Jan. 2023 News Releases

- Tuesday, Jan. 31 -


UofM’s Kimbrough Oller and Irena Lasiecka Bestowed Lifetime AAAS Fellows Honor

The University of Memphis’ Dr. Kimbrough Oller and Dr. Irena Lasiecka have been elected to the 2022 class of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), one of the most distinguished honors within the scientific community. They are the first UofM faculty members to be honored.

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- Monday, Jan. 30 -

Kathryn HowellDr. Kathryn Howell Named UofM’s First Urban Child Institute Chair of Child Well-Being

Dr. Kathryn Howell has been named as the inaugural Urban Child Institute (UCI) Chair of Child Well-Being at the University of Memphis. This endowed chair will allow Howell to expand her work in the assessment and treatment of childhood trauma, its impact across the lifespan, intergenerational effects of adversity and strengths-based interventions to enhance resilience across the family system.

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- Tuesday, Jan. 24 -

University of Memphis

UofM online programs No. 1 in Tennessee for 4th straight year by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Memphis is the highest-ranked institution in Tennessee for the fourth-straight year by U.S. News & World Report in its 2023 rankings of online programs. The UofM’s status began its incredible climb six years ago, culminating in the top spot four consecutive years.

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- Tuesday, Jan. 10 -

Muller-SanchezUofM’s Dr. Francisco Muller-Sanchez & ALMA Scientists Find Pair of Black Holes Dining Together in Nearby Galaxy Merger

While studying a nearby pair of merging galaxies using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) — an international observatory co-operated by the U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) — the University of Memphis’ Dr. Francisco Muller-Sanchez and other scientists discovered two supermassive black holes growing simultaneously near the center of the newly coalescing galaxy.

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- Monday, Jan. 9 -

Bernice Donald

UofM’s Hooks Institute Welcomes the Hon. Bernice Donald, Rami Lotay and Robert Shorty to its Board

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change welcomes esteemed community leaders the Honorable Bernice Donald, Rami Lotay and Robert Shorty to its board. The Hooks Advisory Board works with the leadership of the Hooks Institute in the strategic development and implementation of its mission and programs. Members have included community activists, attorneys, engineers, corporate, public relations officials and clergy.

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