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February 19, 2018
New study shows independent operators provide majority of U.S. ATMs, serve under-banked
Markets Insider highlights a study by geo-economists in UNF's Coggin College of Business that offers unique insights into one of the world's largest and most dynamic ATM markets.
February 19, 2018
JEA debate
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the stakes surrounding a potential sale of JEA.
February 19, 2018
Why students live-streamed high school mass shooting
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to MarketWatch about the changing role of social media in mass shootings.
February 16, 2018
Mental health at forefront following Parkland shooting
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, speaks with First Coast News about mental health following the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
February 14, 2018
Trump's road to testifying in the Mueller probe
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the Robert Mueller probe with CNN legal analyst Michael Zeldin on Political Insanity.
February 14, 2018
Five things to know about the new UNF poll
A new survey from the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF took the temperature of 619 likely voters on a number of topics, including the governor's race, felon voting rights, offshore drilling, guns on campus and DACA
February 12, 2018
Gubernatorial candidates suffer from low name recognition, new survey says
Whether Republican or Democrat, Florida’s gubernatorial candidates have an existential problem. Florida voters really don’t know who they are. A new poll by UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab lays out the name identification problem for the field in sharp relief for Florida Politics.
February 9, 2018
All signs point to sale of JEA
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF Department of Management chair, tells Action News that selling off JEA would have detrimental consequences to the employees who work there and to all of Northeast Florida.
February 8, 2018
New UNF poll looks at upcoming senate race, Trump's job performance
Dr. Michael Binder, director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, visits “First Coast Connect” to talk about the latest polling numbers regarding a potential race between Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott as well as Trump's presidency.
February 7, 2018
Jacksonville-area restaurants taking precautions during flu season
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, tells Action News that restaurant diners should look for sneeze guards over salad bars and buffets when dining out.
February 7, 2018
UNF poll: Bill Nelson bests Rick Scott and Floridians approve of Robert Mueller, not Trump
The Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF has a new poll that reveals Sen. Bill Nelson in the lead for the upcoming Senate election, with Gov. Rick Scott trailing close behind. The survey also shows that President Trump’s job approval rating has risen some since last fall.
February 5, 2018
'Renaissance man'
Artist Jim Draper, UNF painting and drawing instructor, is the recipient of the Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award, a grant of $10,000 from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
February 5, 2018
Trump's first State of the Union address
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Action News Jax Sunday.
February 2, 2018
Creating stimulating learning environments for infants
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses language development and social learning in infants on "First Coast Living."
February 1, 2018
Downtown millennials
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, as well as Ryan McDonagh and Todd Higginbotham, UNF graduate students in the Master of Public Administration Program, discuss a class project that focuses on getting more millennials to move downtown on "First Coast Connect."
February 1, 2018
Small talent pool was likely Jacksonville's downfall in Amazon HQ2 proposal
Dr. Mary Borg, UNF political economy professor, tells Action News that a small talent pool likely hurt Jacksonville’s chances at a spot on Amazon’s short list for its second headquarters.
January 31, 2018
Cutting calories without cutting flavor
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses replacing starchier foods with healthier options on "First Coast Living."
January 31, 2018
Jacksonville-based Stein Mart reviewing options after stock plunge
Dr. Andres Gallo, UNF economics professor, tells Action News that retailers can find ways to reduce costs but have to draw customers to brick and mortar stores.
January 31, 2018
Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown to run for Congress
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells The Florida Times-Union that Brown will need a strong showing in Jacksonville in his run for Congress.
January 31, 2018
Mental health in college students
Dr. Andrew King, director of the UNF Counseling Center, discusses depression and anxiety in college students on 99.5 FM's "Hot Topics."
January 30, 2018
UNF improving marine life on the First Coast
UNF students and faculty have the opportunity to conduct marine research aboard the W.T. Hogarth, a 78-foot state-of-the-art research vessel that will serve as a floating lab for UNF students and others around the state.
January 30, 2018
Vacationing man critically injured when sand dune tunnel collapses
Dr. Nick Hudyma, UNF professor of civil engineering, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that changes to sediment, such as sand, can alter its structure, thereby possibly causing it to collapse.
January 26, 2018
UNF conducts marine research aboard new floating lab
UNF students and faculty in the Coastal Marine and Biology Flagship Program will be participating in research aboard the W.T. Hogarth, a new 78-foot vessel that will serve as a floating lab for college students across the state.
January 26, 2018
Alligator-and-python battle plays out on a golf course
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, talks to Earth Touch News Network about alligators being opportunistic predators.
January 26, 2018
Memory skills for children
Dr. Tracy Alloway, Psychology Graduate Program director, shares tips from her new book to help kids improve memory skills on "River City Live."
January 26, 2018
JSO officers to get more diversity training
Cheryl Gonzalez, chief diversity officer at UNF, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about diversity and the need for a more holistic approach to policing.
January 26, 2018
UNF to research marine life from new state-of-the-art vessel
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Coastal Marine and Biology Flagship Program, speaks with Action News about the W.T. Hogarth, a new research vessel that will help faculty and students conduct marine research for generations to come.
January 25, 2018
Adaptive Toy Project uses robotics to help children with disabilities
Robotics Trends speaks with Dr. Juan Aceros, electrical engineering assistant professor, about the Adaptive Toy Project, which retrofits ride-on vehicles and stuffed toys to help local children with disabilities be more engaged with their surroundings.
January 23, 2018
UNF conducts marine research aboard W.T. Hogarth vessel
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Coastal Marine and Biology Flagship Program, talks to "First Coast Connect" about a new research vessel that will help faculty and students at UNF and other Florida universities conduct marine research.
January 23, 2018
Justice Breyer talks history, law at UNF
For an hour on the stage at the UNF Arena, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer recounted the histories of Supreme Court cases, shared why he thinks judges should consider international precedents and jabbed at the Jaguars’ defeat.
January 22, 2018
UNF students take part in dig at 1,000-year-old Native American site
Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF archaeologist, talks to Action News about a Native American site in the Fort Caroline area that dates back 1,000 years.
January 19, 2018
UNF Police Department receives grant for additional body cameras
The UNF Police Department recently received a federal grant through the Department of Justice to supply them with new body-worn cameras.
January 18, 2018
How the Bible helps Pence navigate his role as Trump's vice president
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF religious studies professor, tells USA Today that Vice President Pence's willingness to partner with President Trump helped convince religious conservatives to support the ticket.
January 18, 2018
Exploring the myths and truths of canola oil
Dr. Zhiping Yu, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares myths and facts about canola oil in "The Goods," a monthly column that runs in the The Florida Times-Union.
January 17, 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars season ticket ‘deposits’ skyrocket in wake of playoff run
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF associate professor of sport management, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the increase in demand for Jaguars season tickets.
January 17, 2018
UNF police get funding for body-worn cameras
The UNF Police Department recently received a federal grant through the Department of Justice to supply them with new body-worn cameras.
January 16, 2018
Republicans in immigrant-rich Fla. scramble in wake of Trump’s remarks
The Washington Post cites an October poll of registered voters by the UNF Public Opinion and Research Lab that found 37 percent approved and 59 percent disapproved of President Donald Trump.
January 11, 2018
Federal junk food tax feasible, study says
Dr. Lauri Wright, director of the clinical nutrition program at UNF, tells MedPage Today that a tax alone can't fix obesity, diabetes and other obesity-related diseases.
January 10, 2018
Shutter to Think: MOCA's Unverified photo exhibit plays with reality
Kelly Malcolm, UNF assistant professor of photography, is the curator of MOCA Jacksonville's new Unverified exhibit on display Thursday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, March 25, in the UNF Gallery at the museum. She discusses the new exhibit with EU Jacksonville.
January 10, 2018
'Secrets of Spanish Florida'
"Secrets of Spanish Florida" documentary recently aired on PBS and includes interviews with Dr. Denise Bossy, UNF associate professor; Professor Emeritus Dr. Dan Schafer; and Dr. J. Michael Francis, former professor. Watch soon, the link will expire on Wednesday, Jan. 24.
January 9, 2018
Keeping New Year's resolutions
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, shares tips that will help individuals achieve their New Year's resolutions on "River City Live."
January 9, 2018
More sharks in Jacksonville beaches area could mean they're breeding
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology, tells Action News Jax he's been measuring hormone levels of sharks in his research in order to try and assess their reproductive biology.
January 9, 2018
UNF earns Top 40 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Online Bachelor’s Programs'
UNF is among hundreds of higher education institutions included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs rankings released today. UNF is ranked among the Top 40 colleges and universities in the country for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs,” which includes data from nearly 1,500 distance-education degree programs nationwide.
January 8, 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars hosting first home playoff game in a generation has big economic implications
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF associate professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union it will be difficult for the Jaguars not to capitalize financially on hosting a playoff game.
January 5, 2018
Northeast Florida hospitals seek prescription to blunt potential nursing shortage
Dr. Li Loriz, director of the UNF School of Nursing, tells The Florida Times-Union she believes Northeast Florida will likely see a nursing shortage maximize in five years.
January 5, 2018
Inside the story of America's 19th-century opiate addiction
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, tells Smithsonian.com that by 1895, morphine and opium powders, like OxyContin and other prescription opioids today, had led to an addiction epidemic that affected roughly 1 in 200 Americans.
January 4, 2018
It’s a jazz thing: Jacksonville jazz lovers keep the music going
John Lumpkin, UNF Alumni Association Board member, speaks with First Coast Magazine about the internationally-acclaimed jazz program at UNF and the local jazz scene in Jacksonville.
January 4, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer upcoming UNF speaker
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will discuss the international role of the high court January 22 on campus. UNF President John Delaney discusses the upcoming lecture and reflects on his successes the last 15 years at the University on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
January 2, 2018
America's opioid epidemic began more than a century ago with the Civil War
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses the opioid crisis in America with The Guardian.
January 2, 2018
John Delaney on his career and legacy at UNF
UNF President John Delaney discusses his accomplishments at the University over the last 15 years and his legacy on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."