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December 21, 2011
Healthy options for holiday snacks
Jenna Braddock, a UNF nutrition instructor, shares healthier holiday snack options with viewers on Action News.
December 16, 2011
For paralyzed UNF student, it's the season of giving back
UNF student J.T. Townsend, a paralyzed football player, plans to graduate from UNF next year with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He spends as much time as possible working with his foundation, which provides financial assistance, adaptive equipment and research funding for children and adults with disabilities or life-changing medical conditions.
December 15, 2011
The Goods: Doting on nutritious oats
Jackie Shank, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses the myths and facts about oats in “The Goods” column, which runs monthly in The Florida Times-Union’s “Taste” section.
December 14, 2011
'Tis the season for gadgets
Dr. Andres Gallo, chair of the Department of Economics and Geography at UNF, talks to Action News about how consumers are buying more this holiday season than last year.
December 14, 2011
Holiday toy safety
Pam Bell, director of the UNF Child Development Research Center, shared toys to avoid purchasing for the holidays with Action News.
December 13, 2011
Holiday drinks and nutrition
Dr. Catherine Christie, UNF nutrition professor, talks to First Coast Living about selecting drinks for the holidays that are lower in calories.
December 13, 2011
UNF T&L students aid Hubbard House during the holidays
For 10 years, students in the UNF Transportation and Logistics Society and the Propeller Club of the United States Port of Jacksonville have teamed up to help make the holidays a little brighter for those staying in the Hubbard House shelter.
December 13, 2011
Don't let head-to-head in polls fool you
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, cautions voters not to get caught up in polls too early on WOKV 690 AM Radio.
December 13, 2011
Hope Fund: Cuban family free and hopeful
UNF student Charmaine Martinez writes a Hope Fund story for The Florida Times-Union about a refugee family that is enjoying their freedom in this country but seeks help with their son, who has cerebal palsy.
December 13, 2011
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice receives FBI scholarship
The UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice received a $2,500 J. Edgar Hoover Memorial Scholarship from the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
December 12, 2011
Hope Fund: Epilepsy and other health woes plague family
UNF student Cristina Ficklin writes about the Frier family for The Florida Times-Union's Hope Fund. The family has dealt with epilepsy for years, struggling to help their three children stricken with the disease.
December 12, 2011
Police chief needed for new fiscal realities
Dr. Michael Hallet, chair of the UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, shares his opinion about Jacksonville having both a metro police chief and a local sheriff to control costs.
December 9, 2011
UNF students invent robotic camera to study gopher tortoises
The gopher tortoise is a threatened species in Florida and can be hard to study due to their underground habitat. But thanks to an invention by two UNF students and their professors, researchers will hopefully be able to get an up-close look at the species to help determine their population.
December 9, 2011
Sounds of the Season: A Tuba Christmas
Dr. Marc Dickman, a professor of low brass and jazz studies at UNF, is one of the organizers of Tuba Christmas, the annual gathering of a hundred-plus tuba players who do a whole set of holiday songs.
December 8, 2011
Cultural thinking and problem solving
Dr. Dominik Guess, a UNF psychology professor, explains how an individual's approach to problem solving is shaped by cultural attitudes on The Academic Minute, which airs on more than 50 radio stations across the country.
December 7, 2011
Beating the holiday blues
The holidays are supposed to be a happy time, but with all the family and events, it can become overwhelming. UNF Psychology professor, Dr. Tracy Alloway, shared tips for beating the holiday blues with Action News.
December 6, 2011
Building a women's golf team at UNF not her only challenge
UNF's new — and first — women’s golf head coach, Joanne Steele, was given a second swing at life after she successfully received a life-changing heart transplant.
December 6, 2011
UNF student to be honored as outstanding volunteer
Sophie Shows, graduating with a 3.78 grade point average from UNF, will be honored for her outstanding record of volunteerism during the University's fall commencement.
December 5, 2011
UNF student's robot camera aids gopher tortoise research
Gopher tortoises calling the UNF campus home are being visited by a critter the likes of which they’ve never seen before. Created by two UNF students and their professors, a subterranean robot camera mounted on miniature caterpillar tracks offers researchers a real-time view of the burrow’s occupants.
December 5, 2011
UNF makes big statement in rout of JU
A good rivalry demands give-and-take, and this impressive rout of the Jacksonville University Dolphins by the Ospreys sent a clear message that UNF is serious about building a consistent Atlantic Sun Conference contender.
December 5, 2011
UNF nutrition students, Comfort Keepers mount successful senior food drive
A community food drive staged by Comfort Keepers, a nationwide franchise network that provides in-home care for seniors, and the UNF Student Nutrition Club collected nearly 2,000 pounds of food for area seniors.
December 5, 2011
Jacksonville still murder capital of Florida
A new study out of the UNF shows that Jacksonville remains Florida's murder capital, despite the beliefs of many that Duval county had slipped into second place.
December 5, 2011
Golf powerhouse: UNF golf ranked fifth in the nation
The North Florida golf team’s successful performance during its fall tournament schedule has resulted in some national attention, with the Ospreys earning Top 10 national rankings in the collegiate golf polls. UNF placed fifth in the nation by Golfweek rankings and was listed seventh in the country in the latest Golfstat ratings.
December 2, 2011
Turkey holds opportunities for U.S.
Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, and political science students in her class submitted an opinion column to The Florida Times-Union about Turkey and how it could be a gateway for the U.S. to the Muslim world.
December 2, 2011
Dream of independence
UNF student Hali Harden writes a Hope Fund story for The Florida Times-Union about a homeless teen who needs help with the basics of life as he resumes his education.
December 2, 2011
UNF political science students conduct polls
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses polling surveys conducted by polititcal science students on campus with the Jacksonville Daily Record.
November 30, 2011
Guns permeating Duval's violent crime, UNF researchers say
Guns play a vastly larger role in Jacksonville’s violent crime than in other big Florida communities, researchers at UNF have found.
November 30, 2011
Dr. Parvez Ahmed comments on new Jaguar owner Shahid Khan
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, a UNF finance professor, discusses the new Jacksonville Jaguar owner Shahid Khan with First Coast News.
November 30, 2011
Katie's Korner: Holiday book gift ideas
Dr. Katie Monnin, a UNF literacy professor, shares some of her suggestions for books that would make great holiday gifts.
November 29, 2011
Balancing work, family and the holidays
As the holiday season nears, balancing work with family gets harder and harder. Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF professor of Management and Organizational Behavior, talks to Action News about juggling work and family.
November 29, 2011
Smartphone hacking dangers
Jeff Durfee, director of Information Technology Security at UNF, tells WJXT Ch. 4 viewers to be wary of downloads and not to give out personal information on your Smartphone.
November 29, 2011
Family regrets choosing mortgage over insurance
UNF student Ava Rivera writes a Hope Fund story for The Florida Times-Union about a Middleburg family living on the edge.
November 29, 2011
Sculpture built for MOCA's Project Atrium visible from four floors
Gustavo Godoy’s monumental sculpture, “Empty Altar, Empty Throne,” was created specifically for MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF. The sculpture, which is 26 feet high, 25 feet long and 20 feet wide, was built by Godoy in his Los Angeles studio. He then disassembled it, shipped the parts across country and spent a week reassembling it inside MOCA.
November 23, 2011
Dealing with family over the holidays
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, a psychology professor, gave tips to Action News for handling family stress during the holidays.
November 22, 2011
UNF poll finds approval of mayor, dour look at Obama
Jacksonville voters like the job being done by Mayor Alvin Brown far more than they like what Gov. Rick Scott or President Barack Obama is doing, according to a poll released by UNF.
November 21, 2011
UNF student gathers winter clothes for area's homeless
Learning the story of a local homeless man inspired UNF student Jon Preston, a Jacksonville Beach resident, to collect more than 400 articles of winter clothing for homeless people in the Jacksonville area.
November 21, 2011
A story of her last days shows Hope Funds reach
When Rachel Miller's plight was featured in The Florida Times-Union last year, the cancer-stricken mother of two never expected the overwhelming support the community would show her through the Hope Fund. HandsOn Jacksonville helps coordinate the nonprofits that participate, and UNF students write profiles of some of the families that will be helped. The Times-Union runs those stories and administers the collection of funds.
November 21, 2011
Past winters stymie invasive marine species in St. Johns County
Unseasonably cold winters over the past two years have kept at bay some invasive species that could potentially damage the oyster industry and cost boaters more in maintenance costs. Dr. Matthew Gilg, a UNF ecological geneticist and associate professor of Biology, received a USDA grant of $370,000 to study the mussels.
November 18, 2011
UNF poll: Obama/Romney tied among Jacksonville voters
A new UNF poll found that among Jacksonville voters in potential voting match-ups with Republican candidates, President Barack Obama is tied with Mitt Romney but the Democrat leads Gov. Rick Perry and Herman Cain.
November 17, 2011
Florida presidential primary
Dr. Michael Binder, a UNF associate political science professor, talks to First Coast News about the importance of the Florida primary.
November 16, 2011
Smartphone safety
More and more people are using their smartphones not just for talking and texting but for shopping and banking as well. Jeff Durfee, UNF director of Information Technology Security, spoke with Action News about how to protect yourself.
November 16, 2011
Mortgage deduction resists change
Dr. Sid Rosenberg, the William F. Sheffield Professor of Real Estate at UNF, tells The New York Times that the mortgage deduction would mean little to a person buying or selling a house in Florida.
November 15, 2011
UNF offers Camp Composition: Florida Writes
The College of Education and Human Services at UNF will host its second annual Camp Composition: Florida Writes on Saturdays from Jan. 21 through Feb. 25.
November 10, 2011
Is the End of Days near?
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, a UNF professor of Religious Studies, talkS to First Coast News about whether real-life disasters happening around the world are signaling the end of the world.
November 10, 2011
The Goods: Finding out what's true about salmon
There has been a lot of research lately about salmon in the diet as well as potential health risks and benefits. Dr. Catherine Christie, associate dean in the Brooks College of Health at UNF, and Brittaney Bialas, a UNF graduate student/dietetic intern in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discuss myths and facts about a fish that people often either love or think is too fishy.
November 9, 2011
UNF students have flash mob surprise for CMN families
Several UNF students organized and staged a flash mob as a way to bring student organizations together for a common purpose. And the purpose was to show some love for Jacksonville families on a campus visit who are supported by Children’s Miracle Network, which raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America.
November 9, 2011
A disease that ticks people off
A Lyme disease summit at UNF will try to cure the controversy about this disease many experts say doesn’t even exist in Northeast Florida.
November 9, 2011
Jacksonville pays lobbying firm to fight for money
Michael Binder, a UNF assistant professor of Political Science, tells First Coast News that Jacksonville is one of about 1,500 cities nationwide lobbying at the federal level.
November 9, 2011
Flash mob at UNF benefits Children's Miracle Network
The flash mob, organized by UNF students, that broke out on the Student Union Osprey Plaza was all for children who benefit from services provided by the Children's Miracle Network.
November 9, 2011
Diabetes awareness
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and every 17 seconds, someone new is diagnosed with the disease. UNF nursing instructor Nina Smith talks to Action News about signs, treatment and prevention for diabetes.
November 9, 2011
UNF golf team wins at Amelia National
The North Florida golf team swept the team and individual honors at the Amelia National Intercollegiate. The Ospreys captured the team championship by 10 shots, while Sean Dale, Kevin Phelan and Kevin Aylwin claimed the top three individual spots in the field.
November 8, 2011
UNF paleontologist discovers new dinosaur species
Dr. Barry Albright, a UNF laboratory physics lecturer, describes a new species of dinosaur recently discovered in southern Utah on "The Aacademic Minute," a nationally-syndicated program that airs on more than 50 radio stations across the country.
November 8, 2011
UNF ceramics professor loves playing with clay
When you’re a professional potter, some days are like Christmas and some are like Halloween, says Stephen Heywood, a UNF professor of Ceramics.
November 8, 2011
Impressive recognition
UNF has been on a roll lately, but it may not have been apparent. A series of good news events have taken place, mostly unrelated, but all with one thing in common: the University of North Florida is a pretty special place.
November 8, 2011
UNF research group puts their criminology education to the test
A group of top UNF criminology students were hand-picked to research and analyze Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime statistics.
November 7, 2011
Used cars in high demand
Dr. Mary Borg, a UNF professor of Political Economy, tells First Coast News that in a poor economy, people are afraid to take on high payments of a new car and start looking at used cars.
November 4, 2011
Sean Dale delivers for North Florida golf
Healthy, in good academic standing and playing some of the best golf of his career, UNF golfer Sean Dale is the focal point of the Ospreys, who are the 10th-ranked team in the country heading into their final event of the fall.
November 4, 2011
Accusations against presidential candidate Herman Cain
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Adminsitration at UNF, tells First Coast News that presidential candidate Herman Cain needs to get his version of the facts regarding the sexual harassment accusations out to the public.
November 2, 2011
UNF marketing student develops Fighter Energy tablets
Brian Smith, a UNF student working on his undergraduate degree in marketing, has developed a new product, Fighter Energy tablets, to remedy fatigue.
November 2, 2011
Bank of America Learning Academy closing
The Duval County School Board voted to close the Bank of America Learning Academy. Dr. A.J. Samant, dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF, tells Action News that a good education system is an attractive feature for drawing businesses to the area.
November 2, 2011
Avoiding holiday pounds
The holiday season is nearly upon us. UNF Professor of Nutrition Dr. Catherine Christie offers a number of ways to avoid gift-wrapping yourself in extra weight this year.
October 31, 2011
Influence of the arts
Dr. Debra Murphy, chair of the Department of Art and Design at UNF, and Marcelle Polednik, director of MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, were part of a panel on WJCT's "First Coast Forum," examining the topic of how art is utilized as a social-change agent.
October 28, 2011
Sugar and your health
Dr. Jackie Shank, a UNF nutrition instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, talks to First Coast Living about cutting sugar in our daily diets. Click on the "Wednesday UNF Nutrition" segment.
October 28, 2011
Why people look the way they do
Dr. Jenny Stuber, an associate professor of Sociology, discussed fashion trends and why people look the way they do on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to First Coast Connect and click on Friday. The interview starts at 33:37.
October 27, 2011
'Breaking Bad' actor delivers good news to UNF OCT Program grad with American dream
Moira Rossi, a graduate of the Arc Jacksonville Academy On Campus Transition Program at UNF, had a message to share: Having a disability doesn't mean giving up your dreams. And that message has reached a lot of people, including one of the stars of an Emmy Award-winning television drama,"Breaking Bad."
October 26, 2011
'On the Road to Equality' bus visits UNF
The Human Rights Campaign’s equality bus will make a stop at UNF. The campaign is a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization hosting “On the Road to Equality,” a nationwide bus tour to educate Americans on issues facing the community, and help its members become advocates.
October 26, 2011
Katie's Korner: Spooky Halloween books
Dr. Katie Monnin, a UNF literacy professor, stopped by Action News for "Katie's Korner," a monthly literary segment, and discusses a few spooky Halloween reads for people of all ages.
October 24, 2011
'The business of politics is business'
Janet Owen, vice president for Governmental Affairs at UNF, was recently part of a panel that shared their insight in a session called “Power of Political Influence: How to Gain It. How to Use It. How Not to Lose It" as part of the speaker series at UNF sponsored by the Coggin College of Business alumni. The panel was moderated by Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF.
October 19, 2011
Dealing with stress
Dr. Lori Lange, a UNF associate professor of Psychology, talks to Action News about identifying and dealing with stress in your life.
October 18, 2011
Cybersecurity awareness
Dr. Layne Wallace, a UNF professor of Computing, talks to First Coast Living about computer security and keeping your information safe. Go to "Monday" and click on "UNF Cybersecurity."
October 17, 2011
Avoiding online mistakes of the stars
According to Dr. Layne Wallace, an associate computing professor at UNF, the public is more aware of the risks because of high profile hacking cases like those involving stars Scarlett Johannson and Christina Aguilera.
October 17, 2011
Strange cyclops shark discovered
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, a shark biologist at UNF, discusses an extremely rare cyclops shark that has been confirmed in Mexico with National Geographic News.
October 17, 2011
UNF On Campus Transition program student says college is her newest adventure
Cara Stieglitz, a UNF student in the On Campus Transition program, is having fun taking classes and hanging out with friends.
October 13, 2011
Versatile, nutritious watercress: Another reason to go green
Watercress can be a key part of a good diet and may be used in a variety of dishes. Dr. Judy Perkin, UNF professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths and facts about this often overlooked green vegetable in "The Goods" column, which runs monthly in The Florida Times-Union's "Taste" section.
October 12, 2011
Detecting breast cancer
Dr. Judy Comeaux, UNF nursing professor, discusses the importance of women knowing their bodies and doing self-exams on Action News.
October 11, 2011
Presidential primary calendar
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the presidential primary calendar and the candidates on "On Point," a political show produced by First Coast News.
October 10, 2011
Three reasons UNF thrives
UNF's remarkable growth during its 39 years can be attributed in part to extraordinary support from area business and civic leaders. Three of those leaders have been recognized with the Presidential Medallion for Outstanding Service, the highest nonacademic recognition awarded by the University.
October 10, 2011
Office Chat: Dealing with difficult co-workers
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF professor of Management and Organizational Behavior, gives insight in dealing with difficult people at the office in his monthly "Office Chat" segment on Action News.
October 7, 2011
Grasshopper reproduction study sheds light on lifespan
Dr. John Hatle, UNF associate professor of Biology, explains his research using grasshoppers to understand why avoiding reproduction often increases an organism's overall lifespan on The Academic Minute, which airs across the country on more than 50 radio stations.
October 6, 2011
UNF Transportation and Logistics students encourage port progress
Students in the UNF Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program are working with a grassroots community campaign called "Support Our Port" in an effort to urge lawmakers to fund port progress here in Jacksonville.
October 5, 2011
Three awarded UNF Presidential Mediallion honors
UNF is honoring three community leaders with the Presidential Medallion for Outstanding Service for helping to guide the University during its 39 years.
October 5, 2011
The truth behind gluten
Jenna Braddock, a UNF instructor and nutritionist in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses gluten and whether we should avoid it in our diet on First Coast News' "First Coast Living" show. Click on the "Wednesday Jenna Braddock" segment to watch the interview.
October 4, 2011
Homeland Security leader speaks at UNF, urges Americans to 'stay strong'
John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s assistant for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, recently told about 700 people at UNF, that the fight against terrorism requires everyone to be watchful and engaged.
October 4, 2011
How the COPS grant will affect JSO layoffs
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, talks to First Coast News about layoffs at the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
October 4, 2011
Osprey Radio flies with award nomination
UNF's student-operated radio station, Osprey Radio, has been nominated as a 2011 "Best Student-Run, Internet-Only Station," by the College Music Journal, a radio and broadcast industry leader.
October 3, 2011
Thomas G. Carpenter Library has ever-growing appeal
The Art in the Library program at UNF aims to fill the Thomas G. Carpenter Library with compelling works of art.
October 3, 2011
UNF students collect thousands of letters for JaxPort
Transportation and Logistics Society students at UNF collected more than 2,000 letters for the Support the Port campaign last week, including one student who got his large family to sign more than 500 letters to the “Bring the Noise” campaign.
October 3, 2011
'Shared Vision' MOCA exhibition now on display
Marcelle Polednik, director of MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, discusses the new exhibition “Shared Vision,” which features 200 iconic images that reflect the diverse nature of the past 100 years of photography, on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Click on "Friday" to hear the interview.
September 29, 2011
Florida primary likely to be Jan. 31
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science chair and professor, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that moving the primary up is a huge decision, one that would move Florida into a position of real prominence in this primary election.
September 29, 2011
Instructor teaches one-minute stock evaluation class at UNF
There are no stock wizards. That's what Hank Swiencinski emphasizes over and over in his UNF Division of Continuing Education class, "The Professor's One Minute Guide to Stock Management."
September 28, 2011
UNF history professor unfolds Florida's vivid and violent past
If Dr. Michael Francis, a UNF history professor, gets his wish, replicas of enormous Spanish ships from centuries ago will dock in Northeast Florida in 2015, as part of a celebration 450 years in the making. He shares his insight into the past in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
September 28, 2011
Katie's Korner: Star Wars across the generations
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF literacy professor, discusses how Star Wars reaches across the generations, spawning a mass following through new books and movies that families can enjoy together in "Katie's Korner," which airs on Action News in the 7:30 a.m. segment on the last Wednesday of each month.
September 28, 2011
UNF named one of 'coolest' schools by Sierra magazine
UNF was ranked in the top 100 “Coolest Schools” by Sierra magazine, the award-winning magazine of the Sierra Club, America’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, for its “green” endeavors on campus.
September 27, 2011
High bonds are wasteful, irresponsible
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, shares his opinion on high jail bonds in The Florida Times-Union.
September 21, 2011
Saving for your nest egg
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of finance, shares tips for building your savings for the future on Action News.
September 20, 2011
New restaurants may be good for the local economy
It's a big week for food lovers as seven new restaurants open their doors at locations across town. Dr. Albert Loh, UNF associate professor of Economics, hopes the announcement of restaurant openings is a good sign, but says it's too early to tell because the industry is always in fluctuation.
September 20, 2011
'Shared Vision' centerpiece of MOCA celebration of photography
The photo collection of Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla, named earlier this year one of the 10 finest private collections in the world by ARTnews, will be the centerpiece of a celebration of photography at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, this fall.
September 20, 2011
First-year students living on campus leads to college success
Statistics show first-year students living on campus equals greater college success, which is leading a call for change at UNF that will have first-year students living on campus, starting in summer 2012.
September 19, 2011
UNF students search for unmarked graves in local cemetery
UNF anthropology students are helping to document history at the Middleburg United Methodist Church, where a portion of the church cemetery was left empty many decades ago.
September 19, 2011
UNF baseball players lend expertise for benefit of Haven Hospice
The UNF baseball team went out to the baseball grounds of Jacksonville to help younger players through all the elements of the game in a fundraiser for Haven Hospice.
September 19, 2011
President Delaney shares his views on UNF's growth and politics
UNF President John Delaney talks about the University ranking No. 19 on the Forbes list of "Best Buy Colleges" as well as his views on local and national politics on First Coast News' "On Point" political TV show.
September 15, 2011
Report compiled by UNF economics professor sees bright future for health care industry
A report compiled by UNF economics professor Dr. Paul Mason on the economic impact of health care and the bioscience industry was released during the fifth annual Caring Community Conference at UNF. He says the industry has a "very bright" outlook in Northeast Florida.
September 15, 2011
Pell Grant changes
Anissa Agne, UNF financial aid director, discusses changes in the Pell Grant for summer semesters with First Coast News.
September 15, 2011
Much you may have heard about tofu just isn't true
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the myths and facts about tofu in The Goods, a monthly column that runs in The Florida Times-Union's "Taste" section.
September 14, 2011
Alum makes a difference through PB&J
When you hear "p, b and j," do you conjure up the image of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? UNF alum Keith Marks hopes that yummy image will also remind folks to spread their resources and time to help their community through the local nonprofit he helped form called "Party, Benefits and Jam."
September 13, 2011
'Office Chat': Keeping morale high in low times
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF organizational management professor, talks with Action News about keeping employee's morale high in the workplace during the monthly "Office Chat" segment.
September 12, 2011
UNF President John Delaney Reflects on 9/11
UNF President John Delaney was serving as Jacksonville mayor when the World Trade Center in New York City was attacked by terrorists. He sits down with First Coast News and shares his memories of 9/11.
September 12, 2011
UNF music student competes on 'Karaoke Battle USA'
For UNF senior Jermaine Reynolds, the Department of Music Flagship Program played an important role in getting his voice heard on televisions across the country on ABC's “Karaoke Battle USA.”
September 9, 2011
UNF student takes technology to Dominican Republic school
Juan Carlos Villatoro, a UNF political science major, is leading the charge to bring technology to students in struggling countries.
September 8, 2011
UNF grad engineers an educational future for Filipinos
In 2006, Noel San Antonio came from the Philippines to UNF to study engineering. But he was already engineering his personal dream: To build a school in the Filipino farming town of Bulacan, not far from his hometown of Manila.
September 8, 2011
White House Homeland Security expert speaks at UNF
UNF and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville will co-host an evening with John O. Brennan, assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, at the University Center on campus.
September 8, 2011
UNF music education major appears on new talent reality show
UNF senior Jermaine Reynolds has many musical talents. The music education major in the Department of Music Flagship Program plays the euphonium in the UNF concert band, but what he calls his real talent landed him a chance to sing in front of a national audience.
September 7, 2011
How kids benefit from school sports
Dr. Jennifer Kane, a UNF sport management associate professor and chair, stops by Action News to talk about the importance of school sports.
September 6, 2011
Praise for recent UNF graduate
At commencement, UNF gives out the Senior Service Award, an award for volunteerism to a graduating senior. And recent graduate Katelyn Tierney, who was honored during the summer graduation ceremonies, was particularly worthy.
September 6, 2011
Diagnosing historical figures
Dr. Elizabeth Furdell, UNF history professor, discusses how she uses the historical record to diagnose ailments in individuals from the distant past on "The Academic Minute."
September 2, 2011
This UNF class on investing has a happy following
The Florida Times-Union highlights a UNF Division of Continuing Education course titled "The Professor's One-Minute Guide to Stock Management."
September 1, 2011
Comparing Jacksonville police staffing to other cities
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, talks about the population-to-police ratios with First Coast News.
September 1, 2011
Ask UNF: Are dietary supplements safe and necessary?
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program chair, discusses various dietary supplements and their safety in The Florida Times-Union.
September 1, 2011
Stressed out about stress?
Dr. Lori Lange, a UNF psychology professor, talks to First Coast Living about stress and how to deal with it. Scroll down to Wednesday and click on "Stress."
August 31, 2011
Katie's Korner: Fun fall reads
UNF literacy professor Dr. Katie Monnin stops by Action News This Morning and shares the ways to go from summer reading to reading for school in a new monthly segment called Katie's Korner.
August 29, 2011
UNF is a great value
Northeast Florida residents can go to college near home and receive one of the best college values in the nation at the University of North Florida.
August 29, 2011
UNF gets gift from The Players
UNF will receive $500,000 for a scholarship endowment that will support the First Generation Scholarship program, thanks to The Players Championship.
August 26, 2011
Good versus bad fats
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics chair, talks to First Coast Living about the best fats to include in your diet. Scroll down to the “Cut the fat” segment under the Wednesday show.
August 26, 2011
India vital to America's interests
Students in Ambassador Nancy Soderberg's UNF political science class share their opinion in The Florida Times-Union about not overlooking the opportunities for partnership with India.
August 24, 2011
Packing a healthy lunch on a budget
Low on cash but want to pack a healthy lunch? Dr. Cathy Christie, UNF nutrition professor, gives tips to viewers on Action News This Morning.
August 24, 2011
UNF garners national recognition
UNF President John Delaney discusses two national honors from Forbes and the Princeton Review as well as the future of higher education in Florida on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio. Scroll to "First Coast Connect" and click on "Wednesday" to hear the interview.
August 23, 2011
Where are bids for private prisons?
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of UNF's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and author of the book "Private Prisons in America," discusses the current effort to privatize Florida prisons in The Florida Times-Union.
August 22, 2011
UNF professor/author hopes to make dreams come true for other scribes
Sharon Cobb, author, screenwriter and UNF adjunct professor, is helping other aspiring writers to learn the business.
August 18, 2011
The Goods: Separating myth from fact on pork
Catherine Christie, associate dean of the Brooks College of Health, discusses myths and facts about pork in “The Goods” column, which runs the third Thursday of every month in The Florida Times-Union.
August 16, 2011
UNF makes Forbes' list of America's best colleges
Forbes Magazine has listed UNF on its 2011 "America's Best Colleges" list. UNF was ranked at No. 491 out of a list that included more than 650 schools. The University is in rarefied air as far as Forbes is concerned because there are about 6,600 higher education institutions in the U.S. the list could have considered.
August 16, 2011
UNF makes No. 19 on Forbes' Best Buy Colleges list
University of North Florida has landed on Forbes Magazine’s “Top 100 Best Buy Colleges” list and is among only four Florida universities to place in the top 20.
August 15, 2011
Dean of the Brooks College of Health selected for prestigious award
Pam Chally, dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF, was recently selected for HealthSource magazine's Celebration of Nurses award.
August 11, 2011
Control strategy saves UNF energy
An assortment of brightly colored control valves is in place throughout the chilled water plant and campus to save the University energy.
August 10, 2011
College 101
John Yancey, UNF admissions director, and Anissa Agne, UNF financial aid director, talk to Action News This Morning about how to get into the college of your choice and when to apply for financial aid.
August 8, 2011
UNF engineering students build race car for competition
UNF engineering students Evan Hathaway and Justin Tussey, Osprey Racing president, talk to WJXT Ch. 4 about the formula race car the UNF engineering club is building to compete against other universities next May.
August 8, 2011
UNF economist of 50 years says politics could ruin national economy
To A. Coskun “Josh” Samli, a UNF economist and professor of marketing and international business, Washington's recent debt ceiling clash was just another example of the harm that short-term political maneuvering can have on long-term economic policy.
August 4, 2011
ASK UNF: Guarding against cyber bullies
Dr. Betty Bennett, a UNF education professor and director of the Educator Preparation Institution, talks about what is being done locally and in Florida to stop cyber bullies.
August 4, 2011
Film camp at UNF gives autistic children 'a voice'
Hollywood film director Joey Travolta and his production crew recently taught local autistic children and their siblings the basics of filmmaking. At the HEAL Film Camp held at UNF, 50 children worked closely with Travolta and his team to create a 30-minute short film.
August 3, 2011
Mayor's report card
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses Mayor Alvin Brown's first 30 days in office with Action News This Morning.
August 3, 2011
Supplements and vitamins: What to take and avoid
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, talks to First Coast Living about dietary supplements to take and ones to avoid.
August 2, 2011
Violence against homeless women
Dr. Jennifer Wesely, UNF associate professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, reveals the connection between violence against women and homelessness on The Academic Minute, a syndicated program which airs on WAMC Northeast Public Radio and more than 50 radio stations across the country.
August 2, 2011
JTA running out of money for road projects?
UNF President John Delaney, former Jacksonville mayor, talks to WJXT Channel 4 about money for new road construction projects.
August 1, 2011
UNF grads score well in teacher ratings
New teachers from UNF appear to outshine most of their peers in the classroom, according to a recent study meant to help teaching programs assess their performance.
August 1, 2011
Los Alamos UNF lab intern plays role in New Mexico's worst wildfire
UNF student Jomarie Berlofsky was chosen for a prestigious national laboratory internship in New Mexico. But she didn't count on being evacuated from Los Alamos and seeing smoke from a 156,000-acre wildfire, the largest in the state's history.
August 1, 2011
Viewer sees fireball in the sky at Flagler Beach
The image of a white fireball in the sky at Flagler Beach is creating quite the stir. Dr. David Begley, a UNF graphic design professor, and Dr. John Anderson, director of the Center for Sciences and the Public at UNF, weigh in on whether the image is a real or fake on Action News.
August 1, 2011
UNF senior receives volunteer award Friday
UNF senior Katelyn Tierney will be recognized at Friday's summer commencement at UNF for her outstanding record of volunteerism as more than 690 degrees are handed out during ceremonies at the UNF Arena.
July 29, 2011
UNF alum invests in Kenyans with jobs for clothing line
Five years ago, as UNF alum Chris Markl rode his bicycle from Seattle to Boston during a 57-day ride, he decided it was time for him to take his knowledge of working conditions in impoverished countries and start finding solutions.
July 28, 2011
Office Chat: Moving up the corporate ladder
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF organizational management professor, discusses how employees can move up the corporate ladder in the workplace on Action News This Morning.
July 28, 2011
Brooks College of Health dean wins award
HealthSource Magazine's Celebration of Nurses Inspiration Award was presented to Dr. Pam Chally, dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF.
July 25, 2011
Lab gives UNF students real-world experience with advanced computer security
Before they graduate, students in UNF's computer security program will have battled botnets, eviscerated viruses and skated past tough security perimeters. Those involved with the program say it's a unique tool that will give UNF graduates an edge when it comes to the complex field of computer security.
July 21, 2011
Sold on black beans, by any name
Black beans, also called black turtle beans or frijol negro, are known for their dense, meaty texture. Jackie Shank, undergraduate program director in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, shares some myths and facts about this versatile bean that is good for you.
July 20, 2011
Helping children eat well
Jenna Braddock, a UNF nutrition faculty member, says healthful habits for kids are possible, but they start with parents.
July 20, 2011
Battling cyber bullies
As more and more kids log onto sites like Facebook and Twitter, the number of cyber bullying cases continues to grow. Dr. Betty Bennett, a UNF education professor and director of the Educator Preparation Institution, discusses the law and ways you can help stop it on Action News.
July 19, 2011
Flip-flop funk
They're the footwear of choice during the summer, but flip-flops can be a breeding ground for disease. Action News asked Dr. Terri Ellis, assistant professor of Microbiology at UNF, to test a few favorite flip-flops, some made of plastic, rubber, leather and trendy styles with bottle openers on the bottom.
July 18, 2011
Professor's summer job: It's a mystery
Michael Wiley, a UNF English professor, spends nine months every year talking about British romantic writers and poets. He has his summers free to write and promote his novels. So far, he's had three hard-boiled mystery novels published.
July 14, 2011
Public pays to work at UNF archaeological dig
For the first time, UNF opened up its archaeological summer field school to the general public. For some participants, their dreams of archaeology have persisted for decades and are now coming true.
July 14, 2011
UNF students engineer race car
It’s not fast or furious yet, just a steel tube cage, precision aluminum suspension pieces and other mechanical bits. But when it's displayed at a UNF car show set up to raise funds to finish the Formula SAE race car, the UNF engineering students who are building it hope visitors will see their skills and its potential.
July 14, 2011
MyPlate describes what a healthy plate should look like
Dr. Catherine Christie, a UNF nutrition professor, discusses the new MyPlate, which was designed to be a quick, simple reminder of what a healthy plate looks like and the different food type proportions recommended.
July 13, 2011
Harry Potter magic
The Harry Potter book series has cast a spell on readers of all ages. Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF literacy professor, discusses Harry Potter magic with Action News This Morning.
July 11, 2011
Crowdfunding websites help raise funds to support big ideas
Day by day, the clock is ticking on UNF alum Casey Ayers and UNF engineering student Patrick Duffy. They are in the midst of a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com to collect $15,000 for the launch of Trubador, an invention they designed for holding the iPad so people can have both hands free while using the device.
July 8, 2011
UNF more hospitable to LGBT students, staff
As the UNF student population changes, a new study shows that students consider the campus increasingly more tolerant. Nearly twice as many LGBT students rate the climate as accepting as they did five years ago, according to a study released last week by the LGBT Resource Center.
July 6, 2011
Literacy and graphic novels
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of Literacy, reveals how the use of graphic novels in the classroom can improve reading comprehension and attitudes about reading among young readers on The Academic Minute.
July 6, 2011
The end of an era
Dr. Jay Huebner, a UNF physics professor, talks about NASA's final shuttle launch and the impact of the space program on Action News This Morning.
June 29, 2011
Toddlers and TV: How much is too much?
Dr. Katrina Hall, a UNF associate professor of Literacy and Pre-k Primary Literacy, discusses whether television for babies can be harmful or helpful on Action News This Morning.
June 29, 2011
Five in Focus: Judy Rodriguez
The Jacksonville Daily Record talks to Dr. Judith Rodriguez, author, nutrition professor and incoming chair of UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, about her various roles as a leader in the nutrition field.
June 24, 2011
UNF student overcomes obstacles to help others
J.T. Townsend, a UNF sports management major, overcomes huge obstacles and now helps to provide medical equipment and assistance to others with disabilities in Northeast Florida.
June 23, 2011
'A Bad Night's Sleep' latest novel from UNF professor
"A Bad Night's Sleep," the latest novel from UNF English professor Michael Wiley, is scheduled to be released this week and has already received advance praise from other notable authors.
June 22, 2011
UNF expands music, nutrition programs
President John Delaney announces two new Flagship Programs at UNF: Nutrition & Dietetics and Music. The University will invest an estimated $2.5 million in these two programs over the next five years as they strive to enhance their reputation nationally and internationally, thus elevating UNF’s status as a preeminent public institution of higher learning.
June 16, 2011
Tiny blueberries pack a big nutritional punch
Nancy Correa-Matos, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics. discusses myths and facts about blueberries, a tiny super fruit that packs a big nutritional punch.
June 9, 2011
UNF English professor leads double life as mystery writer
Dr. Michael Wiley is a UNF professor who teaches English Romanticism by day and his nights are spent writing novels in the noir scenes of Chicago.
June 9, 2011
UNF opens summer Archaeological Field School to the public
Dr. Keith Ashley, a UNF archaeologist, talks to Action News This Morning about how the general public now has the opportunity to uncover the ancient past on a real archaeological excavation.
June 8, 2011
Germs 101
Dr.Terri Ellis, a UNF microbiologist, talks about where germs hide the most in the home and at the office on Action News This Morning.
June 8, 2011
What you need to know about Lyme disease
Summer is almost here, and it's a time when people are outdoors and can be exposed to ticks and possibly Lyme disease. Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF professor of epidemiology and environmental health, discusses the causes and treatments of Lyme disease and how to lower your risk for it.
June 3, 2011
Job outlook brightens for graduates
Mike Zaccardi's undergraduate years at UNF unfolded during the worst recession since the Great Depression. But when he received his diploma on April 29, he knew he already had a job waiting for him.
June 2, 2011
UNF guys invent an iPad case for rockers
The Trubador iPad case was designed by UNF grad Casey Ayers and current engineering student Patrick Duffy with one idea in mind--to give you full access to iPad’s suite of rock-ready apps like GarageBand.
June 2, 2011
Father bestows doctorate degree to son at UNF
As chairman of the physical therapy department at UNF's Brooks College of Health, Russell "Rusty" Smith is no stranger to commencement exercises. But the one in May was different. He presided over the "hooding" ceremony for his own son.
June 1, 2011
Ancient art a gift from one student to another
UNF alum Chic Holliday fondly remembers her years as a student at the University and has donated two pieces of art depicting Siddhartha and Buddha so other students on campus can enjoy them.
June 1, 2011
Prepare now for hurricane season
Pat Welsh, executive director for the Advanced Weather Information Systems Lab at UNF, discusses the upcoming hurricane season and how to prepare for it on Action News This Morning.
June 1, 2011
Thanks to a UNF alum and student, iPad rock show may be coming soon
UNF alum Casey Ayers and Patrick Duffy, a UNF engineering student, clearly have the entrepreneurial spirit. The two buddies have collaborated on an invention they hope will catch on with musicians of all skill levels.
June 1, 2011
Crash fatality rate drops for young drivers
The UNF Police Department and the Florida Department of Transportation released new statistics as part of the "Click It, Ticket" campaign, showing an almost 50 percent drop in traffic fatalities. John Dean, UPD chief, tells The Florida Times-Union that 90 percent of UNF students wear seat belts.
May 31, 2011
UNF music student wins annual jazz youth talent competition
Kelly Green, who studies jazz at UNF, and her performance singing three songs while playing the piano earned her a first-place trophy and a $2,000 bond in the Jacksonville Jazz Festival's Generation Next Youth Talent Competition.
May 25, 2011
Summer fitness tips
Are you wanting to lose some weight for the summer? Jackie Shank, a UNF nutrition instructor and registered dietician, discusses some healthy summer tips with Action News This Morning.
May 25, 2011
Osprey nest mural installed at UNF
UNF art and design students created an osprey nest mural, which was recently installed in the patio area near the old UNF Bookstore.
May 23, 2011
What to do with your kids this summer
UNF Chief Ranger Ayolane Halusky talks to First Coast News about what campers can expect at EcoCamp, a fun outdoors camp at the UNF Wildlife Sanctuary, this summer.
May 19, 2011
Even in America, you can develop a taste for Italian cheeses
Cheese-making has been going on in Italy for thousands of years. Dr. Catherine Christie, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses myths and facts about where to find Italian cheeses, their nutritional value, uses, similarities and differences.
May 18, 2011
Instant run-off voting
Dr. George Candler, a UNF professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses a technique that makes a run-off election obsolete on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Go under "First Coast Connect" and click on "Tuesday."
May 18, 2011
Mayor's race too close to call
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, talks to Action News This Morning about the next step in the local mayoral race.
May 13, 2011
Extraordinary UNF scorekeeper overcomes odds
On paper, Kent Bell, scorekeeper for the UNF basketball team, is just your ordinary guy. But in reality, Bell is anything but ordinary. He was born without his arms and legs, yet he's not letting that stop him from living a full, rich life.
May 13, 2011
Find Paradise Among Finster's Work at MOCA
"Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Reverend Howard Finster" on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, until Sunday, Aug. 28.
May 12, 2011
Is organic food for you?
Dr. Cathy Christie, a UNF nutrition professor, discusses what the organic food label means and whether they're worth the extra cost on WJCT Public TV's "Health Matters" show.
May 12, 2011
Four business people receive top UNF honors
UNF's Coggin College of Business honored two Jacksonville business people, a professor and an alumnus with a Prime F. Osborn III Distinguished Business Leader Award.
May 12, 2011
UNF students compete to reduce everyday trash
UNF's residence halls have been on a recycle mania. And the winner is The Village with 1,314 pounds. For the third consecutive year, the University has participated in RecycleMania, a 10-week friendly competition between colleges and universities nationwide.
May 10, 2011
Lynne Arriale: Better late than ever
Though Dr. Lynne Arriale, assistant professor of jazz piano and director of small ensembles at UNF, didn’t begin pursuing jazz until her mid-20s, the classically trained pianist has made up for lost time over the past two decades with a string of acclaimed albums, including her latest and most definitive recording yet, Convergence.
May 9, 2011
UNF awards scholarships on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'
UNF offered scholarships to three Northeast Florida young women--Ashley, Taylor and Gina Brewer--who were featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The girls, who are Middleburg residents and live with Carrie “Coach” Prewitt, have lived with Prewitt ever since the Brewer girls’ parents passed away. If the Brewer girls meet UNF admission standards, they will be able to attend the University on full, four-year scholarships covering tuition, fees, room and board.
May 9, 2011
Ask UNF: Navigating the financial aid process
Student financial aid may be used to assist students in defraying the costs associated with attending a college or university. Anissa Agne, UNF director of Financial Aid, discusses how to navigate through the financial aid process.
May 9, 2011
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' behind-the-scenes footage
Watch behind-the-scenes footage of UNF President John Delaney awarding Ashley, Taylor and Gina Brewer, all of Middleburg, scholarships to the University during a recent taping of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
May 6, 2011
Five in Focus: Dr. Michael Francis
Dr. Michael Francis, a UNF history professor, will serve on the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission because of his expertise in early-colonial Spanish Florida history and was recently interviewed by the Jacksonville Daily Record.
May 6, 2011
Four Jacksonville teachers honored by UNF for their dedication, excellence
UNF's College of Education and Human Services recognized four Duval County teachers with a 2011 Gladys Prior Award for Teaching Excellence. Each teacher received $15,000.
May 4, 2011
Golf putting tips
Scott Schroeder, UNF men's golf team coach, shares putting tips so you can play like a pro with Action News This Morning.
May 4, 2011
UNF education alumnus wins Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics
UNF education alum Tim Kenney, a Duval County School District math coach, was among 85 math and science teachers nationwide to receive the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He was the only North Florida recipient and one of only two to be recognized statewide.
May 4, 2011
UNF music major in college because of The Jacksonville Commitment scholarship
When DeSean Kirkland, a UNF music major, recevied a phone call that he had been selected as a Jacksonville Committment scholar, his life was forever changed.
May 3, 2011
Where the germs are lurking
Dr. Terri Ellis, a UNF microbiologist, swabs various locations of the First Coast News station and reveals what areas are the dirtiest.
May 2, 2011
UNF: A humble campus filled with life
The University of North Florida is growing out of its commuter school label as its expansion continues and more students opt to attend events between classes.
May 2, 2011
Life in Ospreyland
University of North Florida students share with The Florida Times-Union how they are feeling more pride and spirit on campus.
April 28, 2011
UNF student presents research on Capitol Hill
Marissa Lovvorn, a UNF senior majoring in psychology, recently presented her research on risky decision-making in the business world across cultures on Capitol Hill as part of the 15th annual Posters on the Hill, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
April 28, 2011
UNF School of Nursing nationally recognized
The University of North Florida School of Nursing and the UNF Student Nurses’ Association are among 10 nursing programs across the country to receive Stellar School Chapter Recognition by the National Student Nurses’ Association.
April 28, 2011
Geese nesting season dangers
Dr. Courtney Hackney, director of the Coastal Biology Program at UNF, talks to Action News about geese behavior during nesting season.
April 27, 2011
Hookah myths
Kim Baird, a UNF family nurse practitioner graduate student, discusses the myths and facts about hookah smoking with Action News This Morning.
April 27, 2011
UNF perspective on BP oil spill
A year after the oil spill, Dr. Courtney Hackney, director of the Coastal Biology Program at UNF, and UNF biology graduate student Mike McCallister, speak about what they have found during their research with WJXT Ch. 4.
April 25, 2011
Work of visionary artist Howard Finster comes to MOCA Jacksonville
The prolific career of visionary artist Howard Finster is being celebrated at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, which is presenting "Stranger in Paradise: The Works of Reverend Howard Finster." This exhibit provides an in-depth survey of his career.
April 20, 2011
Body language decoded
Samuel Mathies, a UNF communication instructor, talks about what body language is communicating to others with Action News This Morning.
April 20, 2011
There is more to an avocado than guacamole
Dr. Judy Perkin, UNF nutrition professor, discusses myths and facts about this often misunderstood and under-used fruit in The Florida Times-Union’s monthly “The Goods” column.
April 19, 2011
Calories in alcoholic drinks
Jackie Shank, a UNF registered dietician, talks to First Coast Living about calories contained in various alcoholic drinks.
April 18, 2011
Tracking down wanted hit-and-run drivers
Dave Oakes, an instructor with the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about clues they use in solving hit-and-run crashes.
April 14, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott First 100 Days Gets Mixed Grades
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses Gov. Rick Scott's first 100 days in office with First Coast News.
April 14, 2011
Ingraham at UNF warns that U.S. future in jeopardy
Nationally syndicated talk radio host, best-selling author and permanent substitute host for "The O'Reilly Factor," Laura Ingraham recently brought her conservative political perspective to UNF for a live show.
April 14, 2011
UNF gets $8,000 from skeet shoot benefit
Members of the architecture, engineering and construction industry recently converged for the first University of North Florida Clay Shoot, which raised $8,000 for the University's School of Engineering.
April 13, 2011
Sports for kids
Dr. Jennifer Kane, a UNF sport management professor, discusses picking the best game for your child with Action News This Morning.
April 8, 2011
Crash investigators train at IPTM
Traffic crashes happen almost every day, many of which can often involve serious to life-threatening injuries. Law enforcement agents from all over the world come to train at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF.
April 6, 2011
UNF launches new Employ Florida Banner Centers
The Division of Continuing Education at UNF has been awarded two $500,000 contracts by Workforce Florida, Inc. to launch two Employ Florida Banner Centers. Philip Green, state director for the Employ Florida Banner Center for Creative Industries, and Julie Fagan, state director for the Employ Florida Banner Center for Financial and Professional Services, discuss this great employee training opportunity with Action News This Morning.
April 5, 2011
Epsilon data breach exposes thousands of names and e-mails
Someone hacked into Epsilon's systems and got a hold of potentially millions of people's e-mails. Jeff Durfee, director of IT Security at UNF, told Action News that it's unusual that only e-mail addresses were impacted in this case.
April 5, 2011
Are you in control or a victim of circumstances?
Leadership development author, trainer and consultant Hal Resnick spoke at the UNF University Center about how human emotions affect personal and organizational success. His presentation was part of UNF's Distinguished Voices Lecture series.
April 4, 2011
No jobs plan
Dr. Paul Mason, chair of the UNF Department of Economics and Geography, tells the St. Augustine Record there is no comprehensive plan to grow jobs in the area, which has had high unemployment for years.
March 31, 2011
Is TV helpful or harmful for babies?
Early parenting choices are never clear-cut and deciding whether to allow your infant to watch television or DVDs ranks as one of the more perplexing. Dr. Katrina Hall, a UNF childhood education professor, discusses whether TV for babies is helpful or harmful in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Ask UNF" column.
March 30, 2011
Summer camp experience
Daryel Gullet, UNF coordinator for Facilities and Recreation Camps, discusses the benefits of summer camp for kids with Action News This Morning.
March 30, 2011
Coggin College dean says industry drivers will lead Jacksonville growth
Dr. Ajay Samant, dean of the UNF Coggin College of Business, tells the Jacksonville Daily Record that he sees four industries as “the drivers” for business growth in Jacksonville.
March 24, 2011
Being a good team player
Dr. Paul Fadil, a management and organizational behavior professor in the Coggin College of Business at UNF, discusses being a good team player during his "Office Chat" segment with Action News This Morning.
March 23, 2011
Paying for college
It's never too early or late to think about paying for college. Anissa Agne, UNF's financial aid director, and UNF sophomore Jasmine Thompson shared with Action News This Morning viewers how to navigate the financial aid process.
March 22, 2011
UNF class takes on homelessness
Florida is one of the worst states in the country (43rd out of 50) when it comes to child homelessness, according to The National Center on Family Homelessness. The seriousness of the problem was enough to convince student Aryn Mooney and her public relations class at UNF to make youth homelessness their cause for the semester.
March 21, 2011
The truth about pomegranates
Dr. Linda Lockett-Brown, visiting nutrition professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses myths and facts about the tangy, sweet pomegranate.
March 21, 2011
UNF gets $2M to launch two new Employ Florida Banner Centers
The Division of Continuing Education at UNF has been awarded two $500,000 contracts by Workforce Florida, Inc. to launch two Employ Florida Banner Centers—the Employ Florida Banner Center for Creative Industries and the Employ Florida Banner Center for Financial and Professional Services—and is eligible to receive another $1 million for both Banner Centers over the next three years. UNF is the first institution to launch two Banner Centers simultaneously.
March 15, 2011
UNF literacy professor is advocate of using graphic novels
Dr. Katie Monnin, author and assistant professor of Literacy at UNF, is featured in the Florida Times-Union's "One of Us" column.
March 15, 2011
UNF student waits to hear from her family after earthquake in Japan
UNF Student Mei Kamiyami discusses waiting to hear that her family after the devastation in Japan on Action News.
March 15, 2011
The impact of the devastation in Japan on local gas prices
Dr. Paul Mason, chair of the Department of Economics & Geography at UNF, discusses the impact of the devastation in Japan on local gas prices with Action News.
March 15, 2011
UNF Professor speaks on the importance of sustainability at recession recovery study committee
Parvez Ahmed, associate professor of Finance, UNF Professor spoke on the importance of sustainability at "Recession Recovery and Beyond" study committee for the Jacksonville Community Council Inc.
March 14, 2011
Summer camp: Making friends - in person
Pamela Bell, director of the Child Development Research Center, discusses how face-to-face socialization plays a major role in childhood fun and is important for the development of social skills.
March 11, 2011
UNF launches two Employ Florida Banner Centers
UNF's Division of Continuing Education was awarded two $500,000 contracts by Workforce Florida Inc. to launch two Employ Florida Banner Centers--the Employ Florida Banner Center for Creative Industries and the Employ Florida Banner Center for Financial and Professional Services.
March 10, 2011
UNF conference opens doors to science, math careers for North Florida girls
Straw towers, polymers and bouncy balls were all part of educational experiments for area middle-school girls who attended a recent UNF conference encouraging them to explore so-called STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - careers.
March 10, 2011
First Coast woman leaves video legacy to sons
Rachel Miller has so much she wants to tell her sons, but she’s running out of time. She left a video voice for the future through UNF’s electronic media program, so her sons can see their mother when she’s gone.
March 9, 2011
River Run nutrition
Jenna Braddock, a UNF dietitian and certified specialist in sports nutrition, talks to Action News This Morning about carbohydrate loading before the River Run.
March 9, 2011
Shakespeare on the Green at UNF and Atlantic Beach
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" will be presented under the stars at 8 p.m. Friday, April 1, to Sunday, April 3, and again at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 10, on the UNF Green.
March 9, 2011
State of the State address
Dr. Henry Thomas, a UNF political science professor, discusses Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Address on Action News This Morning. Click on "Action News Morning Show," then click on the "State of the State" video.
March 8, 2011
A Chair Affair Fundraiser at MOCA on Saturday
"A Chair Affair," a fundraising gala that helps support the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, will take place from 6:30 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 12.
March 8, 2011
UNF jazz professor releases new CD
Lynne Arriale, a UNF jazz studies professor, has released a new CD titled "Convergence," which received a four-star review in DownBeat Magazine.
March 4, 2011
Jellyfish wash ashore on local beaches
Dr. Courtney Hackney, chair of the UNF Coastal Biology Program, talks to Action News about the recent rash of jellyfish washing ashore. Click on "Jellyfish alert" under the video section.
March 3, 2011
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 suffered by millions of people. Dr. Michelle Boling, an assistant professor in UNF's Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences, discusses the condition in the monthly Florida Times-Union "Ask UNF" column.
March 2, 2011
Gaming and mobile application concentration at UNF
Dr. Arturo Sanchez, a UNF computing professor, discusses the new gaming and mobile application concentration in the School of Computing on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" during the show's last half-hour.
March 2, 2011
Mayoral seat up for grabs
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses voter turnout and issues facing the incoming mayor on Action News Morning. Go to March 2 and click on “Race for Jacksonville.”
March 2, 2011
SBDC at UNF to get $374,000 from feds
The Small Business Development Center on campus will receive $374,000 during the next two years through the federal government’s Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.
March 2, 2011
Undiscovered musical talent at UNF
Five UNF music majors comprise the singing group, the Perfect Fifth, and were featured on Action News' "Undiscovered Talents" segment.
February 25, 2011
Life long bone health
Dr. Pam Chally, dean of UNF's Brooks College of Health, and Dr. Mary O’Connor, world-renowned orthopedic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, discussed the upcoming annual Us luncheon on Tuesday, March 1, at the UNF University Center. O'Connor will discuss “Lifelong Bone Health: Girls to Grannies.”
February 25, 2011
Juan Williams visits UNF to talk media bias
Award-winning journalist and political commentator Juan Williams was the featured speaker this week at the 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon at UNF.
February 25, 2011
Relieving the stress of paying for college
Anissa Agne, UNF director of Student Financial Aid, and UNF sophomore Jasmine Thompson talk to First Coast News about the most important part of the financial aid process.
February 24, 2011
UNF poverty simulation an eye-opening frustration for students
UNF and the United Way recently co-hosted a Community Action Poverty Simulation to highlight poverty issues and raise UNF students' awareness about area residents who are living under such exceedingly stressful conditions.
February 24, 2011
Global warming experts visit UNF, talk of scary stuff
Florida is already experiencing some health consequences from the planet's rising temperatures and should redouble its efforts to combat the causes, a pair of leading experts said this week at UNF. The UNF forum was notable for the diversity of its backers. Its sponsors included the Duval County Medical Society, the UNF Environmental Center and Harvard Medical School's environmental center.
February 23, 2011
Exercise important to bone health
Dr. Mary O'Connor, internationally-acclaimed orthopaedic surgeon at Mayo Jacksonville, will be discussing "Lifelong Bone Health: Girls to Grannies," as this year's guest speaker during the UNF's Us Group luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the UNF's University Center.
February 23, 2011
Preparing for FCAT writing
It's that time of year. Students are getting ready for the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or the FCAT. Dr. Katie Monnin, a UNF literacy professor, stopped by the Action News studio to talk FCAT writing preps.
February 23, 2011
UNF named best value by Princeton Review
The Princeton Review's annual report on the nation's colleges has listed the University of North Florida among the Top 50 public colleges in the nation when it comes to value. UNF is one of only five Florida public colleges on the list.
February 21, 2011
Florida shark migration worries beachgoers
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Shark Program, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that it's not really a good time for people to be in the water when sharks are migrating this time of year.
February 18, 2011
English antiques expert to speak at UNF chair symposium
Judith Miller, one of the United Kingdom's leading antique experts and the author of more than 100 books, will be at UNF Saturday, Feb. 19, speaking at a symposium on chairs. The symposium, which is free and open to the public, will be held at UNF's University Center, starting at 1 p.m.
February 18, 2011
Eating like a caveman to lose weight
A popular diet has people eating like cavemen and many say they are seeing incredible results. Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts, a UNF nutrition professor and a registered dietician, agrees there's health benefits not eating processed food, but says the palaeolithic diet restricts too much.
February 17, 2011
Nutritious eggplant a misunderstood veggie
Eggplant is low in fat, cholesterol and sodium, and contains nutrients invaluable for good health. Shahla Khan, a senior adjunct professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses myths and facts about this fruit in "The Goods" column, which runs the third Thursday of every month in The Florida Times-Union.
February 17, 2011
Wild and woolly new exhibit at MOCA
The new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art combines two-dimensional art, three-dimensional art and even video, all based on a Nordic folklore creation myth with images of wolves, gods and cosmology. Three visiting artists, Dennis McNett, John Hancock and John Hitchcock, are featured in the exhibit and are working with UNF students of printmaking and sculpture.
February 16, 2011
Taking care of your knees
From professional athletes to weekend warriors to those training for the Gate River Run, the condition known as “runner’s knee” is a painful and potentially debilitating injury suffered by millions of people. Dr. Michelle Boling, UNF athletic training professor, discussed the condition on Action News This Morning.
February 15, 2011
Using ethics in journalism
Action News talks to Dr. Peter Casella, a communication professor at UNF, and his students about journalists using ethics when stories.
February 15, 2011
Myths of chocolate
Jenna Braddock, a UNF nutritionist, discusses the myths of chocolate on First Coast Living.
February 15, 2011
The skinny on the sleeping beauty diet
Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts, a UNF nutrition professor, talks about the new sleeping beauty diet with First Coast News. She says dieters may lose weight, since they aren't taking in calories, but added it can be very dangerous.
February 14, 2011
Lynn Brown and her UNF workspace
First, she was part of the supply chain. Then she studied how it works. Now she helps mold the people who drive it. Lynn Brown enjoyed her time as an undergraduate at the Coggin College of Business at UNF so much she decided not to leave.
February 11, 2011
What is up with magnetic bracelets?
UNF strength and conditioning coach Tommy Barnes talks to Action News about magnetic bracelets that claim to give you extra energy and balance.
February 11, 2011
Philanthropist David A. Stein announces $1M gift to UNF
Local philantrhopist David A. Stein announced a $1 million donation from his estate to create a graduate fellowship intended for the local students he helped get undergraduate degrees at UNF.
February 9, 2011
Upcoming mayoral election
UNF President John Delaney is featured in a live primetime "On Point" political television show with First Coast News about the upcoming Jacksonville mayoral election.
February 8, 2011
Super Bowl commercials play-by-play
Dr. Robert Holtzman, a visiting professor in the Department of Communication, discusses Super Bowl ads on First Coast Living.
February 7, 2011
Digital footprints can lead predators to you
Smart phone users beware: There's a warning about a feature on your phone that allows anyone to track where you are when you post pictures online. UNF professor Dr. Paul Fadil says with a simple click or snap, anyone can find you.
February 4, 2011
Extreme Makeover family awestruck by new home and UNF scholarships
The Brewer family is not only awestruck by getting a new home from the "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" team but are also thrilled to be getting full four-year scholarships to the University of North Florida. Ashley Brewer, the oldest of the three girls, has always dreamed of attending UNF.
February 3, 2011
UNF Extreme Makeover scholarship recipients return to new home
A Middleburg family returns from vacation to a new residence that replaces a worn-out, mildewed manufactured home and includes UNF scholarships for the 18-, 14- and 12-year-old girls.
February 3, 2011
UNF nutrition professor discusses surviving the Super Bowl
Jill McCann, UNF nutrition professor, discusses strategies to make healthier choices during Super Bowl parties.
February 3, 2011
UNF awards scholarships to girls featured on Extreme Makeover
UNF has awarded full, four-year scholarships covering tuition, fees, room and board to three Northeast Florida young women who had their Middleburg home renovated by the Extreme Makeover:Home Edition team.
February 1, 2011
Academics and athletics, UNF student plays both sides
A University of North Florida Transportation and Logistics student is on the move on the court and in his studies, capitalizing on his love of competition.
January 31, 2011
Friends happy to see things going 'Makeover' recipient's way
The University of North Florida has awarded full four-year scholarships to three Northeast Florida young women who will be featured on an upcoming episode of the ABC television program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
January 31, 2011
Ambassador: Where girls are educated, ‘the standard of living goes up’
Former U.S. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg discusses women’s roles in the world’s challenges in an interview with Financial News and Daily Record.
January 27, 2011
Recruiting, retaining math teachers no easy sell
Brian Zoellner, a secondary science educator at UNF, talks to First Coast News about President Obama's challenge to hire more teachers, especially those in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, to replace the large number of teachers who are retiring.
January 27, 2011
UNF receives prestigious designation from the Carnegie Foundation
UNF has received the 2010 Community Engagement Classification designation from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in recognition of the University’s exceptional commitment to community service.
January 25, 2011
Cutting the crime rate
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at UNF, joins a panel discussion on WJCT's "First Coast Forum" to discuss strides that have been made and what still needs to be done in cutting the crime rate on the First Coast.
January 24, 2011
It's you and me, sister
See what Dr. Adam Shapiro, UNF chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, says about sisters having a positive impact in The Florida Times-Union.
January 24, 2011
See the Art of Seating MOCA exhibit
Most chairs are designed to be functional, comfortable places to sit and work or eat or relax. But as "The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design" exhibit at MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF, demonstrates, they can also be works of art.
January 24, 2011
In fractious, uncivil times, some people put aside their differences
UNF student Ryan Clarke, an economics major and president of the Jacksonville Young Democrats, doesn't let something like politics stand in the way of his friendships.
January 21, 2011
Facts give you more reasons to love chocolate
Does chocolate appeal to you for its flavor, symbolic meaning of love or potential health benefits? Dr. Judy Rodriguez, a UNF nutrition professor, discusses myths and facts about chocolate.
January 20, 2011
Talking about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Days at UNF
UNF will hold a series of workshops next week to highlight Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness (LGBT) Days. Natalie Nguyen, program assistant at the University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, talks about the event in The Florida Times-Union.
January 20, 2011
Gulf Coast oil spill and the impact on our coastline and environment
Dr. Daniel Moon, a UNF biology professor, discusses the Gulf Coast oil spill and how it has affected the entire coastline and environment on Cox Radio's "Jax Journal" public affairs show.
January 20, 2011
For raw food movement, you need a taste for vegetables, nuts and seeds
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, a UNF nutrition professor and president of the American Dietetic Association, shares her insights on the raw food diet with The Florida Times-Union.
January 19, 2011
UNF starts College of Education building addition
The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services and its Division of Student Affairs held a ground-breaking ceremony for a two-story addition to house four University units.
January 19, 2011
Parker Smith proves to be a gamer for North Florida
It's rare for a basketball team's leading scorer not to be a starter. But that's the case for UNF's Parker Smith, a 6-foot-3 sophomore shooting guard.
January 19, 2011
Psychological impact of the Arizona shooting on the nation
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, a UNF psychology professor, discuss the psychological impact of the Arizona shooting and the mental health of the nation in its aftermath on Cox Radio's "Jax Journal" public affairs show.
January 12, 2011
Restoring jobs to Northeast Florida not an easy task
Dr. Paul Mason, chair of the Department of Economics & Geography at UNF, spoke to a Jacksonville Community Council Inc. study group about the state of the economic recovery in the seven counties of Northeast Florida.
January 10, 2011
Author, critic Ken Auletta to speak at UNF
Author, media critic and consultant Ken Auletta will be in Jacksonville Tuesday to speak at two events sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville and at UNF. "Googled: The Future of the Media," is the topic Auletta has chosen for a Global Issues Evening at 7 p.m. at the UNF University Center.
January 6, 2011
Melting away those extra holiday pounds
Many of us may have overindulged over the holidays, and a new year is the opportunity for a fresh start. Dr. Judy Rodriguez, a UNF nutrition professor, offers a few tips for taking off those extra holiday pounds.
January 5, 2011
Graphic novels and comics as real reading material
Dr. Katie Monnin, author and assistant professor of Literacy at UNF, will talk about "Why Comics and Graphic Novels are Really Reading!" from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Children's Department at the main Jacksonville Public Library.
January 5, 2011
Future of nursing lies with education, leaders say
Dr. Pam Chally, dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF, discussed a new report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that called on nurses to get more education in a health care podcast with The Florida Times-Union.
January 5, 2011
UNF accounting and finance professor named Person of the Year
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, an accounting and finance professor at UNF, was named Person of the Year for 2010 by Folio Weekly.
January 4, 2011
How to select a diet that suits your needs, lifestyle
What's the best weight-loss plan for you? USA TODAY worked with registered dietitian Dr. Judith Rodriguez, a UNF nutrition professor and president of the American Dietetic Association, to create a quiz to help dieters get started.
January 4, 2011
MOCA names new director
Marcelle Polednik, chief curator of the Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, Calif., has been hired as the new director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida.
January 3, 2011
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Days coming to UNF
A series of workshops and events highlight Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness Days, set for Monday, Jan. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 27, at UNF. The educational programs are designed to increase education regarding gender and sexuality as well as increase visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally communities on campus.