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- Wednesday, April 17 -

Tara Jones

UofM Selects Auburn Exec as New Leader of Advancement

Longtime advancement professional Tara Jones will become the Senior Vice President of Advancement for the University of Memphis and the University of Memphis Foundation.

Learn more about Tara Jones

- Thursday, April 11 -

Dr. Santosh Kumar

mDOT Center Receives $1.1M NIH Grant for AI Wearables

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded $1.1M to the mDOT Center at the University of Memphis to continue developing cutting-edge artificial intelligence for wearables with a goal of transforming health and wellness around the globe.

Learn more about mDOT Center's innovative research on wearable AI technologies

- Tuesday, April 9 -

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New Scholars Program Introduced at University of Memphis

The University of Memphis will introduce a new scholarship program aimed at rewarding top-tier academic performance thanks to the generosity of Memphis philanthropist and UofM alum Burton Weil. 

Read more about scholarship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and law students

- Monday, April 8 -

UofM views partial eclipse through telescope

UofM Hosting (Partial) Eclipse Gathering April 8

The UofM Central Campus hosts an eclipse gathering and a unique solar observation opportunity through a telescope provided by the UofM Department of Physics and Materials Science.

Learn about the options students have to safely view the eclipse

- Friday, April 5 -

From left Rene Bustamante, President Bill Hardgrave and Sen. Marsha Blackburn

Sen. Blackburn Visits FedEx Institute of Technology at UofM

U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee visited the University of Memphis to talk all things tech at the FedEx Institute of Technology.

Learn more about semiconductor research and the Next Generation Supply Chain at the UofM

- Wednesday, April 3 -

UofM Provost David Russomanno (left) honors Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page.

UofM Honors State Supreme Court Justice and Law School Alumnus Roger Page

UofM Provost David Russomanno presented Justice Roger A. Page with the Outstanding Law Alumni honor in the Historic Courtroom at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Learn more about Justice Roger A. Page

- Monday, April 1 -

Nibbles the Squirrel

Whither UofM Mascot Pouncer the Tiger?

In honor of the most visible critter on the UofM campus, the small yet scrappy squirrel, the University is poised to adopt Nibbles as its new mascot.  

Learn more about Nibble the squirrel

- Wednesday, March 27 -

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Brown v. Board of Education: 70 Years Later

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will host a conference examining the legacy of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision at the University of Memphis, with guest speakers from the U.S. Department of Education and the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP as well as panels that will focus on furthering equity in education.

Learn more about the conference and speakers

- Tuesday, March 26 -

Jim Strickland

Strickland Named New Dean of Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

Jim Strickland, the 64th mayor of the City of Memphis, was announced today as the next dean of Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Read more about Jim Strickland

- Tuesday, March 26 -

Michele Ehrhart

UofM Names Former FedEx Exec as Communications Chief

The UofM announced Michele Ehrhart as its Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.

Read more about Michele Ehrhart

- Monday, March 25 -

Cade Plunk

UofM Students Spearhead Course on 9/11 Lessons in Resiliency

Two UofM students spearheaded a course on 9/11 lessons in resiliency. 

Learn about the course

- Saturday, March 9 -

UofM Lambuth Gate

UofM Lambuth’s True Blue Day Coming Up March 23

University of Memphis Lambuth Campus graduates are invited to this year’s True Blue Day on Saturday, March 23, to celebrate outstanding alumni and honor alumni from the Class of 1974 and members of the 1999. 

Learn more about this year's award honorees

- Wednesday, March 6 -

Cato Johnson, UofM Board of Trustees Chair

UofM Board of Trustees to Convene March 13

The first University of Memphis Board of Trustees meeting of 2024 will occur Wednesday, March 13, in the Bluff Room of the Maxine A. Smith University Center.

Read more about the next UofM Board of Trustees Meeting

- Wednesday, March 6 -

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Orthographers Rejoice! Scripps Regional Bee is Back in Person

The University of Memphis will again play host to the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee for West Tennessee, returning to an in-person event after the pandemic compelled a virtual version.

Learn more about the Regional Spelling Bee

- Friday, March 1 -

School of Public Health class

School of Public Health Receives Harrison C. Spencer Award

The School of Public Health at the University of Memphis is the 2024 co-recipient of the Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Learn more about SPH award for outstanding community service

- Tuesday, February 20 -

College Tour films at UofM

‘The College Tour’ Show Films at University of Memphis

The University of Memphis will become among the latest higher ed institutions featured in “The College Tour” when the Amazon Prime Video show streams new episodes later this year.

Read more about the UofM students appearing in 'The College Tour'

- Thursday, February 15 -

Vadim Levin, PhD, CERI Director

Earthquake Research Center at UofM Welcomes New Director

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis welcomed a new director to start off the new semester. Vadim Levin, PhD, most recently of Rutgers University, will lead the team at CERI, a Tennessee Center of Excellence that monitors earthquake activity in a large part of eastern North America, conducting fundamental research on the causes and consequences of earthquakes, including the way temblors happen and the impact they have on society.

Read more about earthquake research at the CERI Center

- Wednesday, February 14 -

Dr. Marie van der Merwe, associate professor in the UofM College of Health Sciences

UofM Health Sciences Professor Receives Higher Ed Science Educator of the Year Award from Association

Marie van der Merwe, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Memphis, recently received the 2023 Higher Education (4-year institution) Science Educator of the Year award from the Tennessee Science Teachers Association.

Read more about Dr. Marie van der Merwe

- Monday, February 12 -

Keith Humphrey, UofM Police Chief

University of Memphis Selects New Police Chief

The University of Memphis today announced long-time law enforcement professional Keith Humphrey as its next campus police chief, filling a key public safety position at the University.

Read more about Keith Humphrey

- Monday, February 12 -

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Hooks Institute to Host National Book Award Presentation

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will celebrate the 2022 Hooks National Book Award winner, Dr. Julius B. Fleming Jr. and his book “Black Patience: Performance, Civil Rights, and the Unfinished Project of Emancipation at a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Read more about the Hooks National Book Award winner

- Tuesday, February 5 -

Andre E Johnson photo

UofM Professor Andre E. Johnson Receives Prestigious Award in Africana Communication from National Communication Association

The National Communication Association (NCA) recently named Andre E. Johnson, PhD, as the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication.

Celebrate excellence in Africana Communication