Steve Ballard  DDS, Courtney Hyden,  John Hyden MD, and Gretchen Peterson PhD discuss "Cheating in Sports" one of 8 hot topics at this year's Great Conversations.  Steve and John are alumni athletes.
Students learn about composting station from the mayor of Ferla in Sicily, Italy
Malle Carrasco-Harris, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences waits on the incoming thunderstorm in Coronado National Forest, New Mexico
Malle Carrasco-Harris, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences traveled to the Saguaro National Park, Arizona
Laura Saija, Assistant Professor in Planning leads a reflection session with students in Sicily
Elizabeth Warkentin (ABD) in History (bottom row 2nd to the right) with excavation team in Luxor, Egypt.
Nick Wiggins and Jennifer Marshall of Planning interview with CoPED documentary filmmakers - Watch the 2 minute Documentary Now!
Dr. David Dye attended the Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality and Peace Studies (WESIPS) Conference in Seville, Spain
Nabin Maharjan, Graduate Doctoral Research in Institute for Intelligent Systems presented paper at FLAIRS-30 Conference
Leila Boyd and Wattine Baker getting ready for Great Conversations
Malle Carrasco-Harris, PhD Candidate in Biological Sciences encounters the shy and secretive Gila Monster in the Saguaro National Park as a recipient of the Travel Enrichment Funds

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Health Resources and Services Administrtion (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program Grant

September 18, 2017 – The Departments of Social Work and Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research at the University of Memphis have been awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program grant. The total award is $1,917,762 and will be distributed over a four-year period September 30, 2017, to September 29, 2021. The five faculty on the award team are Susan Neely-Barnes (principal investigator), Elena Delavega, Laura Taylor, Steve Zanskas and Chloe Lancaster. You can read additional information about this award at this link.

Memphis-led team awarded $13.8 million to develop mPerf mobile sensor technology for workplace assessment

Dr. Santosh KumarJuly 26, 2017 - Many of us use mobile sensors to monitor our health and wellness. These sensors can now also be used to help us improve our work performance and productivity. Toward that end, a University of Memphis-led, six-university team will develop and test a system of mobile sensors and software, called mPerf, that can be used to objectively assess everyday job performance. The mPerf project is sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)'s Multimodal Objective Sensing to Assess Individuals with Context (MOSAIC) program. Learn more about the mPerf Mobile Sensor Technology for Workplace Assessment.

UofM Receives $3.2 Million Award to Increase Disaster Resilience in West Tennessee

A multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers led by the University of Memphis has been awarded a $3.2 million grant from the 2015 HUD National Disaster Resilience Competition to map and assess damage from future floods and earthquakes in Lake, Dyer, Lauderdale, Madison and Tipton counties in West Tennessee. The effort will also include focused public education and community outreach activities. The UofM grant is part of the $44 million Rural by Nature award to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) to address areas of the state that were heavily impacted by the historic 2011 floods and are also at risk from damage by earthquakes in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Most Rural by Nature funds will address major infrastructure upgrades in these communities, including the rehabilitation of aging waste water treatment plants. Read the full Press Release on the UofM MediaRoom website. 

Professor Chairs International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Educational Data Mining

Dr. Xiangen HuJuly 21, 2017 - Dr. Xiangen Hu of the University of Memphis was the local arrangement chair for the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) and the conference chair for the 10th International Educational Data Mining (EDM) conferences, which were both held in Wuhan, China, recently. Hu is a professor in the UofM Departments of Psychology, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Institute for Intelligent Systems, and at Central China Normal University. More information is available on the Arts & Sciences website.