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Returning to UWF: Student Face Covering Pick-Up

As part of the Returning to UWF Plan, the University is providing every student with one free reusable cloth face covering. To view face covering pick-up locations, dates and times, visit the Face Covering Distribution webpage. Students must have a valid UWF ID to pick-up their face coverings. For students who have not yet received […]

UWF professors Dr. Valerie Morganson and Dr. Steve Kass, along with graduate students Kenzie Hurley, Cayla Hartley, Kaylin Strong and Dean Jones, conducting parachute simulations with former U.S. Navy pilot Andy Caputi on Jan. 22, 2020.

UWF researchers work with SoarTech, U.S. Navy to evaluate parachute training system

University of West Florida researchers are helping the U.S. Navy evaluate parachute training devices for its pilots and other personnel. Dr. Steven Kass, professor in the Department of Psychology, and Dr. Valerie Morganson, associate professor in the Department of Psychology have been working on the project. Their work includes conducting analyses to determine the cognitive skills […]

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Returning to UWF: Mandatory Daily COVID-19 Pre-Screening

The UWF Fall 2020 Returning to UWF Plan includes important information about students’ health and wellness, and the prevention of COVID-19. In order to make UWF a safer and healthier environment, students and employees are required to take a daily pre-screening outlined below. The pre-screening is a brief set of questions. It can be found […]

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New partnership connects UWF students and alumni with employers for micro-internships

The University of West Florida’s Office of Career Development and Community Engagement has partnered with Parker Dewey to help students and alumni gain meaningful job experience and launch their careers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Parker Dewey offers a platform to connect current students with employers to complete micro-internships, which are paid assignments similar to […]

Virtual cybersecurity training at the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office 

UWF partners with Escambia County elections staff to enhance cybersecurity preparations

The University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity provided virtual training for the Escambia County Supervisor of Elections staff on Wednesday, July 15, in preparation for the 2020 general election. The election training session included how to report suspicious activity, demystifying the world of hackers and building a cybersecurity culture in which all staff members […]

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Returning to UWF: Face Coverings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly urges you to wear face coverings to help protect those around you from COVID-19. The virus spreads primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks or raises their voice. The simple act of wearing a face covering helps prevent […]

Supporting our International Community

In light of the recent modifications made by the Student Exchange and Visitor Program regarding online courses and international students, we have reviewed our revised Fall 2020 semester course delivery methods. As our plan for fall includes face-to-face, hybrid and remote courses, we are positioned well to meet the face-to-face instruction requirements. We are actively […]

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UWF Notice: Fall 2020 Revised Course Delivery Methods

As part of the University of West Florida’s Returning to UWF plan for Fall 2020, revised course delivery methods for the fall semester are now available to view in the “MyClasses” app in MyUWF. International students should visit the Fall 2020 COVID-19 Enrollment Guidance for UWF International Students webpage and students receiving military benefits should […]

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Uncertainty amid pandemic inspiration behind winning song in UWF’s Songs of Impact contest

Unable to fall asleep as the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic weighed on her, University of West Florida senior mathematics major Delaney Beal decided to clear her mind by jotting down a few lyrics. As it turns out, those lyrics resonated with a significant number of voters in the UWF Songs of Impact contest.  Inspired […]

Dr. Lisa Waidner, professor of biology at UWF, along with Captain DJ Johnson of Marine Services, Nine Henriksson, staff member of the Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation and graduate students Trupti Potdukhe and Carrie Daniel, venture out to multiple sites in Escambia County rivers, bays and bayous to measure the amount of Vibrio, the virus responsible for the flesh-eating necrotizing fasciitis, in the water on March 2, 2020. The scale of the survey is the area's largest, with 44 total sites.

UWF, Escambia County partner to test local waters for Vibrio bacteria

University of West Florida researchers are working with the Escambia County Natural Resources Management Department to test local waters for the presence and abundance of various Vibrio species, including those associated with the “flesh-eating” disease necrotizing fasciitis. Dr. Lisa Waidner, assistant professor, Dr. Jane Caffrey, professor, and Dr. Wade Jeffrey, professor, are heading up a […]

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Returning to UWF: Student Training and Pre-Screening

The UWF Fall 2020 Returning to UWF Plan includes important information about students’ health and wellness, and the prevention of COVID-19. In order to make UWF a safer and healthier environment, below are two new guidelines that will be in place when returning to UWF.  Mandatory Training  All students are required to take the COVID-19 […]

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UWF alumnus named NSF Graduate Research Fellow

University of West Florida alumnus Joseph “Joey” Yount was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship will allow Yount to pursue a Ph.D. in materials engineering at Purdue University. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become leaders in their […]