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Mark Schreiner

Assistant News Director

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. 

In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. 

He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. Mark graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

Contact Mark at 813-974-8693, on Twitter @wusfschreiner or by email at mschreiner@wusf.org.

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Doug Finger / Gainesville Sun

A pair of University of South Florida researchers has won the third annual Cade Museum Prize for Innovation for a device they've developed that uses sound waves from inside a patient's body to diagnose health problems.

Phil Hipol, the engineering director at USF Health's Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), and Dr. Stuart Hart, professor in USF Health's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, won the prize for their electronic catheter stethoscope, or "eCath."

Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Rays.

According to a Time magazine blog, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg is the third worst sports stadium in the United States. 

On a list that includes such fabled facilities as L.A.'s Dodgers Stadium (10th worst) and Boston's Fenway Park (8th), the home of the Tampa Bay Rays finished behind only Long Island's Nassau Colliseum (nickname: Nassau Mausoleum and site of a government asbestos investigation) and the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis (site of a snow-induced roof collapse in 2010).

Almost 300 USF students recently joined "The Buried Life," a group of TV reality stars to help set a new Guinness World Record. This week’s University Beat on WUSF Public Media takes us to the event, which asked the question: what’s the one thing you want to do before you die?

Big East Conference

As if the continuing changes to Big East Conference membership wasn't enough, now the man leading the Conference is stepping down. 

John Marinatto announced his resignation as Big East Commissioner this morning, just three years after taking the job. 

USF Sun Dome

Four days of pomp and circumstance start today as over six thousand students across the University of South Florida system receive their diplomas. 

The American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)

The University of South Florida has received a national honor for taking on more environmentally friendly practices.  

USF picked up a 2012 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award at the doctoral level for a number of initiatives that are "shifting behavior on campus and within communities in favor of a clean and sustainable future."

University of North Florida

The Florida Studies Program at USF St. Petersburg is adding one of the country's leading experts on the history of the Spanish colonial experience in Florida.

On August 1st, Dr. J. Michael Francis, chairman of the History Department at the University of North Florida, will take the newly created Hough Family Endowed Chair in Florida Studies.

Moffitt Cancer Center

It’s time once again to lace up your running shoes, as Miles for Moffitt is coming up at USF on May 12th. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview of the event, which has raised over 800-thousand dollars for research at Moffitt Cancer Center.

USF Health Communications

Less than two months after USF Health opened the doors on its Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), one of its creators is leaving to become Florida's Surgeon General. 

CAMLS chief medical officer Dr. John Armstrong has also been named Secretary of the Florida Department of Health. 

USF Athletics

While 253 players had their names called at this year's NFL Draft, their off the field stories may not be as interesting as that of an undrafted USF football player who signed a free agent contract with his hometown team.

On first look, a “ShelterBox” appears to contain nothing more than a tent and some camping gear. In reality, it’s a collection of tools that will help a displaced family survive after a disaster.

Almost 300 USF students teamed with some TV reality show stars to set a Guinness record for the world's largest speed-dating event.

An April 23rd deadline is looming for caregivers of cancer patients who want to attend a free symposium at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview of the Caring for the Caregiver event.

USF Health

A day after Governor Scott signed a state budget that approved $6.9 million in funding for USF's new Health Heart Institute, the Hillsborough County Commission gave the okay to another $2 million.

Associated Press

The $70 billion budget signed by Governor Rick Scott Tuesday contained both good and bad news for the University of South Florida, along with one giant issue still yet to be decided--the fate of USF Polytechnic.

USF Student Government

The University of South Florida Student Government is giving people the chance to speak directly to members of the Tampa City Council at a town hall forum tomorrow (April 17th).

Eric Younghans / USF Health

An antidepressant drug that some USF officials hoped would be the university's version (at least from a royalty standpoint) of the University of Florida's Gatorade isn't having that kind of success.

According to an article by Robert Trigaux in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times, the drug, known as "TC-5214" has produced disappointing results in clinical trials:

Some USF St. Petersburg students are learning the nuts and bolts of presidential campaigns by volunteering for them in a political science class called “Road to the White House.” 

This week's University Beat on WUSF Public Media introduces you to Professor Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan and some of her students, and tells you about some of the experiences, from meeting the candidates to debating reality TV stars.

USF University Communications & Marketing

The federal government has decided not to intervene in a false claims suit filed against USF by a former doctoral candidate.

That student accused College of Medicine researchers of falsifying scientific data to win federal and state research grants. 

WUSF Public Media

It's been formally open less than a month, but the USF Health Center of Advanced Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) has already been named by the American College of Cardiology as its first Center of Excellence in Education and Training.

Starting today, you can join a friendly competition, get healthy, and be part of an effort to walk 238,857 miles--the distance of Earth to the moon.

It's not the U.S. News list of top universities, but the University of South Florida is at least getting the attention of another national media outlet. 

Citing its research power, the Washington Post's "College Inc." website has named USF as one of five "up-and-coming" universities.

courtesy USF Health

“It's the best of healthcare from a futuristic, entrepreneurial and academic point of view.”

That’s how USF Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko describes an agreement between his organization and Florida Hospital—an arrangement that puts university medical research into practice in Florida Hospital locations around the Bay area.

The partnership, which was formally announced Monday, will see Florida Hospital invest about 14 million dollars to expand four specialty areas in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.

Bulls Go Dancing

Mar 11, 2012
USF Athletics

For the first time in 20 years, the USF Bulls' have made the NCAA Basketball Tournament. 

It was a nail-biting wait for the Bulls, who received one of the final four spots given to at-large teams. 

USF (20-13), a 12th seed in the Midwest region, plays fellow 12th seed Cal (24-9) in a "First Four" game at 9:30 Wednesday night in Dayton (broadcast on truTV). The winner will play 5th seed Temple in Nashville at 9:50 Friday night.

Cruise Critic (www.cruisecritic.com)

A pair of cruise ship crime incidents involving ships based out of Tampa made headlines this week: one involving a ship employee facing child pornography charges, and the other involving a passenger who managed to access a restricted area and drop the ship's anchor.

A "Magic Kingdom of Medicine" will soon open in Florida--but it's in downtown Tampa, not Orlando.

USF Health is preparing for the formal opening of its new high-tech Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) at the end of the month. 

This week's University Beat on WUSF Public Media takes you inside the new center. 

USF Athletics

The USF men's basketball team is getting ready for Saturday's game against West Virginia--a game that some are calling the Bulls' "biggest home game in 20 years." 

With 19 wins, including 12 in the Big East conference and six in its last 7 games, the thought is the Bulls make the NCAA Tournament. However, even coach Stan Heath admits he's heard the doubters, telling the St. Petersburg Times:

University of South Florida

The USF Board of Trustees is currently holding its first meeting after the Florida Senate approved both a 23 percent cut to the USF budget and the splitting off of USF Polytechnic. 

USF'S student newspaper, the Oracle, reports the Senate's desire to have USF tap its reserve funds to make up for some of the funding cuts is one of the major topics of this morning's meeting: 

Mark Schreiner / WUSF News

It could be the biggest performance ever for USF's "Herd of Thunder," as the band has been invited to march in the New Year's Day Parade in London, England, on January 1, 2013.

This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 talks to band members and officials, as well as parade executives and the Former Lord Mayor of Westminster, England (the great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill).

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