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2009 Press Releases and News

Fall 2009

Dr. Santosh Kumar NSF Awards U of M $2.7 Million
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a University of Memphis-led research team $2.7 million to study data-management issues related to wearable wireless sensor systems Read the story
Power of Soul
Charlie Santo's unique neighborhood revitalization program is strengthening a historic and creative community in Memphis. Read More
Helen Hardin Honors Program Students Will Present Research
Six U of M honors students will be among 40 students from across the state who will participate in the fourth annual Posters at the Capitol in Nashville. press release
Donor's Challenge is largest in College's history
"The University of Memphis has afforded me many opportunities, and now I am encouraging alumni to join me by making gifts to our University," said the donor. about Challenge 2 You
Year End Giving
Your year-end support is especially critical to helping the UofM continue to educate the dreamers, thinkers and doers who will strengthen and lead this community. how you can support
2009 Works in Progress Symposium Will Feature Students’ Research
The Works in Progress Symposium (WIPS) at the University of Memphis will be held Nov. 4 from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the Panhellenic Building.
Benjamin L. Hooks Civil Rights Leader Hooks’ Talk Will Reprise Earlier Speech
The Rev. Benjamin L. Hooks will speak at the U of M on Nov. 4, presenting the same lecture he gave in early October at the U.S. Capitol.
Learn About Careers in Health at Pre-Health Sciences Day
The UofM will host a Pre-Health Sciences Day on Thursday, Nov. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. print flyer | press release
Dr. Danielle McNamara Named to Lead Institute for Intelligent Systems
The University of Memphis has appointed Dr. Danielle S. McNamara as director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS). press release
Emerging African-American Scholars Will Present Work at Philosophy Conference Oct. 30-31
Some of the brightest African-American undergraduate scholars in philosophy will present their work October 30-31 at the Ida B. Wells Conference. press release
CAS Accolades College of Arts & Sciences Accolades
Join Dean Kurtz in congratulating CAS faculty and students for their numerous awards in 2009!
Spindel Philosophy Conference Sept. 24-26 Will Weave Three Topics
The 2009 Spindel Conference at the University of Memphis will merge three broad streams of contemporary thought. more details
Drs. Sage Lambert Graham and Susan Popham Medical jargon: professors examine health care communication
Two U of M English professors looked at medical communication breakdowns that occur in patient charts and doctor-patient interaction.
The Global Significance of Dr. Martin Luther King
Clayborne Carson, Director Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute on campus Sept. 10, 4:45-6:30pm, Mitchell 200. more details
Freshmen Convocation Fall 2009 U of M Freshmen Will Begin College Journey with Convocation on August 31
Freshmen at the U of M will start their great college adventure this year with music, school spirit, encouragement, and information.
Online Bachelor of Arts in History Online Bachelor of Arts in History
College of Arts and Sciences, History department, is proud to offer the online Bachelor of Arts in History.
U of M The New University Campus
Take a sneak peek at the U of M's new "living room."
U of M Ciba Foundation Gift Benefits Chemistry Students at U of M
The Ciba Foundation has donated $200,000 to establish the Ciba Foundation Scholars Fund in Chemistry at the University of Memphis.

Summer 2009

U of M U of M Attendance Cost Will Rise for 2009-10 Academic Year
Overall tuition at the University of Memphis will increase this fall, but University officials have worked to keep the increase as low as possible.
New GI Bill New Veterans’ Benefits Law Goes Into Effect August 1
The “New GI Bill,” officially called the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, will become effective August 1, 2009.
Faculty Convocation Holladay and Lowther Are Named First Tennessee Professors
Two U of M professors, Cary Holladay and Dr. Deborah Lowther, accepted First Tennessee Professorships during Faculty Convocation.
McWherter Library U of M Will Host Statewide Library Conference, Expo and Concert
To promote the concept of unity among libraries throughout Tennessee, the U of M will host the “We Are One!” library conference, expo, and concert.

Spring 2009

Swine Flu Update Swine Flu Update
Cases of the Swine Flu have been reported in the U.S., with each individual experiencing mild “flu-like” symptoms. As a precaution, you are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if you experience “flu-like” symptoms.
Learn more about the Swine Flu and what you can do to stay healthy.
U of M and Apple Host Major Recycling Effort U of M & Apple Host Major Recycling Effort
A major recycling event co-sponsored by Apple Inc. and the University of Memphis that resulted in tons of old and unused electronic equipment being properly disposed of last year is returning to campus May 14-16.
Math ROTC Program Will Become Newest Living Learning Community
The ROTC program has been selected as the next new Living Learning Community at the University of Memphis.
Faculty Convocation A paper trail: professor donates collection to public library
U of M professor of English donates more than 15,000 manuscripts, letters and other items to the Memphis Public Library.
Spring 2009 Archaeology Day U of M's Chucalissa Will Host Spring Archaeology Day April 18
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa will host it first Spring Archaeology Day at the Museum, Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
Great Conversations Join Us for Hot Topics and Great Conversation!
During this eighth annual exchange of ideas, professors and distinguished graduates of the College of Arts & Sciences will lead discussions on more than 20 wide-ranging topics
Neighborhood Summit South Memphis Collaborative Will Hold Neighborhood Summit April 4
More than 80 community residents and leaders are expected to attend the South Memphis Neighborhood Summit on Saturday, April 4.
The Obama Phenomenon Hooks Institute’s Will Explore The Obama Phenomenon
The Obama Phenomenon: Race and Political Discourse in the United States Today will convene April 3-4 on the U of M campus.
Barack Obama Hooks Institute’s Scholarly Dialogue Will Explore The Obama Phenomenon
Scholars from around the nation explore expressions of thought & public reaction to persons and events associated with Obama’s candidacy.
Physics Slideshow Undergraduate and Graduate students in the Department of Physics welcomed Drs. Shirley Raines and Andy Myers to Manning Hall
View a slideshow from this visit slides
Osburn University of Memphis Naval ROTC Instructor Named Top in the Nation
Marine Gunnery Sergeant Curtis Osburn has been named the national Instructor of the Year in a competition sponsored by the USAA.
SnapShots Exhibit Moves to Germantown Performing Arts Center SnapShots Exhibit Moves to GPAC
"SnapShots: Memphis Women at Work" will be on display at the Germantown Performing Arts Center March 6 - April 9, 2009.
Student Research Forum U of M Students’ Research Will Be Showcased in March 30 Forum
Undergraduate and graduate students at the U of M will showcase their research projects and scholarly activities.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Award The Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Award
The award will be presented April 3, 2009 during a program on the University of Memphis campus. nomination form | scholarship application
Take the M Train U of M Alumni and Friends Will “Take the M Train” to Awards Gala
The U of M Alumni Association will “Take the M Train” as it awards its highest honors on Friday, February 20.
Fast Food Nation Author Eric Schlosser Will Discuss Fast Food Nation Feb. 4
Investigative journalist and non-fiction writer Eric Schlosser will open the spring season of the River City Writers Series on Wednesday, February 4.
Dr. David Patterson U of M Will Host Series of Discussions on Modern Jewish Classics
The U of M will host a four-part series of free, public discussions of modern classics in Jewish literature beginning February 2.
Who Sings the Nation-State Scholar Will Discuss Political Affects of War Jan. 29 at the U of M
Internationally renowned intellectual Judith Butler will speak about “Vulnerability, Survivability: The Political Affects of War” on January 29.
CERI Friends Establish Scholarship for Former U of M English Instructor
A scholarship that was established in Spring 2007 is keeping alumna and former English instructor Emalie Appleton Brooks' legacy alive.
CERI Desoto County Reception for Students Considering Attending U of M
Students who are interested in attending the U of M are invited to the reception on Tuesday, January 9, on the U of M campus.

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