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FIT LIFE: Is Daylight Saving bad for your health?

In less than a week we will be “springing” our clocks ahead by one hour. It’s that time of year when we “lose” an hour of sleep – which most of us dread. In return, we “gain” an hour of …

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ALA names sociologist Nathan Rousseau’s “Society Explained” one of Top 25 academic books of 2014

JU sociologist Nathan Rousseau’s book “Society Explained” is in grand company: It’s been named one of the Top 25 academic books of 2014, out of about 7,000 reviewed by the American Library Association.

The ALA’s editors critique titles for the …

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RIVER LIFE: The St. Johns wants something from us

The St. Johns River is unique and special and contributes in so many ways to the quality of life we enjoy in Northeast Florida. Jacksonville owes its very existence to the St. Johns. But, as I have said many times, …

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“Omphalos,” “Cycle” and “FIEA Game Art” unite to intrigue at workshops, Brest Gallery

It was a combination of body casting, navel gazing, lectures, workshops, cutting-edge commercial art, photography and even surprise dancing at a recent art exhibit’s opening reception in the Alexander Brest Gallery.

“Omphalos,” with works by artist Lauren Frances Evans; “Cycle,” …

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Undergraduate Research Grant awarded to DCOB’s Cebula

Undergraduate research is one of the unique activities used to enhance students’ educational experiences while pursuing their bachelor’s degree at Jacksonville University. These experiences are available in all academic disciplines, including economics and finance, where Dr. Richard Cebula has already …

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Rising jazz piano star Martin Bejerano to play JU and hold open Q&A/rehearsal

World-class jazz pianist and composer Martin Bejerano brings his award-winning trio in concert to Terry Concert Hall at Jacksonville University Thursday, Feb. 26, including an open Q&A/rehearsal and public masterclass leading up to the performance.

Called a “hot young pianist” …

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JU, Mote Marine Lab partner to promote research, teaching

Jacksonville University and Mote Marine Laboratory have forged a new education-focused partnership to benefit students, faculty and researchers while strengthening the foundations of Florida-based marine science.

Mote President & CEO Dr. Michael P. Crosby and JU President Tim Cost recently …

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“The Walking Dread” panel discussion Feb. 24 examines plagues, zombie fears, science and culture

The fifth annual interdisciplinary panel discussion presented by Jacksonville University’s College of Arts and Sciences, titled “The Walking Dread: Society, Plague, and Zombies,” promises a provocative blend of discussion on scientific and medical discoveries, societal fears, literature and even …

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