Traveling Exhibition at the C. H. Nash Museum (Chucalissa)
City and Regional Planning students visit the riverfront during student orientation tour.
Patsy Krech (r) welcomes Jessica Swan back to the UofM as a faculty member after teaching her in ACAD.
Sharon Wrobel (l) welcomes Danielle Vance McMullen, Ty Dooley to the Department of Public and Nonprofit Administration while new faculty Tessica Dooley is new to Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Several Arts and Sciences Faculty were awarded at the Fall Faculty Meeting.
CAS Chairs and Directors and Dean's staff watched at Chucalissa for the annual retreat



The College of Arts and Sciences Accolades site is updated with 2016-2017 award recipients. Visit the Accolades website for information on college awards, university grants, research funding, service awards and more.

Traveling Exhibition Tells a Story of Liberty and the American Experience

"Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963," a traveling exhibition at the C. H. Nash Museum (Chucalissa), September 10 to October 20, 2017, examines the relationship between two great movements that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and the March on Washington in 1963. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. One hundred years separate them, yet they are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that has had a profound impact on the generations that followed. Read the full press release. 

Materials Day

Join the Department of Physics for Materials Day at the University of Memphis. The event will be held on Friday, October 6 and will feature live demos, exhibits, poster presentations, interaction with researchers, and more. Registration Deadline Extended to September 20. Visit the the Materials Day website for further information. 

UofM's Hooks Institute Selects 2016 National Book Award Winner

August 7, 2017 - The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the UofM has selected We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination by Russell Rickford as the winner of the 2016 Hooks National Book Award. The award annually recognizes the publication that best advances an understanding of the American civil rights movement and its legacy. Visit the UofM Media Room to read more about the award.

UofM Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Receives $20,000 Grant from SunTrust

In 2015, the Hooks Institute launched HAAMI to increase the retention and graduation rates of African-American male students at the University of Memphis. Current data shows that for first-time, full-time students who graduated within a four-year period, African-American males have an average graduation rate of 10.6 percent, significantly less than all other groups. Read the Press Release from the University of Memphis.


Dr. Firouzeh Sabri in the Department of Physics and Materials Science has been working on a project that analyses radiation data collected by astronauts on board the International Space Station in collaboration with the Institute for Research In Schools, based in London UK. This is a global initiative to help understand the effects of radiation on the health of our astronauts. For this and more Community Engagement stories, visit the College of Arts & Sciences website.


CoPED Summer School DocumentaryThere were 3 Department of Anthropology undergraduates, 1 Social Work and 3 Planning graduate students to attend (along with 4 students from U Mass Boston and 6 Italian students from University of Catania).

The group had a video crew following them for an upcoming documentary. Here is a short 2 minute video highlighting the summer school's methodology. Enjoy!

Psychology Professor Receives Grant to Study Predictors of Alcohol Abuse in Young Adults

A University of Memphis professor has received a $1 million grant from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. James Murphy, professor and director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology, will examine behavioral economic predictors of the development of alcohol misuse in individuals from age 21-24.

The five-year study is in collaboration with Dr. James MacKillop, director of the Peter Boris Center for Addictions Research at McMaster University in Canada. Murphy and his team will recruit 700 young adults from the Memphis area for "Applying Behavioral Economics to Predict Alcohol Trajectories During the Transition to Adulthood." More Information