Dr. Barkley Rosser (Professor of Economics and Kirby L. Cramer, Jr., Professor of Business Administration) is now the Editor-in-Chief of a new quarterly publication: Review of Behavioral Economics (ROBE).
"Nomoshkar," says Brenna Neimanis, a junior in the JMU social work program, as she presses her palms together, fingers directed toward the sky, as she displays the traditional Bengali greeting. She used this same greeting on her trip to India in the summer of 2013, where she encountered shopkeepers, young girls in churches, and women on the border of India and Bangladesh being trafficked or escaping from a life that was out of their control.
March of Dimes Honors Exemplary JMU Nursing Student Eric Croucher
Senior Eric Croucher is getting ready to graduate but that doesn't mean he has free time as his last semester has been filled with classes and 12-hour clinicals three times a week; the hours and the demand are constant. But according to him, "When the work seems too much, just remember you are learning what is necessary to take care of someone's brother, daughter, aunt, or grandfather. The sacrifice now is worth it in the end."
Professor Reid Harris Explores Probiotic Benefits for Amphibians and Humans
Since he was a kid, Dr. Reid Harris loved learning about frogs and salamanders. While an undergraduate at Duke University, Harris realized that he could have the best of both worlds: study amphibians for the rest of his life and share his enthusiasm for biology by teaching college classes and directing research projects. His undergraduate mentor, Dr. Henry Wilbur, was influential in this decision and Harris later completed is doctorate under Dr. Wilbur—s tutelage.
College of Business Economics Students Take District Title in Fed Challenge Competition
JMU undergraduate students Schyler Bogert, Brendan English, Kendra Christensen, Michael McCullough, Bela Reeves and John Sims won the district title in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond's College Fed Challenge competition. The team was coached by Professor Philip Heap.
Student Volunteers Over Break: Bringing Water Solutions to Ghana
According to the World Health Organization, waterborne diseases are the number one cause of illness and death in developing countries around the globe. Rieckmann has recently been selected to be a part of the Community Water Solutions— Fellowship Program.
Starring: Ben Stoll; Junior Musical Theater Major Shines
Junior musical theatre major Ben Stoll is flying high these days. He recently starred in the Forbes Center—s Studio Production of Godspell, where he played Jesus, the lead role and the —most meaningful— he has played in his young career thus far.
International Student and Scholar Services Team Supports International Community
The International Student and Scholar Services team in the Office of International Programs provides support for nearly 500 international students studying at JMU on non-immigrant or temporary visas. Here—s a glimpse of what the ISSS staff offers
Drs. Jason and Kristin Fink Study Hurricanes and Their Effects on the Market
Hurricane in the forecast? You might want to top off your gas tank — or buy some shares of Exxon stock. According to recent research published by Drs. Jason and Kristin Fink, the price of gas will rise if a hurricane is forecast, as will the stock prices of major refineries.
Adult degree seekers continue to 'Return to Madison'
Back in 2005, Centennial Scholar Francesca Leigh-Davis—s aspirations included completing a degree in psychology and pursuing a career in substance abuse counseling. As a recipient of Madison—s prestigious full-ride Centennial Scholarship, the Tidewater area native was known for her superior academic performance, her school spirit, and for her love of the city of Harrisonburg. What many did not know, however, was her constant struggle with family issues back home. Now, after a six-year hiatus from JMU, her dream of graduating from college is finally becoming a reality.
Semester in Salamanca Celebrates 25 Years of Success
The Office of International Programs celebrated its 25th anniversary of partnership with the University of Salamanca in Spain for the Semester in Salamanca (SIS) program.
JMU Partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters Wins a Second National Research Grant
In 2011, JMU faculty members Amanda Cleveland, Liliokanio Peaslee, and Gary Kirk were recipients of a $478,000 Best Practices in Mentoring research grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Meet New Dance Faculty Member: Ryan Corriston
Growing up, new dance faculty member Ryan Corriston frequently —jumping over milk cartons and sliding to the ground— in the Kaleidoscope Dance Company at the Creative Dance Center (CDC) in Seattle, Washington. Corriston is bringing that same energy and enthusiasm for dance into the classroom at JMU.