Learning Through Research

Departmental Open Houses


University of Memphis, Departmental Open Houses

4-6 pm, Thursday April 6th


Department of Anthropology
Manning Hall, Room 324, Ethnographic Research Lab

All NCUR participants are invited to a Department of Anthropology Open House on April 6 from 4-6pm in Manning 324. Join us for refreshments and learn about our graduate program, which is rated among the nation’s premier Masters programs in applied anthropology. Our award winning faculty prepares students to engage with real world issues in the US and worldwide in relation to community development, community health, cultural identity and heritage, environmental sustainability, and many other areas. We also offer a concentration in Medical Anthropology, which addresses health risks and disparities and improves wellbeing in diverse populations. We are partners with the School of Public Health on dual MA/MPH degrees, and with Interdisciplinary Studies on a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. We feature intensive mentoring and our graduates enjoy exceptional success in securing rewarding employment and/or admission for post-MA studies.

Department of Biology
Ellington Hall, Lobby

The 30 faculty members in the Department of Biological Sciences have diverse research interests that span molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, ecology, evolution, and behavior. Currently 53 graduate students are enrolled; most are Ph.D. students, but the department also hosts thesis and non-thesis M.S. students. The Department of Biological Sciences features facilities well-equipped for cutting-edge research in laboratory and field biology, as well as areas of genomics and bioinformatics. Major departmental resources include the Feinstone Center for Genomic Research, the Ecological Research Center, the Integrated Microscopy Center, and the Meeman Biological Station. The Department of Biological Sciences is also home to the director and several faculty involved in the University of Memphis Program in Bioinformatics.   The Department will offer laboratory and facilities tours, discussion sessions with professors and current graduate students, and poster and brief oral presentations of current research. Tour groups will form at the Ellington Bldg. lobby (map https://umwa.memphis.edu/campusmap/index.php), where refreshments will be served and biology subdiscipline discussion groups will take place. The size of tour groups will be limited, so early signup is encouraged. Please contact Mr. Zachary Ramsey for tour information zlramsey@memphis.edu.

The Biology department's website for the open house is HERE. 

Fogelman College of Business and Economics
FCBE, Atrium

The faculty and students in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at The University of Memphis welcome all NCUR participants interested in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing and Supply Chain Management to join us for a reception. FCBE offers 5 different MBA programs. We offer two Full Time MBA programs – the unique Customer Driven MBA program and International MBA program. We also offer two Part Time MBA programs – the Professional MBA program and Online MBA program. Further, we offer an Executive MBA program. We also offer four specialized Masters Programs in Accounting, Economics, Business and Information Technology and Finance. FCBE also offers a Doctoral degree in each functional area of business. You are also invited to visit our state of the art Cook Analytics and Trading Lab as well as the Customer NeuroInsights Research Lab.

College of Communication & Fine Arts
Art & Communication Building (across from the Holiday Inn), Atrium

Creativity never goes out of style. Neither does intelligence, and at the College of Communication and Fine Arts, you'll be surrounded by both. With the city of Memphis as a backdrop, we are educating tomorrow's creative professionals. Music, theatre, art, dance, architecture and communication arts are more alive in Memphis than in some cities double our size. In both expected and unexpected ways, you will interact with other big idea people in both real-world and academic settings. Here, there is a genuine spirit of cooperation in a down-to-earth environment that gives you the freedom to be you. Faculty members who are gifted in the humanities, social sciences, fine and performing arts, architecture and design and communication arts and sciences will inspire you. We are driven to help you create, be bold, be different and to stretch your thinking and yourself.

Department of Computer Sciences
Rose Theatre, Lobby

The Department of Computer Science provides excellent programs at all levels of study, and its faculty and students seek to excel in research and applications in fields where computation is of significant importance.

We prepare students who can make a difference in a rapidly changing world. In addition to traditional bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in computer science, we offer graduate certificates in Cyber Security and Information Assurance and Data Science, and we support an interdisciplinary degree in Bioinformatics (through the College of Arts and Sciences). Our programs build on solid foundations and on laboratory experiences to provide our graduates with a stimulating combination of knowledge and effective computing skills that enable them to become effective problem solvers.

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research
Ball Hall

Please join the department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research for an open house reception in Ball Hall and find out how you can turn your passion for helping others in to a rewarding career! The CEPR department offers 6 master’s degrees: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Educational Research, 4 doctoral programs: Counseling (EdD), Counseling Psychology (PhD), Educational Psychology (PhD), and Educational Research (PhD), as well as 4 graduate certificates: College and Career Counseling, Disability Studies, Qualitative Research, and Quantitative Research. Graduates of our department go on to become university teachers, counselors, psychologists, program evaluators, and researchers in educational and counseling environments. All of the Counseling/Counseling Psychology programs are accredited by their national organizations (CACREP, CORE, & APA). Join faculty and students at this open house to learn more about how you can improve the lives of others through graduate study in the CEPR department. There will be signs in Ball Hall directing you to the room for our open house.

Department of English
Patterson Hall, Room 221.

All NCUR participants are invited to join the Department of English for Memphis BBQ on April 6 from 4-6pm in Patterson 221.  Come and learn about our MA, MFA, and PhD programs in Literature, Creative Writing, Applied Linguistics, ESL, Composition Studies, and Professional Writing.  Graduate students and faculty will be available to discuss programs, courses, assistantships, our study abroad programs, and other opportunities.

Herff College of Engineering
Engineering Administration Building, Atrium

The Herff College of Engineering invites NCUR participants to an Open House in the Atrium of the Engineering Administration Building. The Herff College offers bachelor, masters, and doctorate degrees in Biomedical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering. In addition, it offers bachelor and masters degrees in Engineering Technology. With funding from industry, local government, the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Defense, research in the college is exciting and significant. Some of the areas are tissue engineering, biomedical systems and imaging, medical devices, water resources, transportation engineering, earthquake engineering, intelligent systems, drone technology, nanotechnology, and additive manufacturing. Come meet our faculty and students, and let’s continue the engineering research conversation.

Department of World Languages and Literatures
Jones Hall, Room 241

The Department Of World Languages And Literatures will be holding a Graduate Open House on Thursday, April 6, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Jones 241. Students interested in graduate study in Spanish or French will be able to speak with current graduate students about our programs and their experiences in graduate school. Ana Garcia Gutierrez, Cathy Adams, and Ibrahima Diallo will be available to answer questions. There will be information available about courses, program requirements, and stipends available.

Department of History
Mitchell Hall, Room 147, History Educational Resource Center

The Department of History at the University of Memphis invites all NCUR participants to an Open House at the History Educational Resource Center in Mitchell 147. Please join us for light refreshments and conversations with faculty and students. The Department of History offers one of the signature graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, providing exceptional training and optimistic prospect for future success. Members of the history faculty are recognized at the highest levels of the profession for innovative methodologies, exhaustive research, and insightful writing. The department offers both an MA and Ph.D. in History, with five major focus areas:  African-American and Southern History; Egyptology; Modern European History; Global History; and Women, Gender, and Family History. Graduate students benefit from regular interaction with faculty both in the classroom and through the daily life of the department; they participate in seminars and colloquia, present papers at professional conferences, and publish articles and reviews in historical journals. Many of our students join the Graduate History Association (GHA), the Graduate Association for African-American History (GAAAH), and/or Phi Alpha Theta (PAT).

Department of Instruction & Curriculum Leadership
Ball Hall, 4th Floor

Are you excited about making a positive impact in the lives of both children and adults?  Does working as an educator across a wide range of environments interest you?  If so, please join the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL) for an open house in the Ball Hall Building.  The ICL Department houses a range of programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully work as educators and practitioners in education, business, health care, military, and social assistance fields to name a few.  Our programs include Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Instruction and Curriculum, Instructional Design and Technology, Reading Education, School Library Specialization, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Applied Behavior Analysis.  Come join us to learn more about our programs and all we have to offer.

Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Ball Hall, Room 320, IDT Studio

Do you want to design, develop, and evaluate effective learning in corporate, medical, government, non-profit, and educational environments? If your answer is, YES!, visit the IDT Studio in 320 Ball Hall during the Open House on April 6th  from 4-6pm to learn about the Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) certificates (Educational Technology and Design & Development) and graduate programs (M.S. and EdD in Instructional Design and Technology). All offered completely online. Our internationally recognized  faculty prepare students as highly skilled designers of instruction; scholar- practitioners who solve instructional and performance problems; and stewards who partner with others to innovate the learning process and use instruction and technology to improve lives, locally and globally. All students are provided with individualized mentorship, and graduates enjoy rewarding career options.

All NCUR participants are invited to enjoy refreshments while learning more about the degree and certificate opportunities and IDT resources. Current and former students will also be there to showcase their work and meet potential students. Tours of the studio will be offered. Touring the sound booth, video booth, Design & Development labs, and more is not to be missed.

Institute for Intelligent Systems
FedEx Institute of Technology, 4th Floor

All NCUR participants are invited to meet with faculty and students in the Institute for Intelligent Systems (IIS). The IIS offers an undergraduate minor and graduate certificate in Cognitive Science, the interdisciplinary study of the mind. Our research focuses on intelligent systems broadly defined, including human, animal, and machine intelligence. Undergraduate students are welcome in our research labs and work closely with graduate students and faculty on research projects.

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law & Department of Political Science
1 North Street (Shuttle service provided between campus locations)

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the Department of Political Science at the University of Memphis invite you to a reception in the Law School Building in the heart of downtown Memphis.  The University of Memphis offers a JD through the Law School, an MA in Political Science and a Dual JD/MA degree offered by the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law and the Department of Political Science. Faculty will be there to explain their programs and to discuss research opportunities.

School of Health Studies
Roane Fieldhouse, Room 171

Please join faculty from the School of Health Studies (SHS) for refreshments and to learn more about our outstanding graduate programs (www.memphis.edu/shs). Laboratory tours will also be provided. The SHS is home to close to 30 full time faculty members, many of whom are world-renowned in their respective discipline. Six graduate programs are housed within the SHS, including: Clinical Nutrition; Environmental Nutrition; Nutrition Science; Exercise, Sport and Movement Sciences; Health Promotion; and Physical Activity Teacher Education. Within and outside of the SHS, facilities are available to support cell culture studies, pre-clinical animal investigations (including fly, rodent and pig models), and human clinical investigations. Graduate students work side-by-side with faculty in a mentorship relationship, allowing for knowledge and skills to be developed, while relationships are built. In addition to our graduate programs and research facilities, two centers are housed within the SHS: The Center for Nutraceutical and Dietary Supplement Research and The Sport Performance and Health Consulting Center (SPAHCC). Graduate assistantships are available to highly qualified students. Visit with us to learn how you can become a graduate student in one of our programs beginning in fall 2017.

School of Public Health
Rose Theatre, Lobby

Passionate about making the world a better place? Interested in preventing disease and improving population health? Come meet the faculty and students of the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis.All NCUR participants are cordially invited to a reception to experience our nationally (CEPH) accredited School of Public Health. We offer two Master's degrees: A Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Health Administration (MHA). The MPA is awarded in five concentration areas (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Systems and Policy, and Social/Behavioral Sciences) and may be completed in as little as one year for highly prepared students planning to enter medical school. Other options include the online MPH, JD/MPH, and MSW/MPH. Our second master's program (Master in Health Administration) is nationally ranked and is the only CAHME-accredited MHA program in the state.  The School of Public Health also offers certificates in Population Health and in Health Analytics, as well as three Doctoral degrees in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Systems and Policy. Please join us to learn how you can make a world of difference through graduate study in Public Health.

Department of Mathematical Sciences
Dunn Hall, Room 249

The Department of Mathematics at Memphis is an active center of research with faculty of distinguished international reputation. We consist of 26 faculty members. Among them, fellows of major scientific organizations, recipients of prestigious mathematical awards, and holders of highly competitive federal research grants. With interests in Combinatorics and Graph Theory, Ergodic Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, Applied Mathematics, Functional Analysis, Mathematical Learning Theory, Applied Statistics, and Additive Combinatorics, our faculty provide a range of potential dissertation topics. Stop by our open house, Dunn Hall Room 249 on Thursday (4:30pm -- 6:00pm), to learn more, ask questions, and meet some of our Faculty. Free Pizza and Refreshments will be provided!

Department of Psychology
Psychology Building, Room 205

The Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis invites all NCUR participants for light refreshments and conversations with faculty, students and administrators in the Psychology Building. In addition, outside of the Psychology Auditorium, visit the interactive exhibit offered by the American Psychological Association called "I am Psyched." This inspirational exhibit explores the roles of women of color in psychology. Learn more here: http://www.apa.org/news/events/2017/psyched-memphis-university.aspx

The Department of Psychology offers several prestigious graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and provides students with excellence preparation in research, teaching, and service provision. The department offers the Master of Science degree in General Psychology; the Master's of Arts, Educational Specialist, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in School Psychology; the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology; and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Experimental Psychology (with major concentrations in Cognitive Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience). The Doctor of Philosophy degree programs in School Psychology and Clinical Psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association. Our graduate students frequently work with our world-renowned faculty in their research labs, present at seminars and conferences, and publish in prominent publications.

Department of Sociology
Clement Hall, Room 203

Please join us for light refreshments and conversations with faculty and current graduate students.  You will also have the opportunity to learn more about our program. The Department of Sociology at the University of Memphis offers graduate studies leading to the Master of Arts in Sociology.  In addition to solid training in sociological theory and social research methods, the program offers a wide selection of courses in many substantive areas such as race, class and gender studies, globalization and development, social change, family, deviance, social psychology, religion, and medical sociology.  Many of our students are awarded full-time or part-time graduate assistantships to support their studies and students in the program receive intensive mentoring that contributes to their future success in doctoral studies and in their careers.  We look forward to meeting you!

School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy
McCord Hall, 2nd Floor

All NCUR participants are invited to meet with faculty and students in the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy (SUAPP) in the McCord Hall second floor conference room. SUAPP is home to graduate programs in Public and Nonprofit Administration, City and Regional Planning, Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Social Work. SUAPP supports the synthesis of diverse perspectives, theoretical foundations, and research approaches required to understand and address the complex issues of metropolitan areas, while building capacity to address those challenges through education and community partnerships. SUAPP works foster more efficient, equitable, sustainable, safe and prosperous communities.

Serving the City: Community-Engaged Scholarship at the University of Memphis
Jones Hall, 1st Floor, Dept of Architecture Gallery

Meet with members of the UofM Engaged Scholarship Committee – a multidisciplinary group faculty from departments across the University who support and practice engaged research and learning principles. Engaged Scholarship is built upon reciprocal relationships between Universities and communities. It requires that educators and students venture beyond the halls of academia to connect with residents and community stakeholders, all of whom play an equally integral role in the Engaged Scholarship process. Learn about how UofM students and faculty are serving, learning, and partnering to make our city a better place.

University College, Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

Rose Theatre, Lobby

The University College welcomes the scholars of the National Council on Undergraduate Research.  The University College is the interdisciplinary college at the University of Memphis and offers two interdisciplinary degrees.  Our Master of Professional Studies offers three concentrations for students in professional and business tracts while our Master of Liberal Studies presents the opportunity for students to design their own course of study in conjunction with their advisor. Faculty from the University College will be happy to talk to you about how your interests can find a home in our programs at the Rose Theatre Lobby on April 6, from 4-6pm. We look forward to talking with you!

Department of Physics and Materials Science
Manning Hall

The Physics and Materials Science Department at the University of Memphis will host an Open House and students are welcome to tour the research laboratories and speak to current graduate students and  faculty.   Faculty will be available to speak with students and discuss their research interests in experimental,  theoretical ,and computational physics areas. Please stop by for an informal visit with the department members, faculty, and staff.