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May 15, 2019
UNF PORL releases new poll regarding Jax Beach fire servicesMay 15, 2019
WJCT Public Radio highlights a new poll by the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab that indicates majority support for the Jacksonville Beach City Council calling for a referendum about the proposed Fire Service Agreement between the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach.
May 15, 2019
UNF student's new book chronicles her difficult childhood, inspires othersMay 15, 2019
Christina Meredith, a UNF senior political science major, discusses her new book, "CinderGirl," which chronicles her path from abuse and homelessness to one of inspiration and overcoming on "River City Live."
May 15, 2019
UNF Psychology Expert’s Study Reveals People Have Commitment IssuesMay 15, 2019
Dr. Tracy Alloway, a UNF associate professor of psychology, has found in a new study that people have commitment issues. Commitment to exercise that is. She shares the interesting results of her research.
May 14, 2019
Could your beauty, bath products make you sick?May 14, 2019
Rick Troendle, a UNF chemistry lab lecturer, reviews several personal care items and looks at the ingredients in products like baby sunscreen, scented washes, lotions and more and discusses the downside of these ingredients with WJXT Ch. 4.
May 10, 2019
UNF art and design senior hosts workshopMay 10, 2019
Mark Lester, UNF art and design senior, visits "First Coast Living" to preview his new ceramics workshop series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF. 
May 9, 2019
UNF track athlete a two-time ASUN All-Academic Honors recipientMay 9, 2019
UNF senior cross country/track and field student-athlete Audrey Carpenter is a triple major in communications, political science and Spanish while holding down a 3.79 GPA. She has earned distinction on the ASUN Academic Honor Roll for the last two years as well as garnering ASUN All-Academic Honors twice in cross country and selections to both the indoor and outdoor All-Academic Teams over the past year.
May 9, 2019
UNF public health graduate student says old school ways still work best for weight lossMay 9, 2019
Patricia Harrell, a Master of Public Health program graduate student, shares her advice with The Florida Times-Union.
May 9, 2019
Religious studies professor shares insightMay 9, 2019
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, religious studies professor, discusses anti-Semitic terrorism.
May 8, 2019
Psychology faculty weighs in on narcissism May 8, 2019
Dr. Tracy Alloway, psychology associate professor, discusses the psychology behind narcissism and leadership on "River City Live."
May 8, 2019
UNF Lyme Disease expert discusses big jump in Florida disease casesMay 8, 2019
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF public health professor, discusses data that reveals a dramatic rise of confirmed cases of Lyme Disease across the U.S., including Florida on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" radio show.
May 8, 2019
How to prepare college students to innovateMay 8, 2019
Len Ferman, adjunct professor of management, speaks with Forbes about the course on innovation he developed at UNF. The course has since become something of a role model for other colleges.
May 7, 2019
UNF Lacrosse goes from 'nothing' to NationalsMay 7, 2019
The UNF Men's Lacrosse club is playing in the first MCLA National Tournament in program history. After winning the first round of play, the club faces the University of Dayton in the quarterfinals.
May 6, 2019
UNF FIE aids Sulzbacher Village in planting more than new Family GardenMay 6, 2019
The UNF Florida Institute of Education teamed up with the Sulzbacher Village to teach families and children about gardening with the opening of the Family Garden. The kids will be taught a series of specially developed classroom and garden-based lessons by FIE staff. The Family Garden provides children with first-hand experiences with nature and helps them understand how plants go from seed to plate.
May 3, 2019
UNF golf team is a No. 3 seed in Louisville NCAA regionalMay 3, 2019
The UNF men’s golf team is headed for Louisville to the NCAA regional at the University of Louisville Golf Club. UNF begins play May 12, with the top-five teams advancing to the NCAA Championship May 24-29.
May 2, 2019
Early learning center family gardensMay 2, 2019
Dr. Debbie Carlson, Florida Institute of Education research associate, stopped by the News4Jax "Morning Show" to discuss how UNF and the Sulzbacher Village have teamed up to offer pre-school kids a chance to learn about gardening.
May 2, 2019
Sunflower seeds packed with nutrientsMay 2, 2019
Dr. Corrie Labyak, UNF associate professor of nutrition, and Gabrielle Mancella, a UNF Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition student, share myths and facts about sunflower seeds in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
May 1, 2019
UNF biology professor awarded Terry Presidential ProfessorshipMay 1, 2019
Dr. Cliff Ross, a professor in the Department of Biology at UNF, has been selected as the recipient of the Terry Presidential ProfessorshiP, designed in honor of UNF President Emeritus John Delaney to recognize faculty achievements through the support of outstanding scholars.
May 1, 2019
UNF students produce seven Jacksonville-based documentariesMay 1, 2019
Seven films were produced by UNF student filmmakers in a course created and taught by Dr. Jillian Smith, associate professor of English and Film at the University. First Coast News highlights these documentary films.
April 30, 2019
UNF among ‘Best Value’ colleges in new Forbes rankingApril 30, 2019
When it comes to value, UNF is one of the top universities in the country again this year, according to new rankings from Forbes. For the second consecutive year, the University has been named a Forbes 2019 “Best Value College” and is among an exclusive class of only 300 schools nationwide ranked to help students as well as families evaluate the likely return on their investment.
April 30, 2019
Professor's mystery novels set in Jacksonville explore 'dark side of the Sunshine State'April 30, 2019
UNF English professor Dr. Michael Wiley writes hard-boiled detective novels set in Jacksonville and uses locations around the city as backdrops to his stories. The Florida Times-Union shares more about his novels.
April 30, 2019
UNF is in good healthApril 30, 2019
The First Coast Worksite Wellness Council recognized UNF with the Platinum Level Award for the 2019 Healthiest Companies, which was highlighted in The Florida Times-Union.
April 29, 2019
UNF cellist participates in prestigious international music seminarApril 29, 2019
UNF junior Hannah Shute receives high honors as part of 10 chosen from around the world to participate in the Sitka International Cello Seminar in Alaska this summer. She performs on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
April 29, 2019
UNF graduates honored for exceptional service April 29, 2019
Two UNF students with outstanding records of volunteerism and caring spirits were honored during spring commencement when over 1,700 degrees were awarded during a ceremony at the Arena.
April 29, 2019
UNF psychology professor provides insight into online relationshipsApril 29, 2019
UNF psychology instructor John Oliver explains the dangers young women face in online relationships with First Coast News.
April 26, 2019
UNF cellist receives high honors as part of 10 chosen around the worldApril 26, 2019
For UNF junior Hannah Shute, she thought she was going to UNF for soccer, which she did until she decided her passion was in another field--music. And now, she's being rewarded and honored for her skills as a cellist in the School of Music.
April 25, 2019
Proposal would forgive student loan debt up to $50KApril 25, 2019
Rod Andrews, UNF financial aid director, talks to First Coast News about a new proposal to cancel out student loan debt for millions of Americans.
April 25, 2019
UNF achieves campus-wide initiative supporting health and wellnessApril 25, 2019
UNF, in collaboration with Partnership for a Healthier America, recently completed its three-year commitment to expanding healthier options across the campus community. UNF is one of 32 institutions of higher learning across the country to successfully complete its commitments to implementing PHA’s Healthier Campus Initiative guidelines, designed to create a culture shift toward greater health and wellness among the entire campus community.
April 24, 2019
UNF Tops 2019 Healthiest Companies listApril 24, 2019
UNF was recently honored as one of Jacksonville’s healthiest places to work, receiving the Platinum Level Award for the 2019 Healthiest Companies by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. This is the 11th year the University has received this recognition.
April 23, 2019
For UNF grad student, research means long hours at the zoo watching giraffesApril 23, 2019
In a collaboration between UNF and the Jacksonville Zoo, UNF grad student Fatima Ramis spent hours observing giraffe social behavior in order to help improve animal wellness. She speaks to The Florida Times-Union about her research.
April 23, 2019
UNF shark expert warns swimmers of shark behaviorApril 23, 2019
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Shark Biology Program, weighs in on what two recent shark bite accidents at Jacksonville Beach have in common on News4Jax.
April 22, 2019
UNF Ospreys dominate ASUN post-season golf awardsApril 22, 2019
Led by conference player of the year Phillip Knowles, UNF's men’s and women’s golf teams dominated the ASun awards and all-conference teams.
April 22, 2019
UNF honoring students’ exceptional service at spring commencementApril 22, 2019
UNF will honor two students with outstanding records of volunteerism and caring spirits, when it hands out more than 1,700 degrees Friday, April 26, during spring commencement.
April 19, 2019
UNF Police Department teaches students how to perform basic car maintenanceApril 19, 2019
The Spinnaker attends the workshop hosted by UPD to help students with simple vehicle maintenance.
April 19, 2019
Flagler schools, UNF dual enrollment pact to benefit future teachersApril 19, 2019
UNF is teaming up with Flagler schools to educate and assist students who are interested in entering the field of education after graduation.
April 19, 2019
UNF is one of the safest college campuses in nationApril 19, 2019
The University of North Florida ranked as one of the safest college campuses in the nation, according to a study from the National Council for Home Safety and Security.
April 18, 2019
UNF Names Eric Bruder new vice president of Marketing and Communications April 18, 2019
Eric Bruder has accepted the University's offer to become our new vice president for Marketing and Communications. He will begin the position Monday, June 17.
April 18, 2019
Homeless as a teen, UNF student shares experiences in new book and upcoming filmApril 18, 2019
UNF student Christina Meredith went from a childhood of abuse and dysfunction and turned to writing/activism for kids in the foster care system. Now her memoir, Cindergirl, is being turned into a major motion picture.
April 17, 2019
UNF/Jacksonville Zoo partnership benefits students and animalsApril 17, 2019
UNF and the Jacksonville Zoo are expanding its partnership that will not only benefit students but the animals as well.
April 17, 2019
Army training exercise at UNF served as learning and recruiting toolApril 17, 2019
Army cadets at UNF's ROTC program got real hands-on experience In what it’s like to save lives in the event of war or natural disaster. Action News covered the exercise.
April 16, 2019
New Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program at UNFApril 16, 2019
Carlene Taylor, UNF public health instructor, discusses the new Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate Program on "River City Live."
April 16, 2019
Introduce a Girl to Engineering event at UNFApril 16, 2019
Dr. Alexandra Schonning, UNF professor of mechanical engineering, discusses the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which is hosted by the University's Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, on "First Coast Connect."
April 16, 2019
Four Duval teachers honored for excellenceApril 16, 2019
Four Jacksonville teachers were surprised in their classrooms yesterday with the 2019 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence, which is established by Gilchrist Berg and managed by UNF's College of Education and Human Services.
April 15, 2019
Finance instructor shares how Fortune 500 companies avoid paying taxesApril 15, 2019
Jeffrey Gottlieb, UNF accounting and finance instructor, tells Fortune that by shifting income geographically and choosing to house it in low-tax areas, a multinational company can minimize the U.S. taxes it pays.
April 15, 2019
Water-propelled rockets, robots introduce girls to engineering at UNFApril 15, 2019
The future of engineering took flight Saturday via homemade water-propelled rockets and tiny, programmed robots navigating a track as about 100 girls from throughout Jacksonville participated in Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, sponsored by UNF's Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering.
April 15, 2019
Political science professor shares insight on current legislative sessionApril 15, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor, discusses candidates for City Council District 14 on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
April 11, 2019
UNF shark expert shares opinion on shark found in local shoresApril 11, 2019
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF shark expert, says local fisherman didn't break laws by handling a shark found on local shores.
April 10, 2019
Formerly homeless UNF student defies odds, becomes a real life Cinderella storyApril 10, 2019
UNF senior Christina Meredith didn't have an easy life growing up. She faced abuse and homelessness but didn't let it stop her from achieving success as an author, national speaker and Miss California. She shares her inspirational journey with First Coast News.
April 10, 2019
UNF Introduce a Girl to Engineering DayApril 10, 2019
Dr. Alexandra Schonning, director of UNF's Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering, and Stormy Gaenicke, UNF mechanical engineering student, discuss young women and exposing them to STEM careers through Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day with WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
April 8, 2019
UNF student goes from homelessness to Miss California to US ArmyApril 8, 2019
UNF student Christina Meredith is a former Miss California and author of a new book, "CinderGirl," about growing up abused, in foster care, being homeless and her journey into adulthood.
April 8, 2019
UNF bestows three Presidential MedallionsApril 8, 2019
Chuck Moorer, Jorge Morales and Brooks Rehabilitation are UNF's recipients of the Presidential Medallion, the highest nonacademic honor for their donations and commitment to the University.
April 5, 2019
Taking chancesApril 5, 2019
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the psychology behind risk-taking on "River City Live."
April 5, 2019
Never forget your passwords again with these genius tipsApril 5, 2019
Dr. Tracy Alloway, psychology associate professor, discusses memory tips with Thrive Global.
April 4, 2019
Professor discusses history of opioids in AmericaApril 4, 2019
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses America's opioid epidemic on National Public Radio's "Throughline."
April 4, 2019
UNF nutrition instructor shares insight into kombuchaApril 4, 2019
Jen Ross, UNF nutrition instructor, shares myths and facts about kombucha in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
April 3, 2019
Tax law changesApril 3, 2019
Jeffrey Gottlieb, UNF accounting and finance instructor, discusses tax law changes that were made for the 2018 tax year, on 99.5 FM's "HOT Topics" public affairs show.
April 3, 2019
Smart TVs are tracking youApril 3, 2019
Brandon Minster, UNF visiting assistant professor of economics, comments on Smart TVs with Action News Jax.
April 3, 2019
Swoop slam: UNF women's golf team captures fourth title in a rowApril 3, 2019
The UNF Osprey Women's Golf Team captured its fourth consecutive tournament by winning the Edisto Island Invitational at the Plantation Course at Edisto Beach, S.C.
April 2, 2019
Economics professor shares expertise on impact of downtown two-way streetsApril 2, 2019
Dr. Brandon Minster, UNF visiting assistant professor of economics, tells Action News Jax that putting two-way streets downtown could have a positive economic impact.
April 1, 2019
UNF students raising money to help 6 year old with muscular dystrophyApril 1, 2019
Students in Dr. Kristi Sweeney's Sport Management Fundraising class are helping to raise money for kids with muscular dystrophy. One student team, Belle's 7 Dwarfs, has raised over $5,400 to help six-year-old Belle, who has Walker Warburg Syndrome. So far, 11 teams in Sweeney's class have raised nearly $23,000.
April 1, 2019
Cinderella story: UNF student credits ROTC for overcoming abuseApril 1, 2019
UNF junior Christina Meredith has a new book, "CinderGirl," which shares her journey of overcoming abuse and homelessness. An active member of the U.S. Army, she credits the ROTC program for giving her the determination to overcome her rocky upbringing and succeed in the military.
March 29, 2019
Veteran helping honor those who served in 'The Forgotten War'March 29, 2019
Ret. Navy Captain Bob Buehn, director of UNF's Military and Veterans Resource Center, is organizing a campus event to remember those who served in the Korean War.
March 28, 2019
Real money, real lessonsMarch 28, 2019
Students in UNF's Osprey Financial Group gain real-world experience in managing a sizeable portfolio, as highlighted in Florida Trend magazine.
March 28, 2019
Nutrition professor provides hydration tipsMarch 28, 2019
Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, provides tips on staying hydrated during warm weather on "First Coast Living."
March 26, 2019
Psychology professor shares insight into American students' mental healthMarch 26, 2019
Dr. Angela Mann, UNF assistant professor of psychology, shares her opinion about how the fundamental job of school psychologists is to identify and treat issues such as depression and suicidal thoughts among school students.
March 26, 2019
Music professor promotes new jazz album March 26, 2019
Dr. Lynne Arriale, UNF music professor, promotes her latest jazz album, Give Us These Days, on WBGO 88.3 FM Radio.
March 25, 2019
UNF Pep Band becomes honorary Yale BulldogsMarch 25, 2019
The UNF Pep Band swooped in and tuned up to help out the Yale Bulldogs during the NCAA tournament.
March 25, 2019
UNF professor shares historical insight into opiate addictionMarch 25, 2019
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses opium and morphine use in 19th century America on the "Dr. Drew" show.
March 25, 2019
UNF student publishes book about overcoming abuse, homelessnessMarch 25, 2019
UNF student Christina Meredith shares her inspirational story of overcoming abuse and homelessness in her new book "CinderGirl" and talks about her experiences with Action News Jax.
March 20, 2019
UNF School of Nursing director named ‘Advocate of the Year’March 20, 2019
Dr. Lillia Loriz, director of the School of Nursing Flagship Program, was selected as “Advocate of the Year” by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for her advocacy efforts and advancing academic nursing at the federal level.
March 19, 2019
UNF criminology professor shares insight on high murder rateMarch 19, 2019
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, tells the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange that attacking the root causes of crime is the only way to reduce the crime rate.
March 18, 2019
UNF prof ‘catches the next wave’March 18, 2019
Dr. Don Resio, UNF civil engineering professor, was recognized by the Society for Underwater Technology with the Vincent Cardone Memorial Prize for Marine Meteorology. He is only the second person to receive the award.
March 18, 2019
Rhodes named provost and VP of Academic Affairs at UNFMarch 18, 2019
Dr. Simon Rhodes was named provost and vice president of academic affairs at UNF as of June 30, becoming the University's chief academic officer.
March 18, 2019
Internet browser history inspiration for MOCA exhibitMarch 18, 2019
The Florida Times-Union stops by to see the newest exhibit that engulfs the Atrium Gallery of MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF.
March 14, 2019
New Animal Assisted Therapy certificate program at UNFMarch 14, 2019
Dr. Carlene Taylor, UNF clinical mental health visiting instructor, discusses a new graduate certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling, on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
March 14, 2019
UNF holds panel for women in the militaryMarch 14, 2019
As part of UNF's Women Veterans 2019 Recognition Week, the University hosted a panel of local women veterans and active-duty soldiers to discuss their military service and how military gender demographics have shifted in the past 40 years. 
March 14, 2019
UNF enrollment official ensures fairness in admission processMarch 14, 2019
In light of the national college admissions scandal, Karen Lucas, UNF interim associate vice president of enrollment services, tells Action News that each application goes under a series of rigorous reviews.
March 14, 2019
'A Life Beyond Reason:' UNF professor tells story of son's short life in new bookMarch 14, 2019
Dr. Chris Gabbard, UNF associate professor of English, wrote about his disabled son, who died more than five years ago, in his new book "A Life Beyond Reason: A Father's Memoir."
March 13, 2019
UNF psychology professor provides insight on lyingMarch 13, 2019
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses what happens in the brain when people tell a tall tale on "River City Live."
March 12, 2019
UNF economist provides insight into Jacksonville's unemployment rateMarch 12, 2019
Dr. Albert Loh, a UNF economics professor who oversees the University's Local Economic Indicators Project, tells the Jacksonville Daily Record that the unemployment numbers would have been better if the partial government shutdown hadn't taken place.
March 11, 2019
UNF School of Nursing ranked No. 16 among best nursing programs in FloridaMarch 11, 2019
UNF's School of Nursing in the Brooks College of Health ranked No. 16 among the Best Registered Nursing Programs in the state. Over 150 RN programs in the state were reviewed for this ranking.
March 8, 2019
UNF deaf education students participate in science festivalMarch 8, 2019
UNF's deaf education students and faculty attended the Jacksonville Science Festival, where they got real-life practice working with hearing-impaired children.
March 8, 2019
UNF researcher uncovers surprising meat in Neanderthal's paleo dietMarch 8, 2019
Jacqueline Meier, UNF anthropology instructor, uncovers new archaeological evidence that rabbit remains show Neanderthals could adapt to hunting small, fast prey.
March 8, 2019
UNF names Simon Rhodes new Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs March 8, 2019
Dr. Simon Rhodes has accepted UNF's offer to become the new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs. He will officially begin the position June 30 and will become the University's chief academic officer.
March 7, 2019
UNF student authors book, calls for foster care system reformMarch 7, 2019
UNF junior Christina Meredith, author of "CinderGirl," speaks out about her abusive childhood, foster care and her struggle with homelessness on NBC's "Today" show.
March 7, 2019
Nutrition instructor debunks myths about carrotsMarch 7, 2019
Melissa Baron, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses myths and facts about carrots in The Florida Times-Union's "Goods" column, a monthly column that showcases the expertise of faculty in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program.
March 5, 2019
Professor says snacking can be good for you, if you make healthy choices March 5, 2019
Dr. Lauri Wright, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, tells The Washington Post that snacking can be good, if you make healthful choices.
March 5, 2019
UNF professor discusses anticipated low voter turnout March 5, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, tells Action News that the upcoming March 19 election could have low voter turnout due to the fact that it's an off-year election.
March 4, 2019
UNF celebrates women leaders in STEMMarch 4, 2019
Dr. Alexandra Schonning, mechanical engineering professor, and two female engineering students visited Ch. 4's "Morning Show" to discuss UNF's fifth annual Women Leaders in STEM conference held to celebrate International Women's Week.
March 4, 2019
UNF poll: Most approve of Gov. DeSantis' job performanceMarch 4, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses his new poll with WJXT Ch. 4 that shows a majority of Florida's registered voters approve of the job Ron DeSantis is doing as governor.
March 1, 2019
UNF's new Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling is only program of its kind in SoutheastMarch 1, 2019
Carlene Taylor, a visiting instructor in the Department of Public Health at UNF, discusses a new certificate program that brings together mental health professionals and animals on First Coast News.
February 28, 2019
UNF health administration professor named 2019 Emerging ScholarFebruary 28, 2019
Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, a UNF associate professor of health administration in the Brooks College of Health, was named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
February 28, 2019
Professor discusses psychological impact of sports stress on kidsFebruary 28, 2019
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the psychological stress of sports on kids with "River City Live."
February 28, 2019
UNF professor shares nutritional value of ancient grainsFebruary 28, 2019
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF associate professor of nutrition, discusses ancient grains and their nutritional value on "First Coast Living."
February 27, 2019
New Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling Program at UNFFebruary 27, 2019
Carlene Taylor, UNF public health instructor, discusses a new certificate program for Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
February 26, 2019
UNF media law professor weighs in on political ad ethics complaintFebruary 26, 2019
Dr. Brian Thornton, UNF communication professor, shares his expert opinion regarding a political ad in Jacksonville's mayoral race on WJCT Public Radio.
February 25, 2019
Adaptive Toys at UNFFebruary 25, 2019
UNF's Adaptive Toy Project was one of the initiatives highlighted during inauguration and Homecoming Week.
February 25, 2019
First-Generation student runs the InaugurationFebruary 25, 2019
The Spinnaker sat down to get to know Briana Quay, senior communication student and the master of ceremonies at President Szymanski's inauguration.
February 22, 2019
New UNF president seeks partnerships to build ‘best university, period’February 22, 2019
After being formally inaugurated as UNF's sixth president, Dr. David M. Szymanski tells The Florida Times-Union that his tenure was about getting the Jacksonville college into the top tier of higher education.
February 22, 2019
UNF professor shares race relations expertiseFebruary 22, 2019
Dr. Tammy Hodo, visiting assistant professor of sociology, weighs in on hate crime on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
February 22, 2019
UNF President David Szymanski to be inaugurated todayFebruary 22, 2019
Dr. David M. Szymanski will be inaugurated as UNF's sixth president president today. The theme of the inauguration is "Uniquely UNF," highlighting what makes the University special.
February 21, 2019
UNF poll shows Curry has strong lead in upcoming mayoral electionFebruary 21, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science and faculty director of the Public Opinion Research Lab, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the new poll he conducted that shows Republican incumbent Lenny Curry is in the lead for the upcoming mayoral election.
February 21, 2019
Accounting instructor provides tax adviceFebruary 21, 2019
Jeffrey Gottlieb, UNF accounting instructor, shares advice on selecting a professional in preparing your tax return on Action News Jax.
February 20, 2019
UNF poll: Political science professor discusses upcoming mayoral raceFebruary 20, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses a new poll he conducted that shows Republican incumbent Lenny Curry has a solid lead over three challengers in the upcoming mayoral election on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
February 19, 2019
Marketing professor discusses convenience appsFebruary 19, 2019
Dr. Courtney Nations, UNF assistant professor of marketing, discusses why convenience store apps and services, like grocery delivery, are growing in popularity with First Coast News.
February 18, 2019
UNF President David Szymanski to be inaugurated FridayFebruary 18, 2019
Dr. David Szymanski will be inaugurated as UNF's sixth president. The formal ceremony includes the installation of President Szymanski, investing him with the powers and responsibilities of the presidency.
February 13, 2019
UNF finance instructor discusses tax frustrationsFebruary 13, 2019
Jeffrey Gottlieb, a UNF accounting and finance instructor, discusses the new tax code and why some taxpayers aren't finding relief on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
February 12, 2019
Political science faculty speaks on President Trump's addressFebruary 12, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science, discusses the State of the Union address with Action News Jax.
February 12, 2019
UNF faculty honored as emerging scholarFebruary 12, 2019
Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, associate professor of health administration, is honored as a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.
February 12, 2019
Political science faculty comments on city's plan for sea level riseFebruary 12, 2019
Dr. Josh Gellers, associate professor of political science, speaks about political implications of new environmental policies.
February 11, 2019
UNF MVRC director speaks about campus resourcesFebruary 11, 2019
Bob Buehn, UNF Military Veterans Resource Center, speaks about how the work done at the Center helps the community.
February 11, 2019
UNF faculty shares insight on art censorshipFebruary 11, 2019
Christopher Trice, associate professor of photography, speaks to the Spinnaker about online art censorship.
February 8, 2019
UNF's Barnett Bank building facility is 'wonderful for creative thought' February 8, 2019
The Jacksonville Business Journal speaks with Karen Bowling, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation director, and Pamela Chally, interim provost and Academic Affairs vice president.
February 7, 2019
UNF nutrition program discusses olive oilFebruary 7, 2019
Miranda O’Brien, nutrition and dietetics alumna, and Dr. Zhiping Yu, Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program associate professor, discuss food myths and facts.
February 7, 2019
Team JAS announces new engineering scholarship at the University of North FloridaFebruary 7, 2019
Team JAS announced a new engineering scholarship for UNF students.
February 7, 2019
Little Rock Nine civil rights icon visits UNFFebruary 7, 2019
Carlotta Walls LaNier shared a message of hope and perseverance at UNF's 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.
February 7, 2019
Political science professor discusses State of the UnionFebruary 7, 2019
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, weighs in on President Trump's address.
February 7, 2019
Youngest member of the Little Rock Nine speaks at UNFFebruary 7, 2019
Carlotta Walls LaNier spoke at UNF for the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.
February 6, 2019
UNF named 'Military Friendly School'February 6, 2019
For the 10th year in a row, Victory Media has included UNF in its Military Friendly Schools list.
February 6, 2019
UNF holds ribbon cutting for new innovation centerFebruary 6, 2019
UNF's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is now officially open.
February 5, 2019
UNF's downtown Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation opensFebruary 5, 2019
Take an inside look at the renovated building in downtown Jacksonville.
February 5, 2019
UNF celebrates grand opening of the Center for Entrepreneurship and InnovationFebruary 5, 2019
Thanks to a million dollar gift from Luther and Blanche Coggin, UNF has officially opened the new business Center.
February 4, 2019
Political science faculty speaks on congressional measuresFebruary 4, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, speaks with Colorado Public Radio about congressional measures taken to help solve state legislature dysfunction.
February 4, 2019
UNF's new Center for Entrepreneurship and InnovationFebruary 4, 2019
WOKV spoke to Karen Bowling, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation director, about the new Center.
February 4, 2019
Religious studies professor comments on Christian schoolsFebruary 4, 2019
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, professor of religious studies, shares insights about a debate over a viral hashtag and Christian schooling.
February 4, 2019
Political science faculty weighs in on Florida budgetFebruary 4, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, comments on the proposed budget from Gov. DeSantis.
February 1, 2019
Criminal justice professor discusses crackdown on gang violenceFebruary 1, 2019
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF professor of criminology and criminal justice, visits "First Coast Connect" to discuss police tactics to combat gang violence.
January 31, 2019
Criminal justice professor shares insightJanuary 31, 2019
Dr. Jennifer Wesely, professor of criminology and criminal justice, shares insight on prison animal programs in Florida.
January 31, 2019
UNF graphic design student wins Jumbo Shrimp T-shirt contestJanuary 31, 2019
The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp picked the winning design in their fan-made T-shirt competition, "Krillin' It" was created by Toni Pepe, UNF graphic design major.
January 31, 2019
College graduates and student loansJanuary 31, 2019
Rodrick Andrews, UNF director of financial aid, shares tips for students concerning student loans.
January 31, 2019
Inside UNF's new Center for Entrepreneurship and InnovationJanuary 31, 2019
The Jacksonville Daily Record takes an inside look at UNF's new Center.
January 30, 2019
Foods for a healthier heartJanuary 30, 2019
Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition and dietetics chair/assistant professor, visits "First Coast Living" to share tips on heart-healthy foods you can add to your diet.
January 28, 2019
Scientists say these ‘frozen’ alligators aren’t dead. They’re still creeping people out.January 28, 2019
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, speaks with The Washington Post about recent sightings of "frozen" alligators.
January 24, 2019
'Into the Woods' at UNFJanuary 24, 2019
The UNF Musical Theatre club stops by the News4Jax studio to discuss their upcoming performances.
January 24, 2019
Jacksonville educators working to address critical teacher shortageJanuary 24, 2019
Action News stops by the visit UNF's STEP (Solve, Tinker, Explore and Play) Lab to learn how the College of Education and Human Services is training local teachers to address the critical teacher shortage.
January 23, 2019
Political science faculty shares expertiseJanuary 23, 2019
Dr. Mike Binder, UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab director, visited "First Coast Connect" to take a closer look at the government shutdown’s local impact.
January 23, 2019
Jacksonville restaurant owner says $15 minimum wage would hurt businessJanuary 23, 2019
Dr. Madeline Zavodny, economics professor, shares her insight on the effects of raising the minimum wage.
January 22, 2019
The truth behind video games and mental healthJanuary 22, 2019
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF psychology associate professor, discusses video games and mental health on "River City Live."
January 22, 2019
Political science faculty shares expertiseJanuary 22, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor and director of the Public Opinion Research Lab, speaks with The Florida Times-Union about the upcoming mayoral race.
January 22, 2019
Florida schools seeing 'critical shortage' of certified teachersJanuary 22, 2019
Dr. Paul Parkison, chair of the department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL, speaks with Action News about the teaching shortage.
January 22, 2019
Verify: Is financial aid for college students impacted by government shutdown?January 22, 2019
Rodrick Andrews, director of financial aid, discusses college students being impacted by the government shutdown.
January 22, 2019
UNF’s teaching interns are in big demandJanuary 22, 2019
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, dean of UNF's College of Education and Human Services, shares her insight with The Florida Times-Union.
January 22, 2019
UNF receives art ‘collection of a lifetime’January 22, 2019
The Florida Times-Union speaks with Sheila Goloborotko, assistant professor of printmaking, and Jim Draper, UNF Gallery of Art curator, about the recent art gift from Judy Eisen.
January 22, 2019
UNF ranks higher in Carnegie ClassificationJanuary 22, 2019
The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education has, for the first time, placed UNF in the tier of national universities that grant doctoral degrees.
January 18, 2019
UNF Gains National Recognition for Doctoral ProgramsJanuary 18, 2019
A newly released report by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for the first time categorizes the University of North Florida in the top tier of national universities — those that grant doctoral degrees.
January 18, 2019
Jacksonville small businesses bearing brunt of government shutdownJanuary 18, 2019
Janice Donaldson, the regional director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, discusses small business owners who are having issues with federal loans during the partial government shutdown.
January 18, 2019
UNF and Rethreaded take ‘Flight’ for Human Trafficking Awareness MonthJanuary 18, 2019
The Department of Art and Design’s sculpture program, in partnership with local organization ReThreaded, will host a “Rethreaded: Flight" exhibition at UNF’s Lufrano Intercultural Gallery.
January 18, 2019
Member of ‘Little Rock Nine’ to speak at UNF’s MLK Scholarship Luncheon Feb. 6January 18, 2019
Carlotta Walls LaNier, civil rights icon, will speak at UNF's 38th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon, Wednesday, Feb. 6.
January 18, 2019
UNF introducing Center for Entrepreneurship to communityJanuary 18, 2019
The Ponte Vedra Recorder discusses UNF's new Center for Entrepreneurship.
January 15, 2019
Florida - The swing state and its new 1.6 million swing votersJanuary 15, 2019
Dr. Natasha Christie, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, speaks with Essence magazine about the restoration of felon voting rights.
January 15, 2019
Florida bill could change graduation requirements for high school studentsJanuary 15, 2019
Dr. Oliver Schnusenberg, professor of accounting and finance, speaks with Action News about the importance of financial literacy for young adults.
January 14, 2019
UNF jazz professor featuredJanuary 14, 2019
Jazz Guitar Today features Barry Greene, professor of jazz guitar.
January 14, 2019
Bowling appointed director of new UNF entrepreneur centerJanuary 14, 2019
The University appointed alumna Karen Bowling the director of its new Center for Entrepreneurship.
January 14, 2019
Psychology faculty shares expertise on animal hoardingJanuary 14, 2019
Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, discusses recent research about the psychology behind hoarding with First Coast News.
January 11, 2019
Big names could throw curveball in election for Jacksonville MayorJanuary 11, 2019
Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science and Public Opinion Research Lab director, shares his insight on local election candidates.
January 9, 2019
Coleman soared through the air — and beyond barriersJanuary 9, 2019
Part of the Uncovering Jax project, UNF journalism students collaborate with The Florida Times-Union Editorial Board, to write about Bessie Coleman, pioneering black woman pilot.
January 9, 2019
Local convicted felons register to vote in historic voter expansionJanuary 9, 2019
Dr. Natasha Christie, chair and associate professor of political science and public administration, shares insight on how amendments are written.
January 8, 2019
Longtime Jacksonville journalist Lewis ‘Skip’ Livingston rememberedJanuary 8, 2019
Livingston was the University's first public relations director and served as adjunct instructor in communication.
January 8, 2019
Civil Rights icon Carlotta LaNier to speak at MLK scholarship luncheon at UNFJanuary 8, 2019
Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the "Little Rock Nine," a courageous group of African American students that integrated Arkansas' Central High School in 1957 following the U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, will speak at UNF in February.
January 4, 2019
UNF sculptures coming to Hemming ParkJanuary 4, 2019
Christina Parrish-Stone, managing director of Friends of Hemming Park, speaks with "River City Live" about new events and artwork at the park, including their partnership with the UNF sculpture program and the new sculptures created by UNF students which will be installed during the spring.
January 4, 2019
Five major commercial real estate milestones in 2019January 4, 2019
The Jacksonville Business Journal includes UNF’s new Center for Entrepreneurship as one of the biggest commercial projects to watch in 2019.
January 2, 2019
UNF engineer, physical therapy students team up to adapt life-changing toysJanuary 2, 2019
UNF's Adaptive Toy Project gives the gift of mobility to some local kids with special needs.