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January 11, 2018
Federal junk food tax feasible, study says
Dr. Lauri Wright, director of the clinical nutrition program at UNF, tells MedPage Today that a tax alone can't fix obesity, diabetes and other obesity-related diseases.
January 10, 2018
Shutter to Think: MOCA's Unverified photo exhibit plays with reality
Kelly Malcolm, UNF assistant professor of photography, is the curator of MOCA Jacksonville's new Unverified exhibit on display Thursday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, March 25, in the UNF Gallery at the museum. She discusses the new exhibit with EU Jacksonville.
January 10, 2018
'Secrets of Spanish Florida'
"Secrets of Spanish Florida" documentary recently aired on PBS and includes interviews with Dr. Denise Bossy, UNF associate professor; Professor Emeritus Dr. Dan Schafer; and Dr. J. Michael Francis, former professor. Watch soon, the link will expire on Wednesday, Jan. 24.
January 9, 2018
Keeping New Year's resolutions
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, shares tips that will help individuals achieve their New Year's resolutions on "River City Live."
January 9, 2018
More sharks in Jacksonville beaches area could mean they're breeding
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology, tells Action News Jax he's been measuring hormone levels of sharks in his research in order to try and assess their reproductive biology.
January 9, 2018
UNF earns Top 40 ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Online Bachelor’s Programs'
UNF is among hundreds of higher education institutions included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs rankings released today. UNF is ranked among the Top 40 colleges and universities in the country for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs,” which includes data from nearly 1,500 distance-education degree programs nationwide.
January 8, 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars hosting first home playoff game in a generation has big economic implications
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF associate professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union it will be difficult for the Jaguars not to capitalize financially on hosting a playoff game.
January 5, 2018
Northeast Florida hospitals seek prescription to blunt potential nursing shortage
Dr. Li Loriz, director of the UNF School of Nursing, tells The Florida Times-Union she believes Northeast Florida will likely see a nursing shortage maximize in five years.
January 5, 2018
Inside the story of America's 19th-century opiate addiction
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, tells Smithsonian.com that by 1895, morphine and opium powders, like OxyContin and other prescription opioids today, had led to an addiction epidemic that affected roughly 1 in 200 Americans.
January 4, 2018
It’s a jazz thing: Jacksonville jazz lovers keep the music going
John Lumpkin, UNF Alumni Association Board member, speaks with First Coast Magazine about the internationally-acclaimed jazz program at UNF and the local jazz scene in Jacksonville.
January 4, 2018
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer upcoming UNF speaker
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will discuss the international role of the high court January 22 on campus. UNF President John Delaney discusses the upcoming lecture and reflects on his successes the last 15 years at the University on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
January 2, 2018
America's opioid epidemic began more than a century ago with the Civil War
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses the opioid crisis in America with The Guardian.
January 2, 2018
John Delaney on his career and legacy at UNF
UNF President John Delaney discusses his accomplishments at the University over the last 15 years and his legacy on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."