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University of Memphis students study abroad in 45 countries.

The U of M is the safest university in a metropolitan area in the state of Tennessee.

Thanks to the combined effort of over 600 University of Memphis students, Up 'til Dawn raised $161,514 this year. Up 'til Dawn is a student-led, student-run philanthropic program that raises money for and awareness of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

More than 20 percent of the U of M's freshman class is in the Helen Hardin Honors Program, now in its 38th year.

University of Memphis graduate student Miska Shaw was selected by the Smithsonian Institute to participate in the James W. Webb Internship Program for minority senior and graduate students in business and public administration.

Advertising students in the Department of Journalism won second place in the Seventh District National Student Advertising Competition sponsored by the American Advertising Federation.

The U of M has 25 Chairs of Excellence, more than any other university in Tennessee. A Chair of Excellence is a state-designated, definitive authority in his or her field of study.

U of M physicist Dr. Firouzeh Sabri was involved in designing the calibration targets onboard NASA's Phoenix spacecraft which landed on Mars. Dr. Sabri's contribution was to coat a 'calibration target,' a piece of silicone that is an essential component of the mission, with an extremely thin layer of metal that will protect it from the dust-filled Martian atmosphere.

U of M law students placed second at the national championships of the American Bar Association's National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Over 180 teams from around the country entered the competition.

All academic buildings on the main U of M campus have wireless Internet access.

Craig Leake, U of M assistant professor of film, won two Emmys for his documentary about teachers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The U of M was the only university to win in two categories.

The U of M Law School ranks 5th nationwide as a Best Value Law School by PreLaw Magazine based on the combination of high bar pass rate, high employment rate and low tuition.

The Tiger Spirit Squads brought home two National Championships for 2008, winning top honors in two of its three divisions for the first time in school history. The all-girls squad won its second national title in the All-Girls division and the dance team earned its second consecutive national title in the Hip-Hop division.

The U of M's graduate program in discrete mathematics and combinatorics is ranked one of the top 15 programs nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

Our Loewenberg School of Nursing has one of the largest BSN and MSN programs at a public university in Tennessee.

The University of Memphis is home to the only Confucius Institute in the southeast United States.

The U of M's Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology is home to the largest public collection of Egyptian antiquities in the South.

Our Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is the only doctoral degree granting music school in the state of Tennessee (and within a 300 mile radius of the city of Memphis).

Recording technology students at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music recently won first prize in the national Shure Recording Competition.

Each semester over 100 U of M students provide volunteer note taking services to fellow students with disabilities. Their generosity helps the University keep costs down, while providing quality accommodations to disabled students.

The University is the only institution of higher learning in Tennessee with five Centers of Excellence, state-designated academic centers that receive special funding and attract the country's top scholars.

The U of M's audiology program is ranked 8th and speech-language pathology is ranked 13th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

David Evans, professor of music, won a Grammy for his album notes for Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton.

Fogelman College of Business and Economics is ranked by Princeton Review as one of the top 10 business schools providing the greatest opportunity for minority students.

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U of M physicist Dr. Firouzeh Sabri was involved in designing the calibration targets onboard NASA's Phoenix spacecraft which landed on Mars. Dr. Sabri's contribution was to coat a 'calibration target,' a piece of silicone that is an essential component of the mission, with an extremely thin layer of metal that will protect it from the dust-filled Martian atmosphere.

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