Inside USF: The Podcast

Overview

Welcome to “Inside USF: The Podcast,” created especially for University of South Florida faculty, staff and alumni.  We know you’re busy – so busy, in fact, that it can be hard to find the time to learn about the important work taking place across our three campuses. We’re here to help. We’ll talk with a member of the faculty or staff about their expertise and their contributions, including in ground-breaking research, inspiring community service efforts, the arts, athletics and much more. You’ll meet members of the faculty and staff who, like you, are helping USF make an impact as a fast-rising urban research university.

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Season 2 | Episode 5

In this special episode, Rhea Law shares her vision for the university in the address she delivered during her inauguration as USF’s eighth president on Jan. 19, 2023. A full transcript of the address is available here.

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Rhea Law speaking at a podium during Inauguration


Season 2 | Episode 4 - listen to a preview

USF’s College of Nursing is in the early stages of an all-out effort to expand undergraduate education to help address the shortage of nurses – predicted to reach 59,000 in Florida by 2035. Usha Menon, dean of the college and senior vice president of USF Health, discusses the reasons for the nursing shortage crisis, plans to expand the college’s physical footprint and enrollment, and its extensive community outreach efforts. (Note: The College of Nursing is highlighted in the winter issue of USF Magazine, which will be published in mid-December.)

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Usha Menon


Season 2 | Episode 3 - listen to a preview

After a distinguished 42-year career in the Marine Corps, which included three years as the head of U.S. Central Command, retired Gen. Kenneth F. “Frank” McKenzie has valuable perspectives to share about threats to global and U.S. security. He also discusses the important work of USF’s Global and National Security Institute as well as Cyber Florida, two organizations he now leads.

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Frank Mckenzie Headshot


Season 2 | Episode 2 - listen to a preview

While Homecoming – scheduled this year for Oct. 9-15 – may be its most visible event, the USF Alumni Association sponsors more than 250 events annually to provide alumni with relevant, meaningful experiences. Bill McCausland, vice president and executive director of the association, discusses the extensive planning that goes into the Homecoming celebration, coordinated by a 30-member committee representing all three campuses. He also shares details on some of the many other ways USF’s 385,000 living alumni – which includes nearly 3,900 members of our faculty and staff – can stay connected to, and help support, students and the university.

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Bill McCausland headshot


Season 2 | Episode 1 - listen to a preview

Known to many at USF as the long-time dean of our largest college, the College of Arts and Sciences, there’s much you may not know about Eric Eisenberg. First-generation college student, musician (he plays guitar and other instruments), poet and huge fan of basketball, Eric is passionate about helping faculty, staff and students succeed. Now the interim provost and executive vice president, he discusses his priorities in his new role and his perspective on the state of higher education, all while sharing anecdotes about his personal journey, including his family of Bulls.

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Headshot of Eric Eisenberg 


THANKS

Thanks to the USF School of Music for providing "March Victorious," which in addition to the podcast, can be heard during USF football games and other university events. It was composed by the first director of athletic bands, Sid Haton.

CAPTIONING AND TRANSCRIPTS

To view captions on an episode while listening above, use Google Chrome and follow these steps: 

  • In the top toolbar, click "Chrome" and select "Preferences"
  • Click "Advanced" in the left side bar to expand the menu
  • Click "Accessibility"
  • Turn on "Live Caption" 
  • Close the settings tab and click play on the desired episode

For transcripts, please email twoolf@usf.edu and indicate the episode you are requesting.

HAVE AN IDEA FOR A FUTURE EPISODE?

We welcome your suggestions for colleagues we should interview, or topics we should explore, in future episodes. Share them by filling out our submission form. Here are some general ideas about what we’re interested in:

  • Groundbreaking research
  • Unique programs/initiatives
  • Efforts that make a positive difference for others
  • University-wide initiatives
  • USF-community partnerships 

CAN'T GET ENOUGH?

Listen to past episodes from Season 1.