UWF faculty member Dr. Wesley Farr

UWF professor fights AIDS as physician and teacher

Fear of contracting AIDS consumed Americans in the 1980s as the epidemic spread across the United States and caused thousands of deaths. Some of that fear originated from ignorance as misconceptions arose that an infected person could put others in danger of contracting the disease through a simple handshake or cough or sneeze in their […]

A K9 police officer with his dog.

UWF students work on product to assist military dogs, their handlers

A trio of students at the University of West Florida are developing a new camera-based system to help canine handlers in the military monitor and coordinate with their dogs. The idea sprang from the students’ experience in Hacking for Defense, a UWF summer course in which students work in teams directly with agencies and companies […]

UWF Department of Theatre presented Disney’s “The Little Mermaid." The performance took place in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.

Longtime UWF supporters leave transformational legacy with $2 million gift

Throughout their lives, Valmae and Ron Besser were ardent advocates for the University of West Florida, supporters of the arts and committed to community improvements in Pensacola. Their longstanding history of generosity led to the establishment of three endowed scholarships at UWF. After a 27-year career with the U.S. Navy, Ron Besser enrolled at UWF, […]

UWF Students during the ACM Programming Competition

UWF team earns first place in regional computer programming contest

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Department of Computer Science at the University of West Florida hosted the annual Southeast Association for Computing Machine Regional Programming contest as one of four regional sites. The contest was held simultaneously at the College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Georgia; and Florida International University, Miami, […]

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UWF professor to use environmental DNA to assist with 5-year study of Gulf reef fish

Dr. Alexis Janosik, professor in the University of West Florida Department of Biology, will participate in a multiyear study of reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico led by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Janosik will monitor and catalog reef fish over a five-year period using […]

Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf Fulbright Scholar in Copan, Honduras

UWF assistant professor of anthropology selected for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant

Dr. Katherine Miller Wolf, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida, is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Miller Wolf will teach students from the National Autonomous University of Honduras at an archaeological site in Copan, Honduras from May to December 2020. “I am truly honored to be a […]

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UWF Board of Trustees welcomes three appointees

The Florida Board of Governors has appointed Stephanie White and Jill Singer and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has reappointed Alonzie Scott to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees. White, an attorney specializing in adoption and child-related issues, and Singer, vice president of national security for AT&T, will replace Adrianne Collins and Mort O’Sullivan […]

Military and Veterans Resource Center at UWF

UWF earns highest ranking to date on ‘Best for Vets’ list

The University of West Florida was recognized as a “Best for Vets” school by the Military Times for the fourth consecutive year. The institution came in at No. 28 out of more than 100 four-year schools, marking its highest ranking to date. “The culture at UWF supports veterans through thoughtfully created programs designed to ease […]

UWF names new director of recreation

The University of West Florida selected Brent Parmer as the new director of recreation. Parmer will lead the Department of Recreation beginning Jan. 6, 2020. “With student well-being, health and safety being a top priority at UWF, the director of recreation plays an important role in the holistic health of all students,” said Dr. Michele […]

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UWF Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors seeks nominations

The University of West Florida Foundation, Inc. nominating committee announces openings on its Board of Directors beginning in Summer 2020. Individuals with fundraising and leadership talents and an interest in supporting the University and making a difference in the community are invited to apply for membership on the UWF Foundation Board of Directors. Applications will […]

University of West Florida freshman Brandon Lawrence

‘Miracle baby’ epitomizes Argo Spirit

University of West Florida freshman Brandon Lawrence describes himself as a “miracle baby.” His mother was diagnosed with advanced multiple sclerosis while pregnant with him and died from complications three days after his 5th birthday. Lawrence lost his mother at a young age, but he said she positively influenced him in their precious few years […]

President Emeritus Judy Bense

UWF President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense named to Florida Women’s Hall of Fame

University of West Florida President Emeritus Dr. Judith Bense is a new member of the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. The Florida Commission on the Status of Women inducted Bense during a ceremony on Oct. 28, 2019, in Orlando. Gov. Ron DeSantis selected Bense and two others among recommendations presented by the commission. The Florida […]