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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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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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EPIC’s ‘Collaborate JU’ harnesses interdisciplinary learning to prepare students for real world

Getting a taste of real-world work experiences is at the heart of Collaborate JU, a program developed through JU’s Florida EPIC (Entrepreneurism​​, Policy, Innovation, and Commerce) Program. Students and professors from multiple disciplines are joining forces with 

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Faculty and student research using drones to study oyster beds gets off the ground at crowdfunder Experiment.com

With an eye toward re-opening recreational oyster harvesting in Northeast Florida, the Marine Science Research Institute, Department of Geography and the Environment, and the School of Aviation have launched a crowdfunding project with Experiment.com aimed at using drones …

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FIT LIFE: Is air pollution and exercise a toxic mix?

Chances are we can all agree that exercise is good for us and air pollution is not. In fact, air pollution can take years off, while exercise can add years to, our life span. In other words, exercise reduces, while …

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Climate change’s local impacts to be discussed at UN Day event Oct. 24

The JU Political Science Society and Jacksonville Chapter of the United Nations Association will host a program on Climate Change on UN Day this Saturday, Oct. 24 — the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN. The event is …

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