February 2021 News Releases

- Thursday, February 25 -

Nannie Helen Burroughs

UofM Hooks Institute to host Social Justice Lecture on Civil Rights Activist Nannie Helen Burroughs 

A lecture by Kelisha B. Graves, author of Nannie Helen Burroughs: A Documentary Portrait of an Early Civil Rights Pioneer, 1900-1959, will be livestreamed on the Hooks Institute’s Facebook page (facebook.com/benhooksinstitute) on March 9 at 6 p.m. 

More on the lecture >

- Wednesday, February 17 -


UofM honored among Top Military Friendly Schools for seventh consecutive year 

The University of Memphis has received Gold recognition for 2021-22 and honored among the top Military Friendly Schools List for the seventh consecutive year. The list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military service members and veterans as students and ensure their success on campus. 

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- Monday, February 15 -

HC10 robot

UofM’s Herff College of Engineering Receives In-Kind Donation from Yaskawa America, Inc., FedEx and Eaton

The Department of Engineering Technology in the University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering announces the donation of two Yaskawa HC10 collaborative robots from Yaskawa America, Inc., for use in both undergraduate and graduate-level applied robotics classes. 

Learn about HC10 robots >

 - Wednesday, February 10 -


University of Memphis announces new Institute for Arts and Health

The University of Memphis is pleased to announce the establishment of the Institute for Arts and Health. The Institute will bridge the arts, humanities, social sciences, digital technologies and STEM areas, and aims to incubate and secure funding for transdisciplinary research and community engagement related to the Arts and Health.

More on the Institute >

- Thursday, February 4 -

Marcus Wicker

UofM professor Marcus Wicker receives prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded University of Memphis associate professor Marcus Wicker a 2021 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000. He is one of 35 writers to receive the prestigious award from a pool of 1,601 applicants. 

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