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Past TedX speakers offer lectures on campus packed with intriguing, challenging messages

Dr. Lawanda Ravoira speaks at TedX

In Jacksonville University’s effort to give back to its community, the University has partnered with TEDxJacksonville to present innovative and challenging ideas 60 minutes at a time. 

Past TEDx speakers focus on providing well-formed, thought-provoking ideas in presentations from 4-5 …

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Dorian causes minimal damage to campus

Emergency Preparedness Team

Story updated on Sept. 5.

Hurricane Dorian caused minimal damage to the Jacksonville University campus, which reopened to welcome back students on Thursday, Sept. 5.

The Facilities Team cleaned up debris, removed downed trees and completed small repairs on Thursday. …

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River Life: Why barnacles are a blessing and a curse

By Dr. A. Quinton White

One of the ubiquitous animals in the lower St. Johns River is the barnacle. However, they are both a blessing and a curse as far as life on the river goes. A blessing in that …

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Newly Elected to ASHA Advisory Council, JU’s Dr. Edge Lobbies on the Hill

By Sheri Webber

Federal funding for educating students with disabilities was introduced by lawmakers late last month. Thanks to the efforts of special education advocates, additional funding for children in need of speech, language, swallowing, and hearing therapy may soon become a …

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RIVER LIFE: Why Mudflats Are Critical to a Healthy Ecosystem

Growing up in the Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia near Norfolk, we used to play in what we called the “mudflats.” Later, in college and graduate school, I began to appreciate how important these areas were to the ecology of …

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