Search for New Particles Topic for Fall’s First Science Cafe

UM professor Jake Bennett to explore subatomic world Sept. 17

OXFORD, Miss. –The international search for the fundamental building blocks of all matter is the topic for an upcoming public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The fall semester’s first meeting of the Oxford Science Cafe is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Uptown Coffee, 265 N.Read the story …

Daughter of UPD Chief Follows Dad’s Footsteps to Campus

Next Gen Rebs: 'It's always been Ole Miss for me,' Ta'Nia Hawkins says

OXFORD, Miss. – Long before Ta’Nia Hawkins arrived as an incoming freshman at the University of Mississippi, she had dreamed of one day attending the same institution where her father, University Police Chief Ray Hawkins, had been a student. “My dad has been my biggest role model,” said the Water Valley native, who plans toRead the story …

Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources

OXFORD, Miss. – Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. Five of the freshmen earned McDonnell Barksdale Scholarships, six were recipients of Doris Raymond Honors Scholarships, three were awarded Harold Parker MemorialRead the story …

Doris Kearns Goodwin to Deliver Keynote at Honors Convocation

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian to discuss 'Leadership in Turbulent Times'

OXFORD, Miss. – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin is the keynote speaker for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College‘s fall convocation Thursday (September 12) at the University of Mississippi. The annual event, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, is free and open to the public.Read the story …

Ole Miss Food Bank Receives Generous Donation

Oxford Kroger gives $11,000 to help curb student, employee hunger

OXFORD, Miss. – A generous donation to the Ole Miss Food Bank from a local merchant is helping ensure more University of Mississippi students and employees have opportunities to receive a varied selection of healthy food at no cost to them this academic year. The Kroger supermarket in Oxford has given $11,000 to the campusRead the story …

Campuswide Effort Aims to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Diversity and Community Engagement launches yearlong campaign

OXFORD, Miss. – Seeking to create a more inclusive campus environment at the University of Mississippi, the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is introducing a new educational framework. “All In at UM” is a yearlong effort that includes guest speakers, workshops, dialogues and other programs to expand cultural awareness, challenge bias attitudes and behaviors,Read the story …

Family Ties: Connection Leads Triplets to Ole Miss

Next Gen Rebs: Sanders siblings recruited by Anne Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s fairly common for siblings and children of University of Mississippi alumni to attend the family alma mater. But in the case of Calvin, Isabella and Sophia Sanders, it wasn’t their parents who most influenced their decision – it was another set of triplets. The incoming freshman triplets were actually drawn toRead the story …

Calls for Innovation Highlight Fourth UM Technology Summit

Annual event features Sen. Wicker, FCC chairman, Comcast CEO

OXFORD, Miss. – Preparation for inevitable change was the recurring theme as representatives from computer, telecommunications, Internet and cybersecurity industries spoke Wednesday (Aug. 28) at the University of Mississippi’s fourth annual Technology Summit. Presenters and panelists addressed such topics as workforce diversity, expansion of rural broadband and technology applications during the event in the GertrudeRead the story …

School of Engineering Awards Scholarships to 24 Freshmen

Recipients of Brevard Family, John G. Adler and Harper Johnson scholarships hail from seven states

Twenty-four University of Mississippi freshmen have been named recipients of top scholarships in the School of Engineering this fall. Representing Mississippi, Nebraska, Missouri, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas and Illinois, they are this year’s Brevard Family, John G. Adler and Harper Johnson scholars. The exceptional group of students posted an average ACT score of 33 and 3.98Read the story …

Two Engineering Majors among 2019 UM Stamps Scholars

Robert Hughes to study electrical engineering and mathematics; Lydia Robbins seeking degree in biomedical engineering

Robert Hughes of Ocean Springs and Lydia Robbins of Oxford are two of this year’s recipients of the prestigious Stamps Family Scholarship program. Hughes plans to study electrical engineering and mathematics, while Robbins hopes to earn a degree in biomedical engineering. As part of the Stamps scholarship program, Hughes and Robbins will have access toRead the story …