The Newsletter for Marshall University                                January 16, 2019

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New York-based Marshall alumni to give workshop on launching career in the arts

The College of Arts and Media will present a workshop, “What Do I Do Now: Launching a Career in the Arts, Post-Graduation,” with Jordan Bean, founder and producing artistic director of Jordan Bean & Co., and partner, Patrick Taylor, both of whom are Marshall University alumni. They will offer an interactive presentation for aspiring artists at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. …

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Marshall Day at the Legislature 

Marshall faculty, staff and students visited the State Capital Monday, Jan. 14 to meet legislators and staff members. At left,  Mr. and Miss Marshall (Jessica Yurkovich and James Prentice) and President Gilbert present Gov. Jim Justice with a gift. Click to view gallery of photos from that day.

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Rankin earns national award for career achievements

Gary O. Rankin, Ph.D., a professor and vice dean for basic sciences at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Career Award from the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Division for Toxicology. Rankin was selected for the honor based on his mentorship and leadership in the field of toxicology …

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Smith named director of RCBI aerospace program

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) has named James Smith as Director of RCBI Aero, the Institute’s aerospace manufacturing center. Smith, former deputy director of Huntington Tri-State Airport, brings an array of aviation experience to the position, from airport certification and planning to fuel operations and firefighting. RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber praised Smith’s knowledge of the aerospace industry. …

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Faculty members, managing director visit senatorial, special education offices

On Jan. 8 and 9 two faculty members from the Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development, Dr. Debra Lockwood and Dr. Rebecca Jennings-Knotts, as well as Dr. Marianna Linz from psychology, and Amy Saunders, managing director for Marshall's Center of Excellence for Recovery, met with the U.S. Office of Special Education and staff in Sen. Shelley Moore Capito …

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Honors College Announcements and Due Dates

The next Honors College seminar proposal due date is Wednesday, Jan. 30. Proposals are submitted online via forms on the Teaching Honors page of the Honors College website. The Honors College provides faculty of programs from across the university the opportunity to design and teach seminars on subjects that inspire them and that they may not have the opportunity to …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Sujoy Bose

Dr. Sujoy Bose, assistant professor of physical therapy, will receive the James Dunleavy Distinguished Service Award from the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy (AACPT) at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meeting Jan. 24 in Washington, D.C. The award is given to AACPT members who have provided exceptional service and leadership and advanced the public/professional awareness of acute …

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Faculty Achievement: Dr. Maria Babiuc Hamilton

Dr. Maria Babiuc Hamilton, together with Marshall University student Dillon Buskirk, recently had a paper published titled “A complete analytic gravitational wave model for undergraduates” in the European Journal of Physics. Gravitational waves are produced by orbiting massive binary objects, such as black holes and neutron stars, and they are described by the notoriously difficult Einstein's equations of General Relativity. “In this paper, we …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 23, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

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