Holiday Village Returns to Ford Center

Seasonal events include gingerbread houses, Santa's mailbox, Beach Boys concert

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is helping everybody get into a holiday mood with its annual Holiday Village, a Beach Boys concert and story time for children. The Holiday Village display runs through Dec. 17. This year’s display features 16 gingerbread houses, aRead the story …

Graduate Minor in Applied Statistics Continuing Growth

Interdisciplinary collaboration among several schools increases enrollment, curriculum

OXFORD, Miss. – An academic minor with an emphasis on applied statistics at the University of Mississippi is experiencing phenomenal growth. Since its inception, the Graduate School’s interdisciplinary minor in applied statistics program has admitted 123 students, and 39 have been awarded the certificate or graduated with the minor. Sixty-four students are enrolled this fall.Read the story …

Donations Sought for 24th Annual Books and Bears Program

UM community asked to donate items for children of Facilities Management Department employees

OXFORD, Miss. – Toys, dolls, bicycles and other children’s play items are being sought for the 24th annual Books and Bears program at the University of Mississippi. Donations are being accepted through Dec. 14. All donations will be collected and sorted in time for the main event, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30Read the story …

Twelve Named UM Stamps Scholars for 2021

New arrivals are among incoming freshmen; Ole Miss host the second-largest program in the nation

OXFORD, Miss. – With the arrival of 12 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Mississippi is maintaining its growth. UM is the only Mississippi university and among only six Southeastern Conference schools that awards Stamps Scholarships to selected students. The Class of 2025 Ole Miss cohort is among 229 incoming freshmenRead the story …

Engineering Dean Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Organization recognizes academic innovation, technology

OXFORD, Miss. – David A. Puleo, dean of the School of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Mississippi, has been inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Puleo is among 115 inventors elected as 2020 fellows by the NAI, which recognizes and encourages inventors with patents issued fromRead the story …

Oxford Science Cafe Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Founder Marco Cavaglia, former speakers to highlight Nov. 16 hybrid event

OXFORD, Miss. – The 10th anniversary of the Oxford Science Cafe will be observed Tuesday (Nov. 18) in a hybrid event available both in-person and virtually. Michelle Hanlon, co-director of the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Air and Space Law, is the presenter for the program at Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Ave., and onRead the story …

Annual Adopt-a-Basket Program Helps UM Feed Area Families

Donations being accepted through mid-November

OXFORD, Miss. – As the winter holidays draw near, the University of Mississippi community is working together to provide meals for area families in need. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the 17th Adopt-a-Basket program is accepting food donations on the first floor of the Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union in the leadership andRead the story …

Weeklong Celebration Set for First-Generation Students

Both in-person and virtual events scheduled for campus observance

OXFORD, Miss. – The academic achievements of first-generation students are being celebrated at the University of Mississippi with a series of in-person and virtual activities planned for Nov. 8-11. First-Generation Celebration Week is co-sponsored by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College‘s First-Generation Student Network and the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience‘s StudentsFIRST program,Read the story …

Center Hosts 10th Annual Mathematics Specialist Conference

CMSE helps math teachers improve content knowledge, expand networking opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – A large group of Mississippi teachers is better equipped to help their students learn mathematical concepts and use one another as a resource, thanks to a recent educator conference at the University of Mississippi. The university’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education, or CMSE, hosted its 10th annual Mathematics Specialist Conference onRead the story …

Classical Pianist, Swiss Photographer Team Up for Ford Center Show

Andreas Klein and Andreas Rentsch also to conduct master class, talk with UM music, art students

OXFORD, Miss. – Classical pianist Andreas Klein and Swiss fine arts photographer Andreas Rentsch will perform together Thursday (Nov. 4) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. Part of the Artists Series, the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. During the first half, Klein will play a BachRead the story …