About University Beat

University Beat is a radio and television program that focuses on the research and work at the University of South Florida and how it benefits the Tampa Bay area, Florida, and the world around us.

Each week, reporter Mark Schreiner looks at the latest USF efforts in medicine, engineering, education, arts and sciences and explores other programs that reach out to both students and the community.

 

Broadcast 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

 

This Week on TV

Jordan Zimmerman & USF President Judy Genshaft (center) pose w/USF Zimmerman Advertising & Mass Comm students at the school's renaming

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 million to USF. We’ll introduce you to him on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 

This Week on Radio

The new logo of the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications

USF’s School of Mass Communications has been re-branded as the “Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications.“
The name change is the result of a 10 million dollar gift by USF trustee Jordan Zimmerman. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to Zimmerman about his gift to his alma mater, as well as to USF officials about what it will mean to the school and its students.

 

Recent University Beat episodes

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HospitaBull / USF Student Memorial (rebroadcast) (March 23, 2015)
Chef Yaron Azoulay (center) prepares a dish for the USF HospitaBull event while student Sonja Langley (right) watches

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 dining room as...

 
Flowers placed by family and friends of the USF students added to the memorial after their deaths in 2014.

USF's Student Government has come up with a permanent way to honor classmates who have died while attending school - with a memorial wall and fountain. The names of nearly two dozen students who passed away in 2014 were recently added to the wall...

 
HospitaBull (March 16, 2015)
Chef Yaron Azoulay (center) prepares a dish for the USF HospitaBull event while student Sonja Langley (right) watches

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 dining room as...

 
HospitaBull

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee recently held its annual “HospitaBull” evening. Students in the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership cooked up a multi-course dinner for 200 guests, covering every step along the...

 
School of Accountancy / The Great Society (March 9, 2015)

Thanks to a $10 million gift from a retired Raymond James Financial executive, another University of South Florida business school has a new name. The USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy is believed to be the first such school anywhere in...

 
Courtesy USFSP Dept. of History & Politics

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson unveiled “The Great Society,” a number of programs designed to reduce poverty and racial injustice in America. The University of South Florida St. Petersburg Department of History and Politics is...

 
School of Accountancy (March 2, 2015)

Thanks to a $10 million gift from a retired Raymond James Financial executive, another University of South Florida business school has a new name. The USF Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy is believed to be the first such school anywhere in...

 

Another University of South Florida business school has changed its name after a multimillion dollar donation from a Bay area entrepreneur. This time, it’s the School of Accountancy, which is now named after Lynn Pippenger, who recently gave 10...

 
A Tale of Two Cities / St. Pete Conference on World Affairs (February 23, 2015)
(courtesy USF Theatre & Dance)

It will be the best of times, it will be the worst of times as University of South Florida Theatre and Dance presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.” We’ll introduce you to some of the cast and crew on University...

 
Panelists Rose-Eve Lewis, Douglas McElhaney, and Aida Hozic speak at the 2013 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs (courtesy St. Petersburg in the World)

Almost forty experts from around the world will speak about a variety of today’s “hot button” international issues at the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs. The conference takes place at USF St. Pete February 26th through 28th and...

 
A Tale of Two Cities (February 16, 2015)
(courtesy USF Theatre & Dance)

It will be the best of times, it will be the worst of times as University of South Florida Theatre and Dance presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.” We’ll introduce you to some of the cast and crew on University...

 
Student actors Cliff Kelley, Jordan DeShong & Landon Layland in "A Tale of Two Cities"

It will be the best of times and the worst of times as USF Theatre and Dance presents a production of “A Tale of Two Cities” February 19th through 22nd and 25th through 28th. It’s part of the school’s “British International Theater”...

 
 

Hosted By

Mark Schreiner, Host, Producer

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...

 

Contact Info

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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