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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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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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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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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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