For release: March 30, 2011
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843
The University Libraries and the Friends of University Libraries will celebrate University
of Memphis faculty scholarship and creativity April 4-8, when professors’ work is
put on display in the rotunda of the McWherter Library Monday through Thursday and
in the lobby of the Rose Theatre on Friday.
Available for public viewing will be books, films, CDs, artwork, books, and other
items created by U of M faculty members. Convenient parking is available in the parking
garage adjacent to the Fogelman Executive Center, just south of Central Avenue on
Innovation Drive, or in the parking garage on Zach Curlin, adjacent to the Campus
Dr. Grant Thrall
Several presentations will also be given by outstanding faculty members during the
week. On Tuesday, April 5, Dr. Grant Thrall’s ‘We know who you are and where you
are: How business uses that information” will discuss geospatial technology, such
as that exemplified by Google Maps and Realtor.com, and how important that information
is for today’s businesses. His talk will be at noon in Room 224 of the McWherter
Dr. Thrall teaches at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics; he holds the
Martha and Robert Fogelman Family Chair of Excellence in Sustainable Real Estate.
On Wednesday, April 6, Dr. Julia Heath will discuss “Financial Literacy for the 21st Century.” She will explain how the meaning of “financial literacy” has changed,
and how our approach to the subject needs to change in order to keep current. Her
talk with also be at noon in Room 225 of the library.
Heath is director of the Center for Economic Education at the University. In partnership
with First Tennessee, she founded “Smart Tennessee,” a statewide financial literacy
educational program for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Last year
she was named the CASE/Carnegie Professor of the Year for Tennessee.
Dr. Julia Heath
Friday is also the date of the 24th Annual Faculty Convocation in the Rose Theatre. Awards for teaching, research, and
advising, including the Willard Sparks Eminent Faculty Award, will recognize a number
More information about Faculty Scholarship Week is available online at www.memphis.edu/fsw or from Tom Mendina via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 901-678-4310.
More information about Faculty Convocation is available online at www.memphis.edu/convocation.