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Dr. Fagan received top award
Virtual symphony a reality
Harber received Hammond Award
Professors received Research Award
Engineering student takes top prize
Professors received Teaching Award
Sorin, Powless provide advice
Two professors go ‘international’
Haddock, Spiceland received Award
Art world phenom brings exhibit
Marcus Orr Center remains magnet for critical thinking
Lights out! Conserving Energy
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May 2011
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University honors Dr. Fagan with top award
Dr. Thomas Fagan, regarded as a founding father and foremost historian of school psychology, received the 2011 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award from the University of Memphis.
Virtual symphony a reality for U of M music students
In the Little Symphony, musicians live in more than 14 countries, never practice together and perform from the comfort of their own homes.
Harber considered a ‘safe’ choice for Hammond Award
University President Shirley Raines said she selected Harber for the Allen J. Hammond Presidential Service Award in recognition of the leadership he has provided in making the U of M the safest campus in the state of Tennessee with more than 5,000 students.
Distinguished Research Awards go to four University faculty with varying backgrounds
Four professors received the 2011 University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Research Award. Each accepted a $2,000 prize during the University’s annual Faculty Convocation on April 8 in the Michael D. Rose Theatre.
Engineering student takes top prize at aerospace conference
Senior mechanical engineering student Sergio Mendoza Galvis won first place in the undergraduate division for his paper “Rotary Fuel Cell” at the prestigious American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Region II Student Conference held at the University of Alabama in April.
Four University professors awarded lofty honor for providing classroom excellence
Going the extra mile in the classroom has its benefits: four professors received the 2011 University of Memphis Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award at a ceremony in the Rose Theatre in April. Each accepted a $2,000 prize during Convocation.
Sorin, Powless provide excellent advice en route to award
For the ninth year, the University of Memphis presented Distinguished Advising Awards during its annual Faculty Convocation. This year’s recipients were Anna Bess Sorin, an instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Marion Chiles Powless, academic advising coordinator for the Department of Psychology.
Two professors go ‘international’ as part of Fulbright Program
Two University of Memphis professors will be traveling abroad this summer as part of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Program.
Haddock, Spiceland add Briggs Award to accomplishments
Dr. John Haddock, a professor of mathematical sciences, and Charlene Spiceland, an instructor in accountancy, were presented the 2011 Thomas W. Briggs Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award.
Art world phenom brings innovative exhibit to University
The art Nick Cave creates doesn’t solely hang on a wall collecting dust. His art boastfully clangs, joyfully struts and vibrantly delights the eyes with a palette encompassing every color imaginable.
Marcus Orr Center remains magnet for critical thinking
Dr. Marcus W. Orr was an influential professor in the University of Memphis’ Department of History for three decades.
Lights out! University provides tips on conserving energy in new video
What is the best way to save energy and help the University become a more sustainable environment? A new video produced by the U of M includes energy-saving tips for the office and for dorm rooms.
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