UNF In the News
     Television 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. To see the latest television coverage about UNF students, faculty or staff, click one of the interviews below.


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December 20, 2010
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF nutrition professor and American Dietetic Association president, discusses a report from the Institute of Medicine regarding new Vitamin D recommendations on WJXT Ch. 4.
December 6, 2010
Three UNF engineering students discuss how their heart-monitor wristwatch could help aid people with heart issues on WJXT Channel 4.
November 4, 2010
Dr. Caroline Guardino, a UNF exceptional student and deaf education professor, talks to WJXT Channel 4 about teaching babies to use sign language to communicate with their parents before they can even speak.
November 2, 2010
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, a UNF political science professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the U.S. House elections.
October 21, 2010
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science & Public Administration, talked to Action News and helped break down what Amendment 1 really means.
October 21, 2010
WJXT Ch. 4 talked to the candidates running to become Jacksonville's next mayor during a Mayoral Forum held on this week on the UNF campus.
October 7, 2010
The internship program for the UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice is one of the largest in the country and is giving students a real-life look into the world of criminal justice.
October 5, 2010
Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of the College of Education & Human Services at UNF, talks to WJXT Ch 4. about whether longer school days are beneficial to students.
October 5, 2010
Dr. Paul Harwood, a UNF political science professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the recent alert for Americans traveling to Europe.
October 4, 2010
John Anderson, UNF senior physics lecturer, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about a new planet that has been discovered that seems to have the right conditions to support human life.
September 21, 2010
The UNF Intercultural Center for PEACE is sponsoring a free concert, featuring Joanna Norris and the Seven-14 band, to aid Haitian earthquake victims at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in the UNF Robinson Theater. Donations will be accepted at the door. The concert is free but an e-ticket is required. To reserve a free e-ticket, go to http://capricorn.anf.unf.edu/ticketing/norris.asp.
September 21, 2010
Dr. Adam Shapiro, UNF sociology professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about shifting U.S. views toward a broader definition of family.
August 16, 2010
Recent high school graduates are busy packing up and heading off to college for the first time. Dei Allard, associate director of Housing & Residence Life at UNF, talks about what items to bring to campus and which ones to leave behind with Action News.
August 11, 2010
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of UNF's Shark Biology Program, discusses recent great white shark sightings on the First Coast on WJXT Ch. 4.
July 21, 2010
A new Washington Post/ABC poll shows that confidence in President Obama has hit a new low. Dr. Matt Caverly, visiting political science professor at UNF, discusses the results with WJXT Ch. 4.
July 20, 2010
The Third State of the River Report on the Lower St. Johns River Basin was released, detailing the mercury levels in fish and the growth of the manatee population. Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF Environmental Center director and lead investigator on the report from the University, talks to Action News about the latest findings.
July 12, 2010
There was once a time not so long ago when the only way comic books made their way into classrooms were by students hiding them in their backpacks, but many schools and universities across the nation have had an attitude change toward comics and graphic novels. Dr. Katie Monnin, a UNF literacy professor, discusses the use of graphic novels in the classroom on WJXT Ch. 4.
June 29, 2010
Dr. Matt Caverly, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the replacement of Gen. Stanley McChrystal by President Obama on WJXT Ch. 4.
June 22, 2010
Dr. Henry Thomas, a UNF political science professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about a new survey that shows 52 percent of people don't like how President Obama has handled the oil spill.
May 26, 2010
The American Academy of Pediatricians no longer recommends against swimming lessons for kids ages 1 to 3 years. Heather Kite, assistant director of Recreation for Aquatics at UNF, talks to Action News about the importance of exposing kids to the pool at a young age.
May 26, 2010
Dr. Layne Wallace, a UNF computer science professor, discusses people who use inflammatory language on the Internet with WJXT Ch. 4.
May 24, 2010
Dr. Courtney Hackney, director of UNF's Coastal Biology Program, discusses the potential impact of the Gulf oil spill on the Florida Coast.
May 21, 2010
Dr. Catherine Christie, chair of UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses food myths and nutrition on Comcast's "Boomers"show.
May 17, 2010
UNF President John Delaney and Jim Crooks, Professor Emeritus, were interviewed for WJCT's new documentary, Jacksonville Beach: Against the Tide, which examines the history of the Jacksonville Beach community and how it struggles to maintain its unique identity.
May 12, 2010
UNF engineering students have developed a remote-controlled micro-submarine that can help scientists in the Gulf Coast oil effort.
May 6, 2010
Dr. Cliff Ross, a UNF biology professor, talks to Action News about the impact of the oil spill on First Coast beaches.
April 29, 2010
UNF has a fan page on Facebook for incoming Ospreys, UNF Class of 2014, where students can ask questions and connect with members of their class before they arrive in the fall.
April 12, 2010
Dr. Kerry Clark, a UNF associate professor of public health, discusses the documentary "Under Our Skin," which chronicles the toll that Lyme Disease takes on those who have it, on WJXT's "The Morning Show."
April 12, 2010
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the candidates who have put their hat in the ring for Jacksonville mayor on WJXT Channel 4's "Morning Show."
April 7, 2010
Dr. Li Loriz, director of UNF's School of Nursing, discusses what it takes to become a nurse and the profession's future on WJCT Public TV's "Health Matters" show.
April 2, 2010
Dr. Lori Lange, a UNF psychology professor, was a guest panelist on WJCT Public Television's "First Coast Forum" show, which focused on alternative energy sources for Florida and greener living on the First Coast.
March 31, 2010
The Whole Foods Market in Jacksonville has selected the Wildlife Sanctuary at the University of North Florida as a beneficiary of their Community 5 Percent Day.
March 25, 2010
Although UNF junior Marvin Metheny III lives in darkness, he know his future is bright. Thanks to a $1M donation from THE PLAYERS and EverBank to UNF's First Generation Scholarship Program, Metheny and other UNF students who are first in their family to attend college are having their dreams made possible.
March 24, 2010
Dr. Yank Coble, director of UNF's Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy, talks to Action News about President Obama's health care reform bill passing and what it means.
March 16, 2010
Sixteen UNF students in a building construction management class have transformed a surplus shipping container into a usable, green living space. The project was highlighted on CNN's Headline News.
March 11, 2010
It's hard to imagine someone living in an old cargo container that's been rusting at the port, but it's a reality thanks to 16 UNF Building Construction Management students.
March 5, 2010
UNF biology professor Dr. Jim Gelsleichter tells Action News that white sharks do appear to be moving into Florida waters not only to feed but for better water temperatures.
March 2, 2010
Dr. Ron Libby, a UNF political science professor and author of "The Criminalization of Medicine," talks about the war on pain medications with John Stossel on the "Stossel" show, which recently aired on Fox Business.
February 23, 2010
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks about a poll showing Marco Rubio leading Gov. Charlie Crist on WJXT Ch. 4.
February 22, 2010
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 WJXT Ch. 4.
February 9, 2010
The University of North Florida gets 24 digital pianos to boost its music program and is the only university that has a state-of-the art digital piano lab.
February 9, 2010
The word retarded is considered a hurtful slur. Dr. Kristine Webb, UNF director of the Disability Resource Center, says the word shouldn't be used and doesn't define a person.
February 9, 2010
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 opens to the public Thursday, Feb. 11, and runs through Sunday, March 7.
January 22, 2010
UNF and MOCA are reintroducing Marilyn Monroe, the 20th century’s most iconic actress, through the art exhibition “Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe,” which recently opened at the museum and runs through April 4.