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Members of the University of Mississippi LIGO Team include (from left) Camillo Cocchieri, visiting scholar; Mohammad Afrough, graduate student; Marco Cavaglia associate professor of of physics and astronomy; Katherine Dooley, assistant professor of physics and astronomy; Jared Wofford, undergraduate researcher; and Hunter Gabbard, undergraduate research assistant. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications.

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth Read the story …

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UM Names Kirk Purdom Executive Director of Alumni Affairs

OXFORD, Miss. – Kirk Purdom, vice president for advancement at Transylvania University and a University of Mississippi alumnus, has been named UM Read the story …

The McLean Institute is seeking nominations for the 2016 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award.

Nominations Sought for Annual Sullivan Award

OXFORD, Miss. – The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is seeking nominations for the 2016 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Read the story …

Alysia Burton Steele

UM Journalism Professor Selected for Humanities Council Honor

OXFORD, Miss. – A prize-winning University of Mississippi journalism instructor is the 2016 recipient of a prestigious award from the Mississippi Read the story …

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UM Professor’s TEDx Talk is a Hit

“Imagine worldwide how a trove of hundreds of thousands of previously unknown texts could radically transform our knowledge of the past,” said University of Mississippi professor Gregory Heyworth during a recent TED Talk filmed on campus. “Imagine what unknown classics we would discover, which would rewrite the canons of literature, history, philosophy, music or, moreRead the story …

The University Museum was one of only 10 institutions in the country to be chosen to participate in the American Alliance of Museums Small Museums Accreditation Academy.

UM Museum Receives National Recognition

OXFORD, Miss. – The  American Alliance of Museums has chosen the University of Mississippi Museum to participate in its new Small Museums Accreditation Academy, an honor extended to only 10 institutions nationally. A grant from the National Endowment for the Arts funds the new accreditation academy. An advisory panel of leaders in the museum field assists the academy’s work. TheRead the story …

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