The Newsletter for Marshall University                                    March 21, 2018

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Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announces ‘Match Day’ results

Sixty-seven fourth-year medical students at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine were notified Friday where they will spend the next three to seven years of training during the annual “Match Day” program. Often described as one of the most momentous days in the life of a medical student, Match Day, coordinated by the National Residency Matching Program …

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Faculty member uses physics to develop model for NCAA Tournament

Dr. Howard Richards of  the Department of Physics has developed a model for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament using nontraditional methods of physics. Richards, an assistant professor of physics, said the model is extremely simple and can be implemented using a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. “It is not based on any team’s record this year, but only on the seed each …

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Marshall offices to be closed Friday

Marshall University offices will be closed on Friday, March 23, to allow employees to take two half-day holidays in observance of President’s Day and Veteran’s Day. Offices will reopen with regular hours on Monday, March 26. Friday was selected for the holiday observances because it falls during the university’s spring break, when most students are not on campus. Marshall’s employee …

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Four faculty and staff members to be honored for achievements in areas of social action

Four Marshall University faculty and staff members, Layton Cottrill, Cedric Gathings, Dr. Bobby Miller and Dr. Joseph Shapiro, will be among those honored for achievements in social action in West Virginia. The recognition will take place Saturday, March 24, at West Virginia State University in Institute. Cottrill serves as the university’s general counsel, Gathings is the vice president of student …

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Zatar honored by Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute

Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Information Technology and Engineering, recently received the Distinguished Award of Fellow for outstanding contributions to the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. The recognition is given to Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute members who consistently make outstanding contributions to the precast concrete structures industry and to the institute in education, research, design, production, quality, erection, marketing and management. …

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Marshall faculty member to publish children’s book with son

Dr. Gary McIlvain of the Marshall University College of Health Professions has published a children’s book, “Don’t Feed the Fish French Fries,” with his 8-year-old son, Cooper. McIlvain, an associate dean and professor in the college’s School of Kinesiology, said although this is not his typical sports medicine publication, he believes this might be his best work yet. “We adopted …

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Marshall student receives Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship

A Marshall junior has received a Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowship through the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Mary Piaskowski, a biological sciences major, was selected from over 1300 applications for one of 140 spots. Piaskowski, a Proctorville, Ohio native, will receive $6,000 for the fellowship. Piaskowski will research immunology, a key field of interest for her. She …

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Brunty shares digital forensics expertise at webinar hosted by Stetson College of Law

Josh Brunty, an assistant professor of digital forensics and information assurance, recently served as a panelist for an Electronic Evidence Essentials Webinar, hosted by Stetson College of Law's National Clearinghouse on Science, Technology, and the Law (NCSTL). Conducted at Stetson College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, the webinar provided a general and legal overview of digital evidence. It addressed the …

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Printmaker Shaun Slifer to speak at Visual Arts Center March 27

Shaun Slifer will give a talk in the Visual Arts Center 209 at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27. Slifer is a printmaker, writer, self-taught historian and museum professional based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His work investigates dominant historical narratives in relation to the lived environment. He has a particular interest in history from below, ecology and surreptitious signage, and has recently …

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‘Faculty Coffee with the President’ series continues March 28 in South Charleston

President Jerry Gilbert is hosting a series of informal discussions with faculty. The series, called “Faculty Coffee with the President,” includes at least three programs each semester, with each program offering 12-15 faculty members the opportunity to participate. The discussions focus on a variety of timely higher education topics, and President Gilbert distributes articles to the participants in advance as …

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Marshall to host SBIRT training March 30

Marshall University is hosting one more Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training session this month for helping professionals on the Huntington campus. It will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, March 30, in room BE-5 in the Memorial Student Center. SBIRT is an evidence-based, brief intervention that enables helping professionals to identify risk factors for …

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Acclaimed classical guitarist to perform, conduct workshop at Marshall

Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist Dr. Daniel Bolshoy will visit Marshall for a two-day residency. He will perform a classical guitar concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Jomie Jazz Center Forum, and he will conduct a workshop titled “The Intersection of Health, Artistic Expression and Technique” at 9 a.m. Friday, April 6, at Smith Recital Hall. The concert …

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25th Annual Tri State Psychology Conference planned for April 20 in Wheeling

The Tri State Psychology Conference, which was founded by Marshall University students and faculty in 1993, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year with a conference planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, at West Liberty University in Wheeling. The conference was established to provide students with the experience of participating in the type of professional conference …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed March 28, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2018.

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