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JU becomes first U.S. partner with Petroleum Technology Development Fund to educate Nigerian students

Jacksonville University is the first U.S. partner in a program with Nigeria’s Petroleum Technology Development Fund to educate its country’s top young scholars in STEM-related fields, signaling a dynamic move to intensify the University’s global reach in higher education.

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WELL TRAVELED: If you can’t find a travel partner, go solo

I have a large National Geographic map on my wall. Red pins indicate places I have been, and green pins stand for places I want to go. I have plenty of red pins that I have happily placed, but there …

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Former tennis star Dick Stockton brings free T3 tennis clinics for troops and families to JU March 27-28

“It was incredible to see such talented and caring athletes take care of soldiers and their families…”

“The reverberation of the event still echoes across the tennis center at Fort Jackson…”

“It was especially gratifying to see so many youth

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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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“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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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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“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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