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Historian and activist Aviva Chomsky to speak on immigration Nov. 2

In a timely lecture, celebrated historian, activist and Latin America specialist Aviva Chomsky will give a talk on immigration issues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Gooding Auditorium.

Chomsky, professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at …

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Fine Arts challenges a septic system with “Urinetown, The Musical” Oct. 26-29

No. 1, it’s swirling with heavy topics. No. 2, it’s flush with great humor.

It’s “Urinetown: The Musical,” the Tony Award-winning production being presented Oct. 26-29 in Swisher Theater by the Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts.

The play is …

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It’s a spooked-out English Department “Write-a-Thon” Wednesday in the Council building courtyard

“The Ghost of JU” is the topic of the English Department’s first “Write-a-Thon,” a frighteningly long student fundraiser starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Council building’s outdoor courtyard and not stopping until well after dark at 9 …

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FACULTY ROUNDUP: Sheridan named Florida Higher Ed Art Educator of the Year; Willemin awarded Best Break Out Screenplay at Oaxaca; Capener to speak at Global Conference on Advances in Management; Harper named Cuba Scholar-In-Residence in College of Arts and Sciences

(Jump to Ginger Sheridan  / Alex Willemin / Don Capener / Vanessa Harper)

Ginger Sheridan, Associate Professor of Photography, is the state’s Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, recognized by the Florida Art Education Association.

Sheridan, the Higher …

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Masterwork “Third Symphony” by James Barnes featured at Performing Arts Series concert Oct. 14

American composer James Barnes’ monumental “Third Symphony,” specifically chosen to highlight the fresh acoustics of the newly renovated Terry Concert Hall at Jacksonville University, will highlight a free joint concert featuring the First Coast Wind Symphony and the JU Wind

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