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The University of Memphis is proud of the achievements it has made over the past one hundred years, and is equally excited about its prospects for the future. Watch as Dr. Shirley Raines, President of the University of Memphis, outlines the direction in which she plans to lead the University as it enters a new century.

Students of the Future

Through growing enrollment and graduation rates as well as engaged scholarship, the University of Memphis strives to serve the community and to make an impact on it for the better. Through its emerging leadership programs and community engagement projects, it strives to provide opportunities for its students to do so as well.

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Helen Hardin Honors Program

Engaged Scholarship

Student Leadership


Research of the Future

Over the past decade, the University of Memphis has made research a priority, and as a result has doubled the research dollars it receives. University researchers, both in the hard sciences and the social sciences, are making breakthroughs that will help not only members of the local community but also the nation and the world.

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Abby Parrill (video)
Gary Emmert (video)
Charles Blaha (video)
Memphis Research Consortium
Memphis Bioworks Foundation


Iconic Buildings

From an ultramodern, state-of-the-art technology building that inspires innovation in those who enter, to an historic law school building that has been a fixture on the Memphis waterfront for over a century, to a working hotel that gives weary travelers a place to stay as well as students an environment for gaining valuable job skills, the University of Memphis prides itself in its iconic buildings that not only serve to house campus needs such as research and instruction, but also act as community resources.

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Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management
FedEx Institute of Technology
Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law



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