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Connectivity and Cohesion Missing from Virtual Work Environment

People interacting in an office work environment with COVID protections

As we are keenly aware, there is one big drawback from working in close proximity with other humans: increased transmissibility of viruses and disease. However, as the workplace has shifted to flex and virtual work, consideration should also be given to …

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Vaccinations and Mythbusters

A nurse takes a woman's temperature

Since the onset of the pandemic, Jacksonville University has remained committed to the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff. Along with the rest of the world, the University has incorporated numerous COVID-related mitigation efforts.

Many classes are …

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Aura Air Purification Pilot Program in Place for Fall Semester

Photo of Aura Air Filter on a Wall in a classroom on campus

This fall as students return to Jacksonville University, and some semblance of normal resumes, there will be a new addition to the incoming class. It may not be noticed at first. Designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, it could …

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National Science Foundation Grant to Support High-achieving, Low-income Students

Two engineering students working

As Jacksonville University expands its learning and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, it is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship program made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Jacksonville University was recently …

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Cubans Want Political Freedom and Social Justice

The flag of Cuba set against the sky

A hip hop song, “Patria y Vida” (“Homeland and Life”), has galvanized a protest movement demanding change in Cuba.  It condemns the way that the Cuban government has shut down artistic expression, and it rejects the rhetoric and ideas of …

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Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Critical to Estuarine Ecosystems

Fish swimming in eelgrass

Submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, is a critical component of estuarine ecosystems. The St. Johns River and Indian River Lagoon just to our south are examples of what can happen when the delicate balance of environmental factors is impacted.

The …

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The Problem with the Four-day Workweek

Two road signs. One points to a five-day workweek and the other to a four-day workweek.

Recent news headlines have brought attention to the research conducted in Iceland detailing “transformative positive effects” of a shorter work week for organizations and employees. 

The Icelandic study found that reducing the work week from 40 to 35-36 hours per …

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No Time to be a Good Samaritan?

Silhouette of two hands reaching across a sunset

Over the ages, the parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the most popular stories from the Bible. A man travelling from Jerusalem to Jericho is attacked by robbers, who leave him for dead on the side of the …

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