Marshall to host free FAFSA workshop for local students

Marshall University is hosting a free “It’s FAFSA Time” financial aid workshop for local students and their families who need assistance in filing the 2019-20 FAFSA. The event takes place from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Office of Student Financial Assistance (SFA) in Old Main, room 116, on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

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Marshall to present journalist Charles Lewis, speaking on public discourse, political dysfunction

Marshall University’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series will continue its Fall 2018 series with a presentation by veteran investigative journalist Charles Lewis, speaking on the topic of “Twist and Shout: Public Discourse, Political Dysfunction and Democracy in America.” He will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Lewis will discuss the importance of having an informed American public to maintain a healthy democracy, and the challenges that arise when so many facts are considered debatable or matters of opinion.

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Special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences honors 20th anniversary of Marshall University researcher’s discovery

Twenty years ago, Zijian Xie, Ph.D., director of the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and professor in the department of biomedical sciences at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, discovered the scaffolding/signaling function of the Na/K-ATPase sodium pump, a significant research finding that has had tremendous applications in both biology and medicine.

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Louis Stokes Alliance program receives $3.5 million to increase academic outcomes and graduation rates for minority STEM students

The Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP) program, spearheaded by the University of Kentucky, has received $3.5 million in renewed funding over the next five years by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award will assist the alliance’s 10 institutions of higher learning from across the two states to continue its efforts in increasing the number of underrepresented students completing degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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