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‘Once More at the River’ documents civil rights and activism in Memphis

For months, students at the University of Memphis interviewed more than 20 civil-rights activists and other key figures in Memphis for a documentary timed around the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. That documentary, “Once More at the River: From MLK to BLM,” premiered Tuesday night…

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U of M architecture graduate’s thesis earns statewide honor

Antonio Tirado’s thesis at the University of Memphis’ Department of Architecture focused on creating Memphis ABLE, a learning center that would provide creative and appropriate environments for children with autism. Tirado earned his Master of Architecture degree in 2018. And now his thesis, “Empathic Design: Using Kinesthetic Architecture to Empower…

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U of M’s Edgar, Rudrow examine fans and pop cultural heritage of Tupac Shakur

A faculty member and a Ph.D. graduate student in the University of Memphis’ Department of Communication and Film have written a journal article about a pop-culture icon and musical heritage that has been published in the December 2018 edition of Communication, Culture and Critique. In “‘I Think of Him as…

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Washington opera highlights talents of U of M arts graduate

Jerre Dye (above), who earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Memphis in 1993, is the librettist (writer of an opera’s text) for Taking Up Serpents, an hour-long opera about the daughter of a Pentecostal snake-handling preacher who is dying of a snakebite. It was performed last weekend…

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U of M architecture graduate’s work featured in newspaper

Sonia Raheel’s work with a Memphis-based architecture and planning firm has landed her in the pages of The Commercial Appeal. Raheel, a graduate of the University of Memphis’ Department of Architecture, is an intern at Braganza Design Group and designed the interior of Inspire Community Café at 510 Tillman St. in…

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