The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  March 13, 2019

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Marshall named a research university by the Carnegie classification system

For the first time in its history, Marshall University has been selected as an “R-2” research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. President Gilbert, in making the announcement, said the new designation, considered a significant milestone in the academic research world, is a tribute to the hard work and research efforts of faculty across the institution. …

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Marshall to present Huntington Area Art Society discussion, ‘Page to Stage,’ today

The School of Art and Design will present a talk with Theatre Professor Mike Murphy at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave. in Huntington. Murphy’s talk is titled “Page to Stage,” walking through the process of reading a play and researching it, then scale drawing and painting a full-size backdrop for a theatre production. …

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Marshall researcher receives nearly $500K NIH grant for thrombosis research

Wei Li, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of biomedical science at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to further his research on thrombosis. Thrombosis occurs when blood clots block your blood vessels. It is a lethal complication of systemic diseases such as hardening of the …

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HerdCon planned for Saturday, March 16

Libraries and Online Learning is sponsoring HerdCon, Marshall’s inaugural pop culture convention, planned for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the Memorial Student Center and Drinko Library on Marshall’s Huntington campus. HerdCon will include live music, cosplay competitions, live action role-playing (LARP) demonstrations, gaming, discussion panels, belly dancing, vendors, artists and more. “Students and community members are …

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Tooley chosen as winner of the 3rd Annual Marshall Student Short Film Festival

Marshall sophomore Kadin Tooley was selected as the winner of the inaugural juried Best in Festival award at the Marshall University Student Short Film Festival. Tooley is director, cinematographer, co-writer and co-producer of the film Mann Motte. In Mann Motte, a young man and woman watch folklore legend become reality. The short blends 1920s silent horror with golden-age slasher films. Tooley …

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Marshall joins clinical trial for late-stage fatty liver disease

A clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of an investigational drug for late-stage liver disease is now available at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “The most serious liver complication of obesity is Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis, or NASH, which is very common in West Virginia and the Tri-State region,” said Uma Sundaram, M.D., a board-certified gastroenterologist at …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Aley El-Shazly

Dr. Aley El-Shazly, associate professor of geology, has recently had a paper published in the Journal of Precambrian Research titled “Geochemistry of Banded Iron Formations and their host rocks from the Central Eastern Desert of Egypt: A working genetic model and tectonic implications,” in collaboration with Professors K.I. Khalil and H.A. Helba from Egypt. The link to this paper can …

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Technology survey available through March 31

Marshall University is once again collaborating with the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) to engage in the Annual Study of Students and Information Technology . Current undergraduate students and faculty members are invited to participate in the ECAR Technology Surveys. Marshall University is dedicated to improving student and faculty experiences with information technology in higher education. The results …

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Classified Staff Council and Alumni Association team up for community project

The Marshall University Classified Staff Council and the MU Alumni Association partnered during January and February to collect essential garments for residents of Harmony House. Marshall staff and friends donated 676 pairs of men’s and women’s underwear and other clothing essentials last Wednesday, March 6. Representing Marshall on drop-off day were Missy Clagg-Morrison (center), education coordinator for the department of …

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Rec Center to present Wellfest April 4

The Marshall Rec Center is hosting their premier spring event: WELLFEST. As a day centered on health and well-being, WELLFEST is full of exciting opportunities and events. The event takes place on April 4th at the Marshall Recreation Center. An American Red Cross blood drive serves as the epicenter of the day from 1:30-6:30 p.m., with other organizations tabling with …

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Business students place 2nd in Peoples Bank Case Study Competition

Students in the Lewis College of Business competed and won 2nd place during the 7th annual Peoples Bank Undergraduate Business Case Competition last month. Dr. Marc Sollosy, associate professor of management, served as the faculty advisor alongside a team of three undergraduate students: Alex Lathwell, senior marketing major; Boram Kim, a junior finance major; and Lauren Corbett, a senior management …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 20, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2019.

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