1 to our email list Subscribe January 2019 Happy New Year! We're ramping up for another ground-breaking semester that will bring new innovation and opportunity to the University of Memphis campus. New collaborations with nationally recognized innovators in public health, frontline research in earthquake monitoring and a brand new avenue for public-private partnerships mark the start of the 2019 calendar. It's an exciting time to be a Memphian, and it's always great to be a Tiger! Creating Global Game Jam 2019 Healthcare Innovation. Research Experimentation. Collaboration. | Jan 25-27 FIT Zone, MPT, Collaborations Fishbowl Rugless leading new research initiative The Global Game Jam® (GGJ) is the world's largest game jam event (game The University of Memphis and the Church creation) taking place around the world at Health Center have hired Dr. Fedoria physical locations. Think of it as a Rugless to develop a collaborative hackathon focused on game development. research program between the two It is the growth of an idea that in today’s institutions. Dr. Rugless, who started in heavily connected world, we could come Nov, serves as research assistant together, be creative and share professor in the School of Health Studies experiences in a multitude of ways using and director of research for Church Health video games – it is very universal. The jam Center. In this new role, Rugless will is always an intellectual challenge. People enhance the community-based clinical are invited to explore new technology work at Church Health, while providing tools, trying on new roles in development University faculty the opportunity to and testing their skills to do something that conduct research within a model health requires them to design, develop create, organization. For more information, visit test and make a new game in the time . Rugless’ faculty page span of 48 hours. This is designed to stimulate collaboration, not competition. If interested and want to join, register here . Pediatric Healthcare UofM law students partner with Urban Child Institute to serve MIT low-income children Deshpande Center The University of Memphis and the Urban Executive Child Institute (UCI) are partnering to Director make a significant impact on our community. As part of the Memphis speaking at Children’s Health Law Directive (Memphis FedEx CHiLD), the Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Clinic provides University of Institute of Technology Memphis law students opportunities to Talk Title: Commercializing gain hands-on experience working with University Research low-income pediatric patients at Le Jan 31 MPT (103) | | Bonheur Children’s Hospital. In 5 PM collaboration with Memphis Area Legal Services (MALS) and Le Bonheur, MLP addresses the legal and social barriers to Since 2002, the MIT Deshpande Center child and family health through direct legal for Technological Innovation has funded services and systematic advocacy. You can more than 140 projects at MIT, leading to read more about the Memphis CHiLD 39 startups that have raised over $700 . here program million in investment. Leon Sandler will share his experience on how the center UCI is also funding the Institute for Health helps commercialize MIT technologies; Law and Policy as they work to integrate understand the problems that need to be understanding of adverse childhood solved and the ingredients for success; experiences (ACES) into policy research, and gain insights from the Deshpande advising and development within our Center's experience over the past 16 community. iHeLP’s Policy Lab provides years. Discover the activities that allow valuable experience for law students to technology to spin out into fundable grow in their understanding of ACEs and startups, and the levers that can serve as advocates for children and . here accelerate the process. RSVP families throughout the region. To learn more about iHeLP, click here . When earthquakes happen, who do you call? CERI @ UofM On Dec 12, when an unusual 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Decatur, who got the call to scramble a monitoring team? UofM’s Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI). At the request of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and in coordination with the Tennessee Valley Authority, CERI deployed an aftershock monitoring team. The field team set up several temporary seismograph stations to Research Solutions monitor aftershocks and has recorded at least seven in the first 24 hours following Offering assistance to faculty the original quake. To learn more about across campus what CERI does, or to see real-time here . seismic readings for our region visit Research Development is launching a new service for faculty. Working on a proposal and need assistance? No appointment Help Hours needed -- drop by during our for assistance with common issues. For more information, contact Mary Earheart Why Things Materials... Brown at [email protected] . Break Jan – Apr 2019 | Dates/Times/Locations Dr. Ali Fatemi, Ring Professor and chair of Mechanical Engineering, is one of the Mondays | 3 – 5 PM | Admin Bldg., Rm world’s leading experts on fatigue and 215 fracture mechanics. In layman’s terms, this 1st Wed | 1 – 3 PM | EH Bldg., Rm 109 is about the processes within built 2nd Tue | 11 AM – 1 PM | EA Bldg., Rm structures and the materials that make up 202C these structures that make some designs 3rd Thurs, noon – 2 PM | BH, Rm 207 more resilient and durable than others. 4th Wed | 9 – 11 AM | CFA, Rm 232 Fatemi works with all types of materials 5th Tues | 11 AM – 1 PM | CHB, Rm 2503 and his research has been sponsored by many companies and organizations 5th Mon | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | FIT, 313 including General Motors, Pratt & Whitney, Electricite de France, Forging Industry Association, American Iron and Steel Institute, Army Research Lab and NAVAIR. His Fatigue and Fracture Research Laboratory (FFRL) is equipped with state- HIV/AIDS of-the art servo-hydraulic testing systems Awareness for both uniaxial and multiaxial loadings, UofM faculty along with crack development and detection systems, mechanical and video receives Light of extensometers, and optical and scanning Hope Award to read more on microscopes. Visit Fatemi. Dr. Latrice Pichon, associate professor in the School of Public Health, received the Award Light of Hope from the Shelby County Health Department in recognition of her efforts to Braasch bring awareness of and to fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS in Shelby County on awarded World AIDS Day. Congratulations, Dr. Spencer Pichon, on this achievement as a result of your research and dedication efforts to Foundation bring awareness to such an important grant issue! To study how here Learn more on Dr. Pichon . children recognize bias on the internet School-aged children use the Internet to complete their classroom assignments, as well as for personal enjoyment. But, is anyone teaching them how to recognize when different texts present conflicting information about the same topic? And, how do children use this information to figure out where there is bias? With support from the Spencer Foundation, assistant professor of Psychology, Dr. Jason Braasch, aims to find out. He also has plans to test a pre-reading intervention that may help students engage in more source evaluation when reading. For more information, contact . Braasch at [email protected] New Awards for December: Memphis Web Workers User Group: Creating Single Page Applications with Vue CLI 3 Jan 8 | 6:15 – 8:15 PM | FIT 225 Dr. Robert Neimeyer, clinical professor in the Department of Machine Learning/Data Sciences/R Meetup Psychology, was awarded $30,000 Jan 8 | 7 – 8 PM | FIT 227 from the American Foundation for Memphis Game Developers VFX Challenge Suicide Prevention (AFSP) for his Jan 9 | 6 – 8 PM| FIT 225 project "Surviving Suicide and Opioid-Related Loss: Examining MEMPass / Power BI Meetup Needs, Support, and Grief Jan 10 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM | FIT 225 Trajectories." DevSecOps Dr. Jason Braasch, assistant Jan 10-11 | 8 AM – 5 PM | FIT Fishbowl 203/205 professor with the Department of Psychology, was awarded $24,345 CommuniTech Grand Opening from the Spencer Foundation for his Jan 17 | 3 – 4:30 PM| 460 S. Highland project "The role of children's Memphis Python User Group vocabulary knowledge in detecting Jan 21 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM | FIT 225 conflicts and evaluating sources across multiple internet texts". Memphis PHP User Group Jan 22 | 6:30 – 8 PM | FIT 225 * Data is reported on the 18th of each month. Any awards finalized after the 18th DevSecOps of each month will be reported in the Jan 22-23 | 8 AM – 5 PM | FIT Fishbowl 203/205 following month's report. Lab Tour: Tissue Template Engineering and Regeneration Laboratory Jan 24 | 3 – 5 PM | ET 120 Global Game Jam Jan 25-27 | 8 AM – 5 PM | FIT Zone, MPT, 225 Leon Sandler Talk: Commercializing Research Jan 31 | 3 – 5 PM | FIT 225, 226. 22 7 BIOLOGISTICS CAST DRONES DevSecOps Jan 10 – 11 SMART Cities DevSecOps Jan 22 – 23 Leading Through Innovation Share this email: your preferences | using TrueRemove ™ Manage Opt out to receive our future emails. Sign up Got this as a forward? . 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