Memories of Marie Malveaux

University's second Black faculty member fondly remembered for her kindness and support

OXFORD, Miss. – Alumni and former administrators of the University of Mississippi are fondly remembering the late Marie Alexandria Malveaux, the university’s second African American faculty member, a caring mentor to all students and a dedicated scholar who sought to build community both on and off campus. Malveaux, 93, died June 17 in her homeRead the story …

Scott Vitell Bids UM Farewell Following Distinguished Career

After nearly four decades, respected Phil B. Hardin Chair of Business Ethics entering retirement

OXFORD, Miss. – Nearing 40 years of employment at the University of Mississippi, Scott Vitell – the longest-serving faculty member in the School of Business Administration – is retiring. Vitell, who came to the university in 1984, has held the Phil B. Hardin Chair of Business Ethics for most of his tenure. The position isRead the story …

Drilling Down on a Win-Win Collaboration

Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute assists Profile Products in mining, gathering data

OXFORD, Miss. – A joint research drilling project between the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute at the University of Mississippi and a northeast Mississippi mining company is producing benefits for both partners. MMRI and Profile Products in Blue Mountain are in the middle of the ongoing project, which began in May. Profile Products mines the claysRead the story …

Conference to Explore Contributions of Mississippi Authors

Annual event includes biographers and friends of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned Mississippi authors William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright are the focus of the University of Mississippi‘s 47th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, being conducted virtually July 18-21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner, Welty, Wright: A Mississippi Confluence,” the virtual international conference includes four days of lectures, panels and other presentations.Read the story …

MOST Conference Prepares Students for Collegiate Success

High school seniors invited to participate in recruiting, empowerment event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – Organized with the goal of giving high school students an insight into college life, the Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent, or MOST, Conference at the University of Mississippi returns this year with a virtual format showcasing leadership activities, academic offerings, campus resources and more. This year’s virtual event, scheduled for July 18-20,Read the story …

Modern Languages Doctoral Program Enjoys Growth

Enrollment in terminal degree program has multiplied 11 times in four years

OXFORD, Miss. – Four years ago, the doctoral program in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Modern Languages began with five full-time students. That enrollment has since multiplied 11 times the original number and counting. The degree is designed to educate professionals who can provide second language training for firms that conduct business globally andRead the story …

Mechanical Engineering Major Gains Hands-on Experience at Nissan

Emily Robinson makes most of co-op experience, on-campus education

Emily Robinson is gaining lots of hands-on experience – thanks to both her on-campus education and a cooperative internship at Nissan in Canton. Robinson, a junior mechanical engineering major at the University of Mississippi, said she was well prepared for her internship at Nissan through what she learned in UM’s Haley Barbour Center for ManufacturingRead the story …

Back to Teaching

After 9 years as department chair, Jacob Najjar rejoins civil engineering faculty

Nine years ago, Jacob Najjar assumed the duties of chair and professor of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Mississippi. Following two successful terms as chair and achieving several of his goals for the department, Najjar will return to the faculty full time to continue teaching the next generation of civil engineers.Read the story …

UM Remembers Julius M. Ridgway

Geological engineering alumnus succeeded in oil, gas industry, supported alma mater

University of Mississippi faculty, staff, alumni and students are remembering the contributions of Julius Mosal Ridgway (BSGE 56), a geological engineering alumnus who became a titan in the oil and gas industry and later generously supported his beloved alma mater. A lifelong Jackson resident, Ridgway, 87, died peacefully at his home in the early morningRead the story …

Seven Staff Members Receive Outstanding EEO Awards

Individual UM employees and teams recognized for excellence in service categories, operations

OXFORD, Miss. – The assistant director of campus recreation has been honored as the University of Mississippi‘s overall outstanding staff member for 2021. Shannon Richardson was recognized during the annual Staff Appreciation Awards program Tuesday (June 1) in the ballroom at The Inn at Ole Miss. The program was part of a weeklong celebration includingRead the story …