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2010 Press Releases and News

Fall 2010

U of M Seeking Applications for Master of Social Work Program U of M Seeking Applications for Master of Social Work Program
The Department of Social Work at the University of Memphis will offer a Master of Social Work degree program beginning January 2011. read more
The unvanquished
With an award-winning literary journal and frequently published professors, the U of M's creative writing program is a story in itself. read more
CAS 2010 Program Review Data College of Arts & Sciences 2010 Program Review Data
Credit hours, instruction hours, programs depending on Arts & Sciences, graduation and overall college numbers. Save file to your computer to open.
Biological Sciences Department of Biology Becomes Biological Sciences
Over the summer, the name of the U of M Department of Biology was changed to the Department of Biological Sciences.
Films Tournées Festival Screens French Films Starting Oct. 27
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures and the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities will present the Tournées Festival next week.
Fernando Burgos Professor’s Book Presented at International Conference in Panama
A newly published book by U of M Spanish professor Fernando Burgos was presented at an international symposium in Panama this summer.
River City Writers Series Husband-and-Wife Writers Will Visit River City Writers Series Oct. 20
Married writers Beth Ann Fennelly and Tom Franklin will visit the University of Memphis River City Writers Series for a series of events Oct. 20.
Santosh Kumar Professor is Named One of the “Brilliant 10” Young Scientists
Dr. Santosh Kumar has been named one of the 10 most brilliant young scientists in the United States by Popular Science magazine.
Bill Russell and the Basketball Revolution Program Will Examine Basketball’s Effect on Cities and Society
The Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities will host an evening with Aram Goudsouzian, Josh Pastner and Russ Wigginton.
Community Initiative Expo Will Cover Online Fraud, Insider Threats, and More
The Center for Information Assurance at the U of M will host its third annual Cyber Security Expo, “Online Fraud, Insider Threat, and Cyber Crime.”
River City Writers Fall 2010
The River City Writers kicks off the fall 2010 series on September 22. FREE and open to the public. press release
Discover Your Major Day! October 7, 2010
Discover Your Major Day is a campus-wide event bringing together students, advisors, and faculty to share information. Read more
Dr. Peter Brand Grant Helps U of M Professor Continue Egypt Fieldwork
History professor Dr. Peter Brand has received a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Read more
American Flag American Flag Honoring Air Force Missile Personnel Is Raised Over U of M
Since August 2, a new flag has been flying over the University of Memphis, an American flag provided by U.S. Air Force ROTC Detachment 785 at the U of M. Read More
space Grant Aids Professors in Research Related to Space Missions
Two U of M professors have been awarded for their research into materials that would be suitable for use in long-term, distant space missions.

Summer 2010

Jill Williamson Chemistry Graduate Student Receives NASA Fellowship
Jill Williamson has received the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Pre-doctoral Fellowship and the United Negro College Fund Special Programs release
Yi Gu U of Ms Hooks Institute Seeks Nominations for Book Award
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis is soliciting nominations for its Book Award, recognizing the book published in 2010 that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. press release
Erno Lindner Ernö Lindner Will Address U of M Commencement Aug. 15
The University of Memphis will award 671 degrees during its summer Commencement on Sunday, August 15, at FedExForum.
Dr. Richard Bausch July Deadline Approaching for Writing Workshop
Aspiring fiction writers have a deadline of July 20 to apply for this fall's Moss Workshop in Fiction, led by award-winning author Richard Bausch at the University of Memphis.flyer
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
Yi Gu Student's Undergraduate Work Chosen for National Journal
A paper written by Jonathan Bennett, a junior majoring in political science, international studies, economics, and German, has been accepted for publication in a national academic journal. read about it
Yi Gu Grant to Assist U of M Researchers in Study of Dioxin Disease Link
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences awarded U of M researcher Dr. Thomas Sutter and co-investigators, Drs. Carrie Hayes Sutter and Judith Cole, a $1.57 million grant press release
Yi Gu U of M Student Is U.S. Finalist for Google International Scholarship
Yi Gu, a fourth-year doctoral student in computer science, has been named a finalist for the 2010 Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship awarded by Google. press release

Spring 2010

Green U of M Ranked Among the Nation’s Leading “Green” Colleges
The University of Memphis has been ranked as one of the country’s most environmentally responsible universities by The Princeton Review. read about it
FedEx Institute of Technology U of M Will Host Conference on Livability and Transportation
“A Livable Mid-South: How Transportation Can Enhance Socio-economic Development and Quality of Life” will be May 13-14. more info
Commencement Commencement Will Award Most Degrees Ever in U of M History
The U of M will celebrate the largest Commencement in its history Saturday, May 8, awarding a total of 2,036 degrees in two ceremonies at FedExForum. more
Gift All Roads Lead to China from Confucius Institute's Summer Camps
The Confucius Institute at the U of M will partner with local schools to host the second annual Chinese summer immersion camps in June and July.
Physics Learn About Safety in the Sun and Much More During Physics Day
Learn about the scientific discipline of physics Saturday, April 24th, at the University of Memphis, during Physics Day.
Dr. Benjamin Hooks A Giant of a Man Leaves a Big Legacy:
The U of M Remembers Civil Rights Leader
The Reverend Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks
Scholarship Week Scholarship Week Will Showcase U of M Professors' Work
Scholarly and creative works by U of M professors will be on public display on the U of M campus during Faculty Scholarship Week.
U of M's Janikowski gains distinction as crime 'reducer'
The Commercial Appeal named Dr. Richard Janikowski, associate professor of criminal justice, as one of the 10 people to make a major impact in Memphis during the past decade. more on this
Sabri to present at International Space University in France
"To infinity and beyond," Buzz Lightyear's mantra, is not just a dream, but a reality, and one that is being carried out with the help of a U of M professor. read about it
Skloot’s book climbing NYT’s best-seller chart
Rebecca Skloot, assistant professor of English, has landed on The New York Times best-seller list for three straight weeks with her debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown). full article
CERI’s Magnani discovers major fault line in area
Geophysicist Maria Beatrice Magnani has been an assistant research professor at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the U of M since January 2006. more information
Party Will Celebrate Launch of U of M Literary Journal, The Pinch
The Pinch, the award-winning literary journal of the U of M, is celebrating the release of its spring 2010 issue, which will soon hit bookstores. You're Invited!...
Department of History featured at 2010 convention of the AHA
The Department of History was featured at the annual convention of the American Historical Association held in San Diego in January 2010. Watch the Video
U of M Students' Research Will Be Showcased April 5
Students at the U of M will showcase their research projects and scholarly activities April 5 at the 22nd annual Student Research Forum. read about it...
Mid South Psychology Conference will Focus on Hope & Healing
The 13th annual Mid-South Psychology Conference will be held Feb. 27 in the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis campus. ...more info
"Harmony" Will Reign at Chinese Lantern Festival Concert Feb. 28
In celebration of China's annual Lantern Festival, the U of M Confucius Institute and Valparaiso University of Indiana will host a concert on campus. ...more info
Spring 2010 Enrollment Shows Significant Increase Over Spring 2009
Final enrollment figures for spring 2010 show that 20,402 students are enrolled at the University of Memphis....more info
CBANA Will Co-sponsor Housing Advice Session for 38111 Residents
The Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association will host a day of housing counseling and legal aid Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. Read the story

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