Academic Affairs weekly update 4-30-10 by hicksb


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

                             W E E K L Y              U P D A T E
News: Undergraduate Presents at EB 2010                         Friday, April 30, 2010

Kathleen C. Brown, an undergraduate Biological Sciences major working with Dr. Piyali Dasgupta,
was selected to give the oral presentation, “MG624, an α7-nicotinic receptor antagonist inhibits
growth of human small cell lung cancer by induction of p73” at the Experimental Biology 2010
Meeting. She is also the first author on the publication highlighted below. Abstract...

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Eric Blough

Dr. Eric Blough is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences.
His research includes the examination of molecular mechanisms
associated with contractile signal transduction in skeletal, cardiac,
and smooth muscle, and how these signals are regulated with exer-
cise, aging, and disease. Dr. Blough received the 2009-10 Distin-
guished Artist and Scholars Award and the Graduate Advisor of the
Year Award presented at the spring general faculty meeting. He
currently teaches Human Physiology. More...

Faculty Publications and Presentations: Dr. Piyali Dasgupta

                                    Dr. Piyali Dasgupta, an Assistant Professor in the Depart-
                                    ment of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Toxicology at the
                                    Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, published
                                    “Capsaicin Displays Anti-Proliferative Activity against Hu-
                                    man Small Cell Lung Cancer in Cell Culture and Nude
                                    Mice Models via the E2F Pathway,” in the international
                                    scientific and medical research journal PLoS One (The
                                    Public Library of Science). Dr. Dasgupta and four lab
                                    members presented their research at the Experimental
                                    Biology 2010 Meeting, held this week in Anaheim, CA.

 Resource: The Assessment Office
 Marshall University’s Office of Assessment and Program Review was designed to support
 best practices in assessing student learning at the course, program, and institutional levels.
 The Office’s intended goal is for continuous improvements to occur in teaching and learning.
 To achieve this mission, the Director of Academic Assessment works in conjunction with the
 University Assessment Committee, which consists of faculty representatives from each col-
 lege. More information is available on the history of the development of Assessment Day at
 Marshall, as well as the Office’s assessment initiatives.

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