March 2022 News Releases


- Wednesday, March 30 -


UofM to host Second Annual Day of Giving Event April 5-6

The UofM will host its second annual Day of Giving, a 24-hour, University-wide giving event from noon on April 5 to noon on April 6. The campaign, “Driven by Giving,” is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to show their support for UofM students.

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- Tuesday, March 29 -


UofM receives 31 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Programs Rankings

The University of Memphis was ranked in 31 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Programs national rankings for 2023 that were released Tuesday, an increase from 26 a year ago. The UofM was the highest-ranked institution in Tennessee for the third-straight year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 rankings of online programs. The UofM’s status in these rankings began its incredible climb five years ago, culminating in the top spot for three consecutive years.

More on the rankings >

- Friday, March 25 -

Law School

University of Memphis Law ranked in top 20 for African American Students by preLaw Magazine

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has been ranked the 19th best law school nationally for African American students in the latest issue of preLaw magazine. Memphis Law was also included among the top schools on the magazine's annual "Diversity Honor Roll" for 2022.

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- Wednesday, March 16 -


University of Memphis Lambuth True Blue Day on March 19

The UofM Lambuth True Blue Day is set for March 19 with an all-day celebration on campus, highlighted by the alumni awards reception and dinner in the Jack Morris Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the event, to buy tickets and to purchase merchandise, click here.

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- Friday, March 11 -


UofM Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music to Host 9th Annual Memphis International Guitar Festival

Noted classical guitar masters from around the country and the world will be returning to the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music for the 9th Annual Memphis International Guitar Festival sponsored by the Augustine Foundation on March 18-20. 

Learn more about the festival >

- Monday, March 7 -

ROTCUofM Honored Among Top Military Friendly Schools for Eighth Consecutive Year 

The University of Memphis has been honored among the top Military Friendly Schools for the eighth consecutive year, as the institution received Gold recognition for 2022-23. 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. 

More on the honor >

- Thursday, March 4 -


Pinnacle Financial Partners Gift to the UofM’s Hooks Institute to Honor Life and Work of Herman Strickland 

Pinnacle Financial Partners is presenting a $15,000 financial gift to the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute in the name of Herman Strickland, a long-time Pinnacle leader and pillar of the community with countless contributions to Memphis and the Mid-South. In addition to the contribution, the director’s office at the Hooks Institute is now named in Strickland’s honor. 

About the gift >

- Thursday, March 3 -


University of Memphis selected by Amazon as an Education Partner for Career Choice Program 

The University of Memphis has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to many nationally ranked academic programs. Associates will be able to take courses on the Central campus, at UofM Lambuth or online through UofM Global.

Learn about the program >

- Wednesday, March 2 -

JoshiDr. Ashish Joshi named Dean of the School of Public Health at the UofM

Dr. Ashish Joshi has been named dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Memphis, effective Aug. 1. Joshi is currently senior associate dean of Academic and Student Affairs and professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy-New York. He joined CUNY in 2014 as a founding assistant dean of student affairs. In 2016, he was promoted to associate dean of Student and Alumni Affairs. He was appointed to his current position in 2018.

More about Dr. Joshi >

- Tuesday, March 1 -


University of Memphis Establishes Rudd Institute for Veteran and Military Suicide Prevention 

During its quarterly meeting on Tuesday, the University of Memphis Board of Trustees announced the establishment of the Rudd Institute for Veteran and Military Suicide Prevention in appreciation to UofM President M. David Rudd. 

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