UWF professors to discuss radicalism, ISIS and national security as part of Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series hosts Drs. Michelle Williams and Jacob Shively, as they present, “Radicalism, ISIS and National Security,” on March 31, 2016. The lecture will take place at the Museum of Commerce on 201 E. Zaragoza St. in downtown Pensacola. The series is free and open to the public, with a reception […]

Column: 90% high school graduation rate would add millions to area economy

New grads collectively would earn an extra $30M, raise tax revenue by $1M by 2022 By ALLISON TYLER | atyler1@uwf.edu Allison Tyler serves as economic development coordinator for the Haas Center at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. Officials in Alabama are celebrating a recent announcement that the state’s high school graduation rate has […]

UWF Center for Applied Psychology to assess PALS program

The Arc Gateway organization of Pensacola has contracted with the University of West Florida Center for Applied Psychology to help evaluate the two-year Program for Adult Learning. The Arc is an organization supporting those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Its PALS program, created in 2014, gives adults with disabilities the opportunity to go to college, […]

William D. Smart Seminar Series in Chemistry presents John Hartwig at UWF

The University of West Florida and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition will host world-renowned organic and organometallic chemist professor Dr. John Hartwig on Feb. 23, 2016, for two lectures as part of the William D. Smart Seminar Series in Chemistry. The opening lecture, “New Modes for Functionalization of Organic Molecules” will be […]

Column: Affordable housing harder to find for local low-income families

Zach Jenkins directs the Haas Center at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. By ZACH JENKINS | zjenkins@uwf.edu For low-income families, affordable housing is not about their ability to purchase a home; it is about finding rent that is inexpensive enough so that they can still meet their family’s minimal food, clothing, transportation and […]

Study: Half of law enforcement leadership supports police cameras

A first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at the University of West Florida and Florida Atlantic University has found that officer use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) enjoys strong support among law enforcement officials. The paper, “Police-Worn Body Cameras: Perceptions of Law Enforcement Leadership,” revealed that half of the law enforcement leadership surveyed support the use of […]

Column: Local tourism industry sees quick rebound after Great Recession

Dr. Rick Harper serves as associate vice president for research and economic opportunity at the University of West Florida in Pensacola. He directs the University’s Center for Research and Economic Opportunity. By RICK HARPER | rharper@uwf.edu Leisure and hospitality has been the fastest growing sector in the Pensacola economy for the last several years. This can […]

UWF chemistry professor receives prestigious Cottrell College Science Award

Dr. Tanay Kersharwani, University of West Florida assistant professor in Chemistry, was one of 33 scientists to be presented the Cottrell College Science Award by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. This award covers a wide range of research in astronomy, chemistry and physics. Dr. Kesharwani was recognized for his project, Development of Environmentally Benign […]

Combined Rotary of Pensacola and UWF College of Business to host 13th annual Business Ethics Awards luncheon

WHAT: The University of West Florida College of Business and Combined Rotary of Pensacola will host the 13th annual Ethics in Business Award luncheon on Monday, May 4 at 12 p.m. at New World Landing in Pensacola. One individual from small organizations with 49 or less employees and one individual from large organizations with 50 or more […]

WeatherSTEM installs weather station at UWF John C. Pace Library

Yesterday, WeatherSTEM, a community centered weather network for schools, installed a weather unit on top of the University of West Florida John C. Pace Library. This unit serves as WeatherSTEM’s donation side for Escambia County and is available for use to all district schools to receive live data and classroom lessons. “The College of Science, […]

Town of Century, CEDA first participants in UWF OEDE marketing matching-grant program

The University of West Florida Office of Economic Development and Engagement announces that the Town of Century and the Community Economic Development Association for Escambia County are the first participants in OEDE’s Northwest Florida Asset Valuation and Marketing Support Program. As participants in the program, the town and CEDA will work with UWF marketing professors […]

Florida Public Archaeology Network associate director presented 2015 Senator Bob Williams Award

Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, Associate Director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network, received the 2015 Senator Bob Williams Award on March 11, 2015 at the annual Florida Heritage Awards ceremony in Tallahassee for her contribution to exceptional historic preservation in Florida. Dr. Scott-Ireton has worked in Florida for the past 20 years, encouraging communities to value […]