COVID-19 Resources

The university has established a dedicated phone line: 662-915-3600 to assist the UM community with questions related to COVID-19’s impact on campus, as well as a website: olemiss.edu/coronavirus. Additionally, the university has launched an email digest of news and information to keep plugged into updates related to campus life. If you want to opt in toRead the story …

Influential Life of Henry Brevard Celebrated

Engineering school colleagues fondly recall alumnus's continuing impact

OXFORD, Miss. – The recent passing of Henry C. Brevard at the age of 98 marked the end of the distinguished and productive life of one of the University of Mississippi School of Engineering’s most celebrated and generous alumni. Thus far, more than 600 students since the 1991-92 school year have been able to pursueRead the story …

Message from the Dean

Dear Ole Miss Engineering community,   Coronavirus, COVID-19, unprecedented times, uncharted territory, pandemic, social distancing, flatten the curve, course conversion, Zoom meetings …  These words and phrases are now forever ingrained in our vocabulary.   The recent, widespread disruptions, and those yet to occur, have undoubtedly affected our lives, and perhaps done so permanently. As engineers andRead the story …

General Engineering Major Also Happens to Be Ole Miss’ Quarterback

John Rhys Plumlee in running for SEC Freshman of the Year

The School of Engineering can claim dual-threat Ole Miss Rebels quarterback John Rhys Plumlee as one of its own. The freshman from Hattiesburg is pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering degree. In seven starts and one relief appearance as of Nov. 17, Plumlee had rushed for 789 yards and 11 touchdowns. He ran for 212 yardsRead the story …

Still Going Strong after 50 Years of Employment

As longest-serving employee ever, Kathy Tidwell rises through ranks during a half-century at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Kathy Tidwell started working at the University of Mississippi a few months before man first walked on the moon. This year marks Tidwell’s 50th year at Ole Miss, making her the longest-serving employee in university history. She officially started in January 1969, and while she could have retired many years ago, theRead the story …

Two Students’ Work among Best at National Journalism Competition

Madison Scarpino, Ariel Cobbert win Mark of Excellence awards from Society of Professional Journalists

OXFORD, Miss. – A student and a recent graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media were recognized nationally for their 2018 work by the Society of Professional Journalists. Madison Scarpino, a junior broadcast journalism student from Tampa, Florida, won her award in the television breaking news category. Scarpino’s entry wasRead the story …

Students Experience Study Abroad Trip to Paris

Nineteenth-century French art and civilization focus of two-week excursion

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students and two faculty members experienced a dream trip in January, traveling on a winter intersession study abroad trip to Paris for two weeks to learn about 19th-century French art and civilization.  The students earned up to three credit hours of art history or French language toward their degrees.Read the story …

Simplifying the Passport Process

UM becomes an official passport acceptance facility

OXFORD, Miss. – Getting a passport can be a long process, but the University of Mississippi can help simplify it. As of Jan. 2, the Study Abroad Office is an official passport center, offering a one-stop shop for students, faculty and staff.  Sophomore marketing major Robynn Patterson, who plans to study abroad in Sydney, Australia,Read the story …

History Professor Lands Humanities Fellowship

Lindgren-Gibson first Ole Miss historian to receive honor from the University of Rochester

OXFORD, Miss. – Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, an assistant professor of history at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a research fellowship from the University of Rochester, which funds a year of workshops, programs, research and biweekly Humanities Center seminars. Lindgren-Gibson said she was absolutely delighted when she found out she received this fellowship. “It’s an honor toRead the story …

Lecture Examines ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’

Alexander Heffner, host of PBS' 'The Open Mind,' to speak March 21 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will sponsor a lecture on “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age” March 21 in Fulton Chapel. The 6 p.m. lecture is open to the public. Alexander Heffner, host of “The Open Mind” on PBS, will discuss theRead the story …