MBJ: The American returns to Memphis

MBJ: The American returns to Memphis Twelve schools and their loyal fan bases will descend on Downtown Memphis in 2019. The American Athletic Conference announced Monday, July 10, that FedExForum will be the site of the 2019 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championships. “We are pleased to be returning to Memphis and FedExForum for our conference championship,” Mike Aresco, commissioner of the conference, said in a release. “The City of Memphis graciously welcomed us for our first-ever league tournament in 2014, and our student-athletes, coaches and fans experienced a first-class weekend. This is a great basketball town that supports and … Continue reading MBJ: The American returns to Memphis

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

MDN: U of M Hosting Free GenCyber Boot Camps

MDN: U of M Hosting Free GenCyber Boot Camps The Center for Information Assurance at the University of Memphis will host GenCyber boot camps again this summer. Last year 70 students participated in GenCyber boot camps. Thanks to funding from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, the center will hold two camps for 100 students this year. “Learning about cyber privacy issues in mobile apps and risks in web surfing are becoming increasingly important for students in their school years so they can better prepare themselves to deal with the current situation and for future challenges,” said … Continue reading MDN: U of M Hosting Free GenCyber Boot Camps

CA: University of Memphis plans iconic bridge

CA: University of Memphis plans iconic bridge There’s little that is pedestrian about the design of a soaring pedestrian bridge that will span two streets and railroad tracks dividing the University of Memphis campus. “The (university) president really wanted to do an iconic structure,” said project architect Reb Haizlip, whose latest designs will be presented Thursday night to the Student Government Association. … Two parallel pylons — 80 feet tall — will angle slightly across the south edge of Southern Avenue. Ten strands of stainless steel cables — five on each side of the bridge — will fan out and down … Continue reading CA: University of Memphis plans iconic bridge

MDN: Another Country

MDN: Another Country On the road into the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in southwest Memphis, there is a sign you might not notice on your way to the museum and archaeological site. An arrow pointing east is the way to Memphis. The western arrow reads Chucalissa. The sign is at the dead end of Boxtown Road, in an area more rural and remote than any other part of Memphis. View any Memphis family scrapbook or album, turn to the 1960s or 1970s – Tonto to Wounded Knee – and you should find snapshots from a trip to Chucalissa. The … Continue reading MDN: Another Country

CA: ‘Renaissance’ churns on Highland Strip near U of M

CA: ‘Renaissance’ churns on Highland Strip near U of M One new restaurant opened this week and three more will soon serve food on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis. “Before the renaissance we had the same restaurants for 20 years,” said Tk Buchanan of the University District. “Food has arrived in abundance.” Those four new restaurants within Loeb Property’s newly renovated Highland Strip are in addition to three restaurants that opened in recent months just a block north in the Highland Row development as well as the debut of a popular new fast-food restaurant a few blocks south of the Strip. The 9:01: The … Continue reading CA: ‘Renaissance’ churns on Highland Strip near U of M

MDN: U of M Receives Grant To Improve Science Education

MDN: U of M Receives Grant To Improve Science Education The University of Memphis has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to help improve science instruction for English learners. The five-year grant from the U.S. Education Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition was awarded to the U of M’s Center for Research in Educational Policy for “LASER Focused: A Model for Teaching Inquiry-Based Science to English Learners.” According to information from the U of M, research shows that inquiry-based science instruction is particularly effective for English learners because the hands-on method can make science more accessible while also helping … Continue reading MDN: U of M Receives Grant To Improve Science Education

MDN: Univ. of Memphis Researcher Receives US Patent

MDN: Univ. of Memphis Researcher Receives US Patent Dr. Lan Wang of the University of Memphis has received a patent for “Devices and Methods for Forwarding Information Base Aggregation.” Wang is professor and chair in the U of M’s computer science department and a research fellow in the Cluster to Advance Cyber Security & Testing (CAST) and Drones, Robotics and Navigation-Enable Systems (DRONES) research clusters. The joint patent is shared among four inventors. In addition to Wang, they are: Beichuan Zhang of the University of Arizona; Xin Zhao, previously a graduate student under Zhang, now employed at Google; and Yaoqing … Continue reading MDN: Univ. of Memphis Researcher Receives US Patent

MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District

MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District Despite frigid temperatures, a crowd of people gathered Thursday evening on a small, green triangle of land in the medical district to witness the unveiling of the area’s newest public space, the Edge Triangle. The land the Edge Triangle sits on is created by the confluence of Monroe Avenue Extended and Madison Avenue, and has largely been overlooked for years. But thanks to a partnership between the University of Memphis Design Collaborative, Memphis Medical District Collaborative, Memphis City Beautiful, Memphis College of Art and the Edge District Neighborhood … Continue reading MDN: College Students Collaborate to Bring New Green Space to Edge District

MBJ: FedEx’s Alan Graf ready to take on the U of M

MBJ: FedEx’s Alan Graf ready to take on the U of M FedEx Corp. CFO Alan Graf isn’t afraid of a little hard work. Graf is one of eight appointees recently identified by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to lead the University of Memphis’ new independent governing board. Graf expects the new board will have a large time commitment and a bit of a learning curve. This will be the first time in the history of the university that it will be governed independently from the statewide Tennessee Board of Regents system. But Graf is up for the challenge. As a … Continue reading MBJ: FedEx’s Alan Graf ready to take on the U of M