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December

December 23, 2019

UNF student advocates for others

Source: St. Augustine Record
Madison Brantley was awarded the Senior Service Award for creating awareness around sexual assault prevention on campus.


December 23, 2019

UNF student has Martian dreams

Lee Giat, physics student, aspires to shoot a full-length feature film from space.


December 18, 2019

UNF Adaptive Toy Project reveal

For the sixth consecutive year, School of Engineering and physical therapy program students have worked collaboratively to retrofit ride-on battery toy cars for children with physical and developmental disabilities in Northeast Florida. Action News stopped by to witness the children's faces light up with joy.


December 18, 2019

UNF political science students publish guest column

Ambassador Nancy Soderberg’s Real World Policy class visited Washington D.C. in November to present policy recommendations to officials concerning the global water crisis.


December 16, 2019

Local kids filled with joy at UNF's Adaptive Toy Project reveal

For the sixth consecutive year, UNF's School of Engineering and physical therapy program students have worked collaboratively to retrofit ride-on battery toy cars for children with physical and developmental disabilities in Northeast Florida.


December 16, 2019

UNF hands out over 1,100 degrees and honors exceptional student

Senior Madison Brantley was honored for her sexual assault prevention campaign during the fall commencement ceremony.


December 16, 2019

In memory of Luther Coggin

Luther Coggin is remembered for his significant contributions to UNF and the Jacksonville community.


December 16, 2019

Fall commencement at UNF

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!


December 16, 2019

The Florida Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” at UNF

Experience the magic and beauty of the timeless classic Friday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 22.


December 12, 2019

Master of Health Administration program inducted into elite Mentorship Circle

The Brooks College of Health's health administration program has been inducted into the CAHME Mentorship Circle.


December 11, 2019

PAWS Your Stress at the Library

Therapy dogs from Canine Companions for Independence visited the UNF library to help students relax during finals.


December 11, 2019

UNF religious studies professor shares expertise

Dr. Julie Ingersoll, religious studies professor, discusses purity culture and evangelicals.


December 10, 2019

Presidential impeachment

Dr. Mike Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, discusses the impeachment hearing.


December 9, 2019

UNF's Adaptive Toy Project

For the sixth year in a row, UNF’s School of Engineering and physical therapy students collaborated to create battery-powered, motorized, ride-on cars for young children with disabilities.


December 6, 2019

What is a calorie?

Dr. Lauri Wright, nutrition and dietetics chair, discusses what it means to eat a calorie.


December 5, 2019

Ignite Success with UNF's Whitney Meyer

Whitney Meyer, director in the President's Office, is spearheading two new programs focused on diversity and inclusion at UNF, the Community Alliance for Student Success program and the Fearless Woman initiative.


December 5, 2019

UNF students take on D.C.

UNF students get meaningful political experience in Ambassador Nancy Soderberg's Real World Policy class.


December 5, 2019

Tips to snack smarter

Dr. Lauri Wright, chair of UNF's nutrition and dietetics program, shares tips for choosing healthy snacks.


December 4, 2019

New MOCA exhibit

Jacksonville-based artist Kedgar Volta presents "The Fragility of the Promise," a large scale reactive light and sound installation in the acclaimed Project Atrium series at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF.


December 4, 2019

Freed to Run

UNF's School of Music participates in the capitol-to-coast six-marathon series, Freed to Run, which helps pediatric patients gain access to civil legal assistance through the Northeast Florida Medical Legal Partnership.


December 3, 2019

A peak inside UNF's Sawmill Slough Preserve

Learn a little about the history of UNF's nature preserve.


December 3, 2019

Possible fuel of the future growing at UNF

Dr. Mike Aspinwall, assistant professor of biology, is researching the energy generating potentials of switchgrass.


December 2, 2019

Eating healthy during the holidays

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics chair, shares healthy holiday eating hacks.


December 2, 2019

Students tagged sharks and waded in wetlands

Students from five Florida universities including UNF traveled through the state for a marine field studies course last summer.


December 2, 2019

UNF students give back to hospitalized children

UNF students in the effective business leadership class are raising funds this Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Cookies and Creme Jax Beach to provide holiday gift baskets to children at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

November

November 27, 2019

Puppy in Duke University study now being raised at UNF

Patrice Kapcio, director of the UNF Online program, is raising Zina to be an assistance dog.


November 27, 2019

UNF program selected for national mentorship circle

UNF's Master of Health Administration is recognized as a top performance program.


November 25, 2019

UNF Dining celebrates National Vegan Month

Valerie Hearn, UNF Dining Services manager in training, took first place in the national Chartwells contest for her build-your-own vegan donut and apple cider bar.


November 21, 2019

UNF delivering 'Meals on Wings' to seniors

UNF nutrition and dietetics students are working to give back to the community by preparing and delivering healthy meals to local seniors.


November 21, 2019

Generation WOW founder is inspiring girls to find their passion

Hundreds of girls and women joined together at UNF to be inspired, encouraged and to share their wisdom with one another at the Generation WOW event.


November 21, 2019

Event supports LGBTQ+ community

The UNF LGBT Resource Center and JASMYN, the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, hosted Trans Day of Resilience.


November 21, 2019

‘Joy to the World’ concert features UNF Singing Ospreys

The Singing Ospreys will present “Joy to the World: Messiah Favorites & Holiday Carols” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.


November 20, 2019

UNF students serve Meals on Wings

Nutrition and dietetics students volunteer to prepare and deliver meals to home-bound seniors through the Meals on Wings program, one of several food recovery programs of UNF’s Center for Nutrition and Food Security.


November 20, 2019

CFCU extends partnership with UNF

Community First Credit Union, the only full-service financial center at UNF, has extended their partnership with the University.


November 20, 2019

Downtown Vision's 2019 #DTJax Award

UNF's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is recognized as the Downtown Project of the Year.


November 20, 2019

National Geographic Photo Ark lands at UNF

UNF students and staff took part in a master class workshop with photographer Joel Sartore, creator of the National Geographic Photo Ark project.


November 20, 2019

The future is self-driving and it’s here in Jax

JTA brought the autonomous vehicle out to UNF for a sneak peek at the future of transportation and gave a presentation on the U2C program at the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.


November 20, 2019

Daily's Place venue impact for taxpayers

Professor Emeritus of Finance Don Wiggins speaks with Action News Jax about the impact Daily's Place has on Jacksonville taxpayers.


November 20, 2019

I am a Woman…I am Fearless…I am an Osprey!

The Fearless Woman initiative to empower and inspire Osprey females kicked off at UNF this week.


November 19, 2019

UNF professor discusses psychology research

Dominik Guess discusses inconsistencies in the meaning of patience across cultures.


November 19, 2019

Newest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll

CNN takes a look at the newest poll and talks with Dr. Michael Binder, PORL director.


November 18, 2019

Jacksonville metropolitan area unemployment rate falls

Dr. Albert Loh, UNF economics chair and professor, discusses how the unemployment rate remaining below 3% indicates a strong labor market for Northeast Florida.


November 15, 2019

Inspiring Ospreys

UNF alumnus Montana Reinschmidt experienced an accident on a dirt bike that left him paralyzed. He fought hard to recover, graduated college, learned how to fix airplanes and is now keeping some of the country’s most important fighter jets in the sky.


November 13, 2019

UNF is the 'Best in Jacksonville'

UNF was voted the Best College/University in Jacksonville by Folio Weekly Magazine’s readers in the Best of Jax 2019 poll.


November 13, 2019

UNF's Michael Bender on national politics scene

Dr. Michael Bender, faculty director of UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab, discusses the current political climate on "This Week In Jacksonville."


November 13, 2019

UNF student advocates for mental health treatment

UNF basketball guard JT Escobar scores big victory by dealing with his mental health.


November 10, 2019

UNF celebrates Veterans Day

The proud flags of the U.S. military branches billowed in the breeze through UNF’s Veterans Plaza during the ninth annual Veterans Day Tribute.


November 8, 2019

Community First sees success in partnership with UNF

Community First Credit Union recently renewed its lease for the branch at the UNF Campus for 10 years – this commitment is part of a larger strategy of catering business towards millennials and younger adults.


November 8, 2019

New UNF PORL poll

Dr. Michael Binder, director of UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab, stopped by "First Coast Connect" to discuss the results of a new poll on an array of topics, including the Jacksonville Jaguars and the sale of JEA.


November 8, 2019

UNF Ospreys outlast Florida National in home basketball opener

The North Florida Ospreys won its home opener in basketball over Florida National in an offensive shootout at UNF Arena.


November 7, 2019

Newest UNF poll looks at the sale of JEA

UNF's newest Public Opinion Research Lab poll asked Jacksonville voters about the sale of the public utility company.


November 6, 2019

UNF poll finds voters favor elected superintendent, schools sales-tax ballot vote

WJCT looks at the newest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll.


November 6, 2019

UNF financial planning program ranked No. 5 in U.S.

The Jacksonville Daily Record reports, "If you want to be a certified financial planner, the University of North Florida is among the best universities in the U.S. to enroll."


November 6, 2019

UNF poll finds overwhelming support for half-cent sales tax for schools

News4Jax looks into the newest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll.


November 6, 2019

The big winners in Jacksonville poll

Florida Politics discusses the latest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll with Dr. Michael Binder, PORL director.


November 5, 2019

MOCA UNF Student Artist-in-Residence

Jenn Peek, UNF student Artist-in-Residence, will have her exhibit open in December at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.


November 5, 2019

St. Nicholas resident views life from different perspective

Emily Michael, UNF's blind poetry instructor, shares her story with the Resident Community News.


November 4, 2019

Restaurants and flowers

Fortune magazine looks at a UNF study which concluded that having flowers in an indoor environment helped decrease stress levels and receiving flowers helped improve mood.


November 4, 2019

Chemistry prof reaches out to students on streaming service

Dr. Josh Melko, UNF chemistry professor, is tapping into the trend of online gaming. He’s holding office hours on a popular streaming platform for gamers called Twitch.


November 1, 2019

Climate change

UNF scientists urge the City of Jacksonville to take action on climate change.


November 1, 2019

UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll

Dr. Mike Binder, PORL director, discusses where Floridians stand on the impeachment inquiry.


October 31, 2019

Tips to avoid food allergens on Halloween

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics chair, stopped by the "First Coast Living" kitchen to share advice on how to make sure everyone has a safe Halloween.


October 30, 2019

How to pay off student loans

Dr. Josh Gellers, associate professor of political science, shares tips for paying off student loans with US News and World Report.


October 30, 2019

Part-time coding boot camp comes to UNF

Fullstack Academy, a software engineering and coding boot camp, has partnered with the UNF Continuing Education Division of UNF to offer coding courses.


October 30, 2019

UNF ranked one of the best for financial planning nationwide

Wealth Management magazine ranks UNF in the top five Top-Ranked Colleges for Financial Planning.


October 28, 2019

A Tuba Christmas performance

Marc Dickman, a professor of low brass and jazz studies at UNF, has been involved for 20 years and conducts the event.


October 28, 2019

UNF PORL poll on impeachment

CNN discusses the new UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll about impeachment.


October 28, 2019

New UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll

Dr. Mike Binder, PORL director, discusses the newest PORL poll on "First Coast Connect."


October 28, 2019

UNF poll on impeachment

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, talks about recent polls about the potential impeachment of President Trump on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."


October 25, 2019

Production students tell Jacksonville’s history

UNF School of Communication students are working on "Uncovering Jax," a documentary project created in partnership with The Florida Times-Union to uncover the rich history of Jacksonville.


October 25, 2019

UNF Poll: Most Voters Approve Of DeSantis

WJCT takes a look at the newest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll.


October 25, 2019

Your kids will love the 'Trunk Or Treat Donation Drive' at UNF on Saturday

Proceeds collected from the Trunk or Treat Donation Drive will go to support the UNF Adaptive Toy Project.


October 23, 2019

UNF students building Bluetooth-enabled cars for kids with disabilities

UNF's Adaptive Toy Project is now equipping vehicles with Bluetooth technology.


October 23, 2019

UNF Ospreys ready to pick up where 2019 left off

The UNF men's basketball team played its best at the end of last season and returns four starters for the 2019-20 season.


October 23, 2019

UNF partners with Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville entered an agreement to be the official hospital sponsor of University of North Florida athletics.


October 23, 2019

UNF poll: Florida voters conflicted over potential Trump impeachment

WJCT covers the newest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll.


October 23, 2019

Pokeman Go app helps improve students' mental health, UNF research shows

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF psychology associate professor, tells Action News Jax that a recent study shows students feel less negative, anxious and irritable during a walk with the game than without.


October 23, 2019

New UNF Poll Reveals Florida Torn Over Trump Impeachment Inquiry

The Hill reports on the latest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab poll.


October 18, 2019

UNF chemistry prof reaches out to students — and others — on streaming service Twitch

Dr. Josh Melko, UNF chemistry professor, is tapping into the trend of online gaming. He’s holding office hours on a popular streaming platform for gamers -- called Twitch.


October 17, 2019

Student mental health days proposed by Florida lawmaker

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses mental health days. She tells Action News Jax it's a good idea, the same idea of taking day for a reset.


October 17, 2019

Inside the Southern Living Idea House

UNF graduates Matthew Birdwell and Jarrod Knox of Riverside Homes were an integral part in the development of the Southern Living Idea House for Southern Living magazine. They share about their experience on "Completely Booked."


October 16, 2019

Study: Healthy vending machine options can bring in more money

The American Heart Association is pushing for healthier vending machine options in all city-owned buildings in Jacksonville. To assess the impact, the American Heart Association teamed up with UNF and Brooks Rehabilitation to conduct a study on healthy vending options and revenue. 


October 16, 2019

Florida alligator hunters stalk reptiles with spears, harpoons, more during harvest window

Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, an ecologist and assistant professor of biology at UNF who specializes in alligators, tells the Orlando Sentinel that unregulated alligator hunting took place from the mid-1800s until the 1950s.


October 16, 2019

UNF professor using gaming site to help students

A UNF chemistry professor, Dr. Josh Melko, is tapping into the trend of online gaming. He’s making himself available to students on a popular streaming platform for gamers -- called Twitch. He's been using Twitch for office hours for more than a year and says the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. He shares his unique teaching method with WJXT Ch. 4.


October 15, 2019

UNF, Daily's sign partnership deal

UNF Athletics and Daily’s have agreed to a multi-year partnership. As part of the deal, Daily’s and UNF designed a souvenir concession cup that will be sold at home games and can be refilled at any Daily’s for free.


October 15, 2019

Something is brewing at UNF

In a newly launched class in the Division of Continuing Education at UNF, students are learning about beer ingredients, the home brewing process and what it takes to make their own beer.


October 11, 2019

UNF chemistry prof educates Twitch viewers with office hours stream

Dr. Joshua Melko, UNF chemistry professor, holds his online office hours on Twitch, and the results by students have been overwhelmingly positive. The Chronicle of Education highlighted his teaching method.


October 11, 2019

Five healthy foods for fall

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics chair, explains to Consumer Reports why butternut squash and beets are so good for you.


October 10, 2019

Psychology expert discusses defensive pessimism

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to "River City Live" about defensive pessimism and how it encourages us to be proactive.


October 10, 2019

UNF awarded $1.6M for teacher program

The Jacksonville Daily Record highlights the $1.6 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant UNF received from the U.S. Department of Education to support teacher preparation models that prepare prospective and new teachers to serve students in high-need schools.


October 8, 2019

UNF places in national Top 25 when it comes to student defaults

UNF ranks among the Top 25 public institutions across the country with the lowest student default rate, according to new data released from the United States Department of Education,” placing 25th along with UCLA, Georgia Tech and the University of Wisconsin.


October 7, 2019

Campus minister blesses therapy dogs at UNF

For the first time, UNF hosted a Blessing of the Companion Animals on campus, where several therapy dogs used by students were blessed. The University has 48 approved assistance animals and one service animal in campus housing. 


October 7, 2019

High school girls 'EXPLORE' careers in health at UNF

Some lucky high school girls got the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities at UNF as part of a program to get more students interested in health care. The Brooks College of Health hosted 40 Jacksonville high school girls on who participated in as a part of 'Explore: Empower eXpand and Promote Leadership Opportunities, Resources and Education' in health care.


October 3, 2019

Blind UNF instructor reads her poetry

Poet and UNF writing instructor Emily Michael, who is blind, reads one of her poems on First Coast Connect and tells Charleen Shirk about a new book she has coming out this fall. Scroll to 35:53 to hear her interview.


October 3, 2019

Sports management professor shares insight into Jaguar Minshew mania

Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF associate professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union that quarterbacks are by far the most marketable players in the NFL, and Minshew has appeal because his “uniqueness breaks the NFL QB mold.”


October 3, 2019

UNF political science faculty discusses Trump's effort to hinder Congress regarding Ukraine

Former UN Amb. Nancy Soderberg, a faculty member in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks to MSNBC about Donald Trump administration’s efforts to hinder efforts by Congress to hear from current and former State Department officials about Trump’s actions in regard to Ukraine.


October 2, 2019

Museum features UNF students' work of famed African-American photographer

The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center in St. Augustine has undergone half a million dollars in renovations in recent months, the most notable being the addition of its new exhibit titled “Lincolnville Lifeways," which features the restoration work of Dr. James Beasley, a UNF English professor, and his rhetoric and the digital humanities class last spring.


October 2, 2019

UNF student once involved in online extremism overcame hate

Mak Kapetanovic is a 22-year-old UNF student and a former white supremacist who's now devoted to deprogramming other young men like himself. He says his story is a case study into how easily people can be sucked into a toxic digital sphere that radicalizes followers into white nationalist, extremist beliefs.


September 30, 2019

UNF recognized nationally for its cybersecurity education

Protecting personal information online is a constant battle for many people. That’s why the UNF School of Computing is training its students on the many aspects of cybersecurity and was recognized by the NSA as well as the Department of Homeland Security for its academic excellence in cyber defense education.


September 27, 2019

Turning learning disabilities into superpowers

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses her new "Superpowers" children's books, which give kids with learning disabilities superpowers and voices to spread awareness, on Global News Radio. Select September 23, 9 a.m., minute 17 to hear the interview.


September 27, 2019

UNF professors get grant to better prepare high school teachers to teach computer science

Two UNF professors received a grant for over $290,000 from the National Science Foundation to help prepare high school educators to better teach computer science.


September 26, 2019

We all know fiber is good for us, but why?

Dr. Janine Dray-Daris, a UNF nutrition instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, tells "First Coast Living" how fiber can be incorporated into our diets.


September 26, 2019

UNF School of Computing recognized nationally for cyber defense education

The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designated UNF's School of Computing as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Cybersecurity is creating more jobs for today's students.


September 25, 2019

UNF professor discusses Medicaid waivers

Florida is looking to cut its budget for a Medicaid program that serves the disabled. Some parents have waited years to get treated, and in some cases, children have died waiting. Dr. Chris Gabbard, UNF English professor, recently published "A Life Beyond Reason," a memoir about his late son, August, who spent five years on the waiting list to receive the Medicaid waiver. He discusses this on "First Coast Connect."


September 24, 2019

UNF economics professor discusses low August unemployment rate

UNF economist Dr. Albert Loh tells the Jacksonville Daily Record a stable seasonally adjusted unemployment rate, combined with a rising average hourly earnings in the private sector, indicate that the labor market in Jacksonville had a solid performance last month.


September 24, 2019

UNF Athletics celebrates 15 years of NCAA Division 1 membership

The UNF Athletics Department announces the celebration of the 15th year of NCAA Division I membership with a special weekend slated for November 7-9 with events throughout the weekend.


September 23, 2019

UNF President Szymanski shares highlights and goals

UNF President David Szymanski shares University accomplishments over the last year and goals for the future on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."


September 20, 2019

DIY rape kits 'a serious concern' according to Attorney General

The kits, one of which is sold under the name "MeToo," have been widely criticized by law enforcement. Sheila Spivey, senior director of UNF's Department of Diversity Initiatives, tells "First Coast News" that the at-home rape kits are very misleading.


September 17, 2019

UNF sees record-high enrollment numbers

With the new school year, UNF has set record-high enrollment numbers thanks to new freshmen and grad students. UNF announced on Monday that it had a record-high 2,648 freshmen students as total enrollment reached more than 17,300 students which is also a record for the school.


September 17, 2019

UNF professor looking to bring portable showers to the Bahamas

Dr. Sophie Filibert, College of Education and Human Services associate professor, is working to take more resources to the Bahamas, while also helping her own family pick up the pieces. Her father and sisters live in Freeport, directly impacted by Dorian, where the water remains contaminated. She shares her efforts to provide the area with portable showers and hygiene facilities with "Action News Jax."


September 16, 2019

Democrats and media point to climate change after Hurricane Dorian

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political sciences, tells Florida Daily it will be interesting to see how both parties explain their positions on climate change in the upcoming election cycle.


September 13, 2019

UNF instructor publishes new poetry book

Emily Michael, a UNF writing instructor, is releasing her first book, "Neoteny: Poems." She discusses the new book on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."


September 12, 2019

UNF students build telescope, explore other parts of the universe

UNF physics students are helping scientists explore other parts of the universe with a telescope that’s under more of a mile of ice at the South Pole. Action News Jax highlights this "cool" research project.


September 12, 2019

UNF holds 9/11 remembrance event

Flags were lowered to half staff and a moment of silence was held at UNF in remembrance of the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. First Coast News covers the special event.


September 11, 2019

UNF and First Coast pause to remember 9/11

Many UNF students are too young to remember the exact impact of 9/11, so the University spent the day making sure the history and solemnity of the moment was passed on to the school's students.


September 10, 2019

Breaking down the nutritional value of milk

Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, a UNF nutrition professor, shares the pros and cons of milk on "First Coast Living."


September 10, 2019

UNF to build home for beach volleyball team

UNF will break ground on a new on-campus beach volleyball court, which will be named the Cooper Beach Volleyball Complex, adjacent to the UNF Softball Complex. The project will include five courts, a scoreboard and bleacher seating for 300 people.


September 10, 2019

UNF student lost contact with Bahamian family during Hurricane Dorian

UNF junior Kristia Clarke, who grew up in Nassau, Bahamas, could only watch news coverage in fear as Hurricane Dorian hovered over the Bahamas, wondering if her family was safe. She recounts her experience with Action New Jax.


September 9, 2019

UNF nutrition professor shares expertise into plant-based meat alternatives

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition professor, tells Heathline that not all plant-based meats are created equally.


September 6, 2019

Coding bootcamp coming to UNF

UNF's Division of Continuing Education is launching a program designed to fill the need for information technology workers. The UNF Coding Bootcamp, a partnership with Fullstack Academy, will offer training in computer programming skills in a part-time setting. The six-month, 500-hour program doesn’t require participants to be UNF students or have coding knowledge.


September 6, 2019

UNF alumni get venture backing for tech startup

An audio-messaging tech startup by two UNF alums has gotten Silicon Valley attention. The Jacksonville Business story features Jordan Walker and Hunter McKinley.


September 6, 2019

Hands on: UNF student starts stint as MOCA artist-in-residence

UNF senior Jenn Peek is in her final semester in the sculpture program at UNF, which owns MOCA. She is the ninth UNF student to be named as artist-in-residence, an honor she earned through a competitive program at the University.


August 30, 2019

What area colleges, universities are doing to meet workforce demand

UNF President David Szymanski tells the Jacksonville Daily Record that the University's 17,000 students have an excellent chance of finding a job in the state after they graduate.


August 28, 2019

UNF, Fullstack Academy launch Coding 'Boot Camp' for professionals

UNF is rolling out a new coding certificate program in its Division of Continuing Education. Edythe Abdullah, Continuing Education dean, tells WJCT Public Radio that trends in Northeast Florida’s workforce make the program timely. 


August 28, 2019

New cyber security lab trains UNF students for future careers

UNF is opening a new cyber security lab in its School of Computing.The University is working with Pax Technology, a China-based international supplier of electric payment terminals and transaction software. Pax Technology gifted $100,000 to go toward scholarships, research projects and graduate assistantships.


August 27, 2019

E-Verify detects workers without legal status: How do immigrants get around it?

Dr. Madeline Zavodny, a UNF economist , tells the Los Angeles Times there are a lot of economic and social repercussions that make it a difficult policy to enforce in isolation.


August 27, 2019

Exhibit pushes printmaking boundaries

Dr. Sheila Goloborotko, UNF assistant professor of printmaking, curated the exhibit, "Rising," in the William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art and the Kwan Fong Gallery of Art and Culture at California Lutheran University. She is also one of the featured artists.


August 27, 2019

UNF study finds JTA saved customers more than $23.4 million In 2018

UNF's Coggin College of Business study concluded that customers collectively saved more than $23.4 million by using JTA services instead of driving their own vehicles in 2018. Dr. Albert Loh, UNF economics professor and chair, talks to WJCT Public Radio about the study's findings.


August 26, 2019

UNF poet, visiting instructor discusses her first poetry book

Love and nature are two things we can appreciate. Emily K. Michael, a visiting instructor at UNF, stops by "First Coast Living" to talk about the topics in her first book of poetry and her experiences as a blind author.


August 26, 2019

UNF, Mayo centers boost city's innovation ecosystem

UNF's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation introduced its inaugural cohort of 14 entrepreneurs last week and Mayo Clinic opened its Life Sciences Incubator Aug. 22. UNF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides a yearlong development program for early-stage companies, along with co-working space and business resources.


August 21, 2019

New transportation and logistics master's degree program

Dr. Dawn Russell, UNF associate professor of logistics, and Amy Bishop, Coggin College of Business academic advisor, discuss UNF's new master's degree program for transportation and logistics on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."


August 21, 2019

UNF offering new accelerated master's program

UNF has a new program that makes it faster – and less costly – to obtain a master’s degree. The UNF+Pathways to Success Program allows qualified students to enroll in graduate studies toward a master’s degree during their junior and senior undergraduate years. The University has lowered the per-credit-hour rate to $275, a 33% reduction.


August 21, 2019

UNF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation announces first cohort

With the start of the 2019 fall term at UNF, 14 entrepreneurs start in the institution’s first cohort at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The Center, which opened this year in The Barnett at 112 W. Adams St. downtown, provides a yearlong development program for early-stage entrepreneurs. The Jacksonville Daily Record features the budding entrepreneurs.


August 21, 2019

Sing sculpture unveiled in downtown Jacksonville

Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF sculpture professor, and Lance Vickery, UNF assistant professor of sculpture, brought a new public art piece to life in Jacksonville's Cathedral District for the Jacksonville Children's Chorus. The sculpture is highlighted by WJCT Public Radio.


August 19, 2019

UNF offering Coding Bootcamp to help community get high-paying software jobs

Edythe Abdullah, dean of Continuing Education at UNF, tells First Coast News that about half of all the jobs available have some sort of Information Technology function and discusses the new Coding Bootcamp, a training program for jobs that are strictly focused on coding.


August 19, 2019

Homemade sunscreen recipes not good for your skin

Based on her recent study, Dr. Julie Merten, UNF associate professor of public health, explains to The Academic Minute why Pinterest might be not your best health care provider.


August 16, 2019

Blind UNF instructor and poet writes about more than her lack of sight

Poet Emily Michael, a UNF writing instructor, is blind, though she makes sure that’s far from the only topic she’ll write about. She has a new poetry book, "Neoteny: Poems," coming out this fall.


August 16, 2019

Want your own giant sculpture? UNF's student art auction is live

If you’ve walked around Jacksonville Beach lately you might have noticed the giant sculptures at UNF’s Seaside Sculpture Park. The colorful and whimsical pieces were made by UNF sculpture students, and now their hard work will help bring in money for the program they love so much.


August 12, 2019

UNF student Lee Giat has his eyes to the stars

Lee Giat, who has majors in physics and communication, is down to earth but has his head in space. He recently participated in astronaut training in Russia.


August 12, 2019

UNF student sculptures to be auctioned online

UNF sculpture students will have their original works auctioned in online bidding that starts Thursday and runs through the end of the month. Proceeds from the online auction will go to support the UNF Sculpture Program.


August 12, 2019

Looking at the E-Verify Program and its blind spots

At least four of the poultry processing plants Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently raided claimed to use E-Verify to vet workers. National Public Radio's Ari Shapiro speaks with Dr. Madeline Zavodny, UNF economics professor, about how well E-Verify's works.


August 12, 2019

Climate change could raise mercury levels in some fish

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition professor, tells U.S. News & World Report that consumers should avoid certain fish high in mercury, but that fish should be a regular part of a healthy diet.


August 12, 2019

Art with a Heart partners with MOCA for ninth year to support kids in the hospital

For children in the hospital, art is so much more than a fun activity. It provides a distraction from pain, helps them express themselves during a stressful time, and it's a part of their healing process. One group that knows this is Art with a Heart, which has partnered with MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF, for an amazing exhibit.


August 6, 2019

Agent Orange Town Hall at UNF

Bob Buehn, UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center director, discusses Agent Orange and its impact on HOT 99.5 FM Radio's "HOT Topics" public affairs show.


August 6, 2019

UNF hosts Agent Orange Town Hall

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Bob Buehn, UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center director, discusses the upcoming Agent Orange Town Hall that will highlight and provide resources for vets that experience diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."


August 5, 2019

Bid for your chance to own large-scale sculptures made by UNF students

Seven large-scale outdoor sculptures by UNF art students will be up for auction. Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF sculpture professor, and sculpture student Jenn Peek talk to "First Coast Living" about the artwork on the auction block and how you can get involved.


August 5, 2019

The woman who turned psychological testing into a science

Dr. Susana Urbina, UNF psychology professor, tells Gizmodo psychological testing was thriving in the late 40s and 50s, and psychologist Anne Anastasi took the field and organized it.


August 2, 2019

Human rights and climate change

Dr. Josh Gellers, UNF associate political science professor, shares his insight on a new Climate Change and Human Rights report on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."


August 2, 2019

Making an A-plus lunch

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition professor, shares tips on making healthy back-to-school lunches for your kids on "First Coast Living."


August 1, 2019

Economics professor discusses tariffs as part of Made in China label investigation

Dr. Russell Triplett, UNF assistant professor of economics, discusses tariffs as part of an Action News Jax investigation regarding surge protectors sold in Jacksonville that could be unsafe.


July 31, 2019

Dealing with back-to-school anxiety issues

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses back-to-school anxiety and her new children's book series on "River City Live."


July 31, 2019

UNF honoring students’ exceptional service at summer commencement

UNF will honor students with outstanding records of volunteerism and caring spirits, when it hands out 932 degrees Friday, Aug. 2, during summer commencement at the UNF Arena, Building 34.


July 29, 2019

UNF hosts Agent Orange Town Hall

Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Bob Buehn, UNF Military and Veterans Resource Center director, discusses the Agent Orange Town Hall event, in partnership with Community Hospice Veterans Partnership of Community Hospice & Palliative Care, on WJXT's "This Week in Jacksonville." The event is designed to connect veterans who may be suffering from Agent Orange exposure with the services and benefits they are due.


July 26, 2019

UNF researchers look at dredging and if it's hurting dolphins in the St. Johns River

Some dolphins in the St. johns river are getting sick, some aren’t even eating. Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF associate professor of coastal biology, is trying to figure out if dredging is to blame.


July 24, 2019

UNF professor's new books highlight the strengths of children with disabilities

Children with disabilities may not think they have a voice, but Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, is creating books that give children with learning disabilities superpowers and voices to spread awareness.


July 22, 2019

UNF researchers try to gauge effects of dredging in the St. Johns

Dolphin researchers at UNF have been trying to figure out if the river dredging is hurting the St. Johns’ 300 or so dolphins, the 150 who call it home and the 150 who visit it seasonally.


July 19, 2019

Moon landing meant win in prestige race

In an Orlando Sentinel opinion column, Dr. Yanek Mieczkowski, UNF history distinguished visiting scholar and a presidential historian, notes how the Apollo moon landing reasserted America's global prestige.


July 19, 2019

MOCA launches new Project Atrium exhibition

Melissa Ross, host of WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect," highlights the new Project Atrium: Kahalid Albaih refugee exhibit at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF.


July 18, 2019

UNF shark expert shares reasons sharks being spotted on our beaches

Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Biology Program director, talks to Action News Jax about why swimmers are spotting more sharks on Northeast Florida beaches.


July 18, 2019

Student-created sculptures auctioned online for first time through UNF

For the first time in UNF history sculpture students will have their uniquely crafted original artwork auctioned online for First Coast residents to enjoy in their communities, homes or places of work.


July 17, 2019

Apollo II remembered 50 years later

Dr. Yanek Mieczkowski , UNF history distinguished visiting scholar/author of "Eisenhower's Sputnik Moment," shares his expertise with WJXT Ch. 4 about the landing of Apollo II on the moon.


July 16, 2019

UNF tackles skills gap with Coding Bootcamp

UNF is partnering with coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy to offer skills training for jobs in programming and the tech field. Starting in October, the UNF Coding Bootcamp will be a non-credit, part-time program, designed to make technology education more accessible in the region.


July 15, 2019

UNF student Lee Giat wants to take next giant leap

Lee Giat won the fourth annual student astronaut contest last year by "Xploration Outer Space" TV show. That year's prize was to spend a couple of days at the Russian training facility where generations of international astronauts have trained. The Florida Times-Union talks to this UNF senior and talks to him about his journey training for space.


July 15, 2019

History professor/author discusses 'The Age of Addiction'

One of the basic conceits of Age of Addiction, the recent book from UNF historian Dr. David Courtwright, is that legitimate, legally sanctioned habits produce, at least in some people, what he describes as "a pattern of compulsive, conditioned, relapse-prone and harmful behavior." He discusses this with The Washington Free Beacon.


July 11, 2019

UNF psychology professor/author turns children's learning disabilities into superpowers

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology and author, is creating books that give children with learning disabilities superpowers and voices to spread awareness and talks about these books with KGW8 TV.


July 11, 2019

Nurse of the Week: Bethany Baker becomes first deaf nursing student at UNF

Daily Nurse names UNF student Bethany Baker as Nurse of the Week and highlights her story as UNF School of Nursing's first deaf student.


July 10, 2019

UNF signs seven-year Under Armour deal

The Florida Times-Union discusses the seven-year contract with UNF that will make Under Armour the official athletic apparel provider for the Ospreys' athletic programs.


July 9, 2019

UNF nutrition expert shares tips on eating healthfully

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics chair, provides a smart solution to stimulating your appetite with Consumer Reports.


July 8, 2019

UNF archaeological team digs up the past

Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF assistant professor of anthropology, and his student team dig deep into the past to understand the history of native Americans thousands of years ago on the First Coast.


July 3, 2019

UNF launches new Logistics Master’s Degree Program

UNF has unveiled a new graduate program that will allow for working health care professionals to advance their education online with a new Executive Master of Health Administration.


July 2, 2019

Is DIY suncsreen safe?

Dr. Julie Merten, UNF associate professor of public health, shares results of her latest study about the dangers of homemade sunscreens with SheKnows.


July 1, 2019

‘She has no barriers’

The Florida Times-Union stopped by to speak with Bethany Baker, the first deaf student ever admitted to UNF's post-baccalaureate nursing program.


June 27, 2019

UNF nutrition and dietetics professor discusses super fruits

Janine Dray, nutrition and dietetics instructor, stops by "First Coast Living" to discuss super fruits.


June 26, 2019

Proton therapy coming to Mayo Clinic

Dr. Shyam Paryani, a radiation oncologist and UNF health administration clinical professor, says Mayo Clinic's new facility will be yet another attention-grabber in Northeast Florida's growing identity as a health care destination.


June 26, 2019

'Ignite Success' with Diane Yendol-Hoppey from UNF

Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, dean of UNF's College of Education and Human Services, visited "Ignite Success" to speak about current projects and what the college has to offer.


June 26, 2019

UNF launches logistics master's degree program

UNF is launching a new Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Management degree program that will begin in August.


June 26, 2019

Mitch 22 Foundation gifts laptops to UNF students pursuing education careers

Larry Roziers, who runs the Mitch 22 Foundation, gifted laptops to eight young men of color who are part of the UNF College of Education and Human Services' Holmes Scholars program.


June 26, 2019

Drag Queen Story Hour prevails at UNF

Honoring Pride Month, the UNF LGBT Resource Center and Carpenter Library collaborated to host the first faculty-led Drag Queen Story Hour in the history of the event.


June 24, 2019

UNF offers education scholarship opportunity to eight Duval County students

Hoping to increase the number of local minority teachers, the UNF College of Education and Human Services is recruiting underrepresented students through the Holmes Scholar Program.


June 24, 2019

UNF will launch logistics master's program in August

The Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree program kicks off in August and will be one of only two programs of its kind in Florida.


June 24, 2019

High school students learn to build 3D limbs at UNF

Local high school students are learning how to build 3D prosthetic limbs at a UNF College of Education and Human Services summer camp.


June 24, 2019

Local students creating affordable prosthetic limbs at UNF camp

Local students spent two weeks of their summer at a UNF STEM camp creating prosthetic limbs for families who can’t afford the cost.


June 24, 2019

What's on the minds of voters?

UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab recently polled Jacksonville voters about local issues.


June 21, 2019

UNF Poll breaks down some hot button issues

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, stops by WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show" to break down the newest PORL poll.


June 21, 2019

Your professor streaming live on Twitch

Dr. Joshua Melko, UNF assistant professor of chemistry, speaks with The Chronicle of Higher Education about using live Twitch streams as an interactive teaching tool.


June 21, 2019

New UNF poll shows voter support for school sales tax

The University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab's newest poll asked where the community stands on issues, including the potential school sales tax referendum, marijuana decriminalization and the city selling the Jacksonville Electric Authority.


June 20, 2019

UNF researcher wins USDA grant to study switchgrass

Dr. Mike Aspinwall, UNF assistant professor of biology, was just awarded nearly half a million dollars from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study switchgrass as a viable plant-based biofuel that could fuel our cars in the future.


June 19, 2019

UNF nutrition expert provides insight into selecting fruit

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship program, discusses picking the best fruit for your health with Consumer Reports.


June 19, 2019

Enhancing the experience at UNF

Campus Rec magazine speaks with members of the Recreation and Wellness staff about enhancing the initial guest experience at the Student Wellness Complex.


June 19, 2019

UNF students work with rescue dogs to help inmates gain new ‘leash’ on life

UNF students in a criminology and criminal justice course are observing and interviewing inmates working with dogs and learning about the TAILS (Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills) program at local correctional institutions. The course provides students with an understanding of the need for successful rehabilitation of offenders and the potential benefits of this type of programming.


June 18, 2019

2020 presidential election

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, looks ahead to the 2020 presidential election on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."


June 18, 2019

UNF artists reveal sculptures in Jacksonville's oldest urban park

Three UNF sculpture students spent a year building artwork for Hemming Park, Jacksonville's oldest urban park. The Florida Times-Union unveils these new pieces.


June 18, 2019

UNF students dig deeper into 1,000-year-old Native American history

UNF students are digging deeper into the past to understand the history of native Americans who lived in Jacksonville years ago. They found fragments of old animal bones and oyster shells and recovered pieces of pottery that’s nearly 1,000 years old.


June 18, 2019

UNF places second at surf nationals

The UNF Surf Team club further bolstered its standing as the best team on the Atlantic Ocean, finishing as the only East Coast school in the top 10.


June 17, 2019

Seasoned UNF surfers set to swoop in California

The UNF Surf Team and Club, best on the east coast for five consecutive years, is competing in the NSSA National Championships in California.


June 14, 2019

UNF golf trio lead area qualifiers in Florida women's amateur

Ten players with First Coast ties qualified for match play in the 90th Florida Women’s Amateur after Thursday’s second round of stroke play at the Ritz-Carlton Members Club and the Laurel Oaks Golf Club in Bradenton. The group was led by three members of the UNF women's golf team.


June 14, 2019

New UNF class studies inmate and canine rehabilitation

UNF students in a criminal justice course are interviewing inmates working with dogs in the TAILS (Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills) program at local correctional institutions to understand the need for successful rehabilitation of offenders.


June 13, 2019

'It’s a glorious thing to make a thing'

Dr. Mark Ari, UNF creative writing professor, speaks with the Jacksonville Public Library's "Completely Booked" podcast about his heritage, artistic endeavors and cultivating a creative community in Jacksonville.


June 13, 2019

Study: Nearly half of LGBTQ employees fear being 'out' at work

Kaitlin Legg, UNF LGBT Resource Center director, shares her insight about a recent national LGBTQ workforce survey.


June 13, 2019

UNF grad named Denmark's next national soccer coach

The Danish soccer union says Kasper Hjulmand, a former UNF midfielder, will take over as coach of the country’s national team after next year’s European Championship.


June 11, 2019

UNF Surf Team heads to Nationals in California this weekend

For five years in a row, the UNF Surf Team club has claimed the title, “Best on the East Coast” by winning the NSSA East Coast Championship. Next they head to the National Championship in southern California.


June 11, 2019

UNF addresses lack of minority teachers with Holmes Scholars Program

Hoping to increase the number of local minority teachers, the UNF College of Education and Human Services is recruiting underrepresented students through the Holmes Scholar Program.


June 11, 2019

UNF physics professor says motorcyclists especially vulnerable to lightening

Dr. Jason Haraldsen, UNF associate professor of physics, says riding motorcycles can be more dangerous because a seated rider often is the highest point of the bike with News4Jax.


June 11, 2019

UNF professor to study green fuel alternative

Dr. Mike Aspinwall, UNF assistant biology professor, receives a nearly $500,000 grant from the USDA to study different properties of switchgrass.


June 10, 2019

Local literacy program shows promise

Children from low-income families lose about two months of literacy every summer; however, Cheryl Fountain, UNF education professor and executive director of the Florida Institute of Education at the University, says almost two-thirds of the children in summer camps showed no loss of reading ability through the SAIL literacy program, administered through the Kids Hope Alliance.


June 10, 2019

The breaking of America's fossil monument

Dr. Barry Albright, UNF paleontologist, talks to Cosmos Magazine about one of America's vast and valuable fossil deposits in danger of being lost to mining and private collectors.


June 7, 2019

UNF archaeology students find artifacts spanning 800 years

Keith Ashley, UNF assistant professor of anthropology, and his students are excavating at Big Talbot Island in  the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve with the goal of finding evidence of an ancient Native American village. Not much is known about the place called Sarabay, which Europeans documented in the 1500s.


June 7, 2019

UNF and Jumbo Shrimp remember alumni/employee

UNF and the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will remember College of Education and Human Services alumni and Shrimp employee Emanuel "Manny" Hernandez, Jr. with a special night at the ballpark Saturday, June 8.


June 6, 2019

Remembering D-Day

Dr. Yanek Mieczkowski, UNF assistant professor, discusses the 75th anniversary of D-Day on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."


June 6, 2019

One of us spotlight: Dr. Don Resio

Dr. Don Resio, UNF professor of ocean engineering and Taylor Engineering Research Institute director, is highlighted by the Ponte Vedra Recorder.


June 6, 2019

UNF anthropology students dig up history on Big Talbot Island

Dr. Keith Ashley, assistant professor of anthropology, and his students are trying to learn more about two Native American villages--the oldest village dating back to 1,000 AD. He discusses the dig with News4Jax.


June 5, 2019

Homemade sunscreen is a really terrible idea

Dr. Julie Merten, UNF associate professor of public health, discusses her new study about the dangers of homemade sunscreens with Runners World.


June 3, 2019

UNF finance major sells/pockets profit in billion-dollar athletic shoe resell market

UNF student Juan Osorio has sold more than $300,000 in sneakers and pocketed $100,000 in profit over the past decade in the athletic shoes resell market, all while earning his bachelor's degree in finance.


June 3, 2019

Fingerprint study upends ideas about 'women’s work' in ancient America

National Geographic writes about new research from Dr. John Kantner, UNF associate vice president of research and professor specializing in anthropological archaeology, that suggests pottery making wasn’t a primarily female activity in ancient Puebloan society, as had long been assumed.


June 3, 2019

Gaming addiction: The things one local professor suggests loved ones look out for

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses video games and mental health with WOKV News 104.5 FM Radio.


June 3, 2019

UNF marketing student launches online fashion boutique, hits the road for pop-up shops

UNF student Ciatlin Hawkins always wanted to work for herself. It was an idea that began in her business management and marketing classes. That, combined with her love of fashion, led to the Black Pearl Boutique.


May 31, 2019

Dangers of homemade sunscreen

Dr. Julie Merten, UNF associate professor of public health, discusses myths of homemade sunscreens based on her recent study on "River City Live."


May 30, 2019

UNF partnership with school in Israel means more opportunities for students, staff

UNF is part of a plan unveiled this week by Governor Ron DeSantis to build a relationship between schools in the state and one in Israel.


May 29, 2019

UNF nursing student shares transformational Kenyan experience

UNF nursing student Patrick Sasser shares the many ways his School of Nursing transformational learning opportunity trip to Kenya changed him forever.


May 28, 2019

Ospreys' Perkins swoops into track nationals

UNF student-athlete Noah Perkins made history this weekend, becoming the Ospreys' first-ever male qualifier for the NCAA outdoor track and field championships.


May 23, 2019

How one UNF teacher is making an impact

Dr. Matt Ohlson, Department of Leadership School Counseling and Sport Management assistant professor and Taylor Leadership Institute interim director, helps both UNF and Jacksonville community students gain valuable leadership skills.


May 23, 2019

UNF’s Small Business Development Center helps with development of a non-profit

UNF alumna Jennifer Smith started a non-profit organization called The Giving Closet Project with the help of UNF’s Small Business Development Center.


May 22, 2019

UNF public health expert studies dangerous trend of homemade sunscreens

Dr. Julie Merten, UNF associate professor of public health, has a new study out that looks at homemade sunscreens pinned on Pintrest. She found recipes for homemade sunscreens offered insufficient UV radiation protection. Action News Jax highlights the findings.


May 21, 2019

New UNF study reveals homemade, natural sunscreens might get you burned

Reuters Health highlights a new study by Dr. Julie Merten, UNF associate professor of public health, that studies homemade sunscreens pinned on Pintrest, revealing that recommended recipes for homemade sunscreens offered insufficient UV radiation protection, despite claims of effectiveness.


May 20, 2019

UNF center a 'front door' for entrepreneurs and innovation

Having an idea is great, but without the proper guidance and enough money, it can be impossible to turn an idea into a viable business. The North Florida Business Roundtable is looking at institutions like UNF and how the University is offering an incubator for innovation.


May 20, 2019

UNF journalism student pens article on local civil rights movement

UNF journalism student Andrea Davis wrote an opinion piece for The Florida Times-Union about Rutledge Pearson, the NCAA president in 1966 who fought bravely for civil rights regarding city jobs for African-Americans.


May 15, 2019

UNF PORL releases new poll regarding Jax Beach fire services

WJCT Public Radio highlights a new poll by the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab that indicates majority support for the Jacksonville Beach City Council calling for a referendum about the proposed Fire Service Agreement between the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach.


May 15, 2019

UNF student's new book chronicles her difficult childhood, inspires others

Christina Meredith, a UNF senior political science major, discusses her new book, "CinderGirl," which chronicles her path from abuse and homelessness to one of inspiration and overcoming on "River City Live."


May 14, 2019

Could your beauty, bath products make you sick?

Rick Troendle, a UNF chemistry lab lecturer, reviews several personal care items and looks at the ingredients in products like baby sunscreen, scented washes, lotions and more and discusses the downside of these ingredients with WJXT Ch. 4.


May 10, 2019

UNF art and design senior hosts workshop

Mark Lester, UNF art and design senior, visits "First Coast Living" to preview his new ceramics workshop series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF. 


May 9, 2019

UNF track athlete a two-time ASUN All-Academic Honors recipient

UNF senior cross country/track and field student-athlete Audrey Carpenter is a triple major in communications, political science and Spanish while holding down a 3.79 GPA. She has earned distinction on the ASUN Academic Honor Roll for the last two years as well as garnering ASUN All-Academic Honors twice in cross country and selections to both the indoor and outdoor All-Academic Teams over the past year.


May 9, 2019

UNF public health graduate student says old school ways still work best for weight loss

Patricia Harrell, a Master of Public Health program graduate student, shares her advice with The Florida Times-Union.


May 9, 2019

Religious studies professor shares insight

Dr. Julie Ingersoll, religious studies professor, discusses anti-Semitic terrorism.


May 8, 2019

Psychology faculty weighs in on narcissism

Dr. Tracy Alloway, psychology associate professor, discusses the psychology behind narcissism and leadership on "River City Live."


May 8, 2019

UNF Lyme Disease expert discusses big jump in Florida disease cases

Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF public health professor, discusses data that reveals a dramatic rise of confirmed cases of Lyme Disease across the U.S., including Florida on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" radio show.


May 8, 2019

How to prepare college students to innovate

Len Ferman, adjunct professor of management, speaks with Forbes about the course on innovation he developed at UNF. The course has since become something of a role model for other colleges.


May 7, 2019

UNF Lacrosse goes from 'nothing' to Nationals

The UNF Men's Lacrosse club is playing in the first MCLA National Tournament in program history. After winning the first round of play, the club faces the University of Dayton in the quarterfinals.


May 6, 2019

UNF FIE aids Sulzbacher Village in planting more than new Family Garden

The UNF Florida Institute of Education teamed up with the Sulzbacher Village to teach families and children about gardening with the opening of the Family Garden. The kids will be taught a series of specially developed classroom and garden-based lessons by FIE staff. The Family Garden provides children with first-hand experiences with nature and helps them understand how plants go from seed to plate.


May 3, 2019

UNF golf team is a No. 3 seed in Louisville NCAA regional

The UNF men’s golf team is headed for Louisville to the NCAA regional at the University of Louisville Golf Club. UNF begins play May 12, with the top-five teams advancing to the NCAA Championship May 24-29.


May 2, 2019

Early learning center family gardens

Dr. Debbie Carlson, Florida Institute of Education research associate, stopped by the News4Jax "Morning Show" to discuss how UNF and the Sulzbacher Village have teamed up to offer pre-school kids a chance to learn about gardening.


May 2, 2019

Sunflower seeds packed with nutrients

Dr. Corrie Labyak, UNF associate professor of nutrition, and Gabrielle Mancella, a UNF Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition student, share myths and facts about sunflower seeds in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.


May 1, 2019

UNF students produce seven Jacksonville-based documentaries

Seven films were produced by UNF student filmmakers in a course created and taught by Dr. Jillian Smith, associate professor of English and Film at the University. First Coast News highlights these documentary films.


April 30, 2019

Professor's mystery novels set in Jacksonville explore 'dark side of the Sunshine State'

UNF English professor Dr. Michael Wiley writes hard-boiled detective novels set in Jacksonville and uses locations around the city as backdrops to his stories. The Florida Times-Union shares more about his novels.


April 30, 2019

UNF is in good health

The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council recognized UNF with the Platinum Level Award for the 2019 Healthiest Companies, which was highlighted in The Florida Times-Union.


April 29, 2019

UNF cellist participates in prestigious international music seminar

UNF junior Hannah Shute receives high honors as part of 10 chosen from around the world to participate in the Sitka International Cello Seminar in Alaska this summer. She performs on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."


April 29, 2019

UNF graduates honored for exceptional service

Two UNF students with outstanding records of volunteerism and caring spirits were honored during spring commencement when over 1,700 degrees were awarded during a ceremony at the Arena.


April 29, 2019

UNF psychology professor provides insight into online relationships

UNF psychology instructor John Oliver explains the dangers young women face in online relationships with First Coast News.


April 26, 2019

UNF cellist receives high honors as part of 10 chosen around the world

For UNF junior Hannah Shute, she thought she was going to UNF for soccer, which she did until she decided her passion was in another field--music. And now, she's being rewarded and honored for her skills as a cellist in the School of Music.


April 25, 2019

Proposal would forgive student loan debt up to $50K

Rod Andrews, UNF financial aid director, talks to First Coast News about a new proposal to cancel out student loan debt for millions of Americans.


April 25, 2019

UNF achieves campus-wide initiative supporting health and wellness

UNF, in collaboration with Partnership for a Healthier America, recently completed its three-year commitment to expanding healthier options across the campus community. UNF is one of 32 institutions of higher learning across the country to successfully complete its commitments to implementing PHA’s Healthier Campus Initiative guidelines, designed to create a culture shift toward greater health and wellness among the entire campus community.


April 24, 2019

UNF Tops 2019 Healthiest Companies list

UNF was recently honored as one of Jacksonville’s healthiest places to work, receiving the Platinum Level Award for the 2019 Healthiest Companies by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. This is the 11th year the University has received this recognition.


April 23, 2019

For UNF grad student, research means long hours at the zoo watching giraffes

In a collaboration between UNF and the Jacksonville Zoo, UNF grad student Fatima Ramis spent hours observing giraffe social behavior in order to help improve animal wellness. She speaks to The Florida Times-Union about her research.


April 23, 2019

UNF shark expert warns swimmers of shark behavior

Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Shark Biology Program, weighs in on what two recent shark bite accidents at Jacksonville Beach have in common on News4Jax.


April 22, 2019

UNF Ospreys dominate ASUN post-season golf awards

Led by conference player of the year Phillip Knowles, UNF's men’s and women’s golf teams dominated the ASun awards and all-conference teams.


April 22, 2019

UNF honoring students’ exceptional service at spring commencement

UNF will honor two students with outstanding records of volunteerism and caring spirits, when it hands out more than 1,700 degrees Friday, April 26, during spring commencement.


April 19, 2019

UNF Police Department teaches students how to perform basic car maintenance

The Spinnaker attends the workshop hosted by UPD to help students with simple vehicle maintenance.


April 19, 2019

Flagler schools, UNF dual enrollment pact to benefit future teachers

UNF is teaming up with Flagler schools to educate and assist students who are interested in entering the field of education after graduation.


April 19, 2019

UNF is one of the safest college campuses in nation

The University of North Florida ranked as one of the safest college campuses in the nation, according to a study from the National Council for Home Safety and Security.


April 18, 2019

Homeless as a teen, UNF student shares experiences in new book and upcoming film

UNF student Christina Meredith went from a childhood of abuse and dysfunction and turned to writing/activism for kids in the foster care system. Now her memoir, Cindergirl, is being turned into a major motion picture.


April 17, 2019

UNF/Jacksonville Zoo partnership benefits students and animals

UNF and the Jacksonville Zoo are expanding its partnership that will not only benefit students but the animals as well.


April 17, 2019

Army training exercise at UNF served as learning and recruiting tool

Army cadets at UNF's ROTC program got real hands-on experience In what it’s like to save lives in the event of war or natural disaster. Action News covered the exercise.


April 16, 2019

New Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program at UNF

Carlene Taylor, UNF public health instructor, discusses the new Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program on "River City Live."


April 16, 2019

Introduce a Girl to Engineering event at UNF

Dr. Alexandra Schonning, UNF professor of mechanical engineering, discusses the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which is hosted by the University's Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, on "First Coast Connect."


April 16, 2019

Four Duval teachers honored for excellence

Four Jacksonville teachers were surprised in their classrooms yesterday with the 2019 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence, which is established by Gilchrist Berg and managed by UNF's College of Education and Human Services.


April 15, 2019

Finance instructor shares how Fortune 500 companies avoid paying taxes

Jeffrey Gottlieb, UNF accounting and finance instructor, tells Fortune that by shifting income geographically and choosing to house it in low-tax areas, a multinational company can minimize the U.S. taxes it pays.


April 15, 2019

Water-propelled rockets, robots introduce girls to engineering at UNF

The future of engineering took flight Saturday via homemade water-propelled rockets and tiny, programmed robots navigating a track as about 100 girls from throughout Jacksonville participated in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, sponsored by UNF's Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering.


April 15, 2019

Political science professor shares insight on current legislative session

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor, discusses candidates for City Council District 14 on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."


April 11, 2019

UNF shark expert shares opinion on shark found in local shores

Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF shark expert, says local fisherman didn't break laws by handling a shark found on local shores.


April 10, 2019

Formerly homeless UNF student defies odds, becomes a real life Cinderella story

UNF senior Christina Meredith didn't have an easy life growing up. She faced abuse and homelessness but didn't let it stop her from achieving success as an author, national speaker and Miss California. She shares her inspirational journey with First Coast News.


April 10, 2019

UNF Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Dr. Alexandra Schonning, director of UNF's Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, and Stormy Gaenicke, UNF mechanical engineering student, discuss young women and exposing them to STEM careers through Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day with WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."


April 8, 2019

UNF student goes from homelessness to Miss California to US Army

UNF student Christina Meredith is a former Miss California and author of a new book, "CinderGirl," about growing up abused, in foster care, being homeless and her journey into adulthood.


April 8, 2019

UNF bestows three Presidential Medallions

Chuck Moorer, Jorge Morales and Brooks Rehabilitation are UNF's recipients of the Presidential Medallion, the highest nonacademic honor for their donations and commitment to the University.


April 5, 2019

Taking chances

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the psychology behind risk-taking on "River City Live."


April 5, 2019

Never forget your passwords again with these genius tips

Dr. Tracy Alloway, psychology associate professor, discusses memory tips with Thrive Global.


April 4, 2019

Professor discusses history of opioids in America

Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses America's opioid epidemic on National Public Radio's "Throughline."


April 4, 2019

UNF nutrition instructor shares insight into kombucha

Jen Ross, UNF nutrition instructor, shares myths and facts about kombucha in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.


April 3, 2019

Tax law changes

Jeffrey Gottlieb, UNF accounting and finance instructor, discusses tax law changes that were made for the 2018 tax year, on 99.5 FM's "HOT Topics" public affairs show.


April 3, 2019

Smart TVs are tracking you

Brandon Minster, UNF visiting assistant professor of economics, comments on Smart TVs with Action News Jax.


April 3, 2019

Swoop slam: UNF women's golf team captures fourth title in a row

The UNF Osprey Women's Golf Team captured its fourth consecutive tournament by winning the Edisto Island Invitational at the Plantation Course at Edisto Beach, S.C.


April 2, 2019

Economics professor shares expertise on impact of downtown two-way streets

Dr. Brandon Minster, UNF visiting assistant professor of economics, tells Action News Jax that putting two-way streets downtown could have a positive economic impact.


April 1, 2019

UNF students raising money to help 6 year old with muscular dystrophy

Students in Dr. Kristi Sweeney's Sport Management Fundraising class are helping to raise money for kids with muscular dystrophy. One student team, Belle's 7 Dwarfs, has raised over $5,400 to help six-year-old Belle, who has Walker Warburg Syndrome. So far, 11 teams in Sweeney's class have raised nearly $23,000.


April 1, 2019

Cinderella story: UNF student credits ROTC for overcoming abuse

UNF junior Christina Meredith has a new book, "CinderGirl," which shares her journey of overcoming abuse and homelessness. An active member of the U.S. Army, she credits the ROTC program for giving her the determination to overcome her rocky upbringing and succeed in the military.


March 29, 2019

Veteran helping honor those who served in 'The Forgotten War'

Ret. Navy Captain Bob Buehn, director of UNF's Military and Veterans Resource Center, is organizing a campus event to remember those who served in the Korean War.


March 28, 2019

Real money, real lessons

Students in UNF's Osprey Financial Group gain real-world experience in managing a sizeable portfolio, as highlighted in Florida Trend magazine.


March 28, 2019

Nutrition professor provides hydration tips

Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, provides tips on staying hydrated during warm weather on "First Coast Living."


March 26, 2019

Psychology professor shares insight into American students' mental health

Dr. Angela Mann, UNF assistant professor of psychology, shares her opinion about how the fundamental job of school psychologists is to identify and treat issues such as depression and suicidal thoughts among school students.


March 26, 2019

Music professor promotes new jazz album

Dr. Lynne Arriale, UNF music professor, promotes her latest jazz album, Give Us These Days, on WBGO 88.3 FM Radio.


March 25, 2019

UNF Pep Band becomes honorary Yale Bulldogs

The UNF Pep Band swooped in and tuned up to help out the Yale Bulldogs during the NCAA tournament.


March 25, 2019

UNF professor shares historical insight into opiate addiction

Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses opium and morphine use in 19th century America on the "Dr. Drew" show.


March 25, 2019

UNF student publishes book about overcoming abuse, homelessness

UNF student Christina Meredith shares her inspirational story of overcoming abuse and homelessness in her new book "CinderGirl" and talks about her experiences with Action News Jax.


March 19, 2019

UNF criminology professor shares insight on high murder rate

Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, tells the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange that attacking the root causes of crime is the only way to reduce the crime rate.


March 18, 2019

UNF prof ‘catches the next wave’

Dr. Don Resio, UNF civil engineering professor, was recognized by the Society for Underwater Technology with the Vincent Cardone Memorial Prize for Marine Meteorology. He is only the second person to receive the award.


March 18, 2019

Rhodes named provost and VP of Academic Affairs at UNF

Dr. Simon Rhodes was named provost and vice president of academic affairs at UNF as of June 30, becoming the University's chief academic officer.


March 18, 2019

Internet browser history inspiration for MOCA exhibit

The Florida Times-Union stops by to see the newest exhibit that engulfs the Atrium Gallery of MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF.


March 14, 2019

New Animal Assisted Therapy certificate program at UNF

Dr. Carlene Taylor, UNF clinical mental health visiting instructor, discusses a new graduate certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling, on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."


March 14, 2019

UNF holds panel for women in the military

As part of UNF's Women Veterans 2019 Recognition Week, the University hosted a panel of local women veterans and active-duty soldiers to discuss their military service and how military gender demographics have shifted in the past 40 years. 


March 14, 2019

UNF enrollment official ensures fairness in admission process

In light of the national college admissions scandal, Karen Lucas, UNF interim associate vice president of enrollment services, tells Action News that each application goes under a series of rigorous reviews.


March 14, 2019

'A Life Beyond Reason:' UNF professor tells story of son's short life in new book

Dr. Chris Gabbard, UNF associate professor of English, wrote about his disabled son, who died more than five years ago, in his new book "A Life Beyond Reason: A Father's Memoir."


March 13, 2019

UNF psychology professor provides insight on lying

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses what happens in the brain when people tell a tall tale on "River City Live."


March 12, 2019

UNF economist provides insight into Jacksonville's unemployment rate

Dr. Albert Loh, a UNF economics professor who oversees the University's Local Economic Indicators Project, tells the Jacksonville Daily Record that the unemployment numbers would have been better if the partial government shutdown hadn't taken place.


March 8, 2019

UNF deaf education students participate in science festival

UNF's deaf education students and faculty attended the Jacksonville Science Festival, where they got real-life practice working with hearing-impaired children.


March 8, 2019

UNF researcher uncovers surprising meat in Neanderthal's paleo diet

Jacqueline Meier, UNF anthropology instructor, uncovers new archaeological evidence that rabbit remains show Neanderthals could adapt to hunting small, fast prey.


March 7, 2019

UNF student authors book, calls for foster care system reform

UNF junior Christina Meredith, author of "CinderGirl," speaks out about her abusive childhood, foster care and her struggle with homelessness on NBC's "Today" show.


March 7, 2019

Nutrition instructor debunks myths about carrots

Melissa Baron, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses myths and facts about carrots in The Florida Times-Union's "Goods" column, a monthly column that showcases the expertise of faculty in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program.


March 5, 2019

Professor says snacking can be good for you, if you make healthy choices

Dr. Lauri Wright, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, tells The Washington Post that snacking can be good, if you make healthful choices.


March 5, 2019

UNF professor discusses anticipated low voter turnout

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, tells Action News that the upcoming March 19 election could have low voter turnout due to the fact that it's an off-year election.


March 4, 2019

UNF celebrates women leaders in STEM

Dr. Alexandra Schonning, mechanical engineering professor, and two female engineering students visited Ch. 4's "Morning Show" to discuss UNF's fifth annual Women Leaders in STEM conference held to celebrate International Women's Week.


March 4, 2019

UNF poll: Most approve of Gov. DeSantis' job performance

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses his new poll with WJXT Ch. 4 that shows a majority of Florida's registered voters approve of the job Ron DeSantis is doing as governor.


March 1, 2019

UNF's new Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling is only program of its kind in Southeast

Carlene Taylor, a visiting instructor in the Department of Public Health at UNF, discusses a new certificate program that brings together mental health professionals and animals on First Coast News.


February 28, 2019

Professor discusses psychological impact of sports stress on kids

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the psychological stress of sports on kids with "River City Live."


February 28, 2019

UNF professor shares nutritional value of ancient grains

Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF associate professor of nutrition, discusses ancient grains and their nutritional value on "First Coast Living."


February 27, 2019

New Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling Program at UNF

Carlene Taylor, UNF public health instructor, discusses a new certificate program for Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."


February 26, 2019

UNF media law professor weighs in on political ad ethics complaint

Dr. Brian Thornton, UNF communication professor, shares his expert opinion regarding a political ad in Jacksonville's mayoral race on WJCT Public Radio.


February 25, 2019

Adaptive Toys at UNF

UNF's Adaptive Toy Project was one of the initiatives highlighted during inauguration and Homecoming Week.


February 25, 2019

First-Generation student runs the Inauguration

The Spinnaker sat down to get to know Briana Quay, senior communication student and the master of ceremonies at President Szymanski's inauguration.


February 22, 2019

New UNF president seeks partnerships to build ‘best university, period’

After being formally inaugurated as UNF's sixth president, Dr. David M. Szymanski tells The Florida Times-Union that his tenure was about getting the Jacksonville college into the top tier of higher education.


February 22, 2019

UNF professor shares race relations expertise

Dr. Tammy Hodo, visiting assistant professor of sociology, weighs in on hate crime on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."


February 22, 2019

UNF President David Szymanski to be inaugurated today

Dr. David M. Szymanski will be inaugurated as UNF's sixth president president today. The theme of the inauguration is "Uniquely UNF," highlighting what makes the University special.


February 21, 2019

UNF poll shows Curry has strong lead in upcoming mayoral election

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science and faculty director of the Public Opinion Research Lab, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the new poll he conducted that shows Republican incumbent Lenny Curry is in the lead for the upcoming mayoral election.


February 21, 2019

Accounting instructor provides tax advice

Jeffrey Gottlieb, UNF accounting instructor, shares advice on selecting a professional in preparing your tax return on Action News Jax.


February 20, 2019

UNF poll: Political science professor discusses upcoming mayoral race

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses a new poll he conducted that shows Republican incumbent Lenny Curry has a solid lead over three challengers in the upcoming mayoral election on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."


February 19, 2019

Marketing professor discusses convenience apps

Dr. Courtney Nations, UNF assistant professor of marketing, discusses why convenience store apps and services, like grocery delivery, are growing in popularity with First Coast News.


February 18, 2019

UNF President David Szymanski to be inaugurated Friday

Dr. David Szymanski will be inaugurated as UNF's sixth president. The formal ceremony includes the installation of President Szymanski, investing him with the powers and responsibilities of the presidency.


February 13, 2019

UNF finance instructor discusses tax frustrations

Jeffrey Gottlieb, a UNF accounting and finance instructor, discusses the new tax code and why some taxpayers aren't finding relief on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."


February 12, 2019

Political science faculty speaks on President Trump's address

Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science, discusses the State of the Union address with Action News Jax.


February 12, 2019

UNF faculty honored as emerging scholar

Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, associate professor of health administration, is honored as a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.


February 12, 2019

Political science faculty comments on city's plan for sea level rise

Dr. Josh Gellers, associate professor of political science, speaks about political implications of new environmental policies.


February 11, 2019

UNF MVRC director speaks about campus resources

Bob Buehn, UNF Military Veterans Resource Center, speaks about how the work done at the Center helps the community.


February 11, 2019

UNF faculty shares insight on art censorship

Christopher Trice, associate professor of photography, speaks to the Spinnaker about online art censorship.


February 8, 2019

UNF's Barnett Bank building facility is 'wonderful for creative thought'

The Jacksonville Business Journal speaks with Karen Bowling, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation director, and Pamela Chally, interim provost and Academic Affairs vice president.


February 7, 2019

UNF nutrition program discusses olive oil

Miranda O’Brien, nutrition and dietetics alumna, and Dr. Zhiping Yu, Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program associate professor, discuss food myths and facts.


February 7, 2019

Team JAS announces new engineering scholarship at the University of North Florida

Team JAS announced a new engineering scholarship for UNF students.


February 7, 2019

Little Rock Nine civil rights icon visits UNF

Carlotta Walls LaNier shared a message of hope and perseverance at UNF's 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.


February 7, 2019

Political science professor discusses State of the Union

Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, weighs in on President Trump's address.


February 7, 2019

Youngest member of the Little Rock Nine speaks at UNF

Carlotta Walls LaNier spoke at UNF for the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.


February 6, 2019

UNF named 'Military Friendly School'

For the 10th year in a row, Victory Media has included UNF in its Military Friendly Schools list.


February 6, 2019

UNF holds ribbon cutting for new innovation center

UNF's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is now officially open.


February 5, 2019

UNF's downtown Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation opens

Take an inside look at the renovated building in downtown Jacksonville.


February 5, 2019

UNF celebrates grand opening of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Thanks to a million dollar gift from Luther and Blanche Coggin, UNF has officially opened the new business Center.


February 4, 2019

Political science faculty speaks on congressional measures

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, speaks with Colorado Public Radio about congressional measures taken to help solve state legislature dysfunction.


February 4, 2019

UNF's new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

WOKV spoke to Karen Bowling, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation director, about the new Center.


February 4, 2019

Religious studies professor comments on Christian schools

Dr. Julie Ingersoll, professor of religious studies, shares insights about a debate over a viral hashtag and Christian schooling.


February 4, 2019

Political science faculty weighs in on Florida budget

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, comments on the proposed budget from Gov. DeSantis.


February 1, 2019

Criminal justice professor discusses crackdown on gang violence

Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF professor of criminology and criminal justice, visits "First Coast Connect" to discuss police tactics to combat gang violence.


January 31, 2019

Criminal justice professor shares insight

Dr. Jennifer Wesely, professor of criminology and criminal justice, shares insight on prison animal programs in Florida.


January 31, 2019

UNF graphic design student wins Jumbo Shrimp T-shirt contest

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp picked the winning design in their fan-made T-shirt competition, "Krillin' It" was created by Toni Pepe, UNF graphic design major.


January 31, 2019

College graduates and student loans

Rodrick Andrews, UNF director of financial aid, shares tips for students concerning student loans.


January 31, 2019

Inside UNF's new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Jacksonville Daily Record takes an inside look at UNF's new Center.


January 30, 2019

Foods for a healthier heart

Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition and dietetics chair/assistant professor, visits "First Coast Living" to share tips on heart-healthy foods you can add to your diet.


January 28, 2019

Scientists say these ‘frozen’ alligators aren’t dead. They’re still creeping people out.

Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, speaks with The Washington Post about recent sightings of "frozen" alligators.


January 24, 2019

'Into the Woods' at UNF

The UNF Musical Theatre club stops by the News4Jax studio to discuss their upcoming performances.


January 24, 2019

Jacksonville educators working to address critical teacher shortage

Action News stops by the visit UNF's STEP (Solve, Tinker, Explore and Play) Lab to learn how the College of Education and Human Services is training local teachers to address the critical teacher shortage.


January 23, 2019

Political science faculty shares expertise

Dr. Mike Binder, UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab director, visited "First Coast Connect" to take a closer look at the government shutdown’s local impact.


January 23, 2019

Jacksonville restaurant owner says $15 minimum wage would hurt business

Dr. Madeline Zavodny, economics professor, shares her insight on the effects of raising the minimum wage.


January 22, 2019

The truth behind video games and mental health

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF psychology associate professor, discusses video games and mental health on "River City Live."


January 22, 2019

Political science faculty shares expertise

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor and director of the Public Opinion Research Lab, speaks with The Florida Times-Union about the upcoming mayoral race.


January 22, 2019

Florida schools seeing 'critical shortage' of certified teachers

Dr. Paul Parkison, chair of the department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL, speaks with Action News about the teaching shortage.


January 22, 2019

Verify: Is financial aid for college students impacted by government shutdown?

Rodrick Andrews, director of financial aid, discusses college students being impacted by the government shutdown.


January 22, 2019

UNF’s teaching interns are in big demand

Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, dean of UNF's College of Education and Human Services, shares her insight with The Florida Times-Union.


January 22, 2019

UNF receives art ‘collection of a lifetime’

The Florida Times-Union speaks with Sheila Goloborotko, assistant professor of printmaking, and Jim Draper, UNF Gallery of Art curator, about the recent art gift from Judy Eisen.


January 22, 2019

UNF ranks higher in Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has, for the first time, placed UNF in the tier of national universities that grant doctoral degrees.


January 18, 2019

UNF Gains National Recognition for Doctoral Programs

A newly released report by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for the first time categorizes the University of North Florida in the top tier of national universities — those that grant doctoral degrees.


January 18, 2019

Jacksonville small businesses bearing brunt of government shutdown

Janice Donaldson, the regional director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, discusses small business owners who are having issues with federal loans during the partial government shutdown.


January 18, 2019

UNF and Rethreaded take ‘Flight’ for Human Trafficking Awareness Month

The Department of Art and Design’s sculpture program, in partnership with local organization ReThreaded, will host a “Rethreaded: Flight" exhibition at UNF’s Lufrano Intercultural Gallery.


January 18, 2019

Member of ‘Little Rock Nine’ to speak at UNF’s MLK Scholarship Luncheon Feb. 6

Carlotta Walls LaNier, civil rights icon, will speak at UNF's 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 6.


January 18, 2019

UNF introducing Center for Entrepreneurship to community

The Ponte Vedra Recorder discusses UNF's new Center for Entrepreneurship.


January 15, 2019

Florida - The swing state and its new 1.6 million swing voters

Dr. Natasha Christie, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, speaks with Essence magazine about the restoration of felon voting rights.


January 15, 2019

Florida bill could change graduation requirements for high school students

Dr. Oliver Schnusenberg, professor of accounting and finance, speaks with Action News about the importance of financial literacy for young adults.


January 14, 2019

UNF jazz professor featured

Jazz Guitar Today features Barry Greene, professor of jazz guitar.


January 14, 2019

Bowling appointed director of new UNF entrepreneur center

The University appointed alumna Karen Bowling the director of its new Center for Entrepreneurship.


January 14, 2019

Psychology faculty shares expertise on animal hoarding

Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, discusses recent research about the psychology behind hoarding with First Coast News.


January 11, 2019

Big names could throw curveball in election for Jacksonville Mayor

Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science and Public Opinion Research Lab director, shares his insight on local election candidates.


January 9, 2019

Coleman soared through the air — and beyond barriers

Part of the Uncovering Jax project, UNF journalism students collaborate with The Florida Times-Union Editorial Board, to write about Bessie Coleman, pioneering black woman pilot.


January 9, 2019

Local convicted felons register to vote in historic voter expansion

Dr. Natasha Christie, chair and associate professor of political science and public administration, shares insight on how amendments are written.


January 8, 2019

Longtime Jacksonville journalist Lewis ‘Skip’ Livingston remembered

Livingston was the University's first public relations director and served as adjunct instructor in communication.


January 8, 2019

Civil Rights icon Carlotta LaNier to speak at MLK scholarship luncheon at UNF

Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the "Little Rock Nine," a courageous group of African American students that integrated Arkansas' Central High School in 1957 following the U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, will speak at UNF in February.


January 4, 2019

UNF sculptures coming to Hemming Park

Christina Parrish-Stone, managing director of Friends of Hemming Park, speaks with "River City Live" about new events and artwork at the park, including their partnership with the UNF sculpture program and the new sculptures created by UNF students which will be installed during the spring.


January 4, 2019

Five major commercial real estate milestones in 2019

The Jacksonville Business Journal includes UNF’s new Center for Entrepreneurship as one of the biggest commercial projects to watch in 2019.


January 2, 2019

UNF engineer, physical therapy students team up to adapt life-changing toys

UNF's Adaptive Toy Project gives the gift of mobility to some local kids with special needs.

 

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