New Engineering Emphasis Focuses on Computer Security

With expert faculty hires, three courses to be offered beginning fall 2020 semester

OXFORD, Miss. – As hackers continue infiltrating global databases, stealing personal identities and illegally accessing financial assets, computer security professionals are in high demand in both industry and academia. In response, the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Mississippi is offering a new security emphasis. The department has hired assistant professorsRead the story …

Admissions Counselor Named Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar

Anna Lauren Heavener recognized for excellent service to transfer students

OXFORD, Miss. – A transfer admissions counselor at the University of Mississippi has been selected by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society to serve as a faculty scholar for the organization’s 2020 summer conference. Anna Lauren Heavener is among 30 PTK chapter advisers and alumni nationwide chosen for Honors Institute, PTK’s annual weeklong honors conference.Read the story …

Students, Staff Join Community for MLK Day Observances

LOU community gathering to honor slain civil rights icon's life and legacy

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty, staff and community partners are spearheading efforts to promote community engagement and honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in Lafayette County and Oxford. “The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has worked with local community leaders to coordinate existing and newRead the story …

Ethics Bowl Team Wins Mid-Atlantic Championship

Group sweeps regional competition to advance to nationals in February 2020

OXFORD, Miss. –The saying “third time’s the charm” proved to be true for members of the University of Mississippi Ethics Bowl team, which recently won the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional competition. The seven-student group was among 20 teams representing 15 colleges and universities that competed at the November event at the University of North Georgia atRead the story …

Fresh Faces, Familiar Favorites Found at UM Books and Bears

Annual toy distribution for employees' families draws volunteers and recipients

OXFORD, Miss. – Faces were beaming, smiles were big and bags were bulging Friday (Dec. 20) in Fulton Chapel as University of Mississippi employees old and new gathered to give and receive gifts in this year’s Books and Bears distribution. Chancellor Glenn Boyce and first-year workers in the Facilities Management Department expressed excitement and joyRead the story …

UM Civil Engineering Alumnus Leads Entergy Wholesale Commodities

Following start in UM Naval ROTC and career in Navy, Barrett Green excelling as Entergy's vice president of commercial operations

When Barrett Green (BSCE 90) entered the University of Mississippi in the mid-1980s, his goals were to complete the Naval ROTC program and become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy. As fate would have it, achieving that milestone was only the first step of a stellar career that spans almost three decades. A nativeRead the story …

News You Can Use: Beating the Holiday Blues

UM Counseling Center director offers tips for avoiding loneliness, depression

OXFORD, Miss. – For many, the Christmas-New Year’s season can be a lonely and depressing time of the year, but a psychology expert at the University of Mississippi is offering suggestions for those battling the holiday blues. One way to overcome unhappiness is to recognize the onset of those thoughts and feelings and alter themRead the story …

Charlie Walter Joins Computer and Information Science Faculty

Assistant professor's goals include incorporating digital security in curricula

A computer security emphasis has been established in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program at the University of Mississippi, thanks, in part, to Charlie Walter, one of two new assistant professors in the Department of Computer and Information Science. Walter, along with assistant professor Charles “Chuck” Fleming, worked to add the optional emphasis.Read the story …

Young Engineers Support Engineering Students

Alyssa and Jesse Revis share their success with UM family

Alyssa and Jesse Revis know how scholarships can transform lives. Financial awards gave each of them the academic opportunities that led to their successful engineering careers. Alyssa Smith Revis graduated with a chemical engineering degree from the University of Mississippi School of Engineering in 2013. Now, just six years later, she and husband Jesse haveRead the story …

Museum Unveils 2019 Keepsake Ornament

Collectible features longtime museum display of dressed fleas

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Museum has unveiled its 19th annual holiday keepsake ornament, which features a longstanding museum display and visitor favorite, the Pulgas Vestidas, or “dressed fleas.” Each year, UM Museum and Historic Houses alternates between subjects in the permanent collection, on the Ole Miss campus and around the city ofRead the story …