July 2019 News Releases

- Wednesday, July 31 -

lambuth campusHigh School Will Relocate to UofM Lambuth Campus

The existing Madison Academic High School will move into a new facility on the UofM Lambuth Campus in Jackson, Tenn.

More details about the new high school>

- Monday, July 29 -

tim flohrTim Flohr Appointed Program Manager for Kemmons Wilson Culinary Institute

Flohr will manage the daily operations of the custom-built culinary training facility in Cordova.

Read more about Flohr and the Culinary Institute>

- Friday, July 26 -

brian russellArtist Brian Russell Will Create Sculpture for Scheidt Family Music Center

“The Spirit of Music” will be a freestanding abstract sculpture made of forged aluminum with three blue elements of cast glass.

Read more about the artist and the sculpture>


hooks instituteHooks Institute Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change has added Mark Hart, Thomas Flippen and Nicole A. Thomas to its Advisory Board.

Learn more about the new board members>

 - Wednesday, July 24 -

athletics logoAthletics Receives Record $13 Million Commitment

The gift from Gary W. and Barbara Bryant is the largest commitment in Memphis Athletics history, and the second-largest gift in University of Memphis history. 

Read more about the Bryant gift>


- Thursday, July 18 -

Anita BoykinsLCON Receives $2.7 Million Grant for Family Nurse Practitioner Program

The grant will address the shortage of primary care professionals in underserved rural communities in West Tennessee.

Learn more about the HRSA grant>


student studying$44.1 Million: A Record for UofM Fundraising

The UofM secured a record $44.1 million in fundraising during the 2019 fiscal year, including $32.5 million for academics and $11.6 million for athletics.

Read more about the record>

- Wednesday, July 17 -

Mary CampbellHooks Institute Selects An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden as Winner of its National Book Award

An American Odyssey is a telling biography of the artist Romare Bearden, whose iconic collages conveyed the richness and complexity of African American life in the civil rights era.

More details about the book selection>

 - Tuesday, July 2 -

Katharine SchaffzinUofM Names Katharine T. Schaffzin as Dean of Law School

Schaffzin is the first woman to serve as dean of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Read more about the new dean>

UMRF research parkUMRF Research Park Joins Blockchain Consortium to Reclaim Medications and Prevent Prescription Waste

The UMRF Research Park became the second node in a nationwide consortium of prescription repositories, health care organizations and higher education institutions to reclaim medications and track prescription waste.

Learn more about the medication consortium>