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  • Women’s History Month brings variety of events


    Women’s History Month at Marshall continues this evening with two events. “A Beautiful Mind: Women and Mental Health” will take place at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Student center, room 2E10, sponsored by the Women’s Studies Student Association. The film, “The Business of Being Born,” will be shown from 6 to 7 p.m. in Drinko 402, sponsored by Students for Choice. Several more events are scheduled during the coming weeks, including: March 7 –  Body Shots VII: Lady Gaga’s Secret, 7-9 p.m., Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre March 12 –  Affordable Care Act for Women and Families, 5:30-7 p.m., MSC BE5 March 13 – Woman of ...
  • Funding for collaborative medical research announced at medical school


    Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine officials last week announced $150,000 in funding for six research grants associated with the school’s translational medicine research program. The Marshall Health Translational Pilot Grant program, created in 2012, encourages collaborative research between basic scientists and clinical physicians in an effort to speed up the process of laboratory discovery to clinical application for patients. The grants are funded by Marshall Health. “We are very pleased that Marshall Health has created this grant program to stimulate research efforts,” said Dr. Richard M. Niles, senior associate dean for Biomedical Sciences at the School of Medicine. “Moving Marshall to ...
  • Castellani receives award for promoting undergraduate research

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    Dr. Michael Castellani, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, has been recognized for his contributions to undergraduate research at both the state and national levels. Castellani received the award at a luncheon held on Feb. 28 as part of the annual Undergraduate Research Day event.  In presenting the award, Vice President for Research Dr. John Maher noted that Castellani was responsible for starting the statewide program 10 years ago, and has worked tirelessly to ensure its ongoing success. The event is held at the State Capitol in Charleston and has grown to include more than 100 students from 15 ...
  • Staff Council nominations due March 28


    The Classified Staff Council will conduct an election to choose Council members for the 2013-2015 term. Nomination forms will be distributed by mail on March 6, and the forms are due in the Staff Council Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28.  No nominations will be accepted after that date. Staff Council is composed of 25 members, with five members chosen from each of the five EEO groups.  HB 2224 mandates that the selection will take place every two years by direct election of all classified staff employees. Classified staff will also choose the Staff Council Chair, representative to ...
  • Faculty/Staff Achievements


    Amy Saunders, Director of Student Health Education Programs, was one of 15 individuals/companies honored last week by the Huntington Region of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program at an event held at the Marshall Hall of Fame restaurant.  She received the award for her work with students with substance abuse, with the aim of reducing the negative consequences related to alcohol abuse such as drinking and driving. Dr. Victor Fet, professor of biological sciences, has translated The Dawn of Human Genetics, written by V.V.Babkov, which has been published by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.  
  • Affordable Care Act subject of forum March 12


    A health forum focusing on the Affordable Care Act and what it will mean to women and families will take place Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center, room BE-5. The moderator will be Laura Gilliam, executive director of United Way River Cities.  Panel members include Dr. Isabel Pino, associate professor of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and medical director of the West Virginia Children’s Health Project; Dr. Allan Chamberlain, president of United Health Professionals; and Yvonne Jones, executive director of Ebenezer Medical Outreach. Renate Pore, the health policy director with the ...
  • Gallery 842 featuring exhibit by artist Kaz McCue

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    Visiting sculptor and installation  artist Kaz McCue is featured  in a solo exhibition at  Gallery 842, located at 842 4th Ave.  The exhibit opened March 1 and will run through April 5. McCue is known as a staunch advocate for the arts and has been recognized throughout his career for community involvement and his efforts to enhance access and participation in the arts. “McCue brings to our campus and community a wealth of experience as a noted visual artist, educator, curator and arts administrator,” said John Farley,  gallery director. “Given the open, collaborative spirit between university and community that we aim to ...
  • Marshall to welcome leadership conference for young men March 7


    The  Office of Multicultural Affairs will cosponsor a new leadership conference for young men in grades 7 through 12  tomorrow, March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. Dr. Shari Clarke, vice president of multicultural affairs, said the university is working with the Huntington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. to present the E.M.B.O.D.I. (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) Male Leadership Conference. “Data suggest that a great many young males, particularly those of African American, multicultural or ethnically diverse descent, are not reaching their fullest potential,” Clarke said. “This program is one ...
  • Reminder: Body Shots to take place Thursday, March 7

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    Body Shots VII:  Lady Gaga’s Secret will be presented at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7. Admission is free to the show, which will run about an hour. Prior to the performance, beginning at 7 p.m., there will be a reception and an art show featuring works by Marshall students and faculty. The show’s theme uses Lady Gaga’s provocative and often contentious challenges to boundaries of gender and sexuality as its jumping-off point. Performers will use a host of creative forms—prose, performance art, dancing, even roller skating, to explore what Lady Gaga’s secret might reveal. Body ...
  • Chili’s give-back night benefits River Valley Child Development Center


    Marshall University’s Public Relations Campaign Club will be hosting a benefit night at Chili’s to help raise money for the River Valley Child Development Services. Chili’s is located on 925 Mall Road, in Barboursville. This fundraiser will start at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, and will last until closing time. Chili’s will give 15% of the bill towards RVCDS, where the proceeds will go towards their Tuition Investment Program Support (T.I.P.S.) program at the childcare center. The T.I.P.S. scholarship program helps low-income families afford quality child care. It provides partial financial assistance to families who are currently pursuing financial stability through higher education or work and are no ...

The next issue of We Are…Marshall will be distributed March 13, 2013. Please send any materials for consideration to Pat Dickson by noon, March 11.