VOL. 128 | NO. 117 | Monday, June 17, 2013
EMPHASIS Architects & Engineers
Memphis architecture industry emerging from depths of recession
Architectural firms that were thrown into a deep, dark hole following the Great Recession are finally starting to see light again.
Engineering firms are still dealing with an up-and-down economy, one that seems to fly high at times and another that slows almost to a halt.
Dr. Richard Sweigard, who took the helm on June 1 as the new dean of the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis, believes strongly in the importance and value of engineering education.
The state of Tennessee has withdrawn $316,680 from the city for a riverfront bike and pedestrian system due to inactivity, according to state officials.
As City Hall roils in a tempestuous budget season, discussions about changing how the city collects garbage for its citizens have been making progress.
Shelby County Commissioners should wrap up their action Monday, June 17, on the first budget for the consolidated school system with a final vote on the school system budget.
A new healthy eating outlet has launched in Memphis that aims to provide pre-made, healthy whole-food meals and food mixed with a dose of convenience.
The Shelby County Commission will meet Monday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
Self-Tucker Architects wants to lift the aspirations of the community through great architecture and design.
Two organizations – the Miami-based One Laptop Per Child Association and the Cambridge, Mass.-based One Laptop Per Child Foundation – are nonprofit entities set up to oversee the creation of affordable educational devices for use in the developing world.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy is on sounder footing than it was a year ago but is still being restrained by government spending cuts and tax increases, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A rise in food and gas costs drove a measure of wholesale prices up sharply in May. But outside those volatile categories, inflation was mild.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama is taking advantage of advances in the wireless industry to help create jobs.
NEW YORK (AP) – Even as a pared-down version of Microsoft's Office software package arrived on the iPhone, the company is holding out on extending that to the iPad and Android devices as it tries to boost sales of tablet computers running its own Windows system.