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Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Critical to Estuarine Ecosystems

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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.

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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?

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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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A Fond Farewell to Carol Shircliff

Headshot of Carol Shircliff in "In Memoriam" background

Treasured friend, steadfast supporter – that is how Jacksonville University knew Carol Shircliff best. Throughout her life, Shircliff supported the local community through her numerous philanthropic efforts, raised a beautiful family and was the wife of long-time board member and …

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Celebrate with Pride

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I will never forget the day several years ago when one of my advisees walked into my office. Instantly, I was concerned about him. There was a heaviness to the way he pulled out a chair and sat down. In …

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