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Newswise: Secretary of Education Awards University of North Florida $1.6M Grant for Innovative Teacher Prep

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Secretary of Education Awards University of North Florida $1.6M Grant for Innovative Teacher Prep

University of North Florida

The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services was awarded a $1.6 million Teacher Quality Partnership grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support innovative teacher preparation models that prepare prospective and new teachers to serve students in high-need schools.

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9-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: University of North Florida Among Lowest Student College Loan Default Rate in the Nation

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University of North Florida Among Lowest Student College Loan Default Rate in the Nation

University of North Florida

College loans and debt often burden students for decades after graduation; however, students graduating from the University of North Florida have less to worry about. UNF ranks among the Top 25 public institutions across the country with the lowest student default rate, according to new data released from the United States Department of Education.

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7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: University of North Florida Receives Sizeable NSF Grant to Enhance Local Computer Science Teacher Readiness

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University of North Florida Receives Sizeable NSF Grant to Enhance Local Computer Science Teacher Readiness

University of North Florida

Dr. Brian Zoellner, a University of North Florida associate professor in the Department of Foundations and Secondary Education within the College of Education and Human Services, and Dr. William Klostermeyer, a professor in the School of Computing and interim dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, were just awarded a grant totaling over $291,000 from the National Science Foundation to help better prepare local high school educators in teaching computer science.

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26-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719577

University of North Florida Designated National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

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The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated the University of North Florida’s School of Computing as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education through 2024.

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25-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: UNF Political Science Professor Discusses Trump Impeachment Implications

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UNF Political Science Professor Discusses Trump Impeachment Implications

University of North Florida

Dr. Michael Binder, an associate professor of political science at the University of North Florida, discusses possible Trump impeachment, it's political implications and more.

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24-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Newswise: University of North Florida Welcomes Largest and Most Diverse Class in History

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University of North Florida Welcomes Largest and Most Diverse Class in History

University of North Florida

The University of North Florida has started the fall semester with its largest and most diverse freshman class to date. A record 2,648 freshmen entered UNF in August, contributing to the University’s largest enrollment in history at 17,304.

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16-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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UNF Ranked as ‘National University’ Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges

University of North Florida

For the first time, the University of North Florida has been included in the “National Universities” category in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 edition of “Best Colleges,” which includes data from more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the country.

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11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: University of North Florida Researcher Awarded USDA Grant to Study Plant-Based Alternative Fuel Sources

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University of North Florida Researcher Awarded USDA Grant to Study Plant-Based Alternative Fuel Sources

University of North Florida

As Americans burn through natural fuel sources, the United States government continues to seek alternative local fuel sources to lower our dependency on foreign oil and fossil fuels. Dr. Mike Aspinwall, an assistant professor of biology at the University of North Florida, was just awarded nearly half a million dollars from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture to study switchgrass as a viable plant-based biofuel.

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4-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Ancestral Puebloan Pottery-Making: It Wasn’t Just Women’s Work

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Ancestral Puebloan Pottery-Making: It Wasn’t Just Women’s Work

University of North Florida

New research from Dr. John Kantner, a University of North Florida professor specializing in anthropological archaeology, suggests that pottery making wasn’t a primarily female activity in ancient Puebloan society, as had long been assumed based on historical evidence that women produced pottery for each household.

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3-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Burn, Baby, Burn: Homemade Sunscreens Could Sacrifice Personal Skincare Safety

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Burn, Baby, Burn: Homemade Sunscreens Could Sacrifice Personal Skincare Safety

University of North Florida

Dr. Julie Merten, an associate professor of public health in the Brooks College of Health at the University of North Florida, has a new study she led that examines how homemade sunscreens were portrayed on Pintrest and whether people should be using organic sunscreen products that aren’t regulated.

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21-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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