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December 26, 2016
A toy workshop for kids with disabilities
The UNF Adaptive Toy Project where engineering and physical therapy students retrofit battery-powered toy cars for kids with disabilities was featured on CNN's "New Day."
December 23, 2016
Osprey men's tennis gives back
Osprey men's tennis is lending their wings to spread holiday cheer and give back to the community.
December 22, 2016
Young undocumented Jacksonville residents feel nervous about futures under Trump
It was hard to miss UNF nursing student Elisha Dawkins recently at commencement. His decked-out mortarboard flew miniature flags of the Army, the Navy, the State of Florida, the United States and the Bahamas. Each represented a piece of Dawkins’ identity, and each was a chapter in a journey that took him from military service in Iraq and Cuba to UNF.
December 22, 2016
Student guest column, 'Young adults need to be engaged in civic life'
Following his participation in the annual Student Leadership Summit this fall, hosted by UNF’s Taylor Leadership Institute, Paul Donaldson, student in the UNF Hicks Honors College, shares his opinions with The Florida Times-Union about young adults and civic duty.
December 21, 2016
UNF alumna makes math fun
UNF alumna Nadine Ebri’s students were struggling with long division, so Ebri helped them formulate a fun song to remember the steps. A video of her students performing has gone viral and been viewed over 14 million times.
December 19, 2016
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names UNF 2017 best college value
UNF has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017. The rankings highlight public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.
December 19, 2016
UNF students build high-tech toys for kids with disabilities
At UNF, engineering and physical therapy students are converting toy cars from store shelves into custom-made fun for children with disabilities. The Associated Press follow one of the toy recipients.
December 19, 2016
Holiday cheer: students build hi-tech toys for disabled kids
Because of her cerebral palsy, 4-year-old Scarlett Wilgis has trouble opening her hands and can't get around without help. Her parents have scoured store shelves and websites looking for toys for her, but have mostly been disappointed. This conundrum gave two UNF professors an idea: mix engineering and physical therapy students in a lab with the goal of converting toys from store shelves into custom-made fun for disabled children. The Associated Press shares about the UNF Adaptive Toy Project, now in its third year, and has drawn a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health.
December 16, 2016
Veteran entrepreneurs
Bob Buehn, transition coach and Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program Manager for the Military and Veterans Resource Center at UNF, discusses veteran entrepreneurs on "First Coast Connect."
December 16, 2016
UNF student sculptor sets sights on national stage
Hunched over a 6-foot-tall steel cylinder on a brisk evening, a handheld welder hisses as UNF senior David Peters, a sculpture major, scrambles to make the finishing touches to a homemade blast furnace. He’s getting the furnace — a semester in the making — ready for its debut at UNF's semi-annual iron pour. But that’s just a test run — he wants to exhibit it in a national showcase next year.
December 16, 2016
UNF acquires $8.8M parcel oflLand for new Coastal Research Station
UNF received a generous real estate donation of pristine saltmarsh wetlands, appraised at $8.8 million, for the William C. Webb Coastal Research Station by the Widan Investment Corporation in order for faculty and students in the UNF Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program to conduct research.
December 15, 2016
Study looks to faith to solve prison problems
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, discusses his new research on faith-based ministries on prison inmates with Action News Jax Sunday.
December 15, 2016
Words on WORDS
Clark Lunberry, UNF English professor, has a new book, "Writing on Air Writing on Water: Poetry Installations by Clark Lunberry" that chronicles the evolution of his transformative poetry installations. He discusses his book with Folio Weekly.
December 14, 2016
Trump's dangerous rhetoric is breeding more hate
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor, shares his opinion about President-elect Donald Trump's rhetoric and how he feels he's breeding more hate in this country with The Florida Times-Union.
December 12, 2016
UNF is one of the best military-friendly schools
Congratulations to UNF for being recognized yet again as a military friendly school. The University has been named as one of the nation’s most military-friendly schools by Victory Media, a veteran-owned, national media company that helps connect veterans with academic and employment opportunities in the civilian world.
December 12, 2016
Giving back: helping kids get smarter every day
Every Thursday afternoon finds Mandarin’s LeAndra Stafford in a small meeting room at the downtown Jacksonville Public Library focusing on reading with a young Jacksonville man. UNF student Welsey LeBlanc writes about her story in The Florida Times-Union's annual "Hope Fund" series.
December 9, 2016
UNF student's project changing campus life
UNF student senior Sara Gaver isn't just known for her smiling personality or the title of Miss Wheelchair Florida, but also the project she's been working on for about three years. Project Closer is focused on creating a volunteer core of student caretakers that can help students with disabilities do basic daily activities.
December 7, 2016
UNF ranks Top 20 nationally for online Master’s in Nutrition Program
UNF was named in the Top 20, ranking No. 7, in a list of both public and private non-profit colleges and universities in the United States that offer online graduate programs in nutrition, dietetics and related areas.
December 7, 2016
Petraeus appointment could rankle wary FBI
Former FBI agent Ellen Glasser, a criminology instructor, provides insight about the President-elect's nomination of former Gen. David Petraeus as Secretary of State, to TheHill.com.
December 7, 2016
Elderly woman struggles to survive with limited income
Vera Moore, 90, worked at Morrison’s Cafeteria until she was 83, struggles to make ends meet on her Social Security income. UNF students Nick Blank and Kalee Ball tell her story in the annual "Hope Fund" series in The Florida Times-Union.
December 6, 2016
Donald Trump's support for private prisons
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, talks about President-elect Donald Trump's support for private prisons and what it will mean for illegal immigrants on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
December 6, 2016
Dogs visit UNF to help students relieve stress
Hundreds of UNF students waited in line to spend a few minutes with stress-relief dogs on campus.
December 6, 2016
Study reveals faith-based ministry impact at America’s largest maximum-security prison
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, has drawn from three years of on-site research in his new book,” The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity, Transformation, Desistance and Rehabilitation,” which utilizes survey analysis along with life-history interviews of inmates and staff to explore the history, purpose and functioning of the Inmate Minister Program at Louisiana State Penitentiary—aka “Angola”—America’s largest maximum-security prison.
December 5, 2016
Is Mattis right for Secretary of Defense?
Former Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Political Science at UNF, shares her opinion on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor."
December 5, 2016
Facebook Fearless: How social media can be good for you
The ubiquitous use of social media has caused many to fear that these personalized technology platforms are creating a generation that is narcissistic and self-obsessed. Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses this topic as part of TEDxJacksonville.
December 5, 2016
UNF Ethics Team going to nationals
The UNF Ethics Team will compete in the 21st intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Nationals Sunday, Feb. 26. The club is described by it’s members as a debate team for philosophy students.
December 5, 2016
Senior Service Award winner launches Project CLOSER assisting disabled students
Senior Sara Gaver, who is graduating this week with a bachelor’s degree in health administration from UNF, hasn’t landed her first job yet but has already launched a new program, Project CLOSER, developed to assist severely disabled university students who require assistance in the basic activities of daily living.
December 3, 2016
Children with disabilities get early Christmas gifts from UNF's one-of-a-kind program
A one-of-a-king UNF adaptive toy program delivers special gifts to children with disabilities. For 4-year-old Scarlett and her family, Christmas came early -- a hot new ride for the girl who loves the color pink. Her toy car was designed to fit her just right.
December 2, 2016
For kids with disabilities, UNF 'adaptive toys' can be life changers
The holidays are coming early for some Jacksonville children with disabilities. They’re getting special vehicles and toys modified just for them. UNF students adapted the toys as part of a class that meshes engineering and physical therapy. WJCT Public Radio talks to the students involved in the project.
December 1, 2016
Race Talk: Activating the power of self-definition
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses racisim, sexism and other interlocking oppressions that can create an "outsider-within" status for many black women in higher education as part of the TEDx Jacksonville talks.
December 1, 2016
Healthy party snack ideas
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF assistant professor of nutrition professor, provides some healthy snack alternatives to share during your holiday parties on "First Coast Living."
November 30, 2016
Katrina Billings doesn’t let sight, hearing losses hold her back
UNF student Joy Kader writes about Jacksonville native Katrina Billings was born cognitively impaired, with cataracts in both eyes that have led to total blindness for The Florida Times-Union's annual Hope Fund series.
November 29, 2016
Jags owner has built value over five years with a focus on fans
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport managements, tells The Florida Times-Union that the Jaguars are success from a purely business standpoint.
November 29, 2016
Child's play and coping with holiday stress
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses unstructured play for children and coping with stress during the holiday season on "The Chat."
November 29, 2016
Buyers beware when doing holiday shopping online
Dr. Sandeep Reddivari, UNF assistant professor of computing, talks to Action News about increased risk for fraud and stolen information while doing holiday shopping online.
November 28, 2016
UNF wins grant to train Duval teachers of English language learners
Thanks to a big federal grant, UNF plans to prepare more people to teach Duval County students from other countries. Dr. Otilia Salmón, UNF associate professor of education. She talks to WJCT Public Radio.
November 28, 2016
Exploding some turkey myths
The most-repeated myth is that eating turkey makes you sleepy. While it does contain tryptophan -- an amino acid supplement that promotes sleep when taken alone on an empty stomach -- turkey also contains many other amino acids that are likely to limit the effects of tryptophan, says Dr. Judith Rodriguez, chair of the department of nutrition and dietetics at UNF.
November 28, 2016
Working memory can play vital role in staying optimistic
Working memory — the ability to store and recall information needed to carry out cognitive tasks — appears to play a vital role in coping with negative life events and maintaining a positive outlook, according to a new study by UNF researchers.
November 28, 2016
UNF listed in national rankings for study abroad participation
UNF ranked No. 9 nationally on the list of “Leading Institutions by Duration and Institutional Type” for short-term study abroad programs and No. 17 nationwide on the list of “Leading Institutions by Institutional Type” (Carnegie classification of Master’s Institutions), according to the Institute of International Education’s 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.
November 23, 2016
$2.2M federal grant to train more ESOL teachers
Dr. Otilia Salmón, an associate professor in the Department of Foundations and Secondary Education in the College of Education and Human Services at UNF, has been awarded a grant from the United States Department of Education. She tells The Florida Times-Union how the grant will make it possible for UNF to work in collaboration with Duval County Public Schools to address the growing demand for well-trained teachers who are equipped to support the rising number of English language learners in the county’s public schools.
November 23, 2016
UNF professor working to develop pregnancy blood tests for sharks
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of UNF's Shark Biology Program, has been researching sharks for more than 25 years, and is working to find a way to determine if they are pregnant through a blood test. This is something that is difficult to determine in several species but necessary to study their reproduction habits and patterns.
November 22, 2016
When the going gets negative, recruit working memory
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses her latest research with Science Daily about how working memory, the ability to process information, may play an important role in coping with negative life events. Her research is one of the first to look at the role of working memory in the context of depression and dispositional optimism.
November 21, 2016
Handling holiday stress
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, shares tips for managing stress during the holidays on WJXT Ch. 4.
November 18, 2016
The biologist trying to make the first pregnancy test for sharks
Dr. Jim Gelsleicther, director of UNF's Shark Biology Program, tells Wired about the challenges in determining whether or not a shark is pregnant.
November 17, 2016
$350,000 donated for more AEDs and CPR training in North Florida
A hefty donation is putting more of AED (portable defibrillator) where we need them most. More than $350,000 was donated to 21 different North Florida public safety organizations. UNF's University Police Department received a police cruiser worth over $33,000 and six AEDs and accessories.
November 17, 2016
UNF's LGBT community remembers transgender victims
the LGBT community came together to remember those who had passed away and to push for change at a vigil at UNF. The vigil comes in the wake of violence and intimidation nationwide.
November 16, 2016
Crawling has some fitness experts going gaga
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, has conducted research where you have to be proprioceptively aware of balance, movement and body position in relation to working memory, tells CNN Health that she's a big fan of anything that gets people exercising more.
November 16, 2016
UNF wins $2.2M grant to train Duval teachers of English language learners
Thanks to a big federal grant, UNF plans to train more Duval County teachers to teach students from other countries. WJCT Public Radio shares more about the biggest grant the College of Education and Human Services has ever received.
November 15, 2016
Movement to modify the electoral college
Dr. Yanek Miecakowski, UNF visiting assistant professor of history, discusses the historical perspective of the electoral college on "First Coast Connect."
November 15, 2016
What does Trump's support for private prison mean for illegal immigrants?
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, talks to Sputnik Radio about stocks for CoreCivic, the biggest private prison in the U.S., that went up by nearly 60 percent following Donald Trump's victory.
November 14, 2016
UNF students change children's lives through one-of-a-kind program
For three years, a UNF class has been changing the lives of young children with disabilities on the First Coast. These engineering and physical therapy students are giving these kids a chance to be normal and move and play like young children should.
November 14, 2016
The Goods: Myths and facts about edible flowers
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths and facts about edible flowers in the monthly Florida Times-Union "Goods" column.
November 14, 2016
Dealing with election stress
Whether your candidate won or lost, social media may have been causing anger. Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology shares how to keep your emotions in check on social media with WJXT's "Morning Show."
November 14, 2016
UNF scholarship helps others finish what fallen soldier can't
Over the last decade, a Jacksonville mom has raised more than $123,000 to help veterans finish college in Jacksonville. The Josh Watkins Memorial Tennis Tournament is helping other soldiers accomplish something her son never got to do. The annual tournament has contributed about $60,000 of the roughly $300,000 dollars in the Josh Wilkins UNF scholarship. So far, it’s helped 23 student veterans through school.
November 14, 2016
UNF named Military Friendly School for eighth consecutive year
For the eighth 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 10, 2016
Student on 'Wheel of Fortune'
UNF senior Austin Tuttle discusses his appearance on "Wheel of Fortune" with "The Chat."
November 9, 2016
UNF professor combines passion for collegiate athletics and statistics
Dr. Jay Coleman, UNF associate provost, discusses his Dance Card formula for predicting the at-large sections to March Madness with the ASUN Quarterly.
November 8, 2016
Voter turnout could come close to breaking record in Duval County
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses early voting turnout with Action News.
November 7, 2016
UNF ranks Top 10 among online colleges for 2017
The University of North Florida has been recognized by SR Education Group as one of the top university’s offering high quality online education at the best value. UNF was in the Top 10 among 25 universities across the country that made the list.
November 7, 2016
President Obama swooped into UNF campaigning for Clinton
President of the United States President Barack Obama visited campus to campaign on Hillary Clinton’s behalf. First Coast News captured the event, which took place at the UNF Arena.
November 7, 2016
Newspaper called Trump 'Change agent U.S. needs'
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about The Florida Times-Union publicly endorsing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
November 7, 2016
At reunion, a chance to revisit bonds formed in UNF race relations class in 1970s
The classes on race relations took place 40 years ago and more. But there are moments, many of them heated and emotionally charged, that resonate to this day with some of the UNF students who took the course.
November 4, 2016
'The Inmate Church at Angola'
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, speaks about his new book, “The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance and Rehabilitation" with Melissa Ross on "First Coast Connect."
November 4, 2016
Obama swoops into UNF
For the first time ever, a sitting President of the United States visited the University. President Barack Obama, a popular second-term president, swooped into the UNF Arena and electrified a coalition of diverse supporters.
November 4, 2016
Two UNF professors predicted the Wells Fargo scandal in 2014
Drs. Bruce Fortado, UNF management professor and Paul Fadil, chair of the Department of Management at UNF, predicted the Wells Fargo scandal, in which 5,300 employees were fired for creating accounts for customers without their permission, two years before the news broke. They discuss their study with Yahoo! Finance.
November 2, 2016
Trump's trade policy makes no sense
Students in Dr. Matthew Corrigan's Public Policymaking class shared their opinion about Donald Trump's aggressive stance toward redefining the trade relationship between the United States and China with The Florida Times-Union.
November 2, 2016
University of North Florida students, staff await President Obama’s visit
Students of different political backgrounds are embracing the chance to see a sitting president in person when President Barack Obama visits the University of North Florida campus.
October 31, 2016
FBI email probe can't hurt Clinton — voters' minds are already made up
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, shares his expert opinion about the FBI looking at more e-mails related to Hillary Clinton's private e-mail server with The Hill.
October 31, 2016
Men’s soccer clinches regular season title
No. 22 North Florida clinched its second-straight ASUN regular season championship, the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ASUN Tournament and home field advantage throughout the ASUN postseason after a 4-0 win over USC Upstate.
October 28, 2016
How strong ground game, young Hispanics lift Clinton in Florida
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, shares his opinion about the role of Hispanics in Hillary Clinton's campaign in Florida with The Hill.
October 28, 2016
UNF School of Music presents 'Street Scene' American opera
The UNF Opera Ensemble performs their 21st production with American opera "Street Scene" by Kurt Weill. Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, head of applied voice at UNF and opera director, along with some of the cast talk to "First Coast Living."
October 27, 2016
Healthy Halloween alternatives
Jill Snyder, instructor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses other healthier options for your trick-or-treater on "First Coast Living."
October 27, 2016
UNF Poll: Clinton edging out Trump in Florida
Hillary Clinton continues to trounce Donald Trump in Florida, according to a poll released from the University of North Florida.
October 27, 2016
Latest polls offer mixed results for Clinton, Trump
With only 12 days remaining ahead of Election Day, the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab has released a new poll that shows in a four-candidate contest—with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein—Clinton holds the lead. MSNBC shares some of those results.
October 27, 2016
Prison seminaries offer genuine rehabilitation and lower costs
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, shares his expert opinion on his research that captures inmates’ descriptions of faith as essential for “flipping hate to love” and looks deeper to explore the rehabilitative aspects of religious faith itself with the Star-Telegram.
October 26, 2016
Here's how Marco Rubio is explaining his shifting positions
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells USA Today that Rubio's tricky navigation of immigration and Trump are a reflection of the new Republican reality.
October 24, 2016
Why UNF's business school is among country's best
For 10 years running, UNF's Coggin College of Business has been named one of the best business schools in the country by the Princeton Review. Dr. Mark Dawkins, dean of Coggin College, speaks to WJCT about what makes his college among the best in the nation.
October 24, 2016
Dramatic shift in the Asian-American vote
Justin Dato, a UNF senior and president of the Asian Students in Alliance, talks to CNN's "New Day" about Asian-Americans shifting from republican to democrat in this presidential election.
October 24, 2016
Local hurricane evacuation process
Dr. Nathan Kunz, UNF assistant professor of operations management, discusses how the city handled the evacuation process during Hurricane Matthew.
October 24, 2016
Cyber attack takes down popular websites
Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, UNF assistant professor of computing, talks about the recent Twitter, Spotify and Netflix cyber attacks on WJXT Ch. 4.
October 24, 2016
Wells Fargo fraud just tip of the iceberg for bank ins sales culture, UNF professors say
Drs. Paul Fadil and Bruce Fortado, two UNF management professors, accurately predicted such a scandal as Wells Fargo in a study they completed six years ago.
October 24, 2016
TEDxJacksonville conference inspires attendees to fear less
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, a UNF associate professor of sociology and scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and gender issues, was among the presenters during the Inspire session, which is featured in The Florida Times-Union.
October 21, 2016
UNF acquires cutting-edge GENI Rack computing resource
UNF has added a cutting-edge computing resource to its campus network that will put UNF faculty research on the map globally.
October 20, 2016
To regionalize or not to regionalize
Dr. Georgette Dumont, UNF assistant professor of public administration, discusses Jacksonville's consolidation with Connecticut NPR's "Where We Live."
October 20, 2016
Internal prejudices
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, discusses the 19th Amendment and allegations of racial, gender and age bias on a recent Delta flight with "The Chat."
October 20, 2016
Body language played role in debate
Dr. Christa Arnold, UNF associate professor of communication, shares insight into Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's body language during the final presidential debate on First Coast News.
October 20, 2016
Elementary students show palate bravery in food-fear study
Dr. Corrine Labyak, a UNF assistant professor of nutrition, and Dr. Leslie Kaplan, associate director of the Hicks Honor College at UNF, are conducting a study on food neophobia — the fear of trying new food — in local elementary schools to help combat childhood obesity.
October 20, 2016
Final presidential debate insight
Dr. Josh Gellers, UNF assistant professor of political science, provides expert insight on the final presidential debate on "The Chat."
October 20, 2016
UNF debate watch party encourages participation in political process
UNF held a watch party for the third and final presidential debate, which included a discussion that aimed to encourage students to participate in the political process.
October 20, 2016
Trump says election is rigged. Is he right?
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, debunks claims that the upcoming election is rigged on First Coast News.
October 20, 2016
Does fear of trying new foods contribute to childhood obesity?
Nutrition professors and students at UNF believe food neophobia -- the fear of trying new foods -- is partially to blame childhood obesity, which is why they're conducting a new study at a local elementary school in hopes of improving the health of young children by introducing them to new fruits and vegetables.
October 19, 2016
UNF students hacked one of Jacksonville's biggest problems
UNF senior Max Burns and junior Adrian Santos were part of the winning Innovation Week Hackathon team, an event where college students had one day to create solutions on a prompt: how to better create a "one Jacksonville."
October 19, 2016
Fanatics signs deal for major league uniforms
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union that the accord with major league baseball is the first of its kinds.
October 18, 2016
UNF Senate poll race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, has a new poll showing Marco Rubio holding a strong lead in the Senate race. He analyzes the polls on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
October 18, 2016
UNF has yet another limelight moment
The University of North Florida has, once again, been voted one of the most affordable colleges in the nation.
October 18, 2016
Take evacuation warnings seriously
Dr. Nathan Kunz, UNF assistant professor of operations management who has studied disaster management, shares his expert opinion about the recent mandatory evacuations due to Hurricane Matthew with The Florida Times-Union.
October 17, 2016
Blind professor discusses service dog etiquette
Emily Michael is a UNF writing professor and she’s been blind her whole life. And for the past couple years, instead of getting around by cane, she’s been guided by her black Labrador retriever, York. She discusses service dog etiquette on WJCT Public Radio.
October 17, 2016
Allegations against Donald Trump reignite conversation on consent
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses the recent sexual assault allegations against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Florida Public Radio.
October 17, 2016
Hurricane Matthew tests Jacksonville and its mayor
Dr. Nathan Kunz, UNF assistant professor of operations management, tells The Florida Times-Union that the mayor gave people enough time to react, and the decision to evacuate was a good one.
October 14, 2016
UNF poll: Crist 54 percent, Jolly 36 percent
A UNF poll shows a potential rout in the 13th Congressional District race with former Gov. Charlie Crist opening up a big lead over incumbent David Jolly.
October 13, 2016
What foods in the fridge are safe to eat?
After Hurricane Matthew, many people lost power and are trying to figure out what foods in the fridge are safe to eat. Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses food safety tips on "The Chat."
October 13, 2016
Princeton Review names Coggin College ‘Best Business’ school for a decade
The Coggin College of Business at UNF is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The company features UNF’s Coggin College in the new 2017 edition of its annual guidebook, “The Best 294 Business Schools.” For the last 10 years, Coggin College has consecutively earned this recognition.
October 13, 2016
Jacksonville area responded well to Hurricane Matthew
Dr. Nathan Kunz, UNF assistant professor of operational management, tells Action News that our area handled Hurricane Matthew well, despite power problems and beach damage.
October 12, 2016
Emotions following Hurricane Matthew
Multiple studies confirm that there is a rise in depression, anxiety and even PTSD after a hurricane. Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses signs to watch for and how to recover on "The Chat."
October 12, 2016
Over 75 percent of Floridians in favor of medical marijuana
A new UNF poll found 77 percent of likely voters saying they will vote in favor of Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment which would expand medical marijuana use in Florida to those with “debilitating” conditions.
October 11, 2016
As Rubio hides amid Trump controversy, Florida poll shows senator up 7
Dr. Michael Binder, director of the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at UNF, discusses his new poll that shows Sen. Marco Rubio in the lead for the Senate race with POLITICO.
October 11, 2016
UNF poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump 47 to 40 in two-way Florida race
Dr. Michael Binder, director of the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab, discusses his new presidential poll with Florida Politics.
October 5, 2016
Is your family prepared for a hurricane?
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about preparing your family emotionally before, during and after a storm.
October 4, 2016
TEACH Conference
Dr. Sue Syverud, UNF associate professor in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf and Interpreter Education, discusses the 2016 TEACH Conference on "First Coast Connect."
September 29, 2016
UNF students 'Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes'
Many River City natives aren’t aware how hard it can be for refugees to adapt to life on the First Coast. Dr. Leslie Kaplan, associate director for the Hicks Honors College at UNF, talks to WJCT Public Radio about how she is aiming to change that by getting her students to walk a mile in a refugee’s shoes.
September 28, 2016
King of the playground, Spencer Luckey, builds climbers that are engineering marvels
Drs. Tracy Alloway, associate professor, and Ross Alloway, research associate, both in the UNF Department of Psychology, share with Smithsonian.com that climbing a tree can benefit working memory or the processing of information.
September 28, 2016
UNF simulation is a glimpse of refugees' plight
UNF freshmen in the Hicks Honors College took part in a refugee simulation, which places students in the position of refugees, homeless and poor people by showing them the difficulties of finding work, transportation, schools for their children and other life challenges. They shared their challenges with The Florida Times-Union.
September 27, 2016
Duval County teacher shortage
Dr. Paul Parkinson, chair of the Department of Childhood Education, Literacy and TESOL at UNF, discusses the local teacher shortage with First Coast News.
September 27, 2016
UNF professors sounded alarm on unethical bank practices two years ago
Dr. Paul Fadil, chair of the Department of Management at UNF, is sounding the alarm about unethical practices at major banks and discusses the pressure employees are under to increase sales with Action News.
September 27, 2016
Equality in Jacksonville and beyond
Kaitlin Legg, director of the UNF LGBT Resource Center, and Kasey Suffredini, chief program officer and director of the Transgender Freedom Project at Freedom for All Americans, discuss a variety of equality topics on The Chat.
September 27, 2016
Voters hold watch party at UNF during first presidential debate
UNF students held a watch party on campus and share their reaction to the first presidential debate with Action News.
September 27, 2016
Why the fast food inustry isn't giving its money to the Trump campaign
Dr. Matt Childers, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells Eater that fast food restaurants have political action committees to influence elections and public policy because that affects the corporation's bottom line.
September 26, 2016
Wells Fargo scandal
Dr. Paul Fadil, chair of the Department of Management at UNF, discusses a study that he and Dr. Bruce Fortado, UNF management professor, authored that predicted problems banks might face in the drive to find new customers and revenue on "First Coast Connect."
September 26, 2016
Steel Giraffe: UNF sculptors create 20’ giraffe for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jenny Hager, UNF sculpture professor, and Lance Vickery, UNF sculpture instructor, are building a 20-foot-tall metal giraffe for the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' new donor recognition area.
September 26, 2016
UNF in the national spotlight
UNF President John Delaney discusses the many national accolades that the University has recently received from Princeton Review and U.S. News & World report, to name a few, and the fact that it has admitted the smartest freshman class in the school's history.
September 26, 2016
Trump's Cuban conundrum
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells The Progressive that he calculates the Democratic share of presidential votes in Miami-Dade County increased to 200,000 votes between 2008 and 2012.
September 26, 2016
Can mediation mend relationships on Duval's school board?
Adrienne Learner, director of UNF's Pre-Law Program, tells The Florida Times-Union it's not uncommon for boards and their executives to need mediation.
September 26, 2016
State of the River report says algae blooms on rise
Dr. Radha Pyati, chair of the Department of Chemistry at UNF and an author of the annual River Report, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about lingering problems with the St. Johns River.
September 23, 2016
UNF School of Music hosts annual Jacksonville Sings!
Dr. Cara Tasher, director of choral activities at UNF, discusses the sixth annual Jacksonville Sings!, an annual event that features high school choral singers from all over the state and beyond, with "River City Live."
September 22, 2016
NASA launches ‘space archaeology’ project in Greater Chaco area
Dr. John Kantner, associate vice president for research, spent the better part of his career as an archaeologist trying to unlock the mysteries of the ancient Chaco Canyon civilization. He talks to the Durango Herald about researchers aim to uncover buried ruins in danger outside Chaco.
September 22, 2016
Presidential campaign trail
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF associate professor of political science, shares the latest on the presidential campaign trail and upcoming debates with "The Chat."
September 21, 2016
Mandatory recess in elementary schools
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses a petition by some parents to require mandatory recess in Duval County elementary schools on "The Chat."
September 21, 2016
UNF Among ‘26 Healthiest Colleges of 2016’
UNF has been named among the “26 Healthiest Colleges of 2016” by greatist.com and was graded against 150 nominated colleges and universities nationwide on everything from nutrition and physical activities to mental and sexual health offerings.
September 19, 2016
New MOCA exhibit shows many photographers prefer older techniques
"Retrospective: Analog Photography in a Digital World" is a new exhibit at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF. Dr. Paul Karabinis, professor of photography and art history at UNF, tells the Times-Union that the exhibit explores how light and chemistry affect a light-sensitive surface.
September 19, 2016
UNF instructor revisits Vietnam in 'Ho Bo Woods'
Wayne Coleman, a UNF economics instructor, has published a new book, "The Ho Bo Woods....A Very Dangerous Place Indeed," a novel of tribute to those who fought and died in Vietnam.
September 19, 2016
Florida health care system ranks 38 in nation
Dr. Jeff Harrison, chair of the Department of Public Health at UNF, tells WJCT Public Radio that the ranking has more to do with state policy than it does with the quality of doctors.
September 19, 2016
Duval County's parents want more recess for elementary students every day
Dr. Jennifer Kane, associate dean for the College of Education and Human Services at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that there's a strong correlation between physical activity and academic achievement.
September 16, 2016
Candidates and their health
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the presidential candidates and their health and their right to privacy.
September 15, 2016
UNF Osprey Racing Team receives $30,000 donation from APR Energy CEO
A Jacksonville business executive and car collector donated $30,000 to UNF's Osprey Racing Team, who annually design and build a race car to compete against other colleges in the national Formula SAE Championship.
September 15, 2016
What's the point of lotteries?
Dr. Mary Borg, UNF professor of political economy, discusses lotteries with BBC World Service. To hear the interview, click "download mp3."
September 15, 2016
Maternity leave proposals by presidential candidates gain attention of small business advocates
Janice Donaldson, regional director for the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that it’s still unclear how either of the maternity leave proposals — Donald Trump’s or Hillary Clinton’s — would be paid for.
September 15, 2016
MOCA Jacksonville artist-in-residence influenced by home, community
It’s no accident UNF sculpture major Mary Ratcliff’s new art studio has an inviting feel to it. The senior is MOCA Jacksonville's 2016 student-in-residence and tells the Daily Record she longs for her work and workspace to bond people.
September 13, 2016
Former goalkeeper Kyle Nasta signs with Jacksonville Armada
Former North Florida goalkeeper Kyle Nasta has signed with the Jacksonville Armada of the North American Soccer League. He is the second Osprey out of last year's senior class to earn a professional contract.
September 13, 2016
General election push
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses what's next in the rough and tumble races in the judicial system and congressional races on "This Week in Jacksonville."
September 13, 2016
U.S. News & World Report Names UNF ‘Best Regional’ University
For the sixth consecutive year, the U.S. News & World Report has named the University of North Florida a “Best Regional” university in its 2017 edition of “Best Colleges,” which includes data from more than 1,800 colleges and universities nationwide and ranked 1,374 of them.
September 13, 2016
Shark eats smaller shark at Jacksonville Beach
Dr. Jim Gelsleicther, director of UNF's Shark Biology Program, tells Action News that it's common for larger sharks to prey on smaller sharks.
September 12, 2016
St. Johns River study
Dr. Radha Pyati, chair of the Department of Chemistry at UNF and contributor to the annual St. Johns River Report, discusses this year's results on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
September 12, 2016
How a generation has come to understand 9/11
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that it's not surprising that a younger generation wouldn't remember the events of 9/11.
September 12, 2016
Report finds good, bad trends in St. Johns River's health
Dr. Radha Pyati, chair of the UNF Department of Chemistry, and one of the author's of the annual St. Johns River Report, tells The Florida Times-Union that this year's report reveals some improvements but salinity continues to rise.
September 12, 2016
UNF programs rank high
Dr. Karen Patterson, UNF interim dean of Undergraduate Studies, and Dr. Judy Comeaux, UNF assistant professor of nursing, discuss several top national awards for the University and the School of Nursing on WJXT Ch. 4.
September 9, 2016
Trump's rhetoric scares me - and it should scare you, too
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor, shares his opinion in The Florida Times-Union about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech about the issue of immigration.
September 8, 2016
Community survey perscription for healthier tree canopy for Springfield, Eastside
Maria Mark, coordinator of the UNF Environmental Leadership Program, along with students and faculty are working with Groundwork Jacksonville to replant needed areas with trees in the Springfield and Eastside communities.
September 8, 2016
As Jacksonville promotes more walkable areas, studies show what can go right - and wrong
Dr. Krista Paulsen, associate dean of UNF's College of Arts and Sciences, spoke to The Florida Times-Union about walkable neighborhoods in Jacksonville.
September 8, 2016
The Goods: Myths and facts about turmeric
Turmeric is an ancient spice that has been used in Asia for culinary and medical applications for approximately 2,500 years. Frances Siver, registered dietitian nutritionist in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths and facts about turmeric in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
September 8, 2016
Vets impacted by ITT Technical Institute mass closing
Diane Stover, office manager in the Military and Veterans Resource Center, discusses how the MVRC is assisting student veterans impacted by the closing of ITT Technical Institute on WJXT Ch. 4.
September 2, 2016
Recount under way for 4th Circuit judge race between Mark Hulsey, Gerald Wilkerson
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the 4th Judicial Circuit judgeship that was deemed too close to call on Election Night with The Florida Times-Union.
September 1, 2016
UNF receives national 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
UNF received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
September 1, 2016
Myths and facts about cherries
Jill Snyder, a UNF nutrition instructor, discusses myths and facts about cherries in the monthly Florida Times-Union "Goods" column.
September 1, 2016
Quick and easy breakfast options
Jackie Shank, UNF nutrition instructor, shares tips on making quick and easy breakfasts for kids on "First Coast Living."
September 1, 2016
Grit: Turning will into achievement
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, tells The Florida Times-Union that grit is something that is ingrained in people.
August 31, 2016
Florida primary results
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses results of the Florida primary on WJXT Ch. 4.
August 30, 2016
Tips to improve your memory
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, shares memory tips from her book, "Training Your Brain for Dummies," on "The Chat."
August 29, 2016
UNF named ‘Best Bang for the Buck' among Southeast colleges
UNF is ranked among the Top 30 in the “Best Bang for the Buck Southeast Colleges 2016” list in the annual College Guide and Rankings by Washington Monthly magazine for being one of the best values for college students.
August 26, 2016
Mayor Lenny Curry's pension-tax plan tops 50 percent support, according to UNF/Times-Union poll
Mayor Lenny Curry’s campaign for voters to approve a first-of-it-kind sales tax to pay down Jacksonville’s $2.85 billion pension debt appears to be on solid footing heading into election day according to a UNF Public Opinion Research Lab/Times-Union poll.
August 26, 2016
UNF poll shows Melissa Nelson has 32-point lead over Angela Corey in state attorney race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the recent poll from UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab about the upcoming state attorney and public defender elections with Action News.
August 25, 2016
UNF sees more expansion, programs on the horizon
UNF President John Delaney discusses what's on the horizon for the University with the Jacksonville Business Journal.
August 25, 2016
Unique U2 Tattoo exhibit on display at UNF gallery
Beth Nabi, assistant professor of graphic design and digital media at UNF, has a multimedia exhibit, "Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2'S Brand Through Fan Tattoos," on display in the UNF Gallery of Art. She discusses the unique exhibit on "The Chat."
August 25, 2016
Challengers open up wide polling lead over incumbent State Attorney Corey and Public Defender Shirk
A new poll by the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab and The Florida Times-Union shows challengers Melissa Nelson and Charles Cofer well ahead of incumbent State Attorney Angela Corey and Public Defender Matt Shirk.
August 24, 2016
Marriage gap
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses new research that finds the marriage gap is mostly due to a decline in marriage rates among the less educated on "The Chat."
August 23, 2016
Presidential and local political races
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the presidential race and local state attorney's race on "The Chat."
August 23, 2016
Young man fulfills dream of going to college
Incoming freshman Corey Woosley achieved one of his goals when he was accepted into The Arc Jacksonville at UNF, a program designed to help students with learning disabilities. Learn more in this First Coast News story.
August 22, 2016
U2 Tattoo Project at UNF
Beth Nabi, UNF assistant professor of graphic design and digital media, discusses her new exhibit, "Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2's Brand Through Fan Tattoos" on display in the UNF Gallery with "River City Live."
August 19, 2016
Moritz signs contract with Toronto Blue Jays
Left-handed pitcher Daniel Moritz signed a professional contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. He becomes the third Osprey from the 2016 roster to ink a deal with a MLB franchise this summer.
August 17, 2016
Pension plan simplified
David MacKinnon, assistant director of the Writing Center at UNF, talks to First Coast News about simplifying the wording on the pension tax ballot.
August 17, 2016
'Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2's Brand Through Fan Tattoos'
Beth Nabi, assistant professor of graphic design and digital media at UNF, discusses her multimedia exhibit on display in the UNF Gallery that shows off fans' love for the band U2 in a unique way on "First Coast Connect."
August 17, 2016
Students not getting enough sleep
Dr. John McDonough, UNF nursing professor, discusses the effects of lack of sleep with Action News Jacksonville.
August 16, 2016
Do's and don'ts of social media for students
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses tips on navigating social media for students on "River City Live."
August 16, 2016
Analysis of the Trump and Clinton economic plans
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor, and Jan Duggar, UNF economics instructor, discuss how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's economic plans will impact Northeast Florida on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
August 15, 2016
New exhibit at UNF explores U2's brand through the tattoos of fans
Beth Nabi, assistant professor of graphic design and digital media at UNF, has a unique multimedia exhibit, "Ink, Icons, Identity: Exploring U2'S Brand Through Fan Tattoos," on display in the UNF Gallery of Art.
August 13, 2016
Jacksonville entrepreneur hopes to crack fantasy football market with college angle
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union that she isn't aware of any other website that offers fantasy football rosters based on entire teams rather than individual players in the college or professional ranks.
August 11, 2016
School dress codes
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses the controversy surrounding school dress codes on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
August 11, 2016
$5.8 million Donald and Maria Cox collection donated to MOCA
A gift of about $5.8 million in artwork to the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF, from trustee Maria Cox is transformative to the museum in a number of ways.
August 10, 2016
Recent Olympic headlines and gender equality
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses recent Olympic news headlines and gender equality on "The Chat."
August 10, 2016
Ex-sheriff up double digits in race for Congress
A new poll by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at UNF commissioned by WJXT/News4Jax finds former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford with a commanding lead in the Republican race for the congressional seat representing Nassau and most of Duval and St. Johns counties.
August 9, 2016
UNF partners with Ed White Military Academy in the district's first community school
UNF is one of three partners working with Duval County Public Schools and Ed White Military Academy to address social, emotional and academic challenges facing students in the county.
August 8, 2016
Jacksonville's never seen a primary like this one
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells the Florida Times-Union that he expects turnout for the August 30 primary in Duval County to only rise to about 25 percent.
August 5, 2016
Poll shows Clinton leading in Florida
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses a recent poll that shows Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump in Florida's critical election battle with WJXT.
August 4, 2016
Get to Know
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at UNF, discusses Latino nutrition and her career with "Today's Dietitian" magazine.
August 4, 2016
Donald Trump rally
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's weak poll numbers with Hispanic voters mean winning Jacksonville is key.
August 3, 2016
Student debt
Anissa Agne, director, student financial aid at UNF, discusses student debt with wallethub.com.
August 2, 2016
Mother, daughter pair complete UNF nursing school together
A mother and daughter are about to graduate together from the UNF School of Nursing. The duo talk to Action News about their journey.
July 29, 2016
UNF School of Computing hosts 'Pokemon Go' tournament
The University of North Florida's School of Computing hosted a "Pokemon Go" tournament Friday evening on campus. Learn more from WJXT.
July 29, 2016
UNF holds Pokemon Go tournament
Pokemon Go players filled up Osprey Plaza at the University of North Florida on Friday night. Learn more from Action News.
July 28, 2016
New UNF degree seeks to merge gap between leadership, media
UNF is launching a new master’s degree in communication management.
July 28, 2016
Healthy summer frozen treats
Andrea Altice, UNF nutrition instructor, shares several tips to make frozen treats that are not only healthy but will also help to keep you cool this summer on "First Coast Living."
July 26, 2016
Surf's up, in class
Trevor Dunn, assistant professor of ceramics, and Dr. Debra Murphy, chair of the Department of Art and Design, discuss UNF's new surfboard design and fabrication class with The Florida Times-Union.
July 26, 2016
Surfin’ UNF: Students design and shape surfboards
Students in UNF's surfboard design and fabrication class researched the making and design of surfboards before designing and building model and life-size boards.
July 26, 2016
Democratic National Convention
Dr. Josh Gellers, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses issues surrounding the Democratic National Convention on "The Chat."
July 26, 2016
Beau Beech signs pro contract with NBA's Brooklyn Nets
The NBA's Brooklyn Nets have signed former North Florida men's basketball standout Beau Beech to a contract for the 2016-17 season. Beech becomes the first player in UNF program history to sign an NBA deal.
July 25, 2016
Mother, daughter after years of caring for one another, earn nursing degrees
Peyton Harmon and her mother, Heather Harmon, will both graduate during summer commencement with their nursing degrees from UNF, the first mother-daughter duo in the pre-license program to do so.
July 25, 2016
UNF School of Computing hosts 'Pokemon Go' tournament
The University of North Florida's School of Computing will host a "Pokemon Go" tournament Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on campus.
July 22, 2016
Wilshire finishes tied for 3rd at Kentucky Women's Open
North Florida women's golfer Megan Wilshire, a senior, finished tied for third at the Kentucky Women's Open.
July 21, 2016
Republican National Convention
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, discusses the Republican National Convention on WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
July 21, 2016
Benefits of PokemonGo
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses a variety of topics including benefits of PokemonGo on "The Chat."
July 20, 2016
Emoji diversity and catcalling
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, discusses emoji diversity and a recent law passed in England about catcalling on "The Chat."
July 20, 2016
Running barefoot
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, examines if running barefoot is better for your memory on The Academic Minute.
July 18, 2016
Pokemon Go or Pokemon No? A First Coast Guide
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the cognitive benefits of the new Pokemon Go app/game with First Coast News.
July 15, 2016
One way to curb police brutality that no one is talking about
Former FBI agent Ellen Glasser, a criminology instructor, provides insight on gender and police in the Washington Post.
July 14, 2016
Mediterranean diet
Dr. Lauri Wright, director of UNF's Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition Program, discusses the Mediterranean Diet on "The Chat."
July 13, 2016
Harris finishes tied for 10th at U.S. Olympic Trials
UNF track and field standout Bobby Harris capped his sophomore season with a 10th-place finish in the high jump at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials at Historic Hayward Field.
July 12, 2016
Anti-vaccine movement is based on ideology and bad science
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares his opinion with The Florida Times-Union about the anti-vaccine movement.
July 12, 2016
Duval County poll
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the recent poll from UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab about Duval County leaders and topics on "The Chat."
July 12, 2016
UNF poll: Voters like Mayor Curry, but they're not sure his pension tax as a win
Mayor Lenny Curry’s priority tax extension has support from just 41 percent of respondents according to a poll by UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab. Read more from WJCT.
July 11, 2016
Poll: Lenny Curry’s pension tax still headed for a win, although support has fallen off some
A University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Lab poll reveals support for Jacksonville’s pension tax referendum is not as strong as it was in May. Read more from Florida Politics.
July 8, 2016
How to process recent events
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, discusses race relations and how to process tragic events on "The Chat."
July 8, 2016
Recent officer involved shootings
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, associate professor of sociology, discusses the recent officer involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota on "The Chat."
July 6, 2016
How to raise a happy child
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses ways to raise happy children on "The Chat."
July 6, 2016
News 'Flash': Fans who take pictures at concerts may have more fun
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the effects of technology on memory with NBC News.
July 6, 2016
Book review: 'Black Hammock' by Michael Wiley
"Black Hammock," the third book in the Daniel Turner thriller series by Dr. Michael Wiley, UNF English professor, gets a review from The Florida Times-Union.
July 6, 2016
Challengers Nelson and Cofer opening up big lead over incumbent state attorney and public defender, UNF poll finds
According to a new poll from UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab, challengers running for state attorney and public defender have opened up double-digit leads on incumbent State Attorney Angela Corey and Public Defender Matt Shirk.
July 6, 2016
UNF Poll: Former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford is the frontrunner to replace U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw
According to a new survey from UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab, former Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford has a sizeable lead in the crowded Republican primary field to replace U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw in the 4th Congressional District, but most voters remain undecided.
July 5, 2016
Actor Jesse Williams BET Awards speech
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses actor Jesse Williams BET Awards speech and the petition to have him removed from "Grey's Anatomy" on "The Chat."
July 5, 2016
On Fourth of July, is it the Divided States of America?
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the country’s political and social divisions with The Florida Times-Union.
July 5, 2016
Bobby Harris to compete at U.S. Olympic Trials
Sophomore high jumper Bobby Harris has been invited to compete at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, July 8-9 in Eugene, Ore.
July 1, 2016
UNF's College of Education appoints new dean
Dr. Diane Yendol-Hoppey joins UNF's College of Education and Human Services as the new dean.
June 30, 2016
Brown narrowly leads Lawson in new Congressional District 5 Poll
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the recent poll from UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab about upcoming elections in Congressional District 5 with WFSU.
June 30, 2016
UNF art students reshape a vacant beachfront lot
Folio Weekly features the new UNF Seaside Sculpture Park at Jacksonville Beach, which displays unique sculptures by five UNF art students.
June 30, 2016
Corrine Brown shows slim lead in new UNF Congressional District 5 poll
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science and director of the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at UNF, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the results of his new Congressional District 5 poll, revealing U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown holding a slight lead over former state Sen. Al Lawson.
June 30, 2016
Corrine Brown's lead is narrow in House re-election race, UNF poll says
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown holds a 3 percentage-point lead over former state Sen. Al Lawson in a contest for the Democratic nomination, a new UNF poll finds.
June 30, 2016
Summertime food safety
Jackie Shank, UNF senior nutrition instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses how to help your family avoid food-related illnesses while enjoying outside summer cookouts or picnics.
June 30, 2016
UNF poll: Corrine Brown, Al Lawson in Congressional District 5 dead heat
A poll by the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF shows that Corrine Brown and Al Lawson are running neck and neck in Congressional District 5.
June 29, 2016
How running can jog your memory
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses her memory study with Men's Journal that found running barefoot is better than running with shoes when it comes to improving your working memory.
June 28, 2016
Political front update
Dr. George Candler, director of the Masters of Public Administration Program at UNF, discusses upcoming party conventions, the UK leaving the European Union and what it would take for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to transition from business into public policy on "The Chat."
June 27, 2016
Beau Beech Playing for Brooklyn Nets in NBA Summer League
Former UNF men's Osprey basketball standout Beau Beech was picked by the Brooklyn Nets to play for their NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas.
June 24, 2016
UNF’s Seaside Sculpture Park brings more public art to the beach
Jacksonville Beach visitors can expect to see a few more colorful sights on their seaside strolls, with the installation of five original sculptures at UNF's Seaside Sculpture Park.
June 24, 2016
Jacksonville teens celebrate diversity through 'Metrotown' program
WJCT attended the last day of the OneJax Metrotown Institute, which promoted respect and understanding across the differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status and ability to 60 high school-aged students.
June 23, 2016
Decline in empathy
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses a decline in empathy among younger generations and the cause of this social shift on "The Chat."
June 23, 2016
Pilot program introduces robotics, programming to preschoolers
All About Kids preschool is one of three schools in Jacksonville that have participated in a robotics and programming for pre-K pilot program developed by a team of Florida Institute of Education researchers at UNF. Their program has become the first to prove that four-year-olds can be taught the fundamentals of STEM subjects.
June 21, 2016
UNF's Seaside Sculpture Park brings more art to Jacksonville Beach
Jacksonville Beach is home to UNF's new Seaside Sculpture Park, which features five unique sculptures designed by UNF seniors. It was created to provide student artists with real world experience while bringing more art to the community.
June 20, 2016
UNF opens seaside sculpture park featuring student artwork
No ribbons and scissors here—the UNF Seaside Sculpture Park was christened with a blowtorch and a metal sheet. This creative spin opened the new public art showcase in Jacksonville Beach that displays the work of five UNF sculpture students.
June 20, 2016
UNF aims to attract more women to the computing field
The UNF School of Computing was selected for the 2016-18 National Center of Women and Information Technology Pacesetters program, a project designed to attract more women into the field of computing.
June 20, 2016
Learning with robots from UNF
Bronwyn McLemore, curriculum research associate at the Florida Institute of Education at UNF, talks to "River City Live" about a new pilot program that uses a robot to teach preschoolers about programming and problem-solving skills.
June 20, 2016
Public art brings beauty to the beach
A once empty lot across from Oceanfront Park in Jacksonville Beach now teems with vibrant ocean life — an anemone and its clownfish, a chunk of coral reef and some coastal fauna - as part of the new UNF Seaside Sculpture Park in Jacksonville Beach.
June 16, 2016
Running barefoot can help improve your memory
Dr. Ross Alloway, researcher, and Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor, both in the UNF Department of Psychology, talk to WJXT Ch. 4 about their new research, which reveals running barefoot can help boost your working memory.
June 16, 2016
Former Osprey in U.S. Open
Former North Florida men's golfer Matt Borchert will begin play in the 116th U.S. Open on Thursday with former Osprey teammate and current UNF head coach Scott Schroeder serving as his caddie.
June 16, 2016
Myths and facts about cantaloupe
Corinne Labyak, a UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths and facts about cantaloupe, which can add a variety of vitamins and minerals to your breakfast meal.
June 16, 2016
UNF students push for acceptance at vigil
Students, campus leaders and community members recently came together at UNF for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of Orlando's mass shooting at Pulse nightclub.
June 16, 2016
MOCA Jacksovnille deputy director has history in museums
Ben Thompson, deputy director at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF, discusses his background in the arts with the Daily Record.
June 15, 2016
Vigil held at UNF for Pulse victims
College students, people of all ages, ethnicities, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations gathered in Peace Plaza on the UNF campus to remember and grieve the Orlando victims.
June 14, 2016
Presidential candidates react to Orlando tragedy
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares his political opinion on reactions by the presidential candidates to the tragedy in Orlando on "The Chat."
June 14, 2016
UNF Seaside Sculpture Park comes to life with installations
Sculptures for the new UNF Seaside Sculpture Park, supported by the Lazzara Family Foundation and MountainStar Capital, are being installed at Jacksonville Beach across the street from Oceanfront Park. Five sculptures created by UNF students will be on display and open to the public for free for the next year.
June 13, 2016
Yankees select Skinner in seventh round
North Florida senior catcher Keith Skinner was selected in the seventh round (218th overall) by the New York Yankees in the 2016 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft.
June 13, 2016
Sea lice popping up in West Florida, post little threat here
Dr. Cliff Ross, chair of the UNF Department of Biology, tells The St. Augustine Record that bathers in Northeast Florida aren't affected because ocean currents normally don't carry jellyfish larvae, or sea lice, here.
June 10, 2016
Homework balance
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses homework and motivation on "The Chat."
June 10, 2016
UNF professor researching how reducing diet can slow aging
Dr. John Hatle, a UNF biology professor, was awarded a grant for more than $430,000 by the National Institutes of Health to continue his research studying how a reduced diet can slow aging in simple animals.
June 9, 2016
Fighting against mosquitoes
Dr. Doria Bowers, UNF biology professor, talks to Action News about a new mosquito inhibitor she has developed to stop mosquito larvae from growing into adults that bite and can carry diseases.
June 9, 2016
Are men and women wired differently?
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses the differences between how the male and female brain operate differently.
June 7, 2016
Veterans Florida entrepreneurship training program
To help translate the skills learned in the military to entrepreneurship, Veterans Florida, the UNF Military and Veteran's Resource Center and the Florida Small Business Development Center Network, joined forces to offer the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, a three-phase training program designed to accelerate the entrepreneurism for qualified veterans.
June 7, 2016
Shark populations in Northeast Florida
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Biology Program Director, discusses his shark research that focuses on Northeast Florida shark populations in order to determine if the sharks in our area are increasing or decreasing on Action News Jax Sunday.
June 7, 2016
Summer fruits and veggies
Jill Snyder, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses incorporating healthy grab and go foods, like fruits and vegetables, into your summer diet on "The Chat."
June 7, 2016
New Mason-Dixon presidential race poll
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses a new Mason-Dixon Poll on the presidential race in Florida on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
June 7, 2016
Four easy tricks to make your memory work harder for you
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, tells The Washington Post that according to her new study, slipping off your shoes and running barefoot may improve your working memory.
June 3, 2016
UNF technology students some of the best bang for their buck
UNF is in the top 50 for return on investment on computing education degrees — and it's ranked No. 2 in the state.
June 3, 2016
UNF students find Native American artifacts
UNF archaeologist Dr. Keith Ashley and his students are excavating a Native American site that dates back to about AD 1000. Students are finding pottery, animal bones and large piles of shell garbage.
June 3, 2016
UNF professor, students explore ancient treasure piles of Mayport
Dr. Keith Ashley, a UNF archaeologist, is leading a dig into shell middens from up to 1,100 years ago in Mayport.
June 2, 2016
Drinking water warning
Dr. Radha Pyati, chair of the Department of Chemistry at UNF, talks to Action News about a Jacksonville Beach water sample that exceeded the standard for minimum contaminant levels.
June 2, 2016
Robotics and programming for preschoolers
Bronwyn McLemore, curriculum research associate, and Deborah Carlson, research associate, both with the Florida Institute of Education at UNF, talk to WJXT Ch. 4 about a new pilot program they're using to teach preschoolers about programming and problem-solving using robots.
June 2, 2016
Make your memory work harder for you
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses her new study with Bloomberg that found running barefoot can improve your working memory.
June 2, 2016
Gov. Scott says Obama should act on Zika if Congress will not
Dr. Doria Bowers, UNF biology professor, tells The Florida Times-Union that it will be up to Florida residents to try to control the mosquito population in the summer months.
June 1, 2016
Modernizing minority terms
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses a new measure President Obama recently signed into law to modernize terms related to minorities on "The Chat."
June 1, 2016
UNF researcher experimenting with compound to stop mosquito larvae from growing
Dr. Doria Bowers, UNF biology professor, and some of her students are experimenting with a new compound that they can pour in the water to stop mosquito larvae from growing into full-sized, biting, disease-carrying insects.
May 31, 2016
UNF professor at leading edge of fight against mosquito-borne viruses
If things work out, what’s been happening in biology professor Dr. Doria Bowers’ insectary at UNF could one day significantly reduce the danger posed by such mosquito-borne viruses as malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, several strains of encephalitis and the Zika virus.
May 31, 2016
Encountering sharks
Dr. Jim Gelsleicther, UNF Shark Biology Program Director, discusses sharks in our region, tips to avoid them and his research on "The Chat."
May 31, 2016
Improve your diet, improve your sleep
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses how the foods you eat can help you get a good night's sleep on "First Coast Living."
May 31, 2016
Shark bites teenage boy at Neptune Beach
Dr. Jim Gelsleicther, UNF Shark Biology Program Director, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that the sharp nose shark, black tip shark and spinner are the most abundant sharks in our region.
May 28, 2016
EVE Women's Summit aims to 'accelerate progress' for female leaders in Jacksonville
Shelia Spivey, director of UNF's Women's Center, discusses the status of women in Jacksonville with The Florida Times-Union.
May 25, 2016
UNF researcher develops mosquito inhibitor
Dr. Doria Bowers, UNF professor of biology, has been studying mosquito-borne viruses for 30 years. She has developed and patented a mixture that stunts the growth of mosquitoes, which could help in the fight against the Zika virus.
May 24, 2016
UNF student adapts and excels in wheelchair rugby
Steven Walker, a junior majoring in math at UNF, is a quadriplegic but doesn't let that stop him. He plays wheelchair rugby and is part of a team, the Brooks Bandits, that recently won a national championship title.
May 24, 2016
The art of marketing marijuana
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor and historian of drug use, notes that marketing beer and cigarettes as mainstream were stigmatized in their early years in The Atlantic magazine.
May 24, 2016
Dallas Moore will return to UNF basketball team
Two days before the deadline, Osprey men's basketball guard Dallas Moore withdrew his name from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior year at UNF.
May 24, 2016
Some Jacksonville zip codes mean higher prices for goods, services
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, talks about how Jacksonville residents pay more for items and services in certain areas of the city with Action News Jax.
May 24, 2016
Beach bites increase as weather heats up
Dr. Jim Gelsleicther, UNF associate professor of biology and Shark Biology Program director, tells First Coast News that sharks are using the beaches to prey on smaller fish.
May 24, 2016
Shrinking middle class
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses a growing phenomenon: America’s shrinking middle class on WJCT.
May 23, 2016
Is one minute of exercise all you need?
Dr. Sherry Pinkstaff, a UNF associate professor of physical therapy, tells CNN that the popularity of high-intensity training is spreading.
May 23, 2016
UNF and YMCA of Florida's First Coast provide personal enrichment classes
Valerie Murphy, associate director in UNF's Division of Continuing Education, discusses a new partnership with the YMCA and Continuing Education to provide LEARN Jacksonville enrichment courses to the community on "Inside Jacksonville." Scroll to "UNF and the Y" to hear the interview.
May 23, 2016
At the beach? White shark Mary Lee could swim by
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Biology Program director, tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that great white sharks are moving pretty long distances in a short amount of time, and they spend more time closer to the shore than researchers thought they did.
May 23, 2016
Florida, First Coast unemployment figures fall in April
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, tells The Florida Times-Union that a big positive for the First Coast was a substantial decrease in first-time unemployment claims.
May 18, 2016
Hollywood studios gender bias investigation
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF assistant professor of sociology, discusses a wide variety of race issues, including alleged gender bias against female film directors in Hollywood on "The Chat."
May 18, 2016
Barefoot running and improved working memory
Drs. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, and Ross Alloway, UNF psychology researcher, discuss a new study that reveals running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory on "First Coast Connect."
May 17, 2016
Running barefoot is better for your working memory than running in shoes, study finds
In the first study of its kind, UNF researchers have demonstrated that running barefoot is better for an individual’s cognitive performance than running with shoes.
May 17, 2016
Trump's relationship with women and impact on presidential campaign
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's relationship with women over the years and it's impact on his campaign with "The Chat."
May 17, 2016
UNF professor received Fulbright Award
Dr. Joshua Gellers, UNF assistant professor of political science, has been awarded a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award to conduct research on public participation in the environmental decision-making process in Sri Lanka. He discusses what he'll be doing there on "First Coast Connect."
May 17, 2016
Shark researchers move closer to Jacksonville beaches
UNF Shark Biology Program Director Dr. Jim Gelsleichter moved his annual shark survey’s focus closer to the beach this year and discusses his research with Action News.
May 16, 2016
Sales of businesses in Jacksonville show increase in revenue value
Janice Donaldson, director of the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that there is an increasing number of business owners looking to cash in on their businesses they've invested in over the years.
May 13, 2016
Lessons Learned Early: Kids will be able to wait an extra year for VPK
Maureen Mian, director of the UNF Child Development Resource Center, spoke with WJCT as part of its continuing series "Lessons Learned Early."
May 13, 2016
Barefoot running might improve your memory
Men's Fitness features a new UNF study that shows barefoot running can boost your working memory.
May 12, 2016
Previewing Clinton vs. Trump in the general election
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, shares his opinion about the Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton matchup in the presidential general election with SayfieReview.
May 10, 2016
UNF researchers show running barefoot improves working memory
Running barefoot is better than running with shoes for your working memory, according to a new study published UNF researchers. It's the first study to show that running barefoot leads to better cognitive performance.
May 10, 2016
Gender stereotyping
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, encourages parents to let their children be creative rather than focusing on gender-specific toys on "The Chat.
May 9, 2016
UNF poll sets tone for how Duval County residents will vote in August
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses his new poll that shows mixed support of Mayor Lenny Curry’s pension bill and the Human Rights Ordinance expansion on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
May 9, 2016
Not all magnet schools have lived up to their role as engines of integration
Dr. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore, a UNF associate professor of education, tells The Florida Times-Union that the school lottery is about chance, and people who don't often win are skeptical about that.
May 9, 2016
New UNF poll reveals mixed news for Mayor Curry’s pension plan
A new poll from UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab shows mixed support and opposition among Duval County residents with Mayor Lenny Curry’s sales tax referendum, which is slated to be voted on later this year.
May 9, 2016
UNF English professor named EVE nominee
UNF English professor Marnie Jones, who has been a faculty member for the past 30 years, is one of 11 nominees for the Times-Union's EVE Award.
May 5, 2016
New research points to lone star ticks as main culprit
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF epidemiologist, tells WJCT Public Radio that the long star tick is the most common, aggressive, human-biting tick in this area.
May 5, 2016
The Goods: Myths and facts on strawberries
Perfectly ripened strawberries are loved by children and adults alike, and they’re good for you, too. Jackie Shank, nutrition instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, explores the myths and truths surrounding strawberries.
May 4, 2016
State Rep. Lake Ray to run for Congress; challenges former Sheriff John Rutherford in GOP primary
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, tells The Florida Times-Union that there's an avenue for someone to beat Rutherford in the GOP primary for 4th Congressional District seat.
May 3, 2016
Indiana presidential primary
Dr. Matthew Childers, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the importance of the Indiana primary on First Coast News' "The Chat."
May 3, 2016
Donald Trump's gender-based attacks on Hillary Clinton
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made comments about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton of playing the 'woman's card' to get where she is in the race. Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, talks about how these gender-based attacks are considered institutional sexism on "The Chat."
May 3, 2016
Native Floridians and the Mississippian culture
Dr. Keith Ashley is an archaeologist and research coordinator at UNF. His research is demonstrating a link between native Floridians and the thriving Mississippian culture.
May 3, 2016
UNF women golfers aim for more
The University of North Florida women’s golf team was right on schedule in winning the program’s first Atlantic Sun championship.
May 2, 2016
Five UNF student sculptors will exhibit work in Jacksonville Beach beginning in June
Five UNFsculpture students will see their work on display in Jacksonville Beach for a year, thanks to Sculptures by the Sea, an initiative by MountainStar Capital and the Lazzara Family Foundation.
April 29, 2016
Scientists want to study marijuana
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, shares his opinion about drug scheduling with the Washington Post.
April 29, 2016
Grant to help students adapt toy cars for disabled kids
Professors at UNF are able to move forward with the development of a project in which students make toys for disabled children, thanks to a more than $85,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.
April 28, 2016
Are you consuming enough water?
Dr. Zhiping Yu, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, shares ways to replenish your body's water on "First Coast Living."
April 28, 2016
Presidential primary results
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the latest presidential primaries and where the candidates' delegate counts stand on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
April 28, 2016
UNF biology professor awarded Terry Presidential Professorship
Dr. John Hatle, a professor in the Department of Biology at the UNF, has been selected as the recipient of the Terry Presidential Professorship, which was designed in honor of UNF President John Delaney to recognize faculty achievements through the support of outstanding scholars.
April 27, 2016
Summer school in session at five area YMCA branches through UNF program
UNF's Division of Continuing Education and First Coast YMCA have partnered to bring the University's non-credit course and certificate program LEARN Jacksonville to five area YMCA branches.
April 26, 2016
Expert expects more sharks off Northeast Florida beaches this summer
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Biology Program director, tells Action News he predicts more sharks off the Florida coast as summer approaches.
April 26, 2016
Arrests down, say Duval County Public Schools
Dr. Angela Mann, UNF assistant professor of psychology, tells First Coast News that the hope is the right consequences are being found that are going to help mediate student behaviors.
April 26, 2016
Puppies help students de-stress during finals
Finals week can be a stressful time for students, so UNF turned to some cute, cuddly canine friends for help. The PAWS Your Stress puppy lounge was open from noon to 3 p.m. Monday on the first floor of the Carpenter Library.
April 25, 2016
How children are influenced by advertising
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses advertising and its influence on children on "The Chat."
April 25, 2016
UNF takes tennis, beach volleyball titles
UNF won Atlantic Sun championships in men’s tennis, women’s tennis and beach volleyball, becoming the first school ever to win three Atlantic Sun titles on the same day.
April 25, 2016
With changes in policy, fewer arrests seen in Duval County Public Schools
Dr. Angela Mann, UNF assistant professor of psychology, tells The Florida Times-Union that using techniques like support circles and student accountability boards are effective at teaching a lesson.
April 21, 2016
The man behind the mask: Matt Biegun
Matt Biegun, the man in the suit of the Ozzie Osprey mascot, announced his retirement after nine years at UNF.
April 21, 2016
UNF Sculptures by the Sea project
MountainStar Capital and the Lazzara Family Foundation donated $50,000 to UNF in order to create the Sculptures by the Sea project, a program to support arts education through a year-long public art installation in Jacksonville Beach.
April 20, 2016
UNF student first to go to Oxford
Furtuna Tewolde, a recent UNF psychology graduate, is a recipient of Oxford University's Frost Scholarship. In this story, she tells WJXT what the scholarship means to her.
April 20, 2016
UNF percussion professor retiring after 30-year career
Charlotte Mabrey, UNF percussion professor, is retiring after 30 years of teaching at the University. She discusses her successful career over the decades and plans during retirement on "The Chat."
April 20, 2016
Teachers given $15K for classroom work
Four Jacksonville teachers were surprised in their classrooms with the 2016 Gladys Prior Awards for Career Teaching Excellence, which were established in 1998 by Gilchrist Berg. UNF's College of Education and Human Services coordinates the award competition each year.
April 19, 2016
Race, gender and identity
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses various issues of race, gender and identity on "The Chat."
April 19, 2016
Delegates in the presidential race
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses how delegate counts impact the presidential race on "The Chat."
April 18, 2016
Nighttime is high time for robberies
Dr. David Forde, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that criminals are willing to stake out the opportune time to commit a crime.
April 18, 2016
UNF Chamber Singers prepare for Portugal TLO trip
Dr. Cara Tasher, UNF director of Choral Activities, and music students Calieanne Procter and Peter Jackson discuss the Chamber Singers upcoming transformational learning opportunity trip to Portugal on 96.1 FM's "Inside Jacksonville." Click on "The Morning Show" tab, scroll down to Inside Jacksonville and click on "UNF Music."
April 18, 2016
UNF alum donates stem cells; saves California woman
UNF alum Bethany Stennett donated a swab of DNA from inside her cheek to a bone marrow registry as part of a student project on campus in 2011, when she was a graduate student. That act led to a lifesaving stem cell transplant for a retired aerospace worker from California who was losing her battle with leukemia.
April 13, 2016
UNF women's golf team captures A-Sun championship
The UNF women’s golf team has won the Atlantic Sun Conference championship, just four years after the program began.
April 13, 2016
UNF distinguished professor Charlotte Mabrey bids farewell
Charlotte Mabrey's career in Jacksonville began in 1978, when she was hired as a percussionist with the Jacksonville Symphony. Mabrey, a UNF percussion professor for 30 years, went on to teach at the University in 1981. She will perform one last time as she prepares for retirement at the end of April.
April 12, 2016
UNF's Dallas Moore eyes NBA but leaves options open
Dallas Moore, guard for the Osprey men's basketball team, recently submitted his name for the NBA draft, taking advantage of a new rule that allows underclassmen to declare for the draft and then return to college if they don’t sign an agent.
April 11, 2016
More than degrees and training preventing young people from finding, keeping jobs
Dr. Matthew Ohlson, UNF assistant professor of leadership, school counseling and sports management, discusses Camp OSPREY, a program that pairs college mentors with K-12 students to learn leadership skills, with The Florida Times-Union.
April 11, 2016
New partnership between Take Stock in Children and UNF to help college students
Karen Lucas, UNF director of admissions, tells First Coast News about a new partnership between the University and Take Stock in Children of Duval County that means more local students will get a boost to help pay for college.
April 7, 2016
An album to drop as UNF Chamber Singers embark overseas
UNF’s Chamber Singers are releasing an album as the ensemble continues to push their vocal limits and prepare for their upcoming trip to Portugal.
April 7, 2016
UNF percussion professor performs farewell concert
UNF percussion professor Charlotte Mabrey, who is also the principal percussionist for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, will be retiring soon and will be performing her farewell concert at UNF April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lazarra Performance Hall.
April 7, 2016
Broadway production runs controversial advertisement
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, discusses the Broadway hit "Hamilton," which recently ran an advertisement for a casting call seeking non-white men and women only, with the hosts of "The Chat."
April 6, 2016
Great white shark spotted off Atlantic Beach coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Biology Program director, who just returned from OCEARCH's second Jacksonville expedition, tells Action News the great white shark spotted off Atlantic Beach was close to shore but within normal range.
April 5, 2016
Presidential candidate Donald Trump loses steam with women
Dr. Matt Childers, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses how Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is trying to gain the confidence of female voters back on "The Chat."
April 5, 2016
UNF students mine data for coding contest
UNF computer science students are participating in a Code-a-thon contest, gathering information about the state health care system and finding patterns in the data.
April 4, 2016
The surprising thing that happened after these Democrats recycled a water bottle
Dr. Heather Truelove, UNF assistant professor of psychology, talks about her recent study results that tested when virtuous, and vicious, cycles of environmental behavior occur with The Washington Post.
April 4, 2016
People who never forget their past could have unique kind of OCD
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, tells New Scientist that the neural pathways we use to recall memories are like garden paths: if we don’t keep them organized, they become overgrown and blocked.
April 4, 2016
Jacksonville Suns unveil major overhauls to ballpark menu, revamped concessions featuring local flavor
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, assistant professor of sport management at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union she is impressed with the Suns’ progress since its new ownership.
April 4, 2016
Shark researchers complete their mission
John Whalen, a UNF biology graduate student, was a part of the OCEARCH expedition and tells The Florida Times-Union that being on the OCEARCH boat provides a unique opportunity.
April 4, 2016
UNF hosts eighth annual Dance Marathon
UNF hosted its Eighth annual Dance Marathon to Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals - Wolfson Children's Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville's pediatric programs at the UNF Arena. The dancers raise more than $29,000.
April 1, 2016
School of Music student plays the lion in 'The Wiz' production
UNF junior Peter Jackson, a music performance major in the School of Music, plays the part of the lion in the production of "The Wiz" now playing at the Alhambra Theatre.
March 31, 2016
About the avocado
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses the many health benefits of the avocado on "First Coast Living."
March 31, 2016
Charity Dance Marathon to raise money for children's hospitals at UNF
Dance Marathon at UNF will conduct its eighth annual event from 10 a.m. to 10:08 p.m. Saturday at the UNF Arena. Proceeds benefit the two local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals: Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the pediatric programs at UF Health Jacksonville.
March 28, 2016
UNF students conduct ultrasound on Blacknose shark during OCEARCH expedition
UNF biology graduate student Chelsea Shields discusses an ultrasound she and other University students conducted on a pregnant Blacknose shark during OCEARCH's second expedition in Jacksonville.
March 28, 2016
Chamber Singers releasing CD while preparing for Portugal trip
Twenty-eight members of the UNF Chamber Singers will get a chance to travel to Portugal this spring and will perform “Three Choruses for a Sunny Day” written by Portuguese composer Eurico Carrapatoso with the composer present.
March 28, 2016
UNF's music program now the UNF School of Music
The Music Flagship Program at UNF, formerly the Department of Music, has been upgraded to the UNF School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences.
March 26, 2016
Music Flagship Program orchestrates cultural excellence, equips 21st century music professionals
The Music Flagship Program at UNF announces it has been officially designated a School of Music in the College of Arts and Sciences, expanding its training and equipping of a wide range of music students—jazz studies, performance, music education and conducting as well as music technology and production—in a culture of excellence in order to be relevant 21st century music professionals.
March 25, 2016
Fishing for something different
Dr. Eric Johnson, UNF assistant professor of biology and fisheries expert, discusses seafood options with Folio Weekly.
March 24, 2016
Children's temper tantrums
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses how to address children's tantrums on First Coast News' "The Chat."
March 23, 2016
Criminology instructor/former FBI agent talks about safety when studying abroad
Former FBI agent Ellen Glasser, a UNF criminology instructor, provides tips for staying safe while traveling abroad in this WJXT story.
March 22, 2016
Trump's political campaign and relationship diversity
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and founding director of the new Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, discusses presidential candidate Donald Trump and diversity in reality TV and online dating.
March 22, 2016
Test Your Memory on Memory Day
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses tips and tricks for improving memory on WJXT's "River City Live."
March 16, 2016
UNF soars nationally for quality and value
Over the last year, the University of North Florida has continually been recognized in the national spotlight by some very elite organizations and is showing up on nearly every national college ranking.
March 16, 2016
UNF throws one of its own to the sharks
The international shark research nonprofit OCEARCH will depart on an 18-day voyage with the goal of finding and tagging great white sharks along the Florida and Georgia coasts. Dr. Jim Gelsleichter , UNF associate professor of biology and UNF Shark Biology Program director, is the only local researcher making the voyage.
March 15, 2016
UNF professor creates stronger glue
Dr. Stephen Stagon, UNF assistant professor of mechanical engineering, talks to WJXT about a new invention, MesoGlue.
March 15, 2016
Florida presidential primary
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the upcoming Florida presidential primary on "This Week in Jacksonville."
March 15, 2016
UNF will face Florida in 1st round of NIT
The UNF men’s basketball team will play in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) at the UNF Arena against the University of Florida.
March 15, 2016
Ebony's body brigade cover addresses body image issue among black women
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, speaks to Roland Martin of NewsOne Now about the recent cover of Ebony magazine.
March 14, 2016
Ocearch to tag great whites off Jacksonville's coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology and UNF Shark Program director, discusses the upcoming Ocearch expedition off the coast of Jacksonville.
March 10, 2016
Challenges of dyslexia
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses dyslexia and the challenges it presents on First Coast News' "The Chat."
March 10, 2016
Neighbors tired of picking up after foreclosed homes
Dr. Paul Mason, UNF economics professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about home foreclosures and the problems that can arise with homes sitting empty for long periods of time.
March 10, 2016
UNF poll: Trump support numbers outpace Rubio
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science and director of the Public Opinion Research Laboratory on campus, released an new statewide poll that reveals Republican primary voters would vote for Donald Trump for president, if the election were held today.
March 8, 2016
UNF Ogier Gardens helps campus and the community
UNF is the first and only university in the state to grow food on campus that is distributed to the student body through its primary food supplier, Chartwells.
March 8, 2016
Zika virus history
Dr. Chau Kelly, UNF assistant professor of history, discusses the Zika virus and its history with Jim Byard on 96.1 FM's "Inside Jacksonville." Click on "Morning Show" and then Zika 1 and 2 to hear the full interview.
March 7, 2016
UNF Chamber Singers record new CD to fund international TLO trip
Dr. Cara Tasher, UNF director of choral activities, and Music Flagship Program vocal performance students Anna Manns and Brooks Baptiste, also members of the UNF Chamber Singers, discuss the group's upcoming transformational learning opportunity to Portugal and its new CD, "Come by Here" on "First Coast Connect."
March 7, 2016
Historian expert reacts to Nancy Reagan's death
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor and author of "No Right Turn: Conservative Politics in a Liberal America," tells WJXT Ch. 4 that Nancy Reagan was a different kind of first lady, one who wasn't shy about what she wanted.
March 4, 2016
Myths and facts about grapefruit, a superfood that is low in calories
Grapefruits are considered a “superfood” because they are jammed packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, nutrients and low in calories. Andrea Altice, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, shares myths about grapefruit in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
March 4, 2016
UNF offers innovative Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition degree program
UNF's Board of Trustees and the Florida Board of Governors recently approved the Graduate School at UNF adding a new Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition degree program to its graduate course offerings, making it a one-of-a-kind doctoral degree in Florida and the only other DCN degree in the country.
March 4, 2016
River City Beats with the UNF Chamber Singers
The UNF Chamber Singers perform on "River City Live." The group promoted its new CD, "Come by Here" and its summer TLO trip to Portugal.
March 3, 2016
Remembering Kent Bell
Kent Bell was always on the sidelines at UNF basketball games, keeping score for the Ospreys in his own unique way. Sadly, in December, he passed away from kidney disease and was recently remembered, not for the points he helped put on the scoreboard, but the hearts he touched.
March 2, 2016
UNF professor breaks down Super Tuesday
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses what voters need to know for Super Tuesday on First Coast News.
March 2, 2016
UNF bounces S.C. Upstate to advance in A-Sun Tournament
Shaken but never stirred, the North Florida Ospreys saved some of its best basketball for a furious second-half run at the UNF Arena to eliminate S.C. Upstate from the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament, 92-69.
March 2, 2016
UNF's Ogier Gardens supplies students with food, offer health education
On the north end of UNF, an acre or so tucked between a ball field and a pond hosts a wonderland of fruits and vegetables, flowers, herbs and microgreens, even edible mushrooms. The University is the first and only state university to grow food on campus that is distributed to the student body through its primary food supplier.
March 1, 2016
UNF poll shows Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in Florida
Florida Politics ran a new UNF statewide poll of likely Democratic primary voters that reveals that if the Florida Democratic Presidential Primary were held today, 54.4 percent would vote for Hillary Clinton, while Bernie Sanders trails with 24.2 percent.
March 1, 2016
Ospreys scoop up conference honors
Plenty of hard work lies ahead this week for the UNF men's basketball team, but a few team members were recently able to reap some rewards. Junior guard Dallas Moore was named A-Sun Conference Player of the Year, while coach Matthew Driscoll was named Coach of the Year. Beau Beech was also a first-team selection.
February 29, 2016
Reducing breast cancer risk through your diet
Jenna Braddock, instruction and registered dietician in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses increasing your fiber intake in hopes of reducing breast cancer risk on "First Coast Living."
February 29, 2016
North Florida coach Matt Driscoll helps couple say, 'I do'
Men's basketball coach Matt Driscoll added another accomplishment to his resume this weekend, officiating his first wedding. Read more in the ESPN blog.
February 29, 2016
Poll reveals Hillary Clinton holds lead in Democratic Presidential Primary Race
A new University of North Florida statewide poll of likely Democratic primary voters reveals that if the Florida Democratic Presidential Primary were held today, the majority of respondents (54.4 percent) would vote for Hillary Clinton, whose support percentages are very similar to her UNF October 2015 poll results (54.6 percent).
February 26, 2016
Saft manufacturing plant in Jacksonville draws attention from Gov. Scott to President Obama
Dr. Mark Tumeo, dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that Saft and other companies have a growing role at the University.
February 26, 2016
UNF edges JU in 81-80 win for 2nd straight A-Sun title
Trent Mackey's two free throws with two seconds left ensured UNF's 81-80 victory over Jacksonville as the Ospreys clinched their second consecutive Atlantic Sun regular-season title on the final night of league play.
February 25, 2016
UNF launches new Institute of Race and Ethnic Relations
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, is the founding director of the new Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, which is one of only two centers focusing on issues of race in the Florida state university system and the only one that focuses on research.
February 25, 2016
Pick and choose your battles
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses picking your parenting battles on "The Chat."
February 25, 2016
Showdown at Swisher for JU, UNF
The two River City schools are probably playing for the conference regular-season championship — and the No. 1 seed in the A-Sun Tournament — on Thursday night in sold-out Swisher Gymnasium.
February 25, 2016
Shark ultrasounds boost conservation along Florida coast
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology and UNF Shark Program director, discusses his shark ultrasound research with Nature World News.
February 23, 2016
Zika virus origins
Dr. Chau Kelly, a UNF assistant professor of history, discusses the Zika virus and where it originated on "The Chat."
February 23, 2016
New Beyonce song addresses racial injustice
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, discusses the new Beyoncé video/song and the racial injustices it addresses on "The Chat."
February 22, 2016
New York Times Best-selling author Terry McMillan shares advice for aspiring writers
Terry McMillan, the best-selling author of “Waiting to Exhale” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” recently spoke at the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon at UNF. She talks to First Coast News about finding your voice as a writer.
February 22, 2016
MOCA's galleries overflowing with work by Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, other printmakers
Three MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF, exhibits currently feature printmaking. They are "Time Zones: James Rosenquist and Printmaking at the Millenium," "In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation" and "The Other: Nurturing a New Ecology in Printmaking."
February 22, 2016
Ospreys control A-Sun destiny, but JU dolphins can still get No. 1 seed
On a night where the Atlantic Sun Conference basketball race came within an eyelash of a four-way logjam for first place, UNF point guard Dallas Moore made certain the Ospreys would reclaim sole possession of first place by making his biggest shot of the season.
February 22, 2016
Presidential hopefuls look at next states to vote
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, breaks down the races for presidential nominations on WJXT Ch. 4.
February 22, 2016
UNF team working on revolutionary metallic super glue
Dr. Stephen Stagon, UNF assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and students tell The Florida Times-Union about a new product they are working on called MesoGlue, which could take place of soldering.
February 19, 2016
'Waiting to Exhale' author Terry McMillan discusses finding your voice
Terry McMillan, the best-selling author of “Waiting to Exhale” and “How Stella Got Her Groove Back,” was the guest speaker at the 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon at UNF. She shares how she has helped others find their own voices and encourages others to follow their true passion and desires of their heart.
February 19, 2016
UNF snaps losing skid
Dallas Moore had 21 points and a career-high 11 assists to lead North Florida over New Jersey Institute of Technology 107-71, Thursday night, to snap a four-game skid.
February 18, 2016
Unusual sporting events, like curling, key to Jacksonville Sport Council's marketing
Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union that the offbeat events and unusual big games, such as the Navy-Notre Dame game, come down to good business.
February 17, 2016
How to avoid social media blunders, getting hacked
Dr. Swapnoneel Roy, an assistant professor in the UNF School of Computing, speaks with First Coast News about protecting your digital life from hackers.
February 17, 2016
Love your finances
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, a UNF finance professor, tells First Coast News that a crucial part of being financially stable is by being financially savvy, and one can do so by becoming more financially literate.
February 16, 2016
Skin deep: Colorism in the 21st century
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses the topic of colorism on "The Joy Cardin Show," on Wisconsin's National Public Radio station.
February 12, 2016
Is outrage over Beyonce's 'anti-police' Super Bowl performance justified?
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, tells WJLA ABC in Washington, D.C. that what is unexpected about Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance of her new song, "Formation," is that it focuses so heavily on racial themes.
February 11, 2016
Mayor Curry works to reinvigorate Jacksonville Journey
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, discusses the Jacksonville Journey and his support for this program that is working to achieve peace and prosperity on the streets of Jacksonville with WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
February 11, 2016
Title chase goes down to the wire
Defending champion North Florida (18-8, 7-2) and Jacksonville (15-11, 7-2) are tied atop the A-Sun standings with five games to play. One of them will likely be the top seed and have home-court advantage for the A-Sun Tournament, which starts March 1.
February 11, 2016
Donald Trump's success in Jacksonville coming at Jeb Bush's expense
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, tells The Florida Times-Union that polls in Florida have shown Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with commanding leads over the familiar Florida candidates.
February 11, 2016
New study reveals visual working memory may provide clues to autism's social struggles
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, tells ScienceDaily that poor visual working memory can play an important role in the struggles experienced by autistic children.
February 10, 2016
Where the talk on race ends, the research begins
For UNF associate professor of sociology Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, there’s no better time than now to talk about race. She is the leader of the recently launched Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations at the University. Its focus is research on the current issues concerning race in the United States.
February 10, 2016
Shark attacks hit a record
Dr. Jim Gelsleicther, UNF associate professor of biology and Shark Biology Program Director, discusses shark bites being at an all-time high this past year around the world on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
February 9, 2016
Changes in teenage dating and romance
Dr. Jenny Stuber, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses changes in the way younger people date on "The Chat."
February 9, 2016
UNF nursing faculty revives dream, supports a casue with new album 'Songs of Hope'
Jen Serotta, an adjunct instructor in the UNF Nursing Flagship Program and a breast cancer survivor, just released a new CD, "Songs of Hope," to inspire those undergoing breast cancer treatment.
February 9, 2016
Mayor works to reinvigorate Jacksonville Journey
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF criminology professor, discusses the root cause of crime in Northeast Florida on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
February 8, 2016
United Way, UNF pair students and mentors to solve social problems 'Upstream'
Embedded Within, a proposed mentoring project to help at-risk high school students transition to college, was the brainchild of UNF junior Courtney Lynch.
February 8, 2016
Nudge, nudge, wink wink: How do animals flirt?
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF assistant professor of biology, tells National Geographic that male bottlenose dolphins turn up the charm by forming “cooperative alliances."
February 2, 2016
Jacksonville-based Fanatics acquires European online sports sales company
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, discusses the Jacksonville-based sports apparel and memorabilia company Fanatics Inc. making its first foray into Europe by acquiring a similar company named Kitbag, which is based in the United Kingdom, with The Florida Times-Union.
February 1, 2016
Jacksonville Arboretum is a hidden gem in the city
UNF communication seniors Shannen Hurst and Melanie Thomas uncover a hidden gem--the Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens, which opened in 2004 and boasts seven trails, ranging in difficulty and offers year-round events.
February 1, 2016
UNF launches new Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations
Racial issues have recently been at the core of unrest and violence across the country. In order to move beyond the traditional black-white racial paradigm and to look at race and ethnic relations through a diverse lens, UNF has launched the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations, under the direction of Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert.
February 1, 2016
UNF Osprey men withstand FGCU rally for Eagles’ third straight loss
FGCU was hobbled and coming off two lifeless losses, one at not-so-hot Lipscomb, the other at home against Jacksonville. The Eagles' once-vaunted 3-point defense had even let them down,and North Florida by far leads the nation in trey makes. By a lot.
January 29, 2016
'Color Stories: Black Women and Colorism in the 21st Century'
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses her new book that looks at the understudied issue of colorism and its impact on young black women on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
January 29, 2016
UNF Students Create User-Friendly Lobbyist Database For Jacksonville
With the help of some UNF School of Computing students, Jacksonville residents now have an easier time finding out who’s lobbying city officials.
January 29, 2016
Ospreys have Moore potential
When UNF men's basketball coach Matthew Driscoll was on the verge of getting a verbal commitment in 2012 from a point guard who is turning out to be the best basketball player in UNF history, former Florida coach Billy Donovan couldn’t resist playfully trying to ruin the merger.
January 27, 2016
Red heart-healthy foods
Dr. Judy Rodriguez, UNF chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, discusses how red foods can promote heart health on "First Coast Living."
January 27, 2016
We can't break our promises to Syrian refugees
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares his opinion about accepting Syrian refugees with The Florida Times-Union.
January 27, 2016
UNF engineering students help community using robotics
Drs. Murat Tiryakioglu, director of the School of Engineering at UNF, and Juan Aceros, assistant professor of electrical engineering, discuss projects students are doing that help the community on WJXT Ch. 4's "River City Live.'
January 27, 2016
Voter state of mind
UNF President John Delaney discusses the state of mind of American voters heading into the 2016 presidential election on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
January 26, 2016
Congress should fix the H-1B visa program, not abolish it
In an opinion column for The Orlando Sentinel, Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, shared why Congress should fix the H-1B visa program.
January 26, 2016
Climbing a tree improves working memory
UNF Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Tracy Alloway's working memory research was featured on the nationally syndicated "Intelligence for Your Life," TV show hosted by John Tesh. Her research reveals that climbing a tree can improve your memory by 50 percent.
January 26, 2016
Changes to Florida's death penalty sentencing system
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the Supreme Court recently striking down a key part of Florida's death penalty sentencing system with Action News Sunday.
January 25, 2016
'A Home for Ozzie' chilldren's book features nature preserve
Amy Costa, UNF assistant director of Eco Adventure, and ranger Jake Fitzroy co-authored the new children's book, "A Home for Ozzie" and discuss it on WJEZ 96.1's "Inside Jacksonville." Click on "UNF Book" to hear the interview.
January 25, 2016
Millennial generation's impact on the 2016 presidential election
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses why millennials are the important to the upcoming presidential election on WOKV News Talk Radio's "Jax Journal."
January 25, 2016
Congress should fix the H-1B visa program, not abolish it
Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, UNF assistant professor of political science, shares his opinion on the H-1B program with the Orlando Sentinel.
January 21, 2016
'EAT Poems' audio project gives voice to local poets
Mark Ari, UNF English senior instructor, discusses "EAT Poems," a series of audio chapbooks focusing on Florida poets in and around Jacksonville with Folio Weekly.
January 21, 2016
The Goods: Myths and facts on radishes
Add some color and kick to any salad by adding sliced radishes. Dr. Corinne Labyak, a registered dietitian nutritionist and assistant professor in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths and facts about radishes in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
January 20, 2016
Republican presidential candidates in Florida
Dr. Mike Binder, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses the leading field of Republican presidential candidates among likely voters in Florida on WJCT Public Radio's "First Coast Connect."
January 20, 2016
Florida man not included in Iran prisoner swap
Ellen Glasser, a former FBI special agent and criminology instructor at UNF, is "outraged" about the recent prisoner swap and tells First Coast News that this was one unique opportunity for the leaders of our country to say we aren't going to bargain until specific issues are resolved.
January 20, 2016
Jeb Bush won't go quietly
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, shares his opinion on how Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush can find his voice again by trying to save the Republicans from Donald Trump in U.S. News & World Report.
January 19, 2016
LEGO Learning: FIRST Lego League Championship at UNF
Teams of school-aged children built robots out of LEGOS as part of the Northeast Florida FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournament at UNF.
January 19, 2016
Improve your memory with simple tricks
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology and working memory expert, shares tricks you can use to improve your memory skills on WJXT Ch. 4's "River City Live."
January 19, 2016
MLK remembered by Woodland Acres students at UNF
Fifth grade safety patrol students from Woodland Acres Elementary read excerpts from the iconic "I Have A Dream" speech and shared dreams they have to change the world during a Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Ceremony at UNF.
January 19, 2016
Inspired by MLK, Duval elementary kids share their dreams
Woodland Acres Elementary School fifth-graders honored the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday during a field trip to the University of North Florida.
January 19, 2016
Even attack lifts Osprey women's basketball past Lipscomb
Four players scored in double figures as North Florida women's basketball snapped a six-game skid with a 78-70 victory against Lipscomb to secure an Atlantic Sun victory at the UNF Arena.
January 19, 2016
A policy candidate in a personality-driven campaign
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, tells The DesMoines Register that there' no question Jeb Bush, former Florida governor and Republican presidential aspirant, ran Florida as a conservative.
January 19, 2016
Osprey women's tennis grabs doubles win over Georgia Tech
UNF juniors Noemi Hemmerich and Quetzali Vazquez grabbed a doubles victory for North Florida women's tennis on the second day of the Michigan Invitational at the Varsity Tennis Center.
January 19, 2016
UNF professor explores the impact of skin tone on the everyday lives of African-American women
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, always knew African-Americans came in many shades. She saw it in her own family. Now, Wilder is sharing her observations and the experiences of 66 other black women in her first published book, “Color Stories.”
January 15, 2016
Author's new 'Color Stories' book focuses on internal racism
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and author of "Color Stories, discusses colorism and how it impacts women in communities of color on "River City Live."
January 15, 2016
North Florida defeats Lipscomb 95-83
UNF senior Trent Mackey scored 24 points and North Florida defeated Lipscomb 95-83.
January 15, 2016
How is Duval's single-gender school pilot going?
Dr. Matthew Ohlson, an educational leadership professor UNF, tells WJCT Public Radio that single-gender learning has a negligible impact on academic performance, but it might play a role in improving behavior.
January 15, 2016
'Color Stories' highlights internalized racism in communities of color
Race expert Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses her book, "Color Stories," a fresh perspective on colorism, with "The Chat."
January 15, 2016
UNF soccer player taken with 22nd overall pick in MLS draft
After helping UNF soccer to a milestone season, senior Alex Morrell has now achieved a new first in the professional ranks.
January 14, 2016
Appropriate screen time for children
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, talks to "The Chat" about how much is too much when it comes to children and technology.
January 14, 2016
Race expert discusses new 'Color Stories' book
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology and race expert, discusses her new book, "Color Stories," which highlights colorism, a form of internalized racism found uniquely in communities of color.
January 14, 2016
Criminologist discusses Lonzie Barton investigation
Dr. David Forde, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that it shouldn't be too hard to find out if the body found in a trash heap in Bayard is the remains of Lonzie Barton based on DNA.
January 12, 2016
Professor develops MesoGlue, a metallic glue that replaces hot solder
Dr. Stephen Stagon, UNF assistant professor of mechanical engineering, along with researchers at Northern University, has developed MesoGlue, a room-temperature metallic glue that lets you stick parts together with reckless abandon and electrical control.
January 12, 2016
MOCA gets new look
MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF, rebrands with a new logo and new website designed to invite people in.
January 12, 2016
Jaguars owner Shad Khan gives Curry political committee $100,000 boost
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that at this stage in Lenny Curry’s time as mayor, the contributions from Khan going to Build Something That Lasts aren’t really intended for a re-election campaign in 2019.
January 11, 2016
'Oneness of Humanity,' with music
The OneJax Institute at UNF presents the award-winning Yuval Ron Ensemble, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, in the Fine Arts Center, Building 45, Lazzara Performance Hall, Room 2400, on campus.
January 11, 2016
Students offer mobility, independence to special needs children
James Bujold was one of nine special needs children in the greater Jacksonville area who recently received a modified toy car courtesy of engineering and physical therapy students from UNF'S Adaptive Toy Project. In its second year, the program helps children develop independence, as well as cognitive and motor skills required for solving daily problems.
January 11, 2016
UNF beats rival JU in round one of the River City Rumble
UNF senior Demarcus Daniels had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the North Florida men's basketball team to an 83-68 victory over Jacksonville University in an Atlantic Sun Conference opener.
January 9, 2016
Dolphin bros use wingmen to get their ladies just like human bros
Dr. Quincy Gibson, UNF assistant professor of biology, tells Buzz Feed science most male dolphins in the St. Johns River travel in close-knit duos or trios. She calls it the “dolphin wingman” concept.
January 8, 2016
UNF students wind beneath Ospreys' wings
Thanks to Coach Matt Driscoll’s willingness to be a ferocious Ospreys pitchman and with a winning product on the floor, the defending A-Sun champions have evolved into must-see entertainment.
January 7, 2016
Politics and presidential candidates
Dr. Matthew Childers, UNF assistant professor of political science, discusses recent political headlines and the upcoming presidential debates on "The Chat."
January 7, 2016
UNF cruises in conference opener
Dallas Moore scored 30 points and dished out eight assists and North Florida cruised to a 97-79 win over Stetson to open Atlantic Sun Conference play as covered in The Florida Times-Union.
January 6, 2016
Lessons learned early: Why VPK teachers want to test students before summer break
WJCT's “Lessons Learned Early” series follows two prekindergarteners through their first year of school at UNF's Child Development Research Center.
January 5, 2016
Fast-paced UNF program preparing nurses for jobs
The primary draw for some students of the UNF Accelerated Nursing Program is that it gets people who are ready to move on with their professional lives prepared relatively quickly. But there’s the added bonus that graduates of UNF’s School of Nursing have a pass rate of 94.29 on the National Certification Licensure Exam. The national pass rate this year is 85.40 and the Florida pass rate is only 74.3.
January 5, 2016
Morrell named to 2016 MLS Combine roster
Senior men's soccer player Alex Morrell was one of 60 college players to be picked for the upcoming 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine on Jan. 7-12 in Ft. Lauderdale.
January 5, 2016
2016 economic outlook
Dr. Andres Gallo, UNF economics professor, spoke with WJCT about the economic outlook in the New Year.
January 5, 2016
10,000 trees a start for local environmental organization
10,000 Trees Jax will be working with UNF Environmental Center and Groundwork Jacksonville in the urban restoration plan and initiative. Maria Mark, UNF’s Environmental Leadership program coordinator, spoke with The Florida Times-Union about the initiative.
January 4, 2016
UNF beats Eastern Michigan
Despite having six players in double-digit scoring, it wasn’t enough for the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team in its final non-conference game to UNF as they lost 82-77.
January 4, 2016
New Year nutrition resolutions
Dr. Alireza Jahan-Mihan, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses nutrition resolutions for the New Year on "First Coast Living."
January 4, 2016
UNF's Adaptive Toy Program makes toys accessible for all children
It's innovation at its finest: UNF students have found a way revamp old toys and give them new life, for another generation of kids. Engineering and physical therapy students are modifying toys to make them accessible to all children.