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Research aided by Fellows program
Professors introduce local election
U of M tailgaters recycle
Theatrical group
Cash builds a firm foundation
Chando sees 'different' side of U of M
Lockhart locks in honor
Wright-Savage lauded
Adopt an Angel
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September 2010 Briefs

Washington Monthly magazine has listed the University of Memphis among the top 100 schools in its 2010 universities rankings. The U of M comes in at No. 100, right behind the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the University of Connecticut, and ahead of the University of Massachusetts, Boston University and the University of Tennessee. 

Dr. Joan Thomas, associate professor in the University of Memphis’ Loewenberg School of Nursing, has received a grant of $787,696 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to prepare future nurse executives. The three-year award is one of the largest HRSA grants ever received at the U of M. 


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Update newsletter, September 2010
First Tennessee Fellowship Promising U of M research aided by new Fellows program
Four University faculty members are the beneficiaries of the newly established First Tennessee Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellows program.
Vote here Professors help introduce local election to Hispanic population
Before recent elections, Latino Memphis hosted the first debate in Shelby County from the Hispanic perspective. The U of M had a presence with Dr. Wayne Pitts in the College of Arts & Sciences serving as moderator.
We can talk trash Trash Talk: Researchers help U of M tailgaters recycle
With “green” being the word of the day, a group in the U of M’s health and sport sciences researched to find to what extent tailgaters were recycling, and where recyclable items wound up after games.
Alaska Theatrical group celebrates America's 'last great wilderness'
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service commissioned Voices of the South, made up wholly of U of M alumni, to create an original stage play to celebrate the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Pam Cash Cash builds a firm foundation en route to award
Being able to pull-off the “impossible” is one reason Pam Cash, U of M manager of facilities projects, received the Distinguished Administrator of the Year Award in June.
Chando Chando sees 'different' side of U of M
It might be said that John Chando experiences the wild side of life at the University of Memphis. Deer, snakes, hawks – even a couple of big cats – it is all in a day’s work for the U of M employee.
Lockhart Lockhart locks in honor for distinguished work
La-Vaire Lockhart has the nickname “Doc” for having the medicine to fix any computer problem, which was one of the reasons why he was recognized with a Distinguished Employee of the Year award.
Wright-Savage Wright-Savage lauded for accomplishments
Sonji Wright-Savage left her clerk position at the Memphis Police Department to join the University of Memphis a decade ago because her daughter said she didn’t want to go to college.
Sheila Hall Earn your wings and help the less fortunate: Adopt an Angel
For the past 20 years, Sheila Hall and her Loewenberg School of Nursing associates have toiled hundreds of hours to ensure a better holiday season for the less fortunate. This fall, she is asking for your help.
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