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  • International Festival to take place Saturday, Nov. 9

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    The 50th annual Marshall University International Festival is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Admission to the festival is free and the event is open to the public. Food tickets will be available for purchase, allowing guests to sample a variety of dishes from all around the world. “Last year, we had more than 4,000 people visit the festival, and it was one of the most exciting and well-attended international events in our region,” said Dr. Tammy Johnson, executive director of admissions and international student services.  “We are looking forward to an even bigger crowd ...
  • Marshall to wrap week of higher education forums tomorrow in South Charleston

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    The last in a series of three forums to discuss an anticipated second round of budget cuts to state higher education funding will take place Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the library on the South Charleston campus.   Earlier this week, forums were held on the Huntington campus and the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant. The  South Charleston forum, which is sponsored by the Office of the President and the Marshall University Faculty Senate, will be moderated by Beth Vorhees, news director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Legislators and representatives from the governor’s office as well as members of the Higher ...
  • Dr. Zijian Xie named director of Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research

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    Dr. Zijian Xie, whose laboratory is internationally recognized for its groundbreaking work to understand the behavior of cellular pathways and their relationship to cancer, renal disease and cardiac failure, has been named the director of the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research. Xie comes to Marshall from the faculty of the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine, where he was a professor of physiology, pharmacology and medicine, and served as the co-director of the M.D./Ph.D. program. He was chosen to lead MIIR through a national search. “I am thrilled Dr. Xie has agreed to take on this vitally important leadership role at MIIR,” ...
  • Author of ‘Right to Ride’ to speak at Marshall Nov. 12


    Dr. Blair L. M. Kelley, an associate professor of history at North Carolina State University, will discuss her award-winning book, Right to Ride, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in room BE-5 of the Memorial Student Center. “Dr. Kelley is a fantastic speaker and her work should interest many in our community,” said Dr. David Trowbridge, associate professor of history and director of African and African American studies. Right to Ride is about early civil rights activism and boycotts of segregated streetcars during the early 1900s. Between 1900 and 1907, citizens of 25 Southern cities protested segregation on streetcars. The book received ...
  • United Way campaign to conclude tomorrow

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    Marshall’s United Way campaign for 2013 will conclude Thursday, Nov. 7, according to organizers. The campaign has a goal of providing help to 30,000 individuals in the community. Projects include those related to adult literacy, childhood obesity, dropout prevention, life skills, substance abuse prevention, basic needs and more. The pledge form may be viewed or downloaded at the following address: www.marshall.edu/ucomm/files/web/UnitedWayMarshallPledgeForm_2013.pdf. Forms may be turned in at the Marshall Recreation Center to receive a free day pass, to an individual’s departmental office, or sent to Dr. Michael Prewitt, dean of the College of Health Professions, who is chairing the campaign, via ...
  • Marshall to welcome Bulgarian guest artist for piano recital tonight

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    Bulgarian pianist Dr. Daniela Mineva will present a guest artist recital at Marshall Wednesday, Nov. 6. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the Jomie Jazz Forum on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Mineva is an associate professor of piano at Humboldt State University in California. Hailed by critics as a “vibrant and expressive performer who could steal the show in every concert” (New York Times) and an “energetic and lively pianist who displays power and delicacy in nuanced sensitivity along with virtuoso technique” (The Baltimore Sun), Mineva’s unique approach to standard repertory, combined with the performance and dedication of works ...
  • Chamber Choir to perform Sunday


    The Marshall University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. David Castleberry, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10,  in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Admission is free and open to the public. The centerpiece of Sunday’s program is Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to Saint Cecilia,” Castleberry said. Britten was born on St. Cecilia’s Day (Nov. 22) and Cecilia is the patron saint of music. “This year the music world celebrates Benjamin Britten’s 100th anniversary year,” Castleberry said. “We are pleased to honor the composer’s memory with a presentation of one of his finest works. This ten-minute piece ...
  • Huntington attorney John Proctor to speak at Nov. 14 memorial service

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      Huntington attorney John Proctor, whose parents were among the 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash, will be the featured speaker in this year’s annual memorial service honoring all who died in the tragedy. The service, conducted by Marshall’s Student Government Association, starts at noon Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Memorial Student Center plaza on the Huntington campus. The public is invited to attend. The crash on Saturday, Nov. 14, 1970, occurred at about 7:47 p.m. when a DC-9 jetliner, returning Marshall home from its football game at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., clipped some treetops just short of ...
  • Marshall School of Pharmacy professor publishes pediatric research


    Dr. Chris Gillette, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, administration and research with the School of Pharmacy, is a member of several research teams that recently published papers on pediatric asthma management. Gillette’s research was published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pediatrics,  Journal of Asthma and Pediatric Pulmonology, all  peer-reviewed journals. His study published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice looked at how often children and parents of children with asthma who report problems with asthma medications asked about those medications during a routine medical visit. The study published in Clinical Pediatrics focused on the frequency with which providers discussed ...
  • Marshall wraps up 3rd INTO familiarization visit

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    INTO Marshall conducted its 3rd familiarization visit for 32 agents of INTO last week. These visits are conducted so that the agents are able to describe Marshall accurately to prospective international students. Countries represented included China, South Korea, India, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Russia, Taiwan, Japan and Colombia. These agents are “the best of the best,” meaning they sent the most students to the U.S. this past year of all of the INTO agents around the world. While on the Huntington campus, they were able to celebrate Halloween with current international students Thursday evening, Oct. 31. On Friday, Nov. 1, they ...
  • Marshall School of Medicine receives high marks for its strong clinical conflict-of-interest policies


    A national study by the Institute of Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) on clinical conflict-of-interest (COI) policies shows the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has some of the strongest policies among American medical schools. The analysis was published in the October issue of Academic Medicine and reviewed clinical COI policies that seek to limit ties to industry including managing gifts and meals from pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, along with physicians’ consulting and speaking engagements for company-sponsored events. According to the report, Marshall has a policy strength average score of 2.4 on a scale of 0 to 3, placing it in the ...
  • Criminal justice students and faculty attend, present at state conference


    Students from the Department of Integrated Science’s Criminal Justice and Criminology program and their faculty mentors attended the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators’ Association (WVCJEA) annual state conference held last week in West Liberty. “These students did a fantastic job representing not only their department and program, but Marshall University as a whole,” said Dr. Kimberly DeTardo-Bora, associate professor of criminal justice and criminology. “Several students presented papers, and two students at the state level received paper awards.”  Those who presented include: Jamie Gunnoe, “Herman W. Mudgett: Businessman or Psychopath?” Justin Crowder, “Mickey Cohen: The Life of A Gangster” Tabytha Bills, “The Relationship between ...
  • Stop-Smoking Class slated for Wednesday, Nov. 13


    Student Health Education Programs will be hosting a free smoking cessation class at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Wellness Suite at the Marshall Rec Center. The class is open to students, staff and faculty. Call ext.6-4103 to reserve a spot.

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