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December 28, 2017
Marco Rubio, who was ready to leave the Senate a year ago, finds his stride in 2017December 28, 2017
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at UNF, tells USA Today that Sen. Marco Rubio has a luxury many other congressional Republicans don't have in being able to pick and choose when he backs the president.
December 22, 2017
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance names UNF 2018 ‘Best College Value’December 22, 2017
UNF has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance “300 Best College Values of 2018” list. The rankings highlight public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges that combine remarkable academic quality with exemplifying affordability.
December 21, 2017
Rutabagas are low in calories, high in nutrientsDecember 21, 2017
Rutabagas have been around for centuries but they’re much more popular and widely consumed in Europe. Catherine Wallace, UNF nutrition instructor, shares myths and facts about rutabagas in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
December 20, 2017
UNF named Military Friendly School for ninth consecutive yearDecember 20, 2017
For the ninth 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.
December 20, 2017
GOP tax reform plansDecember 20, 2017
Dr. Mary Borg, UNF professor of political economy, puts the tax reform plans into perspective on "Action News Jax Sunday."
December 19, 2017
UNF unveils safety appDecember 19, 2017
UNF has launched a mobile safety app, Safe Ospreys, to help quickly communicate messages and alerts.
December 18, 2017
'You should study jazz': Pianist Lynne Arriale on following her inner voice December 18, 2017
Lynne Arriale, a UNF jazz studies professor, has toured and performed all around the world. She discusses how she got her start on 89.7 FM Milwaukee Public Radio.
December 18, 2017
Upset in Alabama senate raceDecember 18, 2017
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses the surprise win of Doug Jones in the Alabama senate race on WJXT Ch. 4's "This Week in Jacksonville."
December 15, 2017
UNF’s Delaney, other civic leaders to be honored by OneJaxDecember 15, 2017
Retiring UNF President John Delaney will be among the local leaders honored April 12 at the OneJax Institute’s annual Humanitarian Awards.
December 15, 2017
Ivan Gandia-Rosa scores 24 points to power thrilling UNF victoryDecember 15, 2017
UNF guard Ivan Gandia-Rosa crashed to the ground after being hit by a FIU defender while making a 3-pointer in a men's basketball game at the UNF Arena, clenching an 87-85 victory.
December 14, 2017
Jacksonville swimmer aims for dream in city where he lost sightDecember 14, 2017
Ross Minor is a sophomore studying computer science at UNF, a competitive swimmer training for the 2020 Paralympic Games and a talented piano player. He's also blind and he will return to Charlotte, North Carolina, the place where he lost his brother and his sight, to swim in a qualifying meet. Minor shares his inspiring story with News4Jax.
December 13, 2017
How Does President Trump’s Decision to Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem Fit in with End Times Beliefs?December 13, 2017
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF professor of religious studies, speaks with WMNF Radio in Tampa about President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and how it fits some evangelical Christian beliefs about the end times.
December 13, 2017
Transgender concerns December 13, 2017
Kaitlin Legg, UNF LGBT Resource Center director, discusses recent national and local issues involving transgender individuals on "First Coast Connect."
December 13, 2017
UNF students review findings from Big Talbot Island archaeological digDecember 13, 2017
An archaeological dig on Big Talbot Island has wrapped up, but UNF students are just getting started on identifying centuries-old pieces recovered from the site and share their findings with First Coast News.
December 12, 2017
UNF blind swimmer trains for ParalympicsDecember 12, 2017
Ross Minor is a UNF sophomore. He lives his life in complete darkness but isn't letting that stop him from training for the 2020 Paralympic Games.
December 12, 2017
One of Us: UNF senior Nikki Adams likes 'getting down in the dirt'December 12, 2017
UNF senior Nikki Adams, who graduated last week with a bachelor’s degree in biology, was recognized as the recipient of the Senior Service Award, which is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding volunteer service to the university or community. Her service is featured in The Florida Times-Union.
December 11, 2017
Growth around St. Johns Town Center creating more than 1,000 jobsDecember 11, 2017
UNF economics faculty members Drs. Albert Loh, chair; Andres Gallo, professor; and Chris Johnson, associate professor, discuss how dozens of new restaurants and businesses are impacting Jacksonville with the Daily Record.
December 11, 2017
Holiday season: How to eat well without gaining weightDecember 11, 2017
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, dishes on midday dining and why a healthy breakfast may be the key to indulging in a big meal without guilt in The Australian.
December 8, 2017
Nutrition check: Portion distortionDecember 8, 2017
Dr. Kristen Hicks, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, and nutrition graduate assistant Paige Chaffin discuss tips to use this holiday season for portion control in Southside NewsLine, Scroll to page 11 to read the article.
December 8, 2017
Why Trump’s evangelical supporters welcome his move on JerusalemDecember 8, 2017
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF professor of religious studies, writes about evangelical support of President Trump’s announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in The Conversation, an academic and research focused news source.
December 8, 2017
UNF students build toy cars to aid children with disabilities December 8, 2017
UNF engineering and physical therapy students recently unveiled remote-controlled toy cars they built for children with disabilities at UNF’s Student Union building. The event was a part of the Adaptive Toy Project, a program that equips students with the skills necessary to build the toy cars at no charge for participating families.
December 7, 2017
Millions in scholarships awarded during Instant Decision DaysDecember 7, 2017
Hundreds of high school seniors in Duval County are getting a chance to interview with colleges and accept offers right on the spot as part of Instant Decision Days, an annual event organized by UNF counseling students, led by Dr. Julie Hartline, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management.    
December 7, 2017
Visitors from Anna Kingsley’s African homeland tour Kingsley PlantationDecember 7, 2017
Dr. Dan Schafer, UNF professor emeritus of history and author of the biography "Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner," tells The Florida Times-Union that Anna Kingsley was a woman with a real command and dignity about her.
December 7, 2017
Kids get toys that improve livesDecember 7, 2017
The third story ballroom in the UNF Student Union was quiet while families outside in the lobby sat anxiously for the doors to open for the Adaptive Toy Project giveaway. At the same time, teams of UNF engineering and physical therapy students inside the ballroom were ready to unveil projects they’ve been working on all semester as part of the Adaptive Toy Project, a course where students retrofit ride-on toy cars and other assistive technology for local children with developmental disabilities.
December 6, 2017
Senate passes tax reformDecember 6, 2017
Dr. Alex Keena, visiting professor in the UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration, talks to WJXT Ch. 4 about the new tax bill passed by the Senate and Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, pleading guilty to lying to the FBI.
December 6, 2017
Dogs de-stressing University of North Florida students during finalsDecember 6, 2017
Action News stopped by UNF's "PAWS Your Stress" event to hear from students about how the biannual visit by assistance dogs in training from Canine Companions for Independence helps relieve tension during finals week.
December 5, 2017
How healthy is your juice?December 5, 2017
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, tells the Food Network's Healthy Eats that most of the fruits and vegetables in our diets should come in their whole form.
December 5, 2017
Adaptive Toy Project giveawayDecember 5, 2017
UNF engineering and physical therapy students in the Adaptive Toy project gave away the battery-powered ride-on toy cars they've been retrofitting to meet the needs of local kids with developmental disabilities just in time for the holidays. The project just received a National Institutes of Health grant for over $500,000, which earned a rare perfect score.
December 5, 2017
New UNF Center addresses food insecuritiesDecember 5, 2017
Dr. Curt Lox, dean of the Brooks College of Health at UNF, and Dr. Lauri Wright, director of the new Center for Nutrition and Food Security at UNF, discuss how the Center is exploring solutions to food insecurity and malnutrition on "First Coast Connect."
December 4, 2017
UNF students partner with Duval high school to make smart cane, sensory wallDecember 4, 2017
UNF engineering and physical therapy students in the Adaptive Toy project have teamed up to create devices to help Atlantic Coast High School kids with disabilities, including a smart cane and a sensory wall. The project just received a National Institutes of Health grant for over $500,000, which earned a rare perfect score.
December 4, 2017
Jacksonville Jaguars see EverBank Field tour program as way to hook more fansDecember 4, 2017
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF associate professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union that some of the taxpayer criticism might have more validity if tax dollars spent on EverBank Field came from property tax revenues.
December 1, 2017
Exploring the radical roots of Roy Moore’s theocratic ChristianityDecember 1, 2017
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, UNF professor of philosophy and religious studies, speaks with Salon Media Group about Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s Christian Reconstruction ideology.
November 30, 2017
Sexual harassment in the workplaceNovember 30, 2017
Cheryl Gonzalez, UNF chief diversity officer, discusses how to deal with inappropriate behavior in and outside of the workplace on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
November 30, 2017
UNF students conduct cancer research using turmericNovember 30, 2017
Eating at your favorite Indian restaurant may leave your tongue on fire, but that fire is also trying to burn away cancer cells. With career-making research from UNF chemistry students, curing disease with the spice may someday be successful.
November 30, 2017
UNF Adaptive Toy Program expands and receives NIH grant for over $500,000November 30, 2017
UNF's Adaptive Toy Program, a one-of-a-kind course where engineering and physical therapy students work together to retrofit battery-powered ride-on toy cars for kids with developmental disabilities, has expanded to help local high school students this year. The program also received a grant for over $500,000 from the National Institutes of Health, which earned a rare perfect score.
November 30, 2017
Eating smart this holiday seasonNovember 30, 2017
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses small changes one can do to eat healthier not just at the holidays but throughout the year on First Coast Living.
November 29, 2017
UNF students make toys for kids with disabilitiesNovember 29, 2017
UNF engineering and physical therapy students tell First Coast News about the unique Adaptive Toy course they're taking to retrofit battery-powered toy cars for kids with developmental disabilities.
November 27, 2017
UNF professor thriving after strokeNovember 27, 2017
Dr. Sherry Pinkstaff, a UNF associate professor in the Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences, suffered a stroke two years ago. She discusses how she overcame her adversity with Action News.
November 27, 2017
UNF students create special toys for kids with developmental disabilitiesNovember 27, 2017
UNF engineering and physical therapy students in the Adaptive Toy course collaborate to retrofit battery-powered toy cars for kids with developmental disabilities. This year, the program has expanded to include items for some local high schoolers, including a smart cane to aid a blind student and a sensory wall for students with autism at a local high school.
November 22, 2017
Robots are becoming prominent in workplace, but still need humans to work themNovember 22, 2017
First Coast News stopped by to speak with Dr. Steven Stagon, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and meet the robot “Baxter” to discuss the future of robots in the workplace.
November 21, 2017
UNF psychology professor provides memory tips for new children's bookNovember 21, 2017
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, contributes memory tips for a new children's book "Remember 10 with Explorer Ben" that will help kids remember better when they learn.
November 21, 2017
Loss of sight doesn't deter UNF student's hope for 2020 Paralympic GamesNovember 21, 2017
UNF freshman Ross Minor has been blind since he was 8 years old and is now training with the hopes of becoming a Paralympic swimmer.
November 16, 2017
#StudentsSayThanks campaignNovember 16, 2017
UNF freshman Kayla Dougherty shares how having a Bright Futures scholarship has allowed her to thrive here on campus as part of the #StudentsSayThanks campaign, thanking Florida's elected leaders for making a difference in higher education.
November 15, 2017
STEM and the humanitiesNovember 15, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Lieberman, UNF assistant professor of English, examines the role humanities play in technologic fields on "The Academic Minute."
November 15, 2017
Helping kids improve their memory skillsNovember 15, 2017
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the new children's book she has contributed to titled "Remember 10 with Explorer Ben" and ways to help kids remember better when they learn on "First Coast Living."
November 9, 2017
Myths surrounding seasame seeds November 9, 2017
Dr. Claudia Sealey-Potts, associate professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program , discusses a seed that has been widely cultivated in tropical regions throughout the world since prehistoric times in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
November 9, 2017
UNF engineer finds significant ground damage on the First Coast due to IrmaNovember 9, 2017
Dr. Nick Hudyma, UNF civil engineering professor, leads a team of researchers looking for ground damage on the First Coast and Central Florida.
November 8, 2017
UNF honors military veteransNovember 8, 2017
Honoring the men and women who serve our country, UNF hosted a Veterans Day Tribute Ceremony as part of the city of Jacksonville's Week of Valor.
November 6, 2017
Kombucha drinks are a very expensive replacement for vegetablesNovember 6, 2017
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, discusses kombucha with Newsweek.
November 6, 2017
UNF engineering students get hands-on experience with 3-D printingNovember 6, 2017
UNF engineering students are getting real world experience in 3-D printing. Dr. Stephen Stagon, UNF associate professor of mechanical engineering, tells Action News that engineering students become motivated as their ideas turn into inventions that become real.
November 6, 2017
Questions remain after attack in New York CityNovember 6, 2017
Ellen Glasser, UNF criminal justice instructor and former FBI special agent, discusses the recent New York terror attack and soft targets for terrorists with WJXT Ch. 4.
November 3, 2017
Teacher brings students to life-changing experiences November 3, 2017
Jeanette Toohey, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute director at UNF, shares her background and discusses the program for lifelong learners age 50 and better with The Florida Times-Union.
November 2, 2017
Get to know Valerie MurphyNovember 2, 2017
Valerie Murphy, UNF’s Learn Jacksonville program director, discusses the program with Florida NewsLine.
November 1, 2017
Sculpting a community: Sculpture Walk comes to Klutho ParkNovember 1, 2017
Henry J. Klutho Park in Springfield is home for 10 new stationary residents. As part of the Sculpture Walk project started by UNF sculpture professor Dr. Jenny Hager and UNF sculpture instructor Lance Vickery, 10 sculptors were commissioned to bring their ideas to the park and install their original works of art.
November 1, 2017
President Clinton in Jacksonville to see programs working to fight food insecurity, opioid crisisNovember 1, 2017
Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States, stopped by UNF to discuss initiatives of the new Center for Nutrition and Food Security and to see firsthand what the University is doing to combat this issue in the community.
November 1, 2017
Former President Bill Clinton stops by UNF, highlighting new food access initiativesNovember 1, 2017
UNF has launched a new Center for Nutrition and Food Security, and former President Bill Clinton stopped by the University to highlight the efforts underway.
October 30, 2017
‘Race Experience’ Kiosk Takes Ethnic Relations From The Screen To The Public SquareOctober 30, 2017
WJCT stopped by the UNF Women's Center to view and speak to students about the Human Race Experience, a visual experience and conversation about race. Oupa Seane, associate director of the Intercultural Center for Peace, speaks on the reasons he brought this project to campus.
October 25, 2017
Poll: Nelson, Scott running neck and neck in potential Florida Senate match-upOctober 25, 2017
Dr. Michael Binder, faculty director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, tells The Hill that the Senate race between Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott is going to be too close to call all the way until Election Day.
October 24, 2017
Would blockchain have blocked Wells Fargo’s misconduct?October 24, 2017
Dr. Bruce Fortado, UNF management professor, tells ThinkAdvisor, a prominent financial publication put out by American Lawyer Media, that he questions if technology is really the answer to avoid a repeat of the Wells Fargo scandal.
October 23, 2017
From Teddy Roosevelt to Trump: How drug companies triggered an opioid crisis a century agoOctober 23, 2017
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, tells The Washington Post that the 19th century addict was typically female and middle-class.
October 23, 2017
UNF art student painting ‘Circle Of Life’ exhibition in MOCA studioOctober 23, 2017
Rachel Huff Smith, UNF Art and Design student, was chosen as MOCA’s third Artist-in-Residence, a competitive program where a UNF senior gets studio space and their own exhibit at the museum. She tells her story to WJCT.
October 20, 2017
Local group aims to unite community as 'OneJax'October 20, 2017
OneJax, an interfaith institute of UNF, wants to strengthen the community during times of division and provide people with the tools and platform they need to be different, together.
October 20, 2017
State of the River Report gives mixed reviewOctober 20, 2017
Dr. Rada Pyati, chair of the UNF Department of Chemistry, tells Clay Today that findings show long-term drops in both nitrogen and phosphorus but algal blooms haven't decreased.
October 19, 2017
THRIVE community learning opportunityOctober 19, 2017
Robert Rittenhouse, a UNF senior in the THRIVE Program for students with autism spectrum disorder, discusses with "First Coast Connect" the program's upcoming community learning opportunity, where THRIVE students and business professionals learn from each other.
October 18, 2017
UNF releases poll on assault weapons and campus carryOctober 18, 2017
UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab releases findings from a new poll of registered voters in Duval County related to the sale of assault weapons and campus carry laws.
October 16, 2017
UNF project researches ways to combat algae blooms, shoreline erosionOctober 16, 2017
Dr. Kelly Smith, UNF associate biology professor, speaks with The Florida Times-Union about an ongoing plant mat research project to combat algae and erosion issues.
October 13, 2017
Stilwell eighth-graders participate in UNF leadership projectOctober 13, 2017
Students from Joseph Stilwell Middle School participate in a leadership project, "Developing the Leader in Me," led by Dr. Laura Boilini, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management at UNF.
October 12, 2017
UNF poll: Majority of registered Duval voters oppose removing Confederate statuesOctober 12, 2017
Most Jacksonville voters don't support removing the city’s Confederate monuments from public property, but the issue divides residents sharply along partisan and racial lines. Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses his new poll on "First Coast Connect."
October 12, 2017
UNF researcher combatting algae bloomsOctober 12, 2017
Dr. Kelly Smith, UNF associate professor of biology, talks to Action News about how her research is looking at ways to fight algal blooms and run-off issues by balancing nutrients and harvesting plants as habitat for coastal organisms within local ponds.
October 11, 2017
Heavy rains have turned ocean water dark, foamy but not pollutedOctober 11, 2017
Dr. Kelly Smith, associate biology professor, explains that recent local reports of dirty-looking water are due to increased fresh water mixing into the ocean from recent storms.
October 11, 2017
Are KKK flyers threatening violence hate speech or free speech?October 11, 2017
Adrienne Lerner, director of the UNF Pre-Law Program, tells First Coast News there are First Amendment protections on bad speech including speech that's uncomfortable.
October 11, 2017
UNF poll shows most NFL fans unfazed by anthem protestsOctober 11, 2017
If a new UNF poll is any sign, the recent backlash over NFL players staging pre-game protests during the national anthem might be exaggerated.
October 9, 2017
Concert security: Are you safe at a show?October 9, 2017
Dr. David Forde, chair of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union fans should always be aware of their surroundings but shouldn’t be afraid to go to large public gatherings, like concerts or sporting events.
October 9, 2017
Jacksonville mayor working on proposal for Amazon's second headquartersOctober 9, 2017
Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy, director of the UNF School of Computing, tells Action News Jax that computing students at the University have a 100 percent job placement rate and are prepared to fill jobs at corporations like Amazon.
October 9, 2017
UNF professor investigates spice found in curry as a way to combat cancerOctober 9, 2017
Dr. Kenneth Laali, a UNF chemistry professor, and some of his undergraduate students have been working in his lab finding anti-cancer compounds derived from the spice turmeric.
October 6, 2017
What's causing deaths of local dolphins?October 6, 2017
Graduate biology student Amber Brown speaks with First Coast News about her research on factors affecting the health of local dolphins.
October 6, 2017
UNF launches Peace Corps Prep ProgramOctober 6, 2017
Tim Robinson, director of UNF International Affairs and Peace Corp Prep coordinator, and UNF alumna Frances Luna, a returned Peace Corps volunteer, discuss the new program on "First Coast Connect."
October 5, 2017
UNF student creates interactive tumors in virtual reality October 5, 2017
Jason Smith, a senior computing major, developed virtual reality software, dubbed VRvisu, so medical professionals could use the software to see 3-D renderings of brain tumors.
October 5, 2017
2017 State of St. Johns River Report: Another mixed review of river's health October 5, 2017
Dr. Radha Pyati, UNF chair of the Department of Chemistry and lead author of the annual State of the River Report, discusses this year's findings with "First Coast Connect."
October 4, 2017
Las Vegas shooting victims remembered at vigilOctober 4, 2017
UNF students remembered those impacted by the Las Vegas shooting with a candlelight vigil organized by the Muslim Student Association.
October 4, 2017
UNF students mentor; host Putnam County elementary school affected by IrmaOctober 4, 2017
Dr. Matthew Ohlson, director of C.A.M.P. Osprey at UNF, talks to Action News about the mentoring program and how UNF student-mentors worked on leadership skills with students from Middleton Burney Elementary School in Putnam County, which suffered damage from Hurricane Irma.
October 2, 2017
UNF recognized as national Diversity ChampionOctober 2, 2017
UNF has been recognized among a select group of colleges and universities across the country as a Diversity Champion by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels.
October 2, 2017
Dunes could erode more during weekend nor'easterOctober 2, 2017
Dr. Don Resio, director of UNF’s Taylor Engineering Research Institute, explains to First Coast News that erosion is cumulative, and the nor'easter could chip away at what Irma left behind.
September 29, 2017
The greatest drug fiends in the worldSeptember 29, 2017
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses the American opioid crisis, which started in 1908, with The Washington Post.
September 28, 2017
'W' to the Third PowerSeptember 28, 2017
Atlantic Beach mayoral-elect Dr. Ellen Glasser, a UNF alumna and criminology professor, along with two other female alums, sweep Atlantic Beach elections. They share their goals with Folio Weekly.
September 28, 2017
Delicious meals using the autumn harvestSeptember 28, 2017
Janine Dray, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses a variety of autumn produce that can be used in our daily diets this fall on "First Coast Living."
September 28, 2017
The Goods: Dates are a misunderstood fruitSeptember 28, 2017
Dr. Jackie Shank, senior instructor and undergraduate nutrition program director in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, shares myths and facts about dates in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
September 27, 2017
Shark attack at Hanna ParkSeptember 27, 2017
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program at UNF, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that this time of year tends to have more shark movement in the coastal waters as they migrate to warmer areas.
September 27, 2017
UNF ranked nationally in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college rankingsSeptember 27, 2017
UNF is ranked among the nation’s top universities in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2018, a ranking of over a 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities that puts student success and learning at its heart.
September 26, 2017
New 'Lost Springs' exhibition launchesSeptember 26, 2017
Jim Draper, UNF Gallery of Art coordinator, discusses the new "Lost Springs" exhibit in the UNF Lufrano Intercultural Gallery and MOCA Jacksonville on "River City Live." The exhibit chronicles the tragic demise of the iconic springs of the Ocklawaha River in North Central Florida.
September 26, 2017
Anthem controversy: Will fans really ditch Jaguars just as they get good?September 26, 2017
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, director of the UNF Sport Management Program, tells The Florida Times-Union that despite some initial negative response, Jaguars owner Shad Khan and other owners were almost duty-bound to stand by their players at stadiums across the NFL.
September 25, 2017
Hurricane Irma impact on First Coast business may be worst single event hurting commercial operationsSeptember 25, 2017
Janice Donaldson, regional director for the Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that 40 percent of small businesses never reopen following a disaster.
September 25, 2017
Princeton Review names UNF ‘Best in the Southeast’ collegeSeptember 25, 2017
For the ninth consecutive year, UNF is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to The Princeton Review. The nationally-known education services company recommends UNF in its “Best in the Southeast” list for 2018.
September 22, 2017
Watch out: Your coffee creamer could have titanium dioxide in itSeptember 22, 2017
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, tells Reader's Digest that even though any food you eat is less then 1 percent titanium dioxide, it could still be possible to get excess amounts.
September 21, 2017
What happens when a superstorm hits D.C.?September 21, 2017
Dr. Don Resio, UNF professor of civil engineering and a leading expert in hurricane modeling, shares with Rolling Stone that he estimates a major storm could hit Washington, D.C., in the next 50 to 200 years.
September 21, 2017
UNF ocean engineering professor calls Hurricane Irma a monster with an ‘amazing amount of power’September 21, 2017
Dr. Don Resio, UNF Taylor Engineering Research Institute director, speaks with the Ponte Vedra Recorder about the strength of Hurricane Irma.
September 21, 2017
Alligators attack and eat sharks, study confirms September 21, 2017
Dr. Adam Rosenblatt, a UNF ecologist who studies alligators, tells National Geographic that although alligator researchers have a method for examining stomach contents of an alligator, it isn't easy because the prey they eat quickly disintegrates in their stomachs.
September 21, 2017
Hurricanes propel forward thinking on risk, resilienceSeptember 21, 2017
Dr. Christopher Brown, UNF associate professor of civil engineering, tells Engineering News-Record that Jacksonville might consider a combination of walls, floodwalls, pump stations and maybe a levee along portions of Riverside to avoid flooding.
September 21, 2017
Sharks can sense when a hurricane is approachingSeptember 21, 2017
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program at UNF, tells Action News that sharks can sense a storm approaching by a drop in the barometric pressure.
September 20, 2017
UNF program to prepare students for Peace Corps serviceSeptember 20, 2017
The Peace Corps and UNF are launching a new partnership centered on an undergraduate certificate program called Peace Corps Prep, which will help students learn about and practice leadership, intercultural competence, foreign language and a professional sector of their choice such as education, health or the environment.
September 19, 2017
Federal and state loans now available for businesses damaged by Hurricane IrmaSeptember 19, 2017
Janice Donaldson, regional director for the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that she expects a large influx of applications for assistance. But she says it’s difficult to predict how far-reaching the damage to businesses in the area will be.
September 18, 2017
Returning to work after a hurricaneSeptember 18, 2017
Dr. Paul Fadil, UNF management professor, talks to WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show" about employee morale and productivity following a hurricane like Irma.
September 15, 2017
College Factual ranks UNF among 2018 'Best Colleges' September 15, 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, UNF has been ranked among the best colleges across the country in a new ranking, published in USA Today, by College Factual, a trusted online resource that uses customizable tools and outcomes-based rankings systems to guide students through the college selection process.
September 14, 2017
'Lost Springs' exhibition opens next weekSeptember 14, 2017
Jim Draper, coordinator of the UNF Gallery of Art, talks to "First Coast Connect" about the “Lost Springs” exhibit, which chronicles the tragic demise of the iconic springs of the Ocklawaha River in North Central Florida.
September 14, 2017
Worker morale a hidden cost for employers after Hurricane IrmaSeptember 14, 2017
Dr. Paul Fadil, chair and professor of management at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union that it could take three weeks for employees to get emotionally and productively back up to speed.
September 14, 2017
U.S. News & World Report names UNF 'Best Regional' University September 14, 2017
For the seventh consecutive year, the U.S. News & World Report has named UNF a "Best Regional" university in its 2018 edition of "Best Colleges," which includes data from more than 1,800 colleges and universities nationwide and ranked 1,388 of them.
September 13, 2017
Margaret Ross Tolbert’s art explores the Lost Springs of the Ocklawaha RiverSeptember 13, 2017
The UNF Lufrano Intercultural Gallery and MOCA will present the “Lost Springs” project in a series of exhibitions and events, beginning Thursday, Sept. 21. The “Lost Springs” chronicles the tragic demise of the iconic springs of the Ocklawaha River in North Central Florida.
September 13, 2017
The Goods: Myths about kimchiSeptember 13, 2017
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, discusses myths and facts about kimchi, a traditional Korean food, in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
September 6, 2017
UNF researchers trying to change storm surge prediction modelsSeptember 6, 2017
UNF graduate students and Dr. Don Resio, director of UNF's Taylor Engineering Research Institute and hurricane expert, speak with First Coast News about storm surge predictions for Hurricane Irma.
September 6, 2017
UNF receives 2017 Higher Education in Diversity Award September 6, 2017
UNF received the 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the third time UNF has been named a HEED Award recipient.
September 5, 2017
Age and gender of political journalists influence interaction on TwitterSeptember 5, 2017
UNF Department of Communication faculty members Drs. John H. Parmelee, Nataliya Roman, Berrin Beasley and Stephynie C. Perkins examined political journalists’ age and gender influence on their Twitter interactivity using a content analysis of 4,500 tweets from 45 political reporters in the United States.
September 5, 2017
We need straight talk on the rise of right-wing extremismSeptember 5, 2017
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor, shares his opinion about right-wing extremism with The Florida Times-Union.
September 5, 2017
Ruined 'apartments' may hold clues to Native American historySeptember 5, 2017
Dr. John Kantner, archaeologist and UNF associate vice president for Research, talks to The New York Times about remains of two "great houses" that that formed a northern outpost of a civilization based at Chaco Canyon, about 100 miles away in northwestern New Mexico.
September 1, 2017
'Whose Streets?' documentarySeptember 1, 2017
Dr. Tru Leverette, director of African-American/African Diaspora Studies at UNF, discusses "Whose Streets?," a documentary that captures the dynamic when unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by police in St. Louis on "First Coast Connect."
August 31, 2017
Back-to-school nutrition adviceAugust 31, 2017
Dr. Ali Jahan-Mihan, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, discusses planning ahead for nutritious meals during the school year on "First Coast Living."
August 29, 2017
This part of your morning routine could be causing your afternoon sugar cravingAugust 29, 2017
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF nutrition professor, talks to The Washington Post about a new study on coffee that has found caffeine can affect the way we perceive sweetness and may make us crave sweets more strongly.
August 25, 2017
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer comes to UNFAugust 25, 2017
UNF and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville will co-host an evening with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at 7 p.m. January 22 at the UNF Arena. He will present “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities.”
August 25, 2017
UNF student aims to help spread awareness of mental health issues on campusAugust 25, 2017
Samantha Mims, UNF student body president, shares her story about what inspired her to introduce a bill to name January 12 as Mental Health Awareness Day.
August 23, 2017
Springfield park sculpture display on way August 23, 2017
Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture, and Springfield Preservation Revitalization were awarded a grant to add a Sculpture Walk in Klutho Park, where 10 large-scale sculptures will be placed.
August 23, 2017
UNF presents 2017 Distinguished Professor Award at fall convocationAugust 23, 2017
UNF will present Dr. Catherine Christie, associate dean and nutrition professor in the Brooks College of Health, the 2017 Distinguished Professor award during the 46th annual fall Convocation ceremony.
August 22, 2017
President Trump's plan for AfghanistanAugust 22, 2017
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses President Trump's pledge to fight in Afghanistan on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
August 22, 2017
For many, clouds part to save eclipse view in JacksonvilleAugust 22, 2017
Clouds covered the sky at UNF, but grad student Shelby Yant still carried her empty Honey Bunches of Oats box to the grassy, outdoor amphitheater in hopes of catching a glimpse of the much anticipated solar eclipse. An estimated 1,500 people attended the campus eclipse watch party.
August 22, 2017
UNF students enjoy breathtaking showAugust 22, 2017
A few thousand people showed up for a solar eclipse watch party at UNF, which handed out 2,000 pairs of free solar glasses. It was the University's first day of school for the fall semester.
August 21, 2017
UNF students travel to eclipse totality areaAugust 21, 2017
First Coast News speaks with Dr. John Anderson, UNF Physics associate lecturer, and Jose Pagan, UNF Astronomy Club president, about the great American eclipse.
August 21, 2017
Race relations in America August 21, 2017
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, discusses issues surrounding race and the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, on WJXT Ch. 4's "Morning Show."
August 16, 2017
Trump GOP reactionAugust 16, 2017
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses President Donald Trump's most recent comments on the Charlottesville tragedy and reaction to Jacksonville considering removing Confederate monuments from public places on "First Coast Connect."
August 16, 2017
THE PLAYERS Championship generously doubles UNF Endowed First Generation ScholarshipAugust 16, 2017
Through the years, THE PLAYERS Championship has continually invested in UNF students that are the first in their family to attend college. Now, THE PLAYERS has pledged to double THE PLAYERS Championship Endowed First Generation Scholarship at UNF to reach $1.5 million.
August 14, 2017
UNF student searching for cause of dolphin health problemsAugust 14, 2017
Amber Brown, a UNF coastal biology graduate student, is investigating a link between dolphin health and cyanotoxins in the St. Johns River.
August 14, 2017
The art of Jerry Dodge, who helped bring culture to Jacksonville, is going on exhibit at UNFAugust 14, 2017
Dr. Debra Murphy, chair of the Department of Art and Design at UNF, talks to The Florida Times-Union about the new Jerry Dodge exhibit in the UNF Gallery of Art.
August 14, 2017
UNF is making a big impact on the cityAugust 14, 2017
UNF President John Delaney shares with The Florida Times-Union how the University provides students with extraordinary opportunities to connect their learning to the community — a mutually beneficial approach that transforms the region and our students.
August 11, 2017
Duval County schools seek ESOL teachers for influx of non-English speaking studentsAugust 11, 2017
UNF has teamed up with the Duval County School District to train more English as a Second Language paraprofessionals to become certified to help teach local students.
August 10, 2017
Verify: Can an HOA require you to keep your grass green?August 10, 2017
Chuck Hubbuch, UNF assistant director of Physical Facilities and horticulturist, shares his expert insight on Florida landscaping with First Coast News.
August 7, 2017
Power Lines: Electricity in American Life and LettersAugust 7, 2017
Dr. Jennifer Lieberman, UNF assistant professor of English, discusses her new book "Power Lines: Electricity in American Life and Letters" on Cultures of Energy, the energy humanities podcast.
August 4, 2017
UNF student recognized for her dedication to volunteerismAugust 4, 2017
Angela Inciong, 22, is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in health administration from the Brooks College of Health at UNF. She will be recognized with the Senior Service Award, which is presented to a graduating senior for outstanding volunteer service by the UNF Alumni Association.
August 3, 2017
TAILS program a win-win for dogs, inmates who train themAugust 3, 2017
UNF senior Jacob Hardy, who graduates this week with a degree in criminal justice, talks to the St. Augustine Record about his internship with TAILS, a program that pairs hard-to-adopt dogs from Northeast Florida shelters with inmates in local correctional facilities who work to train and socialize them for adoption.
August 2, 2017
False Confessions of a True Hollywood ScreenwriterAugust 2, 2017
Sharon Cobb, UNF Division of Continuing Education Learn Jacksonville instructor, visited "The Chat" to discuss her screenwriting course at UNF and her new book, "False Confessions of a True Hollywood Screenwriter."
August 1, 2017
Foreign policy in the Trump eraAugust 1, 2017
Nancy Soderberg, director of the Public Service Leadership Program at UNF and former deputy national security advisor under President Bill Clinton, discusses President Trump and foreign policy on Political (in) Sanity, a podcast hosted by Dr. Matthew Corrigan, UNF political science professor, and Melissa Ross, host of WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
August 1, 2017
As the opium trade boomed in the 1800s, Boston doctors raised addiction concernsAugust 1, 2017
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses opium addiction in the 1800s on WBUR, Boston's public radio station.
August 1, 2017
Craft brew study at UNF looking at early yeast strain, flavor impact August 1, 2017
Dr. Michael Lentz, UNF associate professor of biology, talks to First Coast News about his study of the yeast strain brettanomyces, which is resurgent in beer, but proving to be a problem for winemakers.
August 1, 2017
Probiotics for kids - a parent’s comprehensive guideAugust 1, 2017
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF assistant professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, provides expert insight in a parent’s comprehensive guide for kid’s probiotic diet needs, featured in HighYa consumer magazine.
July 31, 2017
UNF honoring student’s exceptional service at summer commencementJuly 31, 2017
The University will honor senior Angela Inciong for her outstanding record of volunteerism, when it hands out nearly 750 degrees this week during summer commencement at the UNF Arena.
July 28, 2017
Reaction to Trump's transgendered military ban swift, met with disappointmentJuly 28, 2017
Kaitlin Legg, director of the LGBT Resource Center at UNF, tells First Coast News that the LGBT community feels betrayed by the president who promised to support the LGBT community.
July 27, 2017
Explore Northeast Florida's Seaton Creek Preserve, Thomas Creek Fish CampJuly 27, 2017
UNF senior Sean Lahav, a project leader in the Environmental Leadership Program, features a video on Seaton Creek Preserve and Thomas Creek Fish Camp, presented by WJCT and in collaboration between UNF's Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast.
July 27, 2017
Demarcus Daniels signs contract to play professionally in SwedenJuly 27, 2017
Another former North Florida men's basketball standout will continue his playing career as Demarcus "Baebae" Daniels inked his first professional contract to play for the Nässjö Basket club in Sweden.
July 27, 2017
Healthy lunchbox mealsJuly 27, 2017
Dr. Andrea Arikawa, UNF assistant professor of nutrition, discusses tips on making healthier school lunches on "First Coast Living."
July 26, 2017
Student spotlight: Meet Randy KershJuly 26, 2017
Randy Kersh is a 22-year old UNF student in the ARC of Jacksonville On-Campus Transition Program. Randy is co-president of the Jewish Ospreys student club and dreams of becoming a Reform rabbi one day.
July 26, 2017
UNF senior creates virtual reality tool which prodcues 3-D images of MRIs, CT scansJuly 26, 2017
Dr. Sandeep Reddivari, a UNF assistant professor of computing, usually assigns his undergraduate students a project for which they must write programming. But UNF senior Jason Smith, a computing and information sciences major, already had a project in mind. His idea was to create a virtual reality tool called VRvisu, which would allow someone to visualize large and complex sets of medical data.
July 25, 2017
Ten questions with Dr. Tru LeveretteJuly 25, 2017
The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville asks 10 questions with Dr. Tru Leverette, associate professor of English and the director of African-American/African Diaspora Studies.
July 25, 2017
UNF’s Connor Dolby wins two awards at world’s largest student film festivalJuly 25, 2017
The Florida Times-Union features Connor Dolby, junior fine arts major with a concentration in graphic design and digital media at UNF, who won for best sound and best drama at the world’s largest student film festival for his short film “Luminous.”
July 25, 2017
UNF undergrad develops virtual reality tool to see tumors in 3-DJuly 25, 2017
UNF senior Jason Smith, under the guidance of Dr. Sandeep Reddivari, UNF assistant professor of computing, developed a tool that allows doctors to use virtual reality goggles to examine images of tumors in 3-D. Action News Jax covers this new tool that could help improve your health care.
July 24, 2017
Great American eclipse of 2017 is fast approachingJuly 24, 2017
Dr. Jack Hewitt, UNF assistant professor of physics, and junior Jose Pagan, president of the UNF Astronomy Club, tell The Florida Times-Union they plan to see the August total solar eclipse.
July 20, 2017
National student loan company defaults could benefit Jacksonville students and gradsJuly 20, 2017
Action News Jax speaks with Rod Andrews, director of UNF Student Financial Aid, to investigate a court case that is making national headlines concerning private student loans borrowers that have defaulted on payments.
July 19, 2017
Dallas Moore inks pro contract with Italy's Vuella PesaroJuly 19, 2017
Former North Florida basketball standout Dallas Moore begins his professional playing career in mid-August after signing a one-year contract to join Vuella Pesaro of the Italian League.
July 19, 2017
Approval rating for President TrumpJuly 19, 2017
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses the six-month approval rating of President Donald Trump on "The Chat."
July 19, 2017
Opioid addiction has a long historyJuly 19, 2017
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, has studied the use of drugs in the United States and discusses the dramatic rise in opiate addictions and overdoses on "First Coast Connect."
July 18, 2017
Could artificial sweeteners raise your odds for obesity?July 18, 2017
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics, tells HealthDay that there's no evidence that artificial sweeteners alter the way the body processes sugar.
July 18, 2017
Jacksonville Connection To Russia First Coast Connect July 17July 18, 2017
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of political science and public administration, appears on "First Coast Connect" to discuss a local connection involving Russia and the Trump administration.
July 18, 2017
Future generations may not have wisdom teethJuly 18, 2017
First Coast News speaks with Dr. Matthew Gilg, UNF biology professor and evolution specialist, to attempt to verify if future generations won't have wisdom teeth.
July 17, 2017
UNF will bring Entrepreneurship Center to downtown in 2018July 17, 2017
Dr. Mark Dawkins, dean of the UNF Coggin College of Business, speaks with The Florida Times-Union about the Entrepreneurship Center project.
July 14, 2017
From homeless to hopeful: Student overcomes odds with help of local foundationJuly 14, 2017
Junior engineering student Sabon Greene shares his inspiring story of hope with First Coast News.
July 13, 2017
Science Is a team sport; showing students that may boost interest in STEMJuly 13, 2017
Dr. Elizabeth Brown, UNF psychology assistant professor, recently published research about the importance of community and collaboration in STEM fields in the Journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science.
July 13, 2017
Rescued dogs, inmates improving each others' livesJuly 13, 2017
Research conducted by Dr. Jennifer K. Wesely, UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice professor, is helping to improve the Jacksonville TAILS (Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills) program at local correctional facilities.
July 11, 2017
Campus Attractions at the University of North FloridaJuly 11, 2017
UNF's beautiful campus and attractions are highlighted in a recent Visit Florida feature.
July 10, 2017
Local student wins National AwardJuly 10, 2017
News4Jax spoke to Connor Dolby, junior fine arts major with a concentration in graphic design and digital media, about winning Best Sound and Best Drama for his film "Luminous" at the national Campus Moviefest Conference in Atlanta.
July 10, 2017
World leaders meet at G20 summitJuly 10, 2017
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor political science and public administration, spoke with News4Jax about President Trump's trip to Europe for the G20 Summit.
July 5, 2017
Osprey Racing team puts classroom skills into actionJuly 5, 2017
UNF’s Osprey Racing members Peter Bohn and Chris Tenore talk to Buzz about how they're taking engineering skills from the classroom and putting them to work on the race track.
June 29, 2017
Exploring exotic fruitsJune 29, 2017
Andrea Altice, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses popular exotic fruits on "First Coast Living."
June 28, 2017
Helping or hindering? Social media's impact on police and community relationsJune 28, 2017
Dr. JeffriAnne Wilder, UNF associate professor of sociology, speaks to First Coast News about the developments between social media and the interactions between police and the public.
June 27, 2017
UNF’s Dallas Moore heading to Denver Nuggets summer leagueJune 27, 2017
Dallas Moore, the all-time leading scorer in UNF's basketball history, has been invited by the Denver Nuggets to participate in their NBA summer league in Las Vegas in hopes of landing a future contract.
June 27, 2017
Explore Northeast Florida's Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve June 27, 2017
UNF senior Sean Lahav, a project leader in the Environmental Leadership Program, features a video on Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve, presented by WJCT and in collaboration between UNF's Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast.
June 26, 2017
Sculpture students show new work at UNF Sculpture ParkJune 26, 2017
The Lazzara Family Foundation, MountainStar Capital and the UNF Student Affairs Community Council provide funding to create the Sculptures by the Sea Project, a program to support arts education through a public art installation at the UNF Sculpture Park in Jacksonville Beach, where five new sculptures were recently installed.
June 26, 2017
UNF students headed to the Czech Republic for opera performancesJune 26, 2017
Since last fall, a group of 14 UNF School of Music students have been preparing for their summer vacation. Next week, they will depart for four weeks in Central Europe to perform Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera “The Barber of Seville” and Giacomo Puccini's “La Bohème.”
June 23, 2017
Osprey student-athletes continue making history in the classroom June 23, 2017
Streaks are big news in athletics and the North Florida Athletic Department has extended one of its most important streaks with UNF student-athletes recording their 12th consecutive semester with a cumulative department GPA of 3.0 or higher, highlighted by a record-setting semester performance of 3.345 during the spring.
June 22, 2017
The Goods: Bison packs more nutrition than beefJune 22, 2017
With summer in full swing, so are your cookouts. Bison is rich in flavor, low in fat and high in protein. Jill Snyder, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, shares myths and facts about bison meat in The Florida Times-Union's monthly "Goods" column.
June 21, 2017
UNF’s Howell, Ruppert win national surfing titlesJune 21, 2017
A couple of UNF Surf Team members swept the top two individual honors at the National Scholastic Surfing Association championships. Senior Corey Howell repeated as men’s college champion, while senior Emily Ruppert earned her second women’s college title, adding to her previous national triumph in 2014.
June 21, 2017
Adaptive Toy Project transforms ride-on cars for special needs kidsJune 21, 2017
Kids love driving battery-powered toy cars and playing with interactive stuffed toys that have buttons and switches, but some children have disabilities that make it difficult to engage in such play. The UNF Adaptive Toy Project is working to change that.
June 20, 2017
Explore Little Talbot Island State ParkJune 20, 2017
UNF senior Sean Lahav, a project leader in the Environmental Leadership Program, features a video on Little Talbot Island State Park, presented by WJCT and in collaboration between UNF's Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast.
June 19, 2017
The helping kindJune 19, 2017
Edtech digest features Dr. Matthew Ohlson, UNF assistant professor of educational leadership, for his work with CAMP Osprey, a leadership-mentoring program where collegiate student leaders serve as mentors to at-risk K-12 students.
June 19, 2017
UNF students help preserve Jacksonville's history of Timucuan IndiansJune 19, 2017
Artifacts dating back a 1,000 years are being dug up along the Northeast Florida coast. The finds are part of a six-week summer class of UNF students and their professor Dr. Keith Ashley, UNF coordinator of archaeological research.
June 16, 2017
Endless Summer of Swoop: UNF surfers take on national finals in CaliforniaJune 16, 2017
UNF's top contenders for a national championship don’t have a coach. They don’t have set practice times. Yet week in and week out, the UNF surf team heads to work on its own field - the sand and the waves of the Atlantic.
June 15, 2017
Lack of amenities and attractions top UNF survey results on why people avoid downtown June 15, 2017
Conclusions of a poll by the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab of people in Duval and contiguous counties for “J” and The Florida Times-Union offer strong support for recent progress on downtown but, more important, powerful demand for the right mixture and concentration of venues, events and activities to pull people into the heart and achieve real, permanent civic synergy.
June 15, 2017
Police Athletic League teams with UNF to create OspreyPAL, offer path to success for teensJune 15, 2017
Teenagers at the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville’s JaxPAL Teen Leadership Program will be better prepared for life after high school following a partnership with UNF and its new OspreyPAL program.
June 14, 2017
Jumbo Shrimp promotionJune 14, 2017
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, Sport Management assistant professor, speaks with Action News about a controversial Jumbo Shrimp Father’s Day promotion.
June 14, 2017
Should Megyn Kelly's interview with Alex Jones be aired?June 14, 2017
NBC's Megyn Kelly is facing heat over Alex Jones' interview. Dr. David Deeley, UNF assistant professor of communication, tells First Coast News that in order for the truth to prevail, you can't limit who can and can't be interviewed.
June 13, 2017
Explore Kathryn Abbey Hanna ParkJune 13, 2017
UNF senior Sean Lahav, a project leader in the Environmental Leadership Program, features a video on Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, presented by WJCT and in collaboration between UNF's Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast.
June 13, 2017
Comey trial reactionJune 13, 2017
Ellen Glasser, UNF criminology instructor and former FBI special agent, discusses former FBI Director James Comey's trial before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, on "The Chat."
June 13, 2017
One year later, UNF students try to make sense of Pulse Nightclub shooting June 13, 2017
A year after a gunman opened fire at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub, LGBT students at UNF joined campus staff and counselors to reflect upon the tragedy.
June 12, 2017
UNF students dig through historyJune 12, 2017
An archaeological dig on Big Talbot Island could help UNF researchers and students understand native tribes that lived in the area over 1,000 years ago.
June 9, 2017
Guide to fidget spinners: What parents need to knowJune 9, 2017
Dr. Tracy Alloway discusses how fidget spinners could calm anxiety or reduce stress but have little benefit for ADHD symptoms.
June 9, 2017
Former FBI agent weighs in on Comey testimonyJune 9, 2017
Ellen Glasser, retired FBI special agent and UNF Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice instructor, speaks with First Coast News about working with former FBI Director James Comey.
June 9, 2017
Jacksonville's attraction for millenial workers prompts contradictory rankings from mediaJune 9, 2017
Janice Donaldson, director of the Small Business Center at UNF, tells The Florida Times-Union she's seen no comparison between Jacksonville's millennial workers and other cities among small business development centers, which are largely driven by young entrepreneurs.
June 9, 2017
Legislature drops ball on prison reformJune 9, 2017
A Florida Times-Union editorial discusses a multi-media journalism project that looks inside Florida’s prison system and explores the need for reform, created by Department of Communication students in instructor Dr. Paula Horvath’s class.
June 8, 2017
Providence graduate Meyer chases track history for UNFJune 8, 2017
Junior Eden Meyer will race in the women’s 10,000 meters NCAA track and field championships Thursday, June 8.
June 7, 2017
Professor Spotlight: Katie Monnin on teaching graphic novels, exploring GarfieldJune 7, 2017
Before the doctorate and the nine graphic novels, Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF associate professor of literacy, wasn’t an avid reader of graphic novels. In fact, her appreciation for them came from a friend she knew in graduate school. The Spinnaker highlights Monnin and her new partnership with Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis.
June 6, 2017
Explore Julington-Durbin Creek PreserveJune 6, 2017
UNF senior Sean Lahav, a project leader in the Environmental Leadership Program, features a video on Julington-Durbin Creek Preserve, presented by WJCT and in collaboration between UNF's Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast.
June 5, 2017
Cloud education lags at universitiesJune 5, 2017
Cloud computing is a wildly in-demand skill that is still not taught at many institutions of higher education. Dr. Sanjay Ahuja, UNF professor of computing, discusses his approach to teaching the topic, challenges he faces and benefits of arming graduating students with practical cloud computing skills.
June 1, 2017
How do sharks pull out their teeth if they don't have hands?June 1, 2017
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the UNF Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program, answers questions about shark's teeth in a First Coast News blog.
June 1, 2017
Verify: Do fidget spinners alleviate ADD and ADHD symptoms?June 1, 2017
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF Psychology Graduate Program director, helps verify the truth behind myths about fidgit spinners.
June 1, 2017
New partnership helps at-risk students with college prepJune 1, 2017
Dozens of at-risk teens spent the day at UNF exploring options for their future as part of a new partnership with the Jacksonville Athletic League's Teen Leadership Program and the University. The program, OspreyPAL, will help middle and high school students transition into college or the workforce and will also offer scholarships.
May 25, 2017
Simple summer swapsMay 25, 2017
Jenna Braddock, UNF nutrition instructor, discusses swapping out lower-calorie options for healthier meals on "First Coast Living."
May 25, 2017
Manchester terrorist bombingMay 25, 2017
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor and a vocal member of Jacksonville's muslim community, discusses the latest terror attack in Manchester and the keys to fighting terrorism on "First Coast Connect."
May 25, 2017
One of Us: Shyam ParyaniMay 25, 2017
UNF alumnus Dr. Shyam Paryani teaches graduate courses at UNF and is actively involved in the local medical community, serving as director of First Radiation and Oncology Group.
May 25, 2017
UNF art student paints eighth Murray Hill muralMay 25, 2017
Jacksonville native and UNF fine arts major Meredith Sullivan’s jellyfish painting was chosen as the community’s eighth mural. She has been approached to paint three other murals around town.
May 22, 2017
UNF Awarded $1.4M National Science Foundation grantMay 22, 2017
UNF has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Fellowship, which will support the Jacksonville Teacher Residency, a program in the University's College of Education and Human Services on First Coast Connect.
May 22, 2017
Green mussels are lurking in our waters and they're unwelcomeMay 22, 2017
Dr. Matthew Gilg, UNF biology professor, discusses his research on the invasive green mussel species to conclude the five-part First Coast News "Sea Science" series.
May 19, 2017
Trump continues to show he’s unfit for the presidencyMay 19, 2017
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, shares his opinion on the Trump presidency with The Florida Times-Union.
May 19, 2017
UNF researchers work to protect shark populations May 19, 2017
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of the Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program at UNF, discusses his research in managing and protecting shark populations with First Coast News.
May 18, 2017
Oyster shells aren't trash, they're saving our shorlinesMay 18, 2017
Dr. Kelly Smith, UNF Estuarine ecologist, tells First Coast News that oysters have been a part of our coastline since humans first arrived. She's among a group of researchers who would like to expand the idea of oyster restoration groups to keep the shells out of landfills.
May 17, 2017
The Goods: Morning cup of coffee isn’t all bad for youMay 17, 2017
Coffee is a beloved beverage that is consumed daily by 54 percent of American adults. Jenna Braddock, instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, busts myths about coffee in The Florida Times-Union's "Goods" column.
May 17, 2017
Exploring Kingsley Plantation May 17, 2017
UNF senior Sean Lahav, a project leader in the Environmental Leadership Program, features a video on Kingsley Plantation, presented by WJCT and in collaboration between UNF's Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast.
May 17, 2017
What does a dolphin hear in the St. Johns River?May 17, 2017
In the recent years, the health of the dolphin population in Northeast Florida has been decreasing, and so researchers at UNF are working to see the how the animals are affected by being inundated by noise for 24 hours a day.
May 16, 2017
UNF professor tries to shed light on Southeastern Indian tribeMay 16, 2017
Dr. Denise Bossy, UNF associate professor of history, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support significant research in the humanities and to further her research of the Yamasee Indians.
May 16, 2017
How-to-THRIVE at college while having Autism Spectrum DisorderMay 16, 2017
Several universities and colleges across the country offer programs to ASD students; however, the THRIVE program at UNF is the only one in the country that is free of cost for students and focuses specifically on not only independent living and social skills, like most programs, but also career skill development.
May 16, 2017
UNF researcher hopes to find key to coral revitalizationMay 16, 2017
Over the past several decades coral reef populations have depleted by half, possibly more. Dr. Cliff Ross, UNF Department of Biology chair, discusses his research in coral revitalization with First Coast News.
May 11, 2017
Lyme Disease Awareness MonthMay 11, 2017
Dr. Kerry Clark, UNF public health professor, discusses tick safety and his tick-borne illness research on "River City Live."
May 11, 2017
Autistic spectrum disorder students THRIVE in UNF programMay 11, 2017
Neil Haley interviews Tara Rowe, UNF THRIVE coordinator, and UNF THRIVE student Ben Rittenhouse on The Total Tutor, which air on over 120 radio stations across the country.
May 10, 2017
NFL buys 3 percent equity stake in Jacksonville-based FanaticsMay 10, 2017
Dr. Kristi Sweeney, UNF assistant professor of sport management, tells The Florida Times-Union the fact that Fanatics is now in part owned by the most lucrative sports league in the U.S. is impressive.
May 10, 2017
Clinton's presidential election defeatMay 10, 2017
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses Hilliary Clinton's election defeat on "The Chat."
May 10, 2017
UNF Osprey Racing teams flies to Michigan to compete in international student racing seriesMay 10, 2017
The UNF Osprey Racing team works SwoopD6 hard through a skidpad to test its steady-state cornering ability during a recent practice on campus prior to heading for the Formula SAE competition in Michigan.
May 8, 2017
New work by UNF students to be installed at Sculpture Park this summerMay 8, 2017
Sparks flew as Gabriella O’Toole, recent UNF grad, etched out more of the inside details of her eight-foot tall metal coral. It’s one of five student-made sculptures selected to be installed at the UNF Sculpture Park in Jacksonville Beach in late June.
May 4, 2017
UNF fine arts student selected to paint Murray Hill Mural ProjectMay 4, 2017
UNF senior Meredith Sullivan, a fine arts major, was selected to paint a mural for the Murray Hill Mural Project. Her design is a tranquil brightly colored jellyfish.
May 3, 2017
UNF receives platinum-level Skin Smart Campus designationMay 3, 2017
UNF was awarded the platinum-level Skin Smart Campus designation by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention and will implement a campus-wide skin cancer prevention initiative this month as part of National Skin Cancer Awareness month.
May 2, 2017
Exploring Northeast Florida's Fort Caroline National Memorial May 2, 2017
WJCT presents a collaboration between UNF's Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast, produced by UNF senior Sean Lahav, a project leader in the Environmental Leadership Program.
May 2, 2017
No peace, quiet for river dolphinsMay 2, 2017
There's a natural background hum of noise in the St. Johns River. Then there are dolphins, with their whistles and the buzzing of their sonar-like echolocations. But then add in the noises of a river busy with work and play. A team of UNF researchers in the Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program are studying the man-made noise affect on the 300-bottlenose dolphins who call the river home.
May 1, 2017
‘Today was amazing’ says Duval teacher surprised with $15,000 award May 1, 2017
It was an exciting week for four Duval County teachers who were awarded $15,000 prizes for their excellence in the classroom. The Gladys Prior Awards, administered by UNF's College of Education and Human Services, have been given to Jacksonville teachers since 1998.
April 28, 2017
Four teachers each win $15,000 teaching prizeApril 28, 2017
Four Duval County teachers were surprised on Wednesday and Thursday to learn they’re each receiving $15,000 from Gilchrist Berg to honor his former teacher named Gladys Prior. The University of North Florida College of Education and Human Services manages the gift program.
April 28, 2017
UNF professor receives prestigious fellowshipApril 28, 2017
Dr. Denise Bossy, UNF associate professor of history, is awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, to support her research on the Yamasee Native American community.
April 27, 2017
The Goods: Garbanzos have a bonanza of benefitsApril 27, 2017
Having trouble finding a way to incorporate healthy plant-based proteins into your diet? Look no further than the chickpea. Evan Koch, graduate student and dietetic intern in the UNF Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses myths and facts about this versatile legume rich in fiber, protein and several vitamins and minerals.
April 26, 2017
UNF history professor receives prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities FellowshipApril 26, 2017
Dr. Denise Bossy, a UNF associate professor of history, was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support significant research in the humanities and to further her research of the Yamasee Indians, a community that is hardly understood by scholars today.
April 25, 2017
Conducting UNF choral groups feeds Cara Tasher's spiritApril 25, 2017
Dr. Cara Tasher, who is director of choral activities and an associate professor of voice at UNF, conducts the Chamber Singers, a 30-member ensemble that is the School of Music's flagship choral group.
April 24, 2017
Students creating new sculptures for UNF Sculpture ParkApril 24, 2017
Art students at UNF are working on a new round of sculptures that will be installed this summer at the UNF Sculpture Park in Jacksonville Beach.
April 24, 2017
Love chocolate? Potato chips? Your genes might be to blame April 24, 2017
Dr. Lauri Wright, director of the doctorate in clinical nutrition program at UNF, tells U.S. News & World Report that research is beginning to look at the role of genes in food intake and nutrient use.
April 21, 2017
Students with developmental disabilities receive UNF diplomasApril 21, 2017
The Arc Jacksonville On Campus Transition program at UNF held its 10th graduation. The program provides an opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to have a college experience.
April 20, 2017
Hans Hofmann: Works on Paper reviewApril 20, 2017
The Wall Street Journal reviews the most comprehensive retrospective exhibition of works on paper by abstract expressionist Hans Hofmann, which is on exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural institute of UNF.
April 20, 2017
UNF School of Music professor celebrates Carnegie Hall anniversaryApril 20, 2017
Dr. Simon Shiao, associate professor in the UNF School of Music, talks to WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show" about his 20th anniversary since his Carnegie Hall debut with a live performance from the UNF String Quartet.
April 19, 2017
March Madness returning to JacksonvilleApril 19, 2017
UNF, in partnership with the City of Jacksonville and the JAXSPORTS Council, will host the first and second rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship as well as the 2019 and 2021 NCAA Division I Track and Field Outdoor Championship East Preliminary as awarded by the NCAA.
April 18, 2017
UNF captures second A-Sun women’s golf title in a rowApril 18, 2017
The UNF women’s golf team combined for a solid back-nine performance to capture its second Atlantic Sun Conference title in a row.
April 18, 2017
World War II veterans bring history lessons to life at UNFApril 18, 2017
WWII veterans shared stories of escape when they were prisoners of war during a panel discussion at UNF. Several students were present and discuss this once-in-lifetime opportunity with The Florida Times-Union.
April 17, 2017
Comic books versus graphic novelsApril 17, 2017
Dr. Katie Monnin, UNF associate professor of literacy, is working on her new book, "Teaching Garfield in 21st Century Language Arts," and discusses the difference between graphic novels and comic books on "The Chat."
April 17, 2017
UNF awarded $1.4M National Science Foundation GrantApril 17, 2017
UNF has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Robert Noyce Fellowship, which will support the Jacksonville Teacher Residency, a program in UNF’s College of Education and Human Services.
April 17, 2017
UNF professor looks to past to study nation's deadly opioid epidemicApril 17, 2017
Dr. David Courtwright, a presidential professor of history at UNF, wrote the book, "Dark Paradise: A History of Opiate Addiction in America," chronicling the narcotic epidemic in the 1880s through the early part of the 20th century. His research is featured in The Florida Times-Union.
April 13, 2017
Why a Maple Street Biscuit Company dish is named after a UNF professorApril 13, 2017
Maple Street Biscuit Company is a popular destination for many Jacksonville residents, known not only for its comfort food, but its quirky vibe. And now a dish on the menu named after Dr. Reinhold Lamb, a UNF finance professor.
April 11, 2017
UNF appoints three new college deansApril 11, 2017
UNF announces the appointment of three new deans who will be joining the University faculty this summer, including Drs. Curt Lox, Brooks College of Health; George Rainbolt, College of Arts and Sciences; and Jeff Chamberlain, Hicks Honors College.
April 11, 2017
New UNF Communication Management Master's Degree April 11, 2017
Drs. John Parmelee, UNF Department of Communication chair, and Brian Thornton, director of the communication master’s program, discusses the University's new master’s degree program in communication management on "First Coast Connect."
April 11, 2017
America needs a real policy regarding SyriaApril 11, 2017
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor, shares his opinion on policies regarding Syria with The Florida Times-Union.
April 11, 2017
Doctors once treated alcoholism with heroin. Now, they want to treat heroin addiction with marijuanaApril 11, 2017
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor who has researched the opioid crisis throughout antiquity, tells The Washington Post that medicine is surprisingly prone to fads.
April 10, 2017
US launches air strikes on SyriaApril 10, 2017
Dr. David Schwam-Baird, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses the air strikes on Syria by the United States on WJXT Ch. 4.
April 7, 2017
Company offers free body cameras for all police officersApril 7, 2017
An Arizona company that equips law enforcement officers with nonlethal weapons is offering to provide a free body camera for every police officer in America. University of North Florida Police Chief Frank Mackesy speaks with News4Jax about the University Police Department’s use of body cameras.
April 6, 2017
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan dishes on election, past presidentsApril 6, 2017
Last year, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan traveled throughout the U.S. covering politics during the presidential campaign. The Daily Record covers her recent lecture to a packed auditorium at UNF during the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville Global Issues Evening, co-hosted with the University.
April 5, 2017
UNF professor and students look for genes tied to organ regenerationApril 5, 2017
Dr. Vladimir Mashanov, UNF assistant professor of biology, and UNF undergraduate biology student Chelsea Hastings discuss using brittle stars to study organ regeneration with First Coast News.
April 5, 2017
UNF joins competitive Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate ConsortiumApril 5, 2017
The Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate has accepted UNF among its 22 new graduate schools of education as members into the consortium. UNF joins more than 100 other schools of education across the country in the important work of redesigning professional practice preparation in education for the improvement of Pk-20 education and the organizations that support it.
April 4, 2017
Tracking great white sharksApril 4, 2017
Dr. James Gelsleichter, UNF associate professor of biology and Shark Biology Program director, speaks with Action News about the great white shark recently spotted in Fernandina Beach.
April 4, 2017
Exploring Northeast Florida's Camp Milton Historic Preserve April 4, 2017
WJCT presents a collaboration between UNF's Environmental Center and Public Trust Law on 19 short videos showcasing the city, state and national parks of the First Coast, produced by UNF senior Sean Lahav, a project leader in the environmental leadership program.
April 4, 2017
UNF Singers to Perform at Cathedral BasilicaApril 4, 2017
The Cathedral Basilica will host the UNF Concert Chorale at 8 p.m. Friday, April 7. Under the direction of Dr. Cara Tasher, UNF associate professor of music, the choral group will present, “A Night of Remembrance,” which will feature two work, The Requiems of composers Gabriel Faure and Herbert Howells.
April 3, 2017
The Sultan and the Saint' screeningApril 3, 2017
Dr. Parvez Ahmed, UNF finance professor, discusses the upcoming screening of "The Sultan and the Saint" on the UNF campus with WJCT's "First Coast Connect."
March 31, 2017
Faith at Angola PrisonMarch 31, 2017
Dr. Michael Hallett, UNF professor of criminology and criminal justice, and his new book, "The Angola Prison Seminary," are featured in Commonweal Magazine.
March 30, 2017
Delaney has been a transformative leader at UNFMarch 30, 2017
The Florida Times-Union discusses John Delaney's accomplishments as president of UNF, which has built an identity as a state university with small class sizes and a focus on several relevant specialties, such as logistics, community nursing as well as coastal and marine biology.
March 29, 2017
Florida universities campaign for more mental health servicesMarch 29, 2017
Dr. Andrew King, UNF Counseling Center director, talks to First Coast News about the "Safer, Stronger, Smarter" initiative, where all 12 Florida universities are campaigning for more mental health services.
March 29, 2017
Are artifical sweetners unhealthy?March 29, 2017
Dr. Lauri Wright, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietitics and a UNF assistant professor of nutrition, tells Fox News there are six sugar substitutes that the Food and Drug Administration has approved as safe.
March 27, 2017
The Dance Card: Predicting NCAA tournament teamsMarch 27, 2017
UNF Associate Provost Jay Coleman’s analytical formula, known as the Dance Card, has once again accurately predicted all 36 teams receiving at-large bids to the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
March 21, 2017
James Comey is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence CommitteeMarch 21, 2017
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, UNF distinguished visiting scholar and former deputy national security advisor, comments on James Comey's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
March 20, 2017
UNF scientist wonders: If these sea creatures can regrow missing body parts, why can’t we?March 20, 2017
Dr. Vladimir Mashanov, UNF assistant professor of biology, is using brittle stars to study organ regeneration.
March 17, 2017
UNF researchers find use for invasive fishMarch 17, 2017
Dr. Eric Johnson, UNF assistant professor of biology, discusses his research on the invasive lion fish with First Coast News.
March 16, 2017
The Goods: Carrots are packed with nutrientsMarch 16, 2017
Extremely versatile to eat and available nearly anywhere in the world, carrots have been around for centuries. Dr. Andrea Altice, an instructor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at UNF, discusses myths about carrots in The Florida Times-Union's "Goods" monthly column.
March 15, 2017
New 'Humanity' art exhbitMarch 15, 2017
Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture, discusses a new exhibit,"Humanity: The Value of Life," that she and Lance Vickery, UNF sculpture instructor, are a part of at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum on "River City Live."
March 15, 2017
UNF track star making strides in recovery after being hit by truckMarch 15, 2017
Junior Manny Velasquez, a UNF track star, is back in school a month after getting hit and dragged by a truck. He speaks to Action News Jax about his recovery.
March 13, 2017
Jacksonville's water qualityMarch 13, 2017
Drs. Russell Triplet and Chiradip Chatterjee, UNF assistant professors of economics, and Parvez Ahmed, UNF professor of accounting and finance, discuss a recent study they conducted on "First Coast Connect" about how much local residents would be willing to pay for tap water quality improvement
March 13, 2017
Communicating with your childrenMarch 13, 2017
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses tips to bring out the best in your child on "First Coast Living."
March 13, 2017
Dead sharks found in unusual placesMarch 13, 2017
A shark was recently found in a St. Augustine Walmart parking lot and another on a driveway in North Beach. Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, UNF Shark Biology Program director, tells WJXT Ch. 4 that there have been more than 15 different species of sharks spotted off the coast of Northeast Florida.
March 13, 2017
Former FBI agent details caseMarch 13, 2017
Former FBI agent Ellen Glasser, an instructor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UNF, talks to First Coast News about a recent cold case that has been solved.
March 10, 2017
Pscychologist looks into pysche of man accused of murderMarch 10, 2017
Dr. Tracy Alloway, UNF associate professor of psychology, discusses the psyche of a man who has been accused of murder in a cold case with First Coast News.
March 8, 2017
New UNF center hopes to generate more female engineersMarch 8, 2017
Dr. Alexandra Schonning, UNF mechanical engineering professor, and engineering student Taylor Broussard discuss the new UNF Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering on "The Chat."
March 8, 2017
New UNF Scott-Nelson pollMarch 8, 2017
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science and director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF, discusses this new poll, giving Sen. Bill Nelson a six-point lead over Gov. Rick Scott on "First Coast Connect."
March 6, 2017
UNF basketball player, boy with cystic fibrosis form remarkable bondMarch 6, 2017
North Florida men's basketball player Dallas Moore befriends sixth-grader JP Thornton, a 12-year-old Ospreys fan who has cystic fibrosis.
March 6, 2017
UNF poll finds 44 percent would re-elect Sen. Bill NelsonMarch 6, 2017
A new poll of registered voters in Florida by the UNF Public Opinion Research Laboratory shows that, when asked about the 2018 election, 44 percent of Florida registered voters said they would vote to re-elect Sen. Bill Nelson, while 38 percent said they would vote for Gov. Rick Scott and 12 percent were undecided.
March 3, 2017
'Humanity: The Value of a Life' exhibitMarch 3, 2017
Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture, and Lance Vickery, UNF sculpture instructor, discuss a new exhibit they're a part of at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum.
March 3, 2017
UNF Center aims to create more women engineers March 3, 2017
UNF wants to recruit and retain more women in its engineering program. The college’s School of Engineering announced the Center for the Advancement of Women in Engineering aimed at doing just that.
March 3, 2017
UNF wins at Lipscomb, Reached ASUN Tournament titleMarch 3, 2017
The third-seeded Ospreys handled No. 2 seed Lipscomb 91-85 in the ASUN semifinals. The win gave UNF (15-18)a three-game sweep of the Bisons (20-13) this season. Up next is a trip to Florida Gulf Coast for the ASUN Championship game.
March 2, 2017
More voters like Gov. Rick Scott than don't, UNF poll saysMarch 2, 2017
Gov. Rick Scott has more supporters than critics, although neither group has a majority opinion, a poll of registered voters say released from the UNF Public Opinion Research Lab.
March 2, 2017
'Exploring Northeast Florida's Special Places'March 2, 2017
Maria Mark, Environmental Center program coordinator, and Sean Lahav, project leader and video producer, discuss a new video series, "Exploring Northeast Florida's Special Place," through the UNF Environmental Leadership Program on "First Coast Connect"
March 2, 2017
UNF announces endowment for new psychiatric nurse practitioner programMarch 2, 2017
Jacksonville mental health providers want to make sure there are enough clinicians, so they're donating nearly $1 million to UNF to train psychiatric nurse practitioners.
March 1, 2017
The Unspoken Cost of Gun ViolenceMarch 1, 2017
Dr. David Forde, UNF criminology and criminal justice chair/professor, spoke with First Coast News about the cost of gun violence to Jacksonville residents.
February 28, 2017
Action News Jax Investigates: How some people make a killing with scratch-off ticketsFebruary 28, 2017
Dr. Scott Hochwald, chair and associate professor of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, spoke with Action News in a special investigative report on lottery statistics.
February 28, 2017
UNF's Moore scores 37 in tight victory February 28, 2017
UNF rode Dallas Moore’s best scoring output ever at the UNF Arena in likely his last appearance in front of Ospreys faithful to lead North Florida to a 77-74 win in the opening round of the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament.
February 27, 2017
$900K donated to UNF for mental health grad programFebruary 27, 2017
Many people suffering from mental health disorders have a hard time finding the help they need because of a shortage in mental health professionals. The regional and national shortage prompted six Jacksonville health care systems to donate nearly $900,000 to fund a mental health graduate nursing program at the UNF Brooks College of Health School of Nursing.
February 24, 2017
UNF adds doctoral program for mental health nurse practitionersFebruary 24, 2017
Six area Northeast Florida health-care systems have donated nearly $900,000 to UNF's Brooks College of Health to start a doctoral program to train mental health nurse practitioners. The lead gift is by St. Vincent’s HealthCare, which has donated $300,000 to pay the salary of a professor in Mental Health Graduate Nursing for the next five years.
February 24, 2017
Planets found 40 light years awayFebruary 24, 2017
Dr. Jack Hewitt, UNF assistant professor of physics, discusses seven new planets discovered by NASA on WJXT Ch. 4's "The Morning Show."
February 24, 2017
UNF defeats Jacksonville, sets up ASUN Tournament rematchFebruary 24, 2017
UNF beat JU 73-69 in the final regular-season game for both teams at the UNF Arena as Dallas Moore held to four points in the first half, wound up with 25. Combined with USC Upstate’s loss to NJIT, the victory gave UNF the No. 3 seed in the tourney.
February 23, 2017
NASA discovers Earth-sized planetsFebruary 23, 2017
Dr. Jack Hewitt, UNF assistant professor of physics, discusses the largest batch of Earth-sized, habitable-zone planets discovered by NASA on "First Coast Connect."
February 23, 2017
UNF’s Dallas Moore: Undersized and overlooked, he’s the player who changed a programFebruary 23, 2017
Senior Dallas Moore has made great contributions to the UNF men's basketball program.
February 23, 2017
UNF Food Fighters win grant for social changeFebruary 23, 2017
The UNF student club Food Fighters won a $10,000 grant for its role in helping promote social change on campus. The recognition was covered in the Daily Record.
February 22, 2017
Nelson Mandela’s grandson comes to UNF with message of student enpowermentFebruary 22, 2017
Ndaba Mandela, grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela, was the guest speaker at UNF's 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.
February 22, 2017
Nelson Mandela's grandson makes stop in JacksonvilleFebruary 22, 2017
Ndaba Mandela, grandson of former South African President Nelson Mandela, was the guest speaker at UNF's 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Luncheon.
February 21, 2017
UNF 'Food Fighters' let nothing go to wasteFebruary 21, 2017
The UNF Food Fighters student club is working to end hunger in Jacksonville.
February 21, 2017
Eliminating gluten from your dietFebruary 21, 2017
Dr. Lauri Wright, UNF assistant professor in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program, discusses gluten and how to eliminate it from your diet on "First Coast Living."
February 21, 2017
UNF Counseling Center helps provide mental health resources to studentsFebruary 21, 2017
College is a life-changing experience. There are exams, pressure to excel, relationship woes and more. Dr. Kathryn Esquer, a psychologist at the UNF Counseling Center, discusses services with Action News.
February 16, 2017
Eroding trust led to Flynn's resignationFebruary 16, 2017
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the UNF Department of Political Science and Public Administration, discusses National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's resignation with CNN.
February 16, 2017
UNF's THRIVE program helps students with autismFebruary 16, 2017
Going to college is a huge deal. Most students are nervous to start, but for children with autism, it can be an especially hard transition. What new students and parents may not know is that there's a free program at UNF, the THRIVE program, that can help.
February 14, 2017
Carjacking becoming a youth 'sport' as numbers climbFebruary 14, 2017
Dr. Michael Cherbonneau, UNF assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, discusses increased instances of carjacking crimes with The Baltimore Sun.
February 13, 2017
Program allows students instant gratification with college acceptance scholarshipsFebruary 13, 2017
Carolyn Stone, who oversees UNF's SOAR program, told The Florida Times-Union that idea of Instant Decision is to help students who will be first-generation college students or who otherwise might not be able to visit colleges on their own and need extra support navigating college enrollment and financial aid.
February 8, 2017
UNF ranked one of the best nursing schools in FloridaFebruary 8, 2017
UNF ranks 18 out of 131 for the best registered nursing program in Florida. The rankings are based on the current and the past pass rates of NCLEX-RN (a standardized exam for entry-level nurses). The University has a current pass rate of 94.04, which is higher than the national pass rate of 85.26.
February 7, 2017
New UNF JSO pollFebruary 7, 2017
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science and director of the Public Opinion Research Lab, discusses his new poll on the performance of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on "First Coast Connect."
February 7, 2017
Bold Bean owner/UNF alum takes 'big step' and establishes company headquarters February 7, 2017
A week from now, Bold Bean Coffee Roasters intends to be grounded. UNF alumnus Zack Burnett, managing partner of Bold Bean Coffee Roasters, is taking a bold step with the 10-year-old wholesale and retail coffee company by moving into its first home office space.
February 6, 2017
CW-17 acquisition gives Channel 4 owners second station in JacksonvilleFebruary 6, 2017
Dr. David Deeley, UNF assistant professor of communication, tells The Florida Times-Union he’s been observing the local broadcast developments closely and isn't surprised WJXT Ch. 4 isn't following the local paradigm of loading duopolies with local news programming.
February 6, 2017
Is JSO properly investigating police shootings?February 6, 2017
Fewer than half of Jacksonville’s black residents polled said the Sheriff’s Office is adequately investigating police shootings, according to a citywide survey released by the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF.
February 2, 2017
Neil Gorsuch nominated for Supreme CourtFebruary 2, 2017
Adrienne Wilmoth, director of UNF's Pre-Law Program, discusses nominations for Supreme Court on WJXT Ch. 4.
February 2, 2017
Fast disaster responseFebruary 2, 2017
Disasters are unpredictable and our response time needs improving. Dr. Nathan Kunz, UNF assistant professor of operations management, discusses a way to distribute relief faster to those who need it on "The Academic Minute."
February 2, 2017
UNF School of Nursing Ranked No. 18 Among Best Nursing Programs in FloridaFebruary 2, 2017
UNF's School of Nursing in the Brooks College of Health ranked No. 18 among the Best Registered Nursing Programs in the state. Over 130 RN programs in the state were reviewed for this ranking.
February 1, 2017
OLLI: A community of lifelong learnersFebruary 1, 2017
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNF is known as OLLI. It's a community of learners with the vision “Live well, learn forever" and was featured in Florida NewsLine.
February 1, 2017
Poll: More Duval adults, parents differ on school district performanceFebruary 1, 2017
UNF's Public Opinion Research Lab conducted a survey, which polled 510 randomly selected adults that reflects the demographic and socioeconomic makeup of the county. Dr. Michael Binder, PORL director, discusses the results with The Florida Times-Union.
January 31, 2017
Local Muslims feel targeted January 31, 2017
UNF student Danah Alkadi has family in one of the banned countries and shares how she feels about the President's Executive Order with WJXT Ch. 4.
January 31, 2017
Trump travel ban: Jacksonville leaders, residents respondJanuary 31, 2017
UNF students share with The Florida Times-Union their opinion on President Donald Trump's executive order.
January 30, 2017
UNF student concerned about immigration plans' impact on educationJanuary 30, 2017
Natali Zaher, a UNF student from Syria, came to America with her father as a child. In 2014, she became a U.S. citizen, and she's now a junior at UNF. She shares with First Coast News has she's concerned about President Trump's executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim countries.
January 30, 2017
Steel giraffe sculpture installed at Jacksonville ZooJanuary 30, 2017
Dr. Jenny Hager, UNF associate professor of sculpture, and Lance Vickery, her husband and also a UNF sculpture instructor, were commissioned by the Jacksonville Zoo to build a metal giraffe sculpture, which is 20-feet tall, made of metal and weighs in at 1,500 pounds.
January 30, 2017
UNF students on autism spectrum have healthy space to developJanuary 30, 2017
Senior Tyler Charles pretty much kept to himself when he started at UNF, even after he heard of a program named THRIVE — something to help students, like him, with autism spectrum disorders. But over time, he started hanging out there and began spending time with Tara Rowe, coordinator of UNF’s THRIVE program, which has grown from a half-dozen students a few years ago to nearly 130 today.
January 27, 2017
Work Together, Support Each Other and Make Awesome Stuff: 10 Questions with Sarah McDermottJanuary 27, 2017
Sarah McDermott, visiting assistant professor of printmaking, answers ten questions composed by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.
January 27, 2017
UNF THRIVE program helps students with autismJanuary 27, 2017
The THRIVE program at the University of North Florida is giving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders a chance to succeed beyond the classroom. UNF junior Robert Rittenhouse, a THRIVE student, speaks to WJXT Ch. 4 about how the program has helped him.
January 27, 2017
Starting the semester off strongJanuary 27, 2017
With a new semester comes new opportunities for students. That could be anything from raising your GPA, to meeting new people and getting out of your comfort zone. UNF Academic Center for Excellence Director Kellie Woodle shares advice for students to start the semester strong with the Spinnaker.
January 27, 2017
UNF pair make transition from Osprey Racing to DaytonaJanuary 27, 2017
Alumni twins Nick and Sky Squillace are putting skills learned in UNF's Osprey Racing Club to work at the Daytona International Speedway.
January 25, 2017
UNF hires Border collie to solve Canada geese problemJanuary 25, 2017
Canada geese making a mess on campus and threatening students prompted the hiring of a new staff member, Bee the Border collie.
January 24, 2017
UNF awards outstanding studentsJanuary 24, 2017
Volunteers, UNF alumni and donors have made an impact on the community and were recently honored with a Presidential Medallion. The Florida Times-Union features the medallion recipients.
January 23, 2017
Polls not as accurate as they used to beJanuary 23, 2017
Dr. Michael Binder, UNF associate professor of political science, discusses the reliability of polls on ABC's WZVN in Ft. Myers.
January 23, 2017
Trump Presidency impact on JacksonvilleJanuary 23, 2017
Dr. Matthew Corrigan, chair/professor of political science and public administration, speaks with the News4Jax Morning Show about President Trump.
January 19, 2017
The Goods: Myths and facts on grapesJanuary 19, 2017
Dr. Catherine Christie, associate dean and professor in the Brooks College of Health, discusses myths and facts about grapes in the monthly Florida Times-Union "Goods" column.
January 19, 2017
Donated wetlands shakes up marine biology research at UNFJanuary 19, 2017
In December, UNF received a donation of 1,050 acres of pristine wetlands for research. The land was appraised at nearly $9 million and is the largest property the University owns that can be used for coastal marine biology research.
January 18, 2017
UNF Biology and prenatal sharks: An inside lookJanuary 18, 2017
UNF biology students are playing a key role in shark research.
January 17, 2017
Specially trained border collie enlisted for geese control at UNFJanuary 17, 2017
Bee,the border collie is UNF’s latest strategy to keep resident Canada geese away from people and traffic. The goal is to prevent harm to both people and waterfowl. The goose relocation program was featured in The Florida Times-Union.
January 17, 2017
Current opioid crisisJanuary 17, 2017
Dr. David Courtwright, UNF history professor, discusses the current opioid crisis and what there is to learn from an earlier epidemic on "The Academic Minute."
January 12, 2017
New South Florida programs help students with autism as they head to college, find careersJanuary 12, 2017
UNF’s THRIVE program helps students with autism spectrum disorder excel.
January 12, 2017
UNF sees big jump for online program in U.S. News rankingsJanuary 12, 2017
UNF has the 48th best online bachelor’s degree program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking, a jump of 89 spots over last year.
January 11, 2017
Harris ranks Top 10 nationally in the high jumpJanuary 11, 2017
Junior Bobby Harris enters the indoor track and field season tied for sixth nationally in the high jump, according to the USTFCCA NCAA Division I rankings.
January 11, 2017
'Betsy Devos Is Coming For Your Public Schools'January 11, 2017
Dr. Julie Ingersoll, associate professor and religious studies program coordinator, spoke with Newsweek about Trump’s choice of Betsy DeVos to head the Education Department.
January 10, 2017
From the Vine: New director has great stories to tellJanuary 10, 2017
Spotlight feature on communication alumna Wendy Brannen.
January 10, 2017
Protesters launch 'environmental war' to stop pipelineJanuary 10, 2017
UNF Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professor, Center for Sustainable Business Practices Director and Board Member of the Environmental Center, Dr. Christopher Baynard, talks with News4Jax about potential environmental consequences of the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline that is currently undergoing construction in North Florida.
January 9, 2017
SLAA Congratulates JosephJanuary 9, 2017
Zepherinus Joseph was nominated for induction into the UNF Athletic Hall of Fame, class of 2017.
January 9, 2017
UNF marine and coastal biology program gets feet in marsh with new research stationJanuary 9, 2017
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, director of UNF's Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program, is optimistic about the new year, especially because the University recently received its own 1,050-acre coastal research "playground."
January 8, 2017
Ospreys roll past Dolphins in River City Rumble hoopsJanuary 8, 2017
Men’s basketball star Dallas Moore led North Florida to an 80-64 win over Jacksonville University.
January 6, 2017
UNF marine and coastal biology program gets feet in marsh with new research stationJanuary 6, 2017
Dr. Jim Gelsleichter, Coastal and Marine Biology Flagship Program director, is optimistic about the new year, especially because the University recently received its own 1,050-acre playground.
January 5, 2017
Rutherford, Lawson sworn in; replace Crenshaw and BrownJanuary 5, 2017
Dr. Matthew Corrigan talked about the challenges facing Florida’s freshmen Congress members, Al Lawson and John Rutherford, with The Florida Times-Union.
January 4, 2017
UNF uses border collies to ward off Canada geeseJanuary 4, 2017
Complaints about the Canada geese and the birds' noticeable amount of droppings everywhere prompted school officials to take action.
January 4, 2017
Retired NFL superstar dominating the tech spaceJanuary 4, 2017
Alum Drayton Florence is not only a retired NFL star, he is working with Tech for Vets and looking to help other Jacksonville technology startup companies.
January 3, 2017
Gov. Scott appoints Adam Hollingsworth to UNF Board of TrusteesJanuary 3, 2017
Adam Hollingsworth, former chief of staff to Governor Scott and former Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, was appointed to the University’s Board of Trustees.
January 3, 2017
Moore's 2,000th career point highlights Osprey 102-67 win over Palm Beach AtlanticJanuary 3, 2017
UNF senior Dallas Moore of the Osprey men's basketball team, finished with 23 points and became the first player in the University's history to score 2,000 career points in leading North Florida to a 102-67 victory over Palm Beach Atlantic in the final non-conference game of the season.