August 2020 News Releases

- Thursday, August 27 -

Loewenberg College of Nursing Dean Lin ZhanNearly $1M UofM Loewenberg College of Nursing HRSA Grant to Fund RNs LEAD Project

The University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing and its dean, Dr. Lin Zhan, have been awarded a two-year, $972,435 grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).


- Wednesday, August 26 -

Dr. Stephanie IveyUofM’s SETWC Publishes Two Transportation Workforce Playbooks for USDOT

The Southeast Transportation Workforce Center has published two transportation workforce-focused “playbooks” as the result of project funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.


- Tuesday, August 25 -

Detlef HeckHooks Institute Board Welcomes Detlef Heck

Heck is a professor of Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he heads a research group that investigates the brain.

Read more about Detlef Heck>


 - Monday, August 24 - 

Maryam SalehiUofM’s Salehi Receives Nearly $330,000 NSF Environmental Engineering Award

Salehi, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, received a $329,655 grant for the research project “Exploring Coupled Physical, Biological and Chemical Processes that Control Lead Fate and Transport through Plastic Plumbing Materials.”


Learn more about the grant>

- Thursday, August 20 -

University of MemphisUofM Board of Trustees Committees Will Meet Aug. 25-27; Full Board Will Meet Sept. 2

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees committees will meet from Aug. 25-27. The full Board of Trustees will meet Sept. 2 at 9 a.m.

More details here>


Dr. Wesley JamesUofM Launches Center for Community Research and Evaluation

The mission of CCRE is to provide interdisciplinary social science research and evaluation support for community-based projects. 

Learn more about the CCRE>

- Wednesday, August 19 -

FedEx Institute$1.4 million grant awarded to UofM’s AutoTutor for Adult Reading Comprehension

With this four-year grant, researchers will further develop AutoTutor-ARC’s lessons and assessment tools.

Read more about AutoTutor>


- Tuesday, August 18 -

National Society of Collegiate ScholarsUofM Chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars Earns Star Status

NSCS is a nonprofit honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving undergraduates who excel academically during their first and second years of college.

More details on the honor>


- Monday, August 17 -

meal partnership1 MILLION meals provided by YMCA, SCS, Chartwells and UofM partnership for Shelby County students

As many as 14,000 meals have been packaged each day since March 25 as the partnership is continuing to provide meals for Shelby County students during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Read more about the partnership>

- Friday, August 14 -

UofM campus

UofM Announces Eradicating Systemic Racism and Promoting Social Justice Initiative

The University of Memphis aims to become a national model of institutional transformation to address the challenges of race and social justice magnified during these unprecedented times.

Read more about the initiative>

- Thursday, August 13 -

CERI teamCERI specialists traveling to North Carolina to monitor aftershocks of magnitude 5.1 earthquake

Specialists from the UofM’s Center for Earthquake Research and Information will be traveling to monitor aftershocks of the magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred two miles southeast of Sparta, N.C., Sunday.

Learn more about the CERI team>


- Tuesday, August 11 -

nursing students

AT&T Foundation Provides Scholarship Support for UofM Nursing Students

AT&T Nursing Scholarships are available to all students in need of financial assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

More details on the scholarships>


- Monday, August 10 -

Jeremy Tubbs, Wes HenleyGift from Musician Wes Henley Will Benefit UofM Lambuth Music and Entertainment Students

Wes Henley, who has written, performed and produced music for celebrated artists for more than four decades, has committed a $250,000 estate gift to the UofM  Lambuth Music and Entertainment program.

Read more about Henley's gift>

- Thursday, August 6 -

UofM administration building

Longtime UofM Supporter Mike Bruns Launches $1 Million Scholarship Challenge Fund

Bruns and his wife, Marian, committed $1 million to launch the Bruns Scholarship Challenge Fund, a 1:2 matching opportunity that challenges donors to establish new endowed scholarships at the University.

More details on the scholarship fund>

- Wednesday, August 5 -

CommencementUofM Will Recognize Graduates With Drive-Thru Event and Online Celebration

A total of 697 students will earn degrees and certificates from the University of Memphis Aug. 6-7, including 38 doctorates.

Read more about commencement>


Jasbir DhaliwalNine UofM/UTHSC Teams Awarded in Collaborative Grant Competition for COVID-19 Research

The grant competition was specifically geared to facilitate new collaborations between UTHSC and UofM faculty on projects designed to better understand the virus and find therapies to end the pandemic.

More details on the research>

- Tuesday, August 4 -

Amber JenningsJennings Receives Nearly $500,000 DOD Award to Develop Healing Technologies for Burn Wounds

Dr. Amber Jennings, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded $499,315 by the U.S. Department of Defense Military Burn Research Program (MBRP) for her research.

Learn more about Jennings' research>

- Monday, August 3 -

UofM campusUofM and City of Memphis Form Partnership to Offer Degrees at Lower Cost

The University of Memphis has formed a partnership with the City of Memphis that allows city employees to earn a degree in a timely, cost-effect manner while being supported by a team dedicated to student success.

Read more about COMPETE>