The department created
a NutriNews publication in January. It’s available online here.
Public Health: Elissa
"Authentic Assessment Aligned with FoSE’s National Sexuality Education
Standards" at the fifth annual International Conference on the
Health Risks of Youth in Nassau, Bahamas in January.
Dr. Natalie Indelicato will present a session titled "Using Creative Approaches
to Energize Work and Life” at the regional Arc conference March 16.
Coggin College of Business
presented the paper
“An empirical model of South Africa’s trade with China” at the 52nd annual
meeting of the Academy of Economics and Finance in Jacksonville in February.
Business: Coggin study abroad advisors Caitlin
Jaeger and Shelby Huber
presented “Glocalization of Student Programming: A Case Study,” focusing on the
development of the Coggin Delegation buddy program, at the Florida Association
of International Educators (FAIE) 2015 annual conference in Ft. Lauderdale in
Arts and Sciences
Art and Design:
Alex Diaz exhibited at the ninth Photographic
Image Biennial Exhibition at the Wellington B. Gray Gallery in, Greenville, N.C.
He also has a solo exhibition, “Florida’s Mountains,” in the Lufrano
Intercultural Gallery at UNF.
Nofa Dixon has an exhibition at the Douglas Anderson School of the
Arts. She also judged at the North Florida Scholastic Art Awards and Northeast
Florida Art Senior Art Exhibition in Jacksonville.
Zach Fitchner was the featured artist for 365 Artists in 365 Days, a Frank
Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery project. He also founded Printerviews, a
series of printmaking interviews similar to Art21.
Jenny Hager has an exhibition, “Flight Lab,” at the Dresden Contemporary
Art Tour in Dresden, Germany.
Chris Trice exhibited at “Of Memory, Bone and Myth” at the Myers Art
Gallery at the University of North Dakota.
Biology: Dr. Julie Avery gave a presentation, “Overwinter changes in Weddell seal
body condition and hormone profiles: Implications for pregnancy?” at the
American Physiological Society Conference in San Diego, Calif. She also gave
four presentations at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach: (i) with colleagues K.Q. Emery, K.J.
O’Connell, A.R. Kompelli and J.L. Dearolf, “Morphology of a neonatal guinea pig accessory ventilatory
muscle”; (ii) with colleagues W.B. Mills, M.R. Butler and J.L. Dearolf, “Morphology
of the neonatal guinea pig scalenus muscle”; (iii) with colleagues K.J. O’Connell,
K.A. McGrail, J.N. LaVergne, L.A. Riley, R.A. Walker and J.L. Dearolf, “Citrate
synthase activity and fatigue resistance of the neonatal guinea pig diaphragm”;
and (iv) with colleagues A.E. Sirman and W.R Hood, “The effects of the
developmental environment on reproductive effort and insulin-like growth factor
1 in the house mouse (Mus musculus).”
Dr. Doria Bowers published “Heparan Sulfate
Proteoglycan: An Arbovirus Attachment Factor Integral to Mosquito Salivary
Gland Ducts” in the journal Viruses.
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter gave three presentations at the spring meeting of the
Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society in Savannah, GA: (i) “Pollutant
Exposure and Effects in St. Johns River Fish”; (ii) with his student S. Ehnert,
the poster presentation, “Mercury Accumulation and Effects in the Brain of
Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks”; and (iii) with his student J. Whalen and colleague
R.D. Grubbs, the poster presentation, “Using DNA Adducts to Examine Polycyclic
Aromatic Hydrocarbon Exposure in Shark Populations Impacted By the Deepwater
Horizon Oil Spill.”
Dr. Quincy Gibson gave three presentations at the Society for Integrative and
Comparative Biology Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, FL: (i) with graduate
student J. Ermak, “Social structure analyses indicate Northeast Florida
bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops
truncatus) form multi-level alliances”; (ii) with graduate student K.
Karle, “Seasonal changes in group composition and behavior of female bottlenose
dolphins”; and (iii) with graduate student S. Nekolny and colleagues Denny, M.,
Biedenbach, G., Howells, E.M., Mazzoil, M.M., Durden, W.N., Moreland and L.,
Lambert, J.D., “Effects of study area size on home range estimates of
bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops
Dr. Eric Johnson and his graduate student MaryKate Swenarton presented (i) “Regional
comparisons of lionfish (Pterois spp.)
population demographics from the east coast of Florida” at the 67th Annual
Conference of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Christchurch,
Barbados, and (ii) “Population biology differences in lionfish (Pterois volitans / P. miles) from northeastern and
southeastern Florida” at the Society of Integrative Biology Annual Meeting in
West Palm Beach (iii) with Dr.
Nicole Dix, Johnson and seven colleagues presented a poster, “Teaching
Research: a UNF/GTMNERR Collaboration in Marine Ecology,” at the Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra.
Dr. Cliff Ross published two articles: (i) with his colleagues K. Olsen,
M. Henry, and R. Pierce, “Mosquito control pesticides and sea surface
temperatures have differential effects on the survival and oxidative stress
response of coral larvae” in the journal Ecotoxicology;
and (ii) with his colleagues S. Trevathan-Tackett, A.L. Lane and N.
Bishop, “Metabolites derived from the tropical sea grass Thalassia testudinum are bioactive
against pathogenic Labyrinthula
sp.” in the journal Aquatic Botany.
Chemistry: Dr. José A. Jiménez published (i) “Origin of Light Emission and Enhanced Eu3+
Photoluminescence in Tin-Containing Glass” in the Journal of Rare Earths in January; (ii) “Real-Time Analysis of
the ‘Plasmonic Diluent’ Effect: Probing Ag Nanoparticle Growth Rate via Dy3+
Photoluminescence Quenching” in the Journal
of Luminescence in January; and (iii) “Kinetics of Copper Nanoparticle
Precipitation in Phosphate Glass: An Isothermal Plasmonic Approach” in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics,
Volume 17 in January.
Lampropoulos presented the invited seminar, “Molecule-Based Magnetic
Materials: Molecular Magnets, Magnetic Polymers, Magnetic Oligomers,” at the
University of South Florida in Tampa in January.
Thomas J. Mullen
published “1-Adamantanethiol as
a Versatile Nanografting Tool” in the journal Scanning in January.
and Criminal Justice: Theodore Wallman completed
a book review for Routledge on a pending publication, “Pornography and
Violence on Women.”
English: Fred Dale published “The Sold Porch” in mojo in December and “Caroline” and “Earning
a Black Belt at Seventy-Two” in Stickman
Review in January.
Dr. Chris Gabbard presented two papers, “The Deadbeat Scholar” and “'Have Qrafter Ready’: What
Literature Students Can Learn from Digital Deformance,” at the MLA annual
conference in Vancouver, British Columbia in January.
published “Cake” in Heavy Feather Review
History: Dr. David Courtwright lectured on the history of “The 100-Year Drug War” at the
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in January.
and Statistics: Dr. M. Rahman presented a paper,
“Simulation of Stochastic Differential Equations arises in mathematical
neurosciences,” at the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Joint Meetings in
San Antonio, Tex. in January.
Religious Studies: Dr. Mitch Haney co-edited, with Dr. Berrin Beasley from the UNF Department
of Communication, “Social Media and
Living Well,” to which he contributed “The Community of Sanity in the
Age of the Meme” and co-authored with Alan Albarran “Serving the Market or the
Marketplace?: The Business and Ethics of Social Media.”
Political Science and Public Administration: Dr. Matt Corrigan
presented “Jeb Bush versus the Tea Party” at the annual meeting of the
Southern Political Science Association in New Orleans, La. in January. Research
from his book, “Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida” also appeared
in the New York Times, USA Today, MSNBC and CNN.
and Social Work: Dr. Suzie Weng published
“Leadership in an Asian-American community in the South: The development of an
informal support network to increase access to services” in Nonprofit and
Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
Spaulding-Givens presented a
poster, “A case for self-directed care: Florida
SDC participants’ self-identified recovery goals and resources and
barriers impacting goal achievement,” at the Society for Social Work Research
Annual Conference in January.
Dr. Paul Clark
and Dr. Sage Bolte published their book chapter, “Living with Cancer: A Sense-making
Approach” in The Handbook of Oncology Social Work: Psychosocial
Care for People with Cancer.
Computing, Engineering and Construction
Drs. Swapnoneel Roy and Ezhil Kalaimannan)
were awarded $25,000 to complete a project titled “Exploring Security Attacks
in Cache-enabled Tactical Hybrid Networks.” The project is funded by the
Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC2) Collaborative Seed Grant
program. Dr. Roy and Anand
Seetharam had their paper titled “An FPTAS for Managing Playout Stalls for
Multiple Video Streams In Cellular Networks” accepted for presentation and
inclusion in the proceedings of the Design of Reliable Communication Networks
(DRCN) conference scheduled in Kansas City, Mo. this month.
Zornitza Prodanoff and Dr. Edward Jones were awarded a total
of $95 000 to complete a project titled “Secure Web Access to RFID
and NFC Data in Healthcare Inventory Control and Patient Tracking
Applications” funded by the Florida Center for Cybersecurity (FC²)
Collaborative Seed Grant program, UNF and FAMU.
Engineering: Dr. Patrick Kreidl, in collaboration with Dr. Shigang Chen at the
University of Florida, received funding in the amount of $50,000 for a one-year
seedling project titled “New Technologies for Network Defense Analysis based on
Malware Behavior” from the Florida Center for Cybersecurity.
William Dally attended the National Conference on Beach Preservation
Technology in February in Clearwater Beach and made a presentation entitled
“Analysis of a 10-Year Nearshore Wave Data Base and its Implications to
Littoral Processes.” He also presented a brief, “Introduction to the
Coastal Engineering Program at the University of North Florida.”
Rodriguez-Baz, a civil engineering student, was selected for the Jose A.
Vila Scholarship award given by the Cuban American Association of Civil
Engineers. He was one of only two students selected for the scholarship this
of Education and Human Services
Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management:
Drs. Terence Cavanaugh and Jennifer Kane presented a paper entitled "SmartPhones: End the
Fighting and Start Integrating" at the Florida Educational Technology
Conference in Orlando.
The book “Policy
and Governance in Sport: Issues, Organizations, and Practical Application,”
edited by Dr. Jason Lee, was
published by Carolina Academic Press.
At the 11th annual
Southern States Association Sport Management Conference at Louisiana State
University in Baton Rouge, La., Dr.
E. Newton Jackson, Maurice Graham, Clifford Harrell and Dr. Jennifer
Kane presented research on "Internship Advisement:
Strategies for Student and Program Success."
Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education: Drs. John
Kemppainen and Susan Syverud presented at the Consortium for
Belize Education Cooperation (COBEC) 2015 Winter Conference in Corozal, Belize.
The title of the presentation was “The University of North Florida and
University of Belize Professional Development School Partnership.”