University Beat

  • Radio: Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Resarch Universities

    USF, FIU and UCF are teaming up in an effort to improve student success.

  • TV: Clinical Trial Awareness

    An effort has been launched to bring researchers from USF and Moffitt Cancer Center together with community leaders to get more minorities involved in clinical trials.

  • Radio: Clinical Trial Awareness

    How are USF Health and Moffitt Cancer Centers trying to get more minority communities involved in clinical trials? By just talking to them.

  • TV: Oil Spill Anniversary

    On the 5th anniversary of the disaster, researchers from the USF College of Marine Science and the Florida Institute of Oceanography talk about the Gulf oil spill.

  • 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.


Last Week On University Beat

2010's Deepwater Horizon explosion caused one of the largest oil spills ever (courtesy C-IMAGE Consortium)
Five years ago, an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, and started one of the largest accidental oil spills ever. University Beat on WUSF TV talks with some of the...
(courtesy iStock Photo)
Clinical trials help medical professionals find out how effective treatments are. But they’re not a “one size fits all” proposition, particularly when minority populations don’t participate. An effort has been launched to bring...
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

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

Pint of Science takes place May 18-20 in 50 cities worldwide, including Tampa & St. Petersburg (courtesy Pint of Science)
Radio: Pint of Science (May 4, 2015)
It’s being called a ‘science festival for adults,’ and they’re holding it in a place that grown-ups hold dear: the local bar! Researchers from USF and Moffitt Cancer Center are once again taking part in “Pint of Science,” a three...
Students in a previous USF Pre-College STEM course conduct an experiment (courtesy USF Pre-College)
Radio: Pre-College Preview (April 27, 2015)
USF is once again preparing for its Pre-College Summer Program, a collection of classes that brings high school students from around the country and the world to USF for their first taste of college life. Classes this year, which...
 Researchers prepare to deploy the multicorer, a device that pulls multiple sections of soil up from the ocean's core at the same time (courtesy C-IMAGE Consortium)
Radio: Oil Spill Anniversary (April 20, 2015)
Five years ago this week, the largest accidental oil spill ever took place in the Gulf of Mexico. USF College of Marine Science researchers were among the first responders to the Deepwater Horizon disaster – and they’ve continued...
"Sampling Science" logo
TV: Sampling Science (April 13, 2015)
At first, beer and science don’t necessarily seem like two things that go together. But “Sampling Science,” a recent student-organized event at the University of South Florida, showed that that’s not the case. Find out more on...
Jordan Zimmerman & USF President Judy Genshaft (center) pose w/USF Zimmerman Advertising & Mass Comm students at the school's renaming
TV: USF School of Mass Communications (March 30, 2015)
The University of South Florida is ‘re-branding’ its School of Mass Communications. The Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications is named after USF trustee, advertising executive Jordan Zimmerman, who donated $10...
hef Yaron Azoulay (center) prepares a dish for the USF HospitaBull event while student Sonja Langley (right) watches
TV: HospitaBull (March 16, 2015)
Students in USF Sarasota-Manatee's College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership cooked up an international feast at the annual “HospitaBull” evening. University Beat on WUSF TV follows the students from the kitchen into the...

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