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Celebrated leader in orthopedic biomaterials named Eminent Faculty Award winner

Malasri and Snyder tapped for Distinguished Advising honors

Grant, Jackson selected for Briggs Teaching Award

Dixie Crase and Alisha Rose Henderson receive Hammond Award

Five professors selected for Distinguished Research Award

Four professors chosen for Distinguished Teaching Award

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Arts and Sciences

Dr. Gene A. Plunka, professor of English, published "Revering the Nazis and Blaming the Victims: Three Enigmatic Holocaust Plays" in the Summer 2012 edition of Holocaust Studies: A Journal of Culture and History.

College of Communication & Fine Arts

Dr. Lily Afshar, professor of classical guitar, performed a concert at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She released a new solo guitar CD with Mahoor publications in Iran called “One Thousand and One Nights.” She also published a book of her arrangements of Bach's music for the guitar called "Essential Bach," published with Mel Bay publications.

Dr. David Evans, professor of music, recently completed a tour of Denmark and Finland, sponsored by the U.S. Embassies, where he gave concerts, workshops and lectures. Among the venues were Syddansk Misikkonservatorium (Odense, Denmark), Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki), Sibelius Academy (Helsinki) and the Stompin' at the Savoy Festival (Helsinki).

Jason N. Miller, media specialist and ArtLab Selections Committee chair in the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, had his photography featured in the Korean art photography magazine Photo+. His Dairy Diary Series was given a six-page spread in the Premier Contemporary Photography Magazine.

Dr. Steven J. Ross, professor of communication, and Anita Jo Lenhart, associate professor of theatre, directed a new film, Four Scenes From King Lear, which debuted as part of the On Location Memphis International Film Festival, April 25-28. Four Scenes is based on the Ostrander Award-winning, New Moon Theatre Company production of King Lear that Lenhart directed at Theatreworks. The scenes chosen for the film were completely re-staged for the camera.

Herff College of Engineering

Dr. Warren Haggard, Herff Chair of Excellence in Biomedical Engineering, and biomedical engineering alumnus Dr. Jonathan McCanless were issued U.S. patent No. 8,404,256 for “Biomaterial Composite Composition and Method of Use” on March 26.

Dr. Brooke Sanford, post-doctoral scholar in biomedical engineering, presented “Tibiofemoral Joint Forces during the Stance Phase of Gait after ACL Reconstruction” (co-authored by Dr. John Williams, professor of biomedical engineering, William Michael Mihalko and A. Zucker-Levin) at a session on musculoskeletal modeling at the 11th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering in Salt Lake City in April.

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Gavin Bidelman, assistant professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders and in the Institute of Intelligent Systems, published research on the overlap of music and language in the brain and how tonal languages may prime the brain for the development of musical skills in PLOS ONE journal.

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