October 2019 News Releases

- Wednesday, October 30 -

American  OdysseyHooks Institute to Sponsor Lecture by National Book Award Winner at National Civil Rights Museum

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will sponsor a lecture by Hooks National Book Award-winning author Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell on Nov. 7.  The free public event will be held in Hooks-Hyde Hall at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St., beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. and followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.

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- Thursday, October 24 -

Vasile Rus

UofM Receives $2.58 Million To Begin Data Science Learner Data Institute

 A $2.58 million National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project, led by Dr. Vasile Rus, William Dunavant Professor in Computer Science, will lay the foundation for a future Learner Data Institute (LDI).

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 - Monday, October 21 -

Hooks Institute open houseHooks Institute Will Present Policy Papers at Open House Oct. 28

Join the Hooks Institute for Social Change for the release of the 2019 Hooks Institute Policy Papers and learn about its programs and initiatives at the 2019 Open House. The event will be held Monday, Oct. 28, in the University Center Bluff Room (304). A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6 p.m.

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- Friday, October 18 -

Kim OllerPreterm Infants Produce Language-like Sounds as Soon as They Can Breathe Independently

A paper authored by Dr. D. Kimbrough Oller published in Scientific Reports shows that infants born prematurely and still in neonatal intensive care two months before their due dates produce abundant speech-like vocalizations, early precursors to speech.

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 - Thursday, October 17 -

DEVCONUMRF Research Park Recruits DEVCON

DEVCON, a cybersecurity solutions company that builds tools to preserve the media industry and gathers intelligence to track down and stop cyber criminals, is moving to Memphis and setting up its office in the University of Memphis UMRF Research Park.

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 - Wednesday, October 16 -


UofM Selected as Host Site for Department of State Startup Bootcamp

The University of Memphis Research Park has been selected as one of a handful of research institutions nationally to bring international companies to campus. Global Innovation through Science and Technology is a U.S. Department of State month-long program in which CEOs are immersed in a startup bootcamp.

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- Tuesday, October 15 -

eraina schaussUofM and UTHSC Researchers Receive CORNET Award for Studies on Brain Exploration in Adolescents 

Dr. Eraina Schauss, director and founder of the Brain Center at the UofM, and Dr. Khyobeni Mozhui, associate professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, are recipients of the 2019 UTHSC/UofM CORNET Award in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Research.

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- Wednesday, October 2 -

campus schoolCampus School Wins Designation as Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon School

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.

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