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River Life: Artificial Reefs Contribute to Overall Ecology of the St. Johns River

Article Feature Image of an artificial reef

Two artificial reefs were constructed in the St. Johns River in December 2014 by the city of Jacksonville in partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the Coastal Conservation Association. These river reefs were located south of the Fuller …

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River Life: The Manatees are Back!

Feature Image of manatees swimming

The manatees are back, the manatees are back! At least that is what it felt like last week at Jacksonville University. Despite the still cold water, we had a manatee visit our boat dock. There is nothing like one of …

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Farewell to an admired colleague and friend

A final tribute to Dr. Marilyn Repsher.

It is with a heavy heart that Jacksonville University announces the passing of an educator who inspired hundreds of students and colleagues on our campus throughout her life and career — Dr. Marilyn Repsher. She was 90 years old. 

A …

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River Life: Do sharks prowl the St. Johns?

Shark

Are there sharks in the St. Johns River? This is a frequently asked question, especially by middle school-aged students or people interested in sharks in general. And the short answer is yes, but as usual, it is more complicated than …

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MSRI offers marine science exploration at virtual camp

Swimmng with turtles

At Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI), summer camp is on – virtually.

“There are lots of people looking for something educationally stimulating for their children to do this summer,” says Assistant Professor of Marine Science Dr. Melinda Simmons, …

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River Life: Time to restore the Ocklawaha

Rodman Dam

Is it really July already? This has been an incredible year that few could have imagined in January.

The future is so uncertain with the pandemic and social unrest upsetting the normal patterns of our lives. But we will survive …

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University’s new Data Science minor prepares students for tomorrow

Data Science illustration

Jacksonville University works hard to prepare its students for jobs that don’t yet exist. That means creating courses and programs that cross disciplines and add value to any career.

The University’s Data Science minor, which launches this fall, lands directly …

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