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Scholarship Week Will Celebrate Achievements of U of M Faculty University News
For release: April 11, 2008

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

The University of Memphis will celebrate the scholarly and creative achievements of its faculty during Faculty Scholarship Week April 16-23. The event will showcase the scope and quality of books, articles, CDs, films, art, and other work produced by faculty members. The week coincides with the annual Faculty Convocation, at which the University honors professors and others for outstanding achievement in teaching, research, and engaged scholarship.

Faculty Convocation

Highlights of the week will include:

April 16-22, 2008
Dreamers. Thinkers. Doers.
A film featuring U of M researchers and their impact on society, continuous showings, McWherter Library Rotunda.

April 16, 2008
The Magic of Physics
Presented by Dr. Robert Marchini, 12:30 p.m., McWherter Library, Room 226.

Craig Leake
Craig Leake


April 17, 2008
The Chemo Ate My Homework
An award-winning documentary by Craig Leake, 6:30 p.m., Fogelman Executive Conference Center, Room 206.

Dr. Lily Afshar
Dr. Lily Afshar
April 23, 2008
The Musical Life of an International Concert Artist in Iran
A film, discussion, and performance featuring Dr. Lily Afshar, noon, McWherter Library, Room 225.


Other events during the week will include:

April 16-22, 2008
Displays of scholarly and creative work by University faculty, McWherter Library Rotunda.

April 21, 2008
Dr. Albert Okunade’s inaugural lecture as First Tennessee Professor of Economics, “The Production of Obesity Epidemics in the U.S.: New Evidence of Economic and Social Burdens, and Public Policy Implications,” noon, McWherter Library, Room 225.

April 22, 2008
Dr. Miguel de Beistegui of the University of Warwick will discuss “The Erosion of Democracy,” 3 p.m., Clement Hall, Room 317.

Faculty Convocation
Faculty Convocation
April 23, 2008
Faculty Convocation
Rose Theatre; faculty in full academic regalia will process from the McWherter Library to the Rose Theatre beginning at 1:45 p.m.; awards presentations begin at 2 p.m.; reception and displays of scholarly and creative work by University faculty, 3 p.m.

Faculty Scholarship Week is sponsored by the University Libraries with support from Friends of the Libraries.  All events are free and open to the public.  For more information, call 901-678-4310.

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