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River Life: Artificial Reefs Contribute to Overall Ecology of the St. Johns River

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Two artificial reefs were constructed in the St. Johns River in December 2014 by the city of Jacksonville in partnership with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation and the Coastal Conservation Association. These river reefs were located south of the Fuller …

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UpSkill Institute: A Modern Educational Model

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According to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor, in the early months of the pandemic, the nation’s unemployment rate reached its highest level since the Great Depression, skyrocketing to 14.7 percent in April of 2020, more than tripling …

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River Life: The Manatees are Back!

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The manatees are back, the manatees are back! At least that is what it felt like last week at Jacksonville University. Despite the still cold water, we had a manatee visit our boat dock. There is nothing like one of …

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Introducing the 2021 Robert L. Wears Patient Safety Leadership Award Winners

It started small – a three-year grant from Florida Blue for the study of patient safety. The award was made in 2014 to Teri Chenot and Jacksonville University faculty colleague, Roberta Christopher, as co-investigators. When the grant ended, Chenot, Christopher, …

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Marine Science students engineer homemade ocean ‘drifters’

The phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is being put to the test by students in Jacksonville, and scientists are reaping the benefits.

Jacksonville University Professor Jeremy Stalker created an inexpensive and effective method for studying ocean currents …

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River Life: Do sharks prowl the St. Johns?

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Are there sharks in the St. Johns River? This is a frequently asked question, especially by middle school-aged students or people interested in sharks in general. And the short answer is yes, but as usual, it is more complicated than …

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MSRI offers marine science exploration at virtual camp

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At Jacksonville University’s Marine Science Research Institute (MSRI), summer camp is on – virtually.

“There are lots of people looking for something educationally stimulating for their children to do this summer,” says Assistant Professor of Marine Science Dr. Melinda Simmons, …

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