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Sept. 27 Research Expo Will Showcase Innovations by U of M and Local Companies

For release: September 18, 2012
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901-678-2843

The Memphis Research and Innovation Expo will showcase the global advances being made at the University of Memphis and at local research-oriented companies. The expo will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the U of M campus.

Admission is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the Innovation Drive garage across from the FedEx Institute.

Among the projects featured will be research on invasive beetles, a demonstration of a hand-held pocket radar, and a study of obesity’s negative impact on joint and spinal implants.

Stan McChrystal, a retired four-star general and former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and former leader of Joint Special Operations Command, will be the featured speaker. He is now a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he teaches a course in leadership.

McChrystal’s speech about leadership and management strategy will begin at 9:30 a.m. in The Zone.  Seating for his presentation is limited.

For more information, visit  or call 901-678-5105.



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