January 2020 News Releases

- Thursday, January 30 -

Andrew OlneyUofM Receives $3.4 Million NSF Research Grant to Improve Training in Data Science

The University of Memphis has been awarded a $3,439,035 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in learning data science with adaptive learning for future workforce development.

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 - Wednesday, January 29 -

M. David RuddPresident Rudd Elected to Executive Council of SACSCOC Board of Trustees

UofM President M. David Rudd has been elected to the Executive Council of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, Class of 2020.

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Hooks Institute Welcomes New Board Members and Announces Officers for 2020-21

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change  welcomes Christina Cook, Andrew Meyers and Gretchen Stroud to its Board. The Board also elected Thomas Flippen as chair, Alan Ferguson as vice chair and Holly Ann Cooper as secretary for 2020-21. 

Get to know the Hooks Board members>

 - Tuesday, January 28 -

Harwood CenterUofM and Harwood Center Partner to Support Children with Special Needs

The University of Memphis and the Harwood Center are developing a partnership which will create an early learning classroom for children with special needs ages 2-6 scheduled to open in fall 2020.

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- Thursday, January 23 -

Fayette County strikersHooks Institute and Fayette County Public Schools to Host Exhibit on Civil Rights Movement

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change and Fayette County Public Schools will host “Uplift the Vote: Everyone Should Have a Voting Story,” an exhibit on the importance of our most basic civil right – the right to vote. The exhibit will be on display at the Fayette County Public Schools Central Administration Building Feb. 3-March 6.

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- Wednesday, January 22 -

spelling beeUofM Will Sponsor and Host Shelby County Spelling Bee Feb. 1

The University of Memphis will sponsor the 2020 Shelby County Spelling Bee for the second straight year with the winner advancing to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Spelling Bee will take place in the UofM Rose Theatre Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 9 a.m.

More details about the Spelling Bee>

 - Tuesday, January 21 -

Jason SusserAcclaimed Immigration Law Firm Siskind Susser Partners with UofM

Siskind Susser, an internationally acclaimed immigration law firm based in Memphis, has partnered with the UofM to assist companies in the UMRF Research Park.

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- Thursday, January 16 -

Campus SchoolUofM to Launch Kindergarten Program at Campus School

The University of Memphis is launching a new kindergarten program as part of its national Blue Ribbon-designated Campus School. Campus School has served the University community for decades in grades 1-5, yet it has never been home to a kindergarten program.

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UofM Lambuth Nursing Program Adds State-of-the-Art Childbirth Simulator

The University of Memphis Lambuth continues to enhance its highly-ranked Nursing program. It now has one of the world’s first augmented reality childbirth simulators with integrated physiology, the CAE LucinaAR.

More details about the simulator>

 - Wednesday, January 15 -

mlk speechAvron B. Fogelman Donates Original Handwritten Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech to UofM

Philanthropist and UofM supporter Avron B. Fogelman has donated to the University the original copy of the historic speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered to the General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Chicago on July 6, 1965.

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- Tuesday, January 14 -

online programsUofM is No. 1 in Tennessee in USNWR Online Rankings

The University of Memphis continues to be ranked No. 1 in Tennessee in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings of online programs as the UofM’s status has soared nationally over the past three years.

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- Wednesday, January 8 -

 MAAP studentUofM and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare MAAP Out Career Pathways

The UofM and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have formed a new partnership called MAAP (Methodist Associate Advancement Program), aimed at removing barriers to the pursuit of higher education for MLH Associates. 

Find out more about the program>

- Tuesday, January 7 -

Ted TownsendCouncil on Competitiveness Names Ted Townsend to Outreach and Engagement Committee

The Board of the Council on Competitiveness has selected Ted Townsend, chief economic development and government relations officer, to its Outreach and Engagement Committee.

Learn more about Townsend's work>