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The city of Memphis is all about test driving new civic projects and our students are always excited to be involved!  On Saturday, April 13th, a combination of community organizations and University of Memphis students put on the latest in a series of exciting local events.  This time the focus was on our own university neighborhood at the corner of Highland St. and Walker and the event included a killer line up of local musicians, pop-up shops, an artists' market, and a volunteer-built garden.  Visit the Memfix facebook page or In the Field for more information. memfix

case study competition

On March 30, 2013, graduate students Cole Bradley and Theo Davies participated in the first Interdisciplinary Case Competition with the School of Public Health.  The goal of this competition was to create innovative, community-based approaches to addressing childhood obesity in Shelby County.  Congratulations to Theo Davies and his team for winning second place!

Graduate student Kenny Latta organized this semester's Guest in the Garden speaker series.  Students, faculty, and local community members were all welcomed to attend this four-part weekly lecture series which began on Wednesday, March 27.  Topics ranged from how to plant a bee-friendly garden to the history of community gardens in the Memphis area.

guests in the garden 



jeanne poster pic

This April, undergraduate student Jeanne Hanna  attended the Student Research Forum on campus and won first place for her thesis research on Islam and the Tennessee state legislature. She has also presented her project at the Works in Progress Seminar in November 2012 and the Posters at the Capital event in Nashville this past February.  Later this month she will be attending the National Conference on Undergraduate Research and hopes to present her poster at the 2013 AAA conference in Chicago.

Graduate students Jennifer Earheart and Traci Petty also attended the 2013 Student Research Forum and earned second place in the graduate social sciences division.  Their project was entitled "Barriers to Mental Health Care for Latino Immigrants in the Mid-South."

Jen and Traci poster


sarah at sfaa Many of our graduate students attended this year's conference for the Society for Applied Anthropology in Denver.  Sarah Donovan, Jennifer Earhart, Therese Petty, Anna Gattuso, and Karen Connolly all presented research from their class projects or practica at this wonderful national conference.
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