More peer recovery specialists will be available for underserved areas as JU’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies enhance a pioneering training program with a major $447,150 subcontract awarded through a federal grant …Read More »
A patient-centered approach to the U.S. drug epidemic to be discussed by top experts Nov. 14
A major seminar at Jacksonville University Nov. 14 will gather the region’s top substance abuse experts to describe outreach, prevention and treatment for those affected by the cascading U.S. drug epidemic, including U.S. veterans.
The 3½-hour event is supported by …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: Combination of events keeps St. Johns River running high
As has been pointed out several times in this column, the St. Johns River is a unique river in the way it behaves and in its ecology. The fact that it is so flat, with only about a 30-foot fall …Read More »
FACULTY ROUNDUP: Sheridan named Florida Higher Ed Art Educator of the Year; Willemin awarded Best Break Out Screenplay at Oaxaca; Capener to speak at Global Conference on Advances in Management; Harper named Cuba Scholar-In-Residence in College of Arts and Sciences
(Jump to Ginger Sheridan / Alex Willemin / Don Capener / Vanessa Harper)
Ginger Sheridan, Associate Professor of Photography, is the state’s Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, recognized by the Florida Art Education Association.
Sheridan, the Higher …Read More »
Yale health expert Dr. David Katz to give Distinguished Lecture on obesity Oct. 25
More than a third of adults and a sixth of youths are obese in the United States, and Yale health expert Dr. David Katz will discuss what can be done about this enormous health crisis in a free Distinguished Lecture …Read More »
Titanic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard receives inaugural Marine Science Pioneer Award from JU
“I view Earth as a living creature, because it responds as a living creature. And what you are seeing right now is the Earth responding to us. And it is very angry.”
— Dr. Robert D. Ballard
Renowned oceanographer and …Read More »
Tenth annual River Report shows improvement, concerns for St. Johns River’s health
The 10th annual State of the River Report, an analysis of the health of the Lower St. Johns River Basin by by JU and other researchers, reveals several areas of improvement but shows trends that some indicators have worsened, suggesting …Read More »
Titanic discoverer Robert Ballard to discuss deep sea exploration at JU Oct. 10
The iconic discoverer of the legendary and fated sea liner Titanic will talk about the state of deep-sea exploration on campus next week.
Dr. Robert D. Ballard will speak Tuesday, Oct. 10, to kick off the Marine Science Research Institute’s …Read More »
RIVER LIFE: On flip side, hurricane offers some environmental benefits
In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that wreaked havoc on Houston, the question was often asked: Could it happen here? The answer was pretty straightforward: “Yes, it is not a matter of if, but when. Remember Matthew?”
Little did we …Read More »
FIT LIFE: Can time outdoors reduce the nearsightedness epidemic?
Nearsightedness — the ability to see close objects more clearly than those far away — now affects about 50 percent of young adults in the United States and Europe. This is double the prevalence of half a century ago. In …Read More »