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Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Memphis, Tennessee, the UofM is a major research institution. What you learn here builds a sense of intellectual engagement that will empower you to make a difference in life and throughout your career. Founded in 1912, we welcome more than 21,000 students to campus every year. Diversity is one of our strengths. Students and faculty come from all over the world to be a part of the UofM experience. The campus boasts 25 Chairs of Excellence and five state-approved Centers of Excellence.


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The pyramids at Giza, like dozens of others, are located several kilometres west of the current path of the Nile. Alex Cimbal / Shutterstock

We mapped a lost branch of the Nile River – which may be the key to a longstanding mystery of the pyramids

Why build pyramids in the desert? A centuries-old puzzle may be answered by the slow wandering of the Nile.
Walking in Accra, Ghana is dangerous. Photo by Raquel Maria Carbonell Pagola/LightRocket via Getty Images

Walking in African cities can be a miserable experience: Accra study shows planners ignore needs of pedestrians

Walking is a common way of getting around in most African cities
The practice draws different reactions depending on who does it. krisanapong detraphiphat via Getty Images

Plagiarism is not always easy to define or detect

About two-thirds of students admit to plagiarizing material. Faculty are expected to know better, but they do it, too. How should universities respond?
Crianças sentadas perto de suas casas no campo de refugiados palestinos de al-Shati, na região central da Faixa de Gaza, em 20 de junho de 2020. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Bombardeio em Gaza aumenta as gerações de palestinos deslocados de suas casas

Um acadêmico que estuda os refugiados palestinos há 20 anos explica a história de seu deslocamento e os riscos envolvidos para aqueles que vivem em um exílio indefinido.
Residents of Accra were given financial aid during the pandemic. Wikimedia Commons/Flickr

Accra’s most vulnerable residents were failed during COVID - the government didn’t understand their realities

COVID-19-related support only reduced the negative impact of the pandemic on financial capital, and not on the other forms of capital
Market fires cause significant upheavals in the heavily informal Ghanaian economy. Wikimedia Commons

Accra’s market fires are devastating to informal traders - but they don’t trust or understand what they’re being told about managing risk

Fire risk communication strategies must not only be supported by formal institutions such as government agencies but also be rooted in and sensitive to each market’s socio-cultural dynamics.


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