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October 17, 2019
Student mental health days proposed by Florida lawmaker
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses mental health days. She tells Action News Jax it's a good idea, the same idea of taking day for a reset.
October 17, 2019
Inside the Southern Living Idea House
UNF graduates Matthew Birdwell and Jarrod Knox of Riverside Homes were an integral part in the development of the Southern Living Idea House for Southern Living magazine. They share about their experience on "Completely Booked."
October 16, 2019
Study: Healthy vending machine options can bring in more money
The American Heart Association is pushing for healthier vending machine options in all city-owned buildings in Jacksonville. To assess the impact, the American Heart Association teamed up with UNF and Brooks Rehabilitation to conduct a study on healthy vending options and revenue. 
October 16, 2019
Florida alligator hunters stalk reptiles with spears, harpoons, more during harvest window
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, an ecologist and assistant professor of biology at UNF who specializes in alligators, tells the Orlando Sentinel that unregulated alligator hunting took place from the mid-1800s until the 1950s.
October 16, 2019
UNF professor using gaming site to help students
A UNF chemistry professor, Dr. Josh Melko, is tapping into the trend of online gaming. He’s making himself available to students on a popular streaming platform for gamers -- called Twitch. He's been using Twitch for office hours for more than a year and says the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. He shares his unique teaching method with WJXT Ch. 4.