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New GS Professor Utilizes Experience

ISAT and Geographic Science professor Dr. Mace Bentley, is a former forecast meteorologist at The Weather Channel.

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PHOTO: CS/ISAT towerAfter Four Years, Hillside Project Creates Educational Opportunities

March 10, 2014

The Hillside Project, now in its fourth year, is a showcase of three different ecosystems: grassland, forest and riparian, (the land adjacent to water). Among its educational and ecological goals, like preventing erosion under heavy rain, the Hillside Project also cuts back the need for mowing.

PHOTO: building2014 CISE Faculty Award Recipients Announced

March 6, 2014

Congratulations to the recipients of this year’s faculty awards. Awardees will be recognized at the CISE faculty meeting on Friday, April 25th at 3:30 p.m.

PHOTO: Tom BenzingNew Intelligence Course Combines Expertise

February 26, 2014

If you have ever watched a James Bond film you have seen examples of the strategic use of Intelligence Analysis (IA) and Geospatial Intelligence. A new course combines both of these areas.

PHOTO: Tim WaltonThe GeoSpatial Semester

January 30, 2014

Through a unique partnership between James Madison University (JMU) and 23 high schools in Virginia (and one in New York), nearly 2,000 students have earned ~6,000 college credit hours while learning geospatial technologies with the support of ESRI.

PHOTO:  Gabriela Fleury and professorJMU Senior Strives to Mitigate Conflict Between Lions, Pastoralists

December 24, 2013

When lions attack livestock, the best way to deal with them is to . . . well, there are lots of possible solutions. Finding resolutions that benefit both the lions and the livestock herders is complicated, especially when considering the customs of a foreign culture

PHOTO: JMU Students Plant treesISAT Students Learn by Doing

December 16, 2013

Recently Professor Robert Whitescarver taught his students an unusual lesson - how to plant a tree. On Saturday, November 16, Whitescarver, attended a tree-planting event along with Robert Jennings, Grassroots Field Specialist for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.