The Newsletter for Marshall University                          September 4, 2019

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Marshall, U.S. Department of Homeland Security team up to combat opioid crisis

Marshall has joined in partnership with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to leverage resources to combat the opioid epidemic. U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, announced Aug. 28 a finalized partnership in which Marshall will receive …

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Students thanking donors for private support

The 7th annual Thank a Donor Days are taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Sept. 4) and tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 5), on the Memorial Student Center plaza. The event celebrates scholarship recipients and gives students the opportunity to thank the donors who fund their scholarships, according to Dr. Ron Area, chief executive officer of the Marshall …

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Volunteers sought for International Housekeeping Week

Honor the heroes of International Housekeeping Week by walking an hour or two in their shoes.  Volunteer with a member of our hardworking housekeeping or grounds staff to show your appreciation to them for making Marshall shine.  To sign up, visit: www.marshall.edu/operations/ihw/.

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School of Pharmacy welcomes new chair, faculty to its department of pharmaceutical sciences and research

The School of Pharmacy has selected Boyd R. Rorabaugh, Ph.D., as professor and chair of its department of pharmaceutical sciences and research. The department also welcomes Melinda E. Varney, Ph.D., as an assistant professor and Mohammad Ahsanul Akbar, M.Pharm., Ph.D., as an instructor. Rorabaugh comes from the Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy, where he served as a professor in …

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Krista Putty, M.D., named Marshall’s August Resident of the Month

Krista Putty, M.D., has been named the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Resident of the Month for August, announced Paulette S. Wehner, M.D., vice dean for graduate medical education at the school. “In the field of medicine, the ability to collaborate and communicate with members of your team is an important component of professional development,” Wehner said. “This …

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Physical therapy faculty member invents therapeutic device to improve patient outcomes

Dr. Brad Profitt, assistant professor in the Marshall University School of Physical Therapy, has developed a therapeutic device used to regain knee extension after an injury or surgery. Profitt has a patent pending for his invention and recently received a $10,000 grant from the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) to develop and produce a prototype. While …

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Marshall joins Open Text Network

Marshall University has become a member of the Open Textbook Network (OTN). OTN provides over 600 college and university members with training, publishing resources, and an active community of professionals who are interested in expanding the adoption of free textbooks that may be retained, reused, revised, remixed and redistributed. As part of this effort, OTN manages the Open Textbook Library, …

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Marshall to host workshop focused on boosting computer science education, workforce development

The Weisberg Division of Computer Science will host a one-day public workshop, “Workforce Revolution: Building Skills, Building Minds,” presented by ACT | The App Association. The event aims to bring local lawmakers, leaders, educators and students together to explore the benefits of workforce development in computer science and computer science education. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 4 …

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Center for Continuing Education announces September offerings

Marshall University’s Center for Continuing Education will offer multi-week programs in “DIY Upholstery,” “Wicked Weather” and “Beginning Conversational Italian” starting the week of Monday, Sept. 9. The DIY upholstery class will take place on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 9 and continuing weekly through Oct. 28. Participants will bring their own furniture and fabric, but all …

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Marshall galleries kick off Fall 2019 semester with new art exhibits

The School of Art and Design has kicked off the Fall 2019 semester with two new art exhibits. Marshall’s Birke Art Gallery opened “Material Differences,” a four-person art exhibition, Aug. 26 inside Smith Hall. The artists who contributed to the “Material Differences” exhibit have worked in traditional disciplines, but using materials that are not what they appear to be. The …

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Marshall to kick off Amicus Curiae lecture series with John Marshall biographer Richard Brookhiser

Marshall’s Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy will  kick off the 2019 fall semester with Richard Brookhiser, who will present John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Brookhiser is the author of John Marshall: The Man Who Made the Supreme Court, which was published in …

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The recital begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Marshall participates in 'Open to All' campaign of the City of Huntington

In January 2018, President Gilbert declared Marshall Open to All as the first organization to join the relaunched campaign in the city of Huntington.  “The City of Huntington’s ‘Open to All’ campaign allows Marshall University to pledge its commitment to the university family, to let them know we are a community that embraces all diversity and the expansion of knowledge, the defense …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Sept. 11, 2019. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

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