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“The Walking Dread” panel discussion Feb. 24 examines plagues, zombie fears, science and culture

The fifth annual interdisciplinary panel discussion presented by Jacksonville University’s College of Arts and Sciences, titled “The Walking Dread: Society, Plague, and Zombies,” promises a provocative blend of discussion on scientific and medical discoveries, societal fears, literature and even …

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FIT LIFE: Active travel not as popular in U.S. as elsewhere

When my husband and I lived in The Netherlands several years ago, we noticed that the Dutch take a much different approach to travel than we do in North America. They seemed to walk and bike everywhere.

Research published in …

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RIVER LIFE: Now touring, right whales and great white sharks

This is the time of year I’m glad I live in Florida. A snowstorm hit the Northeast and, while it is seasonably cold here, it is not snowing, just cold. Now I know some of you think our weather is …

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Zoo’s leopard exhibit gets a lift from JU students

Jacksonville University students represented the University on Martin Luther King Day Jan. 19 by partnering with the Jacksonville Zoo and assisting in the leopard exhibit with zoo staff.

Constructing new terrain and updating the structure was the main goal of …

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Exercise addiction putting more at risk for health problems, new book co-authored by JU fitness expert argues

As in most years, making exercise a more regular habit is again a top New Year’s resolution this year, but a new book argues that a growing number of exercise enthusiasts are taking their passions too far—and it’s becoming a …

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NASA Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell to discuss climate change

What: “Unconventional Solutions to Climate Change” — In an event free to the public, Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, will discuss sea level rise and climate change, including the potentially devastating impacts on coastal communities such as …

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Gateway to an Icy World: JU Researcher studies the Antarctic

John N. Heine recently had to bear 29-degree temperatures just to do his job. That may not sound too foreboding, but in this case, he was 100 feet underwater, beneath 10 feet of Antarctic ice, with only a dry suit …

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It’s all relative: Letters project makes physics fun for the whole family

The Lab Report may be a tradition science educators and students love to hate, but to get around it and inspire his introductory physics students to boot, Physics Professor Brian Lane found another, more personalized approach: weekly letters home.

As …

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FIT LIFE: Going Green with your exercise regime

I grew up hearing my parents constantly telling me and my brothers to “go outside and get some fresh air.” It looks like they were on to something.

Exercise is well known to provide physical and psychological health benefits. But …

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