News You Can Use: Support for Veterans Can Extend Beyond V-Day

ROTC officers offer Mississippians ways to continuously recognize, appreciate military

OXFORD, Miss. – With Veterans Day right around the corner, military experts at the University of Mississippi are offering a variety of suggestions for those who want to honor veterans. And many of those gestures, they say, can continue year-round once the holiday comes and goes. Maj. Seth Davidson, executive officer of the Ole MissRead the story …

‘Americans and the Holocaust’ Traveling Exhibition Coming to UM

Touring library display to arrive in Oxford in 2021

OXFORD, Miss. – The J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped American responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930sRead the story …

‘Spooky Physics Night’ Set for Friday

Department of Physics and Astronomy offers fun, frights and food for all

OXFORD, Miss. – New frights and fresh takes on old delights are the order of the evening when the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy presents “Spooky Physics Demonstrations” from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 1) in Lewis Hall. The program will include stage shows starting at 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.Read the story …

News You Can Use: Fables, Faith Mark Origins of Fall Festivals

UM experts reveal stories, customs behind Chinese Moon Festival, Sukkot, Halloween and Oktoberfest

OXFORD, Miss. – With the arrival of autumn comes the observance of several festivals and holidays. As many make plans to participate in these fall celebrations, University of Mississippi religion experts have shared their origins and customs to help enhance the public’s experience of each. Most religious traditions commemorate both fall and spring seasons withRead the story …

Tunneling Through: UM Professor Assists Construction in Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Project

Lance Yarbrough spent a lot of his summer underground

For five weeks straight, Lance Yarbrough spent most of his days at the end of a tunnel 600 feet below the Hudson River. The assistant professor of geology and geological engineering at the University of Mississippi was watching “Nora,” – a 470-foot-long, 2.7-million-pound tunnel boring machine mine through rock 900 feet underneath the Earth’s surfaceRead the story …

Computer Science Student Wins First Place in Entrepreneurship Competition

Kaylin Brassfield won for Crystal Game Works LLC at 2019 Mississippi New Venture Challenge

A senior computer and information science major at the University of Mississippi won first place in the student competition at the 2019 Mississippi New Venture Challenge. Kaylin Brassfield of Hernando pitched Crystal Game Works LLC, a company she created, which develops story-driven video games and graphic novels for a young female market. The company hasRead the story …

School of Engineering Recognizes Tailgate Sponsors

Milwaukee Tool to sponsor final home game against LSU on Nov. 16

It’s been another successful tailgating season on the Circle this season. Our student groups really stepped up and made each event special. Thanks also to our sponsors! We’d like to thank Neal Rich and Asset Engineering for sponsoring the School of Engineering tent during the Texas A&M weekend. Their wonderful gumbo was a big hitRead the story …

Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Races Hot Rods, Sets Speed Records

Jeffrey Ferguson uses engineering skills to build cars, win races

With the assistance of Jeffrey Ferguson (BSME 12), the Buckwheat Racing Team set a land speed record of 300 mph at the 62nd Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Week in 2010. The team immediately set a goal to one day return and break another record. Last month, Ferguson, along with the team, did indeed return toRead the story …

UM Alumnus Shepard Smith Inspires, Challenges Students

Former Fox News anchor shares career memories, words of encouragement during Ole Miss visit

OXFORD, Miss. – A week after announcing his resignation from Fox News, famed broadcast journalist Shepard Smith returned to the University of Mississippi Friday (Oct. 18) to speak to a roomful of journalism and integrated marketing communications students at the School of Journalism and New Media. Smith shared that while technology will always change, theRead the story …

Within Their Reach: McNair Program Helps Disadvantaged Students

For almost 25 years, UM program has supported, empowered those seeking doctoral degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – Before Victoria Robinson became a student at the University of Mississippi, no one in her family had ever furthered their education beyond a bachelor’s degree. The idea of going to graduate school and pursuing a terminal degree wasn’t even on her radar. Fortunately for Robinson, among the UM community are many caring facultyRead the story …