For release: April 15, 2010
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843
Scholarly and creative works by University of Memphis professors will be on public
display on the U of M campus during the week leading up to the annual Faculty Convocation
on Friday, April 23. Convocation will single out 14 faculty members and one staff
member who have rendered outstanding service to their students and to the University,
but Faculty Scholarship Week will present a much broader range of their accomplishments.
Appropriately, it is sponsored by the University Libraries, with the support of Friends
of the University Libraries. All events are free, unless otherwise noted.
Beginning Monday, April 19, and lasting through April 22, the display in the rotunda of the McWherter Library will feature the work of this
year’s Distinguished Research Award winners. In the same library exhibit will be nine
short films about faculty research. Hours for the McWherter Library are Monday-Thursday,
7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The displays will move to the Downtown law school April
The library will also be the site for presentations by two of the recipients of Distinguished
Research Awards, Dr. Charles Crawford and Dr. Danielle McNamara. McNamara will discuss
“Intelligent Tutoring Systems to Improve Literacy Skills” on Tuesday, April 20, in Room 225 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Crawford will present “In Pursuit of Our History,”
dealing with his oral history project, on Thursday, April 22, in Room 225 from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Dr. Danielle McNamara
Other events during Faculty Scholarship Week include a free concert by Faculty Jazz
Players of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music on Monday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Memphis Drum Shop, 878 South Cooper in Midtown, and the opening
reception for the MFA thesis exhibition on Friday, April 23, 5-7 p.m., in the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Room 142 in the Communication
& Fine Arts Building
Starting April 24 and running through June 19, works by spring 2010 MFA candidates will be on display in Room 142 of the Communication
and Fine Arts Building.
Faculty Scholarship Week actually begins Thursday, April 15, with the presentation of “Dark of the Moon,” a play by Howard Richardson and William
Berney, on the U of M’s Mainstage Theatre. The play will begin at 8 p.m. each evening,
April 15-17 and again April 22-24. Tickets are available by calling 901-678-2576.
Dr. Charles Crawford
The week will officially end Saturday, April 24, with the U of M Opera’s production of “The Medium and the Old Maid and the Thief”
in Harris Concert Hall. Admission is $10 for the general public, $7 for non-U of M
students and senior citizens, and free to U of M students, faculty, and staff with
For events on the U of M campus, parking is available in the Innovation Drive parking
garage and the Zach Curlin parking garage.
More information is available from Tom Mendina by phone at 901-678-4310 or via email
Details are also available online at www.memphis.edu/fsw