The Newsletter for Marshall University                                       May 13, 2020

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University working on 'Return to Work' plan

Marshall University is developing a comprehensive Return to Work plan that will be deployed this summer. Supervisors, managers, directors and department heads will participate in a Teams meeting later this week to discuss the plan that will allow university employees to return to work in an efficient, safe and organized manner. The Return to Work plan will be based on …

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School of Pharmacy ranks among best pharmacy schools

The School of Pharmacy earned top ten status in a new college ranking system grouped by major and degree level that weighs earning potential, tuition and debt.  Grad Reports, which used U.S. Department of Education data published in 2019, ranked Marshall’s School of Pharmacy the sixth best pharmacy school overall and for median salary ($122,000), 13th for median tuition ($19,522) and …

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Michael Norton

Company co-founded by Marshall chemistry professor to be featured in new TV series

A company co-founded by Chemistry Professor Dr. Michael Norton (left) will be featured in a new television series that will begin airing May 19 on ABC. The series, “The Genetic Detective,” features CeCe Moore, Chief Genetic Genealogist at Parabon NanoLabs in Virginia. Parabon uses DNA technology to solve cold cases, among many other uses, and Moore will share with viewers how …

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University conducting survey regarding Aug. 8 commencement

Marshall is asking May 2 graduates to participate in a survey regarding the Aug 8 commencement date, which was announced last week. Faculty and staff who are in touch with recent graduates are asked to encourage their participation in the short survey, which may be found at www.marshall.edu/commencement/commencement-survey. University officials said the exact location of the commencement will be announced …

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School of Pharmacy Award Winners 2020

School of Pharmacy announces faculty/staff award winners, scholarship recipients

The Marshall University School of Pharmacy announced the recipients of its new employee award program this month. The School of Pharmacy’s 2020 faculty and staff award winners are: School of Pharmacy Staff Person of the Year: John Taylor, A.A.S., instructional technologist School of Pharmacy Teacher of the Year: Kenneth Canipe, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor of experiential learning Dean’s Award for …

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Marshall engineering study helps reduce flood risks for West Virginia community

A long-term study by Marshall civil engineering faculty and students is contributing to a flood mitigation project for the city of Rainelle, West Virginia. A $1,084,875 grant recently approved by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) supports the study, which examines the infrastructure modifications needed within the city to convey water from the drainage basin safely to the Meadow River. …

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Stadelman Class Yeager Scholars - 2020

Newest class of Yeager Scholars announced

With roots that vary from Colombia, South America, to southern West Virginia, seven future scientists, doctors and engineers have decided to join the Marshall family as the new class of Yeager Scholars. The class, which will be known as the Stadelman Family Class of 2024, joins 23 current students and 30 classes of alumni in the Society of Yeager Scholars, …

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BS-MD Entering Class 2020

Marshall announces newest class for accelerated B.S./M.D. program

Marshall University and its Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have selected 10 high school seniors from across West Virginia as the newest class of students for the accelerated B.S./M.D. program.

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Faculty Achievement - Dr. Anara Tabyshalieva

Anara Tabyshalieva, associate professor of history, received the Kennan Institute Short-Term Grant supported by the United States Department of State.  She is commencing her research project, titled “Rethinking cooperation and conflict between Russia and the Central Asian countries” this month. Further information is available at  https://www.wilsoncenter.org/person/anara-tabyshalieva.

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Wael Zatar

Zatar appointed founding chair of prestigious national transportation committee

Dr. Wael Zatar, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences (CECS), has been appointed to become the founding chair of the National Standing Committee on Innovative Highway Structures and Appurtenances of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. The committee has been formed to address all aspects of applications of fiber-reinforced polymer composites in transportation structures. …

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Leslie Petteys with Planeteer sign

Retired professor purchases final equipment needed for University Heights composting facility

Dr. Leslie Petteys, a retired professor of music at Marshall, made a $50,000 gift to support and finalize the purchase of an anaerobic digester for University Heights, the university’s new composting facility. Because of her generous donation, University Heights will now be fully operational by July 2020. Located off Route 60 in Huntington, University Heights will allow Marshall University to …

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Clara Reese

In Memoriam: Dr. Clara C. Reese

Dr. Clara C. Reese, a longtime member of the Marshall faculty, died April 6. In 1980, Dr. Reese took a position in what was then called Department of Adult and Technical Education in the College of Education and Human Services at Marshall. During the first 11 years of her tenure, she traveled throughout West Virginia teaching post-graduate and enrichment courses …

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Marshall Health’s pharmacy residency program receives accreditation

Marshall Health’s pharmacy residency program has earned accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  The designation is granted to post-graduate year-one pharmacy residency programs that meet rigorous criterion for learning experiences during the program. “We are proud to offer an accredited residency program for Pharm.D. graduates who want to pursue additional training in advanced patient care services,” said …

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Art students host virtual reception for their Atlanta-based exhibit ‘Minimum Capacity’

Students from the Marshall University School of Art and Design hosted a virtual reception May 8 for their exhibit Minimum Capacity, which will be on display until May 28 in a nonprofit project space in Atlanta as they await an opportunity to present an expanded version of their work locally later this year, with hopes that the COVID-19 pandemic will …

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Mary Anna Ball

Mary Anna Ball receives Fulbright award

Mary Anna Ball, a West Virginia native and recent Marshall graduate, has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to the United Kingdom in dance from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ball will study dance at University of Roehampton as part of a project to study the change in perception of both …

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Jacqueline Brown

Marshall student receives SMART Scholarship

Jacqueline Brown, a Marshall senior, has received a National Defense Education Program SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) Scholarship. As part of the program, Brown will participate in a summer internship at a Department of Defense facility and receive civilian job placement after graduation with the Department of Defense, in addition to a stipend and scholarship. A computer and …

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Digital Humanities program offers digital conference

The Marshall Digital Humanities program is hosting a digital conference through Marshall Digital Scholar for any individuals who had conferences cancelled due to COVID-19. Here is the conference link and the call for papers: https://mds.marshall.edu/digital_humantities/. The Marshall Digital Humanities Virtual Conference is an opportunity to share research and connect with other scholars during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COVID-19, spring …

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Archives and Special Collections gathering statements regarding COVID-19 from faculty, staff and students

Marshall University Archives and Special Collections is creating a collection of materials by West Virginians impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) around a central question: "How have you, your family, or community been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?" We especially want to hear from Marshall students, faculty, and staff to ensure their voices and experiences are added to the historical …

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WMUL-FM students bring home awards from regional, national competitions

Students from Marshall University’s public radio station, WMUL-FM, received awards from the seventh annual “The Virginias” Associated Press Broadcasters awards ceremony and the 18th annual Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts Student Audio Competition. In “The Virginias,” students earned two first-place awards and four second-place awards in the metropolitan classification. The awards ceremony took place online May 2, due …

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The next regular issue of We Are...Marshall will be distributed May 20, 2020. Please send items for consideration to WAMnewsletter@marshall.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2020.

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