W E E K L Y U P D A T E
Friday, March 19, 2010
Dr. Sasha Zill, a Professor in the Department of Anat-
omy and Pathology, has been invited by the German
Research Foundation (the German NIH) to serve as a
visiting scientist at both the University of Cologne and
the University of Bielefeld in Germany. Each visit will
further the goal of developing research on the control
of posture and walking in an international collaboration
between German and US neuroscientists.
Faculty Publications and Presentations: Dr. Zill to Collaborate in Germany
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News: Brain Expo
The second annual Brain Expo was held at Marshall University on Friday, March 12, 2010. Par-
ticipants from six local elementary schools joined more than 100 faculty and student volunteers to
learn about the brain, the nervous system, and neuroscience. More...
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Resource: MUCD-CORP (Community of Research Practice)
A research group in the Department of Communication Disorders (CD) may become a model
for future faculty/student collaborations at Marshall. A group of faculty in CD forged a way to
engage each other and students in the research process by creating an open forum, the Com-
munity of Research Practice (CORP), to discover, discuss, and conduct research. Last year,
the group began a qualitative study, interviewing each other about their life histories, to exam-
ine how communities develop and sustain themselves. An overall theme emerged—people
need to find a community, they need to feel like they fit in. MUCD-CORP allows faculty and
students to make important connections, providing mentors to the students and breaking down
the barriers between the two gro