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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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Following Fran through the war years

Taiping Road, Hankow, 1908

By Sheri Webber

“What can I do? I want to help.” Those were the words of 22-year old Frances Bartlett to U.S. Representative Paul Cunningham in a 1939 letter. Cunningham had served during World War I and knew her family …

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“American … Go Home!” How Fran Kinne’s mettle overseas helped her become the “Frau Doktor”

Originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE Magazine.
By Phillip Milano

It’s hard to picture Fran Kinne rattled.

After all, in her century on the planet, she’s forged ahead boldly on numerous improbable-yet-successful projects, presided over a growing …

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‘I felt the children were like dry soil, looking for a drop of water’ – Dr. Sawsan Tabbaa helps children including Syrian refugees in Florida’s largest ‘Give Kids A Smile’ effort

Dr. Sawsan Tabbaa will never forget a child named Ahmad.

The JU School of Orthodontics Clinical Associate Professor was handing out free Give Kids A Smile dental kits containing toothpaste, toothbrushes and instruction cards to 300 Syrian refugee children at …

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Davis College of Business now part of elite group offering 100% online MS in Applied Business Analytics

Only a handful of universities in the U.S. offer a fully online version of the highly sought-after, lucrative Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics degree, and Jacksonville University is now one of them.

The degree allows students with a …

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