• Snake coiled on arm To catch a snake

    Understanding chemical signals that snakes use to communicate is critical to breaking the invasive species' hold in the Everglades.

  • Dylan Russell Bright Lights-1 'A great and worthwhile challenge'

    JMU senior Dylan Russell has applied his studies in economics and international affairs during a pair of service-based internships.

  • khan and barker-bright light Creating dialogue

    Recent graduates Najeeha Khan and Kayla Barker bring the resources and knowledge they've gained at JMU home to promote discussion and civic engagement.

  • Signature Little Jimmy Statue Building a civic-minded society

    At the university named for James Madison, civic engagement has taken on a whole new meaning.

  • Patra Reed portrait Continuum of care

    A graduate of JMU's Doctor of Nursing Practice program, Patra Reed ('93, '16D) is driving change and improving health in her community.

  • Demonstration Kitchen Learning to cook in UREC's Demonstration Kitchen

    Students taught over 100 cooking classes last year

  • 2017-HIST422-thumbnail.jpg History class goes high tech

    Andrew Witmer's HIST 422 course incorporates technology to elevate learning about historic buildings from the early American republic.

  • Keister Photo Story 02 How does your garden grow?

    JMU professor and students form gardening partnerships with Harrisonburg elementary schools.

  • 2017 algae research thumb It's not just an eyesore

    The research will involve lots of laboratory work, where students will help identify the bacteria.

  • cob-rendering-5 Envision the future

    Construction on the new College of Business Learning Complex is slated to begin in Fall 2018, with an opening planned for Fall 2020.

  • schwartz-1048 Art and everything else

    Professor Kathy Schwartz champions the role of art education in a visual world.

  • Apply now for a Media Fellow Apply now for a Media Fellow

    Want classroom support for your digital projects?

  • Photo of Michael Johnson Pulling up on his own bootstraps

    Senior Michael Johnson has worked his way through college with the goal of becoming an Army nurse.

  • vs-rodriguez.jpg The Valley Scholars Effect

    Believers join forces to create a bright future for area youth.

  • MM-Richard Xu-1000X600 Not just a better mousetrap

    Engineering major Richard Xu is designing and building a 3-D printer from scratch.

  • default image AASCU Honors JMU Engagement

    AASCU Honors JMU Engagement

  • Paul Bogard Professor's second book gets down to earth

    Paul Bogard's The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are, gets readers to think about a natural resource that is largely taken for granted.

  • Engagement Fellows A meaningful engagement

    JMU's opening trio of Engagement Fellows has completed a rewarding year of public service.

  • mm-jennifer-marshall-portrait.jpg Finding her brave

    Jennifer Marshall ('01) transformed her battle with mental illness into triumph and galvanized a movement

  • Shahn-students 'Drawing on the Left'

    Duke Hall Gallery exhibition featuring Ben Shahn could qualify as destiny at work.

  • 05-24-Hartzler-Weakley-Harris-Zingraff Chasing the Madison Vision

    I am so fortunate to not only pursue my passions but to get to work with such talented and dedicated people interested in affecting change in our community.

  • Paullin-guitar When divergent passions meet

    Alex Paullin's ('14) nonprofit organization uses music to spread the word about environmental conservation in the developing world.

  • gabriele-swimmer-mmss17.jpg A fine balance

    Biology professor Mark Gabriele ('95) shares the far-reaching effects of the student-athlete experience.

  • presgraves-swimmer-mmss17.jpg 'All in'

    Amanda Presgraves ('16) took the drive to succeed from the swimming pool to entrepreneurship.

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