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December 30, 2012
2012 political moments
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares memorable political moments of 2012 on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
December 23, 2012
Local leaders react to Sandy Hook tragedy
UNF President John Delaney discusses campus safety in light of the Sandy Hook school shooting and the new Aim Higher initiative on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
December 13, 2012
Lean beef is good for you
Dr. Delores Truesdell, registered dietitian and faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses fresh, lean beef, a good source of vitamins and minerals, in The Florida Times Union's "The Goods" column, which runs monthly in the Taste section.
December 12, 2012
Healthy holiday eating
Joseph Quinlan, UNF nutrition instructor, shares ways to make your holiday recipes healthier on Action News.
December 10, 2012
UNF Biology Department acquires new 3-D confocal microscope
Dr. Cliff Ross, associate professor of Biology at the University of North Florida, and Kevin Olsen, Masters of Science graduate student, discuss how a new 3-D laser-scanning confocal microscope, due to a charitable donation from Vistakon, aids them in their research of coral larvae.
December 10, 2012
Holiday stress at work
The holidays are a time of celebrating, but they can also be stressful. With shopping, cooking and planning, you add in work and it can be a recipe for extreme stress. Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF organizational management professor, answers questions about how to get through the holidays without stressing out.
December 10, 2012
UNF president discusses Aim Higher initiative
UNF President John Delaney discusses Aim Higher, a new initiative in partnership with student government leaders and State University presidents asking the legislature for a $118M investment in the state system, on the TV show “Face to Face."
December 6, 2012
Myths and facts about mangos
Dr. Shahla Khan, a faculty member in UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the fruit that is good for you anytime in the monthly "Goods" column, which runs in The Florida Times-Union.
December 5, 2012
Protecting your identity while shopping online
Jeff Durfee, UNF Networking, Systems and Security director, discusses tips for safe online holiday shopping with Action News.
December 3, 2012
Are we getting lost in the flood of digital imagery?
Paul Karabinis, a photo historian and UNF professor of photography, tells The Florida Times-Union that he's skeptical about all those digital images meaning much of anything.
December 3, 2012
Alumni crucial to funding colleges
Faith Hall, UNF alumni services director, shares with The Florida Times-Union the variety of ways the University reaches out to and builds relationships with its alums.
November 30, 2012
Proposition 8 production
Barbara Jean Douglass, UNF LGBT Resource Center director, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about “8,” the landmark marriage equality play about California’s Proposition 8.
November 29, 2012
Clean eating
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor, talks to “First Coast Living” about how individuals can change their diets to cleaner eating, selecting foods with little or no preservatives and additives. Scroll to the “Nov. 28th: UNF Nutrition” segment to watch the interview.
November 28, 2012
3-D microscope helps research at UNF
UNF's Department of Biology has a new 3-D microscope, made possible by a charitable donation from Vistakon. Faculty and students say the vivid, vibrant 3-D elements help make their research easier and better.
November 28, 2012
Using the Internet wisely
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of literacy, tells Action News that the Internet can be a great tool but parents and students need to make sure the information being researched is accurate.
November 28, 2012
UNF student J.T. Townsend makes life better for disabled children
UNF senior J.T. Townsend, who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury playing football for Episcopal High School in 2004, is improving the lives of disabled children and adults through his foundation.
November 21, 2012
What’s in a Sneeze?
Dr. Terri Ellis, assistant professor of Biology, discusses research on sneezing in the UNF Biology Lab with WJXT Ch. 4.
November 20, 2012
Cadets push the limits of UNF fitness
It’s called Pros versus Joes, a friendly athletic competition between the staff and students at UNF's Student Wellness Complex. But it became Pros versus G.I. Joes as University ROTC members showed off their fitness skills.
November 20, 2012
Founding faculty member reflects on UNF's 40 years
Dr. Lou Woods, UNF economics professor, was teaching at the University when the doors opened 40 years ago. He shares his memories of how the campus has changed and grown.
November 19, 2012
UNF freshman overcomes the odds
UNF freshman Sara Gaver has a rare disorder that left her without the use of her arms and legs. She has heard the word "can't" her entire life, but it has never stopped her.
November 19, 2012
UNF Honors and Sport Management programs hosts refugees
A special event was held on campus for some of the youngest political refugees now living in Jacksonville. UNF faculty, coaches and students in the Sports Management and Honors programs teamed up with community organizations to help break down cultural barriers and let the kids have some fun.
November 19, 2012
Israel attacks Hamas operations
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, provides insight into the Gaza conflict on WJXT Ch. 4.
November 19, 2012
Poetry, poets, poems and promises
Dr. Nile Stanley, UNF graduate coordinator of the Department of Childhood Education, is profiled by Education News.
November 16, 2012
Eleven-foot python found in Charlton County
Dr. Joe Butler, UNF biology professor, tells Action News that the python snake found in Charlton County was most likely released in the area.
November 15, 2012
UNF economist projects sluggish economy post Obama re-election
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, says there are some bleak indicators of how the economy might progress in the wake of the great recession.
November 15, 2012
New exhibit at MOCA based on video game opens
To borrow from Monty Python: "And now, for something completely different." That's the story behind the latest installment of the "Project Atrium" series at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a cultural resource of UNF.
November 15, 2012
UNF School of Nursing offers distance learning course
UNF now has a new way for nurses to attend classes. The School of Nursing in the Brooks College of Health will now offer a distance learning option.
November 14, 2012
Dealing with holiday anxiety
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, shares tips about dealing with the stress of the upcoming holidays on Action News.
November 14, 2012
UNF celebrates 40 years
Dr. Lou Woods, UNF economics professor, is the last regular faculty member remaining since the campus opened in 1972. He reflects on his memories of the campus with First Coast News.
November 13, 2012
Fiscal cliff faceoff
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the looming budget deadline in Washington with Action News.
November 13, 2012
City tops state murder list
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, discusses Jacksonville's murder rate rising again on "First Coast Connect." Click "Listen" and scroll to the 1:30-minute mark to hear the interview.
November 13, 2012
Grammy-Award winner Danilo Perez performs at UNF
Pianist and Grammy-Award winner Danilo Perez performs at UNF as part of the 25th anniversary of the Great American Jazz Series on "First Coast Connect." Click "Listen" and then scroll to the 45:35-minute mark to listen to the interview.
November 9, 2012
Osprey Challenge ropes course helps students gain real-world skills
A new team building exercise on the UNF campus is helping students learn how to work together while overcoming fears. The Osprey Challenge Course is designed for groups to go through as a team.
November 9, 2012
Noise pollution and dolphin behavior
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF research scientist in the Coastal Biology Flagship Program, revealed the connection between manmade noises and aggressive behavior in dolphins on the “Academic Minute,” which airs on more than 60 radio stations across the country.
November 9, 2012
UNF building to be named Petway Hall
UNF will dedicate the building that houses the College of Education and Human Services as Petway Hall in honor of civic leaders and philanthropists Tom and Elizabeth “Betty” Petway.
November 8, 2012
Hispanics, women played a big role in presidential election
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells Action News that going forward the GOP must appeal to women and minorities to be successful.
November 7, 2012
Jacksonville educators honored for counseling efforts
Dr. Carolyn Stone, a UNF professor in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, was given a lifetime achievement award by the Florida School Counselor Association for her work in educating school counselors.
November 7, 2012
Panel of political pros break down election results
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, was among a group of political panelists on WJXT Ch. 4 to break down presidential and local election results.
November 6, 2012
How to outsmart smartphone hackers
Dr. Layne Wallace, a UNF professor in the School of Computing, discusses how to protect your smart phone from “juice jacking,” or being hacked through the USB jack while trying to charge the device, with First Coast News.
November 5, 2012
Teens get a look at college life
Sabon Greene has spent the last few months sharing a room at the Sulzbacher Center with his mother and little brother, so when he saw the Osprey Fountains residence hall at UNF, he kept saying the same word: “Wow.”
November 2, 2012
UNF hosts 2014 NCAA Division 1 Track & Field Outdoor Championships
UNF was picked to host the 2014 NCAA Division Track and Field Outdoor Championships. The East preliminary round of competition will take place May 29-31, 2014.
November 2, 2012
Youth vote up for grabs
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells Action News that interest in the presidential election among young voters is waning.
November 1, 2012
Global war on drugs
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF presidential professor in the Department of History, discussed the war on drugs at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
October 31, 2012
New York Stock Exhange closed; economic impact uncertain
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells Action News that it could take days to get trading back online.
October 31, 2012
UNF disability center helps student enjoy life on campus
UNF sophomore Chris Regan is a typical college student but isn’t typical. He has a form of autism spectrum disorder. The fact that UNF has a Disability Resource Center that helps students like Regan adapt to college life is a big reason he wanted to attend UNF.
October 31, 2012
Civil discussion at UNF about prayer shows diversity of opinion
Organizers of a community discussion at UNF on civil discourse and public prayer achieved their main objective — the conversation was civil and wide-ranging.
October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy may impact early voting on East Coast
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells Action News that Hurricane Sandy could stir up the election.
October 29, 2012
Public state-sponsored prayer has created fault line
UNF will sponsor “A Community Conversation on Public Prayer: Beyond Talking Points” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center Banquet Hall, Building 43. This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Julie Ingersoll, a UNF religious studies professor and participant in the panel, tells The Florida Times-Union she’s not going to advocate for a certain position.
October 25, 2012
Tailhook whistle-blower still fighting for victims
Paula Coughlin will speak to an audience following a viewing of "The Invisible War" documentary tonight at 7 p.m. in Building 58W, Student Union Auditorium, Room 2704. Coughlin was a Navy officer who was assaulted at the Tailhook convention two decades ago.
October 25, 2012
Building green scores environmental points
Environmentally friendly and efficient buildings are now the trend in construction with LEED certification involving scoring points to achieve a "green" goal. UNF has eight campus buildings that are "certified," with four of them being gold.
October 25, 2012
Women and the stock market
WJXT Ch. 4 talks to one Jacksonville woman about how a UNF Division of Continuing Education course, "The Professor’s One-Minute Guide to Stock Management," changed her life. Now, she knows how to handle the stock market.
October 24, 2012
Debate one-liners have voters buzzing
The presidential debates are over, but people are still buzzing. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses some of the most memorable moments from the presidential debates that came in the form of one-liners with Action News.
October 24, 2012
Delores Weaver helps to create new generation of philanthropists
Philanthropist Delores Weaver has partnered with The Community Foundation in Jacksonvile to provide a "Philanthropic Initiative Course" for Weaver Scholar alumni at UNF. The course for the 11 UNF graduates began in October and runs until May 2013.
October 24, 2012
UNF's groundbreaking pharmacogenetic research
Rose Turner, a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the UNF Counseling Center, discusses this new type of genetic research that helps physicians better understand how patients metabolize medication on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Click "Listen" and scroll to the 25:24-minute mark to hear the interview.
October 24, 2012
Social media safety
Jeff Durfee, UNF director of information technology security, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about keeping your personal information secure when using social media.
October 24, 2012
Healthy trick or treating
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of UNF's Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses healthier Halloween treat options on Action News.
October 23, 2012
Final presidential debate and Florida's impact
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, breaks down the last presidential debate on Action News This Morning.
October 23, 2012
Reactions on the final presidential showdown
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science and international politics expert, gives his take on the final presidential debate showdown on WJXT Ch. 4.
October 23, 2012
Tailhook scandal survivor discusses rape in the military
Jacksonville resident and former naval aviator Lt. Paula Coughlin, a Tailhook scandal survivor, will lead a question-and-answer session following the compelling documentary, “The Invisible War,” at 7 p.m. tonight and Thursday, Oct. 25, in Building 58W, Student Union Auditorium, Room 2704, on campus. Coughlin and Sheila Spivey, UNF Women's Center director, discuss the issue and the event on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show. Scroll to the 28:40-minute mark to hear the interview.
October 22, 2012
Demographics key in polling if you want accuracy
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, provides insight about polling methods in The Florida Times-Union. He says today’s polling methods have improved over the years, but that doesn’t mean results are always accurate.
October 22, 2012
Civil discourse: Why can't we discuss anymore?
Many bemoan the incivility in American life, the insults and untruths in politics and in public, on the Internet and in the media. UNF will sponsor “A Community Conversation on Public Prayer: Beyond Talking Points” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center Banquet Hall, Building 43. This event is free and open to the public.
October 22, 2012
Rape in the military
Jacksonville resident and former naval aviator Lt. Paula Coughlin, a Tailhook scandal survivor, and Sheila Spivey, UNF Women's Center director, discuss the ongoing issue of rape in the military on WJXT Ch. 4. There will be a screening of the compelling documentary, “The Invisible War” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Thursday, Oct. 25, in Building 58W, Student Union Auditorium, Room 2704, on the UNF campus.
October 19, 2012
Civility in America
Roughly two out of three Americans believe our country has a major civility problem today. Marcia Ladendorff, UNF communication professor, and Dr. Bert Koegler, chair of the UNF Department of Philosophy, were among guest panelists on WJCT's "First Coast Forum" to discuss civility in politics and culture.
October 18, 2012
Fact-checking a huge part of presidential debate
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells Action News that in the political arena, one person's fact is another person's opinion.
October 17, 2012
Budgeting for the holiday season
Dr. Sean Davis, UNF assistant professor of finance, tells Action News it's important for consumers to set a holiday spending budget to avoid financial trouble.
October 17, 2012
Highs, lows of second presidential debate
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells WJXT Ch. 4 viewers that President Obama made a comeback in the second debate, while Mitt Romney stayed on point.
October 16, 2012
Race-based state reading goals
Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of UNF's College of Education and Human Services, discusses the state's new reading benchmarks for students that are based on race with Action News.
October 16, 2012
UNF nursing students help Buddy Check 12 celebrate 20th anniversary
The UNF Student Nurses' Association helped First Coast News' Buddy Check 12 program celebrate its 20th anniversary with a bake sale on campus. They also handed out informational materials from Susan G. Komen for the Cure North Florida and Buddy Check 12.
October 15, 2012
Presidents in a time of crisis
When Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses “Former U.S. Presidents and Their Mark on the World” at UNF Wednesday, Oct, 17, she’ll be concentrating on two presidents in particular. To reserve a free e-ticket, call (904) 620-2117 or visit www.unf.edu/lectures.
October 15, 2012
UNF team digging for evidence of Fort Caroline
No one ever said it would be easy to crack the biggest mystery of Fort Caroline: Where is the exact location of the isolated, blood-soaked outpost of the doomed French expedition to the New World? Still, a team of UNF archaeologists and students are digging through ancient oyster shells and sifting through the thin soil deep inside the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
October 15, 2012
UNF students dig, search for Fort Caroline
Day by day, UNF archaeological students and instructors work to find the lost French Colony of La Caroline, better known as Fort Caroline on Action News.
October 15, 2012
Vice presidential debate hits and misses
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the highs and lows of the vice presidential debate.
October 12, 2012
UNF students reorganize BEAM's food pantry
Graduate students with UNF's Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program helped reorganize the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry Food Pantry by using a new colorcoded system.
October 12, 2012
Breaking down vice presidential debate performance
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, shareS insight into the vice presidential debate on WJXT Ch. 4.
October 11, 2012
UNF poll: Obama leads with Hispanic, African-American voters
The key to President Barack Obama's four-point lead over GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the presidential race is Hispanic voters and African-American voters, according to a new UNF poll.
October 11, 2012
Healing food remedies
Jackie Shank, UNF instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship program, discusses food remedies that help your body heal on First Coast Living. Scroll to the “Oct. 10 Nutrition Healing Food Remedies” segment to watch the interview.
October 10, 2012
Making medicine work better for you
Rose Turner, psychiatric nurse practitioner in the UNF Counseling Center, discusses new pharmacogenetic testing and how it can help medicine work better for individuals on Action News.
October 10, 2012
Cyber Security Awareness
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Jeff Durfee, UNF director of information technology networking, discusses tips on cyber safety and how to better protect yourself and your devices while online on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "First Coast Connect." Click "Listen" and then scroll to the 46.37-minute mark to hear the interview.
October 8, 2012
Office Chat: Personality in the workplace
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF associate professor of management, talks to Action News during his monthly "Office Chat" segment about whether personality affects your job performance.
October 8, 2012
Early Spanish missions
Dr. Keith Ashley, coordinator of Archaeological Research at UNF, has focused his research on the Native Americans of southeastern North America during the late pre-Columbian and historic (post-European contact) eras. He discusses his research with early Spanish missions on "The Academic Minute."
October 8, 2012
Presidential debate performances
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares insight to the performances of the presidential candidates during their first debate on First Coast News' "On Point" political show.
October 5, 2012
President Delaney receives ULI's inaugural visionary leader award
The Urban Land Institute North Florida honored UNF President John Delaney with its inaugural visionary leader award, one of the real estate development community's most prestigious awards.
October 5, 2012
Pulitzer-winning historian lectures on Lincoln at UNF
What can the past teach us about the future? That is a subject that world-renowned historian and Pulitzer-Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will be discussing during her lecture at UNF Oct. 17. She will discuss “Former U.S. Presidents and Their Mark on the World” as part of the UNF Distinguished Voices Lecture Series. This event is free but requires an e-ticket, which can be reserved online at www.unf.edu/lectures or by phone at (904) 620-2117.
October 4, 2012
Author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin appears at UNF
World-renowned historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin will discuss “Former U.S. Presidents and Their Mark on the World” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the UNF Arena. She tells WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect" that voters should look to the leaders of the past as they look to the upcoming presidential election. Click "Listen" and then scroll to the 37:45-minute mark to hear the interview.
October 4, 2012
Figs a sweet flower, not a fruit
Dr. Judy Perkin, UNF professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, tells Florida Times-Union readers about this sweet and nutritious food in the newspaper's “Taste” section.
October 3, 2012
Voters, candidates prepare for presidential debate
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that it’s very difficult to win an election in the first debate.
October 3, 2012
Simple ways to prevent diabetes
As part of National Diabetes Month, Dr. Delores Truesdell, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, talks to Action News about how to manage and prevent diabetes.
October 3, 2012
Workplace whiners
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF associate professor of management, discusses how workplace complainers can impact your productivity on WJXT Ch. 4.
October 2, 2012
Unrest in the Middle East
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, and Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of finance and a member of the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission, discuss the root of anti-American sentiment in the Middle East on "First Coast Connect." Click "Listen" and scroll to the 1:35-minute mark to hear the interview.
October 1, 2012
Race for the White House
With the presidential election just a little over a month away, Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, talked to First Coast News about the status of the race for the White House.
October 1, 2012
Watching the presidential debates in the Twitter era
UNF President John Delaney, a former Jacksonville mayor, and Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assisant professor of political science, share their insights on the upcoming presidential debates with The Florida Times-Union.
September 27, 2012
'Upbeat Pink' breast cancer awareness musical tribute
UNF and the Mayo Clinic are honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by hosting the eighth annual “Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship” concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Fine Arts Center Lazzara Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
September 26, 2012
Political reads for kids and young adults
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of literacy, talks to Action News during her monthly "Katie's Korner" segment about several high-quality political books for young readers.
September 26, 2012
Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series fall concert lineup
Dr. Guy Yehuda, UNF clarinet professor and Cummer Family Foundation Chamber Music Series director, and special guest Theodore Baerg, baritone, appear on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "First Coast Connect" to highlight the 2012-13 concert lineup. Click "Listen" and then scroll to the 37-minute mark to hear the interview.
September 25, 2012
UNF professor honored
UNF is honoring Dr. Mina Baliamoune-Lutz, a professor in the Coggin College of Business Department of Economics and Geography, with the 2012 Distinguished Professor Award during the 41st annual fall convocation ceremony Friday in the Fine Arts Center Lazzara Performance Hall.
September 25, 2012
America's response to Libya embassy attack
Nancy Soderberg, former ambassador and Distinguished Visiting Scholar in UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses America's response regarding the Libya embassy attack and running for Florida Senate on First Coast News' "On Point" show.
September 25, 2012
Inspiration from distant lands
The three UNF galleries open the fall season with stunning images of beauty inspired by Italy and with dramatic meditations on the Vietnam War, as well as celebratory and experimental works by students from study-abroad programs.
September 24, 2012
Cape Fear River study examines effects of dredging
Dr. Courtney Hackney, director of UNF's Coastal Biology Program, discusses the impacts of dredging on Cape Fear River.
September 24, 2012
UNF students create social website for college kids
Two UNF computer majors created a social website called Openleaf, which was designed to connect college students with similar majors to further their learning.
September 20, 2012
Florida's crowded presidential ballot
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, talks to Action News about the packed presidential ballot in Florida and what it takes to get on a ballot in the state.
September 20, 2012
UNF, JU women's golf teams tie in historic event
The newest college sports team on the First Coast held its own in its inaugural competitive event on Wednesday. The UNF women's golf team, coached by Jacksonville University Hall of Fame member Joanne Steele, tied the JU Dolphins 6-6 in the first Bill Hughes Cup at the TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course and Dye's Valley.
September 20, 2012
Uprisings in the Middle East are more complex
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of accounting and finance, shares his opinion with The Florida Times-Union on the uprisings in the Middle East.
September 19, 2012
How much is too sexy?
Dr. Jennifer Wesely, UNF associate professor of criminology, discusses the female image and sexualization of girls on Action News.
September 18, 2012
Soldier, nurse, mother; UNF instructor has done them well
Linda Connelly, a nursing instructor in the Brooks College of Health at UNF, has returned to Jacksonville after serving on active duty and as deputy chief of the Army Nurse Corps.
September 18, 2012
UNF study finds that arts organizations had $66M economic impact
An annual study by the Northeast Florida Center for Community Initiatives at UNF has found that the arts helps Jacksonville’s economy.
September 17, 2012
UNF named a Military Friendly School for fourth consecutive year
UNF was named a 2013 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This is the fourth consecutive year the University has earned this ranking.
September 17, 2012
Warhol, Mapplethorpe and more highlight 80s MOCA exhibit
It was the era of MTV and Reaganomics, of “Miami Vice” and the Material Girl. It was also the era when emerging artists like Jean Michel-Basquiat and Keith Haring first came to prominence, and older artists like Andy Warhol and Frank Stella continued to influence the culture. Now the art of that decade, the 1980s, is the focus of the third in a series of retrospectives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF.
September 14, 2012
Fight for young voters
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, told Action News that if college kids head in droves to the polls, they not only can decide this election, they can force their issues to the forefront.
September 13, 2012
Former U.S. ambassador grieves over Chris Stevens
Former U.S. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, expressed sorrow over the killings of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three American staff members in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
September 13, 2012
Former ambassador shocked, saddened by Libya violence
Nancy Soderberg, a former U.S. ambassador and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at UNF, shares her concern for four Americans who were killed at the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
September 13, 2012
Local mosque condems embassy attacks
Islamic Center Board of Trustees member Dr. Parvez Ahmed, a UNF associate professor of accounting and finance, says there was no justification for the killing of American diplomats in Libya.
September 12, 2012
Dealing with bullying
Dr. Betty Bennett, director of UNF’s Educator Preparation Institute, discusses how to help kids avoid bullying on Action News This Morning.
September 11, 2012
Office Chat: Social media in the workplace
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF associate professor of management, discusses the do's and don'ts of social media usage in the office on Action News This Morning during his monthly "Office Chat" segment, which airs the second Monday every month.
September 7, 2012
The Goods: Tiny fruit packs a punch
Scientific research is revealing how healthful cranberries can be. Dr. Judy Perkin, professor in UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the fruit that is good for you anytime.
September 7, 2012
Students enjoying new Student Wellness Complex
The new UNF Student Wellness Complex has been open for three weeks, and students are enjoying a 35-foot-tall rock climbing wall and a one-eighth-mile indoor track along the upper level.
September 6, 2012
UNF newspaper finalist for national award
The Spinnaker, UNF's student newspaper, is a finalist for the 2012 Pacemaker Award, which is prestigious national recognition. The award often is referred to as the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism.
September 5, 2012
UNF grad nominated for statewide educators award
As the school year gets underway, Jewel Johnson, a UNF graduate and assistant principal at Ponte Vedra High School, has been chosen as the St. John’s County School District’s nominee for the statewide 2012 Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award.
September 5, 2012
Renowned historian discusses former U.S. presidents at UNF
Doris Kearns Goodwin, a widely known historian and author, will discuss "Former U.S. Presidents and Their Mark on the World" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the UNF Arena in a free program.
September 5, 2012
Katie's Korner: Bridging past to present
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of literacy, talks to Action News about books for young readers that connect classic literature to modern times.
September 4, 2012
UNF study breaks down Mayport ship situation, transformation
A decade of economic ups and downs loom in front of the community around Mayport Naval Station, according to a recent UNF study, conducted by Dr. George Candler, director of UNF's Master of Public Administration Program, and graduate student Jonathan Lynn.
August 30, 2012
Mormons express pride over Romney
Dr. Rick Phillips, UNF associate professor of sociology and co-author of "Could I Vote for a Mormon President?," tells the Philadelphia Inquirer that many Latter-day Saints see Mitt Romney running for president as "a moment of destiny."
August 30, 2012
Role of young people at the Republican National Convention
Several UNF journalism students are covering the Republican National Convention in Tampa. WJXT Ch. 4 spoke to some of the students at the convention about the role of young people in the presidential election.
August 29, 2012
For Romney, Florida win is key
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, told the Wall Street Journal that Mitt Romney needs to energize social conservatives and tea-party supporters concentrated in the northern and southwestern parts of the state.
August 28, 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac drives up gas prices
Dr. Mary Borg, UNF political economy professor, tells Action News consumers are probably looking at price increases in the future, all thanks to Tropical Storm Isaac and the upcoming Labor Day holiday.
August 28, 2012
Follow UNF journalism students at the GOP convention
As the Republican National Convention gets under way today, follow UNF journalism students as they report from inside and outside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum on the Florida Times-Union's politics page.
August 27, 2012
UNF gains another honor
UNF continues to rack up national recognition. Once again, the University was listed as one of 136 institutions in the Best of the Southeast section of The Princeton Review’s website “2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”
August 27, 2012
Two UNF students earn national Delta Nu Alpha Foundation scholarships
UNF seniors Taylor Barry and Alexis Anderson, both in the Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program, have received scholarships from the Delta Nu Alpha Foundation, a national nonprofit supporting education in the fields of transportation, distribution and logistics.
August 27, 2012
UNF Music Flagship Program kicks off fall season
Dr. Randy Tinnin, chair of UNF's Department of Music, and J.B. Scott, associate professor of music and Great American Jazz Series artistic director, discuss the fall concert season and the 25th anniversary of the Great American Jazz Series on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect" radio talk show. Click "Listen" and then scroll to the 36-minute mark to hear the interview.
August 23, 2012
Healthy school lunches
Dr. Dorothy Truesdell, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, talks to First Coast Living about packing healthier school lunches for kids. Scroll to the "Wednesday, Aug. 22" segments and click on the "Healthy lunches for kids" interview.
August 22, 2012
Heading back to college
Dr. Jeffrey Coker, UNF dean of Undergraduate Studies, shares college success tips for students and parents on Action News This Morning.
August 22, 2012
Graphic novels assist visual learners
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of literacy, tells the News Herald that teachers who use graphic novels have students that are completely engaged.
August 21, 2012
UNF named one of the best Southeastern colleges
UNF was named one of 136 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Southeast" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region."
August 21, 2012
UNF economist says Northeast Florida economy stagnant last month
A tumultuous election year coupled with economic uncertainty overseas kept the First Coast’s economy stagnant in July, according to Dr. Paul Mason, a UNF economist.
August 17, 2012
Social Climbing
Dr. Nile Stanley, associate professor in the Department of Childhood Education and, Yue Meng, a graduate student in Educational Technology, explore the educational value in social networking sites in an article they co-authored in the Journal of Communication and Education's, "Language Magazine." Both Stanley and Meng are participating in a new cultural exchange program between UNF and Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China.
August 16, 2012
Researchers release good and bad news on health of St. Johns River
UNF researchers were part of a team that put together the 2012 State of the River Report, which had mixed news about the river's health. Read about the high points of the study in The Florida Times-Union.
August 16, 2012
State of the River Report shows improvement, but there is room for more
The health of the St. Johns River is improving, but the effects of past neglect and abuse linger in the lower basin, according to the fifth annual State of the River Report released by joint researchers at Jacksonville University, University of North Florida and Valdosta State University.
August 15, 2012
Fight the Freshman 15
Dr. Catherine Christie, UNF associate dean of the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship program, discusses the truths and myths about the Freshman 15, as well as strategies and healthier food choices to help students avoid gaining weight in the first year of college.
August 14, 2012
Health of the St. Johns River looking up; but will we continue to care?
UNF researchers were part of a team that put together the 2012 State of the River Report. Some researchers and advocates worry that funding is in jeapordy for the St. Johns River environmental initiatives that are credited with improving the river and its tributaries.
August 14, 2012
Medicare Rises as Prime Election Issue
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science, discusses the impact of the senior population in Florida and voting in the presidential election with The New York Times.
August 14, 2012
Primary primer: All eyes on Bean-Weinstein
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the State Senate District 4 race between Aaron Bean and Mike Weinstein with the Jacksonville Daily Record.
August 13, 2012
UNF creates Center for Urban Education and Policy
Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, discusses the new Center for Urban Education and Policy, established to benefit the collective knowledge of the education profession and address urgent education-related needs in Jacksonville.
August 13, 2012
UNF launches free mobile app for smart phones
UNF has launched a free mobile campus application currently available on iPhone and Android phones, offering mobile access to campus maps, events, the most recent university news and has a directory that connects students to professors.
August 13, 2012
Cheers: College life
UNF welcomed Duval County high school students to campus to give them a taste of college life for Mayor Alvin Brown’s "Learn2Earn Experience" program, a two-week academic and social experience promoting the value of higher education.
August 13, 2012
UNF graduate returns to hometown high school to work
UNF graduate, Myrick Guice, returned to his high school alma mater, The Villages Charter School, as a teacher and head coach of The Villages Charter Middle School football team.
August 10, 2012
Local scientist says asteroid hit Jax centuries ago
Dr. Jay Huebner, a retired UNF physics professor, believes a meteor hit our area and actually helped carve out a portion of one of Jacksonville's most famous parks.
August 10, 2012
UNF grad's passion to succeed bolstered by helping hand
D’Sean Kirkland just received a bachelor’s degree in music from UNF, and he’s headed to graduate school at Full Sail University in Orlando for music business. Without the Jacksonville Commitment Scholarship program, a public/private partnership, none of it would have been possible.
August 9, 2012
Meteor mystery
Based on intriguing accounts by Spanish and French explorers in 1564, Dr. Jay Huebner, UNF physics professor emeritus, believes that a strike by a meteor, comet or asteroid could have formed Round Marsh in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
August 9, 2012
Local glass artist creates sculptures for UNF building
Colorful organic art floats along the newly whitewashed walls of the Biological Sciences Building, drawing in aspiring minds with shades of blue, green and orange. St. Augustine glass blower Thomas Long created the display as his largest piece.
August 9, 2012
UNF engineering team wins Big Beam student design award
A UNF student civil engineering team was recently selected as the regional winner of the 2012 Engineering Student Design Award by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. The team also placed fourth for the first time in the national competition.
August 8, 2012
Back-to-school anxiety
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, provides tips on how parents and students can cope with going back to school.
August 8, 2012
Florida universities can reform general education
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, shared his opinion on general education reform in The Gainesville Sun.
August 3, 2012
Military college ready boot camp
UNF wants to help vets make an easy transition from military to college life, so the University teamed up with local colleges to create a boot camp.
August 3, 2012
Papaya packs in some surprising benefits
Named as the “fruit of the angels” by Christopher Columbus, papaya is packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Dr. Nancy Correa-Matos, a faculty member in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses papaya, a heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory and cancer-fighting fruit in The Florida Times-Union’s monthly “Goods” column.
August 3, 2012
Forbes ranks UNF one of America's best colleges
For the second year in a row, UNF has been ranked by Forbes as one of "America's Best Colleges."
August 1, 2012
Preparing for the school year
Dr. Susan Syverud, UNF associate professor in the College of Education and Human Services, gives tips to parents for getting their kids ready to go back to school on Action News.
August 1, 2012
Romney to make Florida campaign swing
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be campaigning in Jacksonville a day before the Florida primary. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of Political Science, talks to WXJT Ch. 4 about possible running mates.
July 30, 2012
UNF senior being honored for volunteerism
UNF senior Peggy Carre will receive the Senior Service Award during the University's summer commencement.
July 27, 2012
Social media and brain exercise
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of Psychology, explains how using social media can improve the performance of your memory on "The Academic Minute," which airs on more than 60 radio stations across the country.
July 26, 2012
Bare feet magnet for germs
The beach, the gym, the security scanner at the airport--all places many of us walk around barefoot. You may not give it a second thought when you take off your socks and shoes, but you should. Dr. Terri Ellis, a UNF microbiologist, tells WJXT Ch. 4 why.
July 26, 2012
City exploring ways to generate revenue
City leaders are looking at other sources of revenue to bring money in to the city. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells Action News looking for that extra money isn't easy.
July 25, 2012
Transitioning from summer fun to a fantastic fall
School will be back in session very soon, so how can you transition your kids from summer fun to a fantastic fall? Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of Literacy, shares pointers with Action News.
July 24, 2012
Thoroughly modern Marcelle
Since she arrived in Northeast Florida, Marcelle Polednik, director of MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, has been eagerly defying ideas about the local arts community.
July 23, 2012
Sheriff's unique powers are in full view with the budget
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, shares his opinion with The Florida Times-Union regarding a tighter fiscal oversight of the pension board and the sheriff as well as new bargaining practices.
July 23, 2012
Northeast Florida's role in the 2012 presidential election
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of Political Science, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about President Obama's speech he recently made in Jacksonville.
July 23, 2012
MOCA Jacksonville's 'Lunacy' project an homage to the moon
Artist Tristin Lowe calls "Lunacy," his 12½-foot high, cloth and plastic sculpture, "a moon-like object," not a moon. For the next three months, it will be found in the Haskell Atrium Gallery in the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, joined by two "comets," Grace and Nature, 10-foot-tall sculptures made of red neon tubes.
July 20, 2012
Obama visits Florida to win over older voters
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells The New York Times that it's possible for the president to lose Florida.
July 18, 2012
UNF Masters Swimming Program
The Olympics is just around the corner and swimmers are getting geared up to compete. You can also learn to swim like a pro. Carlos Mejia, head coach of the UNF Masters Swimming Program, discusses this growing swimming program that is open to anyone 18 and older.
July 18, 2012
UNF professor weighs in on pension problems
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of UNF's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been studying pension reform for several years and discusses how the city should handle its $2 billion pension debt on Action News.
July 13, 2012
Digging up the past
Digging through the past and reaching out to the present, the UNF Archaeological Field School lets Jacksonville citizens join University faculty and students in field excavation and touching the past themselves.
July 13, 2012
New glass sculpture installed on campus
St. Augustine artist Thomas Long installed his blown-glass sculpture "Wellspring" in the Biological Sciences Building. The sculpture is part of the Art in State Buildings program, which requires that .5 percent of construction appropriation be set aside for permanent artwork in or around the building.
July 12, 2012
Digging up centuries of artifacts on Black Hammock
UNF faculty, staff, students and volunteers took part in the excavation of a large building from the Spanish Mission and Mocama-speaking Timucua Indian village of San Buenaventura de Guadalquini, which was occupied between 1684 and 1696. The dig was at Cedar Point on Black Hammock Island and is a project of UNF's 2012 Public Archaeological Field School.
July 12, 2012
UNF researching new sources of antiobitic drugs
Over the last year, Dr. Amy Lane, UNF assistant professor of Chemistry, and her team of students have collected more than 200 water samples in North Florida and the Florida Keys. So far, the marine bacteria and fungi is yielding positive return and proving one day, it could be used as an antibiotic.
July 11, 2012
Gold Seal scholarship changes
Anissa Agne, UNF financial aid director, tells First Coast News that in order to save money, the legislature changed the eligibility requirements in April for the Gold Seal Vocational scholarship.
July 11, 2012
Growth at UNF
UNF President John Delaney appears as a guest on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville" to discuss the growth of the University.
July 11, 2012
Beat the heat
Dr. Peter Magyari, UNF director of the Undergraduate Exercise Science Program, discusses how to stay cool while exercising in the summer heat with Action News.
July 10, 2012
First Coast Success: UNF President John Delaney
The Daily Record interviews UNF President Delaney for “First Coast Success,” a regular segment on the award-winning 89.9 FM flagship First Coast Connect program, hosted by Melissa Ross.
July 9, 2012
UNF team sees the sea as source for antibiotics
Dr. Amy Lane, a UNF assistant professor of organic chemistry, is working with a team of student assistants trying to isolate antibiotic compounds they've found in marine organisms living in sediment collected off the coast of Northeast Florida and on field trips to places such as the Florida Keys in order to find new, more effective sources of antibiotic drugs in the sea.
July 5, 2012
The Goods: The Truth about Chayote
Claudia Sealey-Potts, registered dietitian and dietetic internship director in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses chayote squash, a nutrient filled, low-calorie vegetable that is a good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, in "The Goods" column, which runs every month in The Florida Times-Union.
July 5, 2012
Katie's Korner: Connect vacations with reading
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of Literacy, gives some tips on what kids can read in the coming weeks to enhance their family vacation.
July 4, 2012
UNF instructor/SWAT retiree discusses mass murder
Rick Parker, a UNF instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about disarming traps in the Aurora, Colo., mass murder shooting.
July 3, 2012
Duval School Board candidate endorsed by top Republicans
Dr. Michael Binder, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells The Florida Times-Union that endorsements can be a key in local political races.
July 2, 2012
Jacksonville mayor's first year in office: Successes, works in progress, personal growth
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks to The Florida Times-Union about Mayor Alvin Brown's first year in office.
June 29, 2012
Health Care, Politics and Finances
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the political implications of the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act on WJXT Ch. 4.
June 28, 2012
Decoding food labels
Jenna Braddock, registered dietician and UNF nutrition instructor, talks to First Coast Living about understanding health claims on food packaging labels. Scroll to "June 27 Decoding Food Labels" to watch the interview.
June 26, 2012
Original UNF faculty member retires after 40 years
After 40 years at UNF, Dr. Dale Clifford, associate professor of History, will retire this week, leaving only one member of the original faculty still at the University.
June 26, 2012
The Goods: The truth about arugula
Dr. Nancy Correa-Matos, a registered dietitian and faculty in UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses arugula, a heart-healthy, cancer-fighting source of vitamins and minerals in "The Goods" column, which runs every month in The Florida Times-Union.
June 21, 2012
Outdoor food safety
It's officially summer and that means picnics and barbeques. But how can you keep your food safe while you're on the go? Jackie Shank, UNF nutritionist, shares tips with Action News This Morning.
June 19, 2012
UNF students engineer scrambled eggs
UNF engineering students created a Rube Goldberg-inspired machine that scrambled an egg in 13 uneasy steps. Check out The Florida Times-Union photos.
June 19, 2012
Office Chat: No vacation nation
Approximately 57 percent of Americans don't take a vacation. Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF organizational management professor, discusses with Action News what makes Americans less likely to take time off from work on the monthly "Office Chat" segment.
June 19, 2012
What grasshoppers can teach us about aging
Dr. John Hatle, UNF associate professor of Biology, discusses his research on the effects of reproduction on lifespan with The Huffington Post.
June 18, 2012
Funny Amendment 4 advertisement addresses important issue
Dr. Michael Binder, a UNF political science professor, spoke about the use of comedy in political ads on WJXT Ch. 4
June 13, 2012
Balance your life between work and home
Keeping the balance between your work life and time with your family can be nearly impossible, but some simple steps can make both parts of your life much easier. Ashley Ballard, UNF health education coordinator, tells Action News what you can do to get balance back in your life.
June 11, 2012
Researchers tag threatened whitetip sharks
Brenda Anderson, a UNF graduate student, was part of a research group that recently tagged threatened oceanic whitetip sharks in the Bahamas.
June 6, 2012
Twitter and politics
Dr. John Parmelee, an associate professor of communication at UNF, reveals how Twitter is reshaping the relationship between politicians and their constituents on "The Academic Minute," which airs on more than 50 radio stations across the country.
June 6, 2012
Sparking summer reading interest
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of Literacy, shares tips on Action News This Morning about how to turn every day activities into fun literary and writing experiences.
June 5, 2012
UNF students discover life-saving bacteria under the sea
Some UNF chemistry students may have found the next miracle drug. Over the last year, the students collected samples of seaweed, sponges and sand from as far away as the Florida Keys and as close as Big Talbot Island.
June 5, 2012
Interstate commerce
Dr. Keith Ashley and his students at UNF have unearthed evidence that the natives who lived in the Jacksonville area around 1000 A.D. participated in long-distance interaction and trade networks that brought mica, galena, copper and stone to the region. Go to page 2 to read the Florida Trend story.
June 4, 2012
Dr. Kris Webb's passion for helping students with disabilities
For Dr. Kris Webb, director of the UNF Disabilities Resource Center and a professor in the Department of Exceptional Deaf and Interpreter Education, helping meet the needs of college students with disabilities is a passion, one that led to her winning the 2012 EVE Award in Education.
June 4, 2012
UNF alters commuter image
For the first time, incoming freshmen at UNF, will be required to live on campus. Known as The Freshman Experience, the plan is to transform what has been known as a commuter school to a more traditional residential campus.
May 31, 2012
Talented UNF guitar professor comes a long way
A professor of jazz guitar at UNF, Barry Greene teaches a guitar ensemble, as well as applied guitar, jazz history, improvisation and a course on recording with Pro Tools.
May 30, 2012
Tropical storm brings out more sharks
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF shark expert, talks to ABC World News with Diane Sawyer about how tropical storm Beryl is bringing sharks closer to shore.
May 30, 2012
Shark sightings up
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF assistant professor of Biology and shark expert, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about more shark sightings since tropical storm Beryl.
May 30, 2012
Your brain and technology
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of Psychology, talks to Action News This Morning about how technology impacts your brain's memory.
May 25, 2012
New Osprey Challenge Course
UNF recreation staff have been training on the new Osprey Challenge Course, which is designed to place the participants into an environment that creates unique situations for a team to grow together through problem-solving experiences.
May 24, 2012
Jacksonville as a sports destination
Dr. Jason Lee, a UNF sport management professor, talks to Action News This Morning about Jacksonville becoming a sports destination.
May 23, 2012
UNF criminologist wants new tax for public safety
UNF criminologist Dr. Michael Hallett keeps his finger on Jacksonville's crime pulse, and says the city is losing the fight.
May 22, 2012
Holiday weekend healthy food options
Jackie Shank, UNF nutrition instructor, talks to First Coast Living about healthy food choices for your holiday weekend. Scroll to "Monday, May 21, Healthy Memorial Day Food Choices" to watch the interview.
May 21, 2012
MOCA's director brings cultural clarity to the museum
Marcelle Polednik, director for MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF, leads the museum to a new beginning.
May 21, 2012
UNF scores major sporting event
Mark Van Alstyne, UNF director of Track and Field, talks to First Coast Connect about the 2012 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held at the University and will feature 200 universities and 1,900 athletes. Scroll to "First Coast Connect" and click on "Mon" and go to 49:35 to hear the interview.
May 17, 2012
FCAT Fallout: UNF education professor weighs in
Some parents have a petition in place asking lawmakers to rework the current Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. Dr. Christine Weber, UNF associate professor of Childhood Education, understands why parents are concerned. Every winter, she is part of team that hosts an 18-hour writing camp to tutor students for the exam.
May 16, 2012
Keep children learning this summer
Summer vacation is almost here and most children will be spending time having fun by the pool or at the beach, but parents can keep them busy learning with some fun experiments. Dr. Stacy Boote, UNF assistant professor of Mathematics Education, showed Action News This Morning some great ways to incorporate education into a day of fun.
May 15, 2012
Political ad season heats up early
The political ad season seems to be starting earlier than ever, with campaign commercials sweeping the airwaves in key swing states ahead of this year's elections. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of Political Science, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that how you view a candidate personally is going to affect how you view what you hear about them down the road.
May 14, 2012
Mentorship moved UNF student toward leadership
Kristina Kvasnok is a UNF student majoring in accounting, taking advantage of the resources and clubs offered to make her future career more successful.
May 14, 2012
Psychology of overcoming poverty
Dr. Tes Tuason, UNF associate professor of Public Health, explores the psychology of economic mobility on the "Academic Minute," which broadcasts on more than 50 radio stations across the country.
May 14, 2012
Former Hurricane champion leads UNF tennis team
Audra Cohen, UNF head tennis coach, is careful not to put the expectations she had as a player on her current student-athletes.
May 14, 2012
UNF honors two volunteers
Joseph Elkana, who received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, was the recipient of the Senior Service Award, while Julie Seals, a junior pursuing a degree in community health, was awarded the Albert D. Ernest Jr. Caring Award.
May 9, 2012
Bicycling for life
Dr. Jennifer Kane, UNF sport management professor, discusses bike safety, health benefits and what type of bike you should purchase on Action News This Morning.
May 8, 2012
UNF percussion professor earns arts education award
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville will be handing out its annual "City Lights" Arts Awards, and Charlotte Mabrey, UNF percussion professor and principal percussionist for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, has earned the educator award.
May 8, 2012
UNF engineering team builds, races Formula SAE car
Ten months ago, the UNF Osprey race car was a steel cage and aluminum pieces. Now the 70-horsepower, 500-pound single-seat racer hits 60-mph in 4 seconds.
May 7, 2012
Dolphins in St. Johns River focus of UNF study
Dolphins in the St. Johns River are the focus of a major University of North Florida biological study, which has already identified about 300 different dolphins.
May 7, 2012
UNF Racing Club builds race car from scratch
A group of around 20 UNF engineering students have built a race car from scratch. They're a part of the UNF Osprey Racing Club and the Society of Engineers.
May 7, 2012
Beware of shower sickness
Dr. Terri Ellis, a UNF microbiologist, checked out the ladies' shower head in First Coast News' TV station to see how much bacteria could be found.
May 7, 2012
Office Chat: Workplace violence on the rise
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF organizational management professor, discusses workplace violence, signs to look for and where to seek help on Action News This Morning.
May 3, 2012
UNF dominates A-Sun golf awards
The UNF men's golf team made a clean sweep of the major post-season awards as voted by the coaches of the Atlantic Sun Conference and landed all five starters on either the All-Conference team or the All-Freshman team.
May 3, 2012
Renowned author speaks at UNF
Author Tim O’Brien wears a baseball cap every single day to remember his first day back in Minnesota after leaving the Vietnam War — and formal speaking engagements are no exception. He used simple speech and blunt phrases to discuss the poignant topic of war featured in his Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel, "The Things They Carried," at a Jax Reads event recently held at UNF.
May 3, 2012
The Goods: Get keen on kiwi
Dr. Judy Perkin, professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses myths and facts about this furry fruit that is good for you.
May 2, 2012
Skin cancer dangers
It's almost summertime and while the warm and sunny weather is great for a day at the beach, all of that time in the sun could lead to skin cancer. Dr. Angela Armstrong, a nurse practitioner with UNF, discusses how to keep you safe from the sun's rays on Action News.
April 27, 2012
UNF spotlighted by Princeton Review as a green college
The Princeton Review has cited the University of North Florida as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada. The well-known education services company included UNF for the second consecutive year in its "2012 Guide to 322 Green Colleges."
April 26, 2012
UNF grad finds success in the Big Apple
UNF grad Eric Tanner went from walking the sidewalks on campus to walking the halls of Time Magazine. Scroll down to “April 19” and click on the last interview.
April 26, 2012
UNF will run a pair of big-time track events
UNF is hosting the Florida High School Athletic Association’s state track and field championships as well as the NCAA Division I Track and Field Outdoor Championship East preliminaries.
April 26, 2012
More jobs available for college grads
Rick Roberts, UNF Career Services director, tells Action News that the job outlook for college graduates is improving.
April 25, 2012
Katie's Korner: Cartoons and critical thinking
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of Literacy, discusses how cartoons can be used to help kids with critical-thinking skills.
April 25, 2012
Stop telling students to study for exams
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, shares his commentary in The Chronicle of Higher Education that rather than telling students to study for exams, faculty should be telling them to study for learning and understanding.
April 20, 2012
UNF team scouting dolphins in St. Johns River
Drs. Quincy Gibson and Julie Richmond, two UNF coastal biology researchers, along with a cohort of students, spend a handful of days each season conducting dolphin count research in the St. Johns River.
April 20, 2012
UNF's College of Education honors teachers for excellence
Tracy Langley, a third-grade teacher at Hendricks Avenue Elementary School, teared up as Larry Daniel, dean of UNF's College of Education and Human Services, revealed the reason for dropping in. She was among four Jacksonville teachers receiving the 2012 Gladys Prior Award for Career Teaching Excellence.
April 19, 2012
UNF Student Union voted tops in design
The UNF Student Union has been voted No. 4 among the top 10 buildings in the state in an online poll conducted by the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects.
April 19, 2012
Workspace: Phyllis Andruszkiewicz
Phyllis Andruszkiewicz relocated to Jacksonville with her husband and son 20 years ago, spending time in banking and nonprofit development before taking her current role as the first director of development for UNF's Thomas G. Carpenter Library.
April 18, 2012
UNF pounds FAMU 13-1
The UNF baseball team scored 13 runs on 14 hits en route to a 13-1 midweek victory over Florida A&M at Dusty Rhodes Field at Harmon Stadium. The Ospreys used an 8-run third inning to take control of the game, improving to 14-6 at home.
April 18, 2012
UNF case study included in UN World Water report
A St. Johns River case study submitted by UNF's Environmental Center has been included in the recently released United Nations World Water Development Report.
April 18, 2012
UNF computing students earn top honors
Students in the School of Computing at UNF recently brought home several awards in the 17th Annual Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) National Collegiate Conference.
April 18, 2012
Local farmers' markets
Carmen Franz, UNF Organic Garden coordinator, discusses local farmer’s markets and what to buy as well as an update on UNF’s own organic garden.
April 18, 2012
UNF Student Union voted top education building in state
UNF's Student Union has been recognized by the Florida Chapter of The American Institute of Architects as the best educational building in Florida and voted the top building in the state by architects' votes.
April 17, 2012
UNF On Campus Transition Program welcomes students with intellectual disabilities
The Arc Jacksonville Academy On Campus Transition Program at UNF has been up and running since 2007, a collaboration between UNF and the Arc Jacksonville, a nonprofit that works with people with developmental disabilities.
April 17, 2012
UNF men's golf team takes its shot at elusive conference title
The UNF golf team recently won its fourth tournament of the academic year, has finished third or higher in eight of its last 10 events, is the highest-ranked college team in Florida and is almost certain of getting a second consecutive NCAA berth.
April 16, 2012
UNF pretty good matchmaker: Stories of campus love that blossomed
They met at UNF, fell in love and married. Now 10 couples are returning to the school to renew their vows. The ecumenical ceremony is at the 5-acre site where university administrators want to build a $6 million Interfaith Chapel at the Sanctuary with private donations.
April 16, 2012
Getting students ready for FCAT
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of Literacy, gives tips on Action News for getting students ready to take the FCAT.
April 13, 2012
UNF nursing students build bonds at Eureka Garden apartments
Marred by years of violence, Eureka Garden apartments has earned a reputation as a dangerous place to live. A group of UNF nursing students wants to change that and help improve the lives of its residents.
April 12, 2012
Trendy foods
Jackie Shank, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses some of the top trendy foods for 2012 that are also healthy on First Coast Living. Scroll to the "Wed. April 11" segments and click "Trendy Food."
April 11, 2012
UNF poll shows Obama, Romney tie
A new UNF poll reveals a tie in a voting match-up between presidential candidates President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The "Jacksonville Speaks" poll, which also includes several local issues, shows Jacksonville voters support the continuation of the St. Johns River Ferry and have a high approval rating of Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
April 11, 2012
Love is in the air at UNF
The wedding season is nearing, and UNF is embracing the season with a vow renewal ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the proposed site for the Interfaith Chapel at the Sanctuary on campus behind the University Center.
April 11, 2012
Obama, Romney in dead heat, according to new UNF poll
A new poll by UNF shows President Obama and Mitt Romney in a virtual tie. Students slammed the phones for six days conducting the survey at UNF's polling lab. Questioning 746 Duval County voters, Obama and Romney, if he were named the Republican’s candidate, each earned 43 percent of the vote.
April 10, 2012
Prosecutor in Martin case will alone determine its merit
The New York Times talks to Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, who recently published a study about State Attorney Angela Corey’s record.
April 10, 2012
UNF nursing students grow healthy foods in Eureka Gardens
Nursing students at UNF just wrapped up a project to help residents at Eureka Gardens have better access to healthy foods.
April 9, 2012
Students sail concrete canoes at UNF into engineering majors
Engineering students from five northeast Florida high schools converged on UNF's School of Engineering to see if their concrete canoes could outdo the others as part of the second Concrete Canoe Contest, sponsored by UNF and the Society of American Military Engineers.
April 9, 2012
Jacksonville tries to live up to self-described logistics title
The highway signs proclaiming Jacksonville as "America's Logistic Center" didn't really register at first with UNF student Tom Branning. Then in his sophomore year, a fraternity brother suggested Branning check out UNF's Transportation and Logistics Program in the Coggin College of Business.
April 9, 2012
'The Goods': The truth about wheat berries
Contrary to their name, wheat berries are not berries, they are whole wheat kernels that only have the inedible outer hull removed and can be used to add crunch to salads, texture to bread and can even be a hot breakfast cereal. Jen Ross, registered dietitian and instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses wheat berries, a whole grain that is a good source of fiber, low in fat and cholesterol-free in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
April 9, 2012
Jobs bill aimed at helping start-up companies
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of Political Science, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about a bill signed by President Barack Obama that will make it easier for small businesses to raise seed money.
April 5, 2012
Impoverishing rather than empowering Jacksonville
Dr. Michael Hallet, a professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, explains why big-government criminal justice spending threatens quality of life.
April 4, 2012
UNF baseball upsets top-ranked Gators 10-5
Florida’s baseball team might be ranked No. 1 by multiple national polls; however, UNF outplayed UF, beating the Gators 10-5 to earn the program’s first win over a top-ranked team.
April 4, 2012
Is old school cool again?
Classic TV shows are making a comeback on the big screen. Dr. Jason Mauro, UNF associate professor of English and director of Movies on the House, talks to Action News about how Hollywood is cashing in on these nostalgic shows.
April 4, 2012
More college grads getting jobs
Rick Roberts, UNF director of Career Services, shared with WJXT Ch. 4 that he is seeing companies post more jobs and recruit more students on campus.
April 3, 2012
UNF students 'Walk A Mile' in high heels for sexual assault awareness
The UNF Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month with the “Walk A Mile” event, which aims to raise awareness of the severity and frequency of atrocities against women.
April 2, 2012
Retired UNF professor's book looks at African-American music history
Not long after he became chair of the music department at the UNF, Lenard Bowie decided to teach a course on the history of African-American music. His problem was that he couldn't find a good survey text book, so a friend encouraged him to write his own book.
April 2, 2012
Trayvon Martin case: Attorney choice sparks division
UNF criminologist Dr. Michael Hallett tells National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" that his research shows Angela Corey has been much more aggressive about filing charges than her predecessor.
March 29, 2012
UNF, THE PLAYERS recognize First Generation scholars
Earning a college degree may seem like an impossible dream to students hoping to be the first in their families to attend college, but a joint effort between UNF and The Players Championship can help.
March 29, 2012
'Katie's Korner': Beach reads
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF literacy professor, shares great books to grab and take with you to the beach this season during her monthly "Katie's Korner" segment on Action News.
March 29, 2012
Images sway public opinion in Trayvon Martin case
Dr. Peter Casella, UNF assistant professor of Communication, tells Action News certain images can influence public perception.
March 28, 2012
UNF dedicates new Biological Sciences Building
UNF will dedicate its new state-of-the-art Biological Sciences Building in a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the building's interior courtyard, Darwin's Garden. The 116,500-square foot facility houses the Department of Biology, including 17 teaching labs and 28 faculty research labs.
March 28, 2012
Parents and educators happy 'Bully' movie is now unrated
Dr. Betty Bennett, director of UNF's Educator Preparation Institute, told WJXT Ch. 4 she believes bullying is getting worse among kids.
March 26, 2012
Artist Mark Licari brings his imaginative works to MOCA
Carl Holman, assistant director for Public Relations, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about artist Mark Licari, who has brought his wild and imaginative works to MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF.
March 23, 2012
UNF Chamber Singers raise funds for South Africa trip
You saw them perform on national television prior to the CNN Presidential Republican Debate. The UNF Chamber Singers perform live on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Dr. Cara Tasher, director of Choral Activities at UNF, also discusses the group's upcoming singing tour to South Africa. Scroll to the 44:25 minute mark to hear the performance and interview.
March 21, 2012
Managing migraines
Doreen Perez, director of Student Health Services at UNF, talks to Action News about signs and treatment for migraine headaches.
March 21, 2012
'The Hunger Games' hype
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of Literacy, talks to Action News about the hype surrounding "The Hunger Games," a new movie based on the book.
March 21, 2012
Spring prime time for shark bites
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, a UNF assistant professor of biology and shark expert, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that sharks are more active this time of year.
March 20, 2012
Swimming safety
It's the first day of spring and more people are thinking about swimming. Carolos Mejia, program assistant at the UNF Aquatic Center, talks to Action News about how parents can keep their kids safe while swimming.
March 20, 2012
Dance Card method to March Madness
Dr. Jay Coleman, a UNF operations management professor, and his Dance Card method for March Madness prediction was featured on SAS Voices.
March 20, 2012
The great debate
Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, had her opinion piece on Syria published in Reuters.
March 20, 2012
Jacksonville SuperFest coming to UNF
UNF has teamed up with several organizations for Jacksonville SuperFest, an initiative to highlight music and local artists. UNF alumnus Greg Bruce, Apollo Worldwide general manager/event organizer for Jacksonville SuperFest, talked to Action News about the two-day musical festival, which will feature several UNF musicians and bands.
March 19, 2012
Florida MBA standouts
Rebecca Menditto juggles a full-time job, extracurricular activities and MBA courses at UNF and was featured in the March issue of Florida Trend.
March 14, 2012
Crisis Management Team performs campus drill
The UNF Crisis Management Team participated in a campus drill, along with the University Police Department, Jacksonville Beach SWAT Team and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue. Action News caught the CMT team in action during the drill.
March 14, 2012
Time to register for summer camp
Summer may be months away, but now is the time to register your kids for summer camp. UNF has three great options for your family. Elizabeth Peters, EcoCamp assistant director, joined Action News to tell viewers about what children could take part in this summer.
March 14, 2012
Petition against 'Bully' movie
A new movie,“Bully,” with a powerful message about the dangers of bullying has received an R rating due to language. But some are petitioning that rating. Dr. Betty Bennett, a UNF education professor whose expertise is in bullying, talked to WJXT Ch. 4 about how she thinks bullying is getting worse.
March 13, 2012
Tech Tuesday: Botball at UNF
Students from as far away as Zimbabwe participated in a high-energy, high-tech Florida Regional Botball Tournament at UNF. Dr. Charles Winton, Professor Emeritus in the School of Computing and Botball organizer, appeared on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" to discuss the annual event. Go to "Tues" and the interview is at the 44:28 mark.
March 9, 2012
Community gardens spring to life
There are 61 Community Gardens in Northeast Florida, including one in downtown Jacksonville next to the Clara White Mission that UNF students helped initiate.
March 9, 2012
UNF alumnus named Duval Teacher of the Year
Oscar-like pomp was in full swing as Duval County’s teacher of the year was revealed in a lavish ceremony. The award went to UNF alumnus Scott Sowell, a seventh- and eighth-grade science teacher at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School.
March 8, 2012
Talking to your children about safety
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of Psychology, gives parents tips about how to talk to your children regarding staying safe on Action News.
March 8, 2012
Breaking down Super Tuesday
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the winners and the losers of Super Tuesday and what it all means for the races ahead on WJXT Ch. 4.
March 7, 2012
Protecting children from abuse
Every 10 seconds, a new report of child abuse is made. Children who are deaf or hard of hearing are more likely to be victims of abuse. Dr. Caroline Guardino, UNF assistant professor of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education, talks to Action News about steps you can take to protect children.
March 7, 2012
Filipino women sought for heart-health study at UNF
The UNF School of Nursing is seeking Filipino women to participate in a 400-person heart health study. The purpose of the 30 to 45-minute study will be to answer heart-health questions related to diabetes and cholesterol
March 6, 2012
UNF hosts regional robotics tournament
UNF will host the 15th annual Florida Regional Botball Tournament at the Student Union Ballroom.
March 6, 2012
MOCA's 'The Lebowski Cycle' art performance
Dr. Debra Murphy, chair of the Department of Art and Design at UNF, appears on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" to discuss Joe Forkan’s "The Lebowski Cycle," an upcoming art performance at MOCA, a cultural resource at UNF, which displays complex figurative works that depict grand story arcs. Scroll to "First Coast Connect" and click on Monday. The interview segment starts at the 42-minute mark.
March 5, 2012
UNF team to search for Spanish mission
A team of UNF archaeologists will excavate sections of Neptune Park on St. Simons Island this month in search of a lost Spanish mission. UNF professor Dr. Keith Ashley will lead the search and plans to look for signs of the Santa Cruz y San Buenaventura de Guadalaquini Mission.
March 1, 2012
UNF student featured in success-story video
UNF senior Khristian Prater, who has excelled in school despite family struggles, will be featured in a video that promotes the good work of the Women's Giving Alliance. The 19-year-old student wants to help underprivileged children.
March 1, 2012
The Goods: The truth about pistachios
This “royal” nut preferred by Middle East Kings in the Ancient Times, is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Dr. Nancy Correa-Matos, registered dietitian and faculty in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses pistachios, a heart-healthy source of vitamins, low in calories and fat and cholesterol free.
March 1, 2012
MLK Jr. statue unveiling video
Missed the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue placed in Peace Plaza? Osprey TV caught it all.
March 1, 2012
UNF partnership facilitates first on-campus dolphin necropsy
Fifteen UNF students from Dr. Julie Richmond’s Advanced Marine Mammal Biology class filled the necropsy lab in the newly-constructed Biological Sciences Building, anticipating the start of the University's first-ever dolphin dissection.
February 29, 2012
UNF unveils first Martin Luther King Jr. statue on Florida college campus
UNF unveiled the first statue of Martin Luther King Jr. to be placed on a Florida college campus in Peace Plaza. The 8-foot-6-inch bronze statue of MLK Jr. was created by artist Jasu Shilpi, the Bronze Woman of India.
February 29, 2012
Katie's Korner: Learning English
English isn't the easiest language to learn, especially if you aren't familiar with its many rules. Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF literacy professor, stops by Action News with help and book suggestions for those learning the language.
February 29, 2012
First marine mammal necropsy at UNF
UNF biology students study the carcass of a 9-foot-long, 600-pound Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, which was found stranded on Ponte Vedra Beach by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
February 28, 2012
UNF students to dance 17 hours for Children's Miracle Network
Students at UNF will hold a dance marathon to raise funds and public awareness for Children's Miracle Network hospitals.
February 28, 2012
Professor, students conduct first-ever marine mammal necropsy in new building
The Coastal Biology Flagship Program at UNF, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, recently conducted its first-ever large marine mammal necropsy in its brand-new Biological Sciences Building.
February 27, 2012
Oscar awards
Dr. Jason Mauro, director of UNF's Movies on the House, shared which movies he thought would bring home a coveted Oscar with First Coast Living. Scroll down to the "Friday, Feb. 24: Oscars" interview.
February 27, 2012
UNF hoops seizing momentum in JU rivalry
For the second time this season, the UNF Ospreys led Jacksonville University from start to finish and never gave the Dolphins a chance to get back in the game.
February 27, 2012
UNF dedicates new education addition
The University of North Florida will dedicate its new two-story addition to the College of Education and Human Services Building at 11 a.m. Friday.
February 24, 2012
Atwood lends star power to writer's festival at UNF
Literary icon Margaret Atwood headlines a cast of local, regional and national notables at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Writer’s Festival. She is scheduled to appear three times during the all-day festival at the UNF Student Union.
February 24, 2012
Nursing shortage strikes Florida
The Sunshine State's medical field is facing some tough times. A new survey shows Florida is expected to have 15,000 vacancies for registered nurses during 2012. UNF is doing its part by adding to the workforce through an accelerated nursing program.
February 23, 2012
International violence rising
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, a UNF associate professor of Political Science, discussed rising violence in Syria and Afghanistan on WJXT Ch. 4.
February 22, 2012
SuperFest gives free tickets to nonprofits for youth
Accomplished youth served by four nonprofit Northeast Florida agencies will receive free tickets to the upcoming Jacksonville SuperFest to be held at the University of North Florida.
February 22, 2012
Heart health month
Dr. Irma Anchetta, an associate professor of Nursing, discusses women and heart disease on Action News This Morning.
February 22, 2012
Cell phones could get slower, more expensive
Dr. David Deeley, a UNF assistant professor of Communication, talks to Action News about the "spectrum crunch," a problem where the wireless spectrum is running out of space. As a result, customers could see more dropped calls, slower data speeds and higher prices in the future.
February 22, 2012
Pain at the pump
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells Action News that Republicans could gain a new advantage thanks to rising pump prices.
February 21, 2012
No peace dividend for Duval
Dr. Michael Hallett, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, takes a look at the Duval County Jail and rising costs of the county justice system on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to "First Coast Connect" and click on "Monday."
February 21, 2012
American foreign affairs
Former U.N. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses Iran's nuclear efforts on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
February 21, 2012
Politics and strategy converge over Mayport carrier
Dr. Michael Binder, assistant political science professor, talks to The Florida Times-Union about whether basing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in Mayport was always about national security or politics.
February 19, 2012
UNF team has buoy that shows bad news for salty Guana Lake
A group of UNF professors and students have made a water-quality buoy, dubbed RABOB (pronounced Ray-Bob), a real-time advanced basic observation buoy. The one in the Guana shows the lake is stressed, another symptom of the effects of the multi-year drought in the southeastern states.
February 16, 2012
UNF hosts annual US luncheon
Dr. Judith Rodriguez, past president of the American Dietetic Association and chair of the Nutrition Flagshp Program at UNF, will be the guest speaker at UNF for the annual Us luncheon. She will discuss "Weigh Your Choices: Eat Right for Lifelong Health and Weight Management."
February 16, 2012
Your brain on techonology
Dr. Sasha Milicevic, a UNF assistant professor of Sociology, talks to Action News about how social media is making one-on-one communication with people a dying art.
February 16, 2012
The 904 project
A group of UNF undergraduates takes a closer look at the issue of violence on WJCT Public TV's "Hometown" program.
February 14, 2012
UNF joins with OneJax to enhance diversity
UNF announces a new affiliation with OneJax, a nonprofit interfaith organization that promotes respect and understanding among people of different religions, races and cultures.
February 13, 2012
Office Chat: Office Romance
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF management and organizational behavior professor, discusses office romance on Action News This Morning.
February 10, 2012
Disability studies in humanities
Dr. Chris Gabbard, UNF associate professor of English, explains how the academic spectrum can be enriched through the addition of disability studies programs on The Academic Minute, which airs on more than 50 radio stations across the country.
February 10, 2012
Gopher tortoise research robot
UNF Biology students create a robot that solves common problems in the area of gopher tortoise research.
February 10, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. statue to be unveiled on UNF campus
UNF will soon be the home of the first Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue on a college campus in Florida.
February 10, 2012
Asia bucks cutlural norms
Dr. David Jaffee, a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UNF, talks to The Chronicle of Higher Education about Asian univerities expanding course offerings to include the liberal arts.
February 9, 2012
Theologian Dr. James Cone relfects on Martin Luther King Jr.
Theologian Dr. James H. Cone will be the guest speaker at UNF's 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon. He discusses MLK on Action News.
February 9, 2012
College bound? It's time to fill out the FASFA
Anissa Agne, UNF director of Financial Aid, talks to First Coast News about the importance of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, by both dependent students and their parents as soon as possible.
February 9, 2012
UNF political expert explains delegates
Dr. Michael Binder, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, breaks down the electoral process on WJXT Ch. 4.
February 8, 2012
Nutritional Valentine's Day
Jackie Shank, an instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the health benefits of chocolate on Action News.
February 8, 2012
UNF MLK speaker James Cone talks about liberation and religion
Theologian James H. Cone is as controversial as ever and is set to give the keynote address at UNF's 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon.
February 8, 2012
Barley can be a valuable part of a healthy diet
Barley is one of the world’s major grains. Dr. Judith Rodriguez, chair of the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses barley, a good source of fiber that is low in fat and cholesterol-free.
February 8, 2012
Fight for paperless tickets
Dr. Greg Gundlach, a UNF professor in the Department of Marketing and Logistics, talks to WCTV about a battle of two ticket giants heating up in Tallahassee.
February 7, 2012
Princeton Review lists UNF among Best Value Colleges for 2012
UNF is among the nation's top 75 "best value" public colleges and universities, according to the Princeton Review.
February 7, 2012
The responsibility to protect in Syria and beyond
Former U.S. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the protection of Syria on NPR's "Talk of the Nation."
February 6, 2012
UNF biology professor appears on national NPR show
Dr. Quincy Anne Gibson, a UNF scientist in the Department of Biology, appeared on Michael Feldman's "Whad' Ya Know?" NPR show and discussed the bottle-nosed dolphins she has been studying that live in the St. Johns River. Click on Part 3. Her interview starts at 10:30.
February 2, 2012
Social media course at UNF
The Employ Florida Banner Center for Creative Industries in the Division of Continuing Education at UNF will offer "Guerrilla Social Media Marketing" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the University Center on campus.
February 1, 2012
Free tax file day
Dr. David Jaeger, UNF chair of the Department of Accounting and Finance, talks to Action News about how to get the best tax refund.
February 1, 2012
UNF journalism students cover debate for The Washington Post
Several UNF senior journalism students had the opportunity to take video and photos during the debate for The Washington Post.
February 1, 2012
Florida primary discussion panel
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, along with some local political pundits joined WJXT Ch. 4 to discuss the primary outcome.
February 1, 2012
Political ads flood the airwaves
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the negative political ads on television.
February 1, 2012
Republican presidential candidates on the key issues
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses where the Republican presidential candidates stand on some key issues with WJXT Ch. 4.
January 31, 2012
Mushrooming super PAC spending leaves mark on Florida ads
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks to USA Today about the money flowing from outside groups has soared dramatically during the Republican presidential primary.
January 31, 2012
Surviving the Super Bowl party
Dr. Delores Truesdell, a UNF assistant professor of Nutrition, talks to First Coast Living about eating healthier snacks during your Super Bowl party. Scroll down to Jan. 23 and click on "Surviving the Super Bowl party" to watch the interview.
January 31, 2012
Fighting foreclosure
Dr. Sid Rosenberg, a UNF associate professor of Accounting and Finance who specializes in real estate, talks to Christine Roman, host of CNN's Your Bottom Line, about Florida's sagging housing economy. Scroll down to Jan. 28 and click on "Communities deal with foreclosure crisis" to watch the interview.
January 31, 2012
Issues important to students in presidential election
Christine Brown, host of CNN's "Your Bottom Line" talks to three UNF students on the Green about what the most important issues are for them in the presidential election. Scroll down to Jan. 29 and click on "Are you worse off than your parents" to watch the video.
January 30, 2012
UNF getting back to normal
CNN crews have wrapped up their final shows and packed up, allowing the UNF campus to revert back to normal after transforming into a media frenzy.
January 30, 2012
CNN anchor raves about UNF, Jacksonville after the debate
UNF and Jacksonville got a lot of love from Erin Burnett, who hosts a nightly show on CNN.
January 30, 2012
CNN Republican Presidential Debate Live from UNF
Missed the debate? Watch the Republican Presidential Debate live from UNF as it aired on CNN.
January 30, 2012
MOCA Jacksonville exhibits will explore significance of contemporary art
MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, will present three “ReFocus” exhibits designed to be illustrated primers on the early decades of contemporary art. The first of these exhibits will be “ReFocus: Art of the 1960s,” a celebration of the era.
January 28, 2012
MOCA exhibition puts focus on educating about art of '60s
The Florida Times-Union interviews Marcelle Polednik, director of MOCA Jacksonville, and Ben Thompson, curator of the museum, about its 2012 ReFocus exhibition series.
January 27, 2012
UNF students watch presidential debate
A diverse crowd of UNF students weighed in on the last Republican debate before the Florida primary.
January 27, 2012
UNF in the Spotlight
The presidential debate has brought much attention to the UNF campus.
January 27, 2012
UNF Prepares for the CNN Presidential Debate
Transforming a college campus into the site of a presidential debate takes a lot of work. After weeks of planning, CNN's crews descended on the campus to set up in the Fine Arts Center.
January 27, 2012
UNF alum receives debate ticket
Only 1,300 people filled the seats inside a UNF auditorium. Channel 4 talks to an alumnus who received a ticket to witness first-hand the four hopefuls debate.
January 27, 2012
Jacksonville takes GOP spotlight
Jacksonville took the global spotlight Thursday night as the last opportunity for Florida voters to hear the Republican presidential hopefuls make their case in person, side by side onstage.
January 27, 2012
Definitely not an ordinary day at UNF
A diverse crowd of both supporters and protesters were on the Green on UNF campus before for last Republican debate before the Florida primary.
January 26, 2012
UNF adds finishing touches before GOP debate
UNF is working hard finishing up last minute touches to make sure CNN/Republican Party of Florida debate goes off without a hitch.
January 26, 2012
UNF debate set for tonight
UNF President John Delaney has been preparing for the debate, and he has a political background having been Jacksonville's mayor for two terms.
January 26, 2012
Battleground Florida: Focus on education
Dr. Larry Daniel, dean of the College of Education and Human Services at UNF, talks to Action News about what the White House focus should be regarding education in this country.
January 26, 2012
UNF students get involved
Action News talks to students live on the UNF campus about the CNN GOP debate.
January 24, 2012
UNF debate putting Jacksonville in country's spotlight
The political world's attention will focus on UNF where Republican presidential candidates will debate once more before Florida's Jan. 31 primary.
January 19, 2012
UNF prepares for GOP debate
The Republican primary season is in full swing. Florida's Republican primary is set for Tuesday, Jan. 31. But before that happens, the key players will be making a trip to UNF for a nationally televised debate.
January 19, 2012
UNF in the spotlight
UNF will be in the spotlight when more than four million viewers near and far tune in to watch the Republican GOP CNN debate that will be held on campus.
January 18, 2012
Washington Post columnist talks politics, security at UNF
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius recently spent time at UNF summarizing the rise and fall in popularity of Republican candidates in the context of "a fickle and flirtatious electorate."
January 18, 2012
UNF sets LGBT Awareness Days
UNF will host Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and ally communities awareness days from Jan. 24-26 to increase education about gender and sexuality as well as increase visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally communities on campus.
January 18, 2012
New ranking says Jax No. 1 for young people to get jobs
Dr. Andres Gallo, chair of the Department of Economics and Geography at UNF, talks to Action News about a new Bureau of Labor Statistics study that shows the unemployment rate for 25 to 34 year olds between two and three percent.
January 12, 2012
UNF academic Soderberg named to White House advisory board
President Barack Obama has named Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, to chair a board that advises the White House on declassifying national security information.
January 11, 2012
UNF Hosts CNN GOP Republican Presidential Debate
Sharon Ashton, assistant vice president for Public Relations at UNF, talks about the upcoming CNN GOP Republican Presidential Debate to be held on campus with First Coast News' "On Point" political show.
January 11, 2012
The goods on portobello mushrooms
Dr. Shahla Khan, a professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses myths and facts about this big brown mushroom in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods," column, which features nutrition faculty members and various food facts and myths.
January 11, 2012
UNF hosts 'Camp Composition: Florida Writes!' workshops
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF literacy professor, discusses the second annual "Camp Composition: Florida Writes!" workshops with Action News and how the camp is preparing students to become better FCAT and lifelong writers.
January 10, 2012
Early primary
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses presidential politics on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville" show.
January 9, 2012
To be successful, choose a diet that fits your style
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, tells USA Today that one diet doesn't fit all.
January 9, 2012
Office Chat: Workplace resolutions
Dr. Paul Fadil, a UNF management and organizational behavior professor, discusses setting goals to improve your work life on Action News This Morning.
January 4, 2012
A healthier you in 2012
With the new year comes resolutions, and many focus on eating healthier and losing weight. Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, shares healthy eating tips with Action News.
January 4, 2012
America's political shift
Dr. David Courtwright, a history professor at UNF, examines the perceived conservative shift in politics in the United States on "The Academic Minute," which airs on more than 50 radio stations across the country.
January 3, 2012
2012 economic outlook
Dr. Andres Gallo, chair of the Department of Economics and Geography at UNF, takes a look at the economy for 2012 on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show. Click on "Tuesday" to hear the interview.
January 3, 2012
UNF excited to host CNN's presidential debate
Five days before Florida Republicans vote in the state's presidential preference primary, the eyes of the state and the nation will be on the final televised debate between the candidates, which will take place right here on the UNF campus.
January 3, 2012
Florida debate gets venue
A GOP candidates' debate slated just days ahead of Florida's primary has found a home: the University of North Florida.
January 3, 2012
Kiplinger's names UNF among best value public colleges
Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named UNF as one of the 100 best values among public colleges for 2011-12. The ranking cites four-year-schools that combine an outstanding education with great economic value.