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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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Where Public Policy Matters: JU Shapes Future Leaders & Florida Politics

Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE magazine.
By Sheri Webber

On Ryan Bass’ first day at work, protesters occupied the sidewalks outside and the phone rang with persistence.

Congressman John Rutherford, representing the Fourth District of Florida, …

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To colonize, you must collaborate; JU professors discuss final frontiers at 7th annual panel

Dr. Emre Selvi shows almost manic enthusiasm at the prospect of colonizing another planet. At the Jacksonville University College of Arts and Sciences 7th annual Cross Disciplinary Panel Discussion, “The Final Frontier: Exploration and Colonization,” he explained that the technology …

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Uptick in international students and researchers predicted as campus receives official U.S. Exchange Visitor designation

Jacksonville University is now among a handful of private colleges in Florida to receive official U.S. State Department designation as an Exchange Visitor sponsor.

The approval means that more international short-term students, researchers and professors, including Fulbright Scholars, will be …

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‘Pink Out,’ timely topics and ‘100 Years with Fran’ on tap for Women’s History Month at JU

March comes in with a “Pink Out” for Women’s History Month tomorrow, kicking off events during the month that include discussions on timely topics such as Islam, gender in the workplace and racial misconceptions, and highlighted by a conversation with …

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Experts to discuss harmful waste’s effects at NE Florida Environmental Summit co-sponsored by JU

The 18th annual Northeast Florida Environmental Summit focuses on the impact of pollutants with a distinguished lineup of environmental and legal experts.

The event on Friday, Feb. 24, is co-sponsored by Jacksonville University with Florida Coastal School of Law, and …

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JU enters world stage of ocean research with ‘OCEARCH at Jacksonville University’ partnership

You can’t change the future of the ocean on a fisherman’s story.

So says Chris Fischer, the charismatic founder of world-renowned marine research outfit OCEARCH. The bona fides of academic expertise, peer-reviewed published research and acclaimed scientists are needed to …

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Honoring courage and vision during Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect upon the accomplishments, courage and vision of our African-American community, as well as of those from across the entire African diaspora who have excelled in ways both big and small.

We join …

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