UNF In the News
     Print News Coverage

       Some newspapers charge for archived articles.

2014         2013         2012         2011         2010

December 16, 2013
Uncovering Florida's native past
Dr. Keith Ashley, a researcher in the UNF Archaeology Lab, is a guest curator of a new Museum of Science and History exhibit looking at early Native American life on the First Coast, before and after European contact. He discusses this new exhibit on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
December 12, 2013
UNF makes top 100 best-value public schools list
The University of North Florida is one of the best-value public colleges across the country, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.
December 12, 2013
Political year in review
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the year in review regarding politics on First Coast News' "On Point" show.
December 11, 2013
Former ambassador remembers Nelson Mandela
Former U.S. Amabassador Nancy Soderberg, a UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, shares her memories of Nelson Mandela with Action News.
December 9, 2013
Former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg remembers Nelson Mandella
The passing of Nelson Mandela resonated with former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, a UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar the Department of Politicial Science and Public Administration, tells The Florida Times-Union that she met him on multiple occasions and knows his message should never slip through the cracks of time.
December 9, 2013
Uptick in Lyme disease still leaves many undiagnosed
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate public health professor, tells the Gainesville Sun that the South has thousands of cases that go undiagnosed and hundreds of people with Lyme disease symptoms have contacted him for help.
December 6, 2013
Remembering Nelson Mandela
Dr. Chau Johnsen Kelly, UNF assistant professor of history, talks about Nelson Mandela's accomplishments on WJXT Ch. 4.
December 5, 2013
UNF ranks high for study abroad participation
Compared to other universities around the country, a large number of UNF students are studying abroad, which has been recognized by the Institute of International Education in its annual report.
December 5, 2013
Digging Jacksonville
Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF coordinator of archaeological research, dissuses the work of the UNF Archaeology Lab to uncover the lost history of Northeast Florida with Jacksonville Magazine. The interview begins on page 48.
December 4, 2013
UNF animal behavior and biology professor discusses her research
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF animal behavior and biology professor, discusses her fascination with dolphins with the Daily Record, and how it has propelled her into a research career that examines the behaviors and health of dolphins.
December 4, 2013
Medical marijuana fight could impact governor's race
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells Action News that the medical marijuana issue alone could drive a key demographic to the polls.
December 3, 2013
Holiday weight gain isn't inevitable
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, shares tips with the USA Today on how to avoid packing on the pounds this season.
December 2, 2013
UNF wins 2013 Engaged Campus Award
UNF won the 2013 Engaged Campus of the Year award from Florida Campus Compact, which recognizes one Florida college or university for its work to improve community life and educate students on civic and social responsibility.
December 2, 2013
Plant-based diets
Dr. Zhiping Yu, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the benefits of a plant-based diet on "First Coast Living." Scroll down to the "Wed., Nov. 27: Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet" to watch the interview.
November 26, 2013
Form and function
UNF senior sculpture student Wandy Griggs helps install her functional and artistic bike rack, "Cutting Edge," in front of Ann and David Hicks Hall.
November 26, 2013
Unemployment rate hit five-year low
Jacksonville’s unemployment rate fell to a five-year low in October, and Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells the Daily Record and Financial News that this is a trend in the right direction.
November 26, 2013
St. Johns River dredging debate
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor and author of "The Ports Project," a research project looking at the various aspects of Jacksonville's port economy and the expansion of the JAXPORT enterprise, examines the issues surrounding the dredging debate on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
November 26, 2013
Breaking down the philosophy of 'The Hunger Games'
Nicolas Michaud, UNF graduate research assistant in the College of Education and Human Services, joins, WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" to discuss the second movie in the Hunger Games series, "Catching Fire."
November 26, 2013
Some skeptical of Iran nuclear deal
Former U.S. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, shares with WOKV News Talk Radio that it's too soon to tell whether the interim deal reached on Iran's nuclear program is good.
November 26, 2013
UNF students add functional art to campus
UNF sculpture students installed bike racks on the campus and tells Action News this is the first time functional art has been placed on the grounds of the University.
November 25, 2013
Battle over nurse practitioner role
A quiet debate is raging leading up to the 2014 Florida legislative session, and the role of nurse practitioners is being questioned by organizations representing doctors and hospitals. UNF nursing student Deadria Hilliard tells Action News that nurses are the last line of defense for patients.
November 22, 2013
Webcam hacking
Clay Maddox, UNF senior network security engineer, tells First Coast News that there are two ways hackers can get into your computer and watch what you’re doing.
November 22, 2013
Crowley awards two UNF students a total of $5,000 in scholarships
Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded two Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to University of North Florida students Brandon Little and Aquiles Rodriguez for their academic excellence and enrollment in UNF’s Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program. Each student will receive $2,500 toward their tuition.
November 22, 2013
UNF's nine-foot duck heads to the Jacksonville Zoo for the holidays
One of the most noticeable recent additions to the UNF campus headed across town for the holidays. Sgt. Quackers, a 9-foot-tall bright yellow duck, began its journey from UNF to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, where it will reside through the end of the year as part of the second annual “ZOOlights” event.
November 21, 2013
Climate change
UNF professor emeritus Dr. Allen Tilley talks about the truth behind climate change on First Coast News' "On Point" show.
November 20, 2013
New Bod Pod device helps UNF students measure body mass
University of North Florida students in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program are using a new piece of equipment called a Bod Pod, to measure the body mass of their fellow students.
November 19, 2013
Why do hit and run drivers flee the scene?
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, explains to WJCT Public Radio that in many cases, hit-and-run accidents occur because a driver’s working memory has become overloaded, forcing errors in judgment.
November 15, 2013
Grant to secure money for single-gender schools denied
Dr. Jerry Johnson, UNF associate professor of educational leadership, tells Action News that while separating gender has its pluses, there's also a downside.
November 14, 2013
UNF business college dean relies on community for advice
Fresh off recently being ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the best business colleges in the country, Dr. Ajay Samant, dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF, is working toward making Coggin College into a national standard for training business professionals.
November 12, 2013
Critics of deepening Jacksonville's ship channel say boosters are inflating port's job impact
Dr. David Jaffee, a UNF sociology professor who runs a research undertaking called The Ports Project examining the impacts of the port economy, tells The Florida Times-Union that people should be informed about what the numbers actually represent, regarding the numbers of actual port-related jobs in Northeast Florida.
November 12, 2013
UNF student named 'Hero Next Door'
UNF junior Alyssa Sharp, a communications major, was named a "Hero Next Door" by First Coast News for her work with the University's On Campus Transition Program.
November 12, 2013
Wound care management
Dr. Joel Beam, UNF associate professor of clinical and applied movement sciences, discusses his research on the management of acute skin trauma on "The Academic Minute," a syndicated program that airs on more than 60 radio stations across the country.
November 8, 2013
Best-selling legal thriller author Scott Turow speaks at UNF
Scott Turow, a practicing attorney and legal thriller author, discusses his career as a writer at UNF as part of the College of Arts and Sciences Pre-Law Lecture Series.
November 8, 2013
LGBT community pushes for equality at work
The Senate has passed a bill banning workplace discrimination against members of the LGBT community. BJ Douglass, UNF LGBT Resource Center director, tells WOKV Radio she believes if the bill ultimately passes it could serve as a model for states to follow.
November 7, 2013
UNF engineering students recreate Mathews Bridge collision
A couple of UNF engineering students, under the guidance of Dr. Adel El Safty, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, reconstruct the recent Mathews Bridge collision for Action News.
November 7, 2013
Spinnaker wins 2013 Pacemaker Award
The Spinnaker, UNF's student-run media organization, was among the recipients of the 2013 Pacemaker Award, one of the highest awards given by the Associated Collegiate Press.
November 6, 2013
2014 gubernatorial race
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, looks ahead to Florida's 2014 gubernatorial race and Charlie Crist's candidacy on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
November 5, 2013
A writer who practices law
Best-selling legal thriller author and attorney Scott Turow will speak at UNF and will discuss “A Novelist Goes to Hollywood.” He talks to The Florida Times-Union about how he evolved as a writer.
November 5, 2013
Republicans fire back at Charlie Crist
Charlie Crist just made his official announcement to run for governor. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells Action News that if Gov. Rick Scott wants to keep his job, he needs to stick to the message he was elected on.
November 5, 2013
Crist kicks off Democratic run for Florida governor
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells The Wallstreet Journal that Democrats have traditionally struggled in midterm elections.
November 4, 2013
UNF professor bound for Antarctic ice to study Weddell seals
When Dr. Julie Richmond, UNF assistant professor of biology, gets to the bottom of the world later this week, she’ll be following the figurative footsteps, almost 200 years old, of a famous family member of hers.
November 4, 2013
The confounding debate over Lyme Disease in the South
Dr. Kerry Clark, a medical entomologist at UNF, never wanted to show that Lyme disease exists in the Southern United States by catching it himself. He has spent years all over the South crawling through underbrush and kicking up leaf litter to collect ticks that transmit infections
November 1, 2013
UNF author applies Frankenstein to modern living
Nicolas Michaud, UNF graduate research assistant in the College of Education and Human Services, talks about his recent book, “Frankenstein and Philosophy: The Shocking Truth,” an in-depth exploration of how the Frankenstein story informs our lives on WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
October 31, 2013
Bright Futures scholarship raising standards
Anissa Agne, UNF financial aid director, tells First Coast News that students who relied on their Bright Futures scholarships may need to come up with another plan to supplement their funding.
October 30, 2013
Nursing a career move with good prospects and stability
Dr. Pam Chally, UNF Brooks College of Health dean, tells The Florida Times-Union that there is a significant shortage of nurses for the foreseeable future.
October 29, 2013
UNF researcher's dream trip to Antarctica a go following shutdown setback
Dr. Julie Richmond, UNF assistant professor of biology, tells WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio that she is headed to Antarctica to study Weddell Seals. She had been worried that her long dreamed of trip would have to be postponed another year as the result of the federal government shutdown.
October 29, 2013
Mathews bridge opening
Dr. Adel El Safty, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, tells Action News the Mathews Bridge has passed every inspection so far and should be safe and sound for commuters to cross.
October 29, 2013
Legal author Scott Turow to lecture at UNF
Attorney and best-selling author Scott Turow is scheduled to present a public lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Adam W. Herbert University Center on the campus at UNF. With the topic “A Lawyer Goes to Hollywood,” he will share the experience of turning his novels into motion pictures and television series.
October 29, 2013
New scam targets local residents
Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, UNF assistant professor of computing, talks to Action News about a new scam where local residents are getting phone calls from someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support.
October 28, 2013
Algae blooms in the St. Johns River
Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF chair of the Department of Chemistry, discusses the recent algae blooms and the state of the St. Johns River on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week In Jacksonville."
October 23, 2013
Future engineers design and showcase working water towers
Middle school and high school students from the First Coast area recently brought more than 30 working model water towers to UNF for the annual Florida Section American Water Works Association Model Water Tower Competition.
October 22, 2013
Algal blooms in the St. Johns River
Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF chair of the Department of Chemistry, shares with First Coast News' "On Point" show the condition of the St. Johns River.
October 22, 2013
Matt About Jax: UNF's Student Union
Matt Pittman, a Florida Times-Union video journalist, is impressed with UNF's Student Union and features it as part of his "Matt About Jax" segment.
October 21, 2013
UNF economist says consumer price index has fallen
For only the second time this year, the First Coast Consumer Price Index dropped, according to Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, though the numbers are off because of the federal shutdown.
October 21, 2013
Economic boost from St. Augustine Mumford concert likely felt in coming months
Wendy Gillis, UNF marketing/advertising adjunct instructor, tells the St. Augustine Record that events that lead to national or international media coverage can be a boon for places like St. Augustine that market themselves as significant tourist destinations.
October 18, 2013
Shutdown may have put UNF researcher’s trip on ice
The government shutdown may be over, but it may be too late for Dr. Julie Richmond, UNF assistant professor of biology, to pursue her lifelong dream of conducting seal research in the Antarctic.
October 17, 2013
Government reopens
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, talks about the political and financial impact of the government shutdown as it reopens on WJCT Public Radio’s “First Coast Connect.”
October 17, 2013
UNF Student Union 'Amazing'
Best College Reviews has named the Student Union at UNF to its list of “25 Most Amazing Student Union Buildings in the U.S.”
October 17, 2013
Back to education basics
National Public Radio's "State of the Re:Union" talks to Dr. Jerry Johnson, UNF associate professor in the College of Education and Human Services, about going “back to basics,” and looking at strategies that get to the heart of what makes students want to learn. Click on “Interview with Jerry Johnson” to listen to the interview.
October 16, 2013
UNF Buddies show how it is done
Kaley Still and Cara Stieglitz are best friends and leaders of UNF's chapter of the Best Buddies program, which matches students who have intellectual learning disabilities with youth who have no disabilities. You may have to be an All-Access Member to read the entire Florida Times-Union article.
October 16, 2013
Educating children from military families
Dr. Marsha Lupi, associate dean in the College of Education and Human Services at UNF, discusses a new program to train education students to teach children from military families.
October 15, 2013
US default will impact the economy
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the impact a U.S. default will have on the economy.
October 15, 2013
A partnership for success: The Jacksonville Public Library and UNF Summer Tutoring Program
The Jacksonville Public Library/University of North Florida Summer Tutoring Program, an eight-week standards-based literacy program, was designed by Anita Haller, librarian senior, in partnership with Dr. Katrina Hall, UNF associate professor in the Department of Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL, to provide reading assistance to children K-5 and provide valuable hands-on experience for UNF students toward professional teaching careers.
October 11, 2013
UNF Physics Colloquium Series features Silicon Valley Archives historian
Dr. Leslie Berlin, project historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University, discusses her book "The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley" on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
October 10, 2013
UNF's Coggin College makes the grade nationally
UNF's Coggin College of Business is among 10 schools in the state to make the Princeton Review’s list of the "295 Best Business Schools" in the country.
October 10, 2013
New UNF statewide poll
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, and Andrew Hopkins, assistant director of the UNF Public Opinion Research Laboratory, discuss a new statewide poll that covers the 2014 governor's race and the roll out of the Affordable Care Act on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
October 7, 2013
Government shutdown continues
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the concerns and confusion about the government shutdown on WJXT Ch. 4.
October 7, 2013
Successful job search begins with some soul searching
Rick Roberts, UNF Career Services director, tells the Lexington Herald Leader that career indecision is referred to as the lost-at-sea scenario because job seekers often become overwhelmed and feel lost.
October 3, 2013
Not really superfood, but not bad either
Acai berries are a fruit that is touted as a superfood. Alexia Lewis, wellness dietitian in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares more about this popular berry in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
October 2, 2013
Jacksonville consolidation hits 45-year mark
UNF President John Delaney, a former Jacksonville mayor, tells Action News that if it hadn't been for consolidation, Jacksonville as we know it, wouldn't exist.
October 2, 2013
Hard truths on Syria from the Clinton era
Former UN Amabassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, shares with Bloomberg her insight into the passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons.
October 1, 2013
Local military families brace for government shutdown
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells First Coast News that Jacksonville could feel the pain of a government shutdown in the long run, especially since the city has a large military contingent.
September 30, 2013
Brooks College of Health reaches 25-year milestone
Dr. Pam Chally, dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF, discusses the 25th anniversary of the Brooks College of Health on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "First Coast Connect."
September 30, 2013
City lucky Mathews Bridge didn't collapse
The Mathews Bridge is still standing, and that is pure luck, according to Dr. Adel El Safty, bridge designer and UNF associate professor of civil engineering.
September 30, 2013
Study Abroad in Florida course
The “Study Abroad in Florida” course was taught under the auspices of the Florida Institute of Oceanography. This program is an exploration of the marine and coastal environments of Florida and this past summer, four universities, including UNF, joined forces and involved some of their best faculty.
September 27, 2013
UNF engineer says bridge fix could take months
Dr. Adel El Safty, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, tells Action News that the impact to the Mathews Bridge may have caused a chain reaction in the structure.
September 26, 2013
Give your diet a healthy boost
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses superfoods that are high in nutrients on "First Coast Living." Scroll to the "Wed. Sept. 25th: Superfoods" segment to watch the interview.
September 26, 2013
City residents paying higher taxes
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, talks to WJXT Ch. 4's Morning Show about the political implications of a tax hike.
September 24, 2013
Worker freed from tar
Dr. Radhya Pyati, chair of the UNF Department of Chemistry, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about what chemicals might work to free someone stuck in tar.
September 23, 2013
A look at Jacksonville consolidation
UNF President John Delaney, former Jacksonville mayor, discusses the anniversary of the city's consolidation on First Coast News' "On Point" political show.
September 20, 2013
New exhibit opens at MOCA
"Abstraction Over Time: The Paintings of Michael Goldberg," the new feature exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, a cultural resource of UNF, traces six decades of work by one of America's significant post-World War II painters.
September 18, 2013
How identity theft happens
Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, UNF assistant professor of computing, and John Farmer, UNF criminology adjunct professor, share their expertise and insights on identity theft with Card Hub.
September 18, 2013
Naval Yard shooting
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, discusses mental health and the Washington, D.C. Naval Yard shooting on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "First Coast Connect."
September 16, 2013
Art and technique of collision reconstruction
Ken Harmon, an adjunct instructor at UNF's Institute of Police Technology and Management, taught the art and technique of collision reconstruction to 35 members of law enforcement during a training program hosted by the New York State Police.
September 16, 2013
UNF St. Johns River dolphin research
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF assistant professor of coastal behavioral biology, and her students chronicle their research of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the St. Johns River.
September 16, 2013
Volusia, Flagler schools bolster campus security
Dr. Luke Cornelius, UNF associate professor of higher education administration, tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that one of the most dangerous places for children is their own homes.
September 13, 2013
New approach to education at new Beaches charter school
Students at the Seaside Community Charter School in Jacksonville Beach are aided by UNF professors and student-teachers who are learning to teach a way that's even new to them, utilizing research into early childhood education learning.
September 13, 2013
UNF journalism students partner with local blog
Paula Horvath-Neimeyer, UNF senior communication instructor, and her Applied Journalism class are partnering with local blog "Somewhere in the City." The goal is for students to start seeing their neighborhoods a little bit more differently and blog about their experience.
September 12, 2013
UNF Osprey Commons and Cafe Win Project of the Year
The new Osprey Commons and Cafe at UNF was recognized with three awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors, Northeast Florida Chapter.
September 12, 2013
Affordable Care Act among Caring Community Conference topics at UNF
Dr. Yank Coble, director of the Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that there’s been much confusion and paranoia surrounding the Affordable Care Act.
September 11, 2013
UNF nursing program honored by AACN
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing named UNF's School of Nursing as a best practice program.
September 11, 2013
UNF's Training Point program designed to keep teachers in the profession
The National Education Association reports 40 percent of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years of their career. As a result, UNF's Division of Continuing Education has created the Teaching Point program to help keep teachers in the classroom.
September 11, 2013
Healthcare debate firing up again in Florida
Dr. Yank Coble, Global Health and Medical Diplomacy director at UNF, tells WOKV Radio that right now the U.S. is held in high regard globally for its healthcare system.
September 10, 2013
UNF's Innovation Program
Dr. Jerry Merckel, director of UNF's Innovation Program, discusses this new research-focused initiative designed to add research licensing and patents on WEJZ Radio's "Inside Jacksonville." Click on UNF Innovation 1 and 2 to hear the full interview.
September 9, 2013
Possible military strike against Syria
Dr. David Schawm-Baird, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses President Obama's goal to persuade Americans there is a need for a military strike against Syria on WJXT Ch. 4.
September 9, 2013
Politics of Syria
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses President Obama's fight to win congressional support for a military strike on Syria with WJXT Ch. 4.
September 9, 2013
Woodward headlines global speaker series at UNF
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, who helped break the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, will talk about “Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics” as part of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s 2013-14 Global Issues Evening Speaker Series at UNF that begins Sept. 17.
September 9, 2013
UNF Interfaith Center's religious diversity highlighted
The UNF Interfaith Center has received national recognition by the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based non-profit organization founded by Dr. Eboo Patel, President Obama’s White House advisor on interfaith matters, for its religious diversity work on campus.
September 6, 2013
Myths and facts about lentils
Lentils are the world’s oldest cultivated legume (bean) and are packed with nutrition. Jen Ross, instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses lentils in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
September 5, 2013
Syria showdown
Nancy Soderberg, a UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, is a former UN ambassador and served on the National Security Council during the Clinton administration. She tells Action News a limited strike on Syria is necessary.
September 5, 2013
US military involvement in Syria
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses Russia's interests in Syria on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
September 4, 2013
Syrian military action could impact First Coast
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, tells First Coast News that if military action is taken against Syria, the most likely impact to Northeast Florida would be at the gas pump.
September 4, 2013
UNF steps up IT training
The future of jobs in Jacksonville may be filled by students sitting in a UNF computer science class. It's part of a new push by the University's College of Computing, Engineering and Construction to meet the needs of businesses who are looking for people to fill more information technology jobs than there are people qualified to take them.
September 4, 2013
Shrimp prices rising
There is a disease that is wiping out the local supply of shrimp. Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells Action News that as a result, diners may notice a price hike in shrimp on menus at area restaurants.
September 3, 2013
National retail chains creating a buzz in Jacksonville
Two UNF professors share their insight to the changes in the arrival of national high-profile retail stores with The Florida Times-Union.
September 3, 2013
Freeze-dried or frozen fruit options
Jamisha Laster, UNF nutrition instructor, shares with "First Coast Living" that freeze-dried and frozen fruit are great nutrient solutions.
September 3, 2013
Plenty of wildlife at UNF Wildlife Sanctuary
The University of North Florida boasts one of the most comprehensive ecosystems in our area.
September 3, 2013
Mysteries from Florida
Dr. Keith Ashley, researcher in the UNF Archaeology Lab, discusses the location of Ft. Caroline in WJCT's documentary "Shadows of the Past: Mysteries from Florida."
September 3, 2013
Art in the Library at UNF
Arbus Magazine features the University's "Art in the Library" program, a new permanent exhibition at the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, featuring more than 130 pieces by nearly 80 different local artists. The article begins on page 50.
September 3, 2013
River Report findings
Dr. Radha Pyati, director of UNF’s Environmental Center, discusses the latest findings in the 2013 State of the River Report on the lower St. Johns River on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
August 30, 2013
ESPN SportsCenter behind the scenes
UNF alumna Sara Walsh, an ESPN anchor, narrates a behind-the-scenes look at SportsCenter AM, a lifetime ambition come true for the former communication major and soccer star.
August 28, 2013
Turmoil in Syria
Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Political Science and a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told First Coast News that stability in the Middle East is in the balance.
August 28, 2013
UNF makes changes to produce more IT grads
Dr. Mark Tumeo, dean of UNF's College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, tells the Jacksonville Business Journal the University has begun to make changes to get a larger number of qualified IT graduates through its educational pipeline.
August 28, 2013
From homeless to UNF college student
Gerald Dominguez lived at the Sulzbacher Center for more than a year and just celebrated his 21st birthday this month. A fresh start at UNF is the best gift he could ask for.
August 27, 2013
Homeless student gets fresh start at UNF
Gerald Dominguez, who spent several months living at the Sulzbacher Center, just celebrated his 21st birthday and said going to college at UNF is the greatest gift he could have ever received.
August 26, 2013
Sculpture professor among four local artisits to pursue creative downtown projects
Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture in the Department of Art and Design, calls her project Art in Public Places and hopes to get about 12 sculptors to place their work in downtown Jacksonville, with the sculptures available for purchase.
August 26, 2013
First Coast Connect On The Go live from UNF
WJCT Public Radio 89.9 FM’s “First Coast Connect” broadcasted live from Osprey Plaza at the Student Union and featured President John Delaney, Student Government President Carlo Fassi, as well as Dr. Tracy Alloway, assistant professor of psychology, and Ross Alloway, psychology research scholar.
August 26, 2013
Grad student conducts research on second white shark during OCEARCH expedition
UNF graduate student Brenda Anderson discusses trying to get an ultrasound during OCEARCH’s Expedition Cape Cod 2013 as the crew tags its second white shark, Katherine.
August 26, 2013
Kids report for classes as charter school opens
Last week was the first day of classes ever for Seaside Community Charter School in Jacksonville Beach. The tuition-free school was made possible through a $350,000 Florida Department of Education Charter Start-up Grant written by Dr. Katrina Hall, UNF associate professor of literacy.
August 25, 2013
Student moves from homeless shelter to UNF campus
Jared Stephens spent nine months living in a dorm with more than 100 other men at the Sulzbacher Center, but now he has a fresh start as a new student living on campus this fall at UNF.
August 25, 2013
Student moves from homeless shelter to UNF
Jared Stephens spent nine months living in a dorm with more than 100 other men at the Sulzbacher Center, but now he has a fresh start as a new student living on campus this fall at UNF.
August 22, 2013
UNF's Ogier Garden photo tour
Metro Jacksonville recently visited the University's Ogier Garden during Volunteer Friday and was intrigued by the organic teaching garden.
August 22, 2013
Paintings take new look at 16th-century Jacksonville images
Keith Ashley, a UNF archaeologist who’s spent years digging in the Ft. Caroline area, tells The Florida Times-Union that he prefers the new version of a 16th-century Ft. Caroline painting, which shows a native village sprawling next to a saltwater marsh, free of any high walls.
August 21, 2013
One Spark partners with UNF and Khan
One Spark, a Jacksonville nonprofit, is teaming up with UNF and Jaguars owner Shad Khan to bring some brain power into downtown. You may have to be an All-Access Member to view the entire article.
August 21, 2013
UNF's Kevin Phelan named to Great Britian/Ireland Walker Cup team
UNF graduate Kevin Phelan became the eighth player with junior golf and high school golf ties to north Florida of south Georgia to make the Walker Cup team. He will be the first, however, to play for Great Britain/Ireland when the 44th edition of the biennial amateur match play event is held Sept. 7-8 at the National Golf Links in Southhampton, N.Y.
August 20, 2013
UNF professor studies shark species on the First Coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF assistant professor of biology and Shark Program director, tells First Coast News that Northeast Florida has a wide variety of sharks in the area with the lowest fatalities.
August 20, 2013
Texting slang creeps into student writing
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, shares with the Daytona Beach News-Journal the upside to using social media, which helps sharpen working memory.
August 19, 2013
The push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the push to decriminalize medical marijuana in Florida on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 1:11-minute mark to hear the interview.
August 15, 2013
Award-winning journalist Bob Woodward to discuss ‘presidential leadership’ at UNF
Award-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward, an associate editor at The Washington Post, will talk about "Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics" in January 2014 as part of the UNF Presidential Lecture Series.
August 14, 2013
Jobs and Jaxport
Bob Wood, UNF dean of Continuing Education, discusses the half-million-dollar state grant UNF will distribute to help transportation and logistics companies train current and new employees to create an educated work force available for anticipated job growth at JaxPort.
August 14, 2013
Cultural council selects UNF artist to jazz up Downtown's Spark District
Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor in Art and Design, was one of four artists selected by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville to participate in the launching of its Spark District in Downtown Jacksonville.
August 13, 2013
State provides half-a-million dollars for logistics training at UNF
UNF will use $500,000 from a state grant to provide customized skills training to workers in the transportation and logistics industries.
August 13, 2013
Median home price creeping back up
UNF economics professor Dr. Paul Mason discusses the spike in median home purchase price this summer to its highest level since August 2008 with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
August 8, 2013
Changes in the newsroom
Regional newsrooms have always had a fairly high turnover rate; but lately, there seems to be more new faces than usual on the air. Dr. David Deeley, UNF assistant professor of communications, shares the changing trends in newsrooms with 904 Magazine. Go to page 19 to view the article.
August 7, 2013
UNF Shark Program teams up with OCEARCH in great white research
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of UNF's Shark Program, is working with the OCEARCH research team in Cape Cod to study the great white shark.
August 7, 2013
Race and the criminal justice system
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, discusses several recent high-profile cases within the broader context of race relations on the First Coast on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 40:26-minute mark to hear the interview.
August 7, 2013
UNF named 'Best in the Southeast' by The Princeton Review
UNF is one of the best colleges in the Southeast for the fifth consecutive year, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review.
August 5, 2013
Balancing Jacksonville's nearly $1 billion budget
Dr. Mary Borg, UNF political economy professor, discusses the economic and political issues surrounding the city of Jacksonville's budget for the coming year on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville." Scroll to the 22:45-minute mark to watch the interview.
August 5, 2013
Some congressional Republicans push to shut down government over the Affordable Care Act
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses how some congressional Republicans are pushing to shut down government over the Affordable Care Act on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 1:03-minute mark to hear the interview.
August 5, 2013
Should college athletes be paid?
Dr. Elizabeth Gregg, UNF assistant professor in the department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sports Management, discusses whether college athletes should be paid on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 40:05-minute mark to hear the interview.
August 1, 2013
Expanding the Lyme disease zone
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, explains why Lyme disease is a threat in areas beyond the northeastern U.S. on the "Academic Minute," which airs on more than 60 radio stations across the country.
August 1, 2013
UNF continues to expand resources, refine focus on education and research
UNF showcased its four-story Biological Sciences Building when the JAX Chamber made the university the latest stop on its #ilovejax tour of businesses and institutions that shape Jacksonville's economy. You may have to be an All-Access Member to read the entire Florida Times-Union article.
August 1, 2013
Healthy summertime juicing
Jackie Shank, UNF Nutrition Program director, discusses an alternative way to get the nutrients you need from fruits and veggies on "First Coast Living." Click on the "Wed, July 31: Healthy Summertime Juicing" segment to watch the interview.
August 1, 2013
Can coconut milk really help you lose weight?
We know coconut tastes good, but will this tropical drupe, or fleshy fruit, also help you lose weight and improve your health? Jackie Shank, undergraduate program director in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, sheds the light on coconut.
August 1, 2013
Professor discovers two Lyme bacterial species can infect humans
For the first time ever, Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, has found two species of Lyme disease bacteria previously unknown to infect human patients.
July 29, 2013
Obama's visit to Jacksonville
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares with First Coast News' "On Point" political show what President Obama's visit meant to Jacksonville.
July 29, 2013
First novel easy for former UNF professor
Retired UNF psychology professor Linda Foley has written her first novel, "A Taste for Vengeance," a murder mystery set on the University of Florida's campus. You have to be an All-Access Member to view the entire Florida Times-Union article.
July 25, 2013
UNF journalism student reports from streets of Cairo
Earlier this month, Time magazine featured protesters and the continuing unrest in Egypt on its cover. From the perspective of Lydia Moneir, a native Egyptian and rising junior at UNF, the Time cover symbolizes everything exasperating about the mainstream media’s coverage of her home country’s ongoing leadership transition.
July 25, 2013
UNF taps research for job-creating potential
Dr. Jerry Merckel, director of UNF's Innovation Program, discusses this new program, which could bring high-tech jobs to Jacksonville, on WJCT Public Radio’s “First Coast Connect.” Scroll to the 29-minute mark to hear the interview.
July 24, 2013
UNF marketing student uses his beard for advertising
UNF student Jack Twachtman is graduating in two weeks with a degree in marketing, and he's found a way to put his full, flowing beard to work.
July 24, 2013
'Crush' Next Exhibit at MOCA's Haskell Atrium Gallery
Over the past two years, the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, has been using its unique Haskell Atrium Gallery for a series of large-scale exhibits. The next artist to be featured will be New Yorker Heather Cox, whose installation “Crush” will fill both the floors and the walls of the gallery with squat, humanoid sculptures.
July 23, 2013
UNF College of Education helps new charter shcool
Seaside Community Charter School, a new tuition-free school, was made possible through a $350,000 Florida Department of Education Charter Start-up Grant, written by Dr. Katrina Hall, a UNF associate professor of literacy and early childhood literacy. The grant will cover two years of startup costs that will include professional and curriculum development.
July 22, 2013
Unemployment rate: Duval up, metro area down
According to UNF economics professor Dr. Paul Mason, Duval County and the five-county Jacksonville metropolitan statistical area experienced job and labor-force growth in June compared to May, but Duval’s unemployment rate rose while the metro area rate fell.
July 18, 2013
Boycott Florida movement grows
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells Action News that tourism may suffer over the next month, but he doesn't believe the industry will feel the effects long term.
July 17, 2013
UNF's racing team makes tracks for the future
Summer may be vacation for most students. But UNF Osprey Racing is using it to prepare for its third attack on the annual Formula SAE competition next May at Michigan International Raceway after it came in 81st out of 125 university teams this year. That’s 20 ahead of its 2012 premiere.
July 16, 2013
Continuing Education helps strengthen Orange Health Solutions growth plan
The UNF Division of Continuing Education has partnered with Orange Health Solutions to staff key positions.
July 15, 2013
UNF seeks to tap research for job-creating potential
The new Innovation Program at UNF is developing sensor devices that can detect chemical weapons and could bring high-tech jobs to Jacksonville.
July 15, 2013
A shot in the dark
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, talks with ABC's "20/20" about the issue of race in the George Zimmerman trial. The interview begins around the 18-minute mark.
July 15, 2013
Complaint spurs student code of conduct review in Flagler
Dr. Jerry Johnson, UNF associate professor of educational leadership, tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that regarding discipline issues, school administrators need flexibility, but students should receive similar consequences no matter where they live.
July 11, 2013
Plum plus apricot equals a tasty pluot
The pluot is a fruit that combines the plum and the apricot and includes more than 20 varieties. Alexia Lewis, UNF wellness dietitian in the Department of Health Promotion, shares about this refreshing fruit in the Times-Union’s monthly “The Goods” column. You may have to be an All-Access Member to view the entire column.
July 11, 2013
Health care at what cost?
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, shares his reasoning against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 in the 904 Magazine. Click the 904 Magazine photo and then go to page 39 to see the opinion piece.
July 11, 2013
UNF research looks at male dolphin behavior
UNF's dolphin research team, led by Dr. Quincy Gibson, assistant professor in the Coastal Biology program, took videographer Matt Pittman with The Florida Times-Union out to study dolphins in the St. Johns River.
July 9, 2013
UNF Board of Trustees' family project helping poor children in Africa
One day in 2010, Myron Pincomb, a UNF Board of Trustees member, and his family decided they wanted to help some of the most needy, underserved people in the world.
July 9, 2013
Examining the George Zimmerman trial
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, discusses how race has played out in the George Zimmerman trial so far and how it might affect the trial on "The Takeaway," a nationally broadcast public radio program produced by WNYC in New York City.
July 9, 2013
Egypt conditions following ousting of Mohamed Morsi
Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Political Science; Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF accounting professor and World Affairs Council board member; and UNF journalism student Lydia Monier discuss the uncertain future of Egypt on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" public radio show.
July 8, 2013
Balancing the need to keep secrets and the public's right to know
Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, chairs a congressional advisory board that wants you to weigh in on what secret documents should be made public.
July 8, 2013
Zimmerman case has race as a backdrop, but you won't hear it in court
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, talks to The New York Times about the racial issues in the George Zimmerman case.
July 3, 2013
Student loan rates await fix
John Yancey, interim assistant vice president for Enrollment Services at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that the interest rate hike on federal student loans won’t impact any student loans already issued and is doubtful the rate will remain in effect by the time classes resume this fall. You may have to be an All-Access Member to view the entire article.
July 1, 2013
Local colleges taking a broad-based approach
Dr. David Jaffee, a UNF sociology professor, tells The Florida Times-Union that the critical thinking provided by broader-based education is essential.
July 1, 2013
Creatures of the deep
Brenda Anderson, a UNF graduate student in the UNF Shark Program, is interviewed on a PBS documentary "Changing Seas" about research on deepwater sharks and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Scroll to the 12-minute mark to watch the interview.
July 1, 2013
UNF sculpture students create functional, artistic bike racks
Four UNF sculpture students were selected to design unique, artistic bike racks that will be in place all over campus.
June 28, 2013
New UNF research points toward dolphin bromances
Dr. Quincy Gibson, a UNF assistant professor of coastal behavioral biology, tells First Coast News that male dolphins work together to get access to females for mating purposes.
June 28, 2013
School food crackdown
UNF Nutritionist Jenna Braddock tells Action News that research supports the benefits of eating more whole food and wholesome foods for prolonged energy.
June 27, 2013
UNF student art to be permanently displayed on campus
UNF is about to get a whole lot more artistic. Four UNF sculpture students were selected to design unique bike racks that will be placed all over campus.
June 27, 2013
Tropical summer foods
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, talks to "First Coast Living" about tropical fruits and vegetables that aren't traditional foods in our diet. Click on the "Wednesday, June 26: Tropical Summer Foods" segment to see the interview.
June 27, 2013
Watching out for sharks
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Program director, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about how shark sightings near swimmers are more common now that the ocean water is warmer in the summer months.
June 25, 2013
UNF students share documentary filmmaking experience
Dr. Jillian Smith, a UNF associate professor of English and film, along with some of her film students, share with "This Week in Jacksonville" how making documentaries opens their eyes and ears to the world around them. Scroll to the 22-minute mark to watch the WJXT Ch. 4 interview.
June 25, 2013
UNF professor discovers two Lyme disease bacteria species can infect humans
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, discusses two Lyme disease species previously unknown to infect humans in symptomatic patients living in the Southeastern United States on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" Scroll to the 37:15-minute mark to hear the interview.
June 24, 2013
ESPN broadcaster honed her game with UNF soccer
Sara Walsh, a former UNF soccer player and alumna, now hosts "Sports-Center" on ESPN and remembers a 'great experience' both on and off the field at her alma mater. You may have to be an All-Access Member to read the entire Florida Times-Union article.
June 20, 2013
American Medical Association labels obesity a disease
Dr. John McDonough, associate director of Graduate Nursing, discusses the American Medical Association's recently adopted policy that officially labels obesity as a disease with WJXT Ch. 4.
June 19, 2013
Recent scandals affect President Obama's approval rating
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses how recent scandals have affected President Barack Obama's approval rating on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 1:23-minute mark to hear the interview.
June 17, 2013
Many clues, but little evidence: The search for Fort Caroline goes on
It’s Jacksonville’s oldest, most enduring mystery, and it may never be solved: Where is Fort Caroline? UNF archeologists and their students follow the clues while the search continues for the historical French settlement.
June 14, 2013
UNF anthropology students unearth Jacksonville artifacts
UNF anthropology students dig into the past at the Theodore Roosevelt Preserve in order to learn more about the people who lived in Jacksonville centuries ago.
June 13, 2013
Data shows minority minor arrests increase
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justics, tells First Coast News that more prevention programs and diversion programs are needed for young people.
June 13, 2013
Continuing Education launches new health information technology certificate
The UNF Division of Continuing Education has launched a new health information technology certificate program to meet the needs of hospitals and physicians as they move to adopt electronic health care systems. Scroll to the 40:56-minute mark to hear the "First Coast Connect" radio interview.
June 12, 2013
New studies find racial disparity in the juvenile justice system
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, shares with "First Coast Connect" public radio show that he's concerned that a large number of kids' first arrest is for a violent crime.
June 11, 2013
Foster kids get UNF experience at camp for champs
Jacksonville’s Camps for Champs kicked off for 100 foster children, part of a summer program by the state Department of Children and Families at several state universities.
June 11, 2013
UNF researcher makes Lyme disease discovery
Ticks are no fun. In fact, if you encounter one with Lyme disease, it can be debilitating. Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF assistant professor of epidemiology, tells Action News that it's very difficult to treat once it gets into the chronic stages.
June 11, 2013
UNF iRead Camp uses graphic novels to teach deaf and hard of hearing students
Most students who are deaf and hard of hearing struggle to surpass a third- to fourth-grade reading level. Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of literacy, talks to "First Coast Connect" about how the new iRead Graphic Novels summer camp is designed to bring literature to life and motivate students who are deaf and struggling readers. Scroll to the 31:22-minute mark to hear the interview.
June 7, 2013
UNF among cheapest colleges with high starting salaries for grads
The University of North Florida is among the top low-cost colleges where graduates can earn high starting salaries.
June 6, 2013
The Goods: Myths and facts about kohlrabi
Kohlrabi isn’t familiar to many Americans, but it was once a favored vegetable in the Roman era as early as the first century and was enjoyed by both noblemen and peasants. Dr. Catherine Christie, UNF associate dean and a professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares more about this mild and delicately sweet vegetable in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
June 6, 2013
Retired UNF professor is advocate for greater Parkinson's Disease awareness
When retired UNF statistics professor Bill Wilson was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the spring of 2006, his initial reaction was to hide his condition. But as he learned more about the disease, his attitude changed.
June 6, 2013
Common Lone Star Tick implicated in Lyme Disease bacteria found in southerners
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, has found two species of Lyme disease bacteria previously unknown to infect humans.
June 6, 2013
Community mourns loss of paralyzed UNF alumnus who built a life helping and inspiring others
They wanted to help him. And he ended up helping them. As people tried to put into words what Jerry “J.T.” Townsend Jr., a recent UNF graduate, meant to them, they kept returning to this idea. They had planned to give him something, and he had ended up giving them much more.
June 5, 2013
UNF alum JT Townsend passes away
J.T. Townsend passed away unexpectedly last evening. Townsend, who suffered a paralyzing spinal cord injury playing football for Episcopal High School in 2004, graduated from UNF last month with a sport management degree.
June 4, 2013
Jacksonville vulnerable to hurricanes
Experts say Jacksonville is long overdue for a direct hit from a hurricane. Dr. Don Resio, UNF professor of ocean engineering, tells Action News that it's that very tendency to feel invincible to a direct hit that makes the city most vulnerable.
June 4, 2013
Rise of women breadwinners
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, discusses how more women are bringing home the bacon to their families on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
June 3, 2013
UNF launches new Medical Laboratory Sciences program
The new UNF Medical Laboratory Sciences concentration is a partnership between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Biology, as well as Baptist Health, Mayo Clinic Florida and UFHealth. Courses are taught by local experts from the three hospitals, and UNF students work in the lab alongside professionals, working with real-life case studies and scenarios.
May 30, 2013
UNF archaeology students looking for clues to the lives of ancient peoples
It’s a simple piece of handmade clay pottery, dug from a pile of oyster shells on a buggy bluff, where the people who left it there got most of what they needed from the waters of the nearby marsh. But with every piece like it, Dr. Keith Ashley, researcher in the UNF Archaeology Lab, and his archaeology students get a little closer to helping to figure out more about the people who lived there 1,000 years ago.
May 30, 2013
Healthy options for skin
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses how healthy food choices can help you have beautiful skin on “First Coast Living." Scroll to the "Wed. May 29: Healthy Options for Skin" segment to watch the interview.
May 30, 2013
UNF researcher studies cancer-fighting protein
Dr. Judith Ochrietor, UNF associate professor of biology, explains how a dangerous protein can also be dangerous for cancer on "The Academic Minute," a syndicated program that airs on more than 60 radio stations across the country.
May 30, 2013
Rise of bread-winning mothers
Dr. Krista Paulsen, chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UNF, says more educated women and the recent recession has led to the increase in women being the main breadwinner.
May 29, 2013
New fiber cables to boost city Internet
Dr. Sanjay Ahuja, a UNF professor in the School of Computing, tells The Florida Times-Union that adding more capacity to the backbone of Jacksonville can assist the city, grow our economy and add more jobs.
May 28, 2013
UNF employee trains for marathon on campus
Amy Costa, UNF assistant director of Eco Adventure, is an ultramarathoner and is using the UNF campus as her training ground for the upcoming Badwater Ultramarathon, the world's toughest, foot race.
May 24, 2013
UNF students dig for Jacksonville artifacts
Dr. Keith Ashley, researcher in the UNF Archaeology Lab, and his anthropology students are excavating a Native American community right here in Jacksonville, giving them hands-on experience in reconstructing the past.
May 22, 2013
UNF alumna rising First Coast novelist
Laura Lee Smith, a UNF alumna and rising local novelist, discusses her debut novel "Heart of Palm," which recently made Oprah Winfrey's book list, on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 35:18-minute mark to hear the interview.
May 21, 2013
UNF now offers bachelors in social work
UNF will offer students a bachelor's degree in social work starting this fall. The University will admit 40 students in the initial cohort and they will study under the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
May 20, 2013
UNF men's golf team wins Tallahassee Regional
UNF men’s golf team made program history, winning the team title of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional. UNF advances to the NCAA Championship May 28-June 2.
May 20, 2013
First Coast home sales, prices way up, jobless figures dip down
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, has been tracking figures that impact the First Coast economy for 12 years, but he’s never seen the housing market jump like it did between March and April.
May 20, 2013
Bullying: Suffering in silence
Dr. Lauren Yerkes, UNF psychologist, tells Action News she often sees college students still reeling from the effects of high school and middle school bullying.
May 17, 2013
Learning a language could help stave off Alzheimer's disease
UNF student Janice Kinley, who lost her mother to Alzheimer's, is keeping her mind active by taking a Spanish class on campus.
May 16, 2013
African-American Baby Boomers and retirement
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, tells WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio that the same black Baby Boomers who lived through the Jim Crow era and the turmoil of the Civil Rights movement often don’t have the skills to successfully navigate retirement.
May 14, 2013
IRS and Associated Press scandals
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the latest in the IRS and Associated Press scandals hitting the Obama administration on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" radio show.
May 14, 2013
Jobs for college grads
Rick Roberts, director of UNF's Career Services, discusses the job outlook for recent college graduates on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" radio show. Scroll to the 28:29-minute mark to hear the interview.
May 13, 2013
UNF researcher chronicles how male dolphins in St. Johns bond, compete
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF coastal behavior biologist, has seen clear evidence in her research on the St. Johns River that male dolphins team up with loyal male friends who help them get females, whether by wooing or by force. You may have to be an All-Access Member to view the entire Florida Times-Union article.
May 13, 2013
Creating a culture of unity through interfaith cooperation
Rachael McNeal, UNF Interfaith Center programming coordinator and interfaith activist, shares her views on interfaith cooperation in the Huffington Post.
May 8, 2013
Skin color and racism
Dr. Jeffrianne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race scholar, explains the continued existence of colorism and skin tone bias within minority communities on "The Academic Minute," which airs on more than 60 radio stations across the country.
May 6, 2013
UNF alumna's debut novel makes Oprah's book list
UNF alumna and St. Augustine author Laura Lee Smith’s first novel, “Heart of Palm,” is on Oprah Winfrey's book club list as one of “15 Riveting Reads to Pick Up in May 2013.”
May 6, 2013
Gonzalez pushes business inclusion across Florida
Cheryl Gonzalez, UNF director for the Office of Equal Opportunity, has made her career by combining a passion for diversity and inclusivity with an entrepreneurial spirit. You have to be a subscriber to read the full article.
May 6, 2013
Amy Costa prepares for the longest, hardest race of her life
Amy Costa, ultra marathoner and assistant director of Eco Adventure at UNF, plans to run the longest and most grueling race of her life, the Badwater 135. You must be an All-Access Member to view the entire Florida Times-Union article.
May 3, 2013
Four Duval County teachers awarded $15,000 from UNF
Four Jacksonville teachers were surprised with the 2013 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence, administered by UNF's College of Education and Human Services. You may have to be an All-Access Member to view the entire Florida Times-Union article.
May 3, 2013
Texting while driving legislation
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about proposed bans on texting while driving that have been introduced in the Florida legislature and have gone nowhere.
May 2, 2013
Lyme Disease: The Southern myth, insurance problems and doctor dilemma
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, tells First Coast News that Lyme Disease is much more common in Florida than most people would believe.
May 2, 2013
The Goods: Myths and facts about okra
Okra is grown and eaten in many regions around the world and can add nutritional benefits to your diet, if used properly. Shahla Khan, UNF instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares more about this flowering plant.
May 1, 2013
Protecting yourself from hackers
There have been a recent rash of high-profile computer hacks. Jeff Durfee, UNF director of IT Networking, talks to WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "First Coast Connect" about protecting oneself from hackers. Scroll to the 47:43-minute mark to hear the interview.
May 1, 2013
Where are all of Florida's sinkholes?
Florida has the largest concentration of sinkholes in the United States, so should there be concern in Northeast Florida? Dr. Nick Hudyma, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, tells First Coast News that the layers above the limestone base in Northern Florida are much thicker than other regions in the state.
May 1, 2013
For sand tiger sharks, a deadly, cannibalistic battle inside the womb is part of evolution
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, a UNF assistant professor of biology and shark reproduction expert, tells The Washington Post that scientists must figure out whether sand tiger fathers end up winning the evolutionary battle because they inseminate their partner first or because they produce the fastest-developing embryo.
April 29, 2013
State track championships at UNF
After a smooth first year running the high school state track and field championships, UNF is ready to do it again.
April 29, 2013
UNF baseball coming together
UNF Head Baseball Coach Smoke Laval's grand plan is coming together at the most unexpected time. With just a month left to the regular season, UNF is 29-12 overall and leads the Atlantic Sun Conference with an 11-4 record.
April 29, 2013
First Coast sequester effects
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the effects of the sequester, automatic Federal budget cuts, on the Northeast Florida area on WJCT 89.9 FM Radio's "First Coast Connect."
April 29, 2013
UNF students design software and donate computers to homeless shelter
UNF computing students in a senior project for an information systems class designed software and donated six computers to the Sulzbacher Center, Northeast Florida’s largest service provider for the homeless.
April 26, 2013
Celebrate J.T. Townsend's college graduation
It's a huge week for J.T. Townsend, the Jacksonville man who was paralyzed playing high school football for Episcopal. Townsend, hurt in 2004, will graduate from the University of North Florida, and to celebrate, everyone's invited to a party.
April 26, 2013
J.T. Townsend graduates from UNF
J.T. Townsend, a former high school football star paralyzed by a spinal cord injury during a game graduated from the University of North Florida.
April 26, 2013
J.T. Townsend graduates from UNF
J.T. Townsend, a former Episcopal High School football star paralyzed by a spinal cord injury during a game graduated from the University of North Florida.
April 25, 2013
Legislators prepare for potential of fracking
No one knows if Florida is going to be the next frontier for the new generation of oil and gas drilling known as fracking. Dr. Christopher Brown, UNF assistant proefessor of civil engineering, tells the St. Augustine Record that oil companies have a lengthy list of choices outside of Florida.
April 25, 2013
Healthy summer beverages
Dr. Catherine Christie, UNF associate dean in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, shares healthier beverage choices for hot summer days on “First Coast Living.” Scroll to the "Wednesday, April 24, Healthy Drinks" segment to watch the interview.
April 24, 2013
UNF students launch Profol.io website
Four UNF students have launched the new Profol.io website online to provide instant portfolios to musicians, students, designers and others to showcase content or projects easily for no cost.
April 22, 2013
UNF's Dale named Hogan Award semifinalist
UNF senior Sean Dale of Jacksonville has become the first player in school history to make the semifinal cut for the Ben Hogan Award, the highest honor for college golfers of all divisions.
April 19, 2013
Historical meteorite impact
Dr. Jay Huebner, UNF professor emeritus of physics, reveals the geographic evidence supporting reports of a historical meteorite impact on "The Academic Minute," which airs on more than 60 radio stations across the country.
April 18, 2013
Getting it right
Dr. David Deeley, UNF assistant professor of Communication, discusses misreporting by news outlets with Action News.
April 16, 2013
Army showcases medical capabilities at UNF
Members of the Army set a fully equipped mobile operating room up on the stage of the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater at UNF to highlight the Army’s Forward Surgical Teams for recruitment purposes and give people a chance to see a side of the Army not highly publicized.
April 16, 2013
City works with UNF to develop lobbyist registration software
Easier access for all is the reason the City has partnered with UNF to develop lobbyist registration software. It's scheduled to be completed by the end of summer and will possibly be in use by the start of next year.
April 15, 2013
130 million reasons why UNF is celebrating
UNF is celebrating the success of a four-year long fund-raising campaign that exceeded its goal by $20 million.
April 12, 2013
UNF students create Jacksonville music history tour smartphone app
What started as a class project for a graduate history class at UNF has evolved into a clever One Spark project. Co-creators and UNF students Josh Salestrom, Bryan Higham and Tony Rossodivito are the guys behind Jacksonville Music History Tour Smartphone App, a smartphone application to direct users on a tour detailing Jacksonville’s musical heritage.
April 10, 2013
UNF mock rape trial
Sheila Spivey, UNF Women's Center director, discusses sexual violence in the community and the upcoming mock rape trial production at UNF on "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 23:52-minute mark to hear the interview.
April 10, 2013
Veterans summit at UNF
Richard Carey, UNF Military Veterans Resource Center transition coach, discusses the growing problem of veteran suicides and what's being done in the community and on campus to help veterans on "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 1:18-minute mark to hear the interview.
April 9, 2013
New UNF endowment honors Nina Waters, will help grow nonprofit leaders
Two Jacksonville philanthropists have created a $25,000 endowment at UNF in honor of Nina Waters, president of The Community Foundation in Jacksonville. Jim and Joan Van Vleck, who are friends of Waters, established the 2013-14 Nina Waters Nonprofit Leadership Endowed Scholarship. You may have to be an All-Access Member to read the entire Times-Union article.
April 9, 2013
Reclaimed water usage at UNF
Chuck Hubbuch, UNF assistant director of Landscape and Grounds, shares how the University uses reclaimed water on "JEA Savings Coach." Click on the March 2013 show and scroll to the 12:44-minute mark to watch the interview.
April 8, 2013
World Arts Film Festival to launch at MOCA
The upcoming World Arts Film Festival will offer more than 100 movies over three days at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF. You may have to be an all-access member to view the entire jacksonville.com article.
April 5, 2013
What do you think you know about the onion?
Onions are a wonderful addition to almost any meal and contain a compound with possible antioxidant properties. Dr. Corinne Labyak, UNF professor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths and facts about the vegetable that contains nutrients that are healthy and flavorful.
April 4, 2013
North Korea tension
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses the tension going on in North Korea with WJXT Ch. 4.
April 2, 2013
Anthropology students study past, search for missing graves
UNF anthropology students and Dr. Gordon Rakita, UNF associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, recently conducted headstone comparisons and searched for unmarked graves at Amelia Island's Bosque Bello Cemetery.
April 2, 2013
Really big duck at UNF
UNF sculpture students from Dr. Jenny Hager's Enlivened Spaces class paraded and launched their latest creation on campus. Sgt. Quackers, a nine-foot tall styrofoam and fiberglass duck that was the concept of project manager Mark Ewing, made the journey from the UNF Sculpture Building to the lake in front of the Carpenter Library.
April 2, 2013
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Dr. Jennifer Wesely, UNF associate professor of criminology, discusses sexual violence against women on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect" show. Scroll to the 1:13-minute mark to hear the interview.
April 2, 2013
Annual Walk-A-Mile event
The UNF Women's Center Walk-A-Mile annual event aims to raise awareness of the severity and frequency of atrocities against women. The event honors and remembers those who have lost their lives to violence or survived sexual violence.
April 1, 2013
March Madness math in the real world
Dr. Jay Coleman, a UNF management professor, teamed up with a colleague more than a decade ago to produce a model for predicting which college basketball teams would make it to the NCAA Tournament. He shares his model with CNBC.
March 28, 2013
Frozen food nutrition
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship program, discussed economical and healthy frozen food options on "First Coast Living."
March 27, 2013
Supreme Court same-sex marriage hearing
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the The Supreme Court oral arguments on Proposition 8, and the challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage act with WJXT Ch. 4.
March 27, 2013
Same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, assistant professor of Political Science and Public Administration discusses the Supreme Court oral arguments on Proposition 8, and the challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage act on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 1:03-minute mark to hear the interview.
March 26, 2013
Students help Florida Lottery celebrate milestones at UNF
For its 25th anniversary, the Florida Lottery unveiled a new brand and logo, then chose UNF to celebrate with a party on Osprey Plaza at the Student Union for students returning from spring break.
March 26, 2013
Business Climate, Florida-Style
David Jaffee, UNF professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, explores how well low tax rates, low labor costs and public-private partnerships has served Florida.
March 26, 2013
For Mayport JAG officer, the job is never boring
Navy Lt. Jesse Adams, a judge advocate general at Mayport Naval Station and UNF alum, oversees legal matters for the base. He was recently selected as the 2012 Command Services Attorney of the Year.
March 26, 2013
Blind mice research could save human eyesight and heal infertility
Dr. Judith Ochrietor, UNF associate professor of biology, discusses her research with blind mice in an attempt to slow down retinal degeneration and possibly heal some infertility problems, on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 46:48-minute mark to hear the interview.
March 20, 2013
UNF safety policies
Sharon Ashton, UNF vice president for Public Relations, shares with Action News This Morning how UNF plans and practices for every type of incident on campus.
March 20, 2013
Iraq war veteran reflects on anniversary
UNF student veteran Sean Byers shares with WJXT Ch. 4 his thoughts on the Iraq war and how he’s now focused on pursuing a career in dentistry.
March 18, 2013
Predicting the NCAA men’s basketball field
Dr. Jay Coleman, UNF management professor, talks to TIME sports about a model he helped create called the “Dance Card” that predicts which NCAA teams the selection committee will select for March Madness.
March 15, 2013
UNF's oldest employee celebrates 83rd birthday
UNF honored its oldest employee. Melba Rowe, who works in Parking Services, turned 83 years old. Since 1999, she has worked at the University helping students with any parking concerns and giving directions.
March 14, 2013
Harbour deepening leads to river worries
UNF Coastal Biology Director Dr. Courtney Hackney studied a similar dredging project in North Carolina. He tells Action News that the effects to the environment in North Carolina weren't as bad as everyone feared.
March 13, 2013
Fostering a love for reading
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of literacy, shares tips for developing a love for reading in your kids during "Katie's Korner," which airs monthly on Action News This Morning.
March 13, 2013
New birds and bees texting service
UNF nursing student Kali Stanny serves as preconception peer educator for BrdsNBz NE Florida, a new text message service available to teens in the region by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition, and is helping with the implementation of the project.
March 11, 2013
Lawmakers back to work in Tallahassee
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses Gov. Rick Scott's budget on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville." Scroll to the 8:15-minute mark to watch the interview.
March 11, 2013
More high schoolers seek college credit thorugh AP testing
Dr. Chris Janson, UNF associate professor in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that advanced placement proponents say expanding AP programs can improve achievement for all, including underprivileged and minority students.
March 8, 2013
Reproduction and speciation
Dr. Matthew Gilg, UNF associate professor of biology, reveals what reproduction between diverging species has to teach us about evolution on "The Academic Minute," which airs on more than 60 radio stations across the country.
March 7, 2013
Tasty guava also makes good paste
Guava is a tropical fruit that is both nutritious and tasty. Judy Perkin, UNF nutrition professor, shares about this fruit that in many forms could add variety and good nutrition to your diet in the "Goods" column, which runs monthly in The Florida Times Union's "Taste" section.
March 6, 2013
Summer camp experience
It's time to get your kids registered for summer camp. UNF's Department of Campus Recreation will offer two great camps this summer, including Youth Sports and Fitness Camp as well as EcoCamp.
March 6, 2013
Tagged shark first Great White in Southeastern US
UNF Research Biologist Mike McCallister discusses the UNF Shark Program's role in the OCEARCH Great White shark expedition in Jacksonville on WJXT Ch. 4.
March 6, 2013
UNF blind mice research could save human eyesight
Dr. Judith Ochrietor, UNF associate professor of biology, and her student researchers have been studying blind mice in an attempt to slow down retinal degeneration, hoping to possibly help humans keep their eyesight.
March 6, 2013
Chavez's death and the US
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, talks about what Venezuela President Hugo Chavez's death means to the United States and his potential successor.
March 5, 2013
UNF study looks to mice in hopes of saving human sight
Dr. Judy Ochrietor, UNF associate professor of biology, tells WJXT Ch.4 aboout how she has been studying blind mice in an attempt to slow down retinal degeneration.
March 4, 2013
UNF students survey unmarked graves
Some UNF anthropology students are getting a unique lesson. They are conducting a survey of the Old St. Joseph Cemetery in an attempt to find unmarked graves.
March 4, 2013
UNF students help amputee prepare for triathlon
A local 9-year-old boy aims to compete in his fifth kids triathlon this May regardless of the fact that he's missing a portion of his left leg. UNF physical therapy students are working with him on how to use his new leg prosthesis.
March 4, 2013
Clinton investigator Ken Starr speaks at UNF
Ken Starr drew much praise and heaps of scorn as well for his role in the ever-expanding investigation during President Clinton’s administration into what was broadly known as the Whitewater scandal. He’s speaking at UNF about freedom of religion.
March 4, 2013
Ken Starr discusses religion at UNF
White Water prosecutor Ken Starr will be speaking at UNF and discusses freedom of religion on WJCT 89.9 FM's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 40:52-minute mark to hear the interview.
February 28, 2013
Looming budget cuts
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells Action News that the potential exists for cuts to be made at the federal level that could impact Northeast Florida quite harshly.
February 28, 2013
Harlem Shake, Osprey style
UNF students dance the Harlem Shake for a video on the University's Osprey Plaza at the Student Union.
February 28, 2013
Southern diet and nutrition
Jackie Shank, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses healthier food swaps for Southern foods in our diet on "First Coast Living." Go to the "Wednesday, Feb. 27 Diet and Nutrition" segment to see the interview.
February 28, 2013
UNF students do the Harlem Shake
There was a whole lot of shaking going on at UNF. Students gathered to dance the Harlem Shake, in an effort to be the largest dance event on a Florida college campus.
February 27, 2013
Security video holds clues in Palm Coast murder investigation
Bruce Herring, director of criminal investigation training at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF, tells First Coast News that surveillance video gives no clear picture of the suspect, but the cameras always offer evidence that is of value.
February 26, 2013
Jacksonville Jazz Fest planned with fewer funds
J.B. Scott, UNF Jazz Ensemble director, tells Action News that he thinks the jazz festival adds a huge impact to what the city offers as a culture.
February 25, 2013
OCEARCH shark research group partners with UNF for local expedition
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Program director, and Mike McCallister, UNF research biologist, will be working alongside fellow scientists getting blood samples of any sharks the crew is able to catch.
February 25, 2013
Rating elected leaders
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses a new UNF opinion poll that reveals job performance ratings by area residents for the president, mayor, City Council and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
February 25, 2013
Internal racism
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, discusses colorism, which is internalized racism within the African-American community, on the Life Full Circle radio show. Scroll to the 32:45-minute mark to hear the interview.
February 25, 2013
Performer Jasmine Guy speaks at UNF MLK Scholarhsip Luncheon
You may know Jasmine Guy as Whitley Gilbert from the ‘80s sitcom "A Different World," or as Sheila Bennet from "The Vampire Diaries," or as Roxy Harvey from "Dead Like Me." Guy is also a public speaker and will be speaking at UNF’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon in the Adam W. Herbert University Center.
February 21, 2013
Sweet potatoes are good-for-you food
Carlie Abersold, a registered dietitian and instructor in the UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the nutritious sweet potato.
February 21, 2013
JEA works to combat cyber attacks
Jeff Durfee, director of Networking Systems and Security at UNF, tells Action News these cyber attacks have been around for years.
February 20, 2013
Massive open online courses not for every university
Deb Miller, UNF Center for Instruction and Research Technology director, tells First Coast News that UNF will continue to develop its own smaller online courses and doesn't plan to sign up for Coursera or any other massive open online courses just yet.
February 20, 2013
How to spot hackers
Dr. Murat Al, visiting professor in UNF's School of Computing, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about how to spot potential hackers and how to protect yourself.
February 20, 2013
Getting ready for FCAT Writes
Dr. Christine Weber, UNF associate professor of childhood education, shares FCAT writing success tips with Action News.
February 19, 2013
UNF poll looks at Jacksonville's present and future plans
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, finds out how satisfied people are living in Jacksonville and their top priorities. He discusses this new poll released by the University on "This Week in Jacksonville."
February 14, 2013
UNF local issues poll
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses a new UNF poll, which reveals that 37 percent of adult residents of Duval County believe improving the economy and creating jobs should be Jacksonville’s top priority this year on Action News.
February 14, 2013
UNF economy opinion poll
The UNF Public Opinion Research Laboratory surveyed more than 900 people to get their opinions on the quality of life in Jacksovnille, covering everything from the economy and local job creation to education.
February 14, 2013
State of the Union addresss
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, shares commentary on WJXT Ch. 4 about President Obama's State of the Union address.
February 12, 2013
Best advice for getting fit, dropping pounds
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, offers ideas for healthful grab-and-go breakfasts in the USA Today.
February 12, 2013
Cost of college football
UNF President John Delaney sits down with Action News to discuss the probability of football coming to campus.
February 12, 2013
Socioeconomics and the college experience
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, explains why students from different socioeconomic backgrounds experience college differently on "The Academic Minute," which airs across the country on more than 60 radio stations.
February 12, 2013
Hagel, missiles, cyberspace superstorms and more
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, discusses working memory and our ability to remember and manage information with Newsweek.
February 11, 2013
Jax Journal features UNF president
UNF President John Delaney speaks about the Aim Higher program, UNF football and being honored by Folio Weekly on WOKV Radio's "Jax Journal."
February 6, 2013
UNF's Sean Dale claims Jones Cup title
UNF senior Sean Dale sought a PGA Tour card last fall. Falling short of that goal allowed him to win one of the nation’s premiere amateur events. He won the Jones Cup Sunday with a 3-under 213 total at Ocean Forest Golf Club.
February 5, 2013
School of Computing Kirby Middle School pilot program
Local students will soon be the first to try out a new computer science pilot program making it easier for them to learn computer programming skills.
February 4, 2013
Women's self-defense
Dr. Betty Bennett, who is director of the UNF Educator Preparation Institute as well as a second-degree black belt and certified instructor, discusses easy ways to help protect yourself from a potential attacker on Action News This Morning.
January 31, 2013
Improving grade for education
Dr. Daniel Dinsmore, UNF assistant professor of educational psychology, discusses the improving school grades for the Duval County School District and the next steps needed for success on Action News This Morning.
January 31, 2013
Dieting isn't the answer
Dr. Judy Rodrigeuz, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses living a healthy lifestyle on "First Coast Living." Go to the "Jan 30: Living a Healthy Lifestyle" segment to watch the interview.
January 31, 2013
UNF student wins international computing scholarship
UNF computer science student Jared Wheeler was among four students worldwide to receive the 2012-13 UPE/ACM Student Chapter Scholarship Award from the Association for Computing Machinery, which is the foremost computing science professional organization in the world.
January 30, 2013
Florida immigration impact
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, takes a look at the impact newly proposed immigration reform could have on Florida on WJXT Ch. 4.
January 30, 2013
Jasmine Guys speaks at annual UNF Martin Luther King Jr. event
Veteran television actress, director and choreographer Jasmine Guy is the guest speaker at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the 32nd annual Martin Luther King Scholarship Luncheon at the Adam W. Herbert University Center Banquet Hall.
January 29, 2013
Some Facebook and Instagram users told to provide government-issued ID
Dr. Murat Al, a visiting professor in the UNF School of Computing, told WJXT Ch. 4 viewers that users shouldn't share their government-issued photo ID with Facebook. They should just walk away.
January 28, 2013
UNF's Granberry needed to grieve, so he stepped away
Two weeks after he returned to the UNF basketball program from his father's funeral in Miami, it dawned on Jerron Granberry that something was awry. He was struggling to fall asleep and felt himself getting angry over things that ordinarily never bothered him.
January 28, 2013
UNF Continuing Education offers personal and professional development
Tim Giles, director of UNF's Division of Continuing Education discusses courses offered by the Division for professional development and personal enrichment on WOKV Radio's "Jacksonville Journal."
January 28, 2013
Pension dilemma
Jacksonville’s pension obligation is costing hundreds of millions of dollars a year. UNF President and former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney and Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, take part in a panel discussion on WJCT's "First Coast Forum" to discuss this issue.
January 25, 2013
New MOCA art exhibit
Carl Holman, assistant director of marketing at MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF, discusses a new exhibit that encourages you to go "SLOW" on WJXT Ch. 4's Morning Show.
January 25, 2013
Athletes refuel with chocolate milk
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, explains the healthy benefits of adding chocolate milk to your workout routine on WJXT Ch. 4.
January 25, 2013
New exhibition at MOCA taking it SLOW
"SLOW: Marking Time in Photography and Film," is the first feature exhibit of 2013 for MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF. The collection of work features seven artists who use the most modern technologies of photography, film and video to pose questions about duration and time.
January 23, 2013
Aim Higher
UNF Student Goverment President Carlo Fassi discusses the Aim Higher initiative on Action News This Morning. Aim Higher is a student-led campaign focused on uniting students and community leaders in supporting more funding for higher education and raising awareness of the universities’ strong returns on public investments.
January 23, 2013
Fighting in Algeria
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, shares insights on the fighting taking place in Algeria on WJXT Ch. 4's Morning Show.
January 22, 2013
Teaching with cartoons
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of literacy, discusses how cartoons can be used to teach children on "Katie's Korner," which airs monthly on Action News This Morning.
January 22, 2013
The sky is falling
Did settlers and Indians around the short-lived Fort Caroline settlementin the mid-1500s witness a large fire sparked by a lightning strike? Or could they have seen the aftermath of a major meteor strike in Northeast Florida? Dr. Jay Huebner, UNF professor emeritus in the Department of Physics, has an unusual theory that attempts to answer that question, and he’s investigating an area now known as Round Marsh in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. Click on "Jacksonville Magazine" and go to page 30.
January 22, 2013
Obama starts second term with new, old issues
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses some of the issues President Barack Obama is facing in his second term with WJXT Ch. 4.
January 22, 2013
Presidential inauguration
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, talks about the 57th presidential inauguration with First Coast News during "On Point."
January 22, 2013
UNF campus growth
UNF President John Delaney discusses being named Folio Weekly's Person of the Year and how the campus has grown under his leadership on First Coast News' "On Point" show.
January 17, 2013
UNF president explores adding a football team
President John Delaney has asked the Board of Trustees to start the conversation about adding a football program. He talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about why the University is now exploring football.
January 16, 2013
Giving back helps you and the community
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, discusses how giving back is beneficial to you, as well as others and can help you live longer on Action News This Morning.
January 15, 2013
Jobs for new nurses
A new survey from the American Society of Registered Nurses finds nearly half of newly registered RNs don't have jobs three months after graduation. Dr. Li Loriz, UNF School of Nursing director, shares how UNF nursing students are finding jobs with WJXT Ch. 4.
January 15, 2013
UNF alums create children's TV show
UNF alums Aaron Hazouri and Roderick "Odd Rod" Borisade are two friends who have decided to forget about their day jobs, and pursue their true interests: creating a children's television show.
January 14, 2013
Gambling in the workplace
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF organizational management professor, discusses whether office pools are legal in the workplace on Action News This Morning's "Office Chat," which airs the second Monday of every month.
January 14, 2013
Gun violence as entertainment
Does violence on TV or in video games influence a child enough to encourage him to resort to gun violence in real life? Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, shares her thoughts with WJXT Ch. 4.
January 14, 2013
Aim Higher initiative
UNF President John Delaney and UNF Student Government President Carlo Fassi discuss the new Aim Higher initiative, which asks state lawmakers for an investment of $118 million in order to generate the revenue for a 15 percent tuition increase across the State University System this year on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
January 14, 2013
The 904 film screening and panel discussion
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, will be among panelists discussing the Emmy award-winning documentary film The 904, which looks at the complex issues surrounding violent crime in Jacksonville, during a free screening and panel discussion next week at the Jacksonville Main Library. He discusses this issue on WJCT's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 28:38-minute mark to hear the interview.
January 11, 2013
UNF students hold Aim Higher rally
UNF students are banding together with other state universities in what's called the Aim Higher initiative to urge legislators for $118 million to avoid raising tuition next year.
January 11, 2013
Sharks here to stay in area waters
Jim Gelsleichter, UNF assistant professor of biology and Shark Program director, tells the St. Augustine Record that sharks are quite abundant in our area.
January 11, 2013
Delaney named 2012 Person of the Year by Folio Weekly
John Delaney has been a prosecutor, city general counsel and two-term mayor of Jacksonville; he’s now closing in on his 10th year as UNF president. Folio Weekly chose to honor Delaney for taking a leading role in trying to convince the 19-member Jacksonville City Council to amend the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance to include protections for gays and lesbians.
January 9, 2013
Great white shark off our coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Program director, and Mike McCallister, UNF shark research assistant, tell WJXT Ch. 4 about the University's new great white shark research program and a database they created, so the public can report every great white shark sighting they see off our coast.
January 9, 2013
Keeping your New Year's resolutions
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, UNF associate professor of psychology, shares ways you can stick to your resolutions for the New Year.
January 7, 2013
UNF scientist links climate change and gray snapper
Dr. Matt Kimball, UNF assistant professor of biology, worked with other scientists to develop projections of gray snapper distribution under several climate change scenarios.
January 3, 2013
Next round: Debt ceiling
If you thought the fiscal cliff fight was tough, Dr. Andres Gallo, chair of the Department of Economics and Geography at UNF, says we haven't seen anything yet.
January 2, 2013
New Year's resolutions
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF assistant professor of literacy, talks about books that can help you keep your New Year's resolutions on "Katie's Korner," which airs the last Wednesday of each month on Action News This Morning.
January 2, 2013
Best diet for 2013
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses how to find the best diet for you in the New Year.
January 2, 2013
Jacksonville's Southern accent is going but far from gone
Dr. Ron Kephart, a linguist and associate professor of anthropology at UNF, shares with The Florida Times-Union how peers greatly influence your speech.
January 2, 2013
Pick the best diet plan for you
People who are successful at weight loss often have a plan that fits their lifestyle and that they are motivated to stick with. Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, worked with the USA Today to create a quiz that will help you find the best diet for you.
January 2, 2013
Holiday leftover food safety
Joseph Quinlan, UNF nutrition instructor, shares with First Coast Living what holiday leftovers you should keep and what to toss as well as safely storing leftovers. Scroll to the "Dec. 26: UNF Nutrition" segment.
January 2, 2013
Fiscal cliff and the year ahead
Dr. Andres Gallo, chair of the Department of Economics and Geography at UNF, discusses the fiscal cliff and the economic outlook for the year on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Click on the Jan. 2 segment.
January 2, 2013
UNF ports project
Dr. David Jaffee, professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UNF, discusses the community-based project that looks at all aspects of the Jacksonville Port Authority on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show. Go to the Dec. 17 segment and scroll to the 39:42-minute mark.