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Events Archive | January – December 2010

Library Open House for University District Neighbors
January 7, 2010, 10:00 am

Documenting '68: The Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike Collection
January 20, 2010, 12:00 pm

Ed Frank, associate professor of libraries/preservation and Sp. Collections, Documenting '68: The Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike Collection.
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Distinguished Librarian Odie Tolbert Brings Autobiography to U of M
February 10, 2010, 12:00 pm

Distinguished Librarian Odie Tolbert Brings Autobiography to U of M, Dr. Odie H. Tolbert Jr. returns to the U of M campus to sign copies of his autobiography, New Chicago and Beyond. George C. Grant, CEO of GrantHouse Publishers, will discuss Tolbert’s life and New Chicago.
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Black Economic Empowerment in Memphis and the American Dream
February 17, 2010, 12:00 pm

Black Economic Empowerment in Memphis and the American Dream, A panel of  Memphis businesspersons discuss their careers and the progress of black economic success
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University Libraries Survey  
March 22 - April 12, 2010

The University Libraries surveyed students, faculty and staff to gather information on their perception of services offered by the Libraries. Participants could select to include their email address to  be eligible to enter a drawing. All surveys were anonymous and the email addresses were separated from the survey. We do have some winners and they are:
Rebecca Ann Uhlman (Undergraduate student)--$100 Best Buy Gift Certificate
Jingjing Xu (Graduate student) $25 University Bookstore Gift Certificate
Michael Earl Wade, Jr. (Undergraduate student)--$25 University Bookstore Gift Certificate
William T. Smith II (faculty)-$25 gas card
Elizabeth Buck (staff)-- $25 gas card
Congratulations to our winners and a special thanks to all who responded to the survey!

Yu Exhibition: Display of ancient Chinese artifacts
April 5 - 16, 2010, daily, opening to closing

McWherter Library rotunda:  Yu Exhibition:  display of ancient Chinese artifacts.

Faculty Scholarship Week display
April 19 - 22, 2010, daily, opening to closing

McWherter Library rotunda:  Faculty Scholarship Week display.  A selection of the scholarly and creative productivity of University of Memphis faculty will be on display in the Ned R. McWherter Library rotunda from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily during the four-day period.  The display will be moved on the morning of Friday, April 23 to the Cecil C. Humphrey’s Law School on Front Street in downtown Memphis where the display will continue during Faculty Convocation 2010.

Faculty Scholarship Week event

April 20, 2010, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Presentation by Dr. Danielle McNamara, Professor, Psychology, University of Memphis apropos of Faculty Scholarship Week 2010

"In Pursuit of Our History" 
April 22, 2010, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

“In pursuit of our history,” a presentation by Dr. Charles Crawford, Professor, History and Director, Oral History Research Office, University of Memphis apropos of Faculty Scholarship Week 2010.

Rosenwald School Photo Exhibition
April 26 - May 14, 2010, opening to closing, daily

McWherter Library rotunda and second floor:  Rosenwald School Photo Exhibition.  An exhibit of photos of the “Rosenwald Schools,” schools in Memphis built by or refurbished with financing by Julius Rosenwald.  With opening presentation in rotunda on Monday, April 26 at 12 noon.
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Memphis Author Harry Samuels Discussion
May 19, 2010, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Fate or Coincidence?:  Memphis author, Mr. Harry Samuels, will discuss his two books, Beshert: True Stories of Connections and its sequel, Crossroads: Chance or Destiny?  Both books are collections of  intriguing, unexpected, and memorable personal experiences in addition to those of his family and friends. Spanning half a century, these true stories raise questions about the design of the universe and the way we fit into it. They exemplify the concept of synchronicity, which suggests purpose in our life experiences.
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The Delta - Everything Southern!
June 3, 2010, 8:15 am - 4:30 pm

The Delta – Everything Southern!, Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 Innovation Drive, U of M campus.   The fifth consecutive year of this day-long celebration of the unique region of the nation, the Delta, featuring distinguished speakers and entertainers, images and music made even more attractive by free garage parking and a sumptuous buffet luncheon for regular registrants. Held in the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, University of Memphis campus.  For more detail and for registration information, see

Healing the Community: The Impact of Women in Healthcare
June 9, 2010, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

McWherter Library Room 225
Healing the Community: The Impact of Women in Healthcare. A panel  discussion on women in healthcare chaired by Ms. Lisa Hume, Development Director, Women’s Foundation of Greater Memphis in support of an exhibition at the main public library at 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis.  In 2005, the Memphis Public Library was awarded a major American Library Association/National Library of Medicine exhibit entitled, “Changing the Face of Medicine:  Celebrating America’s Women Physicians.”  The exhibit at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library will last from May 26, 2010 to July 10, 2010.  More information on the exhibit can be found at:  U of M program produced with collaboration of the Center for Research on Women, University of Memphis
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McWherter Library Rotunda Engineering Exhibit
September 13 - 24, 2010, daily

"Greene Power: A New Twist on a Turbine"
September 13 - 24, 2010

“Greene Power:  A New Twist on a Turbine” program discussing a new alternative energy source featuring Mr. Geoffrey Greene, Inventor and Professor John Hochstein, Professor and Chair, U of M Mechanical Engineering Department.  Includes daily exhibit in the McWherter Library Rotunda, Sept 13-24, 2010.
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Know Your Neighborhood
September 22, 2010, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

McWherter Library, second floor study area outside of Administrative Offices:  Jimmy Ogle's “Know Your Neighborhood,” a presentation by the local urban explorer and historian Jimmy Ogle on the neighborhoods surrounding the University of Memphis including sections on the City of Memphis, the history of the University of Memphis, the six neighborhood districts, outer perimeter features, the inner perimeter, some lost aspects of “yesterday,” and prospects for the future.
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Banned Books Week 2010
September 27 - October 1, 2010, daily

McWherter Library Rotunda:The American Library Association has identified the week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 as Banned Books Week 2010, the week in which libraries and other organizations celebrate the precious freedom to read. Apropos of Banned Books Week the University Libraries hosts 30-minute public readings from banned or challenged books in the McWherter Library rotunda beginning each day, Monday through Friday, at 11:30 a.m. and continuing through the last reading of the day.
We are cordially inviting you to participate in Banned Books Week 2010 by doing a public reading from a banned book in the McWherter Library rotunda.  For lists of banned and challenged books see: /banned/bannedbooksweek/index.cfm

Tiger Blue Goes Green 2010
October 5, 2010, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Student Plaza, 10:00 am- 3:00 pm: Tiger Blue Goes Green 2010. An annual sustainable campus event where the University Libraries hosts a table displaying information resources relevant to environmental sustainability.

Library Snapshot Day
October 7, 2010

Library Snapshot Day: The University Libraries  participating in Library snapshot day, a survey conducted across TN.  For more information, go to

Ehi Ike Book Discussion
October 13, 2010, 12:00 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010 at 12 PM: Local novelist Ehi Ike discussed her acclaimed book Taken Away at the Ned R. McWherter Library Room 226, University of Memphis.
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Faith Through The Ages in the University Area Neighborhoods
November 1 - 12, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 pm: University Center  Fountain View Room, Third Floor, room 350:  "Faith Through The Ages in the University Area Neighborhoods" - a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Mark Matheny, executive director of the Highland Area Renewal Corporation (HARC, The Exhibit in the McWherter Library rotunda, will run November 1- November 12, 2010)  
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Study Abroad Student Photo Display
November 15 - 19, 2010, daily

Monday, November 15 until Friday, November 19, daily:   Ned R McWherter Library rotunda, Study Abroad Student photo display.  Photos taken by U of M students who have studied in various countries under the auspices of the U of M Study Abroad program.


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