University of West Florida

Pensacola Loan Report
4:15 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Haas Center Debunks Claim That Pensacola Tops Florida's Payday Lending

  A report released Monday from the Haas Center at the University of West Florida contradicts an earlier report on payday loans in Florida. The Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy at Florida International University in Miami released a report in late summer that said the Pensacola region was responsible for close to 40 percent of the state’s payday loan transactions in 2012, far more than any other metropolitan area in Florida.

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UWF Research Grant Program
5:26 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

UWF Offers $1.5 Million To Boost Research

The University of West Florida has announced a new Industry Research Matching Grants Program to encourage the growth of research at the university and at businesses in Northwest Florida. Dr. Brice Harris,  the director of Strategic Initiatives for the Office of Economic Development and Engagement at the University of West Florida says there is $1.5 million available in the program.

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Attack Infant Mortality
1:21 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Escambia Aims To Attack Infant Mortality

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  AIM - "Attack Infant Mortality", is a collaboration between the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, the University of West Florida and other are agencies dedicated to infant health. They say the health of newborns begins long before a woman decides to have a baby.

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Next Exit History
5:18 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

UWF App Brings History To You Anywhere

Dr. Richard Podemski and Brad Bowden signing the license agreement for Next Exit History™.
Credit University of West Florida

There's an app available for your smart phone that will lead you to some of the country's most...and least known historical landmarks.

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UWF Military Grant
4:14 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

UWF Gets $350,000 To Help Military Families Jumpstart IT Careers

Credit UWF Innovation Institute

The University of West Florida will receive $350,000 to develop courses and provide scholarships for military service members and their families. The new program will be a partnership between the University's HAAS Center and the Innovation Institute at UWF.  Dr.

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UWF Law Program
3:16 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

UWF & FSU Partner On New "3 + 3" Law Degree Program

UWF President Dr. Judy Bense and FSU College of Law Dean Donald Weidner sign the new 3 3 law degree agreement.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

The  University of West Florida is giving its best students a quicker pathway to a law degree. On Wednesday they announced a new partnership with the FSU College of Law.

UWF President Dr. Judy Bense made the announcement Wednesday afternoon that the University is partnering with Florida State University in a new "three plus three" law degree program. The program allows students to earn both a bachelor's degree and a law degree in six years between the two schools. Bense says the program will save students a year of college time and expense.

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State Of UWF 2014
2:37 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Achievements And Challenges Highlighted At UWF State Of The University Address

Dr. Judy Bense concludes her State of the University speech by thanking the crowd.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

The University of West Florida highlighted its successes and challenges Wednesday morning at its annual State of the University Ceremony.

After the presentation of the colors UWF music student Easton Ellenberg performed Edward MacDowell's March Wind to a standing room crowd at the UWF Commons Auditorium. It was the opening act to UWF President Dr. Judy Bense's 2014 state of the University speech.

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Major UWF Gift
6:56 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

$770,000 Gift to UWF Helps Science, Health, and Football

Timothy Burr talking about his family's gift to the University of West Florida Tuesday afternoon at the Argonaut Athletic Club.
Credit Bob Barrett/WUWF

Science, engineering and football all got a boost Tuesday as the University of West Florida announced a major gift from a local family.  

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UWF Football
11:06 am
Mon August 11, 2014

UWF Football Gets Closer To Playing Downtown

UWF President, Judy Bense, announces the formation of the University's first football team.
Credit University of West Florida

  Two years before its inaugural season, University of West Florida football’s first major scrimmage was held Friday at Pensacola City Hall. The Argonauts are working to create a temporary home downtown.

Meeting in special session, the Community Maritime Park Associates Board went over a proposed agreement for the team to play at Bayfront Stadium beginning in 2016. The two-year deal – plus three, one-year renewals if desired – would pay the city $5,000 per game.

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UWF Cyber Breach
9:03 am
Fri August 1, 2014

"Man In The Middle" Cyber Attack Targets UWF

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A computer security breach at the University of West Florida has compromised the accounts of at least 160 individuals including 90 UWF students.  UWF's Chief Information Officer Mike Dieckmann says this particular type of cyber attack is called a "man in the middle attack. It's kind of the internet equivalent of wiretapping". People were actually intercepting on line traffic, decrypting it and using that information to acquire user names and passwords from people's accounts.

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