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More March Features:

Campus School is Among Best
Recycling Initiative Gains Steam
U of M Effort to Clean Memphis
U of M's 'Blue' Patrol Turns Green
DAA Gala: Year of the Tiger
Skloot's Book is Best-Seller
AUSP Joins Effort in Caribbean
Magnani Discovers Fault Line
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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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Update March 2010
Campus School ranked among state's best
At the Campus School, you may see students roller-skating in the hallway or taped to the wall.
Recycling initiative gains steam under new director
When the University began stronger sustainability efforts two years ago, faculty, staff and students indicated that increased recycling opportunities were at the top of their wish lists.
U of M part of effort to present a cleaner region
Memphis, five-time winner of the nation’s cleanest city award, may eventually add a sixth honor in that category with the help of the University of Memphis.
U of M’s ‘blue’ adds a shade of green to patrols
Call them the “green police.” In keeping with the University’s “green theme,” the U of M’s campus police department has a new look, which is already amounting to savings in more ways than one.
‘Year of the Tiger’ theme of this year’s DAA gala
It’s always the Year of the Tiger for U of M alumni, but 2010 also marks the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.
AUSP joins Nursing School on mission trip to Caribbean
Dr. Lawrette Axley’s far-reaching mission trip to the Dominican Republic each semester has grown even larger: the School of Audiology and Speech- Language Pathology joined them during spring break to provide much-needed assistance to a school for deaf, impoverished children.
Skloot’s book climbing NYT’s best-seller chart
Rebecca Skloot, assistant professor of English, has landed on The New York Times best-seller list for three straight weeks with her debut book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Crown).
CERI’s Magnani discovers major fault line in area
Geophysicist Maria Beatrice Magnani has been an assistant research professor at the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at the U of M since January 2006.
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