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A patient-centered approach to the U.S. drug epidemic to be discussed by top experts Nov. 14

A major seminar at Jacksonville University Nov. 14 will gather the region’s top substance abuse experts to describe outreach, prevention and treatment for those affected by the cascading U.S. drug epidemic, including U.S. veterans.

The 3½-hour event is supported by …

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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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Leader of Lance Armstrong doping probe to speak Nov. 2 at JU

Jacksonville native Travis Tygart, who helped lead the doping probe of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong and is regarded as one of the most powerful figures in sports, will speak on “The Business of Sports” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, …

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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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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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RIVER LIFE: On flip side, hurricane offers some environmental benefits

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that wreaked havoc on Houston, the question was often asked: Could it happen here? The answer was pretty straightforward: “Yes, it is not a matter of if, but when. Remember Matthew?”

Little did we …

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Senator Aaron Bean ’89 named by Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida to “presidential honor roll” for historic increase in student financial aid

Florida Sen. Aaron Bean ’89, who told JU Spring 2017 graduates at commencement to take on the world with the “superpowers” of taking action and uplifting others, has been named to the “presidential honor roll” by the Independent Colleges and …

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RIVER LIFE: St. Johns River susceptible to runoff from forest fires

Fire and water don’t mix, and fire when coupled with a lack of water can create a dangerous combination. This is readily illustrated in the huge wildfire that has recently burned just north of the Florida-Georgia line, and multiple fires …

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