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Ali Rezai appointed Rockefeller Chair in Neuroscience at WVU

Ali Rezai, M.D., executive chair, vice president and associate dean of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, has been appointed the John D. Rockefeller IV Chair in Neuroscience at West Virginia University. An investiture ceremony will be held on April 16 at 4 p.m. in the Pylons Lobby of the WVU Health Sciences Center. A reception will follow.

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Martin elected President-Elect of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Ian B.K. Martin, M.D., M.B.A., professor and chair of the Department Emergency Medicine and professor in the Department of Medicine, was recently elected President-Elect of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)—the premier organization representing the researchers and educators in Emergency Medicine. He will soon complete a one-year term as Secretary-Treasurer of the Society.

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‘Smart Manufacturing’ focus of WVU study

A West Virginia University study has found that the Mountain State will see a brighter picture for its manufacturing industry in the near future, but that many manufacturers in West Virginia need to adapt to “Smart Manufacturing” to help make the industry more efficient and profitable.

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Mountaineers ready for Bison

The women's basketball will start the 2018 Postseason WNIT today (March 15) when the Mountaineers welcome Bucknell to the WVU Coliseum in a first-round matchup. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. EST.

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Campus Conversation: Moving Our Culture Forward Together

Mark your calendars March 15-16 for upcoming Campus Conversations on moving WVU’s culture forward. The discussions will focus on the aggregate results from recent WVU Culture Surveys and actions the University is taking in response to the findings. Cris DeBord, vice president of Talent and Culture, and Sharon Martin, vice president of University Relations and Enrollment Management, will co-facilitate the discussions.

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TLC Sandbox to hold open house

Join WVU’s Teaching & Learning Commons Friday (March 16) from 10 a.m. to noon at the Evansdale Library (Ground Floor) to explore our pot o’ gold full of educational tools. Learn how to annotate your teaching through a touch monitor, break away from the lectern using our wireless presentation system and connect with others outside the classroom using our new web conferencing prototype.

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Front Line Professionals meeting planned, speakers set

This month we will hear from Joy Carr and MaryBeth Angeline regarding changes and updates to the ALEKS placement exam, Marcedes Minana from Adventure WV First Year Programs will highlight changes to those programs that are anticipated to be our largest and Taylor Richmond will be back to demo the new TESS program and highlight changes to the online transfer equivalency program and protocol.

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WVU associate director of bands announced

An active music arranger with nearly 300 titles and arrangements for marching bands across the country will assume the role as associate director of bands at West Virginia University, the College of Creative Arts announced Wednesday (March 14). With his appointment effective August 1, Stephen Lytle will become the 12th director of the beloved Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band. Lytle is currently the associate director of bands at Miami University in Ohio.