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Sleuthing the Keys: what (or who) is the culprit behind coral reef decline?

For years, scientists have lingered over a tantalizing menu of possible causes for coral reef decline, ranging from increased algae, more predators and disease to exacerbating factors like human-influenced poor water quality, higher sea surface temperatures and rising ocean acidity.…

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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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Dr. Laney “Doc Y” Yelverton 1938-2016: Phys. Ed. professor inspired many, didn’t live by the book

Dr. Laney Yelverton (“Doc Y”), former Professor of Physical Education at Jacksonville University who taught hundreds of area youths how to swim and was known for his Harley and ponytail along with his rigorous but attentive teaching style, died yesterday …

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Rex Morgan 1948-2016: JU basketball icon passes away

Former Jacksonville University basketball great Rex Morgan, a two-year starter at guard who helped the Dolphins reach the 1970 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball national championship game, passed away early today in Jacksonville. Mr. Morgan, 67, died after a lengthy …

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The Metropolitan: Alum played in World Series

Former Jacksonville University infielder and New York Mets slugger Daniel Murphy made headlines this year, earning the National League Championship Series MVP title, and leading his team to the 2015 World Series. Over the course of the National League Division …

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Sailing Team Advances to National Waters

Once again, the Jacksonville University Sailing Team made it into the College Sailing National Championship, one of only 36 college teams to qualify out of 250 nationally. That’s an impressive two bids to the marquee event in only three years’ …

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A Moment to Remember: U.S. Navy Vet Brian Holcomb in first Career Start

The moment last spring was bigger than the game of baseball for Brian Holcomb. The freshman pitcher and Navy veteran made his collegiate start.

Serving in the Navy for more than 15 years after high school, Holcomb was cleared through …

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The Road to Joyful Learning: Professor brings new ways of teaching to educators in Guatemala

Helping Mayan teachers create “joyful learning” and inspiring U.S. educators back home are two reasons why Dr. Tammy Ryan, associate professor of Reading Education and director of the Master of Education in Reading Education program, went back to Guatemala.

Ryan …

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