Ribbon-cutting marks official opening of Weisberg engineering complex

About four months after construction ended on the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex and tenants began moving in, members of the Marshall University family and the community got to see firsthand and up close why the massive facility has attracted so much attention since ground was broken in October 2012.

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Week of Welcome for freshmen begins Wednesday, Aug. 19

Regardless of what lies ahead in the classroom in the days, weeks and months to come, Marshall University is again doing everything conceivable to make those first days of college as smooth as possible for all freshmen. And, it starts – as usual – next week with the annual Week of Welcome (WOW).

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Marshall to host Thundering Herd Rally on Aug. 20

As part of the Pullman Summer Concert Series, Marshall University and Kindred Communications will host a special night to kick off the school year and football season Thursday, Aug. 20, at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington.

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New ophthalmologist to join Marshall Health

Vishal Verma, M.D., will join the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine as an assistant professor and University Eye Surgeons, a department of Marshall Health, Sept. 1.

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Revamped website launched

Marshall University rolled out a newly revamped website last week. The site, which is compatible with all browsers and mobile devices, offers an enhanced user experience and is part of Marshall’s ongoing efforts to improve the information available to its current and prospective students.

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University contracts with PNC Bank to provide services to students and employees

PNC Bank, N.A., a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., (NYSE: PNC) announced today it will provide banking services to Marshall University students. Under this new agreement, PNC will provide student and workplace banking, as well as financial literacy programs for the school’s more than 13,000 students, faculty and staff.

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School of Medicine marks annual White Coat Ceremony

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine officially welcomed 76 new students Friday, Aug. 7, in the school’s annual White Coat Ceremony.

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Faculty member receives grant from Arts and Humanities Council for ‘Leper of Pickens’ bullying documentary

Dr. Peggy Harman of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has been awarded a $1,500 grant from the West Virginia Arts and Humanities Council to film a documentary on “The Leper of Pickens,” which will focus on how a man’s life was forever changed due to discrimination and bullying.

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Professor receives $350,000 National Science Foundation grant

Dr. Elmer Price, a professor of biological sciences at Marshall University, has been awarded a three-year, $350,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation.

The grant will fund his research, which Price said “aims to provide new information regarding the mechanisms responsible for the important and complex process of adult neurogenesis the process by which the brain constantly generates new cells that migrate into regions of the brain involved in memory, learning and the sense of smell.” Continue reading…