- Thursday, October 26 -

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UofM Invites Tiger Community to Join Homecoming Festivities

The University of Memphis encourages students, alumni and friends to unleash their inner Tiger at this year’s homecoming festivities, beginning Thursday, Nov. 2., with an unveiling of a mural featuring civil rights pioneer Maxine A. Smith. The following two days leading up to the homecoming football game on Saturday are full of nonstop activities for the Tiger family to enjoy.

Read about the Homecoming Festivities

- Thursday, October 19 -

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UofM Residential Hall Renamed Shirley C. Raines Centennial Place after University’s 11th president

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday made official what has been years in the making: Centennial Place, the residence hall at Central Avenue and Patterson Street, shall now be known as Shirley C. Raines Centennial Place after the 11th president of the University of Memphis and the first and only woman to hold the position in University’s 111-year history. 

Celebrate this historical event and learn more

- Wednesday, October 18 -

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Truist Financial Awards Hooks Institute $25,000 Grant to Support Student Success Initiatives

Truist Financial Corporation recently awarded $25,000 to the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change in support of the institute’s student success and career readiness initiatives. 

Discover how our university's research grants are making a difference

- Wednesday, October 11 -

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UofM Aviation Program Reaching New Heights with National Accolades


At just five years old, the University of Memphis Commercial Aviation program can’t drive much less fly, yet that didn’t prevent two of its top students from landing prestigious scholarships at the University Aviation Association’s 76th annual conference held in St. Petersburg, Fla., in September.


Learn more about the aviation students

- Thursday, October 5 -

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Hooks Institute Producing Documentary on James Meredith's 1966 March Against Fear


The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, committed to preserving and sharing the untold stories of Civil Rights heroes through documentaries, will produce a new work that shines a light on a pivotal moment in U.S. history: the James Meredith March Against Fear of 1966. This documentary will explore the enduring impact of this historic march on the Civil Rights Movement and American society.


Read about this historical documentary on the James Meredith March Against Fear