Finding a piece of pottery from A.D. 1000
or a stone spear point that’s more than 5,000 years old is all in a day’s work
for students from Dr. Keith Ashley’s annual summer Archaeological Field Methods
While many associate archaeology with
places like Egypt, Rome or Greece, UNF’s Archaeology Lab is showing students
that there are lots of exciting artifacts to discover right here in
Jacksonville — literally in people’s backyards. This year, students spent much
of the Summer A class digging in the Ft. Caroline area — specifically the Mill
Cove Complex where Native Americans lived from the years 900 to about 1250.
UNF students have participated in summer
digs for more than 25 years. The excavations were started by Dr. Buzz Thunen in
the late ’80s, resumed in the late ’90s and have been scheduled every summer
since. All of the UNF Archaeology Lab’s field projects take place in the
Jacksonville area. Past projects include excavations on archaeological sites on
National Park Service lands, in state parks and on private properties.
Research in the Mill Cove Complex is
ongoing because artifacts continue to be excavated — lots of them. These items lend
great insight in to the lives of these early Floridians. While excavation of
burial mounds is prohibited, the class focuses heavily on ritual areas and
trash mounds where villagers tossed food scraps and broken pottery.
“The goal is to try to understand the
Native American history and the Native American life better,” said Ashley, who
believes that the Mill Cove Complex was one of the most important Native
American villages in Florida 1,000 years ago.
The culture studied is referred to as St.
Johns II, which was part of the greater Mississippian period in Southeastern
prehistory. Those living here at the time are the likely ancestors of the
Florida Indians known to the Spanish as the Timucua.
Data from the excavations have led to
some fascinating revelations. Ashley and
his students discovered that, much like them, the St. Johns natives appreciated
and revered items from the past. His excavations have unearthed ancient
artifacts from much earlier times showing that the Native Americans used items
from the deep past. He cited 5,000-year-old projectile points and other items
of stone that were found among the 1,000-year-old artifacts, suggesting that the
Native Americans were actually using the ancient artifacts — likely in their
Jonathan Gibson, an intern on the summer dig
who is finishing up his senior year in anthropology, is considering making a
career out of studying the past.
“I’m from Jacksonville, so I like to
learn about the people who were here before we all got here, how they lived and
what they were making,” Gibson said.
For students like Gibson, each archaeological
discovery either helps answer longstanding questions or presents new subjects to
be explored. Finding exotic stones or copper on the site is a good example.
“There is no source of stone in
Jacksonville so you know it’s not local,” said Gibson. “They were bringing it
in through trade or some other means.”
Ashley believes that while the Mill Cove
villagers did trade, their actions were much more deliberate and advanced than
just trading with nearby groups. From residue of rituals and feasting, Ashley said
certain discoveries indicate that the Native Americans were building relationships
and alliances with faraway communities located in the interior Southeastern
He points to the mega center of Cahokia
spread along both sides of the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Mo. around the
years 1000 to 1200. Ashley said that exotic materials such as stone arrowheads
and copper ornaments crafted at Cahokia and found here in Jacksonville are
direct evidence of exchange between the two distant communities.
While most of the students involved in
the summer class are anthropology majors, some just want to explore the past.
This summer’s cohort includes business students and a social work major, as
well as a diehard history buff who audits the course each summer. Most would
agree it’s as much fun as it is hard work. The class is offered for three or six
credit hours. Students taking the six-hour class spend 30 hours, five days a
week, digging in the field. Ashley said the areas excavated this summer are in
the back yards of local residents who have been incredibly supportive.
“They’ve been great over the past ten
years,” he said. “The homeowners are stewards of the past, and they really care
about what is out there.”
The last week of this year’s Field
Methods class was combined with the first week of an archaeological field
school on Black Hammock Island that Ashley opened to the public. Students
assisted the participants for a week showing them proper excavation
techniques and methods. Artifacts from some of Ashley’s digs were on display last
year at the Museum of Science and History in an exhibit titled “Uncovering the
Past: New Archaeological Discoveries of Northeast Florida.” Ashley and the UNF
Archaeology Lab received a 2015 Preservation Award in May from the Jacksonville
Historic Preservation Commission for the display.
Keep up with
what’s happening in the field or get information on future excavations on the
UNF Archaeology Lab’s Facebook page
The new dean of the Coggin
College of Business at the University of North Florida is looking forward to
getting back to his roots and, at the same time, boosting the profile of his hometown
The Board of Trustees at the
University of North Florida in June affirmed the appointment of Dr. Mark
Dawkins, a decorated higher education administrator and business academic who
most recently served as associate dean of Academic Programs and professor of
accounting in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He
will be the seventh dean in Coggin history.
Dawkins spent 21 years at UGA,
becoming a distinguished business faculty member specializing in academic
research related to earnings assessments, bankruptcy, market effects of
information asymmetry and market reactions to information disclosures. He ascended
to the role of associate dean seven years ago and said his experience as a university
administrator inspired him to pursue a higher post. Returning to Jacksonville,
where he grew up and later worked at Barnett Bank, seemed like an ideal fit.
“My wife and I love
Jacksonville,” he said. “We met here while she was working at BellSouth and I
was at Barnett Bank. She was the one who actually sent me the job listing for
the UNF position.”
Dawkins said he has big plans
for a university and a business college on the rise. He plans to be visible in
the regional business community, establishing new partnerships and building
bridges between Coggin and Northeast Florida corporations.
“It’s important for me to be an external dean,” he said. “Jacksonville has
a big industrial base. There is a large financial and insurance sector, a big
healthcare presence and a strong transportation and logistics market. My job is
to get the word out about how UNF and Coggin can work with these businesses and
become even more active in those communities.”
Proposals for academic programs
from faculty have already started hitting his desk, but Dawkins said he has a
few ideas of his own that could foster growth within Coggin. He hopes to build
out Coggin’s online academic offerings and promote additional university experiences for non-traditional
students, such as offering an undergraduate general business degree online and
partnering with local military bases to establish satellite campuses for
service members. These ideas spring from his goal to identify underserved parts
of the market that Coggin could effectively fill.
“We have a real opportunity
to channel Coggin’s resources toward better filling the needs of the market,”
Dawkins succeeds Dr. Ajay
Samant, who served as dean of the Coggin College for five years. Samant is now
a professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance.
“I am delighted that Dr.
Dawkins will be joining UNF,” said Dr. Earle Traynham, UNF provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. “He brings a wealth of academic and
administrative experience to his new position as dean of the Coggin College of
Business. I am confident that he will utilize this experience to advance the
mission of the College as a center of global teaching and learning,
nationally-recognized logistics education, entrepreneurial activity,
interdisciplinary collaboration and scholarly research.”
Two of the
world’s most respected humanitarians are stationed in Peace Plaza at the
University of North Florida, inspiring passersby with their legacies of
positive progress. The latest addition to that hallowed courtyard is a table
dedicated to Henry David Thoreau, who served as something of a philosophical
guide to both Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
Table was installed in Peace Plaza in May
between the MLK and Gandhi statues. The two-and-a-half ton granite structure
was dreamt up by Dr. Jason Mauro, an associate professor of English who said
Thoreau’s work served as a perfect parallel between the humanitarian journeys
of King and Gandhi.
sprang to mind during a walk about campus.
King on one side, Gandhi on the other,” Mauro said. “I looked at the book the
Gandhi statue had in his hand and thought it could very well be ‘Civil
Disobedience’ [a seminal text by Thoreau that inspired both great thinkers]. I
was in between these two statues of men who toppled empires. I thought we
needed a way to celebrate a man who they both took cues from and who helped
revolutionize global movements.”
discussing the concept of a Thoreau memorial with other members of the English
department, he settled on the idea of a table. Mauro said he enjoys taking his
graduate courses out to Peace Plaza to gather and discuss coursework, and a
conference table would serve as a place to generate positive discussions.
“I hope to
start a conversation about our own institution,” he said. “What ‘Civil
Disobedience’ suggests is that every great institution needs to question its
own virtue. The table could be a gathering point where people could meet to
discuss those questions and talk about Thoreau and his legacy.”
from Thoreau’s work are etched into the stone table, along with a QR code that
links to a UNF website describing the project’s intent. The UNF Campus
Committee on Public Art approved the table’s design, and the President’s Office
approved the funding. A stonecutter based in Naples, Fla. completed the design,
and the table was delivered by truck and installed by Physical Facilities in Peace Plaza.
Home improvement enthusiasts and loyal
followers of HGTV’s “Flipping the Block” series were thrilled last month with
the introduction of a new pilot program “Florida Flippers” featuring University
of North Florida student John Spinks.
Spinks, a senior construction management
major, and his wife, Whitney, were contestants on “Flipping the Block” last
summer. The duo was a fan favorite, leading them to be featured in the new show that was filmed in
Jacksonville. The pilot, which aired Sunday, June 21, featured the couple
rehabbing a property in San Marco to sell and chronicled all the challenges
that went along with it.
2014, Spinks and his wife also started their own business in Jacksonville
called 27 South Design Group, which offers everything from real estate services
to room makeovers and home staging. Whitney Spinks is a realtor with a passion
for design, so her expertise and John’s background allow them to help
clients in all aspects of residential real estate.
With the HGTV
project and new business endeavors, Spinks has had a busy year, and he said
UNF’s Construction Management program has helped prepare him for the real
world. The strong industry relationships nurtured by the department and
internship opportunities give students exposure to everything from code and
safety issues to finances and contract development.
that experience has helped me develop more accurate estimates and let customers
know what they are getting into up front,” Spinks said.
Spinkses, it’s all about the end result and the impact a redo has on their
goal is to make someone's house a place that they love coming home to."
In order to
create a healthier campus environment for all of our students, faculty, staff
and visitors, the University of North Florida will become a designated smoke-free campus starting
Saturday, Aug. 1.
UNF is joining a national movement in
creating a smoke-free environment on college campuses. The Breathe Fresh at
UNF, Smoke-Free Campus initiative builds on a 2011 survey by the Department of
Health Promotion that determined the campus community overwhelmingly supports adopting a
smoke-free campus environment. That survey reflects the University’s ongoing
support of an environmentally beautiful campus, one free from second-hand smoke
and cigarette butts littering the grounds. A full list of policies and
regulations about the Smoke-Free Campus Initiative is available online.
The Breathe Fresh at
UNF Smoke-Free Campus Initiative focuses on
voluntary compliance, so every member of the campus community can play a part
in keeping UNF smoke-free by reminding smokers that smoking isn’t allowed on
campus. UNF is committed to providing students, faculty and staff with
access to tobacco
cessation support and nicotine replacement therapies. One-on-one, free
counseling sessions are also available through the Department of Health
Promotion for any member of the campus community seeking help with overcoming
their cigarette use.
Anyone interested in learning more about
the regulation or joining the Breathe Fresh at UNF stakeholder team can visit
the Smoke-Free Campus initiative’s website.
Welcome to the Swoop Summary. Every issue of Inside, we’ll
be bringing you a recap of all the UNF Athletics accomplishments you need to
know from the past month. Read on for more Osprey Athletics news:
• Dewees selected in second round of MLB Draft — University
of North Florida outfielder Donnie Dewees was selected No. 47 overall by the
Chicago Cubs last month in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.
Dewees is the highest selected Osprey
player in Division I history. He signed a contract for $1.7 million.
• Accolades continue to roll in for
Osprey baseball stars — Outfielder Donnie Dewees and two-way player Corbin
Olmstead garnered All-America honors from Baseball America, D1Baseball.com and
The National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA). In
addition, the duo was also recognized by the American Baseball Coaches
Association (ABCA) and Rawlings as All Region honorees. Dewees was a First Team
South-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region selection and a First Team All-America pick by
the NCBWA, Baseball America and D1Baseball.com. The honors add to a growing
list that includes the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year Award and
All-America accolades from Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger. Olmstead,
who earned First Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference nods as a designated hitter
and a relief pitcher, was a First Team South-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region selection
and a Second Team selection as a utility player on the Baseball America, NCBWA
and the D1Baseball.com All-America Teams. The ABCA honored him as a relief
pitcher. It marks the third straight season the Ospreys had an ABCA All-South
Region selection and the first time in the D-1 era that two players were
recognized in the same year.
• UNF slated to host a pair of Atlantic
Sun Championship events in 2015-16 — UNF will host two Atlantic Sun
Championships during the 2015-16 academic year in Jacksonville, including Cross
Country on Oct. 30 and Outdoor Track and Field on May 13-14. The Cross Country
championship will mark the first time in program history that UNF has hosted
the conference meet. This will be the eighth consecutive season for the
Ospreys' Hodges Stadium to serve as the home for the league's Outdoor Track and
• New Jersey Institute of Technology to join
the Atlantic Sun Conference — The Atlantic Sun Conference Presidents Council
announced in June that the New Jersey Institute of Technology will join the
Atlantic Sun Conference for the 2015-16 academic year. The addition of NJIT
will bring A-Sun membership to eight institutions for 2015-16. The Highlanders
field 14 Division I teams.
Department: Small Business Development Center
Job title: Community outreach director
What do you do? I assist with overseeing program development of special projects, marketing, social media and public relations, as well as serving as a liaison to our partners in the small business community. I do a little bit of everything for my department.
Years at UNF: 11
Tell us about your family. I have a husband of 15 years who is also a UNF alumnus. I have two children and two dogs. My daughter is a junior at Florida State University, and my son is starting his first year of high school at Stanton College Preparatory in the fall. I have three sisters — two of whom are UNF alumni. My parents are retired and live part-time in the U.S. and part-time out of the country.
If you could choose any other career, what would it be and why? It would probably be an attorney with a focus on immigration law. If I could help people realize their dreams of succeeding in this country, then I’d really feel like I was making a positive difference in people’s lives.
What would you like to do when you retire? Travel, travel, travel and spend time with my children.
What is your favorite thing about working at UNF? My coworkers — hands down. With the support of UNF and the Coggin College of Business, we serve small businesses in the Northeast Florida area. We cover 18 counties. This is not an easy job to do without the professional, hard-working, committed and dedicated staff that I work with.
What is the best thing you ever won? In the time that I’ve worked at the Small Business Development Center, I’ve won Regional Employee of the Year twice.
Describe your favorite UNF-related memory? I was part of the first student produced campus news show, “Bird’s Eye View,” almost 20 years ago. It was only shown to students who lived in the dorms. I was an anchor and reporter and thought that, for sure, one day I was going to be the next Katie Couric.
What is your favorite way to blow an hour? You can find me at the UNF Student Wellness Complex at a spin class.
If you were asked to paint a picture about anything you wanted, what would you paint? It would be a family portrait. My family is very important to me.
Is there a piece of technology that you just couldn’t live without? For years my kids begged me to finally upgrade to the iPhone because they said it would change my life. Unfortunately they — not I — have regretted that suggestion ever since.
What is the proudest/happiest moment of your life? It took me a little longer to finish my master’s degree at UNF with working full-time, a husband who travels for his job and two kids, but what a great feeling of accomplishment once I received that diploma.
Tell us something that would surprise people to know about you: I’ve been in a couple of television commercials.
What was the first concert you ever attended, and what was the most recent concert you attended? The first was Pearl Jam, and the most recent was Taylor Swift. Hey, I have a college-aged daughter!
What person had the greatest impact on your life? My parents emigrated from another country to the United States in their early 20s without knowing the language, knowing anybody or having hardly any money. It was all to try and make a better life for their children. It motivates me every time there is something I think I can’t do.
Last book read: “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood” by Diana Gabaldon
Coggin College of Business
Marketing and Logistics: Dr. Reham Eltantawy’s paper,
“Strategic Sourcing Management's Mindset: Strategic Sourcing Orientation and
its Implications,” was published in the International Journal of Physical
Distribution and Logistics Management. It was selected by the Journal’s
editorial team as the Outstanding Paper in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network
Awards for Excellence.
Dr. Gregory T. Gundlach, along with Diana Moss, published “The Role of Efficiencies in Antitrust Law:
Introduction and Overview of the Special Issue.”
of Arts and Sciences
Biology: Dr. Quincy Gibson
and colleagues gave three oral presentations at the meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in Anchorage,
Alaska): (i) with J. Ermak and K. Karle, “Seasonal Patterns of Multi-level Alliance
Formation in Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphins”; (ii) with K. Karle, “Social Structure
of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops
truncatus) in the Indian River Lagoon, FL”; and (iii) with C. King, “Seasonality
in Female Bottlenose Dolphin Association Patterns in the St. Johns River, FL.”
David Courtwright’s book
“Forces of Habit: Drugs and the Making of the Modern World,” received a Chinese
language edition from China CITIC Press. Courtwright also co-authored “The Prescription Opioid Crisis and
Heroin Crisis: A Public Health Approach to an Epidemic of Addiction” in the Annual Review of Public Health.
Additionally, Courtwright co-authored “Conservatives and Conservatism” in American Political Culture: An Encyclopedia.
He also presented “Lessons from the 100-Year War on Drugs” at the
Conference on the Drug War at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard
University in January.
Mathematics and Statistics: Dr. J. A. Franco published “Globalization of the Actions of the Lie Symmetries of the Nonlinear Wave Equations with Dissipation” in the European Journal of Mathematics. With his colleague M. Sepanski, he also published “Global Representations of the Conformal Group and Eigenspaces of the Yamabe Operator” in the Pacific Journal of Mathematics.
Dr. Peter Wludyka published “Using ANOM Slicing for Multi-way Models with Significant Interaction” in Journal of Quality Technology. In addition, with colleagues C. K. Balasubramanian and A. Boyette, he published “The Ability of Functional Assessments of Mobility and Balance to Discriminate Fallers and Recurrent Fallers from Non-fallers in Ambulatory Community-dwelling Older Adults: A Retrospective Study” in Physiotherapy. Finally, with his colleagues E. Largo-Wight, C. Guardino, K. Hall, C. Ottenstein, and E. Thomas, he presented “Kindergarteners’ Behavior, Attention and Wellbeing in an Outdoor Classroom Versus the Indoor Classroom” at the 28th annual Research and Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in March.
Music: Dr. Timothy Groulx presented his research on the effects of segregation and integration on the bands at historically black high schools in Northeast Florida at the Research in Music Education Conference in Exeter, England in April), and at the International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education in New Orleans, La. in June.
Philosophy and Religious Studies:
Andrew Buchwalter presented “Normative Reconstruction in Honneth and Hegel” at the annual meeting of the International Social Theory Consortium at the University of Cambridge, England.
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
Dr. William Klostermeyer published the
paper “Eternal Graph Coloring,'' in the
Bulletin of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications.
Engineering: The Telerobotics Club fielded an “Osprey
Miners” team that built
a mining robot for a NASA competition at Kennedy Space Center in May. The team ranked
sixth out of 47 universities in the competition.
College of Education and Human Services
Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education: Drs. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore and Kristine Webb were invited to serve as facilitators for the ninth annual Capacity Building Institute sponsored by the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center. The week-long event took place in Charlotte, N.C.
Congratulations to the
following employees who will celebrate a milestone anniversary at UNF in July:
Pamela Bell, Director, Child Development Resource Center
Heather Burk, Assistant Director of Academic Support
Services, Center for Community-Based Learning
Faye Parker, Program Assistant, Training and Services
Mohini Rohatgi, Senior Library Services Associate, Library
James Warnick, Senior Library Services Associate, Library
Susan Boyette, Academic Support Services Coordinator, Writing
Annabel Brooks, Director, Taylor Leadership Institute
Bethany Dibble, Assistant Director,
Joel Graham, Senior Library Services Associate, Library
Daryel Gullett, Camp Director, Youth Sports and Fitness Camp
Joy Magnon, Office Manager, Women's Center
John McAllister, Professor, Accounting and
John McDonough, Professor, Nurse Anesthesia
Wanda Scarbrough, Program Assistant,
Student Health Services
Delaney, Coordinator, Student Affairs
Coordinator, IT Support User Services
Facilities and Operations Coordinator, Facilities and Grounds
Herman, Athletic Academic Advisor, Intercollegiate Athletics
Morgan, Director of Sports Media Relations, Intercollegiate
Orlito, Research Program Services Coordinator, Small Business Development
Pitts, Facilities Management Coordinator, Facilities and
Pruett, Program Assistant, Career Services
James Robinson, Applications Systems Analyst, IT Security
Shellaberger, Assistant Athletic Trainer, Intercollegiate
Tiryakioglu, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
The following employees were either hired by
UNF or were promoted from OPS positions recently:
Mark Dawkins, Dean, Coggin
College of Business
Jaime DeSimone, Assistant Curator,
Kira Galang, Parking Attendant,
Parking and Transportation Services
Vanitti Gilley, Human Resource
Associate, Human Resources
Joyce Gresham, Program Assistant,
Robin Jones, Office Manager,
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Alyssa Kyff, Academic Support
Services Coordinator, Coggin College of Business
Aaron Luther, Technical Support
Specialist, Enrollment Services Communication Systems
Darren McNeely, Law Enforcement
Officer, University Police Department
Kaila Miller, Police
Communications Operator, University Police Department
Talitha Mitchner, Senior Accountant,
Mae Parlette, Instructional
Design Coordinator, Center for Instruction and Research Technology
Kimberly Pelzer, Student Financial
Services Coordinator, Controller
Kristen Pickrell, Office Manager,
Kim Sharp, Office Assistant,
Parking and Transportation Services
Jarred Thaxton, Administrative
Secretary, Computing, Engineering and Construction
James Tynan, Coordinator, Admissions
David Washington, Program Assistant,
The following employees were promoted recently:
Brown, Senior Recycle Refuse Worker, Recycling
Cook, Assistant Director, Residential Program Services, Florida
Institute of Education
Deland, Executive Secretary, Academic Affairs
Nicholas Geake, Pest Control Technician,
Klostermeyer, Associate Dean, School of Computing
Parnell, Senior Accountant, Controller
Perry, Senior Recycle Refuse Worker, Recycling
Pollock, Child Development Teacher, Child Development Resource Center
Qadeer, Senior Custodial Supervisor, Physical Facilities
Tallier, Assistant Director of Student Financial Aid, Financial
Willbach, Assistant Director of Academic Support Services, One-Stop
Heartfelt well wishes in their new endeavors
for the following employees, who left UNF recently:
Arsenault, Business Manager, Hayt Golf Learning Center
Bailey, Research Program Services Coordinator, Small Business
Coker, Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Coyle Ogden, Assistant Director, Advancement Services
Danielek, Maintenance Mechanic, Maintenance and Energy Management
Giannone, Associate Director, Florida Institute of Education
Hunter, Outreach Coordinator, MOCA
Jaeger, Academic Support Coordinator, Undergraduate and
Kane, Academic Support Services Coordinator, Distance Learning
King, Library Services Specialist, Library
Kowsh, Academic Support Services Coordinator, One-Stop Student Center
Reid, Office Manager, School of Computing
Salem, Program Assistant, Administration and Finance
Scott, Public Relations Specialist, Public Relations
Swisher, Office Assistant, Parking and Transportation Services
“Lance” Taylor, Associate Vice President, Office of the CIO
Katherine Wohlhuter, Director, Major Gifts
Fish and seafood, a generic term for
edibles from the sea, are excellent sources of high-quality protein and healthy
fats. The availability of a wide variety of fish provides many options for
appetizers, sides and main dishes. Dr. Judith
Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses some
of myths associated with seafood and presents
tips for including it in a healthy diet. A recipe is provided.
mollusks only during months containing the letter “r.”
basis for the myth is that marine
bacteria, such as Vibrio, are more
prevalent during the warm weather months — May through August. The best advice to follow when consuming mollusks is to eat only those that are legally harvested
from clean waters, shucked — removed from shells — and cooked. If susceptible to infection, abstain
from eating raw or partially cooked shellfish.
is toxic and needs to be avoided.
is an excellent, healthy food source, recommended in the two “best overall”
rated DASH and TLC diets. The American Heart Association’s “The Simple 7: Eat
Better” campaign recommends eating fish at least twice a week. Two 3.5-ounce
servings of oily fish, such as salmon, per week may help lower the risk of
death from coronary artery disease. Research indicates that seafood’s abundant Omega-3
fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, may
play a role in the prevention or treatment of diseases where inflammation is a
factor. If concerned about mercury consumption, avoid eating large predatory
fish, such as king mackerel, marlin, shark and swordfish.
tuna shouldn’t be consumed.
Fact: It’s a
misconception that dolphin tuna is related to the marine mammal dolphin. The
term dolphin tuna refers to mahi-mahi, a fish with a white, firm flesh especially
good for grilling, baking or broiling and delicious when sautéed. There was a
concern several decades ago that, in some parts of the world where dolphins and
tuna swim together, tuna-catching methods were harming marine mammals. However,
modern methods have eliminated that problem.
women shouldn’t eat tuna.
women and infants benefit nutritionally from EPA and DHA, the good, fatty acids
in fish. It’s recommended that pregnant women eat at least 8 ounces of a
variety of fish or seafood, per week, which can include up to 6 ounces of
albacore/white tuna weekly. The recommendation is the same for children under
12 years of age. Both groups should avoid consuming shark, swordfish, tilefish,
king mackerel and raw or partially cooked seafood.
The Goods is a monthly column
about food myths and facts by faculty members in the Nutrition and Dietetics
Flagship Program and runs monthly in The Florida Times-Union’s “Taste” section.
Have questions about fish and seafood? Contact at
Asian-Style Steamed Salmon
Start to finish: 25 minutes
Serving size: 3 ounces salmon, ¼ cup
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
½ cup shiitake mushroom caps, rinsed and
sliced (may substitute dried shiitake mushrooms)
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced or 2
teaspoons ground ginger
¼ cup scallions/green onions, rinsed and
1 tablespoon lite soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil, optional
12-ounce salmon filet, cut into four
In a large, shallow sauté pan, combine chicken broth, mushroom caps,
ginger, scallions, soy sauce, and sesame oil (optional). Bring to a boil over
high heat. Lower heat and simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
Add salmon fillets. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Cook gently over
low heat 4 to 5 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork in the
thickest part (minimum internal temperature of 145 F.)
Serve each piece of salmon with ¼ cup of broth.
information per serving: 175 calories; 9 g fat (2 g saturated); 49 mg
cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrate; 19 g protein; 1 g fiber; 208 mg sodium.
Recipe source: NIH NHLBI
Deliciously Healthy Dinners.
Dr. Kerry Clark, a UNF Public Health
professor, is breaking new ground in the research of Lyme disease. He’s
identified a number of different species of ticks that can infect humans with
the debilitating disease, a discovery that has flipped conventional wisdom
about the spread of Lyme on its head.
Bright Birds Know is a monthly feature highlighting interesting facts,
figures and stories about the University of North Florida. Do you have a
thought-provoking entry that you want to share with the campus community? Get
involved by submitting your own Bright Birds Know item to Matt Coleman at
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