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UNF Career Week for all majors is great success

October 6, 2021

UNF Career Services recently hosted a week packed full of career fairs and networking events that saw over 1,000 Osprey student participants.
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Director of UNF BioMedInfo Lab awarded NSF grant to improve STEM student learning comprehension

October 5, 2021

Learn more about Dr. Indika Kahanda's research project.
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UNF celebrates Interfaith Week

October 4, 2021

Interfaith Week is an annual celebration of religious and non-religious voices.
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UNF celebrates LGBT History Month

October 1, 2021

The month aims to educate, build community, advocate for equal civil rights and celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community’s extraordinary contributions throughout history.
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THRIVE program director discusses peer mentoring for student success

September 30, 2021

Dr. Tara Rowe was recently featured in the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities’ news brief.
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UNF awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant to publish unseen historical documents on Black Jacksonville

September 29, 2021

UNF faculty will assemble the writings and papers of Viola Muse.
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New construction management graduate program is building the future

September 28, 2021

The new Master of Science in Construction Management degree program launching in spring 2022.
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Presidential Search Committee formed

September 27, 2021

The committee is comprised of 15 broadly representative members from diverse industries and fields, including University faculty, alumni, and community leaders.
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UNF physics announces 2021 student photo contest

September 27, 2021

The annual competition challenges students of all ages to take original photos that showcase a concept of physics.
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Spinnaker named finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press’ ‘Pacemaker Award’

September 24, 2021

The award honors “the best of the best” collegiate online news and magazine sites.
Action shot of Nick Gabrelcik lining up a shot at the NCAA Regional competition

One to Watch: UNF golfer Nick Gabrelcik

September 24, 2021

Gabrelcik, a rising sophomore who plays on the UNF men’s golf team and is studying sport management, is making history for UNF.


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UNF welcomes renowned guest speakers with Distinguished Voices Lecture Series

September 23, 2021

The series covers a wide range of subject matter such as foreign affairs, economics, world culture and more.
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Mednexus Innovation Challenge will present student scholarship prizes

September 22, 2021

The competition will showcase top regional high school students tasked with pitching their solutions to Florida’s healthcare needs.
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UNF first in Florida to conduct large-scale lab testing on sinkholes

September 22, 2021

The project will aim to better understand the potential of sinkhole formation prior to any collapse at the surface.
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UNF study addresses best practices to support vulnerable consumers within the funerary context

September 21, 2021

Findings can be utilized by industries serving vulnerable populations.
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‘The Justice Sessions’ return with discussions on racial and civil rights struggles

September 21, 2021

Each session aims to help create a better understanding of where we came from and how we can move forward united.
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Greetings from Interim President Pamela Chally

September 20, 2021

A message to the Osprey community on Interim President Chally's first day.

UNF recognized as Diversity Champion in 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

September 20, 2021

UNF scored in the top tier of all HEED Award institutions.
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Ogier Gardens hosts fun, educational workshops for fall

September 17, 2021

These hands-on, educational workshops help participants learn more about organic gardening, beekeeping, herbal teas and much more.
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UNF receives NSF instrument grant for cutting-edge physics and engineering research equipment

September 16, 2021

The equipment will further enhance research and teaching at UNF.
President Szymanski and First Lady Maria sitting on a stone bench in the new Healing Garden

President and First Lady Szymanski unveil new Healing Garden on campus

September 15, 2021

The garden will provide a place of natural beauty for all to enjoy, promoting relaxation and peacefulness on UNF’s bustling campus.
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UNF celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2021

Celebrations hosted during this time focus on sharing the history, cultures and contributions of Hispanic people.


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Professor honored with 2022 Laureate Award from Endocrine Society

September 14, 2021

Dr. Simon Rhodes is recognized for his distinguished service to the Endocrine Society and the field of endocrinology. 

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MOCA Jacksonville presents 'Black Art Matters' lecture series

September 14, 2021

The series will discuss Black art and culture, representation and history from the perspective of the African American experience.
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UNF celebrates Healthy Campus Week 2021

September 13, 2021

The celebration aims to create an environment for the Osprey community that inspires healthy lifestyle choices through valuable programs and services while supporting academic success.
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UNF Ranked as a ‘Best National University’ by U.S. News & World Report

September 13, 2021

The University is also ranked in six other top lists.

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'Sea's the Future' coastal energy research project featured in Florida Trend

September 10, 2021

Don Resio and Michelle Viera were recently featured for their entrepreneurial efforts in creating a renewable tidal energy system.
American flag at half-mast in the UNF Veterans Plaza

UNF Student Veterans of America honor 9/11

September 10, 2021

UNF SVAM and Veterans Resource Center will host a remembrance event at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at UNF’s Veterans Plaza.
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Biomedical Sciences program's "Research in Progress" virtual seminars begin today

September 9, 2021

Research-oriented faculty and students will come together to learn about current, state-of-the-art research happening at UNF.
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Nutrition and dietetics students conduct outreach in Ghana

September 9, 2021

Graduate students led by Dr. Lauri Wright provided training and clinical support to nutrition professionals across the country.
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Kappa Alpha Order fraternity raises $20,000 for track chair for disabled veteran

September 8, 2021

The fraternity spent the last six months raising funds for the chair through events like a car wash and a fishing tournament.
Dr. Chris Gabbard smiling next to male child in a wheelchair

UNF professor gives voice to disability and family in upcoming book reading

September 8, 2021

English professor and author Dr. Chris Gabbard will present “The Power of Imagination in Stories Of Disability And Family.”
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Florida SBDC at UNF launches after-hours business consulting program

September 7, 2021

The Beyond Business Hours Consulting program will offer the same exceptional services conveniently on weeknights and weekends.
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UNF School of Music presents first concert of the season tonight

September 3, 2021

The all-Mozart program will be performed by The Lawson Ensemble featuring special guest Ingang Han, Jacksonville Symphony violinist.
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UNF’s virtual Science Café lecture series fall dates

September 2, 2021

The series aims to invite campus experts to discuss various science topics for the Osprey community.
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UNF ranked among ‘Best in the Southeast’ for 2022 by The Princeton Review

September 2, 2021

UNF is ranked in the 2022 ‘Best in the Southeast’ list by The Princeton Review for the 13th consecutive year.
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UNF is one of seven U.S. universities adopting Charter committed to campus health and wellness

September 1, 2021

Learn more about the Okanagan Charter.
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Art with a Heart in Healthcare and MOCA Jacksonville showcase pediatric patient artworks in ‘Behind the Mask’ Exhibition

August 31, 2021

Learn more about this unique exhibition.
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UNF nursing students assist at Mayor Curry’s Community Impact Day

August 30, 2021

The students assisted with health screenings, vaccinations, health literacy, grocery giveaways and more community outreach efforts.
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2022 OneJax Humanitarian Awards call for nominations

August 30, 2021

The annual awards honor those who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the community through service.
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UNF professor of nutrition and dietetics shares tips to stay hydrated

August 27, 2021

Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof recently discussed tips to help increase your water intake with Florida NewsLine.
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Get to Know: Whitney Meyer, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

August 26, 2021

Whitney is responsible for overseeing diversity and inclusion efforts and working with liaisons to support inclusive excellence on campus.
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UNF’s NEFSTEM joins the Scratch Education Collaborative

August 26, 2021

The Scratch program supports learners from historically marginalized communities in developing their confidence with creative computing.
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2021 Art, Art History and Design Faculty Exhibition at the UNF Gallery of Art

August 25, 2021

The exhibition features a variety of media including ceramics, design, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.
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UNF Presents 2021 MedNexus Innovation Challenge for Palm Coast area high school students

August 24, 2021

Learn more about the team-based entrepreneurship competition.
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Campus Vaccination Event

August 24, 2021

In partnership with UF Health and Agape Health, a free COVID-19 vaccination event for UNF students, faculty and staff will take place on Monday, Aug. 30.
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FBI Presents UNF Information Technology Services with FBI Director’s Award

August 23, 2021

UNF-ITS is the recipient of the 2020 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.
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President and First Lady Szymanski welcome students back to campus

August 23, 2021

They toured the beautiful campus greeting students, passing out school supplies and visiting various classrooms across campus.
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UNF welcomes students back to the nest with 2021 Week of Welcome programing

August 20, 2021

WOW helps students connect with friends, explore the campus and learn more about UNF’s services and amenities.
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UNF librarian utilizes popular online memes to engage with students on social media

August 19, 2021

Maria Atilano has published a feature article on how to make memes and influence students in Marketing Library Services.
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UNF’s CGEP hosts panel discussion for graduate students on how to ‘Build your Career and Network in Jacksonville’

August 18, 2021

This networking event is sponsored by Crowley.
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UNF’s Student Academic Success Services programs receive international certification

August 17, 2021

The SASS programs have received designations as internationally certified higher education learning programs.
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UNF’s Florida Data Science for Social Good program hosts ‘Big Reveal’ event

August 16, 2021

The event will present data-driven decisions for addressing issues facing three local non-profits.
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UNF professors publish study on benefits of nutrition therapy in a home setting

August 13, 2021

The study examines how medical nutrition therapy provided in the home impacted nutrition, physical activity and food security.
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UNF Board of Trustees appoints Pamela Chally as interim president

August 12, 2021

The UNF BOT voted unanimously today to appoint Pamela Chally as the University’s interim president.
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UNF physics researchers discover new electronic phenomenon

August 11, 2021

Dr. Maitri Warusawithana demonstrated this phenomenon for the first time in engineered two-dimensional crystals.
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UNF STEP Lab provides space for hands-on learning across disciplines

August 10, 2021

Students studying special education are learning to make technology more accessible to students with disabilities.
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UNF to play key role in ground-breaking dementia research funded through NIA Grant

August 9, 2021

The highly competitive grant was awarded to Dr. Jody Nicholson.
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UNF’s physical therapy professor completes prestigious PT fellowship

August 6, 2021

Dr. Livingston has graduated from the American Physical Therapy Association Fellowship in Education Leadership fellowship.
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President Szymanski named CEO and Executive Director of UNF MedNexus

August 5, 2021

President Szymanski will transition from his role as President of UNF to assume the position on September 17.
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UNF associate dean of Coggin Graduate and Executive Programs named a 2021 Woman of Influence

August 4, 2021

Dr. Lakshmi Goel is recognized for her leadership and expertise.
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Recent UNF graduate Asia Bell honored in 2021 Student Veteran Leadership Awards

August 3, 2021

This prestigious honor is presented to student veterans who are making a positive difference at their school and in their community.
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Dr. Edythe Abdullah discusses positive impact of UNF’s Continuing Education programs

August 2, 2021

Watch the full interview on Buzz TV’s “On a Mission.”
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UNF Alumni Association presents Summer 2021 Senior Service Award to Kellea Roberson

July 30, 2021

Roberson is recognized for her outstanding service to the University and community through volunteerism.
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UNF Names Brian Verkamp as Vice President and Chief Information Officer

July 29, 2021

Verkamp will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the University’s information technology services.
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UNF THRIVE program director discusses peer mentoring programs with the Disability Compliance for Higher Education journal

July 28, 2021

Dr. Rowe discusses programs offered to SAS students at UNF.
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Letter to students from the State University System of Florida

July 27, 2021

This letter has been signed by all SUS presidents, the SUS chancellor and the chair of the Florida Board of Governors.
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UNF’s Coggin College expands Executive Education Program and offerings

July 27, 2021

CGEP delivers learning experiences that integrate academic excellence with insight into the local business community.

UNF’s Taylor Leadership Institute partners with First Tee to prepare scholars with leadership skills

July 26, 2021

Workshops will be held as part of a Pre-College Retreat.
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UNF nutrition department chair named to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2021-2022 Board of Directors

July 23, 2021

AND is the largest organization of food & nutrition professionals.
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UNF professor receives US manufacturing patent for 3D printing mold tool

July 22, 2021

Dr. Stagon's patent is a 3D printing injection mold tool with improved heat transfer and mechanical strength.
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Get to Know: Ann McCullen, VP for Development and Alumni Engagement

July 21, 2021

Ann is oversees University fundraising initiatives while engaging both alumni and the community.
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UNF ranked in Top 25 Best Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration Degree Programs

July 21, 2021

Students in the program gain technical knowledge, interpersonal skills and experience to be successful in entry level positions.
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UNF and partners host ‘ConnectFest’ to link Florida tech start-ups to skilled student and alumni talent

July 20, 2021

ConnectFest will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
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UNF professor presents at International Congress on the Education of the Deaf

July 19, 2021

Dr. Kilpatrick summarized the work she and her colleagues have done to develop a Written Language Inventory.
UNF LGBTQ Director Manny Velasquez and other accepting the Rainbow Awards

UNF’s LGBTQ Center wins Rainbow Award for Best Equality Organization

July 16, 2021

UNF’s LGBTQ Center is continually recognized for its efforts and commitment to advocacy, equality, community and support.
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UNF Marine Mammal Research Team keeping local urban dolphins safe

July 15, 2021

The team regularly surveys urban dolphins in the St. Johns River as they can be seriously harmed or die from being entangled in objects.
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UNF study indicates that Black teenage girls seek inclusive body types in anti-obesity ads

July 14, 2021

Results indicate preference for advertising featuring diverse girls of different body types, races, etc., and that promotes healthy lifestyles.
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UNF biology faculty featured on National Geographic’s ‘When Sharks Attack’

July 13, 2021

Drs. Gelsleichter and Habegger attempt to find answers to 12 perplexing shark attacks in 2015 and 2016 at Jacksonville's beaches. 

Physical therapy students working in lab

UNF’s new Department of Physical Therapy to meet growing demand for skilled therapists

July 12, 2021

Dr. Sherry Pinkstaff will lead as chair.
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‘Think Like a Girl’ new book by UNF psychology professor Dr. Tracy Alloway

July 9, 2021

Alloway presents myth-busting research that can help women lean into their differences and discover their natural strengths.
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UNF named #1 Best Affordable College for Online Master’s in Nutrition Degrees

July 8, 2021

The MS in Nutrition and Dietetics is a distance learning degree that emphasizes the application of advanced nutrition knowledge.
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UNF COEHS unveils digital UNITE Design Lab for inclusive workplace training

July 7, 2021

The lab will serve as a space to engage in research, collaboration, training and development that promotes innovation and inclusion.
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Former University of North Florida President Dr. Anne Hopkins Passes

July 6, 2021

Dr. Hopkins served as the fourth president of the University from 1999 to 2002. 

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UNF Environmental Center changes name to Institute of Environmental Research and Education

July 6, 2021

The name change aligns with new initiatives. 

Students posing in front of the large Hope And History mural

UNF’s Hope and History Mural Project voted ‘Jacksonville’s best public art’

July 2, 2021

The mural is a result of a youth leadership development program by UNF's CUEP that focused on Jacksonville’s Civil Rights legacy.
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UNF professor receives VA grant to improve care of veterans

July 1, 2021

Dr. Fei Heng will analyze VA electronic health records to support the CDC’s Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative.
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UNF Taylor Leadership Institute offers world-renowned online leadership training

June 30, 2021

Day One Direct features dynamic leadership expert, author and TED speaker Drew Dudley.
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UNF Swisher Growth Cohort for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs accepting applications

June 29, 2021

Participants will improve their business knowledge and plans through workshops, speaker events and hands-on mentoring.
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UNF receives COVID-19 Research Accelerator Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

June 28, 2021

Researchers will study telehealth utilization in minority populations.
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UNF and Crowley Maritime to Establish Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics With $2.5 Million Gift from Company

June 25, 2021

This center of excellence will be established within UNF’s Coggin College of Business and will utilize interdisciplinary faculty expertise.
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UNF professor named 'President-Elect' for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Florida chapter

June 24, 2021

Dr. Helene Vossos will serve as the president in 2022.
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Get to Know: Jay Coleman, Vice President of Data Analytics

June 23, 2021

Jay leads UNF’s efforts to use data and advanced analytics to better inform decision-making across the University.
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UNF ozone sensors successfully launched into space

June 23, 2021

The instrument, developed by Dr. Nirmal Patel and UNF physics students, was built to test atmospheric science technology.
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UNF physics professor receives PICUP grant for computation-based curriculum support

June 22, 2021

Dr. Lane is creating teaching models that focus on teaching students computation at the initial phase of their physics education.
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UNF researchers publish ‘COVID-19 Impacts on Florida’s Healthcare Professionals’ study

June 21, 2021

The study was conducted to understand impacts to employment, telehealth usage and interprofessional collaboration.
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UNF welcomes students back to The Nest with Summer B Kickoff week

June 20, 2021

Summer B Kickoff helps students connect with friends, explore the campus and learn more about UNF’s services and amenities.
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UNF presents virtual Juneteenth recognition ‘A Celebration of the Generations’

June 18, 2021

Faculty, staff, and students will reflect on this historic event through music, poetry, and perspectives from four generations of stories.
Representatives from local Jacksonville companies sitting around a large table

UNF hosts discussion on business analytics skill needs with top Jacksonville companies

June 17, 2021

The group also outlined UNF’s newest business analytics program offerings.
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UNF named #7 Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Institution in the U.S. for 2021

June 16, 2021

UNF also ranks number one in the state of Florida with 4.5 stars on the Campus Pride Index.
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UNF public health professor shares sunscreen advice to reduce skin cancer risk

June 15, 2021

Dr. Julie Merten is also conducting homemade sunscreen study.

OneJax logo that features the words "different together."

OneJax Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute hosts teen diversity leadership program

June 14, 2021

This four-day program promotes respect and understanding for all through education, dialogue and community-building.
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‘Kaleidoscope Projections: Women Artists from the UNF Collection’ on view at UNF Gallery

June 14, 2021

The exhibit includes pieces from Frida Kahlo and Louise Nevelson.
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MOCA launches virtual Art Aviators program for children on the autism spectrum

June 11, 2021

The program offers creative activities to foster new means of self-expression and communication.
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UNF LGBTQ Center director honored with national Latino leader award

June 10, 2021

Manny Velásquez-Paredes is honored for his outstanding leadership efforts and record of professional accomplishments.
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UNF marketing professor named MASSIG Emerging Scholar

June 9, 2021

Dr. Courtney Azzari is recognized for her significant contributions to research advancing the study of marketing and societal issues.
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UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast announces local hire for nursing program director

June 8, 2021

Dr. Miriam Griffin will help establish and lead the UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast nursing cohort program beginning fall 2021.
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UNF professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

June 8, 2021

The award will support Dr. Meier’s research on the use of animals in Late Bronze Age Mycenae in Greece.
UNF researchers digging in a large excavation block to search for artifacts

UNF archaeology researchers uncovering the lost Indigenous settlement of Sarabay

June 7, 2021

The researchers are fairly confident they have now successfully located the lost community on Big Talbot Island.
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UNF spotlighted in Lavender Graduation ceremony honoring LGBTQ graduates

June 4, 2021

UNF will be one of 18 colleges and universities across the country that will be spotlighted by Campus Pride and PFLAG National.
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UNF hosts 'Seven Bridges Writing Project' as part of the NWP Summer Institute

June 3, 2021

The program allows teachers to sharpen their existing skills and develop their voices as writers.
Student and COEHS professor in a classroom filled with young students working in groups

UNF professor co-authors ‘Nine Essentials’ national professional development school guidelines

June 2, 2021

These guidelines set the standard for school-university partnerships.
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UNF celebrates Pride Month 2021

June 1, 2021

Pride Month is an important opportunity to celebrate the impact LGBTQ people have made not only on our University campus, but also locally, regionally and globally.
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MOCA Jacksonville’s ‘Many Sides Of Pride Film Festival’ celebrates best in LGBTQ film

May 28, 2021

The festival will also feature a series of programs featuring nationally renowned directors, regional organizations and performers.
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UNF Names Nick Morrow as Director of Athletics

May 28, 2021

Morrow has served as an essential senior staff member in the UNF Athletics Department for the last 10 years.
Dr. Amy Lane and a research student working in a laboratory

UNF chemistry professor awarded NSF grant to harness biochemical potential of unique ocean microorganisms

May 27, 2021

The prestigious grant was awarded to Dr. Amy Lane.
Various works by Frances Goodman featured in the Romancing the Mirror exhibition

MOCA and Jacksonville Public Library to host ‘Art & Conversations: Social Change 101’

May 26, 2021

The interactive virtual panel aims to increase awareness of women and femmes' experiences with art.
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Advance business leadership and skills with UNF’s Coggin College graduate programs

May 25, 2021

CGEP is expanding their program offerings with new degrees and courses aimed to empower business leaders of the future.
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Local shark season kicks off and UNF shark biology monitors local populations

May 24, 2021

Dr. Jim Gelsleichter and UNF biology students recently took local meteorologist Richard Nunn for a ride on the UNF research boat.
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UNF professor of history hosting discussion for the Omohundro Institute sponsored by the College of William & Mary

May 21, 2021

Dr. Denise Bossy is co-hosting a virtual “coffeehouse” discussion.
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UNF hosts Asian American Equality Conference

May 21, 2021

Speakers will discuss the surge of violence and hate crimes against AAPI, the surviving and thriving of the community and more.
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UNF online nutrition degree awarded ‘Best Researched-Focused Program'

May 20, 2021

The program is recognized for advancing high-quality nutrition and dietetic research.
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A Conversation with the Provost

May 19, 2021

Get to know Dr. Karen Patterson, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs.


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UNF LGBTQ Center to host Drag Queen Brunch featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race royalty

May 19, 2021

The event will feature the winner of RuPaul’s All Star Drag Race Season 4.
“Nautilus” by Jenn Peek, 2019, wood and aluminum

Own a piece of UNF art history at the public sculpture auction

May 17, 2021

The sculpture program will auction off student-created sculptures that were recently deinstalled at UNF’s Seaside Sculpture Park.
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UNF sociology professor interviewed on her new book discussing the “supergentrification” of Aspen, CO

May 14, 2021

Read Dr. Stuber's full interview with Next City.
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Updates to UNF’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence

May 13, 2021

Learn more about the actions undertaken to help further integrate high-quality diversity initiatives throughout the first quarter of 2021.
Marine Field Studies Course students at the beach

Florida biology students travel across coastal cities to study marine environments

May 12, 2021

UNF is serving as one of the host sites for the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Marine Field Studies Course.
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Eligible adults needed for UNF’s nutrition and dietetics “Happy Gut” study

May 11, 2021

The research study focuses on fermented vegetables and markers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease in healthy adults.
UNF team participating in the in the 2021 US Department of Energys Marine Energy Collegiate Competition

UNF student team wins MacGyver Award in DOE Marine Energy Collegiate Competition

May 10, 2021

The team was awarded for their Osprey CREW project, a wave energy converter that's affordable, durable and environmentally friendly.
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UNF faculty/staff create “Teaching Innovations and Exemplars” website

May 7, 2021

A showcase of teaching innovations developed in response to COVID-19 pandemic. 
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UNF's Deb Miller to speak on JBJ’s ‘The Connected Classroom’ panel today

May 6, 2021

Live webinar on how educators are modifying their instructional strategies in wake of the pandemic.
Principal Jennifer Pryor Halter and her colleagues celebrating her win with flowers and a banner

UNF educational leadership doctoral student chosen as Florida’s 2021 Principal of Year

May 5, 2021

Congratulations to Principal Jennifer Pryor Halter!
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UNF counseling students expanding program to advocate for mental health on campus

May 5, 2021

Learn more about the Mental Health Advocates program.
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Engineer the future at UNF with new graduate and undergraduate engineering degree programs opening Fall 2021

May 4, 2021

Learn more about these innovative, timely new programs.
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UNF receives top awards from the 2021 Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

May 3, 2021

Faculty members Dr. Lauri Wright and Dr. Jen Ross, as well as student Alexis Harp, were recognized for their outstanding work.
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UNF’s Carpenter Library opens Acres of Ashes digital exhibit on anniversary of Jacksonville’s Great Fire

May 3, 2021

The exhibit explores the history of the Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901.
Students and ADAPT program facilitators at the National Animal Therapy Day event

UNF’s ADAPT program celebrates National Therapy Animal Day

April 30, 2021

Two of the program’s equine therapists visited local students to help them learn about ADAPT's therapeutic benefits for pediatric patients.
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COEHS announces 2021 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence recipients

April 29, 2021

Four local teachers each awarded $15,000 for their commitment to education.
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UNF’s Carpenter Library joins the Sunshine State Digital Network

April 28, 2021

The SSDN showcases Florida’s rich cultural heritage collections in coordination with the Digital Public Library of America.
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UNF LGBTQ Center Director Honored with Florida LGBTQ+ Leadership Award

April 27, 2021

Manny Velásquez-Paredes has been honored for his outstanding leadership and LGBTQ+ advocacy efforts.
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UNF coastal biology students restoring Amelia River oyster reefs

April 26, 2021

Dr. Kelly Smith and undergraduate students are deploying crab traps to artificially rebuild the damaged reefs.
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UNF Director of Athletics Lee Moon announces retirement

April 23, 2021

After 55 years in college athletics, including the last 12 years at UNF, Lee Moon has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2021.
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UNF researchers study da Vinci’s flying machines to help understand and replicate his extraordinary creative process

April 23, 2021

The research was headed by Dr. Dominik Güss.
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UNF presents ‘THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education’ seminar with Dr. Temple Grandin

April 22, 2021

Dr. Grandin will share her experiences living with ASD and explain how similar students can have successful collegiate careers.
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Explore social justice and education at UNF’s Bridges Summer Camp

April 21, 2021

The camp helps high schoolers learn education and community building from racial equity, social justice and activist perspectives.
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UNF Assistant Director Development named a ’40 Under 40’

April 20, 2021

The Jacksonville Business Journal honors Thies for business success, leadership skills and community involvement.
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UNF to offer new MSBA degree program beginning Fall 2021

April 19, 2021

The curriculum will reflect industry demands for business analytics education and is supported by local and regional partner employers.
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UNF graphic design and digital media students win gold and silver ADDY Awards

April 16, 2021

Six students were awarded for their outstanding creative works, with several winning multiple awards.
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UNF recognized with ‘Healthiest Company Award’ for 13th consecutive year

April 15, 2021

UNF is recognized for its noteworthy strides to improve the health and wellbeing of its campus community.
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Get to Know: Karen Bowling, Vice President of Jobs

April 14, 2021

Karen works with Career Services to connect UNF students and alumni to employers offering the best-suited internships and jobs.
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UNF announces 2021 Presidential Diversity Award & Scholarship recipients

April 14, 2021

These awards honor members of the UNF community who increase the benefits, importance, and relevance of diversity and inclusion.
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UNF Names Dr. Karen B. Patterson as Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

April 13, 2021

Dr. Patterson is responsible for overseeing an integrated academic affairs, student affairs and enrollment management structure.
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UNF Office of Faculty Enhancement presents Presidential Professor Lecture

April 13, 2021

Dr. Dominik Güss, 2017-2020 John A. Delaney Presidential Professor, will present his lecture, "Creativity: da Vinci, Culture and COVID-19."
UNF President David Szymanski and Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland posing in front of a MedNexus sign outdoors

UNF and City of Palm Coast Celebrate New Developments and Initiatives for UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast

April 12, 2021

$1M in MedNexus scholarships will go to local students.
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Upcoming UNF sculpture installations at James Weldon Johnson Park and Seaside Sculpture Park

April 12, 2021

Check out the new student art installations around Jacksonville.
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UNF alumna receives NAPDS 'Outstanding Dissertation Award'

April 9, 2021

Dr. Catherine Wade was awarded for her dissertation on educator perspectives on Professional Development School partnerships.
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UNF researchers find experiences with flooding affect climate change attitudes among Florida voters

April 8, 2021

Research funded by the Environmental Center’s Seed Grant program.
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2021 SOARS Research Virtual Conference Opens Today

April 7, 2021

The event features over 100 undergraduate and graduate student research projects.
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UNF MedNexus Scholarships awarded to Brooks College of Health nursing students

April 6, 2021

Scholarships were awarded based on students’ current high academic credentials and achievements.
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UNF and DCPS receive VOYA Foundation grant for STEM educator training

April 6, 2021

Funding will go towards the Quantum Physics Secondary Professional Development project.
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UNF researchers study impacts on psychological well-being and coping mechanisms during COVID-19

April 5, 2021

The research was published in the Public Library of Science journal.
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UNF’s CAWE and the Society of Women Engineers to host ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ virtual event

April 5, 2021

The event will feature interactive engineering workshops for children.
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UNF honors World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2021

Today, communities around the world come together to ‘Light It Up Blue’ in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them.
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UNF celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April

April 2, 2021

Due to intersession break in May, AAPI Heritage Month is recognized in April to ensure programming is available to all students.
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UNF’s CEI hosts Pitch Competition for Swisher Startup for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs Cohort

April 1, 2021

This collaboration brings the region's first-ever, no-cost start-up program for underrepresented entrepreneurs.
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UNF honors Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April

April 1, 2021

Monthly programming will include educational programs that highlight survivor stories and explore strategies to end violence.
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UNF biology student awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

March 31, 2021

Raul Chavarria received the highly exclusive fellowship for his idea to study the Notch signaling pathway in tardigrades.
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Dr. Mark Dawkins named first African American President-Elect of American Accounting Association

March 29, 2021

Dawkins will administer association affairs for a three-year term.
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UNF’s Materials Theory Lab awarded Institute for Materials Science funding for undergraduate research

March 29, 2021

Dr. Jason T. Haraldsen leads the project.
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UNF’s College of Education unites programs that serve students with disabilities

March 26, 2021

Uniting these programs will help provide students with inclusive experiences and equitable access to all that UNF has to offer.

UNF and Florida SBDC Network announce new regional director

March 24, 2021

Huston Pullen will provide strategic direction and oversight of the Florida SBDC at UNF’s consulting, training, and research activities.
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UNF Division of Continuing Ed Partners with Springboard to launch lucrative data-driven careers

March 24, 2021

Remote mentor-led programs combine skills-based education with job placement services.
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UNF’s Dr. Josh Melko awarded the American Chemical Society Congressional Fellowship

March 23, 2021

The program provides policymakers with information on science-related issues and educates scientists on how policy is made.
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UNF’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation holding Demo Day to unveil medical & health cohort’s six start-up companies

March 22, 2021

Company founders will present their pitches on Thursday, March 25.
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College of Education and Human Services continues to impact Duval County Schools

March 19, 2021

Eight teachers, a third of Kings Trail Elementary School’s total faculty, received their Master’s in Education from COEHS this fall 2020.
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UNF’s Coggin College of Business unveils new graduate and executive programs department

March 18, 2021

Dr. Lakshmi Goel named as associate dean.
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Get to Know: Scott Bennett, Vice President of Administration and Finance

March 17, 2021

Scott is responsible for managing all aspects of financial operations, information technology, business services and much more.
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UNF Women’s Center presents Susan B. Anthony Award to Dr. Carolyne Ali-Khan

March 17, 2021

This award is presented to those who have made significant contributions to diminishing sexism and enhancing gender equity.
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UNF physiology professor receives NASA grant to study cardiovascular health during simulated spaceflight

March 16, 2021

The grant supports Dr. Tahimic's  innovative research project.
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Osprey Life and Productions celebrates a safe spring break at UNF

March 15, 2021

Students can enjoy a week of virtual and in-person events as a fun alterative to leaving campus for spring break.
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UNF professor to lecture on Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, famed female author

March 12, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Scott Brown will present a virtual discussion on the early Feminist scholar and historian.
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Leave your mark on MOCA's next Atrium exhibit

March 11, 2021

Participate in the next Project Atrium exhibit by creating personal art on a small canvas as part of the Imagination Squared10 project.

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UNF School of Computing student team ranks in top 8 in Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

March 10, 2021

The OspreySec will now compete virtually at the SECCDC finals.
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UNF professor named ‘Social Work Educator of the Year’ by the National Association of Social Workers Northeast Florida Chapter

March 9, 2021

Barr is recognized for her contributions to social work education.
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Giving Day supports UNF’s unique programs, initiatives and scholarships

March 8, 2021

UNF alumni, faculty, staff, families and friends will “SWOOP” together in support on Wednesday, March 10.
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UNF library hosts grand opening ceremony for the new Virtual Learning Center

March 5, 2021

The VLC provides a space for faculty and students to interact with virtual content that enhances learning.
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The UNF Blue and Gray Online Auction Was a Success

March 4, 2021

The auction raised over $50,000 for the student athlete experience thanks to generous donations from over 600 bidders.
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UNF Sport Management Program receives COSMA Hall of Fame awards

March 4, 2021

The program received the Hall of Fame “Biz Connectors Award” in recognition of innovative partnerships within the sport industry.
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UNF’s Police Department receives top state law enforcement reaccreditation

March 3, 2021

This accreditation recognizes the highest standards of professionalism for law enforcement departments across the state.
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UNF chemistry professor awarded US patent to fight cancer tumors using synthetic curcumin analogs

March 3, 2021

Laali's compounds provide novel therapeutic opportunities.

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UNF’s transportation and logistics program recognized as one of best in the nation

March 2, 2021

The program is ranked No. 25 in the nation on the 2021 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Supply Chain Management list.
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UNF honors Women’s History Month with event featuring Dr. Olenda E. Johnson

March 1, 2021

The event provides a vehicle to honor women, their accomplishments and their contributions to society.
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UNF’s LGBTQ Center unveils new ‘Trans Talks’ format

February 25, 2021

The discussion series has been redesigned to provide more education on trans-specific issues for the entire campus community.
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Director of the UNF School of Music presents lecture on ‘The Impact of Jazz on Social Justice’

February 24, 2021

Hines will discuss ways artists have fought for justice through music.
Army soldier saluting the flag.

UNF named a 'Top Military Friendly School' for 12th consecutive year

February 23, 2021

UNF is recognized for promoting positive educational outcomes, resources, and specialized support services for military students.
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UNF MedNexus & FSCJ announce academic/facility health care education partnership

February 22, 2021

The collaboration will advance regional health care education.
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UNF’s Gerson Yessin Distinguished Professorship awarded to Dr. James Hall

February 19, 2021

This award is an annual recognition of an outstanding music faculty member.
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UNF student is first with intellectual differences to serve as Best Buddies Florida College Chapter club president

February 18, 2021

Becca Barnett is a student in UNF’s The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition program.
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UNF researcher receives NSF grant to study algal mats on the bottom of Lake Huron

February 17, 2021

Dr. Casamatta's research hopes to uncover an understanding of how microbial mats potentially gave rise to life on Earth.
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C.A.M.P. Osprey program receives LEAD Award for Leadership and Organizational Development

February 17, 2021

The program is recognized for its innovative practices.
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UNF Department of English celebrates African-American artistic production with ‘Baobab Black Arts’

February 16, 2021

The spring series features a new group of inspiring guest artists.
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OneJax Announces 2021 Humanitarian Award Honorees

February 15, 2021

The honorees will be recognized at the virtual Humanitarian Awards Event on Thursday, April 15.
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Student Government and Sculpture Guild students lead initiative to bring giant shark and goldfish sculptures back to campus

February 12, 2021

The sculptures represent a fun part of the campus experience.
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UNF Environmental Center Seed Grant research findings are helping predict extreme floods in Northeast Florida

February 12, 2021

Civil engineering researchers share their findings.
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UNF College of Education receives $1.35 million gift to prepare future teachers through the Lastinger Endowed Scholarship

February 11, 2021

Made possible by the Lastinger Family Foundation, Inc.
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UNF presents the 2021 Darwin Day lecture ‘One Health in a Pandemic Era’

February 10, 2021

This year’s lecturer is Dr. William B. Karesh, executive VP for health and policy at EcoHealth Alliance.
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UNF Alumni Recognized During Annual Awards Ceremony

February 9, 2021

The awards honor several notable graduates for their exemplary service and contributions to the University.
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Lend-A-Wing Food Pantry Reopens at Student Union

February 8, 2021

President and First Lady Szymanski, Interim Provost Patterson and other University members attended the socially-distanced event.
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University of North Florida Blue and Gray Online Auction preview link now live

February 5, 2021

The auction opens Feb. 9 and closes Feb. 13. All proceeds will benefit the student athlete experience.
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UNF celebrates Homecoming Week beginning February 7

February 4, 2021

Homecoming week will feature a variety of activities, both virtual and in-person, for students, alumni, faculty and staff through Feb. 13.
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UNF art galleries host new exhibitions

February 3, 2021

The UNF Gallery of Art and the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery will host two exhibitions featuring work from faculty and alumni beginning Feb. 1.
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Famed journalist Roland Martin to speak at UNF 40th Annual MLK Scholarship Celebration

February 2, 2021

Martin is an award-winning journalist, CNN contributor and author.
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UNF celebrates Black History Month

February 1, 2021

The Intercultural Center for Peace has planned engaging and informative virtual events to acknowledge the robust history and culture of Black Americans and others of African Descent.
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UNF Associate Dean Dr. Catherine Christie named a ‘Woman with Heart’ by Volunteers in Medicine

January 29, 2021

Christie will be honored for her leadership and advocacy.
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UNF Taylor Leadership Institute presents a virtual Leading Ladies Speaker Series

January 28, 2021

The free webinar series will showcase and celebrate inspiring and innovative women leaders.
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UNF ranks in U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Online Programs

January 27, 2021

UNF has earned high rankings for its online bachelor’s programs and online master’s in education program.
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Humana and UNF collaborate to advance clinical education and improve community health in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida

January 26, 2021

The partnership will expand UNF's Meals on Wings program.
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UNF opens new year with new ‘Justice Sessions’ discussion series topics

January 25, 2021

The series features speakers from UNF and the local community who will discuss Jacksonville’s history of racial and civil rights struggles.
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UNF professor featured in upcoming panel on future climate policy in Northeast Florida

January 22, 2021

Dr. Adam Rosenblatt will join a panel of experts working to slow climate change in the upcoming virtual ADAPT event hosted by WJCT.
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UNF’s health administration program among 25 Best Health Care Management Bachelor’s Programs

January 21, 2021

UNF is recognized for preparing skilled and professional leaders.
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UNF Environmental Center hosts plastic reduction awareness event featuring Oceana organizer

January 20, 2021

These events will help educate the community on the benefits of reducing single-use plastic consumption.
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UNF Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity presents ‘YouNF Week’

January 19, 2021

This week-long series of programming seeks to engage the campus community in celebration of diversity and inclusion.
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UNF Student Artist-in-Residence exhibit opens at MOCA Jacksonville

January 15, 2021

Brody's photography explores social and political topics, such as environmental issues, societal changes and personal accounts.
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UNF to host hip hop music history event with famous local rap musician Mal Jones

January 15, 2021

Programs like this hip hop history event are part of UNF’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence.
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UNF hosts free Facilitated Growth Program for military veteran businesses

January 14, 2021

Now in its fifth year, the program continues to serve the needs of local military veterans at little to no cost.
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UNF sculpture professor Jenny Hager exhibits at Cummer Museum in January

January 13, 2021

Hager will showcase her work as part of the Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Exhibition from Jan. 13 through Feb. 21.
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UNF conducts first ever large-scale analysis on water pathogen circulation among Florida residents and animals

January 12, 2021

The research team of UNF students was led by Dr. Amber N. Barnes.
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UNF Student Government hosts Mental Health Awareness Week

January 11, 2021

The week will feature daily events for UNF students, faculty and staff.
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Founding University President Dr. Thomas G. Carpenter Dies

January 11, 2021

Dr. Thomas G. Carpenter, first president and namesake of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, has passed away.
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UNF Biomedical Sciences program to host bi-monthly "Research in Progress" virtual seminars

January 8, 2021

The series will promote current, state-of-the-art research.
Dr. Patel working on a NASA high altitude balloon project in a lab setting

UNF Instructor Receives US Patent for Toxic Gas Sensors

January 7, 2021

Dr. Nirmalkumar Patel's invention will detect toxic vapors and odors in hazardous gases, industrial toxic gases and other chemical agents.
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UNF Names Scott Bennett as Vice President of Administration and Finance

January 6, 2021

Bennett has served in this role as interim vice president since Feb. 1, 2020.
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UNF professor reports on returning to exercise in a pandemic, staying healthy in the new year

January 5, 2021

Dr. Churilla shares exercise recommendations from his recent paper.
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UNF unveils new materials science and engineering graduate program

January 4, 2021

The interdisciplinary program will involve physics, chemistry, biology, electrical and mechanical engineering.
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UNF professor releases “The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study”

January 2, 2021

Dr. Heffernan's book covers the story of nine literature courses taught at nine different higher education institutions.
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UNF professor’s research to be featured in upcoming book on COVID-19

December 30, 2020

Dr. Sharon Cobb's research focuses on the extensive response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the the Isle of Man.
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UNF 2020 News in Review

December 28, 2020

While this past year was a challenging time, the University’s faculty, staff and students continued to excel and prosper with exciting new initiatives, research grants, projects and more.
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Holiday food safety advice from nutrition faculty

December 23, 2020

Dr. Lauri Wright discussed food safety tips to keep in mind when preparing holiday meals on “First Coast Living.”
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UNF professor to research guidelines for evacuation routes and shelters related to U.S. natural disasters

December 21, 2020

Dr. Kim has received funds from KICT to conduct the research.
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UNF professors awarded Literati Award for career mentoring research

December 18, 2020

The “highly commended paper” explores the relation between career mentoring, job engagement and mentor turnover intentions.

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Princeton Review names UNF’s Coggin College of Business among the 2021 'Best Business Schools’

December 17, 2020

UNF is recognized in the best on-campus MBA list.

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UNF School of Music performs G.F. Handel’s ‘Messiah On The Move’

December 16, 2020

The program will blend Part One of Handel’s beloved masterwork with traditional spirituals and socially relevant themes.
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UNF Environmental Center 2021 Seed Grant recipients announced

December 15, 2020

One project will focus on battling wildfires by using thermal imaging and the other will study sink holes surrounding Silver Spring.
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UNF student awarded prestigious international computing scholarship

December 14, 2020

John Lowery, senior, has been awarded the Upsilon Pi Epsilon International Honor Society’s Scholarship Award.
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UNF religious studies podcast discusses political theory

December 11, 2020

The recent ‘How to Ruin Dinner’ podcast episode discuss political theory and the recent presidential election with guest Xavier Flory.
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UNF receives top rating for learning environment and policies related to free expression

December 10, 2020

UNF is one of three Fla. universities to receive the “green light” rating.
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UNF dean Dr. Jeffrey Chamberlain named a Faculty Innovation Fellow

December 9, 2020

Dr. Chamberlain has been accepted as one of 21 candidates in the inaugural FIF program run by Stanford University.
Nursing student practicing a procedure on a mannequin.

UNF named No. 1 Best Nursing Doctoral Degree School in Florida

December 8, 2020

The program offers a community-based, population-focused curriculum that is often updated to reflect current healthcare trends.
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UNF honors fall graduates with virtual celebration

December 7, 2020

UNF will honor the Class of Fall 2020 through a virtual celebration website and on social media.
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Celebrate UNF Alumni Night at Deck the Chairs Holiday Event

December 4, 2020

All alumni are welcome to attend and are encouraged to visit the Alumni Association’s chair to receive a special holiday gift.
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UNF ranked one of the most affordable colleges to earn an early childhood education degree

December 3, 2020

The program is recognized as both high-quality and inexpensive.
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TIAA Bank helping to fuel UNF students for success

December 2, 2020

TIAA Bank generously donated a van to assist the student-run food pantry in picking up supplies for UNF students in need.

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UNF to Implement New Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence

December 2, 2020

The plan will will further integrate high-quality diversity initiatives and infuse diversity into recruiting, admissions, hiring and administrative practices throughout the University.
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UNF faculty panel to discuss ‘Innovative Approaches to Teaching During COVID’

November 30, 2020

This panel will highlight stories of innovative teaching techniques that provide meaningful and engaging learning experiences for students.
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President and First Lady Szymanski celebrate Thanksgiving with students

November 26, 2020

Students who remained on campus for the holiday received warm meals and celebrated in a safe, socially distanced environment.
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UNF Preschoolers create holiday placemats to celebrate Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

Placemats will be given to students staying on campus this year for Thanksgiving.
UNF tennis player Mariotto Valentina serving the ball during a tennis match

UNF Sport Data Analytics Lab upgrades on-campus tennis court for research

November 24, 2020

Data collectors will use the SDA Lab to test new technologies and software before implementation in international tournaments.
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Swisher and Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation partner to help underrepresented entrepreneurs

November 23, 2020

New program accelerates the pipeline of diversity.
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Stay safe this Thanksgiving, Ospreys

November 23, 2020

Please keep in mind this safety advice from the State University System of Florida.
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Two UNF-themed lifeguard chairs unveiled and UNF Night to be celebrated at ‘Deck the Chairs’ unique holiday event

November 20, 2020

The annual holiday events opens Saturday, Nov. 21.
Womens Tennis player painting for the Be Strong virtual painting event.

UNF Leadership Institute and Women’s Tennis support Ronald McDonald House Charities

November 19, 2020

This partnership engages students in education outreach, leadership and service.
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UNF’s OneJax hosts virtual Thanksgiving Gratitude Service

November 19, 2020

The service will include gratitude stories from people who have been on the front lines working with COVID patients and their families.
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UNF named No. 1 LGBTQ+ Friendly University in Florida

November 18, 2020

UNF received 4 ½ out of 5 stars for its continual work and progress for inclusive LGBTQ+ and ally policies, programs and practices.
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UNF to offer graduate business courses in downtown Jacksonville in Spring 2021

November 17, 2020

The MBA and MSM courses are designed to develop professional skills by obtaining a graduate-level business degree or certificate.
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UNF Celebrates International Education Week

November 16, 2020

The International Center has partnered with other campus departments to celebrate IEW with events throughout the week.
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UNF dietitians test student palates with rice substitute in research study

November 16, 2020

The study has recently been published in the Journal of Foodservice Business Research.
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UNF LGBT Resource Center and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville partner for ARTSee & Shop Gallery

November 13, 2020

The pop-up gallery features work from more than 65 local artists.
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UNF alumna’s company Gravity Diagnostics processing University’s COVID-19 samples

November 12, 2020

Registered nurse Julie Brazil has always given back to her community and she is now serving her alma mater during the pandemic.
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UNF named a Top 100 Best for Veterans School

November 10, 2020

The University has ranked in the top 5% for offering high-quality and affordable educational experiences military-affiliated students. 

Four students standing in front of the Week of Valor flag display on the UNF Green

UNF honors Veterans Day with Week of Valor

November 9, 2020

The Military and Veterans Resource Center will celebrate with displays, tabling, social media contests, virtual events and giveaways.
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UNF faculty discuss Indigenous northeast Florida

November 5, 2020

Interdisciplinary history and archaeology faculty members will team up during Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month to share their research.
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UNF partners with Fulda University in Germany

November 4, 2020

The Social Work in a Globalized World program will enhance online learning opportunities for students.
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Get out and vote, Ospreys!

November 3, 2020

Wear a mask, be safe and have your voice heard.
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UNF celebrates Indigenous Peoples' Heritage Month

November 2, 2020

Programming hosted throughout the month will celebrate the rich history and unique cultural traditions of Indigenous persons.
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UNF students to premiere unique virtual Opera Gala

October 30, 2020

The Gala will feature selections from the great opera choruses and arias performed by the winners of the first-ever Aria Competition.
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UNF’s student-run program distributes masks to campus community

October 29, 2020

The program has been very successful with an average of 260 masks given out per week at three locations around campus.
University Innovation Fellows logo and student headshots

Second University Innovation Fellows student cohort committed to make a difference at UNF

October 28, 2020

The program empowers students and faculty to become leaders of change in higher education.
Computing students in lab

UNF School of Computing ranks Top 20 in the nation in IEEEXtreme global programming competition

October 27, 2020

UNF's students ranked among best in the nation out of almost 4,000 student teams from more than 70 countries across the globe.
Interfaith Week logo featuring a graphic of a jean jacket with pins symbolizing different religions.

UNF celebrates Interfaith Week

October 26, 2020

This year’s theme, “Religious and Nonreligious United for Social Change,” aims to inspire authentic connections and create social change in the community.
Devonna Harrison, UNF elementary education major, painting on a canvas wearing a green face mask

UNF hosts artistic expression event to support first generation students

October 23, 2020

Students discussed the challenges of online classes as well as the unique challenges they face being first-generation students.
shot of the water that reads - Official Release: 2020 State of the River Report

Annual State of the River Report on St. Johns River to be released

October 22, 2020

The annual report is a collaborative project between UNF, JU, Florida Southern College and West Chester University.
Tara Rowe headshot

UNF THRIVE program director recognized with National Innovative Practices in Transition Award

October 21, 2020

Dr. Tara Rowe is being recognized with the Marc Gold award.
Sheila Goloborotko standing against a patterned gray background

UNF art professor featured at 10th Biennial of Douro in Portugal and other exhibitions

October 20, 2020

Dr. Sheila Goloborotko is currently showcasing her art in multiple exhibitions around the world.
Two female UNF students in scrubs and face shields conducting COVID-19 testing on campus.

On-campus COVID-19 testing offers 'win-win' for both the University and its students

October 19, 2020

The testing site provides a unique opportunity for nursing students to gain clinical experience while providing an essential service.
UNF female student playing a character from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in costume looking at the camera

UNF’s Shakespeare in the Park and MOCA Jacksonville host special film screening of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

October 16, 2020

The film will be live-streamed from the MOCA Jacksonville theatre.
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UNF School of Computing receives $500K NSA award for healthcare cybersecurity curriculum development

October 15, 2020

The project is part of a coalition to train transitioning military personnel and first responders. 

UNF researchers in field holding baby alligator

UNF researchers complete first-ever study of big-city urban alligators

October 14, 2020

The team studied the alligator population across nine tributaries of the St. Johns River.
The new Community First Credit Union featuring tables, chairs, and a new UNF mural

Community First Credit Union reopens on UNF campus with new look and plans for increased student engagement

October 13, 2020

The renovation was part of a community-engagement project.
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UNF recognized as ‘Diversity Champion’ among top colleges for diversity

October 12, 2020

The award acknowledges UNF's unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout campus.
June Ann LeFors posed on the FSDB campus for her headshot

UNF instructor appointed to Florida School for the Deaf and Blind BOT

October 9, 2020

June Ann LeFors is a highly respected Deaf interpreter and ASL translator.
COEHS Petway Hall building

UNF College of Education awarded $4.4 M grant to prepare PK-2 teachers

October 8, 2020

This supporting effective educator development grant will expand existing community partnerships with DCPS and STEM2Hub.
Archaeology student digging ground on ancient Indigenous site

UNF archaeology program uncovering lost Indigenous NE Florida community

October 7, 2020

Students are working to uncover the Mocama Timucua village of Sarabay.
MedNex Ribbon cutting ceremony with President Szymanski and other Palm Coast partners

UNF and MedNexus partners host ceremony to celebrate entry of UNF MedNexus in City of Palm Coast

October 6, 2020

UNF MedNexus is designed to be the nation’s first comprehensive, university-based medical and healthcare nexus.
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UNF Women’s Center will ‘Take Back the Night’ for Domestic Violence Awareness

October 5, 2020

The annual event will feature a virtual community resource fair, survivor stories, musical selections, meditation and candlelight vigil.
President and First Lady Szymanski posing in front of a "Wings of Pride" art installment in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library

UNF celebrates LGBT History Month

October 1, 2020

Every week in October, the UNF LGBT Resource Center will explore the different sexual and gender representations included in the LGBTQIA+ acronym.
Snapshot of the inside of the Cummer museum featuring 4 still life portraits and a gold bust.

UNF art history professor presents lecture series with Cummer Museum

September 30, 2020

This three-part virtual lecture series will highlight a selection of works in the museum's permanent collection.

ArtWorkers United

UNF art faculty/students host ‘ArtWork(ers) United’ drive-in-movie experience

September 29, 2020

The all-digital film projection event will showcase over 100 artists.
Group photo of the graduating practitioners, Ozzie, Dr. Carlene Taylor, and Gypsy, an American Miniature Horse, and Asher, a Great Dane.

UNF and Nemours celebrate first animal-assisted therapy program certification ceremony

September 28, 2020

The unique program applies animal therapy to pediatric medicine.
UNF Wind Symphony performance from 2019

UNF Wind Symphony performance available on Spotify

September 25, 2020

The performance was recorded during the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles conference in Buñol, Spain.
Tru Leverette headshot standing in the Thomas G. Carpenter Library

UNF names Dr. Tru Leverette as new director of Africana studies

September 24, 2020

Leverette will work with a steering committee to determine details of the new program of study and ensure it meets academic standards.
Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

UNF CEI holds Demo Day to unveil first cohort’s six start-up companies

September 23, 2020

Entrepreneurs revealed their developed business concepts to members of the Advisory Council and University community.
Karen Patterson outside head shot

UNF names Karen Patterson Interim Provost, VP Academic Affairs

September 22, 2020

Patterson will lead UNF’s Academic Affairs and oversee the University’s full-time faculty members and six colleges.
Logo featuring two blue hands creating a circle with the text reading - International Week of the Deaf

Celebrating the International Week of the Deaf

September 21, 2020

EDIE will celebrate by sharing a host of information and resources that help spread awareness and uplift the Deaf community.
Data science program reveal event on Zoom

Data science program scores another win

September 17, 2020

Success is clearly the trend for the unique internship program created by Drs. Dan Richard and Karthikeyan Umapathy.
Black Lives Matter Jacksonville leadership

UNF podcast talks with Black Lives Matter Jacksonville leadership

September 16, 2020

The religious studies department podcast tackles thought-provoking topics.
UNF Entrance Sign with flowers and trees in background

UNF Ranks as a Best National University by U.S. News & World Report

September 15, 2020

The University of North Florida is once again ranked among the best universities in the nation.
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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2020

UNF encourages the campus community to celebrate American Hispanic and Latinx cultures this month.
Lighting steel wool on fire and swinging it in circles to create an elaborate display of light

UNF physics department announces 2020 student photo contest

September 14, 2020

This annual competition is open to all students in the greater Jacksonville area.
Graphic featuring the Constitution with a bald eagle and the American flag in the background

UNF celebrates Constitution Day

September 11, 2020

Each year, UNF celebrates Constitution Day with a week of special programs and activities that commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.

UNF art galleries host upcoming exhibitions

September 10, 2020

The art galleries will host various exhibitions during the fall 2020 semester featuring local and national artists.
OneJax Humanitarian Award Honorees standing together against a OneJax backdrop

UNF’s OneJax Honors 2020 Humanitarian Award Winners

September 10, 2020

OneJax awards the Silver Medallion each year in recognition of an individual's outstanding dedication and community service.
Exterior MOCA building with downtown in the background as the sun sets

MOCA Jacksonville and Art With a Heart in Healthcare celebrate 10 years of partnership with new exhibition

September 9, 2020

The exhibition highlights artworks by pediatric patients.
Headshot of Jessica Borusky with greenery in the background

UNF Welcomes New Art Galleries Director Jessica Borusky

September 8, 2020

Borusky will curate UNF's galleries and collaborate with faculty for exhibits on and off campus.
Osprey Hero Stephanie Race standing against a gray background smiling

UNF library member named an Osprey Hero for creating nearly 1,600 masks for the community

September 4, 2020

Race has helped provide necessities during the pandemic.
Digital mock up of new athletic complex and Olympic-sized swimming pool

UNF swim team eager to make a splash on campus

September 3, 2020

UNF breaks ground on new athletic complex that will include a 50-meter Olympic-size swimming pool.
Anatomical human drawing on a bright blue background

UNF Biomedical Sciences program to host monthly "Research in Progress" virtual seminars

September 2, 2020

The series will promote current, state-of-the-art research.
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UNF Receives 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

September 1, 2020

The HEED award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Department of Diversity Initiatives presents: Lets Get In Good Trouble 21 Days of Awareness, Engagement and Action

UNF’s Department of Diversity Initiatives presents: Let’s Get In ‘Good Trouble’

August 31, 2020

The 21-day challenge aims to heighten awareness of social inequalities and to explore ways to advance social change.
Dr. Jennifer Wesely and her dog sitting on a beige couch at home

UNF criminal justice professor shares research on canine-inmate programs

August 28, 2020

Dr. Jennifer Wesely shares her research on locally incarcerated men participating in canine-inmate rehabilitation programs.
TV screen in the library that reads "Tommy G's is Back!"

UNF Thomas G. Carpenter Library safely engages and provides resources to Osprey community

August 27, 2020

Tommy G's is open for all to safely utilize and enjoy.
Large blue UNF banner hanging in the student union plaza

Coastal Florida Universities Team Up to Fight Ocean Plastic Pollution

August 26, 2020

NOAA will fund research to reduce single-use plastic use on the University of North Florida and Eckerd College campuses.
Art piece named "The Judgment Day" by Aaron Douglas featuring abstract figures playing trombone

UNF launches ‘The Justice Sessions’ discussion series

August 25, 2020

The virtual series will cover Jacksonville’s racial and civil rights history and how the community can move forward untied into the future.
UNF entrance sign leading into campus

UNF ranked among ‘Best in the Southeast’ by The Princeton Review

August 24, 2020

This is the 12th consecutive year that the University has been ranked in the list.
Lifeguard beach chair decorated in Christmas lights

‘UNF Swoop the Chairs’ competition announced with local nonprofit Deck The Chairs

August 21, 2020

The event will allow students to creatively share their unique stories.
One in A Million Multiplying Good blue award badge

UNF’s C.A.M.P. Osprey is a Multiplying Good ‘One in a Million Award’ recipient

August 21, 2020

The program is recognized for generous and giving service to the community.
Diane Yendol-Hoppey headshot

UNF Dean of the College of Education and Human Services named a 2020 Women of Influence

August 20, 2020

Diane Yendol-Hoppey is a strong leader and community mentor.
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UNF’s public administration graduate program is only accredited program in NE Florida

August 19, 2020

The program has held this elite accreditation since 1999.
2020 DSSG interns and professors during a Zoom meeting

FL-DSSG Program reveals research project findings to assist local non-profit organizations

August 18, 2020

The Big Reveal event will take place virtually on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Balloons spelling UNF in silver letters

President Szymanski welcomes the Osprey community to fall semester

August 17, 2020

He reminds us that together we will emerge as a better, stronger university.

Osprey Hero Meghann Wheeler wearing a white lab coat standing against a beige background

UNF honors public health student as Osprey Hero for serving on COVID-19 pandemic response team

August 14, 2020

Wheeler is working on the frontlines with local healthcare providers.
Dr. Clarence Hines performing in the UNF Lazzara Performance Hall

Boston Symphony Orchestra performs UNF music director's composition

August 14, 2020

His piece will be played as part of the Tangelwood Virtual Music Festival Series.
A PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch controller on a white background

UNF Game Room fosters community and competition through virtual tournaments

August 13, 2020

The Game Room will be holding two online tournaments during Week of Welcome for new and returning students.
UNF dietitians sitting on a picnic blanket eating healthy snacks

UNF honored with ‘Healthiest Company Award’ for the twelfth consecutive year by First Coast Worksite Wellness Council

August 13, 2020

UNF is recognized for its commitment to a healthy environment.
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Kara Barber named assistant director of Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

August 12, 2020

Barber has more than a decade of higher education and nonprofit experience.
Outside view of the MOCA Jacksonville building

MOCA Jacksonville reopens with new museum experience

August 11, 2020

The new experience includes in-person tours as well as live virtual tours of exhibitions to be enjoyed safely at home.
Shark swimming in ocean

UNF Shark Biology Program makes national headlines during Shark Week

August 10, 2020

Both National Geographic and the Discovery channel have featured Dr. Gelsleichter’s expertise and research.
Ana Roman Dominguez headshot cropped

UNF names Ana Roman-Dominguez as the 2020 Women in Leadership Award recipient

August 7, 2020

Ana will receive a scholarship for a leadership development program that will enhance her ability to lead on campus and the community.
UNF wellness dietitian Chelsea Chandler preparing food at the Healthy Osprey Teaching Kitchen

UNF Nutrition Services hosts virtual Healthy Ospreys Teaching Kitchen with President and First Lady Szymanski

August 6, 2020

These demos help encourage healthy cooking and eating habits.
Public health student wearing a dark blue UNF face mask with greenery in the background

UNF launches #MaskUpOspreys social media campaign

August 5, 2020

The campaign promotes the use of masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus and keep the Osprey community safe.
Employee installs vinyl safety sign on campus door

Bringing the campus back to life

August 4, 2020

This fall, new safety protocols are in place and campus buildings and classrooms will have a new look.
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UNF shows student retention success

August 3, 2020

First-year retention rose to an all-time UNF high of 80.7% this past year.
Artwork depicting a historic village of Indigenous peoples of Northeast Florida.

UNF exhibit “Our Land: Indigenous Northeast Florida” featured at Jacksonville Beaches Museum

July 31, 2020

The exhibit focuses on Jacksonville’s deep Indigenous history.
American Journal of Criminal Justice front page cover

The American Journal of Criminal Justice at UNF Releases ‘Crime and Justice During the Coronavirus Pandemic’

July 30, 2020

This special issue features 21 leading social scientists.
UNF Wellness Dietitians Kelly Schooley holding leafy greens

Wednesdays are for Wellness at UNF

July 29, 2020

To help promote healthy choices, the Department of Recreation and Wellness has implemented the “Wellness Wednesday” initiative on their Instagram.
Sydnie Steele smiling with a green and white floral background

UNF Alumni Association Honors Outstanding Summer Graduate with Senior Service Award

July 28, 2020

The recipient for Summer 2020 is Sydnie Steele.
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UNF honors summer graduates with virtual celebration

July 24, 2020

UNF will honor the Class of Summer 2020 through a virtual celebration website and on social media.

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UNF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Accepting Applications For Healthcare Entrepreneurs

July 23, 2020

Entrepreneurs with ideas for the healthcare field should apply.
SBDC representative wearing a mask

UNF Small Business Development Center offers free webinars for small business success during pandemic

July 22, 2020

Webinars will discuss current challenges & provide resources.
Mike Trotter smiling in his office wearing a red UNF polo

UNF employee recognized as an Osprey Hero for his dedicated service

July 21, 2020

Mikey Trotter has been on campus every day coordinating deliveries and pickups for the entire University.
Two students working in engineering lab on Osprey CREW project

UNF students present energy generator at USDOE Marine Energy Competition

July 17, 2020

UNF was one of 15 international student teams selected to find sustainable marine-energy solutions.
Diversity in Coaching panel featuring headshot images of Hue Jackson, Alvis Whitted, Ryan Davis and Jason Hardee with their professional titles; Sport Industry Webinar Series Thursday, July 16, 3 p.m.

Sport industry experts ‘Diversity in Coaching’ panel with Hue Jackson, Alvis Whitted at UNF

July 16, 2020

The sport management program students created a virtual professional field experience.

UNF professor emphasizes the importance of innovation to a national audience

July 15, 2020

An article by Len Ferman, adjunct professor, was recently featured in a national SiriusXM radio show.
Research student in lab looking in a microscope

UNF ranks in top 10 for innovation impact productivity by George W. Bush Institute

July 14, 2020

UNF is recognized for its commitment to prioritizing research and engaging with surrounding business and innovation communities.
Pubic Opinion Research Lab workers sit on computers conducting polling and two workers stand comparing data with a notebook

UNF Public Opinion Research Lab making national waves during election season

July 13, 2020

The UNF PORL makes national headlines regularly over the results of polling it conducts.

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Message from Provost Rhodes in support of international students

July 10, 2020

Provost Simon Rhodes shares a message to international students in regard to recent federal immigration guidelines.
Maria Atilano at home on her porch with her bulldog

UNF Library’s social media strategy during COVID featured nationally

July 9, 2020

The Library Journal featured UNF’s efforts as one of the highlights from the American Library Association virtual conference.
Nancy Broner headshot on a blue background

Retiring OneJax leader built `safe spaces’ for difficult diversity conversations

July 8, 2020

Under Nancy Broner's leadership, OneJax has established itself as a force in civil discourse.
UNF logo on blue background

Experienced Emergency Management Leader Bob Greenlaw Appointed as UNF COVID-19 Taskforce Coordinator

July 7, 2020

Greenlaw will serve as the lead in coordinating fall reopening efforts.
Charlene Stainfield smiling for head shot photo

UNF senior research associate recognized for outstanding survey contributions

July 6, 2020

Charlene Stainfield has been awarded a 2019-20 Tarnai Scholarship by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations.
UNF Enterance Sign

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.
Richard Buttimer standing in a conference room wearing a suit

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.
UNF Research Team and Vessel on St. Johns River

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.
Three students working at the TPC standing in front of the green

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. 
Osprey Hero logo on a blue background

Celebrating our June Osprey Heroes

June 26, 2020

We’re honored to celebrate Margaret Partyka and Taylor Kwiatkowski.
President and First Lady Szymanski

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.
Tree with flower and Student Union in background

President Szymanski presents fall 2020 reopening plan to Florida Board of Governors

June 24, 2020

The plan was unanimously approved by the Board.
Public health student standing in a doctors office hallway with a clipboard

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.
Evan Maslin presenting to the City Council via Zoom

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.
Sing Around The gloBe photo virtual performers singing with candles in the background

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.
UNF student helping child study letters and shapes

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.
Family Feud Game Night participants

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.
A Midsummers Night Dream cast group shot in full costume

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.
UNF logo on a blue background

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.
UNF volunteers holding boxes of blood pressure cuffs outside the Student Union building

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.
Whitney Meyer

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.
Outside of the MOCA entrance featuring colorful abstract statues

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.

Adrianna White smiling with bamboo garden in background

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.
Signs with UNF logo with trees in the background

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.
Graduate students listening to a lecture in a small classroom

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.

UNF students posing with flags and posters at a pride celebration

Celebrating Pride Month

June 4, 2020

UNF honors and celebrates the positive impact that LGBTQ people have made throughout history.
Ally Schneider standing on the second floor of the Student Union

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.
UNF logo on blue background

President's Message Regarding Racial Injustice

June 1, 2020

President Szymanski shared a message to the Osprey community regarding racial injustice today.
Scott Brown standing in front of historic building

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.

Professor Nick Curry holding his cello

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.
College of Education Petway Hall

UNF COEHS selects first cohort of doctoral Holmes Scholars

May 28, 2020

The program supports doctoral education students from historically underrepresented groups.
two nurses giving thumbs up

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.
Sarajean McDaniel headshot

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.

Progression by Lance Vickery

Faculty art enhances downtown

May 22, 2020

UNF's Lance Vickery creates 'Progression,' the latest sculpture in downtown Jacksonville.
Jonathan Matheson headshot

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.
Nursing graduate walks the stage at Baptist Health hospital surrounded by cheering coworkers

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.
Students conducting a mapping project at the Red Hill Cemetery

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.
Mitch Miller headshot

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.
Cover of the Spanish magazine Arenales

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.
Osprey head athletic logo

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.
A Home for Ozzie book cover with osprey in a nest

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. 
Courtney Lewis on Zoom meeting

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.
Regional Philosophy Conference on Zoom

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.
Nursing students stand around simulation patient

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. 

Karen Bowling headshot

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. 

UNF logo on blue background

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.
Richard Buttimer headshot

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.
Student walking through the green on campus with UNF banners

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.

Lady Szymanski reading to preschoolers

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.
Join us online on May 1 to celebrate our Class of 2020

UNF honors spring graduates with virtual celebration

April 30, 2020

UNF is celebrating the Class of Spring 2020 virtually on Friday, May 1.
Leanza Mayo headshot

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.
Student walking through the green on campus with UNF banners

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. 

Professor Len Ferman in his remote office

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.
Farm land and sky with clouds

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.

UNF logo on blue background

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. 

Stephanie Race sewing masks with sewing machine sitting at table

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. 
President Szymanski speaking

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.
Group of Chinese community members standing with boxes of donated PPE supplies

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.
College of Education Petway Hall building

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.
SOARS logo with Greek bust

Online conference allows student research to SOAR

April 15, 2020

UNF developed an impressive website solution to make the SOARS conference possible.
At home lab showing microscope on desk with containers of water bears

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.

Chip Klostermeyer

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.
Boxes of personal protective equipment masks and gloves

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. 
Underwater coral

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.
President Szymanski speaking

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.
Student at 2019 SOARS event

Finding Solutions in Challenging Times

April 7, 2020

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

Sport Management Program students working at The Players Championship standing in group

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

April 7, 2020

UNF sport management students give back to support other students.
Three people load PPE supplies from a vehicle to a cart

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.
Young children sit in circle around teacher reading a story book

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.
Health administration student standing in front of medical supplies

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.
Two female students preparing meals in a kitchen

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.
Group of students standing behind the Osprey Racing race car

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.
President Szymanski and First Lady Maria stand with large group of English Language Program students

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.
History major students stand in front of table looking through historic artifacts

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.
Female science student holding lab vials

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.

Students and faculty gathered at World Health Organization

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.

Andrea Mercado

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.

Four health administration students standing in front of fountain pool

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.