January 2021 News Releases
- Tuesday, January 26 -
UofM highest-ranked in Tennessee for 2nd straight year by U.S. News & World Report
The University of Memphis is the highest-ranked institution in Tennessee for the second straight year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 rankings of online programs. UofM’s status began its incredible climb four years ago, culminating with the top spot in back-to-back years.
- Thursday, January 21 -
UofM Herff College of Engineering Receives Prestigious National Award for Diversity Efforts
The University of Memphis’ Herff College of Engineering recently received Bronze-level recognition from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Diversity Recognition Program, currently the highest level of recognition available from the program.
- Tuesday, January 12 -
Former University of Memphis President Thomas G. Carpenter passes away
Dr. Thomas G. Carpenter, former University of Memphis President, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6. He was 94.
- Monday, January 11 -
University of Memphis UMRF Research Park receives Soft Landings designation
After a nearly two-year process, the UMRF Research Park at the University of Memphis has received the “Soft Landings” designation from the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA). InBIA is a global non-profit with more than 1,200 members who lead entrepreneurship support organizations in 30 countries. InBIA provides industry best practices through education while enabling collaboration, mentorship, peer-based learning and the sharing of innovative ideas for entrepreneurs across the globe.
- Thursday, January 7 -
UofM trailblazer Dr. Miriam DeCosta-Willis (Sugarmon) passes away
Dr. Miriam DeCosta-Willis (Sugarmon), the UofM’ first Black professor, passed away Thursday at her home surrounded by family. The UofM dedicated a historical marker to honor DeCosta-Willis on Dec. 14, 2020. The marker will be placed in front of Jones Hall just north of the Administration Building.
- Monday, January 4 -
A. Stephen McDaniel elected to NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame
The National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) has recognized former University of Memphis adjunct professor and two-time graduate A. Stephen McDaniel as an entrant into the Estate Planning Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Accredited Estate Planner Designation for 2020.