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July 10, 2020
Message from Provost Rhodes in support of international studentsJuly 10, 2020
Provost Simon Rhodes shares a message to international students in regard to recent federal immigration guidelines.
July 10, 2020
Business leaders discuss ‘Race and its Economic Effects on Jacksonville’July 10, 2020
UNF Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Whitney Meyer participated in the JAX Chamber’s Downtown Council virtual event.
July 10, 2020
UNF working to keep international students on campus amid ICE regulationsJuly 10, 2020
The University of North Florida said the course schedule is being modified to secure a safe environment for the Fall 2020 semester.
July 9, 2020
UNF Library’s social media strategy during COVID featured nationallyJuly 9, 2020
The Library Journal featured UNF’s efforts as one of the highlights from the American Library Association virtual conference.
July 8, 2020
Retiring OneJax leader built `safe spaces’ for difficult diversity conversationsJuly 8, 2020
Under Nancy Broner's leadership, OneJax has established itself as a force in civil discourse.
July 7, 2020
Experienced Emergency Management Leader Bob Greenlaw Appointed as UNF COVID-19 Taskforce CoordinatorJuly 7, 2020
Greenlaw will serve as the lead point person in coordinating the University’s fall reopening efforts.
July 7, 2020
UNF's new health innovation network to partner with Mayo Clinic, AdventHealthJuly 7, 2020
UNF was granted $6 million to launch a health innovation network, which will connect the Jacksonville-based system with partners including Mayo Clinic and AdventHealth.
July 6, 2020
UNF senior research associate recognized for outstanding survey contributionsJuly 6, 2020
Charlene Stainfield has been awarded a 2019-20 Tarnai Scholarship by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations.
July 6, 2020
Retiring OneJax leader built `safe spaces’ for difficult diversity conversationsJuly 6, 2020
As part of the OneJax succession plan, retiring leader Nancy Broner will handle projects and assignments for the organization within the UNF system and the community at large.
July 6, 2020
University of North Florida to develop MedNexusJuly 6, 2020
MedNexus will be the nation’s first comprehensive, university-based medical and health care facility to connect health care providers with university students, faculty and researchers.
July 2, 2020
UNF MedNexus receives $6 million in funding from Florida state budgetJuly 2, 2020
Nation’s first university-based medical and healthcare nexus to be created.
July 1, 2020
Dr. Richard Buttimer begins as new dean of the Coggin College of BusinessJuly 1, 2020
Buttimer's primary focus in this new role is strengthening the connection between Coggin and the business community.
June 30, 2020
UNF researchers involved in new publications on ‘urban dolphins’ in the St. Johns RiverJune 30, 2020
Two studies featuring findings from the UNF Dolphin Research Program were published in marine science journals.
June 26, 2020
UNF begins requiring masks on campusJune 26, 2020
UNF announced that all faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask on campus, both inside and outside, at all times unless the person is alone in a room.
June 26, 2020
Celebrating our June Osprey HeroesJune 26, 2020
We’re honored to celebrate Margaret Partyka and Taylor Kwiatkowski.
June 25, 2020
Health care workers face COVID-19 related PTSDJune 25, 2020
UNF professor Tracy Alloway discusses the effect of COVID-19 PTSD on health care workers
June 24, 2020
UNF launches EHR apprenticeship program for graduatesJune 24, 2020
The university's entrepreneurship and innovation center will host the program, which will be offered to new and recent graduates.
June 23, 2020
Diversity and inclusion on UNF campusJune 23, 2020
Parvez Ahmed, professor of finance at UNF, speaks about university diversity initiatives and what is happening on campus.
June 22, 2020
UNF student project leads to creation of new City Council sub-committeeJune 22, 2020
The project's focus is a land recovery and redevelopment program that aims to enhance urban sustainability goals.
June 22, 2020
UNF economist sees return of jobs to JacksonvilleJune 22, 2020
Jacksonville’s unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May, but UNF economist Albert Loh said there were encouraging signs in the latest report.
June 19, 2020
Tracking our urban dolphinsJune 19, 2020
The St. Johns River is home to a group of dolphins that are tracked by UNF researchers.
June 19, 2020
UNF choral students, director ‘Sing Around The gloBe’ virtually with global artistsJune 19, 2020
The performance features a collaboration of 21 choirs to help spread a message of unity and friendship.
June 18, 2020
UNF partners with Family Support Services to offer a new child welfare training programJune 18, 2020
The program aims to give students the hands-on experience needed to become successful child welfare professionals.
June 17, 2020
President and First Lady drop in on Family Feud NightJune 17, 2020
The President and First Lady shared a warm welcome to the virtual game participants.
June 16, 2020
UNF summer graduation to be a virtual ceremonyJune 16, 2020
The University of North Florida announced that its summer graduation would be a virtual ceremony on July 31, with plans for an in-person ceremony at a future date.
June 16, 2020
UNF’s Shakespeare in the Park production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Goes VirtualJune 16, 2020
The Department of English, in collaboration with MOCA Jacksonville, is proud to present the production via Zoom.
June 15, 2020
UNF excels in key performance areas as outlined by the State University System of FloridaJune 15, 2020
University has continuously improved in scoring metrics for the past five years.
June 12, 2020
UNF and American Heart Association donate blood pressure cuffs to seniorsJune 12, 2020
These tools will help monitor the health and wellbeing of elderly patients in under-resourced communities.
June 11, 2020
UNF appoints alumna Whitney Meyer as vice president, chief diversity officerJune 11, 2020
She will be responsible for advising University leadership on diversity, inclusion and racial equality.
June 10, 2020
‘Be the Change: A Virtual Candlelight Vigil for Racial Justice’ at UNFJune 10, 2020
UNF hosted a virtual community vigil to honor those lost and confirm our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
June 10, 2020
UNF virtual student art exhibit at MOCA JacksonvilleJune 10, 2020
The virtual exhibition allows viewers to enjoy the artwork and celebrate students’ creative accomplishments from home.
June 9, 2020
Message to Class of 2020: UNF President David SzymanskiJune 9, 2020
University of North Florida President David Szymanski recorded a video message for this year’s graduating high school seniors.
June 9, 2020
UNF biomedical sciences accelerated program welcomes first scholarJune 9, 2020
Adrianna White is the first scholar to be admitted to the newly created accelerated B.S. to M.S. program.
June 8, 2020
Draft Blueprint for Return to Campus in Fall 2020 PresentedJune 8, 2020
The blueprint was presented and approved during a conference call with the UNF Board of Trustees.
June 8, 2020
Should children get involved in peaceful protests? Expert weighs in.June 8, 2020
UNF psychologist Tracy Alloway explains the autonomy associated with demonstrating can have a positive effect on a child.
June 5, 2020
UNF Master of Social Work Program Receives CSWE AccreditationJune 5, 2020
The program has received initial accreditation by the national association representing social work education in the country.
June 5, 2020
Tech jobs continue to grow despite pandemicJune 5, 2020
Edythe Abdullah, the dean of the division of continuing education at UNF, said tech jobs can be considered “recession-proof” as they are needed in every industry.
June 5, 2020
How to heal from racial divisionsJune 5, 2020
Dr. Richmond Wynn, UNF's Counseling Center director and clinical mental health professor, shares insight on how to move forward in battling two viruses, racism and COVID-19.
June 4, 2020
Celebrating Pride MonthJune 4, 2020
UNF honors and celebrates the positive impact that LGBTQ people have made throughout history.
June 3, 2020
'Why now?': Demonstrations grow globally over George Floyd's deathJune 3, 2020
Dr. Pavez Ahmed, director of diversity and inclusion at UNF's College of Business, speaks on how these demonstrations are ways people are expressing that "enough is enough.'"
June 3, 2020
UNF student government president elected to Florida Board of GovernorsJune 3, 2020
SG President Ally Schneider has recently been elected to serve as the student representative.
June 2, 2020
Grilling tips for healthy meals this summerJune 2, 2020
UNF associate professor Andrea Y. Arikawa shares food safety tips to keep in mind this season.
June 1, 2020
President's Message Regarding Racial InjusticeJune 1, 2020
President Szymanski shared a message to the Osprey community regarding racial injustice today.
June 1, 2020
Virtual art history lectures on American renewal/transformationJune 1, 2020
Dr. Scott Brown will present a three-part “Lockdown Lectures” series in partnership with the Cummer Museum via Zoom.
June 1, 2020
Reopening Jacksonville: Youth sports make plans to play ball againJune 1, 2020
Kristi Sweeney, professor of sport management at UNF, said fresh complications confront youth clubs and leagues as they plan for recovery.
May 29, 2020
UNF professor selected as a Virtual Cello Academy instructorMay 29, 2020
Dr. Nick Curry has been selected to to teach online sessions to cellists from across the globe.
May 29, 2020
Review banking, personal investments as you rebuild financesMay 29, 2020
Sean Davis, associate professor in finance for UNF, said it's a good idea to be shopping around not only for potential new banks, but any kind of financial institution or services.
May 28, 2020
UNF COEHS selects first cohort of doctoral Holmes ScholarsMay 28, 2020
The program supports doctoral education students from historically underrepresented groups.
May 27, 2020
UNF public health students working with Ascension pandemic response teamMay 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.
May 26, 2020
Prepare for launch: Astronomer says upcoming space launch could inspire future scientistsMay 26, 2020
Dr. Jack Hewitt studies cosmic rays or the study of energy and particles from exploding stars in our galaxy and others at UNF and says what we’ve learned by going to space has and can continue to help us all.
May 26, 2020
UNF economist discusses area employment outlookMay 26, 2020
Although Jacksonville’s unemployment rate is better than other Florida cities and much of the country, UNF economist Albert Loh said a decline in the labor force in the area revealed a “grim picture.”
May 26, 2020
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.
May 22, 2020
Study: US kids' dietary habits improvingMay 22, 2020
Lauri Wright, PhD, of the University of North Florida, said this study is good news, showing improvements in youth’s dietary patterns.
May 22, 2020
Faculty art enhances downtownMay 22, 2020
UNF's Lance Vickery creates "Progression," the latest sculpture in downtown Jacksonville.
May 21, 2020
UNF professor awarded John Templeton Foundation GrantMay 21, 2020
Dr. Matheson's work on the philosophy of epistemic autonomy will be the first of its kind within the science of character and virtue.
May 21, 2020
Are you finding working from home stressful? Try listening to background soundsMay 21, 2020
Erin Largo-Wight, a professor at UNF, agrees that nature sounds have a positive effect and incorporating nature contact indoors is a simple and meaningful way to reduce stress.
May 20, 2020
UNF nursing grad 'walks the stage' at Baptist HealthMay 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.
May 19, 2020
UNF works to restore the rich history of Red Hill CemeteryMay 19, 2020
Students and faculty are working to document and archive the oldest African American cemetery in Waycross, Georgia.
May 19, 2020
Florida universities set to reopen in fallMay 19, 2020
UNF continues to coordinate very closely with local and state officials and the Florida Board of Governors on plans for reopening in fall 2020.
May 18, 2020
In evaluating the best work from home infrastructure, what are the top 3 indicators?May 18, 2020
Dr. Matthew Leon, assistant professor at UNF, shares insight with WalletHub on ways to create a strong work from home infrastructure.
May 18, 2020
UNF awards criminology professor Dr. J. Mitch Miller the John A. Delaney Presidential ProfessorshipMay 18, 2020
The professorship recognizes faculty achievements through the support of outstanding scholars.
May 15, 2020
Pro teams invited to come play in Sunshine StateMay 15, 2020
Kristi Sweeney, a sports management associate professor at UNF, said bringing sports here would stimulate the economy.
May 14, 2020
Graduates on the hunt for jobs face challenges in pandemic stricken marketMay 14, 2020
Scott Curry from UNF said something job seekers could learn — standing out on a resume and on a virtual interview - could help improve employment chances.
May 14, 2020
UNF student receives prestigious Fulbright ScholarshipMay 14, 2020
Kaitlynn will conduct research abroad in Cambodia working with the Deaf community next year.
May 13, 2020
Osprey athletes have record-breaking performance in academicsMay 13, 2020
Our outstanding Osprey athletes earned a cumulative department GPA of 3.61 for the spring semester.
May 13, 2020
Survey shows majority of U.S. adults would not participate in contact tracing to monitor COVID-19May 13, 2020
Dr. Chris Baynard, associate professor of geography and geographic information systems, explains how contact tracing could be an effective way to detect coronavirus hot spots.
May 13, 2020
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.
May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020
Learning ... It's a family affairMay 12, 2020
Dr. Johana Barrero, with the help of her daughters, adds creative fun to online Spanish lessons.
May 11, 2020
Regional philosophy conference moves onlineMay 11, 2020
The 23rd Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference moved to a virtual platform with the help of UNF's innovative faculty.
May 11, 2020
Strain on relationships during COVID-19May 11, 2020
Psychologist Dr. Tracy Alloway from UNF discusses how COVID-19 can impact relationships.
May 11, 2020
UNF School of Nursing ranked No. 2 'Best Online Nursing Program' in FloridaMay 11, 2020
UNF is a healthcare leader in preparing our nursing students.
May 8, 2020
Nurses' schools use virtual patients amid coronavirusMay 8, 2020
Students at UNF use "videos with case studies, case reviews and plans of care," said Cynthia Cummings, associate professor at UNF.
May 8, 2020
Karen Bowling is named UNF's first Vice President of JobsMay 8, 2020
The higher education veteran will connect students with careers while continuing to lead the entrepreneurship center.
May 7, 2020
UNF names Karen Bowling as the University’s first Vice President of JobsMay 7, 2020
Bowling will work directly with external partners for student employment opportunities.
May 7, 2020
Professor takes in UNF international student due to COVID-19 travel restrictionsMay 7, 2020
UNF professor helps student who could not travel back home due to coronavirus pandemic.
May 7, 2020
UNF names Buttimer as dean of the Coggin College of BusinessMay 7, 2020
The University of North Florida named Richard Buttimer Jr. dean of the Coggin College of Business. He will begin the position June 27.
May 6, 2020
UNF raises nearly $700,000 for students facing hardships due to COVID-19May 6, 2020
Organizers created the UNF Student Emergency Relief Fund in March to provide immediate financial assistance to students.
May 6, 2020
UNF names new dean of the Coggin College of BusinessMay 6, 2020
Dr. Richard Buttimer Jr. will be the new dean of the Coggin College of Business.
May 5, 2020
Florida small business leader turns to Minnesota for reopening guidelinesMay 5, 2020
Janice Donaldson, regional director for the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, is using the plan to help small business readjust to revitalizing operations all over North Florida.
May 5, 2020
UNF community unites to raise almost $700,000 for studentsMay 5, 2020
Student Emergency Relief Fund and new scholarships created to assist students facing financial hardship due to the pandemic.
May 4, 2020
UNF First Lady and Preschool share online storytime/learning activitiesMay 4, 2020
To encourage engaging at-home activities for preschoolers, First Lady Szymanski is offering virtual storytime.
May 4, 2020
UNF College of Health Administration makes sure graduates are celebratedMay 4, 2020
The University's College of Health Administration holds special Zoom ceremony to celebrate its graduates.
May 4, 2020
UNF seniors honored with virtual celebrationMay 4, 2020
The school’s virtual celebration went live for seniors and their family members and friends to visit.
May 1, 2020
ADAPT program looking to make therapy animals a part of treatment plansMay 1, 2020
ADAPT stands for Assisted Dog And Pony Therapy and it is a partnership between Nemours and University of North Florida Brooks College of Health.
May 1, 2020
RenaissanceJax forms broad partnerships to manufacture face shieldsMay 1, 2020
RenaissanceJax, formed by UNF graduate Mark McCombs, delivered the first donation of face shields and headbands to UF Health Jacksonville — 4,650 in all.
April 30, 2020
UNF honors spring graduates with virtual celebrationApril 30, 2020
UNF is celebrating the Class of Spring 2020 virtually on Friday, May 1.
April 30, 2020
UNF offers free group therapy to Florida residentsApril 30, 2020
Counselors and students from the University of North Florida developed a virtual therapy to help folks cope during this pandemic.
April 29, 2020
UNF innovation director thinks layoffs could trigger more entrepreneursApril 29, 2020
UNF's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation offers a year-long program for people who need help turning a great idea into a viable business.
April 29, 2020
Senior Service Award presented to outstanding UNF graduateApril 29, 2020
Graduating senior Leanza Marie Mayo displayed outstanding service to the University and community through volunteerism.
April 28, 2020
Coronavirus through the eyes of childrenApril 28, 2020
Tracy Alloway, professor of psychology at UNF, offers some insight and tips for parents concerned about how this pandemic is affecting children.
April 28, 2020
Hospitals, health care entities to receive federal fundsApril 28, 2020
UNF Master of Health Administration Program director and professor, Dr. Rob Haley, said this funding provides tremendous relief to hospitals.
April 27, 2020
Next OneJax leader has history of empathy, community buildingApril 27, 2020
The Rev. Kyle Reese, a Jacksonville pastor with a reputation for interfaith work and community outreach, will be the next executive director of OneJax.
April 27, 2020
UNF Student Government contributes $250,000 to Student Emergency Relief FundApril 27, 2020
The fund will be used to help students who are facing financial hardships due to COVID-19 challenges.
April 24, 2020
UNF professor facilitates 'Creativity and Innovation' through online workshopsApril 24, 2020
To help students feel close to the in-classroom environment, Professor Ferman created a plan to host group meetings on Zoom.
April 24, 2020
High demand for cybersecurity professionals in Northeast FloridaApril 24, 2020
University of North Florida and Fullstack Academy announced it is offering a live boot camp training program targeting early career and experienced professionals.
April 24, 2020
UNF creates new student scholarships and aidApril 24, 2020
More than $250,000 has been raised to go towards newly created scholarships and need-based aid for university students.
April 23, 2020
UNF to hold virtual celebration for Spring 2020 graduatesApril 23, 2020
The virtual celebration will take place on the UNF website on May 1 and will feature messages from leadership, special videos, graduate listings and more.
April 23, 2020
UNF awarded National Science Foundation grant for use of autonomous robotics in agricultureApril 23, 2020
The $499K research grant will focus on efficient and secure agricultural information collection using a multi-robot system.
April 22, 2020
How will coronavirus affect colleges and universities in the fallApril 22, 2020
UNF President Szymanski discusses university operations.
April 21, 2020
UNF student and Library staff make/donate masksApril 21, 2020
Members of the UNF community are stepping up to create masks for those in need.
April 20, 2020
Moving interfaith programs to online spacesApril 20, 2020
The UNF Interfaith Center's efforts to move services virtually are featured.
April 19, 2020
President Szymanski discusses university leadership during the pandemicApril 19, 2020
UNF President David Szymanski sat down to discuss the current state of affairs at UNF and leading during the pandemic.
April 17, 2020
Coloring the world for sick kidsApril 17, 2020
UNF volunteers involved with Art with a Heart in Healthcare offer free virtual art sessions to young patients.
April 17, 2020
UNF surprises inspiring Jacksonville teachers with $15,000 awardsApril 17, 2020
UNF presented four local teachers with the Gladys Prior Award for Career Teaching Excellence.
April 16, 2020
UNF and Chinese community donate $78,000 of PPE to Baptist HealthApril 16, 2020
Dr. Mei Zhao, health administration chair, spearheaded efforts to donate PPE to Baptist Health.
April 16, 2020
UNF announces 2020 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence recipientsApril 16, 2020
UNF’s COEHS coordinates the annual award that presents $15,000 each to four local teachers.
April 15, 2020
Online conference allows student research to SOARApril 15, 2020
UNF developed an impressive website solution to make the SOARS conference possible.
April 14, 2020
UNF moves water bear research lab remoteApril 14, 2020
When your biology lab closes down because of a pandemic, you bring your research home.
April 14, 2020
UNF economist discusses economy post coronavirusApril 14, 2020
In an online presentation to the Meninak Club of Jacksonville, professor Albert Loh says it will take a year for the economy to recover.
April 13, 2020
UNF Names William F. 'Chip' Klostermeyer As College of Computing, Engineering & Construction DeanApril 13, 2020
UNF has named Chip Klostermeyer as dean of the College of Computing, Engineering & Construction.
April 10, 2020
Coronavirus may impact how we do the August, November electionsApril 10, 2020
A political science professor at UNF feels some people's voting methods will change due to COVID-19 concern in the August and November elections.
April 10, 2020
UNF professor donates extra PPE to local healthcare workersApril 10, 2020
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt collected some extra gloves, masks and safety glasses from the Department of Biology labs and donated a personal protective equipment care package to Baptist Health.
April 9, 2020
UNF professor studies toxic red tide in FloridaApril 9, 2020
A UNF professor has gained new insight on the effects of red tide events on native Florida species like coral.
April 8, 2020
How innovative educators are engaging students onlineApril 8, 2020
Despite the differences between online learning and face-to-face learning, the level of commitment and creativity from educators is stronger than ever at many educational institutions, including UNF.
April 7, 2020
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.
April 7, 2020
UNF students donate $7,800 in earnings to University scholarshipApril 7, 2020
UNF sport management program students generously donated their earnings from The Players Championship to a UNF scholarship.
April 7, 2020
Foods that help your immune system fight infectionApril 7, 2020
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, discusses five nutrients that help boost your immune system.
April 6, 2020
College of Health donates pandemic supplies to Baptist HealthApril 6, 2020
Brooks College of Health donated unused lab personal protective equipment (PPE).
April 6, 2020
UNF poll gives Curry, Fauci high marks for leadership during pandemicApril 6, 2020
A poll by the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab finds 45% strongly approve of the job President Trump is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, and 53% disapprove.
April 6, 2020
UNF offers students option to delay starting enrollment from summer to fallApril 6, 2020
The University of North Florida is offering changes to its admissions policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 4, 2020
MOCA Jacksonville launches virtual museum toursApril 4, 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA), a cultural institute of UNF, has launched a new virtual museum experience.
April 3, 2020
UNF nutrition master’s program ranked #1 in countryApril 3, 2020
UNF's Brooks College of Health has been ranked #1 in the best online nutrition master’s list.
April 3, 2020
Jax Journal: Bright Futures ScholarshipsApril 3, 2020
Marla Lewis with UNF Enrollment Services speaks on the Bright Futures scholarship and what it takes to get it.
April 2, 2020
Education groups offer free tool to provide children with schedules and structureApril 2, 2020
The Florida Institute of Education at UNF is partnering with several other education groups to launch a free tool called the Virtual Early Learning Highway.
April 1, 2020
Reset and add colorful nutrients to your dietApril 1, 2020
UNF associate professor and registered dietitian Andrea Arikawa says it's a good time to focus on nutrients that help our immune systems fight infections.
April 1, 2020
UNF's Free ‘Virtual Early Learning Highway for Young Children’ LaunchesApril 1, 2020
A free, online resource available to assist families in helping their young children continue to learn while being at home due to COVID-19, launched Wednesday, April 1.
March 31, 2020
UNF Among Best Healthcare Management Programs in CountryMarch 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.
March 31, 2020
UNF students post virtual workouts to keep classmates healthyMarch 31, 2020
Students from the University of North Florida are working to help their classmates stay healthy and active at home as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
March 30, 2020
UNF to refund some housing costs for students leaving due to virusMarch 30, 2020
The University of North Florida is offering to refund students’ housing charges for those who have vacated the campus during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.