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- Friday, February 28 -

clock towerUofM Board of Trustees and Committees Will Meet March 4

Committee meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. The schedule for the day includes Academic, Research and Student Success Committee at 8:30 a.m.; Governance and Finance Committee at 9:45 a.m.; and Audit Committee at 11 a.m., with an executive session to follow. The full Board of Trustees meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom on the third floor of the University Center.

Read more about the meeting>



- Wednesday, February 26 -

Hooks Book AwardHooks Institute Announces 2019 National Book Award Finalists

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change has selected five finalists for its 2019 National Book Award. The winner will be chosen this summer by a panel of judges representing various disciplines and academic institutions in Memphis.

More about the finalists>



- Monday, February 24 -

Kristen ClarkeHooks Institute to Host Civil Rights Leader Kristen Clarke at Join Hands for Change Luncheon April 23

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change will host national civil rights leader Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, at the 2020 Join Hands for Change Luncheon on April 23.

Read more about the event>

- Thursday, February 20 -

volunteer serviceUofM Surpasses $1 Million Volunteer Economic Impact Milestone

The University of Memphis has reached a landmark surpassing the $1 million milestone for economic impact through community service in the City of Memphis. More than 5,000 UofM students have contributed 45,000+ service hours since the launch in August 2018.

Learn more about community service at the UofM>


teacher education programTeacher Preparation Program Exceeds Expectations on State Report Card

The University’s teacher preparation program received an “Exceeds Expectations” on this year’s state Educator Preparation Report Card. The UofM was one of only nine educator preparation programs in Tennessee to receive an “Exceeds Expectations” of the 39 programs in the state.

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- Wednesday, February 19 -

ROTC member doing warm upUofM Named Among Top 10 Military Friendly Schools; Makes List for Sixth Consecutive Year

The University of Memphis has been named to the Military Friendly Schools List for the sixth consecutive year by Victory Media, originator of the Military Friendly group of education and career resources for veterans and their families. The UofM was ranked No. 9 nationally.

Learn more about the new ranking >


- Monday, February 17 -

Admin BuildingUofM Adds Three New Graduate Programs

The University of Memphis has added two new doctoral programs in social work and applied physics along with a Master of Science in engineering management. All three programs will be available starting this fall.

Learn more about the new programs >


- Tuesday, February 11 -

UofM LambuthGlisson Family Establishes Scholarship at UofM Lambuth

The Glisson family, formerly of Jackson, Tenn., has established the Shelby Glisson Memorial Scholarship at UofM Lambuth. The endowed scholarship will support students who have had to overcome a medical adversity to study nursing at UofM Lambuth.

Read more about the scholarship>


- Wednesday, February 5 -

Law SchoolLaw School Ranked 13th for African American Students by preLaw Magazine

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has been ranked the 13th best law school nationally for African American students in the latest issue of preLaw magazine. Memphis Law also received an A- for its Trial Advocacy program and was recognized for its out-of-state tuition reduction.

More about the ranking>

- Thursday, January 30 -

Andrew OlneyUofM Receives $3.4 Million NSF Research Grant to Improve Training in Data Science

The University of Memphis has been awarded a $3,439,035 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research in learning data science with adaptive learning for future workforce development.

Learn more about the grant>

 - Wednesday, January 29 -

M. David RuddPresident Rudd Elected to Executive Council of SACSCOC Board of Trustees

UofM President M. David Rudd has been elected to the Executive Council of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees, Class of 2020.

Read more about the appointment>


Hooks Institute


The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change  welcomes Christina Cook, Andrew Meyers and Gretchen Stroud to its Board. The Board also elected Thomas Flippen as chair, Alan Ferguson as vice chair and Holly Ann Cooper as secretary for 2020-21. 

Get to know the Hooks Board members>


 - Tuesday, January 28 -

Harwood CenterUofM and Harwood Center Partner to Support Children with Special Needs

The University of Memphis and the Harwood Center are developing a partnership which will create an early learning classroom for children with special needs ages 2-6 scheduled to open in fall 2020.

Learn more about the partnership>


- Thursday, January 23 -

Fayette County strikersHooks Institute and Fayette County Public Schools to Host Exhibit on Civil Rights Movement

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change and Fayette County Public Schools will host “Uplift the Vote: Everyone Should Have a Voting Story,” an exhibit on the importance of our most basic civil right the right to vote. The exhibit will be on display at the Fayette County Public Schools Central Administration Building Feb. 3-March 6.

Read more about the exhibit>


- Wednesday, January 22 -

spelling beeUofM Will Sponsor and Host Shelby County Spelling Bee Feb. 1

The University of Memphis will sponsor the 2020 Shelby County Spelling Bee for the second straight year with the winner advancing to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Spelling Bee will take place in the UofM Rose Theatre Saturday, Feb. 1, beginning at 9 a.m.

More details about the Spelling Bee>

 - Tuesday, January 21 -

Jason SusserAcclaimed Immigration Law Firm Siskind Susser Partners with UofM

Siskind Susser, an internationally acclaimed immigration law firm based in Memphis, has partnered with the UofM to assist companies in the UMRF Research Park.

Learn more about the partnership>


- Thursday, January 16 -

Campus SchoolUofM to Launch Kindergarten Program at Campus School

The University of Memphis is launching a new kindergarten program as part of its national Blue Ribbon-designated Campus School. Campus School has served the University community for decades in grades 1-5, yet it has never been home to a kindergarten program.

Read more about the University Schools>


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The University of Memphis Lambuth continues to enhance its highly-ranked Nursing program. It now has one of the world’s first augmented reality childbirth simulators with integrated physiology, the CAE LucinaAR.

More details about the simulator>


 - Wednesday, January 15 -

mlk speechAvron B. Fogelman Donates Original Handwritten Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speech to UofM

Philanthropist and UofM supporter Avron B. Fogelman has donated to the University the original copy of the historic speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered to the General Synod of the United Church of Christ in Chicago on July 6, 1965.

Learn more about the historic speech>


- Tuesday, January 14 -

online programsUofM is No. 1 in Tennessee in USNWR Online Rankings

The University of Memphis continues to be ranked No. 1 in Tennessee in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings of online programs as the UofM’s status has soared nationally over the past three years.

Read more about the rankings>


- Wednesday, January 8 -

 MAAP studentUofM and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare MAAP Out Career Pathways

The UofM and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have formed a new partnership called MAAP (Methodist Associate Advancement Program), aimed at removing barriers to the pursuit of higher education for MLH Associates. 

Find out more about the program>

- Tuesday, January 7 -

Ted TownsendCouncil on Competitiveness Names Ted Townsend to Outreach and Engagement Committee

The Board of the Council on Competitiveness has selected Ted Townsend, chief economic development and government relations officer, to its Outreach and Engagement Committee.

Learn more about Townsend's work>

Top Stories

Board of Trustees Approves Reduced Tuition for Non-Resident Law Students >
December 4  The Board of Trustees approved the School of Law’s non-resident (out-of-state) tuition rate to begin in academic year 2020-21 and formed an ad hoc Athletics Committee at its meeting Wednesday on the Lambuth campus.

Silicon Valley Startup Licenses Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication System Patent from UofM >
November 25 The University of Memphis Research Foundation has signed an agreement to license a U.S. patent for an Adaptive Multi-factor Authentication System invented and developed by a team led by Dr. Dipankar Dasgupta, professor of Computer Science and director of the Center for Information Assurance.

UofM Announces Anticipated Radio Partnership with Crosstown Concourse and Daily Memphian >
November 11  WUMR FM 91.7, which began broadcasting in 1974, will be transforming as part of an anticipated newly created nonprofit radio company, in cooperation with Crosstown Concourse and The Daily Memphian, pending approval at the UofM Board of Trustees meeting on Dec. 4.

Campus School Wins Designation as Exemplary High Performing Blue Ribbon School >
October 2 For the first time, Campus School has been designated an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School. The designation is one of the highest honors from the U.S. Department of Education, awarded to just 362 schools nationwide.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UofM in Top Tier for Public Universities >
September 9  The latest USNWR rankings put the University in the top tier for public universities.

$30 Million Student Wellness Center and Plaza to Break Ground >
August 29 The University of Memphis will break ground on the new $30 million R. Brad Martin Student Wellness Center and Plaza adjacent to the new $18 million Hunter Harrison pedestrian cable bridge/Alumni Mall Amphitheater and $18.5 million five-story, 1,140-space parking garage on Southern Avenue.

UofM Creates African American Male Academy >
August 19 The University is launching The African American Male Academy, designed to increase graduation rates, following President Rudd’s well-received testimony to the House Committee on Education and Labor's Subcommittee on “The Cost of Non-Completion” in May.

Community Can Become Part of Larry Finch Legacy by Donating to Plaza >
August 1 The UofM will dedicate a plaza in honor of the legendary Tiger player and coach in late 2020.

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