Mark Schreiner

Reporter

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.

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Aimee Blodgett / USF News

Unless you’ve been in the USF Sun Dome in the last week or two, then you really haven’t been in the Sun Dome!

The arena has reopened after a 36 million dollar renovation—but it’s almost like a completely new building. This week's University Beat on WUSF Public Media takes you inside the new and improved Sun Dome, and hears from USF President Judy Genshaft and Athletic Director Doug Woolard, who expressed some interesting thoughts about the possibility of an eventual on-campus football stadium.

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. 

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