.
The Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, which is based at the University of South Florida, has named its 2015 inductees. The seven innovators chosen include automotive giant Henry Ford, and combined, they hold more than 430 U.S....
Students in the USF Bullls Business Community meet for breakfast. (courtesy USF BBC)
Radio: Living Learning Communities (July 20, 2015)
USF boasts a dozen Living Learning Communities, where students connect with classmates, faculty and staff –  right where they live.  The students reside in places that emphasize a common major or area of interest – and we’ll...
Students in the USF Wellness LLC hang out together in the common area. (courtesy USF Wellness LLC)
TV: Living Learning Communities (July 20, 2015)
Living away from home for the first time can be tough for some college students. But the University of South Florida hopes to ease that transition with its Living Learning Communities, or LLC’s for short. We take a tour of some...
Pasta at Locale Market, photographed for 'Sizziling Images' by USFSP student Anna Stebbins
TV: Food Photography Class (July 6, 2015)
From the farm and the field to the kitchen and market, students in a week-long USF St. Petersburg class hit the road to learn the tricks of the trade of food photography. We’ll follow along as they capture ‘sizzling images’ on...
USFCAM curator Peter Foe addresses a group of students during the "Museum at Work" exhibit
TV: Art Exhibits (June 22, 2015)
You never know what you’re going to get when you go into the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum. For example, take the two exhibits on display currently. In With Hidden Noise, visitors are surrounded by a variety...

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