Mar. 2023 News Releases

- Friday, March 31 -

UofM LambuthUofM Lambuth to Host True Blue Day 2023 on Saturday

The UofM Lambuth will host True Blue Day 2023 on Saturday at 9 a.m. on the UofM Lambuth campus as the alumni chapter will honor outstanding alumni and friends and the classes of 1973 and 1998. The Outstanding Alumna Award will be presented to Lalania Vaughn (BM ’92) while the Mike Keeney Outstanding Alumnus Award will be given to John Scott (EdD ’72). Both awards publicly recognize Lambuth alumni for distinguished personal, career and service accomplishments with exemplary contributions to the business and philanthropic communities.

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- Thursday, March 30 -


University of Memphis Hosts Third Annual Campus-wide Giving Event, Driven by Giving

The University of Memphis will host the third annual Driven by Giving from April 3-7. The campaign is expanding to a five-day, University-wide giving event where students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners show their support of the UofM through philanthropy.

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- Thursday, March 23 -

Mission PossibleUniversity of Memphis' Central to the Arts Festival Celebrates Creativity and Community; Central Avenue Through Campus Closed for the Day

The University of Memphis announced the inaugural Central to the Arts Festival, taking place Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This event celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of the arts scene at both the UofM and in the Memphis area.

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Mission PossibleUofM’s Hooks Institute Invites Sponsorships of April 18 Donor Appreciation Reception to Support Social Change Mission

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will host a Donor Appreciation Reception on April 18 at 6 p.m. in the River Room of the Maxine A. Smith University Center. The theme of this event is “Mission Possible” and will be a celebration of the positive outcomes of the Institute's work and to thank its generous supporters.

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- Tuesday, March 21 -

FedEx Institute of TechnologyUniversity of Memphis Hosts CommanDING Tech Challenge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology  

The FedEx Institute of Technology of the University of Memphis was the site location of the final phase of the Technology Demonstration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Command Dashboard Integrating Next-Gen Technology (CommanDING Tech) Challenge.

Read about the winners >

- Monday, March 20 -

David RussomannoUniversity of Memphis Names David Russomanno Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost  

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees approved the appointment of David J. Russomanno as the UofM’s next Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in a special called meeting on Monday. Russomanno, a former UofM faculty member, will begin the position on July 1.

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- Friday, March 17 -

University of MemphisUofM Board of Trustees will meet March 20  

The University of Memphis Board of Trustees will meet on March 20 via Zoom at 4 p.m. for a Special Called meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to approve the appointment of the next Provost for the University of Memphis. The meeting is open to the public and will be livestreamed.

More on the meeting >

- Monday, March 13 -

Tennessee ResolutionTennessee General Assembly Honors Fayette County Activists and the University of Memphis Hooks Institute with Resolution

The Tennessee General Assembly recently passed a resolution to honor the activists from the Fayette County Movement and the documentary, website and exhibitions created by the University of Memphis Hooks Institute to preserve and analyze the history of this movement. 

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- Thursday, March 2 -

College of Education

UofM College of Education Partners with the Tennessee Department of Education for Grow Your Own Program

The University of Memphis College of Education has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Education through Tennessee’s Grow Your Own (GYO) initiative — immediately expanding opportunity to train future teachers and strengthening the teacher pipeline in Tennessee.

Learn about the program >

- Wednesday, March 1 -


UofM President Bill Hardgrave Unveils Ascend, the 2023-28 Strategic Plan

UofM President Bill Hardgrave unveiled Ascend, the University’s first Strategic Plan as a Carnegie R1 institution. Ascend is highlighted by a focus on outcomes, a holistic student experience, broadening the UofM’s reach nationally while creating access for learners of all backgrounds, and growing and strengthening the research enterprise.

Read about the plan >