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More May Features:

Lindner Receives Highest Honor
The U of M Steps into India
Study Abroad a Perfect Cup of Tea
AUSP Lends Helping Hand
Distinguished Teaching Award
Two Honored with Briggs Award
Research/Creative Awards go to 5
Going the Distance
Taking Note
Poteet Honored with Award
Green Fee
Rushing School of Music Director


May 2010 Briefs

The popular “The Delta. Everything Southern!” conference is returning to the University of Memphis June 3 at the Fogelman Executive Center. The conference begins at 8:15 a.m. and has an impressive list of experts on the history, life and culture of the Delta. Past conferences have sold out in advance. New this year is online registration: visit http://www.memphis.edu
for registration information and other details.

The U of M Moot Court travel team finished second in the National Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition in Boston last month. After winning the Southern Regional Championship, team members LaChina Algers and Joseph McKinney advanced to the national competition.

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Update May 2010
Lindner receives highest honor for faculty
A distinguished professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry received the 2010 Williard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award at the University of Memphis.
The U of M steps into India with tech training program
Any economics professor will tell you that the most fundamental economics lesson is supply and demand.
Students finding study abroad a perfect cup of tea
The University of Memphis's Study Abroad program keeps getting bigger: throw a dart at a world map and chances are it will land on a host country for a study abroad opportunity.
AUSP lends helping hand to needy, hearing-impaired kids
On a mission trip to the Dominican Republic, Marilyn Wark found a mystery, one that helped open her eyes to the plight of the hearing-impaired in Third World countries.
Four recognized at Convocation with Teaching Award
Four professors have been chosen to receive the 2010 University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award.
Franceschetti and Tankersley honored with Briggs Award
Dr. Donald Franceschetti and Dr. Irvin Tankersley received the 2010 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Memphis.
Distinguished Research/Creative Achievement Awards go to 5
The University of Memphis Alumni Association has announced the recipients of its 2010 awards for Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement.
Going the distance: Education advisers lauded for excellence
The University of Memphis presented its Distinguished Advising Award to two distance education advisers in the University College during its annual Faculty Convocation.
Taking note: U of M students happy to help others in class
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and students at the University of Memphis are keeping that legacy alive by providing a helping hand to one another.
Green Fee playing large role in sustainability efforts on campus
The recycling efforts and other noticeable "green" initiatives at the University of Memphis didn't just appear out of thin air: several projects around campus meant to make the U of M more sustainable are the result of the Sustainable Campus (Green) Fee.
Poteet honored with prestigious Hammond Presidential Award
Tony Poteet, assistant vice president of campus planning and design at the University of Memphis, has been chosen to receive one of the most prestigious honors for service to the University.
Rushing named director of Scheidt School of Music
Dr. Randal Rushing, professor of voice and soloist of the concert and opera stage, has been appointed director for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music.
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