UM Recognized Nationally for Supporting Transfer Students

University earns Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll recognition for fifth year

OXFORD, Miss. – For a fifth 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 122 colleges and universities nationally on PTK’s annual Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll and the only Mississippi university to beRead the story …

UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Jax Dallas and William Meador awarded one of nation's most prestigious academic honors

OXFORD, Miss. – Two juniors in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships. Jax Dallas, a physical chemistry and math major from Caledonia, and William Meador, a chemistry major from Carbondale, Illinois, are the university’s 15th and 16th Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater is one ofRead the story …

UM Student Named Outstanding Senior by Mississippi Engineering Society

Shelby L. Bottin has worked as trainee at Corps of Engineers’ Engineer Research and Development Center

Being recognized for her outstanding work is nothing new for Shelby L. Bottin. The University of Mississippi civil engineering student was elected vice president of the Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society and treasurer of the campus chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. A member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, she hasRead the story …

Finding Recreation Within Isolation

UM expert suggests fun outdoor activities for coping with COVID-19 crisis

OXFORD, Miss. – Pandemic precautions have closed most public venues, but a University of Mississippi recreation expert says there’s still plenty of outdoor fun for people to enjoy while also remaining safe under the global health guidelines and local municipal regulations. “This is a wonderful time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors,” saidRead the story …

News You Can Use: Tax Expert Offers Tips for Filing Forms

UM accountancy professor Cheryl Metrejean shares valuable information

OXFORD, Miss. – Correctly filing state and federal income tax forms can be a daunting challenge, particularly if one is unaware or unfamiliar with changes in tax laws made since last year. For this reason, a University of Mississippi expert is offering some timely tips for do-it-yourself taxpayers. Many tax laws have changed since 2019,Read the story …

Annual Awards Program Honors Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 33rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program this month in Jackson. Barron Charles Mayfield, a senior from Lubbock, Texas, majoring in public policy leadership, and Jared Michael Akers, D4 dental student at the UMRead the story …

Food for Thought Aplenty During UM Brain Awareness Month

Neuroscience research poster showcase, keynote address and Science Cafe among scheduled events

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – Connections between the human brain and the immune system is the theme for upcoming Brain Awareness Month observances, set forRead the story …

Explore the Final Frontier in New UM Archives Exhibition

Special Collections' space display features 16 cases of fascinating artifacts, memorabilia

OXFORD, Miss. – From 18th century astronomy books and hand-drawn pamphlets depicting visions of interstellar travels to rare 78-rpm recordings of songs about actual astronomical phenomena, all this and more is on display at the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Archives and Special Collections. The exhibit “Space: Exploring the Final Frontier in the Archives,” inRead the story …

News You Can Use: Planting for Perkier Places

UM landscape expert shares tips for beautifying outdoors for spring

OXFORD, Miss. – An award-winning University of Mississippi landscaper is sharing his expertise with those who want to perk up their outdoor spaces by planting popular perennials. Jeff McManus, director of landscape services, airport and golf services, leads a team of professional groundskeepers whose efforts have resulted in the university repeatedly being recognized as oneRead the story …

UM Hosts State Robotics Competition this Weekend

Center for Mathematics and Science Education prepares for eighth annual championship

OXFORD. Miss. – Middle and high school students from across the state will compete in Mississippi’s eighth annual FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition this weekend at the University of Mississippi. Hosted by the UM Center for Mathematics and Science Education, judging begins at 3:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 28) in the Jackson Avenue Center. Public eventsRead the story …