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UNF In the Media - 2023

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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.

March 1, 2023

Coggin College of Business grows its transportation & logistics program

Source: First Coast Connect
Herbert Kotzab, UNF’s new director of the Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics, speaks on the region’s booming logistics sector.


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.