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UNF MedNexus receives $6 million in funding from Florida state budget

July 2, 2020

Nation’s first university-based medical and healthcare nexus to be created.
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Dr. Richard Buttimer begins as new dean of the Coggin College of Business

July 1, 2020

Buttimer's primary focus in this new role is strengthening the connection between Coggin and the business community.
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UNF researchers involved in new publications on ‘urban dolphins’ in the St. Johns River

June 30, 2020

Two studies featuring findings from the UNF Dolphin Research Program were published in marine science journals.
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UNF sport management unveils executive-mentoring program and data lab to address employable skills for students

June 29, 2020

Two new programs will be available to students in Fall 2020. 
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Celebrating our June Osprey Heroes

June 26, 2020

We’re honored to celebrate Margaret Partyka and Taylor Kwiatkowski.
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UNF digital trivia hosted by President and First Lady Szymanski attracts over 1,000 viewers

June 25, 2020

UNF's first family hosted the fun virtual game.
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President Szymanski presents fall 2020 reopening plan to Florida Board of Governors

June 24, 2020

The plan was unanimously approved by the Board.
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UNF joins Optimum Healthcare IT to launch first apprenticeship program for electronic medical records

June 23, 2020

The partnership provides a new pathway to healthcare IT jobs.
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UNF student project leads to creation of new City Council sub-committee

June 22, 2020

The project's focus is a land recovery and redevelopment program that aims to enhance urban sustainability goals.
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UNF students participate in International Virtual Choir “Sing Around The gloBe”

June 19, 2020

The performance features a collaboration of 21 choirs to help spread a message of unity and friendship.
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UNF partners with Family Support Services to offer a new child welfare training program

June 18, 2020

The program aims to give students the hands-on experience needed to become successful child welfare professionals.
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President and First Lady drop in on Family Feud Night

June 17, 2020

The President and First Lady shared a warm welcome to the virtual game participants.
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UNF’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Goes Virtual

June 16, 2020

The Department of English, in collaboration with MOCA Jacksonville, is proud to present the production via Zoom.
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UNF excels in key performance areas as outlined by the SUS of Florida

June 15, 2020

University has continuously improved in scoring metrics for the past five years.
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UNF and American Heart Association donate blood pressure cuffs to seniors

June 12, 2020

These tools will help monitor the health and wellbeing of elderly patients in under-resourced communities.
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UNF appoints alumna Whitney Meyer as Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer

June 11, 2020

She will be responsible for advising University leadership on diversity, inclusion and racial equality.
Be The Change Vigil

‘Be the Change: A Virtual Candlelight Vigil for Racial Justice’ at UNF

June 10, 2020

UNF hosted a community vigil to honor those lost and confirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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UNF virtual student art exhibit at MOCA Jacksonville

June 10, 2020

The virtual exhibition allows viewers to enjoy the artwork and celebrate students’ creative accomplishments from home.

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UNF biomedical sciences accelerated program welcomes first scholar

June 9, 2020

Adrianna White is the first scholar to be admitted to the newly created accelerated B.S. to M.S. program.
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Draft Blueprint for Return to Campus in Fall 2020 Presented

June 8, 2020

The blueprint was presented and approved during a conference call with the UNF Board of Trustees.
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UNF Master of Social Work Program Receives CSWE Accreditation

June 5, 2020

The program has received initial accreditation by the national association representing social work education in the country.

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Celebrating Pride Month

June 4, 2020

UNF honors and celebrates the positive impact that LGBTQ people have made throughout history.
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UNF student government president elected to Florida Board of Governors

June 3, 2020

SG President Ally Schneider has recently been elected to serve as the student representative.
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President's Message Regarding Racial Injustice

June 1, 2020

President Szymanski shared a message to the Osprey community regarding racial injustice today.
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Virtual art history lectures on American renewal/transformation

June 1, 2020

Dr. Scott Brown will present a three-part “Lockdown Lectures” series in partnership with the Cummer Museum via Zoom.

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UNF professor selected as a Virtual Cello Academy instructor

May 29, 2020

Dr. Nick Curry has been selected to to teach online sessions to cellists from across the globe.
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UNF COEHS selects first cohort of doctoral Holmes Scholars

May 28, 2020

The program supports doctoral education students from historically underrepresented groups.
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UNF public health students working with Ascension pandemic response team

May 27, 2020

Two students within UNF’s Master of Public Health program have been working with local healthcare provider Ascension St. Vincent’s Jacksonville within their COVID-19 pandemic response team.
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UNF alumna is ‘Florida Principal of the Year’

May 26, 2020

Sarajean McDaniel, UNF College of Education & Human Services alumna and principal at Moseley Elementary School in Putnam County, was honored by the Florida Department of Education.

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Faculty art enhances downtown

May 22, 2020

UNF's Lance Vickery creates 'Progression,' the latest sculpture in downtown Jacksonville.
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UNF professor awarded John Templeton Foundation Grant to Study Epistemic Autonomy

May 21, 2020

Dr. Matheson's work will be the first of its kind within the science of character and virtue.
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UNF nursing grad 'walks the stage' at Baptist Health

May 20, 2020

Due to the creativity of the Baptist Health crew, Anjanette walked across the hospital “stage” surrounded by her co-workers cheering her on.
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UNF works to restore the rich history of Red Hill Cemetery

May 19, 2020

Students and faculty are working to document and archive the oldest African American cemetery in Waycross, Georgia.
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UNF awards criminology professor Dr. J. Mitch Miller the John A. Delaney Presidential Professorship

May 18, 2020

The professorship recognizes faculty achievements through the support of outstanding scholars.
Kaitlynn Himmelreich

UNF student receives prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

May 14, 2020

Kaitlynn will conduct research abroad in Cambodia working with the Deaf community next year.
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Students finish new Spanish magazine remotely

May 14, 2020

When in-class studies ended, students worked remotely to put the finishing touches on a new magazine titled Arenales.
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Osprey athletes have record-breaking performance in academics

May 13, 2020

Our outstanding Osprey athletes earned a cumulative department GPA of 3.61 for the spring semester.
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Families can enjoy finding “A Home for Ozzie”

May 13, 2020

While staying safe at home, kids can enjoy a little magic of UNF's nature preserve. 
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Bringing notable musicians to online learning

May 13, 2020

Students in the School of Music continue to benefit from the personal connections faculty members have with leading musicians.
Julie Willingham being hooded with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice by Dr. Kemplin

UNF nursing student honored in graduation ceremony while volunteering at COVID-19 field hospital

May 12, 2020

Graduates were honored publicly in a socially distanced ceremony.
Dr. Johana Barrero

Learning ... It's a family affair

May 12, 2020

Dr. Johana Barrero, with the help of her daughters, added creative fun to online Spanish lessons.
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Regional philosophy conference moves online

May 11, 2020

The 23rd Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference moved to a virtual platform with the help of UNF's innovative faculty.
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UNF School of Nursing ranked No. 2 'Best Online Nursing Program' in Florida

May 11, 2020

UNF is a healthcare leader in preparing our nursing students. 

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UNF names Karen Bowling as the University’s first Vice President of Jobs

May 7, 2020

Bowling will work directly with external partners for student employment opportunities. 

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New summer graduate course: Teaching, Training, Learning in COVID-19 Era

May 6, 2020

Dr. Suzanne Ehrlich, an expert in online course design, created the course to help education students learn to teach remotely.
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UNF names new dean of the Coggin College of Business

May 6, 2020

Dr. Richard Buttimer Jr. will be the new dean of the Coggin College of Business.
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UNF community unites to raise almost $700,000 for students

May 5, 2020

Student Emergency Relief Fund and new scholarships created to assist students facing financial hardship due to the pandemic.

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UNF First Lady and Preschool share online storytime/learning activities

May 4, 2020

To encourage engaging at-home activities for preschoolers, First Lady Szymanski is offering virtual storytime.
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UNF honors spring graduates with virtual celebration

April 30, 2020

UNF is celebrating the Class of Spring 2020 virtually on Friday, May 1.
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UNF Alumni Association presents Senior Service Award

April 29, 2020

Graduating senior Leanza Marie Mayo displayed outstanding service to the University and community through volunteerism.
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UNF Student Government contributes $250,000 to Student Emergency Relief Fund

April 27, 2020

The fund will be used to help students who are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 challenges. 

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UNF professor facilitates "Creativity and Innovation" through online workshops

April 24, 2020

To help students feel close to the in-classroom environment, Professor Ferman created a plan to host group meetings on Zoom.
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UNF awarded NSF grant for use of autonomous robotics in agriculture

April 23, 2020

The $499K research grant will focus on efficient and secure agricultural information collection using a multi-robot system.

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President’s office helps create $250,000 in new student scholarships and assistance

April 21, 2020

UNF has announced that President Szymanski will take a 15% salary reduction among other President's Office reductions. 

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UNF student and Library staff make/donate masks

April 21, 2020

Members of the UNF community are stepping up to create masks for those in need. 
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President Szymanski discusses university leadership during the pandemic

April 19, 2020

UNF President David Szymanski sat down to discuss the current state of affairs at UNF and leading during a pandemic.
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UNF and Chinese community donate $78,000 of PPE to Baptist Health

April 16, 2020

Dr. Mei Zhao, health administration chair, spearheaded efforts to donate PPE to Baptist Health.
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UNF College of Education and Human Services announces 2020 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence recipients

April 15, 2020

UNF’s COEHS manages the annual award that presents $15,000 to four local teachers.
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Online conference allows student research to SOAR

April 15, 2020

UNF developed an impressive website solution to make the SOARS conference possible.
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UNF moves water bear research lab remote

April 14, 2020

When your biology lab closes down because of a pandemic, you bring your research home.

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UNF Names William F. 'Chip' Klostermeyer As College of Computing, Engineering & Construction Dean

April 13, 2020

UNF has named Chip Klostermeyer as dean of the College of Computing, Engineering & Construction.
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UNF professor donates extra PPE to local healthcare workers

April 10, 2020

Dr. Adam Rosenblatt donated a personal protective equipment care package from extra biology supplies. 
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UNF professor studies toxic red tide in Florida

April 9, 2020

A UNF professor has gained new insight on the effects of red tide events on native Florida species like coral.
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Q&A with President Szymanski on university continuity among COVID-19 challenges

April 7, 2020

President David Szymanski recently spoke with the Spinnaker on many important topics related to the university.
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Finding Solutions in Challenging Times

April 7, 2020

Students present their work as UNF's annual undergraduate research symposium goes virtual.

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UNF students donate $7,800 in earnings to university scholarship

April 7, 2020

UNF sport management students give back to support other students.
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College of Health donates pandemic supplies to Baptist Health

April 6, 2020

Brooks College of Health donated unused lab personal protective equipment (PPE).

MOCA Jacksonville Launches Virtual Museum Tours

April 4, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), a cultural institute of UNF, has launched a new virtual museum experience.

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UNF nutrition master’s program ranked #1 in country

April 3, 2020

UNF's Brooks College of Health is ranked #1 for the best online nutrition master’s degree.
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Free ‘Virtual Early Learning Highway for Young Children’ launches

April 1, 2020

The Virtual Early Learning Highway is a free, online resource to assist families in helping their young children continue to learn while being at home due to COVID-19.
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UNF among best healthcare management programs in country

March 31, 2020

The University of North Florida has been ranked one of the 25 Best Bachelor's in Healthcare Management programs in the country, according to College Rank.
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UNF Meals on Wings program a ‘Positively JAX’ story

March 27, 2020

UNF’s Meals on Wings program was showcased as one of the “Positively JAX” stories that highlight local people helping others within the community.
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President Szymanski supports Osprey Racing

March 25, 2020

Osprey Racing students were recently presented with a $1,200 check from President Szymanski to help replace tools needed to build their race car.
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English Language Program welcomes President Szymanski

March 13, 2020

President Szymanski and First Lady Maria recently visited the English Language Program at UNF to meet the students.
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UNF history graduate program ranked #7 best in nation

March 4, 2020

Four major factors considered in the criteria ranking include earnings potential, affordability, student satisfaction and selectivity.
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UNF holds 6th Annual Women Leaders in STEM Conference

March 2, 2020

The College of Computing, Engineering and Construction and the Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering are hosting the 6th Annual Women Leaders in STEM Conference.

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UNF selected to join the United Nations Academic Impact

February 27, 2020

UNF has recently been named a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the principles of the United Nations. UNF is one of only two schools in the State University System and one of only eight colleges/universities in Florida that are UNAI members.

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UNF hosts New Florida Majority leader for Women’s History Month Luncheon

February 27, 2020

The Women’s Center will present the annual Women’s History Month Luncheon with a keynote speech delivered by Andrea Mercado, the executive director of New Florida Majority and the New Florida Majority Education Fund, on March 4.

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Health administration master's program chosen for 2020 Higher Education Network Award

February 24, 2020

UNF's Master of Health Administration Program has been honored with the 2020 Higher Education Network award. The program is nationally recognized for its quality and community involvement.

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UNF named a 'Top Military Friendly School'

February 19, 2020

The University of North Florida has been designated as one of the most military friendly schools in the nation for more than ten consecutive years. The 2020-21 Military Friendly Schools list honors educational institutions nationwide that embrace the nation’s military students and dedicate resources to ensure student's success.