September 2022 News Releases

- Wednesday, Sept. 28 -

LindnerUofM Researcher Helps to Develop Innovative Drug Detection Technology

The United States Patent Office awarded UofM professor Dr. Ernő Linder and Vanderbilt University professor Dr. Edward Chaum with the patent: “Method and device for detection of bioavailable drug concentration in a fluid sample” (U.S. Patent 11,375,929 B2). Linder is the R. Eugene Smith Professor of Biomedical Engineering and professor of Chemistry at the UofM. Chaum is a professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; and Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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- Thursday, Sept. 22 -

AlbersUofM’s Art Museum Unveils Collection of Paintings and Prints by Bauhaus Master Josef Albers and Colleagues

The Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM) will unveil Opening  Eyes, a collection of paintings and prints by Bauhaus Master Josef Albers and his colleagues beginning Oct. 16.

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- Monday, Sept. 19 -

UofMUofM to Host Memphis Area FAFSA Challenge

In an effort to support Memphis-Shelby County Schools’ FAFSA completion efforts and coincide with the State’s Early Post-Secondary Opportunities requirement, the University of Memphis is partnering with Southwest Tennessee Community College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology and Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education (TN SCORE) to host an event for students and families to learn more about the college admissions and financial aid processes.

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Hooks InstituteTruist Financial Awards UofM’s Hooks Institute a $40,000 Grant to Support Student Success Initiatives

Truist Financial Corporation has awarded $40,000 to the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis to support the Institute’s Student Success and Career Readiness Initiatives.

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- Tuesday, Sept. 13 -


UofM’s Institute for Gambling Education and Research Receives $1.2M Grant

The University of Memphis Institute for Gambling Education and Research (T.I.G.E.R.) received a $1.2 million grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) to expand gambling research and treatment services for all Tennesseans.

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Hooks InstituteUofM’s Hooks Institute and WKNO to Host Special Preview of Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Upcoming Documentary Series 'Making Black America'

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis and WKNO-TV (Memphis) will host a special preview of the upcoming four-part Henry Louis Gates Jr. PBS documentary series “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library in Meeting Room A. The screening will feature select scenes from each episode before the series premiere on WKNO on Oct. 4. The event is free and open to the public.

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- Monday, Sept. 12 -


University of Memphis and Epicenter Partnering Again to Grow Entrepreneurship in the Region

The University of Memphis and Epicenter are once again collaborating to build on a program designed to give enterprising PhDs the opportunity to turn research-based intellectual property created both in Memphis and across the United States into local startup companies.

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- Thursday, Sept. 1 -


Dr. Jennifer Mandel secures $2.2 million grant from NSF to study sunflowers

UofM’s Dr. Jennifer Mandel, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and her collaborative team comprising researchers Daniel Jones at Auburn University and John Burke of the University of Georgia, have been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Integrative Organismal Systems – Plant Genome Research Project to study the genomics of inflorescence development and evolution in the sunflower family. 

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