September 2019 News Releases

- Monday, September 30 -

research parkUofM Research Park Propels Growth for Prospero Health

Local and state officials and leaders came together Sept. 17 to celebrate Prospero Health’s expansion and move to One Commerce Square in Downtown Memphis. The Boston-based healthcare startup, which focuses on home health for those with critical illnesses, plans to invest $1.5 million and hire 249 employees in the City of Memphis.

 Learn more about Prospero's growth>

- Thursday, September 26  -

sickle cell awarenessCampus Event Will Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease

An upcoming event aims to raise awareness about sickle cell disease, a debilitating blood disorder that affects up to 8% of African Americans. The second annual Sickle Cell Awareness Day at the UofM will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the University Center.

Read more about the sickle cell event>

- Monday, September 23 -

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Highland Streetscape Plan Unveiled at Community Meeting

Highland Street will soon be getting a facelift, thanks to the Highland Revitalization Tax Increment Financing (TIF).

Learn more about the Highland project>

- Thursday, September 19 -

phil cannonYouth Programs Inc. Endows Phil Cannon Scholarship for Journalism Students

Following three years of year-to-year funding for the Phil Cannon Memorial Scholarship, the board of Youth Programs Inc., the charitable foundation of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, has permanently endowed this scholarship awarded to UofM  journalism students.

More details about the scholarship>

- Wednesday, September 18 -

dance programUofM Ranked Among Top Dance Programs in the Nation

Onstage Blog has listed the University of Memphis among the Top 30 College Dance Programs in the nation for 2019-20.

Learn more about the dance program>

- Tuesday, September 17 -

erik gellmanHooks Institute and AMUM to Co-Host Closing Lecture of Art Shay Exhibit with Dr. Erik Gellman

The Hooks Institute and AMUM will co-host a closing lecture of the exhibit If I Had A Camera: Art Shay – Activism, Civil Rights & Justice Tuesday, Oct. 1, at AMUM. The lecture will be given by Dr. Erik Gellman, a professor at UNC Chapel Hill, and will coincide with the final week of the exhibit, which closes Oct. 5.

Read more about Gellman and the exhibit>

- Monday, September 16 -

UMRF research parkGovernment Relations and Policy Spurs Economic Growth in University District

Since beginning the Government Relations and Policy in 2018, the University of Memphis has brought in $18.3 million in private investments from local, national and international companies.

Learn more about the UofM investing in the University District>

- Wednesday, September 11 -

memphis state eightUofM Will Commemorate 60th Anniversary of Memphis State Eight

The University of Memphis will celebrate the 60th anniversary of eight African American students integrating its campus at a commemorative event Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Theatre. A reception will follow.

Read more about the Memphis State Eight>

- Monday, September 9 -


U.S. News & World Report Ranks UofM in Top Tier for Public Universities

The latest USNWR rankings put the University in the top tier for public universities.

Learn more about the ranking>

 - Friday, September 6 -

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Dr. KB Turner Appointed Chair of Faculty Athletics Committee

President M. David Rudd has appointed Dr. KB Turner to chair the Faculty Athletics Committee, which he has served on for several years.

Read more about Turner and the committee>

- Wednesday, September 4 -

admin buildingBoard of Trustees Approves Purchase of Property to Accommodate Middle and High Schools

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees approved the purchase of property at Audubon Park Baptist Church and three adjacent residential parcels north of Park Avenue to accommodate the growth of University Middle School and allow for future expansion of a University high school at its meeting Wednesday.

Read more from the meeting>