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December 19, 2014
Bush as Fla. governor vs. president
MSNBC spoke with Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Department of Political Science and Public Administration chair, about how former governor Jeb Bush's policies as governor will affect his run for president.
December 18, 2014
U.S. and Cuba relations
Dr. David Schwam-Baird spoke with WJXT Ch. 4 the Local Station about the U.S. government easing travel restrictions, opening an embassy and expanding trade, a few of the new policies aimed at rebuilding relations between the U.S and Cuba.
December 17, 2014
Jeb Bush exploring 2016 presidential run
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and author of "Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida," discusses Bush's possible run for president on WJXT Ch.4's "The Morning Show."
December 16, 2014
Avoiding holiday meltdowns
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses how to handle stressful family situations during the holidays on First Coast News' "The Chat."
December 16, 2014
Jeb Bush set to release thousands of e-mails
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science at Public Administration, tells USA Today that he believes Jeb Bush sending the e-mails is a smart political move as a potential Republican presidential candidate.
December 15, 2014
Outstanding volunteerism
Recent UNF graduate Rachel Kurzinski was recognized by The Florida Times-Union for going above and beyond in doing volunteer work as a UNF student.
December 15, 2014
Workforce dropouts first battle despair, then many retire early
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells The Florida Times-Union that the labor force participation rate has been low due to a relatively older population.
December 12, 2014
UNF ranks in top 50 in 2015 Best Online Colleges
UNF was recognized by the Affordable Colleges Foundation, a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, by earning a place in the top 50 on its new ranking of 2015's Best Online Colleges.
December 11, 2014
UNF students adapt ride-on toy cars for children with physical disabilities
Kids just want to have fun and now with the help of UNF engineering and physical therapy students, kids with physcial disabilities will have access to an adapted toy car.
December 10, 2014
UNF student advocates for disability services
Sara Gaver, a UNF junior, has become an expert at removing obstacles for herself and other students with physical disabilities. She shared her story with "The Florida Times-Union."
December 9, 2014
UNF turns to dogs for study aid
Dogs from the Canine Companions for Independence group stopped by the UNF's Thomas G. Carpenter Library for hours of petting and stress relief for hundreds of students.
December 5, 2014
UNF IPTM class participates in pedestrian-involved crash simulation exercise
Crashes involving pedestrians are a growing risk in Jacksonville and across the country. Action News talks to instructors and law enforcement agencies participating in a class at UNF's Institute of Police Technology and Management about their first-hand experience investigating these tyeps of crashes during a recent simulation exercise.
December 5, 2014
'Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida'
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses his new book, "Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida" in SiriusXM News & Issues.
December 4, 2014
Destructive port competition is coming at public expense
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, shares his opinion on port competition with the Jacksonville Business Journal.
December 3, 2014
Political social media controversies
Dr. Matt Childers, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the perils of political opinions in our social media age on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" radio show.
December 2, 2014
Jax seeks 60 percent with degrees, certificates by 2025
Local business and educational leaders gathered to announce the launch of "Earn Up," an ambitious higher education initiative with a goal of having 60 percent of adults with training certificates or college degrees by 2025. UNF President John Delaney tells WJXT Ch. 4 that Northeast Florida is fortunate to have a diverse range of outstanding higer education options.
December 2, 2014
Professor weighs in on Middleburg tragedy
Dr. Gabriel Ybarra, associate professor of pychology, spoke with First Coast News about coping mechanisms for childhood tragedy.
December 1, 2014
UNF scorekeeper: No hands, no legs, no problem
For Kent Bell, UNF men's basketball scorekeeper, living life without limits and without limbs is not a problem. First Coast News shares his story.
December 1, 2014
Jacksonville split over joining a southern port dredging frenzy
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor and critic of the Jacksonville port deepening, talks to NPR's "All Things Considered" about the port and how it's an important component of the local economy.
December 1, 2014
Healthy drinking practices
Dr. Alireza Jahan-mihan, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, talks about ways to reduce calories in the beverages you drink on "First Coast Living."
November 26, 2014
Going green with UNF’s Environmental Center
James Taylor, Environmental Center coordinator, spoke with WJCT 89.9 Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" about what "going green" means on campus and the 10th anniversary of the Center.
November 25, 2014
Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed African-American teenager on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
November 25, 2014
UNF and Army Corps of Engineers partner to develop STEM students
The University has joined forces with the Jacksonville district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in an educational partnership to develop students in the STEM subject areas — science, technology, engineering and math.
November 25, 2014
Grand jury decision setback for race relations
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, a sociologist at the University of North Florida, said protests will continue and possibly even ramp up if more police shootings occur where unarmed African-American males are killed by officers.
November 25, 2014
UNF professor weighs in on Ferguson decision
Dr. Jeffrianne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, spoke with Action News about strains on race relations and how the country can move forward after the events in Ferguson, Mo.
November 25, 2014
Violent protests show there's lots of work to do
Dr. Jeffianne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, spoke to First Coast News about Ferguson protests and the racial divide they indicate.
November 25, 2014
Social media lights up after grand jury decision
Dr. Jeffrianne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, spoke to First Coast News about how the country is using social media to weigh in on the events in Ferguson, Mo.
November 24, 2014
Fanatics goes from small Jacksonville store to billion dollar business
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union that technology has made Fanatics one of the top sports apparel businesses.
November 24, 2014
Changes in immigration laws
Dr. Josh Gellers, assistant professor of political science and public administration, weighed in with WJXT Ch. 4 on the controversy surrounding President Obama's immigration plan.
November 22, 2014
Security on campus and local schools
Focusing on campus security in the wake of the Florida State University shooting. A panel of local officials and activists, including Frank J. Mackesy, UPD chief, discuss the pros and cons on "This Week in Jacksonville."
November 22, 2014
Emotional student impact
Dr. Andy King, UNF counseling center director, tells WJXT Ch. 4 about the emotional impact the shooting at Florida State University could have on students.
November 21, 2014
Balancing rights of privacy and security
Ellen Gasser, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice adjunct instructor, shared her opinion on privacy as a cherished right with The Florida Times-Union.
November 21, 2014
Concerns in wake of FSU shooting
WJXT Ch.4 spoke with Frank Mackesy, UPD chief, to discuss the concerns and preventative measures the University has in place to prevent similar events from happening.
November 20, 2014
Retired UNF history professor wants to raise awareness about ovarian cancer
Dr. Elizabeth Furdell, retiree emeritus, spoke to The Florida Times-Union about her efforts to raise awareness to ovairian cancer.
November 20, 2014
University trauma counseling
Dr. Andrew King, UNF Counseling Center director, told WJXT Ch. 4 The Local Station that university counseling centers make it a point to be there for the students in any situation.
November 20, 2014
UNF reacts to FSU shooting
UNF is showed its support for the FSU community affected by the shooting in Strozier Library. WJXT Ch. 4 Th Local Station explored the campus preparedness in the case of a similar event.
November 20, 2014
Northeast Florida campus security plans in place
UNF Police Chief Frank Mackesy told The Florida Times-Union the university takes a three-pronged approach to campus security: prevention, intervention and enforcement.
November 20, 2014
UNF, UF react to Florida State campus shooting
Officials at Florida's other public universities expressed sympathy and outrage about the early morning shooting on FSU's campus. WJXT Ch. 4 The Local Station shared these reactions.
November 20, 2014
Local universities train for shooter scenario
Frank J. Mackesy, UNF police chief, shared how the University prepares for scenarios like the one in Tallahassee with First Coast News.
November 20, 2014
Local universities solidify safety plans after FSU shooting
Frank Mackesy, UNF police chief, shared a few insights on campus safety measures an what he hopes to learn from the events in Tallahassee.
November 20, 2014
Security measures intact at local colleges
WOKV News Radio spoke with Frank Mackesy, UNF police chief, about the state of security on campus in light of the events at Florida State University.
November 19, 2014
Positive parenting tips
Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate psychology professor, talked with First Coast News' "The Chat" about positive reenforcement in parenting.
November 14, 2014
UNF professor weighs in on Ferguson grand jury decision
Dr. Jeffrianne Wilder, associate sociology professor, spoke with First Coast News about the verdict in the Ferguson, Mo. grand jury decision.
November 14, 2014
How UNF's logistics program is shaping the local industry
Transportation and logistics was one of the original majors when the University opened in 1972. Lynn Brown, associate director of the UNF Transportation and Logistics Flagship program, spoke with the Jacksonville Business Journal about the high demand for transportation and logistics graduates and what it means for the program.
November 13, 2014
Debunking myths about turkey
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses myths about turkey and provides tips for including it in a healthy diet in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
November 12, 2014
UNF surfer makes waves as a pro
UNF freshman and Presidential Scholar Piper Austin, 19, has already won three Eastern Surfing Association championships and was featured in The Florida Times-Union.
November 12, 2014
UNF men's basketball player inspires others
UNF men's basketball center Romelo Banks, a sophomore, shares how he gets his inspiration to overcome and succeed from his late mother with WJXT Ch. 4's The Morning Show.
November 12, 2014
Jacksonville military history facts
Alan Bliss and Jay Smith, adjunct instructors in the Department of History at UNF, share facts about the area's military history with jacksonville.com.
November 12, 2014
Airline etiquette
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses airline travel etiquette on First Coast News' "The Chat."
November 11, 2014
Vets suffer growing disconnect with public; gap needs narrowed
Veterans shared about the gap between military life and civilian life. Senior Daryn Parker told The Florida Times-Union about how the UNF Military Veterans Resource Center aids in the transition.
November 9, 2014
UNF program gives students with autism support
The THRIVE program at UNF gives students with autism the support needed to have a full educational experience. Read about the program, its participants and organizers in this Florida Times-Union article.
November 7, 2014
Great white sharks off Jacksonville’s coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Program director,talks to Action News about how he is tracking great white sharks off our coast to determine their movement patterns and how long they stay here.
November 7, 2014
UNF zombies thrill on way to record production
Zombies invaded the campus at UNF in order to set a record for the largest college campus production, and First Coast News caught all the thrilling action.
November 6, 2014
Speedier adoption process reaches a milestone in Duval County
Nancy Harrison, an adjunct law instructor in UNF's Division of Continuing Education and a family lawyer, tells The Florida Times-Union that privatization does speed the adoption process while keeping protections in place.
November 6, 2014
UNF students polling voters
Students in the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab polled registered voters as they left their precincts on election day to see which issues were most important to them. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares the results with WJXT Ch. 4.
November 6, 2014
'200 Surefire Ways to Eat Well and Feel Better'
Jenna Braddock, instructor in the Nutrition Flagship Program, discusses the new book "200 Surefire Ways to Eat Well and Feel Better," a collaborative effort among nutrition faculty, on "First Coast Living."
November 5, 2014
Clay County Schools at tipping point
Dr. Luke Cornelius, UNF associate professor and director of the Higher Education Administration Department, talks to the Clay Today about school districts needing experienced leadership.
November 5, 2014
Misperceptions hinder efforts of law enforcement
Times have changed, along with notions of privacy. Ellen Glasser, visiting adjunct in the UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, shared her opinion about privacy and technology with philly.com.
November 4, 2014
Reading nutrition labels
Jenna Braddock, instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares how viewers can read nutrition labels on food products on First Coast News' "The Chat."
November 4, 2014
Seniors hold key to whether medical marijuana goes up in smoke
Fifty-six percent of Florida seniors voted during the last midterm election, so they have as much say as anyone when they head to the polls. Dr. Michael Binder, political science and public administration assistant professor, tells Action News that a recent poll tallied two-thirds of Florida voters in support of the medical marijuana measure.
November 4, 2014
Journalist looks at government and media from Watergate to the 21st century
Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Carl Bernstein will be speaking at UNF this week to a sold-out crowd. He discusses his lecture on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show. Scroll to the 33:54-minute mark to hear the interview.
November 4, 2014
Last chance to vote on medical marijuana
Amendment 2 originally had a lot of support, but that support has decreased significantly in recent months. Dr. Michael Binder tells Action News about the recent decrease in support.
November 3, 2014
A journey beyond limits
Kent Bell was born without arms and without legs, for reasons never fully determined. Doctors told his mother he had 24 hours to live. That was 49 years ago. For the past 17 years, he’s been the scorekeeper at pressure-packed UNF basketball and volleyball games, working the clock and scoreboard with a stylus he holds in his mouth.
November 3, 2014
'Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida'
If Jeb Bush runs for the presidency in 2016, UNF political scientist Dr. Matthew Corrigan’s book, “Conservative Hurricane,” will be a must-read for pundits and voters across the nation who want to be well-informed about how Bush can be expected to govern.
November 3, 2014
UNF engineering student presents at Missle, Space and Range Pioneers event
Chelsea Partridge, a UNF senior engineering student, was featured in Spaceflight Insider, for a recent presentation she conducted on the Cube-Sat project, which is being conducted by the Orbital Ospreys, a University volunteer undergraduate research group.
November 3, 2014
Panel discusses Human Rights Ordinance for Jacksonville at UNF
A panel of six area experts met at the Lazzara Performance Hall on the UNF campus to discuss a human rights ordinance for the city. The event was sponsored by the One Jax Institute at UNF, WJCT and The Florida Times-Union.
November 3, 2014
Polls show close Fla. gubernatorial race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF political science and public administration assistant professor, has been crunching the numbers for months. And on the eve of Election Day, he tells Action News Florida's gubernatorial race between Democrat Charlie Crist and Republican Gov. Rick Scott is too close to call.
October 31, 2014
New poll still shows dead heat in governor's race
A new poll shows the governor's race is in a dead heat. Dr. Michael Binder, assistant professor of political science and public administration, spoke with Action News about what it means for the race and Florida voters.
October 30, 2014
UNF launches Northeast Florida's first Confucius Institute
A prestigious Chinese language program will soon call the University of North Florida home.
October 30, 2014
Local author examines Jeb Bush's Florida legacy amid rumors of presidential run
As Jeb Bush's family hints at a potential presidential run in 2016, a new book reflects on his political career in Florida. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, traces Bush's turn as governor in his new book, "Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida" on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
October 30, 2014
Workspace: Corrigan is a political expert who teaches new generations
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, has long been considered an expert in his field, but he didn't get that expertise as a candidate. He's featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record's "Workspace" column.
October 30, 2014
Health benefits of pumpkin
Janine Dray, instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the benefits of pumpkin in our diets on "First Coast Living."
October 30, 2014
Adapting battery powered toy cars for use by children with disabilities
UNF engineering students adapt battery powered toy cars for use by children with disabilities.
October 29, 2014
Mackesy named head of UNF police department
Former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Frank Mackesy has been named the new director of Safety and Security for the University's Police Department.
October 29, 2014
UNF to open Chinese language and culture institute
UNF is set to bring Chinese language and culture to the forefront on the First Coast with a new Confucius Institute.
October 28, 2014
UNF economist: Inflation holds steady
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells The Florida Times-Union that the inflation rate actually went down.
October 24, 2014
Children and media
Dr. Tracy Alloway discussed the use of media by children and teens on "The Chat" on First Coast News.
October 23, 2014
Who won the third gubernatorial debate?
Dr. Matthew Childers, UNF assistant professor of political science, sits down with Action News to gauge who won the final Florida gubernatorial debate.
October 23, 2014
Smart social media strategy equals more money, volunteers for nonprofits
Dr. Georgette Dumont, UNF assistant professor of public administration, discusses a new survey she conducted on the relationship between nonprofits and social media with the Jacksonville Daily Record.
October 23, 2014
MOCA offers rare glimpse into the world of UNF art professor
Jason John, UNF assistant professor of painting, is currently featured in the Museum of Contemporary Art's group exhibit, "Get Real: New American Painting," as well as a participant in the inventive offering, The Jason John Studio Experience. He's featured in Folio Weekly.
October 23, 2014
Buddy bears and pink gloves at UNF
UNF Nursing students say forget about puttin' on your dancin' shoes. This October they're putting on their pink gloves to dance for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. First Coast News covered the event.
October 22, 2014
Support for medical marijuana fading
Dr. Matthew Childers, UNF assistant professor of political science, talks to Action News about the medical marijuana proposition that will be on the November election ballot.
October 22, 2014
Mosquitoes are sticking around, and they're sticking us, too
Dr. Dan Moon, chair of the Department of Biology at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that as long as there is heat and moisture, mosquitoes will thrive, and that’s exactly what they’re doing in Jacksonville.
October 21, 2014
Duval's Teach for America teachers on par with regularly trained educators
Dr. Lynne Raiser, education professor at the UNF Education Preparation Institute, shares her insight about Teach for America teachers with The Florida Times-Union.
October 21, 2014
Scott, Crist rumble one last time in TV debate
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells the Orlando Sentinel that most voters have already made up their minds prior to political debates.
October 21, 2014
New teachers talk challenges and triumphs
The Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program was developed by Duval County Public Schools in partnership with UNF and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund as one of several privately-funded Quality Education for All initiatives aimed at improving the district's education talent pool. WJCT Public Radio features two teachers in the program.
October 21, 2014
Practical tips for choosing and acquiring works of art
Dr. Debra Murphy, chair of the Department of Art and Design at UNF, talks to Jacksonville Magazine about selecting artwork. Scroll to page 34 to read the article.
October 21, 2014
Decoding vitamins
Dr. Judith Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, offers her take on the most important vitamins for women as they age in Jacksonville Magazine. Scroll to page 52 to read the article.
October 17, 2014
UNF nursing students prepare for health risks
Students in the UNF Nursing Flagship Program talk to Action News about how they are taught to take precautions for health risks like the Ebola virus.
October 16, 2014
Marriage on the decline
Dr. Jenny Stuber,UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses the decline in marragie on First Coast News' "The Chat" talk show.
October 16, 2014
English professor explores history of a discipline through classroom records
Dr. Laura Heffernan, UNF assistant professor of English, discusses conducting archival research to recover the century-long history of how professors taught English literature in the United States and United Kingdom in an article published by the American Council of Learned Societies.
October 15, 2014
Discussion about Islam
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science and past president of the First Coast Free Thought Society, and Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of finance and Human Rights Commission member, discusses Islam on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
October 14, 2014
Open primaries would be ineffective, possibly unconstitutional
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares his opinion about open primaries with the Sun Sentinel.
October 14, 2014
French professor sees language as entry to culture
Dr. Shira Schwam-Baird, UNF French professor, shares how she thinks individuals should see more of the planet and speak languages other than English on "Closing the Loop" radio broadcast.
October 14, 2014
Jacksonville port deepening raises environmental concerns
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells WJCT Public Radio that a state with so many resources like Florida it’s hard to strike a balance between growing the economy and protecting the environment.
October 14, 2014
Economic development, UNF growth and more
UNF President John Delaney and former Jacksonville mayor talks to the Jacksonville Business Journal about the University's expansion over the years and the city's economic development.
October 13, 2014
UNF poll reveals Crist leads in Florida race for govenor
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses a new statewide poll focusing on the Florida governor's race, Amendment 2 and approval ratings on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
October 10, 2014
UNF race for governor poll
A new poll by the University of North Florida finds former Gov. Charlie Crist slightly edging out current Gov. Rick Scott.
October 8, 2014
Jeb Bush for 2016?
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses his new book, "Conservative Hurricane," on WJXT Ch. 4's The Morning Show.
October 8, 2014
University of North Florida buys student apartments for $30M
Shari Shuman, chief financial officer, spoke to the Daily Record about UNF's purchase of the developed property in the First Coast Tech Park, a research park created for the benefit of the university.
October 8, 2014
Nancy Soderberg is giving back to the business
The distinguished visiting professor and national security expert talks with Folio Weekly about pushing students toward public service, ISIS and why Obama can't catch a break.
October 7, 2014
Grant aimed at business growth
Janice Donaldson, regional director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells WJXT Ch. 4 about the University winning a five-year contract with the U.S. Small Business Administration, totaling nearly $1.6 million to help fund a new program, ScaleUp America, designed to create jobs, increase sales and provide access to additional capital for business development.
October 3, 2014
Experts say Dunn retrial promotes race relations
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, and attorney Mark O'Mara, who represented George Zimmerman, share how the retrial of Michael Dunn has impacted race relations on First Coast News.
October 3, 2014
IPTM develops intenstive safety course for Jamaican officers
Instructors at the Institute of Technoloy and Management at UNF developed a seven-month intensive multi-faceted safety course for road safety officers at the Caribbean Maritime Institute. The Jamaica Information Service covered the course closing ceremony.
October 3, 2014
Lexi Thompson works with young golfers at UNF
Lexi Thompson, who became the second-youngest LPGA major champion in history in winning the Kraft Nabisco last April, brought her clinic to UNF's Golfplex, working with a mix of UNF students and junior members of The First Tee.
October 2, 2014
UNF race expert discusses race and justice issues
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, and Mark O’Mara, a CNN legal analyst and attorney who led the high-profile defense of George Zimmerman, discuss the Michael Dunn verdict and issues of race and justice on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
October 2, 2014
Jacksonville one of eight cities to get federal funding for business growth
Janice Donaldson, regional director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells the Jacksonville Business Journal about a $1.6 million contract awarded to the University for a new initiative of the U.S. Small Business Administration called “ScaleUp America.”
October 1, 2014
TV shows to watch this fall
Linda Howell, UNF senior English instructor, shares what new and returning shows to watch this fall on First Coast News' "The Chat."
October 1, 2014
Florida governor's race draws near
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the upcoming governor's race on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
October 1, 2014
Taking steps to protect credit card information
Dr. Sandeep Reddivari, UNF assistant professor of computing, shares steps that can be taken to protect your credit card information with The Florida Times-Union.
September 30, 2014
Social etiquette
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses how social etiquette has evolved on First Coast News' "The Chat."
September 29, 2014
Maintain your brain
Jacksonville Magazine interviewed Jeanette Toohey, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute director in UNF Continuing Education, about protecting the aging brain. Flip to page 37 in the e-edition.
September 29, 2014
Heroism of Indian Muslim woman in World War II inspires today
Better Together at UNF, a student organization composed of religiously diverse students with a mission of mobilizing their peers to voice their values, hosted a screening of the documentary "Enemy of the Reich." It followed with a panel discussion that included one of the film's producers, UNF interfaith students, various community religious leaders and UNF president John A. Delaney as facilitator.
September 26, 2014
UNF partners with state officials on sea turtle research
Dr. Dan Moon, UNF Department of Biology chair, speaks with WJCT Public Radio about partnering with the Florida Wildlife Commission to study sea turtles in the department's state-of-the-art necropsy lab.
September 26, 2014
Composing with computers
Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan, UNF assistant professor of computing, is adding an element of technology into the composition process and discusses her research on WAMC Public Radio's "The Academic Minute," a syndicated radio program that airs across the country.
September 26, 2014
NFL examines its record on hiring of womein in wake of Ray Rice case
The New York Times referenced a survey conducted by Drs. Kristi Sweeney and Elizabeth Gregg, both UNF assistant professors of sport management, that found 25 percent of women said the NFL's handling of the Rice episode would discourage them from not only attending league games but also from the consumption of league-related media content.
September 25, 2014
Finding hidden salt in foods
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses how to spot hidden salt in foods on "First Coast Living."
September 25, 2014
Tight race for governor
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration, spoke with WJXT Ch. 4 The Local Station about the latest Quinnipiac University polling numbers on the Florida governor's race.
September 25, 2014
Concerns grow over aggressive building on Florida's coast
Dr. Courtney Hackney, director of the Coastal Biology Flagship Program at UNF, discusses how climate change is threatening our coast and how building continues along the coastline despite beach erosion on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
September 24, 2014
Former U.S. ambassador discusses Syrian airstrikes
Former United States Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the air strikes in Syria by the U.S. with Action News.
September 24, 2014
A ribbon, other tricks to help you lose weight
Alexia Lewis, adjunct instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship program, shares tips with WJXT Ch. 4 on how to eat less.
September 23, 2014
The military-industrial complex and the rush to war
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, shares his thoughts on the United States engaging ISIS in war with the Folio Weekly.
September 23, 2014
Nutrition for student athletes
Jenna Braddock, instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses nutritional needs for kids who are athletes on "First Coast Living."
September 22, 2014
Jaguars continue to dodge NFL local TV blackouts for home games
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union that avoiding a blackout for a home NFL franchise is one of the greatest priorities for clubs.
September 22, 2014
NFL and domestic violence survey
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, discusses a new survey that she and Dr. Elizabeth Gregg, also an assistant professor of sport management, conducted that has found twice as many women as men think that Rice should never play again on WJXT Ch. 4's Morning Show.
September 22, 2014
Libertarian an alternative in governor's race
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells the Miami Herald that a third-party candidate might do better than they usually do in the current Florida gubernatorial race.
September 22, 2014
New UNF survey gauges public reaction to NFL domestic abuse issues
Drs. Kristi Sweeney and Elizabeth Gregg, both assistant professors in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management at UNF, discuss the NFL's need to change if it wants to continue to prosper on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
September 22, 2014
2014 St. Johns River Report
Dr. Radha Pyati, chair of the Department of Chemistry at UNF, discusses this year's River Report results on WEJZ 96.1 FM's "Inside Jacksonville" radio show.
September 19, 2014
UNF researchers say women could determine NFL’s future
As the list of NFL players facing domestic violence charges continues to grow, Drs. Kristi Sweeney and Elizabeth Gregg, both assistant professors in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management at UNF, released a nation-wide study that reveals the impact NFL domestic violence will have on female fans.
September 18, 2014
UNF LGBT Resource Center awarded $18,000 grant
The UNF LGBT Resource Center was awarded an $18,000 grant to help create a campus-wide education and visibility campaign by the LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida, a new fund established by the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
September 18, 2014
The Goods: Turmeric has been said to have health benefits
Jill McCann Snyder, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, shares about the health benefits of this old Indian spice in The Florida Times-Union's "The Goods" monthly column.
September 18, 2014
UNF survey finds domestic violence issue a possible NFL fumble
Twice as many women as men think Ray Rice, former Baltimore Ravens running back, should never play in the NFL again, according to a survey conducted by Drs. Kristi Sweeney and Elizabeth Gregg, both assistant professors in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management at UNF.
September 16, 2014
Impact of child abuse on the First Coast
Dr. Andrew King, UNF Mental Health Counseling Center director, discussed the lasting impacts of abuse in children with First Coast News.
September 15, 2014
New MOCA exhibition highlights the work of young American realist painters
Contemporary realism is the subject of the “Get Real: New American Painting,” the latest exhibition at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF. Jason John, a UNF assistant professor of painting, is among the eight young American artists featured in the exhibit.
September 12, 2014
Middle East community reacts to Obama's plan
Action News Jacksonville spoke with Dr. Greg Domber, assistant professor of history, and Zachary El Gamil, UNF Muslim Student Association president, about the impact of President Obama's plans for the Middle East.
September 12, 2014
Prepaid college program to cut payments in half
Anissa Agne, UNF financial aid director, tells The Florida Times-Union that the University's differential tuition fee paid for many need-based scholarships.
September 12, 2014
MOCA-J's 'Get Real' exhibit captures contemporary trend
A selection of contemporary painters from across the country provide a snapshot of the current landscape of realist painting in the United States.
September 11, 2014
Soderberg weighs in on president's plan against ISIS
Nancy Soderberg, a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells Action News that she believes the U.S. will need a lot of foreign support to combat ISIS.
September 11, 2014
Getting to the bottom of sweeteners
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the variety of sweeteners available on the market and what's good/bad on "The Chat."
September 10, 2014
UNF named among best universities
For the fourth consecutive year, the U.S. News & World Report has named UNF a “Best Regional” university in its 2015 edition of “Best Colleges" and named it as one of the “Best Colleges for Veterans” in its Web-exclusive rankings.
September 9, 2014
UNF grad launches African art project at Berlin's One Spark
Anta Gueye, a UNF graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies, has always focused on helping others and founded a social entrepreneurership project called Walls That Care.
September 8, 2014
America: From melting pot to selfie shots
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, who has conducted research on social media, shares her thoughts on selfies with the Orlando Sentinel.
September 5, 2014
Concussion concerns in athletics mount
Dr. Luke Cornelius, UNF associate professor in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, discusses the heightened concerns over concussions in scholastic athletes nationwide in the Concussion Litigation Reporter.
September 5, 2014
New parking garage aids parking on campus
Vince Smyth, assistant vice president for Business Services at UNF, tells First Coast News that a new parking garage currently under construction will add additional parking to campus early next year.
September 3, 2014
Hackers find new way to swipe your pin number
Thermal imaging is the latest tactic being used to steal your personal information. Dr. Sandeep Reddivari, UNF assistant professor of computing, discusses several ways to combat a thermal attack on Action News.
September 3, 2014
Election attack ads
Negative ad campaigns have ramped up in the race for Florida governor. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that negativity is the easiest way for candidates to win votes.
September 3, 2014
College study abroad programs safety practices
WJXT Ch. 4 The Local Station interviewed Dr. Tim Robinson, UNF International Center director, about how students studying abroad can take precautions to remain safe.
September 3, 2014
UNF students take top honors in Jazz Piano Competition
UNF students Aaron Lehrian and Ryan Slatko in the Music Flagship Program won first and third prize respectively at the 2014 International Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition. The students are featured in the September issue of Arbus Magazine. Scroll to page 36 to read the article.
September 2, 2014
Domestic violence and sports
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, talks to WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show" about the new NFL domestic violence policy.
September 2, 2014
Main Street of the arts
Next weekend, Main Street will be transformed into an arts venue. Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF assistant professor of sculpture, received a grant for her project, Sculpture Walk Jax, which will bring 13 sculptures to downtown Jacksonville for the next year.
September 2, 2014
Battle of Fort Caroline continues
Three new theories on the location of the mysterious Fort Caroline have come along this year, but there hasn't been any solid proof yet. Both Drs. Robert Thunen and Keith Ashley, UNF archaeologists, have long searched for the French colony.
September 2, 2014
Study suggests economy is recovering
More Americans are bouncing back after losing their jobs during the recession. WJXT Ch. 4 spoke to Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, about the results of this new study.
August 29, 2014
Florida primary results
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, provides analysis of election results from the Florida primary on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
August 29, 2014
Sculpture Walk Jax opens at Main Street Park
Sculpture Walk Jax will have a grand-opening guided tour in downtown Jacksonville’s Main Street Park and other spots throughout the urban Spark District. Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of scultpure, is the project's producer and curator.
August 28, 2014
Scott and Crist face-off in November
Dr. Matt Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells WOKV News Radio that both the Rick Scott and Charlie Crist campaigns will likely flood telelvision and radio with campaign ads.
August 28, 2014
Heart healthy lunch
Alexia Lewis, UNF nutrition instructor in the Dietetics and Nutrition Flagship Program, discusses packing a heart-healthy lunch that stays fresh on "First Coast Living."
August 27, 2014
Earth Fare opening prompts price comparison with competing grocery stores
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that grocery stores, like Earth Fare, have a distinct mission and that plays into their pricing strategies.
August 27, 2014
Florida primary results
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, joins WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show" to discuss the results in the Florida primary.
August 27, 2014
UNF study examines social media and narcissism
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, discusses her recent study that investigates the relationships among Facebook use, narcissism and empathy on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 40:31-minute mark to hear the interview.
August 26, 2014
Redistricting battle
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the new congressional district map.
August 26, 2014
Poverty and crime solutions
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, discusses solutions to local poverty and crime on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
August 25, 2014
Professors use pop culture to teach traditional skills
College-level homework is rarely fun, but how do required readings of “Game of Thrones” sound? What about being assigned nightly TED talks? When UNF classes start today, some students will be taking courses that focus on popular culture as a way to teach traditional skills, such as reading comprehension and critical thinking.
August 25, 2014
Home sweet home: Does where you live impact student success?
Where you live doesn't have to determine your school success, according to a recent study by Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology. Instead, your working memory -- your ability to remember and process information -- is a much better predictor of learning outcomes
August 25, 2014
How big is your Post-it note?
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, used big data to discover a link between socioeconomic status and working memory. She shares her research with the Jacksonville Business Journal.
August 25, 2014
UNF grad brings art history background to local library branch
UNF alumna Alison Pulley, featured in The Florida Times-Union's "One of Us" column, knew what direction her career was going to take by the time she completed her bachelor’s degree in art history at UNF.
August 22, 2014
New body cameras coming to UNF
Several police departments across the state of Florida are giving their officers extra resources, and UNF police will now have new body cameras for the fall semester.
August 21, 2014
UNF journalists raise money for One Spark travels
UNF journalism students bound to cover One Spark Berlin got some help from local media to help cover travel expenses. First Coast News covers the student help for One Spark Berlin.
August 21, 2014
The state's misplaced priorities
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, shares his opinion with The Florida Times-Union about the condition of Florida and how it's lagging in spending for education and other social and economic infrastructure.
August 21, 2014
Congressional district map debate continues
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, provides insight into what may come next for new district maps on WJXT's "This Week in Jacksonville."
August 21, 2014
The employment myths we tell young people
Rick Roberts, director of Career Services at UNF, tells 904 Magazine that recruiters like young people because they want to learn, they're excited and are probably more motivated. Scroll to page 21 to view the article.
August 21, 2014
Florida's congressional district maps
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the latest on the lawsuit over the state's congressional district maps on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
August 21, 2014
Job opportunities for former felons
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminolgy professor, tells HOT 106.5 FM that offenders are rearrested largely due to the lack of opportunities.
August 20, 2014
Action News' new anchors aboard
Dr. David Deeley, UNF assistant professor of communication, and Marcia Ladendorff, UNF communication and media issues instructor, talk to The Florida Times-Union about the personnel changes at Action News.
August 20, 2014
Local police department joins growing list of agencies with body cams
Bill Strudel, interim police chief at the University Police Department, tells Action News that wearable cameras provide an unbiased look at interactions between police and citizens.
August 20, 2014
UNF researchers awarded grant for molecular X-ray diffractometer
It's not science fiction — it's something that researchers at UNF are working on: a high-tech instrument that will enable investigations into new, currently unknown materials and their applications. And after winning a grant, UNF is getting one.
August 20, 2014
UNF race relatons expert weighs in on Michael Brown
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, tells First Coast News that the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., is bringing talks about race relations to the forefront.
August 20, 2014
Jacksonville media celebrities perform dares for a good cause
Local media celebrities got a little silly in Hemming Plaza in downtown Jacksonville, Wednesday, Aug. 20, to raise money for UNF student news agency #ZundenMedia.
August 19, 2014
Community closely watches Ferguson police shooting
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that the civil unrest in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Mo., is just a small part of a national crisis.
August 19, 2014
Ferguson shooting sparks conversation about race
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, tells Action News that the shooting death of Michael Brown is another national tragedy, and Jacksonville has the same strained history of race relations.
August 19, 2014
UNF awarded distinguished NSF grant for high-tech molecular X-ray diffractometer
UNF faculty researchers in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation program, a notable award for the University since only one in five proposals are selected for funding.
August 18, 2014
UNF biology professor lends his yeast expertise to Green Room brewing
Dr. Mike Lentz, UNF associate professor of biology, is researching yeast strains that can work in beer production with the help of UNF grad Eric Luman, co-owner and head brewer at Green Room Brewing in Jacksonville Beach.
August 18, 2014
Under the gun in Jacksonville: Doing business in a maelstrom of violence
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, tells the Jacksonville Business Journal that Northwest Jacksonville has historically experienced an ebb-and-flow pattern of violence, as have many other inner cities.
August 15, 2014
The Osprey takes flight at UNF's Student Wellness Complex
First Coast Magazine featured the award-winning Student Wellness Complex in its August edition, highlighting the recent LEED-Gold certification.
August 14, 2014
Mayoral race shaping up to be city's most expensive
Dr. Matt Corrigan shared his insights on campaign fundraising for the Jacksonville mayoral race.
August 14, 2014
Gearing up for the first day
WJCT checked in with two Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program students, to see how they are preparing for the first day of the new school year.
August 13, 2014
Shark Week doesn't always thrill Florida biologists
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology, shared his expertise and insights on "Shark Week" with the St. Augustine Record.
August 12, 2014
The growth of STEM jobs in Florida
Dr. Mark Tumeo, dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, spoke with WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" about the growth of STEM jobs in Florida. Listen to the "Tech Tuesday" segment starting at the 45:00 mark.
August 11, 2014
Fisherman gather to hunt invasive Lionfish
Dr. Eric Johnson, assistant biology professor, spoke to First Coast News about the invasive Lionfish.
August 8, 2014
Possible air strike
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses President Obama's message about a possible air strike against militants in Iraq on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
August 8, 2014
Father who lost son in Iraq weighs in on U.S. air strike
A local veteran, whose son was killed in action in Iraq, weighed in on Friday’s U.S. air strike in Iraq. Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, explained the political ramifactions.
August 7, 2014
Salty St. Johns River raises concerns
For the first time in seven years, the annual State of the River Report addresses concerns about rising salinity levels. Dr. Radha Pyati, chair of the Department of Chemistry at UNF and one of the report's authors, says the annual assessment aims to address all river concerns. This year, salinity was too big an issue to ignore.
August 7, 2014
Garlic is known for numerous health benefits
Garlic's extraordinary health benefits make it a valuable ingredient in various recipes. Dr. Alireza Jahan-Mihan, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares more about the health benefits of garlic in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
August 7, 2014
Advice for college freshmen
Dr. Jeffrey Coker, UNF dean for Undergraduate Studies, provides tips for a successful college semester on "First Coast Living."
August 7, 2014
Avoiding the freshmen 15
Jenna Braddock, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses the best food choices for staying fit and healthy during those college years on "First Coast Living."
August 7, 2014
Sculpture Walk Jax coming to Main Street Park
Sculpture Walk Jax is expected to liven up downtown Jacksonville and will feature 14 artists, including six from Jacksonville and others from places like Missouri, North Carolina and Germany. Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture and Sculpture Walk creator/director, discsusses this project on WJCT Public Radio.
August 6, 2014
Chikungunya fever in Duval County
Dr. Chau Kelly, UNF assistant professor of history, discusses Chikungunya fever and its origins on WJXT Ch. 4.
August 6, 2014
Local experts urge users to change passwords after breach
Over a billion usernames and passwords stolen in one of the largest hacks yet. Clay Maddox, UNF Information Technology Services assistant director, spoke with First Coast News about safety measures Internet users should take.
August 5, 2014
St. Johns River health improving, concerns remain
Despite a recent case of flesh-eating bacteria in the St. Johns River, the seventh annual River Report shows reason for optimism. Dr. Radha Pyati, chair and associate professor of chemistry at UNF, discusses the new report in detail on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
August 4, 2014
Redistricting in Florida
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses Florida's 5th Congressional Dirstict, one of two districts declared unconstitutional by a court ruling, on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
August 4, 2014
Jacksonville experts answer customer service nightmares
Janice Donaldson, director of the Small Business Center at UNF, answers customer service encounters from readers of The Florida Times-Union.
August 1, 2014
New river report shows optimism, concern
A new report on the health of the St. Johns River, spearheaded by UNF and Jacksonville University researchers, shows great progress, but also room for improvement.
July 31, 2014
How clean is your produce?
Dr. Terri Ellis, a UNF microbiologist, tells First Coast News the way fruits and vegetables are handled from the field to the store shelves impacts how safe they are to eat.
July 31, 2014
Crafting and cultivating new yeast strains
Dr. Michael Lentz, UNF biology professor, talks to First Coast News about his new research to amp up flavors in some local brews.
July 31, 2014
UNF student competing on new HGTV show
John Spinks, a UNF building construction management student, talks to "First Coast Living" about competing on HGTV's hot new rennovation series, "Flipping the Block."
July 31, 2014
St. Johns River health improving, but new worries emerging
Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF chemistry department chair, headed the seventh annual St. Johns River Report with Jacksonvill University. She tells The Florida Times-Union that although the river is healthy in many ways, important problems, like algal blooms, persist.
July 31, 2014
Foods to help reduce anxiety
Jamisha Laster, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses foods that help keep us calm and reduce anxiety on "First Coast Living."
July 30, 2014
Science behind the brew
Dr. Michael Lentz, UNF associate professor of biology, has tapped into something new in the brewing process. He talks to Action News about how he is studying and isolating strains of yeast that make wine go bad, but give beer a different, flavorful taste.
July 30, 2014
Fort Caroline sight now said to be in Jacksonville
A local state representative says Fort Caroline, the nearly 450-year-old site of North America’s first French colony, is in Jacksonville. Dr. Robert Thunen, UNF associate professor of anthropology, tells The Florida Times-Union that researchers will need to find French and Spanish artifacts before the site can be verified.
July 30, 2014
Work Wanted: Doing internships the right way
Lindsey Kilbride, a UNF senior journalism student, wants her work to matter, and she believes that a career in journalism will allow her to tell stories that matter. Read her story at The Florida Times-Union.
July 30, 2014
Life Lessons: Students becoming teachers
In less than a month, school begins in Duval County, and at the University of North Florida, a group of novice educators are gearing up with a little extra help from a few top teachers in the district.
July 30, 2014
Duval voluntary pre-kindergarten scores show promise for future
Dr. Katrina Hall, UNF professor of literacy and childhood literacy, tells WJCT Public Radio that through participatory learning, preschoolers build vocabulary skills that will help them in grade school.
July 28, 2014
More red light cameras in Jacksonville
Dr. David Forde, UNF professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, talks to First Coast News about the effectiveness of red light cameras.
July 28, 2014
Stadium upgrades latest trend for NFL teams
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, tells First Coast News that if a NFL team has a stadium that's worth more money, then the value of the franchise goes up.
July 28, 2014
Violence in the Middle East
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, disscusses the efforts to deal with conflict in the Middle East on "Action News Sunday."
July 25, 2014
UNF building construction management student appears on HGTV
UNF junior John Spinks, a building construction management major, competes on the new HGTV series "Flipping the Block" and discusses the challenging rennovation project on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 43:32-minute mark to hear the interview.
July 24, 2014
UNF journalism students crowdfunding for One Spark Berlin trip
Five seniors in UNF's journalism program are looking to raise $9,000 to cover One Spark Berlin in September. They discuss the crowdfunding project on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 42:25 minute mark to hear the interview.
July 23, 2014
Cease-fire negotiations possibly making progress in Gaza
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, spoke with WJXT Ch. 4 The Local Station's "The Morning Show" about the peace noegotiations between Israel and Hamas.
July 22, 2014
Isolating wild yeast strains
Dr. Michael Lentz, UNF associate professor of biology, has been researching the phsyiology and biochemistry of yeast isolates in order to collect and characterize strains that could be used to produce flavorful brews.
July 21, 2014
Local groundbreaking child-care center celebrates 25 years
Jacksonville didn't have a child-care center equipped and staffed to serve special-needs children 25 years ago. Although progress has been made, two UNF faculty members in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education say there is still a tremendous amount of work that needs to be done.
July 21, 2014
UNF building construction managment student competes for cash in new HGTV series
UNF junior John Spinks, a building construction management major, is part of the Season 1 cast on HGTV’s new “Flipping the Block” series, where he uses his construction skills to transform a run-down condo into a move-in ready showpiece for a chance to win $50,000.
July 21, 2014
Lack of transparency in private schools
Dr. Luke Cornelius, a UNF associate professor of higher education administration, talks to the Daytona Beach News-Journal about how private schools aren't held to the same level of transparency as public schools.
July 18, 2014
Americans are poorly served by not getting the Palestinian view
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, shares his opinion with The Florida Times-Union about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
July 18, 2014
Experts react to Malaysia Airlines flight crash
Former U.N. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, a UNF Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that it will take a lot of probing to learn the truth of who was behind the attack to the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that was shot down over Ukraine.
July 18, 2014
Aviation, terrorism experts weigh in on plane crash
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, tells Action News that the Malaysian Airlines plane crash may have been an acccident because there's no reason why Russian separatists would want to shoot down a civilian airplane since it has nothing to do with the Ukraine.
July 18, 2014
Swooping in zero gravity
The Orbital Ospreys, a UNF engineering student team, spoke to Jacksonville Business Journal about their week of experiments in zero-gravity with NASA and their plans for the future.
July 18, 2014
Facts in Malaysia flight crash over Ukraine will take time
Nancy Soderberg, UNF distinguished visiting scholar, discussed with WJCT 89.9 Public Radio the known facts and implications surrounding the crash of a Malaysian airliner in Eastern Ukraine.
July 18, 2014
Moments in time
Dr. Alan Bliss, visiting assistant professor in the Department of History at UNF, shares the 10 happenings that shaped Florida's First Coast in the July issue of Jacksonville Magazine.
July 18, 2014
Another failed war?
Dr. Cindy Battie, UNF professor of public health, tells USA Today magazine that epigenetics, which involves gene expression, is revolutionizing the field of cancer prevention.
July 18, 2014
Easy being green
UNF earns gold and saves money with its Student Wellness Complex. 904 Magazine shares all the features, from the lawn to the roof and everything in between, that points to the building's sustainability. See the feature on page 22 of the June/July issue.
July 18, 2014
Oh, behave
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF associate professor of management, discusses poor workplace behavior with 904 Magazine. Read the article on page 20 of the June/July issue.
July 18, 2014
Concern over international air travel following MH17
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, spoke with First Coast News about safely traveling abroad in the midst of terrorism and the Ukrainian MH17 tragedy.
July 17, 2014
Hearing in redistricting case set for Thursday
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistnat professor of political science, spoke with Action News about Florida's redistricting battle.
July 17, 2014
Orange Park girls under investivation for animal torture (graphic video)
Noelle Pomeroy, UNF mental health counselor, spoke with The Florida Times-Union to offer insight on the mentality involved in animal cruelty and torture.
July 17, 2014
Get your opera fix at UNF
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, UNF associate professor of music, discussed UNF's Music Flagship Program and the growth of opera on campus with Void Magazine.
July 16, 2014
UNF team returns after flying with NASA
First Coast News featured UNF engineering students and their return from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
July 14, 2014
St. Johns Town Center has become the place to dine
Dr. Ajay Samant, dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF, tells the Jacksonville Business Journal that determining where a fine dining restaurant opens up is a science.
July 14, 2014
No gravity. No problem for UNF science students on NASA plane
Chelsea Partridge, UNF mechanical engineering senior, spoke with The Florida Times-Union about the group she led on a NASA zero-gravity flight.
July 14, 2014
New teacher residents get first look at area schools
It’s been a little over a week since 11 science and math professionals took their first steps toward a life in education. They are part of the Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program, developed by Duval County Public Schools, in partnership with UNF and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund.
July 14, 2014
UNF NAHB Student Chapter leads the way
The UNF National Association of Homebuilders Student Chapter provides a perfect example of why all Homebuilder Association's should have one.
July 14, 2014
UNF partners with SEZARC to breed rare species at zoos around the country
UNF is partnering with the South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation and assisting in research to help breed rare and endangered species at zoos around the country. UNF is the only university in the world that has a partnership with the organization as well as a working reproductive hormone lab on its campus.
July 11, 2014
UNF students save taxpayers money by repairing SWAT robot
A powerful crime-fighting tool is ready to serve and protect, thanks to some electrical engineering students. The Clay County SWAT Team reached out to UNF after its 35-year-old robot, called the unicorn, stopped working.
July 11, 2014
Does Facebook increase narcissism? New UNF study takes a look
Since Facebook made its grand entrance into cyberspace in 2004, it has created a digital stage for self-promotion. Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, talks to WJCT Public Radio about her new study that looks at whether Facebook is causing more narcissism and less empathy.
July 11, 2014
Technology aims to prevent hot car deaths
A scorching car is a danger zone for children. There is technology that can be used to help people remember their kids when exiting the car. Dr. Brian Kopp, UNF assistant professor of electrical engineering, tells Action News that car seats, GPS trackers and bracelets can also help parents.
July 11, 2014
Construction management major competes on national home competition show
UNF junor John Snipes, a building construction management major, and his wife are contestants on HGTV's new home renovation series, "Flipping the Block." They compete against three other duos in renovating run-down condos for a chance to win $50,000.
July 11, 2014
Congresswoman Brown fights to save her district
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF Department of Politcal Science and Public Administration chair, spoke to Action News about a judge's ruling that Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s district has illegal boundaries that need to change.
July 10, 2014
Program lets UNF students trade real stock, makes half a million in 12 years
The Osprey Finance Group, started in 2002 with a gift of $500,000 from Jody and Layton Smith, has doubled its original investment, recently hitting the million dollar mark.
July 10, 2014
Searching for sharks
Action News travels along with a team from the UNF Shark Biology Program to see how researchers and students tag, measure, draw blood and conduct sonograms on various shark species in waters on the First Coast.
July 10, 2014
Federal immigration reform
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the prospect for immigration reform with WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
July 9, 2014
Charlie Crist tries a new embrace of Obama
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells the Wall Street Journal that it's unusual that Charlie Crist, in his quest to unseat Florida Gov. Rick Scott, is running a pro-Obama campaign when many Democratic candidates are keeping their distance from the president.
July 8, 2014
As Northeast Florida ages, experts say senior services to be addressed
Dr. JoAnn Nolin, a UNF associate professor of public health, discusses services and issues facing seniors with The Florida Times-Union.
July 7, 2014
UNF psychology professor finds social media a gold mine for research
Dr. Tracy Alloway, a psychologist, author and assistant professor of psychology at UNF, has made several studies of social media, particularly Facebook. It’s a rich place for research in her field, and she’s happy to dig in.
July 7, 2014
Social media study looks at Facebook use, narcissism and empathy
A new study by Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, investigated the relationship among adult Facebook users, and and found a mixed bag: some Facebook features are linked to selfishness and others may encourage empathy.
July 7, 2014
Public health professor develops new national sex ed standards
Dr. Elissa Barr, UNF associate professor of public health, helped develop the National Teacher Preparation Standards on Sexuality Education and discusses the new standards on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
July 7, 2014
Examining the rise of ISIS in Iraq
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of finance, and Amb. Nancy Soderberg, UNF distinguished visiting scholar, spoke with WJCT's "First Coast Connect" about rise of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, also know as ISIS, in Iraq.
July 7, 2014
Combating the chikungunya virus in Florida
Dr. Chau Kelly, a UNF assistant professor of history, discusses the growing concern in Florida about the chikungunya virus.
July 3, 2014
Are fortified cereals hurting kids?
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses a new report that suggests fortified cereals could actually be unhealthy for your kids on WJXT Ch. 4's The Morning Show.
July 3, 2014
Local Muslim leaders reject call to arms by Iraq extremists
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of finance, tells The Florida Times-Union that the majority of Muslims want to live in democracy.
July 3, 2014
Florida Country Superfest has $23.2M economic impact
The UNF Public Opinion Research Laboratory, headed by Dr. Michael Binder, assistant professor of politcial science, conducted a poll of fans who attended the country music festival to determine it's economic impact on the area.
July 3, 2014
Hobby Lobby ruling
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF associate professor of religious studies, shares her views with Religion Dispatches about why she believes Hobby Lobby is a Pandora's box in Ginsburg v. Alito.
July 2, 2014
UNF Interfaith Center wins national award for human trafficking awareness campaign
UNF’s Interfaith Center is the only public university and the only Florida university to win a national Interfaith Youth Core Award for its “Better Together @ UNF” campaign that raised awareness to the growing issue of human trafficking.
July 2, 2014
50 years of the Civil Rights Act: Asa Philip Randolph
Before the phrase “civil rights movement” had even entered the American lexicon, Asa Philip Randolph was among the earliest forces propelling it. Dr. Alan Bliss, UNF assistant professor of history, spoke with WJCT about Randolph's contributions to the movement.
July 1, 2014
Professor receives prestigious fellowship to support second end of Cold War book
Dr. Greg Domber, a UNF associate professor of history, is spending his summer vacation in Washington, D.C., digging through the National Archives, researching what will become his second book.
June 26, 2014
UNF offers Hump Day camel rides
UNF kicked off the start of the Summer B semester for students by offering Hump Day camel rides on campus.
June 26, 2014
Local expert says logistics and manufacturing ranking doesn't do Florida justice
Robert Wood, dean of UNF's continuing education program, spoke to the Jacksonville Business Journal about a study that ranked states based on logistics and manufacturing.
June 26, 2014
Camel rides get UNF students over Hump Day
UNF Hump Day camel rides, part of the Summer B Kickoff, made news all over the state, including WTSP Ch. 10 in Tampa.
June 26, 2014
Nutty snack options
Dr. Zhiping Yu, UNF assisant professor in the Nutrition Flagship Program, discusess the health benefits of nuts and the best nuts to eat for snacking with "First Coast Living."
June 24, 2014
Pew poll finds Americans more politically polarized than ever
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, Peter Schorsch, author of SaintPetersBlog and POLITICO reporter Katie Glueck spoke with WJCT's First Coast Connect about America’s extreme polarization and shared some thoughts about how the lay of the land is affecting Florida.
June 24, 2014
Efforts continue to lure people back to Jacksonville's downtown
Dr. Alan Bliss, visiting history professor, and Dr. Krista Paulsen, chair of UNF Department of Sociology, spoke to The Florida Times-Union about the growth and revitalization of downtown Jacksonville.
June 24, 2014
UNF students work with scientists to help protect endangered species
UNF’s Department of Biology has established a new lab on campus in partnership with the South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation that allows students to work with scientists and threatened species.
June 24, 2014
Pew poll finds Americans more politically polarized than ever before
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses America's extreme political polarization and how it's impacting Florida on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
June 23, 2014
Innovative Jacksonville program readies new teachers
The Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program is a collaboration involving UNF, Duval County Public Schools and the nonprofit Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and is intended to improve the effectiveness of new teachers in the school system.
June 23, 2014
Class is in session for Jacksonville Teacher Residency program
Over the next 10 months, 11 students in the Jacksonville Teacher Residency Program will train in a classroom under the close watch and guidance of a veteran high-performing teacher. During the year, they’ll also be working towards a Master of Education degree from UNF.
June 23, 2014
UNF journalists and One Spark Berlin
They covered the world's crowdfunding festival in the Jacksonville. Now some student journalists from UNF are hoping to go to Berlin to cover One Spark as it expands around the world.
June 20, 2014
Great white sharks are off the coast, in the news and crashing websites
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF assistant professor of biology, spoke with the St. Augustine Record about the popularity of Ocearch and what it means for understanding shark behavior.
June 19, 2014
UNF research shows economic impact of Jacksonville Jazz Festival
A UNF Public Opinion Research Laboratory team, led by Dr. Michael Binder, political science assistant professor, surveyed 555 Jacksonville Jazz Festival attendees and asked them a series of questions to develop a demographic profile of visitors to the event. The research identified 20,000 unique attendees to the Jacksonville Jazz Festival with 5,800 of them coming from out of town.
June 18, 2014
Jacksonville Jazz Festival drums up $2.82 million in local impact
Visit Jacksonville released results of surveys conducted by University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Laboratory during the Jacksonville Jazz Festival in May.
June 17, 2014
Iraq Conflict A Crisis Moment For U.S.-Middle East Relations
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and current UNF distinguished visiting scholar, Nancy Soderberg, spoke with WJCT 89.9 Public Radio about the current Iraq conflict and what role the U.S. will likely play in diffusing it.
June 17, 2014
Three Jacksonville buildings in state architecture contest
Three Jacksonville buildings, including two at the University of North Florida, are among the 58 across the state in the People’s Choice competition sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
June 17, 2014
Troops going to Iraq
Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar and former Ambassador to the United Nations joined WJXT Ch. 4 the Local Station to talk about the tension in Iraq.
June 17, 2014
The Goods: Freekeh
Jen Ross, a registered dietitian and instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses freekeh myths and provides tips for including it in a healthy diet in this monthly Florida Times-Union column.
June 13, 2014
UNF professor helps compile national standards for sex-ed teachers
Dr. Elissa Barr, UNF associate professor of public health, spoke with The Florida Times-Union about setting sex-education standards and curriculum.
June 13, 2014
Local scientists work to increase endangered species populations
UNF Department of Biology and Southeast Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation perform research that aims to increase reproduction by timing artificial insemination, and solving fertility and mating problems.
June 12, 2014
UNF professor develops new sex ed standards
It's a subject that's sensitive for many teens, parents and educators: sex education. Dr. Elissa Barr, UNF associate professor of public health, is among a handful of sex educators nationwide who have developed the National Teacher Preparation Standards on Sexuality Education.
June 12, 2014
UNF biology students help endangered animals reproduce
UNF is the only university in the world partnering with the South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation that allows students in the Department of Biology to work with scientists and threatened species in the new SEZARC lab on campus.
June 11, 2014
Helping endangered species
The South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation and UNF's Department of Biology are partnering to maximize reproduction in threatened animals. UNF is the only university in the world that has a partnership with the program and has a working lab on its campus.
June 11, 2014
UNF archaeologists and students find clues to the past
UNF archaeologists and students uncovering clues about the First Coast’s first residents are slowly figuring out why a Native American tribe left behind a 65-meter-wide ring of shells at Big Talbot Island.
June 11, 2014
Presidential student debt action
President Obama has taken executive action to address student loan debt. UNF Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid Kristopher Hatcher discusses what the University does to help counsel students about loan debt on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
June 10, 2014
STEM graduates in high demand
Science, technology, engineering and math students are in demand. Action News spoke with UNF Engineering student, Deryl Jones, about recruitment before graduation.
June 9, 2014
Drones assist UNF professor with archaeological exploration
Below a New Mexico desert a 1,000-year-old village is hidden from the human eye. That's why Dr. John Kantner, UNF associate professor of anthropology, has spent nearly two decades studying the area.
June 9, 2014
UNF professor works to set new national sex education standards
Dr. Elissa Barr, associate professor of public health in the Brooks College of Health at UNF, is among a handful of sex educators nationwide who came together to develop and release the National Teacher Preparation Standards on Sexuality Education.
June 6, 2014
Digging up the past
Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF coordinator of research program services and archaeological research, spoke to Shorelines about the excavation of a large shell ring, built by Native Americans and dated somewhere between A.D. 900 and 1200.
June 4, 2014
UNF economist believes government shouldn’t try to fix economy
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells the Jacksonville Daily Record that the government’s perception is that it’s there to fix the economy, but he thinks the government should let the private sector work without help.
June 4, 2014
Pharmaceuticals found in water impact sharks
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Program director, discusses his research with legacy pollutants — things that are banned now but stay in the environment for a long time with Fort Myers Florida Weekly.
June 4, 2014
Being a good patient
Many patients feel awkward talking to their doctor. Dr. Pam Chally, dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF, shares suggestions on how to be the best patient you can be with Jacksonville magazine. Scroll to page 68 to read her tips.
June 4, 2014
Surviving the storm
Dr. Don Resio, UNF engineering professor, discusses his extensive studies on storm surge for the "Talking the Tropics" hurricane special on Action News.
June 4, 2014
Researcher finds history in ancient garbage
Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF coordinator of research programs, shares his passion for understanding the lifestyles of native tribes prior to European contact with The Jacksonville Daily Record.
June 2, 2014
UNF partners with SEZARC to help threatened animals reproduce
The South-East Zoo Alliance for Reproduction and Conservation and UNF’s Department of Biology have established a new campus lab, allowing students to work with scientists and threatened species from the White Oak Conservation Center, Jacksonville Zoo and from around the world in order to maximize reproduction.
June 2, 2014
The goods on honey
Honey is produced by honeybees from the nectar of plants or from the secretions of living parts of plants. Shahla Khan, nutrition instructor in UNF's Nutrition Flagship Program, discusses myths and offers up the truth about honey.
June 2, 2014
Professor awarded Smith Richardson Foundation Grant
Dr. Greg Domber, UNF associate professor of history, is among a handful of professors across the country and the only professor in Florida to recently have been awarded a Strategy and Policy Fellowship by the Smith Richardson Foundation.
May 29, 2014
Maya Angelou remembered locally
The death of legendary poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou is being felt on the First Coast. Oupa Seane, director of the Intercultural Center for PEACE at UNF, knew Angelou and calls her one of the greatest women of our time.
May 29, 2014
Stand Your Ground law
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race scholar, discusses whether the Stand Your Ground law unfairly impacts African-American on WJCT-TV's "First Coast Forum."
May 29, 2014
Body and Soul program brings music, healing together
Students in the UNF Music Flagship Program use their talents to bring music and healing to patients in local health care institutions.
May 29, 2014
Eating right when money is tight
Jenna Braddock, instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses choosing healthier food options when on a tight budget with First Coast News' "First Coast Living" show.
May 27, 2014
This week in Jacksonville
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant political science professor, spoke with WJXT Ch. 4, the Local Station's "This Week in Jacksonville" about State Representative Charles Van Zant's controversial comments about the makers of Common Core. Scroll to 19:00 to see the segment.
May 27, 2014
Are minorities unfairly targeted by stand your ground?
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race scholar, discusses Stand Your Ground and racial implications with WJCT 89.9 FM Public Radio.
May 27, 2014
Younger members split with GOP on social issues
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells ABC News that whether the split on social issues forces the GOP to change its platform or risk alienating younger voters probably won't be answered until after the 2016 presidential election.
May 23, 2014
UNF studys shows Welcome to Rockville had positive economic impact
There’s money in rock ’n’ roll for Jacksonville. A new study released on the economic impact of the Welcome to Rockville festival by the UNF Public Opinion Research Laboratory shows the music event l had a significant reach.
May 23, 2014
UNF student king of the keys
UNF student Aaron Lehrian took first place during the annual Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition.
May 23, 2014
Lyme disease on the move
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, appears on CNN's "Sanjay Gupta MD" about his research finding more cases of Lyme disease in patients from several states in the southeastern U.S. and his own journey with the disesae.
May 23, 2014
Independent dredging analysis
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, shares his opinion about an independent analysis of the St Johns River dredging/deepening project with the Jacksonville Business Journal.
May 23, 2014
New math concerns
Schools are changing the way students are supposed to solve math problems, which is creating a different problem for some parents. Dr. Kim Cheek, UNF assistant professor of education, shows Action News the concepts taught in the new common core math.
May 21, 2014
What the ATT-DirecTV means for consumers
Dr. Brian Thornton, UNF professor of communication, spoke with "First Coast Connect" on 89.9 WJCT Public Radio about the proposed merger between AT&T and DirecTV. Scroll to the "Tech Tuesday" segment at 43:00.
May 21, 2014
Four honored with business leader awards
University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business honored four leaders for their contributions to business and community Wednesday.
May 20, 2014
Sixty years after Brown vs. Board
Dr. Judith Poppell, UNF assistant professor of education and human services administration, spoke with "First Coast Connect" on WJCT 89.9 Public Radion about the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education.
May 20, 2014
Cell phone frustrations
Dr. Brian Kopp, UNF visiting professor of electrical engineering, discusses why particular cell phone services are better for some than others on WJCT Ch. 4.
May 19, 2014
UNF research shows Lyme Disease in Southern states
"The bacteria is out there in nature or in our pets so we need to be concerned about it," Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, told First Coast News.
May 16, 2014
Preventing Lyme disease
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, discusses signs of Lyme disease and how his research has found additional cases of Lyme disease in patients from several states in the southeastern U.S. on WJXT Ch. 4.
May 15, 2014
Lyme Disease Awareness Month shines spotlight on research
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of epidemiology and environmental health, discusses his research that shows Lyme disease is on the rise in the South and up sharply here in Florida on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
May 15, 2014
Shark season is here
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF assistant professor of biology, spoke with Action News Jacksonville about sharks in our coastal waters.
May 15, 2014
Drone locates 1,000-year-old New Mexico village
Dr. John Kantner, UNF associate professor of anthropology, tells KOAT TV in New Mexico that drones have revolutionized the kinds of work archaeologist can do.
May 15, 2014
Color your diet with fruits and veggies
Katherine Vogel, UNF registered dietician and instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the benefits of colorful foods in your diet on "First Coast Living." Scroll to the "Tuesday May 13: Benefits of Colorful Foods" segment to view the interview.
May 14, 2014
UNF professor finds Lyme disease in the South
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, has found additional cases of Lyme disease in patients from several states in the southeastern U.S. These cases include two additional Lyme disease Borrelia species recently identified in patients in Florida and Georgia.
May 14, 2014
UNF study shows One Spark 2014 had $1.8-million impact
An economic study on the impact of the second annual One Spark festival in downtown Jacksonville last month was conducted by the UNF Public Opinion Laboratory for Visit Jacksonville. It shows the five-day festival had a $1.8-million impact on the local economy.
May 14, 2014
Marco Rubio for president?
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the possibility of Sen. Marco Rubio being a presidential candidate with WJXT Ch. 4.
May 13, 2014
Professor confirms Lyme disease in humans from Southern states
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF associate professor of public health, and his colleagues have found additional cases of Lyme disease in patients from several states in the southeastern U.S. These cases include two additional Lyme disease Borrelia species recently identified in patients in Florida and Georgia.
May 13, 2014
Does reading online more than books cause comprehension loss?
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, tells The Florida Times-Union that she fears those who read online frequently can develop attention issues when they need to focus for long periods of time.
May 13, 2014
Supreme Court's decision on public meeting prayer
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF associate professor of religious studies, provides analysis of what the decision by the Supreme Court on prayer at public meetings could mean for Northeast Florida on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show.
May 12, 2014
Professors studying impact of outdoor classes for kindergartners
UNF professors are studying whether holding class outdoors helps kindergartners stay focused, with a $4,000 grant from the UNF Environmental Center.
May 12, 2014
Great white sightings reported off Volusia coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Program director, tells the Daytona Beach News-Journal that there are a good number of sharks spending the winter months in Florida, off our coast anywhere between Daytona Beach and South Carolina.
May 9, 2014
Older job seekers face different challenges
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells First Coast News that recessions always impact older workers harder than other age brackets.
May 9, 2014
UNF students bring healing through music
UNF Music Flagship Program students have teamed up with the local organization, Body and Soul, to bring healing through musice to patients in health care facilities, like Baptist Health.
May 8, 2014
Archaeologists use drones to uncover ancient New Mexico village
A team of researchers from the UNF and the University of Arkansas have successfully used drones to unearth a 1,000-year-old village in northwestern New Mexico, revealing never-seen-before structures, unique insight into who lived there and what the area was like.
May 7, 2014
Tempeh has a funny name but is no-nonsense about nutrition
It’s true that tempeh has a funny name. But did you know that it can be a versatile and tasty addition to your pantry? Jackie Shank, Undergraduate Program director in UNF's Nutrition Flagship Program, discusses myths and offers up the honest scoop about tempeh.
May 7, 2014
The origin and philosophy of the stadium course at TPC Sawgrass
Dr. James Beasley, a UNF assistant professor of English and the author of "The Spectator, the Spectacle and the Spectral at the Stadium Course at the TPC," explains how the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass embodies the idea of “New Tourism" on WJCT Public Radio.
May 5, 2014
Gov. to kick off reelection campaign in Orange Park
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, spoke with WJXT Ch. 4 the Local Station about the road ahead for current candidates in the governor's race.
May 5, 2014
Crist leading gubernatorial race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses Charlie Crist's new lead in the governor's race on "Action News Sunday."
May 5, 2014
SBDC special project director wins diversity award
Kevin Monahan, special projects director for the Small Business Development Center at UNF, recently won a Jacksonville Business Journal Diversity Award.
May 5, 2014
Looking back at the 2014 legislative session
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the 2014 legislative session, digging into the issues that were settled and those that were overlooked on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
May 2, 2014
UNF professor uncovers ruins of ancient city in New Mexico
Dr. John Kantner, UNF assistant vice president of research, spoke to First Coast News about how he used drone images to reveal an ancient village in New Mexico.
May 2, 2014
Death and burials: The final frontier for segregation
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race expert, expains to First Coast News that while segregation at death might have been born out of intolerance and hate, it endures largely because of tradition and religion.
May 1, 2014
UNF honors exceptional Duval County teachers with Gladys Prior Awards
Four Duval County teachers were surprised in their classrooms by principals and UNF staff who gave these educators the University’s Gladys Prior Award for career teaching excellence.
May 1, 2014
Heavy hitters step in to prevent campus sexual assaults
Sheila Spivey, director of UNF Women's Center, spoke to First Coast News about the White House initiative on campus sexual assault prevention and the many resources available at UNF and in Jacksonville.
May 1, 2014
Mood foods
Feeling stressed or sad? Get a mood boost by eating the right foods. Janine Dray, nutrition instructor in the UNF Nutrition Flagship Program, discusses foods you can add to your diet on "First Coast Living." Scroll to the "Wednesday April 30: Mood Foods" segment to see the interview.
April 30, 2014
Lionfish epidemic
Divers off the coast of Jacksonville are referring to the growing lionfish population as an epidemic. Dr. Eric Johnson, UNF assistant professor of biology, is conducting lionfish search locally in order to figure out what they are eating and how fast they grow.
April 30, 2014
Technology and stress on relationships
Technology can be useful but it can also be a barrier to true intimacy for couples. Dr. Noelle Pomeroy, a licensed mental health counselor at UNF’s Counseling Center, discusses relationships in the digital age with WJXT Ch. 4.
April 29, 2014
Sports parents can be trouble for kids
Dr. Jennifer Kane, chair of the Department for Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that some parents can send the message to their kids that if they don't play sports well, they won’t love them.
April 29, 2014
Local bridges structurally deficient
Dr. Adel El-Safty, a UNF associate professor of civil engineering, tells Action News that bridges are being pushed to last longer and carry heavier loads.
April 28, 2014
UNF supporter Dottie Dorion stays on track
Dottie Dorion, a longtime UNF supporter and namesake of the former Dottie Dorion Fitness Center on campus that was named in her honor in 1995, is an artist, philanthropist and athlete. The Daily Record features her in a First Coast Success column.
April 28, 2014
Is America ready for a third Bush president?
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Adminisration, talks to Maclean's about Jeb Bush being a leading Republican candidate for president.
April 25, 2014
Antarctica expedition fulfills childhood dream
There’s a mystery to the reproduction of Weddell seals that Dr. Julie Richmond, UNF assistant professor of biology, wants to uncover. She shares the results of her Antarctica research trip with The Florida Times-Union.
April 25, 2014
The dark side of dredging
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved deepening 13 miles of the St. Johns River. Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology and economics professor, tells Folio Weekly that he questions the way the federal government is preparing for the Panama traffic.
April 24, 2014
Myths and facts about collard greens
Dr. Judy Perkin, UNF professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths about collards and provides tips for including them in a healthy diet in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
April 24, 2014
UNF journalism students transform through One Spark event
Dr. Paula Horvath, UNF senior communication instructor, led journalism students to start #IGNITEMEDIA, a student news bureau created specifically to cover events for One Spark, Jacksonville's crowd-funding festival.
April 23, 2014
UNF students spend spring break on the St. Johns River
This past spring break, seven UNF students went on a trip led by the UNF Environmental Center to a Florida water destination on the St. Johns River.
April 22, 2014
UNF using dogs to de-stress students
Stress relief is on its way for UNF students during finals. The "Paws Your Stress" event features several furry friends provided by Canine Companions for Independence to help students relieve the stress of final exams.
April 22, 2014
UNF civil discourse forum asks, where do we come from?
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF associate professor of religious studies and a panelist at the upcoming "Faith and Reason: the Origin of Humanity" event, speaks with WJCT Public Radio about the upcoming discussion.
April 22, 2014
UNF grad opens upscale salon in Riverside
New York stylist and UNF alumnae Gwynne Mims was the global lead stylist and on-air personality for Ojon Haircare in New York but decided to return to Jacksonville.
April 22, 2014
UNF uses dogs for finals week stress relief
In partnership with Canine Companions for Independence, UNF holds its first "Paws Your Stress" event to help students relax and have fun while studying for final exams.
April 18, 2014
Discrimination in Ukraine
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, spoke with WJXT Ch.4 about anti-semitism in Ukraine.
April 16, 2014
Business relevance key to success of universities
UNF President John Delaney shares the need for close and cooperative relationships between colleges and businesses at the Economic Roundtable of Jacksonville.
April 15, 2014
UNF researchers watch alliances and battles of dolphins
The males boss around the females, form complicated alliances and battle their enemies. It’s a soap opera of sorts, and one that Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF assistant professor of coastal behavioral biology, relishes.
April 14, 2014
Dems strategy following Sebelius resignation
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, reveals the strategy he feels Democrats will take following the resignation of Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on WOKV Newstalk Radio.
April 14, 2014
Thought leader
Former U.N. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, a UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, was featured in this month's 904 Magazine. Scroll to page 50 to read the interview.
April 10, 2014
One Spark kicks off with giant Goldfish cracker
Col. Crackers, an oversized replica of a Goldfish cracker, made its way from Dr. Jenny Hager's sculpture class at UNF to the fountain in Hemming Plaza. Crackers, commissioned by Wayne Wood, replaces last year's attraction, a giant rubber duck named Sgt. Quackers.
April 10, 2014
One Spark creator knows how difficult life can be for disabled
Sara Gaver, a UNF student with a rare condition called arthrogryposis, is one of the many creators showcasing her idea at One Spark and is in the concept phase of her development, Project Closer.
April 10, 2014
Heartbleed security flaw affects most websites
Clay Maddox, UNF network security engineer, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that this computer bug has existed since 2011 and anything that you logged onto from then to now could have been compromised.
April 10, 2014
Alert the Boss among top One Spark projects
UNF senior Evan Diamond's One Spark idea, Alert the Boss, has received hundreds of votes, landing his project in the Top 5 in a First Coast News Facebook competition for One Spark creators.
April 10, 2014
Growing list of mayoral candidates
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assisant professor of political science, talks to Action News about the growing field of candidates in the upcoming mayoral race.
April 10, 2014
Hidden architecture of 1,000-year old village discovered
Dr. John Kantner, UNF assistant vice president for research and an archaeologist, along with his colleagues, used a remote-controlled drone with infrared sensors to discover ruins obscured by soil and sagebrush in New Mexico.
April 10, 2014
Col. Crackers deployed in Hemming Plaza for One Spark
Col. Crackers, AKA Goldie, was created by UNF sculpture students taught by Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture, was commissioned by Wood for this year's One Spark festival in downtown Jacksonville.
April 9, 2014
Meet the One Spark mascot
UNF art students created the focal point of this year's One Spark festival. WJXT Ch. 4 welcomed Col. Crackers to her temporary home in Hemming Plaza.
April 7, 2014
Rarely seen artifacts surface for Maple Leaf exhibit in Jacksonville
UNF graduate student Matt Jones designed the Maple Leaf exhibit at the Mandarin Museum, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary.
April 7, 2014
UNF plans for downtown Barnett Innovation Center
UNF’s Division of Continuing Education, the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction and the Small Business Development Center will have a presence in the tower when its redeveloped.
April 3, 2014
NASA selects UNF team to test experiment in zero gravity
A UNF student team of engineering students is among a select group of universities from across the country that has been selected by NASA to fly their experiments aboard the agency’s G Force One aircraft this spring.
April 3, 2014
UNF Opera Ensemble stages Opera in a Box Program
Students in the UNF Opera Ensemble, a part of the Music Flagship Program, stage an Opera in a Box Program, performing "Little Red Riding Hood" to local elementary school students.
April 2, 2014
Guys wear high heels to raise sexual assault awareness
Men were wearing high heels at the University of North Florida on Tuesday, and it's all for a good cause. Sheila Spivey, Women's Center director, explained why to WJXT Channel 4.
April 2, 2014
Florida G.I. Bill boon to UNF veteran
UNF sophomore Joshua Eubanks, a former Marine, is glad that he will be getting a financial break from paying out-of-state tuition fees due to the Florida G.I. Bill signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
March 31, 2014
Religion keeps ex-cons on track
Dr. Michael Hallett, a UNF criminology professor, and Steve McCoy, founder of the first faith-based Florida prison program, looked at the prayer lives and faith practices of 25 successful ex-offenders who say professing Christianity is what kept them on the right path after release.
March 27, 2014
Looking Lab installs art in vacant downtown storefronts
Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture, assigned her students the Looking Lab project, funded by a spark grant, transforming a nine-window display that will debut at City Hall as part of One Spark.
March 27, 2014
Carbohydrates deconstructed
Jackie Shank, instructor and registered dietician in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, separates fact from fiction when it comes to carbohydrates on "First Coast Living." Scroll to the "Wed. March 26: Carbohydrates Deconstructed" segment to watch the interview.
March 27, 2014
Students call for tuition equality in Tallahassee
Student groups lobbied at the Capitol this week at the “Rally in Tally” for equality in tuition. Dr. Michael Binder, political science assistant professor, shared recent poll results with WJXT Chanel 4 that showed Floridians support the students’ position
March 27, 2014
Students rally in Tallahassee for higher education proposals
Carlo Fassi, Student Government president, spoke with Melissa Ross on "First Coast Connect" via telephone from Tallahassee to discuss the issues.
March 26, 2014
Bright Futures Scholarship under investigation
The Department of Education is now investigating the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship because it believes eligibility requirements for the scholarship may be discriminatory. Anissa Agne, UNF financial aid director, tells Action News she believes the scholarship is based on test scores and student qualifications.
March 26, 2014
Objects of wonder, contemplation
The “Observing Objects: Works by Leigh Murphy" exhibit, curated by Dr. Debra Murphy, UNF Department of Art and Design chair, and Amara McMann, UNF Art Galleries coordinator, is on display in the UNF Gallery at MOCA until Sunday, May 11.
March 25, 2014
Polling shows both Scott and Crist have something to prove
Political science assistant professor Dr. Mike Binder discussed recent polling on upcoming statewide elections with WJCT's First Coast Connect.
March 24, 2014
Former correspondent discusses Egyptian documentary
UNF communication adjunct professor Nick Tatro, a former Associated Press news correspondent/editor in Cairo, led a discussion after the film, “The Square," a gripping emotional journey that follows the Egyptian Revolution.
March 19, 2014
New standardized test in Florida
Dr. Larry G. Daniel, dean of the College of Education and Human Services, spoke with WJXT Channel 4 about changes to standardized testing.
March 18, 2014
UNF bracketologist talks March Madness
UNF professor Jay Coleman, who helped develop the "Dance Card" formula, talks March Madness bracketology on First Coast News.
March 18, 2014
Shine wears off Bright Futures scholarships
Students see less money as program hit by higher demand, fewer dollars
March 17, 2014
How big data can help you win your March Madness bracket
According to a blog by SAS’ Kathy Ball, Dr. Jay Coleman's formula uses the same analytics businesses use to predict what customers will buy, as well as prevent credit card fraud.
March 17, 2014
Crist holds small lead over Scott in latest UNF poll
UNF political science professor Dr. Michael Binder said the more telling result is the percentage of those who don’t like either candidate.
March 17, 2014
Floridians favor 'duty to retreat', medical marijuana and Charlie Crist
On the road to the real election in November, there’s a lot that can still change.
March 14, 2014
Proposed survey for oil could harm ocean life
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF assistant professor of coastal behavior, talks to First Coast News about a proposed offshore study that has many questioning whether it's safe for marine life.
March 13, 2014
Potential impact of tough sanctions against Russia
Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells WOKV News Radio that if Congress decides to impose tough economic sanctions against Russia, it would be a significant step.
March 13, 2014
Trending television series
Linda Howell, UNF senior English instructor, talks with "First Coast Living" about popular TV series and ones viewers should check out. The interview begins at the 1:40-minute mark.
March 13, 2014
Great white swimming towards Europe
Dr. Jim Gelsleicther, UNF Shark Program director, tells First Coast News that scientists are questioning great white shark movements based on Lydia's trek to Europe.
March 12, 2014
New GI bill to provide more education, employment opportunities
UNF Military and Veteran Resource Center Transition Coach Rich Carey tells WJXT Ch. 4 that the new GI bill means more veterans will be coming to the University.
March 12, 2014
Biologist back from Antarctica
A University of North Florida biologist recently made an exciting trip to Antarctica for an experience of a lifetime.
March 11, 2014
Students take trip to learn, blog about the river
Sunny afternoons by the water are the cornerstone of most college students’ spring break. Two UNF students decided to go a step further to learn about Florida’s water and share that experience with Florida Times-Union readers.
March 11, 2014
St. Johns River transformational learning opportunity
Seven UNF students will have a spring break consumed with sunshine, boating and experimentation. The students will be taking part in the eighth annual St. Johns River transformational learning opportunity.
March 11, 2014
Relationships in the digital age
Noelle Pomeroy, clinical sexologist and licensed mental health Counselor at UNF's Counseling Center, discusses how technology is becoming a barrier to true intimacy among couples on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." The interview starts at the 45-minute mark.
March 10, 2014
Take-at-home DNA tests grow in popularity
Dr. Matthew Gilg, UNF associate professor of biology, tells First Coast News that these DNA tests don't tell who your ancestors were but does give you an idea of the populations that contributed to your genome.
March 10, 2014
Basketball and big data
Dr. Jay Coleman, UNF management professor, discusses his NCAA Tournament Dance Card method for selecting the teams that will be invited to the "big dance" with Network World.
March 7, 2014
Florida legislative session underway
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses issues up for consideration in Tallahassee this year on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
March 7, 2014
Online behavior can make you a victim
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that risky behaviors can make people more vulnerable to online scams.
March 6, 2014
Shopping mall bans upturned hoodies
A shopping precinct in central Indiana has posted a sign making it clear that upturned hoodies aren't welcome. Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, a UNF assistant professor of sociology, tells the Grio that this policy isn't about safety but inciting more unnecessary fear and negative stereotypes.
March 4, 2014
Who is afraid of a little opera?
Underwritten with grants from UNF and Riverside Fine Arts, the UNF Opera Program in the Music Flagship Progam is performing an Opera in a Box of “Little Red Robin Hood” to local elementary schools.
March 4, 2014
Ukraine unrest could raise gas prices
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells First Coast News that the unrest in the Ukraine has oil prices on the rise, which means gas prices can be expected to follow suit.
March 4, 2014
Civil service boards
Dr. George Candler, UNF associate professor of political science and director of the Masters of Public Administration program, discusses the role of civil service boards with WJXT Ch. 4.
March 3, 2014
Crisis in the Ukraine
Former UN Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that the impact of the crisis in the Ukraine could impact the global community.
March 3, 2014
Pension recommendations
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses a new poll he conducted about pension reform options on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
February 28, 2014
Co-workers suffering from mental illness
Noelle Pomeroy, a counselor in UNF's Counseling Center, tells Jacksonville Magazine that more outward signs of mental illness include sudden changes in a person’s demeanor, such as a once outgoing person becoming reclusive or hypersensitive.
February 28, 2014
Getting more protein in your diet
Dr. Ali Jahan-Mihan, assistant professor in the UNF Nutrition Flagship Program, talks to "First Coast Living" about proteins and why we need them.
February 27, 2014
UNF Interfaith Center hosts first Wear a Turban Day
The UNF Interfaith Center hosted Wear a Turban Day as the kick-off event to the University's annual Interfaith Week. First Coast News covered the event, which was designed to educate people about another religion and culture.
February 27, 2014
UFO sightings
Twenty-three UFO sightings have been reported on the First Coast in the last six months, and 12 of those sightings were in Jacksonville. John Anderson, UNF senior research lecturer in the Department of Physics, tells First Coast News that the sightings could be many things.
February 27, 2014
Senior communication instructor helps prepare students for golden age of journalism
Paula Horvath, a UNF senior instructor in the Department of Communication, has been sparking creativity in her students for 22 years, embracing the opportunity for innovation and creativity with open arms.
February 27, 2014
UNF to offer online degree in three in-demand programs
Dr. Len Roberson, dean of UNF's Graduate School, talks to the Jacksonville Business Journal about the University's move to offer three of its high-demand degree programs online in the spring semester.
February 26, 2014
UNF offers four high-demand online degree programs
UNF will make three of its high-demand degree programs—Doctor of Nursing Practice, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and Master of Education in Special Education with a focus on Autism available online this spring. There are also plans to offer an online RN-BSN degree in the near future.
February 25, 2014
Students learn to ghostwrite
A unique course is being taught at the University of North Florida. It’s a class on ghostwriting; the act of writing as someone else.
February 25, 2014
UNF polling shows strong opposition to Brown pension plan
A new UNF poll is giving local officials an idea of how Jacksonville feels about everything from pension reform to updating the city's human rights ordinance. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, breaks down the results on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
February 25, 2014
Documentary and discussion of online privacy Tuesday at Sun-Ray
Peter Casella, a professor of journalism at the University of North Florida, will lead a discussion about online privacy Tuesday at the Sun-Ray Cinema, following a showing of the 2013 documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply."
February 24, 2014
Scholars say ancient Fort Caroline nowhere near Jacksonville
Some scholars are coming forward and claiming that Fort Caroline wasn't located in Jacksonville, and it wasn’t even in Florida; however, Dr. Buzz Thunen, a UNF archaeologist who’s been searching for Fort Caroline, is skeptical of these findings.
February 21, 2014
UNF student fearful for her family in the Ukraine
The people of Ukraine are in a desperate state, and Olena Baidulova, a UNF MBA student, tells First Coast News that she's afraid for her family back home.
February 20, 2014
Mayor Brown’s approval slides in latest UNF poll
Mayor Alvin Brown’s approval ratings slipped to 59 percent from his 70 percent rating last year, according to the latest UNF public opinion poll of 422 Duval County registered voters.
February 20, 2014
Looking ahead to mayoral race
As we inch closer to 2015 when Jacksonville will once again vote for mayor, we're getting a good indication of how close a race might be due to a new mayoral poll released by UNF. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, breaks the poll down for WJXT Ch. 4.
February 19, 2014
Using Twitter to react to Dunn verdict
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that society hasn't achieved a post-racial moment in response to social media users discussing issues affecting African-Americans on Twitter.
February 19, 2014
The fear factor: Race, perceptions and reactions in the Michael Dunn case
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, UNF associate professor of psychology, tells The Florida Times-Union that fear is hard-wired into us. It’s part of who we are.
February 18, 2014
Author T.D. Allman discusses 'Finding Florida' at UNF
T.D. Allman, a historian, author and foreign correspondent famed for his eye-witness accounts of historic events, will discuss “Florida: Revelations of America” at UNF and discussed his UNF lecture on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show.
February 18, 2014
Jacksonville reacts to the Michael Dunn verdict
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, discussed the Michael Dunn verdict on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
February 18, 2014
Sociology professor discusses hashtags in response to Dunn verdict
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, discusses the racial implications of pictures tagged with #dangerousblackkids with First Coast News.
February 14, 2014
More to MOCA than 'Material Transformations'
The program at University of North Florida is designed to supplement traditional applied art and academic instruction by providing students the opportunity to work with visiting artists in a broad range of visual media.
February 13, 2014
UNF names new development and alumni affairs vice president
UNF has named Michigan higher education journeyman Joshua Merchant as its new vice president for development and alumni affairs. Merchant, who comes from Albion College in Michigan, will begin work in Jacksonville April 7.
February 13, 2014
Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program Bod Pod research
UNF students in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program are using a new piece of cutting-edge equipment called a Bod Pod, which measures the body mass of fellow students.
February 13, 2014
Faith moves ex-offenders to right path
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, talks to The Florida Times-Union about his new 15-month study that shows faith can deter ex-offenders from committing new crimes, if it shows them that they’re not alone.
February 12, 2014
UNF Florida International Summit spotlights Haiti and Florida
UNF is sponsoring the 2014 Florida International Summit, which is focusing on the topic “Global Health and Medical Diplomacy: Haiti and Florida." Dr. Jeff Michelman, UNF international business professor and event organizer, discusses the summit on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
February 11, 2014
Study examines faith-based prison programs
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, and Steve McCoy, co-researcher, discuss a new peer-reviewed study that finds inmates leaving prison have used the power of spirituality successfully to avoid going back to a life of crime on WOKV Radio's "Jax Journal" public affairs show.
February 10, 2014
Dunn trial analysis
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race expert, breaks down the Michael Dunn trial on First Coast News.
February 10, 2014
The problem of poverty
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, shares his opinion about the problem of poverty with Folio Weekly.
February 6, 2014
Professor discusses impact of violence on Dunn jurors
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race expert, tells First Coast News that jurors in the Michael Dunn trial who were victims of violent crime could hear something as simple as one sentence or see one piece of evidence at trial and be forced to relive their traumatic moments.
February 5, 2014
Jacksonville company designs helmet to detect and prevent concussions
Dr. Jerry Merkel, UNF Innovation Program director, along with Rick Johnson and Jim Ryan of Sports Technologies LLC, join WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show to discuss the concussion detection and reduction helmet system.
February 5, 2014
A business model for education
In a leaner, meaner job market where competition spans well beyond international borders, education is spanning well beyond the classroom walls of our forefathers. Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells WJCT Public Radio that the reality is that there is a massive increase in the labor supply throughout the world, and a degree without experience no longer cuts it.
February 5, 2014
Florida study shows religion helps keep ex-convicts out of jail
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, and Steve McCoy, co-researcher and the founder of Florida’s first faith-based prison program under Governor Jeb Bush, discuss a new peer-reviewed study that finds inmates leaving prison have used the power of spirituality successfully to avoid going back to a life of crime on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
February 4, 2014
UNF professor says Dunn trial viewed through racial lens
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, tells First Coast News that race is definitely a factor in the Michael Dunn trial, and the social implications of the case are on the minds of many people, not just in Jacksonville but also around the nation.
February 4, 2014
For Syria, a difficult dance to the music of war at home and abroad
Nancy Soderberg, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar in UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, joins "The Takeaway with John Hockenberry" radio show to discuss Syria's future and the Obama administration's agenda.
February 3, 2014
LEGO league blasts through UNF
More than 250 students and adults packed UNF to put their science, engineering and computer programming skills to the test during the Regional First LEGO League's Robotics Challenge.
February 3, 2014
Michael Dunn trial begins
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology and race expert, connects the trial to the larger discussion revolving around race relations on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
January 31, 2014
Jacksonville reacts to the State Of The Union
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF director of the Center for Sustainable Business Practices and associate professor of finance, discusses income inequality and the State of the Union address on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
January 30, 2014
State of the Union address
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses President Obama's hits and misses during the State of the Union on Action News.
January 30, 2014
Minimum-wage debate concerns small businesses
Dr. Christopher Johnson, UNF chair of the Department of Economics and Geography, shares his insight in the minimum-wage debate with Action News.
January 30, 2014
Ditch the detox diet?
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor, goes in-depth and discuss if detox diets are worth it on "First Coast Living." Nutrition Flagship faculty are featured monthly on various nutrition topics.
January 29, 2014
UNF among Best Value Colleges ranked by Princeton Review
For the fourth consecutive year, UNF is among the nation’s Top 75 “Best Value Colleges,” according to The Princeton Review.
January 29, 2014
A heart patient at 4, UNF instructor now advocates for adults
Melissa Hartman, a UNF instructor in exercise science, was born with a congenital heart defect known as tetralogy of Fallot, which affects the level of oxygen carried in the bloodstream.
January 28, 2014
Foods to lift your spirit
Dr. Cathy Christie, UNF nutrition professor, provides tips on what to look for when walking those super market aisles on WJXT Ch. 4's The Morning Show.
January 28, 2014
Governor's race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses some issues that could impact the upcoming governor's race on Action News Sunday.
January 24, 2014
President Obama puts sexual assault in the spotlight
President Barack Obama is drawing attention to something often unreported in America--sexual assault and rape. Sheila Spivey, UNF Women's Center director, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that she is happy to hear the president speak about this issue.
January 23, 2014
UNF professor prescribes new charter school
Dr. Katrina Hall, UNF associate professor of literacy and early childhood literacy, discusses the new Beaches charter school that she helped start.
January 23, 2014
UNF student gets assignment, pat on the back from Bob Woodward
Henna Bakshi, a UNF communication senior, was selected to introduce Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward during his appearance at UNF. She shares her experience with the Financial News and Daily Record.
January 21, 2014
Travis Wallace dominant as Ospreys top Dolphins in front of record crowd
UNF rode the dominant play of Travis Wallace, who finished with 27 points and 19 rebounds, powering the Ospreys to an emotional 86-82 win over Jacksonville University in front of a record crowd of 5,068 at the UNF Arena and a regional television audience.
January 21, 2014
Retired UNF professor and Parkinson's sufferer to receive 'local hero' award
By the time he retired from UNF as an award-winning professor, Bill Wilson had already lived an active and fulfilling life. Shortly after he retired from UNF in 2005, Wilson started exhibiting signs of Parkinson’s disease.
January 21, 2014
Taking a break or hitting a wall?
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, talks to the Daily Record about Mayor Alvin Brown's campaign funds.
January 17, 2014
UNF scientist studies how biology and environment influence seal molting, breeding
Dr. Julie Richmond, UNF assistant professor of biology, is among a group of researchers in the Antarctic studying Weddell seals.
January 16, 2014
Don't write off all bread as bad
Don’t follow the avoidance trend of wheat if you don’t have to, but instead enjoy it wisely. Dr. Judith Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses wheat myths in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
January 16, 2014
Idaho prison privatization
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminal justice professor, tells the Associated Press that problems in Idaho reflect problems seen in private prisons elsewhere.
January 16, 2014
Gov. Rick Scott names first Hispanic-American as lieutenant governor
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells WOKV Radio that naming a Hispanic-American as lieutenant governor will likely help Scott broaden his base.
January 16, 2014
UNF Shark Biology program tracks great white sharks
The ocean's apex predator has been spotted off the First Coast several times in the last year, and UNF shark researchers are hoping to learn why.
January 13, 2014
Shark trails
Acoustic sensors installed by Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF assistant professor of biology and UNF Shark Biology Program director, will soon be tracking shark movement off Jacksonville's coast.
January 13, 2014
Unseen Images, Untold Stories
“Unseen Images, Untold Stories” is a new photo exhibit at MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF, showing the lives of older LGBT in Northeast Florida.
January 13, 2014
UNF tracking great white sharks in real time
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF assistant biology professor and Shark Biology Program director, and Brenda Anderson, UNF marine biology graduate student, discuss new acoustic sensors used to track great white sharks with Al Jazeera America.
January 13, 2014
Breakthrough moment not far away at UNF
Matthew Driscoll, UNF men's basketball coach, is in his fifth season at the University and has done a commendable job raising the Ospreys' profile.
January 13, 2014
Looking into the future in the governor's race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the upcoming governor's race and the controversy surrounding the lieutenant governor's position on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville." The interview starts at the 7:50-minute mark.
January 10, 2014
U.S. News and World Report names UNF Best Online Graduate Education Program
UNF is among the hundreds of higher education institutions included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Online Programs rankings released today. UNF is ranked in the Top 75 in the country for “Best Online Graduate Education Programs,” which includes data of nearly 1,000 distance education programs nationwide.
January 8, 2014
New UNF program tracks great white sharks off the First Coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Program director, talks to WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" about a new initiative to place acoustic listening stations in nearshore areas on the Jacksonville coast to track white sharks.
January 8, 2014
Arrests on the decline
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, discusses statistics that show arrests are down significantly since 2008 on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show.
January 6, 2014
UNF student brings creative outlet to Kenyan orphans
Two years ago Chelsey Cain, a UNF elementary education major, and some of her high school and college thespian friends traveled almost 8,000 miles from Jacksonville to introduce theater to children at a Kenyan orphanage. The trip was so life-changing for them and the orphans that Cain, 19, is planning a return engagement.