MBJ: U of M trying to capitalize on Highland development

MBJ: U of M trying to capitalize on Highland development The University of Memphis is hoping to use increasing tax revenue from the area surrounding its campus to fund road and infrastructure improvements. With new developments going up along Highland, the University of Memphis is working to turn the area into a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district. The TIF dollars would be used to fund safety, road and infrastructure improvements to make the University District a much more walkable area, according to attorney Mike Keeney, the representative for the University Neighborhood Development Corp. (UNDC). … The TIF district would include … Continue reading MBJ: U of M trying to capitalize on Highland development

ICYMI: MDN: University of Memphis to Focus on Drone Research in 2016

MDN: University of Memphis to Focus on Drone Research in 2016 “The FedEx Institute of Technology in 2016 will roll out heavy programming, research and community engagement in drones and other unmanned vehicles as these emerging technologies continue to mature. FIT, which is housed at the University of Memphis, recently announced funding for 11 research projects centered on robotics, autonomous vehicles and drone research. As FIT’s newly-established manager of innovation and research support, Cody Behles said the goal of the initiative is to uncover multi-sector commercial uses for the technology, dispelling the idea that drones and other unmanned vehicles are … Continue reading ICYMI: MDN: University of Memphis to Focus on Drone Research in 2016

MBJ: University of Memphis put on list with Harvard, Duke, Stanford

“The University of Memphis has one of the 25 top doctoral programs in business in the U.S., according to a new ranking. Gradschoolhub.com, which tracks graduate school data, ranked the University of Memphis’ Ph.D. in business the 25th in the country. The site noted the balance of the school’s program, which “aims to teach students both quantitative and qualitative skills in the field, as well as help them grow comfortable with the research process.” The school was also recognized for allowing students to choose their own specialty between six concentrations: Economics, Management, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, and Management. ….” … Continue reading MBJ: University of Memphis put on list with Harvard, Duke, Stanford

High Ground: Local universities celebrated for underprivileged student support

“A $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will aid the University of Memphis in fostering academic success for first-generation, low-income and disabled students. … The funding will go toward the university-specific Student Success Program and its roster of TRIO programs, a federal set of initiatives that provides tutoring, counseling, mentoring and financial guidance for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Two of Memphis’ universities have received financial commitments that will further education opportunities for less-privileged groups. This week, White House officials visited Christian Brothers University to formally recognize the school’s commitment to serving the Hispanic community. Two of CBU’s programs … Continue reading High Ground: Local universities celebrated for underprivileged student support

MDN: Full-Time Job

“For years, Judge Larry E. Potter has had to juggle a challenging court docket that included thousands of traffic citations and animal abuse cases along with the blight and neglect cases typically associated with the court. Even after the recession created a tidal wave of vacant or foreclosed properties across Memphis and Shelby County, exacerbating an already vexing problem, the Shelby County General Sessions Environmental Court judge was only able to devote a fraction of his time to the issue. Each year, the division handles about 45,000 cases. That meant Potter was only able to devote one full day and … Continue reading MDN: Full-Time Job

Tech Diversity – Memphis Daily News

“When Shiloh Barnat traces her career path, it begins at the keyboard of her grandmother’s clunky computer that was the cutting edge of technology in the late 1970s. And Barnat, Lokion Interactive’s vice president of strategy, talks about it as she laments the dearth of women in computing and the technology business in general. “Too often women and girls are excluded or missing,” Barnat said last week to a room of 30 people at the first Aspirations in Computing Awards. The National Center for Women and Information Technology’s Memphis chapter gave the recognitions to six local high school students. The … Continue reading Tech Diversity – Memphis Daily News

MBJ: FedEx Chips In on Namesake University of Memphis Institute

“FedEx Corporate Services Inc. is donating $3 million over three years to the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis. Part of the gift will be used to build a logistics innovation partnership between the university and Memphis Bioworks Foundation, the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Chairman’s Circle and corporate partners. The university will work in the partnership through its Entrepreneurship-Powered Innovation Center – or EPIcenter – program. The money will be used to further build research at the institute into data analytics, intermodal freight transportation and security and testing of information. ….” FedEx Chips In on Namesake University of … Continue reading MBJ: FedEx Chips In on Namesake University of Memphis Institute

MBJ: University of Memphis cyber work designated by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency

“The University of Memphis has been redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Research by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The designation will run through academic year 2021. The Center for Information Assurance was established in 2004 through a collaborative effort between the Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Electrical Engineering and Criminology and Criminal Justice departments and community colleges that focus on cyber security. “This is a great honor for the University, and for the University’s Center for Information Assurance as well,” said Dipankar Dasgupta, professor of computer science and founding director of the CfIA.” University of … Continue reading MBJ: University of Memphis cyber work designated by U.S. Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency

MDN: Women on Board

A career in the “transportation industry” equals 18 wheels, hour after hour of rolling down gray ribbons of highway and obligatory stops at weigh stations. Or maybe not. “There are millions of jobs in the transportation industry,” said Cheryl Citrone, a partner with Vaco, director of Vaco Logistics and board chair of the Memphis-area Society of Female Transportation Professionals. “So many times young ladies think ‘truck driver.’” On Thursday, March 19, the Southeast Transportation Workforce Center will host the regional conference, “Choosing Transportation: Attracting Women to the Profession.” The night before, SFTP will put on the second annual Blue Pump … Continue reading MDN: Women on Board

MBJ: Sedgwick Claims Management gives money to University of Memphis program

“A program that helps adults complete their college education has received a boost from Sedgwick Claims Management Services. The Memphis-based company has made a $300,000 commitment over three years to the Finish Line Program, which encourages students who have dropped out after earning 90 or more credit hours to return to school to finish their degrees at low or no cost. … Among the root causes of adults leaving school so close to earning their degrees are the exhaustion of financial aid or having to work full time to support a family. Finish Line students can take traditional or online courses, and may … Continue reading MBJ: Sedgwick Claims Management gives money to University of Memphis program