Fall 2022 Seminars and Events

(CAS departments and related )

Department Open Houses

Departments provide opportunities each semester for socializing, asking questions, meeting faculty, and information sessions for both majors and non-majors. All seminars and lectures are free and open to all students. Masks are required. Details on the college advising page.

Technology Serving Humanity Speaker Series 2021-2022

Featuring scholars within the social sciences, humanities, fine arts and non-technical disciplines  - As the world moves rapidly into an era promising massive hyper-disruptive change driven both by new technological innovations and the collapse of disciplines, the FedEx Institute of Technology of the University of Memphis is launching a new public lecture series focusing on the deeper underpinnings and impacts of this change on individuals and communities. This Technology Serving Humanity series will focus on the social, political, philosophical and humanistic considerations, rather than on technological aspects. Faculty across campus who would like to nominate a distinguished speaker with a national or international academic reputation are encouraged to contact Dr. Deborah Tollefsen, professor of Philosophy, who is leading this effort at dtollfsn@memphis.edu with suggestions. See the full list of scheduled events on the FedEx Institute of Technology website.


Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change

The Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change presents several events throughout the semester. Visit their event page for more information. 

Biological Sciences

Spring 2022 seminars will be from 4-5 pm CST.  Please check schedule for in-person or virtual format. View full details


The weekly Department of Chemistry Seminar series occurs every Friday afternoon (excluding holidays, cancellations, etc.) . At 1:30 PM is refreshments and at 2:00 PM, the Seminar begins and typically lasts 50 minutes + 5-10 minutes of Q&A. The meetings are held in Smith Chemistry Room 102. Please contact Dr. Charles Garner, Seminar Coordinator, for requests for accommodations, general information, or if you would like to present in our seminar series.  visit the department website.

Earth Sciences Colloquium

The Department of Earth Sciences schedules a colloquium each fall and spring semester. These colloquia generally occur on Fridays from 1-2 p.m. traditionally in 119 Johnson Hall (there will be a mixture of in-person and zoom). Contact Dr. Randel Cox for more information. 


Visit the Department of History Facebook for up to date information on events and the History Happenings page.


The department will offer all Colloquium through Zoom. Visit the department website for a full list and details.

Physics and Materials Science

During the fall and spring semesters, the Department of Physics and Materials Science is proud to present weekly seminars. The seminars will be held in person in Manning 201 on Friday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For further details, please contact Dr. Chenhui Peng or Dr. Shawn Pollard or visit the department website.

World Languages and Literatures

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the University of Memphis presents the 12th Hispanic Film Festival to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This year’s hybrid format lineup features five renowned films screened in-person and virtually. Some in-person sessions will be followed by virtual Q&A sessions with the cast and crew of the film. All movies will be shown with English subtitles. Showings will be held at 6:30 pm at the University Center Theater (499 University). Admission is free.

For the virtual format, each movie will stream on the festival page for one week at:  https://pragda.com/sfc-event/university-of-memphis/.  The Film Festival username is SFC@UniversityofMemphis, and the password is 12festival.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible by the support of the University of Memphis, Campus Community Fund, Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture, and the Secretary of State for Culture of Spain. For more information on this event, please contact Vania Barraza at vbarraza@memphis.edu