June 2020 Press Releases

- Wednesday, June 24 -

international studentsICFGM makes $5,000 grant to benefit international students

The grant to the International Student Emergency Fund will support international students at the UofM who are unable to return home or obtain employment during the pandemic.

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 - Thursday, June 18 -

hooks conversationHooks Institute will host online community conversation June 22

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change  will host a community conversation on how we can collectively work to reform our communities to value, protect and invest in Black and Brown lives via Facebook Live Monday, June 22, from 1-2 p.m.

More details on the conversation>


UofM campus

University Schools receive prestigious high school planning grant 

The University of Memphis has received a competitive, prestigious national planning grant of $100,000 from NewSchools Venture Funds to begin development of a University High School.

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- Wednesday, June 17 -

UofM implementing test-flexible admissions policy for fall 2021 class

The UofM will adopt a test-flexible application policy for the entering class of fall 2021 due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a one-year policy to provide a fair and reassuring response to the needs of future Tigers.

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- Friday, June 12 -

campusEconomic impact analysis report highlights UofM’s $1 billion contribution to local economy

$1 billion in economic output. $500 million in labor income. Nearly 10,000 jobs. These are just some of the impressive statistics to come from the latest economic impact analysis conducted by Applied Analysis for the University of Memphis.

More details on the UofM's economic impact>

- Wednesday, June 10 -

nursing studentsUofM receives $9.4 million from HRSA to advance Social Work, Nursing and College of Education

Grants were awarded to the College of Education, School of Social Work and Loewenberg College of Nursing and will serve, support and retain disadvantaged students.


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- Tuesday, June 9 -

covid testingKroger Health and UofM Partner Again to Offer Free COVID-19 Testing

Kroger Health and the University of Memphis partner again to offer free COVID-19 testing at the same location on the UofM campus Wednesday, June 10, through Friday, June 12, from noon to 5 p.m.

More details on the testing>


Kappa Alpha membersUofM Lambuth establishes John Yarbrough Scholarship for students in health sciences

UofM Lambuth has established the John Edwin Yarbrough Scholarship to benefit students in health sciences/services – the first scholarship in health sciences for UofM Lambuth.

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- Monday, June 8 -

online studentUofM Global offers free online college prep course

UofM Global is now offering College Prep, a complimentary online course open to anyone interested in learning more about academic preparedness in a university setting. The minimum age for the class is 17.

More about the course>

 - Friday, June 5 -

campus fountainShelby County Schools & University of Memphis partner to create the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joris M. Ray and University of Memphis President M. David Rudd have committed to the creation of the George Floyd Memorial Scholarship fund, with the goal of providing college scholarship support to as many African American Male Academy members as possible. 

Learn more about the scholarship>

 - Thursday, June 4 -

Admin BuildingBoard of Trustees takes several actions at Wednesday meeting

At a UofM Board Trustees held via video conferencing Wednesday, President M. David Rudd presented an update on the University vision and how the University is moving forward.


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education studentP.E.O. Sisterhood endows scholarship in honor of G.G. Bray at UofM Lambuth

The Tennessee Chapter Y of P.E.O. International Sisterhood in Jackson, Tenn., has endowed the G.G. Bray Scholarship for women majoring in education at UofM Lambuth.

More details on the scholarship>


- Monday, June 1 -

FedEx InstituteUofM offers webinar series on supporting vulnerable populations through telehealth

The University will host a series of one-hour webinars related to telehealth for vulnerable populations in June. Learn how leading clinicians are using the latest technology to serve their patients/clients remotely.

Learn more about the series>