The Newsletter for Marshall University                                 September 12, 2018

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Constitution Week activities to get underway after rain delay

Marshall’s annual Constitution Week celebration will kick off Thursday, and run through Monday, Sept. 24. The quoits tournament originally scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 10, has been postponed until next week because of rain and water coverage of the courts. On Thursday, Sept. 13, United States Fourth Circuit Judge and Marshall University graduate Stephanie Thacker (left) will present “Civility Matters: The Lessons …

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Marshall receives $2.6 million grant for residential treatment facility

Marshall University and the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $2.62 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help launch a residential treatment center for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. The grant, funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will help support staffing …

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Nationally known Civil War author to speak at Marshall tomorrow

Marshall’s Special Collections department will host Dr. Michael Bonner, nationally known Civil War author, for two lectures. He will speak on the topic “The Blockade in the Civil War” tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 13) on the Huntington campus. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Bonner will speak in Drinko Library room 402, with the primary audience being the university’s students, faculty and staff. …

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Marshall’s Technology Transfer Office to present intellectual property seminar

The Marshall University Technology Transfer Office (TTO) will present two free seminars on Friday, Sept. 14, to educate both members of the university community and the general public interested in commercialization of products. The first session is scheduled from 9 until 11 a.m. in the Harless Auditorium at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine on the campus …

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Marshall music professor to host festival of electronic music

Dr. Mark Zanter, recipient of the 2018 John Marshall University Scholars Award and professor of music at Marshall, will host Electrifest, a festival of new electronic music, from 9-11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, located in Pullman Square in downtown Huntington. The event will feature live performance, video and improvisation by artists from the Huntington …

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Dr. Lyn O’Connell joins addiction sciences team at School of Medicine

Lyn M. O’Connell, Ph.D., has been named associate director of community services in the department of family and community health’s division of addiction sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Marshall Health. O’Connell, a Virginia native, relocated to the Tri-state in 2014 and joined the Prestera Center as a family therapist. In 2015, O’Connell became the clinical …

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Marshall music faculty to perform recital Sept. 16

The School of Music will present a faculty recital featuring trombonist Dr. Michael Stroeher and pianist Dr. Johan Botes at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, in Smith Recital Hall. The two faculty members will perform the music of J.S. Bach, Vincenzo Bellini and Antonin Dvorak.  The concert will be a unique experience in that none of the pieces was written for …

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Marshall writers series to kick off fall semester with event for Facing Hunger Foodbank

In recognition of National Hunger Action Month, the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall University will kick off the 2018 fall semester with its annual Writers Harvest, a literary event to support the Facing Hunger Foodbank. The event is planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center, where authors Eric Smith (right) …

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School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame ceremony scheduled for Sept. 21

Tickets are available for the Sept. 21 ceremony to honor five graduates of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications (SOJMC) who are being inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. Betsy Alderman, Andrea Billups, Frank Giardina, Todd Marcum and Jerry Tipton officially will be inducted during the ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by a …

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Grantsmanship workshops offered

The Marshall University Research Corporation has announced its schedule of professional development opportunities in grantsmanship, developed specifically for Marshall researchers, administrative staff and graduate students. A list of the offerings, which begin Wednesday, Sept. 26, is available here. All sessions are FREE and open to the university community, and will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 12:45 …

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COBRE ACCORD announces pilot funding opportunity; deadline is Sept. 30

Pilot funding for novel biomedical/translational research is now available through the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Appalachian Center for Cellular transport in Obesity Related Disorders. Two awards of up to $50,000 in total direct costs will be made annually for meritorious applications. This opportunity is limited to junior investigators and relates to research that specifically addresses cellular transport in …

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Marshall homecoming parade registration now open

Registration is now open for the Homecoming Parade, which is set for Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. The annual event draws in crowds, lining streets with students, alumni, fans and community members.  It also offers those in attendance an opportunity to show off their school spirit while reconnecting with family, friends and the Huntington area. Marshall’s mascot will take …

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Conference to focus on expanding aerospace footprint of Tri-state

Save the date of Oct. 18 and join the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and Marshall University for the Appalachian Next Generation Aerospace Conference. Scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Huntington at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, the inaugural conference will focus on developing and creating new business opportunities for the aerospace industry in West Virginia, Kentucky and …

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Orthopaedic trauma surgeon joins Marshall Health

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Thomas C. Emmer, M.D., to their orthopaedic teams of providers. Emmer, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon, has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree …

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Marshall students, faculty member present mathematics research at international conference in Singapore

Marshall University mathematics students Kira Owsley and Adam O’Neal, along with Associate Professor Dr. Michael Schroeder, traveled to Singapore in July to present research on discrete mathematics as part of the Conference on Combinatorics and its Applications. Owsley, a senior from Peck’s Mill, West Virginia, gave a presentation titled “On Primitive Cycle Decompositions of Complete Graphs.” It was based on …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Jeffrey Powell

Dr. Jeffrey Powell, professor of philosophy, co-edited Aesthetic Reason and Imaginative Freedom: Friedrich Schiller and Philosophy, which has just become available through SUNY Press.  He also co-authored the introduction, has a chapter in the book, and co-translated another chapter. Further information on the book is available at www.sunypress.edu/p-6656-aesthetic-reason-and-imaginativ.aspx.  

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Faculty Achievements: Dr. Maria Hamilton

Dr. Maria Babiuc-Hamilton's research on light and gravitational waves from black hole collisions is featured in the Scientist Spotlight Video Series, on West Virginia Science & Research web page. Click on any of the links below to see the video: Website: https://wvresearch.org/publications/science-research-video-series YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3lE2fc5yiA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/researchwv/videos/vb.433784059989531/488290534912940/?type=2&theater   The research is carried out under the National Science Foundation (NSF) award to the state of West Virginia, …

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Reminder: Campuses and Centers are Smoke-Free

According to the Board of Governors' tobacco policy, "The use of tobacco products is prohibited on any university-owned or controlled property. Prohibited tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dip, pipes, cigars, cigarillos, hookah or water pipe smoking, snus and snuff. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, contractors, vendors, and visitors. "There shall be …

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Society of Black Scholars inducts 12

The Office of Intercultural Affairs held its annual induction ceremony for new members of the Society of Black Scholars last weekend. The event took place in the J. Churchill Hodges Atrium in the university’s Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Complex. The Society of Black Scholars, established in the fall of 2003, is a highly select honors program for African and African …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 19, 2018. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.

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