The University of
North Florida and the Jacksonville Public Library continues the “Bridging
Cultures – Poetic Voices of the Muslim World” traveling exhibit with Worlds of Ghazal with Syed Akbar
Hyder, featuring ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia.
The event is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 6 in the fourth floor Talon Room inside Osprey Commons, the building that houses
UNF’s new dining facility, Osprey Café.
Composed in sets of two-line verses, the ghazal
has long been favored by poets from the Arabic Golden Age and the Ottoman
courts to the contemporary English-speaking world. Scholar Syed Akbar Hyder
offers a brief history of this form and close, thoughtful readings of work by
two Urdu masters — Mir Taqi Mir (1723-1810) and Mirza Ghalib (1797-1869 — which
demonstrate the beauty of the form. This lecture is followed by a performance
by Indo-Canadian ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia and her accompanist, Rez Abbasi,
who bring contemporary stylings to this timeless work.
required for this program. They’ve available online.
Jacksonville Public Library, in partnership with UNF and the Istanbul Cultural
Center of Jacksonville, will host “Bridging Culture: Poetic Voices of the
Muslim World,” through Saturday, June 15. Jacksonville was one of six cities in
the U.S. chosen to host “Bridging Culture: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World,”
a national initiative that celebrates poetry with scholar presentations,
dialogue, visual art, music and performance. A full list of upcoming
events is available online.
A large, 18-panel exhibit will be on display at
the Southeast Regional Library on 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. through Saturday,
April 27, and at the Main Library on 303 Laura St. N., from Wednesday, May 1
through Saturday, June 15. The lushly-illustrated exhibit highlights poetic
traditions from four major language areas — Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Urdu —
and introduces poetry from Asia, Africa and diaspora communities in the United
States. Designed by RAA Associates, the exhibit features photography,
calligraphic masterworks and poetry from Adonis to Rumi.
“Jacksonville is one of six public library
systems in the United States, and the only one in the Southeast, chosen to host
this traveling exhibit and put together related programming that aims at
increasing understanding of Muslim culture via scholarly interpretations and
performances of poetry,” said Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of
accounting and finance and member of Jacksonville's Human Rights Commission.
“We at UNF are excited to partner with Jacksonville Public Library and the
Istanbul Cultural Center. Over the next few months, Jacksonville will be
treated to an eclectic mix of special programs, which include renowned
scholars, international performers, famous artists, documentary screenings,
book discussions, children’s activities and showcasing of local poetic
“Poetic Voices of the Muslim World” is presented
by Poets House and City Lore, in partnership with the American Library
Association and the Jacksonville Public Library along with the public libraries
in Los Angeles, Detroit, Milwaukee, Washington, D.C. and Queens, N.Y. Funded by
the Bridging Cultures Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities:
Exploring the Human Endeavor, with additional support from the Doris Duke
Foundation for Islamic Art.
Classic: Artisan Edition,” a fundraising gala that helps support the Museum of
Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of the University of North
Florida, will take place from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 6.
"Contemporary Classic” will be an evening of
contemporary art, cuisine, cocktails and entertainment will showcase local
talents and local flair — from celebrated chefs and bartenders to Jacksonville
artists and entertainers — and will be an affair to remember. Participants can
enjoy an earlier start to the evening with a special seated dinner in the
galleries created by local chefs with local ingredients. Or, celebrate with
exciting cocktails and special bites prepared by some of Jacksonville’s finest
purveyors of cuisine and rock star mixologists as you start your evening in
style throughout MOCA’s lobby and continue the party outdoors on Laura Street.
The evening also features dancing, revelry, and other interactive art
schedule is as follows:
p.m. — Reception with all-classic dinner guests
p.m. — Seated classic dinner
p.m. — Classic party kicks off in MOCA’s Arthur and Teresa Milam Lobby
start at $200 for the seated dinner in the galleries and $50 for just the
from these ticket sales support MOCA’s mission to serve the community through
its exhibitions, collections, educational programs and community outreach
initiatives. These outreach programs include educational lectures from UNF Art
& Design faculty; after school and summer art classes; “Voice of the People,”
an interpretive program that features the recorded accounts and descriptions of
works of art by students and adults; and “Rainbow Artists,” which uses art and
creative activities to promote socialization and social interaction of children
sponsors — Teresa and Arthur Milam
sponsors — Arbus Magazine; Missy and Roland Boney; Empty Nest Boutique Events,
Inc.; Glenn Certain Floral + Event Design; Folio Weekly; Harbinger; Stacole
Fine Wines; and James H. Winston
Dinner Partners — bb’s,
Let Them Eat Cake,
Party Partners — Black Sheep, Bistro Aix,
Mojo’s No. 4,
Jacksonville is located at 333 N. Laura St., in downtown Jacksonville, next to the main
purchase tickets or become a sponsor, call Director of Development Jason Kirk
at (904) 366-6911, ext. 202 or visit MOCA online.
Faculty & Staff
Arts & Sciences
and Design: Dr. Nofa Dixon
participated in a National Juried Exhibition in Knoxville, Tenn.
Dr. Jenny Hager received a summer 2013
research grant from UNF.
Stephen Heywood had two images of his work published in the book “Printing
Jason John has had work published in Studio Visit Magazine,
Open Studios Press and Creative Quarterly Magazine.
Kyle Keith was awarded a UNF Professional Development Grant
for Full-Time Instructors for 2013. He was also contacted to do the
professional portrait of the Chief Judge of the United States Court, Eastern
District, Federal Court in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dr. Debra Murphy’s exhibition review,“From Renaissance Palace to French
Embassy, Palazzo Farnese, Rome Italy, Dec. 2010-April 2011,” appeared in
Southeastern College Art conference review.
Chris Trice’s photograph, “Mercury-Redstone,” won the second
place award in the Fifteenth Annual Krappy Kamera International Exhibition at
Soho Photo Gallery in New York. He also had a photograph featured in the Sixth
Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show at Rayko Photo Center in San
Drs. Matt Kimball and Courtney
Hackney received a grant of $10,000 from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission to fund their project, “Glass Eel Sampling and Site
& Equipment Evaluation.”
Richmond presented an invited research seminar, “Feast or Fast: Endocrine
regulation of differential growth strategies in diverse marine mammal species,”
at Auburn University.
Johnson presented a seminar, “Science supporting sustainability: A stronger
role for ecology in coastal fishery management,” to the Departmental of
Biological Sciences at the Florida Institute of Technology. He also presented a
paper, “Collaborative science at the GTM NERR: Integrating graduate education,
professional training and long-term research programs,” at the third annual GTM
NERR State of the Reserve symposium.
Dr. Daniel Moon, with his student D.M. Silva,
published “Productivity mediates a cross-ecosystem trophic cascade” in Ecological Entomology. With his
students J. Barnouti, and B. Younginger, he also published
“Context-dependent effects of mycorrhizae on herbivore density and parasitism
in a tritrophic coastal study system” in Ecological
Ochrietor and her students gave the following poster presentations at the
American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Francisco: (i) with D. Tokar,
“Characterization of Basigin gene expression in the mouse pineal gland; (ii)
with K. Russell, “Characterization of the ability of the photoreceptor-specific
variant of the Basigin gene to induce expression of IL-6”; (iii) with K.
Fletcher, “Characterization of the role of Cyclophilin A in the Basigin-MCT1
complex in the neural retina”; (iv) with P. Moran, “Characterization of the
expression of Basigin and MCT1 in mouse reproductive systems”; (v) with V.
Sachkouskaya, “Characterization of Basigin gene expression in mouse tissues”;
(vi) with H. Zahir, P. Gambon, N. Thiebaud, and D. Fadool, “Characterization of
Basigin and monocarboxylate transporter gene expression in the mouse olfactory
system; with F. Warda and L. Shoshani, “Characterization of gene expression in
retinal pigmented epithelium of Basigin null mice.” At the same meeting, Drs. Ochrietor and Cliff
Ross, with their student K. Olsen
and their colleagues R. Ritson-Williams and V. Paul, also gave a poster
presentation, “Heat shock protein expression induced by elevated seawater
temperature in the larvae of the reef-building coral Porites astreoides.” In
addition, Ochrietor gave an oral
presentation entitled “Avoiding drama in the lab: using roleplaying to teach
research ethics” at the fifth annual Florida Statewide Symposium: Engagement in
Undergraduate Research in Orlando.
Richmond presented “Fasting and Re-alimentation of phocids: All seals are not
created equal” at The Marine Mammal Center in Sauailito, Calif. With M. R.
Butler and J. L. Dearolf, she presented “The effect of prenatal steroids on
citrate synthase activity in the fetal guinea pig scalenus muscle” at the
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, Calif. At this
same meeting, she and her students gave the following presentations: (i) with
R. E. Dailey, “Impact of nutritional status on ghrelin and growth hormone in
phocid seal pups”; (ii) with R. L. Cimino, “Manatee. Assessing
seasonality of the free-ranging Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus
latirostris)”; (iii) with A. R. Kompelli and J. L. Dearolf, “The effect of betamethasone
on the citrate synthase activity in fetal guinea pig rectus abdominus”; (iv)
with K. A. McGrail, J. L. Dearolf, and R. A. Walker, RA, “Effects of prenatal
steroids on the citrate synthase activity of the fetal guinea pig (Cavia
porcellus) diaphragm”; (v) with M. L. McKinney, R. A. Walker, and J. L.
Dearolf, “The scalenus and diaphragm muscles’ contributions to inspiration in
the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)”; (vi) with A. J. Unser and J. L.
Dearolf, “Investigating the presence of a venous sphincter in the bottlenose
dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) diaphragm”; (vii) with R. A. Walker, and J. L.
Dearolf, J.L., “Assessment of the oxidative capacity of the rectus throracis
muscle in betamethasone treated fetuses”; (viii) with Dr. Quincy Gibson, E. M. Howells, J. D. Lambert, M. M. Mazzoil, G.
O’Cory-Crowe, “Impact of Reproductive Status on Ranging Patterns of
Female Bottlenose Dolphins”; and (ix) with Dr. Gibson, S. Kekolny, and J. Ermak, “Don’t Bite Your Mother:
Seasonality and Sex Differences in Bottlenose Dolphin Aggression.”
Dr. Robert Vergenz, with student
collaborators Kevin Moore III, Daniel Little, Angela Migues, and Alicia
Sirmans, presented the poster “Methyl CHO Hydrogen Bond Network in Streptococcus pneumonia Hyaluronate
Lyase Mediates Enzyme Function” at the 53rd International Sanibel Symposium on
Quantum Chemistry, Physics and Biology in St. Simons Island, Ga. in February.
Dr. Christos Lampropoulos and colleagues published “Geometric-phase interference in a Mn12
single-molecule magnet with four-fold rotational symmetry” in the
American Physical Science Physical Review Letters in February.
Dr. José A.
Jiménez, his colleague Marcia Balaguera-Gelves, and others at the University
of Puerto Rico published “Improved Low-temperature Aqueous Synthesis of ZnO
Nanorods and Their Use in SERS Detection of 4-ABT and RDX” in Materials Sciences and Applications.
Dr. Kenneth Laali and colleagues D.
Vrazic, M. Jereb, and S. Stavber published “Brønsted Acidic Ionic Liquid Accelerated Halogenation of Organic
Compounds with N-Halosuccinimides (NXS)” in Molecules. With G. G. K. S.
Kumar, he published “Condensation of
Propargylic Alcohols with N-Methylcarbazole and Carbazole in [BMIM][PF6] Ionic
Liquid; Synthesis of Novel Dipropargylic Carbazoles Using TfOH or Bi(NO3)3.5H2O
as Catalyst” in Tetrahedron Letters.
Michael W. Lufaso and colleagues published “Ionic Conductivity in Bi2Sn2O7
ceramics” in Ceramics International.
Christa Arnold, with her colleagues Justin Coran and Tanya
Koropeckjy-Cox, published “Are Physicians and Patients in Agreement? Exploring
Dyadic Concordance: in the Journal of Health Education and Behavior.
English: Dr. Nicholas de Villiers
presented a paper, “The Habitual Decryptors of Desire: Michals, Hervé Guibert,
and Michel Foucault,” at the College Art Association conference in New York
Dr. Chris Gabbard published “From Custodial Care to Caring Labor: The
Discourse of Who Cares in Jane Eyre” in The Madwoman
and the Blindman: Jane Eyre, Discourse, Disability and presented “Caregiving
in Jane Eyre" at the MLA conference.
Dr. Alan Bliss was appointed committee chair for
the Florida Historical Society’s Arthur W. Thompson Award Committee, which
recognizes the best journal article published in the Florida Historical
Quarterly during the preceding year.
Charles Closmann delivered a conference paper, “Voices from the
Stream: An Oral History of Working Class
Environmentalism along the St. Johns River,” at the Annual Conference of the
Florida Historical Society in Tampa.
David T. Courtwright published a revised and expanded edition of Addiction
of Addicts Who Survived: An Oral History of Narcotic Use in America before 1965
(University of Tennessee Press). He also published “Morality, Public Policy,
and Partisan Politics in American History:
An Introduction,” in the Journal of Policy History.
Literatures, Cultures: Dr.
Constanza López published her book “Trauma,
memoria y cuerpo: El testimonio femenino en Colombia (1985-2000)” with
Arizona Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica.
She also presented “Realidades
novelescas: De cómo sobreviven las mujeres en medio del conflicto armado en
Colombia” at the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura
Femenina Hispanica annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Dr. Yongan Wu presented his paper,
“Retrospective Time Travel in the Chinese Context,” at the Chinese American
Educational Research and Development Association conference.
Dr. Nick Curry received the first
Collegiate Leadership Award at the Florida American String Teacher’s annual
awards banquet. He also appeared with the Trans-Siberian orchestra, judged
solo and ensemble competitions in Orange and Volusia counties, received an
invitation to teach once again at the Meadowmount School of Music and was the cello soloist with actress/singer Bernadette Peters
in her February concert at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall in Tallahassee.
Dr. Andrew Buchwalter published
“Religion, Civil Society and the System of an Ethical World: Hegel on the
Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism” in Angelica Nuzzo (ed.), Hegel
on Religion and Politics.
Haney, withDr. Berrin Beasley, co-edited “Social Media and the Value of Truth.”
Koegler published “Art as Dialogue: The Rediscovery of Nature after
Modernism,” in “Feast of Flowers.” He
also published “Interpretation as Reflective Judgment? Toward a Critique of
Hermeneutic Experience” in “Objectivity
after Kant: Its Meaning, Its Limitations, Its Fateful Omissions.”
Matheson, with Brandon Carey, published “How Skeptical is the Equal Weight
View?” He also published a review of Ralph Wedgewood’s “The Nature of Normativity in
Metapsychology” and presented “Is There a Well-Founded Solution to the
Generality Problem?” at the Eastern
Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Atlanta.
Sarah Mattice published “Artistry as Methodology: Aesthetic Experience and
Chinese Philosophy” in Philosophy Compass and presented “A Metaphorical
Conversation: Gadamer and Zhuangzi on Textual Unity” at the International
Conference on Hermeneutics: Interpreting Philosophical Classics East and West.
Physics: Dr. Phil Davis published “Posthumous Publishing”
in Inside Higher Ed. With John E. Kilpatrick, he published “Entropy, related
thermodynamic properties, and structure of methylisocyanate” in the Journal of
Nirmal Patel was informed by NASA-HASP that the University of North Dakota
and UNF payload, “Development of a free flying payload to measure the ozone
profile in the stratosphere using improved nanocrystalline sensor arrays” has
been selected for flight on HASP 2013.
Science and Public Administration: Dr.
Georgette Dumont presented a paper “Transparency or Accountability? The
Purpose of Online Technologies for Nonprofits” at the annual Southern Political
Science Association in Orlando.
and Anthropology: Ross
McDonough was invited to lecture to the 4th Judicial
Circuit Family Law Judges and members of the Florida Family Law American Inn of
Court at the Mental Health and Related
Conditions Affecting Children and Adults in Court.
Rakita gave a presentation entitled “That Complex Whole: Darwinian
Approaches to Cultural Evolution” to the First
Coast Free Thought Society of Jacksonville.
College of Computing,
Engineering & Construction
Sanjay P. Ahuja received an $18,900 grant for his proposal, “Benchmarking
and Performance Analysis of VMWare ESXi Based Private Cloud”, fromJohnson & Johnson VisionCare, Inc.
Construction Management: Dr. John Dryden served as a judge at the Northeast Florida Regional
Science and Engineering Fair in February.
Malek participated in an accreditation review workshop hosted by the
American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The ACCE workshop focus was
on a review of the accreditation standards for Construction Management and on
the possibility of restructuring of the ACCE accrediting body.
Dr. Roberto Soares published his paper, “Trust — The Missing Link in Construction,” in the International Journal of Business and Social
Science in December.
Engineering: David A Borton, Ming Yin, Dr. Juan Aceros and Arto Nurmikko published
their paper, “An Implantable Wireless Neural Interface for Recording Cortical
Circuit Dynamics in Moving Primates,” in the Journal of Neural Engineering.
Bacopoulos presented a poster, “Sea-Level Rise Impact on the Salt Marshes
of the South Atlantic Bight” at the Coastal Hazards Summit in February.
Bacopoulos also participated in a meeting with the United States Army Corps of
Engineers-New York District that was in support of UNF Coastal and Port
Engineering graduate student, Shannon Kay, and her thesis relating to the risk
of storm surge flooding in Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point, N.Y.
Dally gave an invited keynote address at the Surfing Science and Reef
Symposium in Puerto Rico.
College of Education
and Human Services
Office of the
Dean: Kelly Turner, graduate research
assistant in the Dean’s Office, and Kathleen Witsell, resident clinical faculty,
presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators.
Their presentation titled “Crossing Cultures: Development, Implementation and
Reflection of a Short-Term International Student Teaching Internship to
England” was prepared with Dr.
Marsha Lupi and discussed the many facets of the COEHS student
teaching opportunity in Plymouth, England.
School Counseling and Sport Management: Dr. E. Newton Jackson, Jr. joined a group of speakers for a series of panel
discussions in Washington, D.C. at the Smithsonian National Museum of the
American Indian in February. This event was covered by multiple national media
Last month in
Sarasota, UNF was well-represented at the Eastern Educational Research
Association annual conference. Drs.
Larry Daniel, Luke Cornelius, Terence Cavanaugh and graduate
students, Deb Miller, Melissa Omeechevarria, Mai Keisling, Tara Haley, Irene
Silas, Amy Valentine, Mona Vosoughi and
Lynne Elliott all presented papers.
Dr. Luke Cornelius
appeared last week as a panelist at a Jacksonville University event called
“Student Affairs is a Real Career,” sponsored by their Residence Life and
Student Affairs offices.
Dr. Terry Cavanaugh
presented at both the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FECT) and the
Eastern Educational Research Association (EERA) over the past month. At FECT in
Orlando, he presented a session titled “BookMapping — GIS meets Literature,”
introducing people to the concept of setting exploration using digital tools.
At EERA in Sarasota, he made three presentations: (i) “The Dissertation and the
Ebook: A Committee Member’s Read on Reading Ebooked Dissertations,” which was
about his recent experience with converting dissertations for reading and the
information sharing process; (ii) with Dr.
Luke Cornelius on “The Handbook is a Contract and Diversity
Jurisdiction”; (iii) and with Dr.
Brian Zoellner on their recent project of using eBook devices for
digital textbooks in science methods in a session titled “The Opportunity and
Challenge of Pre-service Teacher Use of eReaders.” As part of the Florida
Undergraduate Research Conference in Gainesville, he worked with Juan Carlos Villatoro to present their
project titled “Educational Development for Rural Areas in the Dominican
Republic: The Computer Container Classroom Project.” Furthermore, Dr. Cavanaugh and a few students from his
Introduction to Technology for Educators class were judges at the regional
Deaf, and Interpreter Education: Dr. Sherry Shaw’s book, “Service
Learning in Interpreter Education: Strategies for Extending Student Involvement
in the Deaf Community.”
Drs. Debbie Reed and Susan Syverud presented various aspects of the University of
North Florida/Duval County Public School Urban Professional Development School
partnership at the 2013 Professional Development Schools National Conference in
February in New Orleans. Their joint presentations were titled “Making a
Positive Difference in Our Urban Professional Development Schools” and
“Fostering Civic Awareness of Our Teacher Candidates in a PDS Context: Meeting
the Needs of School Partners, Struggling Learners, and Students with
Exceptionalities.” Reed further
showcased her work in a presentation titled “Enhancing the Collegiate
Experience: Special Education Teacher Candidates and Civic Engagement in an
Urban Professional Development School” while Syverud showcased her individual work in a presentation titled
“Increasing the Reading Achievement Levels in an Urban Professional Development
School: Collaborating on Tiers 2 and 3 Response to Intervention.”
A Korean translation
of the text, “Deaf Learners: Developments
in Curriculum and Instruction,” edited by Dr. Donald Moores and David Martin of Gallaudet University,
has just been published by Sigma Press.
For Values, Community And Leadership: Dr. Annabel Brooks, John Frank andIVCL faculty liaison
Liz Gregg recentlytraveled to Florida State University to present a
breakout session at the 2013 Dalton Institute on Student Values regarding UNF’s
innovative leadership program. Frank
was the recipient of the Student Affairs Award for 2012-2013 that exemplifies
one of the six core values of UNF — mutual respect and civility.
Congratulations to the
following employees who will celebrate a milestone anniversary at UNF in April:
Marcella Smith, Telecommunication Billing Associate, Telephone
Lois Scott, Office Manager, Department of Music Flagship
Ethel Dennis, Senior Custodial Supervisor, Physical Facilities
Lan Nguyen, Accounts Payable Auditor, Controller’s Office
Thuan Phan, Human Resources Specialist, Human Resources
Kathleen Halstead, Law
Enforcement Sergeant, University Police Department
Elton Brown, Energy Maintenance
Support, Physical Facilities
Pringle, Custodial Worker, Physical Facilities
Perras, IT Systems Engineer, Information Technology
The following employees were either hired by
UNF or were promoted from OPS positions from late-January to early-March:
Michelle Artiga, Administrative
Secretary, English Language Program
Wayne Bennett, Maintenance Mechanic,
Maintenance and Energy Management
April Chamberlin, Assistant Director
of Student Government, Student Government Business and Accounting Office
Jacob Davidson, Assistant Athletic
James Roarty, Administrative
Secretary, Department of English
Johnnie Smith, Custodial Worker,
Lal Liana, Custodial Worker,
Matthew Stumph, Groundskeeper,
Nathaniel Thomas, Athletic Academic
Advisor, Intercollegiate Athletic Academic Support
Tammy Desmarais, Police
Communications Operator, University Police Department
Michael Terry, Custodial Worker,
Maritza Choisser, Student Government Office
Manager, Student Union
Jennifer Grissom, Photographer,
Marketing and Publications
Nicole Shervington, Admissions
Scholarships Coordinator, One Stop Student Services
Russ Owens, Maintenance Mechanic,
Student Union Maintenance and Energy Management
Erica Powell-Jones, Custodial Worker,
Moses Scott, Custodial Worker,
Jason Simpson, Custodial Worker,
employees were promoted from late-January to early-March:
Arke, Senior Groundskeeper Physical Facilities
Bigham, Locksmith Supervisor, Physical Facilities
Duncan, Senior Custodial Worker, Student Union
Learch, Associate Director, International Business Flagship Program
Mikhedok, Maintenance Specialist, Physical Facilities
Parmelee, Professor, Department of Communication
Thompson, Senior Custodial Worker, Physical Facilities
Vickers, Heavy Equipment Operator, Physical Facilities
Ward, Senior Heavy Equipment Operator, Physical Facilities
Heartfelt well wishes
in their new endeavors for the following employees, who left UNF from mid-January
Darlene Breitenbach, Coordinator, Education Training Program
Anne Fugard, Director,
Academic Support Services
Kathleen Klein, Assistant
Director, Student Affairs
Martina Perry, Coordinator,
Academic Support Services
Martha Warner, Specialist, Financial Aid
Latoya Alston, Custodial
Worker, Custodial Services
Katrina Camaj, Administrative
Secretary, College of Education and
Human Services Advising Office
Tenika Franklin, Custodial
Worker, Custodial Services
Donald Frazier, Groundskeeper,
George Sanchez, Maintenance
Mechanic, Physical Facilities
Tammy Spencer, Custodial
Worker, Custodial Services
John Sternad, Senior
Groundskeeper, Physical Facilities
Terence Tripp, Custodial
Worker, Custodial Services
is known as the “King of Fruit” throughout the world. In some parts of the
world, the mango tree is even considered a symbol of love. It’s one of the most
popular “super fruits,” believed to have many health-promoting qualities. Dr.
Shahla Khan, instructor in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship
Program, discusses the fruit that is good for you any time. To help you add
mango to your diet, a recipe is provided.
Myth: You can tell the ripeness of a
mango by its skin color.
Fact: Skin color isn’t a good indicator
of ripeness. It’s better to give the fruit a gentle squeeze — a ripe one will
succumb slightly. A ripe mango will also smell fruity.
Myth: Mangos only contain vitamin A.
Fact: Mangos are bursting with
protective nutrients. The vitamin content depends upon the variety and maturity
of the fruit. When the mango is green, the amount of vitamin C is higher. As it
ripens, the amount of beta carotene (vitamin A) increases. They’re also a good
source of B-6, potassium and fiber.
Myth: The whole fruit, including the
skin of the mango, is edible.
Fact: The skin of the mango isn’t
considered edible. In fact, mango leaves are considered toxic and can possibly
kill cattle or other grazing livestock. Dermatitis can also result from contact
with the resinous latex sap that drips from the stem end when mangos are
Myth: Mangos can’t be refrigerated.
Fact: To get the best taste out of your
mangos, there are a few simple storage tips. Mangos shouldn’t be refrigerated
until they are ripe. Fully ripe mangos can be stored in the refrigerator for a
few days. Never store mangos in plastic bags — they need air.
Myth: Mangos are fattening.
Fact: Mangos don’t promote weight gain.
The fat content in a mango is minimal. In fact, there isn’t even one gram of
fat per mango. Sugar-loaded mango drinks, however, can promote weight gain.
Mango chicken recipe
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon dried thyme or 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
pinch ground nutmeg
pinch cayenne pepper
boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
ripe but firm mango, peeled and cut into chunks
green onions, thinly sliced
cup chopped fresh coriander
of 1/2 lime
small dish, stir together spices.
both sides of chicken breasts with spice mixture.
margarine in a large nonstick fry pan over medium high heat.
chicken breasts and cook, turning occasionally, until both sides are deep
golden brown and chicken is no longer pink inside, about 10 to 15 minutes.
mango and green onions.
stirring just until heated through, about 1 minute.
with salt, coriander and squeeze lime over chicken.
The Goods is a monthly column about food
myths and facts by faculty members in the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Flagship Program and runs in The Florida Times-Union’s “Taste” section. Have a
question about mango? Contact Dr. Khan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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