Announcing OCEARCH at JU

Jacksonville University and OCEARCH are excited to announce a partnership that will strengthen us both in our combined mission of conducting high-caliber research and educating tomorrow’s leaders. Learn more about OCEARCH at Jacksonville University.

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Announcing ‘OCEARCH At Jacksonville University’

To the JU Community, Today we announce the formation of a special partnership – “OCEARCH at Jacksonville University” – to bring enormous benefit to our students and faculty, our University, our region and the broader scientific community worldwide. (The event will be live-streamed at The collaboration of these two institutions combines the proven strengths ...

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