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1. University of Memphis, Church Health Center Form Partnership -

The University of Memphis and the Church Health Center are forming a partnership to help the underserved of Memphis.

Both organizations will sign an agreement Sept. 15 at the U of M’s FedEx Institute of Technology that reflects the new collaboration in areas including wellness research, programming and education.

2. Former Tennessee Rep., GOP Operative Decry Dark Money -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Democratic congressman and a prominent Republican political operative on Tuesday called for ending untraceable spending for and against candidates in Tennessee and around the country.

3. I Choose Memphis: Naomi Adams Bata -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Naomi Adams Bata

Job Title and Company: Senior vice president, chief public relations officer at Archer Malmo

4. Editorial: Fairgrounds To-Do List Grounded in Reality -

Let’s cut to the chase with the Fairgrounds.

Whatever new activity comes next may be a catalyst, but it’s time to stop pretending the Mid-South Fairgrounds is a blank slate. It’s time to stop using 10-year-old prerecession marketing studies to steer the project away from what should happen and instead toward something Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration wants to happen.

5. Fairgrounds’ Future -

It’s hard to imagine that a 65,000-seat stadium could be overlooked. Perhaps it’s because the Liberty Bowl wasn’t in the center of the Mid-South Fairgrounds when the stadium was built in 1965; it was on the eastern side of 155 acres of city-owned land, with a rail spur running along its eastern boundary.

6. Chamber Names SoundCheck Executive Committee -

A new group of executive committee members have been announced for the second year of SoundCheck, the Young Professional Council of the Greater Memphis Chamber.

The new members include chair Trey Carter of OCTI Training; vice chair Anna Cardona of ETFC Architects; Thomas Holmes of NexStar Broadcasting; Schuyler Dalton of Roots Memphis Farm Academy; Frankie Dakin of the New Memphis Institute; Teddy Gorman of Gorham/Schaffler Inc.; and Brittney Rowe of Paragon Bank.

7. Vanderbilt Received $10 Million in Grants for Fetal Tissue Research -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Vanderbilt University is one of nearly 100 research institutions to receive federal funding for fetal tissue research between 2011 and 2014 – a practice that has unleashed a furor on Capitol Hill after anti-abortion activists recently released undercover videos pertaining to such research.

8. Health Law Sign-Ups Keep Growing; Uninsured Rate Declines -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program.

9. Events -

Central Defense Staffing will host a job fair Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marion Hale Community Center, 4791 Willow Road. CDS is hiring various positions for large accounts in Memphis and North Mississippi. Applicants should come prepared for an informational interview. For details on available positions, call 901-473-6385.

10. Defining Your Ideal Millennial Client -

While the youngest millennials may still be 18, many of them are in their late 20s or even mid-30s now.

Despite the fact that most of “Generation Selfie” has fully entered adulthood, at least according to their birthdates, many millennials still haven’t reached the traditional milestones that were important for their parents.

11. Shibata Named UTHSC Chair of Surgery -

Dr. David Shibata has been named the Scheinberg Endowed Chair of Surgery and a professor in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

12. Memphis Public Transportation Grants Top $5 Million -

The city of Memphis’ efforts at improving public transportation options for its citizens received two chunks of funding recently that collectively total more than $5 million.

The Memphis Area Transit Authority was awarded last week $4.7 million in federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funding through the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

13. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host a Food Truck Garden Party Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will feature live music, cash bar, food trucks and Memphis Parent Play Zone for kids. Tickets include one drink and are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

14. Memphis Rep. Akbari Selected for Lois Deberry Scholarship -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Rep. Raumesh Akbari of Memphis has been awarded a new annual scholarship named after the late Lois DeBerry, her predecessor in the Tennessee General Assembly.

15. Party in Style at Schermerhorn, Hall of Fame, Other Top Nashville Venues -

When showing off Nashville to business associates, family and friends, doing so at a swanky location with some Music City cache is sure to hammer home exactly why everyone wants to be here right now.

16. Party in Style at Schermerhorn, Hall of Fame, Other Top Nashville Venues -

When showing off Nashville to business associates, family and friends, doing so at a swanky location with some Music City cache is sure to hammer home exactly why everyone wants to be here right now.

17. Archimania Nabs Half Of AIA Tennessee’s Awards -

A Memphis architecture firm brought home five of the 10 awards handed out at AIA Tennessee’s 2015 Design Awards gala.

Memphis-based archimania won three awards of excellence and two merit awards in the statewide competition. The awards were given out July 30 at the American Institute of Architects Tennessee convention in Knoxville.

18. Events -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. will meet Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

19. Coliseum Group Mobilizes With Eye on Memphis Elections -

Leaders of the effort to reopen the Mid-South Coliseum are planning another “revival” outside the Fairgrounds arena with political timing and a political purpose.

The “Roundhouse Revival” – being planned for Oct. 4 – comes between the end of early voting in Memphis elections and the Oct. 8 election day.

20. ‘Play Together’ -

The Memphis Medical Center is a hotbed of nationally renowned research and health care, but after dark the area might as well be dead.

Despite a workforce of 16,000 and a student base of 8,000, there are limited residential facilities and only a handful of nearby restaurants. But that’s all poised to change thanks to a partnership with an outside consulting group.

21. Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims -

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year.

Or will it?

22. I Choose Memphis: Kenneth Burnett -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Kenneth Burnett

23. Online Mayoral Poll Opens -

Consider this preparation for the real election.

The Daily News and the Urban Land Institute are conducting a poll of whom you support in the race for Memphis Mayor.

24. Tech Innovation Series Coming To U of M -

The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis is launching an “Innovation in Action Series” to introduce emerging technologies to the region.

The first event, happening July 30, is a day-long 3D printing workshop, which will include 3D printing and design lectures, a lunch and learn and an iterative design workshop, among other things.

25. Speakers Set For Inaugural TEDxMemphis Event -

A few weeks from now, Memphians will have a chance to hear from Kimbal Musk, the brother of billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk, about his plans for the restaurant and garden concepts he’s bringing to Memphis.

26. St. Jude Adds Cancer Center Director -

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has added to its executive team with the hire of Dr. Charles Roberts, a health care executive from Boston who's coming on board in Memphis as the director of the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center.

27. Tennessee Task Force May Opt For Extending Prison Sentences -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A task force appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam to look at prison sentencing is considering recommendations for longer prison terms.

The Tennessean reports the enhanced penalties under consideration would boost the prison population in Tennessee by 4 percent over a five-year period, according to a report by Vera Institute of Justice that the newspaper has obtained.

28. Families Face Tough Decisions as Elder-Care Cost Soars -

NEW YORK (AP) — Doris Ranzman had followed the expert advice, planning ahead in case she wound up unable to care for herself one day. But when a nursing-home bill tops $14,000 a month, the best-laid plans get tossed aside.

29. Tech Innovation Series Coming To U of M -

The FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis is launching an “Innovation in Action Series” to introduce emerging technologies to the region.

The first event, happening July 30, is a day-long 3D printing workshop, which will include 3D printing and design lectures, a lunch and learn and an iterative design workshop, among other things.

30. Events -

On Location: Memphis Shorts Festival will continue with screenings of short live-action films Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Hard Rock Café, 126 Beale St. The audience will give on-the-spot reviews to determine which is screened in the OL:M International Film and Music Festival in September. Cost is free. Visit onlocationmemphis.org.

31. Televised Memphis Mayoral Forum Set for September -

There could be a lot of candidates for Memphis Mayor in the Oct. 8 city elections. And much of the attention in the run up to active campaigning has focused on the field’s size.

But as campaigning begins the focus will shift to issues at play in the mayor’s race, from the city’s path to economic growth and the efficiency and fiscal health of city government to the perennial issues of crime and blight.

32. GTx Names New Medical Director -

Dr. Diane C. Young is the new vice president, chief medical officer, of GTx Inc.

The Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company announced Young’s appointment Wednesday, July 8.

33. IBM Claims Breakthrough in Making Chips Even Smaller -

NEW YORK (AP) – IBM says it has achieved a breakthrough in making computer chips even smaller, creating a test version of the world's first semiconductor that shrinks down the circuitry by overcoming "one of the grand challenges" of the tech industry.

34. It’s the Law -

THE LAW, AND I QUOTE. Oh, the outrage! Across the nation, people have reacted to the laws passed and validated by the courts, their liberty threatened, the Constitution violated, the republic at risk.

35. GTx Names New Medical Director -

Dr. Diane C. Young is the new vice president, chief medical officer, of GTx Inc.

The Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company announced Young’s appointment Wednesday, July 8.

36. US Job Openings Stay High, But Actual Hiring Falters in May -

WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings stayed close to a 15-year high in May. It's a sign that companies are expecting continued economic growth, but the level of advertised jobs hasn't driven the same kind of increase in actual hiring.

37. MPLOYment Opportunities -

John Hickman has been consumed lately by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art’s upcoming centennial celebration. Parties need to be planned. Showings and displays must be coordinated. Marketing must be launched. And the facility must look great.

38. Growth in US Services Firms Rises in June -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.

The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its services index edged up to 56 in June from 55.7 in May. Any reading over 50 indicates that services firms are expanding.

39. Building Boom Strains Labor Pool, Supply Chain -

Middle Tennessee’s red-hot construction boom is becoming a victim of its own success. Architects, contractors and everyone in between, including Metro Codes, are up to their necks in work.

It’s a happy time of an industry that also can see long, slow periods of stagnation.

40. FedEx Express Nabs Award -

FedEx Express has been garnered a prestigious award.

FedEx Express was recently named Best Express Operator at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong.

Held annually, the industry awards honor the organizations that demonstrate leadership and consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability in their fields. FedEx had to overcome competition from two other shortlisted providers, but ultimately garnered more online votes to net the award.

41. I Choose Memphis: Isaac Rodriguez -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Dr. Isaac Rodriguez

42. ‘It’s a Great Day Here at FedEx Family House’ -

Memphis, an Egyptian word meaning a place of good abode; Memphis, a city in Tennessee that lives out the meaning of its name.

What makes Memphis such a good place to live, or to stay for a while, is the multitude of Good Samaritans who are neighbors to those in need. It doesn’t matter if those experiencing a crisis live here, or are just staying during a critical time in their lives: There are a multitude of Memphians who will provide that place of good abode for as long as it’s needed.

43. US Manufacturing Growth Improves in June; Hiring Jumps -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. manufacturing growth improved in June, helped by a jump in employment.

The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday that its manufacturing index rose to 53.5 last month from 52.8 in May. Manufacturing activity matched January's level for the highest this year. Any reading above 50 signals expansion.

44. FedEx Express Nabs Award -

FedEx Express has been garnered a prestigious award.

FedEx Express was recently named Best Express Operator at the 2015 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong.

Held annually, the industry awards honor the organizations that demonstrate leadership and consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability in their fields. FedEx had to overcome competition from two other shortlisted providers, but ultimately garnered more online votes to net the award.

45. UTHSC Gets Independent University Accreditation -

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges board of trustees has approved the accreditation of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as a separate university, according to an announcement from the school.

46. Supreme Court Extends Gay Marriage Nationwide -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.

47. Events -

Memphis Blues Society and Overton Square will host a Bluesday Tuesday concert featuring John Nemeth with guest Eric Hughes Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Visit overtonsquare.com.

48. Ex-University of Tennessee President Ed Boling Dies at 93 -

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Edward J. Boling, who served as president of the University of Tennessee system for 18 years, has died at 93, the university said.

Boling's tenure from 1970 to 1988 is the longest in recent history at UT, and he will be remembered for the relationships he formed with staff and students, the university said in a news release Thursday evening. His tenure also is notable because of his dedication to private fundraising and to supporting the growth of women's sports. Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville carries his name.

49. UTHSC Gets Independent University Accreditation -

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges board of trustees has approved the accreditation of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as a separate university, according to an announcement from the school.

50. Events -

Memphis Blues Society and Overton Square will host a Bluesday Tuesday concert featuring John Nemeth with guest Eric Hughes Tuesday, June 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard, 2101 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Visit overtonsquare.com.

51. St. Jude Awarded $2.9M in Federal Grants -

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is getting a set of four grants totaling $2.9 million from the federal department of Health and Human Services.

The grants were announced Wednesday, June 17, in Washington D.C. by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen.

52. Building Green in a Red-Hot Market -

Counting cranes has become a Nashville pastime, and the perks of all that development are clear – a robust economy, vibrant real estate market and more jobs.

Naturally, there is concern among some residents that all of the construction and increased population could harm the area’s environment, water and air quality and green space.

53. I Choose Memphis: Gray Fiser -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Gray Fiser

Job title and company: Senior Associate, CBRE Memphis

54. FCC to Phone Companies: You Can Stop Unwanted Robocalls -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Tired of automated phone calls urging you to vote for a certain candidate or pitching you a cruise vacation? You can now tell your phone company that federal regulators say it's OK to block them.

55. Celtic Crossing Updates Look, Goes Smoke-Free -

It’s been a decade since the sign above the front doors at Celtic Crossing – which reads “Cead mile failte,” a Gaellic phrase that means “a hundred thousand welcomes” – greeted the first visitors to the Irish pub in Midtown.

56. St. Jude Awarded $2.9 Million in Federal Grants -

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is getting a set of four grants totaling $2.9 million from the federal department of Health and Human Services.

The grants were announced Wednesday, June 17, in Washington D.C. by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen.

57. New Memphis Institute's Annual Summer Experience Connecting Young Professionals -

Hundreds of interns working at Memphis companies this summer are getting a taste of what the Bluff City has to offer them, should they choose to put down roots here.

The New Memphis Institute’s annual Summer Experience slate of events is intended to connect young professionals working in the city with their peers; to establish movers and shakers; and to give them an up-close look at Memphis. The goal: capture their attention at a formative stage in their life, when they’re poised to make plans about whatever city they’ll ultimately call home.

58. New Coach, Fans Will Keep Eye on Rocky Top League -

KNOXVILLE – Hoops fans, rejoice. Your summer basketball fix is almost here.

The Pilot Rocky Top League returns for its eighth year starting June 15 and should feature 11 players who will be on the University of Tennessee’s roster in 2015-16.

59. Stones’ Nashville Connections Go Way Back -

While Brad Paisley lives what he calls “a bucket list item” by singing while playing his guitar in typically showy fashion as the opening act for The Rolling Stones, the most important guitarist in rock ‘n’ roll history and a man idolized by Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood will be sitting in his house on Blueberry Hill in the hills of northern Davidson County.

60. Panel Alters Wharton’s Plan for Memphis Fairgrounds -

The Mid-South Coliseum becomes a pavilion with a grove next to a multi-purpose sports center. A 10-acre water park fronts on Central Avenue where a high school gym now stands.

A second north-south Tiger Lane intersects with the current east-west version.

61. Panel Alters Wharton’s Plan for Memphis Fairgrounds -

The Mid-South Coliseum becomes a pavilion with a grove next to a multi-purpose sports center. A 10-acre water park fronts on Central Avenue where a high school gym now stands.

A second north-south Tiger Lane intersects with the current east-west version.

62. Urban Land Institute Panel Recommends $184 Million Memphis Fairgrounds Plan -

The Urban Land Institute panel that’s been in Memphis this week studying the future of the Mid-South Fairgrounds has recommended a $184 million plan that would overhaul the area.

The eight out-of-town urban planners released the results of their study Friday morning at a conference attended by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and most of his administration.

63. ULI Fairgrounds Panel Has Busy Schedule -

A team of eight out-of-town planning experts has a busy week ahead as it wades into the simmering local debate about plans to recast the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

And the first hard copy of something the Urban Land Institute-assembled group is likely to get are the comments from four town hall meetings held in different parts of Memphis over two evenings last week.

64. Editorial: A New Fairgrounds is Already Taking Shape in Memphis -

As an Urban Land Institute panel spends a quick week in Memphis June 8-12 to offer recommendations on the Mid-South Fairgrounds, we hope they will color outside the lines City Hall has set so far for its revitalization.

65. Tesla Motors Co-Founder Wants to Electrify Commercial Trucks -

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Twelve years ago, Ian Wright and some fellow engineers launched Tesla Motors, a Silicon Valley company that has helped jumpstart the market for electric cars.

66. Second Set of Fairgrounds Meetings Tuesday -

A second set of public meetings on the future of the Mid-South Fairgrounds is set for Tuesday at two locations.

The 5:30 pm. sessions by the National Charrette Institute are at the Salvation Army Kroc Center at the Fairgrounds and Cunningham Community Center, 3773 Old Allen Road.

67. Cancer Treatments Got Gentler, Yet Kids' Survival Improved -

CHICAGO (AP) – The move to make cancer treatments gentler for children has paid a double dividend: More kids are surviving than ever before, and without the long-term complications that doomed many of their peers a generation ago, new research shows.

68. Coliseum Fans Push for Roundhouse Reconsideration -

The city’s effort to either restart or reconfigure its plan for the Mid-South Fairgrounds began Saturday, May 23, on the steps of the south entrance to the Mid-South Coliseum.

And it continues Monday and Tuesday, June 1-2, with a set of four town hall meetings – two each evening.

69. Shelby County Schools Hires Lawyer in State Funding Dispute -

The Shelby County Schools system moved a step closer Tuesday, May 26, to joining a school funding lawsuit against the state of Tennessee.

The school board voted Tuesday, without discussion, to direct superintendent Dorsey Hopson to hire an attorney to weigh and consider all options for forcing the state to fully fund the Basic Education Program, the state’s formula for how it funds the public school districts.

70. I Choose Memphis: Kristin M. Walker -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Kristin M. Walker

71. UTHSC Research Assistant Wins Alzheimer’s Study Grant -

Sarah Neuner is interested in Alzheimer’s disease – including its causes and genes that influence a person’s likelihood of developing it – for both professional and personal reasons.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center graduate research assistant saw the effects of the disease up close when her great-grandfather, who was still alive when she was younger, lived with it. Her grandparents wanted to keep him nearby rather than putting him in a home, and while he remained in familiar surroundings, Neuner recalls how confused and upset he would sometimes get because he didn’t always understand where he was or what he was going through.

72. GoPro Film Festival Launching in Memphis -

With the unique vantage point they offer, GoPro cameras are responsible for some of the more compelling viral videos that make their way around the Web. Mounted on skydivers, birds, pets and more, they let viewers see the world often in a way they never have before.

73. Justices Make It Easier to Sue Over 401(k) Retirement Plans -

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

74. Southbrook Tests Wharton Administration Shake-Up -

It didn’t take very long for the city of Memphis’ new chief administrative officer to make a tough call.

And when Jack Sammons came down on the side of pulling back city funding for Southbrook Mall, political allies and foes of Mayor A C Wharton Jr. watched to see if he would go along with the decision.

75. LeMoyne-Owen Leadership Search Down to Two -

A search committee looking for the next president of LeMoyne-Owen College has recommended two finalists to succeed outgoing president Johnnie B. Watson.

The finalists being considered by the board of Memphis’ historically black college are Russ Wigginton, vice president of external programs at Rhodes College and Andrea Lewis Miller, chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College.

76. THE PRESENT: Overton Square Development Going Strong -

As Overton Square prepares to blow out 45 candles as part of a milestone anniversary celebration May 23, development activity at the Midtown landmark is still going strong.

Bob Loeb, president of square developer Loeb Properties, says “another performing arts existing provider in town” wants to relocate to the square, something addressed as part of a local Urban Land Institute technical advisory panel convened earlier this month to look at that prospect, among other issues.

77. East Tennessee’s Endangered 8 -

The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance’s list of endangered heritage sites for the region:

1. The Stonecipher-Kelly House in Morgan County was built around 1814 by the first permanent white settlers in that area, as part of a Revolutionary War land-grant.

78. IBM Team on Non-Emergency 911 Calls Sounds Familiar Theme in Memphis -

A team of outside experts will come to Memphis for a short period of time to analyze a specific problem and make recommendations to City Hall.

If that scenario sounds familiar, it’s because Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. sought the same solution in February to his administration’s stalled plan for a Mid-South Fairgrounds renovation.

79. Events -

The Project Management Institute Memphis Chapter will meet Wednesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Ashley Calvert will present “The Future of Software Quality Management.” Visit pmimemphis.org for details and registration.

80. Events -

NAWBO Memphis, the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, will meet Tuesday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Denise Hodges, co-founder of the Business BreakThrough Institute, will discuss how to build your business by speaking. Cost is $40 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

81. Your Fantasy Celebrity Board -

If you could have any five celebrities on your nonprofit board, who would you pick?

Visualize yourself as chair of the board of a nonprofit you believe in. Maybe it’s a university, an early childhood education center, a food bank, international research institute or performing arts company. You pick the nonprofit – and the board members!

82. LeMoyne-Owen Leadership Search Down to Two Finalists -

A search committee looking for the next president of LeMoyne-Owen College has recommended two finalists to succeed outgoing president Johnnie B. Watson.

The finalists being considered by the board of Memphis’ historically black college are Russ Wigginton, vice president of external programs at Rhodes College and Andrea Lewis Miller, chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College.

83. Events -

Luna Nova Music will present a preview concert for the ninth Belvedere Chamber Music Festival Monday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean Ave. The concert will preview some of the works for the June 17-20 festival. Admission is free. Visit lunanova.org.

84. I Choose Memphis: Matt Harrell -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Matt Harrell

Job title and company: International Treasury Manager, AutoZone Inc.

85. Six UTHSC Projects Nab $1.9M in Grants -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has been awarded almost $1.9 million in federal grant funding for six different research projects.

The way it breaks down:

• $645,184 comes from the National Eye Institute for the “Nanoplatform and Modeling of the Subretinal and RPE Microenvironment in AMD” project;

86. Massey Helps Grow Memphis CCIM Chapter -

Unlike countless college students who hop from one major to another, Shawn Massey always knew he wanted to be involved in commercial real estate.

87. Editorial: STEM Holds Promise, Power -

STEM and STEAM education models have garnered criticism that their approach locks students into a specific career or job track too early. After all, those of us of a certain age grew up with the idea that a well-rounded education was the best way to prepare for our future.

88. Fed Chair Yellen Says Stock Market Prices 'Quite High' -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday described stock market valuations as high and said the central bank was carefully monitoring their impact on financial stability.

89. LaVeist to Keynote Common Table Health Alliance Fundraiser -

There have been other projects – going back many years – that explored the impact of health disparities in the United States.

But as Common Table Health Alliance CEO Renee S. Frazier notes, the disparities still exist. So there is reason for a new project such as the documentary “The Skin You’re In.” It’s the work of Thomas LaVeist, who is director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions.

90. Six UTHSC Research Projects Nab $1.9 Million in Federal Grants -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis has been awarded almost $1.9 million in federal grant funding for six different research projects.

The way it breaks down:

• $645,184 comes from the National Eye Institute for the “Nanoplatform and Modeling of the Subretinal and RPE Microenvironment in AMD” project;

91. Growth in US Services Firms Picked Up Speed Last Month -

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service firms' growth accelerated in April, fueled by more orders, rising sales and an uptick in hiring. The figures provide solid evidence that the economy is recovering from its first-quarter stumble.

92. Rodgers Takes Reins at Collierville Chamber -

Kanette Keough-Rodgers recently took over as president/CEO of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce after the chamber’s transition team selected her from more than 170 candidates.

In her new role, Rodgers is responsible for retaining and expanding chamber membership by ensuring members receive relevant, responsive and timely services, initiatives, programs and events. She is also responsible for forging and sustaining relationships with community, government and educational institutions.

93. ULI Gathering Puts Numbers to Poverty Challenge -

The way Steve Guinn sees it, there are two ways for Memphis to reduce its poverty rate by 10 percentage points.

94. FDA Seeks More Data on Safety of Hospital Hand Cleaners -

WASHINGTON (AP) – To fight infections, hospital workers can hit the hand sanitizer a hundred times or more a day. Now, the government wants more study of whether that is safe and how well it actually fights the spread of germs.

95. Stringfellow Taking Memphis Back to the Basics -

Alex Stringfellow believes it’s time for Memphis to get back to basics.

As chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders division, he’s noticed at lecture events that questions from the audience always return to the same core subjects. This need for information, coupled with a perceived negative attitude among Memphians about the city’s issues, drove him to organize ULI Memphis’ May 4 event, “Getting Back to Basics: The Real Deal of Schools, Crime & Taxes.”

96. Day to Day -

For years, she was a “social drinker.” She could have two glasses of wine or the clichéd “a couple of beers,” and stop. No problem.

But a few years ago Yaya, who asked that her full name not be used, noticed a change.

97. Events -

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, April 29, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Philip Baker, CEO/founder of Good Shepherd Medication Management, will speak. Cost is $17. RSVP to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

98. Free CPR Training Will Be Offered May 2 at MERI -

Each year Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital treats about 40 children who drown or almost drown in pools, ponds or other bodies of water. An event hosted by Splash Mid-South, Le Bonheur and Safe Kids Mid-South will arm parents and other caregivers with the skills and knowledge necessary to perform CPR.

99. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will continue the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “Green in Groovy” Tuesday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

100. Coalition to Work with Shelby County Schools on Educating Black Boys and Men -

Shelby County Schools has partnered with an education reform group focused on challenges and trends in educating African-American boys and young men.

The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color is working toward a different approach in educating black men and boys. COSEBOC – as it is known – is bringing Gloria Ladson-Billings, the author of the book “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African-American Children,” to speak to Memphis educators in June.