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March 2010 Briefs

Boom-a-lacka, boom-a-lacka... This was the beginning of the 1920-1921 Lady Tigresses cheer that started every game that season. Read more

Green Thumb: A variety of plants identified by NASA as top air cleaners are part of a campus study in reductions in heating and cooling costs. Read more

The University of Memphis's Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy has appointed Dr. Jeffrey S. Lowe as associate director of its newly-established Mid-Sized Cities Policy Research Institute.

The Assisi Foundation of Memphis has awarded a $500,000 renewable grant this year toward a $2.5 million conditional pledge over five years to the U of M to assist the School of Public Health, formed in July 2009, in obtaining its national accreditation.

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Boom-a-lacka, boom-a-lacka

As the U of M prepares for its historic centennial celebration in 2012, we will be taking a look back at events leading up to our 100th anniversary.

Boom-a-lacka, boom-a-lacka, bow, wow, wow; chick-a-lacka, chick-a-lacka, chow, chow, chow; boom-a-lacka, chick-a-lack, and that’s not all; we’ll show you how to play basketball. The nearly undefeated 1920-1921 Lady Tigresses started every game with this cheer and recorded a 15-1 season, their best in school history to that point.

The players (left to right) were: Inez Lovelace, Willie Deverell, Bernice Harris, Anibel Yancey, Camilla Mae Evans, Lee Brown, Eva Briggs, Velma Jones and Coach Teuton. In addition to being student-athletes, all the players were active in other student organizations, including social clubs (forerunners to sororities), and were on the honor roll as well.

(Thanks to University of Memphis history research assistant Frances Wright Breland for compiling this information. The University will celebrate its centennial in 2012, and UPDATE will periodically take a look back at the school’s history leading up to the event.)

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