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UWF anthropology graduate, faculty member publish article on diversity in forensic anthropology

Dr. Allysha Winburn, assistant professor of anthropology, and Antaya Jennings ’19 recently published a peer-reviewed article in a special issue of the journal “Forensic Anthropology,” dedicated to diversity and inclusion. Their article, “Ancestral Diversity in Skeletal Collections: Perspectives on African American Body Donation,” tackles the lack of diversity in the field of forensic anthropology, in […]

UWF Notice: Tropical Storm Eta

University officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Eta, which is currently off the western coast of Cuba and is forecast to make landfall along the Gulf Coast on Sunday, November 15, 2020. All University of West Florida locations remain operational at this time. If conditions change, the University will update the campus community. The track […]

UWF Teach Program - Kara Montgomery

UWF-Teach Program prepares STEM majors to teach in high-need school districts

At a mere 22 years old, Kara Montgomery walked into her Pine Forest High School classroom fully trained for her first official day as a science teacher. The 2019 University of West Florida graduate prepared two years for this defining moment as a UWF-Teach Program Robert Noyce Scholar, learning how to teach science classes from […]

UWF Dr. Sherry Hartnett and UWF student DaCotah

College of Business moves Executive Mentor Program online, hosts speakers virtually

Known for helping College of Business students and members of the community connect with business leaders, the Executive Mentor Program continues to provide personal and professional development opportunities, now virtually. The program, housed in UWF’s College of Business, has guided more than 50 relationships between executive mentors and mentees through the COVID-19 pandemic. College of […]

University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders reflected on a year of extraordinary accomplishments before turning her attention to “big goals” during her 2019 State of the University address on Sept. 27.

UWF President Saunders’ contract extended through 2021 calendar year

President Martha D. Saunders will remain at the helm of the University of West Florida for another year after being awarded a contract extension through the end of the 2021 calendar year. A Board of Governors’ regulation limits contract extensions or renewals for presidents of academic institutions to one year after the initial three-year agreement. […]

Haas Center develops online dashboard with economic indicators in Escambia and surrounding counties

The Haas Center at the University of West Florida has developed an online market indicators dashboard that provides easy, quick and simple navigation for a look at county-by-county statistics. The dashboard includes tabs for tourism rates, real estate transactions, employment/unemployment rates and sales and tax collections in Northwest Florida and South Alabama counties. “The dashboard […]

UWF awarded $6 million grant to lead national cybersecurity workforce development program

The University of West Florida will lead a coalition of 10 institutions designated as National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity in establishing a program to address the critical national shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. The National Security Agency selected UWF to oversee the program, which will launch in the spring and […]

UWF study identifies US counties with high rates of COVID-19

A research team from the University of West Florida’s Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering has identified geographical areas of unusually high rates of COVID-19 infections and mortality. Their surveillance study locates COVID “hot spots” across the country through September. In spring, Dr. Raid Amin, a distinguished university professor in the Department of Mathematics […]

UWF to announce major cybersecurity workforce development initiative

WHAT: The University of West Florida will host a virtual press conference to make a major announcement regarding cybersecurity workforce development. Speakers include: UWF President Martha D. Saunders; Diane M. Janosek, Commandant, National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School; Dr. George Ellenberg, UWF Provost and Senior Vice President; and Dr. Eman El-Sheikh, Director of the UWF […]

UWF Notice: Tropical Storm Zeta

UWF Notice: Tropical Storm Zeta Update #2 October 27, 2020 Due to the threat of severe weather in Northwest Florida from Tropical Storm Zeta, all UWF locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 and normal operations will resume at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, unless otherwise notified by the University. This […]

2020 Spirit of UWF Alumni and Community Awards

UWF hosts first virtual Spirit of UWF Awards ceremony

The University of West Florida hosted the first ever virtual 2020 Spirit of UWF Alumni and Community Awards ceremony on Oct. 24. The annual awards presentation was an online streaming event, featuring a compilation of videos from presenters and awards recipients sharing notable work done by UWF staff, faculty, students, alumni and community members. “As […]

The annual State of the University Address will be held virtually for the 2020-21 school year, with multiple ways to stream the event on laptops, Smart TV's or mobile devices.

UWF hosts first virtual State of the University address

University of West Florida President Martha D. Saunders reflected on the institution’s perseverance and adaptability before looking ahead to “bright days” during her 2020 State of the University address on Thursday, Oct. 22. This year marked the first virtual State of the University address, as Saunders spoke to faculty and staff watching from the socially-distanced […]