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For nearly five years, MU-ADVANCE produced a weekly newsletter to disseminate news items, faculty profiles, and resources pertinent to faculty success at Marshall. The goals were to introduce new faculty, highlight faculty achievements, keep the Marshall community up to date on policy changes and faculty development opportunities, and build connections within and between disciplines at Marshall and throughout the state. Beginning in September 2007, MU-ADVANCE circulated the Weekly Update to more than 400 on- and off-campus readers. In January 2010, the newsletter was transformed into Academic Affairs 2010 and sent to all Marshall email users, as well as to the MU-ADVANCE Advisory Board, members of the West Virginia University ADVANCE Program, and members of the Higher Education Policy Commission. All of the newsletters and their corresponding news items have been archived and are available for viewing below.



MU-ADVANCE weekly updates - 2012

7/9/2012; 4/27/2012; 4/20/2012; 4/13/2012; 4/6/2012; 3/30/2012; 3/16/2012; 3/9/2012; 3/2/2012; 2/24/2012; 2/17/2012; 2/10/2012; 2/3/2012; 1/27/2012; 1/20/2012; 1/13/2012



News - Spring 2012

Dr. Piyali Dasgupta Garners Two Grants. Dr. Piyali Dasgupta, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently awarded $300,000 from the National Institutes of Health and $200,000 from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute to further her research on lung cancer. Dr. Monica Valentovic, Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology, will serve as her co-investigator on both grants. (7/9/2012) More Information...


MU-ADVANCE Approaching The End MU-ADVANCE will wrap up August 31, 2012, but will leave a legacy. The Program, supported by the National Science Foundation, was successful in its mission to increase gender equity in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines over a six-year period. (4/27/2012) More Information...


Farewell to Dr. Frances Hensley At the end of June, Dr. Frances Hensley will bid adieu to her alma mater and employer of nearly three decades. She began as a freshman in the fall of 1966 and will retire as the Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies. More Information... (4/20/2012)


Deputy Director to Lead Research Methods Talks Dr. Graham Crow, Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, will facilitate discussions on innovative methods, community studies, and collaborative research. These talks will be held April 18-19, 2012, at both the Huntington and South Charleston campuses. See flier for details... (4/13/2012)


Women of Marshall Awards The Women's Center and the Women's Studies Program will honor five women at The Women of Marshall Awards Reception for their significant contributions in the promotion of gender, ethnicity, and multiculturalism at Marshall. The honorees include Dr. Frances Hensley, Dr. Kat Williams, Heidi Williams, Rajia Hassib, and Timmeka Perkins. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. in the Drinko Library Atrium. R.S.V.P. to attend... (4/6/2012)


Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey, Report 6 The sixth Faculty Job Satisfaction Report focuses on diversity at Marshall. This article highlights faculty responses concerning diversity at the department, college, and university levels, sorted by faculty rank and gender. More information... (3/30/2012)


Leadership Academy Marshall University is piloting a Leadership Academy to expose the day-to-day management of higher education, particularly administrative roles and responsibilities, to a group of 25 faculty. The academy is sponsored by MU-ADVANCE. More information... (3/16/2012)


Brain Expo 2012 The Fourth Annual Brain Expo will be held at Marshall on Friday, March 9, from 9:00-1:00 p.m. in the Don Morris Room. The event, held during International Brain Awareness Week, is part of the outreach effort to bring MU research and neuroscience education to the public. More information... (3/9/2012)


Patti Solis Doyle The Women's Center will host Patti Solis Doyle, Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign manager, on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, Room BE5. Solis Doyle pioneered the way for future Hispanic females to serve as leaders in major political campaigns in the United States. After serving both the Clinton White House and the 2008 presidential campaign, she later joined President Obama's campaign as a senior adviser. Solis Doyle will deliver The Power of a Woman Leading the Way. (3/2/2012)


Festival of New Music Marshall University's Third Annual Festival of New Music will be held March 1-4, 2012. This year's event will feature musicians from San Francisco and Turkey, as well as a new work by Dr. Mark Zanter, a professor of composition at Marshall. More Information... (2/24/2012)


Dasgupta Lab to Present at Experimental Biology 2012 Dr. Piyali Dasgupta, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology, and four members of her lab have been selected to give individual oral presentations at the upcoming Experimental Biology 2012 Conference. More Information... (2/17/2012)


Dr. Ruff to Present Lecture on Tantra Join Dr. Jeffrey Ruff, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, as he presents Tantra In Its Historical and Social Context & Its Reception in The West on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, Room BE5. Reception to follow. More Information... (2/10/2012)


Students Chosen for Program Computer science students Alex King, Mitchell Browning, Finley Hammond, and Brandon Posey, have been chosen to participate in the EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Cyberinfrastructure Student Engagement Program. More Information... (2/3/2012)


Kelly Sweetman Honored. Marshall’s Director of Military and Veteran Affairs, Ms. Kelly Sweetman, was awarded the Salutes Plaque by the United States Air Force for her dedication to the surrounding military community. Only two of these awards are presented annually. More about Ms. Sweetman... (1/27/2012)


June Harless Center Garners Award The June Harless Center garnered a $175,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to institute a transitional phase for children moving from preschool to kindergarten in West Virginia. The goal is to better prepare them for kindergarten. More Information... (1/20/2012)


Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey Report 5 The fifth Faculty Job Satisfaction Report focuses on climate and collegiality at Marshall. This article highlights faculty responses concerning these subjects at the department, college, and university levels, sorted by faculty rank and gender. More Information... (1/12/2012)


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