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JU selected as Official Academic Partner of The District to study community’s effects on health

The partners behind The District—Life Well Lived Jacksonville, the 30-acre master-planned development on the St. Johns River, announced today that Jacksonville University has been selected to be the Official Academic Partner of The District.

Under the partnership, JU’s Brooks

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WELL-TRAVELED: A trip to Cambodia: Troubled history, stunning sights

When the word “exotic” comes to mind, I immediately think of the Far East: ancient civilizations, Buddhist temples, spectacular ruins, tropical climes and intriguing, and often tragic, histories. I have traveled to Asia several times and have immersed myself in …

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High School and Collegiate Concerto Competition winners perform April 23 with First Coast Wind Symphony

The Jacksonville University Performing Arts Series will present the First Coast Wind Symphony featuring winners of the 2017 Concerto Competition for High School and Collegiate Musicians at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in Terry Concert Hall. The concert is free …

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‘Viva Italia!’ Grand Finale Concert with the JU Orchestra April 22

Just three days shy of Giorno della Liberazione – Italian Liberation Day — the Jacksonville University Orchestra finishes up the 2016-17 season April 22 with a free evening of music for the community featuring an Italian flare.

The program, called …

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Their hips will be swiveling Off-Broadway in June to MFA major Melissa Zaremba’s choreography in ‘Attack of the Elvis Impersonators’

Cast members will be mimicking The King when “Attack of the Elvis Impersonators” premieres Off-Broadway in New York this June, and their dance moves are all coming from the “brilliant” and “immensely creative” mind of MFA in Choreography candidate Melissa …

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Silent classic ‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’ gets a live Tony Steve soundtrack as Florida Theatre celebrates 90 years

They’re celebrating the Florida Theatre’s 90th anniversary with a throwback film screening that harks back to the venue’s grand movie palace days, and Jacksonville University assistant music professor Tony Steve is setting it all to music.

The theater will …

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Exploring the history of Fort Caroline highlights specially commissioned work for JU Wind Ensemble concert April 9

A specially commissioned work based on the history of nearby Fort Caroline highlights an upcoming free concert for the public by the JU Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in newly renovated Terry Concert Hall.

The program, titled …

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Music major DeAndre Lettsome’s winning sound earns him a coveted spot in the acclaimed ‘Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead’ residency

Saxophonist DeAndre Lettsome is on his way to blowing right by his teacher, and Director of Jazz Studies John Ricci couldn’t be more thrilled.

Lettsome starts one of the world’s most venerated residencies for emerging jazz artists on Monday. The …

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To colonize, you must collaborate; JU professors discuss final frontiers at 7th annual panel

Dr. Emre Selvi shows almost manic enthusiasm at the prospect of colonizing another planet. At the Jacksonville University College of Arts and Sciences 7th annual Cross Disciplinary Panel Discussion, “The Final Frontier: Exploration and Colonization,” he explained that the technology …

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