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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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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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HEALTHY LIFE: Food allergies & child advocacy

Food allergy is among the fastest-growing public health concerns affecting nearly every school across the United States. One in 13 children in the U.S., or roughly two in every classroom, has a food allergy.

Currently there is no cure for …

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RIVER LIFE: The St. Johns River is a present itself

As we celebrate this season — and, yes, I know this column appears on Christmas Day — my thoughts have turned to the gifts of the St. Johns River that we enjoy every day.

The river has given us so

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ASPIRE Campaign tops $100 million raised, announces $2.5 million from Bisk Family Foundation for online learning

bisk education logoJacksonville University’s ASPIRE comprehensive campaign has reached a record-breaking $100 million raised toward programs and facilities for its students, including a $2.5 million donation this week from the Bisk Family Foundation, the largest single investment in dedicated online learning in …

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FIT LIFE: Can We Bring Ciclovia to Jacksonville?

According to the 2014 Dangerous by Design report, Jacksonville ranks as the 3rd-most dangerous U.S. city for pedestrians and cyclists. These are not statistics to be proud of. The city’s many long roads with limited crosswalks and sidewalks …

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Grant awarded to Healthcare Sciences Dean Christine Sapienza will support online Parkinson’s caregiver education

Dr. Christine Sapienza, Dean of Jacksonville University’s Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences, has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Joy McCann Foundation to help develop online patient and caregiver interactive guides to protect airway function in Parkinson’s …

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RIVER LIFE: Flatness is part of what makes the St. Johns River unique

As I have written in this column many times, the St. Johns River is a fascinating place with many twists and turns, both physically and biologically. The unique nature of the river is driven by its flatness.

The St. Johns

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