UWF holds Florida’s first Hacking 4 Defense course

University of West Florida undergraduate students are working as teams to come up with solutions to problems critical to national security as part of an eight-week pilot course that launched June 18. The class, Hacking for Defense, or H4D, originated at Stanford University in 2016. UWF is the first institution in the state of Florida […]

Local high school students shadow UWF senior leadership team

Three local high school students had the unique opportunity to learn what it takes to run a University. Michaela Megginson, Timothy Mrachek and Jillian Todd worked one-on-one with UWF’s senior leadership team, including President Martha Saunders, as well as faculty and staff during the four-week UWF Presidential Internship program. “We started the Presidential Internship program […]

University of West Florida partners with state and local election officials to enhance cybersecurity preparations

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity recently partnered with the Florida Department of State and election officials across Florida to provide training for supervisors of elections and key personnel to enhance cybersecurity resiliency ahead of the 2018 elections. During the month of June, the UWF Center for Cybersecurity conducted cybersecurity training courses in […]

Pensacola Museum of Art to host Andy Warhol exhibition, invites public to create artwork

The University of West Florida’s Pensacola Museum of Art will host the exhibition, “Andy Warhol: Myth/Maker,” June 29 through Sept. 2. The exhibition will be located in the Henderson Thornton and Kugelman family galleries and in Project Space in the Assembly Room in memory of Charles W. Lamar, Sr. The museum will hold an opening […]

UWF Emerald Coast Writing Project makes mark on area teachers and youth

The University of West Florida will host the Emerald Coast Writing Project, a program of the National Writing Project, on the Pensacola campus June 11-28.   The National Writing Project, a professional development network, serves teachers of writing in all grade levels and subjects. One of the only four locations in the state of Florida, […]

Patti Marine Enterprises donates dive platform to UWF archaeology program

Today, the University of West Florida received a new dive platform from Frank Patti, Jr. of Patti Marine Enterprises. The Division of Anthropology and Archaeology, within the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities will use the new platform for staging archaeological and other scientific research.   “I am honored and pleased to provide UWF […]

Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series to host final installment examining murals, public art

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities will host the final installment of its 2017-18 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series, a panel discussion of “Murals and City Space: Past and Present,” on Thursday, June 14 at the UWF Historic Trust Museum of Commerce. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., […]

UWF Historic Trust to host annual open house in Historic Pensacola

The University of West Florida Historic Trust invites the public to be a part of Pensacola’s vibrant history and bright future at Historic Pensacola’s 28th Annual Open House on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special events will take place at UWF Historic Trust properties in downtown Pensacola including children’s activities, exhibit […]

UWF professor works with NOAA to inventory reef fish communities in the Gulf

University of West Florida biology professor, Dr. Alexis Janosik is working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to take an inventory of reef fish communities in the Gulf of Mexico. Janosik received a $40,000 grant from NOAA and Red Snapper Congressional Supplemental Appropriations to evaluate fish species near reefs in the Gulf using the […]

Arcadia Mill to host Archaeology in Action

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site will host Archaeology in Action on weekdays from May 29 to June 15, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. As part of the UWF Division of Anthropology and Archaeology field school program, guests can visit the field school dig and learn about the antebellum plantation house and slave cabins that once […]

UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center celebrates donors and students

The University of West Florida Military and Veterans Resource Center awarded scholarships to seven students at its annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon on May 16 at the Museum of Commerce. The luncheon recognizes military veterans and dependents or family members of active or retired service members by awarding the Navy Federal Credit Union Scholarship, Brig. Gen. […]

UWF Center for Cybersecurity partners with FDLE to enhance cybersecurity

On the heels of a cyberattack that grounded city services in Atlanta, employees entrusted with protecting their agencies trained on how to thwart attacks during two courses at the University of West Florida.   The UWF Center for Cybersecurity partnered with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Services to host […]