James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
- The Right Chemistry
Chemistry professor Gina MacDonald receives the White House's Presidential Early Career
Award for Scientists and Engineers. The national award recognizes her research in DNA
repair and recombination and the involvement of undergraduates and high school science
teachers in her research.
- Walk the Walk
Whether he's visiting nursing homes, working with the homeless or cleaning an outhouse,
sociology professor Cecil Bradfield has always taught by example. By rolling up his own
sleeves, "Dr. B." pushes his lessons and his students beyond theoretical notions of
social issues into the world of real people caught up in real life.
- Geology Rocks
From encounters with alligators to the use of advanced technology, geology graduates
have landed jobs that are as exciting as they are diverse. Alumni are exploring for
oil, preserving wetlands, starting their own companies, developing innovative
technology and working with valuable gems.
- The Thin Blue (On)Line
Senior Chris Cosgriff's cyber memorial to fallen police officers has gained
international renown and become a valuable clearinghouse for the U.S. law enforcement
- Riding the Rails
As a day student in the 1920s, Ruth Farar Keezel enjoyed some advantages over her
campus-bound classmates. The former church organist recalls shuttling to and fro
by train and hopping off for ice cream with her sister, Mae.
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