Instead of returning home to their families and celebrating over turkey and mashed potatoes, JMU students will help mentor at-risk children, support America"s veterans and spend time with patients living with HIV/AIDS.
A new national model?
Taking Madison to the national stage requires engagement from the entire Madison family.
Employing a competitive edge
It's real world learning at its best. The JMU Capital Markets Lab gives students access to real-time Wall Street financial data and information technology.
Student research, scientific breakthrough
For these students, the college experience offered the opportunity to research and discover a scientific breakthrough for a multitude of industries from biomedicine to computer chip manufacturers.
Madison World Changer Sarita Hartz and the Zion Project
In 2006, Sarita traveled to Uganda and witnessed the effects of a war that coerced children to be soldiers, abducting them from their families and forcing them to fight against the government and civilians. She decided to make a difference in their lives.
When science and dance combine
How best to understand complex scientific processes? Some JMU freshmen found the answer in a dance ensemble class. Students interpreted cellular respiration through dance movements and gained fresh perspective on the intricacies of science.
Finding solutions that do not come with negative economic, environmental and social consequences is a challenge for engineers. Jacquelyn Nagel, JMU assistant professor of engineering, has some innovative ideas on mimicking nature to advance technology...
Saving Lives in South Africa
Finding serendipity in the face of crisis, Amy Porter ('88) Zacaroli and Professor Debra Sutton help children in South Africa orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic get access to health care and a good education.
For JMU Students, Refugee Plight Hits Home
As part of a semester-long course on genocide and refugee resettlement in the School of Communication Studies, JMU students were given the opportunity to meet and work with some of the Lost Boys of Sudan during an Alternative Spring Break trip...