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April 20, 2021
UNF Assistant Director Development named a ’40 Under 40’April 20, 2021
Lorin Thies has been honored as one of Jacksonville’s ’40 Under 40’ for 2021 by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
April 19, 2021
UNF to offer new Master of Science in Business Analytics degree program beginning Fall 2021April 19, 2021
The curriculum will reflect industry demands for graduate business analytics education.
April 16, 2021
UNF students install new sculptures at local parksApril 16, 2021
Students at the University of North Florida are beautifying local parks with new sculptures.
April 16, 2021
UNF graphic design and digital media students win gold and silver ADDY AwardsApril 16, 2021
Six students were awarded for their outstanding creative works, with several winning multiple awards.
April 15, 2021
UNF recognized with ‘Healthiest Company Award’ for 13th consecutive yearApril 15, 2021
UNF is recognized for its noteworthy strides to improve the health and wellbeing of its campus community.
April 14, 2021
Get to Know: Karen Bowling, Vice President of JobsApril 14, 2021
As VP of jobs, Karen works with Career Services to connect UNF students and alumni to employers offering the best-suited internships and jobs.
April 14, 2021
UNF announces 2021 Presidential Diversity Award & Scholarship recipientsApril 14, 2021
These awards honor members of the UNF community who increase the benefits, importance, and relevance of diversity and inclusion.
April 13, 2021
UNF Names Dr. Karen B. Patterson as Provost and Vice President of Academic AffairsApril 13, 2021
Dr. Patterson is responsible for overseeing an integrated academic affairs, student affairs and enrollment management structure.
April 13, 2021
UNF Office of Faculty Enhancement presents Presidential Professor LectureApril 13, 2021
Dr. Dominik Güss, 2017-2020 John A. Delaney Presidential Professor, will present his lecture, "Creativity: da Vinci, Culture and COVID-19.
April 13, 2021
UNF to offer $1 million in scholarships at MedNexus in Palm CoastApril 13, 2021
UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast will have an inaugural cohort beginning in fall 2021 and will appoint a program director from the local area.
April 12, 2021
April 9, 2021
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.
April 8, 2021
Gas tax hike would generate 7,600 jobs, $1.6B in economic impact, UNF study showsApril 8, 2021
UNF economics professor Dr. Albert Loh worked on the study and determined, based on the type of work involved, how that translates to direct, indirect and induced jobs.
April 8, 2021
UNF researchers find experiences with flooding affect climate change attitudes among Florida votersApril 8, 2021
This research was funded by the UNF Environmental Center’s Seed Grant program.
April 7, 2021
2021 SOARS Research Virtual Conference Opens TodayApril 7, 2021
The event features over 100 undergraduate and graduate student research projects.
April 6, 2021
Introducing Girls to EngineeringApril 6, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Schonning, UNF Mechanical Engineering Professor and CAWE, shared information on how UNF is promoting more girls getting into STEM.
April 6, 2021
UNF MedNexus Scholarships awarded to Brooks College of Health nursing studentsApril 6, 2021
Scholarships were awarded based on students’ current high academic credentials and achievements.
April 6, 2021
UNF and DCPS receive VOYA Foundation grant for interdisciplinary STEM educator trainingApril 6, 2021
Grant funding will go towards the Quantum Physics Secondary Professional Development project.
April 5, 2021
UNF researchers study impacts on psychological well-being and coping mechanisms during COVID-19April 5, 2021
The research was published in the Public Library of Science journal, PloS One Journal.
April 5, 2021
UNF’s CAWE and the Society of Women Engineers to host ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ virtual eventApril 5, 2021
The event will feature interactive engineering workshops to introduce children to the world of STEM.
April 2, 2021
UNF honors World Autism Awareness DayApril 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.
April 2, 2021
UNF celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in AprilApril 2, 2021
Due to intersession break in May, UNF recognizes AAPI Heritage Month during April to ensure the full benefit of programming is available to all students.
April 1, 2021
UNF’s CEI hosts Pitch Competition for Swisher Startup for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs CohortApril 1, 2021
This collaboration brings the region's first-ever, no-cost start-up program for underrepresented entrepreneurs.
April 1, 2021
UNF honors Sexual Assault Awareness Month in AprilApril 1, 2021
Monthly programming will include educational programs that highlight survivor stories and explore strategies to end violence.
March 31, 2021
UNF biology student awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research FellowshipMarch 31, 2021
Raul Chavarria received the highly exclusive fellowship for his idea to study the Notch signaling pathway in tardigrades.
March 30, 2021
Dr. Mark Dawkins named first African American President-Elect of American Accounting AssociationMarch 30, 2021
Dawkins will be responsible for administering the affairs of the association for a three-year term.
March 26, 2021
UNF’s College of Education unites programs that serve students with disabilitiesMarch 26, 2021
Uniting these programs will help provide students with inclusive experiences and equitable access to all that UNF has to offer.
March 25, 2021
UNF Athletics, City of Jacksonville and Visit Jacksonville extend track & field partnershipMarch 25, 2021
A joint press conference was held in celebration of the completed resurfacing of the Visit Jacksonville Track at Hodges Stadium.
March 24, 2021
UNF and Florida SBDC Network announce new regional directorMarch 24, 2021
Huston Pullen will provide strategic direction and oversight of the Florida SBDC at UNF’s consulting, training, and research activities.
March 24, 2021
UNF Division of Continuing Ed Partners with Springboard to launch lucrative data-driven careersMarch 24, 2021
Remote mentor-led programs combine skills-based education with job placement services.
March 24, 2021
UNF's Osprey Racing swoops in on an international competitionMarch 24, 2021
The team's "Swoopde9" racing car will compete in compete in May's Formula SAE event at Michigan International Speedway.
March 23, 2021
UNF’s Dr. Josh Melko awarded the American Chemical Society Congressional FellowshipMarch 23, 2021
The program provides policymakers with information on science-related issues and educates scientists on how policy is made.
March 19, 2021
College of Education and Human Services continues to impact Duval County SchoolsMarch 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.
March 17, 2021
Get to Know: Scott Bennett, Vice President of Administration and FinanceMarch 17, 2021
Scott is responsible for managing all aspects of financial operations, information technology, business services and much more.
March 17, 2021
UNF Women’s Center presents Susan B. Anthony Award to Dr. Carolyne Ali-KhanMarch 17, 2021
This award is presented to a member of the UNF community who has made significant contributions to diminishing sexism and enhancing gender equity.
March 16, 2021
UNF physiology professor receives NASA grant to study cardiovascular health during simulated spaceflightMarch 16, 2021
Dr. Candice Tahimic was awarded the grant to support a two-year innovative research project.
March 15, 2021
Lee Moon Named NACDA Athletic Director of the YearMarch 15, 2021
The award highlights the efforts of athletics directors for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their communities.
March 15, 2021
UNF students focus on Central American challengesMarch 15, 2021
UNF Political Science’s Real World Policy Class, taught by Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, shared their viewpoints in an article in the Florida Times-Union.
March 15, 2021
Osprey Life and Productions celebrates a safe spring break at UNFMarch 15, 2021
Students can enjoy a week of virtual and in-person events as a fun alterative to leaving campus for spring break.
March 12, 2021
UNF professor to lecture on Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, famed female authorMarch 12, 2021
In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Scott Brown will present a virtual discussion on the early Feminist scholar and historian.
March 11, 2021
Leave your mark on MOCA's next Atrium exhibitMarch 11, 2021
Participate in the next Project Atrium exhibit by creating personal art on a five-by-five inch canvas as part of the Imagination Squared project.
March 10, 2021
March 8, 2021
UNF chemistry professor secures patent for cancer-fighting compounds inspired by common spiceMarch 8, 2021
A UNF chemistry professor was awarded a U.S. patent for his work on cancer-fighting synthetic compounds, structural modifications of a spice commonly used in Indian and Chinese food.
March 8, 2021
Giving Day supports UNF’s unique programs, initiatives and scholarshipsMarch 8, 2021
UNF alumni, faculty, staff, families and friends will “SWOOP” together in support on Wednesday, March 10.
March 5, 2021
UNF library hosts grand opening ceremony for the new Virtual Learning CenterMarch 5, 2021
The VLC provides a space for faculty and students to interact with virtual content that enhances learning.
March 4, 2021
UNF Sport Management Program receives COSMA Hall of Fame awardsMarch 4, 2021
The program received the Hall of Fame “Biz Connectors Award” in recognition of innovative partnerships within the sport industry.
March 3, 2021
UNF’s Police Department receives top state law enforcement reaccreditationMarch 3, 2021
This accreditation recognizes the highest standards of professionalism for law enforcement departments across the state.
March 3, 2021
2021’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S.March 3, 2021
UNF Professor Dr. Lauri Wright shared nutrition tips for eating healthy in WalletHub's recent piece about Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S.
March 3, 2021
UNF chemistry professor awarded US patent to fight cancer tumors using synthetic curcumin analogsMarch 3, 2021
The compounds Dr. Laali developed provide novel therapeutic opportunities for specific cancers.
March 2, 2021
UNF’s transportation and logistics program recognized as one of best in the nationMarch 2, 2021
The program is ranked No. 25 in the nation on the 2021 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Supply Chain Management list.
March 1, 2021
Ideas, technology and a “fire in the gut” fuel young entrepreneursMarch 1, 2021
Karen Bowling, director of the UNF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, said startup founders under the age of 30 can offset their lack of life experience with a solid business plan and “fire in the gut.”
March 1, 2021
UNF honors Women’s History Month with celebration event featuring Dr. Olenda E. Johnson March 1, 2021
The event provides a vehicle to honor women, their accomplishments and their contributions to society.
February 26, 2021
UNF professor talks product placement in supermarkets with The CounterFebruary 26, 2021
Dr. Gregory Gundlach, distinguished professor of marketing, discusses how popular brands get the best real estate in grocery stores.
February 25, 2021
UNF’s LGBTQ Center unveils new ‘Trans Talks’ formatFebruary 25, 2021
The discussion series has been redesigned to provide more education on trans-specific issues for the entire campus community.
February 24, 2021
Director of the UNF School of Music presents lecture on ‘The Impact of Jazz on Social Justice’February 24, 2021
Hines will discuss the ways that jazz artists have fought for social justice through their music.
February 23, 2021
UNF named a 'Top Military Friendly School' for 12th consecutive yearFebruary 23, 2021
UNF is recognized for promoting positive educational outcomes, resources, and specialized support services for military students.
February 23, 2021
UNF, FSCJ sign agreement to expand health care educationFebruary 23, 2021
Florida State College at Jacksonville nursing students can earn credits in the University of North Florida’s master’s program.
February 22, 2021
February 19, 2021
UNF’s Gerson Yessin Distinguished Professorship awarded to Dr. James HallFebruary 19, 2021
This award is an annual recognition of an outstanding music faculty member.
February 18, 2021
UNF student is first with intellectual differences to serve as Best Buddies Florida College Chapter club presidentFebruary 18, 2021
Becca Barnett is a student in UNF’s The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition program.
February 17, 2021
UNF researcher receives NSF grant to study algal mats on the bottom of Lake HuronFebruary 17, 2021
Dr. Casamatta's research hopes to uncover an understanding of how microbial mats potentially gave rise to life on Earth.
February 17, 2021
C.A.M.P. Osprey program receives LEAD Award for Leadership and Organizational DevelopmentFebruary 17, 2021
The program is recognized for its innovation and superior practices in the leadership space.
February 16, 2021
UNF Department of English celebrates African-American artistic production with ‘Baobab Black Arts’February 16, 2021
The series will include a new group of inspiring guest artists and speakers for the spring semester.
February 15, 2021
The Antiracist CollegeFebruary 15, 2021
Whitney Meyer, vice president and chief diversity officer, shares insight for the Chronicle of Higher Education article focusing on diversity efforts at universities.
February 15, 2021
OneJax Announces 2021 Humanitarian Award HonoreesFebruary 15, 2021
The awards honor those who have demonstrated integrity, have given generously and have been dedicated to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in the community.
February 12, 2021
UNF Environmental Center Seed Grant research findings are helping predict extreme floods in Northeast FloridaFebruary 12, 2021
UNF researches Dr. Chris Brown, civil engineering professor, and Samantha Kovalenko, civil engineering graduate student, share their findings.
February 11, 2021
UNF College of Education receives $1.35 million gift to prepare future teachers through the Lastinger Endowed ScholarshipFebruary 11, 2021
This gift will allow the College of Education to intentionally recruit, retain and graduate a diverse pipeline of highly skilled teacher candidates.
February 10, 2021
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 vice president for health and policy at EcoHealth Alliance.
February 9, 2021
UNF Alumni Recognized During Annual Awards CeremonyFebruary 9, 2021
The awards honor several notable graduates for their exemplary service and contributions to the University.
February 8, 2021
Lend-A-Wing Food Pantry Reopens at Student UnionFebruary 8, 2021
UNF President and First Lady Szymanski, Interim Provost Dr. Karen Patterson and other University members attended the socially-distanced grand reopening event.
February 8, 2021
Veterans Florida and UNF Military Veterans Resource Center Facilitated Growth Program Starts Feb. 13February 8, 2021
The Facilitated Growth Program will be conducted in a seminar-style of learning, in a small group setting to address key business challenges and determine new strategies for business growth.
February 5, 2021
University of North Florida Blue and Gray Online Auction preview link now liveFebruary 5, 2021
The auction opens Feb. 9 and closes Feb. 13. All proceeds will benefit the student athlete experience.
February 4, 2021
UNF celebrates Homecoming Week beginning February 7February 4, 2021
Homecoming week will feature a variety of activities, both virtual and in-person, for students, alumni, faculty and staff to enjoy through Feb. 13.
February 3, 2021
UNF art galleries host upcoming exhibitionsFebruary 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.
February 2, 2021
Famed journalist Roland Martin to speak at UNF 40th Annual MLK Scholarship CelebrationFebruary 2, 2021
Martin, an award-winning journalist, CNN contributor and author, will deliver the keynote address at the virtual event.
February 1, 2021
UNF celebrates Black History MonthFebruary 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.
January 29, 2021
UNF Associate Dean Dr. Catherine Christie named a ‘Woman with Heart’ by Volunteers in MedicineJanuary 29, 2021
Christie will be honored for her commitment to leadership, advocacy, and the health of the Northeast Florida community.
January 28, 2021
UNF sets up COVID-19 vaccination clinic for employees 65 and olderJanuary 28, 2021
The University of North Florida is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic next week for university employees who are 65 or older.
January 28, 2021
UNF Taylor Leadership Institute presents a virtual Leading Ladies Speaker SeriesJanuary 28, 2021
The free webinar series will showcase and celebrate inspiring and innovative women leaders.
January 27, 2021
UNF ranks in U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Online ProgramsJanuary 27, 2021
UNF has earned high rankings for its online bachelor’s programs and online master’s in education program.
January 26, 2021
Humana and UNF collaborate to advance clinical education and improve community health in Jacksonville and Northeast FloridaJanuary 26, 2021
To support food security among homebound older adults in Northeast Florida, Humana and UNF will collaborate to expand the University’s Meals on Wings program.
January 25, 2021
MOCA Jacksonville opens new showJanuary 25, 2021
"Ally Brody: Public Domain" features the works of the latest MOCA University of North Florida Student Artist-in-Residence.
January 25, 2021
UNF opens new year with new ‘Justice Sessions’ discussion series topicsJanuary 25, 2021
The series features speakers from UNF and the local community who will discuss Jacksonville’s history of racial and civil rights struggles.
January 22, 2021
UNF professor featured in upcoming panel on future climate policy in Northeast FloridaJanuary 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.
January 21, 2021
UNF’s health administration program among 25 Best Health Care Management Bachelor’s ProgramsJanuary 21, 2021
UNF is recognized for preparing skilled, professional leaders that make a difference in the healthcare management industry.
January 20, 2021
UNF Environmental Center hosts plastic reduction awareness event featuring Oceana organizerJanuary 20, 2021
These events will help educate the community on the benefits of reducing single-use plastic consumption.
January 19, 2021
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.
January 15, 2021
UNF Student Artist-in-Residence exhibit opens at MOCA JacksonvilleJanuary 15, 2021
Brody's photography explores social and political topics, such as environmental issues, societal changes and personal accounts.
January 15, 2021
UNF to host hip hop music history event with famous local rap musician Mal JonesJanuary 15, 2021
Programs like this hip hop history event are part of UNF’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence.
January 14, 2021
UNF hosts free Facilitated Growth Program for military veteran businessesJanuary 14, 2021
Now in its fifth year, the program continues to serve the needs of local military veterans at little to no cost.
January 13, 2021
UNF sculpture professor Jenny Hager exhibits at Cummer Museum in JanuaryJanuary 13, 2021
Hager will showcase her work as part of the Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Exhibition from Jan. 13 through Feb. 21
January 12, 2021
UNF conducts first ever large-scale analysis on water pathogen circulation among Florida residents and animalsJanuary 12, 2021
The research team investigated 33 waterborne diseases, water-related vector-borne diseases, and water-based toxins between 1999-2019.
January 11, 2021
UNF Student Government hosts Mental Health Awareness WeekJanuary 11, 2021
The week will feature daily events for UNF students, faculty and staff.
January 11, 2021
Founding University President Dr. Thomas G. Carpenter DiesJanuary 11, 2021
Dr. Thomas G. Carpenter, first president and namesake of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, has passed away.
January 8, 2021
January 7, 2021
UNF Instructor Receives US Patent for Toxic Gas SensorsJanuary 7, 2021
Dr. Nirmalkumar Patel's invention will detect toxic vapors and odors in hazardous gases, industrial toxic gases and other chemical agents.
January 6, 2021
UNF Names Scott Bennett as Vice President of Administration and FinanceJanuary 6, 2021
Bennett has served in this role as interim vice president since Feb. 1, 2020.
January 5, 2021
UNF professor reports on returning to exercise post-pandemic, staying healthy in the new yearJanuary 5, 2021
Dr. Churilla shares findings and exercise recommendations adapted from his paper on “Sport, Exercise and COVID-19."
January 4, 2021
University Of North Florida To Offer New Africana Studies MajorJanuary 4, 2021
UNF is planning to offer an Africana Studies program as part of its effort to meet the rising demand for courses and majors that focus on race.
January 4, 2021
UNF unveils new materials science and engineering graduate programJanuary 4, 2021
The interdisciplinary program will involve physics, chemistry, biology, electrical and mechanical engineering.
January 2, 2021
UNF professor releases new book, “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 between 1916 and 1979.