MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district

MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district “It did not accurately reflect what we wanted to do based on the feedback we got from the developer community during our survey process of putting the original RFP out.” …. MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district Continue reading MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis It’s been one year since the deadly attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Monday, the victims were remembered. … 49 people died and more than 50 others were wounded when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the popular gay club. … The on-call trauma surgeon that night at Orlando Regional Medical center says his training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis helped guide him in treating the dozens of victims that came through the emergency room. “We got 35,36 patients in about 30 minutes,” says … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant

MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant Arts Midwest has awarded $1 million in grants to Tennessee Shakespeare Company and 39 other nonprofit, professional theater companies across 26 states and the District of Columbia to perform the works of William Shakespeare for students through Shakespeare in American Communities. Tennessee Shakespeare Company received the matching grant award of $25,000 for its innovative 2017 Romeo and Juliet Project for the fourth time in its history. The project will perform “Romeo and Juliet” 27 times in 22 Memphis-area high schools and teach more than 700 in-school sessions for 6,400 freshmen with a … Continue reading MDN: Tenn. Shakespeare Company Earns $25K Matching Grant

MBJ: Local nonprofit wants to place low-income youth in IT jobs

MBJ: Local nonprofit wants to place low-income youth in IT jobs Mark Sturgis, executive director of Seeding Success, is hoping to help cure a supply and demand imbalance in the Bluff City. “Memphis has a huge demand for entry level IT professionals and, on the opposite side, we have a huge pool of high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school for one reason or another,” Sturgis said. Sturgis, whose nonprofit works with schools, businesses and other organizations on cradle-to-career success, recently applied for a $50,000 grant to bring a workforce development program focused on IT … Continue reading MBJ: Local nonprofit wants to place low-income youth in IT jobs

MBJ: Southwest TN Community College initiative targets ‘crisis situation’

MBJ: Southwest TN Community College initiative targets ‘crisis situation’ Southwest Tennessee Community College is restructuring its processes to improve the student experience. Tuesday, May 9, Southwest unveiled the results of a six-month effort to make Memphis’ community college more student-centered. The effort is part of a national initiative by higher education reform nonprofit, Achieving the Dream. Through support form the Hyde Family Foundations, Southwest was selected to be part of the 2016 cohort. “Last October, Dr. [Tracy] Hall [president of Southwest] challenged us all to redesign, reinvent and reset the college,” said Sindy Abadie, associate professor and Achieving the Dream … Continue reading MBJ: Southwest TN Community College initiative targets ‘crisis situation’

MDN: ServiceMaster Endows U of M Anthropology Fellowship

MDN: ServiceMaster Endows U of M Anthropology Fellowship Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. has endowed a design and ethnography fellowship at the University of Memphis with a multiyear, $42,000 grant. The residential and commercial service provider announced the fellowship will benefit one student per school year in the College of Arts and Sciences’ anthropology department. “Businesses are beginning to embrace ethnography to better understand and serve their clients,” said Tom Nenon, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, in a written statement. “It’s an emerging field nationwide.” The students will work with Kevin Newton, ServiceMaster’s on-staff anthropologist. …. MDN: … Continue reading MDN: ServiceMaster Endows U of M Anthropology Fellowship

ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers

ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers While students across the nation continue to narrow down their college options, Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, is already in full-fledged celebration mode with its 2017 senior class so far being offered more than $80 million in college scholarships. Whitehaven held its annual Academic Signing Day last week to honor the academic success of its senior students, who at the time had been offered more than $65 million in scholarships, with over 40 students each scoring a million dollars in offers. Labeled as the “Million … Continue reading ABC: Memphis high school senior class collects more than $80 million in scholarship offers

CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis

CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis   … Let’s say you bruise your kidney in a car wreck at age 30 and the damage persists. Ten years later you need a transplant. What if you could get the bruised kidney to fix itself right after the wreck? You’d never need a transplant. You’d never need a new kidney. Put your own body to work at damage control and it can get your kidney to run good as new. That’s what the scientists in Memphis at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have aimed for. … Continue reading CA: Ted Evanoff: Chinese scientists mull new medical technique in Memphis

MDN: Memphis Business Academy Showcases Project Lead The Way STEM Progress

MDN: Memphis Business Academy Showcases Project Lead The Way STEM Progress The Memphis Business Academy is flexing its STEM muscles. The K-12 charter school in Frayser hosted a showcase event this month to demonstrate how it has implemented Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum the past year and the overwhelmingly positive effect it is having on students of all ages. PLTW is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) curriculum that creates a hands-on classroom environment that empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills needed to thrive in today’s workplace. The PLTW nonprofit organization is committed to providing transformative … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Business Academy Showcases Project Lead The Way STEM Progress

ICYMI: Next City: Memphis Looks to Medical Manufacturing to Cut Poverty

Next City: Memphis Looks to Medical Manufacturing to Cut Poverty Poverty rates have dropped in Memphis, Tennessee, since the start of the decade, but it’s still one of the poorest large urban areas in the U.S. With 18.4 percent of its 1.3 million residents taking home annual incomes below the federal poverty threshold, it’s second only to Tucson, Arizona, when it comes to lacking opportunity for a living wage. One local industry could help: medical device manufacturing. And the city was just awarded nearly $6 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to help fortify the system of community colleges, … Continue reading ICYMI: Next City: Memphis Looks to Medical Manufacturing to Cut Poverty