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UNF In the Media - 2024

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April

April 19, 2024

Celebrating 30 years of UNF golf

Source: The Florida Times-Union
This season marks 30 years with UNF for men’s golf coach Scott Schroeder since he arrived on campus as a student-athlete.


April 18, 2024

UNF surprises four local teachers with Gladys Prior awards

Source: First Coast News
Four local teachers received the 2024 Gladys Prior Career Teaching Award, created by philanthropist Gilchrist Berg, and distributed by UNF.


April 15, 2024

UNF expert discusses how managing stress can lead to a healthier lifestyle

Source: News4Jax
Psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway talks about the effects of stress and how managing it can lead to a healthier lifestyle.


April 12, 2024

Palm Coast Hosts 2024 UNF MedNexus Innovation Challenge

Source: The City of Palm Coast
The City of Palm Coast hosted the third annual UNF MedNexus Innovation Challenge where high school students presented innovative solutions to modify excessive social media usage.


April 10, 2024

UNF Survey shows Jacksonville is one of the hottest labor markets in the country

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
Economist Dr. Albert Loh discusses the results of the recent UNF Jacksonville Economic Monitoring Survey which reflects the city’s strong demand for jobs.


April 9, 2024

Thousands crowd UNF campus with eyes on the sky for the solar eclipse

Source: Action News Jax
The solar eclipse brought huge crowds to UNF’s watch party.


April 9, 2024

UNF professor weighs in on how to stay safe during an earthquake

Source: News4Jax
Civil engineer Dr. Adel ElSafty talks about earthquake safety and the possibility of earthquakes in Florida.


April 8, 2024

UNF grad student: Shedding light on the opioid epidemic and building a healthier tomorrow

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Public Health student Yusneisy Cuellar offers insight on the opioid epidemic and a healthier future.


April 8, 2024

Hundreds ‘Walk to Defeat ALS’ at UNF

Source: News4Jax
Hundreds of people took part in the annual “Walk to Defeat ALS” on UNF’s campus to raise money for research and to help find a cure for the disorder.


April 5, 2024

UNF enrolling more nursing students than ever

Source: News4Jax
With job growth turning out to be much stronger than expected, more students are enrolling in the UNF Nursing program than ever before.


April 5, 2024

Local, national leaders speak at Generation W event at UNF

Source: News4Jax
Industry and Jacksonville community leaders are set to speak at UNF during Generation W’s “Believe” summit.


April 4, 2024

UNF nets record number of donors on 2024 Giving Day

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
UNF’s 2024 annual Giving Day raised a record-breaking number of donors that gave more than double the amount raised last year.


April 4, 2024

Annual UNF MedNexus Innovation Challenge to be held at Palm Coast Community Center

Source: The City of Palm Coast
For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Palm Coast is set to host the UNF MedNexus Innovation Challenge.


April 4, 2024

UNF expert says ‘major US bridges could be vulnerable to ship collisions’

Source: CNN
Dr. Adel ElSafty discussed Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Bridge’s risk of collapse.


April 3, 2024

UNF professor discusses what to expect from upcoming eclipse

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Physics professor Dr. Jack Hewitt explains what Jacksonville can expect from Monday’s solar eclipse.


April 1, 2024

UNF engineering expert says ‘no, the Hart Bridge is not at-risk’

Source: First Coast News
After the bridge collapse in Baltimore, engineer Dr. Adel ElSafty confirms that Jacksonville’s Hart Bridge is not at-risk.


March

March 26, 2024

After Baltimore collapse, UNF civil engineer talks about measures keeping Jacksonville’s bridges safe

Source: News4Jax
Civil engineer Dr. Adel ElSafty discusses possible causes for the Baltimore collapse and the safety measures set in place for Jacksonville’s bridges.


March 26, 2024

UNF economist’s research reveals slow growth in working-age immigrants reduces U.S. economic growth

Source: Forbes
New research by economist Dr. Madeline Zavodny finds that America’s economic growth could be boosted by an increase in the working-age foreign-born population.


March 25, 2024

Celebrate 100 Years at MOCA Jacksonville’s Centennial Gala: A Walk on the Wild Side

Source: JAX Chamber
MOCA Jacksonville will host a Centennial Gala to celebrate the museum’s century-old legacy of creativity and community.


March 22, 2024

UNF students preparing to do experiments with high-altitude balloon during April’s solar eclipse

Source: Action News Jax
The “Great North American Solar Eclipse” is fast approaching and UNF science students are preparing to do experiments with a high-altitude balloon.


March 21, 2024

UNF expert discusses why a new report says Americans under 30 aren’t happy

Source: News4Jax
Psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway says people under 30 have a lower happiness rating due to comparing themselves to others.


March 21, 2024

Jacksonville pianist explores what it means to be human on new jazz record

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Pianist Lynne Arriale, professor of jazz studies and director of small business ensembles at UNF, will hold a release party for her new record.


March 18, 2024

ABC names UNF among 2024 Construction Management Competition winners

Source: Associated Builder and Contractors
Associated Builder and Contractors has named UNF’s ABC Florida First Coast chapter as one of the 2024 Construction Management Competition winners.


March 15, 2024

UNF expert discusses how redistricting could determine which party controls the US House

Source: CNN
Political scientist Dr. Nick Seabrook talks about how state redistricting could determine which party controls the U.S. House of Representatives.


March 14, 2024

UNF economic survey shows manufacturing expanding in Jacksonville

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
Economist Dr. Albert Loh discusses the results of the recent UNF Jacksonville Economic Monitoring Survey which reflects positive local business expansions.


March 13, 2024

UNF adjunct instructor celebrated among 40 Under 40 honorees

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
Economist Dr. Audrienna Burgin was named one of this year’s 40 Under 40 honorees.


March 12, 2024

UNF scholar reviews recent developments in the United States

Source: Environmental Rights Review
Political scientist Dr. Josh Gellers discusses recent events in Utah and Alabama on nonhuman personhood.


March 12, 2024

Lawmakers add UNF’s expansion plans to state budget

Source: The Florida Times-Union
In an effort to increase enrollment, construction of UNF’s student academic building will be funded by the state budget.


March 11, 2024

Local historian: A perspective on Black Reconstruction in Jacksonville after the Civil War

Source: The Florida Times-Union
UNF emeritus professor of history Dr. James Crooks reviews Black reconstruction in Jacksonville after the Civil War.


March 8, 2024

UNF professor shares insight on NYPD using social media

Source: Associated Press
Criminologist Dr. Michael Hallet shares his expertise on NYPD’s usage of social media.


March 7, 2024

UNF’s Hayt Invitational, Players Championship building a strong relationship

Source: The Florida Times-Union
The 32nd annual invitational golf tournament named for UNF booster John Hayt will be cross-promoted by The Players, PGA Tour.


March 7, 2024

MOCA’s newest installation created in honor of museum’s centennial

Source: The Ponte Vedra Recorder
MOCA marked its 100th year in style with an enormous installation by artist Frank Stella and notable speakers.


March 6, 2024

UNF Division of Continuing Education partners with Applied Technology Academy to launch IT and cybersecurity training

Source: EIN Presswire
UNF Division of Continuing Education announced the launch of comprehensive training in high-demand technological fields with Applied Technology Academy.


March 6, 2024

“Legacy of Leaders” with Matthew Ohlson of UNF

Source: Daily News Network
Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Taylor Leadership Institute director, talked about the program’s goal of helping students become capable and confident leaders.


March 3, 2024

UNF seeks more community partners as its undergraduate research expands in Jacksonville

Source: The Florida Times-Union
As UNF grows and continues to develop as an R2 research university, the Office of Undergraduate Research is actively seeking new community partnerships.


March 1, 2024

UNF expert provides advice about best money market accounts

Source: WalletHub
UNF professor of finance Dr. Oliver Schnusenberg shared his expertise about money market accounts.


February

February 25, 2024

UNF Lend-a-Wing advisor discusses food insecurity among college students

Source: Flagler College Gargoyle
UNF Lend-a-Wing Pantry advisor and student affairs coordinator Madison Smith discusses the causes and impact of college food insecurity.


February 21, 2024

“Making A Difference” with Matthew Ohlson of the Taylor Leadership Institute at UNF

Source: Daily News Network
Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Taylor Leadership Institute director, talked about the meaning of leadership and TLI’s goal of helping students become change-makers in the community.


February 20, 2024

MOCA Jacksonville’s executive director talks about the museum’s 100-year history and celebration

Source: First Coast News
Caitlín Doherty was invited to talk about MOCA’s history and 100-year celebration.


February 20, 2024

UNF offers continuing education study abroad course in central Italy

Source: Action News Jax
UNF’s Division of Continuing Education and the Brooks College of Health is a 6-week continuing education study abroad course open to the public and adults of any age.


February 19, 2024

The importance of academic research

Source: First Coast Connect
UNF’s Office of Undergraduate Research director Dr. Judy Ochrietor and biology student Alex Bartkowiak discuss the importance of academic research.


February 19, 2024

UNF professor named a 2024 PCI Fellow

Source: Informed Infrastructure
Civil engineer Dr. Adel ElSafty is one of eleven members honored as a 2024 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Fellow.


February 17, 2024

UNF’s new baseball coach talks about expectations for the upcoming season

Source: Action Sports Jax
UNF baseball coach Joe Mercadante discusses the upcoming season.


February 14, 2024

UNF sculpture exhibit at Jacksonville International Airport

Source: News4Jax
Work by student artists will be on display in the Sky Gallery in the courtyard through April 30.


February 14, 2024

UNF plans to grow enrollment over next five years

Source: The Florida Times-Union
UNF officials are nursing dramatic plans to grow enrollment by nearly 50 percent over five years, reaching 25,000 students by 2028.


February 13, 2024

UNF professor shares expertise about accounting for licensure

Source: Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession
Accounting professor Dr. Mark Dawkins discussed the licensure process to become an accountant.


February 13, 2024

UNF economic report shows optimistic expansion

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
Economist Dr. Albert Loh discusses the results of the recent UNF Jacksonville Economic Monitoring Survey which reveal that local manufacturers are more optimistic about business conditions.


February 12, 2024

UNF ranked as one of the ‘Best Online Programs’ by U.S. News & World Report

Source: Action News Jax
UNF has earned high rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Online Programs list.


February 9, 2024

UNF breaks ground for new Honors Residence Hall

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
UNF broke ground on an Honors Residence Hall and living-learning community that will house more than 500 students and open in fall 2025.


February 3, 2024

Educating entrepreneurs: How UNF is looking to create the next generation of business leaders

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
The Coggin College of Business aims to tie students interested in starting businesses with local connections.


February 2, 2024

UNF VP selected as a 2024 Women of Influence honoree

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal
Teresa Nichols, vice president of University Development and Alumni Engagement for UNF, has been named a Woman of Influence.


February 1, 2024

UNF expert breaks down 3 ways to show support for others, improve mood

Source: News4Jax
Psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway breaks down how you can help support others and improve your own moral.


January

January 31, 2024

Fresh Finds: How Meals on Wings is giving food insecure seniors healthier options

Source: News4Jax
Meals on Wings collaborates with the Blue Zones Project to make sure low-income senior citizens get the healthy food they need.


January 31, 2024

Winners named for the 2024 Florida ORBIE Awards

Source: Orlando Business Journal
UNF VP and CIO Brian Verkamp is the 2024 Florida ORBIE Award Education winner.


January 30, 2024

UNF Public Opinion Research Lab named 12th-best in the U.S.

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
The UNF Public Opinion Research Lab was named the 12th-best polling organization in the U.S.


January 30, 2024

UNF students will graduate with third least amount of debt

Source: The Palm Beach Post
UNF is ranked with the third lowest Floridian university/college student debt load.


January 26, 2024

UNF presents 2024 MedNexus Innovation Challenge

Source: palmcoast.gov
UNF, in partnership with the City of Palm Coast and Flagler schools, has opened applications for a team-based competition for high school students.


January 25, 2024

UNF expert discusses 2023 air travel surge

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Dr. Herbert Kotzab, director of the Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics, discusses the 2023 air travel surge.


January 25, 2024

UNF collabs with Johnson & Johnson to advance manufacturing engineering

Source: News4Jax
Dr. Paul Eason sits down with This Week in Jacksonville: Business Edition to talk about the partnership with Johnson & Johnson to advance manufacturing engineering.


January 24, 2024

UNF Men’s Basketball coach the winningest in ASUN history with 228 wins

Source: News4Jax
UNF men’s basketball coach Matthew Driscoll solidified his position as the winningest coach in ASUN history after receiving his 228th victory.


January 23, 2024

UNF expert answers which factors should be considered when choosing the best state to retire

Source: Wallethub
UNF professor of Economics Lian An shares which factors should be carefully considered when choosing the best state to retire.


January 22, 2024

UNF expert shares how family income impacts their children’s well-being

Source: The Florida Times-Union
Public health expert Elissa Barr explains how family income impacts many factors in the well-being of their children.


January 22, 2024

MOCA Jacksonville Celebrates 100th Anniversary in 2024

Source: JAX Chamber
MOCA Jacksonville announces its 100 anniversary and year-long celebration campaign.


January 18, 2024

UNF School of Engineering collaborates with Johnson & Johnson MedTech to expand its advanced manufacturing program

Source: EurekAlert!
UNF announced a newly expanded collaboration with Johnson & Johnson MedTech to support the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering program at the University.


January 17, 2024

UNF voted best college or university in Jacksonville

Source: Folio Weekly
After receiving the most votes from the community, UNF is listed as the best college or university in Jacksonville.


January 17, 2024

'Very deceptive:' Florida lawmakers look to limit use of AI in political ads

Source: Action News Jax
Political scientist Dr. Sean Freeder joins the discussion on how lawmakers are beginning to look at AI regulations, especially in the elections space.


January 16, 2024

UNF men’s basketball coach Matthew Driscoll nears another successful milestone

Source: News4Jax
UNF basketball coach Matthew Driscoll is two wins away from becoming the all-time winningest coach in ASUN history.


January 11, 2024

What the new FAFSA sign-up means for students and their families

Source: First Coast News
Anissa Agne, assistant vice president of enrollment management and student financial aid, says what the updated FAFSA sign-up means for students.


January 10, 2024

UNF bus driver has stroke while driving, saved by 2 student passengers

Source: Action News Jax
After he suffered a stroke while driving a charter bus on UNF campus, bus driver Willie Brown was saved by two student passengers.


January 9, 2024

UNF economic survey: Positive signals for 2024

Source: Jacksonville Daily Record
Economist Dr. Albert Loh discusses the meaning behind December’s Jacksonville Economic Monitoring Survey results.


January 9, 2024

MOCA Jax Celebrates 100 Years

Source: Arbus Magazine
MOCA Jacksonville celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2024.


January 8, 2024

UNF collaboration part of JEA plan to advance lasting energy solutions

Source: The Florida Times-Union
JEA is collaborating with UNF to develop renewable energy and water research in their pursuit to advance lasting solutions for Northeast Florida.


January 4, 2024

Reflecting on 2023: A year in health care

Source: First Coast Connect
UNF expert Dr. Hanadi Hamadi discusses some of the most significant health care headlines of 2023.


January 4, 2024

UNF expert talks about cyber security

Source: Jacksonville Today
After Jacksonville.gov blocked access to everyone outside the U.S. due to security reasons, UNF cyber security expert Dr. Swap Roy discusses general cyber threats to look out for.