December 2020 News Releases

- Friday, December 18 -

Law SchoolNew Gift from Gilliland Family will Support Law School and Free Legal Clinics for Public

The family of the late James S. “Jim” Gilliland Sr. has made a generous $500,000 endowment gift to name the Legal Clinic at the UofM’s Cecil C. Humphreys Law School in honor of the Memphis-based legendary lawyer, philanthropist, community leader and longtime supporter of the UofM.

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- Monday, December 14 - 

healthcareMeharry Medical College, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and University of Memphis Announce Historic Collaboration to Diversify Provider Pipeline and Advance Health Care Education

Three Tennessee health care institutions join forces with others in Memphis to bring new opportunities for training to Black students and improved care to the communities they serve.

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- Monday, December 7 -

JED CampusUniversity of Memphis joins JED Campus to support student mental health

The University of Memphis has joined JED Campus in support of student well-being and mental health.  The program is a nationwide initiative of The Jed Foundation (JED) https://www.jedfoundation.org/ designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems to ensure that schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets. 

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Dr. Timothy GoldsmithDr. Timothy F. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund established at UofM Lambuth

The Dr. Timothy F. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund has been created to support University of Memphis Lambuth psychology students who have expressed interest in a career in youth services.  The scholarship has been established by the Goldsmith family in loving memory of Goldsmith, who passed away in September at 64 following a seventh-month battle with pancreatic cancer. 

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- Friday, December 4 -

overhead view of traffic at intersecionTwo UofM research centers merge to enhance offerings

 The Intermodal Freight Transportation Institute (IFTI) and the Center for Applied Earth Sciences and Engineering Research (CAESER) will merge to create the Division of Transportation and Logistics (DTL) within CAESER.

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- Wednesday, December 2 -

Fogelman College of Business & EconomicsSchool of Accountancy Named in Recognition of Transformational Gift from Crews Family

The UofM Board of Trustees unanimously approved the naming of the Crews School of Accountancy in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics in recognition of a $5 million commitment by the Crews Family Foundation.

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