The Newsletter for Marshall University                                  January 22, 2020

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Marshall announces events to come for Black History Month

Marshall University and its Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum have announced that Vice Adm. Dr. Jerome M. Adams, Surgeon General of the United States, and Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, chair of the history department at Harvard University, will each headline one of more than a dozen major events  in observance of the 2020 Black History Month at Marshall University and …

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College of Business to host CEO panel with leaders from Nike, Adobe and PayPal

The Lewis College of Business and its Brad D. Smith Schools of Business will host the inaugural CEO panel of the Dean's Distinguished Speaker Series at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Huntington’s historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. This event offers an exceptional opportunity to hear from “C-suite” (top-level) executives and industry leaders on a variety of topics, in which …

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Zijian Xie

In Memoriam: Dr. Zijian Xie

Dr. Zijian Xie, director of the Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (MIIR) and professor at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, passed away Jan. 17 following a long illness. Named director of MIIR in 2013, he was known internationally for his groundbreaking work to understand the behavior of cellular pathways and their relationship to cancer, renal disease and cardiac …

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United Way Check Presentation 01-22-20

Marshall’s workplace campaign raises over $25K for United Way; 45% increase from 2018

Marshall University has a long history of supporting United Way of the River Cities, and the 2019 workplace campaign is a great example of this community partnership. This year’s campaign raised more than $25,000, which is a 45% increase from the 2018 workplace campaign. Carol Bailey, executive director of United Way of the River Cities, said the annual giving campaign …

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Russian Photo by Eric Douglas

Marshall alum's photos of Russian people to be on display at South Charleston library

Eric Douglas, an author, writer and photographer who is a Marshall alumnus, will have an exhibition of his photography on display in the Marshall South Charleston campus library beginning Friday, Jan. 24. Douglas said "Russia: Coming of Age" is a selection of images made in Russia between 1993 and 2008. In many cases, they are the same people or the …

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Call for Abstracts due 01-27-2020

Deadline for Health Sciences Research Day extended to Jan. 27

The Office of Research and Graduate Medical Education has announced that the call for abstracts for Health Sciences Research Day has been extended to Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The 32nd Annual Marshall University Health Sciences Research Day will held Friday, March 6. Proposals from resident physicians, clinical fellows, postdoctoral scholars, medical students, pharmacy students, graduate students, undergraduate students and nursing …

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MUsic Mondays Bellini 01-27-20

School of Music to continue MUsic Mondays series Jan. 27

The School of Music will continue its lecture series, MUsic Mondays, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the Cellar Door, 905 3rd Ave. in Huntington. The 2019-2020 series, titled “The B List,” is exploring composers whose surnames begin with “B,” culminating in the fall of 2020 with an all-Beethoven series to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth. …

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School of Music to present Metropolitan Opera singer Yohan Yi

The School of Music will host a visit from Metropolitan Opera singer Yohan Yi. He will give a master class to Marshall University voice students, which will be open to the public for viewing and a ticket-free event. It will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in Smith Recital Hall. Participating in the class will be Marshall University …

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MU Alert Graphic 01-30-20

MU Alert test to take place Jan. 30

A test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 30. Marshall community members who are subscribed to MU Alert are asked to be sure that they have received the message that morning. If a message has not been received by noon, a subscriber should review and update his or her contact information in the myMU/MU …

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Open Textbook Workshop 01-31-20

Open Textbook Network faculty workshop to take place Jan. 31

Marshall faculty are invited to learn about reducing the cost of textbooks for their students at an Open Textbook Network Faculty Workshop featuring a presenter from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) Friday, Jan. 31, from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. in Drinko Library 349. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. The workshop is sponsored by Marshall Libraries and Online Learning and …

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Deadline extended to Jan. 31 for Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia award

The purpose of this fellowship award, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia (CSEGA), is to promote scholarship on gender, race, and/or ethnicity in Appalachia.  The fellowship is awarded annually to a full-time Marshall University faculty member.  The Sarah Denman Faces of Appalachia Fellow, who is selected by the CSEGA Advisory Board and announced …

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Peter Ray

Dr. Peter D. Ray named president of Cabell County Medical Society

The Cabell County Medical Society has elected Peter D. Ray, M.D., to serve as president of its board of directors for the 2020 calendar year. Ray, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Marshall Health, is an associate professor of surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He joined the school in 2015, bringing specialized care …

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National institute partners with Marshall, Dept. of Education to gauge quality of state’s early learning programming

Researchers from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) have partnered with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and Marshall University’s College of Education and Professional Development to conduct a multi-year study to determine the long-term impact of high-quality early learning programming on later student achievement. Nearly 800 children from seven West Virginia counties are included in this …

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Clio logo

Marshall receives $98,809 NEH grant to increase Clio accessibility for visually impaired

The Marshall University-founded history app, Clio, has received a $98,809 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities this month to improve accessibility of the app for users who are visually impaired. Clio will collaborate with the American Foundation for the Blind on the project. The Digital Humanities Advancement Grant is being presented to the Marshall University Research Corporation for …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed Jan. 29, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by noon Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2020.

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