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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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Power Plants
Kim McIntosh
Kim McIntosh
Landscaper Kim McIntosh takes great care in making sure the Administration Building’s carbon sequestration study stays on track.

A variety of plants identified by NASA as top air cleaners were introduced to the building as part of the study and will result in reductions in heating and cooling costs and other benefits.

“These plants scrub the air 24/7,” said Kim Wilson, landscape supervisor. “Plants clean the air, improve aesthetics and make people feel good.” The air quality of the building was tested last summer and will be tested again soon to measure the effect of the plants, which include bamboo, Chinese Evergreen and Cornstalk Dracaena.

The Administration Building was chosen because of the technical layout of its heating, ventilation and cooling system. The project will study the portability of plants in other buildings, such as the new University Center. (Photo by Lindsey Lissau)

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