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December 23, 2015
Recent grad: UNF logistics program can help 'find your bliss'
David Stephens completed UNF's six-month Certification in Logistics and Transportation program and is now working as a driver resources coordinator for The Grimes Companies.
December 21, 2015
UNF coach Matt Driscoll jumpstarts Ospreys in win
Dallas Moore and Beau Beech combined for 25 second-half points to lead North Florida to an 87-70 win over Florida A&M Saturday night at UNF Arena. Read more in The Florida Times-Union story.
December 21, 2015
What does the Internet do to our memories?
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to "New York Magazine" about the impact the Internet is having on our memories.
December 18, 2015
UNF nature preserve comes to life in new 'Ozzie' children's book
A mid-December day in Florida means perfect weather for a hike through UNF's 382-acre nature preserve surrounding the college campus. Ranger Jake FitzRoy led the kids on a hike and works at the University's Eco Adventure office, which maintains the preserve and does educational outreach. But, first, he read them the new book "A Home For Ozzie," featuring UNF’s avian mascot, Ozzie the Osprey. He also just happens to be a co-author.
December 18, 2015
Osprey Fountains complex lands in Top 10 for 'most luxurious' residence halls
An international poll of more than 500 U.S. college and university residence halls, places UNF's Osprey Fountains among the most posh dorms in the nation.
December 17, 2015
North Florida handles Austin Peay despite Chris Horton's monster game, wins 80-70
Despite not shooting lights out for most of the game, the UNF Ospreys ran out to a quick lead against an overmatched Austin Peay Governors team.
December 17, 2015
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names UNF 2016 'Best College Value'
UNF has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2016. The rankings highlight public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.
December 17, 2015
Local companies help UNF finance students enter the business world early
UNF senior Joe Turner doesn’t yet have his degree, but he already knows how to figure out the valuation of a company. And he can tell you that one mid-market company’s best path to acquisition might be increasing its debt-to-capital ratio over the next five years.
December 17, 2015
UNF graduate nonprofit co-founder
Kyle Trenor, who just graduated with a bachelor of business administration in finance and financial services from the UNF, hasn’t landed his first job yet — but has already launched his own nonprofit organization.
December 16, 2015
Osprey Fountains makes most luxurious list
UNF's newest residence hall, Osprey Fountains, was ranked No. 10 out of 500 colleges and universities across the country for being recognized with America's Most Luxurious Halls of Residence Award by Design Curial.
December 16, 2015
Presidential candidate debates
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, discusses upcoming presidential debates on "The Chat."
December 16, 2015
Beau Beech propels North Florida to win over FIU
UNF guard Beau Beech's sudden spurt of three-pointers in a 77-second span helped propel the Ospreys to a 94-72 win over Florida International (4-6) at the UNF Arena.
December 14, 2015
Presidential debates
In light of the recent terror attack in California, Republican presidential candidates are scrambling to establish positions that will impress voters. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, discusses the upcoming presidential debates on "This Week in Jacksonville."
December 11, 2015
Scoreboard operator became UNF institution at basketball games
Kent Bell, who was born without arms or legs yet went on to be a scoreboard operator at high-pressure UNF basketball games, recently passed away. Bell, the author of "Look Ma, No Hands, No Legs Either," became an institution at the University.
December 10, 2015
Let's talk: A community conversation
Drs. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor/Islamic activist; JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology/race expert; and Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science; participate in a round-table discussion about current race relations in our society on First Coast News.
December 10, 2015
Psychologist shares parenting tips
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to "The Chat" about how parents can keep their kids from being self-absorbed.
December 9, 2015
UNF book for children promotes preserving greenspace
The new “A Home for Ozzie" book has been created to educate children about preserving the Sawmill Slough Preserve on campus and to get kids excited about reading, based on a real place they can visit and see where the book’s characters actually live.
December 9, 2015
Corrine Brown's federal lawsuit not likely to succeed
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells Florida Politics that Brown's lawsuit in the wake of the Florida Supreme Court's approval of a redrawn congressional map for the state has little chance of succeeding.
December 8, 2015
Northeast Florida Muslims feeling discrimination
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor and Islamic activist, tells WJXT Ch. 4 most Muslim leaders condemn the acts of ISIS and agrees there should be improvements in the background check process for people trying to get into America to help prevent more attacks.
December 8, 2015
One of Us: Disabilities don't discourage UNF senior Ben Jaeger
When Ben Jaeger was in middle school, he was diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disability and Asperger syndrome, an autism disorder. Read more in the profile from The Florida Times-Union.
December 7, 2015
UNF students outfit small cars and toys for disabled children
Students at UNF went through great lengths to allow children with disabilities the opportunity to play like every other kid on the block.
December 7, 2015
Alton Yates, Hope McMath lead roster of 2016 OneJax Humanitarian Award winners
Two Jacksonville pioneers — one in civil rights, the other in the arts and community diversity — will be honored next year at the UNF OneJax Institute’s 2016 Humanitarian Awards. Read more in The Florida Times-Union story.
December 7, 2015
MSNBC apologizes for broadcast from home of terror suspects
Former FBI agent Ellen Glasser, a UNF criminology instructor, talks to the Chicago Tribune, about the recent live broadcast from home of terror suspects in San Bernardino, Calif.
December 7, 2015
Senior finance major launches charity, recognized for service
Kyle Trenor, who is getting ready to graduate with a bachelor of business administration in finance and financial services from the UNF, hasn’t landed his first job yet but has already launched his own nonprofit organization.
December 4, 2015
Students adapt toys for kids with physical disabilities
UNF engineering and physical therapy students collaborate to adapt battery-powered ride-on toys for kids with physical disabilities.
December 4, 2015
Ignorant, intolerant and insensitive is no way for Americans to go through life
Dr. Jim Crooks, UNF professor emeritus of history, shares his opinion comparing the religious bigotry expressed in the Republican primary campaign against Muslims to the anti-Catholic bigotry against John F. Kennedy in the 1960 election with The Florida Times-Union.
December 4, 2015
Criminology instructor/former FBI agent sheds light on response to California shooting
Former FBI agent and UNF criminology instructor Ellen Glasser talks to First Coast News about the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.
December 4, 2015
UNF gets the kids moving
Doctors told Maddex Hart’s mother he was unlikely to survive after he was born prematurely at 23 weeks. He has cerebral palsy and a hearing impairment. But five years later, he sat in a ride-on, battery-charged toy car specially modified for him by UNF physical therapy and engineering students and faculty.
December 1, 2015
Moore picks up 2nd #ASunMBB Player of Week award
Dallas Moore, UNF junior, collected his second Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season.
November 30, 2015
Famed historian sees 19th-century solution to current drug crisis
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor and the nation's leading historian on drug use and drug policy, discusses the new drug war with the Huffington Post.
November 30, 2015
Healthy holiday desserts
Andrea Altice, UNF nutrition instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses healthy holiday desserts on "First Coast Living."
November 30, 2015
Can Jeb Bush rise again? Florida could hold clues
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, tells Christian Science Monitor, that he was never a strong believer that Jeb Bush would be an overwhelming favorite as a Republican presidential candidate.
November 25, 2015
Thomas Petrocelli earns tech scholarship
Thomas Petrocelli, UNF senior majoring in information systems, discusses his recent Upsilon Pi Epsilon special recognition scholarship with World Golf Village Community Journal.
November 24, 2015
Jordan Davis anniversary
November 23 marks the third anniversary of the shooting of Jordan Davis. Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF race expert and associate professor of sociology, joins "First Coast Connect" to discuss the impact this event had on the national conversation surrounding race and justice.
November 24, 2015
Mizzou protest not an isolated incident
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, tells MSRNews that African-American college athletes should not be relied on to lead protests for change.
November 23, 2015
UN Climate Summit
Dr. Josh Gellars, UNF assistant professor of political science and public administration, discusses the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in Paris on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
November 23, 2015
When black athletes take a stand
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, tells MSR News that the people think athletes, particularly African-American athletes, go silent on issues.
November 23, 2015
Johnson & Johnson enlists UNF students for 3-D printing research, development
UNF and MD&D Global Services, LLC, part of Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain, have partnered to establish the 3-D Printing and Netshape Technologies Center Polymer Laboratory at UNF.
November 19, 2015
You can't win that Facebook fight
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, studies how empathy is shared through social media and discusses the topic with Mashable.
November 19, 2015
Students make toys adaptable to kids with ability impairments
Engineering and physical therapy students at UNF are making it a little bit easier for kids with disabilities to play through the Adaptive Toy Project, which is a program aimed at creating accessible toys for ability-impaired children in Northeast Florida.
November 19, 2015
The Goods: Myths cleared up about cucumbers
Dr. Judy Perkin, professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses myths and facts about cucumbers and provides tips for including them in a healthy diet in The Florida Times-Union.
November 19, 2015
UNF blasts Edward Waters to remain unbeaten
The North Florida Ospreys rolled to their third consecutive win, 98-69 over cross-town foe Edward Waters College Wednesday night at the UNF Arena as covered in The Florida Times-Union.
November 19, 2015
UNF holds 'Wear a Turban Day' to support cultural understanding
The UNF Interfaith Center and the Sikh Society of NE Florida hosted Wear a Turban Day to support cultural understanding and Action News Jacksonville covered the event.
November 18, 2015
You can't handle the tooth
Fred Burnett, UNF head athletic trainer, talks to Jacksonville Magazine about sports-related mouth injuries in the November issue.
November 17, 2015
UNF men's soccer team to face Coastal Carolina in NCAA tourney opener
North Florida will open its NCAA men's soccer tournament at No. 20 Coastal Carolina (12-2-4) in a 6 p.m. Thursday kickoff.
November 17, 2015
Ospreys race to easy hoops win
Prior to the start of Monday’s North Florida-UT Rio Grande Valley game, UNF officials unfurled banners recognizing the Ospreys’ achievements of last year – winning the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament and participating in the NCAA Tournament.
November 17, 2015
UNF students hold candlelight vigit for Paris attack victims
UNF students held a candlelight vigil for the dozens of victims in Friday’s attacks in Paris. Students and neighbors of all faiths marched together across campus by candlelight, with all religions joining together for a silent walk.
November 17, 2015
Jacksonville travelers say attacks won't affect plans
Dr. Shira Schwam-Baird, a UNF French professor, takes students to France every year for a study abroad course. She tells WJXT Ch. 4 that she will definitely go to France but would also explain at length to students about contingency plans.
November 17, 2015
Ian Johnston makes art out of shopping carts and a huge nylon bag in MOCA exhibit
For the next 15 weeks, there will be a huge, inflatable nylon bag hanging from the 40-foot-high ceiling of the Haskell Atrium Gallery in the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF.
November 16, 2015
IPTM to offer active shooter training for educators
UNF’s Institute of Police Technology and Management will be offering an online training portal for educators regarding active shooter preparedness. Kyle Clark, IPTM online training coordinator, talks to WJCT Public Radio about the new course.
November 16, 2015
UNF men's soccer headed to NCAA Tournament after drubbing of USC Upstate
UNF punched its NCAA tournament ticket in a 7-0 rout of fourth-seeded USC Upstate in Saturday's Atlantic Sun Conference championship at Hodges Stadium.
November 16, 2015
Iron Pour at UNF: Sculpture class makes art with molten iron
Sculpture students from the University of North Florida held their once a semester iron pour at the UNF Annex building as show in The Florida Times-Union photo gallery.
November 13, 2015
Family says charged veteran suffering from PTSD
Dr. Andrew King, UNF Counseling Center director, tells Action News that people with PTSD aren't violent.
November 13, 2015
Experts warn: Beaches flooding won't always be an anomaly
Dr. Courtney Hackney, director of UNF's Coastal Biology Flagship Program, tells The Florida Times-Union that both sea level rise and climate change are happening.
November 12, 2015
Jacksonville police signing up early to take retirement benefits out of concern about changes
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, tells The Florida Times-Union increases in enrollment began spiking initially in 2007, when former Mayor John Peyton began to discuss changes to the benefit package.
November 12, 2015
As Missouri University president resigns, UNF prof finds parallels, differences in Jax
University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe recently stepped down after football players and other students demanded he resign. Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, race expert and UNF associate professor of sociology, finds similarities and differences on the First Coast.
November 12, 2015
Voting equpiment in some First Coast counties outdated
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells First Coast News that the age of voting machines matter, especially in this technological age.
November 12, 2015
Pressures of being a supermom
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses how women feel the pressures of being a supermom with "The Chat."
November 12, 2015
Healthy Thanksgiving alternatives
Dr. Catherine Christie, UNF professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, offers up a Top 10 of healthy alternatives for Thanksgiving, a food-centered holiday, on "The Chat."
November 10, 2015
New network focuses on connecting vets with local colleges
Leaders from UNF, Jacksonville University, Florida State College at Jacksonville and Edward Waters College announced the launch of the Northeast Florida Military Veterans College Network.
November 9, 2015
Pietschmann heads Osprey men's soccer into A-Sun Championship game
The North Florida men's soccer team is headed for the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship game for the third-straight year after defeating third-seeded Lipscomb, 2-1 in a double-overtime thriller.
November 6, 2015
For UNF nursing students, hands-on experience equals confidence
Demand for nurses has become high, especially as the nursing program at UNF has gained increasingly credibility and recognition in recent years. Graduates of UNF’s School of Nursing have a pass rate of 94.9 on the National Certification Licensure Exam, well over the national average of 85.5 and Florida’s pass rate of 74.3.
November 5, 2015
UNF grad one of the best longboarders in the world
UNF alum and surfer Justin Quintal, who earned a double major in business management and business marketing, is the best longboarder in the country and has built a career in the surf industry, using his fame to build a business designing boards, fins, clothing and more.
November 5, 2015
UNF named military friendly school for seventh consecutive year
For the seventh consecutive year, UNF has been designated as one of the most military friendly schools in the country by Victory Media, the leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds.
November 4, 2015
UNF White House Convening
Dr. Carolyn Stone, UNF professor in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management, discusses the third White House Convening taking place at UNF.
November 4, 2015
For Ospreys, no reason to expect anything less than A-Sun title
The UNF men's basketball team wants to make sure it isn't a one-hit wonder. A year ago, UNF reached uncharted waters when the Ospreys won the postseason Atlantic Sun Tournament to qualify for its first trip to the NCAA Tournament.
November 4, 2015
UNF biologist assists in shark research on OCEARCH expedition
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology, is joining the OCEARCH expedition in the Gulf of Mexico, where he'll tag various shark species. He will be drawing blood to test hormones and hopes to better understand shark reproductive cycles and behavior.
November 3, 2015
Book Review: Dark crime, familiar city - Michael Wiley imbues his thriller series with Northeast Florida settings
"Second Skin," the second book in the Daniel Turner thriller series by Dr. Michael Wiley, UNF English professor, gets a review from The Florida Times-Union.
November 3, 2015
New Jacksonville Suns owner promises lower ticket prices, major revamps to operations
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union that by lowering the ticket prices to Suns games, the more likely they are to increase their fan base.
November 3, 2015
Jeb Bush brings his fix it presidential campaign to Jacksonville
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, tells The Florida Times-Union that if Bush is going to overtake Trump and others ahead of him in the polls, the best way to do it is face to face with voters in relatively small gatherings.
November 2, 2015
UNF partner in leading effort applying big data solutions to regional challenges
UNF is one of 116 stakeholders from academia, industry and the nonprofit sectors that were selected through a competitive process to participate in the proposal, initiation and strategic planning for the South Big Data Regional Innovation Hub.
October 30, 2015
The Salt Shaker returns: Testing a pair of UNF polls
Florida Politics analyzes the recent findings from two statewide polls conducted by UNF, one of Republicans and one of Democrats.
October 30, 2015
Student-created toy initiative helps disabled children play
Dr. Mary Lundy, UNF assistant professor of physical therapy, talks with USA TODAY College about the Adaptive Toy Project, an initiative that modifies toys for young children with disabilities.
October 30, 2015
Chinese warships to dock at Naval Station Mayport for 'goodwill' visit
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science and public administration, discusses the upcoming Chinese warships visit at Naval Station Mayport on Action News Jacksonville.
October 29, 2015
Nursing education at UNF
Dr. Pam Chally, dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF, and Dayna Cohen, student in the School of Nursing at UNF, discuss how nursing education could be the right career choice on WJXT.
October 28, 2015
Healthy trick or treat alternatives
Jill Snyder, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, talks with "First Coast Living" about healthy trick or treat alternatives.
October 28, 2015
Helicopter parents
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses how to avoid being a "helicopter parent" on "The Chat."
October 28, 2015
Body cameras would rebuild trust in officers
CNN analyst Mark O'Mara, criminal defense attorney for George Zimmerman, was on campus talking about the issues of race, justice and law. He spoke to Action News about the use of body cameras.
October 28, 2015
Jeb Bush's enduring conflict
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, tells the Tampa Bay Times that Jeb Bush can't run away from his family but he doesn't want them to be the focus of his campaign.
October 28, 2015
Demand for sign-language interpreters soars
Dr. Sherry Shaw, a UNF American Sign Language and English interpreting professor, tells the Orlando Sentinel that discretion is important for sign-language interpreters, who are used by a variety of employers.
October 27, 2015
Recognition for UNF physical therapy and nutrition programs
UNF's Physical Therapy Graduate Program and online Nutrition Program have been recognized as among the best in the country.
October 27, 2015
Overburdened kids, bad parents
Dr. Rebecca Marcon, a UNF psychology professor, tells Fox News that play has a central role in achieving a balance between all the different components of early childhood learning.
October 26, 2015
‘3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets’ film screening at UNF
Ron Davis, father of slain Jacksonville teen Jordan Davis, discusses the Sundance Award-winning documentary “3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets" screening for this sold-out event.
October 22, 2015
The Goods: Myths and facts on almonds
Alireza Jahan-mihan, assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses almonds in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
October 21, 2015
UNF poll shows Clinton with commanding lead among Florida Democrats
Hillary Clinton dominates the Democratic field in Florida, where she receives more than half the likely primary vote and has more than triple the support of second-place challenger Bernie Sanders, according to a new UNF poll.
October 20, 2015
Bush plummets to single digis in new Florida poll
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells POLITICO that Florida voters, who often mirror the nation in their voting patterns, are souring on Jeb Bush, as he struggles nationwide and in many early state polls.
October 20, 2015
Trump still on top with Florida Republicans, according to new UNF poll
A new UNF poll shows that Donald Trump, the unpredictable and polarizing real estate developer and TV personality, continues to be the top primary choice among Florida Republican voters.
October 19, 2015
New UNF poll shows Trump would top primary vote in Florida
Donald Trump would win the Republican primary in Florida if the vote was held today, according to a new UNF statewide poll. UNF polled Republican primary likely voters and found that Trump would garner the most votes with 21.7 percent. The poll shows Ben Carson closing in with 19.3 percent, while Marco Rubio comes in third with 14.9 percent and Jeb Bush is a distant fourth with 9 percent of the vote.
October 19, 2015
Down Stream - Is online video streaming hurting the local TV biz?
Marcia Ladendorff, UNF senior instructor of communications, discusses online streaming with 904 Magazine. Scroll to page 17 to read the article.
October 19, 2015
Democratic presidential debate
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, joins a roundtable discussion about the Democratice presidential debate on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
October 19, 2015
Shark researchers puzzle over Mary Lee’s mysterious ways
Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology and Shark Biology Program director, tells USA Today that he and other OCEARCH researchers are learning Mary Lee likes to move back and forth between habitats more than they realized.
October 19, 2015
How deepening the Panama Canal set off a fierce debate in Jacksonville
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, discusses the debate to deepen Jaxport on PBS Newshour.
October 16, 2015
UNF receives largest alumni gift in school's history to fund Hicks Honors College
UNF is launching its newest academic college thanks to a $7 million boost from alumni. The donation, courtesy of longtime donors Ann and David Hicks, will allow the University to launch its sixth college for UNF Honors students.
October 16, 2015
Extending Afghanistan mission sends ripples
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science and public administration, discusses President Barack Obama’s announcement to delay troop withdrawals from Afghanistan on WXJT Ch. 4.
October 15, 2015
Ann and David Hicks Donate $7M to UNF
UNF announces a $7 million gift by Ann and David Hicks, longtime community leaders, philanthropists and UNF supporters, establishing the Hicks Honors College—the University’s sixth academic college—formerly known as the UNF Honors Program.
October 15, 2015
Childhood learning methodology
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses childhood learning on "The Chat."
October 14, 2015
JEA members say they're 'looking forward to working with mayor's appointees'
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry asking JEA Board Members to resign with Action News Jacksonville.
October 14, 2015
Trend of lying
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses why so many people are making up false attack claims on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
October 14, 2015
Jordan Davis film screening at UNF
Race, Justice and the Law: A Film Screening of “3 ½ Minutes, Ten Bullets” will take place at UNF as part of the Distinguished Voices Lecture Series.
October 14, 2015
Affordable Colleges Online ranks UNF 'Best Online Nutrition Program'
Affordable Colleges Online, a leading resource for online learning and college affordability information, has published its new ranking of 2015-16 Best Online Nutrition Programs, ranking UNF No. 2 in the country.
October 13, 2015
New contender in yet-to-be-finalized House district
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses a possible 5th congressional district that would likely stretch from Jacksonville to Tallahassee on WJXT Ch. 4.
October 12, 2015
Tea Party movement on the presidential campaign
Dr. Ronald Libby, UNF political science professor, discusses the first upcoming presidential Democratic debate and the Tea Party movement on the campaign on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week n Jacksonville." Scroll to the 22:24-minute mark to watch the interview.
October 9, 2015
Found on Facebook: Empathy
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to The New York Times about her study that found patterns suggesting Facebook, in facilitating great social connection, may also encourage some aspects of empathy.
October 9, 2015
UNF Physical Therapy Graduate Program ranks No. 1
UNF's Physical Therapy Graduate Program is the best physical therapy graduate program in the country, according to GraduatePrograms.com, an online graduate school resource for prospective graduate students of all ages. This is the second consecutive time the program has received this honor.
October 8, 2015
The latest exhibit at MOCA challenges our perceptions of reality
Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture, was co-curator for the new "Smoke and Mirrors: Sculpture and the Imaginary" exhibit at MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF.
October 8, 2015
UNF Equestrian Team featured team of the week
The UNF Equestrian Team, a student club team, was founded in 2010 and practices 45 minutes away from campus at Smoak Meadow Farm. The team was featured by WJXT Ch. 4.
October 7, 2015
Should students wear school uniforms?
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, UNF psychology professor, talks to Action News about his study that found a positive correlation between wearing school uniforms and better grades.
October 7, 2015
Grants designed to empower agencies that serve Northeast Florida LGBT community
The UNF LGBT Resource Center received $18,000 from the LGBT Community Fund for Northeast Florida for a community mentoring program to help LGBT students transition from college to work.
October 6, 2015
Changing birthright citizenship would backfire
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares his opinion with The Florida Times-Union about how introducing legislation or a constitutional amendment to eliminate birthright citizenship would be a mistake.
October 6, 2015
Tracking debris fields in search for El Faro survivors
Dr. Courtney Hackney, UNF Coastal Biology Flagship Program director, tells Action News that now the seas have calmed, search crews will have a better understanding of where they should be looking for possible survivors and debris.
October 5, 2015
Jacksonville falls into bad habits regarding murder rate
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, tells The Florida Times-Union that Jacksonville needs permanent programs with consistent funding and accountability to help address this issue.
October 5, 2015
Presidential polling
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science pforessor, discusses what the numbers mean in the latest presidential polls on "Action News Sunday."
October 5, 2015
UNF engineering professor earns national 2015 Educator of the Year Award
Dr. Adel ElSafty, professor of civil environmental engineering in the School of Engineering at UNF, was named 2015 Educator of the Year by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, a national scientific, technical and professional institute for the precast concrete structures industry.
October 5, 2015
Native American celebration at UNF
The Intercultural Center for PEACE at UNF will host a Native American Celebration this week at the Student Union Osprey Plaza. The event will feature Native American regalia, artifacts, music, dance, lecture and performance.
October 1, 2015
'Building God's Kingdom'
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF religious studies professor, discusses her new book, "Building God's Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction," on "First Coast Connect." Scroll to the 36:54-minute mark to hear the interview.
October 1, 2015
State of race relations
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, discusses the state of race relations in America after a recent poll shows race relations is at its lowest point in the country on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
October 1, 2015
Feeding time
UNF students in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program are teaming up with the Jacksonville Jaguars to help meet the nutritional needs of their players. Scroll to page 81 to read the article in the September issue of Jacksonville Magazine.
October 1, 2015
Oatmeal 101
Jenna Braddock, UNF instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program and registered dietician, discusses the different varieties of oatmeal on "First Coast Living."
October 1, 2015
Do school uniforms impact adacemic performance?
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, UNF psychology professor, discusses results of his study on school uniforms and its impact on classroom performance and conduct on "The Chat."
September 28, 2015
St. Johns River's rising salinity impacts river life, fuels concerns about future
Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF Department of Chemistry chair and co-principal investigator on the State of the River report, tells The Florida Times-Union that it’s important that the biological impacts of salinity in the St. Johns River are recognized.
September 28, 2015
MOCA Jacksonville's 'Smoke and Mirrors' offers a glimpse into the art of illusion
Chul Hun Ahn’s “Tunnel,” one of the works in “Smoke and Mirrors: Sculpture and the Imaginary,” a new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, is a knee-high box with glass on top.
September 24, 2015
3-D printing
Donatella Schianomoriello, academic support technician in the Center for Instruction and Research Technology at UNF, discusses 3-D printing and its uses on “The Chat.”
September 24, 2015
Understanding your picky eater
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses why children can be picky eaters on "The Chat."
September 24, 2015
Shipping containers to house homeless children in Haiti
UNF students in the School of Engineering and the Department of Construction Management are collaborating with UNF engineering grad Ebenson Verdule to convert donated shipping containers into homes for orphans in his home country of Haiti.
September 24, 2015
Grant to UNF will extend its link with Central America teachers
A $90,000 grant awarded to professors in UNF's College of Education and Human Services will allow expansion of its longstanding UNF/Duval County Public Schools Urban Professional Development School Partnership into Belize in Central America.
September 23, 2015
Do shark repellent devices really work?
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of UNF's Shark Biology Program, discusses shark repellant devices and provides safety tips with WJXT Ch. 4.
September 22, 2015
UNF Women's Center services
Shelia Spivey, UNF Women's Center director, talks to WOKV News Talk Radio about services provided to students who are victims of sexual assault.
September 21, 2015
Republican presidential candidates debate issues
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, joins a roundtable discussion regarding the presidential debate with the Republican candidates on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
September 18, 2015
Inside the world of Christian reconstruction
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF religious studies professor, discusses her new book, "Building God's Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction," on American Freethought.
September 18, 2015
JaxPort among fastest growing U.S. ports
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, talks to The Florida Times-Union abut JaxPort being listed as the eighth fastest growing port when it comes to exporting goods.
September 18, 2015
Student Wellness Complex makes Top 10 architecture list
UNF's Student Wellness Complex was ranked No. 7 in the state for best desgin by an American Institute of Architects poll. Jim Baur, UNF associate director of recreation, talks to WJCT Public Radio about the many outstanding features of this facility.
September 17, 2015
UNF Student Wellness Complex recognized among Top 10 Florida buildings
UNF's Student Wellness Complex was recently ranked as one of the Top 10 buildings in the 2015 AIA Florida People’s Choice Award Competition, placing No. 7 in Florida for the most popular design.
September 16, 2015
Former FBI agent discusses alleged Orange Park terrorist
Ellen Glasser, a former FBI agent and instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, talks to First Coast News about the arrest of an alleged Clay County terrorist.
September 16, 2015
UNF taking steps toward transgender dorms
UNF is taking steps to create an inclusive space for LGBT students to call home, offering transgender and gender non-conforming scholars a place to live on campus together.
September 15, 2015
Professors awarded NSF grant for nanomanufacturing research
Researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Physics at the UNF were recently awarded a three-year research grant totaling $250,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop new nanomanufacturing techniques for the electronics and communications industries.
September 15, 2015
UNF LGBT housing
The University of North Florida is making strides to create an inclusive space for LGBT students to live while they're taking classes at the college. News4Jax was given a closer look at the on-campus housing available.
September 14, 2015
Florida mental health care takes step in the right direction
Dr. Angela Mann, UNF assistant professor of psychology, talks to WOKV Radio about mental health care in Florida.
September 14, 2015
UNF's new housing gives LGBT students safer place to call home
For the first time, UNF is offering its students a housing option designed to accommodate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and others who may not fall into traditional gender norms.
September 10, 2015
Professors awarded NSF grant to develop surface roughness rock-quality assessment tool
Professors in the School of Engineering at UNF were awarded a grant for more than $185,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop an automated quantifiable textural-based weathering classification system for limestone rock specimens, which will benefit not only Florida but the U.S. economy and society.
September 9, 2015
Let the traditions begin
Traditions can be nostalgic and inspire loyalty to an institution or even help define it. Campus Activities Programming® magazine features UNF's traditions in its September issue. Scroll to page four to read the article.
September 9, 2015
School uniform study
Dr. Gabe Ybarra, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to "First Coast Connect" about his recent study on the impact of school uniforms on students' behavior and academic performance.
September 9, 2015
U.S. News & World Report names UNF 'Best Regional' university
For the fifth consecutive year, the U.S. News & World Report has named UNF a “Best Regional” university in its 2016 edition of “Best Colleges,” which includes rankings and data of more than 1,370 schools nationwide. UNF was also included in the 2016 “Best Online Programs” ranking.
September 8, 2015
Dealing with college stress
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, provides advice parents can give their children to help guide them through the first year of college on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
September 8, 2015
UNF offers gender-inclusive housing to students
A new UNF housing option is hoping to empower students to make choices about how they live. For the first time, the University is offering gender-inclusive housing, which allows students and allies in the LGBT community to live together.
September 8, 2015
Losing both parents, she's found her home at UNF
UNF freshman Gloria Elsen plans to pursue a degree in nursing. Her motivation: The death of her parents. Elsen was 7 when her mother died of breast cancer and 17 when her father died of lymphoma.
September 3, 2015
Children and school issues
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses helpful parental involvement when it comes to children and school.
September 2, 2015
What happens when a public school student becomes a victim at school?
Dr. Angela Mann, UNF assistant professor of psychology, talks to WJCT Public Radio about how children and adolescents who were abused by adults respond differently depending on their age.
September 2, 2015
UNF engineering professor awarded NSF grant for coastal research
Dr. Bill Dally, an associate professor in the School of Engineering at the UNF, was awarded a grant for more than $500,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop an amphibious remotely operated vehicle for coastal research and education.
September 1, 2015
UNF artist-in-residence will spend the next months working at MOCA
For most artists, an important goal is to be the focus of an exhibit at a significant museum. UNF senior Amanda Rosenblatt will fulfill that goal when an exhibit of her photographs goes on display this fall in the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.
August 31, 2015
First Coast Success: Social responsibility is part of Parvez Ahmed’s faith
The Financial News & Daily Record profiles Dr. Parvez Ahmed, a UNF finance professor, a former U.S. Fulbright Scholar and a community leader on civil discourse.
August 31, 2015
Black Lives Matter activists disrupt more political events; criticized by black leaders
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, tells WJLA ABC in Washington, D.C., that people recognize racism as just sort of one thing, but it manifests differently in different contexts.
August 31, 2015
UNF photography student sets up studio inside MOCA
While a lot of UNF students will spend the semester at desks, photography student Amanda Rosenblatt is spending a lot of her senior year working at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF.
August 28, 2015
UNF art student focusing on photography through MOCA residency program
Amanda Rosenblatt, a UNF senior photography majoy, is setting up her first photography studio at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF.
August 28, 2015
UNF Coggin College Dean inducted into PhD Project Hall of Fame
Dr. Mark Dawkins, dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF, was recently inducted into The PhD Project Hall of Fame for his positive leadership and significant impact on minority business doctoral students and faculty.
August 27, 2015
Healthy snack options for students of all ages
Dr. Zhiping Yu, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares back-to-school nutrition tips on "First Coast Living."
August 27, 2015
Jeb Bush distinguishes himself from brother in handling of hurricanes
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, tells CNN that even detractors approve of Jeb Bush's handling of hurricanes in his home state of Florida when he served as governor.
August 26, 2015
Jacksonville gets a 'B' for solid small business climate
Janice Donaldson, regional director for the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union the ranking comes after concerted efforts in the area to foster a more friendly environment for small businesses.
August 26, 2015
UNF student overcomes unexpected odds
Most people are fortunate to grow up with a mom or dad, but for UNF freshman Gloria Elsen, the odds were against her when she lost both parents. Still, courage and determination led the nursing major to overcome the unexpected hardships and succeed despite them.
August 26, 2015
UNF second undergrad university to have helium liquefier
The UNF Department of Physics is creating something unusual that will help its students with research. It’s a quarter-million-dollar helium liquefier machine.
August 25, 2015
State congressional district map
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the complicated task of redrawing the Florida congressional district maps on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
August 24, 2015
Increase in area unemployment rate labeled ‘pretty insignificant’
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF Coggin College of Business economist, comments on the recent unemployment statistics to the Jacksonville Daily Record.
August 24, 2015
Reviewing the St. Johns River's health
Dr. Radha Pyati, chair of the Department of Chemistry at UNF, provides a status report on the health of the St. Johns River on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville." Scroll to the 27:56-minute mark to watch the interview.
August 24, 2015
Volunteering: It does a resume good
Vivian Senior, UNF's career services associate director, tells The Florida Times-Union that community service provides the opportunity to gain a “day in the life of” perspective of a career.
August 24, 2015
African-American art in the spotlight at Cummer
Through a community partnership, the OneJax Institute at the University of North Florida, Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens and Do Something Great Today Foundation will present “A Journey Through African-American Artistry” at the Cummer Museum.
August 22, 2015
Do animals blow their noses?
Drs. Julie Avery and Quincy Gibson, assistant professors of biology at UNF, help answer the Weird Animal Question of the Week with National Geographic magazine.
August 21, 2015
Staying safe on college campuses
Dwayne Howard, lieutenant with the University Police Department, spoke about campus safety with WJXT Ch. 4.
August 20, 2015
Helping hands needed for Mayport park clean-up
Dr. Heather Truelove, UNF psychology professor, talks about the psychology behind littering with The Florida Times-Union.
August 19, 2015
The Goods: Myths and facts about Greek yogurt
Zhiping Yu, assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses Greek yogurt in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
August 19, 2015
Rhythm change
UNF professor and percussionist Charlotte Mabrey is retiring without missing a beat.
August 18, 2015
Despite shark sightings around NYC, expert says they are not much risk to humans
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of UNF's Shark Biology Program, spoke with CBS New York about the threat of sharks in the area.
August 15, 2015
Percussionist Charlotte Mabrey winding down a career of teaching and playing music with one 'last big show' Saturday
Charlotte Mabrey, percussionist and UNF instructor, will perform her final show on Saturday, Aug. 22. Mabrey has been a fixture on the local music scene since joining the Jacksonville Symphony as a percussionist in 1978. She has taught percussion at UNF since 1981.
August 14, 2015
Pollutants down, but salinity up in St. Johns River
The health of the St. Johns River is generally improving, but scientists are concerned about some recent negative trends. Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF chemistry professor, discusses the most recent St. Johns River Report with WJCT.
August 14, 2015
Lying kids
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the psychology behind the lies of children on "The Academic Minute."
August 14, 2015
Study shows health of lower St. Johns River basin improving, still concerns over toxins
The eighth annual State of the River Report on the lower St. Johns River Basin shows there are positive signs of the waterway’s health improving, but reveals there are concerns of deterioration, as well as some indicators—some good and some unsatisfactory—that haven’t changed much over the years.
August 12, 2015
UNF students found moments of wonder amid crowds on Spanish pilgrimage trail
It was hardly a trek made in solitude, this ancient pilgrim trail. Fifteen UNF students learned that when they recently walked the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain for six days as part of a study-abroad trip.
August 12, 2015
'Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida'
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor and author of "Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida," looks at the career and Florida governorship of Jeb Bush on WLRN Public Radio's "Topical Currents" show.
August 11, 2015
Gov. Scott appoints Burnett to UNF Board of Trustees
Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently appointed retired Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett, former adjutant general of Florida, as a member of UNF's Board of Trustees, the governing body for the University.
August 10, 2015
UNF senior recognized for volunteer work
UNF senior Jenny Lyn Silva, who majored in nursing, received the Senior Service Award during the University's recent summer commencement ceremony.
August 10, 2015
Healthy school lunches
Now that kids are headed back to school, Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses how to keep those lunches healthy and satisfying on "The Chat."
August 7, 2015
Duval Schools suspend 3 percent of kindergartners
Dr.Jody Nicholson, a UNF associate professor who specializes in developmental psychology, tells The Florida Times-Union that kindergartners usually are mentally too young to make the connection between being sent home and their own misbehavior.
August 7, 2015
Duval schools hit with federal race discrimination suit
Dr. Robert Kephart, a linguistic expert at UNF, and Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF sociology professor, discuss details of a recent suit against Duval County Public Schools with The Florida Times-Union.
August 6, 2015
Princeton Review Names UNF ‘Best in the Southeast’ College
For the seventh consecutive year, UNF is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review. Only 140 universities in 12 Southeastern states made the “Best in the Southeast” list for 2016.
August 6, 2015
Poll of Florida GOP voters shows Jeb Bush, Donald Trump in close battle for Florida
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, discusses the latest Florida GOP poll with The Florida Times-Union.
August 5, 2015
The Goods: Myths and facts about probiotics
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, debunks myths about probiotics in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "The Goods" column.
August 5, 2015
Climb a tree to sharpen your memory, study says
Dr. Ross Alloway, UNF research associate in the Department of Psychology, discusses his recent study on how climbing a tree and balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills on BBC Radio Scotland's "Newsdrive." Scroll to 1:57 to hear the interview.
August 5, 2015
Physics research capabilities expand with new, high-tech machine
A new helium liquefier has been installed in the UNF Department of Physics that will put the University at the forefront of low-temperature physics research at undergraduate universities across the country.
July 31, 2015
Could this be the 'Summer of the Shark'?
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of UNF's Shark Biology Program, tells Shorelines that annual shark attack statistics bounce up and down and there is no clear pattern over the last two decades of increased attacks.
July 30, 2015
Police expand search to find missing toddler
Dr. Brian Kopp, UNF communications engineer, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that cellphones ping off nearby towers and the data they give off can be a big help for investigators.
July 30, 2015
Probiotics and why we need them
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF assistant professor of nutrition in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses probiotics, the good bacteria, on "First Coast Living."
July 29, 2015
MOCA hosts book discussions, interactive tours of 'Southern Exposures' exhibit
MOCA, a cultural resource of UNF, is the place for contemplating landscapes during the museum's "Southern Exposures" exhibit, which consists of images from seven renowned contemporary artists.
July 29, 2015
The 2015 Brickyard 400 by the numbers
Dr. Jason Lee, UNF associate professor of sport management, discusses the business of NASCAR with WalletHub.
July 29, 2015
UNF researchers reveal climbing a tree can improve cognitive skills
Climbing a tree and balancing on a beam can dramatically improve cognitive skills, according to a study recently conducted by Drs. Ross Alloway, a research associate, and Tracy Alloway, an associate professor, in the UNF Department of Psychology.
July 28, 2015
UNF student honored for service at summer commencement
UNF will honor a student with an outstanding record of volunteerism when it hands out nearly 800 degrees during summer commencement at the Arena.
July 28, 2015
Destructive lionfish resorting to cannibalism
Dr. Eric Johnson, UNF assistant professor of biology and fisheries expert, discusses the impact of invasive lionfish in Florida's coastal waters with National Geographic.
July 23, 2015
Johnson & Johnson expanding in Jacksonville
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. will expand its Jacksonville facility, creating 100 new jobs and adding a capital investment of $301 million. John Delaney, UNF president and Jacksonville Chamber chair, comments on the growth of the health and life sciences industry on News4Jax.
July 23, 2015
Economic development transition committee finalizing suggestions for Mayor Lenny Curry
UNF president and former mayor of Jacksonville, John Delaney, chairs Mayor Curry's economic-development transition subcommittee. He shares the group's recommendations with the Jacksonville Daily Record.
July 23, 2015
Thousands of athletes coming to UNF for USA Masters, Junior Olympics
UNF's Hodges Stadium could host as many as 11,000 athletes in the coming weeks. Bob Weiner, USATF Masters media chairman, tells The Florida Times-Union that UNF has the outstanding, world-class track and field facilities that championship athletes get excited about.
July 22, 2015
Disagreement remains over need to deepen Jacksonville waterway for shipping
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociology professor, questions the need to deepen the St. Johns River. He predicts to The Florida Times-Union that the project will be a waste of taxpayer money.
July 21, 2015
Jacksonville has sharp drop in jobless rate for June
UNF's Local Economic Indicators Project (LEIP) reports Jacksonville’s jobless rate improved in June. Dr. James Mason, UNF Coggin College of Business economist, comments on the recent area findings to the Jacksonville Daily Record.
July 17, 2015
UNF student researches sharks off the North Carolina coast
Samantha Ehnert, UNF graduate student, joins East Carolina University researchers studying sharks off the Back Sound in North Carolina. She tells WNCT-TV that sharks are not mindless killing machines.
July 16, 2015
The Goods: Myths and facts about cocoa
Jackie Shank, UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate program director, debunks myths about cocoa with The Florida Times-Union, as she discusses how cocoa can be a versatile and tasty addition to one's pantry.
July 13, 2015
A new 'city' emerges
John Delaney, UNF president, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the Bartram Park expansion and his Preservation Project when serving as Jacksonville's mayor.
July 13, 2015
Good memory makes better liars
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, tells The Florida Times-Union that a new study is the first to link lying skills to working memory in children. She served as the lead researcher in the study published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.
July 13, 2015
UNF goes smoke free August 1
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. The Breathe Fresh campaign is geared toward promoting a healthier, smoke-free campus.
July 13, 2015
FDA pushes back calorie count regulations
Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that if the calorie count is posted, health-conscious people are more likely to choose the smaller portion.
July 13, 2015
UNF Surf Team places second in NSSA Nationals
The UNF Surf Team finished second place in the the College Team category and Pat Nichols won the Collge Longboard title in the National Scholastic Surfing Association National Championship.
July 13, 2015
Confederate flag removal
Jay Smith, UNF history adjunct professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the Confederate flag not flying in South Carolina for the first time in 54 years.
July 10, 2015
UNF students design sculpture for Kentucky park
A group of visiting artists from UNF is expected to descend on Josephine Sculpture Park in Frankfort, Ky., where they’ll create and install as many as eight new sculptures.
July 10, 2015
Computer outages concern UNF professor
Outages at United Airlines, Wall Street Journal and the New York Stock Exchange raise some concerns. Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, UNF computing professor, tells First Coast News that a cyber attack shouldn't be ruled out just yet.
July 9, 2015
UNF researchers receive $500,000 grant to collaborate with MIT
Researchers in the UNF Department of Physics, led by assistant professor Dr. Daniel Santavicca, were recently awarded a three-year collaborative research grant totaling nearly $500,000 by the National Science Foundation to advance research in the fields of nanotechnology and nanoscience.
July 9, 2015
Kids at UNF soccer camp show off USA pride
Campers participating in Derek Marinatos Soccer Academy at UNF have been showing off their USA pride. With the recent success of the women's and men's national soccer teams, Marinatos, UNF head soccer coach, tells First Coast News that he believes the game of soccer will continue to grown in this country.
July 8, 2015
UNF hosting national track and field events
UNF will be hosting two national championship events at Hodges Stadium on campus, the USA Masters Championship and the Jr. Olympic Track and Field Championships.
July 6, 2015
North Carolina shark attacks keep beachgoers ashore
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Program director, discusses the migration of the white shark and tells MSNBC that North Carolina tends to have a high abundance of sharks this time of year.
July 6, 2015
UNF nutrition students conduct study to determine right combination of diet, exercise for obesity
What’s the best combination of diet and exercise to overcome the worst effects of the typical American diet, high in fat and sugar? That’s a question a group of UNF nutrition student researchers are trying to answer as they conduct a study using 48 Wistar rats, an albino form of rat commonly used in lab research.
July 1, 2015
Eat a fish, save the reef
Dr. Eric Johnson, UNF assistant professor of biology, talks to EU Jacksonville about the growing lionfish problem in Florida. Click on the July issue and scroll to page 16 to read the article.
July 1, 2015
Ocean researchers track great white shark off coast of Jacksonville
Mary Lee, a 16-foot, 3500-pound great white shark, has been cruising the waters off the Jacksonville coast. Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Biology Program director, tells WJCT Radio that the shark population is the greatest during the summer.
July 1, 2015
Mayor-elect thanks donors on eve of inauguration
On the eve of mayor-elect Lenny Curry's inauguration, Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that Curry's relationship with the new Jacksonville Sheriff is key to solving crime, one of voter's top concerns.
July 1, 2015
UNF Six Sigma course empowers nonprofits, saves millions in funds
Since 2011, UNF senior and graduate engineering and business students have helped 14 Northeast Florida nonprofits save a minimum of $3.5 million.
June 30, 2015
UNF physics professor awarded NSF grant for nanotechnology research
Researchers in the UNF Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were awarded a three-year collaborative research grant by the National Science Foundation to advance nanotechnology research.
June 29, 2015
Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford saying farewell after 41 years of service
Dr. David Forde, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at UNF, and Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discuss John Rutherford's time as Jacksonville's sheriff with The Florida Times-Union.
June 29, 2015
Debate over Confederate symbols
Jay Smith, a UNF history adjunct instructor, discusses the debate of the Confederate flag and its symbolism on WJXT Ch. 4.
June 26, 2015
Survey shows small businesses have gone from managing survival to managing growth
Janice Donaldson, regional director of the Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells the Daily Record that sales are growing but small business owners are still uncertain about the future economy.
June 26, 2015
Annual Matthew Driscoll basketball camp
Kids ages 8 to 17 spent time on the UNF campus for the fifth annual Matthew Driscoll Basketball Camp. Men's Basketball Coach Matthew Driscoll tells First Coast News that the emphasis is on teaching kids to be good people.
June 26, 2015
Memory and lying
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses her study that found children who have good working memory become better liers on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
June 26, 2015
UNF Golf Complex to have rival
Director of Business Services Tully Burnett told The Florida Times-Union that he doesn’t see the proposed Top Golf driving range and entertainment complex as a threat to the Golf Complex.
June 25, 2015
Independence Day healthy alternatives
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses healthier food options for Independence Day celebrations on First Coast News' "The Chat."
June 25, 2015
Healthy soul food
Jamisha Leftwich, a UNF nutrition instructor, discusses healthier alternatives for traditional soul food on "First Coast Living."
June 25, 2015
UNF's Donnie Dewees gets $1.7 million bonus, signs with Chicago Cubs
Donnie Dewees is now a professional baseball player. The UNF outfielder signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs with a $1.7 million bonus, officially ending his college career and sending him on to the next phase.
June 24, 2015
New UNF study indicates lying children have better memories
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, tells ABC's "Good Morning America" the better the child's working memory, the better they are covering up their lies.
June 24, 2015
UNF shark research
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology and Shark Biology Program director, discusses his shark research on First Coast News' "The Chat."
June 23, 2015
There's an upside to being a good liar, study finds
Dr. Tracy Alloway, a UNF associate professor of psychology and author of the "Working Memory Advantage," has discovered that working memory helps children tell better lies.
June 22, 2015
Children who lie may be showing their smarts, says study
The Today Show features research by Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, that liars in her children's test group performed better on a trivia test than honest children.
June 19, 2015
UNF interfaith scholarship
The UNF Interfaith Center recently made history when it presented the Noor Inayat Khan Interfaith Community Service Award, one of the first interfaith community service scholarships offered by a college or university in the U.S. Recipients Kalilah Jamall and Clare Stern, and Tarah Trueblood, UNF Interfaith Center director, talk to WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
June 19, 2015
UNF, Community Excellence Alliance help nonprofits learn to do more with less
Using Six Sigma methodology, which embraces statistical analysis rather than guesswork for problem-solving, UNF engineering and business students team with alliance mentors to propose solutions to nonprofits’ challenges.
June 19, 2015
New UNF research shows working memory can make you a better liar
For the first time, Dr. Tracy Alloway, a UNF associate professor of psychology, has discovered that working memory helps children tell better lies.
June 19, 2015
Jacksonville education organizations receive competitive AmeriCorps grants
Jacksonville is one of three Florida cities receiving new federal AmeriCorps grants for teacher training and UNF's Jacksonville Teacher Residency program is one of them.
June 18, 2015
Charleston church shooting
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses the recent church shooting in Charleston, S.C., and how it puts race issues in the national spotlight on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
June 18, 2015
24 hours a day, UNF students observe the coastal life to learn science
Dr. Courtney Hackney leads the University of North Florida’s Coastal Biology Flagship Program, and he devised a field studies program as a way to take students on a type of study-abroad trip across Florida.
June 17, 2015
North Carolina shark attack
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology, tells People magazine that it's very unusual to have more than one shark attack in the same location on the same day.
June 17, 2015
Dawkins confirmed as dean of UNF's business school
Dr. Mark Dawkins is the new dean of the Coggin College of Business at UNF and will also serve as a professor of accounting and Distinguished Professor for Excellence of the PhD Project.
June 16, 2015
Banning trans fats
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses a new FDA proposal to ban trans fats in foods on WJXT Ch. 4.
June 16, 2015
Health advisory for rare bacteria outbreak
Dr. Terri Ellis, a UNF microbiologist, discusses a rare bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, which has been linked to several deaths around the state with WJXT Ch. 4.
June 16, 2015
North Carolina beaches remain open after shark attacks
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology and UNF Shark Biology Program director, tells Fox News that North Carolina beaches are home to about 12 shark species in the summer.
June 16, 2015
Is a local NAACP leader pretending to be black?
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, weighs in on a discussion about a civil rights activist and local NAACP leader in Spokane, Wash., who allegedly has been pretending to be black on Huffpost Live. Scroll to the 12-minute mark.
June 16, 2015
Jeb Bush prepares to launch candidacy
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses Jeb Bush's official launch of his 2016 presidential run on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
June 11, 2015
Affordable Care Act ruling
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the recent ruling by the Supreme Court on the Affordable Care Act on WJCT Public Radio’s “First Coast Connect.”
June 10, 2015
Corrigan says Jeb Bush’s last name may not be advantage in presidential race
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells the Daily Record having one of the most well-known names in modern American politics might not be an advantage for Jeb Bush, a Republican nominee for president.
June 9, 2015
Government database hacked
Dr. Sandeep Reddivari, a UNF computing professor, discusses how hackers were able to access the national database on WJXT Ch. 4's Morning Show.
June 8, 2015
Great white shark Mary Lee spotted in New Jersey
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Shark Biology Program, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that tracking tags used by OCEARCH in recent years follow sharks almost in real time.
June 8, 2015
UNF on the rise
UNF President John Delaney discusses the growth of the University on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
June 8, 2015
UNF finance professor selected for fellowship to Aspen Ideas Festival
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor, and two other Jacksonville leaders were selected as fellows to take part in the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival and will be among some of the brightest and foremost thinkers.
June 4, 2015
Marine science students participate in summer field course
Several UNF and other Florida state university marine science students are participating in the third Florida Institute of Oceanography summer Field Studies in Marine Biology course.
June 4, 2015
Alumna's mobile farmers market offers oasis from Northeast Florida’s food deserts
UNF alumna Malea Guiriba started Farm to Famiy mobile farmers market, providing fresh fruits and veggies to places in St. Johns County where they're limited or nonexistant.
June 3, 2015
Caitlyn Jenner and transgender Americans
Kaitlin Legg, assistant director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center at UNF, discusses the transgender movement on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
June 2, 2015
Not the Bush you think he is
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells New York Magazine that one of the reasons Jeb Bush accomplished so much during his tenure was a simple accident of history.
June 2, 2015
Remarkable senior has joyful heart
Collin Hazelip sees every day as an opportunity to learn and will be attending UNF in the fall as part of the On Campus Transition Program.
June 1, 2015
UNF history grad researches African-American WWII vet roles
UNF history graduate Bryan Higham discusses the role African-American World War II veterans played in the Civil Rights Movement in Jacksonville on 96.1 FM's "Inside Jacksonville." Scroll to "Inside Jacksonville" and click on Black History 1 and 2 to hear the interview.
June 1, 2015
Sea level and climate change
Dennis M. Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, recently spoke at UNF and talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about sea level and climate change.
May 30, 2015
UNF professor and students dig into Northeast Florida's native roots
Dr. Keith Ashley, coordinator of research program services and Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Department adjunct, is leading Archaeology Lab students in a field school dig of a 1000-year-old village in Arlington’s Fort Caroline area.
May 28, 2015
Taking a close look at protein bars
Jackie Shank, senior nutrition instructor in UNF's Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses whether consumers really benefit from including protein bars in their diet with "First Coast Living."
May 28, 2015
UNF archaeology students dig in Native American historical site
Dr. Keith Ashley, coordinator of research programs, and a team of UNF students are digging at one of the state's biggest Native American historical sites in Jacksonville.
May 27, 2015
Financing, incentives would fix Northeast Florida food deserts
Dr. Catherine Christie, associate dean and Nutrition Graduate Program director in UNF's Brooks College of Health, tells WJCT's "First Coast Connect" that individuals without easy access to grocery stores are more susceptible to heart disease and other chronic illnesses because they don’t have access to nutritional food.
May 26, 2015
Shark season Marine predator population swells with summer’s approach
Dr. Jim Gelsleighter, UNF associate professor and head of the Shark Biology Program, tells The Daytona Beach News-Journal that the Atlantic sharpnose shark is the most abundant in Northeast Florida.
May 26, 2015
Keeping your feet, and your fitness app, busy in Northeast Florida
The UNF nature trails is a great place to walk or jog and offers 12 miles of trails, free of charge and open to the public, from sunrise to sunset.
May 22, 2015
Traffic geeks crash cars in the name of science and justice
The Institute of Police Technology and Management at UNF recently led a Special Problems in Traffic Crash Reconstruction conference in Clearwater Beach, where 200 consultants, engineers, instructors, vendors and law enforcement personnel from around the world participated in a weeklong series of classes.
May 21, 2015
Tracking great white shark Mary Lee
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, a marine biologist and director of the UNF Shark Program, is part of the OCEARCH team that’s tracking Mary Lee and several other sharks. He talks to NJTV News in New York about the experience and research he's conducting.
May 21, 2015
How Curry won
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that the recent election results drive home how tough it is for a Democrat to win a citywide election in Jacksonville.
May 20, 2015
Jacksonville one of several cities in the running for new professional sports league
Jacksonville is one of several cities that could see a new professional sports league in 2016, thanks to UNF's state-of-the-art facilities.
May 19, 2015
No smoke and mirrors at UNF: Laval can coach
Few college baseball coaches enjoy sarcasm more than UNF's Smoke Laval. He throws out one-liners on a whim, often in the middle of practice or during a visit to the pitcher’s mound.
May 18, 2015
Distance learning: The case for quality
Deb Miller, director of UNF's Center for Instruction and Research Technology (CIRT), and Julie Fuller, CIRT coordinator of instructional design, discuss online course design, instruction and faculty development in the May issue of Delta's SKY magazine. The interviews begin on page 90.
May 18, 2015
Catch a rising star, last chance to see UNF hit sensation Dewees
Baseball fans in Jacksonville recently had one more opportunity to catch the biggest attraction in the history of the UNF program: Donnie Dewees.
May 18, 2015
Jacksonville mayoral race draws national political interest
With the Jacksonville mayoral race drawing attention of outsiders like former Bill Clinton and former Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells ABC News and the Associated Press that it shows the stakes that the state Republican Party believes is here.
May 18, 2015
Let the kids learn through play
Dr. Rebecca Marcon, a UNF psychology professor who studied 343 children who had attended a preschool class that was academically oriented, tells The New York Times that years later, the children’s progress may have been slowed by overly academic preschool experiences that introduced formalized learning experiences too early.
May 15, 2015
How women in STEM are filling in the gaps
Samantha Busch and Wenjing Liu, two engineering students and members of the UNF Telerobotics Club, spoke wo tthe Jacksonville Business Journal about the advancement of women in STEM fields, their career goals and the submarine vessel they helped build with Osprey Divers.
May 15, 2015
Mayoral debate recap
Dr. Matt Corrigan, Politcal Science and Public Administration professor and chair, recapped the Jacksonville mayoral debate with WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
May 15, 2015
New UNF women's basketball coach hopes to build on men's team success
Darrick Gibbs, new UNF women's basketball coach, pointed to the success of the men's team for inspiration during his introductory news conference.
May 15, 2015
Great white shark attracts huge online following
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, associate professor of biology, spoke with Fox News about the habits of white sharks, including Mary Lee, a white shark tagged by OCEARCH.
May 14, 2015
University Police show their support for the LGBT community
UNF Police Department show support for equality with a sticker. Kaitlin Legg, assistant director of the LGBT Resource Center, spoke to the Human Rights Campaign blog about UPD's show of support.
May 14, 2015
Sheriff's debate recap
WJXT Ch. 4 recapped the Jacksonville Sheriff's debate with Dr. Matt Corrigan, Politcal Science and Public Administration professor and chair.
May 13, 2015
Social media and relationships
Dr. Noelle Pomeroy shared some of the pitfalls of social media and relationships in the digital age with the hosts of First Coast News' "The Chat."
May 13, 2015
Why Jeb can’t ditch Dubya
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Political Science and Public Administration chair, shared insights about why Jeb Bush may have trouble stepping out of his brother's shadow.
May 11, 2015
Church sign controversy
Dr. Matthew Corrigan spoke to WJXT Ch. 4 about the possible political fallout of a controversial sign for a local city council candidate.
May 11, 2015
Business leaders, educators meet to kick off area's first STEM2 Hub
UNF Telerobotics Club's Osprey Divers team showcased its submarine vessel at the first STEM2 Hub Conference at the Adam W. Herbert University Center. Read the full story at The Florida Times-Union.
May 11, 2015
Democrats have lead in early voting in Jacksonville
Dr. Michael Binder, assistant professor, and Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Department of Political Science chair, shared insights to early voting with The Florida Times-Union.
May 11, 2015
Plenty of heat but not many answers in Jacksonville's mayoral debate Monday night
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Department of Politcal Science and Public Administration chair, weighed in on the Jacksonville mayoral debate.
May 11, 2015
Gov. Scott asks hospitals to consider profit sharing to pay for uninsured patients
Dr. Matt Corrigan, Department of Political Science and Public Administration chair, spoke with Action News about Governor Scott's request that Florida hospitals begin profit sharing to make up the difference in the Medicaid shortfall.
May 11, 2015
Early voting in Duval County is full swing
Dr. Matt Childers, UNF assistant professor of politcal science, spoke with Action News about Early voting in Duval County.
May 10, 2015
Plenty of politicking, awareness among city's Christian demominations
Pastors may have significant influence on voters’ decisions and turnout in the coming city election. Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair and professor of political science, and Dr. Michael Binder, assistant professor of political science, shared insight to correlation between voting and religion.
May 7, 2015
UNF to host inaugural Deaf Spark
Inspired by Jacksonville’s One Spark Festival, the first Deaf Spark will be at the University of North Florida campus.
May 6, 2015
UNF students leaving mark on Mars
A group of UNF engineering students hope to leave their mark on Mars. They're building a mining robot for an upcoming NASA competition at Kennedy Space Center.
May 5, 2015
Cinco ingredients + $40 = one amazing fiesta
Henna Bakshi, UNF alumna, shared her first cooking segment on Headline News' "The Daily Share."
May 5, 2015
Deaf Spark event comes to UNF
Inspired by Jacksonville’s One Spark festival, UNF hosts the regions first Deaf Spark in an all-day series of events, featuring artists, filmmakers, storytellers and performers for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
May 4, 2015
Atlantic Powder Coating supports UNF scultpure students
Atlantic Powder Coating is putting the finishing touches on several bike racks and benches created by UNF sculpture students.
May 4, 2015
UNF students remembered, honored for spirit of service at spring commencement
UNF recognized three students for outstanding service and caring in the community and remembered two students posthumously for their accomplishments at spring commencement.
April 30, 2015
Healthy food financing
Dr. Catherine Christie, associate dean of the Brooks College of Health and nutrition professor at UNF, discusses the importance of making healthy foods accessible to all populations on Clear Channel Radio.
April 30, 2015
Using herbs to spice up your meals
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses how herbs can add flavor to your food on "First Coast Living."
April 30, 2015
UNF honoring students at spring commencement
UNF will hand out more than 1,300 degrees Friday as part of its spring commencement, which includes honoring several students with outstanding volunteerism records.
April 29, 2015
UNF offers extensive learning opportunities for those over 50
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNF is a membership organization for seasoned adults age 50 and older in Northeast Florida, offering an array of courses in a fun environment and out-of-classroom adventures.
April 29, 2015
ISIL targeting youth using social media
Former UN Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells First Coast News the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL is targeting youth and they're contacting them through the Internet.
April 28, 2015
Local family raising money to help relative rebuild home in Nepal
Dr. Josh Gellers, UNF Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, worked on his dissertation in Nepal and told Action News that the country was already dealing with deeper issues before the disaster.
April 27, 2015
Search engine accessibility may foster fake intellect
Dr. Susana Urbina, UNF professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology, tells The Columbia Chronicle that it's important to educate the younger generation, so they are able to properly apply the information and knowledge they access.
April 27, 2015
Hostages killed in US terror strike
Former U.N. Amabassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the hostages mistakenly killed during a counter-terrorism operation in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan on WJXT Ch. 4.
April 27, 2015
Teacher overcomes stroke to be named one of four 2015 Gladys Prior Award recipients
Principals along with staff from UNF's College of Education and Human Services surprised four teachers across the district with the 2015 Gladys Prior Award for Career Teaching Excellence.
April 27, 2015
Florence Nighingale Museum director will discuss founder of modern nursing at UNF
Natasha McEnroe, director of the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, will discuss the Florence Nightingale Digitalization Project at UNF's Adam W. Herbert University Center.
April 24, 2015
New dean plans to engage community
Get to know Dr. Mark Dawkins, incoming Dean of Coggin College of Business, in his interview with Jacksonville Business Journal. He shared his plans to engage with the business community, as well as local students.
April 22, 2015
The Goods: Canola oil is a heart-healthy oil
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses myths about canola oil and provides tips for including it in a healthy diet in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
April 22, 2015
Dealing with college stress
With high school seniors going to college, Noelle Pomeroy, licensed mental health counselor at the UNF Counseling Center, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that now is the time for students to know the importance of good mental health.
April 22, 2015
UNF stages back-nine rally to capture Atlantic Sun golf championship
UNF rallied from eight shots behind at the start of the third round at the Chateau Elan Resort Legends Course in Braselton, Ga., to win its fourth Atlantic Sun Conference golf championship by seven over Kennesaw State.
April 20, 2015
Both jobless rate and number of people working down in March
Dr. Paul Mason, Coggin College of Business economics professor and acting dean, spoke with The Daily Record about the drop in Jacksonville's unemployment.
April 20, 2015
Horrible bosses: Some employers demotivate staff without realizing it
Kelly Harrison, Center for Professional Development and Training director at UNF, tells 904 Magazine that micromanagement and lack of leadership are the most common reasons managers demoralize and fail to motivate employees. Article starts on page 22.
April 20, 2015
Study asserts Georgia does have Lyme disease
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF public health professor, tells The Augusta Chronicle, about a study he conducted last May that found additional cases of Lyme disease in patients from several southeastern states, including Georgia.
April 18, 2015
UNF head baseball coach gets win No. 600
UNF head baseball coach Smoke Laval gathered career win No. 600 in the River City Rumble series against Jacksonville University.
April 18, 2015
UNF's Donnie Dewees has the drive to be a baseball star
On the baseball diamond or at home, UNF's Donnie Dewees understands what it takes to be the man.
April 17, 2015
Alternatives to diplomacy might be worse
In an opnion column for The Orlando Sentinel, Dr. David Schwam-Baird, associate professor of political science and public administration, shared why negotiations with Iran are the only realistic way to deal with its nuclear program.
April 16, 2015
UNF Rock Climbing Team ready for nationals
When you think Florida, you don't think mountains. But UNF Climbing Team doesn't need real mountains and is getting ready for nationals in San Diego.
April 16, 2015
St. Augustine conference focuses on Yamasee war
Dr. Denise Bossy, UNF associate professor of history, discusses a war between the Yamasee Indians and the British that took place 300 years ago with The Florida Times-Union and how it had a profound impact on St. Augustine.
April 14, 2015
Marco Rubio vs. mentor Jeb Bush
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration and author of "Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida," shares his opinion about the Bush-Rubio relationship with USA Today.
April 13, 2015
Rubio tells donors he is running for White House
Dr. Michael Binder, political science and public administration assistant professpr, spoke to WJXT Ch. 4 about Marco Rubio's bid to be the Republic presidential nominee.
April 10, 2015
Students with greatest need can be hard to identify in college
Jodie Monro, a sophomore psychology student, shared her story of overcoming hardship with The Florida Times-Union.
April 10, 2015
UNF's Ozzie storybook to raise money for nature trails
A new storybook called "A Home for Ozzie" is raising money and awareness for the University's nature trails. Amy Costa, assistant director of Eco-Adventure at UNF, shared the story with MetroJacksonville.
April 9, 2015
Hometown - UNF Interfaith Center
University of North Florida’s Interfaith Center aims to help students in voicing their values, engaging with others, and acting together.
April 9, 2015
UNF presents 'Twelfth Night' at Shakespeare-in-the-Park
Dr. Pam Monteleone, English associate professor, spoke with WJCT about this year's Shakespeare-in-the-Park production, "Twelfth Night" and how audiences, especially high school and college audiences, can connect with the content.
April 9, 2015
'MOCA is Now' and 'Enlivened Spaces' at One Spark
WJCT's "First Coast Connect" spoke to Denise Reagan, MOCA Jacksonville communications director, about the "MOCA is Now" exhibit. The show also featured the work of UNF Sculpture's "Enlivened Spaces" class.
April 8, 2015
The Goods - Brazil nuts can add nutritional benefits to your diet
Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts, assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discussed some common myths about Brazil nuts and how they can add nutritional benefits to any diet.
April 7, 2015
Shark in the park: 'Spark Attack!' arrives
UNF Sculpture's "Enlivened Spaces" class installed "Spark Attack!" in Hemming Park for the annual One Spark festival.
April 7, 2015
Arrest in alleged ISIS ring connected to Jacksonville
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, political science and public administration associate professor, spoke to First Coast News about new arrests in the ISIS case connected to Jacksonville.
April 7, 2015
New sculpture making waves at One Spark
For the third year in a row a sculpture class at the University of North Florida created a massive sculpture to float at the park during the festival.
April 7, 2015
Giant foam shark makes a splash at One Spark
For the third year in a row, UNF Sculpture has created the centerpiece for the annual One Spark festival. Dr. Jenny Hager, fine arts associate professor, spoke with First Coast News about "Spark Attack," this year's entry.
April 7, 2015
'Walk in a Woman's Shoes' gives men, women something to talk about
Men donned women's shoes on Osprey Plaza to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness month.
April 7, 2015
2015 'One Shining Moment' video
The NCAA Men's Basketball Championship always ends with a video montage to Luther Vandross' "One Shining Moment." This year, Stephen Putnam, #UNFBandGuy, was included as part of what made the tournament memorable.
April 6, 2015
MJ Partners with #IgniteMedia For One Spark Coverage
MetroJacksonville is partnering with the #IgniteMedia News Bureau a UNF student news bureau, to cover OneSpark2015, providing expanded coverage, social media and liveblogging updates throughout the festival.
April 2, 2015
Indian River County sues the federal government over All Aboard Florida bonds
Dr. Josh Gellers, political science and public administration assistant professor, weighed in on the efforts of Indian River County to stop development of a new railway project.
April 2, 2015
Bill Bishop won't endorse in Jacksonville mayor's race, says he's running again in 2019
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Department of Political Science and Public Administration chair at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that Bill Bishop's endorsement is going to help either Mayor Alvin Brown or Lenny Curry in the May 19 election, but it's not a guarantee.
April 1, 2015
The art of competition
One Spark offers opportunities for several UNF artists and student advocacy groups.
April 1, 2015
Working toward nuclear deal
Negotiations among six world powers and Iran overran a deadline for a deal. Dr. David Schwam Baird, political science associate professor, shares his analysis with WJXT Ch. 4 Morning Show.
April 1, 2015
Women in construction
Dr. Mag Malek, chair of the UNF Department of Construction Managegment, and UNF alumna Jeannette Saliba, who graduated with a degree in construction management, discuss the shortage of women in the industry on "The Chat."
April 1, 2015
Action News making bid to become No. 2
Marcia Ladendorff, former First Coast News anchor who is now a UNF communication instructor, tells The Florida Times-Union that she’s impressed with Action News’ strategy.
March 31, 2015
Florida prisons are in a state of perpetual crisis
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, discusses privatization of Florida prisons with The Florida Times-Union.
March 30, 2015
First Coast Success: David Hicks built company while helping build his community
Jacksonville Daily Record features David Hicks, a patron of UNF, for its "First Coast Success" series on Jacksonville success stories.
March 30, 2015
UNF student-athletes raise $5,000 for wounded warriors
After more than a year of planning, the UNF Wounded Warrior Project Student Ambassadors Team hosted the "Holes for Heroes" charity golf tournament on Monday at Deerwood Country Club.
March 30, 2015
Job growth slows, jobless rate steady
Dr. Paul Mason, Coggin College of Business acting dean and economics professor, spoke with The Financial News and Daily Record about job growth and the jobless rate.
March 30, 2015
Jacksonville nonprofit that serves seniors gets new leader
Dr. Jennifer Santos, psychology adjunct, spoke to The Florida Times-Union about community volunteering.
March 30, 2015
Florida prisons are in a state of perpetual crisis
Dr. Michael Hallett, criminology professor, spoke to The Florida Times-Union about the state’s management of its prisons.
March 30, 2015
Will '94 or '98 Jeb Bush show up in 2016?
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Department of Political Science and Public Administration chair, spoke with USA Today about lessons learned in Jeb Bush's 1994 and 1998 political campaigns.
March 30, 2015
UNF's Daniels up for national award
UNF Ospreys forward Demarcus "Baebae" Daniels has been named a finalist for the 2015 Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year award.
March 30, 2015
UNF junior named Ms. Wheelchair Florida
Sara Gaver navigates around the UNF campus with a passion. The 21-year-old will be doing a lot more traveling since she was recently crowned Ms. Wheelchair Florida by Ms. Wheelchair Florida Inc.
March 30, 2015
Jeb Bush makes Catholicism a touchstone in framing his views
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF and author of a biography of Jeb Bush, tells The Record if you look at his policy positions, you can see a connection to his faith.
March 30, 2015
Fine Arts Center included in most beautiful conservatories and schools of music
According to an article by College Degree Search, the UNF Fine Arts Center is among the 50 Most Beautiful Conservatories and Schools of Music.
March 30, 2015
Shakeups in Jacksonville TV news redefining broadcasters' financial landscape
Marcia Ladendorff, UNF senior instructor in the Department of Communication, tells The Florida Times-Union that people in the TV news business have been a little "freaked out" due to station changes over the last year.
March 27, 2015
Judge strikes down contract between City, Police and Fire Pension Fund
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells Action News that Mayor Alvin Brown and mayoral candidate Lenny Curry need to to have a plan to attack the pension problem.
March 26, 2015
Hidden sugar
Janine Dray, instructor in UNF's Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, provides tips to avoid hidden sugars in our food on "First Coast Living."
March 26, 2015
Erosion pops up in Neptune Beach
Dr. William Dally, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, tells Action News that folks shouldn't panic at this point about beach erosion.
March 26, 2015
Yamasee War ends native slave trade
Dr. Bossy, UNF associate professor of history, talks with Indian Country about the importance of the Yamasee people and the first conference, scheduled next month in St. Augustine, to bring recognition to th Yamasee War, which ended native slave trade.
March 25, 2015
A look to the run-off in May
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses what to expect in the May run-off election with WJXT Ch. 4.
March 25, 2015
Swooping to top of sports media
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Sara Walsh isn't just another TV personality from Jacksonville. She's an Osprey and shares her story with the Jacksonville Business Journal.
March 25, 2015
Election results
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, takes part in a discussion about the runoff election in May on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
March 25, 2015
Generation W Profiles: Sheila Spivey
WJCT Public Radio profiles Sheila Spivey, UNF Women's Center director, as part of its Generation W Profiles series highlighting influential women.
March 25, 2015
Runoff in sheriff's and mayoral race
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Department of Political Science and Public Administration chair, spoke with WJXT Ch. 4 the Local Station about runoffs in the sheriff and mayoral races.
March 25, 2015
UNF student crowned Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2015
Sara Gaver, a UNF junior majoring in health administration, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Florida 2015 by Ms. Wheelchair Florida Inc., an organization that provides an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to educate and advocate for Americans living with disabilities.
March 24, 2015
UNF athletes to host 'Holes for Heroes' golf tournament
A group of student-athletes from UNF will host a "Holes for Heroes" charity golf tournament to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project on Monday, March 30, at Deerwood Country Club.
March 24, 2015
OneJax Institute 'Civil Discourse' panel tackles personal biases
The “When Race and Authority Come Face to Face" discussion, sponsored by the OneJax Institute at UNF, The Florida Times-Union and WJCT took place at UNF as part of OneJax’s ongoing Civil Discourse Series.
March 24, 2015
UNF grad lead author on new Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's study
Melissa Murray, a UNF graduate now working as a neuroscience researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, is the lead author on a new research study that identifies the buildup of dysfunctional tau protein in the brain as the primary cause of the cognitive decline and memory loss seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
March 23, 2015
The education of Jeb Bush
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, political science chair and author of "Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida," tells the Weekly Standard that education policy has been the core of Bush's public life.
March 23, 2015
St. Johns Town Center marks a decade of over-the-top success
Albert Colom, UNF's associate vice president of Enrollment Services, tells The Florida Times-Union that the Town Center is a selling point when talking to potential students about enrolling at the University.
March 23, 2015
UNF recognizes First Generation Scholarship recipients
UNF freshman Amar Muratagic was among about 300 UNF students awarded First Generation scholarships in 2014-15 due to the school’s fundraising efforts and Florida’s First Generation Matching Grant Program.
March 18, 2015
UNF students hit the road to Dayton for March Madness
University of North Florida students boarded buses on Tuesday night for the 850-mile road trip to Dayton, Ohio.
March 17, 2015
UNF plans for additional gender neutral restrooms
On the University of North Florida's campus, there are plans in the works to add more gender neutral bathrooms as a way to make LGBT students feel comfortable and safe.
March 17, 2015
Jeb Bush, 20 years after conversion, is guided by his Catholic faith
Dr. Matt Corrigan, Department of Politcal Science chair, spoke to The New York Times about how former Florida governer and possible presidential candidate, Jeb Bush, allows his faith to play a role in his policies.
March 17, 2015
North Florida’s Beau Beech: A dream come true
Beau Beech grew up just 30 minutes away from the UNF campus in Ponte Vedra Beach and spent his childhood attending Ospreys’ rivalry games against Jacksonville University. Now a junior forward for a North Florida team heading to its first NCAA Tournament in program history, Beech couldn’t be more proud to be leading his hometown school into the throes of March Madness.
March 16, 2015
UNF to host game watch party Wednesday
Fans of the University of North Florida Osprey basketball team who can't make it to Dayton for the team's first ever NCAA tournament game are invited to be part of March Madness on campus.
March 16, 2015
Polls show low approval ratings for Shirk, Corey
Dr. Michael Binder, politcal science assistant professor, says issues for Corey and Shirk’s problems are evident in a recent poll that tracked approval ratings.
March 16, 2015
March Madness an opportunity to showcase UNF
UNF President, John Delaney, says the Ospreys' first appearance in the NCAA Tournament is an opportunity to showcase the University and the City of Jacksonville.
March 16, 2015
North Florida Ospreys: Five fast facts you need to know
The UNF Ospreys head into the NCAA Tournament with a 23-11 record after winning the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament. Here's what you need to know.
March 16, 2015
Pittsburgh native Matthew Driscoll ready for NCAA Tournament
The NCAA Tournament will begin Tuesday, March 14. One of the 68 participants will be UNF, champions of the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Ospreys are coached by Pittsburgh native Matthew Driscoll, and he told CBS Pittsburgh that it’s been a whirlwind few days.
March 16, 2015
Who Are The University Of North Florida Ospreys?
ESPN sports anchor Sara Walsh goes back to her alma mater to talk to the UNF men's basketball team about what makes the school unique and going to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.
March 16, 2015
UNF gets No. 16 seed, First Four game in Dayton against Robert Morris
The dance begins in Dayton and the UNF men’s basketball team can’t wait to get there. The Ospreys (23-11) will face Robert Morris (19-14) in the First Four of the NCAA tournament.
March 13, 2015
Cinderella Syndrome
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses Cinderella Syndrome and the longterm impact on gender roles on First Coast News' "The Chat" talk show.
March 13, 2015
Jeb Bush points to conservative record in Florida
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, author of "Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida" and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells the Sun Sentinel that the obvious conclusion is that Bush was a very conservative governor.
March 13, 2015
UNF sees bump in merchandise from NCAA Tourney
The UNF Bookstore is cashing in on making its first NCAA Tournament. Since clinching a bid to the tournament as the 2015 ASUN Champions, clothing sales from Sunday through Wednesday were up about 575 percent when compared to the same period last year.
March 13, 2015
UNF's online nursing program among best in the nation
Affordable Colleges Foundation has ranked the University of North Florida No. 3 in the country for its online nursing program.
March 12, 2015
#UNFBANDGUY on Inside Edition
Stephen Putnam, or as he's become known on social media, #UNFBANDGUY, was featured on "Inside Edition" for his spirited dance moves.
March 12, 2015
UNF students freeze mob for Ospreys
The University of North Florida found an interesting way to show support for the UNF men's basketball team who recently earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
March 11, 2015
UNF looks to clear new paths for women in construction
Dr. Mag Malek, chair of the Department of Construction Management at UNF, talks to The Florida Times-Union about recruting women into the program.
March 11, 2015
Ospreys headed to the NCAA men's tournament
It’s the biggest victory in UNF basketball history. The Ospreys took home the Atlantic-Sun Conference championship title, beating USC-Upstate 63-57. With the win, UNF “swooped” in for a slot in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and made team history.
March 11, 2015
Video of racist chant threatens University of Oklahoma's progress
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, tells the Associated Press that the OU incident is a quick reminder of how far the state, and the U.S., has to go in dealing with racial issues.
March 11, 2015
UNF research team taking chemical detection to brave new heights
Dr. Nirmal Patel, UNF senior lecturer in the Department of Physics, and his students partnered up with Arizona-based commercial space-flight company World View last month to take part in a record-breaking balloon space launch project.
March 10, 2015
North Florida is going dancing with a band member who will fit right in
UNF freshman band member Stephen Putnam already was well known around the school and in Jacksonville for his wild dances during the first time out of the second half of Ospreys' games. Now, he'll get to show his stuff in the NCAA Tournament.
March 10, 2015
Putnam: The UNF dancing machine
UNF freshman Stephen Putnam, a music major in the Music Flagship Program, shares his method of dancing at the home UNF basketball games with WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
March 10, 2015
Crazy, dancing UNF band member achieves Internet fame
At every home game, UNF freshman Stephen Putnam, music major in the Music Flagship Program. loses his mind when Lil’ Jon asks, “Turn down for what?” Regular fans know right where to look when the song drops. When the first beat hits the speakers, all eyes are on the band section, specifically, Putnam, who plays both the French horn and piano. He's been featured on ESPN, "Inside Edition," People Magazine and Yahoo Sports.
March 9, 2015
Taking the madness out of March
Dr. Jay Coleman, acting provost and the Richard deRaismes Kip Professor of Operations Management and Quantitative Methods, shared his "Dance Card" methodology for predicting which teams will get bids in the NCAA men's basketball tournament with WJCT's "First Coast Connect. Listen at 37:55 for his interview.
March 9, 2015
New UNF poll reveals Jacksonville voters uncertain, undecided
Dr. Michael Binder, assistant professor of political science and public administration, shared his latets polling data with WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect." Listen from the beginning of the show for in-depth discussion on Jacksonville voter uncertainty.
March 9, 2015
Are organic foods the best for your diet?
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses organic, free-range and natural foods and what that means on First Coast News' "The Chat" show.
March 9, 2015
UNF wins A-Sun Championship
The UNF Ospreys won the Atlantic Sun Conference and will be going to the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. A school record-breaking crown of about 6,155 fans stormed the court after the big win.
March 9, 2015
UNF clinches berth in NCAA tournament
Amidst the largest crowd ever to see an Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament championship game, North Florida put together another solid team effort to record a 63-57 win over South Carolina Upstate Sunday afternoon to secure the Ospreys first trip to the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Coach Matthew Driscoll joins WJXT Ch. 4's Sunday Sports Zone to discuss the big win.
March 9, 2015
UNF wins first A-Sun title in history, heads to NCAA tournament
Demarcus Daniels scored 22 points off the bench, and North Florida Osprets beat USC Upstate 63-57 in the Atlantic Sun Conference final to earn its first NCAA tournament berth.
March 9, 2015
North Florida rallies to beat USC Upstate for A-Sun title, NCAA Tournament berth
The UNF Ospreys are going dancing. The Ospreys rallied from a 48-44 deficit with 9:15 remaining and outscored S.C. Upstate 17-5 at one point to win the Altantic Sun championship game 63-57 in front of a record crowd of 6,155 at the UNF Arena. The Ospreys advanced to the NCAA Tournament, with the pairings to be announced next Sunday.
March 8, 2015
Introducing Cinderella
NBC Sports breaks down the highlights of the Ospreys road to March Madness and the team's first NCAA tournament bid.
March 6, 2015
Professor takes madness out of the month
With the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketballl Tournaments tipping off soon, brackets and bubble-busters are reaching a fever pitch. Dr. Jay Coleman, the Richard deRaismes Kip Professor of Operations Management and Quantitative Methods in the Coggin College of Business at UNF, is trying to take some of the madness out of the month with his "Dance Card" Method for determining NCAA March Madness brackets, also known as "bracketology."
March 6, 2015
Netanyahu addresses Congress
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked Congress for tougher sanctions on Iran. Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, provides insight on the Prime Minister's address on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
March 6, 2015
UNF on the brink of Madness
The Ospreys men's basketball team heads to the Altantic Sun championship game with its 71-57 victory over Lipscomb in front of 4,106 fans at the UNF Arena, the third-largest crowd in school history.
March 5, 2015
Lost civilizations found by drones
Beneath the barren New Mexican desert, there are remnants of an ancient Pueblo society that thrived some 1,000 years ago. Dr. John Kantner, a UNF archaeologist, talks to The Atlantic about how he has surveyed the red sands for 20 years in search of ancient religious structures called kivas and used a drone to find them.
March 5, 2015
New date rape drug causes concern
Shelly Purser, Health awareness director at UNF, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that the new drug, Etizolam, is not a concern on campus but that her department is always on campus sharing with students about the dangers of drugs through various outreach programs.
March 5, 2015
St. Johns River dredging
Dr. David Jaffee, a UNF sociology professor who is a part of UNF's Ports Project, and Dr. Courtney Hackney, Coastal Biology Flagship Program director, discuss the environmental concerns of the St. Johns River dredging project on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
March 5, 2015
UNF poll gives Brown slight edge in mayor's race
If a new poll released Thursday by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at UNF is any sign, the Jacksonville mayor's and sheriff's races are still up for grabs.
March 4, 2015
America to become less white in 30 years
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, takes part in a live discussion with Huffington Post about new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau that reveals more than 50 percent of Americans will be nonwhite by 2044.
March 4, 2015
A perfect fit: Beau Beech starring for UNF
UNF junior Beau Beech, a member of the Osprey men's basketball team, tells The St. Augustine Record that everything he's dreamed about since coming to UNF is now happening.
March 4, 2015
Ospreys overpower Stetson
The UNF Ospreys took the first of three steps it hopes will lead to a berth its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament, unleashing a barrage of three-point baskets en route to an 81 to 67 win over visiting Stetson in a quarterfinal matchup of the Atlantic Sun tournament at UNF Arena.
March 3, 2015
Who makes what?
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor and acting dean of the Coggin College of Business, discusses salary and compensaton trends in the February issue of 904 Magazine. Scroll to page 28 to read the article.
March 3, 2015
Ospreys featured heavily in A-Sun postseason awards
Three days after clinching the out right regular season Atlantic Sun Conference championship, the UNF men's basketball team was featured heavily in postseason conference awards, voted on by league coaches.
March 2, 2015
Local terror suspect owned business in Orange Park mall
Janice Donaldson, director of the Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that some counties, such as Clay, don't require a small business license.
March 2, 2015
UNF Ospreys top seed in the A-Sun
With an assist from crosstown rival Jacksonville University, UNF laid claim to the undisputed Atlantic Sun Conference regular-season title following the Ospreys’ 86-71 win over Stetson in front of 3,793, the fifth-largest crowd ever to watch a basketball game at the UNF Arena.
March 2, 2015
Choosing the right summer camp for your child
Becky Purser, UNF director of Campus Recreation, tells The Florida Times-Union that there are a number of factors that can influence your decision when finding the right camp for your child.
February 27, 2015
UNF students make toys for zoo animals
Engineering students at UNF are designing specialized toys to help animals at the Jacksonville Zoo get fit.
February 27, 2015
The Goods: Green tea myths and facts
Among all teas, green tea is the most widely studied and appreciated tea type for its significant health effects. Dr. Zhiping Yu, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares more about this popular beverage in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
February 27, 2015
African-American professors are too often an 'only'
Dr. Tru Leverett, UNF associate professor of English, does a question-and-answer interview with the Jacksonville Business Journal.
February 27, 2015
UNF engineering students partner with Jax Zoo to get animals moving
A new partnership with UNF and Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens aims to improve the well-being of zoo animals, while providing UNF engineering students with a real-world challenge.
February 26, 2015
ISIS hits close to home
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, political science and public administration associate professor, spoke to WJXT Ch. 4 about "lone wolf" mentality and the role it plays in terrorism.
February 26, 2015
Eating disorders
Jill Snyder, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, tells "First Coast Living" that eating disorders don't have anything to do with food.
February 26, 2015
Local man says dirty water left him deaf
Dr. Terri Ellis, UNF assistant professor of biology, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that there is no need for people to panic when exposed to dirty water because people's immune systems fight off the bacteria.
February 25, 2015
UNF students polling voters on city election
UNF students are polling local residents about upcoming city elections. WJXT Ch. 4 spoke with Dr. Michael Binder, political science and public administration assistant professor, about polling and what he hopes to determine.
February 24, 2015
Author speaks on diversity
Best-selling author and youth advocate Steve Pemberton is the featured speaker at this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon at UNF and talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about diversity and using it to create productivity.
February 24, 2015
Bill aims to ban fracking in Florida
Dr. Christopher Brown, UNF assistant professor of civil engineering, talks to First Coast News about fracking, the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas, in Florida.
February 24, 2015
UNF grad a Sundance Film Festival critic
An Banh majored in psychology at UNF and was recently named an Ebert Fellow, spending 10 days in Park City, Utah, attending three or four film screenings daily and writing 10 reviews and features.
February 24, 2015
Iraq war veteran tells stories of WWII vets who joined the fight for civil rights
UNF graduate student Bryan Higham knows first-hand how serving in the military can change a person. Years later, casting about for a topic for his history honors thesis, he came across the stories of other men who’d served their country and had been changed by their experiences.
February 23, 2015
Coral reef ecology
Dr. Cliff Ross, a UNF associate professor of biology, discusses how he is studying the ecology of the Florida Keys to better understand coral reefs on The Academic Minute.
February 23, 2015
Fancy a balloon trip to the edge of space?
Researchers from UNF supplied a nanocrystalline gas sensor array for measuring the stratosphere's ozone gas profile.
February 23, 2015
Former UN ambassador: What's the end gamefor Syria?
Nancy Soderberg, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells WOKV News 104.5 that the Obama administration needs to determine the bigger enemy in Syria: ISIS or the Assad regime.
February 20, 2015
Beach nourishment pays big for Florida's coastal communities
Dr. Courtney Hackney, director of the Coastal Biology Flagship Program at UNF, talks to Shorelines about beach erosion in Northeast Florida.
February 19, 2015
The Goods: Americans would benefit by eating more fish
Fish and seafood are excellent sources of high quality protein and healthy fats. Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, shares myths and facts about fish in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
February 18, 2015
Southern Poverty Law Center founder to talk justice in changing America at UNF
Morris Dees, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, can’t pinpoint a particular moment when he knew he wanted to be part of the civil rights movement sweeping through the Jim Crow era South.
February 17, 2015
UNF hosts St. Johns River dredging proposal town hall meeting
UNF will host “The Dredging of the St. Johns River: A Town Hall Meeting on the Proposal to Deepen the River” to give residents the chance to participate in the discussion about a proposal to dredge the St. Johns River shipping channel to allow bigger ships to use the city’s port.
February 16, 2015
Can a broken heart actually break your heart?
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, discusses broken heart syndrome with First Coast News.
February 16, 2015
UNF sociololgy professor provides dating etiquette tips
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses dating etiquette on First Coast News' "The Chat" show.
February 13, 2015
Suicidal calls spike on Valentine's Day
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, tells First Coast News that the feeling of being unworthy of love is the best predictor of suicide.
February 13, 2015
Business Journal names UNF one of best public colleges in the country
UNF was ranked one of the best public colleges in the nation by The Jacksonville Business Journal.
February 12, 2015
LPGA's Paula Creamer talks with junior golfers at UNF Golf Complex
LPGA's Paula Creamer visited UNF Golf Complex to talk with junior golfers and conduct a free clinic. Joanne Berglund, UNF women's golf coach, spoke with the Florida Times-Union about the visit.
February 12, 2015
Parking dispute sparks three North Carolina killings
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF associate professor of finance and Jacksonville Human Rights Commission member, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that the North Carolina incident has sparked conversation that was desperately needed.
February 12, 2015
Revisiting U.S. strategy in Syria after death of American aid worker
Former U.S. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, a UNF Distinguished Visting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, shares her thoughts on the strategy to defeat ISIS in Syria with WOKV News 104.5.
February 11, 2015
What type of conervative is Jeb Bush?
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells The New Yorker that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was the first governor in Florida history to combine a strongly conservative agenda with an activist approach to government.
February 10, 2015
Morris Dees to discuss ‘Justice for All in a Changing America’ at UNF
Morris Dees, trial lawyer and author, will discuss “With Justice for All in a Changing America” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Adam W. Herbert University Center Grand Banquet Hall on the UNF campus. He talks to WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
February 9, 2015
Is juicing really healthy?
Many people are turning to juicing to detox, lose weight or just try to be healthier. But is this really the best method? Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the pros and cons of juicing diets on "The Chat."
February 9, 2015
FDOT redacts bridge inspections to protect public
Dr. Adel ElSafty, UNF civil engineering professor, tells First Coast News that he believes the public needs to be aware of the condition of the bridges we're driving on everyday.
February 9, 2015
Possible U.S. action against ISIS
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that it's going to be difficult for President Obama to sell Congress on granting new authority to use U.S. military force against Islamic state militants.
February 9, 2015
Ospreys down Dolphins in River City Rumble
The UNF men's basketball team improved to 7-1 in the Atlantic Sun and 2-0 against Jacksonville University as the Ospreys defeated the Dolphins 77-50 in the second game of the River City Rumble.
February 9, 2015
Marissa Alexander begins new chapter
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, tells The Florida Times-Union that people identified with Marissa Alexander because she is a mother and a domestic abuse victim who was fighting back against the abuse.
February 6, 2015
UNF back home attempting to sweep season series with JU
At the midway point of the Atlantic Sun Conference’s regular season, University of North Florida and Jacksonville University are as far apart as possible in the league standings.
February 5, 2015
Remember more detials by closing your eyes
Dr. David Forde, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, discusses how eye witnesses to crime can remember more accurate details by closing their eyes on First Coast News' "The Chat" show.
February 5, 2015
The Goods: Avocado oil a healthy choice for the kitchen
Jenna Braddock, instructor in the UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, and Noor Ashouri, UNF nutrition student, share why you should consider giving avocado oil a try in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
February 4, 2015
Burn video of Jordan pilot raises world outrage
Nancy Soderberg, distinguished visiting scholar and former U.N. ambassador, spoke with WOKV News about what the U.S. may be willing to do help Jordan.
February 4, 2015
Shark sightings around the First Coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, associate professor of biology, spoke with First Coast News about the appearance of the OCEARCH-tagged tiger shark, MaryLee, just off the coast.
February 4, 2015
Is chocolate a healthy treat?
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses chocolate and its health benefits on WHNZ 1250'S "Health, Wealth & Wisdom" radio show. Scroll to the 40-minute mark to hear the interview.
February 4, 2015
UNF engineering professor discusses collapsed Liberty Street
Dr. Adel El Safty, a UNF civil engineer, tells Action News that just because a street is deemed structurally deficient doesn't necessarily mean it's dangerous.
February 4, 2015
UNF psychologist says cell phone addiction on the rise
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, tells First Coast News that psychologists across the country are seeing more people unable to put their cell phones down, and it's called nomophobia.
February 3, 2015
2015’s best and worst cities for football fans
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, was featured in WalletHub's recent study examining the best and worst cities for football fans.
February 3, 2015
Jeb Bush's conservative credentials
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, shares his opinion with USA Today about former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's conservative credentials as a possible presidential candidate.
February 3, 2015
Attack ads begin in Jacksonville mayoral race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of politcial science, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about negative advertising in the Jacksonville mayoral race.
February 2, 2015
Weaver gives Five Star $352,000 to help veterans
Dr. Andrew King, director of the UNF Counseling Center, spoke to The Florida Times-Union about a new veterans mental health counseling initiative under way at Jacksonville’s Five Star Veterans Center.
January 30, 2015
Parents living vicariously through their children
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF assistant professor of psychology, discusses the dangers of parents pushing their children to acheive their own dreams on First Coast News' "The Chat" talk show.
January 29, 2015
The democracy deficit
Dr. David Jaffee, UNF sociologyo professor, shares his opinion about how the corporate elite control the democratic processes to their own ends in Jacksonville and nationwide with Folio Weekly.
January 29, 2015
Diet wars
Jackie Shank, instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses which diet plan is the best for you on First Coast News' "First Coast Living" show.
January 29, 2015
Researchers happy Katharine the shark is back in Florida waters
One shark that enjoys the waters around Florida is Katharine. Shark researchers like Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biololgy and Shark Biology Program director, are happy to see her return. He talks to News 13 about her latest sighting off the coast in St. Augustine.
January 27, 2015
OneJax presents 'Changing the Story of Race'
OneJax Institute at UNF will present 'Changing the Story of Race in Jacksonville.' Community Foundation president Nina Waters will join Project Breakthrough alumni Brenda Priestly Jackson and Linda Lanier, in the Feb. 9 discussion of race and justice.
January 26, 2015
UNF professor takes part in a pioneer study on depleting coral reefs
Dr. Cliff Ross, a UNF associate professor of biology, has helped lead the way in a pioneer study on Florida’s swiftly depleting coral reef system. The Florida Times-Union talks to Ross about taking part in the first-of-its-kind research on the effects of mosquito pesticides on coral reefs.
January 23, 2015
Bush, Rubio eye presidential bid
Dr. Michael Binder, political science and public administration assistant professor, spoke with WJXT Ch. 4 The Local Station about the possibility of Florida's presidential candidates in 2016.
January 23, 2015
Gov. Scott announces college savings proposal
Florida Gov. Rick Scott will ask lawmakers to exempt textbooks from state and local sales taxes. On average, that would put about $60 back into college students' wallets. UNF students tell Action News that although that may not sound like a lot of money, they will take what they can get.
January 22, 2015
Professor takes part in a pioneer study on depleting coral reefs
Dr. Cliff Ross, associate professor of biology, spoke with The Florida Times-Union about a pioneer study about the combinations of stress factors stopping coral from growing in the Florida Keys.
January 22, 2015
UNF Study: Warming seas, pesticide runoff stopping coral growth
Combinations of stress factors are stopping coral from growing in the Florida Keys, according to the findings of new research led by Dr. Cliff Ross, UNF associate professor of biology. He tells WJCT Public Radio that it’s a clue into what is wiping out coral colonies worldwide.
January 21, 2015
Analyzing state of the union
Dr. Michael Binder, politcal science and public administration assistant professor, share his analysis of the State of the Union address with WJXT Ch. 4 the Local Station.
January 21, 2015
Students feel safe studying abroad in the Middle East
UNF student Clare Stern travelled with 31 other college students to Israel as part of the Caravan for Democracy program sponsored by the Jewish National Fund. She tells USA Today that her study abroad experience was life-changing.
January 21, 2015
State of the Union address
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, provides analysis of President Obama's State of the Union address on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect" show.
January 21, 2015
Preston Haskell gives MOCA $5 million for its endowment
Long-time Jacksonville arts patron Preston Haskell gave $5 million to the endowment fund of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, museum officials announced during a press conference in MOCA’s Haskell Atrium Gallery.
January 20, 2015
Long-term cost savings drive some Beaches residents toward greener options
Dr. Raphael Crowley, an assistant professor in the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction at UNF, tells Shorelines that money may be a large factor for prospective homeowners when examining energy efficient features.
January 20, 2015
UNF wins at Stetson, stays undefeated in A-Sun
UNF senior guard Jalen Nesbitt led a balanced scoring attack as the North Florida Ospreys beat Stetson 80-65 to remain perfect in Atlantic Sun Conference play.
January 18, 2015
Possible candidates for president
Dr. Michael Binder, political science and public administration assistant professor, spoke to Kent Justice on WJXT's "This Week in Jacksonville" about possible presidential candidates in 2016. The interview starts at 20:10.
January 16, 2015
Qualifying ends for city election
Dr. Michael Binder, Dr. Michael Binder, political science and public administration assistant professor, spoke to WJXT Ch. 4 The Local Station about candidates for Jacksonville's opcoming city elections.
January 15, 2015
Paris attacks and interfaith discussions
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, finance associate professor and interfaith advocate, spoke with WJCT's "First Coast Connect" about the fallout from the terrorist attacks in Paris and how the affects can be felt in the local community.
January 15, 2015
Countering extremist violence
Former UN Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses countering rising extremist violence like the recent Paris terror attack on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
January 15, 2015
Jeb Bush run for the presidency
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and author of "Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida," discusses a possible Jeb Bush run for the presidency in 2016 on KMOX-AM CBS radio's "Charlie Brennan" show.
January 15, 2015
Dangers of eating too healthy
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses the dangers of Orthorexia, or eating too healthy, on First Coast News' "The Chat" show.
January 13, 2015
Paris terror attack
Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in UNF's Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attack on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
January 12, 2015
For Jeb Bush, evolving views over two decades
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses how Jeb Bush, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, has modified his views since he left the Florida governor's office with The New York Times.
January 12, 2015
Crosstown rivalry no contest as UNF routs Jacksonville University
A strong first-half finish that carried over into the second half propelled the UNF Ospreys to their biggest win ever over their crosstown rivals, Jacksonville University, 86 to 63, in the Atlantic Sun Conference opener for both teams at Veterans Memorial Arena.
January 8, 2015
Universities offer stylish residence halls for today's students
Boy Boyle, UNF housing director, tells University Business that creating Osprey Fountains was a good choice for the University as it continues to be a facility students are interested in when choosing a college and when choosing to continue to live on campus.
January 8, 2015
Sweet charity
Dr. Ajay Samant, professor in the UNF Coggin College of Business, dicusses the growing issue for the aging Baby Boomer population regarding the transfer of wealth to their heirs with 904 Magazine. Scroll to page 16 of the December issue.
January 7, 2015
Romelo Banks' big night vaults UNF Ospreys over Trinity Baptist
The UNF Ospreys shot a blistering 75 percent in the first half and center Romelo Banks, a sophomore, scored a career-best 26 points in a 106-60 rout of visiting Trinity Baptist at the Arena.
January 6, 2015
Group aims to inspire girls to realize potential, pursue opportunities
Expanding Your Horizons North Florida, dedicated to inspiring girls to realize their potential and pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will hold its fifth annual event for girls in grades 5-8 at UNF, featuring hands-on science activities, young female role models with information on science careers and educational fun and games.
January 6, 2015
Sheriff Rutherford endorses Lenny Curry for Jacksonville mayor
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that it's benefitical to political candidates to have someone with positive name recognition to to come behind and endorse you.
January 5, 2015
New book on Jeb Bush offers a startling look at the GOP contender
“Conservative Hurricane: How Jeb Bush Remade Florida,” by Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, gets a review from the New York Sun, which says the books is attracting new attention from Democratic opposition researchers wondering what they may be up against in 2016 and from Republicans curious about the new high-profile figure on the list of likely 2016 presidential candidates.
January 5, 2015
Economic outlook is good
Dr. Mary Borg, political science and public administration professor, spoke with WJCT's "First Coast Connect" about the economic outlook of 2015. Listen from the beginning for her analysis.
January 5, 2015
Room temp or refrigerate?
Dr. Judy Rogriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, shares guidelines about whether you should leave food items at room temperature or in the refrigerator on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
January 5, 2015
Public defender faces tough road to political rehabilitation
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that re-election for Public Defender Matt Shirk isn't going to be easy.