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July 30, 2021
UNF Alumni Association presents Summer 2021 Senior Service Award to Kellea RobersonJuly 30, 2021
Roberson is recognized for her outstanding service to the University and community through volunteerism.
July 29, 2021
UNF Names Brian Verkamp as Vice President and Chief Information OfficerJuly 29, 2021
Verkamp will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the University’s information technology services.
July 27, 2021
Letter to students from the State University System of FloridaJuly 27, 2021
This letter has been signed by all SUS presidents, the SUS chancellor and the chair of the Florida Board of Governors.
July 27, 2021
UNF’s Coggin College expands Executive Education Program and offeringsJuly 27, 2021
CGEP delivers learning experiences that integrate academic excellence with insight into the local business community.
July 23, 2021
Higher education in Northeast FloridaJuly 23, 2021
Dr. Lakshmi Goel, Coggin Graduate and Executive Programs director, speaks about new program offerings at UNF.
July 23, 2021
UNF nutrition department chair named to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2021-2022 Board of DirectorsJuly 23, 2021
The Academy is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals.
July 22, 2021
UNF professor receives US manufacturing patent for 3D printing mold toolJuly 22, 2021
Dr. Stagon's patent is a 3D printing injection mold tool with improved heat transfer and mechanical strength.
July 21, 2021
Get to Know: Ann McCullen, Vice President for University Development and Alumni EngagementJuly 21, 2021
Ann oversees University fundraising initiatives while engaging both UNF alumni and the community.
July 21, 2021
UNF ranked in Top 25 Best Bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration Degree Programs for 2021July 21, 2021
Students in the program gain technical knowledge, interpersonal skills and experience to be successful in entry level positions.
July 20, 2021
UNF and partners host ‘ConnectFest’ to link Florida tech start-ups to skilled student and alumni talentJuly 20, 2021
The event is presented in partnership with Google Cloud, Mastercard StartPath and Vystar.
July 19, 2021
UNF professor presents at International Congress on the Education of the DeafJuly 19, 2021
Dr. Kilpatrick summarized the work she and her colleagues have done to develop a Written Language Inventory.
July 16, 2021
UNF’s LGBTQ Center wins Rainbow Award for Best Equality OrganizationJuly 16, 2021
UNF’s LGBTQ Center is continually recognized for its efforts and commitment to advocacy, equality, community and support.
July 15, 2021
UNF Marine Mammal Research Team keeping local urban dolphins safeJuly 15, 2021
The team regularly surveys urban dolphins in the St. Johns River as they can be seriously harmed or die from being entangled in objects.
July 14, 2021
UNF study indicates that Black teenage girls seek inclusive body types in anti-obesity advertisingJuly 14, 2021
Results indicate preference for advertising featuring diverse girls of different body types, races, etc., and that promotes healthy lifestyles.
July 13, 2021
UNF biology faculty featured on National Geographic’s ‘When Sharks Attack’July 13, 2021
Drs. Gelsleichter and Habegger attempt to find answers to 12 perplexing shark attacks in 2015 and 2016 at Jacksonville's beaches.
July 12, 2021
UNF’s new Department of Physical Therapy to meet growing demand for skilled therapistsJuly 12, 2021
Program will focus on expanding and enhancing its academic programs, faculty-led research and local partnerships.
July 9, 2021
‘Think Like a Girl’ new book by UNF psychology professor Dr. Tracy AllowayJuly 9, 2021
Alloway presents myth-busting research that can help women lean into their differences and discover their natural strengths.
July 8, 2021
UNF named #1 Best Affordable College for Online Master’s in Nutrition DegreesJuly 8, 2021
The MS in Nutrition and Dietetics is a distance learning degree that emphasizes the application of advanced nutrition knowledge.
July 7, 2021
UNF's Entrepreneurial Center launching Swisher Growth Cohort for Underrepresented EntrepreneursJuly 7, 2021
UNF's Entrepreneurial Center is looking to expand the diversity of the businesses it works with, launching the Swisher Growth Cohort for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs.
July 7, 2021
UNF COEHS unveils digital UNITE Design Lab for inclusive workplace trainingJuly 7, 2021
The lab will serve as a space to engage in research, collaboration, training and development that promotes innovation and inclusion.
July 6, 2021
Former University of North Florida President Dr. Anne Hopkins PassesJuly 6, 2021
Dr. Hopkins served as the fourth president of the University from 1999 to 2002.
July 2, 2021
UNF’s Hope and History Mural Project voted ‘Jacksonville’s best public art’July 2, 2021
The mural is a result of a youth leadership development program by UNF's CUEP that focused on Jacksonville’s Civil Rights legacy.
July 1, 2021
UNF professor receives VA grant to improve care of veterans with chronic kidney diseaseJuly 1, 2021
Dr. Fei Heng will analyze VA electronic health records to support the CDC’s Chronic Kidney Disease Initiative.
June 30, 2021
Lee Moon leaves UNF athletic department with pride, no regrets, concerns over the futureJune 30, 2021
UNF won 46 ASUN titles, more than doubled athletic department budget during Moon's 12 years as athletic director.
June 30, 2021
UNF Taylor Leadership Institute offers online leadership trainingJune 30, 2021
Day One Direct program features dynamic leadership expert, author and TED speaker Drew Dudley.
June 29, 2021
HTRD Episode 29: Dr. Kelly Smith - A Life in WadersJune 29, 2021
Dr. Mary Treyz, religious studies adjunct, interviews Dr. Kelly Smith, biology associate professor, about human impacts on the environment, environmental activism, and pedagogy.
June 29, 2021
UNF Swisher Growth Cohort for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs accepting applicationsJune 29, 2021
Participants will improve their business knowledge and plans through workshops, speaker events and hands-on mentoring.
June 28, 2021
UNF receives COVID-19 Research Accelerator Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationJune 28, 2021
Researchers will investigate telehealth utilization among minority populations.
June 25, 2021
UNF and Crowley Maritime to Establish Crowley Center for Transportation and Logistics With $2.5 Million Gift from Company June 25, 2021
This center of excellence will be established within UNF’s Coggin College of Business and will utilize interdisciplinary faculty expertise.
June 24, 2021
UNF biology student awarded prestigious fellowship for revolutionary research ideaJune 24, 2021
Raul Chavarria will start his master’s in biology at UNF with a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
June 23, 2021
Get to Know: Jay Coleman, Vice President of Data AnalyticsJune 23, 2021
Jay leads UNF’s efforts to use data and advanced analytics to better inform decision-making across the University.
June 23, 2021
UNF professor discusses Supreme Court’s NCAA ruling with ZengerJune 23, 2021
Dr. Luke Cornelius, associate professor, shared his opinion on the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling NCAA v College Athletes over compensation
June 23, 2021
UNF ozone sensors successfully launched into spaceJune 23, 2021
The instrument, developed by Dr. Nirmal Patel and UNF physics students, was built to test atmospheric science technology.
June 22, 2021
UNF physics professor receives PICUP grant for computation-based curriculum supportJune 22, 2021
Dr. Lane is creating teaching models that focus on teaching students computation at the initial phase of their physics education.
June 21, 2021
UNF researchers publish ‘COVID-19 Impacts on Florida’s Healthcare Professionals’ studyJune 21, 2021
The study was conducted to understand impacts to employment, telehealth usage and interprofessional collaboration.
June 20, 2021
UNF welcomes students back to The Nest with Summer B Kickoff weekJune 20, 2021
Summer B Kickoff helps students connect with friends, explore the campus and learn more about UNF’s services and amenities.
June 18, 2021
UNF presents virtual Juneteenth recognition ‘A Celebration of the Generations’June 18, 2021
Faculty, staff, and students will reflect on this historic event through music, poetry, and perspectives from four generations of stories.
June 17, 2021
Professor talks steps toward equality as Juneteenth heads for holiday statusJune 17, 2021
UNF history professor Dr. Felicia Bevel speaks on the importance of Juneteenth.
June 17, 2021
UNF hosts discussion on business analytics skill needs with top Jacksonville companiesJune 17, 2021
The group also outlined UNF’s newest business analytics program offerings.
June 16, 2021
UNF named #7 Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Institution in the U.S. for 2021June 16, 2021
UNF also ranks number one in the state of Florida with 4.5 stars on the Campus Pride Index.
June 15, 2021
UNF public health professor shares sunscreen advice to reduce skin cancer riskJune 15, 2021
Dr. Julie Merten is also conducting homemade sunscreen study.
June 14, 2021
OneJax Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute hosts teen diversity leadership programJune 14, 2021
This four-day program promotes respect and understanding for all through education, dialogue and community-building.
June 14, 2021
June 11, 2021
MOCA launches virtual Art Aviators program for children on the autism spectrumJune 11, 2021
The program offers creative activities to foster new means of self-expression and communication.
June 10, 2021
UNF LGBTQ Center director honored with national Latino leader awardJune 10, 2021
Manny Velásquez-Paredes is honored for his outstanding leadership efforts and record of professional accomplishments.
June 9, 2021
UNF marketing professor named MASSIG Emerging ScholarJune 9, 2021
Dr. Courtney Azzari is recognized for her significant contributions to research advancing the study of marketing and societal issues.
June 8, 2021
UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast announces local hire for nursing program directorJune 8, 2021
Dr. Miriam Griffin will help establish and lead the UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast nursing cohort program beginning fall 2021.
June 8, 2021
UNF professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities grantJune 8, 2021
The award will support Dr. Meier’s research on the use of animals in Late Bronze Age Mycenae in Greece.
June 7, 2021
UNF archaeology researchers uncovering the lost Indigenous settlement of SarabayJune 7, 2021
The researchers are fairly confident they have now successfully located the lost community on Big Talbot Island.
June 4, 2021
UNF's high school social justice camp returns following year of protests for racial justiceJune 4, 2021
UNF's Bridges Summer Camp is a free online summer camp for young people who want to explore racial equity, social justice and activist perspectives.
June 4, 2021
UNF spotlighted in Lavender Graduation ceremony honoring LGBTQ graduatesJune 4, 2021
UNF will be one of 18 colleges and universities across the country that will be spotlighted by Campus Pride and PFLAG National.
June 3, 2021
Good health goes back to gut healthJune 3, 2021
UNF's Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is researching the effects of fermented vegetables on the microbiome and heart health.
June 3, 2021
UNF hosts 'Seven Bridges Writing Project' as part of the NWP Summer InstituteJune 3, 2021
The program allows teachers to sharpen their existing skills and develop their voices as writers.
June 2, 2021
UNF professor co-authors ‘Nine Essentials’ national professional development school guidelinesJune 2, 2021
These guidelines set the standard for high quality school-university partnerships.
June 1, 2021
“On A Mission” with Caleb Garrett from UNF’s Coggin College of BusinessJune 1, 2021
“On a Mission" speaks with community leaders who are out to make a positive impact in the area and talks to Caleb Garrett from UNF’s Coggin College of Business.
June 1, 2021
UNF celebrates Pride Month 2021June 1, 2021
Pride Month is an important opportunity to celebrate the impact LGBTQ people have made not only on our University campus, but also locally, regionally and globally.
May 28, 2021
MOCA Jacksonville’s ‘Many Sides Of Pride Film Festival’ celebrates best in LGBTQ filmMay 28, 2021
The festival will also feature a series of programs featuring nationally renowned directors, regional organizations and performers.
May 28, 2021
UNF Names Nick Morrow as Director of AthleticsMay 28, 2021
Morrow has served as an essential senior staff member in the UNF Athletics Department for the last 10 years.
May 26, 2021
MOCA and Jacksonville Public Library to host ‘Art & Conversations: Social Change 101’May 26, 2021
The interactive virtual panel aims to increase awareness of women and femmes' experiences with art.
May 25, 2021
Advance business leadership and skills with UNF’s Coggin College graduate programsMay 25, 2021
CGEP is expanding their program offerings with new degrees and courses aimed to empower business leaders of the future.
May 24, 2021
Local shark season kicks off and UNF shark biology monitors local populationsMay 24, 2021
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter and UNF biology students recently took local meteorologist Richard Nunn for a ride on the UNF research boat.
May 21, 2021
May 21, 2021
What the name changes of six public schools say about race relations in Duval CountyMay 21, 2021
UNF assistant professor of history Dr. Felicia Bevel speaks on the impact of the name changes and believes it could be a turning point in inclusivity.
May 21, 2021
UNF hosts Asian American Equality ConferenceMay 21, 2021
Speakers will discuss the surge of violence and hate crimes against AAPI, the surviving and thriving of the community and more.
May 20, 2021
UNF online nutrition degree awarded ‘Best Researched-Focused Program’May 20, 2021
The program is recognized for advancing high-quality nutrition and dietetic research.
May 19, 2021
A Conversation with the ProvostMay 19, 2021
Get to know Dr. Karen Patterson, provost and vice president of academic and student affairs.
May 19, 2021
UNF LGBTQ Center to host Drag Queen Brunch featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race royaltyMay 19, 2021
The event will feature the winner of RuPaul’s All Star Drag Race Season 4.
May 17, 2021
Let's fight to keep our beaches cleanMay 17, 2021
Elyse Brockman, a Master of Public Health student, shares an op-ed with the Florida Times Union on ways people can help keep beaches clean.
May 17, 2021
Own a piece of UNF art history at the public sculpture auctionMay 17, 2021
The sculpture program will auction off student-created sculptures that were recently deinstalled at UNF’s Seaside Sculpture Park.
May 13, 2021
Updates to UNF’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive ExcellenceMay 13, 2021
Learn more about the actions undertaken to help further integrate high-quality diversity initiatives throughout the first quarter of 2021.
May 12, 2021
UNF Athletics celebrates another banner semester in the classroomMay 12, 2021
The North Florida Athletic Department reached impressive levels of success in the classroom posting a cumulative department GPA of 3.48.
May 12, 2021
St Marys Riverkeeper and UNF work to create a “Living Shoreline” on Old Town FernandinaMay 12, 2021
Volunteers from the St. Marys Riverkeeper joined students from UNF’s Coastal and Marine Biology Program to work on a living shoreline coastal restoration project.
May 12, 2021
Florida biology students travel across coastal cities to study marine environmentsMay 12, 2021
UNF is serving as one of the host sites for the Florida Institute of Oceanography’s Marine Field Studies Course.
May 11, 2021
Eligible adults needed for UNF’s nutrition and dietetics “Happy Gut” studyMay 11, 2021
The research study focuses on fermented vegetables and markers of inflammation and cardiovascular disease in healthy adults.
May 10, 2021
New Engineering Programs at UNFMay 10, 2021
Dr. Steve Stagon, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at UNF, discusses two new engineering programs the school is adding this fall.
May 10, 2021
UNF student team wins MacGyver Award in DOE Marine Energy Collegiate CompetitionMay 10, 2021
The team was awarded for their Osprey CREW project, a wave energy converter that's affordable, durable and environmentally friendly.
May 7, 2021
UNF faculty and staff create 'Teaching Innovations and Exemplars' websiteMay 7, 2021
A showcase of teaching innovations developed in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
May 6, 2021
UNF's Deb Miller to speak on JBJ’s ‘The Connected Classroom’ panel todayMay 6, 2021
UNF's assistant vice president for digital learning and innovation will discuss modifying instructional strategies in the wake of the pandemic.
May 5, 2021
Get vaccinated, Ospreys!May 5, 2021
UNF kicked off the COVID-19 vaccination campaign on social media. Let’s keep our Osprey community healthy, better and stronger!
May 5, 2021
UNF counseling students expanding program to advocate for mental health on campusMay 5, 2021
The Mental Health Advocates program aims to help improve student success and wellbeing.
May 3, 2021
UNF receives top awards from the 2021 Florida Academy of Nutrition and DieteticsMay 3, 2021
Faculty members Dr. Lauri Wright and Dr. Jen Ross, as well as student Alexis Harp, were recognized for their outstanding work.
May 3, 2021
UNF Students Work With St. Mary’s Riverkeeper On Living Shoreline ProjectMay 3, 2021
UNF students are working on a living shoreline restoration project with the St. Mary’s Riverkeeper to help rebuild oyster reefs on the Amelia River’s shoreline.
May 3, 2021
UNF’s Carpenter Library opens Acres of Ashes digital exhibit on anniversary of Jacksonville’s Great FireMay 3, 2021
The featured exhibit explores the history of the Great Jacksonville Fire of 1901.
April 30, 2021
UNF’s ADAPT program celebrates National Therapy Animal DayApril 30, 2021
Two of the program’s equine therapists visited local students to help them learn about ADAPT's therapeutic benefits for pediatric patients.
April 29, 2021
COEHS announces 2021 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence recipientsApril 29, 2021
Four local teachers each awarded $15,000 for their commitment to education.
April 29, 2021
Five UNF students receive ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year titleApril 29, 2021
Mindy Herrick, senior on the women's golf team, was named the ASUN's Scholar-Athlete of the year, making her the fifth UNF student-athlete to receive the 2021 title in their respective sport.
April 28, 2021
UNF’s Carpenter Library joins the Sunshine State Digital NetworkApril 28, 2021
The SSDN showcases Florida’s rich cultural heritage collections to a worldwide audience in coordination with the Digital Public Library of America.
April 27, 2021
UNF LGBTQ Center Director Honored with Florida LGBTQ+ Leadership AwardApril 27, 2021
Manny Velásquez-Paredes has been honored for his outstanding leadership and LGBTQ+ advocacy efforts.
April 26, 2021
UNF coastal biology students restoring Amelia River oyster reefsApril 26, 2021
Dr. Kelly Smith and undergraduate students are deploying crab traps to artificially rebuild the damaged reefs.
April 23, 2021
UNF Director of Athletics Lee Moon announces retirementApril 23, 2021
After 55 years in college athletics, including the last 12 years at UNF, Lee Moon has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2021.
April 22, 2021
Ah, wilderness! Is nature the tonic we’ve needed for pandemic malaise?April 22, 2021
Dr. Erin Largo-Wight, professor in UNF's Department of Public Health, contributes insight to the idea that nature can fortify one’s mental and physical health.
April 22, 2021
UNF presents ‘THRIVE-ing in Postsecondary Education’ seminar with Dr. Temple GrandinApril 22, 2021
Dr. Grandin will share her experiences living with an autism spectrum disorder and explain how students with ASD can have successful collegiate careers.
April 21, 2021
Explore social justice and education at UNF’s Bridges Summer CampApril 21, 2021
The virtual camp helps high schoolers learn education and community building from racial equity, social justice and activist perspectives.
April 20, 2021
UNF Assistant Director Development named a ’40 Under 40’April 20, 2021
Lorin Thies has been honored as one of Jacksonville’s ’40 Under 40’ for 2021 by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
April 19, 2021
UNF to offer new Master of Science in Business Analytics degree program beginning Fall 2021April 19, 2021
The curriculum will reflect industry demands for graduate business analytics education.
April 16, 2021
UNF students install new sculptures at local parksApril 16, 2021
Students at the University of North Florida are beautifying local parks with new sculptures.
April 16, 2021
UNF graphic design and digital media students win gold and silver ADDY AwardsApril 16, 2021
Six students were awarded for their outstanding creative works, with several winning multiple awards.
April 15, 2021
UNF recognized with ‘Healthiest Company Award’ for 13th consecutive yearApril 15, 2021
UNF is recognized for its noteworthy strides to improve the health and wellbeing of its campus community.
April 14, 2021
Get to Know: Karen Bowling, Vice President of JobsApril 14, 2021
As VP of jobs, Karen works with Career Services to connect UNF students and alumni to employers offering the best-suited internships and jobs.
April 14, 2021
UNF announces 2021 Presidential Diversity Award & Scholarship recipientsApril 14, 2021
These awards honor members of the UNF community who increase the benefits, importance, and relevance of diversity and inclusion.
April 13, 2021
UNF Names Dr. Karen B. Patterson as Provost and Vice President of Academic AffairsApril 13, 2021
Dr. Patterson is responsible for overseeing an integrated academic affairs, student affairs and enrollment management structure.
April 13, 2021
UNF Office of Faculty Enhancement presents Presidential Professor LectureApril 13, 2021
Dr. Dominik Güss, 2017-2020 John A. Delaney Presidential Professor, will present his lecture, "Creativity: da Vinci, Culture and COVID-19.
April 13, 2021
UNF to offer $1 million in scholarships at MedNexus in Palm CoastApril 13, 2021
UNF MedNexus in Palm Coast will have an inaugural cohort beginning in fall 2021 and will appoint a program director from the local area.
April 12, 2021
April 9, 2021
UNF alumna receives NAPDS 'Outstanding Dissertation Award'April 9, 2021
Dr. Catherine Wade was awarded for her dissertation on educator perspectives on Professional Development School partnerships.
April 8, 2021
Gas tax hike would generate 7,600 jobs, $1.6B in economic impact, UNF study showsApril 8, 2021
UNF economics professor Dr. Albert Loh worked on the study and determined, based on the type of work involved, how that translates to direct, indirect and induced jobs.
April 8, 2021
UNF researchers find experiences with flooding affect climate change attitudes among Florida votersApril 8, 2021
This research was funded by the UNF Environmental Center’s Seed Grant program.
April 7, 2021
2021 SOARS Research Virtual Conference Opens TodayApril 7, 2021
The event features over 100 undergraduate and graduate student research projects.
April 6, 2021
Introducing Girls to EngineeringApril 6, 2021
Dr. Alexandra Schonning, UNF Mechanical Engineering Professor and CAWE, shared information on how UNF is promoting more girls getting into STEM.
April 6, 2021
UNF MedNexus Scholarships awarded to Brooks College of Health nursing studentsApril 6, 2021
Scholarships were awarded based on students’ current high academic credentials and achievements.
April 6, 2021
UNF and DCPS receive VOYA Foundation grant for interdisciplinary STEM educator trainingApril 6, 2021
Grant funding will go towards the Quantum Physics Secondary Professional Development project.
April 5, 2021
UNF researchers study impacts on psychological well-being and coping mechanisms during COVID-19April 5, 2021
The research was published in the Public Library of Science journal, PloS One Journal.
April 5, 2021
UNF’s CAWE and the Society of Women Engineers to host ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’ virtual eventApril 5, 2021
The event will feature interactive engineering workshops to introduce children to the world of STEM.
April 2, 2021
UNF honors World Autism Awareness DayApril 2, 2021
Today, communities around the world come together to ‘Light It Up Blue’ in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them.
April 2, 2021
UNF celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in AprilApril 2, 2021
Due to intersession break in May, UNF recognizes AAPI Heritage Month during April to ensure the full benefit of programming is available to all students.
April 1, 2021
UNF’s CEI hosts Pitch Competition for Swisher Startup for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs CohortApril 1, 2021
This collaboration brings the region's first-ever, no-cost start-up program for underrepresented entrepreneurs.
April 1, 2021
UNF honors Sexual Assault Awareness Month in AprilApril 1, 2021
Monthly programming will include educational programs that highlight survivor stories and explore strategies to end violence.
March 31, 2021
UNF biology student awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research FellowshipMarch 31, 2021
Raul Chavarria received the highly exclusive fellowship for his idea to study the Notch signaling pathway in tardigrades.
March 30, 2021
Dr. Mark Dawkins named first African American President-Elect of American Accounting AssociationMarch 30, 2021
Dawkins will be responsible for administering the affairs of the association for a three-year term.
March 26, 2021
UNF’s College of Education unites programs that serve students with disabilitiesMarch 26, 2021
Uniting these programs will help provide students with inclusive experiences and equitable access to all that UNF has to offer.
March 25, 2021
UNF Athletics, City of Jacksonville and Visit Jacksonville extend track & field partnershipMarch 25, 2021
A joint press conference was held in celebration of the completed resurfacing of the Visit Jacksonville Track at Hodges Stadium.
March 24, 2021
UNF and Florida SBDC Network announce new regional directorMarch 24, 2021
Huston Pullen will provide strategic direction and oversight of the Florida SBDC at UNF’s consulting, training, and research activities.
March 24, 2021
UNF Division of Continuing Ed Partners with Springboard to launch lucrative data-driven careersMarch 24, 2021
Remote mentor-led programs combine skills-based education with job placement services.
March 24, 2021
UNF's Osprey Racing swoops in on an international competitionMarch 24, 2021
The team's "Swoopde9" racing car will compete in compete in May's Formula SAE event at Michigan International Speedway.
March 23, 2021
UNF’s Dr. Josh Melko awarded the American Chemical Society Congressional FellowshipMarch 23, 2021
The program provides policymakers with information on science-related issues and educates scientists on how policy is made.
March 19, 2021
College of Education and Human Services continues to impact Duval County SchoolsMarch 19, 2021
Eight teachers, a third of Kings Trail Elementary School’s total faculty, received their Master’s in Education from COEHS this fall 2020.
March 17, 2021
Get to Know: Scott Bennett, Vice President of Administration and FinanceMarch 17, 2021
Scott is responsible for managing all aspects of financial operations, information technology, business services and much more.
March 17, 2021
UNF Women’s Center presents Susan B. Anthony Award to Dr. Carolyne Ali-KhanMarch 17, 2021
This award is presented to a member of the UNF community who has made significant contributions to diminishing sexism and enhancing gender equity.
March 16, 2021
UNF physiology professor receives NASA grant to study cardiovascular health during simulated spaceflightMarch 16, 2021
Dr. Candice Tahimic was awarded the grant to support a two-year innovative research project.
March 15, 2021
Lee Moon Named NACDA Athletic Director of the YearMarch 15, 2021
The award highlights the efforts of athletics directors for their commitment and positive contributions to student-athletes, campuses and their communities.
March 15, 2021
UNF students focus on Central American challengesMarch 15, 2021
UNF Political Science’s Real World Policy Class, taught by Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, shared their viewpoints in an article in the Florida Times-Union.
March 15, 2021
Osprey Life and Productions celebrates a safe spring break at UNFMarch 15, 2021
Students can enjoy a week of virtual and in-person events as a fun alterative to leaving campus for spring break.
March 12, 2021
UNF professor to lecture on Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, famed female authorMarch 12, 2021
In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Scott Brown will present a virtual discussion on the early Feminist scholar and historian.
March 11, 2021
Leave your mark on MOCA's next Atrium exhibitMarch 11, 2021
Participate in the next Project Atrium exhibit by creating personal art on a five-by-five inch canvas as part of the Imagination Squared project.
March 10, 2021
March 8, 2021
UNF chemistry professor secures patent for cancer-fighting compounds inspired by common spiceMarch 8, 2021
A UNF chemistry professor was awarded a U.S. patent for his work on cancer-fighting synthetic compounds, structural modifications of a spice commonly used in Indian and Chinese food.
March 8, 2021
Giving Day supports UNF’s unique programs, initiatives and scholarshipsMarch 8, 2021
UNF alumni, faculty, staff, families and friends will “SWOOP” together in support on Wednesday, March 10.
March 5, 2021
UNF library hosts grand opening ceremony for the new Virtual Learning CenterMarch 5, 2021
The VLC provides a space for faculty and students to interact with virtual content that enhances learning.
March 4, 2021
UNF Sport Management Program receives COSMA Hall of Fame awardsMarch 4, 2021
The program received the Hall of Fame “Biz Connectors Award” in recognition of innovative partnerships within the sport industry.
March 3, 2021
UNF’s Police Department receives top state law enforcement reaccreditationMarch 3, 2021
This accreditation recognizes the highest standards of professionalism for law enforcement departments across the state.
March 3, 2021
2021’s Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S.March 3, 2021
UNF Professor Dr. Lauri Wright shared nutrition tips for eating healthy in WalletHub's recent piece about Most Overweight and Obese Cities in the U.S.
March 3, 2021
UNF chemistry professor awarded US patent to fight cancer tumors using synthetic curcumin analogsMarch 3, 2021
The compounds Dr. Laali developed provide novel therapeutic opportunities for specific cancers.
March 2, 2021
UNF’s transportation and logistics program recognized as one of best in the nationMarch 2, 2021
The program is ranked No. 25 in the nation on the 2021 Best Bachelor's Degrees in Supply Chain Management list.
March 1, 2021
Ideas, technology and a “fire in the gut” fuel young entrepreneursMarch 1, 2021
Karen Bowling, director of the UNF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, said startup founders under the age of 30 can offset their lack of life experience with a solid business plan and “fire in the gut.”
March 1, 2021
UNF honors Women’s History Month with celebration event featuring Dr. Olenda E. Johnson March 1, 2021
The event provides a vehicle to honor women, their accomplishments and their contributions to society.
February 26, 2021
UNF professor talks product placement in supermarkets with The CounterFebruary 26, 2021
Dr. Gregory Gundlach, distinguished professor of marketing, discusses how popular brands get the best real estate in grocery stores.
February 25, 2021
UNF’s LGBTQ Center unveils new ‘Trans Talks’ formatFebruary 25, 2021
The discussion series has been redesigned to provide more education on trans-specific issues for the entire campus community.
February 24, 2021
Director of the UNF School of Music presents lecture on ‘The Impact of Jazz on Social Justice’February 24, 2021
Hines will discuss the ways that jazz artists have fought for social justice through their music.
February 23, 2021
UNF named a 'Top Military Friendly School' for 12th consecutive yearFebruary 23, 2021
UNF is recognized for promoting positive educational outcomes, resources, and specialized support services for military students.
February 23, 2021
UNF, FSCJ sign agreement to expand health care educationFebruary 23, 2021
Florida State College at Jacksonville nursing students can earn credits in the University of North Florida’s master’s program.
February 22, 2021
February 19, 2021
UNF’s Gerson Yessin Distinguished Professorship awarded to Dr. James HallFebruary 19, 2021
This award is an annual recognition of an outstanding music faculty member.
February 18, 2021
UNF student is first with intellectual differences to serve as Best Buddies Florida College Chapter club presidentFebruary 18, 2021
Becca Barnett is a student in UNF’s The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition program.
February 17, 2021
UNF researcher receives NSF grant to study algal mats on the bottom of Lake HuronFebruary 17, 2021
Dr. Casamatta's research hopes to uncover an understanding of how microbial mats potentially gave rise to life on Earth.
February 17, 2021
C.A.M.P. Osprey program receives LEAD Award for Leadership and Organizational DevelopmentFebruary 17, 2021
The program is recognized for its innovation and superior practices in the leadership space.
February 16, 2021
UNF Department of English celebrates African-American artistic production with ‘Baobab Black Arts’February 16, 2021
The series will include a new group of inspiring guest artists and speakers for the spring semester.
February 15, 2021
The Antiracist CollegeFebruary 15, 2021
Whitney Meyer, vice president and chief diversity officer, shares insight for the Chronicle of Higher Education article focusing on diversity efforts at universities.
February 15, 2021
OneJax Announces 2021 Humanitarian Award HonoreesFebruary 15, 2021
The awards honor those who have demonstrated integrity, have given generously and have been dedicated to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in the community.
February 12, 2021
UNF Environmental Center Seed Grant research findings are helping predict extreme floods in Northeast FloridaFebruary 12, 2021
UNF researches Dr. Chris Brown, civil engineering professor, and Samantha Kovalenko, civil engineering graduate student, share their findings.
February 11, 2021
UNF College of Education receives $1.35 million gift to prepare future teachers through the Lastinger Endowed ScholarshipFebruary 11, 2021
This gift will allow the College of Education to intentionally recruit, retain and graduate a diverse pipeline of highly skilled teacher candidates.
February 10, 2021
UNF presents the 2021 Darwin Day lecture ‘One Health in a Pandemic Era’February 10, 2021
This year’s lecturer is Dr. William B. Karesh, executive vice president for health and policy at EcoHealth Alliance.
February 9, 2021
UNF Alumni Recognized During Annual Awards CeremonyFebruary 9, 2021
The awards honor several notable graduates for their exemplary service and contributions to the University.
February 8, 2021
Lend-A-Wing Food Pantry Reopens at Student UnionFebruary 8, 2021
UNF President and First Lady Szymanski, Interim Provost Dr. Karen Patterson and other University members attended the socially-distanced grand reopening event.
February 8, 2021
Veterans Florida and UNF Military Veterans Resource Center Facilitated Growth Program Starts Feb. 13February 8, 2021
The Facilitated Growth Program will be conducted in a seminar-style of learning, in a small group setting to address key business challenges and determine new strategies for business growth.
February 5, 2021
University of North Florida Blue and Gray Online Auction preview link now liveFebruary 5, 2021
The auction opens Feb. 9 and closes Feb. 13. All proceeds will benefit the student athlete experience.
February 4, 2021
UNF celebrates Homecoming Week beginning February 7February 4, 2021
Homecoming week will feature a variety of activities, both virtual and in-person, for students, alumni, faculty and staff to enjoy through Feb. 13.
February 3, 2021
UNF art galleries host upcoming exhibitionsFebruary 3, 2021
The UNF Gallery of Art and the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery will host two exhibitions featuring work from faculty and alumni beginning Feb. 1.
February 2, 2021
Famed journalist Roland Martin to speak at UNF 40th Annual MLK Scholarship CelebrationFebruary 2, 2021
Martin, an award-winning journalist, CNN contributor and author, will deliver the keynote address at the virtual event.
February 1, 2021
UNF celebrates Black History MonthFebruary 1, 2021
The Intercultural Center for Peace has planned engaging and informative virtual events to acknowledge the robust history and culture of Black Americans and others of African Descent.
January 29, 2021
UNF Associate Dean Dr. Catherine Christie named a ‘Woman with Heart’ by Volunteers in MedicineJanuary 29, 2021
Christie will be honored for her commitment to leadership, advocacy, and the health of the Northeast Florida community.
January 28, 2021
UNF sets up COVID-19 vaccination clinic for employees 65 and olderJanuary 28, 2021
The University of North Florida is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic next week for university employees who are 65 or older.
January 28, 2021
UNF Taylor Leadership Institute presents a virtual Leading Ladies Speaker SeriesJanuary 28, 2021
The free webinar series will showcase and celebrate inspiring and innovative women leaders.
January 27, 2021
UNF ranks in U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Online ProgramsJanuary 27, 2021
UNF has earned high rankings for its online bachelor’s programs and online master’s in education program.
January 26, 2021
Humana and UNF collaborate to advance clinical education and improve community health in Jacksonville and Northeast FloridaJanuary 26, 2021
To support food security among homebound older adults in Northeast Florida, Humana and UNF will collaborate to expand the University’s Meals on Wings program.
January 25, 2021
MOCA Jacksonville opens new showJanuary 25, 2021
"Ally Brody: Public Domain" features the works of the latest MOCA University of North Florida Student Artist-in-Residence.
January 25, 2021
UNF opens new year with new ‘Justice Sessions’ discussion series topicsJanuary 25, 2021
The series features speakers from UNF and the local community who will discuss Jacksonville’s history of racial and civil rights struggles.
January 22, 2021
UNF professor featured in upcoming panel on future climate policy in Northeast FloridaJanuary 22, 2021
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt will join a panel of experts working to slow climate change in the upcoming virtual ADAPT event hosted by WJCT.
January 21, 2021
UNF’s health administration program among 25 Best Health Care Management Bachelor’s ProgramsJanuary 21, 2021
UNF is recognized for preparing skilled, professional leaders that make a difference in the healthcare management industry.
January 20, 2021
UNF Environmental Center hosts plastic reduction awareness event featuring Oceana organizerJanuary 20, 2021
These events will help educate the community on the benefits of reducing single-use plastic consumption.
January 19, 2021
UNF Student Alliance for Inclusion and Diversity presents ‘YouNF Week’January 19, 2021
This week-long series of programming seeks to engage the campus community in celebration of diversity and inclusion.
January 15, 2021
UNF Student Artist-in-Residence exhibit opens at MOCA JacksonvilleJanuary 15, 2021
Brody's photography explores social and political topics, such as environmental issues, societal changes and personal accounts.
January 15, 2021
UNF to host hip hop music history event with famous local rap musician Mal JonesJanuary 15, 2021
Programs like this hip hop history event are part of UNF’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence.
January 14, 2021
UNF hosts free Facilitated Growth Program for military veteran businessesJanuary 14, 2021
Now in its fifth year, the program continues to serve the needs of local military veterans at little to no cost.
January 13, 2021
UNF sculpture professor Jenny Hager exhibits at Cummer Museum in JanuaryJanuary 13, 2021
Hager will showcase her work as part of the Art Ventures 30th Anniversary Exhibition from Jan. 13 through Feb. 21
January 12, 2021
UNF conducts first ever large-scale analysis on water pathogen circulation among Florida residents and animalsJanuary 12, 2021
The research team investigated 33 waterborne diseases, water-related vector-borne diseases, and water-based toxins between 1999-2019.
January 11, 2021
UNF Student Government hosts Mental Health Awareness WeekJanuary 11, 2021
The week will feature daily events for UNF students, faculty and staff.
January 11, 2021
Founding University President Dr. Thomas G. Carpenter DiesJanuary 11, 2021
Dr. Thomas G. Carpenter, first president and namesake of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library, has passed away.
January 8, 2021
January 7, 2021
UNF Instructor Receives US Patent for Toxic Gas SensorsJanuary 7, 2021
Dr. Nirmalkumar Patel's invention will detect toxic vapors and odors in hazardous gases, industrial toxic gases and other chemical agents.
January 6, 2021
UNF Names Scott Bennett as Vice President of Administration and FinanceJanuary 6, 2021
Bennett has served in this role as interim vice president since Feb. 1, 2020.
January 5, 2021
UNF professor reports on returning to exercise post-pandemic, staying healthy in the new yearJanuary 5, 2021
Dr. Churilla shares findings and exercise recommendations adapted from his paper on “Sport, Exercise and COVID-19."
January 4, 2021
University Of North Florida To Offer New Africana Studies MajorJanuary 4, 2021
UNF is planning to offer an Africana Studies program as part of its effort to meet the rising demand for courses and majors that focus on race.
January 4, 2021
UNF unveils new materials science and engineering graduate programJanuary 4, 2021
The interdisciplinary program will involve physics, chemistry, biology, electrical and mechanical engineering.
January 2, 2021
UNF professor releases new book, “The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study”January 2, 2021
Dr. Heffernan's book covers the story of nine literature courses taught at nine different higher education institutions between 1916 and 1979.