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December 18, 2020

Climate Action On The Rise Within Local Communities Of Faith

Adam Rosenblatt, an assistant professor of biology, runs a lab at UNF that studies the effect of environmental change on plants, animals and ecosystems.

December 16, 2020

UNF professors receive research grants

One project will study new ways to track forest fires, another is focused on sinkholes at Silver Springs.

December 10, 2020

2021 Economic Forecast: University of North Florida economist Albert Loh optimistic

COVID-19 treatments and vaccines can boost area recovery as more activities resume.

December 3, 2020

UNF alumna Diana Greene named Florida Superintendent of the Year

Green is the superintendent of Duval County Public Schools.

December 3, 2020

Jacksonville small business turns to UNF resource to help during COVID-19 pandemic

UNF’s Small Business Development Center is a free resource helping businesses recover from COVID-19 impacts doing everything from consulting and reopening plans and more.


November 30, 2020

Swisher backing UNF program to prepare minority entrepreneurs to launch businesses

A Jacksonville-based company that pledged to grow opportunities for Black-owned businesses is sponsoring a UNF program to prepare minority entrepreneurs to follow their dreams.

November 23, 2020

Jacksonville deserves a STEM pipeline and UNF is providing

UNF’s College of Education and Human Services, in collaboration with our school and non-profit partners, is creating a STEM pipeline for Northeast Florida.

November 18, 2020

UNF to hold MBA classes at downtown location

The University of North Florida’s Coggin College of Business will offer MBA classes at its downtown location starting in the spring.

November 17, 2020

UNF Athletic Department partners with local health care providers

The university signed a five-year agreement with Ascension St. Vincent’s, Brooks Rehabilitation and Southeast Orthopedic Specialists.

November 12, 2020

UNF professors writing book on area's Native Americans, people 'on the edge of the world'

Two UNF professors are writing a book they hope will counter long-held myths about the Native American tribes that lived for centuries in Northeast Florida.


October 29, 2020

Small Business Development Center at UNF awarded for service to the First Coast community

UNF’s Small Business Development Center specializes in providing businesses the expertise and resources to succeed during uncertain times.

October 21, 2020

First ever study of big-city urban alligators

University of North Florida researchers have conducted a year long survey of Jacksonville’s urban alligator population.

October 14, 2020

UNF to host NCAA track championships in 2023, 2025

The NCAA announced that the East Preliminary track and field championships will return to UNF's Hodges Stadium in 2023 and 2025.

October 13, 2020

The real deal on collagen

Lauri Wright, PhD, an associate professor of nutrition at UNF, shares how in addition to protein, your body needs vitamin C, zinc and copper to help it form collagen.

October 12, 2020

UNF archaeologists find ancient artifact

UNF archaeologist Keith Ashley and students discover artifacts from the Mocama people of Big Talbot.

October 8, 2020

2020’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians

UNF professor Judith Rodriguez has been featured in WalletHub's recent article about the best cities for vegans.

October 5, 2020

UNF cancels 2021 Spring Break

UNF has canceled its scheduled Spring Break in 2021. This decision was made to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.


September 29, 2020

UNF offers COVID-19 drive thru testing

The University of North Florida announced that it will hold a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing event Tuesday afternoon.

September 25, 2020

A legacy of helping small business succeed

For 39 years, Janice Donaldson has been helping the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF launch entrepreneurs.

September 24, 2020

University of North Florida opens physics contest to students, voting to public

The University of North Florida is asking for submissions for the 2020 UNF Physics Photo Contest.

September 22, 2020

UNF encourages students to report COVID-19 violations

The University of North Florida is asking students to report coronavirus violations. Students are encouraged to submit a form if they are suspicious of a violation.

September 21, 2020

Jacksonville unemployment rate falls to 5.8% in August

UNF economist Albert Loh says “the recovery of the local labor market in Jacksonville accelerated in August, with the return of jobs outpacing the growth in labor force."

September 18, 2020

'Age of Addiction' webinar featuring Dr. Courtwright

Professor Emeritus David Courtwright presents a Baker Institute webinar on limbic capitalism and mass addiction.

September 18, 2020

The power of polling: Helping the voice of the people be heard

Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, is working to build the gold standard for polling in Florida.

September 18, 2020

2020 Women of Influence: UNF's Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey

The Business Journal honors women whose leadership has helped their companies grow, shaped the next generation and provided a model for the community.

September 17, 2020

UNF ranks among top national universities

UNF is recognized as a top national university by U.S. News & World Report.

September 17, 2020

UNF civil engineering professor researching Jacksonville Beach pier piles

Dr. Adel El Safty, civil engineering professor, hopes to research the old pier piles to improve future engineering efforts.

September 17, 2020

UNF gaining in national recognition

UNF is gaining national recognition in rankings.

September 14, 2020

UNF criminal justice professor recently shared research on canine-inmate programs on the “Entrepreneurs in Overdrive” radio show

Dr. Jennifer Wesely shared her research on locally incarcerated men participating in canine-inmate rehabilitation programs.

September 4, 2020

UNF: Reported COVID-19 cases on campus lower than expected

UNF offers free walk-in testing to students and employees funded by the CARES Act.

September 4, 2020

University of North Florida builds new pool as part of Title IX compliance

North Florida University Athletics announced the construction of a new on-campus training facility, which will be the women’s swimming team’s first on-campus training facility since 2013.


August 31, 2020

Free walk-in COVID-19 testing is available to UNF students

Free walk-in COVID-19 testing is available to students, faculty and staff starting Monday.

August 27, 2020

UNF receives award to fight ocean plastic pollution

UNF and Eckerd College received a $150,000 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program to reduce single-use plastic consumption.

August 26, 2020

UNF doing presidential election polling work for The New York Times’ The UpShot

Micheal Binder, faculty director of the university’s Public Opinion Research Lab, says local pollsters will be targeting swing states.

August 18, 2020

Centennial of Women's Suffrage coincides with election day on First Coast

University of North Florida Pre-Law director Adrienne Lerner said that the amendment was a first-step in what would lead to rights for more groups.

August 18, 2020

UNF psychologist breaks down dealing with back-to-school stress

Dr. Tracy Alloway, a psychology professor for UNF, shares some healthy habits and key things for parents to remember during this time.

August 17, 2020

UNF receives Platinum Level Award from Wellness Council

The university has been recognized for its commitment to a healthy environment for 12 consecutive years.

August 12, 2020

University of North Florida welcomes back students during move-in week

Hundreds of students are returning to campus this week at the University of North Florida.

August 11, 2020

Nutrition Check: Want to feel great? It’s all in the plate!

UNF faculty member and student collaborate on nutrition article.

August 10, 2020

Pandemic protocols: College students under new process for move-in day

UNF students now must have scheduled move-in appointments before arriving on campus and that is just the beginning of what is new.

August 7, 2020

13 hospitals, health systems launching innovation centers in 2020

UNF received $6 million to launch a health innovation network, which will connect with partners including Mayo Clinic and AdventHealth.

August 7, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Mayor Curry host school athletics roundtable at UNF

The roundtable hosted at UNF centered around Gov. DeSantis' desire to launch K-12 school sports despite the COVID-19 pandemic, quickly and safely.

August 6, 2020

The American Journal of Criminal Justice at UNF has released “Crime and Justice During the Coronavirus Pandemic”

Mitch Miller and Holly Ventura Miller, criminal justice professors at UNF, speak more on this research.

August 3, 2020

Health care options are expanding in Jacksonville area

UNF is offering coaching for aspiring health care entrepreneurs and will help them develop business plans, network and receive professional support to get their idea off the ground.


July 29, 2020

Jacksonville business leaders among 100+ leaders pushing for masks and other measures to reduce Covid spread

UNF President Szymanski and Board Chair Kevin Hyde among those leaders who signed letter urging people in Florida to take safety precautions.

July 28, 2020

UNF’s updated ‘Safe Ospreys’ app has self-screening feature for students

The University of North Florida is providing students and staff a new tool to help keep the virus off campus.

July 24, 2020

University of North Florida seeking health care entrepreneurs

The University of North Florida Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is accepting applications for its next group of aspiring entrepreneurs.

July 23, 2020

UNF squad surfs on after COVID-19 spoils championship plans

The UNF Surf Team has kept its team spirit high despite the disappointment of missing out on a spot in the national finals due to the coronavirus pandemic.

July 23, 2020

Drink coffee for pleasure, not disease prevention, researchers say

Lauri Wright, chair of nutrition and dietetics at UNF and a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, agreed with the report's conclusion that people should not rely on coffee to prevent any diseases.

July 22, 2020

Eating More Whole Grains, Fruit, and Veggies May Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, and chair of the department of nutrition and dietetics at UNF, says to fill half the plate at every meal with fruits and veggies and fill roughly one quarter with whole grains and one quarter with lean meats.

July 21, 2020

UNF professor discusses race, diversity and healing from history

Dr. Tru Leverette, an associate professor with the English department, discusses the nature of race, history, and diversity in Jacksonville, and how it branches out into the broader world.

July 20, 2020

Jacksonville area job market 'is roughly halfway back' UNF economist says

As businesses began to reopen last month after COVID-19-related closures, Jacksonville’s unemployment rate dropped sharply.

July 20, 2020

University of North Florida planning for classes to begin Aug. 17

UNF will offer on-campus testing throughout the fall semester.

July 14, 2020

Distance learning: LGBTQ kids thrived

Manny Velasquez-Paredes, Director of UNF's LGBT Resource Center, discusses how remote learning has benefited the community.

July 13, 2020

UNF’s ‘MedNexus’ to connect health care and education, build career pathways

A recently approved $6 million state grant will fund the first phase of University of North Florida’s planned MedNexus.

July 10, 2020

Business leaders discuss ‘Race and its Economic Effects on Jacksonville’

UNF Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Whitney Meyer participated in the JAX Chamber’s Downtown Council virtual event.

July 10, 2020

UNF working to keep international students on campus amid ICE regulations

The University of North Florida said the course schedule is being modified to secure a safe environment for the Fall 2020 semester.

July 7, 2020

UNF's new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealth

UNF was granted $6 million to launch a health innovation network, which will connect the Jacksonville-based system with partners including Mayo Clinic and AdventHealth.

July 6, 2020

Retiring OneJax leader built `safe spaces’ for difficult diversity conversations

As part of the OneJax succession plan, retiring leader Nancy Broner will handle projects and assignments for the organization within the UNF system and the community at large.

July 6, 2020

University of North Florida to develop MedNexus

MedNexus will be the nation’s first comprehensive, university-based medical and health care facility to connect health care providers with university students, faculty and researchers.


June 26, 2020

UNF begins requiring masks on campus

UNF announced that all faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask on campus, both inside and outside, at all times unless the person is alone in a room.

June 25, 2020

Health care workers face COVID-19 related PTSD

UNF professor Tracy Alloway discusses the effect of COVID-19 PTSD on health care workers

June 24, 2020

UNF launches EHR apprenticeship program for graduates

The university's entrepreneurship and innovation center will host the program, which will be offered to new and recent graduates.

June 23, 2020

Diversity and inclusion on UNF campus

Parvez Ahmed, professor of finance at UNF, speaks about university diversity initiatives and what is happening on campus.

June 22, 2020

UNF economist sees return of jobs to Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May, but UNF economist Albert Loh said there were encouraging signs in the latest report.

June 19, 2020

Tracking our urban dolphins

The St. Johns River is home to a group of dolphins that are tracked by UNF researchers.

June 16, 2020

UNF summer graduation to be a virtual ceremony

The University of North Florida announced that its summer graduation would be a virtual ceremony on July 31, with plans for an in-person ceremony at a future date.

June 9, 2020

Message to Class of 2020: UNF President David Szymanski

University of North Florida President David Szymanski recorded a video message for this year’s graduating high school seniors.

June 8, 2020

Should children get involved in peaceful protests? Expert weighs in.

UNF psychologist Tracy Alloway explains the autonomy associated with demonstrating can have a positive effect on a child.

June 5, 2020

Tech jobs continue to grow despite pandemic

Edythe Abdullah, the dean of the division of continuing education at UNF, said tech jobs can be considered “recession-proof” as they are needed in every industry.

June 5, 2020

How to heal from racial divisions

Dr. Richmond Wynn, UNF's Counseling Center director and clinical mental health professor, shares insight on how to move forward in battling two viruses, racism and COVID-19.

June 3, 2020

'Why now?': Demonstrations grow globally over George Floyd's death

Dr. Pavez Ahmed, director of diversity and inclusion at UNF's College of Business, speaks on how these demonstrations are ways people are expressing that "enough is enough.'"

June 2, 2020

Grilling tips for healthy meals this summer

UNF associate professor Andrea Y. Arikawa shares food safety tips to keep in mind this season.

June 1, 2020

Reopening Jacksonville: Youth sports make plans to play ball again

Kristi Sweeney, professor of sport management at UNF, said fresh complications confront youth clubs and leagues as they plan for recovery.


May 29, 2020

Review banking, personal investments as you rebuild finances

Sean Davis, associate professor in finance for UNF, said it's a good idea to be shopping around not only for potential new banks, but any kind of financial institution or services.

May 26, 2020

Prepare for launch: Astronomer says upcoming space launch could inspire future scientists

Dr. Jack Hewitt studies cosmic rays or the study of energy and particles from exploding stars in our galaxy and others at UNF and says what we’ve learned by going to space has and can continue to help us all.

May 26, 2020

UNF economist discusses area employment outlook

Although Jacksonville’s unemployment rate is better than other Florida cities and much of the country, UNF economist Albert Loh said a decline in the labor force in the area revealed a “grim picture.”

May 22, 2020

Study: US kids' dietary habits improving

Lauri Wright, PhD, of the University of North Florida, said this study is good news, showing improvements in youth’s dietary patterns.

May 21, 2020

Are you finding working from home stressful? Try listening to background sounds

Erin Largo-Wight, a professor at UNF, agrees that nature sounds have a positive effect and incorporating nature contact indoors is a simple and meaningful way to reduce stress.

May 19, 2020

Florida universities set to reopen in fall

UNF continues to coordinate very closely with local and state officials and the Florida Board of Governors on plans for reopening in fall 2020.

May 18, 2020

In evaluating the best work from home infrastructure, what are the top 3 indicators?

Dr. Matthew Leon, assistant professor at UNF, shares insight with WalletHub on ways to create a strong work from home infrastructure.

May 15, 2020

Pro teams invited to come play in Sunshine State

Kristi Sweeney, a sports management associate professor at UNF, said bringing sports here would stimulate the economy.

May 14, 2020

Graduates on the hunt for jobs face challenges in pandemic stricken market

Scott Curry from UNF said something job seekers could learn — standing out on a resume and on a virtual interview - could help improve employment chances.

May 13, 2020

Survey shows majority of U.S. adults would not participate in contact tracing to monitor COVID-19

Dr. Chris Baynard, associate professor of geography and geographic information systems, explains how contact tracing could be an effective way to detect coronavirus hot spots.

May 11, 2020

Strain on relationships during COVID-19

Psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway from UNF discusses how COVID-19 can impact relationships.

May 8, 2020

Nurses' schools use virtual patients amid coronavirus

Students at UNF use "videos with case studies, case reviews and plans of care," said Cynthia Cummings, associate professor at UNF.

May 8, 2020

Karen Bowling is named UNF's first Vice President of Jobs

The higher education veteran will connect students with careers while continuing to lead the entrepreneurship center.

May 7, 2020

UNF names Buttimer as dean of the Coggin College of Business

The University of North Florida named Richard Buttimer Jr. dean of the Coggin College of Business. He will begin the position June 27.

May 6, 2020

UNF raises nearly $700,000 for students facing hardships due to COVID-19

Organizers created the UNF Student Emergency Relief Fund in March to provide immediate financial assistance to students.

May 5, 2020

Florida small business leader turns to Minnesota for reopening guidelines

Janice Donaldson, regional director for the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, is using the plan to help small business readjust to revitalizing operations all over North Florida.

May 4, 2020

UNF College of Health Administration makes sure graduates are celebrated

The University's College of Health Administration holds special Zoom ceremony to celebrate its graduates.

May 4, 2020

UNF seniors honored with virtual celebration

The school’s virtual celebration went live for seniors and their family members and friends to visit.

May 1, 2020

ADAPT program looking to make therapy animals a part of treatment plans

ADAPT stands for Assisted Dog And Pony Therapy and it is a partnership between Nemours and University of North Florida Brooks College of Health.

May 1, 2020

RenaissanceJax forms broad partnerships to manufacture face shields

RenaissanceJax, formed by UNF graduate Mark McCombs, delivered the first donation of face shields and headbands to UF Health Jacksonville — 4,650 in all.


April 30, 2020

UNF offers free group therapy to Florida residents

Counselors and students from the University of North Florida developed a virtual therapy to help folks cope during this pandemic.

April 29, 2020

UNF innovation director thinks layoffs could trigger more entrepreneurs

UNF's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation offers a year-long program for people who need help turning a great idea into a viable business.

April 28, 2020

Coronavirus through the eyes of children

Tracy Alloway, professor of psychology at UNF, offers some insight and tips for parents concerned about how this pandemic is affecting children.

April 28, 2020

Hospitals, health care entities to receive federal funds

UNF Master of Health Administration Program director and professor, Dr. Rob Haley, said this funding provides tremendous relief to hospitals.

April 27, 2020

Next OneJax leader has history of empathy, community building

The Rev. Kyle Reese, a Jacksonville pastor with a reputation for interfaith work and community outreach, will be the next executive director of OneJax.

April 24, 2020

UNF creates new student scholarships and aid

More than $250,000 has been raised to go towards newly created scholarships and need-based aid for university students.

April 23, 2020

UNF to hold virtual celebration for Spring 2020 graduates

The virtual celebration will take place on the UNF website on May 1 and will feature messages from leadership, special videos, graduate listings and more.

April 22, 2020

How will coronavirus affect colleges and universities in the fall

UNF President Szymanski discusses university operations.

April 17, 2020

Coloring the world for sick kids

UNF volunteers involved with Art with a Heart in Healthcare offer free virtual art sessions to young patients.

April 17, 2020

UNF surprises inspiring Jacksonville teachers with $15,000 awards

UNF presented four local teachers with the Gladys Prior Award for Career Teaching Excellence.

April 14, 2020

UNF economist discusses economy post coronavirus

In an online presentation to the Meninak Club of Jacksonville, professor Albert Loh says it will take a year for the economy to recover.

April 10, 2020

Coronavirus may impact how we do the August, November elections

A political science professor at UNF feels some people's voting methods will change due to COVID-19 concern in the August and November elections.

April 8, 2020

How innovative educators are engaging students online

Despite the differences between online learning and face-to-face learning, the level of commitment and creativity from educators is stronger than ever at many educational institutions, including UNF.

April 7, 2020

Foods that help your immune system fight infection

Dr. Andrea Arikawa, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, discusses five nutrients that help boost your immune system.

April 6, 2020

UNF poll gives Curry, Fauci high marks for leadership during pandemic

A poll by the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab finds 45% strongly approve of the job President Trump is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, and 53% disapprove.

April 6, 2020

UNF offers students option to delay starting enrollment from summer to fall

The University of North Florida is offering changes to its admissions policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

April 2, 2020

Education groups offer free tool to provide children with schedules and structure

The Florida Institute of Education at UNF is partnering with several other education groups to launch a free tool called the Virtual Early Learning Highway.

April 1, 2020

Reset and add colorful nutrients to your diet

UNF associate professor and registered dietitian Andrea Arikawa says it's a good time to focus on nutrients that help our immune systems fight infections.


March 31, 2020

UNF students post virtual workouts to keep classmates healthy

Students from the University of North Florida are working to help their classmates stay healthy and active at home as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

March 30, 2020

UNF to refund some housing costs for students leaving due to virus

The University of North Florida is offering to refund students’ housing charges for those who have vacated the campus during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 27, 2020

Coronvarius: UNF gives opportunity to forgo letter grades

The University of North Florida will offer students the ability to opt-in to its alternative grading system, forgoing A through F grades and taking Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory instead.

March 26, 2020

Coronavirus latest: Filing for bankruptcy

Mike Binder, UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab director, shares thoughts on a potential statewide lockdown due to the coronavirus.

March 25, 2020

Study: U.S. kids eating healthier

Dr. Lauri Wright, assistant professor of nutrition, shares comments regarding that the study is good news and shows improvements in youth's eating patterns.

March 25, 2020

UNF to continue remote instruction into two summer sessions

All courses for UNF's Summer Sessions A and C will be conducted online to follow the social distancing procedures recommended during the coronavirus pandemic.

March 23, 2020

UNF, hoops coach Matthew Driscoll agree to 3-year extension

Men's basketball coach Matthew Driscoll will remain at UNF until 2025. He has spent the last 11 seasons at UNF and led the Ospreys to the NCAA Tournament in 2015.

March 18, 2020

UNF expert: How social distancing could affect your mental health

Dr. Tracy Alloway, professor of psychology, discusses ways to stay connected during this social distancing time period.

March 18, 2020

UNF among Florida colleges to move classes online for rest of semester

The coronavirus caused Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 17 to tell all colleges to move classes online until the end of spring semester and cancel all commencement ceremonies.

March 17, 2020

UNF senior class accomplishments despite unexpected ending to season

The 2019-20 Ospreys will be remembered and have many highlights that were achieved during their regular season.

March 13, 2020

Biden holds massive lead over Sanders in Florida according to UNF poll

A new poll in the biggest state to hold a primary next Tuesday shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading Sen. Bernie Sanders by a three-to-one margin.

March 11, 2020

UNF to transition to online classes following spring break

University of North Florida is transitioning to all-online instruction following spring break due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.

March 9, 2020

Recycling for reef restoration

Students from UNF volunteering for oyster recycling program.

March 6, 2020

Russian and American scientists discover new microbe fighting mechanism in baikal bacteria

Researchers from UNF and the Irkutsk State University in Russia have shared new findings as announced by the Russian Science Foundation.

March 6, 2020

Talking to your kids about coronavirus

UNF Psychology Professor Dr. Tracy Alloway shares insight on how best to speak to children about the coronavirus.

March 5, 2020

UNF launching cybersecurity program as industry expected to grow 10% by 2023

UNF Continuing Education has partnered with Fullstack Academy to train cybersecurity professionals.

March 5, 2020

Florida primary: Super Tuesday sets up Biden-Sanders ‘mano-a-mano’

Dr. Mike Binder, Public Opinion Research Lab director, discusses Super Tuesday primary election results.

March 5, 2020

UNF public health expert: Prepare for coronavirus, but don’t panic

Dr. Amber Barnes, assistant professor of public health, discusses how public health professionals are prepared to fight coronavirus.

March 4, 2020

UNF Scientists Monitoring Coronavirus

Nursing, biology professors teaching students about outbreak.

March 2, 2020

What Coronavirus and Stock Market Changes Mean for Your Wallet

UNF professor of finance speaks on the fluctuations in the stock market.


February 28, 2020

UNF Launches Campus-Community Task Force

A new campus-community task force will look at building a more inclusive campus.

February 27, 2020

Liberty, UNF Likely the Top-Two Seeds in ASun Tournament

The University of North Florida has likely clinched a place to the ASun Conference.

February 27, 2020

Beaches Museum Hosts Boardwalk Talk Honoring Novelist Zora Neale Hurston

Tru Leverette, Ph. D associate professor of English at the University of North Florida, was a guest speaker as part of the museum’s Boardwalk Talk lecture series.

February 27, 2020

Coronavirus Causes UNF to Suspend Spring, Summer Programs to China

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has now affected travel plans for some college students on the First Coast.

February 26, 2020

Mailers Sent Out Appear Similar To The 2020 US Census Survey

A political science professor at UNF said the Republican letter certainly mimics the official Census document in several areas.

February 26, 2020

UNF's Women Center Provides Resources For Sexual Assault Intervention

City votes to put $10,000 toward sexual assault prevention at Beaches ahead of spring break.

February 25, 2020

Democratic Debate: Candidates Have An Eye On Florida

With weeks still to go before the primary here, the candidates, their surrogates and campaign organizations are descending on Florida.

February 25, 2020

Jacksonville Ranked #2 Best Place To Live in Florida

Jacksonville is well-educated with many colleges and universities, including UNF, calling the city home.

February 24, 2020

UNF poll: Floridians like E-Verify, marijuana, minimum wage

New polling shows Floridians want to make a number of changes to the state constitution.

February 21, 2020

New Florida presidential primary poll

Newsweek takes a look at the latest UNF/First Coast News poll about the presidential race.

February 21, 2020

Elementary students explore Mars surface from their cafeteria

UNF's College of Education and Human Services teams up with with a local elementary school on their rover robot program.

February 21, 2020

The newest UNF poll

Dr. Mike Binder, associate professor of political science, sat down with First Coast News to discuss the latest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab polling results.

February 21, 2020

Big breakfast is better for weight loss

Dr. Lauri Wright, chair of nutrition and dietetics, shared her insight about the benefits of eating a large, healthy breakfast.

February 20, 2020

UNF collecting data to track 2020 election polls

UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab led by Dr. Mike Binder, political science associate professor, teamed up with First Coast News to conduct a new poll about the upcoming presidential election.

February 19, 2020

UNF strives to tackle student-athlete needs

Dr. Matthew Ohlson, director of UNF's Taylor Leadership Institute, speaks about how UNF is helping student-athletes achieve success in college and after graduation.

February 18, 2020

UNF instructor shares business insight

Greg Gutkowski, UNF marketing instructor, discusses the trend of large retail department stores closing.

February 14, 2020

Community First partners renews lease at UNF, engages students to recreate the branch

Community First Credit Union has teamed up with a UNF consumer behavior course in the Coggin College of Business to redesign the on-campus branch.

February 14, 2020

UNF uses second-half surge to top JU, take over first in ASun

North Florida Ospreys men's basketball was victorious in the River City Rumble over Jacksonville University at the UNF Arena.

February 12, 2020

Tire Outlet donates to UNF's Adaptive Toy Project

Tire Outlet, a 10-location independent tire dealership in Jacksonville, has donated to UNF's Adaptive Toy Project, which designs toys for children with disabilities.

February 10, 2020

Former Secretary of State brings laughs, memories to the University of North Florida

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited UNF and reminisced about her early years and light moments in office.

February 10, 2020

Arc Jacksonville launches space-themed ‘Job-a-Palooza’

The Arc’s On-Campus Transition Program at UNF participated in a unique job fair for students with intellectual and developmental differences.

February 7, 2020

Civil Rights Movement crusader speaks at UNF

UNF's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon featured speaker Rev. Gwendolyn Cook Webb.

February 6, 2020

Dr. Madeleine Albright speaks at UNF

Dr. Madeleine Albright, first female Secretary of State, was the featured speaker at UNF's annual Presidential Lecture.

February 3, 2020

Carnegie Foundation awards UNF 2020 Community Engagement Classification

When calculating the hours of time UNF students, faculty, and staff spend serving their community, the resulting economic impact to our region is at least $22 million annually.

February 3, 2020

One of the most powerful women of her time, Madeleine Albright will lecture at UNF

Dr. Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state, is the guest speaker for UNF's Presidential Lecture.

February 3, 2020

UNF biology professor petitions to protect vulnerable turtles

Joseph Butler, biology professor, is leading an effort to petition state wildlife regulators to protect the diamondback terrapin turtles.


January 30, 2020

Going meatless?

Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, discusses easy plant-based protein substitutions.

January 28, 2020

Celebrating memory superpowers in children with learning needs

Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, joins Global News Calgary to share details on her book series that explores the strengths of children with learning needs.

January 28, 2020

Learning to cope

Dr. Richmond Wynn, UNF Counseling Center director and associate professor, explains how Kobe Bryant's death is a lesson in processing emotions.

January 28, 2020

Former UNF professor speaks on the royal family

UNF Professor Emerita of History Elizabeth Furdell shares her insight on Harry and Meghan's departure from royal duties.

January 27, 2020

Jacksonville's unemployment rate ends the year at a record low 2.6%

Dr. Albert Loh, economics chair, shares his insight on the positive unemployment news.

January 27, 2020

Five best foods to jump start your weight loss

Dr. Lauri Wright, nutrition and dietetics chair, shares favorite foods that help shed extra pounds.

January 27, 2020

City Council resiliency panel starting look at Jacksonville flooding

Scientists from UNF are scheduled to take part in the meetings.

January 27, 2020

More than $1 million raised for pediatric patients

The UNF School of Music participated in the Freed to Run marathon to raise funds for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, which provides civil legal aid to local pediatric patients and their families.

January 24, 2020

UNF alumni close $1.5M seed round for tech startup

The tech startup Yac, co-founded by UNF alumni Jordan Walker and Hunter McKinley, has closed a $1.5 million seed round.

January 24, 2020

Why do iguanas freeze in the winter?

Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, assistant professor of biology, discusses iguanas freezing and falling out of trees.

January 24, 2020

Ospreys’ toughness was difference in knocking off Liberty

The Osprey men's basketball team had a big win against Liberty last night. SWOOP!

January 24, 2020

Taylor Leadership Institute kicks off the spring semester

The Taylor Leadership Institute recently hosted an inspiring mentoring event for students.

January 23, 2020

Bill for elected Duval Schools superintendent advances in legislature

Dr. Mike Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, shares insight on a bill that would let voters decide on electing a Duval County Public Schools superintendent.

January 21, 2020

OneJax to honor humanitarians at 50th anniversary dinner

OneJax, an institute of UNF, will present its annual Humanitarian Awards and hosts a 50th-anniversary awards dinner.

January 21, 2020

Made In Space establishes headquarters in Jacksonville

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Made In Space will relocate its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to Jacksonville. Made In Space President and CEO Andrew Rush is a UNF physics alumnus and physics advisory group member.

January 21, 2020

A step closer to closing cold cases for good

The Cold Case project has a partnership with UNF where journalism students are given the opportunity to tell the stories of families who have lost loved ones to crimes.

January 21, 2020

Sesame seeds in your diet may help with heart, blood pressure, cholesterol

Dr. Alireza Jahan-Mihan, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, shares the myths and facts about sesame seeds.

January 21, 2020

UNF’s Cody Carroll finishes strong to earn share of First Coast Amateur lead

Cody Carroll, a UNF sophomore, played strong to finish among the leaders in the First Coast Amateur golf contest.

January 17, 2020

Gov. DeSantis plans 'major announcement' Jan. 17 at Made In Space in Jacksonville

Made In Space President and CEO Andrew Rush, a UNF physics alumnus and physics advisory group member, has big news for the company which develops space manufacturing technology that can be used commercially.

January 17, 2020

UNF Ospreys beat JU Dolphins!

UNF men's basketball takes down Jacksonville University in game one of the River City Rumble.

January 17, 2020

Could a switch to skim milk add years to your life?

Dr. Lauri Wright, chair of nutrition and dietetics, shares her recommendations on a healthy diet.

January 16, 2020

Nutrition and dietetics faculty share expertise

Learn the myths about peppermint with Corinne Labyak, associate professor, and Liza Aschettino, graduate research assistant.

January 14, 2020

’60 Minutes’ segment ties global climate change to Jacksonville

Ecologist Adam Rosenblatt, assistant professor of biology, organized 11 local academics who wrote to city officials, asking them to develop a comprehensive climate action plan for Jacksonville.

January 13, 2020

Tensions in Iran

Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, American foreign policy strategist and political science faculty administrator, discusses Middle East policy on the Ch. 4 "Morning Show."

January 13, 2020

Political science faculty shares insight

Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science and director of UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab, discusses election polling.

January 9, 2020

Crisis in Iran

Listen to Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF political science and public administration faculty, discuss the situation in Iran on "Jacksonville's Morning News" 104.5 WOKV.

January 8, 2020

Could more military forces in Jacksonville be mobilized in Middle East conflict?

Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF political science and public administration faculty, shares her insight on the Middle East conflict.

January 8, 2020

At UNF, Pizza ATM isn’t your parents’ vending machine

Fresh, hot pizza available 24/7 right down the hall from your room sounds like a busy college student’s dream come true. This is now a reality at UNF as we have recently installed a pizza vending machine in one of the residence halls on campus.

January 7, 2020

UNF jazz alum uses musical background to network

Ken Tackett, UNF jazz studies alumnus and a PGA Tour rules official, combines his love of music and golf to land the title sponsor for the Tournament of Championship through 2030.

January 7, 2020

Criminal justice professor speaks on rehabilitation

Dr. Jennifer Wesely, UNF professor of criminology and criminal justice, discusses canine and inmate rehabilitation programs beginning at 36:50 of the “Character in Custody” documentary.

January 6, 2020

Political science professor shares expertise

Dr. Mike Binder, UNF political science and public administration associate professor, speaks with WJCT about how Florida is likely to gain two congressional seats after the 2020 census.

January 6, 2020

Stick to your New Years’ resolutions

"River City Live" hosts Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, to discuss how to succeed at keeping healthy goals and habits.

January 6, 2020

The struggle of cheering on a losing team

Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, speaks with "River City Live" about the psychological effects of watching sports.

January 3, 2020

Reduce waste in the new year

Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition and dietetics chair, stops by "First Coast Living" to discuss tips on cutting down food waste and saving money.

January 3, 2020

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.

January 3, 2020

UNF student advocates for others

Madison Brantley was awarded the Senior Service Award for creating awareness around sexual assault prevention on campus.