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May 2013 Releases
MLK Klesges Named President-Elect of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Lisa M. Klesges has been named president-elect of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.
MLK MLK Documentary Wins Peabody Award With Help From U of M Libraries
A documentary about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has won the prestigious Peabody Award.
Bob Baker Bob Baker Tapped to Lead U of M Center for Athletic Academic Services
Bob Baker has been appointed director of the Center for Athletic Academic Services (CAAS) at the University of Memphis.
ground breaking University of Memphis Breaks Ground on Community Health Building
The U of M broke ground on a new building that will house the Loewenberg School of Nursing and the School of Communication Sciences.
Commencement U of M Spring Commencement Moved to May 12
Due to the Grizzlies playoff game, the U of M will move Commencement to Sunday, May 12, with ceremonies at noon and 4 p.m. at FedExForum.
LEAD U of M Receives Grant for Innovative Program for School Administrators
The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded the U of M a $777,894 grant to conduct an intensive administrator training program.
Commencement Robert Kennedy Jr. Will Address U of M Law School Graduates May 12th
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of the late U.S. attorney general, will be the commencement speaker for the May 2013 Law School graduating class.
delta “The Delta – Everything Southern!” Celebrates Region’s History, Culture
In its eighth year, “The Delta – Everything Southern!” Conference will offer a day of distinguished speakers, images and music of the Mississippi Delta.
graves Julie Graves Is New Director of Development for School of Public Health
Julie Graves has been named director of development for the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis.
Dr. Gladius Lewis Mechanical Engineering Student Participates in Congressional Visits Day
David Pumroy was selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to participate in Congressional Visits Day in March.
Dr. Gladius Lewis U of M Will Honor Faculty for Teaching, Research and Advising May 6
The U of M will honor faculty members’ contributions to teaching, research and advising during an awards luncheon May 6.
Commencement U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander Will Address U of M Commencement May 11
The U of M will hold its spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11, awarding a total of 2,382 degrees in two ceremonies at FedExForum.
Up til Dawn Up ’til Dawn Chapter is Tops Nationally in Fundraising for St. Jude
The U of M chapter of Up ’til Dawn raised more than $122,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Brad Martin Brad Martin serves as Interim President as U of M Prepares for Search
TBR Chancellor Morgan has named R. Brad Martin to serve as interim president of the U of M effective July 1.
Dr. Shirley Raines Raines to Retire as President of University of Memphis
Shirley C. Raines, president of the University of Memphis, announced on April 15th that she will retire from the U of M effective June 30.

Other News

U.S. News Ranks U of M in Top 10 for Graduate Online Business Programs for Veterans
U of M Offers New Presidential Tuition-Service Scholarships for Graduate Students
Kemmons Wilson School Team Places First at Hospitality Entrepreneurship Summit
National Accreditation for U of M’s Lipman Early Childhood School is Renewed
Green Machine Mobile Food Market Will Be Dedicated May 5
Levy Family Establishes Scholarship at Loewenberg School of Nursing
U of M Will Offer Summer Aerospace Workshop for Teachers
U of M Recognizes Outstanding Students at Honors Assembly
Starbucks Opening On the University of Memphis Campus

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