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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.