Academic Support, Developmental Studies Look to Boost Awareness

Open house set for Sept. 22; Coffee with a Coach is Oct. 8

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi programs that provide support to help ensure student success have scheduled events designed to increase awareness of the services they offer to assist students. An open house sponsored by Academic Support Programs, part of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience, and Developmental Studies, a program operatedRead the story …

Bird Courtship Rituals Topic for Virtual Science Cafe

Neuroscience professor to discuss manakin study during Sept. 21 Zoom event

OXFORD, Miss. – The acrobatic courtship rituals among Central and South American birds is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Tuesday (Sept. 21) by a University of Mississippi biologist. The program will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 6 p.m. Lainy Day, associate professor of biology and director of the neuroscienceRead the story …

New Course Allows Students to Learn and Experience Religious Relics

Pilgrimage class offers hands-on experience and opportunity to collaborate across disciplines

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has created a new religion course that combines academic study of religious pilgrimages with the creation of 3D images of ancient relics. The course, REL 340: Pilgrimage: Sacred Journeys, examines many material objects that serve as pilgrimage destinations – particularly saints’ relics, which can be corporal, suchRead the story …

‘Voices of Mississippi’ Debuts Sept. 14 at Ford Center

World premiere of multimedia event features historian Bill Ferris, area blues and gospel musicians

OXFORD, Miss. – The world premiere of “Voices of Mississippi,” a multimedia production chronicling some of Mississippi’s most iconic people and art, will kick off the 2021-22 performance season at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi. The multimedia event, set for Sept. 14, celebrates the people andRead the story …

CME Seniors Gain Practical Experience at Gulf Coast Industry

Students solved real-world problems for a week at Keith Huber Corp. in Gulfport

OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty University of Mississippi accountancy, business and engineering students got a rare opportunity to solve real-world problems when they participated recently in an experiential learning course on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The students spent almost a week at Keith Huber Corp. in Gulfport as part of Manufacturing 450: Practical Problem Solving. TheRead the story …

Creed Week Offers Community Opportunity to Learn, Get Involved

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in a series of events this week promoting the UM Creed. Presented by the Associated Student Body, the annual Creed Week features activities designed to unite the campus community. Each tenet stated within the creed is highlighted one day during theRead the story …

Grammy Winners Highlight 2021-22 Ford Center Season

Slate also includes theater, jazz, blues and classical performances

OXFORD, Miss. – Grammy Award-winning classical and pop acts highlight the 2021-22 season of performances scheduled at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The fall 2021 schedule opens Sept. 14 with the world premiere of the multimedia experience “Voices of Mississippi.” The program features musical performances by notable MississippiRead the story …

CME Students, Volunteers Help Upgrade Grove Grocery

Remodeled space, new equipment make pantry better able to serve UM community

OXFORD, Miss. – Grove Grocery, the University of Mississippi‘s food pantry, recently got an upgrade, thanks to students and staff in the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence. Housed in Kinard Hall, Room 213, Grove Grocery provides free meals and hygiene items for Ole Miss students and employees. The revamp took place late last springRead the story …

University Community Remembers Luther August Knight Jr.

Beloved biology professor helped establish UM Field Station, conducted groundbreaking research

OXFORD, Miss. – Family and members of the University of Mississippi community are fondly recalling memories of the late Luther Augustus Knight Jr., a beloved retired biology professor whose noteworthy achievements included helping establish the university’s renowned Field Station. Knight, 90, died Aug. 23 at Yalobusha General Hospital in Water Valley. Services were Aug. 26Read the story …

New Center for Mathematics and Science Education Director Takes Charge

Alice Steimle has helped lead center's programs to improve STEM education for 14 years

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourteen years ago, Alice Steimle joined the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi as an assistant instructional professor and project manager. Two promotions later, she recently became the center’s new director. The CMSE’s mission is to improve mathematics and science education in Mississippi by helping build relationshipsRead the story …