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March 27, 2020
UNF Meals on Wings Program a ‘Positively JAX’ StoryMarch 27, 2020
The University of North Florida’s Meals on Wings program was recently showcased by Channel 4 as one of the “Positively JAX” stories that highlight local people helping others within the community.
March 27, 2020
Coronvarius: UNF gives opportunity to forgo letter gradesMarch 27, 2020
The University of North Florida will offer students the ability to opt-in to its alternative grading system, forgoing A through F grades and taking Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory instead.
March 26, 2020
Coronavirus latest: Filing for bankruptcyMarch 26, 2020
Mike Binder, UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab director, shares thoughts on a potential statewide lockdown due to the coronavirus.
March 25, 2020
Study: U.S. kids eating healthierMarch 25, 2020
Dr. Lauri Wright, assistant professor of nutrition, shares comments regarding that the study is good news and shows improvements in youth's eating patterns.
March 25, 2020
UNF to continue remote instruction into two summer sessionsMarch 25, 2020
All courses for UNF's Summer Sessions A and C will be conducted online to follow the social distancing procedures recommended during the coronavirus pandemic.
March 23, 2020
UNF, hoops coach Matthew Driscoll agree to 3-year extensionMarch 23, 2020
Men's basketball coach Matthew Driscoll will remain at UNF until 2025. He has spent the last 11 seasons at UNF and led the Ospreys to the NCAA Tournament in 2015.
March 20, 2020
UNF study finds outdoor activities important for improving memory and brain powerMarch 20, 2020
A study found that outdoor activities like climbing - so those that require balance, muscle coordination and orientation – improve memory and brain power.
March 18, 2020
UNF expert: How social distancing could affect your mental healthMarch 18, 2020
Dr. Tracy Alloway, professor of psychology, discusses ways to stay connected during this social distancing time period.
March 18, 2020
UNF among Florida colleges to move classes online for rest of semesterMarch 18, 2020
The coronavirus caused Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 17 to tell all colleges to move classes online until the end of spring semester and cancel all commencement ceremonies.
March 17, 2020
UNF senior class accomplishments despite unexpected ending to seasonMarch 17, 2020
The 2019-20 Ospreys will be remembered and have many highlights that were achieved during their regular season.
March 16, 2020
English Language Program welcomes President SzymanskiMarch 16, 2020
President Szymanski and First Lady Maria visited the English Language Program to meet and engage with international students who are learning English as a second language.
March 13, 2020
Biden holds massive lead over Sanders in Florida according to UNF pollMarch 13, 2020
A new poll in the biggest state to hold a primary next Tuesday shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading Sen. Bernie Sanders by a three-to-one margin.
March 11, 2020
UNF to transition to online classes following spring breakMarch 11, 2020
University of North Florida is transitioning to all-online instruction following spring break due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak.
March 9, 2020
Recycling for reef restorationMarch 9, 2020
Students from UNF volunteering for oyster recycling program.
March 9, 2020
Gate River Run notebook: Super swoop for UNF duoMarch 9, 2020
Former UNF star Meyer raced to the third-place women’s finish at Saturday’s 15-kilometer race through Jacksonville.
March 6, 2020
Russian and American scientists discover new microbe fighting mechanism in baikal bacteriaMarch 6, 2020
Researchers from UNF and the Irkutsk State University in Russia have shared new findings as announced by the Russian Science Foundation.
March 6, 2020
Talking to your kids about coronavirusMarch 6, 2020
UNF Psychology Professor Dr. Tracy Alloway shares insight on how best to speak to children about the coronavirus.
March 5, 2020
UNF launching cybersecurity program as industry expected to grow 10% by 2023March 5, 2020
UNF Continuing Education has partnered with Fullstack Academy to train cybersecurity professionals.
March 5, 2020
Florida primary: Super Tuesday sets up Biden-Sanders ‘mano-a-mano’March 5, 2020
Dr. Mike Binder, Public Opinion Research Lab director, discusses Super Tuesday primary election results.
March 5, 2020
UNF public health expert: Prepare for coronavirus, but don’t panicMarch 5, 2020
Dr. Amber Barnes, assistant professor of public health, discusses how public health professionals are prepared to fight coronavirus.
March 4, 2020
UNF History Graduate Program Ranked #7 in NationMarch 4, 2020
Four major factors considered in the criteria ranking include earnings potential, affordability, student satisfaction and selectivity.
March 4, 2020
UNF Scientists Monitoring CoronavirusMarch 4, 2020
Nursing, biology professors teaching students about outbreak.
March 2, 2020
UNF Holds 6th Annual Women Leaders in STEM ConferenceMarch 2, 2020
UNF's College of Computing, Engineering and Construction and the Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering are hosting the conference featuring local distinguished women leaders.
March 2, 2020
What Coronavirus and Stock Market Changes Mean for Your WalletMarch 2, 2020
UNF professor of finance speaks on the fluctuations in the stock market.
February 28, 2020
UNF Launches Campus-Community Task ForceFebruary 28, 2020
A new campus-community task force will look at building a more inclusive campus.
February 28, 2020
UNF Hosts New Florida Majority Leader for Women’s History Month LuncheonFebruary 28, 2020
UNF Women’s Center will present the annual Women’s History Month Luncheon with a keynote speech delivered by Andrea Mercado.
February 28, 2020
UNF Selected To Join The United Nations Academic ImpactFebruary 28, 2020
UNF is now a member of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), an initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the principles of the United Nations.
February 27, 2020
Liberty, UNF Likely the Top-Two Seeds in ASun TournamentFebruary 27, 2020
The University of North Florida has likely clinched a place to the ASun Conference.
February 27, 2020
Beaches Museum Hosts Boardwalk Talk Honoring Novelist Zora Neale HurstonFebruary 27, 2020
Tru Leverette, Ph. D associate professor of English at the University of North Florida, was a guest speaker as part of the museum’s Boardwalk Talk lecture series.
February 27, 2020
Coronavirus Causes UNF to Suspend Spring, Summer Programs to ChinaFebruary 27, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has now affected travel plans for some college students on the First Coast.
February 26, 2020
Mailers Sent Out Appear Similar To The 2020 US Census SurveyFebruary 26, 2020
A political science professor at UNF said the Republican letter certainly mimics the official Census document in several areas.
February 26, 2020
UNF's Women Center Provides Resources For Sexual Assault InterventionFebruary 26, 2020
City votes to put $10,000 toward sexual assault prevention at Beaches ahead of spring break.
February 25, 2020
Health Administration Master's Program Chosen for 2020 Higher Education Network AwardFebruary 25, 2020
UNF's Master of Health Administration Program has been nationally recognized for its quality and community involvement.
February 25, 2020
Democratic Debate: Candidates Have An Eye On FloridaFebruary 25, 2020
With weeks still to go before the primary here, the candidates, their surrogates and campaign organizations are descending on Florida.
February 25, 2020
Jacksonville Ranked #2 Best Place To Live in FloridaFebruary 25, 2020
Jacksonville is well-educated with many colleges and universities, including UNF, calling the city home.
February 24, 2020
UNF poll: Floridians like E-Verify, marijuana, minimum wageFebruary 24, 2020
New polling shows Floridians want to make a number of changes to the state constitution.
February 21, 2020
UNF Named as One of the Nation’s Top Military Friendly SchoolsFebruary 21, 2020
The University of North Florida has been designated as one of the most military friendly schools in the nation by Military Friendly.
February 21, 2020
New Florida presidential primary pollFebruary 21, 2020
Newsweek takes a look at the latest UNF/First Coast News poll about the presidential race.
February 21, 2020
Elementary students explore Mars surface from their cafeteriaFebruary 21, 2020
UNF's College of Education and Human Services teams up with with a local elementary school on their rover robot program.
February 21, 2020
The newest UNF pollFebruary 21, 2020
Dr. Mike Binder, associate professor of political science, sat down with First Coast News to discuss the latest UNF Public Opinion Research Lab polling results.
February 21, 2020
Big breakfast is better for weight lossFebruary 21, 2020
Dr. Lauri Wright, chair of nutrition and dietetics, shared her insight about the benefits of eating a large, healthy breakfast.
February 20, 2020
UNF collecting data to track 2020 election pollsFebruary 20, 2020
UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab led by Dr. Mike Binder, political science associate professor, teamed up with First Coast News to conduct a new poll about the upcoming presidential election.
February 19, 2020
UNF strives to tackle student-athlete needsFebruary 19, 2020
Dr. Matthew Ohlson, director of UNF's Taylor Leadership Institute, speaks about how UNF is helping student-athletes achieve success in college and after graduation.
February 18, 2020
UNF instructor shares business insightFebruary 18, 2020
Greg Gutkowski, UNF marketing instructor, discusses the trend of large retail department stores closing.
February 14, 2020
Community First partners renews lease at UNF, engages students to recreate the branchFebruary 14, 2020
Community First Credit Union has teamed up with a UNF consumer behavior course in the Coggin College of Business to redesign the on-campus branch.
February 14, 2020
UNF uses second-half surge to top JU, take over first in ASunFebruary 14, 2020
North Florida Ospreys men's basketball was victorious in the River City Rumble over Jacksonville University at the UNF Arena.
February 12, 2020
Tire Outlet donates to UNF's Adaptive Toy Project February 12, 2020
Tire Outlet, a 10-location independent tire dealership in Jacksonville, has donated to UNF's Adaptive Toy Project, which designs toys for children with disabilities.
February 10, 2020
Former Secretary of State brings laughs, memories to the University of North FloridaFebruary 10, 2020
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited UNF and reminisced about her early years and light moments in office.
February 10, 2020
Arc Jacksonville launches space-themed ‘Job-a-Palooza’February 10, 2020
The Arc’s On-Campus Transition Program at UNF participated in a unique job fair for students with intellectual and developmental differences.
February 7, 2020
Civil Rights Movement crusader speaks at UNFFebruary 7, 2020
UNF's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon featured speaker Rev. Gwendolyn Cook Webb.
February 6, 2020
Dr. Madeleine Albright speaks at UNFFebruary 6, 2020
Dr. Madeleine Albright, first female Secretary of State, was the featured speaker at UNF's annual Presidential Lecture.
February 3, 2020
Carnegie Foundation awards UNF 2020 Community Engagement ClassificationFebruary 3, 2020
When calculating the hours of time UNF students, faculty, and staff spend serving their community, the resulting economic impact to our region is at least $22 million annually.
February 3, 2020
One of the most powerful women of her time, Madeleine Albright will lecture at UNFFebruary 3, 2020
Dr. Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state, is the guest speaker for UNF's Presidential Lecture.
February 3, 2020
UNF biology professor petitions to protect vulnerable turtlesFebruary 3, 2020
Joseph Butler, biology professor, is leading an effort to petition state wildlife regulators to protect the diamondback terrapin turtles.
January 30, 2020
Going meatless?January 30, 2020
Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, discusses easy plant-based protein substitutions.
January 28, 2020
Celebrating memory superpowers in children with learning needsJanuary 28, 2020
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, joins Global News Calgary to share details on her book series that explores the strengths of children with learning needs.
January 28, 2020
Learning to copeJanuary 28, 2020
Dr. Richmond Wynn, UNF Counseling Center director and associate professor, explains how Kobe Bryant's death is a lesson in processing emotions.
January 28, 2020
Former UNF professor speaks on the royal familyJanuary 28, 2020
UNF Professor Emerita of History Elizabeth Furdell shares her insight on Harry and Meghan's departure from royal duties.
January 27, 2020
Jacksonville's unemployment rate ends the year at a record low 2.6%January 27, 2020
Dr. Albert Loh, economics chair, shares his insight on the positive unemployment news.
January 27, 2020
Five best foods to jump start your weight lossJanuary 27, 2020
Dr. Lauri Wright, nutrition and dietetics chair, shares favorite foods that help shed extra pounds.
January 27, 2020
City Council resiliency panel starting look at Jacksonville floodingJanuary 27, 2020
Scientists from UNF are scheduled to take part in the meetings.
January 27, 2020
More than $1 million raised for pediatric patientsJanuary 27, 2020
The UNF School of Music participated in the Freed to Run marathon to raise funds for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, which provides civil legal aid to local pediatric patients and their families.
January 24, 2020
UNF alumni close $1.5M seed round for tech startupJanuary 24, 2020
The tech startup Yac, co-founded by UNF alumni Jordan Walker and Hunter McKinley, has closed a $1.5 million seed round.
January 24, 2020
Why do iguanas freeze in the winter?January 24, 2020
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, assistant professor of biology, discusses iguanas freezing and falling out of trees.
January 24, 2020
Ospreys’ toughness was difference in knocking off LibertyJanuary 24, 2020
The Osprey men's basketball team had a big win against Liberty last night. SWOOP!
January 24, 2020
Taylor Leadership Institute kicks off the spring semesterJanuary 24, 2020
The Taylor Leadership Institute recently hosted an inspiring mentoring event for students.
January 23, 2020
Bill for elected Duval Schools superintendent advances in legislatureJanuary 23, 2020
Dr. Mike Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, shares insight on a bill that would let voters decide on electing a Duval County Public Schools superintendent.
January 21, 2020
OneJax to honor humanitarians at 50th anniversary dinnerJanuary 21, 2020
OneJax, an institute of UNF, will present its annual Humanitarian Awards and hosts a 50th-anniversary awards dinner.
January 21, 2020
Made In Space establishes headquarters in JacksonvilleJanuary 21, 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Made In Space will relocate its corporate headquarters from Silicon Valley to Jacksonville. Made In Space President and CEO Andrew Rush is a UNF physics alumnus and physics advisory group member.
January 21, 2020
A step closer to closing cold cases for goodJanuary 21, 2020
The Cold Case project has a partnership with UNF where journalism students are given the opportunity to tell the stories of families who have lost loved ones to crimes.
January 21, 2020
Sesame seeds in your diet may help with heart, blood pressure, cholesterolJanuary 21, 2020
Dr. Alireza Jahan-Mihan, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, shares the myths and facts about sesame seeds.
January 21, 2020
UNF’s Cody Carroll finishes strong to earn share of First Coast Amateur leadJanuary 21, 2020
Cody Carroll, a UNF sophomore, played strong to finish among the leaders in the First Coast Amateur golf contest.
January 17, 2020
Gov. DeSantis plans 'major announcement' Jan. 17 at Made In Space in JacksonvilleJanuary 17, 2020
Made In Space President and CEO Andrew Rush, a UNF physics alumnus and physics advisory group member, has big news for the company which develops space manufacturing technology that can be used commercially.
January 17, 2020
UNF Ospreys beat JU Dolphins! January 17, 2020
UNF men's basketball takes down Jacksonville University in game one of the River City Rumble.
January 17, 2020
Could a switch to skim milk add years to your life?January 17, 2020
Dr. Lauri Wright, chair of nutrition and dietetics, shares her recommendations on a healthy diet.
January 16, 2020
Nutrition and dietetics faculty share expertise January 16, 2020
Learn the myths about peppermint with Corinne Labyak, associate professor, and Liza Aschettino, graduate research assistant.
January 14, 2020
’60 Minutes’ segment ties global climate change to JacksonvilleJanuary 14, 2020
Ecologist Adam Rosenblatt, assistant professor of biology, organized 11 local academics who wrote to city officials, asking them to develop a comprehensive climate action plan for Jacksonville.
January 13, 2020
Joshua Bowlus takes on Walt DisneyJanuary 13, 2020
UNF jazz studies alumnus Joshua Bowlus discusses playing Disney music and shares his story with FOLIO Weekly Magazine.
January 13, 2020
Tensions in IranJanuary 13, 2020
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, American foreign policy strategist and political science faculty administrator, discusses Middle East policy on the Ch. 4 "Morning Show."
January 13, 2020
Political science faculty shares insightJanuary 13, 2020
Dr. Michael Binder, associate professor of political science and director of UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab, discusses election polling.
January 9, 2020
Crisis in IranJanuary 9, 2020
Listen to Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF political science and public administration faculty, discuss the situation in Iran on "Jacksonville's Morning News" 104.5 WOKV.
January 8, 2020
Could more military forces in Jacksonville be mobilized in Middle East conflict?January 8, 2020
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF political science and public administration faculty, shares her insight on the Middle East conflict.
January 8, 2020
At UNF, Pizza ATM isn’t your parents’ vending machineJanuary 8, 2020
Fresh, hot pizza available 24/7 right down the hall from your room sounds like a busy college student’s dream come true. This is now a reality at UNF as we have recently installed a pizza vending machine in one of the residence halls on campus.
January 7, 2020
UNF jazz alum uses musical background to networkJanuary 7, 2020
Ken Tackett, UNF jazz studies alumnus and a PGA Tour rules official, combines his love of music and golf to land the title sponsor for the Tournament of Championship through 2030.
January 7, 2020
Criminal justice professor speaks on rehabilitation January 7, 2020
Dr. Jennifer Wesely, UNF professor of criminology and criminal justice, discusses canine and inmate rehabilitation programs beginning at 36:50 of the “Character in Custody” documentary.
January 6, 2020
Political science professor shares expertiseJanuary 6, 2020
Dr. Mike Binder, UNF political science and public administration associate professor, speaks with WJCT about how Florida is likely to gain two congressional seats after the 2020 census.
January 6, 2020
Stick to your New Years’ resolutionsJanuary 6, 2020
"River City Live" hosts Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, to discuss how to succeed at keeping healthy goals and habits.
January 6, 2020
The struggle of cheering on a losing teamJanuary 6, 2020
Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology, speaks with "River City Live" about the psychological effects of watching sports.
January 3, 2020
Reduce waste in the new yearJanuary 3, 2020
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition and dietetics chair, stops by "First Coast Living" to discuss tips on cutting down food waste and saving money.
January 3, 2020
UNF Adaptive Toy Project revealJanuary 3, 2020
For the sixth consecutive year, School of Engineering and physical therapy program students have worked collaboratively to retrofit ride-on battery toy cars for children with physical and developmental disabilities in Northeast Florida. Action News stopped by to witness the children's faces light up with joy.
January 3, 2020
UNF student advocates for othersJanuary 3, 2020
Madison Brantley was awarded the Senior Service Award for creating awareness around sexual assault prevention on campus.