African, African American, and Diaspora (AAAD) Studies Center

The African, African American, and Diaspora (AAAD) Studies Center provides interdisciplinary knowledges, programming and initiatives related to Black peoples, histories, cultures, languages, economics, philosophies, ideas and socio-political structures. The center’s core mission is to cater to student-faculty constituencies with academic interests in the peoples, cultures and institutions of Africa and the African Diaspora. Learn More

The Center for Health and Environmental Communication

CHEC’s mission is to researcheducate, and serve as a resource for constructive communication within health and environmental contexts. We envision a community empowered to become advocates for improving communication within health and environmental contexts. Learn More

The Cohen Center for the Humanities

Funded by a generous gift from the late Dr. Ralph Cohen, The Cohen Center for the Humanities serves the university community with innovative programming related to interdisciplinary graduate education and the professionalization of graduate students. Through the use of speakers, workshops, roundtables and presentations, the center engages important issues that affect us in a modern, technological world, on a local, national and global level. Learn More

Furious Flower Poetry Center

The nation’s first academic center for Black poetry, the Furious Flower Poetry Center is committed to ensuring the visibility, inclusion and critical consideration of Black poets in American letters, as well as in the whole range of educational curricula. Our programming seeks to cultivate an appreciation for poetry among students of all levels—from elementary to graduate school and beyond. In addition, Furious Flower seeks to support and promote Black poets at all stages of their careers and to preserve the history of Black poets for future generations. Learn More

Furious Flower Poetry Center
Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue

In designing and guiding conversations that help people think together productively, we strive to create conversations that engage, connect and sustain communities. We seek to create a world that engages in dialogue and deliberation across differences as a cultural norm and as an effective tool for addressing the challenges and opportunities of civic life. Learn More

Logic and Reasoning Institute

The Logic and Reasoning Institute promotes the interdisciplinary study of logic and reasoning at James Madison University. The LRI sponsors and encourages coursework and research, as well as promoting the teaching and application of logic across the university. Learn More

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