The Marshall University Research Corporation was recently named the awardee on two grants from the U.S. Navy. The first is a $104,992 federal contract for Herpetofaunal and Small Mammal Survey. The second is a $89,817 contract for a vegetation survey and assessment of vegetation vulnerability to sea-level rise.
According to researchers at Marshall University, a maternal diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids protects from breast cancer development in offspring. In a new study recently published by Frontiers in Cell and Development Biology, researchers noted a significant difference in mice from mothers that were fed a diet rich in canola oil, compared with mothers fed a diet rich in corn oil.
Josh Brunty, an associate professor in Marshall University’s cyber forensics and security program, is a finalist for the Forensic 4:Cast Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Mentor of the Year.
Dr. Catherine Rushton, director of Marshall’s Forensic Science program, has been named secretary of the executive board for the Council of Forensic Science Educators (COFSE), an organization of professionals teaching forensic science in universities, high schools and international institutions that aims to promote and exchange resources among those educating future forensic scientists.
Marshall University’s Faces of Physics virtual speakers series continues at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, with an online presentation by radio astronomer Pranav Sanghavi. His talk, “On Building Radio Telescopes: From Radio Astronomy for Classrooms to Detecting Fast Radio Bursts,” is free and open to all.
Ten Marshall University students are helping coach 15 students from Cabell Midland High School as they prepare for the 2021 National Science Olympiad competition, which will be held virtually May 21-22 from Arizona State University.
- The Artists, Scholars, and Innovators lecture series, hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Marshall University, is presented by award-winning faculty who are chosen by their peers for their artistic, scholarly, or innovative achievements. The spring 2021 series will be hosted virtually and will open at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, with a lecture by Marshall Professor Dan Hollis, titled “Storytelling and Storytelling.”
The Marshall University Society of Physics Students and the American Institute of Physics will continue their “Faces of Physics Virtual Speaker Series” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, with Dr. Kandice Tanner of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute. She will speak about “The Physics of Cancer” and her presentation is free and open to all.
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