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U of M Will Celebrate Graduate Education Week April 2-6
For release: March 30, 2007
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Graduate education attracts more than 37,650 students to Tennessee universities from across the nation and the world, and more than 9,000 advanced degrees are awarded each year. Tuition and fees generate more than $147 million for the state.

There are benefits to the students as well. According to U.S. Census data, a master’s degree increases lifetime earnings by $400,000 and a doctoral degree by $1.5 million.

In an effort to increase awareness of the value and contributions of graduate students, the state is celebrating Graduate Education Week in Tennessee April 2-6. Events will include research forums, roundtable discussions, recruitment fairs, exhibitions and scholarly presentations.  University of Memphis events include:

Monday, April 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 19th annual Student Research Forum, Michael D. Rose Theatre

Poster presentations will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by an awards ceremony. The Forum, which is free and open for all to attend, will feature poster presentations about undergraduate and graduate students’ research.  This year about 100 students will participate in the forum, presenting research from such fields as engineering, physical and applied sciences, life/health sciences, liberal and fine arts, education, business, social and behavioral sciences, and math and computer science.    

The Student Research Forum is co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the University Honors Program.

Tuesday, April 3, Graduate Recruitment Day for each college and school

9 a.m.-noon, School of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Memphis Speech and Hearing Center East, Park Avenue campus;

9 a.m.-noon, College of Arts and Sciences and Fogelman College of Business and Economics, lobby of Manning Hall

10 a.m.-noon, University College, Manning Hall, fourth floor hallway

10 a.m.-noon, Loewenberg School of Nursing, 108 Newport Hall

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fogelman College of Business and Economics, FCBE lobby

11 a.m.-1 p.m., College of Communication and Fine Arts, breezeway between Music Building and Theatre & Communication Building

1-3 p.m., Herff College of Engineering, Engineering Administration Building foyer on the second floor across from the dean’s office

2:30-4:30 p.m., College of Education, 215 Ball Hall

Wednesday, April 4, 8 a.m.-noon, Graduate Education Week at Legislative Plaza: “Celebrating Graduate Student Research in Tennessee,” Legislative Plaza in Nashville

Thursday, April 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., “Electronic Theses and Dissertations,” a brown bag colloquium for faculty and students, 220 Brister Hall. Panelists will be Dr. Jim Penrod, professor of higher and adult education in the Department of Leadership; Sandy Schaeffer, director of the Advanced Learning Center; Joe Matesich, director of University Web and Portal Services; and Michelle Stout, graduation analyst and advisor for the Graduate School.

Friday, April 6, 2-4 p.m., University Council for Graduate Studies meeting, Room 177 Administration Building

Dr. Karen Weddle-West, U of M vice provost for graduate studies, is president of the Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools.

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