March 25, 2015

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  • Palmer is finalist for professor of year award

    Dr. William Palmer, professor of history ,was among five finalists for the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s 2014 professor of the year award, the winner of which was named last week in a ceremony at the Culture Center in Charleston. Palmer, who was selected as the Charles E. Hedrick Outstanding Faculty Award winner for 2013-2014, has been teaching history at Marshall since 1984. Although he did not win professor of the year, Palmer said he was still honored. “All of the finalists were extremely impressive,” Palmer said. “I was just honored to be among them.” Zachary Loughman, an assistant professor of biology ...
  • School of Pharmacy launches inaugural residency program

    The School of Pharmacy is expanding to include a new graduate residency program in collaboration with King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) in Ashland, Kentucky. The program provides a year of additional training for graduate pharmacists in the areas of acute care clinical pharmacy practice and academic activities, Dr. Kevin. W. Yingling, dean of the school of pharmacy, announced last week. Pharmacy residencies are optional upon completion of a pharmacy degree (PharmD.). Graduates can pursue further training in either a clinical, ambulatory care, community or research track, and work as a licensed practitioner, but under the supervision of an experienced preceptor. “This is a ...
  • Marshall music faculty, graduate student play with Mannheim Rocket Orchestra

    Several Marshall University music faculty members and the John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps started spring break by performing at the inaugural concert of the Mannheim Rocket Orchestra in the historic Monumental Church in downtown Richmond, Virginia. The Mannheim Rocket Orchestra is the brainchild of Dr. Richard Spece, virtuoso clarinetist and conductor who specializes in historically informed musical practice. He has been a guest on the Huntington campus on several occasions over the past few years and has a close rapport with several of the music faculty. Promotion for the event promised, “200-year-old music performed on 200-year-old instruments in a 200-year-old church” ...
  • South Charleston campus to welcome President White

    The Marshall University community in the South Charleston area will welcome Interim President Gary G. White with a reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 2. The reception is open to all Marshall students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. It will take place in the library on the South Charleston campus. The event originally was scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 19, but was postponed because of bad weather. Previously, receptions for White were held on the Huntington campus and the Mid-Ohio Valley Center in Point Pleasant.
  • Med School research day focuses on obesity

    Nearly 100 research projects and a keynote presentation focused on one of the region’s most pressing health problems, obesity, at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Health Sciences Center Annual Research Day, which took place earlier this week. The two-day research event was co-sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) and its Senior Services Program. Richard J. Johnson, M.D., chief of the division of renal disease and hypertension at the University of Colorado, was the special guest speaker for both the community event and Marshall’s academic event. Johnson’s community presentation, “Obesity,” focused on the causes of weight gain and overall energy balance ...
  • Forensic Science 5k run canceled

    The “FoRUNsics 5k” sponsored by Forensic Science students, which was to have taken place at Ritter Park on Saturday, March 28, has been canceled because of lack of registered runners, according to race organizers.

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