Journalism Student Wins Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

Grace Marion selected for fighting censorship in high school newspaper

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student has been selected for a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in the journalism category. Grace Marion, a freshman journalism major from Levittown, Pennsylvania, was chosen for fighting against years of school censorship and for publishing her final investigative article about sexual misconduct records. She wrote andRead the story …

Faculty, Students Supporting NASA’s Mission to Mars Program

Civil engineering professor Hunain Alkahteb, colleagues directly involved in technology development

OXFORD, Miss. – As InSight, NASA’s eighth successful probe to Mars, continues to stream information from the surface of the Red Planet, a group of University of Mississippi faculty and students find themselves directly connected to the space agency’s Mission to Mars endeavor. The university’s Additive Manufacturing Research and Education Cluster serves NASA’s Mission toRead the story …

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Funds UM Scholarship with His Own Prize Money

Brad Weston developed prize-winning blood and plasma screening instrument

By the time Brad Weston (BSME 94) received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Mississippi, he had already decided he would one day be a financial supporter of his alma mater. Twenty-five years later, the Cincinnati, Ohio, native is generously giving financial assistance to his beloved university. As senior director ofRead the story …

UM Engineering School, Madison Central High Collaborate on Growing Academy of Engineering

19 seniors to graduate from academy this spring

Nineteen seniors at Madison Central High School came one step closer to making their dream of earning pre-college credit come true recently, thanks to a unique collaboration between their school and the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. The students participated in their high school’s Academy of Engineering, a program started six years ago toRead the story …

Forum to Examine Religious Freedom Laws in State

Policy Talks event draws on expertise of faculty, alumni from Department of Philosophy and Religion

OXFORD, Miss. – A panel discussion examining religious freedom laws is scheduled for April 26 at the University of Mississippi. The inaugural “Policy Talks” begins at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall, Room 209. Three UM faculty members and three select alumni will discuss religious freedom laws. A reception will follow the free event in theRead the story …

UM Spotlights Service with Sullivan, Community Engagement Awards

More than 20 recipients honored for outstanding contributions

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty and staff members, a student and several external community organizations were honored Wednesday (April 10) in celebration of their community-engaged research, learning and service work within the LOU community and beyond. The annual Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards and the inaugural Excellence in Community Engagement Awards were presented byRead the story …

Neuroscience Research Displayed During Poster Competition

Five UM students present award-winning entries at recent event

OXFORD, Miss. – The recent Neuroscience Research Showcase and Brain Awareness Week events at the University of Mississippi included a poster competition that brought out the best and brightest students to shine light on neurosciences and other related fields. Eighteen graduate and undergraduate students presented posters as part of the Neuroscience Research Showcase. Associated seminarsRead the story …

UM Four-peats on Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

University among 78 institutions nationally recognized for excellent service

OXFORD, Miss. – For a fourth straight year, the University of Mississippi has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa honor society for creating ways to support community college transfer students. UM is among 78 colleges and universities nationally in PTK’s annual Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll. Three other Mississippi universities also made theRead the story …

News You Can Use: Hiking Mississippi’s Scenic Trails

UM expert shares tips, locations for best outdoor walking experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Searching for the best places in Mississippi for hiking and camping? A University of Mississippi staff member knows exactly where to find the best trails. Shannon Richardson, assistant director of campus recreation, has been supervising Ole Miss Outdoors for the past 14 years. Through her position, the Oakwood, Georgia, native has beenRead the story …

Ten Seniors Inducted into UM Hall of Fame

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2018-19 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at UM. The inductees were honored Friday (April 5) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Chosen by a committee in accordance with policyRead the story …