April 2020 Press Releases

- Tuesday, April 28 -

chartwells meals173,000 meals provided by YMCA, Chartwells and UofM partnership for Shelby County students during crisis

The YMCA, Chartwells and University of Memphis partnership has provided 173,000 meals for Shelby County students during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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- Thursday, April 23 -

FedEx InstituteUofM committed to reducing research innovation barriers during COVID-19 pandemic

The University of Memphis has endorsed and committed to the COVID-19 Licensing Guidelines recently released by the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), the global association of technology transfer professionals.  

Learn more about the guidelines>

- Wednesday, April 22 -

Cato JohnsonUofM Board of Trustee Cato Johnson Selected to Gov. Bill Lee’s Healthcare Working Group

Cato Johnson, University of Memphis Board of Trustee and chief of staff/public policy and regulatory affairs of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, has been selected to serve on Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s Healthcare Working Group.

Read more about the appointment>

- Monday, April 20 -

Chartwells employee packages food with several workers and food packages surrounding herUofM to Host Site for Mid-South Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program Tuesday

The University of Memphis will serve as a host site for the Mid-South Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Central Avenue parking lot next to the Holiday Inn on campus.

More details about the program>

- Friday, April 17 -

FedEx InstituteFedEx Institute of Technology Holding Virtual Hackathon to Highlight Important Issues During Pandemic

As an opportunity to come together (virtually) to identify, support and bring innovative solutions to some of the most pressing challenges currently affecting us all, the FedEx Institute of Technology will host the Fighting It Together Virtual Hackathon April 20-24.


Read more about FedEx Institute initiatives>

- Tuesday, April 14 -

Maryam SalehiSalehi Conducts Water Quality Research in Response to COVID-19 Building Closures

Dr. Maryam Salehi, assistant professor of Civil Engineering, is a collaborator in a multi-university study concerning water safety in buildings closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about the study>

- Thursday, April 9 -

Chartwells employee packages food

UofM & Chartwells partner to package as many as 10,000 meals a day for Shelby County students during crisis

The University of Memphis and Chartwells have partnered to package as many as 10,000 meals in a single day for Shelby County students during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

More about the partnership>

- Tuesday, April 7 -

mcontainMD2K Researchers Launch New App for Personal Tracking of Social Distancing

Researchers at the MD2K Center of Excellence, headquartered at the University of Memphis, announce the launch of a free mobile app called mContain to help track social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak with a goal to reduce community transmission.

More details about mContain>

- Thursday, April 2 -

law school buildingMemphis Law Named Best Law School Building in the U.S. for Third Time

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has again been ranked No. 1 on preLaw magazine’s list of Best Law School Buildings in the nation in its spring 2020 issue.

Read more about the recognition>

- Wednesday, April 1 -

face shield framesUofM 3D-Printing Face Shield Frames for Le Bonheur and State Hospitals

The University is fabricating face shield frames using its 3D printers 24 hours a day in its state-of-the-art Metal Additive Manufacturing Lab.

Learn more about the initiative>