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Author: Scott Pickey

“Unveiling Narratives: A Journey through African American Art at the Dixon”

In the heart of Memphis, the Dixon Gallery and Gardens has become a canvas for the vibrant tapestry of African American art, spanning decades and narratives that echo through history. Dr. Earnestine Jenkins, UofM professor of Art History, has helped the museum take a bold step in reshaping its identity…

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UofM Theatre & Dance grad signs contract to join international dance company

Connor Chaparro, a graduate of the UofM’s Department of Theatre and Dance, recently signed a contract to join the dance company Pilobolus. It began at Dartmouth College in 1971, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies, according to its…

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CCFA and Fogelman College of Business and Economics form new partnership

The Fogelman College of Business and Economics, in partnership with the College of Communication and Fine Arts, is proud to announce the Center for Arts Integration in Business Performance. This Center offers a unique learning environment for our students, as well as business professionals, so that they may complement their…

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UofM’s Dept. of Journalism and Strategic Media honored with 2023 AEJMC Equity & Diversity Award

By: Chuck Gallina The University of Memphis Department of Journalism and Strategic Media will be honored with the 2023 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Equity & Diversity Award in a unanimous decision. “After reviewing this year’s nominations, the EDA selection committee highlighted several achievements in the UofM…

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The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music welcomes four new faculty members

By: Kristen Russell The UofM’s Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music is proud to welcome four new faculty members this year. Carlos Enrique Santelli will be the new Assistant Professor of Voice. He brings a level of vibrancy, experience and passion that will both challenge and prepare students for future…

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Dr. Francis Cathlina quarterfinalist for Recording Academy Music Educator Award

Congratulations to Dr. Francis Cathlina, director of choral activities, for being a 2024 @recordingacademy Music Educator Award quarterfinalist. The award recognizes current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to music education and demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in schools.

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Professor Otis Sanford, retiring this semester, reflects on his 12 years in JRSM Department

After 12 years as the Chair of Excellence in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, Professor Otis Sanford will retire from the University of Memphis at the end of the spring 2023 semester. Reflecting on his time with the department, Sanford said his focus was always on teaching students…

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Art. Blood. Passion. (A first-person account of the ‘Central to the Arts Festival’)

By: Jake Lankford April 1. April Fool’s Day, but the warm, sunny and slightly breezy weather is fooling no one. It’s a perfect day for the inaugural Central to the Arts Festival. I arrive at the festival and my first stop is the ROAR’s table. Our job as hosts at…

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