Teaching Notes: JU May Begin Construction of Palm Coast Campus | Jax Daily Record | Jacksonville Daily Record
Palm Coast City Council approved the transfer of a $ 1 million forgivable loan and $ 1.5 million grant to the University of Jacksonville to help establish an education center in Palm Coast.
The Palm Coast Observer, a sister publication of the Jacksonville Daily Record, reported that the approval was made on March 2.
The university will construct 6,000 square feet of space in an existing building to create classrooms, laboratories and offices.
The grant and loan will also be used to support 20 to 30 staff members with an average annual salary of $ 67,000; technological resources; and marketing and recruitment support.
The Flagler County site will be the first campus outside of Jacksonville in its 86-year history.
Starting in the fall, JU will be offering courses in downtown Palm Coast leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing, Speech-Language Pathology, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Students will be recruited for study programs at Palm Coast schools and may receive part of their training at hospitals there and Daytona Beach. JU predicts the program will have at least 100 students after two years and plans to expand the campus as enrollment increases.
Webinar on Education and the Economy March 25
Florida State College in Jacksonville is offering an 8:30 a.m. webinar on March 25 on the changing role of education in preparing students for the economy of the future.
The panel includes FSCJ President John Avendano, Careers and Adult Education Division Chancellor Henry Mack, Professor Johnny Bowman Jr. and Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Diana Greene.
Visit https://www.fscj.edu/business-speakers to register for the free event.
UNF professor receives US patent for new cancer therapy
Kenneth Laali, presidential professor of chemistry at the University of North Florida, received a US patent on March 2 for developing a new way to treat cancerous tumors.
His patent on “New Synthetic ‘Curcuminoid Inspired’ Compounds as Antitumor Agents” describes the synthesis and characterization of novel compounds and reports their value in chemotherapy against a range of cancer types.
Patent rights are assigned by the UNF Board of Directors.
The patent is the culmination of more than five years of research at UNF with contributions from undergraduates, master’s-level research interns and visiting scientists, the university said in a press release.