University Beat

  • Radio: Symphony Composition Contest

    Meet the five USF music students who had their original compositions performed by the Florida Orchestra as part of a contest.

  • TV: Symphony Composition Contest

    Five University of South Florida music composition students recently had the opportunity of a lifetime when their original work was played by the Florida Orchestra.

  • Radio: Swedish Speaker

    Twice in the last six months, the speaker of the Swedish Parliament stopped by the University of South Florida.

  • TV: Coach Jose Fernandez

    Meet women’s basketball head coach Jose Fernandez, who won his 300th game at USF this season.

  • 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

USFSP Journalism Asst. Prof. Bernardo Motta and USF College of Marine Science researcher Dr. Kelly Quinn look over tests for lead in area water.
Future journalists are learning their craft in USF St. Petersburg’s Neighborhood News Bureau, based in St. Pete’s Midtown neighborhood. This year’s class is also assisting Academy Prep Middle School students in a project:...
Former Corning Incorporated researcher and executive Donald Keck talks to the USF Honors College course called "Get Innovative" about how he helped develop optical fiber strong enough to support the internet. (courtesy USF Innovative Education)
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Get Innovative
USF’s Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation is bringing in experts in a number of fields, including health care, engineering and energy. Their goal? Share the lessons they’ve learned throughout their lengthy careers,...
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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.

Recent University Beat Episodes

Urban Ahlin (left), the Speaker of Sweden's Parliament, speaks to students at USF's Muma College of Business in February.
Radio: Swedish Speaker (March 6, 2017)
Twice in the last six months, the speaker of the Swedish Parliament stopped by the University of South Florida. The second most powerful man in Sweden’s government sat down with students for lengthy conversations both before and...
Concept drawing of the Florida Forensic Institute for Research, Security & Tactical Training (courtesy Pasco Co. Sheriff's Office)
Radio: Forensic Training Facility (February 27, 2017)
University of South Florida forensic anthropologists may soon have a facility where they can learn the latest methods of investigation for both indoor and outdoor crime scenes. It’s part of a proposed structure in Pasco County...
USF St. Petersburg Neighborhood News Bureau logo (courtesy NNB)
Radio: Neighborhood News Bureau (February 20, 2017)
Health News Florida told you recently how students in a St. Petersburg middle school investigated the amount of lead in the tap water in their homes. They were assisted by students in the USF St. Pete Neighborhood News Bureau,...
USF women's basketball coach Jose Fernandez watches his team practice recently.
TV: Coach Jose Fernandez (February 20, 2017)
When the USF women’s basketball team beat Memphis in January, it marked the three hundredth career win for head coach Jose Fernandez. Perhaps the most amazing fact is that every one of those victories came at USF. With the...
 A postcard from the "Sulphur Springs: An Enduring Legacy" display shows visitors diving into the Sulphur Springs pool in the 1920's. (Courtesy Tampa Bay History Center)
TV: Sulphur Springs History-Water (February 6, 2017)
The Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center is opening its new home with a multi-media exhibition from one of the premier names in museums: the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibit’s focus on the importance of water reflects...
TV: USF St. Pete Business Building (January 23, 2017)
For the first time ever, all the classes, students and faculty for the USF St. Petersburg Tiedemann College of Business are under the same roof. The College opened the doors on the new, high-tech Lynn Pippenger Hall this semester...

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