November 2019 News Releases

- Wednesday, November 27 -

Lambuth campusBoard of Trustees and Committees Will Meet Dec. 4 on Lambuth Campus

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees and its committees will meet in the Wilder Student Union on the Lambuth campus in Jackson, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

More details on the meeting>


- Tuesday, November 26 -

Engineering dean with studentsHerff College of Engineering Growing at Unprecedented Rates

In the past five years alone, the Herff College has increased overall enrollment by 30%, and the number of BS degrees in its department has increased by 50%.

Read more about the college's growth>


- Monday, November 25 -

cyber securitySilicon Valley Startup Licenses Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication System Patent from UofM

The University of Memphis Research Foundation has signed an agreement to license a U.S. patent for an Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication System invented and developed by a team led by Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, professor of Computer Science and director of the Center for Information Assurance.

More details about the patent>

- Thursday, November 21 -


Biology Professor Publishes Article on Genomic Basis of Insect Biodiversity in Academy of Sciences Journal

Dr. Duane McKenna, William Hill Professor of Biological Sciences, authored a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. The article details how ancient horizontal transfers of microbial genes to beetle genomes set the stage for beetle diversification.

Learn more about McKenna’s research>

- Tuesday, November 19 -

Ben and Frances HooksHooks Institute Creates Endowments in Memory of Benjamin and Frances Dancy Hooks

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change has created two endowed accounts to ensure a lasting impact of the generous gifts made to the Institute by Hooks and his wife, Frances Dancy Hooks, in 2016.

Read more about the endowments>

- Monday, November 18 -

Herff Engineering UofM Producing STEM Graduates for Workforce Needs

The Herff College of Engineering has specific initiatives in place to increase the number of STEM graduates it produces who are highly needed in the workforce. In its 10-year strategic plan, the College’s goal is to double the number of BS degrees conferred between 2013 and 2023.

Learn more about the Herff College’s initiatives>

- Thursday, November 14 -

pedestrian safetyUniversity Middle Students to Coordinate Pedestrian Safety Event on South Highland Saturday

University Middle sixth grade students, UofM Police Services, the Herff College of Engineering and Pouncer are holding an informational fair and event to raise awareness for pedestrian safety on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. This event will be held in the Goodwill parking lot on the corner of Walker Ave. and South Highland St.

More details on the safety event>

- Monday, November 11 -

WUMRUofM Announces Anticipated Radio Partnership with Crosstown Concourse and Daily Memphian

WUMR FM 91.7, which began broadcasting in 1974, will be transforming as part of an anticipated newly created nonprofit radio company, in cooperation with Crosstown Concourse and The Daily Memphian, pending approval at the UofM Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 4.

Learn more about the WUMR partnership>

-  Wednesday, November 6 -

Brian SelznickRenowned Illustrator Brian Selznick to Visit Campus for Lecture on Walt Whitman

The Department of Theatre & Dance will host a presentation by illustrator Brian Selznick and world-renowned Walt Whitman scholar Karen Karbeinar Thursday, Nov. 21, from 1-2:20 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre.

Read more about the lecture>