University of Memphis News Releases

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- Thursday, February 25 -

Nannie Helen Burroughs

UofM Hooks Institute to host Social Justice Lecture on Civil Rights Activist Nannie Helen Burroughs 

A lecture by Kelisha B. Graves, author of Nannie Helen Burroughs: A Documentary Portrait of an Early Civil Rights Pioneer, 1900-1959, will be livestreamed on the Hooks Institute’s Facebook page (facebook.com/benhooksinstitute) on March 9 at 6 p.m. 

More on the lecture >

- Wednesday, February 17 -


UofM honored among Top Military Friendly Schools for seventh consecutive year 

The University of Memphis has received Gold recognition for 2021-22 and honored among the top Military Friendly Schools List for the seventh consecutive year. The list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military service members and veterans as students and ensure their success on campus. 

Read about the distinction >

- Monday, February 15 -

HC10 robot

UofM’s Herff College of Engineering Receives In-Kind Donation from Yaskawa America, Inc., FedEx and Eaton

The Department of Engineering Technology in the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering announces the donation of two Yaskawa HC10 collaborative robots from Yaskawa America, Inc., for use in both undergraduate and graduate-level applied robotics classes. 

Learn about HC10 robots >

 - Wednesday, February 10 -


University of Memphis announces new Institute for Arts and Health

The University of Memphis is pleased to announce the establishment of the Institute for Arts and Health. The Institute will bridge the arts, humanities, social sciences, digital technologies and STEM areas, and aims to incubate and secure funding for transdisciplinary research and community engagement related to the Arts and Health.

More on the Institute >

- Thursday, February 4 -

Marcus Wicker

UofM professor Marcus Wicker receives prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded University of Memphis associate professor Marcus Wicker a 2021 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000. He is one of 35 writers to receive the prestigious award from a pool of 1,601 applicants. 

Read about the fellowship >

- Tuesday, January 26 -


UofM highest-ranked in Tennessee for 2nd straight year by U.S. News & World Report 

The University of Memphis is the highest-ranked institution in Tennessee for the second straight year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 rankings of online programs. UofM’s status began its incredible climb four years ago, culminating with the top spot in back-to-back years.

More on the rankings >

 - Thursday, January 21 -


UofM Herff College of Engineering Receives Prestigious National Award for Diversity Efforts 

The University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering recently received Bronze-level recognition from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program, currently the highest level of recognition available from the program.  

Read about the designation >

- Monday, January 11 -


University of Memphis UMRF Research Park receives Soft Landings designation

After a nearly two-year process, the UMRF Research Park at the University of Memphis has received the “Soft Landings” designation from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).  InBIA is a global non-profit with more than 1,200 members who lead entrepreneurship support organizations in 30 countries. InBIA provides industry best practices through education while enabling collaboration, mentorship, peer-based learning and the sharing of innovative ideas for entrepreneurs across the globe. 

More on the designation >

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Meharry Medical College, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and University of Memphis Announce Historic Collaboration to Diversify Provider Pipeline and Advance Health Care Education >
December 14 | Three Tennessee health care institutions join forces with others in Memphis to bring new opportunities for training to Black students and improved care to the communities they serve.

Dr. Karen Weddle-West Completion Scholarship Established >
October 28 | University of Memphis President M. David Rudd and clinical associate professor in child development Loretta Rudd have committed $50,000 to endow the Dr. Karen Weddle-West Completion Scholarship. The gift will be used to provide scholarships for undergraduate UofM African American Male Academy (AAMA) students from the Memphis area who are in good academic standing, within a year of graduating and facing significant financial challenges. 

UofM continues to move up among top public universities in USNWR rankings >
September 14 | The University of Memphis continues moving up among top public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings and is ranked in the top tier for national universities for the second consecutive year.

UofM Announces Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative >
August 14 | The University of Memphis aims to become a national model of institutional transformation to address the challenges of race and social justice magnified during these unprecedented times.

UofM and City of Memphis Form Partnership to Offer Degrees at Lower Cost>
August 3 | The University of Memphis has formed a partnership with the City of Memphis that allows city employees to earn a degree in a timely, cost-effect manner while being supported by a team dedicated to student success.

UofM implementing test-flexible admissions policy for fall 2021 class >
June 17 | The UofM will adopt a test-flexible application policy for the entering class of fall 2021 due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a one-year policy to provide a fair and reassuring response to the needs of future Tigers.

Combating COVID-19: How the UofM is Pitching In >
From printing face shields to providing more than 1 million meals, to presenting the first online commencement ceremony and ensuring affordable tuition, see how the UofM has responded to the pandemic.