University Beat

  • Preeminent University

    USF is getting closer to joining the University of Florida and Florida State University as a ‘preeminent state research university.’

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  • Firefighter Back Pain

    Armed with a $1.3 million grant from FEMA, USF Health is recruiting local firefighters to take part in a study of an exercise regimen that hopes to reduce the risk of back injuries.

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  • Follow Your Calling

    If you don’t “follow your calling” and find a job that you find especially fulfilling, are you putting yourself at risk for unhappiness and health problems? According to a pair of USF psychologists, that might indeed be the case.

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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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Supporters of President Obama's executive actions on immigration protest recently in Texas. (courtesy Heide Castañeda)
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments challenging a pair of President Obama’s executive orders that deferred action against undocumented immigrants. One USF anthropologist has spent a lot of time speaking to people on...
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

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

The Variable Angle Roman chair that will be used in the exercise study sits in front of a Tampa Fire Rescue truck in Station 1.
Radio: Firefighter Back Pain (April 18, 2016)
The leading cause of disability and early retirement for firefighters is back injuries – not really a surprise when you consider they’re lugging as much as a hundred pounds of gear in the field. Armed with a $1.3 million grant...
USF psychologists Michele Gazica and Paul Spector conducted a study on 'finding your calling' and how finding work happiness can affect your life.
Radio: Follow Your Calling (April 11, 2016)
If you don’t “follow your calling” and find a job that you find especially fulfilling, are you putting yourself at risk for unhappiness and health problems? Well, according to a pair of USF psychologists – that might indeed be...
Tess Carr plays the title character in TheatreUSF's production of the musical "Violet."
Radio: "Violet" (April 4, 2016)
TheatreUSF has chosen a 2014 Tony-nominated musical for its spring production this year.  The story takes the audience back in time to the 1960’s to follow a young woman on her quest for beauty. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes...

Contact Information

mschreiner@wusf.org
University Beat's theme song is: "Perpetuum Mobile" by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, from their CD "Signs of Life."

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