April 2024 News Archive

- Tuesday, April 30 -

A graduating student shows Tiger spirit at a 2023 University of Memphis Commencement.

University of Memphis to Hold Spring Commencement May 4

Spring Commencement ceremonies for the University of Memphis will take place Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the FedEx Forum, with 2,858 students receiving a degree or certificate. Former Tigers football player Stephen Gostkowski, who played in the National Football League for 15 seasons, will be the commencement speaker

Avron B. Fogelman, namesake of the Fogelman College of Business & Economics will receive an honorary degree during the afternoon ceremony.

- Thursday, April 25 -

UofM Honors Faculty Award Recipient

UofM Honors 2024 Faculty Award Recipients

The University of Memphis recognized its 2024 Faculty Award recipients on Thursday in the Maxine A. Smith University Center. Dr. Sanjay R. Mishra received the Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award — the highest distinction given to a faculty member by the UofM.

Read more about UofM Faculty's accomplishments

- Wednesday, April 24 -

University School student

Innovative School District to Launch at UofM

The University Schools education model at the University of Memphis is poised to scale up following today’s passage of the Innovative School District Act in the Tennessee General Assembly. Sponsored by Sen. Brent Taylor and Rep. Mark White, the act authorizes the UofM to operate a local education agency as an Innovative School District, the first of its kind in the state.

Learn more about the Innovative School District Model

- Monday, April 22 -

Michael T. Miller, new dean UofM College of Education

UofM College of Education Names New Dean


The University of Memphis College of Education named higher education veteran Michael T. Miller as its new dean. With a career in higher education spanning nearly four decades, Miller comes to the UofM  from the University of Arkansas, where he is the David and Jane Gearhart Endowed Faculty Fellow.


Learn more about Michael Miller

- Friday, April 19 -

UofM UC and Clocktower on campus

FedEx Announces Transformational NIL Program for UofM Student-Athletes

FedEx Corp. has announced an NIL (name, image and likeness) commitment of $5 million per year for the next five years to benefit our University of Memphis student-athletes. This program presents meaningful opportunities for our student-athletes to promote key FedEx initiatives.

Read more about FedEx's commitment

- Wednesday, April 17 -

Tara Jones

UofM Selects Auburn Exec as New Leader of Advancement


Longtime advancement professional Tara Jones will become the Senior Vice President of Advancement for the University of Memphis and the University of Memphis Foundation.


Learn more about Tara Jones

- Thursday, April 11 -

Dr. Santosh Kumar

mDOT Center Receives $1.1M NIH Grant for AI Wearables


The National Institutes of Health recently awarded $1.1M to the mDOT Center at the University of Memphis to continue developing cutting-edge artificial intelligence for wearables with a goal of transforming health and wellness around the globe.


Learn more about mDOT Center's innovative research on wearable AI technologies

- Tuesday, April 9 -

Weil Scholars Logo

New Scholars Program Introduced at University of Memphis

The University of Memphis will introduce a new scholarship program aimed at rewarding top-tier academic performance thanks to the generosity of Memphis philanthropist and UofM alum Burton Weil. 

Read more about scholarship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and law students

- Monday, April 8 -

UofM views partial eclipse through telescope

UofM Hosting (Partial) Eclipse Gathering April 8

The UofM Central Campus hosts an eclipse gathering and a unique solar observation opportunity through a telescope provided by the UofM Department of Physics and Materials Science.

Learn about the options students have to safely view the eclipse

- Friday, April 5 -

From left Rene Bustamante, President Bill Hardgrave and Sen. Marsha Blackburn

Sen. Blackburn Visits FedEx Institute of Technology at UofM


U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee visited the University of Memphis to talk all things tech at the FedEx Institute of Technology.


Learn more about semiconductor research and the Next Generation Supply Chain at the UofM

- Wednesday, April 3 -

UofM Provost David Russomanno (left) honors Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Roger A. Page.

UofM Honors State Supreme Court Justice and Law School Alumnus Roger Page


UofM Provost David Russomanno presented Justice Roger A. Page with the Outstanding Law Alumni honor in the Historic Courtroom at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.


Learn more about Justice Roger A. Page

- Monday, April 1 -

Nibbles the Squirrel

Whither UofM Mascot Pouncer the Tiger?

In honor of the most visible critter on the UofM campus, the small yet scrappy squirrel, the University is poised to adopt Nibbles as its new mascot.  

Learn more about Nibble the squirrel