UNF In the News
     Radio News Coverage

Students, faculty and staff at the University of North Florida are constantly making headlines, whether it be local, regional, state or national news. Because of the expertise of our faculty, they are often viewed as an authority in their fields and are interviewed weekly either on television, radio or in print, such as newspapers or magazines. The University also produces a weekly radio show, "UNF On The Record," which features campus life as well as faculty and student research, keeping the UNF community in touch with what's new and exciting on campus. To see the latest radio coverage about UNF students, faculty or staff, click one of the interviews below.


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UNF In the News

August 16, 2010
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Education Reconciliation Act expands student aid
The Education Reconciliation Act expands opportunities for students to go to college and graduate by expanding student aid. Anissa Agne, UNF student financial aid director, discusses the changes in student financial aid assistance programs on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
August 9, 2010
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The Past is Another Country
"USSA: The Past is Another Country" is a book about what might have been as seen through the eyes of 17-year-old Alex Nurov, son of a prominent Russian father and a beautiful American mother. Dr. Peter Wludyka, a UNF statistics professor, discusses his novel about alternative history on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "In Context" show.
July 31, 2010
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BP oil spill impact on wildlife
The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the biggest oil spill disaster in United States history. Dr. Courtney Hackney, UNF coastal biology program director, discusses the spills impact on wildlife and what UNF researchers are proposing to do to help evaluate the impacts of the spill on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "In Context" show.
July 29, 2010
Consumer Cutbacks Impact Winn-Dixie
Economics professor Paul Mason talked with WJCT about why consumers have cut back on necessities and how it impacted the Jacksonville-based grocery store giant's recent decision to close 30 stores.
July 24, 2010
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What's Eating Latin American Women Writers?
Latin American female authors have been revisiting the contested site of the kitchen and their own connection to food and its consumption in all forms in an effort to articulate and transform women’s relationship to each of these. Dr. Renee Scott, a UNF Spanish professor, discusses her book "What’s Eating Latin American Women Writers?" on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio.
July 23, 2010
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Experts want FDA to tackle salt intake
Put down your salt shakers. The Institute of Medicine is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to set new guidelines for sodium content in prepared food. Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition professor, weighs in on the salt issue on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
July 8, 2010
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Economic impacts of skipping college
The Florida Department of Education released a report that shows more high school graduates as skipping college. Parvez Ahmed, a UNF economics professor and Fulbright scholar, discussed the long-term economic implications of such a trend with WJCT.
June 23, 2010
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New drowning prevention guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new guidelines on drowning prevention in children. Heather Kite, assistant director of Recreation for Aquatics at the UNF Aquatic Center, discusses these new guidelines and other important water safety tips on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
June 7, 2010
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Television can be a tool for understanding literary texts
"LOST" was a popular TV series where works of literature were featured by the writers to expand and deepen the meaning of the show as well as to unveil the island’s mysteries. Sarah Stuart, a UNF English adjunct professor, discusses how people can use television as a tool for understanding literary texts.
May 25, 2010
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UNF biology professor researches sharks on the First Coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, a UNF biology professor, has been researching Northeast Florida’s waters and tells WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio that locally there are as many as 12 different shark species swimming in our waters.
May 19, 2010
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UNF professor releases new mystery novel
Dr. Michael Wiley, a UNF English professor by day and a mystery writer by night, discusses his latest investigative thriller, "The Bad Kitty Lounge" on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
May 13, 2010
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Health care reform changes to student loans
Jim Owen, UNF director of Student Services, discusses changes to student loans and Pell grants under the new health care reform bill on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show.
May 4, 2010
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2011 mayoral race
A crowded field of candidates are in the running to replace Mayor John Peyton. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration, discusses the 2011 mayoral race on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect" show.
May 3, 2010
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UNF receives Braive Funds to aid student veterans
Cynthia Alderson, director of UNF’s Military and Veteran Programs & Services, discusses UNF’s new Yesterday’s Warriors, Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Leaders project on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
April 30, 2010
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UNF Professional Development School Program trains teachers for urban settings
Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, talks to WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio about how teachers are trained to meet the challenges students face in urban schools through training they receive in the Urban Professional Development School Program at UNF.
April 12, 2010
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NOVA ScienceNOW TV Host Speaks at UNF
Astrophysicist, author and visionary Neil deGrasse Tyson, TV host of “NOVA ScienceNOW,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, at the UNF Arena.
April 12, 2010
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Managing Your Boss
In a perfect world, the success of your career would be based on your basic competence in doing your job. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses how many of these things directly depend on your boss and how you manage them on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context Show."
April 3, 2010
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Under Our Skin Film Portrays Gripping Tale of Lyme Disease
The documentary film "UNDER OUR SKIN: There’s No Medicine for Someone Like You,” tells a gripping tale of microbes, money and exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease. Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF professor of epidemiology and environmental health, discusses this controversial and fast growing epidemic on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
March 31, 2010
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Delaney addresses New Florida Initiative
UNF President John Delaney was a guest on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Forum," where he discussed New Florida, a dynamic initiative to reinvent the state's economy.
March 31, 2010
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UNF leader in green construction
Zak Ovadia, UNF director of Facilities Planning and Construction, talked to WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio about UNF taking the lead in green construction with the Social Sciences building, Jacksonville's first LEED-certified building, and has continued that trend with all new construction on campus.
March 16, 2010
Facebooking in the workplace
As Facebook usage continues to explode around the world, the popular social networking site also has its fair share of critics. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, discusses facebooking, its impact and its controversies on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio’s “In Context” show.
March 10, 2010
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Porgy and Bess Marks 75th Anniversary at UNF
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of George Gershwin’s enduring masterpiece, a new production of “Porgy and Bess” is being mounted by veteran opera producer Michael Capasso at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 12, at the UNF Fine Arts Center.
March 4, 2010
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Haley UNF Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
The UNF Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award was recently given to UNF alum and Chiefs Head Coach Todd Haley. He praises his alma mater in an interview on Sirius NFL Radio.
March 2, 2010
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Keeping your running knees healthy
From professional athletes to weekend warriors, the condition known as “runner’s knee” is a painful and potentially debilitating injury. Dr. Michelle Boling, UNF assistant professor in the Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences, discusses this condition on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
February 24, 2010
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Health matters for women
The University of North Florida’s Us Group will feature Dr. Nancy Dickey, the first female President of the American Medical Association and breast cancer survivor, at its annual educational luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, at the UNF University Center. She will discuss “Health Matters for Women.”
February 20, 2010
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Violence against homeless women
Although homelessness is a serious social problem in the U.S., there is little direct information about the actual experiences of violence among homeless women. Dr. Jennifer Wesely, UNF associate professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, discusses the latest findings in her new book “Hard Lives, Mean Streets: Violence in the Lives of Homeless Women” on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
February 16, 2010
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Marilyn Mania at MOCA
MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF, is reintroducing Marilyn Monroe through a variety of events, including a 300-piece art exhibition and a one-woman play,"Marilyn:Forever Blonde." Deborah Broder, MOCA director, and Elizabeth Kerns, MOCA associate director of education, talk about the cultural impact Monroe has on the arts.
February 9, 2010
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The importance of globalization
Today you can send a text or e-mail around the world or watch ships at the port coming in from every destination on the face of the Earth. Dr. Jeff Michelman, UNF director of the International Business Flagship Program in the Coggin College of Business, discusses the importance of globalization on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
February 3, 2010
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Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes Speaks at UNF MLK Luncheon
Three-time Olympian and gold-medal winner Dominique Dawes will be the featured speaker at the 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon at UNF. She talked to WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio about being a motivational speaker and former gymnast.
January 21, 2010
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The truth about sexual behavior
Dr. Elissa Howard-Barr, a UNF associate professor of public health, discusses her book “The Truth About Sexual Behavior and Unplanned Pregnancy” on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.
January 7, 2010
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Mobilizing the evangelicals
One in four Americans consider themselves evangelicals; however, there is a small group within evangelicalism called the religious right that is starting to have influence in many areas. Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF religious studies professor, discusses this rise of the religious right on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "In Context" show.