School of Medicine approved for new fellowship program

Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to begin a hematology-oncology fellowship program.

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Anthropologist to hold book signing for capital case publication

Dr. Robin Conley, assistant professor of anthropology at Marshall University, will sign copies of her latest book, “Confronting the Death Penalty: How Language Influences Jurors in Capital Cases,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Empire Books and News in downtown Huntington.

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Series of events in February to honor life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson

The life of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a former Huntington resident known as the “Father of African American history,” will be reintroduced to the Huntington and Marshall University communities in a series of events beginning Friday, Feb. 5, which will be proclaimed “Dr. Carter G. Woodson Day” by Mayor Steve Williams.

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Annual Soul Food Feast to take place Feb. 7

Marshall University’s Center for African American Students has announced plans for its traditional Soul Food Feast this year. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the John Marshall Dining Room at the Memorial Student Center, overlooking the university’s Huntington campus.

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Marshall University closed Friday, Jan. 22

MU-Alert: Marshall University will be closed Friday, Jan. 22. This applies to all campuses and centers and includes university offices. The university is scheduled to reopen with normal operations on Monday, Jan. 25. Some university operations, including residence halls, the Recreation Center, Drinko Library Study Center, Memorial Student Center, Harless Dining Hall and other essential services will continue with schedule modifications. For the latest schedules and information, see below under “Latest News & Announcements.” Students are advised to contact their instructors for any updates to their course schedules and assignments. Residence hall rooms are available for commuter students and staff who are unable to travel. To secure a room, contact Tracey Eggleston at or 304-696-6004. The university’s policy regarding inclement weather is online at


Engineering professor named finalist for West Virginia Professor of the Year

Dr. Andrew Nichols, a professor of civil engineering at Marshall University, has been named one of the five finalists for the West Virginia Professor of the Year award. The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia will announce the winner in early March, according to Marshall’s provost, Dr. Gayle Ormiston.

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