June 2022 News Releases

- Tuesday, June 28 -


UofM Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium & Jackson-Madison County Public Library Join NASA in Nationwide Celebration of Webb Space Telescope First Science Images  

The University of Memphis Lambuth M. D. Anderson Planetarium & Jackson-Madison County Public Library have joined hundreds of sites across the country to celebrate the release of the first science images from the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s next great space science observatory.   

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- Monday, June 27 -

Ida B. WellsMalco Studio on the Square Features Hooks Institute’s Ida B. Wells Documentary on July 21 and July 28 at 7 p.m.

“Facing Down Storms: Memphis and the Making of Ida B. Wells,” a production of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis, will be shown on July 21 and July 28 at 7 p.m. at the Malco Studio on the Square, 2105 Court Ave., in Memphis. General Admission Tickets are $10 each.

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- Thursday, June 23 -


St. Jude, UofM partner with local organizations to expand STEM opportunities in Memphis

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the University of Memphis, the Tennessee Department of Education, Memphis-Shelby County Schools and other area colleges and universities, have created a new partnership to expand access to STEM education to provide educational opportunities to students who have been historically underrepresented in science-related careers.

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- Monday, June 20 -

High School

UofM’s University High School receives $445K competitive national school start-up grant

The University of Memphis has received a $445,000 new school launch grant from NewSchools Venture Fund to support the opening of the University High School. University High will open on campus in the Orgel Educational Center this fall with its inaugural class of 100 freshmen.

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- Thursday, June 16 -

fcbeUofM Students Finish No. 2 in the World in 2022 Hedge Fund Competition

Four University of Memphis students from the Fogelman College of Business and Economics finished No. 2 in the world, winning the silver medal and a $5,000 scholarship prize, in the 2022 Inter-University Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition at Georgia Tech. The UofM cross-disciplinary student team of Priyanka Singh in Marketing and Naitik Kaythwal in Computer Science along with Nathan Miskell and John Herin, both in Finance, defeated more than 80 top universities.

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- Wednesday, June 1 -


University of Memphis Board of Trustees Announces No In-State Tuition Increase for 2022-23 

For the third time in five years, the University of Memphis will have no tuition increase for all in-state students for the 2022-23 academic year. The University will implement a nominal 1-2.16% increase for nonresident and international students. Both tuition proposals were announced at the UofM Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday.  

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