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UNF Journal: Summer 2019

Zoo

Partnering for animal wellness

Universities and zoos work well together. Just ask the keepers at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens charged with caring for the animals and the graduate students at the University of North Florida who conduct behavioral research to help them improve animal care.

Meredith sitting on the beach

Perseverance, courage and a little help from her friends

UNF student, Christina Meredith, is on a mission to help children. She shares her story of perseverance and faith in her new book, CinderGirl, and details how support from special people changed her life.

Professor and student in a research lab

Undergraduates participate in cutting edge research

Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in faculty-led research at UNF. They often are given research opportunities that other universities would make available only to graduate students. Here are two alumni who shared with us what out-of-classroom research experience early in their education meant to them.

People gathered around clapping.

UNF Center downtown is a hub for entrepreneurism

UNF's new Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation downtown is a hub for new ideas, collaboration and business development. Learn how the Center will provide guidance and support to potential entrepreneurs, and how UNF is partnering with local entities to build and nurture Jacksonville's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Someone holding a salad

UNF ranks among Jacksonville’s healthiest companies

The University of North Florida was honored recently as one of the 2019 Healthiest Companies in Jacksonville by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. UNF received the recognition for the 11th year.