12/21/07 UWF Explores Diabetes in African-Americans (PDF) - Hoping to improve health care for African-Americans suffering from diabetes, Kristina Behan and Justice Mbizo, faculty members in the University of West Florida School of Allied Health and Life Sciences, are conducting a study to determine if the presence of the sickle cell trait in diabetic African-American patients can cause incorrect blood test results.
11/19/07 Identifying Our Past: Kate Spradley (PDF) - She was in a biological anthropology class when a professor held up a bone and told the details of a woman's life based off the analysis of that bone. It was at that moment when Kate Spradley, assistant professor at the University of West Florida, realized what she wanted to do with her life - learn how to read bones.
10/19/07 UWF Archaeologists Discover Second Oldest Shipwreck in the U.S. (PDF) - It was the last week of Archaeology field school in the summer of 2006 when two University of West Florida students found a few stones lying on the floor of Pensacola Bay and thought there may be something more. That's all it took for John Bratten and Gregory Cook, both maritime archaeology professors at UWF, to look further and find that they had a lot more on their hands than a few stones. UWF publicly announced that after several months of evaluation, the shipwreck in Pensacola Bay formerly known as "Target 17" is the remains of one of the colonization ships of the Tristan de Luna fleet that sank in Pensacola Bay during a hurricane in 1559.
07/02/07 Archaeology Students Excavate Underwater Shipwrecks )PDF) - The University of West Florida Archaeology Program will offer graduate and undergraduate students the unique opportunity to participate in a Maritime Archaeology Field School this summer. Led by Archaeology Institute Assistant Professor John Bratten and Research Associate Greg Cook, the field school will allow students hands-on experience working outside of the classroom, investigating shipwrecks and performing conservation and laboratory analysis of recovered artifacts.
03/09/07 Biology Graduate Student Navigates Ocean Exploration Policy in D.C. (PDF) - As a Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Sea Grant College Program, Nicole Morris, a University of West Florida Biology graduate student, began working for the NOAA in Washington, D.C. Feb. 1. And while her exposure to the ocean is limited, she is getting to experience an entirely new side of her field - charting a course in ocean-related policy.
02/14/07 UWF, Escambia County School District Announce "Math Matters" Partnership (PDF) - Information technology, engineering, health science, business management, finance and computer science. What do all these fields have in common? They all require entrants to have strong math skills.