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Events Archive | January – December 2011

"African American Life During the Civil War...In Story!"
February 2, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

University of Memphis University Center Theatre: "African American Life During the Civil War...In Story!" by Dylan Pritchett.  Since 1990, Mr. Pritchett has been a full-time storyteller and currently residing in Williamsburg, Virginia.  He annually visits an average of 100 schools, libraries, museums, festivals, conferences and other educational institutions.  Dylan Pritchett's unique storytelling style promises to be entertaining.  Books by this author include "The First Music" (children's picture book) by Dylan Pritchett, August House Publishers.
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"Food Fight: How to Bridge The Food Divide Before Things Really Get Ugly"
 
February 18, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

University of Memphis University Center, Fountain View Room 350 (Round Room):  "Food Fight: How to Bridge The Food Divide Before Things Really Get Ugly" by Author, Educator, Thought Leader Chet W. Sisk.  Chet W. Sisk is a former advertising CEO who spent the last ten years working with homeless people.  He is the Founder of the Quality Foods for Everyone- Program designed to bring quality foods into homeless shelters in partnership with Whole Foods.


Dixon Gallery and Gardens program
March 23, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117. Program supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanties apropos of the grant title Louisa May Alcott, the Woman behind Little Women, and honoring Women's History Month, 2011. University Libraries, in conjunction with the Dixon's Munch and Learn program.


Louisa May Alcott panel discussion
March 30, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

University Center River Room.  Scholarly Panel Discussion apropos Louisa May Alcott, the Woman behind Little Women, honoring Women's History Month 2011.  With Lorinda B. Cohoon, Associate professor of English, Cynthia G. Tucker, Professor of English. Shelby Crosby, Assistant professor of English, and Ladrica Menson-Furr, Associate professor of English. The discussion is free and open to the public.


Louisa May Alcott film screening and discussion
March 30, 2011, 1:30 - 4:00 pm

(UC) University Center River Room.  Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women: The Film, with Dr. Lorinda B. Cohoon and Dr. Jeffrey Scraba, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Memphis. Faculty, staff and students of the University of Memphis as well as the Memphis community are invited to view this free film screening and discussion.


The University Libraries and Friends of the University Libraries celebrate Faculty Scholarship Week in conjunction with Spring Faculty Convocation 2011
April 4 - 8, 2011


We Know Who You Are And Where You Are: How Business Uses That Information
 
April 5, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

We Know Who You Are And Where You Are: How Business Uses That Information Presentation by Grant Thrall, Professor, Fogelman College of Business and the Martha and Robert Fogelman Economics Family Chair of Excellence in Sustainable Real Estate.


This Isn't Your Parents' Economy: Financial Literacy for the 21st Century 
April 6, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

This Isn't Your Parents' Economy: Financial Literacy for the 21st Century. Presentation by Dr. Julia Heath, Director of the Center for Economic Education at the University of Memphis.


Louisa May Alcott Family Day
April 9, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 10:00 am- 1:00 pm: Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue.  Louisa May Alcott Family Day.  Children and their families will explore Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and her other books for children through the lens of the nineteenth-century art at the Dixon.
Please note:  Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women is a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen. Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information contact Dr. Lorinda Cohoon at 678-4524 or lcohoon@memphis.edu or Mr. Tom Mendina at 678-4310 or tmendina@memphis.edu.


Know Your Neighborhood series
April 20, 2011, 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 12:00 Noon- 1:00 pm: Beale Room, University Center.  Know Your Neighborhood: Part Two with Jimmy Ogle.  Ogle will feature information and stories provided to him by residents of the six neighborhood districts following the Part One presentation last Fall.  School, parks, churches, cemeteries, longstanding businesses and public art will be the highlights of this Part Two in a continuing series.


The Delta - Everything Southern
June 3, 2011, 8:15 - 4:30 pm

The sixth annual The Delta - Everything Southern conference continues its tradition of excellence, combining entertaining yet in-depth study of this unique part of America.


Know Your Neighborhood series
September 14, 2011, 2:00 pm

University of Memphis: Know Your Neighborhood, Part Three- 1912.  As the University of Memphis begins its celebration of its 100th birthday, city historian Jimmy Ogle presents the districts surrounding the University of Memphis: Red Acres, University Area, Joffre, East Buntyn, Messick-Buntyn and Normal Station, along with remarks about Highland Street from Poplar to Park Avenue.


Know Your Neighborhood series
September 21, 2011, 12:00 and 1:30 pm

Administration Building, South entrance. Know Your Neighborhood, Part Four, Tours with Jimmy Ogle. Ogle continues the Cenntennial history of The University of Memphis' surrounding six neighborhood districts. The University of Memphis Main Campus is surrounded by six distinct neighborhood districts, most of which pre-date the 1912 opening of the institution.  Part Four of the continuing series will be walking tours of the perimeter areas of the campus.  All walking tours are weather permitting, handicapped accessible and on the sidewalks of the campus and neighborhoods. Walking Tour "Normal" will assemble at 12:00 Noon at the south entry to the Administration Building. Walking Tour "U of M" will assemble at 1:30 pm at the south entry of the Administration Building.


In Memory of Odie Tolbert
September 22, 2011

In Memory of Dr. Odie H. Tolbert
Dr. Odie Tolbert, retired associate professor in the University Libraries passed away on September 22nd. Odie retired in 2002 after serving on the library faculty for nearly 33 years. He joined the Cataloging Department in July of 1969 and was the first African American hired in the University Libraries.


Know Your Neighborhood series
September 25, 2011, 2:00 and 3:30 pm

Administration Building, South entrance. Know Your Neighborhood, Part Five, Tours with Jimmy Ogle. The University of Memphis Main Campus is surrounded by six distinct neighborhood districts, most of which pre-date the 1912 opening of the institution.  Part Four and Part Fiveof the continuing series will be walking tours of the perimeter areas of the campus.  All walking tours are weather permitting, handicapped accessible and on the sidewalks of the campus and neighborhoods.


Banned Book Week 
September 26 - October 1, 2011, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, daily

Ned R McWherter Library Rotunda. Celebrating the freedom to read during  Banned Book Week.  For more information and opportunities to read from your banned or challenged book, please call 901-678-220


 "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women 
September 28, 2011, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

The University of Memphis, University Libraries presents "Loisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women".  Join us in meeting rooms B & C at the Benjamin Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave.,Wednesday, September 28th, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the showing of the film which tells the story of her life.  The film will be followed by a discussion, led by Dr. Lorinda Cohoon, Department of English, The University of Memphis.


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