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Crisis in Ukraine: Nuclear Threat and Modern Warfare 03/18/2022

Crisis in Ukraine: Nuclear Threat and Modern Warfare

Crisis in Ukraine: Nuclear Threat and Modern Warfare Talk beings at 1 minute, 30 seconds. Drs. Peyton and Stein explore the crisis in Ukraine from the perspective of historians of nuclear energy and warfare, re...


Students: Join us for lunch on Tuesday, March 22 and learn how you can make a difference while earning honors credits.


Interested in a PhD in history? Learn more...

Thinking about studying history in graduate school? Hear from a few of our alums about their time in grad school and their current careers!

Instagram Photos 03/16/2022

Instagram Photos

SPREAD THE WORD! From this moment today, the submissions will be considered for Vol.10!! Updates on Vol.9 is on the way. Stay tuned!


Join us this Friday at 12:45 in Mitchell 200 for pizza, soda, and a discussion of the evolving situation in Ukraine. If you can't make it in person, we'll have a Zoom option!


If you missed the panel, Ukraine on Fire: Contested History and Current Crisis, please check out the recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJxtmneaTo

The organizers of this event wanted to offer our campus community at the University of Memphis some context for understanding the terrible situation in Ukraine.

Daniel Unowsky, Department of History
Andrei Znamenski, Department of History
Dursun Peksen, Department of Political Science
Catherine Phipps, International and Global Studies


Join us Thursday at 4pm! The organizers of this roundtable hope to offer our campus community some context for the terrible war unfolding now in Ukraine.


Congrats to Hanna Anderson, Sarah Coleman, Juan Esparza, Samantha Hall, Razan Sweileh, & Shannon Wallace for presenting their research at Posters at the Capitol in Nashville on Feb. 16!


HSO Move Night! Today at 4pm. Second floor of Honors Hall. Free pizza!


This year has been hard. Make next year better!
Do National Student Exchange (NSE)!

Maintaining a work/life balance as a master’s student – GPS News 01/13/2022

Maintaining a work/life balance as a master’s student – GPS News

Honors alum Morgan Furr was recently featured in an article about maintaining work/life balance in graduate school. Morgan earned his B.S. in Sport and Leisure Management from the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management in 2020. Morgan is currently completing his Master of International Affairs degree at UC San Diego. Read more below.

Maintaining a work/life balance as a master’s student – GPS News PDFPrint Morgan Furr talks soccer, building connections with your cohort and the importance of sticking to a schedule Morgan Furr, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, first found an interest in Latin culture when studying abroad in Costa Rica in the summer of 2019.  The experience spurred Furr, who gra...


Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd place winners in each disciplinary category at the Works in Progress Symposium!


Spread the word! QuaesitUM is accepting manuscripts for Vol.9! Deadline is January 21, 2022! ALL UofM undergraduates are eligible for submission! Eligibility extends for one school year after graduation! Questions? Email [email protected].


Honors Study Abroad in Italy, Summer 2022. Learn more on November 10 @ 11:15am in the UC 350. Free pizza!


The next National Student Exchange info session is Thursday, October 4, 3:00 pm in 101 Honors Hall. We will review the basics of NSE (tuition, financial aid) and answer your questions!


An Evening with Jacqueline Thurston: Author of Sacred Deities of Ancient Egypt.

The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology at the University of Memphis invites you to a virtual evening lecture and Q & A with author and photographer, Jacqueline Thurston. Thurston will present on her experiences creating the photographs in the exhibit, “Writing in Three Dimensions: Myth and Metaphor in Ancient Egypt,” at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 18 October - 29 November 2021. Thurston is professor emerita in the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University. She was twice the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholar to Egypt.

To register in advance for this meeting, please click the link below:



A big thanks to Dr. Jennifer Mandel from Biological Sciences on leading the "Pizza with a Prof" discussion! We talked about sunflowers, fungi, genetics, research, and graduate school among other topics.


Join us this Fri. Oct. 29 at 6pm in the Int'l National Center (Panhellenic Building) for the ISA/HSO Halloween Party! Costume Contest, Pumpkin Painting, Dance Party, Food & Beverages and more!


Join us Friday November 5th for this semester’s History Matters Lecture by Dr. Dueñas-Vargas. Pizza provided 🍕

#memphis #universityofmemphis #uofmemphis #history #historymatters


Wondering what to do after graduation? Join Dr. Tsacoyianis on October 21st at 3 pm as she discusses graduate school and fellowship options for the humanities and social sciences.

#memphis #uofmemphis #universityofmemphis #history #historymatters

Photos from Helen Hardin Honors College's post 10/15/2021

We had so much fun meeting prospective students at the Distinguished Scholars Visit Day! We hope to see you in the future as a Memphis Tiger. Special thanks to the Office of Recruitment and the Honors Ambassadors for helping us plan this special day. And thank you, Dr. Greg Boller, for the outstanding "mock lecture"!


The Works in Progress Symposium welcomes presentations by undergraduates of all majors who have completed or beginning research projects! Cash prizes for each category! Deadline for Abstracts is Monday, Oct. 18. Learn more: https://www.memphis.edu/ugresearch/students/wips.php


Don't miss out on financial aid opportunities for next year!

Complete your FAFSA now.

Learn more at memphis.edu/financialaid

Timeline photos 09/28/2021

Timeline photos

The UofM has received its third world ranking within the past year- scoring in the top 4.9% of the world's global universities! (via Global 2000 List by the Center for World University Rankings, 2021-2022) Additionally, Memphis is one of only three Tennessee universities to be recognized globally. We are so proud and SO GLAD to go to the UofM 💙



International Halloween Party’21 on Friday, Oct. 29 at the International Center 6-9 PM.

Costume contest, escape room, dance party, food & more.


The Works in Progress Symposium welcomes presentations by undergraduates who have completed or beginning projects! Cash prizes for each category. Learn more: https://www.memphis.edu/ugresearch/students/wips.php


Learn about the National Student Exchange program this week!

Photos from The HERC's post 09/17/2021

Photos from The HERC's post


U.S. News & World Report national ranking for University of Memphis improves for fourth straight year.

Read more: https://www.memphis.edu/mediaroom/releases/2021/september/usnwrrankings.php


Welcome back, Tigers! We’ve missed you!


The big day is finally almost here, Tigers! Monday will mark the beginning of the fall semester, fall group fitness classes, and fall hours of operation! Stay tuned for fitness class schedules, Intramurals registration info, and much more! And don't forget to join us for Rec Fest this Sunday from 3 to 5! #Uofmemphis #getexcited

Photos from Time Warp Drive-In's post 08/20/2021

Photos from Time Warp Drive-In's post


Warm Welcome: Move-In Day

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Honors Graduates Spring 2021
Would it really be a Honors event if there wasn’t pizza?
We are having a great time at our first orientation of the semester!
HSC is painting pumpkins for St. Jude right now on the UC Lawn





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Memphis, TN

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Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
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