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CBU Ross Gallery Presents “The Death of Fear” Exhibition

Joint Exhibition Features Artwork by Sisavanh Phouthavong Houghton and Nelson Gutierrez MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces a joint exhibition featuring two artists opening on November 2.  “The Death of Fear”  will feature works by  Sisavanh  Phouthavong Houghton  in the main gallery and works by  Nelson Gutierrez in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 26, 2018

Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children’s Book

Once Upon a Time, a Novel Teaching Idea by Dan Berrett,  The Chronicle of Higher Education Early in the semester, Stan Eisen presents students in his upper-level biology courses with an unusual choice: Would they prefer to take a final exam or write a children’s book? "I see it as a tool to get students engaged so they see the topic as interesting, fascinating, and worthwhile," Eisen, a professor of biology at Christian Brothers University, said of the book... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, October 19, 2018

CBU President Named “Outstanding Executive Leader” by Memphis Fundraising Professionals

MEMPHIS — Dr. John Smarrelli Jr., president of Christian Brothers University (CBU), will be honored as the “Outstanding Executive Leader” by the  Association of Fundraising Professionals  (Memphis Chapter)  at its annual  National Philanthropy Day Crystal Awards  on November 13 at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Ross Gallery Presents Exhibitions by Roger Allan Cleaves and CBU Alumni

MEMPHIS — The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces new exhibitions opening on September 28. “Breaking Ground” by  Roger Allan Cleaves  will be on display in the main gallery, and a selection works by of six  CBU Art Alumni  will be shown in the gallery foyer. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, October 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both shows will be on exhibition through... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, September 25, 2018

After 10 Years of Service, John Smarrelli to Leave CBU Presidency in June

by  Jennifer Pignolet , Memphis Commercial Appeal At least once a semester, Christian Brothers University President John Smarrelli, who also happens to be a biochemist, pops into an introductory biology class to see if he's "still got it." "A little rusty, let's put it that way," Smarrelli said of his last appearance in front of a classroom.  He'll soon have a lot more time to sharpen his teaching skills if he wants.  This... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Wednesday, September 12, 2018

CBU Once Again Highly Rated by U.S. News, Princeton Review and Forbes in Annual College Rankings

University also named a “College of Distinction” and cited for value and high alumni salaries MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University (CBU) again enjoys top marks on a set of prestigious rankings of colleges and universities, according to recent lists from  U.S. News & World Report ,  Forbes , and the  Princeton Review . According to U.S. News & World Report, CBU is once again ranked among the top  Southern Regional Universities ... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, September 11, 2018

CBU Engineering Receives Accolades from Recent National Rankings

MEMPHIS – Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been ranked among the best Engineering Management programs in the country. BestColleges.com, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, ranks CBU’s online Master of Science in Engineering Management at #12 , calling the program “ideal for working professionals.” Well-known college ranking organization College Choice also named CBU’s online Master’s in Engineering... Read More
Posted by Katy Rost at Sunday, September 9, 2018

Memphis Reads Selects “The Underground Railroad” as 2018 Community Book

MEMPHIS — Memphis Reads has selected the The Underground Railroad by New York writer Colson Whitehead as its 2018 community read book. The Underground Railroad is an alternate history about two slaves in the 1800s, Cora and Caesar, who flee their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad—which, in Whitehead’s ingenious conception, is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Friday, August 10, 2018

CBU Presents Exhibitions by Katie Hargrave and Gustavo Plascencia

The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University announces new exhibitions of artwork by  Katie Hargrave  and  Gustavo Plascencia  opening on August 17. A public reception for the artists will be held on Friday, August 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both will be on exhibition through September 19. Hargrave will also present an artist’s lecture in the gallery on August 25 at 2:00 p.m. Katie Hargrave  is a multi-media artist interested... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Carriere Chronicles History of Nativist Political Party in New Book

A book by Dr. Marius M. Carriere , professor of History & Political Science at Christian Brothers University (CBU), entitled The Know Nothings in Louisiana , has been published by the University Press of Mississippi. The book chronicles the history of a startling new political party that appeared on the American scene in the 1850s. Both its members and its critics called the new party by various names, but to most it was known as the Know Nothing Party. It reignited political fires... Read More
Posted by Cory Dugan at Thursday, July 12, 2018