February 2020 News Releases

- Friday, February 28 -

clock towerUofM Board of Trustees and Committees Will Meet March 4

Committee meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. The schedule for the day includes Academic, Research and Student Success Committee at 8:30 a.m.; Governance and Finance Committee at 9:45 a.m.; and Audit Committee at 11 a.m., with an executive session to follow. The full Board of Trustees meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom on the third floor of the University Center.

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- Wednesday, February 26 -

Hooks Book AwardHooks Institute Announces 2019 National Book Award Finalists

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change has selected five finalists for its 2019 National Book Award. The winner will be chosen this summer by a panel of judges representing various disciplines and academic institutions in Memphis.

More about the finalists>

- Monday, February 24 -

Kristen ClarkeHooks Institute to Host Civil Rights Leader Kristen Clarke at Join Hands for Change Luncheon April 23

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will host national civil rights leader Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, at the 2020 Join Hands for Change Luncheon on April 23.

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- Thursday, February 20 -

volunteer serviceUofM Surpasses $1 Million Volunteer Economic Impact Milestone

The University of Memphis has reached a landmark surpassing the $1 million milestone for economic impact through community service in the City of Memphis. More than 5,000 UofM students have contributed 45,000+ service hours since the launch in August 2018.

Learn more about community service at the UofM>


teacher education programTeacher Preparation Program Exceeds Expectations on State Report Card

The University’s teacher preparation program received an “Exceeds Expectations” on this year’s state Educator Preparation Report Card. The UofM was one of only nine educator preparation programs in Tennessee to receive an “Exceeds Expectations” of the 39 programs in the state.

Read more about the teacher prep program>

- Wednesday, February 19 -

ROTC member doing warm upUofM Named Among Top 10 Military Friendly Schools; Makes List for Sixth Consecutive Year

The University of Memphis has been named to the Military Friendly Schools List for the sixth consecutive year by Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly group of education and career resources for veterans and their families. The UofM was ranked No. 9 nationally.

Learn more about the new ranking >

- Monday, February 17 -

Admin BuildingUofM Adds Three New Graduate Programs

The University of Memphis has added two new doctoral programs in social work and applied physics along with a Master of Science in engineering management. All three programs will be available starting this fall.

Learn more about the new programs >

- Tuesday, February 11 -

UofM LambuthGlisson Family Establishes Scholarship at UofM Lambuth

The Glisson family, formerly of Jackson, Tenn., has established the Shelby Glisson Memorial Scholarship at UofM Lambuth. The endowed scholarship will support students who have had to overcome a medical adversity to study nursing at UofM Lambuth.

Read more about the scholarship>

- Wednesday, February 5 -

Law SchoolLaw School Ranked 13th for African American Students by preLaw Magazine

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has been ranked the 13th best law school nationally for African American students in the latest issue of preLaw magazine. Memphis Law also received an A- for its Trial Advocacy program and was recognized for its out-of-state tuition reduction.

More about the ranking>