Free User Group Meetups For Students and Faculty at FedEx Institute

[on behalf of Cody Behles]


The following user groups meet monthly at the FedEx Institute of Technology. These meetups are open to the public and encourage all skill levels to attend. Please share this list with your students, faculty, and staff.

* Memphis WebWorkers

* MidSouth PASS Chapter <>
* Data Management Association
* MidSouth Game Developers/Unity <>
* WordPress Users Group <>


Cody Behles
Manager, Innovation and Research Support
FedEx Institute of Technology
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The University of Memphis
365 Innovation Drive
Memphis, TN38152 <>

901.678. <>2470|

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The FedEx Institute of Technology is an advanced technology and research organization that serves as the front door to the research infrastructure and innovation capabilities of the University of Memphis. It functions as a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and innovation in emerging technologies by supporting cross-campus research innovation clusters. The Institute is also home to the University’s intellectual property and patent repository which is the focal point of technology transfer and licensing operations. The Institute enjoys a unique innovation partnership with FedEx, which sponsors the Institute for advanced research purposes <>. The Institute is the central hub for efforts to maintain a cutting-edge innovative environment in the Mid-South region.

Cayuse IRB: Electronic Research Administration Implementation

New research and IRB procedures:

Dissertation Defense Announcement Form

IDT Students,

please see the notice below regarding a form for dissertation defense announcements.

Dear CoE Faculty:

If you are chairing masters/doctoral committees and your students are getting ready to defend their theses or dissertations, please note that the Graduate School has a new requirement for a Thesis/Dissertation Defense Announcement that must be submitted three weeks prior to the defense date. The link to the form can be found on the Graduate School Forms page under Thesis/Dissertation Forms and Samples ( The announcements go up on the Graduate School Blog ( Unlike the College of Education announcement process, there is no review of accuracy for what the student submits before it is published so please review your students’ information before they submit it. On the CoE Blog, Stormey was able to correct errors, however, I do not know that errors will be easy to correct on the Graduate School page so it is very important for the major professor to review the information with the student.

This is a separate announcement from the dissertation defense form that we have been using in the College of Education (that Stormey uses for the CoE Blog). Since the Graduate School is now doing this, we will drop the College of Education requirement for the dissertation announcement using our format. Your students need to do only the Graduate School form from now on.


Suzanne Lease, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology

Interim Assistant Dean, College of Education

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

100 Ball Hall

The University of Memphis

Memphis, TN 38152

901 678-4476 (office)

901 678-5114 (fax)


Call for Chapters: End-User Considerations in Educational Technology Design

From former University of Memphis student and researcher Scotty Craig.

Call for Chapter Proposals.pdf

In Honor Of…Art Graesser

Here is a well-written summary of and tribute to the career of Art Graesser of the University of Memphis.

Source: FABBS :: In Honor Of…Art Graesser


Brain Machine Interface Lecture

IDT Faculty Candidate Presentations on May 4th and May 5th

As Chair of the ICL Search Committee, I invite you to presentations by Dr. Betul Ozkan-Czerkawski on May 4th, and Dr. Andrew Tawfik on May 5th. Both are candidates for a faculty position in Instructional Design and Technology within the Instruction and Curriculum Leadership Department in the College of Education.

The research presentations and discussion are at 10:10 AM, and the teaching presentations and discussions are at 11:15 AM, in Ball Hall 320.  

Here are the full schedules and information for:

Dr. Betul Ozkan-Czerkawski

Dr. Andrew Tawfik

IDT students are invited to a complimentary lunch with the candidates at noon in Jones Hall. 

We are very pleased with the high quality of applicants for the IDT faculty position. At this time we plan to bring three finalists for on-campus interviews from among the 68 applicants for the position.

Introduction to programming course in Python, Summer II 2016

From: "Vinhthuy T Phan (vphan)" <vphan<mailto:vphan>>

I would like to let you know that this summer, we will offer an introduction to programming course in Python (COMP 4001/6001, MTWR 5:30-7:30PM from July 5 to August 5, 2016). I will be the instructor. There are three main goals I want to accomplish for this course:

  1. Teach beginners how to program. So, there’s no pre-requisite.
  2. Teach them how to program in Python.
  3. Teach them how to analyze data using Python packages including Pandas, Scikit-learn, seaborn and statsmodels. This will be based on two workshops that I taught earlier (


Vinhthuy Phan
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
[UofM logo] The University of Memphis
375 Dunn Hall
Memphis, TN 38152<>

901.678.<>1535 |<>/cs