Travel Enrichment Luncheon
Dr. Detraz' Global Environmental Politics class during negotiation simulation
Anthropology and CRP Students on Sicily Study Abroad trip touring and learning about organic farming
Roger Kreuz discussed and signed his book, Becoming Fluent: How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language, to a crowd of about 40 at Booksellers at Laurelwood.
2016 Department of Psychology Summer Commencement
Dan Larsen
Sicily Study Abroad Students from Anthropology and Planning, notebooks in hand, preparing to go into the field.
Faculty Award Winners

Recent Activities and Recognitions

ServiceMaster Design and Innovation Ethnography Fellowship

ServiceMaster Design and Innovation Ethnography FellowshipDue to the efforts of Anthropology faculty member Keri Brondo, the College has a new partnership with a major employer in our community – the ServiceMaster Design and Innovation Ethnography Fellowship. This fellowship will support a student in the master's program in applied anthropology and will provide tuition and a stipend. The fellow will work with alumnus Kevin Newton (BA 2011, MS 2015, MA 2016), in The Experience Team within the ServiceMaster IT department. Learn more

"Businesses are beginning to embrace using ethnography – studying people in your own environment using participant observation and face-to-face interviews – to better understand and serve their clients. It's an emerging field nationwide and very exciting that businesses are turning to the UofM as partners in investing in this new field," said Tom Nenon, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. "We're very lucky to have companies like ServiceMaster who support the community and the students at the UofM. I'm grateful that an alumnus of the program helped create this new partnership."


Humanities News: Freeburg Fellows and Professorship

We are pleased to report that a bequest to the College of Arts & Sciences from the estate of Catherine and Charles Freeburg has made possible the endowment of the Marcus Orr Center for the Humanities (MOCH) Fellowship Program. Each spring, the Fellowship Program provides selected humanities faculty members and graduate students with a release from their teaching duties in order to focus on their research and writing in a collegial, collaborative environment. More Information

Hooks Institute Adds New Director of Development

2016-09-8 The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has added a director of development. Tiffany Legington Graham joined the staff Aug. 29 to serve in the newly created role, specifically focused on building relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations in support of the Institute's highest priorities. Press Release

U of M Will Share $3M DHS/FEMA Cyber Security Grant

2016-09-30 The National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium (NCPC), of which the U of M's Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) is a core member, has been awarded a $3M grant from DHS/FEMA to develop and deliver cyber security training as part of the Continuing Training Grants (CTG) program. More Information

UofM Leads $4 Million NSF Cyberinfrastructure Project

2016-09-15 The project, mProv: Provenance-based Data Analytics Cyberinfrastructure for High-frequency Mobile Sensor Data, will be led by Dr. Santosh Kumar, a professor and Moss Chair of Excellence in Computer Science. More Information

Faculty Innovations and Inventions

2016-09-18 Three Arts and Sciences faculty members were recently awarded Technology Development Grants. The awards came from the Office of Technology Transfer of the FedEx Institute of Technology. Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta for "The Development of an Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication Framework." Dr. Firouzeh Sabri for "Lightweight Flexible Temperature Sensor Kit for Biologics." And Dr. Susan Elswick for "ENGAGE: An API Capable Data Collection and Analysis System for Education and Behavioral Health." For more information about these awards, see the Press Release