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Technical conference set for Jan. 23 at Marshall

Jan. 19, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Technical conference set for Jan. 23 at Marshall

HUNTINGTON -- Marshall University's joint student chapter of the Society of American Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers will conduct its 6th annual Winter Technical Conference at 8 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.

MU's conference provides an economical and convenient avenue for professional engineers to get five of the 15 annually required Professional Development Hours in one day.

Topics presented at the Marshall conference include the structural design of the new Ford class aircraft carriers, design of a flood control project in Logan, W.Va., stabilization of a lock and dam structure in Pennsylvania (currently in design), and the unique design of the recently replaced Dick Henderson Bridge in St. Albans, W.Va.

For more information, contact Jeffrey T. Huffman, faculty advisor for MU SAME-ASCE student chapter, at 304-696-5826.

School of Medicine students successful in match process

HUNTINGTON -- Two fourth-year medical students at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine matched into ophthalmology residency positions through a specialized national matching process called the San Francisco Match.

The students will begin their ophthalmology residencies after they complete their internship year,a nd they also will still participate in the National Residency Matching Program in March.

Zubair A. Ansari will complete his ophthalmology residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Univesrity of Miami Health in Miami, Fla., and Joshua F. Hendrix will complete his residency at Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla.

"We are very pleased with our students' performance in the San Francisco Match," said Dr. Marie Veitia, associate dean for student affairs. "Both students matched into their first choice and I think it speaks to their outstanding capabilities. We are very proud of them."

Workshop for sports-related pain, injury on campus

HUNTINGTON -- The Marshall Recreation Center will host a special hour of MELT with Susan Robarts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at the center.

MELT is a self-treatment method using soft balls and a soft roller participants can use at home to restore neurological balance, stability and joint mobility.

Members and non-members of the Rec Center are all welcome. This class is ideal for athletes and anyone with chronic pain. The cost is $20 for members and $28 for non-members. Call 304-696-4732 for more information. To sign up, visit the Rec Center Welcome Desk or www.marshallcampusrec.com.

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