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Pell Grants

According to a study by a national think tank, the University of South Florida is one of the top public universities in the country at serving lower-income students. We'll learn why, and meet a recent graduate who received help from a Pell Grant, the federal financial aid available for such students. That's on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

Young Universities Summit

For the first time, the U.K.-based Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit is coming to North America – and the University of South Florida is the host. Learn what more than 200 university presidents and leaders from around the world will discuss June 5-7 – and why they're coming to Tampa – on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

Ocean Oxygen (rebroadcast)

More and more, the world's oceans and coastal waters – like the Gulf of Mexico – are developing areas where there's no oxygen. That lack of air dooms sea life, and it looks like humans are to blame. A University of South Florida College of Marine Science professor is on an international team studying the phenomenon. Hear from him on a rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

No Flood Florida

Hurricane season is right around the corner and one of the biggest concerns homeowners have is knowing if their property is at risk of flooding. A pair of USF graduate students have created a database that lets them get a free Flood Analysis Memo. Meet them on University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

Jack Davis

In his latest book, Jack Davis says the history of the Gulf of Mexico is the story of a great American sea. And until now, it's a story that's gone untold. On University Beat on WUSF Public Media, Roberto Roldan sits down with the University of South Florida grad who recently won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in History.

Project Downtown Tampa

For most college students, Friday nights are a time to wind down and begin the weekend. But for one group at the University of South Florida, it's a chance to give back to their community. Hafsa Quraishi and University Beat on WUSF Public Media introduces us to Project Downtown Tampa, a student organization that prepares and distributes food to the homeless once a week.

Entrepreneur - Stuby

For those of you who don't know, Tinder is a dating app where people 'swipe right' to show their interest in a person. A pair of University of South Florida undergraduates have created a similar app – but for students seeking study groups. University Beat on WUSF Public Media continues its yearlong look at USF entrepreneurs with a look at Stuby, pronounced 'stubby', which is being rolled out for testing, just in time for finals.

Jane Austen - Wikipedia (rebroadcast)

A University of South Florida class is using famed English author, Jane Austen, to learn how to make Wikipedia more accurate. It's part of an outreach effort with the Wiki Education Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps students develop research and media literacy skills. Find out more about "Austen: Bits to Bytes" on this rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF Public Media.

Jacksonville Shipwreck

A 42-foot-long section of a wooden hull of a ship recently washed up on shore, just south of Jacksonville. It's unclear how old it is, but it may be from the 1700's or 1800's. Researchers with the USF Libraries Digital Heritage and Humanities Collections were called in to take digital scans of the wreck. On University Beat on WUSF Public Media, we speak to Collections' Director Lori Collins about what they've learned about the ship - and how her work helps preserve history.

Stop the Bleed

For years, USF Health has taught non-medical professionals such first aid skills as CPR training. Now, they're equipping people with the knowledge and tools they need to prevent someone from bleeding to death. University Beat visited one of their recent classes to find out how the national "Stop the Bleed" program is being rolled out across the campus and in downtown Tampa.

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