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February 2010 Briefs

Bygone Days, The 1940s had its share of ups and downs with celebrity visit, WW II. Read more

Brain Drain? Healthy lunch habits can mean a more productive day at the office. Read more

Ring Container Technologies Inc. has made a $300,000 gift to establish the Ring Companies Professorship Fund in the Herff College of Engineering at the U of M. The Professorships will allow the Herff College to retain highcaliber faculty.

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Update February 2010
Blind Spot: professors look to tackle glaucoma
Dr. Khan Iftekharuddin may not be restoring vision to the blind yet, but he and his collaborator, Dr. Pinakin Gunvant, are doing the next best thing.
U of M nursing student's actions save actor's life
This wasn't a role Jordan Nichols expected to play when he came to memphis to take part in the stage production of Pippin
Model student: Nadia Matthews makes a difference in others' lives
When sophomore Nadia Matthews started her own nonprofit foundation at age 16, she never imagined it would lead her to The Tyra Banks Show and a national audience last year, but that's exactly what happened
Scholarship set up by Gates benefits U of M students
Never in a thousand years did Kyndra Outlaw figure she had a chance to attend the University of Memphis.
Wilson School professor receives lofty national honor
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International has selected Dr. Eric T. Brey as one of the "Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing" for 2009
U of M's Janikowski gains distinction as crime 'reducer'
The Commercial Appeal named Dr. Richard Janikowski, associate professor of criminal justice, as one of the 10 people to make a major impact in Memphis during the past decade.
Sabri to present at International Space University in France
"To infinity and beyond," Buzz Lightyear's mantra, is not just a dream, but a reality, and one that is being carried out with the help of a U of M professor.
Audiology professor offers views on hearing loss problems
Dr. Robyn Cox offers some thoughts on her field and the lack of "starter" hearing aid devices available for the general public at drug stores.
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