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Newswise: Carnegie Foundation Awards UNF 2020 Community Engagement Reclassification
Released: 31-Jan-2020 5:40 PM EST
Carnegie Foundation Awards UNF 2020 Community Engagement Reclassification
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The Carnegie Foundation announced today that the University of North Florida is one of 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the 2020 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.

Newswise: Secretary of Education Awards University of North Florida $1.6M Grant for Innovative Teacher Prep
Released: 9-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Secretary of Education Awards University of North Florida $1.6M Grant for Innovative Teacher Prep
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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.

Newswise: University of North Florida Among Lowest Student College Loan Default Rate in the Nation
Released: 7-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Among Lowest Student College Loan Default Rate in the Nation
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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.

Newswise: University of North Florida Receives Sizeable NSF Grant to Enhance Local Computer Science Teacher Readiness
Released: 26-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Receives Sizeable NSF Grant to Enhance Local Computer Science Teacher Readiness
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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.

Released: 25-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: UNF Political Science Professor Discusses Trump Impeachment Implications
Released: 24-Sep-2019 4:30 PM EDT
UNF Political Science Professor Discusses Trump Impeachment Implications
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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.

Newswise: University of North Florida Welcomes Largest and Most Diverse Class in History
Released: 16-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Welcomes Largest and Most Diverse Class in History
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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.

Released: 11-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
UNF Ranked as ‘National University’ Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges
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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.

Newswise: University of North Florida Researcher Awarded USDA Grant to Study Plant-Based Alternative Fuel Sources
Released: 4-Jun-2019 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Researcher Awarded USDA Grant to Study Plant-Based Alternative Fuel Sources
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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.

Newswise: Ancestral Puebloan Pottery-Making: It Wasn’t Just Women’s Work
Released: 3-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Ancestral Puebloan Pottery-Making: It Wasn’t Just Women’s Work
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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.

Newswise: Burn, Baby, Burn: Homemade Sunscreens Could Sacrifice Personal Skincare Safety
Released: 21-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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.

Newswise: University of North Florida Psychology Expert’s Study Reveals People Have Commitment Issues
Released: 15-May-2019 8:55 AM EDT
University of North Florida Psychology Expert’s Study Reveals People Have Commitment Issues
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Dr. Tracy Alloway, an associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida, has found that people have commitment issues. Commitment to exercise that is.

Newswise: University of North Florida Education Professor Named 2019 College Ready Florida Innovator
Released: 8-May-2019 9:40 AM EDT
University of North Florida Education Professor Named 2019 College Ready Florida Innovator
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Dr. Matthew Ohlson, interim director of the Taylor Leadership Institute and assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 College Ready Florida Innovator Award by the Florida College Access Network.

Newswise: University of North Florida Tops 2019 Healthiest Companies List
Released: 24-Apr-2019 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Tops 2019 Healthiest Companies List
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The University of North Florida was recently honored as one of Jacksonville’s healthiest places to work, receiving the Platinum Level Award for the 2019 Healthiest Companies by the First Coast Worksite Wellness Council. This is the 11th year the University has received this recognition.

Newswise: University of North Florida Nursing Director Named 'Advocate of the Year'
Released: 20-Mar-2019 9:00 AM EDT
University of North Florida Nursing Director Named 'Advocate of the Year'
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Dr. Lillia Loriz, director of the School of Nursing Flagship Program at the University of North Florida, was selected as “Advocate of the Year” by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing for her advocacy efforts and advancing academic nursing at the federal level.

Newswise: University of North Florida Engineering Professor Recognized for Lifetime Achievement
Released: 7-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EST
University of North Florida Engineering Professor Recognized for Lifetime Achievement
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Dr. Don Resio, University of North Florida professor of ocean engineering and director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute in UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering and Construction, has been recognized for his lifetime achievements in marine meteorology.

Newswise: University of North Florida Health Administration Professor Named 2019 Emerging Scholar
Released: 28-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST
University of North Florida Health Administration Professor Named 2019 Emerging Scholar
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Dr. Hanadi Hamadi, a University of North Florida associate professor of health administration in the Brooks College of Health, was named a 2019 Emerging Scholar by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a magazine focusing on matters of access and opportunity for all in higher education.

Released: 13-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST
Florida Campus Compact Names University of North Florida 2018 Engaged Campus of the Year
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In recognition of the University of North Florida’s commitment to campus-community engagement and public service, Florida Campus Compact recognized UNF as the Engaged Campus of the Year for 2018 for the State University System. This is the University’s second time receiving this award.

Newswise: Study Reveals Coloring Improves Working Memory/Reduces Stress Among Veterans
Released: 22-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Study Reveals Coloring Improves Working Memory/Reduces Stress Among Veterans
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Simple activities, such as drawing and coloring, may yield both mental health and cognitive benefits for veterans, according to a new study conducted by Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology at the University of North Florida.

Newswise: University of North Florida Chemistry Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Improve Data Science Framework
Released: 2-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Chemistry Professor Awarded NSF Grant to Improve Data Science Framework
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Dr. Stuart Chalk, a University of North Florida chemistry professor, has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to test and improve upon his data science framework, SciData, which will help make the integration of scientific data more efficient for researchers.

Newswise: UNF Lands National Affordable Colleges 2018-19 Top LGBTQ-Friendly College List
Released: 9-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
UNF Lands National Affordable Colleges 2018-19 Top LGBTQ-Friendly College List
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AffordableCollegesOnline.org, a leader in higher education information, resources, affordability and rankings has recognized the University of North Florida as being one of the most inclusive campuses for LGBTQ students in the country.

Newswise: Best College Reviews Names UNF Among Top 50 Online RN to BSN Programs
Released: 6-Jul-2018 8:05 AM EDT
Best College Reviews Names UNF Among Top 50 Online RN to BSN Programs
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Best College Reviews has named the University of North Florida among the Top 50 online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs for 2018, ranking No. 14 in the nation.

Newswise: University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility Demonstrates State-of-the-Art TESCAN Biological Microscope
Released: 24-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility Demonstrates State-of-the-Art TESCAN Biological Microscope
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The University of North Florida Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility has partnered with TESCAN, a leading manufacturer of electron and light microscopes, in the installation of one of its new Q-Phase microscopes, a unique instrument for quantitative phase imaging based on holographic microscopy.

Newswise: University of North Florida School of Engineering Professor Invents One-of-a-Kind Surf Rover Machine
Released: 19-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT
University of North Florida School of Engineering Professor Invents One-of-a-Kind Surf Rover Machine
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For his first job during college, William Dally worked in what he calls the surf zone—the area from the shoreline up to an ocean depth of 25 feet—placing rods to gather scientific data. Battered by the waves, the then 20-year-old civil engineering major thought there must be a better way.

Newswise: UNF Psychology Study Reveals Certain Cultures Short in Everyday Patience
Released: 16-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
UNF Psychology Study Reveals Certain Cultures Short in Everyday Patience
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Patience in everyday life is a strong predictor of health and well-being. Dr. Dominik Guess, a UNF psychology professor, conducted a European study regarding patience in everyday life, revealing cultural differences as to when people get impatient and the reactions they show.

Newswise: New University of North Florida Poll Shows Florida Governor Candidates Lack Name Recognition
Released: 12-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
New University of North Florida Poll Shows Florida Governor Candidates Lack Name Recognition
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The Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida has a new poll that reveals an overwhelming lack of name recognition among Democratic candidates and Republican candidates running for Florida governor. The survey also shows that a majority of respondents support restoring the voting rights of individuals with felony convictions.

Released: 7-Feb-2018 8:05 AM EST
New UNF Poll Shows Sen. Bill Nelson Leading Gov. Rick Scott in 2018 Senate Election
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The Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida has a new poll that reveals Sen. Bill Nelson in the lead for the upcoming Senate election, with Gov. Rick Scott trailing close behind. The survey also shows that President Trump’s job approval rating has risen some since last fall.

Released: 9-Jan-2018 8:05 AM EST
University of North Florida Earns Top 40 Ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Online’ Bachelor’s Programs
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UNF is among hundreds of higher education institutions included in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Online Programs rankings released today. UNF is ranked among the Top 40 colleges and universities in the country for “Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.”

Newswise: University of North Florida Launches New Center for Nutrition and Food Security
Released: 1-Nov-2017 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Launches New Center for Nutrition and Food Security
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In the United States, one in six Americans lack access to adequate amounts of healthy foods. In an effort to address the issue and find solutions, the University of North Florida has launched the Center for Nutrition and Food Security, which will be housed in the Brooks College of Health.

Released: 2-Oct-2017 9:00 AM EDT
University of North Florida Recognized as National Diversity Champion
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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.

Released: 25-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT
Princeton Review Names University of North Florida ‘Best in the Southeast’ College
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For the ninth consecutive year, the University of North Florida 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.

Released: 5-Sep-2017 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Receives 2017 Higher Education in Diversity Award
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The University of North Florida 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.

Released: 28-Aug-2017 4:25 PM EDT
UNF School of Nursing Among 50 Schools Nationwide Awarded White Coat Ceremony Funding
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The University of North Florida’s School of Nursing is one of 50 schools across the country selected by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to receive funding to host White Coat Ceremonies, which underscore the importance of humanistic patient care.

Newswise: THE PLAYERS Championship Generously Doubles Endowed First Generation Scholarship at the University of North Florida
Released: 16-Aug-2017 8:05 AM EDT
THE PLAYERS Championship Generously Doubles Endowed First Generation Scholarship at the University of North Florida
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Through the years, THE PLAYERS Championship has continually invested in University of North Florida 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.

Newswise: University of  North Florida Nutrition Professor Discusses Strawberry Myth Busters
Released: 10-May-2017 10:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Nutrition Professor Discusses Strawberry Myth Busters
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Perfectly ripened strawberries are loved by children and adults alike, and they’re good for you too! Jackie Shank, nutrition instructor and undergraduate program director in the Nutrition and Dietetics Flagship Program at the University of North Florida, explores the myths and truths surrounding strawberries.

Released: 9-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Accounting Grad Top CPA Exam Performer/Elijah Watt Sells Award Winner
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Patrick Kmieciak, who earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of North Florida, is a top CPA exam performer and winner of the 2016 Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs. This is the first time a UNF graduate has been recognized with this national award.

Newswise: University of North Florida Receives Platinum-Level Skin Smart Campus Designation
Released: 3-May-2017 7:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Receives Platinum-Level Skin Smart Campus Designation
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The University of North Florida 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.

Newswise: University of North Florida Psychology Professor Awarded Endowed Presidential Professorship
Released: 2-May-2017 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Psychology Professor Awarded Endowed Presidential Professorship
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Dr. Dominik Güss, professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida, has been selected as the recipient of the John A. Delaney Endowed Presidential Professorship, which recognizes a professor’s significant accomplishments as a researcher and provides the resources to carry out his or her scholarly agenda.

Newswise: UNF History Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
26-Apr-2017 8:00 AM EDT
UNF History Professor Receives Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
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Dr. Denise Bossy, a University of North Florida 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.

Newswise: University of North Florida Joins Competitive Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate Consortium
Released: 5-Apr-2017 8:05 AM EDT
University of North Florida Joins Competitive Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate Consortium
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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 over 100 schools of education across the country in the important work of redesigning professional practice preparation.

Newswise: New UNF Poll Shows Sen. Bill Nelson Leading Gov. Rick Scott in 2018 Senate Election
Released: 13-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT
New UNF Poll Shows Sen. Bill Nelson Leading Gov. Rick Scott in 2018 Senate Election
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A new poll of registered voters in Florida by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) at the University of North Florida 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.

Newswise: UNF Ranks Top 20 Nationally for Online Master’s in Nutrition Program
Released: 7-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST
UNF Ranks Top 20 Nationally for Online Master’s in Nutrition Program
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The University of North Florida has been identified as having one of the top online Master’s in Nutrition programs in the nation by the Top Masters in Healthcare Administration, placing No. 7 in the Top 20 ranking.

Newswise: UNF Criminology Professor's Study Reveals Faith-Based Ministry Impact at America’s Largest Maximum-Security Prison
Released: 6-Dec-2016 8:05 AM EST
UNF Criminology Professor's Study Reveals Faith-Based Ministry Impact at America’s Largest Maximum-Security Prison
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Dr. Michael Hallett, criminology professor at the University of North Florida, has drawn from three years of on-site research at America's largest maximum-security prison in his new book,” The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity, Transformation, Desistance and Rehabilitation.”

Released: 28-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST
UNF Listed in National Rankings for Study Abroad Participation
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The University of North Florida ranked No. 9 nationally on the list of “Leading Institutions by Duration and Institutional Type” for short-term study abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

Newswise: When the Going Gets Negative, Recruit Working Memory
Released: 21-Nov-2016 8:05 AM EST
When the Going Gets Negative, Recruit Working Memory
University of North Florida

Working memory, the ability to process information, may play an important role in coping with negative life events, according to a new study by Dr. Tracy Alloway, associate professor of psychology at the University of North Florida.

Newswise: Busting the Myths on Turkey
Released: 18-Nov-2016 3:05 PM EST
Busting the Myths on Turkey
University of North Florida

Turkey is a major symbol of an American celebration and our giving for the bounties we are fortunate to enjoy. Dr. Judith Rodriguez, registered dietitian & chair of the Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of North Florida, discusses myths and facts about turkey.

Released: 27-Oct-2016 12:05 PM EDT
New University of North Florida Poll Shows Clinton, Rubio and Amendment 2 Hold Leads in Florida
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A new poll of likely voters in Florida by the Public Opinion Research Laboratory (PORL) at the University of North Florida, shows that in a four-candidate contest—with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein—Clinton holds the lead.

Released: 20-Oct-2016 8:05 AM EDT
UNF Acquires Cutting-Edge GENI Rack Computing Resource
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The University of North Florida has added a cutting-edge computing resource to its campus network that will put UNF faculty research on the map globally.


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