JMU: James Madison University News http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news The latest news from James Madison University en-us Sun, 21 Jun 2020 11:34:15 EDT <![CDATA[JMU honors Juneteenth as a state holiday]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/16.shtml

James Madison University will join other state agencies to honor the newly declared Juneteenth holiday.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/16.shtml
<![CDATA[An Update on Racial Equity Actions and Campus Building Names]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/12-racial-equity-actions-update.shtml

Members of the JMU community have participated in discussions and actions near and far, insisting that change is needed and reminding us of the hard work ahead.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2020 01:30:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/12-racial-equity-actions-update.shtml
<![CDATA[‘March for Our Lives’ on JMU’s campus highlights racial injustices]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/12-march-for-our-lives-jmu-naacp.shtml

A student-led march on JMU’s campus highlighted racial injustices and honored the black lives lost because of systemic racism and police brutality.

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Fri, 12 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/12-march-for-our-lives-jmu-naacp.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU to welcome largest freshman class]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/11-jmu-class-of-2024.shtml

Class of 2024 chosen from a record number of applicants.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/11-jmu-class-of-2024.shtml
<![CDATA[Fall 2020 semester update]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/08-smester-updae.shtml

I’d like to share with you the changes that Academic Affairs, in collaboration with our campus partners, has made to the fall 2020 class schedule.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/08-smester-updae.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU neuroscientist receives $1 million for autism research]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/08-george-vidal-nih-grant.shtml

George Vidal, an assistant professor of biology, has received $1 million from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to research an autism risk gene.

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Mon, 08 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/08-george-vidal-nih-grant.shtml
<![CDATA[Governor appoints two new members to university governing board]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/05-bov-appointmens.shtml

Christopher Falcon, a lawyer from Northern Virginia, and John Lynch, a lawyer from Norfolk, have been appointed by Gov. Ralph Northam to the JMU Board of Visitors.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/05-bov-appointmens.shtml
<![CDATA[Professor has advice for navigating summer vacation during pandemic]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/05-vacationing-during-pandemic.shtml

For people down about having to scrap or alter summer vacation plans, professor Jaime Kurtz has some advice that could help soothe the blues.

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Fri, 05 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/05-vacationing-during-pandemic.shtml
<![CDATA[Fall 2020 Update]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/03-fall-2020-update.shtml

As the Commonwealth of Virginia begins to reopen, it’s important that we update you on the specific contingency plans to support the reopening of the campus.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/03-fall-2020-update.shtml
<![CDATA[Gus Bus to motor through summer with online reading program]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/03-gus-bus-summer-programming.shtml

The Gus Bus will continue promoting reading online this summer by offering programming Monday through Thursday from mid-June through July.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/03-gus-bus-summer-programming.shtml
<![CDATA[Virtual Town Halls on racial injustice set for the JMU community]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/02-virtual-town-halls.shtml

Town Halls for the JMU community are scheduled on June 3, 4 and 11 to better understand and address racial injustice and inequities.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/02-virtual-town-halls.shtml
<![CDATA[Return to office guidance]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/01-return-to-office-guidance.shtml

This correspondence is to provide you with important guidance as the Commonwealth of Virginia begins to reopen and as JMU prepares for Fall 2020.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/06/01-return-to-office-guidance.shtml
<![CDATA[Building a better tomorrow together ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/31-buiding-a-better-tomorrow.shtml

I write today with a heavy heart, deeply saddened and disturbed by the recent incidents of hatred and senseless acts of violence.

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Sun, 31 May 2020 05:30:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/31-buiding-a-better-tomorrow.shtml
<![CDATA[Prestigious scholars program pumps life into heart research]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/21-beckman-scholar.shtml

A JMU sophomore is looking forward to researching a deadly heart disease after being named the university’s inaugural Beckman Scholar.

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Thu, 21 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/21-beckman-scholar.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU biology professor joins search for COVID-19 cure]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/19-bio-prof-covid-research.shtml

A James Madison University biology professor is doing his part to find a cure for the COVID-19 virus.

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Tue, 19 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/19-bio-prof-covid-research.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU freezes tuition for all students; No increase for 2020-21 academic year]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/15-tuition-freeze.shtml

James Madison University’s Board of Visitors voted today to freeze tuition for in-state and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students.

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Fri, 15 May 2020 03:15:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/15-tuition-freeze.shtml
<![CDATA[Board of Visitors Summary of Actions and Discussions]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/15-bov-summary.shtml

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met by electronic communications on Friday, May 15, 2020, at 1 p.m.

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Fri, 15 May 2020 03:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/15-bov-summary.shtml
<![CDATA[Dukes push Madison for Keeps goal to $750,000]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/07-Madison-for-Keeps-surpasses-500K.shtml

Together we achieved a month-long goal in one day, so we're reaching higher.

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Thu, 07 May 2020 09:12:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/07-Madison-for-Keeps-surpasses-500K.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on CARES Act financial aid]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/07-update-on-cares-act-aid.shtml

CARES Act money will help students who incurred “expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.

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Thu, 07 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/07-update-on-cares-act-aid.shtml
<![CDATA[Meet the valedictorian: Elizabeth Elia]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/06-elizabeth-elia-valedictorian.shtml

Class of 2020 valedictorian Elizabeth Elia reflects on her time at JMU.

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Wed, 06 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/06-elizabeth-elia-valedictorian.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU organizes caravan to honor Class of 2020]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/06-class-of-2020-caravan.shtml

A small caravan of four to six vehicles emblazoned with JMU colors and logos will wind through parts of Harrisonburg Thursday afternoon in a salute to the Class of 2020.

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Wed, 06 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/06-class-of-2020-caravan.shtml
<![CDATA[Input sought on restoring operations]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/06-restore-operations.shtml

I write today to ask for your input as we navigate the process of planning when and how to restore university operations.

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Wed, 06 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/06-restore-operations.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU to graduate nearly 150 new nurses during National Nurses Week]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/06-national-nurses-week.shtml

As nursing organizations recognize National Nurses Week, James Madison University will graduate 142 students from the School of Nursing on Friday.

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Wed, 06 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/06-national-nurses-week.shtml
<![CDATA[Byrnes gift inspires $250,000 Madison for Keeps challenge]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/04-Madison-for-Keeps-challenge-gifts.shtml

The Byrnes family reignites Madison for Keeps with $25,000 challenge gift.

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Mon, 04 May 2020 04:56:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/04-Madison-for-Keeps-challenge-gifts.shtml
<![CDATA[We need to help Dukes stay Dukes]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/04-lets-help-dukes-stay-dukes.shtml

In the face of COVID-19, devoted JMU donors will match donations to Madison for Keeps, JMU’s emergency scholarship fund.

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Mon, 04 May 2020 04:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/04-lets-help-dukes-stay-dukes.shtml
<![CDATA[Watch replay: Spring 2020 Virtual Conferring of Degrees]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/03-watch-virtual-conferring-of-degrees.shtml

The Class of 2020 will officially become graduates of James Madison University on May 8.

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Sun, 03 May 2020 05:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/03-watch-virtual-conferring-of-degrees.shtml
<![CDATA[Speaking the truth]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/01-speaking-the-truth-lauren-springer.shtml

Lauren Springer ('20) gets one more chance to serve the JMU community with her supportive, compassionate voice.

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Fri, 01 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/01-speaking-the-truth-lauren-springer.shtml
<![CDATA[Finish strong, Dukes]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/01-finish-strong-dukes.shtml

JMU's Heather Coltman and Tim Miller send encouragement to students.

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Fri, 01 May 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/05/01-finish-strong-dukes.shtml
<![CDATA['It was meant to be']]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/29-mm-it-was-meant-to-be-sheary-darcus-johnson.shtml

Sheary Darcus Johnson ('70, '74M) reflects on choosing Madison as her college.

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Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/29-mm-it-was-meant-to-be-sheary-darcus-johnson.shtml
<![CDATA[For the perfect steak, JMU researchers show mathematics doesn’t miss]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/27-meat-cooking-study.shtml

To get a perfectly cooked steak every time, put it in an oven at 437 degrees, first making sure the temperature at the center of the steak is 44.6 degrees.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/27-meat-cooking-study.shtml
<![CDATA[A look toward the future]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/27-look-to-the-future.shtml

As this unprecedented academic year begins to draw to a close, it is only natural that we begin to collectively question—now more than ever—what’s next.

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Mon, 27 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/27-look-to-the-future.shtml
<![CDATA[Board of Visitors Summary of Actions and Discussions]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/24-bov-summary.shtml

The JMU Board of Visitors met by electronic communication means on April 24 to discuss the university’s COVID-19 response.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2020 03:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/24-bov-summary.shtml
<![CDATA[A natural entrepreneur]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/24-mm-natural-entrepreneur-malique-middleton.shtml

Biology student is building a business with dreams of being a dermatologist.

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Fri, 24 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/24-mm-natural-entrepreneur-malique-middleton.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU governing board to meet April 24]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/21-bov-meeting-notice.shtml

The James Madison University Board of Visitors will meet by electronic communication means on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1 p.m.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2020 04:40:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/21-bov-meeting-notice.shtml
<![CDATA[Pandemic punctuates importance of environment on 50th Earth Day]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/21-earth-day.shtml

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, several JMU faculty members say the world’s experience with COVID-19 emphasizes the importance of environmental awareness.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/21-earth-day.shtml
<![CDATA[Engineering capstone helps Charlottesville vineyard improve crop health]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/20-engineering-vineyards-capstone.shtml

Keeping track of 40,000 grape vines from the ground has its challenges, especially when it comes to determining places that need a little more irrigation than others.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/20-engineering-vineyards-capstone.shtml
<![CDATA[OT to go: Clinic gets creative to continue services to children]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/17-ot-to-go-kits.shtml

Unable to hold face-to-face sessions with clients, a JMU-based occupational therapy program for children has found another way to continue its services.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/17-ot-to-go-kits.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on university response to COVID-19]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/17-covid-response-update.shtml

Since you heard from me a week ago, there have been a number of developments in the university’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic that I would like to share with you.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/17-covid-response-update.shtml
<![CDATA[Summer orientation information for incoming students]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/17-summer-springboard-letter.shtml

We are excited to welcome you to JMU and we are eager to help you transition to your life as a Duke. 

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Thu, 16 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/17-summer-springboard-letter.shtml
<![CDATA[Helping the helpers]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/16-helping-the-helpers.shtml

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund supports front-line human services organizations.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/16-helping-the-helpers.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on university financial situation]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/15-financal-update.shtml

We want to share a brief update on the university’s financial situation in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/15-financal-update.shtml
<![CDATA[‘This is grind time’]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/15-alumnus-richard-xu-gathers-masks.shtml

Richard Xu (’18) is applying entrepreneurial tactics he learned at JMU to source masks for medical facilities.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/15-alumnus-richard-xu-gathers-masks.shtml
<![CDATA[Spring 2020 Commencement Update]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/14-alger-commencement-letter.shtml

If it is safe to do so, commencement ceremonies will happen on campus August 7 – 8.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/14-alger-commencement-letter.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Ringtones for Apple and Android]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/13-jmu-ringtones.shtml

Choose a familiar JMU sound to brighten up your notifications.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2020 06:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/13-jmu-ringtones.shtml
<![CDATA[Not forgotten]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/13-not-forgotten.shtml

Raleigh Marshall ('05) is determined to remember his ancestor's legacy.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/13-not-forgotten.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Chemistry lends a hand – sanitizer, that is]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/13-chemistry-hand-sanitizer.shtml

With its labs shut down for the foreseeable future, the JMU Chemistry Department has found a way to aid medical workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/13-chemistry-hand-sanitizer.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Libraries Bolsters Community Effort to Produce Personal Protective Equipment for Local Needs]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/13-library-produces-3d-printed-masks.shtml

Inside JMU Libraries, dozens of 3D printers are running nearly around the clock, producing face shields for local hospitals.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/13-library-produces-3d-printed-masks.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU chaplain discusses Easter celebrations, despite COVID-19]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/10-easter-during-covid.shtml

Sunday is one of the most widely celebrated religious holidays among the Christian faith and this year will be one of the few times congregations will watch virtually.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/10-easter-during-covid.shtml
<![CDATA[Governor Northam Issues a Call for Medical and Non-Medical Volunteers to Meet COVID-19 Health Care Demand ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/10-medical-reserve-corps.shtml

Gov. Ralph Northam today announced a statewide effort in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Health’s Virginia Medical Reserve Corps to recruit medical and non-medical volunteers.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/10-medical-reserve-corps.shtml
<![CDATA[An update from President Alger]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/10-president-alger-updates.shtml

I want to share some updates with all of you as we continue to work through the pandemic together.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/10-president-alger-updates.shtml
<![CDATA[Add a bit of JMU to Zoom meetings]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/10-add-a-bit-of-jmu-to-zoom.shtml

Choose a JMU image to brighten up your background while you enjoy the beauty of campus.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/10-add-a-bit-of-jmu-to-zoom.shtml
<![CDATA[Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Notification Memo]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/09-emergency-sick-leave.shtml

There have been a number of important paid leave enhancements, both from a state and federal level, to help lessen the financial burden on employees.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/09-emergency-sick-leave.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on summer online class fees, fall registration dates]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/07-summer-online-fee-reduced.shtml

Important updates regarding a reduction in fees for online classes for the Summer 2020 semester and adjustments to registration dates for the Fall 2020 semester.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/07-summer-online-fee-reduced.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU School of Nursing well prepared for switch to virtual simulation]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/07-nursing-simulated-clinicals.shtml

When the COVID pandemic forced classes online, the JMU School of Nursing was well prepared to provide simulated clinical experiences.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/07-nursing-simulated-clinicals.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU students, faculty lead effort to reopen Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/06-covid-19-farmers-market.shtml

JMU students, their professor, JMU X-Labs, and local business and community partners are racing against the clock to help the Harrisonburg Farmers Market.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/06-covid-19-farmers-market.shtml
<![CDATA[Donors rally emergency support for JMU students]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/02-donors-rally-emergency-support.shtml

John (’92) and Julia Hinshaw lead the charge to help students in need.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2020 03:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/02-donors-rally-emergency-support.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on refunds]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/01-refunds.shtml

As so many of you have transitioned home, and away from campus, we are writing with important news on dining, on-campus housing and parking refunds.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/01-refunds.shtml
<![CDATA[Faculty experts can address COVID-19 topics]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/01-covid-faculty-experts.shtml

The faculty listed here can speak to news media on various subjects related to COVID-19.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/01-covid-faculty-experts.shtml
<![CDATA[‘It had been a trying experience’]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/01-dingledine-about-spanish-flu.shtml

A century ago, JMU faced another pandemic with community members coming together to aid each other.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/04/01-dingledine-about-spanish-flu.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on working from remote locations]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/31-working-remotely.shtml

For those who are working at home, please continue to work remotely and come to campus only when necessary.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/31-working-remotely.shtml
<![CDATA[Students urged to heed stay home order]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/31-miller-letter-to-students.shtml

This order strengthens previous guidance, directing all Virginians to stay home, unless you absolutely have to leave.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/31-miller-letter-to-students.shtml
<![CDATA[Stand up and be counted]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/31-2020-census.shtml

The 2020 Census is underway. Here's what you need to know.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/31-2020-census.shtml
<![CDATA[Pale Fire Helps lends helping hand to restaurant workers]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/30-pale-fire-helps.shtml

Duke Tim Brady ('06) helps establish a food bank to assist in a difficult time.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/30-pale-fire-helps.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Gus Bus goes virtual to promote reading to Harrisonburg children]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/30-gus-bus-goes-virtual.shtml

The coronavirus isn’t stopping the Gus Bus from promoting reading to Harrisonburg schoolchildren in grades K-5.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/30-gus-bus-goes-virtual.shtml
<![CDATA[A lot to be proud of this week]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/28-a-lot-to-be-proud-of.shtml

Throughout this period of sacrifice and uncertainty, I have witnessed incredible acts of selflessness, ingenuity, and creativity.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2020 04:30:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/28-a-lot-to-be-proud-of.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on grading, final exams and withdrawing from courses]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/24-credit-no-credit-udate.shtml

Academic Affairs offers important information related to grading, final exams, and withdrawing from courses.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/24-credit-no-credit-udate.shtml
<![CDATA[March 19 Faculty and Staff Update]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/19-update-to-faculty-staff.shtml

The purpose of this email is to provide important information that will assist you as we navigate the COVID-19 health crisis together.

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Fri, 20 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/19-update-to-faculty-staff.shtml
<![CDATA[Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in the JMU Community]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/19-confirmed-covid-19-case.shtml

On March 19, James Madison University officials were made aware of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a JMU student.

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Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:35:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/19-confirmed-covid-19-case.shtml
<![CDATA[Update from President Alger on Spring Semester]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/18-spring-semester-update.shtml

Taking many factors into consideration, I write today with important updates regarding keeping classes online through the end of the semester, and other decisions.

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Wed, 18 Mar 2020 05:30:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/18-spring-semester-update.shtml
<![CDATA[March 15 Update to Employees]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/15-update-to-employees.shtml

Effective immediately, JMU employees are encouraged to work remotely if you are able to fulfill your job duties without being physically present on campus.

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Sun, 15 Mar 2020 10:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/15-update-to-employees.shtml
<![CDATA[Important Updates to Spring Semester]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/11-covid-19-update.shtml

While there are no COVID-19 cases in the JMU community at this time, it has become necessary for the university to take further steps

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Wed, 11 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/11-covid-19-update.shtml
<![CDATA[Coronavirus updates for Academic Affairs (3/10)]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/10-coronavirus-provost-letter.shtml

The following communications was sent from JMU's Provost, Dr. Heather Coltman to Academic Affairs faculty and staff.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/10-coronavirus-provost-letter.shtml
<![CDATA[Class aids local immigrants on their quest to citizenship ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/10-citizenship.shtml

Michelle Cude, professor of social studies education, designed a class to meet the needs of future teachers and local immigrants seeking citizenship.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/10-citizenship.shtml
<![CDATA[Coronavirus updates for Academic Affairs]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/03-coronavirus-provost-letter.shtml

The following communications was sent from JMU's Provost, Dr. Heather Coltman to Academic Affairs faculty and staff.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2020 03:40:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/03-coronavirus-provost-letter.shtml
<![CDATA[As youth sports leagues spring into action, caring climate is important]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/02-coaching-expert-pitch.shtml

JMU professor Lori Gano-Overway recommends coaches focus on creating positive sport experiences for kids that teach physical skills and life skills.

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Mon, 02 Mar 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/03/02-coaching-expert-pitch.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on JMU International Programs]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/29-study-abroad-updates.shtml

James Madison University is closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. Our primary concern is the well-being of members of the JMU community.

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Sat, 29 Feb 2020 03:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/29-study-abroad-updates.shtml
<![CDATA[Dance marathon to benefit area children and their families]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/28-madithon-promo.shtml

Join JMU students, faculty, staff and guests in supporting UVA Children's Hospital this weekend.

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Fri, 28 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/28-madithon-promo.shtml
<![CDATA[Landmines and the civil war, a precursor to modern weapons of destruction ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/27-buried-history.shtml

In his newest book, "America's Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War," Kenneth R. Rutherford unearths the history of landmines.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/27-buried-history.shtml
<![CDATA[ JMU among Peace Corps’ 2020 top volunteer-producing schools]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/26-peace-corps.shtml

Peace Corps announced today that James Madison University ranked No. 25 among large size schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020.

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Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/26-peace-corps.shtml
<![CDATA[Harrisonburg High students to experience Paralympic sports at JMU clinic]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/26-paralympic-skills-lab.shtml

Paralympians Matt Simpson and Trevon Jenifer will take time off from their preparations for the 2020 Tokyo games to lead the activities

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Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/26-paralympic-skills-lab.shtml
<![CDATA[Stress relief, science of psychology come together]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/24-psychology-of-well-being.shtml

Jaime Kurtz, who researches strategies for happiness, is providing students strategies to handle stress while teaching them psychology.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/24-psychology-of-well-being.shtml
<![CDATA[Update on Title IX efforts at JMU]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/20-title-ix-updates.shtml

JMU has been collaborating with student leaders to strengthen processes, policies, prevention and resources related to sexual misconduct.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 02:15:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/20-title-ix-updates.shtml
<![CDATA[Cutting through the noise about over-the-counter hearing aids]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/19-otc-heaing-aids.shtml

James Madison University researcher Ayasakanta Rout says the guidelines, when approved, will make hearing aids much more accessible.

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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/19-otc-heaing-aids.shtml
<![CDATA[The Flowerings Project: a Library in Transformation]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/17-grant.shtml

A $150,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will allow the College of Arts and Letters and the JMU Libraries to deepen their partnership.

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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/17-grant.shtml
<![CDATA[President’s Day, an unrealized dream for Founding Fathers ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/17-president-day.shtml

Professor of history explains why the founding fathers were so fixated on their legacies and how we can still see traces of their influence on our lives today.

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Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/17-president-day.shtml
<![CDATA[Relationship expert on emotional support in time for Valentine’s Day]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/11-v-day.shtml

Love expert is available to discuss common relationship myths, self-love and the importance of emotional support between partners.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/11-v-day.shtml
<![CDATA[ ROTC hosts luncheon to honor Vietnam veterans ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/11-vet-lunch.shtml

James Madison University ROTC is hosting the 6th annual Vietnam War Commemoration Luncheon on Friday, February 14, from 10:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/11-vet-lunch.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU selected for 2020 community engagement classification ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/11-carnegie-community-engagement.shtml

JMU has been selected to receive the 2020 Community Engagement Classification by The Carnegie Foundation.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/11-carnegie-community-engagement.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU tops national list for most Fulbright students]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/10-fulbright-top-producer.shtml

JMU has 15 students studying abroad on Fulbright scholarships this school year, the most of any master’s level university in the country.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/10-fulbright-top-producer.shtml
<![CDATA[Board of Visitors Summary of Actions and Discussions]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/07-bov-summary.shtml

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in the Board Room of Madison’s Festival Conference and Student Center.

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020 04:15:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/07-bov-summary.shtml
<![CDATA[Leading the organization]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/07-leading-the-organization.shtml

Business leader alumnae shared their insights as Madison Vision Series panelists.

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Fri, 07 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/07-leading-the-organization.shtml
<![CDATA[#Oscarssowhite, How digital spaces are reimagining advocacy ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/05-oscars.shtml

Morgan Smalls, SMAD professor, uses popular culture as an entryway to have larger conversations in the classroom about race, class, gender and power.

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Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/05-oscars.shtml
<![CDATA[Professor discusses most common mistakes made when filing income taxes]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/04-vita-tax-program.shtml

Accounting professor breaks down why simple mistakes on tax paperwork often lead to major headaches for the IRS.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/02/04-vita-tax-program.shtml
<![CDATA[‘Bunch of squiggles’ put JMU student in thick of historic discovery]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/31-black-hole-research.shtml

Harvey said her contribution to the research was "a little bit surreal, honestly. I didn't think this was going to happen."

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Fri, 31 Jan 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/31-black-hole-research.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU rolls out new approach to matching students with jobs ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/28-handshake.shtml

JMU with support from Growth4VA, announced its new approach to matching students with job and internship opportunities through a unique partnership with Handshake.

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/28-handshake.shtml
<![CDATA[Professor nominated for national award]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/17-naacp.shtml

Lauren K. Alleyne, associate professor of English, has been nominated for the NAACP Image Awards for her book of poetry, “Honeyfish.”

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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/17-naacp.shtml
<![CDATA[Middle East expert Bernie Kaussler wins inaugural Cinquegrana]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/cal/2020/01/14-kaussler-cinquegrana.shtml

Kaussler will spend the 2020 year conducting new research on proxy war and civilian victimization in the civil war in Yemen.

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Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/cal/2020/01/14-kaussler-cinquegrana.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU hosts events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/13-mlk-events.shtml

Students, faculty and staff will serve the community, volunteer, and have broad discussions to celebrate the life and contributions of Dr. King.

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Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/13-mlk-events.shtml
<![CDATA[Fortune 500 executives to discuss the future of work ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/07-the-future-of-work.shtml

JMU alumnae lead some of the nation’s largest organizations, including SAP, WellStar Health System and Northrop Grumman. Join us as they explore trends.

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Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:30:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2020/01/07-the-future-of-work.shtml
<![CDATA[Begin 2020 with positive, achievable goals]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/11-pr-new-years-resolutions.shtml

The time has come to start thinking about New Year's resolutions and ways to have a feel-good start to 2020.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/11-pr-new-years-resolutions.shtml
<![CDATA[Expert can discuss Northam’s proposal to invest in early education ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/10-childcare.shtml

Director of early, elementary and reading education is available to discuss the significance of Governor Ralph Northam’s announcement to invest in early childhood education.

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Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/10-childcare.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU Recognizes December Graduates]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/09-december-commencement.shtml

James Madison University is pleased to celebrate more than 1,000 graduates at this weekend’s December Commencement ceremonies.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2019 02:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/09-december-commencement.shtml
<![CDATA[Expert can discuss aspects of Gov. Northam's budget proposal to combat maternal mortality]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/09-northam.shtml

JMU expert available to discuss the significance of Governor Northam's budget proposal to combat maternal morality

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Mon, 09 Dec 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/09-northam.shtml
<![CDATA[How women can use rhetoric to restore credibility in medical settings]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/06-women-health.shtml

Cathryn Molloy, professor of writing, rhetoric and communication, discusses patient credibility and stigma.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/06-women-health.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU program gets $1.84 million to address air pollution]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/04-virginia-clean-cities-epa-grant.shtml

Virginia Clean Cities at James Madison University has received a $1.84 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/04-virginia-clean-cities-epa-grant.shtml
<![CDATA[Professor develops course for sustainable peace ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/04-sustainable-peace.shtml

Ed Brantmeier, professor of education, developed an undergraduate introductory course aimed at sustainable peace.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/12/04-sustainable-peace.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU named best college in US for veterans]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/21-best-vets.shtml

College Factual recently named JMU the best school in the U.S. for providing quality education to veterans

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Thu, 21 Nov 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/21-best-vets.shtml
<![CDATA[Just how natural is your meat?]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/19-fake-meat.shtml

Alan Levinovitz, professor of religious studies, is available to discuss the moral issues surrounding fake meat.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/19-fake-meat.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU President Jonathan Alger recognized for civic engagement leadership]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/19-all-in-award.shtml

The All IN Campus Democracy Challenge recently recognized Jonathan Alger as a Standout President for his leadership in cultivating a culture of democracy.

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 09:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/19-all-in-award.shtml
<![CDATA[Board of Visitors Summary of Actions & Discussions]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/15-bov-summary.shtml

The James Madison University Board of Visitors met Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in the Board Room of Madison’s Festival Conference and Student Center.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/15-bov-summary.shtml
<![CDATA[The science behind how students learn ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/11-almarode.shtml

John Almarode, professor of education, studies what science says about how the brain absorbs information.

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Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/11-almarode.shtml
<![CDATA[JMU to increase computer science degrees with state investment]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/07-increase-cs-degrees.shtml

JMU to participate in Virginia’s Tech Talent Investment Program, receiving $14M to graduate an additional 467 computer science majors over 20 years.

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Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/07-increase-cs-degrees.shtml
<![CDATA[7,008 flags to be displayed for fallen veterans ]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/06-flag-display.shtml

JMU will honor veterans of the armed forces with an extensive flag display on the Quad on Monday, Nov. 11.

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Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:00:00 EST http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/news/2019/11/06-flag-display.shtml
<![CDATA[$10,000 for hack-a-thon win]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/demotemplates/jamie/article/OLD-full-width-image-above-article.shtml

The tentative plan is to set up a 501c3 organization and use the $10,000 to launch the app the team developed

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Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/demotemplates/jamie/article/OLD-full-width-image-above-article.shtml
<![CDATA[$10,000 for hack-a-thon win]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/demotemplates/jamie/article/not-published.shtml

The tentative plan is to set up a 501c3 organization and use the $10,000 to launch the app the team developed

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Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/demotemplates/jamie/article/not-published.shtml
<![CDATA[$10,000 for hack-a-thon win]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/demotemplates/jamie/article/full-width-lead-image-article.shtml

The tentative plan is to set up a 501c3 organization and use the $10,000 to launch the app the team developed

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Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/demotemplates/jamie/article/full-width-lead-image-article.shtml
<![CDATA[$10,000 for hack-a-thon win]]> http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/demotemplates/jamie/article/full-width-article.shtml

The tentative plan is to set up a 501c3 organization and use the $10,000 to launch the app the team developed

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Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:00 EDT http://www.chuguokaocha.cn/demotemplates/jamie/article/full-width-article.shtml

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