Skip to Main Content

UNF In the News


Some sites charge for archived articles.

2018       2017       2016        2015        2014         2013         2012      


October 16, 2018
UNF's THRIVE program
Dr. Tara Rowe, THRIVE program director, and Ron Tucker, junior communication major and THRIVE program participant, stop by "First Coast Connect" to discuss the THRIVE program and the upcoming Transition to Success Conference.
October 16, 2018
UNF professor shares religious studies expertise
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF professor and religious studies program director, speaks with Florida Today about how churches give back after natural disasters like Hurricane Michael.
October 16, 2018
UNF Music Mentors teach local youth to Don't Miss a Beat
Students in the UNF Music Mentor program are teaching music theory and performance skills to underserved Jacksonville youth at the Don't Miss a Beat community Center.
October 16, 2018
Role of faith in public policy and politics
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, discusses religion's role in politics and public policy on WJCT's "Faith Matters," a quarterly program addressing societal issues through faith perspectives.
October 15, 2018
Disaster politics: It's all about optics
Dr. Michael Binder, director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, tells The Daily Sun that the media spotlight on candidates during a disaster can often be better than a campaign ad.
October 15, 2018
Princeton Review names UNF ‘Best in the Southeast’ college
For the 10th consecutive year, UNF is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company recommends UNF in its “Best in the Southeast” list for 2019.
October 15, 2018
UNF music mentors strike a chord with Jacksonville kids
Students in the UNF Music Mentor program volunteer to work with underserved youth in Jacksonville with Don’t Miss A Beat, teaching them various instruments as well as music theory and performance skills.
October 12, 2018
UNF professor's study indicates flowers reduce stress
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, UNF associate professor of public health, talks to The Florida Times-Union about her new study that reveals flowers can reduce stress.
October 11, 2018
Do you trust the polls? Florida pollsters explain what they do and how it's changed
Dr. Michael Binder, director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, discusses the polling process with the Orlando Sentinel.
October 10, 2018
UNF’s LGBT Resource Center awarded LGBTQ Community Fund grant
UNF's LGBT Resource Center has received a $30,000 grant from the LGBTQ Community Fund for Northeast Florida to support the Center's programs.
October 9, 2018
Faith, race and LGBT
Kaitin Legg, UNF LGBT Resource Center director, discusses Coming Out Week and bringing the faith and LGBT communities together on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
October 8, 2018
Conservatives display hypocrisy in defending Kavanaugh
Dr. Joshua Gellers, UNF associate professor of political science, shares his opinion about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with The Florida Times-Union.
October 8, 2018
Why buying flowers is a legit form of self-care
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, UNF associate professor of public health, discusses her study on the impact of flowers on perceived stress among women with Brit + Co.
October 8, 2018
Kavanaugh nomination heated topic among UNF political science majors
UNF students studying political science tell WJXT Ch. 4 that the Brett Kavanaugh controversy has been a topic of conversation in classes on campus.
October 4, 2018
Vern Buchanan leads David Shapiro by 9 in new survey
Florida Politics shares a new poll by the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF that shows Buchanan ahead of Shapiro in Florida’s Congressional District 16 House race.
October 4, 2018
Duval County faced again with how to stem a rising tide of crime
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminal justice professor, shares his insights into Jacksonville's violence problem with The Florida Times-Union.
October 4, 2018
Can a Bible college in this NC prison make a difference?
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, discusses his research on the effect of Bible colleges inside prisons with the News & Observer.
October 3, 2018
UNF professor gets $600,000 grant to accelerate science with chemical database project
Dr. Stuart Chalk, UNF chemistry professor, wants scientists to work smarter, not harder. He plans to use a $600,000 National Science Foundation grant to collect data that already exists and organize it in a way that’s easy to find, search through and understand. He discusses the project with WJCT Public Radio.
October 3, 2018
Studies show people are dying just to take the perfect selfie
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses how narcissism and social media are connected with First Coast News.
October 2, 2018
Psychology behind ups, downs of sports
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the emotional connection between fans and their sports teams with The Florida Times-Union.
October 2, 2018
Predator treefrogs, venomous lionfish at home in N.E. Florida
Dr. Eric Johnson, UNF associate professor of biology, has been studying the impact of lionfish in Northeast Florida coastal waters. He discusses this invasive species with The Florida Times-Union.
October 2, 2018
Chemistry professor awarded NSF grant to improve data science framework
Dr. Stuart Chalk, a UNF chemistry professor, has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test and improve upon his data science framework, SciData, which will help make the integration of scientific data more efficient for researchers.
October 1, 2018
Friends of Hemming Park launches sculpture project with UNF
The UNF Department of Art and Design teams up to bring art sculptures created by students under the direction of sculpture faculty Jenny Hager, professor, and Lance Vickery, assistant professor, to downtown Jacksonville.
October 1, 2018
The Florida Senate race
CNN Politics discusses the newest poll by the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab that looks into the upcoming election.
September 28, 2018
UNF faculty shares expertise on Senate hearing
Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner, director of the pre-law program in UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, speaks with WJXT Ch. 4 about the Senate committee vote on the Supreme Court Nominee.
September 27, 2018
Beating flu and colds this season
Janine Dray-Daris, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses foods you can eat to help boost your immune system on "First Coast Living."
September 26, 2018
Local shoppers, economics expert respond to President Trump's China tariffs
Dr. Russell Triplett, UNF assistant professor of economics, tells Action News that the longer the tariffs are in place, the more they could create a drag on our economy.
September 25, 2018
UNF poll shows Gillum ahead of DeSantis for governor, Nelson/Scott tied for senate
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab faculty director, discusses UNF’s latest polling numbers regarding Florida’s U.S. Senate and Governor races on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
September 24, 2018
Tariffs are costing jobs
Dr. Madeline Zavodny, UNF economics professor, tells Forbes having immigrants reduces the unemployment rate and raises the labor force in the United States.
September 24, 2018
UNF poll: Gillum edging DeSantis, Nelson and Scott tied
Democrat Andrew Gillum is maintaining a slight lead over Republican Ron DeSantis in Florida’s race for governor, while the U.S. Senate contest between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Gov. Rick Scott is tied, according to the latest poll from UNF. Politico has the full results.
September 24, 2018
UNF Public Opinion Research Lab takes the pulse of voters in tense political times
The Public Opinion Research Laboratory at UNF has been calling registered voters across the state throughout the past week to ask about the biggest contests in the midterms. First Coast News goes behind the scenes in the PORL Lab.
September 20, 2018
You should know Jacksonville Historical Society Executive Director Alan Bliss
UNF history instructor Alan Bliss is the new executive director of the Jacksonville Historical Society and is exploring teaching a public history seminar. The Jacksonville Daily Record shares more about him and his new role.
September 18, 2018
UNF, Edward Waters College to host early voting sites for November election
Early voting sites are coming to UNF and Edward Waters College for this November’s election, according to the Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan.
September 17, 2018
Statewide police training underway
Darrell Edmonds, instructor at the Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF, talks to the Ocala Star Banner about teaching police officers how to be drug recognition experts.
September 17, 2018
Nature's stress reliever
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, a UNF associate professor of public health, discusses her study on flowers and how it reduces stress in women on Arizona's "Daily Mix" TV show.
September 17, 2018
St. Johns River suffers from salinity gains, wetlands loss, report says
Development filling in wetlands, rising salinity and the spread of non-native wildlife are all increasing strains on the St. Johns River’s health, according the 2018 St. Johns River Report, compiled by UNF, Jacksonville University and Florida Southern College.
September 14, 2018
Obesity plagues Duval County students
Dr. Lauri Wright, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, shares her opinion with The Florida Times-Union about obesity among school-age students.
September 13, 2018
UNF admits smartest/largest freshman class in University’s history
It’s a new semester at UNF, where fall classes are underway for more than 17,000 students, and the numbers are just in: UNF has admitted the smartest and largest incoming freshman class in the University’s history.
September 13, 2018
Naturally manufactured
Dr. Stephen Heywood, UNF professor of ceramics, discusses where he gets inspiration for his rusticated ceramic vessels in Ceramics Monthly.
September 13, 2018
Biology once again breaks down stereotypes
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology and author of eight popular science, education and clinical textbooks, tells the Jacksonville Business Journal that men and women's brains are wired differently.
September 12, 2018
Millennials wanted
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, as well as alumnus Kevin O'Halloran and Sean Lahav, political science graduate research assistant, discuss understanding millennials and how it connects to downtown development in the fall issue of J Magazine. Click on the fall issue; scroll to page 18 to read Corrigan's article; page 26, O'Halloran's article; and Lahav's column, page 98.
September 12, 2018
To give area youths hope, we must give them help
Dr. Robert Zeglin, UNF psychology professor, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the Youth Risk Behavior Study he helped conduct for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
September 12, 2018
Ex-felons in Florida could get their voting rights back sooner
Dr. Natasha Christie, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks to Action News Jax about the vote to restore felon voting rights.
September 12, 2018
UNF, JU researchers give St. Johns River's health mixed reviews
When it comes to the health of the St. Johns River, the latest checkup offers yet another mixed bag. On one hand, the 11th annual State of the River report, compiled by UNF and Jacksonville University, found that dissolved oxygen levels in the tributaries are the best they’ve been in years. Not to mention phosphorus levels are showing signs of improvement downstream.
September 11, 2018
UNF picks AT&T director as new government affairs VP
UNF has a picked a new vice president for Governmental Affairs. Heather Duncan, currently a regional director of external and legislative affairs for AT&T, will manage the governmental affairs program, serve on the State University System lobbyist team and as a liaison between the university and local government bodies.
September 11, 2018
U.S. News & World Report ranks UNF a 'Best Regional' university
For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNF as one of the "Best Regional" universities in the South.
September 10, 2018
How to get kids to try new foods
Dr. Lauri Wright, assistant professor and chair of UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, visits WJXT Ch. 4 "Morning Show" to discuss healthy eating strategies for kids.
September 10, 2018
Blue Buttons spotted along coastline
Dr. Eric Johnson, UNF biology professor, visits WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show" to speak with Meteorologist Jonathan Stacey about the blue button "jellyfish" that are washing up on local shores.
September 10, 2018
Osprey Racing Team is $33,000 recipient
APR Energy and The John and Suzanne Campion Family Foundation made a $33,000 donation to UNF's Osprey Racing Team, which designs and builds a race car each year, competing with other colleges in the national Formula Society of Automotive Engineers championship.
September 10, 2018
UNF music professor debuts new percussion compositions at world premiere
UNF Assistant Professor of Percussion Dr. Andrea Venet captivated audiences with her world premier performance of three original musical compositions.
September 7, 2018
Increased blue button sightings along coastline
Dr. Kelly Smith, biology associate professor, spoke with WJXT Ch. 4's Meteorologist Jonathan Stacey about the blue button jellyfish that are washing up on local beaches.
September 6, 2018
Alligator bites are on the rise in Florida, study finds
A new study by UNF researchers found the number of yearly recorded alligator bites is on the rise.
September 6, 2018
Alan Bliss named executive director of Jacksonville Historical Society
Adjunct history faculty member Alan Bliss has been named the new executive director of the Jacksonville Historical Society.
September 4, 2018
UNF presents 2018 Distinguished Professor Award at Fall Convocation
UNF will present Dr. Adel ElSafty, a professor of civil engineering in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, the 2018 Distinguished Professor award during the 47th annual fall Convocation ceremony.
August 31, 2018
Northeast Florida faces helium shortage
Dr. Daniel Santavicca, UNF associate professor of physics, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the local and global helium shortage that is happening because the demand for helium is greater than the supply available on Earth. 
August 31, 2018
UNF's growing local impact
UNF has grown in stature and relevance in recent years. By focusing on study areas that are especially relevant to Jacksonville--logistics and marine biology--the University has become a force in improving Northeast Florida's economy and quality of life.
August 31, 2018
What's the difference between green algae and red tide
Dr. Cliff Ross, UNF biology professor, discusses the green algae crisis and red tide--two major environmental issues--with WJXT Ch. 4.
August 30, 2018
Stop the violence
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, takes part in a community panel, hosted by News 104.5 WOKV, Hot 99.5, Power 106.1 and Action News, to explore the root cause of violence, conflict resolution, values and more.
August 30, 2018
New UNF president accepts challenges
UNF President David Szymanski talks to The Florida Times-Union about the opportunities and challenges he faces as the University's sixth president.
August 29, 2018
Alligators on the roof
What happens when you study 400 alligator eggs on a UNF rooftop? The Jacksonville Public Library sit down with Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, biology assistant professor, on the "Completely Booked" podcast to learn the answer.
August 28, 2018
Primary election day
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses the races and what might be expected heading into the general election on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" radio show.
August 28, 2018
Psychology behind video game anger
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses how competitive video games tend to foster more aggressive types of behaviors with Action News Jax.
August 28, 2018
Are flowers good for your health? The mood-boosting benefits are pretty great
Elite Daily talks to Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, UNF associate professor of public health, about her new study on flowers and how it fights stress in women.
August 27, 2018
Talking to your kids about processing negative events
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses how to talk to your children about unfortunate events on WJXT Ch. 4's "River City Live."
August 27, 2018
Millennials drive downtown's success
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, shares his opinion with The Florida Times-Union about millennials leading the way in order for downtown Jacksonville to thrive in the future.
August 24, 2018
'Hope And History' mural project
Dr. Chris Janson, UNF Center for Urban Education and Policy director, and Dr. Rudy Jamison, CUEP assistant director, spoke with "First Coast Connect" about an important mural project the CUEP organized to teach local youth about civil rights history.
August 24, 2018
Latest UNF poll shows Al Lawson obliterating Alvin Brown in CD 5 primary
A new poll from UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab asserts that U.S. Rep. Al Lawson of Florida’s 5th Congressional District is headed toward a blowout win over Democratic primary challenger Alvin Brown.
August 23, 2018
UNF police chief offers running safety tips for college students
Frank Mackesy, UNF Police Department chief, provides running safety tips to avoid being an easy target with WJXT Ch. 4.
August 23, 2018
$2,500 scholarship awarded to two UNF freshmen at Tech Coast Conference
The JAX Chamber hosted its 5th annual Tech Coast Conference on Wednesday, featuring a new $2,500 IT scholarship which was awarded to two UNF freshmen.
August 23, 2018
Alligators begin to hatch in UNF climate change experiment
The first alligators are beginning to hatch as part of a UNF study to determine the impact of climate change on the alligator population. First Coast News reports on the research which has never been done before.
August 23, 2018
Patience across cultures
Dr. Dominik Guss, UNF professor of psychology, discusses how different European countries vary in this regard on "The Academic Minute," which airs across the country on over 60 radio stations.
August 23, 2018
Flowers for stress relief
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, UNF associate professor of public health, discusses a new study on Coast Live that shows how flowers help reduce stress among women.
August 23, 2018
Baby gators hatching on UNF campus in name of science
Twenty baby alligators have hatched, so far, inside a UNF biology lab, and they’ve all come out fighting. Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, is hoping these little gators, each about 10 inches long, will help him figure out if global warming could present a very real threat to their species in the near future.
August 22, 2018
Keeping college students safe
University of North Florida Police Department Chief Frank Mackesy discusses college campus safety with WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show.
August 22, 2018
From sawmills to finance, Jacksonville's economy evolves
UNF Professor Emeritus of History Dr. Jim Crooks speaks with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta about the economic history of Jacksonville.
August 22, 2018
UNF student selected for cosmonaut training in Russia
UNF junior Lee Giat, double majoring in astrophysics and multimedia, won a nationwide contest that will send him to Europe for an out of this world experience.
August 21, 2018
Several alligators hatch from their nest at UNF
Several alligators have hatched from their nest at UNF. It's all part of a research project being conducted by Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology. He's studying alligator eggs to see if fewer males are being produced due to climate change.
August 21, 2018
UNF kicks off new semester
News4Jax stopped by to see how UNF welcomes our Ospreys back to the Nest.
August 17, 2018
UNF’s Meyer nominated for NCAA woman of the year
After a superb four-year career at UNF, Eden Meyer is in contention for one of the highest honors in college athletics. The former UNF distance runner was selected Thursday as one of 154 nationwide nominees for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
August 16, 2018
The Goods: Exploring the myths about blueberries
Janine Dray-Daris, instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, bursts the myths on blueberries in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
August 16, 2018
UNF student wins contest to train like a cosmonaut in Russia
Lee Giat, UNF student double majoring in astrophysics and multimedia production, is the winner of the Student Astronaut 2018 contest sponsored by the science television network Xploration Station.
August 16, 2018
The importance of reading to your child
Dr. Katrina Hall, UNF associate professor of literacy, talks to WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show" about making reading fun for your child and how it helps them become more successful in school.
August 13, 2018
Conservative media peddle a false view of America
Dr. Josh Gellers, UNF associate professor of political science, shares his opinion with The Florida Times-Union about conservative media and their view of our country.
August 13, 2018
Local scientists on possible algae issues in North Florida
Dr. Cliff Ross, professor and chair of UNF's Biology Department, discusses the harmful algae blooms that are disrupting Florida's west coast.
August 10, 2018
Running vs. walking
Dr. Churilla, UNF professor and Exercise Science and Chronic Disease graduate program director, discusses the benefits of walking and running when it comes to weight loss, burning calories and health.
August 9, 2018
Florida republican gubernatorial debates
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, spoke to the Florida Times-Union about the debates.
August 8, 2018
UNF faculty weighs in on political campaign ads
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF Public Opinion Research Lab director, speaks with First Coast News about the potential effects of political campaign ads.
August 8, 2018
Science on TAP-Jax speaker series
Dr. Josh Gellers, UNF associate professor of political science, talks to "First Coast Connect" about Science on TAP-Jax, a new science speaker series designed to create deeper conversations and understanding of scientific topics relevant to Northeast Florida.
August 7, 2018
Why the endangered green sea turtle, alligators are losing its male population
As Florida's beaches get hotter, sea turtles, and possibly alligators, are showing signs of shutting down. Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, is studying alligator eggs to see if fewer males are being produced and discusses this with "CBS This Morning."
August 6, 2018
Former homeless UNF student battles the odds, graduates with honors
Both of Gloria Elsen's parents died several years ago, and the UNF senior witnessed both of their medical challenges, inspiring her to become a nurse in order to help others and graduating with honors.
August 6, 2018
Trump and Bernie put their stamp on Florida governor's race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, tells the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the high-profile intervention into Florida's gubernatorial primaries is unusual.
August 2, 2018
UNF professor accepted into the Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program
Only 12 physical therapy faculty members nationwide are accepted into the prestigious Parkinson’s Foundation Physical Therapy Faculty Program per year, and Dr. Dawn Saracino, physical therapy associate instructor in the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences, made the cut.
August 1, 2018
Foods to help you sleep better
Andrea Altice, UNF nutrition instructor, shares her expertise on foods that will help you get a good night's sleep on "First Coast Living.
August 1, 2018
UNF student reaching for the stars - literally
UNF junior Lee Giat is a double major in astrophysics and communication and is one step closer to his dream of becoming an astronaut.
July 31, 2018
Climate change impact on alligator eggs study
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, and UNF senior Molly O'Brien discuss their climate change study with WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
July 31, 2018
The act of giving
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF psychology associate professor, visits "First Coast Living" to discuss if people are conditioned to behave altruistically; studies show that the brain responds differently for men and women. She also spoke on the importance of community-based research being conducted at UNF.
July 30, 2018
Shore-based shark fishing may be getting more restrictions
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, Shark Biology Program director and associate professor, speaks with News4Jax about new proposed shark fishing regulations.
July 30, 2018
Latest poll finds Graham, DeSantis lead among party voters
Dr. Michael Binder, faculty director for the UNF Public Opinion Research Laboratory, discusses the difficulties of polling in primaries where people don't have party ID labels to fall back on with WJXT Ch. 4.
July 27, 2018
UNF engineering professor invents one-of-a-kind surf rover machine
Dr. William Dally, associate professor of civil engineering, and students speak with Ch. 4 about their surf rover project.
July 26, 2018
Back-to-school anxiety
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses students and anxiety as they readjust to starting a new school year on "First Coast Living."
July 26, 2018
Shark scientists explain what's right and what's wrong with Shark Week
UNF biology graduate student Kat Mowle tells the Washington Post that she is fascinated by the beauty of sharks and eagerly awaits Shark Week's arrival every summer.
July 24, 2018
Jumbo Shrimp make splash, join minor league merchandise leaders
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF associate professor of sport management, speaks with The Florida Times-Union about the Jumbo Shrimp's recent jump into the top 25 in nationwide merchandise sales.
July 23, 2018
‘WOWsdom!’: Letters to themselves inspire women, girls
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Lucy Croft, UNF associate vice president for Student Affairs, along with celebrity contributors like CNN's Kelly Wallace and "Queer Sugar" actress Tina Lifford, share advice to young girls in the new book "WOWsdom! The Girl's Guide to the Positive and the Possible" by Donna Orender, Generation W. CEO.
July 19, 2018
UNF professor lends expertise on current issue
Dr. Heather Barnes Truelove, associate professor and specialist in environmental psychology, speaks with “PRI’s The World” podcast about her research on pro-environmental behaviors relating to recent bans on plastic straws. Scroll down the page to the July 12 edition titled “Trump and Putin Summit Preview, Paraguay's #MeToo, Ditching Plastic Straws”; the entire plastic straws story begins at 31:35 and Dr. Truelove’s comments are at 35:35.
July 18, 2018
UNF research could predict future of gators in Florida
There's a unique research project at the University of North Florida that could predict the future of alligators in Florida. Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, UNF biology student Molly O'Brien are studying 400 eggs nesting on campus.
July 18, 2018
Memory differences in females and males
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, speaks to First Coast Living about the differences in memory among females and males.
July 17, 2018
Digging in the dirt
Jacksonville Magazine speaks to Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF assistant professor of anthropology, and his students about their work to uncover the story of Northeast Florida's pre-colonial past. Scroll to page 34 to read the article.
July 16, 2018
Climate change is turning sea turtle eggs female. What about alligators?
Sometime in mid-August, 400 baby alligators will hatch on the UNF campus. Researchers will scoop up the newborns and tally them up: male or female? If Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, and his hypothesis are correct, most of the tiny reptiles wriggling out of their manmade nests will be female, thanks to climate change.
July 16, 2018
Click it or ticket: Seat belt safety on campus
University Police Department Traffic Safety Officer Gus Carlson talks to the Spinnaker about the importance of wearing a seat belt and the safety behind it.
July 16, 2018
Scholarship was 'everything' to UNF graduate, immigrant father
UNF alumna Anna Santiago's father, a Vietnam native, was unable to go to college. But he wanted his four children, raised mostly in Jacksonville, to get the chance. Anna's scholarship to the University was 'everything' to her.
July 13, 2018
UNF camp challenges kids to see similarities with inclusion program
UNF's Youth Sports & Fitness Camp is partnering with the North Florida School of Special Education for a summer camp program that includes students with various intellectual differences.
July 9, 2018
UNF biology professor studies climate change on alligator eggs
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, is studying climate change in 400 alligator eggs on campus to determine how they respond to the warming environment with WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
July 9, 2018
UNF LGBT director discusses having the coolest job ever
Kaitlin Legg, UNF LGBT Resource Center director, talks to the Spinnaker about the programs she oversees and how rewarding it is to see students transform over time.
July 6, 2018
Thai soccer team rescue will be dangerous, UNF professor says
Dr. Bill Dally, an associate professor of civil engineering in the Taylor Engineering Research Institute at UNF and a certified scuba diver, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that getting the soccer team home will be a complex rescue effort.
July 6, 2018
Best College Reviews Names UNF Among Top 50 Online RN to BSN Programs
Best College Reviews has named the University of North Florida among the Top 50 online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs for 2018, ranking No. 14 in the nation.
July 3, 2018
Vowel-heavy TIAA Bank Field doesn’t roll off the tongue, but give it time ... or a nickname
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF associate professor of sport management, shares her expertise with The Florida Times-Union about how TIAA is bringing real value to reaching a new demographic of customers.
July 3, 2018
Does climate change threaten Florida gator reproduction?
WJCT Public Radio talks to Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, about the hundreds of eggs he's hatching on campus. He says as the world warms, populations of certain male reptiles are declining and that could spell extinction for alligators in the Sunshine State.
July 3, 2018
UNF biology professor hatching alligator eggs to determine reptiles' sex
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF associate professor of biology, is studying 400 alligator eggs on campus to figure out how alligators will respond to a warming planet. If it gets too hot, gators could be at risk of eventual distinction.
July 2, 2018
Higher education leads downtown revitalization
UNF recently joined Jacksonville University and Florida State College of Jacksonville, when it announced it would open classrooms in the Barnett National Bank Building in early 2019. UNF's Center for Entrepreneurship will include evening classes housed on the fourth and fifth floors of the Barnett Bank building.
June 29, 2018
UNF faculty shares political science expertise
Dr. Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner, director of the pre-law program in UNF's Department of Political Science, visits "First Coast Connect" to discuss Justice Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court.
June 29, 2018
Toy car therapy helps pediatric patients feel like kids again
Brooks Rehabilitation started a new program for pediatric patients, inspired by the one-of-a-kind Adaptive Toy Project course that was created by UNF engineering and physical therapy students and faculty.
June 28, 2018
UNF professor shares nutrition expertise
Dr. Judith Rodriguez, Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program chair, shares tips on emergency food supplies to prepare for hurricane season.
June 27, 2018
UNF student's film wins Best Picture at national Movie Fest in Atlanta
The short film “Imitations” by UNF senior Connor Dolby, fine arts major with a concentration in graphic design/digital media and a minor in film, was just awarded National Best Picture at the world’s largest student film festival, the Terminus Campus Movie Fest Conference.
June 26, 2018
UNF student brings Entrepreneur Night event to Jacksonville
UNF health administration student Monica Lao is leading a local entrepreneur night to help UNF students and young professionals network.
June 25, 2018
UNF’S Delaney era ends, Szymanski looks to improve programs
New UNF President Dr. David Szymanski speaks with The Florida Times-Union about his vision for the future of the University.
June 24, 2018
UNF’s Jeff Doty wins Western Junior Championship
Osprey men's golf freshman Jeff Doty won the Western Junior last week, the oldest junior tournament in the country.
June 22, 2018
Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship awarded to UNF faculty member
Dr. Thobias Sando, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, is working in Tanzania with UNF graduate student Festo Mjogolo, to conduct a 12-week Infrastructure Management Research Clinic.
June 21, 2018
UNF steps up fight against cancer with special microscope
Researchers at UNF's Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility are using the one-of-a-kind TESCAN Q-Phase microscope to study cancer cells.
June 21, 2018
UNF surfers finish third at NSSA finals
The UNF Surf Team finished third best in the nation at the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s collegiate championships.
June 20, 2018
UNF biology faculty shares her dolphin insight
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF biology assistant professor, speaks with The Florida Times-Union.
June 19, 2018
Vigil remembers UNF student
Friends and loved ones honored the memory of UNF junior Hayden Raulerson who was one of four young adults from Jacksonville killed in a crash in Gilchrist County earlier this month.
June 18, 2018
UNF digs up history from over 2,000 years ago
Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF assistant professor of anthropology, and his students recently conducted an archaeological dig in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The team shares their findings from 2,500 years ago with First Coast News.
June 18, 2018
UNF professor lends his research expertise on national issue
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, speaks with In Sickness and in Health podcast about the opioid overdose crisis. Scroll down to Episode 11 and pick a media player to listen for free.
June 18, 2018
UNF, Mayo experiment with rare 3-D microscope
Researchers at UNF's Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility watched as dozens of dots scattered across their computer screen on the TESCAN Q-Phase microscope, which is housed at UNF for 90 days while TESCAN validates and markets the product. It allows researchers to watch cells interact for days at a time, a research advantage previously unavailable.
June 18, 2018
UNF faculty shares her research expertise on local issue
Dr. Lauri Wright, director of the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, speaks with Action News about proper food preparation.
June 15, 2018
UNF helps National Park Service assess Jacksonville archaeological storm damage
Dr. Keith Ashley, Professor of Anthropology and his students from the University of North Florida have stepped up to help the National Park Service in researching the archaeological areas damaged by the hurricanes Matthew and Irma.
June 14, 2018
First-of-its-kind microscope at UNF aiding local cancer research
A first-of-its-kind TESCAN Q-Phase microscope on loan to the UNF Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility and used by Mayo as well as University researchers and students is aiding in the fight against cancer.
June 14, 2018
UNF criminology faculty shares expertise on local investigation
Cathy Chaldeayne, UNF criminology instructor, talks to First Coast News about the unusual hunger strike by Nassau County inmate Kimberly Kessler that caused her to be moved to the Duval County Jail.
June 14, 2018
World Cup in Orlando could be a big win for Jacksonville
UNF international students speak with First Coast News about events UNF is hosting this month to celebrate the World Cup and the opportunities that will come to Jacksonville if Orlando is chosen as a host city for the 2026 games.
June 14, 2018
UNF Surf Team heads to National Championships in California
WJCT speaks with the UNF Surf Team, best on the east coast for the last four consecutive years, as they get ready to head to nationals.
June 14, 2018
UNF surf team leaves Lake Atlantic for national contest in California
The UNF Surf Team has been East Coast champ four years in a row. At the national championship, it’s finished second in the nation for the past three years. Now, they're headed west for the college surfing championships. The Florida Times-Union caught up with the team on the beach.
June 13, 2018
Some changes made, others still needed two years after Pulse shooting
A memorial was held on the UNF campus for the 49 victims who lost their lives two years ago in the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.
June 13, 2018
Trump's economic experiment: Growth without immigrants
Dr. Madeline Zavodny, UNF economics professor, tells the Washington Examiner that immigrants historically have flocked to the U.S. when unemployment rates are low.
June 12, 2018
New UNF President David Szymanski discusses vision, priorities and movtivations
From working with the community to growing successful graduates, the key to success — says new UNF President David Szymanski — is building relationships.
June 12, 2018
Former UN ambassador breaks down historic North Korean Summit
Nancy Soderberg, UNF Public Service Leadership director and American foreign policy strategist, discusses the historic summit between the U.S. and North Korea on WJXT's "The Morning Show."
June 12, 2018
New UNF president: Shaping students for a dynamic business climate
Dr. David Szymanski, UNF's new president, sits down with the Jacksonville Daily Record and shares that he wants students to emerge "nimble, flexible and open-minded" with their career goals.
June 12, 2018
UNF team digs for 'fisher-hunter-gatherers' who lived 2,500 years ago
Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF assistant professor of anthropology, and his students dig in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve excavating a big oyster midden about 2,500 years old, one of the oldest such middens on the south side of the St. Johns River. The Florida Times-Union was there as they uncovered local history.
June 11, 2018
Despite U.S. team absence, Jacksonville readies for World Cup
Ruth Lopez, UNF International Center senior director, and Dr. Kristi Sweeney, associate professor of sport management, speak with The Florida Times-Union about how UNF is celebrating the World Cup and the tournament’s local impact.
June 7, 2018
John Delaney moves on to next challenge
UNF President Emeritus John Delaney is ready for a change after serving the University for the last 15 years. He discusses the next phase of his life with Folio Weekly.
June 7, 2018
Dr. David Szymanski brings his vision to UNF
Dr. David Szymanski, UNF's sixth president, is a fast-thinking man. He tends to speak rapidly, but even the speed of his cadence isn't quick enough to keep up with his mind. He sits down with Folio Weekly on his first full day on campus to share his vision for the University.
June 6, 2018
We shouldn't ignore this 50th anniversary
Dr. Alan Bliss, UNF history professor and interim director of the Jacksonville Historical Society, shares with The Florida Times-Union why he believes the city shouldn't forget to celebrate the anniversary of a consolidated city-county government.
June 6, 2018
Do yellow fly traps really work?
Dr. Dan Moon, UNF biology professor, talks to First Coast News about the best way to get rid of those pesky biting yellow flies.
June 6, 2018
Donald Trump's tariffs' could impact Florida
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses President Donald Trump's recent tariffs and how they could impact the Sunshine State on WJCT's "First Coast Connect" radio show.
June 6, 2018
UNF pitcher Frank German a fourth-round draft pick of Yankees
Ospreys baseball pitcher junior Frank German was selected in the fourth round by the New York Yankees in the 2018 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. It marks the sixth-straight year an Osprey has been taken in the MLB draft.
June 4, 2018
Former UNF basketball player creates new mental health foundation
UNF Class of 2017 alumna Tesh Hanson started the non-profit StayWhole Foundation to promote mental health awareness among student-athletes and throughout the community.
June 4, 2018
Metrotown ‘Life-changing’ Jacksonville diversity education program to expand
The Florida Times-Union sits down with some of the teens who participated in last year’s Metrotown Institute to discuss their experiences, and speak with Nancy Broner, OneJax executive director, about the growth of the successful program.
June 4, 2018
Seven Florida universities join state's cyber training platform
UNF is among seven Florida universities that is a part of a partnership with the Florida Center for Cybersecurity, bringing a virtual learning lab, called the CyberHub, to our campus this fall.
June 4, 2018
UNF jocks make the grade
The UNF athletic department just completed its seventh full academic year with a record cumulative department GPA of 3.0 or higher. The student-athletes are considering this one of their most impressive streaks.
June 4, 2018
UNF professor lends his research expertise on national issue
UNF History Professor Dr. David Courtwright talks to the History News Network about the current narcotic addiction in America.
June 4, 2018
New art exhibit looks at the relationship between artists and their mentors
Drs. Louise Freshman Brown, professor, and Nofa Dixon, associate professor, as well as instructor Jim Draper, all in the UNF Department of Art and Design, are contributors to the new "Artists Who Mentor" exhibit at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church.
June 4, 2018
Corruption patina can dull Jacksonville image
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells The Florida Times-Union that high-profile cases against elected officials hurts the perception of local government.
June 4, 2018
Summer hydration
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF Nutrition and Dietetics program director, shares tips for proper hydration during the summer.
June 1, 2018
Q&A with new UNF President
New UNF President Dr. David Szymanski sat down with WJCT News on his first day on the job.
June 1, 2018
Dr. David Szymanski takes the helm at UNF
Dr. David Szymanski, UNF's new president, visits WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show" to discuss the future of the University.
May 31, 2018
Dr. Chris Janson examines two racially-charged incidents
Dr. Chris Janson, UNF Center for Urban Education and Policy director, speaks with WJXT Ch. 4's Bruce Hamilton on "The Morning Show" about recent national incidents of racism and what people can do to make their communities stronger and healthier.
May 30, 2018
Starbucks racial bias training
Dr. Chris Janson, associate professor and director of UNF's Center for Urban Education and Policy, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that training was a big first step in helping people look through implicit bias.
May 29, 2018
Honoring great teachers with a great award
Four teachers were recent recipients of the Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence, established by Jacksonville philanthropist Gilchrist Berg. UNF's College of Education and Human Services oversees the awards on Berg’s behalf.
May 29, 2018
President John Delaney shares his plans for the future
President John Delaney talks with WJXT Channel 4's "This Week in Jacksonville" about his big plans ahead and his confidence in UNF.
May 25, 2018
Retiring 15-year UNF president helped raise profile of the school in the community
John Delaney, who retires from the UNF presidency May 31, discusses his legacy and future with Jacksonville Daily Record.
May 25, 2018
Mental Health Awareness Month
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses how an optimistic outlook can keep depressive symptoms at bay and shares tips for boosting optimism on "First Coast Living."
May 24, 2018
UNF-MSERF researchers utilize TESCAN instrument in cancer-fighting studies
The UNF Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility has partnered with TESCAN, a leading manufacturer of electron and light microscopes, in the installation of one of its new Q-Phase microscopes, a unique instrument for quantitative phase imaging based on holographic microscopy.
May 23, 2018
UNF Osprey athletes post record classroom performance
With the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year, the UNF Athletic Department is celebrating the extension of one of its most impressive streaks as University student-athletes recorded their seventh full academic year with a cumulative department GPA of 3.0 or higher.
May 22, 2018
UNF holds send off for retiring President John Delaney
The UNF Alumni Association held an open house for President John Delaney, who retires from the presidency May 31. He is the University's longest-serving president of 15 years and former mayor of Jacksonville.
May 21, 2018
UNF: ‘Pioneer’ female engineering students design water system for Guatemalan village
The Florida Times-Union speaks to UNF’s first all-female senior civil engineering team who designed a new water distribution system for a Guatemalan village as their capstone project.
May 19, 2018
Royal wedding breaks tradition on more than one front
As the world tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle unite, UNF experts shared insight into this unconventional royal wedding. Professor of History Emerita Dr. Elizabeth Furdell, who taught British and European history at UNF for 27 years before retiring in 2010, as well as Dr. Al Dorsey, visiting assistant professor and expert in African-American history, spoke with News4Jax.
May 18, 2018
Inclusion and equality: Mainstreaming special ed in the classroom
Dr. Deborah Reed, UNF Exceptional Deaf and Interpreter Education instructor, speaks to EduTalk radio about inclusion in special education and teacher preparation in a clinical setting.
May 18, 2018
Who is UNF's new president?
Dr. David Szymanski will soon be the University's sixth president as John Delaney retires from the UNF Presidency May 31. The Spinnaker shares more personal insight into our new leader.
May 18, 2018
OneJax seeking teens for ‘transformative’ Metrotown Institute
OneJax, an institute of UNF, is now accepting applications from teens entering grades nine through 12 to participate in its Metrotown Institute, a four-day program that promotes cultural respect and understanding.
May 18, 2018
New research by UNF economist shows immigrants may boost employment of natives
Dr. Madeline Zavodny, UNF economics professor and former economist in the research department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, talks to Forbes about a study she conducted for the National Foundation for American Policy about how having more immigrants reduces the unemployment rate, raising the labor force participation rate of U.S. natives within the same sex and education group.
May 17, 2018
Local teachers receive Gladys Prior Awards
Next week, four local teachers will receive big money from local philanthropist Gilchrist Berg and UNF's College of Education and Human Services, which has administered the annual awards for several years. Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, UNF COEHS dean, and Joan Bacon, Gladys Prior Award recipient and LaVilla School of the Arts teacher, joins "First Coast Connect" to talk about the awards.
May 17, 2018
For UNF's Dan Schafer, local history is life's work
Dan Schafer, a retired UNF history professor, signed on in 1972 as the University’s first history professor, and it didn’t take him long to start digging into the past of his new home. On the surface, that didn’t seem to be the most glamorous or fruitful pursuit. But as he’s found, the past in Northeast Florida is much more than just local.
May 16, 2018
Patience research
UNF psychology professor Dr. Dominik Guess visits "First Coast Connect" to talk about his international research into patience in everyday life.
May 15, 2018
Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy ceremony was one big dog whistle
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF professor of religious studies, writes an opinion piece for the Huffington Post about President Trump’s opening of the embassy in Jerusalem.
May 15, 2018
UNF civil engineering professor building ocean-current tracking technology
Dr. William Dally, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, has been dreaming for years about building his Surf Rover, a one-of-a-kind device that uses tracking technology to gather ocean current data. He and his grad students talk to "River City Live" about how this unusual vehicle will be used in coastal research.
May 15, 2018
Genealogy website used to find serial killer
Dr. Matthew Gilg, UNF biology professor and genetics expert, speaks to First Coast News about use of DNA information collected by genealogy websites.
May 11, 2018
Teachers honored for career excellence
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey, UNF College of Education and Human Services dean, visits "The Morning Show" to discuss the four Jacksonville teachers who were recently surprised in their classrooms with the $15,000 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence, managed by UNF COEHS.
May 10, 2018
Dr. Tracy Alloway
Dr. Alloway, UNF psychology associate professor, visits "First Coast Living" to talk about new research on how second-hand stress can affect the brain, and tips to alleviate it.
May 9, 2018
John Delaney reflects on his 15-year presidency at UNF
UNF President John Delaney discusses his legacy over the last 15 years as the University's fifth president on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
May 9, 2018
Archbishop Tutu donates significant manuscripts to UNF
Oupa Seane, UNF associate director for the Commission on Diversity and Inclusion and former chief of staff to Desmond Tutu, discusses his generous writing collection gift to the University in honor of President John Delaney's retirement from the presidency May 31.
May 8, 2018
UNF's first all-female engineering team solves water crisis in Guatemalan town
As part of their senior capstone project, UNF's first all female team of civil engineering seniors, created a water distribution system to help roughly 1,000 residents of a Guatemalan town.
May 4, 2018
UNF Osprey Racing club set to appear in Auto Italia magazine
UNF’s Osprey Racing club will be featured in Auto-Italia, an England-based publication that's the only Italian car magazine in the world. In an upcoming fall issue, Auto-Italia will feature UNF donor and supporter of Osprey Racing and the School of Engineering John Campion’s Lancia Martini collection.
May 3, 2018
President John Delaney retiring from UNF
UNF President John Delaney, the University's fifth president, will be retiring from the presidency May 31 and talks to WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show" about his campus legacy and accomplishments.
May 3, 2018
Archbishop Desmond Tutu gives writing collection to UNF
Nobel laureate and renowned anti-apartheid leader Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu donated a collection of his most significant writings — manuscripts, letters and notes — to UNF, where he authored many while a scholar in residence there.
May 1, 2018
Nutrition check - Improving poor eating habits
Dr. Kristen Hicks-Roof, nutrition and dietetics assistant professor, shares insight about simple tips to improve poor eating habits.
April 30, 2018
Practicing patience
Dr. Dominik Guess, UNF psychology professor, discusses his cross-cultural European study on patience on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
April 30, 2018
All-female group of student engineers give Guatemalan village running water
Action News speaks with five senior female civil engineering students at UNF who engineered a water filtration and distribution system as their senior capstone project.
April 27, 2018
Never too late to learn: Jacksonville couple in 80s get UNF honorary degrees after decade of classes
Marty and Mimi Kaufman received honorary UNF bachelor’s degrees in the humanities during spring commencement. Although they never went to college, the couple has participated in UNF’s Division of Continuing Education courses together since 2007.
April 26, 2018
Nutrition for expecting moms
Dr. Zhiping Yu, nutrition and dietetics assistant professor, visits First Coast Living to talk about proper nutrition during pregnancy.
April 26, 2018
A sweet potato isn’t a potato, and other myths
Corinne Labyak, registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor in UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, speaks to the Florida Times-Union about sweet potatoes.
April 26, 2018
Facing your fears with Dr. Tracy Alloway
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF psychology associate professor, visits River City Live to share her expert insight on overcoming phobias.
April 26, 2018
Why am I waiting for this Corpse Flower to open? Why are you? The answer is science
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF psychology associate professor, speaks to First Coast News about the science behind various internet fascinations.
April 26, 2018
UNF graduates honored for exceptional service to community
UNF senior Sara-Marie Saliba and Ayshka Elise Rodriguez-Velez, a UNF graduate student, might not have been classmates but the students share a bond of compassion, caring and commitment to give back to the community.
April 24, 2018
Can Gov. Scott deliver on his campaign promise to enforce term limits?
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells First Coast News that the constitution would have to be amended in order to enforce term limits, and that's not easy.
April 24, 2018
UNF team hopes Surf Rover will help researchers protect beaches
A UNF civil engineering professor and his students are trying to learn what’s going on underwater during a storm to protect local beaches. The Surf Rover is part dune buggy, part amphibious crawler. Action News Jax features the project.
April 23, 2018
Potential impacts on taxpayers of Lot J revitalization
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, sport management associate professor, speaks to Action News about potential impacts of the EverBank Field redevelopment plans.
April 23, 2018
In long-empty church, activist sees potential for museum of Jacksonville’s civil rights past
Dr. Chris Janson, UNF education professor and director of the University's Center for Urban Education and Policy, is working with local activist on turning Snyder Memorial into a museum for civil rights history.
April 23, 2018
An opioid crisis foretold
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses the distressing truth of America's opioid crisis with The New York Times.
April 23, 2018
UNF professor studies something in short supply: patience
Patience in everyday life is a strong predictor of health and well-being. Dr. Dominik Guess, a UNF psychology professor, talks to The Florida Times-Union about his European study regarding patience in everyday life. It reveals there are cultural differences as to when people get impatient and the reactions they show.
April 20, 2018
First Lady Barbara Bush's legacy
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, discusses Barbara Bush's legacy as the matriarch of the Bush family on First Coast News.
April 20, 2018
UNF ROTC students gain skills to carry into combat
First Coast News stopped by to witness a UNF Army ROTC combat care training exercise with a Black Hawk helicopter.
April 19, 2018
Doubt surrounds the only experiment that claims to see dark-matter particles
For 20 years, a physics team in Italy conducting an experiment known as DAMA has claimed to have observed dark-matter particles. Dr. Chris Kelso, physics assistant professor, and his collaborators argue that recent upgrades to the DAMA experiment opens up a new energy range so that the simplest model for dark matter can no longer explain the DAMA signal. Read more in The Atlantic magazine.
April 19, 2018
Forbes Names University of North Florida 2018 ‘Best Value College’
UNF has been named a Forbes 2018 “Best Value College” and is among an exclusive class of only 300 schools nationwide ranked to help students as well as families evaluate the likely return on their investment. The University is the only Northeast Florida higher education institution to land on the list.
April 19, 2018
Cultures short in everyday patience
Dr. Dominik Guess, a UNF psychology professor, talks to "First Coast Living" about his new European study he and his students conducted about patience in everyday life.
April 18, 2018
'Dolphin Tale' trainer speaks at UNF
Abigale Stone, real-life caregiver for Winter the dolphin from the movie "Dolphin Tale," spoke to UNF coastal biology students about her career and rehabilitating the dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.
April 17, 2018
UNF students develop structures to ease beach erosion
Four civil engineering seniors from UNF tell First Coast News how they're working to combat a real-life problem with their Senior Capstone Project, beach erosion.
April 17, 2018
UNF president honored at OneJax Humanitarian Awards Dinner
UNF President John Delaney was recognized at the annual OneJax Humanitarian Awards Dinner at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Delaney and other local leaders were honored at the event, which raised a record $485,000 for OneJax.
April 17, 2018
Potential scholarship to remember UNF alumna
Sarah Patterson was a bright young woman with a passion for equal rights and social justice. Last summer, at the age of 31, she lost her life in a tragic accident. Now, a close friend is attempting to start a new scholarship in her memory. 
April 17, 2018
UNF psychology study reveals certain cultures short in everyday patience
Patience in everyday life is a strong predictor of health and well-being. Dr. Dominik Guess, a UNF psychology professor, conducted a European study regarding patience in everyday life. It reveals there are cultural differences as to when people get impatient and the reactions they show.
April 16, 2018
Could jetty in St. Augustine save beach, make great surfing waves too?
Four UNF civil engineering students think they’ve found a way to ease beach erosion at a troubled spot in St. Augustine Beach — while also providing some fine waves for surfing and some pretty good fishing and diving too.
April 13, 2018
What is your thinking approach?
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses creativity/divergent thinking and its importance in the classroom as well as in the workplace on "First Coast Living."
April 13, 2018
UNF engineering students design model to stop beach erosion
Four senior civil engineering students, under the guidance of engineering faculty, Drs. Christopher Brown, Raphael Crowley and Bill Dally, have developed a real-world solution to stop beach erosion as part of their senior Capstone Project.
April 12, 2018
Exploring myths about cabbage
Cabbage is a staple food in many cultures. Jill Snyder, instructor in UNF's Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, takes a look at some of the myths surrounding the leafy vegetable in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
April 11, 2018
Jacksonville women attend 'Unhappy Hour' on Equal Pay Day
Dr. Jenny Stuber, associate professor sociology, speaks with Action News about reasons the gender pay gap exists.
April 9, 2018
Giant 'surf rover' taking shape at UNF engineering lab
Dr. Bill Dally, UNF associate professor of civil and coastal engineering, and several of his students have been designing a vehicle, called the Surf Rover, that is designed to measure the underwater topography in surf zones that typically have soft sand, steep slopes, high waves and strong currents. When completed, there will be nothing like it anywhere in the world.
April 6, 2018
Black history matters: mural project brings awareness to Jacksonville’s historic Eastside
UNF's Center for Urban Education and Policy is launching a large-scale public art mural project to supplement Civil Rights Movement curriculum and teach Jacksonville’s high school students about local historical events like Ax Handle Saturday and the 1960s Sit-Ins.
April 6, 2018
New Eastside mural will teach story of Civil Rights Movement
UNF's Center for Urban Education and Policy is launching a large-scale public art mural project to supplement Civil Rights Movement curriculum and teach Jacksonville’s high school students about local historical events like Ax Handle Saturday and the 1960s Sit-Ins.
April 6, 2018
UNF Student Union named for John Delaney
The UNF Board of Trustees voted late to name the campus Student Union building the John A. Delaney Student Union in honor of President John Delaney’s service and commitment to the University over the last 15 years. The building naming will take effect Friday, June 1.
April 5, 2018
Northeast Florida events honor Martin Luther King Jr.
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of finance and former Jacksonville Human Rights Commission member, tells WJXT Ch. 4 if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would be fighting against several issues, including fighting inequality and poverty.
April 4, 2018
UNF alumna captures faces to remember
Photographer Agnes Lopez, who graduated from UNF with a degree in marketing, has several "Faces to Remember" portraits on display as part of the "ReSet the Table" exhibition at Yellow House.
April 4, 2018
How advertising shaped the first opioid epidemic
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses the use of advertising in the first opioid epidemic during the late 19th century with Smithsonian.com.
April 4, 2018
UNF education majors glad teachers are demanding more money
UNF education students studying to become teachers are pursuing the profession because they are passionate about children. They tell WJXT Ch. 4 they also hope they can make a living wage in their chosen career.
April 2, 2018
John Delaney leaves his mark on UNF
As UNF moves into a new presidency, John Delaney will not be forgotten, dedicating himself to the development and wellbeing of the University, and even more, the Jacksonville community. The Spinnaker shares more about his 15-year presidency.
March 30, 2018
Facebook never forgets
First Coast News spoke with Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, assistant professor of Computing, about the latest Facebook privacy scandal.
March 30, 2018
Scientists worry Right Whales inching closer to extinction
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF assistant professor of biology, tells First Coast news it's alarming that no Right Whale calves have recently been born.
March 29, 2018
Literacy campaign revamps
The Florida Institute of Education at UNF provides services for the literacy program at the Jefferson Country R.J. Bailar Public Library.
March 29, 2018
Reducing food waste
Jenna Braddock, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses tips on conquering food waste on "First Coast Living.
March 29, 2018
BOG approves David Szymanski as new UNF president
The Florida Board of Governors gave final approval for Dr. David Szymanski to become the sixth president of UNF.
March 21, 2018
UNF engineering professor designs 3,000-pound surf rover machine
Dr. William Dally, UNF civil engineering associate professor, and students speak with First Coast News about a surf rover machine they're building that will change the future of coastal engineering by impacting data collection on sand and at sea.
March 16, 2018
Breweries experiment with local wild beer yeast
Dr. Michael Lentz, UNF associate professor of biology, discusses his recent study on isolating wild yeast strains and how craft breweries are using new strains and species of yeast.
March 16, 2018
UNF engineering professor: It's too early to determine cause of bridge collapse
Dr. Adel ElSafty, UNF civil engineering professor, discusses the collapse of the pedestrian bridge in Miami with WJXT Ch. 4.
March 14, 2018
How is climate change impacting trees?
Dr. Mike Aspinwall, UNF assistant professor of biology, participated in a study where he examined how large trees in Australia are affected by climate change. He discusses how this could lead to warmer temperatures on "First Coast Connect."
March 14, 2018
UNF holds women veterans panel for Recognition Week
The UNF Military Veterans Resource Center hosted a women veterans panel discussion where female veterans from multiple wars discussed their service experience.
March 13, 2018
Students, teachers organize walkout over memorial, gun reform
Dr. Angela Mann, UNF assistant professor of psychology, tells First Coast News that being active is a way to help students heal and create new relationships while developing a sense of security.
March 12, 2018
Jacksonville-based Metro Diner is hungry for growth
Dr. Paul Fadil, chair of the Department of Management in the Coggin College of Business at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that Metro Diner seems to have found a formula that works well in many areas.
March 12, 2018
Flash fiction: UNF author, artist team up on book of short stories
Dr. Dennis Bell, UNF math professor, has written a book of short stories, "A Box of Dreams," which was illustrated by Louise Freshman Brown, UNF art professor.
March 9, 2018
History of UNF presidents
Dr. David Szymanski is officially UNF’s president elect, setting him up to take the mantle as the sixth president of the University. The Spinnaker shares a brief history of UNF's presidents.
March 8, 2018
UNF Opera Ensemble celebrates 10 years
The UNF Opera Ensemble is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by performing a full production of the timeless classic, "La Bohème." Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, UNF associate professor of voice, and some of his students talk to River City Live about the upcoming performance.
March 7, 2018
What lurks underneath Everbank Field parking Lot J
Dr. Christopher Brown, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, talks to First Coast News about contamination under Lot J at Everbank Field.
March 7, 2018
Astronaut encourages women to pursue STEM at UNF conference
NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, the first astronaut to paint in space, shares her exciting experiences in space and encourages women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, math and art during the Women Leaders in STEM Conference.
March 6, 2018
UNF Opera Ensemble celebrates 10 years
We may not have a phantom, but UNF does have an Opera Ensemble, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by performing a full production of the timeless classic, "La Bohème."
March 6, 2018
UNF, FSCJ working together to help students earn degrees
The Jacksonville Daily Record discusses the Connect Program, a collaboration between UNF and Florida State College at Jacksonville that is designed to boost economic development, expand enrollment and help more students earn degrees.
March 5, 2018
Research raises questions about trees’ reaction to climate change
Dr. Michael Aspinwall, UNF assistant professor of biology, was among a group of scientists that researched how trees handle extreme heat. The study found that heatwaves cause trees to temporarily slow down or stop absorbing carbon dioxide, which could mean more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and warmer temperatures for us in the future.
March 5, 2018
The 'Artistic Astronaut' to share experiences at UNF
Astronaut Nicole Stott will be sharing her experiences in space during the Women Leaders in STEM Conference on campus. She speaks to The Florida Times-Union about the importance of women studying science, technology, engineering, math and art.
March 2, 2018
Boosting brain power
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to "First Coast Living" about music and the brain from childhood to adulthood and why it's so powerful for memory.
March 1, 2018
UNF percussion students to set world record
Dr. Andrea Venet, UNF assistant professor of percussion, and her students are trying to set the Guinness World Record for the world's largest marching machine, a unique percussion instrument that sounds like marching feet. They perform live on WJXT Ch. 4.
March 1, 2018
How Parkland tragedy is making CEOs pay attention
Dr. Paul Fadil, chair of the Department of Management at UNF, discusses Dick's Sporting Goods move to no longer sell assault-style firearms with First Coast News.
February 28, 2018
How accurate are DNA tests?
Dr. Matthew Gilg, UNF biology professor, discusses popular DNA tests used to track ancestry and their effectiveness with First Coast News.
February 28, 2018
Florida Prepaid Plan benefits
Marla Lewis, UNF associate director of Financial Aid, discusses the benefits of having the Florida Prepaid Plan, including locking in tuition costs at today's prices, with WJXT Ch. 4.
February 28, 2018
Senior hunger in Northeast Florida
Dr. Lauri Wright, director of UNF's Center for Nutrition and Food Security, talks to The Florida Times-Union about hunger among the senior population on the First Coast.
February 26, 2018
Future UNF President Szymanski on his plans, goals
Dr. David Szymanski, UNF's next president, tells the Spinnaker he believes creating personal relationships is one of his strongest assets.
February 26, 2018
Remembering Billy Graham
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, discusses his extensive research on the impact of faith among prisoners at Angola prison, where the Rev. Billy Graham was instrumental in ministry, with WJXT Ch. 4.
February 23, 2018
Four Ways to Further Your Education in Retirement
A contributor to U.S. News & World Report writes about visiting UNF to audit Dr. David Courtwright’s 1960s and Vietnam course as well as other continuing education options for retirees.
February 22, 2018
Next UNF president must embrace Delaney's visionary spirit
The Florida Times-Union highlights UNF President John Delaney's legacy at the University over the last 15 years.
February 22, 2018
A new leader for UNF
Dr. David Szymanski, UNF's next president, tells the Daily Record he sees endless opportunities for what the University can become.
February 22, 2018
Florida lawmakers face political pressure after Parkland shooting
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, talks to ABC News about the pressures facing Florida lawmakers in the wake of the shooting at Parkland.
February 21, 2018
UNF percussion professor/students setting Guinness World Record
Dr. Andrea Venet, UNF assistant professor of percussion, talks to First Coast News about how she and her students are trying to set the Guinness World Record for the world's largest marching machine, a unique percussion instrument that sounds like marching feet.
February 21, 2018
University of Cincinnati dean and professor chosen as next UNF president
UNF's board of trustees chose University of Cincinnati professor and business dean David Szymanski as the University's sixth president, succeeding John Delaney.
February 20, 2018
Andrea Venet, her UNF students build world's largest marching machine
Dr. Andrea Venet, UNF assistant professor of percussion, and her students talk to The Florida Times-Union about how they're in the process of setting the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest marching machine, a percussion instrument that sounds like marching feet. Venet composed a piece for the instrument titled, “M5,” which is short for “Mad Max Mass Marching Machine” and will be performed in concert by her students next month.
February 19, 2018
New study shows independent operators provide majority of U.S. ATMs, serve under-banked
Markets Insider highlights a study by geo-economists in UNF's Coggin College of Business that offers unique insights into one of the world's largest and most dynamic ATM markets.
February 19, 2018
JEA debate
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the stakes surrounding a potential sale of JEA.
February 19, 2018
Why students live-streamed high school mass shooting
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to MarketWatch about the changing role of social media in mass shootings.
February 16, 2018
Mental health at forefront following Parkland shooting
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, speaks with First Coast News about mental health following the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
February 14, 2018
Trump's road to testifying in the Mueller probe
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the Robert Mueller probe with CNN legal analyst Michael Zeldin on Political Insanity.
February 14, 2018
Five things to know about the new UNF poll
A new survey from the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF took the temperature of 619 likely voters on a number of topics, including the governor's race, felon voting rights, offshore drilling, guns on campus and DACA
February 12, 2018
Gubernatorial candidates suffer from low name recognition, new survey says
Whether Republican or Democrat, Florida’s gubernatorial candidates have an existential problem. Florida voters really don’t know who they are. A new poll by UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab lays out the name identification problem for the field in sharp relief for Florida Politics.
February 9, 2018
All signs point to sale of JEA
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF Department of Management chair, tells Action News that selling off JEA would have detrimental consequences to the employees who work there and to all of Northeast Florida.
February 8, 2018
New UNF poll looks at upcoming senate race, Trump's job performance
Dr. Michael Binder, director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, visits “First Coast Connect” to talk about the latest polling numbers regarding a potential race between Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott as well as Trump's presidency.
February 7, 2018
Jacksonville-area restaurants taking precautions during flu season
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, tells Action News that restaurant diners should look for sneeze guards over salad bars and buffets when dining out.
February 7, 2018
UNF poll: Bill Nelson bests Rick Scott and Floridians approve of Robert Mueller, not Trump
The Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF has a new poll that reveals Sen. Bill Nelson in the lead for the upcoming Senate election, with Gov. Rick Scott trailing close behind. The survey also shows that President Trump’s job approval rating has risen some since last fall.
February 5, 2018
'Renaissance man'
Artist Jim Draper, UNF painting and drawing instructor, is the recipient of the Ann McDonald Baker Art Ventures Award, a grant of $10,000 from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.
February 5, 2018
Trump's first State of the Union address
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Action News Jax Sunday.
February 2, 2018
Creating stimulating learning environments for infants
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses language development and social learning in infants on "First Coast Living."
February 1, 2018
Downtown millennials
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, as well as Ryan McDonagh and Todd Higginbotham, UNF graduate students in the Master of Public Administration Program, discuss a class project that focuses on getting more millennials to move downtown on "First Coast Connect."
February 1, 2018
Small talent pool was likely Jacksonville's downfall in Amazon HQ2 proposal
Dr. Mary Borg, UNF political economy professor, tells Action News that a small talent pool likely hurt Jacksonville’s chances at a spot on Amazon’s short list for its second headquarters.
January 31, 2018
Cutting calories without cutting flavor
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses replacing starchier foods with healthier options on "First Coast Living."
January 31, 2018
Jacksonville-based Stein Mart reviewing options after stock plunge
Dr. Andres Gallo, UNF economics professor, tells Action News that retailers can find ways to reduce costs but have to draw customers to brick and mortar stores.
January 31, 2018
Former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown to run for Congress
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells The Florida Times-Union that Brown will need a strong showing in Jacksonville in his run for Congress.
January 31, 2018
Mental health in college students
Dr. Andrew King, director of the UNF Counseling Center, discusses depression and anxiety in college students on 99.5 FM's "Hot Topics."
January 30, 2018
UNF improving marine life on the First Coast
UNF students and faculty have the opportunity to conduct marine research aboard the W.T. Hogarth, a 78-foot state-of-the-art research vessel that will serve as a floating lab for UNF students and others around the state.
January 30, 2018
Vacationing man critically injured when sand dune tunnel collapses
Dr. Nick Hudyma, UNF professor of civil engineering, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that changes to sediment, such as sand, can alter its structure, thereby possibly causing it to collapse.
January 26, 2018
UNF conducts marine research aboard new floating lab
UNF students and faculty in the Coastal Marine and Biology Flagship Program will be participating in research aboard the W.T. Hogarth, a new 78-foot vessel that will serve as a floating lab for college students across the state.
January 26, 2018
Alligator-and-python battle plays out on a golf course
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, UNF assistant professor of biology, talks to Earth Touch News Network about alligators being opportunistic predators.
January 26, 2018
Memory skills for children
Dr. Tracy Alloway, Psychology Graduate Program director, shares tips from her new book to help kids improve memory skills on "River City Live."
January 26, 2018
JSO officers to get more diversity training
Cheryl Gonzalez, chief diversity officer at UNF, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about diversity and the need for a more holistic approach to policing.
January 26, 2018
UNF to research marine life from new state-of-the-art vessel
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Coastal Marine and Biology Flagship Program, speaks with Action News about the W.T. Hogarth, a new research vessel that will help faculty and students conduct marine research for generations to come.
January 25, 2018
Adaptive Toy Project uses robotics to help children with disabilities
Robotics Trends speaks with Dr. Juan Aceros, electrical engineering assistant professor, about the Adaptive Toy Project, which retrofits ride-on vehicles and stuffed toys to help local children with disabilities be more engaged with their surroundings.
January 23, 2018
UNF conducts marine research aboard W.T. Hogarth vessel
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Coastal Marine and Biology Flagship Program, talks to "First Coast Connect" about a new research vessel that will help faculty and students at UNF and other Florida universities conduct marine research.
January 23, 2018
Justice Breyer talks history, law at UNF
For an hour on the stage at the UNF Arena, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer recounted the histories of Supreme Court cases, shared why he thinks judges should consider international precedents and jabbed at the Jaguars’ defeat.
January 22, 2018
UNF students take part in dig at 1,000-year-old Native American site
Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF archaeologist, talks to Action News about a Native American site in the Fort Caroline area that dates back 1,000 years.
January 19, 2018
UNF Police Department receives grant for additional body cameras
The UNF Police Department recently received a federal grant through the Department of Justice to supply them with new body-worn cameras.
January 18, 2018
How the Bible helps Pence navigate his role as Trump's vice president
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF religious studies professor, tells USA Today that Vice President Pence's willingness to partner with President Trump helped convince religious conservatives to support the ticket.
January 18, 2018
Exploring the myths and truths of canola oil
Dr. Zhiping Yu, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares myths and facts about canola oil in "The Goods," a monthly column that runs in the The Florida Times-Union.
January 17, 2018
Jacksonville Jaguars season ticket ‘deposits’ skyrocket in wake of playoff run
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF associate professor of sport management, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the increase in demand for Jaguars season tickets.
January 17, 2018
UNF police get funding for body-worn cameras
The UNF Police Department recently received a federal grant through the Department of Justice to supply them with new body-worn cameras.
January 16, 2018
Republicans in immigrant-rich Fla. scramble in wake of Trump’s remarks
The Washington Post cites an October poll of registered voters by the UNF Public Opinion and Research Lab that found 37 percent approved and 59 percent disapproved of President Donald Trump.
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."