September 3, 2014

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  • Constitution Week to begin with quoits tournament, return of Supreme Court of Appeals


    The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals returns to Marshall University’s Huntington campus Tuesday, Sept. 16, to conduct a session in which it will hear four appeals. The Court’s appearance will be its sixth at Marshall in the past decade. It is one of many events to be staged during the annual Constitution Week celebration at MU, which begins Monday, Sept. 8. The docket for the Supreme Court’s visit can be found at www.courtswv.gov/supreme-court/calendar/2014/sept14.html. Robin Jean Davis is the Court’s chief justice. Justice Menis E. Ketchum II served as chief justice in 2012. He is a former member and chairman of Marshall’s ...
  • Georgetown professor of law will be first speaker this fall in Amicus Curiae Lecture Series


    Dr. Laura K. Donohue, a professor of law and director of the Center on National Security and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center, will be the featured speaker Thursday, Sept. 11, in the first installment of the fall 2014 Amicus Curiae Lecture Series. The Amicus Curiae, or “Friend of the Court,” Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy focuses on issues of law, history, politics and governance in the United States. It is sponsored by the Simon Perry Center for Constitutional Democracy, with financial support from the West Virginia Humanities Council. Donohue’s lecture, “The Future of Privacy, Uncertain,” will take place at 7 ...
  • Maelzel Woodwind Quintet to present “Music from the Age of Invention”


    Four Marshall University music faculty members, flutist Dr. Wendell Dobbs, hornist Dr. Stephen Lawson, bassoonist Kay Lawson and oboist Dr. Richard Kravchak, will be joined by guest clarinetist Dr. Richard Spece for a program titled “Music from the Age of Invention,” which will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in Smith Recital Hall. The five chose to call themselves the Maelzel Woodwind Quintet, as their “Age of Invention” program nods to the early 19th century – a time when inventions such as Maelzel’s time-keeping contraption and musical and technical innovations marked the artistic landscape in Europe. “Though woodwind quintet music ...
  • Med school faculty member to receive award for teaching


    Dr. Kelly E. Melvin, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been selected to receive an Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP) Early Career Development Award. The AAP says the annual award involves a competitive process and was created to facilitate career development and recognize young faculty who are innovative in their teaching techniques and skills. Melvin was nominated by Dr. Suzanne Holroyd, chair of the department. “Dr. Melvin is a fantastic clinician and dedicated teacher,” Holroyd said. “His passion for psychiatry shines while teaching our students, which has had a ...
  • Center for humanities established by Marshall, West Virginia State, Glenwood Foundation


    The Glenwood Center for Scholarship in the Humanities, a public-private partnership involving  Marshall University, West Virginia State University and the Historic Glenwood Foundation, has been launched in an effort  to promote scholarship in the humanities associated with the history of Charleston, the Kanawha Valley, the state of West Virginia and the Appalachian region. The center is based at Glenwood, the pre-Civil War mansion on Charleston’s West Side that was home to several of the Kanawha Valley’s pioneer families, including the Quarriers, Summers and Laidleys.  Before her death in 1983, the last occupant of the house, Lucy Quarrier, passed it on to ...
  • H.E.L.P. Golf Scramble coming up Oct. 10


    The H.E.L.P. Program will be hosting its annual Dr. Paul E. Skeens Memorial Scramble 4 H.E.L.P. on Friday, Oct. 10, at Riviera Country Club in Lesage, West Virginia. All proceeds from the event will go towards providing scholarship funding to need-based learning disabled (dyslexia, specific learning disabilities, and/or Attention Deficit Disorder) students enrolled in the Higher Education for Learning Problems (H.E.L.P.) program. H.E.L.P. is a self-supporting non-profit program under the College of Education & Professional Development. The college sector of the H.E.L.P. Program assists Marshall students in their academic courses as well as provides them with the necessary remedial instruction and ...
  • School of Medicine announces creation of six new scholarships


    Six new scholarships have been established at the  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine to assist medical students with their educational expenses. The following scholarships were created through the school’s “Adopt a Medical Student” program, which is a graduated giving program that allows gifts to be made annually until the fund becomes fully endowed. The Becker Family Scholarship was created by Dr. James “Jim” B. Becker, Class of 1993 and senior associate dean for clinical affairs at the school of medicine, and will be awarded to a rising fourth-year medical student who is planning to pursue a career in family medicine. The ...
  • Summer interns present research results


    The 2014 Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS) and WV-Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) programs concluded with a research symposium at West Virginia University July 28. The 16 students spent the summer conducting research related to lung cancer, melanoma, cystic fibrosis, prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease, breast cancer, depression, and industrial toxins.  The interns presented their results with posters and discussed their findings individually with students, mentors, and other educators from around West Virginia. In addition to their research in Marshall’s cutting-edge laboratories, the students had the opportunity to go hiking, have a bowling party, spend the day ...


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