August 2019 News Releases

- Friday, August 30 -

clock towerUofM Board of Trustees and Committees Will Meet Sept. 4

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees and its committees will meet in the University Center on the main campus Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Read more about the BOT meeting>


- Thursday, August 29 -

wellness center$30 Million Student Wellness Center and Plaza to Break Ground

The University of Memphis will break ground on the new $30 million R. Brad Martin Student Wellness Center and Plaza adjacent to the new $18 million Hunter Harrison pedestrian cable bridge/Alumni Mall Amphitheater and $18.5 million five-story, 1,140-space parking garage on Southern Avenue.

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- Friday, August 23 -

art hubCCFA Will Unveil Central to the Arts Hub

The College of Communication and Fine Arts will kick off its Central Avenue Arts Corridor development project with an afternoon celebration for the launch of the Central to the Arts Hub on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Read more about the arts hub>


- Wednesday, August 21 -

new technologiesUofM Licenses Four New Research Technologies

The Office of Technology Transfer has signed agreements to license four new technologies: Engage, Green Living, Caregivers Support and Ultrasonic Dispersion of Cohesive Powders.

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- Tuesday, August 20 -

cable bridgeBridge to be Named for Hunter Harrison

The family of Hunter Harrison has made a gift to name the UofM’s new pedestrian cable bridge in his memory. Harrison attended the UofM, but left to pursue a career as a railroader.

Learn more about the bridge and its namesake>


david ruddPresident Rudd Named to NCAA Division I Committee

President M. David Rudd has been selected to the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum Steering Committee.

More details about the NCAA committee selection>



- Monday, August 19 -

opioid grantsUofM Receives $1.89 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis

The University  received two grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to train future behavioral health services providers in substance abuse and opioid treatment.

Read more about the grants>


african american male academyUofM Creates African American Male Academy

The University is launching The African American Male Academy, designed to increase graduation rates, following President Rudd’s well-received testimony to the House Committee on Education and Labor's Subcommittee on “The Cost of Non-Completion” in May.

Learn more about efforts to increase graduation rates>


- Thursday, August 15 -

porterleathUofM and Porter-Leath to launch partnership for early childhood care behind $3.5 million Urban Child Institute grant  

The University of Memphis and Porter-Leath have come together to launch a new, innovative partnership designed to help address a critical need for early childhood care in the Memphis community through the generosity of a $3.5 million grant from the Urban Child Institute.

Read more about the partnership>

- Monday, August 5 -

leftwich tennis centerCity of Memphis, UofM and Tennis Memphis Partner to Begin $19 Million Leftwich Tennis Center Expansion

Leftwich will serve as home for the Tiger men's and women's tennis teams. The new facility will be dramatically improved, featuring 32 courts – 20 outdoor and 12 indoor.

More details about the Leftwich expansion>

 - Friday, August 2 -

AACCUofM Math Professor is First Woman to Receive Bellman Award

Dr. Irena Lasiecka, professor and chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, made history recently when she was awarded the 2019 Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award.

Read more about Lasiecka and her award>

 - Thursday, August 1 -

larry finchCommunity Can Become Part of Larry Finch Legacy by Donating to Plaza

The UofM will dedicate a plaza in honor of the legendary Tiger player and coach in late 2020.

Learn more about the plaza how to contribute>

commencementUofM Will Award 638 Degrees at Commencement Aug. 10

The featured speaker will be Dr. Aram Goudsouzian, recipient of the 2019 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award

Read more about Commencement>