JU was one of only nine institutions to receive an Health and Human Services (HHS) grant, and it is one of the largest it has won in the past half-decade. The funding is part of the Veterans’ Bachelor of Science …Read More »
Campus-Wide Improvements Signal Bigger, Bolder Things to Come
Campus-wide improvements signal bigger, bolder things to come
The renaissance at Jacksonville University is picking up the pace as unprecedented opportunities for growth come to fruition. What began as simple cosmetic improvements last year has opened the door for some …Read More »
JU holds one of its largest Fall Commencement ceremonies
Jacksonville University bestowed degrees on nearly 400 graduates this past December in the first Fall Commencement presided over by JU President Tim Cost. Dr. Tracy Connors, a retired Navy captain who attended JU from 1957 to 1959 and holds a …Read More »
Sainthood: The History of the St. Johns River and a Perspective from more than 30 years of Research
What is it about the St. Johns River that lets us enjoy it on so many levels? Maybe partly it’s because it’s just simple “water.” Except that water – especially the St. Johns – is anything but simple.
We know …Read More »
Making waves: Floating classroom highlights waterfront investments
With a view to a future emphasizing JU’s waterfront, University officials and donors have teamed to bring more than $500,000 worth of marine research, sailing and rowing vessels, and docks on the St. Johns River.
The Marine Science Research Institute…Read More »
RIVER LIFE: Clean drinking water may be in short supply
“Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink” goes the line from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The statement may soon be more true than many in our area would like to believe in the …Read More »
Help or Harm: Artificial reefs study reveals areas of improvement
While beach restoration projects help widen beaches by replacing sand lost through erosion with fill from offshore dredges, they occur frequently, and their sand often covers neighboring shallow reefs. Over the years, a variety of materials have been used to …Read More »
The latest in JU MSRI Research Projects
Dr. Rose Borkowski is studying wild bottlenose dolphins, particularly those using interior areas of the St. Johns River near downtown Jacksonville. She also works to understand causes of death of small cetaceans in the Southeast. This project has involved dozens …Read More »
JU grad Arelis Resto makes her (colorful) mark across campus
Recent JU grad Arelis Resto, 22, has left indelible images across campus for students, faculty, staff and visitors to enjoy for years to come.
Resto, who graduated May 3, 2014, with bachelors’ degrees in Illustration and English, painted three murals …Read More »
Hands-on and up-close at 7th annual JU MSRI Ripples on the River
For the more than 300 visitors who explored the Jacksonville University Marine Science Research Institute’s Seventh Annual Ripples on the River event on Saturday, May 17, the St. Johns River became more than a flowing backdrop to the university.
Captain …Read More »