November 28, 2012

 

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  • Marshall and INTO University Partnerships agreement will bring students from across the world to Huntington

    IntoSigning2Marshall University and INTO University Partnerships have finalized a long-term agreement that is expected to build the institution’s global profile and increase international student enrollment at the university. Marshall and INTO have been developing the partnership for the past two years to build on Marshall’s growing international reputation and to bring greater awareness of global cultures to West Virginia’s college students and communities. INTO is a private company that forms innovative joint venture partnerships with leading universities to expand opportunities for higher education, ensuring student success and transforming lives. Students benefit from university-designed programs, university-led teaching, and supportive university environments while enjoying ...
  • Hollis named Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year in West Virginia

    DanHollis2Dan Hollis, an associate professor of journalism and mass communications at Marshall, has been selected as the 2012 Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching West Virginia Professor of the Year. Hollis was selected from nearly 300 top professors in the United States. The selection was announced Nov. 15 during an awards luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Hollis, who in addition to teaching is serving as interim assistant dean of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, was on hand to receive his award. “Obviously, it’s a great honor,” Hollis said. “I love teaching, being ...
  • Marshall recognized for efforts in promoting diversity, inclusion

    Marshall University has been selected as a winner of the first 2012 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, according to the December 2012 issue of the magazine. Marshall is one of 48 recipients featured in the issue. HEED is a national award honoring U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity, said Marshall met or exceeded the parameters and guidelines set by a panel of judges in earning “the first ever national award for colleges, universities and school systems that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in ...
  • Ground broken for new soccer complex

    SoccerGroundbreaking_11-16-12Construction of a state-of-the-art soccer complex for Marshall University’s men’s and women’s soccer teams is set to begin soon, with work to be completed by Aug. 1, 2013, in time for the start of the fall season. To celebrate the start of construction, Marshall officials conducted a ceremonial groundbreaking on the West Lot of Joan C. Edwards Stadium Nov. 16. The soccer complex will be built at 2590 5th Ave. in Huntington, the former site of the historic Veterans Memorial Field House. The Veterans Memorial Soccer Complex is expected to pay almost instant dividends in areas such as recruiting and training, even ...
  • There’s still time to make a United Way pledge

    There’s still time to make pledges to United Way, according to Jaye Ike, coordinator of this year’s campaign. Marshall University and United Way River Cities have worked together as a team for years to help provide the basic health and human services to friends and neighbors in need, Ike said. And  Marshall offers employees the convenience of giving through payroll deduction as a way of making contributions  easier and more convenient. Staff have received the 2012 United Way pledge forms via campus mail. There is a PDF copy online as well. They can be returned to Ike at the College of Fine Arts or ...
  • Nobel prize winner visits medical school

    DrGunterBlobel_11-14-12Günter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D., who received the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that proteins have built-in signals that direct their movement in cells, visited the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine  Nov. 14 and met with faculty, staff and students. President Stephen J. Kopp presented Blobel with an honorary doctoral degree in science from the school. For decades, Blobel, a cellular and molecular biologist, has studied the protein distribution system within cells. His work has shed light on diseases such as cystic fibrosis and kidney stones, which have been linked to errors in the signal and transport ...
  • Marshall geography professor invited by Oxford University to share thoughts with Atlas of the World publication

    JoshuaHagenDr. Joshua Hagen, professor of geography, has been invited by Oxford University’s Atlas of the World to share his thoughts on the relationship between geography and current events for their publication, Place of the Year 2012.   Atlas is the only world atlas which is updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information. Hagen, who is co-author of Borders: A Very Short Introduction, commented for the publication on the geography of Europe and Syria as well as the concept of “Homeland.” Hagen noted that Europe’s ongoing fiscal crisis has served to aggravate pre-existing regional and national divisions and in ...
  • Rec Center, First Year Residence Halls partner to grant holiday wishes

    The Marshall Recreation Center and the First Year Residence halls are partnering this holiday season to help local agencies and children in the Huntington Community with a program called “Rec the Halls with Holiday Hopes.” Wish lists are being collected from local agencies such as Golden Girls, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, A.D. Lewis Community Center and NECCO. The wishes will be hung on a tree in the lobby of the Marshall Recreation Center and in the First Year Residence Hall South dorm. People may stop by the Recreation Center or Residence Hall starting Wednesday, Nov. 14, to collect a ...
  • Marshall students, local players to participate in TUBACHRISTMAS Dec. 1

    Marshall University tuba and euphonium players are inviting players of those instruments in the Huntington area to join them in the local celebration of “TUBACHRISTMAS.” It’s an annual event that is being celebrated for the 39th time in more than 250 cities throughout the U.S .and in several foreign countries, according to Dr. George Palton, who teaches tuba and euphonium  and is coordinating the event. TUBACHRISTMAS will take place Saturday, Dec. 1. Registration for participants will start at 10 a.m. and rehearsal will begin at 11 a.m. at the Marshall University-Henderson Center Marching Band Complex. The performance will begin at 2 ...
  • Brunty presents social media, forensics ties at conference

    A Marshall University faculty member and former digital forensics examiner and laboratory manager was invited to make a presentation at an Evidence Conference held last month in Washington, D.C. Josh Brunty, an assistant professor of digital forensics in Marshall’s department of Integrated Science and Technology, spoke about “Social Media for Forensics” at the comprehensive two-day event. The Evidence Conference covered evidence collection, handling, analysis, chain of custody, while focusing on crime scene and mobile device forensics. Participants were offered the opportunity to share information about technologies as well as to address questions about accreditation and standards for forensic science laboratories. In addition, Brunty ...
  • Faculty Achievement: Dr. Joseph Shapiro

    Dr. Joseph Shapiro, dean of the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and professor of medicine, has been named the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Hypertension: Open Access. The publication is a board-based journal that was founded  on two key tenets: to publish the most exciting researches regarding hypertension and to provide a rapid turn-around time for reviewing, publishing and disseminating the articles freely for research, teaching and reference purposes.
  • Choral Union to perform ‘Midnight Mass for Christmas’ Nov. 29-30

    The Marshall University Choral Union and the West Virginia Symphony Chorus will give two performances of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s “Midnight Mass for Christmas” Thursday, Nov. 29, in Huntington and Friday, Nov. 30, in Charleston, with Dr. David Castleberry conducting. “The Midnight Mass is a charming work, based on French Noels that are woven into the choral textures of this marvelous liturgical work,” Castleberry said. “It is a delightful, evocative piece that will appeal to audiences.” In addition, the choruses will perform Charles Theodore Pachelbel’s “Magnificat” and organist William Murphy will play selections from Claude Balbastre’s “Premier Suite de Noels.” The Huntington performance will take ...

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