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“Hearing” silent films at the heart of $10,000 Fine Arts grant to create live music for movie classics

Letting viewers “hear” silent films through original music is at the heart of a JU College of Fine Arts Division of Music project benefiting from a $10,000 grant by the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

JU Assistant Music Prof. Tony

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The fertile power of STEM at JU attracts youthful attention

The batteries powered by a rhino’s “calling card” were a big hit. So were the dancing metal rings that showed how electromagnetism works, as well as the keychains, eyeglass frames and ukulele made with the 3D printer.

Those were just …

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Music Prof. Scott Watkins has them standing at Carnegie Hall

Associate Professor of Piano Dr. Scott Watkins recently performed a solo recital at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall in the Weill Recital Hall.

His ambitious program included three masterworks from the early 20th century: Bela Bartok’s primitive-sounding Piano Sonata, composed …

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Civil, robust debate as Public Policy Institute hosts third of mayor’s town halls on emotional LGBT rights issue

With impassioned views on both sides over whether the city’s anti-discrimination laws should be expanded to cover lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute did its job well Tuesday, Dec. 15, hosting respectful discussion on …

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Daniel Gulbransen awarded Fred B. Noble Gold Medal for Scholarship

Congratulations to Daniel Jacob Gulbransen, 24, of Appleton, Wis., who was awarded the Fred B. Noble Gold Medal for Scholarship at Jacksonville University’s fall 2015 commencement ceremony Dec. 12.

The medal is given to undergraduates with the highest GPA in …

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Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne to JU graduates: Achievements come from persistence, happiness from gratitude

Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, who at 98 knows a little bit about accomplishments and happiness, told Jacksonville University graduates Saturday that they can have them, too, if they just learn a little bit about persistence and gratitude.

“We always think …

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JU legend Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne to set record with keynote to graduates at Fall 2015 Commencement Dec. 12

Jacksonville University will bestow degrees on nearly 400 students on Saturday, Dec. 12, one of the largest graduating classes ever for a Fall Commencement at the University.

Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, Past President and Chancellor Emerita of Jacksonville University, will …

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JU Orchestra Holiday Concert 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 features classics and pops

The Jacksonville University Orchestra will perform a program of holiday favorites  at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Terry Concert Hall on the JU campus.

Included on the concert will be classics such as JS Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s

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