February 2024 - News Release Archive

- Tuesday, February 20 -

College Tour films at UofM

‘The College Tour’ Show Films at University of Memphis

The University of Memphis will become among the latest higher ed institutions featured in “The College Tour” when the Amazon Prime Video show streams new episodes later this year.

Read more about the UofM students appearing in 'The College Tour'

- Thursday, February 15 -

Vadim Levin, PhD, CERI Director

Earthquake Research Center at UofM Welcomes New Director

The Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis welcomed a new director to start off the new semester. Vadim Levin, PhD, most recently of Rutgers University, will lead the team at CERI, a Tennessee Center of Excellence that monitors earthquake activity in a large part of eastern North America, conducting fundamental research on the causes and consequences of earthquakes, including the way temblors happen and the impact they have on society.

Read more about earthquake research at the CERI Center

- Wednesday, February 14 -

Dr. Marie van der Merwe, associate professor in the UofM College of Health Sciences

UofM Health Sciences Professor Receives Higher Ed Science Educator of the Year Award from Association

Marie van der Merwe, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Memphis, recently received the 2023 Higher Education (4-year institution) Science Educator of the Year award from the Tennessee Science Teachers Association.

Read more about Dr. Marie van der Merwe

- Monday, February 12 -

Keith Humphrey, UofM Police Chief

University of Memphis Selects New Police Chief

The University of Memphis today announced long-time law enforcement professional Keith Humphrey as its next campus police chief, filling a key public safety position at the University.

Read more about Keith Humphrey

- Monday, February 12 -

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Hooks Institute to Host National Book Award Presentation

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will celebrate the 2022 Hooks National Book Award winner, Dr. Julius B. Fleming Jr. and his book “Black Patience: Performance, Civil Rights, and the Unfinished Project of Emancipation at a ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 27.

Read more about the Hooks National Book Award winner

- Tuesday, February 5 -

Andre E Johnson photo

UofM Professor Andre E. Johnson Receives Prestigious Award in Africana Communication from National Communication Association


The National Communication Association (NCA) recently named Andre E. Johnson, PhD, as the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication.


Celebrate excellence in Africana Communication