• Photo taken at 2015 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony The promise of peace
    January 13, 2016: Can we build international peace? Partnerships and friendships may be the key says "Madison" magazine's executive editor Andy Perrine in this report on the INU Global Citizenship and Peace Conference
  • Photo to JMU students at the Washington Center Hanging our shingle in D.C.
    January 4, 2016: JMU's Washington Semester allows students to work full time and take on long-term internship projects in the nation's capital. Now JMU is expanding its presence with the Washington Center
  • Photo of Lee Fitting Alum delivers ESPN GameDay to JMU
    January 2, 2016: Lee Fitting ('96), an ESPN senior coordinating producer who brought the cast and crew of College GameDay to his alma mater, says JMU prepared him well for his career and for life
  • top 15 tn Top 15 Social Media Stories of 2015
    December 31, 2015: 2015 was a great year for JMU and many memories were shared by all. For the last "Throwback Thursday" of 2015, we've compiled a chronological list of momentous moments brought to you on our social media channels.
  • student presenters Conferences give students experience beyond the classroom
    December 28, 2015: Eleven undergraduates presented their research at the national Geological Society of America meeting Nov. 1-4 in Baltimore, Maryland. The GSA"s mission is to advance geoscience research and discovery, service to society, stewardship of Earth and
  • Photo of JMU students' Katrina relief efforts The heart of the Harts
    December 22, 2015: G.J. ('84) and Heather Hart's gift naming the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management reflects their belief that education produces engaged citizens who give back and change society
  • 2015-winter-commencement-thumb 'Choose love,' Graves urges JMU graduates
    December 21, 2015: Opera star Denyce Graves encouraged the JMU winter commencement graduates to choose love over fear as they embark on their post-college lives
  • Kiplinger logo Kiplinger's names JMU a best value college
    December 17, 2015: In its 2016 rankings, Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranks James Madison University No. 34 in the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges and No. 164 among all public and private colleges in the company's Top 300 Best College Values
  • Innovation Update thumb Drones, pop up classes and more: Fall 2015 innovation update
    December 16, 2015: What sorts of skills would be necessary on a team charged with improving the safety of detecting and disabling landmines? How about monitoring and improving air quality? Or saving an endangered
  • Photo of JMU students discussing ethics Ask the right questions
    December 11, 2015: It is easy to identify poor ethical decisions. Bad moral choices are all over our television, computer and cellphone screens. But, it's more difficult to recognize that our own decision-making skills could be improved
  • Taking on Tomorrow with Kimberly Duvall - thumb How a psychology professor became a student favorite
    December 11, 2015: So when I'm presenting a difficult concept or topic, I make sure I share something from "real life" that makes it applicable to my students. For my non-psychology majors who say, "Oh, this is just another GenEd course," I love
  • stock lightning photo to go with story about derecho research 2013 wind storm part of study by JMU professor, students
    December 10, 2015: An article they wrote about the research, "Lightning Characteristics of Derecho Producing Mesoscale Convective Systems," has been published by the international journal, Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. The June 2013 storm was one of 20
  • Photo of Arthur and Shonda Moats and their family For NFL's Arthur Moats ('12), giving back is a 'no-brainer'
    December 9, 2015: For NFL's Arthur Moats ('12), giving back is a 'no-brainer,' the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker's accomplishments on the football field are surpassed by his generosity off of it
  • Daily Duke Logo Art and technology: Industrial design students create drones for aid
    December 9, 2015: Industrial Design, a new major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, is pushing students to think innovatively to solve problems in an interdisciplinary fashion. One project students are working on is creating drones for humanitarian means.
  • Denyce Graves thumbnail JMU to honor December graduates
    December 7, 2015: JMU graduates and their guests to hear Denyce Graves, one of today's most exciting vocal stars, as she speaks at December commencement in the JMU Convocation Center
  • Students in drone class Students equip drones to tackle local, global issues
    December 4, 2015: "We're trying to use technology to find the mines instead of people looking for them on the field," said Barbars, one of two industrial design students on his team and one of 11 ID students participating in the interdisciplinary course...
  • ICAD A return to civility
    December 3, 2015: Institute facilitates community dialogue on important issues
  • Shanil Virani presenting Model solar system to give perspective of planet sizes, distances
    December 3, 2015: There is no science exhibit in Virginia that emphasizes the scale of the planetary sizes and distances. We can create a world-class exhibit illustrating the size and scale
  • daily duke thumbnail Relaxation station: A facilities feature
    December 2, 2015: Study and stress can go hand-in-hand for students during finals week. JMU offers relaxation facilities on campus to encourage healthy habits at the end of the semester.

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