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Strengthening Communities Initiative, Engaged Scholarship, and SUAPP

The School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) provides valuable services to cities and enable the institution and the urban citizens to improve their core knowledge and expertise leading to future development of theories and discoveries that advance our nation.

Since 1999, the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) at the University of Memphis has produced important discoveries through collaboration with institutions, agencies, and organizations and by defining the questions and best practices of research methodologies and data analysis. Engaged scholarship has become the hallmark of SUAPP’s work.

For more information on the Strengthening Communities Initiative, Engaged Scholarship, and the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, visit the SUAPP website, or the Memphis Urban Affairs Spotlight.


Project SEED Overview

Project SEED is an opportunity for economically disadvantaged high school students to do chemistry research for 8 weeks at the University of Memphis during the summer. In 2008 participating students received a $2500 stipend. Project SEED at the University of Memphis was supported in 2008 by the American Chemical Society Project SEED Foundation and four corporations:

  • Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.
  • Cargill Foundation
  • Schering-Plough Health Care Products, Inc.
  • Valero Refinery of Memphis

Ted Burkey is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Director of the project. For more information, please visit their website


Memphis River Warriors Memphis River Warriors Clean Up
Memphis River Warriors, a University of Memphis student organization is working to clean up the trash that accumulates on the shores of McKellar Lake in Memphis. For more on their group, please visit their Facebook page. Watch the Video

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