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December 23, 2010
Quinoa is the tiny grain that packs a nutritional punch
Quinoa is a grainlike crop grown mainly for its edible seeds, and its flavor is similar to cream of wheat, but with a hint of nuttiness. Dr. Jackie Shank, undergraduate nutrition program director in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses myths and facts about this tiny grain that packs a big nutritional punch.
December 22, 2010
Holiday shopping to signal pace of economic recovery
Dr. Paul Mason, chair of UNF’s Department of Economics and Geography, tells the Jacksonville Daily Record that holiday spending seems stronger than last year.
December 13, 2010
Understanding the holiday blues
Holidays can be difficult times. They are meant to bring joy and celebration but sometimes bring sadness and despair. Christy Brown, a mental health counselor at the UNF Counseling Center, provides some perspective in understanding the holiday blues.
December 9, 2010
UNF transportation and logistic students make the holidays brighter at Hubbard House
Since 2002, a collaboration between UNF's Transportation and Logistics Society and the Propeller Club of the United States Port of Jacksonville has helped make the holidays happier for Hubbard House residents.
December 9, 2010
Striving to eat a well-balanced diet
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition professor, talks to The Florida Times-Union about women not eating a well-balanced diet and skipping meals, which makes women vulnerable for illnesses and can cause them to eat even more than they initially intended.
December 8, 2010
College of Education Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Accreditation
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education will be on the University of North Florida campus in the spring of 2011 to review the quality of professional education programs offered by the College of Education and Human Services.
December 8, 2010
Parents going too far in sports
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, a UNF psychology professor, discusses parents who pressure their kids to win on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio’s First Coast Connect. Click on “Wed” under the First Coast Connect tab to hear the interview.
December 7, 2010
UNF student earns volunteer award for outstanding service
University of North Florida senior James Volk will be honored for an outstanding record of volunteerism as one of the more than 1,000 degree recipients at Friday's fall commencement at the UNF Arena.
December 7, 2010
Retired UNF associate dean has carved a niche in wood
When Jerry Hallan, a retired associate dean in UNF's Brooks College of Health, was around 7, building things with Tinkertoys didn't fascinate him. Building things with his father's power tools, that was different.
December 6, 2010
Local art teachers show own art at MOCA Jacksonville
UNF graduate Carrie Keene, a drawing and painting teacher at Orange Park High School, is among local art teachers who have their own artwork on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF.
December 3, 2010
Wristwatch created by UNF students can catch your heart all aflutter
Three UNF electrical engineering students have spent this semester toiling over a prototype wristwatch capable of monitoring every beat of a patient's heart and alerting paramedics in case of emergency.
November 30, 2010
Potential ecological problems remain as a result of BP oil spill
Dr. Daniel Moon, UNF biology professor, and about two dozen other ecologists representing the Gulf Coast Ecology Working Group collaborated on an editorial that appeared in The Florida Times-Union about the possible ecological problems due to the BP oil spill.
November 29, 2010
UNF students on the verge of producing a better debate timer
The challenge: Build a better election debate timer. And make it cheap. Three UNF engineering students say they are on the verge of doing just that after a local tea party organizer commissioned such a device, saying it would be necessary to help the fervent political movement host better forums in time for the 2012 elections.
November 22, 2010
UNF keeps growing with latest construction phase
The University of North Florida is in the midst of a construction boom that includes a new high-tech biology headquarters and a state-of-the-art gym and campus health center.
November 22, 2010
Students dance the night away at UNF for the kids
UNF students danced the night away to raise money for a worthy charity. It took 17 hours, but more than $26,000 was raised for a good cause.
November 22, 2010
UNF engineering school director wins award
The new director of the UNF's School of Engineering in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction is already taking home top national honors.
November 16, 2010
UNF receives $375,000 in grants through New Florida Initiative
UNF will receive about $375,000 from the Florida Board of Governors to bolster its engineering program. The money was awarded through the State University System’s New Florida Initiative.
November 16, 2010
UNF nursing students aid Mission House clinic patients through prescription assistance program
Thanks to a prescription assistance program, which recently won a Campus-Community Partnership Award, and is coordinated by UNF nursing students, Mission House medical clinic patients get their medications for free.
November 15, 2010
UNF trains officers in crime scene techniques
The FBI and other law enforcement agencies from around the country were recently at UNF receiving training from instructors at the Institue of Police Technology and Management on campus in a course called "Crime Scene Techniques Course Involving Buried Bodies and Surface Skeletons."
November 15, 2010
Combating childhood obesity
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF nutrition professor and president of the American Dietetic Association, talks to CNN about ways that parents can combat childhood obesity.
November 10, 2010
People bartering online to save money
People on the First Coast have figured out a way to get the things they want, while getting rid of the things they don't want. Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells Action News that bartering numbers jump when pay and job openings go down.
November 10, 2010
Campaigns heating up for spring elections
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks to the Jacksonville Daily Record about the timing and tone of political advertisements.
November 9, 2010
Happy workers not necessarily most productive workers
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF management professor, discusses the issue of job satisfaction in "Ask UNF," a monthly column published in The Florida Times-Union, that promotes the expertise of UNF faculty and staff.
November 9, 2010
UNF author explores Bartram's version of paradise
Dr. Daniel Shafer, UNF professor emeritus of History, takes on an icon. In his new book, Shafer shows that "poor Billy Bartram" used a bit of artistic license in his famous travelogue.
November 4, 2010
On Campus Transition Program documentary
UNF students in the On-Campus Transition Program as well as President John Delaney will be featured in an upcoming documentary by Think College! in spring 2011 about opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities.
November 4, 2010
UNF School of Nursing professor wins lifetime achievement award
Dr. Patrick Monaghan, a professor in UNF's School of Nursing, has been selected to receive the U.S. Department of Defense, Armed Services Blood Program Lifetime Achievement Award. He was featured on First Coast News’ “Teacher of the Week” segment.
November 1, 2010
Local Democrats say they are still behind Meek
Kendrick Meek has insisted he has not talked with former President Bill Clinton or other national party leaders about dropping out of the Senate race. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, tells First Coast News that it makes Charlie Crist and Meek look bad.
October 29, 2010
UNF, MOCA exhibits showcase contemporary landscape painting
The vibrant and extravagant landscapes of Lilian Garcia-Roig are the focus of two upcoming exhibitions, “Hyberbolic Nature,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, and “More Than a Brush with Nature” at the UNF Art Gallery. Both exhibits are running simultaneously beginning Thursday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011.
October 28, 2010
UNF politial science professor discusses Senate District 8 race
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration at UNF, tells the Florida Times-Union that the decision to go negative in a political campaign carries some risks.
October 28, 2010
Logistics experts give free tips at UNF Nov. 3
Jacksonville logistics experts will explain Nov. 3 at UNF how companies are demanding better visibility and management of their goods through the supply-chain and how logistics providers are meeting their needs.
October 28, 2010
UNF alumnus named new St. Luke's Hospital president
St. Luke’s Hospital has named Donnie L. Romine, a UNF graduate with 25 years of experience in hospital administration, as its new president. He is currently the CEO of Weatherford Regional Medical Center in Weatherford, Texas.
October 28, 2010
UNF hosts fourth Garbage on the Green
The University revealed the garbage it throws away during Garbage on the Green, its fourth trash and recycling audit. This University-sponsored event is aimed at educating students, faculty and staff about ways to reduce campus trash by emphasizing litter prevention and recycling.
October 27, 2010
Theories abound for why shark bites are down
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, an assistant professor of biology at UNF, tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that several academic studies, based on computer modeling, have indicated there could be large declines in shark populations.
October 26, 2010
The Goods on broccoli
Dr. Nancy Correa-Matos, a UNF nutrition professor, looks at this vegetable in the Florida Times-Union’s “The Goods” column, which features a different food, recipe and UNF nutrition faculty member the third Thursday of each month.
October 25, 2010
Bunky Green plays at Jazz Standard in New York City
Bunky Green, alto saxophonist and head of UNF's Jazz Studies Program in the Department of Music, partnered with fellow alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa to play at New York City's Jazz Standard.
October 20, 2010
Jacksonville mayoral candidates speak out at UNF forum
The candidates vying to become Jacksonville's next mayor got an early chance to size up some of the competition during a forum Tuesday at UNF.
October 14, 2010
UNF nursing director named 2010 Health Care Hero
Dr. Li Loriz, director of the School of Nursing at UNF, has been named a 2010 Health Care Hero by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
October 13, 2010
Princeton Review names Coggin College a best business school
The Coggin College of Business at UNF has been named an outstanding business school by The Princeton Review. The education services company features Coggin College in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools."
October 12, 2010
UNF addresses LGBT bullying
UNF's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center kicks off a week of awareness to address issues affecting LGBT students.
October 12, 2010
UNF internship program one of the largest in the country
After an external review by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, results showed the UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice as one of the largest criminal justice internship programs in the country.
October 11, 2010
Finding the courage to come out
Natalie Nguyen, program assistant at UNF's LGBT Resource Center, has spent the past several years working in outreach with gay youth. She told The Florida Times-Union she has lots of personal experience to share after coming out twice, as her understanding and definition of herself evolved.
October 11, 2010
UNF nursing students and Mission House awarded
UNF's School of Nursing Prescription Assistance Program in conjunction with Jacksonville Beach's Mission House was chosen as the first-place winner of the statewide 2010 Campus-Community Partnership Award.
October 8, 2010
Achieving the Dream Scholarship Aids UNF Students
Several UNF students and an alumnus were recent recipients of a 2010 Achieving the Dream scholarship, a joint venture of the Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board and the First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
October 7, 2010
UNF professor awarded school's top honor
David Fenner, professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at UNF, was awarded the 2010 Distinguished Professor award during the 39th annual Fall Convocation Ceremony Oct. 1. He is the 33rd faculty member at UNF to hold the title, given to a professor who demonstrates excellence in teaching, scholarship and service.
October 6, 2010
What would you do if you found a wallet on the First Coast?
The Florida Times-Union dropped wallets around Jacksonville to see who would be honest and return them. Dr. Dominick Guss, UNF psychology professor, tells the Times-Union that the majority of society wants to do the right thing.
October 5, 2010
Power Trip
Whether she's in the White House or the "No-Spin Zone," Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, thinks globally, lives locally.
October 4, 2010
Kids eat too many empty calories
Dr. Linda Lockett Brown, a UNF nutrition professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about a new study that reveals most kids are eating a lot of junk, and that bad food is making up for nearly half of the calories kids consume.
October 1, 2010
It is time to clear the air about hookah smoking
Kimberly Baird, a UNF Family Nurse Practitioner graduate student, talks about the myths and facts of hookah smoking in the ASK UNF column, which runs every month in The Florida Times-Union.
September 30, 2010
Doesn't matter how food is combined for digestion
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, a UNF nutrition professor and president of the American Dietetic Association, talks to the Florida Times-Union about whether or not certain foods should be eaten together.
September 27, 2010
Hookah myths and facts
Those who believe only smokers smoke hookah and that there is a lower risk of cancer and other disease from smoking hookah, may want to look at the real numbers. Kimberly Baird, a UNF nursing graduate student discusses this topic on First Coast News.
September 23, 2010
Job satisfaction in the workplace
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses job satisfaction in the workplace on First Coast News’ weekly “Office Chat” segment.
September 22, 2010
Recession declared over
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, says the recession that started in December 2007 and went through June 2009 is over, but the next recession may have started this past summer.
September 20, 2010
Hunter Lovins to give free lecture at UNF
Hunter Lovins, author and promoter of sustainable development for about 30 years, will be in Jacksonville Sept. 28 for two appearances under the aegis of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida.
September 17, 2010
Speed networking at UNF
The Coggin College of Business Career Management Center hosted a speed networking event for students, so they could learn how to develop an effective elevator pitch.
September 17, 2010
Managing stress at work
The tight economy, concerns about work, money worries and the demands of your family may be all your mind can take in any given day. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, tells you how to manage your stress at work on First Coast News' weekly "Office Chat" segment.
September 16, 2010
We take the fear out of using fresh garlic
It's claimed this pungent bulb wards off demons and keeps your heart healthy. What's the truth about garlic? Jackie Shank, UNF nutrition professor, breaks down the facts about this member of the lily family in the Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
September 16, 2010
UNF port expert says state-wide strategy is key
Dr. Yem Bolumole, a UNF logistics professor, tells the Jacksonville Business Journal that the Port of Jacksonville needs to position itself as the state’s economic engine.
September 14, 2010
Free Sept. 25 UNF concert raises funds for Haitian earthquake relief
The Intercultural Center for PEACE at UNF sponsors a free concert to aid Haitian earthquake victims at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in the UNF Robinson Theater, featuring Jacksonville recording artist Joanna Norris and the Seven-14 band.
September 13, 2010
UNF IPTM instructor wins judo title
Greg DiFranza, tactical enforcement coordinator at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF, won the Masters Heavyweight Judo title at the 2010 Pan American Judo Championships.
September 13, 2010
UNF names new School of Engineering director
Murat Tiryakiolu is UNF's new director of the School of Engineering in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. He will also be a professor of Mechanical Engineering.
September 9, 2010
UNF newspaper finalist for national award
The University of North Florida’s weekly student-operated campus newspaper, the Spinnaker, has earned national recognition as a finalist for what has been called the Pulitzer Prize for college journalism.
September 9, 2010
Getting passed over for a promotion
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF management professor, discusses how to deal with getting passed over for a promotion and ways to get to the front of the line next time in the weekly Office Chat segment on First Coast News.
September 9, 2010
UNF business college dean to take it a notch further
Dr. Ajay Samant, the new dean of the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business, wants to connect graduates to the community and students to the world.
September 7, 2010
UNF students, volunteers learn how garden grows
The University of North Florida and the Clara White Mission have joined forces to grow an organic garden, and they're starting to see the fruits of their efforts.
September 3, 2010
The hidden factors in the AP Top 25
Dr. Jay Coleman, UNF professor of operations management and quantitative mehtods, talked to the Wall Street Journal about the college-football AP poll and how he has found evidence that there's some favoritism toward teams in a voter's state.
September 3, 2010
UNF 2010 Writers Conference, write place, write time
Almost 200 writers recently came together in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida 2010 Writers Conference for three days of workshops, critiques, networking and the chance to get published.
September 1, 2010
Why more shark bites?
Shark expert Mike McCallister, a UNF marine biologist, tells WJXT Ch. 4 there's a reason we're seeing more run-ins with sharks this year. More people are in the water because its been so hot and the higher than average water temperatures are causing fish to get closer to the beach.
August 30, 2010
UNF students sprout helping hands at Clara White Mission
Several UNF students recently broke ground on an organic garden at Clara White Mission, which has been helping the poor for more than 100 years. The food gathered from the garden will be used to feed the homeless.
August 27, 2010
Higher education presidents agree they're in this together
UNF President John Delaney participated in a panel discussion with area college presidents about the regional future of higher education. Delaney says a thriving network of distinct colleges producing work-ready graduates could help jump-start the area's knowledge economy.
August 27, 2010
Change in the workplace
With the environment changing so rapidly and businesses doing all they can just to compete, individuals are going through a never-ending change at work. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, says how you react and adapt to this changing environment could ultimately lead to your success or failure in the workplace.
August 26, 2010
UNF pitcher anxious to resume training following shark bite
UNF junior and pitcher Clayton Schulz isn't letting his injury from a shark bite over the summer stop him from training. He is determined to get in shape for the upcoming baseball season.
August 26, 2010
Federal agents hire ebonics translators
Some might call it slang or bad English, but experts say you couldn't be more wrong about ebonics. Dr. Ron Kephart, a UNF linguistics professor, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that ebonics is actually considered a dialect, such as Creole or Barbadian
August 24, 2010
UNF sees jump in military students
In order to accommodate the growing number of military students on campus, UNF opened a brand new Military & Veterans Resource Center to help veterans make the difficult transition from military life to campus life.
August 24, 2010
UNF baseball pitcher bitten by shark focuses on baseball season
UNF student and baseball pitcher Clayton Schulz is back to class on campus after recovering from a shark bite this summer; but he is focusing on getting in shape for baseball season.
August 19, 2010
The Goods: Popular, versatile tomatoes pack a nutritional punch
Jackie Shank, undergraduate program director in the UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses how the tomato is valued for its flavor and nutritional significance.
August 17, 2010
Get college textbooks for less by renting instead of buying
Lee Cobb, UNF bookstore textbook manager, tells the USA Today that students on campus are saving money by renting textbooks.
August 16, 2010
UNF named among top military-friendly schools
UNF was named a "Military Friendly School" for 2011 by G.I. Jobs magazine, which ranks UNF in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. This is the second consecutive year the University has earned this ranking.
August 9, 2010
SBDC mentor's advice a must-have
From his perch, Kevin Monahan, special projects director at the Small Business Development Center at UNF, saw something in future business owner Lauren Little and knew he had a winner on his hands.
August 6, 2010
EverBank moves may lure other finance companies
EverBank's recent purchase of the naming rights to Jacksonville Municipal Stadium and the upcoming launch of a national multimedia marketing campaign may attract other financial service companies to Jacksonville.
August 4, 2010
Staying well on campus
Personal health and safety might be the last thing on the mind of a returning college student or even for those first beginning higher education; however, knowing the risks in advance can bring peace of mind to students and their families, and help bring about a more successful college education.
August 4, 2010
Princeton Review ranks UNF among the best
The Princeton Review has named the University of North Florida as one of the best colleges in the Southeast for the third consecutive year.
August 2, 2010
Student project brings PCs to Third World
Students from UNF's Foundation for Renewable Energy Enterprise pooled their resources and came up with a plan to bring Internet-enabled computers to a small school in the Dominican Republic.
July 23, 2010
UNF advances fuel cell research
The lighter, more efficient fuel cells that the University of North Florida is developing for the U.S. military could lead to a local spin-off manufacturer of batteries for commercial and private applications.
July 22, 2010
UNF fuel cell research could be boon for military, economy
UNF's School of Engineering has received a combined $9.4 million in federal contracts from the Army and Department of Energy for a fuel cell research project that could be the ticket to a higher statewide profile, more recognition in the research community and a bevy of jobs centered in Northeast Florida.
July 22, 2010
Dealing with workplace bullies
The eighth grade is probably the last time you had to think about a bully, but they've moved from the playground to the office. Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF management professor, discusses how to identify bullies in the workplace on his weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs on First Coast News.
July 20, 2010
UNF adds Women's Golf to D-1 program
UNF announced the addition of Women's Golf as a Division I athletic program, increasing the number of varsity sports sponsored by the University to 18.
July 19, 2010
Splish splash, we're having fun at UNF
People as young as 8 months old up to 100 can have splish-splashing, inexpensive fun at the UNF Aquatic Center.
July 16, 2010
UNF golfer Phelan advances at U.S. Public Links Championship
With a pair of match victories Thursday, University of North Florida golfer Kevin Phelan advanced to the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Public Links Championship at Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center.
July 15, 2010
Watermelon, a welcome treat amid summer's heat
Watermelon is often thought to be a Southern fruit. However, the first watermelon harvest is believed to have occurred in Egypt about 5,000 years ago. Dr. Judith Rodriguez, UNF nutrition professor, discusses this cool, tasty summer treat.
July 15, 2010
UNF's Phelan takes early lead in Public Links
Kevin Phelan, who will be a sophomore at UNF in the fall, defeated Jay Hwang of San Diego 4 and 3 in a first-round match Wednesday in the U.S. Public Links Championship at the Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center in Greensboro, N.C.
July 15, 2010
Generation gap at the office
Managing different generations at work can be a challenge. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, addresses this issue on his weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs on First Coast News.
July 14, 2010
UNF student newspaper editors win awards
Two student editors at the University of North Florida's campus newspaper, the Spinnaker, have received awards for their work with the publication.
July 13, 2010
New kid on the block
The current economic landscape means a lot of people are working in new places. Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF management professor, discusses the best practices and behaviors to follow during those first few days of the new job on First Coast News' "Office Chat," which airs every Thursday at 5:30 a.m.
July 12, 2010
UNF's new business dean shares vision for school's future
The search for a new dean at the University of North Florida's Coggin College of Business was a lengthy process. Dr. Ajay Samant accepted the job in April and started this month. He spoke to The Times-Union about what drew him to Florida and his vision for the program.
July 12, 2010
Jacksonville jazz musician and UNF alum believes in the power of drums
Whenever John Lumpkin II, who holds a degrees in fine arts from UNF, picks up his sticks to play the drums, he isn't just looking to entertain an audience, but to embark on yet another spiritual journey.
July 12, 2010
Unsolved murder re-examined in cold case technique class
The unsolved case of Roberta Johnson got a fresh look recently during the Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigations course taught at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF.
July 1, 2010
UNF gets $9.4M for fuel cell research
Researchers in the University of North Florida’s School of Engineering working to make laptop batteries smaller, more efficient and better for the environment got a major boost with $9.4 million in federal contracts.
July 1, 2010
Feds give UNF over $9M for fuel cell research
The federal funding that the University of North Florida has received to develop lighter, more energy-efficient fuel cells has topped $9 million. The total value of contracts from the U.S. Army and the U.S. Department of Energy to research direct methanol fuel cells is the most UNF has received for technology research.
July 1, 2010
UNF hosts Writers Conference
The Division of Continuing Education and the Department of English at the University of North Florida, along with the Florida Writers Association, is sponsoring the 2010 Writers Conference Friday, Aug. 6, through Sunday, Aug. 8, at the University Center on campus. The conference is for writers of fiction, non-fiction and screenplays.
July 1, 2010
Frazier ready to chase her mom's track records at UNF
Raines track standout Brianna Frazier has a special relationship with her mom, Le'Titia Silas, who is an assistant track coach at UNF. This fall, Frazier's connection with her mom will take on a new twist as she enrolls at UNF and begins pursuit of rewriting the Ospreys record book for sprinters.
July 1, 2010
New dean starts in the Coggin College of Business
Dr. Ajay Samant is the new dean of UNF's Coggin College of Business, as well as a professor of finance. He succeeds Dr. John McAllister, who served as the Coggin dean for five years.
June 30, 2010
Crist campaign lawsuit
A class action lawsuit against Governor Charlie Crist has been filed since he crossed party lines, leaving some donors wanting their money back. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF Political Science chair, discusses how the lawsuit might impact his Senate campaign with Action News.
June 28, 2010
Filmmaking camp at UNF puts kids with autism in spotlight
The HEAL Film Camp for kids with autism kicked off last week. This is the third year the camp, led by director Joey Travolta, has been held at UNF and is the only camp of its kind in the state.
June 28, 2010
Hollywood director helps autistic campers at UNF
For 14-year-old Amanda Tackett, the HEAL Film Camp at UNF is by far the highlight of her summer.
June 28, 2010
UNF's Sean Dale wins Florida State Amateur Championship
UNF sophomore Sean Dale added to a long legacy of First Coast winners of Florida's oldest golf championship as he shot a final-round 69 Sunday to win the 93rd Florida State Amateur Championship at the Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando.
June 22, 2010
SJRCC to offer gateway plan to UNF
UNF and St. Johns River Community College, one of the largest community colleges in the region, are pairing up to offer students a direct line to a four-year degree.
June 22, 2010
UNF grad students helps with oil spill
UNF grad student Nicole Bishop is using Facebook to help with the oil spill cleanup by connecting people to volunteer opportunities.
June 21, 2010
Bald Eagles released at UNF Wildlife Sanctuary
A bald eagle that was hit by a car and another eagle that was ill have been released by the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey at the UNF Wildlife Sanctuary, after being rehabilitated by veterinarians.
June 21, 2010
Crime and violence on the First Coast
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at UNF, talks about the violence and high crime rates in Jacksonville on WOKV Radio's "Jacksonville Journal" public affairs show.
June 21, 2010
Artist donates bust of fallen Marine to UNF
Jacksonville sculptor Cliff Leonard, who has been taking art classes at UNF off and on for decades, has been making busts of fallen servicemen for the past two years. He recently dedicated a sculpture to the University of former UNF student and fallen Marine Cpl. Joshua Watkins.
June 17, 2010
This berry lives up to grape expectations
Grapes are highly nutritious and come in a variety of sizes, colors and tastes. Dr. Catherine Christie, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, gives the juicy details on this beneficial fruit in the monthly Times-Union column "The Goods."
June 15, 2010
Beating the heat at summer camp
The heat hasn't scorched the spirits of summer campers at UNF. But counselors are keeping a close eye on them, watching for the signs of heat exhaustion.
June 15, 2010
The Christian Reconstruction movement
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, professor of religious studies at UNF, examines the Christian Reconstruction movement, and its critical place in the rise of the Christian Right and movement conservatism on the radio show "State of Belief."
June 15, 2010
Ask UNF: Northeast Florida residents' risk of injury from sharks not high
Shark-related injuries occur with regularity on Florida's East coast, but many injuries have been no more severe than a dog bite. Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, a UNF biology professor, discusses these toothy predators that are lurking in our First Coast waters.
June 14, 2010
Shark concerns at the beach
UNF biologist Dr. Jim Gelsleichter told WJXT Ch. 4 that beach goers can protect themselves from sharks by staying as close to the shore as possible.
June 11, 2010
Retired Navy Admiral discusses stability with Asia
Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Robert Natter will be talking about “Emerging Issues in Asia and the Impact on the United States” at 6 p.m. June 30 at the UNF Student Union Auditorium.
June 11, 2010
Protect your most valuable assets
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, tells the Jacksonville Business Journal that as the economy stabilizes and jobs trickle in, many businesses will need to work harder at keeping the good employees who helped them paddle through the recession.
June 10, 2010
UNF researchers study local shark populations
Sharks such as an Atlantic sharpnose are widely misunderstood creatures, but one group of University of North Florida researchers are trying to understand them better.
June 9, 2010
UNF professor heads to Hong Kong as Fulbright Scholar
UNF sociology professor Dr. David Jaffee has been appointed as a Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at the City University of Hong Kong for a 10-month term beginning in August.
June 8, 2010
Typing with brainwaves
For people who can't talk or communicate because of injury or stroke, their own body can be a prison. What if you could type on a computer screen just by thinking of the letters? Sounds impossible, right? Researchers at UNF are now able to do that in a lab.
June 8, 2010
UNF's Phelan qualifies for U.S. Open
UNF freshman Kevin Phelan eagled his final hole of the sectional at the McArthur Golf Club in Hobe Sound to ensure his ticket to Pebble Beach, where the U.S. Open will be played June 14-17.
June 7, 2010
UNF professor Dr. Katherine Kasten wins 2010 EVE education award
Dr. Katherine Kasten is more likely to shy away from credit than to seek it, say students and colleagues at UNF. But EVE Award judges this year thought it was time the limelight shined on her.
June 4, 2010
Retired admiral discusses issues in Asia at UNF
Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Robert Natter discusses "Emerging Issues in Asia and the Impact on the United States" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at UNF's Student Union Auditorium (Building 58W) on campus.
June 4, 2010
UNF professor wins Eve Award for education
Dr. Katherine Kasten, a UNF professor in the Department of Leadership, Counseling and Technology, is a winner of this year's EVE Award, which she earned for her work in the field of education.
June 1, 2010
UNF student wins Riverkeeper college PSA contest
The Riverkeeper college PSA contest winner Andy Leverett, a UNF student, said he's pushing efforts to keep the river healthy.
May 27, 2010
Facebook makes privacy changes
Facebook changes are coming amid complaints about new features. Jeff Durfee, UNF director of IT Security, tells WJXT Ch. 4 he's anxiously waiting to see the new changes and hopes the site's developers will address several issues.
May 26, 2010
Jacksonville crime and actions for change
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, talks about crime on the First Coast and actions for change on the Comcast television show "Civil Discourse.”
May 25, 2010
UNF IPTM instructor wins heavyweight judo title
Institute of Police Technology and Management tactical enforcement coordinator Greg DiFranza won his fourth national judo master's heavyweight title at the 2010 USA Judo Senior National Championships.
May 24, 2010
UNF engineering students hope sub will go from pool waters to Gulf shores
The robotic sub circling the UNF Aquatic Center seems far removed from the world’s latest environmental crisis, but the members of team BlueRay, three UNF mechanical engineering students, think their design project is uniquely qualified to help.
May 24, 2010
UNF qualifies for NCAA golf tournament
The UNF golf team finished fourth in the NCAA South Central Regional Saturday at the Traditions Golf Course in College Station, Texas, to qualify for its second NCAA Division I Tournament in school history.
May 21, 2010
UNF alum creates sucessful Xomba Web community
UNF grad Nick Veneri had a simple idea. He wanted to create a social networking site for people to publish their writing, be paid for it by ad click-throughs and split the profit with the company. He now owns the successful Web community Xomba.
May 21, 2010
UNF nutrition chair receives national award
Dr. Catherine Christie, chair of UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, has been selected to receive the American Dietetic Association's Excellence in Practice Award in Dietetic Education.
May 21, 2010
Shake the salt out of your diet and reduce heart disease risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is being called upon to set new guidelines for sodium content in prepared food. Dr. Lauri Wright, nutrition professor at UNF, weighs in on the salt issue.
May 19, 2010
Cactus is a low-calorie, healthful food
Tired of the same old foods? You might want to consider cactus in your diet. Dr. Judy Perkin, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, de-prickles the facts and myths about this unusual food.
May 18, 2010
Reflections on LOST TV series from the stars, fans and a UNF professor
Sarah Clarke Stuart, a UNF adjunct professor, has included the show "LOST" in her classes and is currently writing a book titled "Literary Lost." She shared her thoughts on "LOST" literary references and the fan fare of the show with USA Today.
May 17, 2010
UNF sorority raises thousands for Daniel Kids Foundation
The Eta Zeta Chapter of Kappa Delta at UNF selected the daniel Kids Foundation to receive more than $5,000, which was raised during their annual KD Shamrock event.
May 17, 2010
Taxpayer decision to make cuts or raise taxes
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration, tells First Coast News that the cuts by the City to balance its budget are the most painful.
May 14, 2010
Student wins UNF Senior Service Award
Mandarin resident Lianne Bronzo, who recently received her degree in psychology at UNF, was recognized as the recipient of the Senior Service Award for her outstanding record of volunteerism.
May 12, 2010
UNF micro-submarine could be sent to Gulf Coast
UNF engineering students built the miniature submarine "BlueRay" for a competition but now it may be called upon to analyze the shallow areas of the Gulf Coast before and after the oil comes ashore. It can also take water samples to see how the oil dispersal chemicals are affecting wildlife.
May 12, 2010
UNF engineering students develop award-winning ROV
A team of UNF engineering students recently won a regional competition for a micro-submarine they constructed, which in the coming weeks could be on the ocean floor assisting in the Gulf oil crisis.
May 12, 2010
UNF professor EVE Award finalist
Dr. Katherine Kasten, a professor in the Department of Leadership, Counseling and Technology at UNF, is a finalist for an EVE Award in Education.
May 10, 2010
UNF gaming class scores high with students
Despite the rigorous course work, UNF students have been flocking to classes that focus on the development of video games and mobile applications for phones and computers.
May 4, 2010
UNF biology professor scours First Coast for sharks
Every week, Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, a UNF biology professor, and UNF graduate students cruise the waters around Nassau Sound and Cumberland Sound looking for test subjects. The crux of their research: Figuring out where sharks live and breed to help protect them from overfishing.
May 4, 2010
Gulf Coast oil spill could cost you
Dr. Paul Mason, a UNF economics professor, says we can expect to pay more money for seafood and gas in the near future in an interview on Action News.
May 3, 2010
UNF musicians move up the scale
UNF's classical music program has grown to become a standout pick for students who value smaller classes and say the University has become a "first choice."
May 1, 2010
Med school dreams for UNF Sudanese refugee
Pre-med major John Kuai plans a new life at UNF as he dreams of attending medical school to be a doctor, so he can help others suffering back in his country. Kuai was featured on ABC national news.
April 30, 2010
UNF graduate gets top Duval teaching honor
Zachary Champagne, who has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from UNF, was named Duval County’s teacher of the year. Champagne is a fourth-grade teacher at Mandarin Oaks Elementary.
April 29, 2010
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome affects soldiers adjusting to life after war
Cindy Alderson, director of Military and Veteran Programs and Services at UNF and a Navy veteran, knows personally the struggles of returning home after a long deployment.
April 28, 2010
Crist running for senate as independent
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, says we could see a lot more vetoes from Gov. Crist now that he's running for senate as an independent.
April 27, 2010
Incoming college freshmen use Facebook to meet others
Tech-savvy future co-eds have leveraged the power of the Internet and social networking phenomenon Facebook to build relationships, seek advice on professors and find roommates before they step foot on campus.
April 26, 2010
Defining sexual assault
Sheila Spivey, director of the UNF Women's Center, talks to Skirt! magazine about defining sexual assault and debunking some myths that surround it.
April 26, 2010
U.S., Brazilian ties needed to pursue mutual interests
Students in a UNF political science class taught by former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg submitted an opinion letter to the Times-Union about the U.S. and Brazil forming ties to pursue mutual interests.
April 26, 2010
Volunteerism celebrated on Friday at UNF commencement
Two students--Lianne Bronzo and Noel San Antonio--will be honored for their record of volunteerism Friday as UNF hands out almost 1,500 degrees during spring commencement at the Arena on campus.
April 23, 2010
Local teachers honored for inspiring teachers
The College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida awarded four Duval County Public School teachers the annual Gladys Prior Award for Teaching Excellence. Each teacher received $15,000.
April 23, 2010
Balancing work and home
Balancing work and home is never easy, and it's become even more difficult in the current economy. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses how to strike the balance on First Coast News' weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs every Thursday at 5:30 a.m.
April 23, 2010
UNF engineering professor is excellent researcher, teacher
Dr. Paul Eason transitioned from an adjunct to a tenure track assistant professor at the University of North Florida, where he was voted Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year in 2009.
April 22, 2010
Salt regulation by the FDA
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about a recommendation for the Food and Drug Administration to change its food policy related to salt content in foods.
April 22, 2010
UNF President John Delaney on politics and education
The staff of the Jacksonville Daily Record recently sat down with UNF President John Delaney on campus to discuss politics, education and his future aspirations.
April 21, 2010
Third graders get a taste of college life
Eight year olds are not a common sight on college campuses, let alone classrooms and labs, but they were all over the place at the University of North Florida this week.
April 21, 2010
Experts want salt to be next FDA target
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition professor, discusses how public health experts are urging the Food and Drug Administration to force food makers to gradually cut the salt hidden inside their products.
April 21, 2010
UNF Logistics Team wins again
Fresh off winning a national logistics competition in Denver last month, the UNF Logistics Team recently won the 2nd Annual Logistics and Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Case Competition on campus, which they won last year, too.
April 19, 2010
UNF teaches law on the big screen
Martin Edwards, director of UNF's Pre-Law Program, has developed a new "Law in Cinema" course, which uses movies, like "The Verdict," as a different approach to teach the practice of law.
April 15, 2010
What Your Work Area Says About You
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF management professor, discusses how your work space says a lot about you on this week's "Office Chat," segment on First Coast News.
April 14, 2010
UNF Kesler scholars get VIP tour of JIA
Several University of North Florida scholarship recipients recently got a behind-the-scenes tour of Jacksonville International Airport.
April 14, 2010
Are eggs all they're cracked up to be? Here are some facts
Common misconceptions keep many people from eating eggs. Dr. Catherine Christie, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, unscrambles the dietary myths and facts about egg nutrition.
April 12, 2010
Astrophysicist coming to UNF talks science, kids and NASA
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who hosts the PBS television series "NOVA ScienceNOW," visits UNF on Tuesday. He will discuss "Beyond Global: Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandries."
April 12, 2010
Logistics Students Learn Supply Chain Career Links
Just as the growth of the Port of Jacksonville gains national attention, colleges, like UNF, that help prepare the supporting work force are gaining prominence.
April 11, 2010
Long-shot a big winner at UNF
UNF's new student body president, Sitou Byll-Cataria, has Obama-like ascent.
April 11, 2010
Northeast Florida colleges offer job placement services to out-of-work alumni
Career counselors from UNF and other area colleges have seen an influx of appointments with graduates who are demographically different from their usual charges - current students and recent alumni.
April 8, 2010
Foster kids get scuba-diving training at UNF Aquatics Center
A local area nonprofit is using the UNF Aquatics Center to teach independent living, math and science skills through scuba diving to teenagers who will soon age out of foster care.
April 6, 2010
Boost the economy in Florida by investing in education
Bruce Taylor, chairman of UNF's Board of Trustees, writes a letter to The Florida Times-Union in support of the New Florida initiative.
April 5, 2010
MOCA, UNF merger terrific
The museum's still-young partnership with UNF has created a "palpable sense of excitement."
April 2, 2010
Talking to Seniors
Dr. Adam Shapiro, chair of UNF's Department of Sociology and Anthropology, discusses the communication gap between senior adults and the younger generations with The Florida Times-Union.
April 1, 2010
Do you work with a micro-manager?
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, explains how to work effectively with a micro-manager on his weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs at 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. every Thursday on First Coast News.
March 29, 2010
Managing your boss
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF management professor, explains how to manage your boss in this month's "Ask UNF" column, which appears monthly in the community sections of The Florida Times-Union.
March 24, 2010
UNF First Generation Scholarship Program gets $1 million boost
A University of North Florida scholarship fund aimed at students who are the first in their families to go to college is getting a million-dollar boost.
March 22, 2010
Kids help pop artist create 3-D art for Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Pop artist Charles Fazzino worked with local kids to create a 3-D piece called "The Serenity of Wild Life," which will be donated to UNF's Thomas G. Carpenter Library.
March 16, 2010
Unconscious human bias exists in tournament selection
Dr. Jay Coleman, a UNF professor in the Coggin College of Business, was interviewed by Sports Illustrated regarding his study about whether bias exists in the NCAA selection committee process.
March 15, 2010
Bugs slugged by winter?
Dr. Dan Moon, a UNF biology professor who specializes in insect ecology, told The Florida Times-Union that insect season may be delayed but not diminished by the cold.
March 11, 2010
President Delaney to pitch $1.75 billion investment in new economy
UNF President John Delaney is supporting a $1.75 billion investment in the state's university system, specifically for the creation of "knowledge" jobs.
March 10, 2010
National Wildlife Federation Selects UNF Student
For the first time, the National Wildlife Federation has selected a student from UNF for their fellowship program.
March 10, 2010
Whole Foods sets 5 Percent Day for UNF Wildlife Sanctuary
The Whole Foods Market in Mandarin has selected the UNF Wildlife Sanctuary as a beneficiary of their Community 5 Percent Day on Wednesday, March 31, during their operating hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
March 9, 2010
UNF student sings her way to success
Azschrielle Jackson, a music education major at UNF, has been traveling around the state singing at various gospel venues and has won several state and national awards for her vocal talent.
March 8, 2010
Old cargo containers become living spaces in UNF project
UNF Building Construction Management students are retrofitting a shipping container for human habitation.
March 5, 2010
Jacksonville goes Hollywood with Mad About Marilyn Soiree
Jacksonville goes Hollywood when MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, hosts the "Mad About Marilyn Soiree" on Saturday, March 13, at 8 p.m.
March 5, 2010
UNF students turn container into home
Sixteen UNF students are transforming a shipping container into a home as part of an industrial construction class.
March 4, 2010
Office Chat: The lazy co-worker
Your 9-to-5 job is turning into a 10-hour work day because you're having to pick up the slack for your lazy co-worker. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses this topic on this week's "Office Chat," which airs every Thursday at 5:30 a.m. on First Coast News.
March 3, 2010
UNF men's golf team surges to win Hayt Invitational
The Ospreys men's golf team at UNF pull away on the back nine to win tournament at Sawgrass Country Club.
March 2, 2010
High-ranking medical leader addresses women's health at UNF
Dr. Nancy Dickey, the first woman president of the American Medical Association, will discuss health matters for women tomorrow at UNF during its annual Us Group luncheon at the University Center.
March 2, 2010
UNF student with NASCAR lineage relishes South African experience
UNF senior Patrick Huth grew up in the world of auto racing and is an old hand at helping stage races. Last month, his experience led him to a great adventure in South Africa.
March 1, 2010
UNF program aims to help veterans transition into college
College isn't a battlefield. But it has its share of land mines and the new UNF Military and Veteran Resource Center, scheduled to open at the end of spring, is going to help veterans navigate their way successfully through college.
March 1, 2010
New technology plays out at UNF
Some of the newest music technology in the country is in full play at the University of North Florida.
March 1, 2010
UNF recognizes Chiefs coach Todd Haley with alumni award
UNF recognized Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during its 15th Annual Alumni Recognition Dinner on Friday.
February 25, 2010
Office Chat: Feedback is the Wheaties of motivation
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses how feedback is necessary for job growth and it's one of the hardest things to give as managers on his weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs on First Coast News every Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.
February 25, 2010
IPTM instructor discusses the interrogation process
Greg DiFranza, tactical coordinator for UNF's Institute of Police Technology and Management, discusses interview and interrogation techniques with First Coast News.
February 25, 2010
UNF logistics students win national supply chain competition
Four UNF students representing the University's Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program recently defeated 14 universities across the country to win the 2010 Operation Stimulus Case Competition.
February 25, 2010
Historic photographic techniques will be the subject of MOCA lecture
Photographer Dan Estabrook, who uses 19th century photographic techniques to create 21st century works of art, has his work on display at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, through March 14.
February 23, 2010
Coach Dusty Rhodes optimistic entering final season at North Florida
This is the final season for retiring UNF baseball coach Dusty Rhodes, who launched the program 22 years ago and has presided over 879 victories. Rhodes talks to the Times-Union about this season and the program's future.
February 23, 2010
UNF logistics team wins national award
Looking for some new logistics talent? You might want to check out the four UNF students who led their logistics team to a supply chain competition victory over 14 universities across the country.
February 22, 2010
Jacksonville a buzz with Marilyn mania
Award-winning actress Sunny Thompson stars in the one-woman play "Marilyn:Forever Blonde," which has been showing at MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF. Thompson appeared on First Coast News to talk about her role.
February 22, 2010
Ask UNF: Keeping your running knees healthy
Dr. Michelle Boling, a professor in the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences at UNF, discusses how to prevent runner's knee in this month's "Ask UNF" column, which runs every month in the Times-Union's community sections.
February 19, 2010
Marilyn: Forever Blonde
MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, is hosting a special engagement of the one-woman play "Marilyn: Forever Blonde" in conjunction with the "Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe" exhibit.
February 18, 2010
Office Chat: Social networking sites at work
Facebook usage continues to explode around the world. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, says there are some critics who maintain workers are Facebooking instead of working on his weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs every Thursday morning on First Coast News at 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.
February 17, 2010
UNF IPTM instructor offers parents safety advice
Greg DiFranza, tactical coordinator at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF, offers safety advice for parents and kids in light of several recent cases where children and teens have been victims of violence.
February 16, 2010
Retail therapy: Shopping equals happiness, however temporary
Dr. Jenny Stuber, a UNF sociology professor, talks to The Florida Times-Union about how shopping means different things to different people.
February 11, 2010
Marilyn: Forever Blonde now running at MOCA Jacksonville
Awarding-winning actress Sunny Thompson presents her one-woman show "Marilyn: Forever Blonde" at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, starting tonight through March. 7.
February 11, 2010
Office Chat: Customer Service
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, talks about inside the world of customer service on First Coast News' weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs every Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.
February 10, 2010
50 years later: Ax Handle Saturday
The exhibit "Fifty Years Later: Revisiting Axe Handle Saturday" kicked off this week in the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery on the UNF campus.
February 9, 2010
One-of-a-kind piano lab a high note at UNF
A partnership with Yamaha and a local store is bringing technology to UNF music students' tunes.
February 9, 2010
Financial expert speaks at UNF International Business Week
Thomas Linsmeier, a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, spoke at UNF's second annual International Business Week about risky behavior by some banks that led to the financial turmoil the last couple of years.
February 9, 2010
Initiative looks to government
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Political Science and Public Administration Department at UNF, hosted an initiative, Foundations of Local Government, which looked at how state and city function in order to govern better in the future.
February 8, 2010
A 1564 Florida visitor leaves a trail of mystery
Drs. Keith Ashley and Robert Thunen, UNF archaeologists, spend days looking for 16th century artifacts, dreaming about a lost fort along the St. Johns River, and wondering about an elusive artist.
February 5, 2010
Playing Marilyn is a terrifying role
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, presents the award-winning, one-woman play “Marilyn: Forever Blonde,” starring actress Sunny Thompson as Marilyn Monroe. The play kicks off Thursday, Feb. 11. The Times-Union recently spoke to Thompson about her role.
February 5, 2010
Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes motivates others
Three-time Olympian and gold-medal winner Dominique Dawes was the featured speaker at the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon at UNF. She and the luncheon were featured on First Coast News.
February 4, 2010
Office Chat: Workplace diversity
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses the advantages of having a diverse staff on First Coast News' weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs every Thursday at 5:30 a.m.
February 4, 2010
UNF to offer new international master's program
The Coggin College of Business launched a bilingual, collaborative double-degree master’s program in partnership with academic institutions in Argentina and Spain. Dr. Jeff Steagall, UNF economics professor, talks to the Jacksonville Business Journal about the program.
February 2, 2010
UNF students jump to aid of woman, baby in overturned vehicle
Some quick thinking University of North Florida students are being called heroes after saving a mother and a baby when the vehicle they were in flipped.
February 2, 2010
Prayer power--does it really work?
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, UNF psychology professor, and Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, talks to the Times-Union about whether prayer during crisis and prayer to reduce crime really works.
February 1, 2010
UNF students collect goods for refugees
Students at the University of North Florida are doing their part to help refugees who have come to live in America.
February 1, 2010
UNF Lost Boys of Sudan on journey of hope
UNF senior John Kuai and UNF graduate Abraham Kuany were just young boys when they ran away from home. Now John and Abraham are two of approximately 4,000 Sudanese men living in the United States and approximately 150 in Jacksonville, known as The Lost Boys of Sudan. They are anything but lost; in fact, they are found, and they are survivors.
January 28, 2010
Office Chat: A Closer Look at Workplace E-mail
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses e-mail content at work on First Coast News’ “Office Chat,” segment, which airs every Thursday at 5:30 a.m.
January 25, 2010
Raised with the Rat Pack
Marilyn Monroe lived with now St. Augustine resident Anthony Greene, son of celebrity and fashion photographer Milton Greene, for five years when he was just a young boy. Several of Milton Greene's photos are included in the "Life as a Legend:Marilyn Monroe" exhibit currently on display at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF.
January 25, 2010
Ask UNF: Finding the right diet for you in 2010
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF nutrition professor and author, shares how to make weight loss a permanent change in your life this year in the Times-Union's monthly "Ask UNF" column.
January 25, 2010
Office Chat: Job satisfaction
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses finding job satisfaction on First Coast News' weekly "Office Chat" segment, which airs every Thursday morning at 5:30 a.m.
January 22, 2010
UNF Education Building obtains certified LEED Gold Status
The new College of Education and Human Services building has been certified LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold by the U. S. Green Building Council. It is the first building on the UNF campus to achieve this recognition.
January 22, 2010
UNF's Driscoll putting best foot forward for good cause
Men’s basketball coach Matthew Driscoll went without shoes and socks when the Ospreys played host to South Carolina Upstate at the UNF Arena as part of the Samaritan’s Feet “Barefoot for Barefeet” Coaching Initiative.
January 21, 2010
Marilyn meets MOCA
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, presents a joint art exhibit and award-winning one-woman play in honor of the 20th century's most iconic actress.
January 21, 2010
UNF students discuss Obama's first year in office
Dr. Justin DePlato, a UNF political science professor, and some of his students in his Democratic Theory class shared their views with First Coast News viewers on President Obama’s performance over the last year.
January 20, 2010
Memories of marching with the king
Dr. Mary Baron, UNF English professor, recalls attending Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C.
January 19, 2010
Former UNF student's dream will never quit
UNF student Grant Prather died of colon cancer last February, but his mother won't let his dream of helping sick children die with him.
January 19, 2010
UNF, JU hoops rivalry offers added intensity
In a city starving for basketball relevance, UNF was bringing out the beast in a boisterous student body with across-town rival Jacksonville University.
January 17, 2010
UNF study: AP college football poll voters show regional bias
That bias exists in college football polls is a widely held belief. Four UNF professors in the Coggin College of Business believe they have proven it.
January 15, 2010
Marilyn Monroe comes to Jacksonville
MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF, reintroduces Marilyn Monroe to Jacksonville with an upcoming art exhibition that opens to the public on Friday, Jan. 22, and runs through Sunday, April 4. The Florida Times-Union got behind-the-scenes video of the museum setting up the exhibit.
January 14, 2010
Office Chat: Manage your boss
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses how managing your boss begins with an understanding of what the boss expects from employees.
January 14, 2010
Stinkly smells at the beach nourish the shoreline
Dr. Courtney Hackney, chair of the Department of Biology, talks about how smelly seaweed is nature bringing nourishment to the shore.
January 11, 2010
UNF documentaries show how the St. Johns River shapes lives
The St. Johns River flows through farm fields, sleepy towns and city scenes. Now it flows through UNF student films, too.
January 8, 2010
Questions surrounding police pursuit
Al Roop, training specialist for the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF, spoke to First Coast News about training and policies regarding police pursuits.
January 7, 2010
UNF focuses on green studies
The University of North Florida is seeing increasing interest from students in more environmentally-oriented courses and degree programs, with green classed filling up quickly on campus.
January 7, 2010
New Year's resolutions at work
It’s a new year and time to review where you are at work and where you want to go in your career. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, shares suggestions on First Coast News’ weekly “Office Chat” segment.
January 6, 2010
Communicating using brain waves and a computer
U.S. News & World Report reports on research conducted by a UNF engineering professor and Mayo researchers who are developing mind-to-machine technology that could enable people who can't speak to communicate using their own brain waves and a computer screen.
January 4, 2010
Driscoll building up North Florida
Matthew Driscoll, UNF's first-year men's basketball coach, has an assuredness that he can build the North Florida program from the ground up.