University of Memphis News Releases

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- Tuesday, March 17 -

students studyingU.S. News & World Report Ranks 11 UofM Graduate Programs

The University of Memphis has 11 academic programs ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 Best Graduate Schools, including two in the Top 50: Audiology (No. 20) and Speech-Language Pathology (No. 31).

Read more about the rankings>



- Monday, March 16 -

School of MusicUofM Music Events Canceled Through End of Semester

All music performances, events and festivals at the University of Memphis will be canceled through the end of the spring semester. The exception will be for students who need to perform a recital to complete their degree. For more information and the latest updates on the coronavirus, visit memphis.edu/coronavirusupdates.



Tiger BitesThree UofM Researchers Receive AAC Academic Consortium Grants

The Academic Consortium promotes academic excellence within the conference by developing opportunities for collaboration among faculty, student-athletes and administrators, with a particular focus on student-athlete well-being.

Learn more about the AAC grants>


- Wednesday, March 11 -

Sarah BrownUofM Theatre Professor Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship

Sarah Brown, associate professor in Theater & Dance, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Romania where she will teach performance and direct acting students in a series of solo shows for NATO.  

Read more about the Fulbright Award>



- Tuesday, March 10 -

Hooks video seriesStudents to Lead Hooks Institute Video Series on Civil Rights History

Led by University of Memphis students, the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change is releasing a short video series focused on civil rights history.

More details on the video series>


- Monday, March 9 -

Frank BruniDepartment of Journalism Will Host AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

The Department of Journalism and Strategic Media will host the 45th annual AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, a three-day academic research conference that will be held from March 19-21 at the FedEx Institute of Technology.

Learn more about the conference>


- Friday, February 28 -

clock towerUofM Board of Trustees and Committees Will Meet March 4

Committee meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m.  The full Board of Trustees meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom on the third floor of the University Center.

Read more about the meeting>

- Wednesday, February 26 -

Hooks Book AwardHooks Institute Announces 2019 National Book Award Finalists

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change has selected five finalists for its 2019 National Book Award. The winner will be chosen this summer by a panel of judges representing various disciplines and academic institutions in Memphis.

More about the finalists>

- Monday, February 24 -

Kristen ClarkeHooks Institute to Host Civil Rights Leader at Join Hands for Change Luncheon April 23

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will host national civil rights leader Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, at the 2020 Join Hands for Change Luncheon on April 23.

Read more about the event>

- Thursday, February 20 -

volunteer serviceUofM Surpasses $1 Million Volunteer Economic Impact Milestone

The University of Memphis has reached a landmark surpassing the $1 million milestone for economic impact through community service in the City of Memphis. More than 5,000 UofM students have contributed 45,000+ service hours since the launch in August 2018.

Learn more about community service at the UofM>

teacher education programTeacher Preparation Program Exceeds Expectations on State Report Card

The University’s teacher preparation program received an “Exceeds Expectations” on this year’s state Educator Preparation Report Card. The UofM was one of only nine educator preparation programs in Tennessee to receive an “Exceeds Expectations” of the 39 programs in the state.

Read more about the teacher prep program>

- Wednesday, February 19 -

ROTC member doing warm upUofM Named Among Top 10 Military Friendly Schools; Makes List for Sixth Consecutive Year

The University of Memphis has been named to the Military Friendly Schools List for the sixth consecutive year by Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly group of education and career resources for veterans and their families. The UofM was ranked No. 9 nationally.

Learn more about the new ranking >

- Monday, February 17 -

Admin BuildingUofM Adds Three New Graduate Programs

The University of Memphis has added two new doctoral programs in social work and applied physics along with a Master of Science in engineering management. All three programs will be available starting this fall.

Learn more about the new programs >

- Tuesday, February 11 -

UofM LambuthGlisson Family Establishes Scholarship at UofM Lambuth

The Glisson family, formerly of Jackson, Tenn., has established the Shelby Glisson Memorial Scholarship at UofM Lambuth. The endowed scholarship will support students who have had to overcome a medical adversity to study nursing at UofM Lambuth.

Read more about the scholarship>

| Top Stories |

UofM Receives $3.4 Million NSF Research Grant to Improve Training in Data Science >
January 30 | The University of Memphis has been awarded a $3,439,035 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in learning data science with adaptive learning for future workforce development.

UofM and Harwood Center Partner to Support Children with Special Needs >
January 28 | The University of Memphis and the Harwood Center are developing a partnership which will create an early learning classroom for children with special needs ages 2-6 scheduled to open in fall 2020.

UofM is No. 1 in Tennessee in USNWR Online Rankings >
January 14 | The University of Memphis continues to be ranked No. 1 in Tennessee in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings of online programs as the UofM’s status has soared nationally over the past three years.

UofM and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare MAAP Out Career Pathways >
January 8 | The UofM and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have formed a new partnership called MAAP (Methodist Associate Advancement Program), aimed at removing barriers to the pursuit of higher education for MLH Associates.

Board of Trustees Approves Reduced Tuition for Non-Resident Law Students >
December 4 | The Board of Trustees approved the School of Law’s non-resident (out-of-state) tuition rate to begin in academic year 2020-21 and formed an ad hoc Athletics Committee at its meeting Wednesday on the Lambuth campus.

Campus School Wins Designation as Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon School >
October 2 | For the first time, Campus School has been designated an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School. The designation is one of the highest honors from the U.S. Department of Education, awarded to just 362 schools nationwide.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UofM in Top Tier for Public Universities >
September 9 | The latest USNWR rankings put the University in the top tier for public universities.

Community Can Become Part of Larry Finch Legacy by Donating to Plaza >
August 1 | The UofM will dedicate a plaza in honor of the legendary Tiger player and coach in late 2020.