July 2023 News Release Archive

- Wednesday, July 26 -

CommencementUofM’s CAESER Awarded 5-Year, $9.75 Million Contract to Continue Studying Memphis Aquifer

The Center for Applied Earth Sciences and Engineering Research (CAESER) at the University of Memphis has been awarded a five-year, $9.75 million contract to continue research on water quality for the Memphis Aquifer from the City of Memphis and Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW).

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- Tuesday, July 25 -

CommencementUofM to Hold Commencement Saturday, Aug. 5, at FedExForum

The University of Memphis will recognize 741 graduates from summer 2023 with a commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at FedExForum. Dr. Duane D. McKenna, William Hill Professor in Biology and Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award recipient for 2023, will be the commencement speaker.

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- Thursday, July 20 -

PeksenUofM’s Dr. Dursun Peksen Receives Nearly $800K Grant From the National Science Foundation

Dr. Dursun Peksen, a professor of political science at the University of Memphis, has received a $795,576 grant from the National Science Foundation for his project, “Government-imposed Restrictions on International Economic Relations.” The three-year project will put together a new cross-national dataset on international sanctions by the United States, European Union and the United Nations from 1992-2022.

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- Wednesday, July 19 -

Hooks Institute

UofM's Hooks Institute Releases Policy Papers on the Impact of AI on Marginalized Communities

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis released its 2023 Policy Papers, an insightful collection that delves into the profound current and future effects of AI and automation on vulnerable communities. Under the title "The Promise and Peril: Unpacking the Impact of AI and Automation on Marginalized Communities," these papers offer invaluable insights for policymakers, researchers and industry leaders. 

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