W E E K L Y U P D A T E
Friday, April 16, 2010
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.
Faculty Publications and Presentations: Dr. Hollis Wins NBS Competition
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News: MIIR Continues Seminar Series
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...
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Academic Affairs 2010
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.
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 fo