Ford Center Friendship Ornament Goes on Sale

New 2020 edition celebrates role arts play in bringing people together

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is offering its 2020 Friendship Ball just in time for the holidays. “This is the Ford Center’s third limited-edition cloisonne ornament that we call our Friendship Ball,” said Julia Aubrey, Ford Center director. “I chose the theme ‘TheRead the story …

Biologists Developing Mobile App for Coastal Marine Assessment

Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz lead new Gulf of Mexico Citizen Scientist Initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – In the age of crowdfunding and viral media, two University of Mississippi biologists are developing a mobile phone app that will allow “citizen scientists” to conduct marine assessments on the north central Gulf of Mexico. Professors Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz have partnered to create a Mobile App for Marine Assessment asRead the story …

Campus Recreation Sponsoring Virtual Turkey Trot

Proceeds from fifth annual event to benefit Grove Grocery and Oxford Food Pantry

OXFORD, Miss. – There is still time for individuals to register to participate in the University of Mississippi‘s fifth annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk, which will be conducted virtually this year due to COVID-19, benefitting local food pantries. The event, sponsored by the Department of Campus Recreation, RebelWell, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, StaffRead the story …

News You Can Use: Keep Family Events from Becoming Super Spreaders

UM student health expert shares how to avoid possible COVID-19 exposure during holidays

OXFORD, Miss. – While holidays are usually times for extended family to gather for feasting and fellowship, it’s probably best for many people to forego traditional get-togethers whenever possible in these COVID-19 times, a University of Mississippi health expert advises. Susan Sullivan Gunn, staff physician at University Health Services, recommended not hosting or participating inRead the story …

Waheed Uddin Remembered as Trusted Mentor, Valued Colleague

Students, colleagues pay tribute to UM civil engineering professor, Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology director

A pillar of the University of Mississippi School of Engineering was lost this weekend with the death of Waheed Uddin, civil engineering professor and founding director of the university’s Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology. Previously a pavement expert for the United Nations, Uddin worked, lectured and made presentations in 28 countries. He had more thanRead the story …

Waheed Uddin Remembered as Trusted Mentor, Valued Colleague

Professor and researcher remembered fondly by students and colleagues

OXFORD, Miss. – A pillar of the University of Mississippi School of Engineering was lost this weekend with the death of Waheed Uddin, civil engineering professor and founding director of the university’s Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology. Previously a pavement expert for the United Nations, Uddin worked, lectured and made presentations worldwide in 28 countries.Read the story …

News You Can Use: Traveling Safely During a Pandemic

UM staff physician shares tips for staying safe while using public transportation

OXFORD, Miss. – Whether traveling by airplane, train or bus, you can take steps to reduce your chances of contracting COVID-19 during the ongoing pandemic, a University of Mississippi physician advises. “Once the decision has been made to travel for a holiday gathering, the next step is to plan the safest way to accomplish yourRead the story …

News You Can Use: 7 Tips for Gathering Safely During the Holidays

UM nurse practitioner gives advice for lowering risks during celebrations

OXFORD, Miss. – The annual preparations for holiday gatherings normally focus more on menu and decorations, but COVID-19 has shifted attention to the logistics of making get-togethers safe for all. Everybody can take steps to ensure that holiday celebrations are meaningful and safe, a University of Mississippi health expert advises. “Things like the level ofRead the story …

Asya Branch Continues Making Mississippi History

Booneville senior wants to spread positivity and 'change our country for the better' as Miss USA

OXFORD, Miss. – In a year that already has recorded several record-breaking events, a University of Mississippi senior has added to the list by being the first from Mississippi and first African American Mississippian to win the coveted title of Miss USA. Asya Branch, 22, was crowned the winner of the 2020 national pageant MondayRead the story …

Understanding COVID-19 Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Cafe

UM professor to discuss origins, infection processes of virus during Nov. 17 event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The infection processes of the COVID-19 virus are the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Nov. 17 by University of Mississippi faculty researchers. The program will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Joshua Sharp, associate professor of pharmacology and director of the UM Glycoscience Center of ResearchRead the story …