• default image JMU Tops Among Public Universities in South in 'U.S. News' Rankings
    August 20, 2009: James Madison University is the number one public master's level university in the south as ranked by the "U.S. News & World Report's" 2010 edition of "America's Best Colleges." JMU has held the spot for 16 years.
  • default image General Education Assessment Program Recognized Yet Again
    August 20, 2009: The JMU General Education assessment program continues to win prestigious awards.
  • default image University Responds to Gov. Kaine's Budget Reduction Plan
    August 20, 2009: State general fund support for James Madison University will be reduced by 15 percent or $9.8 million as part of Governor Tim Kaine's efforts to close a $1.35 billion budget gap for the 2010 fiscal year.
  • Julie Solometo, anthropology, Chevelon Archaeological Research Project, artifact Archaeological Field School Unearths Surprise
    August 19, 2009: A mapping project at JMU's first archaeological field school in the American Southwest yielded an out-of-place artifact that has left Director Julie Solometo and other anthropologists puzzled.
  • default image New Year, New Dance Festival at JMU
    August 18, 2009: James Madison University's School of Theatre and Dance presents the New Dance Festival '09, an evening of contemporary dance to commence the artistic performance season at the university.
  • default image 'Forbes' Magazine, Fiske Guide Cite JMU on 'Best' Lists
    August 17, 2009: James Madison University ranks No. 37 among 100 colleges and universities on Forbes' 2009 list of America's Best Public Colleges. JMU ranks No. 234 on the magazine's overall compilation, America's Best Colleges list.
  • default image New Dining Hall Serves Up Sustainability, Restaurant-Style Meals
    August 3, 2009: Students who live on the east campus should be especially pleased this fall with the debut of the new 700-seat East Campus Dining Hall.
  • default image Carrier Library gets green facelift with new Starbucks location
    August 3, 2009: With the opening of a new Starbucks coffee shop on the first floor of Carrier, JMU students can now enjoy the state's first expected LEED-certified Starbucks on a college campus.
  • Caroline F. Braun ('09), left, with Lindsay Casale ('09) in Portugal The best year of my life
    August 1, 2009: Caroline Braun spent her junior year studying abroad learning culture, history and language in England and Spain. "I am a stronger, more independent, confident and happier person because of my Study Abroad.
  • Jessica Harvey ('11) proudly displays her 'I Survived HIST 395' T-shirt. Making historians
    August 1, 2009: Learning to conduct solid, trustworthy research is one of the rewards of this challenging history course.
  • A Q&A with Paul McDowell ('11) on his HIST 395 research project Validating my potential
    August 1, 2009: A Q&A with Paul McDowell ('11) on his HIST 395 research project</strong><br /> <em>Rising junior Paul McDowell is a member of the Honors Program and the JMU Honors Learning Community. In addition to his history degree
  • Brian Nolan ('02), Columbia Records exec, tells JMU students that persistence and dedication pay off. Back in the 'Burg
    August 1, 2009: Columbia Records exec shares with students.
  • A web of connections is formed as students connect to each other, connect ideas, and connect rational and intuitive modes of learning From Black Elk to Black Holes
    August 1, 2009: Science and religion tell compelling but conflicting stories about our origins. Can modern scientific knowledge synthesize with time-honored wisdom?
  • gentili-florence-buildings.jpg Leave home, find yourself
    August 1, 2009: Arts, science, politics and humanities, coupled with a manageable size, make Florence popular with students, who can traverse the city in less than 30 minutes by foot.

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