Academic Affairs weekly update 4-16-10 by hicksb


									                             Academic Affairs 2010
                                   An Academic Affairs weekly newsletter, co-sponsored by
                                   MU-ADVANCE, featuring updates on program events,
                                   projects, and faculty achievements.

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News: MIIR Continues Seminar Series                               Friday, April 16, 2010

The Marshall Institute for Interdisciplinary Research will continue its “Culture, Technology, and
Society” Seminar Series on Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation by Dr. Rob
DeSalle, curator of entomology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. More...

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Eric Kmiec

Dr. Eric Kmiec is the Director of the Marshall Institute for Interdis-
ciplinary Research (MIIR). Hailed as a pioneer of gene editing, Dr.
Kmiec uses a technique that applies synthetic DNA molecules to
repair mutations in human chromosomes. His research explores
therapies for diseases such as Huntington’s disease, Spinal Mus-
cular Atrophy, and Muscular Dystrophy. Visit the MIIR website for
more information about Dr. Kmiec, the affiliated researchers, and
the Institute itself.

Faculty Publications and Presentations: Dr. Hollis Wins NBS Competition

                                           Dr. Dan Hollis, an Associate Professor of Broadcast
                                           Journalism, won first place in a National Broadcast-
                                           ing Society video competition for “Vandalia Gather-
                                           ing.” Under the category “News/Sports/Public Af-
                                           fairs,” this video captures the essence and unique-
                                           ness of West Virginia’s traditional, Appalachian mu-
                                           sicians. Dr. Hollis also won second place for a retro-
                                           spective of 10 years of his video footage.

 Resource: Up Late at Marshall
 A pilot program, “Up Late at Marshall,” will be offered to incoming freshmen and their parents.
 As a complement to orientation, this program will provide an opportunity for each group to get
 acquainted with Marshall and witness college life first-hand. In addition, the students will par-
 ticipate in a taping of “Up Late with Jamie LoFiego,” MU’s late night talk show.

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