Just days before Hurricane Irene bore down on the East Coast, gas prices across the nation were on a downswing. As the hurricane threatened refineries in several states, gasoline futures spiked. Just as quickly, news that the nation's GDP was revised downward caused futures to decline. A certain volatility has always been inherent in energy costs, but experts point out that wild fluctuations in oil prices will bedevil consumers for the foreseeable future. That's why energy efficiency and conservation, and alternative fuel vehicles are at the heart of building a brighter future. Can we find better ways to power the future? Students and professors in this JMU program say "Yes."
JMU is changing how students, faculty, staff and community members navigate campus. Over the past few years, JMU has made great progress in its overall commitment to environmental sustainability on campus. Students, faculty and staff will notice a number of navigational changes that will help support the reduction of single occupancy vehicles and reduce traffic congestion.» Navigate JMU
You’ve taken the first step: You’ve captured the JMU spirit in a photograph. Thank you! Now it’s time to for you to vote on the images you think best express the beauty, the people, the spirit or the experience of JMU! The winners will receive a little notoriety and some terrific prizes.» Read more
JMU Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Bill Wales encourages his students to unleash their creativity, start ventures, put their products out in the market and learn from their failures. The result? Some students create thriving ventures that continue long past the end of the course; all students learn to think fast and solve problems.» Learn more
Capturing the enigmatic life of British author Graham Greene presents a challenge for an independent ... More
Governor Bob McDonnell recently announced the following appointments to four-year terms on the James Madison ... More
Organizers of the first Shenandoah Valley History Harvest, held at James Madison University in April, ... More
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