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December 21, 2023

UNF receives U.S. patent for ride-on mobility device to help kids with disabilities

Source: News4Jax
UNF engineering associate professor Dr. Juan Aceros has been granted two new U.S. patents that have the potential to help thousands of children with disabilities.

December 20, 2023

UNF alumna discusses experience as athletic trainer for the Jacksonville Jaguars

Source: Jacksonville Jaguars
Cassie Ettel, UNF alumna, discusses her experience as an athletic trainer for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

December 19, 2023

UNF professor shares how using life insurance can help with estate planning

Source: Market Watch
Assistant professor of finance Dr. Inga Timmerman shared her expertise on using life insurance to help with estate planning.

December 14, 2023

UNF historian shares how substance use shaped New York

Source: Vital City
Professor Emeritus of History Dr. David Courtwright shared a brief history of what opioids have done to New York.

December 13, 2023

UNF expert talks about state stickiness

Source: Egreennews
Economist Dr. Madeline Zavodny co-authored a study on what causes a state to retain their native residents.

December 11, 2023

UNF dietitian shares tips on safely losing weight during HIV treatment

Source: WebMD
Dr. Lauri Wright shared her expertise on healthy dieting tips that support the immune system.

December 8, 2023

UNF Singing Ospreys performs ‘Deck the Halls’

Source: First Coast News
UNF Singing Ospreys performed ‘Deck the Halls’.

December 7, 2023

Two UNF political-science majors share their perspectives on recent GOP presidential debate debate

Source: News4Jax
UNF political science majors Ashley Skinner and Bethley Luctama were invited to participate in a live post-debate analysis of the recent GOP presidential debate.

December 6, 2023

UNF specialist gives insight on city’s affordable housing crisis

Source: Jacksonville Today
As the affordable housing crisis moves to the middle class, sociologist Dr. David Jaffee weighs in on the transition and possible solutions.

December 5, 2023

Former UNF President John Delaney highlights Ospreys' Hall of Fame class

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Former UNF President John Delaney and his father will be inducted into the Ospreys’ Hall of Fame in honor of their contributions to UNF athletics.

December 1, 2023

UNF study reveals big economic impact for Northeast Florida

Source: News4Jax
President Limayem discussed UNF's powerful impact on the economy.


November 30, 2023

UNF professor announced as rising star

Source: Voyage Jacksonville
Photographer Chris Luhar-Trice shared what he does, his challenges, and some of his works.

November 29, 2023

UNF, JEA unveil Sustainable Solutions Lab

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
JEA is backing a sustainable solutions lab that opened this week at UNF, designed to help students produce research to address renewable technologies.

November 29, 2023

UNF lab develops solar power, hydrogen fuel cells and more

Source: JAX Today
The new UNF-JEA lab has given students the opportunity to work in the lab environment for education and research.

November 28, 2023

Economic forecast: An optimistic outlook for 2024

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
UNF’s Local Economic Indicators Project’s monthly survey of Northeast Florida manufactures revealed a positive outlook for the next 12 months.

November 27, 2023

Looking back 13,000 years ago: Florida from an indigenous perspective

Source: News4Jax
Drs. Denise Bossy and Keith Ashley are working to tell a more complete story of Florida’s beginnings well before the first Thanksgiving.

November 27, 2023

‘Always gets a little heated:’ Tips for avoiding politics at the Thanksgiving table this year

Source: Action News Jax
Dr. Sean Freeder discussed tips for avoiding politics at the Thanksgiving table.

November 17, 2023

UNF's 7th annual sock drive for local homeless organizations

Source: First Coast News
UNF students hope to break their record of socks donated by the end of the School of Nursing’s 7th annual sock drive for local homeless organizations.

November 14, 2023

UNF expert assesses the pros and cons of artificial intelligence

Source: First Coast Connect
Political science associate professor Dr. Josh Gellers discusses the true benefit of using AI.

November 13, 2023

UNF MedNexus launches health and wellness monitoring program for Veterans

Source: Action News Jax
UNF MedNexus is embarking on a pilot program aimed at aiding veterans in Flagler County.

November 10, 2023

UNF expert discusses pharmacist burnout

Source: First Coast Connect
Health administration professor Dr. Hanadi Hamadi talks about pharmacist burnout.

November 9, 2023

UNF survey finds optimism among manufacturers

Source: Action News Jax
A monthly survey of Jacksonville manufacturers by UNF’s Local Economic Indicators Project is painting a more optimistic picture of the Northeast Florida economy.

November 8, 2023

‘Artificial Intelligence, Friend or Foe:’ University of North Florida hosts public discussion

Source: Action News Jax
UNF’s Office of Public Policy Events is hosting a free and open-to-the-public panel discussion on “Generative Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?”

November 8, 2023

Check out the new art installed at UNF Seaside Sculpture Park

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Five new UNF student sculptures are now installed at UNF Seaside Sculpture Park at Jacksonville Beach.

November 7, 2023

UNF’s Pickleball Club Growth and Benefits

Source: CampusRec
Pickleball club president Courtney Hughes and Club Sports and Facilities coordinator Ryan Scneader talk about the club’s growth and benefits of the sport at UNF.

November 6, 2023

UNF honors Veterans Day with flag display, tribute ceremony, art and wellness projects

Source: Action News Jax
In honor of Veterans Day, UNF will be hosting a series of free and open-to-the-public events throughout the month of November.

November 1, 2023

Ex-UNF coach Tim Parenton a great example of toughness, kindness to everybody

Source: The Florida Times-Union
UNF mourns the loss of former baseball head coach Tim Parenton.


October 30, 2023

“Legacy of Leaders” with Dr. Shyam Paryani of UNF

Source: Legacy of Leaders
Executive Master of Health Administration program director Dr. Shyam Paryani talks about his experiences and shares tips for business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs.

October 30, 2023

UNF professors to tell the story of Northeast Florida's Mocama people

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Historian Dr. Denise Bossy and archeologist Dr. Keith Ashley are working on a big book project on the native Mocama people.

October 23, 2023

UNF professors: The future of health care is here and it’s digital

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Brooks specialists Dr. Shyam Paryani, Dr. Mei Zhao, Dr. D. Rob Haley and Dr. Hanadi Hamadi share their expertise on how health care has evolved and where it’s going.

October 19, 2023

Elon Musk biographer Walter Isaacson visiting UNF

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
Complimentary tickets are available for the Distinguished Voices lecture series presented by UNF and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.

October 17, 2023

Jacksonville report: Despite problems, St. Johns River 'generally suitable' for enjoyment

Source: The Florida Times-Union
The 2023 St. Johns River Report, developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from UNF, JU and other universities, summarizes their understanding of the health of the waterway that defines Northeast Florida.

October 17, 2023

Roofing Alliance Announces UNF among the 2024 Student Competition Teams

Source: Roofing Alliance
Roofing Alliance announces that UNF will be one of 10 student teams competing in the 10th Anniversary Construction Management Student Competition.

October 16, 2023

UNF psychologist explains why people are so attached to their area codes

Source: Action News Jax
Psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway shares expertise on why new area codes can change someone’s perception of one another.

October 15, 2023

Science enthusiasts gather at UNF for the solar eclipse

Source: First Coast News
Dozens of people gathered at UNF to witness a partial solar eclipse in Jacksonville.

October 11, 2023

UNF to host solar eclipse viewing party

Source: News4Jax
UNF’s Physics Department and Astronomy Club invite the community to a free viewing of the partial solar eclipse.

October 10, 2023

Local philanthropist donates $1.3M to UNF for future teachers

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
The College of Education and Human Services announced it has received a donation from Gilchrist Berg, a local philanthropist and the president/founder of Water Street Capital.

October 10, 2023

UNF School of Communication to host Social Media Expo Jax

Source: News4Jax
The School of Communication announced it will host a one-day 2023 Social Media Expo conference.

October 10, 2023

Survey: Jacksonville manufacturing still contracting, but improving

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
Economist Dr. Albert Loh speaks about the results of his recent Local Economic Indicators Project survey.

October 9, 2023

Mental Health Monday: how to cope emotionally with breast cancer

Source: First Coast Living
Dr. Tracy Alloway talks about coping emotionally with breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

October 9, 2023

Against the odds: UNF Pickleball Club stealthy climb to national ranking

Source: Action News Jax
UNF’s Pickleball Club soared above expectations when they claimed 3rd place in the Florida Regional and ranked No. 17 in the nation for the upcoming national tournament.

October 6, 2023

UNF will host FinTech Symposium

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
To coincide with its expanding fintech curriculum, UNF will host a symposium for the local business community.

October 6, 2023

'Prices will go up:’ The hidden costs of downtown development on Jacksonville homeowners

Source: Action News Jax
Dean Richard Buttimer speaks about the increase in housing prices in Jacksonville due to downtown development.

October 2, 2023

UNF’s JAX Rental Housing Project analyzes the rental housing market in Duval County

Source: JAX Today
UNF’s JAX Rental Housing Project has found that the eviction rate for every landlord isn’t always straightforward and that there is a need for clearer data.


September 27, 2023

UNF’s President speaks at Cuppa Jax event

Source: Spinnaker
UNF’s President Moez Limayem’s speaks to Jacksonville leaders and community members at a Cuppa Jax event about future collaboration between the city and the University, among other topics.

September 27, 2023

UNF receives legislative funding to combat nursing shortage

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
To help combat critical nursing shortages, the UNF School of Nursing is using legislative funding towards partnerships that will contribute to nursing program enhancements.

September 27, 2023

Food deserts in Duval County

Source: WJCT
Meghan Niemczyk, associate director of the UNF Center for Nutrition and Food Security, director of the Northeast Florida Hunger Network and chef adviser to the Meals on Wings program, discussed food deserts.

September 25, 2023

Dreams Come True holds annual 5K at UNF, sees largest number of participants

Source: News4Jax
Organizers said more than 2,000 people showed up to participate in the Dreams Come Truth sixth annual 5K at UNF, which was their largest crowd so far.

September 22, 2023

UNF PORL research coordinator talks about recent poll results

Source: WJCT
Eva Matthews discusses the latest PORL poll results, including local concerns like stadium funding and approval of the performance of many local officials.

September 20, 2023

UNF study shows life near the golf course isn't easy for alligators

The Rosenblatt Lab at UNF has recently published a study finding that living on a golf course dramatically changes alligator feeding habits.

September 19, 2023

UNF students launch high-altitude balloon as part of NASA solar eclipse research project

Source: First Coast News
UNF students are working as part of NASA's Nationwide Eclipse Ballooning Project to better understand the impact solar eclipses have on gravitational waves.

September 19, 2023

UNF, UCF launch weather balloon for national NASA project

Source: News4Jax
Students from UNF and UCF did a test launch on UNF’s campus ahead of the annular solar eclipse in October.

September 18, 2023

UNF listed among largest employers

Source: The Jacksonville Business Journal
UNF has been listed among the largest employers in Jacksonville.

September 14, 2023

UNF professor speaks about parking garage collapse at St. Vincent’s hospital

Source: Action News Jax
After the parking garage collapse at St. Vincent’s hospital, Dr. Adel ElSafty shares his expertise.

September 13, 2023

UNF criminologist shares expertise on faith-based programming’s effects on prisoner reentry

Source: WORLD
Dr. Michael Hallett talks about the effects of faith-based programming on prisoner reentry.

September 8, 2023

UNF professor looks to help students and pros see where real estate is heading

Source: The Jacksonville Business Journal
Business management instructor Alex Stewart shares his expertise in the housing market industry.

September 7, 2023

UNF survey: Area economy contracting, but outlook is improving

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
A monthly survey of Jacksonville manufacturers by UNF’s Local Economic Indicators Project showed contraction in the local economy but also brought some positive signals.

September 5, 2023

Military Tri-Base Career Fair held at UNF

Source: News4Jax
This year’s Military Tri-Base Career Fair was held at UNF’s University Center.

September 1, 2023

UNF alum joins Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc. team expansion

Source: Resident News
UNF alumni joined the team at Groundwork Jacksonville, Inc., the City’s nonprofit partner in building the Emerald Trail and restoring Hogans and McCoys creeks.


August 31, 2023

“On a Mission” with Nancy Sticht from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNF

Source: Buzz Media
Volunteer Nancy Sticht sat down with “On a Mission” host Dr. Wendy Norfleet to talk about new programming at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

August 28, 2023

UNF investigates how the Jaguars propose glass roof will cool down the stadium

Source: FirstCoastNews
UNF physics and engineering investigated if the proposed Jaguars stadium plans would help keep fans more comfortable during hot games.

August 24, 2023

UNF interns get opportunity to create real data-driven solutions

Source: News4Jax
UNF teamed up with local companies and some of the biggest AI and data technology firms to present Jax TECH Week featuring UNF’s FL-DSSG project.

August 24, 2023

UNF hosting Astronomy Nights with open public telescope observation

Source: ActionNewsJax
UNF’s Physics Department and Astronomy Club has released the fall schedule for Astronomy Nights.

August 23, 2023

UNF helps Panama City Police decrease the rate of fatal traffic accidents in the city

Source: WMBB
UNF is working with the Panama City Police Department and the Florida Department of Transportation to combat the rate of accidents in the area.

August 21, 2023

UNF’s Florida Data Science for Social Good program partners with Jax Tech Week

Source: First Coast Connect
Dan Richard, program director of UNF’s Florida Data Science for Social Good talks about the program’s partnership with Jax Tech Week.

August 21, 2023

Gabrelcik Named to Team USA For 49th Walker Cup Match

Source: First Coast Connect
Senior Nick Gabrelcik is added as one of 10 Americans to compete in the 49th Walker Cup Match.

August 18, 2023

Doing business in Northeast Florida: Insights from experts

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
The Florida Small Business Development Center is listed among the many resources available for businesses starting out or seeking to expand in Northeast Florida.

August 14, 2023

Mental Health Monday: Back to school stress

Source: First Coast News
Psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway shares some tips to help combat back-to-school stress.

August 10, 2023

UNF offering ‘AI Bootcamp’ to teach emerging technology as job demand grows

Source: News4Jax
UNF is partnering with Fullstack Academy to launch Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning and DevOps Programs.

August 9, 2023

Heat likely culprit for shattering glass on Jacksonville house door

Source: Action News Jax
Physicist Dr. Jason Haraldsen shares his expertise on thermodynamics after a Jacksonville homeowner says the heat broke the glass in his front door.

August 8, 2023

Collaborative salt marsh research championed by global scientists

UNF assistant professor of biology Dr. Scott F. Jones co-led recently published research from an international team of scientists that offers a united, conceptual framework for approaching salt marsh studies.

August 8, 2023

UNF RecWell staff training plans to develop team leaders

Source: Campus Rec
The growing Department of Recreation and Wellness at UNF plans to develop team leaders for the All Staff Fall Training.

August 7, 2023

How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

Source: WalletHub
Dr. Inga Timmerman shared her expertise on how many credit cards an individual should have.

August 7, 2023

Mental Health Monday: Dealing with grief

Source: First Coast News
In a new segment based on mental health, psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway discusses the topic of dealing with grief.

August 7, 2023

UNF expert discusses study on salinity changes

Source: News4Jax
Biologist Dr. Cliff Ross talks about his global study on salinity changes and how it will affect ecosystems.

August 3, 2023

WBCA names UNF women’s basketball fourth in the country in Academic Team Honor Roll

Source: Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
UNF women's basketball's academic excellence was recognized among WBCA 2022-23 Academic Top 25 Team honor roll.

August 2, 2023

Integrating Holistic Health in Higher Education

Source: Campus Rec
To embrace the complexity of health and an integrated approach, UNF has found success in the creation of a campus-wide, holistic health initiative entitled Healthy Osprey.

August 1, 2023

Paul Eason named vice president of strategy and innovation at UNF

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
The University of North Florida named Paul Eason as its first vice president of strategy and innovation.


July 31, 2023

UNF researcher shares information on project to protect the shoreline

Source: First Coast Connect
Dr. Kelly Smith talks about the recently launched pervious oyster shell habitat shoreline restoration project.

July 28, 2023

UNF professor discusses changing salinity levels and their impact

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Marine biologist Dr. Cliff Ross shares his expertise on the change of salinity levels in the world’s oceans and their affect.

July 27, 2023

UNF & partners host largest POSH shoreline restoration project

Source: News4Jax
Members of the UNF shoreline restoration research team and partners spent the day installing specially made domes to combat salt marsh erosion .

July 26, 2023

Wall Street Journal shares recent immigration report by UNF professor

Source: Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal featured an opinion piece focused on a recent immigration report by economist Dr. Madeline Zavodny.

July 25, 2023

UNF student to compete in World Para Swimming Championship

Source: First Coast News
UNF health administration student Morgan Ray will be representing Team USA in the 2023 World Para Swimming Championship in England.

July 21, 2023

What’s in the water? UNF professor shares expertise

Source: Action News Jax
Assistant chemistry professor Dr. Brynna Jones shares expertise as concerns pop-up about ‘forever chemicals’ being found in nearly half of U.S. drinking water.

July 19, 2023

UNF ranked among Best Colleges in America 2023

Source: Money Magazine
After analyzing dozens of data points, UNF was awarded one of America’s Best Colleges 2023 with four stars.

July 18, 2023

UNF professor shares what to look out for in apps popular with kids

Source: News4Jax
Clinical psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway discusses ways to help parents protect their kids against dangerous apps.

July 17, 2023

UNF professor says more people are choosing bus travel

Source: The Wallstreet Journal
As more people try buses as a cheaper way of reaching destinations on time, civil engineering professor Dr. Ramin Shabanpour shares his expertise on travel behavior.

July 13, 2023

UNF professor reveals how to spot A.I.-generated images

Source: News4Jax
Dr. Xudong Liu discusses the tell-tale signs of images generated by A.I. and tools that can help with hard-to-point pictures.

July 12, 2023

Salinity Changes Threatening Marine Ecosystems, New UNF Study Shows

A groundbreaking study published today reveals the critical yet severely understudied factor of salinity changes in oceans and coastlines caused by climate change.

July 11, 2023

UNF professor discusses how to avoid A.I.-generated voice scams

Source: News4Jax
Dr. Ayan Dutta talks about the rise in voice scams generated by AI and advice on how to spot them..

July 10, 2023

UNF program brings new approach to combat nursing shortage

Source: Action News Jax
Using technology that allows students to practice real-world scenarios, the HCA Healthcare Center for Clinical Advancement at UNF is the new approach to recruiting nurses.


June 29, 2023

Team discovers oldest fossil of sea reptile dating back 94 million years

Source: Newsweek
The discovery of the oldest marine reptile fossil was found by Scott Richardson, a trained volunteer working with Barry Albright of UNF.

June 28, 2023

UNF expert says this summer is going to be one of the hottest on record globally

Source: News4Jax
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt shares expertise by comparing last year’s heat advisory data to more recent reports in Jacksonville.

June 27, 2023

UNF expert comments on crocodile longevity

Source: Live Science
UNF biology professor Adam Rosenblatt shares expertise on the case of 120-year-old Cassius pushing the limit of crocodile longevity.

June 26, 2023

UNF President Moez Limayem on the challenges of his first year

Source: Tampa Bay Business Journal
After taking over as the seventh president of UNF almost a year ago, Moez Limayem discusses the challenges he’s faced.

June 22, 2023

UNF volleyball player Mahalia White receives national recognition for her comeback story

Source: The Florida Times-Union
White's ceremony to be aired on CBS Sports Network on June 26.

June 21, 2023

Education faculty discusses considering race in school admissions policies

Source: Education Week
Dr. Carolyn Stone, a professor of leadership, school counseling and sport management, shared her expertise on Affirmative Action.

June 20, 2023

UNF faculty shares experience as deaf student

Source: Orlando Sentinel
A UNF professor shares advice for an incoming freshman student who is deaf.

June 16, 2023

UNF surf team heads to California for high-profile surf competition

Source: Action News Jax
UNF’s surf team is heading to the national competition in California after winning their ninth consecutive NSSA East Coast Championship.

June 13, 2023

UNF Esports hopes to take things to the next level

Source: Action News Jax
Justin Tuazon, UNF health administration major, speaks on how UNF E-Sports is taking things to the next level.

June 12, 2023

UNF professor speaks on reality behind the Book of Mormon Musical

Source: Edhat
UNF sociologist Dr. Richard Phillips shared his expertise in Mormonism to discuss the history and theology of the religion.

June 8, 2023

UNF researchers working to create a more sensitive test for Lyme Disease

Source: First Coast News
UNF’s Dr. Kerry Clark shares his expertise and efforts in working to change current Lyme disease testing.

June 7, 2023

Archaeology lab at UNF unveils new finds about the lost indigenous town of Sarabay

Source: Action News Jax
UNF’s Archaeology Lab has uncovered pieces of the past while excavating the native Mocama town of Sarabay.


May 31, 2023

UNF professor pursues passion to gain personal fulfillment

Source: American Nurse Association
Dr. Marie Smith-East talks about her journey in becoming a nurse.

May 30, 2023

Andrew Rush Joins Copernicus Space Corporation as President & CEO

Source: Business Wire
Andrew Rush, member of the UNF Physics Advisory Group, will be the president and CEO of the novel space exploration company “Copernicus”.

May 30, 2023

UNF students: Urgent action needed to avert coming global water crisis in next 7 years

Source: The Florida Times-Union
UNF political science class offers insight and the urgent need to avert the global water crisis within the next 7 years.

May 24, 2023

UNF expert calls Nokomis sink holes “cause and effect”

Source: ABC News
Dr. Ryan Shamet shares his expertise on sinkholes popping up in Nokomis, FL.

May 23, 2023

UNF professor helps uncover ‘The Dirty Truth’ about everyday surfaces

Source: News4Jax
Dr. Dale Casamatta tests common items to reveal how much bacteria is growing on them.

May 22, 2023

UNF professor discusses health and wellness benefits of art and creativity

Source: News4Jax
Dr. Cheralyn “Chez” Leeby discusses the importance of creativity and art in health and wellness and the upcoming “Murals & Melodies” kids empowerment camp.

May 17, 2023

UNF professors explain how AI is changing education

Source: First Coast News
Dr. Tricia Booker and Dr. Josh Gellers discuss how teachers are adapting to students using AI to complete assignments.

May 17, 2023

Florida is No. 1 in higher ed, and here’s why

Source: Tampa Bay Times
U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida No.1 in higher education, and UNF among top 50 universities. Chairperson of the Board of Governors explains keys to the state’s success.

May 16, 2023

UNF student: Shining a spotlight on laboratory professionals, foundation of medical field

Source: The Florida Times-Union
UNF public health student Kelsey Searcy offers insight into the world of medical laboratories, the foundation of health care.

May 15, 2023

UNF professor discusses how AI can sway elections

Source: WJCT News
Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy joins Melissa Ross to discuss how AI tools will soon allow anyone to create content that could perhaps sway an election.

May 10, 2023

UNF receives Blackstone donation to spur entrepreneurship

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
UNF Coggin College of Business is pleased to announce a generous $500K grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to advance career mobility through entrepreneurial skills.

May 5, 2023

Rattlesnake bite helps fuel nursing aspirations for UNF graduate

Source: First Coast News
Ten years after the snake bite that landed him in the hospital, Ben Smith is graduating from UNF's nursing school.

May 5, 2023

‘Cautious outlook’ for Jacksonville economy

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
UNF Economic Monitoring Survey finds Northeast Florida manufacturers show mixed signals.

May 2, 2023

UNF professor uses experience to help research group with a study on whitetip sharks

Source: USA Today
Jim Gelsleichter, a biology professor at UNF, joined a research group studying the mating and reproduction of oceanic whitetip sharks.

May 2, 2023

Explore Environmental Research & Education at UNF

Source: First Coast Living
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight discusses the new exciting education options available at UNF to groom future environmental leaders.

May 1, 2023

Go on an eco-adventure at UNF

Source: First Coast Living
Get outside and enjoy five miles of trails, a ropes course and zipline, as well as paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes at UNF.


April 28, 2023

UNF professor producing 16-foot sculptor for the Miller Electric Center

Source: First Coast News
Aisling Millar Mcdonald, artist and adjunct professor at UNF, will be producing a 16-foot powder-coated, mild steel sculpture for the Miller Electric Center.

April 27, 2023

UNF prepares nursing students for the real world

Source: Action News Jax
UNF’s simulation center for Brooks College of Health is providing nursing students with hands-on training.

April 26, 2023

49 Florida Graduate Schools Make U.S. News 2023-24 Ranking

Source: Patch
Nearly 50 Florida graduate schools, including UNF, are among the country's best, according to the 2023-24 U.S. News and World Report.

April 20, 2023

4 local teachers honored with prestigious education award

Source: InterNewsCast
Four local teachers are the winners of the 2023 Gladys Prior Award, created by Gilchrist Berg, and distributed by UNF.

April 20, 2023

UNF and Humana Expand Meals on Wings Program to Address Food Insecurity

Source: Humana
UNF and Humana Inc. have collaborated to expand the University’s Meals on Wings program to help older adults receive meal assistance.

April 18, 2023

UNF professor discusses benefits of receiving a master’s degree in accounting

Source: Fortune
Mark Dawkins, a professor of accounting at UNF, speaks about the benefits of receiving a master’s degree in accounting.

April 17, 2023

UNF officially inaugurates Moez Limayem as president

Source: Action News Jax
UNF officially celebrated the inauguration of Moez Limayem as the university’s seventh president.

April 17, 2023

UNF professor shares insight on growth of Vystar

Source: Florida Trend
Nilufer Ozdemir, a UNF associate professor of economics, commented that the growth of VyStar could make the credit union more competitive against banks.

April 14, 2023

UNF set to host ASUN tournament

Source: Florida Times Union
UNF will host the ASUN tournament beginning on Saturday, where they will go for their seventh tournament title in a row.

April 13, 2023

Findings from UNF Provides New Data on Insurance

Source: Health Policy and Law Daily
A study from UNF examined the association between hospital social need partnerships and activities to improve hospital and community outcomes.

April 11, 2023

Crowley to host first innovation expo at UNF

Source: InterNewsCast
Crowley, in partnership with business accelerator Plug and Play at UNF, will kick off its first Innovation Expo Wednesday.

April 10, 2023

UNF partners with JEA to promote sustainability efficiency at ride and drive event

Source: InterNewsCast
To educate people about electric vehicles and promoting initiatives that improve air quality, UNF and JEA are hosting a ride-and-drive event.

April 7, 2023

Crowley Cultivates Next Generation Ideas with Inaugural Innovation Expo at UNF

Source: Spoke
Crowley will be hosting an Inaugural Innovation Expo featuring startup ventures focused on advanced energy, sustainability, supply chain, and technology solutions.

April 7, 2023

UNF hires Erika Lambert as new women’s basketball coach

Source: News4Jax
Erika Lambert, an assistant women's basketball coach at Abilene Christian University, has been hired as the third women's coach at UNF.

April 3, 2023

Nutrition Check: Benefits of Gardening

Source: Florida News Line
UNF’s Ogier Gardens is featured as a location for the community to volunteer and learn more about the benefits of gardening.

April 3, 2023

UNF reopens nature trails after $1 million renovation

Source: WJCT News
UNF’s Robert W. Loftin Trails has renovated its bridge, new boardwalks, and other improvements for thousands of people who use it.


March 29, 2023

UNF professor discusses moral status of non-humans

Source: Machine Ethics
Dr. Josh Gellers spoke about the rights of robots, humans and non-humans, and more.

March 28, 2023

Researchers from UNF report recent findings in sensor research

Source: Tech Daily News
UNF researchers detail new data in sensor research that explores the role that LoRa plays in FANET design.

March 27, 2023

Hundreds walked on UNF campus to raise money to finding a cure for ALS

Source: News4Jax
More than 500 people walked on the campus of UNF to raise money for finding a cure for ALS.

March 23, 2023

UNF faculty provides insight on how supply chain management will transform

Source: Inbound Logistics
Dr. Herbert Kotzab provided insight on why supply chains will begin operating on less energy.

March 21, 2023

UNF receives NIH grant to prepare biomedical science undergraduates

Source: EurekaAlert!
UNF’s U-RISE program has received a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to help promote student success.

March 20, 2023

Crowley backs Puerto Rico students to participate in engineering competition at UNF

Source: PR Newswire
Crowley Logistics is supporting a team of 16 students at the University of Puerto Rico for their entry in the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition being held at UNF.

March 15, 2023

Legacy of Bob Hayes Invitational continues to grow at UNF

Source: News4Jax
The 58th Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet will be held for the first time at UNF’s Hodges Stadium, one of the premier tracks in the country.

March 14, 2023

UNF professor receives 2023 Distinguished Educator Award

Source: The Construction Specifier
Professor Adel Elsafty received the 2023 Distinguished Educator Award for his teaching and service as the coordinator of the UNF civil engineering program.

March 13, 2023

UNF professor invited to speak on climate concept at law school in Bhutan

Source: Action News Jax
Dr. Josh Gellers spoke in the Kingdom of Bhutan on Gross National Happiness and climate justice at a conference organized by the country’s only law school.

March 7, 2023

Details of life in Bronze Age Mycenae could lie at the bottom of a well

Source: Popular Science
UNF researchers are finding clues to how the people in Greece’s Mycenaean civilization lived and how they helped develop classic Greek culture.

March 6, 2023

UNF physical therapy team uses grant for innovative Parkinson’s disease program

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
A free exercise and movement education program is being offered by UNF for participants diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

March 3, 2023

UNF Nutrition: Eating right to protect against future illness

Source: First Coast Living
Dr. Casey Colin with UNF’s Nutrition and Dietetics Department shares proactive steps and foods to eat to stay healthy.

March 2, 2023

Study shows COVID, flu dual vaccinations could impact case numbers

Source: KSBY-TV
Public health professor Dr. Shay Xie shared insights from his research study that found that dual vaccinations, for COVID-19 and flu, reduce infections and hospitalizations.


February 28, 2023

UNF poll reveals what Jacksonville voters care most about

Source: News4Jax
A recent poll by UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab shares what Jacksonville residents are most concerned about including crime, education, economy and housing costs.

February 24, 2023

More immigrants, more businesses, more jobs

Source: Wall Street Journal
Professor Madeline Zavodny contributes insight using U.S. Census data to study the impact of immigrants in metropolitan areas nationwide.

February 23, 2023

UNF expands transportation and logistics program with new hire and more courses

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
UNF’s Coggin College of Business has hired Dr. Herbert Kotzab as the new leader for the Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics.

February 17, 2023

Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet opens at Univ. of N. Florida Hodges Stadium

Source: South Florida Times
The 58th annual Bob Hayes Invitational Track and Field Meet will open on Saturday, March 18 at UNF’s Hodges Stadium.

February 15, 2023

UNF receives Congressional appropriation for improved IT infrastructure

Source: EurekAlert!
UNF’s Information Technology Services received a congressional directed appropriation to support a virtual cloud computing and cybersecurity infrastructure initiative.

February 15, 2023

UNF hosts scholarship luncheon, receives diversity champion award

Source: Insight Into Diversity
UNF was presented with its eight INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award and its sixth Diversity Champion award at the luncheon.

February 14, 2023

Is it safe to eat leftover pizza? We sliced to the truth at a local science lab at UNF

Source: News4Jax
Biology professor Dr. Dale Casamatta helps test three pizza scenarios to show bacteria growth and determine how long it is safe to eat leftover pizza.

February 10, 2023

The ‘third rail’ of politics heats up

Source: U.S. News & World Report
Dr. Michael Binder shares insight on why social security is called the “third rail” of politics and the impact on older voters.

February 9, 2023

Unique intramurals coming to University of North Florida

Source: Campus Rec
UNF’s RecWell is adding two new, unique intramurals for students in the form of a billiards league and innertube water league.

February 8, 2023

No, you cannot hear a rocket launch in Jacksonville

Source: First Coast News
Dr. Jack Hewitt shares how viewers of the rocket launch may have heard a sonic boom of the first-stage boosters that separate and re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

February 6, 2023

Nutrition check: Foods that boost your mood

Source: Florida Newsline
Dr. Kirsten Hicks-Roof shared scientific evidence that reveals how eating specific foods can have a positive impact on your mood.

February 2, 2023

University of North Florida RecWell

Source: Campus Rec
UNF’s RecWell is featured as the Rec of the Month for its diverse facilities, programming and services for the campus community.

February 1, 2023

Soaring prices squeeze renters in Jax

Source: WJCT News
Sociology professor David Jaffee shares analysis based on a report he compiled that shows how the local housing market has been affected.


January 30, 2023

MOCA Jacksonville to present interactive exhibition of John Cage & Friends

Source: Broadway World
MOCA Jacksonville has announced the upcoming exhibition Don’t Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends.

January 26, 2023

UNF receives federal funding for Crowley transportation center technology

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
UNF’s Coggin College of Business received federal funding to be used to install 12 Bloomberg terminals in the Crowley Center for Transportation & Logistics.

January 25, 2023

The hidden dynamic that could tip control of the House

Source: CNN International
Political science professor Nick Seabrook shares insight regarding the evolving changes regarding the battle for control of the House of Representatives.

January 24, 2023

Assassinated 75 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy stands tall in Jacksonville at UNF

Source: Florida Times-Union
Gandhi’s legacy extends to the University of North Florida as it became the first college in the country and first place in Florida to erect a statue in his honor in 2006.

January 19, 2023

Matching goal to exercise intensity

Source: The Recorder
Dr. Chris Kopp, physical therapy adjunct faculty member, shares ways to set goals on fitness and health.

January 17, 2023

Well-liked diet strategies

Source: Archynetys
Dr. Catherine Christie shares insight into the Dash food plan that is a preferred approach formulated for people with significant blood pressure.

January 12, 2023

Setting fitness and wellness goals with UNF

Source: First Coast Living
Team members from UNF’s Department of Recreation and Wellness share ways you can incorporate exercise moves in the comfort of your home.

January 12, 2023

The real cost of smoking by state

Source: WalletHub
Dr. Julie Merten shares insights on the significant negative physical and financial effects of smoking.

January 11, 2023

Double vaccination against flu and COVID

Source: World Today News
UNF published a study demonstrating that the double vaccination against flu and COVID-19 is an effective strategy to reduce the burden of contagious respiratory disease.

January 10, 2023

Focused on education, Sen. Rick Scott speaks with leaders in Jacksonville

Source: News 4 Jax
UNF President Moez Limayem participated in an education roundtable about ways to increase opportunities for students.

January 9, 2023

Jaguars honor local woman for her work feeding senior citizens

Source: News 4 Jax
UNF’s Meghan Niemczyk is named a TIAA Bank Community Champion her work with the Meals on Wings program.

January 6, 2023

Jaguars popularity reaching record numbers on television

Source: First Coast News
Sports marketing professor Dr. Kristi Sweeney shares that larger audiences will be watching the game for greater return on advertisers’ TV investment.

January 5, 2023

UNF Meals on Wings program celebrates delivery of 100,000 meals to local seniors

Source: Action News Jax
UNF’s Meals on Wings program helps address food insecurity among older adults and provides a solution to hunger issues in the community.

January 3, 2023

Nutrition check: Have a fiber-full day

Source: Florida Newsline
Nutrition professor Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof shares ways to gradually add fiber to your diet that is beneficial for your whole body.

January 2, 2023

The top newsmakers of 2022: Moez Limayem

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
UNF President Moez Limayem was named one of the top people who made headlines in Northeast Florida in 2022.

January 2, 2023

Fact check: Skin pinch test can be used to check for dehydration

Source: USA Today
Nutrition professor Dr. Lauri Wright shares how the skin pinch test is a valid way to assess hydration levels.