JMU Professor Receives Grant From Department of State

By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email
By: Anna-Lysa Gayle Email

HARRISONBURG -- A James Madison University professor has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State to help people internationally.

"One day, hopefully these refugees will return home and when they do return home, their homes, their fields will be infested with exploded bombs and so what our program does is educate the refugees to be aware about bombs in their houses, in their fields," said Dr. Kenneth Rutherford, the Director of JMU's Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR).

Dr. Rutherford was awarded more than $200,000. He and his team will use the money to help refugees in Syria to detect land mines.

Dr. Rutherford will travel to Vietnam in the next two weeks to start a JMU study program. It is scheduled to start next summer.

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