The Museum of Contemporary Art
Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North Florida, turns
back the clock to explore one of the most important decades in contemporary art
with its latest exhibition, “ReFocus: Art of the 1960s,” on display Saturday,
Jan. 28 to Sunday, April 8.
This exhibition delves into a seminal
— and one of the most radical — periods of contemporary art. Literature, art,
dance and theater went through a fascinating period of growth and change during
the ’60s. Experimental art forms drew new public attention to artistic
expression. Trends in the arts reflected both the turbulent social and
political events of the time and the influence of artists and writers of an
The decade was marked with
conflict. America had been involved in some sort of military conflict for
nearly three decades, and it affected how artists saw the world. The Civil Rights
Movement and the sexual revolution helped to expand participation in the arts,
and these new perspectives brought fresh insights to the field.
Join MOCA as it explores major
movements of the decade: Pop Art, Op Art, Performance Art, Minimalism, Color
Field Painting, Hard-Edge and Post-Painterly Abstraction. Experience master
works by artists that defined a generation: Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein,
Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg.
“Crafted in response to
feedback from our Jacksonville community, MOCA’s ‘ReFocus’provides a
much needed context and overview of the significant artistic accomplishments of
this critical decade,” said MOCA director Marcelle Polednik. “Much like a
primer on contemporary art, each exhibition will explore, step-by-step, the
most significant art movements of the decade, its key artists, styles,
processes and icons.”
In addition to the exhibitions
themselves, “ReFocus: Art of the 1960s” includes substantial public
programs that further the educational goals of the project. From lectures about
art, history and culture to in-gallery tours; from free brochures to on-line
content and audio guides, visitors to MOCA will have numerous opportunities to
explore this significant period in greater depth and richness. The public
program schedule includes:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday,
Jan. 28, Grand Opening of “ReFocus: Art of the 1960s”
Wednesday, Feb. 1, Art
Wednesday, Feb. 1, Film: Andy
Warhol’s Screen Tests
7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9,
Lecture: “What — and When — Were the 1960s?”
2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18,
Film: Painters Painting
7 p.m., Thursday, March 1,
Panel: ”In Sequence: Pop Art, Comic Books and the High Art of Roy Lichtenstein” Wednesday, March 7, Art Walk
7 p.m., Monday, March 26, Film:
The Revenge of the Dead Indians: In Memoriam of John Cage
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 27,
Music: Dutch sound artist Jaap Blonk
MOCA is expanding the
exhibition experience beyond the art through a special partnership with the
Jacksonville Public Library. From books by Tom Wolfe to music by James Brown,
plus films and other materials, the art, artists and culture from each decade come
to life. Check out the pop culture universe database, special monthly
programming, a selection of books, music and movies by decade and more at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org/moca.
For more information about
“ReFocus: Art of the 1960s” and its related activities, visit www.mocajacksonville.org or call MOCA at (904) 366-6911.
Have you met PHIL on campus? You probably have and you don’t even know it. PHIL is everywhere — in the classroom; on the basketball court; at the library; in the Student Union. PHIL is even off studying abroad.PHIL stands for philanthropy, and the Student Philanthropy Council is dedicated to spreading the message of the importance of the concept and the vital role it plays at UNF. Last month, the council organized a series of events as part of “All About Philanthropy Week” at UNF. The events introduced PHIL as a character the council developed to represent philanthropy at UNF. Activities included a trivia challenge, thank-you card writing to UNF donors, free pizza and cookies, a photo booth and an appearance by Ozzie. More than 200 students dropped by council’s table outside the Student Union.Christina Vieira, a member of the council, said she took part in the awareness program because she’s had amazing experience so far at UNF and wanted to give back to future students so they can have similar opportunities. A junior marketing major from Titusville, Vieira said students have a responsibility to make fellow students aware of the role philanthropy plays in higher education today. “To whom much is given, much is expected,” she said, explaining her willingness to spread the message.She noted many students are unaware that tuition and state funding only cover a portion of UNF’s operating budget. In academic year 2010-2011, the state contributed 31 percent of UNF’s revenue, while tuition and fees accounted for another 24 percent. Another Philanthropy Council member, Devi Maniram, said giving back to UNF also has benefits for graduates. “Gifts to the University actually help raise UNF’s rankings in national publications, which in turn increase the value of our degree,” she said.The junior from Clermont said her education was made possible in part by generous alumni who have gone before her. “Now it is our turn to support future generations of Ospreys and most importantly, continue the tradition of giving back,” she said.Sophomore Ryan Traher believes philanthropy is incredibly important because “this world we live in would not function if it were not for the generosity of selfless individuals.”Traher, a Nashville native, said his goal in being involved in the Student Philanthropy Council is no different than any other campus organization to which he belongs — improving UNF whenever the opportunity presents itself. “UNF has so much potential, and I intend to capitalize on that potential to put UNF on the map, bringing new, bright minds that use UNF’s resources to change the world for the better,” he said.The week’s activities also marked the kickoff of the Senior Class Campaign, which is a united effort by members of the senior class to leave a legacy by giving to UNF in any amount to any program. Seniors who donate $20.12 or more will receive a UNF class of 2012 decal. All donors will also be recognized in the donor honor roll online.
For more information on the Student Philanthropy Council, click here.
Dr. J. Michael Francis is on a roll. During the past few months, the United States secretary of the interior appointed Francis, a University of North Florida history professor, to the commemoration commission for St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary celebration. Francis will help plan the city’s biggest celebration ever, and he’ll get to share his passion for Spanish Florida history with the community.His interest in the dense — and sometimes bloody — history of the so-called “Ancient City” has made him a leading scholar on the region’s history. And his work also garnered the attention of The Chronicle of Higher Education, a leading university-oriented publication, and led to a feature article published in September spotlighting his academic research and involvement with the anniversary. You can read it here.
“It has been a great honor receiving this attention for my work on St. Augustine’s history,” he said. “I’m looking forward to helping with the anniversary and writing some new history for the city. I want this to leave lasting legacy that endures beyond any fireworks.”Francis, a San Marco resident, has taught at UNF since 1997 and received his doctorate in History from the University of Cambridge. He has written several books and his most recent book, “Murder and Martyrdom in Spanish Florida: Don Juan and the Guale Uprising of 1597” was published this summer by the American Museum of Natural History. Francis said his inspiration for the book came from a historic document he discovered while doing research for a UNF course on teaching students how to read 16th century Spanish documents.
The text, which was written in St. Augustine in 1598, spoke of the murder of five Franciscan friars and the rescue of another from captivity by some of the region’s indigenous peoples. Currently, Francis is completing his next book project, “The Martyrs of Florida.”Francis was named the 2010-2011 Jay I. Kislak Fellow at the Library of Congress. Since last September, he has been a resident scholar at the Library of Congress, where he has continued his research on the early history of Spanish Florida.Since 2008, Francis has served on the editorial board for the University Press of Florida. His numerous awards and honors include a Cushwa Grant from the University of Notre Dame, a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society and the Alfred J. Beveridge Award from the American Historical Society. In 2007, he received a four-year appointment as Research Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
Faculty & Staff
Brooks College of Health
Nursing: Drs. Kathy Bloom and Li Loriz presented a paper entitled “A Collaborative Mentoring
Program for Nursing Students At-risk for Academic or NCLEX-RN Failure” at the
Sigma Theta Tau International Meeting Nov. 30, 2011 in Grapevine, Texas.
Clincal and Applied Movement Services: Drs. James
Churilla and Peter Magyari from
the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences had a manuscript
entitled “Muscular Strengthening
Activity Patterns and Metabolic Health Risk Among U.S. Adults” publishedin the Journal of Diabetes.
Drs. Churilla and Magyari also had a manuscript
published entitled “Resistance Training and Hypertension: Design Safe and
Effective Programs” in the January-February 2012 issue of American College of
Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal.
Churilla also had a manuscript entitled “Total Physical Activity Volume, Physical Activity Intensity and Metabolic
Syndrome: 1999-2004 NHANES”published in Metabolic Syndrome and
Coggin College of Business
Marketing & Logistics: Dr. Adel
El-Ansary co-authored the article, “Effects of Social Bonding in Business
to Business Relationships,” which appeared in the Journal of Relationship Marketing.
Deb Miller and Dr. Len Roberson presented “ A Blended Approach to Training
Online Faculty” at the 17th Annual Sloan Consortium International
Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Florida.
Pabalate and Erin Soles presented “One Size Does Not Fit All:
Meeting the Needs of Students via Several Podcast Solutions” at BbWorld 2011 in
Las Vegas in early July.
“Josh” Samli has just published his 22nd book, “From Imagination to
Innovation.” The book explores the imperative of an innovation culture that
made the U.S. a world leader by generating socially valuable products and
enhancing quality of life globally.
The aim of the book is to promote the development
of products and services that will improve quality of life and simultaneously
generate profits for those who invest in them. It is published by Springer
College of Computing, Construction
Construction Management: Dr. Aiyin Jiang received a matching grant offer from the UNF
Environmental Center for Solar Panel Thermal Research.
James Sorce and Dr. Mag Malek received a TLO award for
“Art in Construction – Study Abroad Italy”.
School of Computing: The School of Computing hosted a Student Symposium Dec.
16, 2011. Approximately 90 computer science students showcased their academic
work in areas such as artificial intelligence, gaming and mobile applications, operating systems and legal and
ethical issues in computing. Approximately 200 people attended, and all
participating students received a certificate award. The symposium was
co-organized by Lisa Jamba, Katherine Brown, Dr. Ching-HuaChuan, Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy
and Dr. Karthik Umapathy.
Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy and
Dr. Ching-Hua Chuan were awarded a
TLO for “A Pilot for School of Computing TLO Internship Program.” Dr. Chuan Ching-Hua also received a UNF
Summer Proposal Development Grant Award.
Dr. Sanjay Ahuja received a
UNF Summer Teaching Development Award.
School of Engineering: Dr. Chris Brown received a TLO award for a “Sustainable Design Field
Dr. Paul Eason received a TLO
award for the “Ghana Project – Developing World Challenges.”
Dr. Adel El Safty received a
UNF Summer Research Development Grant.
Dr. Alan Harris received a
UNF Summer Teaching Development Award.
College of Education and Human Service:
Dean’s Office: Drs.
Jacque Batey and Marsha Lupi will soon have published “Reflections
on student interns cultural awareness developed through a short-term
international internship” in Teacher Education Quarterly. This is a
comprehensive narrative inquiry study that addresses emerging patterns in the
attitudes, behavior and reflections of the American student interns before,
during and after an international internship in Plymouth, England. It focuses
on the transformation and growth of the students in particular regard to their
perception of surface and deep cultural issues.
Center for Studies in Education: Dr. Betty Bennett, director of
the Educator Preparation Institute, was interviewed by Melissa Ross on First
Coast Connect (WJCT/NPR radio) Dec. 12. The topic was college hazing in the
wake of the alleged incident at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
(FAMU), which resulted in the death of drum major Robert Champion.
Exceptional Student and Deaf Education: Did
you know that children with a hearing loss are three to four times more likely
to experience maltreatment than hearing children? Dr. Caroline Guardino helped lead a weekend seminar titled,
“O.U.R. Children: Observing, Understanding, Responding and Preventing Violence
Against Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing” at the Florida School for the
Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine. Guardino was accompanied by a team of three
colleagues from professional organizations and universities across the nation.
Together, the team is making great strides to reduce this statistic and protect
deaf and hard of hearing children by educating those who work and live with
Childhood Education: Dr. John Ouyang received a
Research Publication Award for his book, “Education,” at the 17th Association
of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences (ACPSS) International Conference at
Columbia University, New York, Oct. 28 through 30, 2011. He also presented a
paper, “Open University of China: Development trends and issues,” at the
Katrina Hall, Lunetta Williams and Wanda Hedrick were
awarded a UNF Environmental Center 2011-2012 SEED grant for their “Earth
Matters Book Club: 3rd Graders and UNF Students.”
Get to Know
title: Procurement Card Auditor
do you do at UNF? I audit University Procurement Card transactions
recognizing and preventing fraud.
at UNF: 19
us about your family: I have a boy and a girl, ages 13 and 10. They are the
loves of my life.
us something that would surprise people to know about you: A lot of people
don’t know I like to invent things. At this point, I have a product waiting to
you could choose any other career, what would it be and why?
I definitely want to become a Naval
Officer, following in my family’s tradition and footsteps.
What would you like to do when you retire?
I would like to travel and do some
charity works to help those in need if I can.
is your favorite thing about working at UNF?
The campus atmosphere, of course. I
especially enjoy interacting with faculty and staff members daily.
is the best thing you ever won?
I won $400 dollars one time at the
you won the lottery, what would do with the money?
That will be the day. I would quit my
job, do more charity works and help those less fortunate.
you were not working at UNF, what would you be doing?
I came from a long line of military
family tradition, so I would probably join the Navy.
is your favorite way to blow an hour?
Swimming or play a little golf here and
was the best money you ever spent?
I spent my saving to send my parents on
an Australia vacation trip for their 25th anniversary! It was a total surprise
for them. They were totally shocked and had the best time.
is the proudest/happiest moment of your life? The birth of my kids.
was the first concert you ever attended, and what was the most recent concert
I remember the first concert I ever
attended was a Pink Floyd live performance that was many moon ago. Since then,
I haven’t attended any concert.
person had the greatest impact on your life?
My mother. She passed away three years
ago. She was a strong-willed person full of love and kindness.
are you most passionate about?
I am passionate about life. As we all
know — life is short. No matter how we look at it, life is a beautiful gift
is the most famous person you ever met? Archbishop Desmond Tutu when he returned
to UNF for an honorary degree back in 2005.
book read: Don’t laugh, but I spent time with my daughter last night, and we
read Wimpy The Kid. It was fun.
Milestone anniversaries Congratulations to the following employees who will celebrate a milestone anniversary at UNF in January: 30 years Elizabeth Clements, Coordinator of Administrative Services, Arts & Sciences25 years Margaret Anderson, Office Manager, Purchasing15 years Joann Campbell, Associate Vice President Compliance Officer, Administration & FinanceJeanne Middleton, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, Student AffairsJoel W. Beam, Associate Professor Clinical & Applied Movement Science 10 years Crystal Serrano, Manager of Police Communications, Campus PoliceFive years Michael Kucsak, Director of Library Systems, LibraryPhyllis Andruszkiewicz, Director of Development, LibraryPatricia Launer, Coordinator of Grants Administration, Office of Research and Sponsored ProgramsKevin Garry, Adjunct, MusicMichael Thaxton, Custodial Worker, University Housing Welcome The following employees were either hired by UNF or were promoted from OPS positions from mid-November to mid-December:Garry Bates, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance and Energy ManagementDarlene Breitenbach, Coordinator of Education Training Programs, Florida Institute of EducationJudy Carter, Custodial Worker, Custodial ServicesMary Joyce Christmas, Financial Aid Specialist, Enrollment Services Processing OfficeGlenda Edwards, Custodial Supervisor, Custodial ServicesCandace Ford, Program Assistant, Student Health ServicesFranscilla Gibson, Program Assistant, Small Business Development CenterHollis Klein, Program Assistant, Taylor Engineering Research InstituteDeborah Owen, Instructor, Public HealthMichael Perez, Law Enforcement Officer, University Police DepartmentMonique Salles-Cunha, Assistant Athletic Coach, Women’s SwimmingElaine Staley, Director of Medical Laboratory, BiologyRonald Viafore, Coordinator of Education Training Programs, Florida Institute of EducationDax Weaver, Coordinator of Research Programs, Florida Institute of Education Great job The following employees were promoted in December.William Eckert, Coordinator of Library Services, Library Christine Holland, Senior Instructor, Communication Keith Hufford, Associate Director, Enterprise Systems Jennifer Muller, Assistant Director of Admissions, Enrollment Services Processing Office Scott Peden, Applications Systems Manager, Enterprise Systems Judith Sherburne, Manager of Student Systems Pro, Enterprise Systems Daniel Simon, IT Network Engineer, Information Technology Services Robert Stern, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry Burr Watters, Applications Systems Manager, Enterprise Systems Goodbye Heartfelt well wishes in their new endeavors for the following employees, who left UNF from late-November to early-January: William Adams, Custodial Worker, Custodial ServicesSteven Arnold, Law Enforcement Officer, University Police DepartmentKermella Broadnax, Custodial Worker, Physical Facilities
Kevin Campbell, Head Athletic Coach, VolleyballKaren Coleman, Instructor, Public Health
Steven Davis, Maintenance Mechanic, Physical FacilitiesBrian Endee, Senior Internal Auditor, Internal AuditingHowell Evans, Assistant Professor, EnglishBryan Gometz, Groundskeeper, Physical FacilitiesSanford Gray, Custodial Supervisor, Physical FacilitiesJoshua Harwell, Maintenance Mechanic, University HousingDavid Henderson, Groundskeeper, Physical FacilitiesLisa Lynch, Grant Specialist, Exceptional Student & Deaf EducationLaZarios McClain, Enrollment Services Specialist, One Stop CenterM. Middlebrook, Data Processing Associate, Graduate SchoolAbbe Moody, Coordinator of Academic Support Services, Undergraduate & International ProgramAnn Noonan, Associate Professor, Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences
John Pechonick, Senior Laboratory Lecturer, ChemistryNicholas Sartor, Coordinator of IT Support, User ServicesRyan Walthall, Assistant Athletic Coach, VolleyballRalph Walton, Senior Library Services Associate, Library
There has been a lot of research lately
about fish in the diet as well as potential health risks and benefits tied to
seafood. Dr. Catherine Christie, associate dean in the Brooks College of
Health, and Brittaney Bialas, a UNF graduate student/dietetic intern in the
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discuss myths and facts
about a fish that people often either love or think is too fishy.
salmon does not reduce the risk of heart disease.
Fact: Salmon is
an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown in many
studies to be associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Compared with fish intake of less than once
per month, risk of coronary heart disease decreased by 21 percent (one to three
times per month), 29 percent (once per week), 31 percent (two to four times per
week) and 34 percent (five-plus times per week) in a large study of women from
the Nurses’ Health Study.
Myth: There are
more omega-3 fatty acids found in wild salmon than in farmed salmon.
salmon has just as many omega-3s as wild salmon, if not more. The USDA Nutrient
Database for Standard Reference actually shows ocean-farmed Atlantic salmon have
1.9 grams of omega-3s per serving, whereas wild salmon have 1.2 grams per
serving. The amount of omega-3s found in wild salmon depends on the type and
amount of algae and plankton they eat. The amount of omega-3s in farmed salmon
depends on the feed they are given, which is usually made of plants, grains and
fishmeal. The feed given to farmed salmon is composed of enough omega-3s to
provide them with equal or higher amounts than what is found in the wild kind. The
American Heart Association recommends consuming at least two servings of fish,
either farmed or wild, per week to receive health benefits of omega-3s and
other important nutrients.
salmon destroys its nutrients, so it’s better to eat salmon raw.
fish contains an enzyme that destroys thiamine, a B vitamin important for
energy metabolism and the nervous system. Heat inactivates the enzyme and makes
thiamine available to the body. Since fish usually have a quick cooking time at
relatively low temperatures, important nutrients such as other B vitamins,
omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin A are not at great risk for being destroyed.
salmon is not as tasty or as healthy as fresh salmon.
salmon is not necessarily a poor choice when compared to fresh salmon. Fish
that has been frozen can sometimes be fresher than the fish you buy at the seafood
counter in a grocery store because it could take days before the fish is
delivered from the boat to the marketplace. Many packaged fish from the freezer
section are frozen immediately after being caught, which results in
preservation of nutrients and prevention of spoilage.
Myth: Salmon skin
contains fat and should be removed before cooking.
skin of salmon contains a large amount of the healthy omega-3 fats, which get
soaked up by the meat when the fish is cooked. Leaving the skin on the salmon
when it’s cooking also retains moisture and helps the meat to stay together.
The skin is edible, although some believe it has an undesirable fishy taste. To
reap the benefits of additional omega-3 fats in your salmon without the extra
fishy flavor, add some lemon juice before cooking and then remove the skin
Myth: Farmed salmon
have chemical dyes added to imitate the pink flesh of wild salmon.
salmon don’t have chemical dyes added to their flesh. The pink color is a
result of the carotenoids, compounds necessary for the fish’s healthy growth
and metabolism. Wild salmon get these substances by consuming small
algae-eating crustaceans, such as shrimp. Farmed salmon are given the same type
of carotenoids through supplementation in their diet. This ensures the farmed salmon
receive the nutrients necessary for optimal health, as well as the proper color
that would be lacking without the addition of these natural carotenoids.
Canned, fresh and frozen salmon are also low in mercury, according to the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration.
Myth: The bones
in canned salmon aren’t safe to eat and should always be removed.
Fact: The bones
that are usually present in canned salmon are perfectly edible and provide a
rich source of calcium. The canning process makes the bones soft enough to chew
and mix well with the meat. Some prefer to take out the larger bones and leave
the smaller, less noticeable ones. Try the salmon recipe below for salmon
cakes. If you use canned salmon, try leaving the bones in for an extra kick of
calcium for the day.
Yields: Four servings
14 ounces canned salmon or fresh cooked
One-half cup panko bread crumbs
Two tablespoons chopped green onion
One teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil for cooking
Mix the salmon, egg, breadcrumbs, and lemon juice together
in a bowl.
Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet.
Scoop out one-fourth of the salmon mixture, flatten into a
patty and place onto the heated skillet. Let cook for five minutes, flipping
once. Salmon patties should be golden brown.
Serve over a fresh salad or enjoy as a
snack with a dollop of mustard.
Nutritional Analysis per serving:
Protein: 28 grams
Carbohydrate: 12 grams
Total Fat: 12 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
The Goods is a monthly column about
food myths and facts by faculty members in the Department of Nutrition and
Dietetics Flagship Program and runs in The Florida Times-Union’s “Taste”
section. Have a question about salmon? Contact Dr. Christie at email@example.com.
your body use calories? It’s your lean muscle mass — that muscle underneath
your body fat that burns calories 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As you
gain muscle, your body gains a bigger generator to burn more calories.
about this from a weight loss perspective. Everyone has a layer of muscle under
the fat. If you’re eating fewer calories than you use, then those calories are
burning fat, but also depleting muscle. As your muscle mass disappears, your
metabolism begins to slow. The way to keep and build more of that calorie
burning lean muscle is to challenge those muscles with weight-bearing
exercises. If you do this, you will be able to maintain the muscle mass you
already have while you are losing the fat. Strength-train your way to a
slimmer, more lean and healthy body.
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