UM Senior Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Kennedy Dickson among three selected to present research at annual meeting

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Kennedy Dickson, a forensic chemistry major from Whittier, California, has been named a 2019 NCHC Portz Scholar. She is one of three recipients nationwide and will present herRead the story …

UM Named Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Designee

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recognition places Ole Miss among nation's elite

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the nation’s top higher education associations has recognized the University of Mississippi for leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named UM an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, a designation that recognizes the university’s strong commitment to economic engagement and its workRead the story …

Engineering Student Heads to Japan with Gilman Scholarship

Benjamin Mighall to study at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student plans to spend his fall 2019 semester studying in Japan, thanks to a prestigious international scholarship program. Benjamin Mighall, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, is the recipient of a 2019 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The senior electrical engineering major will travel to Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan,Read the story …

Sociology Professor Honored by Community Development Society

Anne Cafer receives national recognition for contributions to her field

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor is being recognized for her contributions to the field of community development. Anne Cafer, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, received the Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award from the Community Development Society during its 50th anniversary conference at the University of Missouri. The honor, named after aRead the story …

Alumna Named Phi Kappa Phi Fellow

Fellowship will allow Elaine Smith to pursue medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent University of Mississippi alumna has been awarded a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to study medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Elaine Smith, of Hudson, Wisconsin, was awarded $8,500 by the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Smith, who received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistryRead the story …

English Professor Honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

Aimee Nezkuhumatahil's 'Oceanic' wins coveted 2019 Poetry Award

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has been honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for her latest collection of poetry. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the university’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, has been selected to receive the award for “Oceanic” (Copper Canyon, 2018). The MIALRead the story …

Landscape Services Director Volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery

Jeff McManus among more than 400 professionals at day of service

OXFORD, Miss. – The man responsible for maintaining the University of Mississippi‘s main campus as one of the nation’s most beautiful recently joined other professionals from across the country to volunteer at an annual day of service at Arlington National Cemetery. Jeff McManus, UM director of landscape services, participated in “Renewal and Remembrance,” organized byRead the story …

Broadway Musicals, Grammy Winners Highlight 2019-20 Ford Center Season

Theater, ballet, jazz and classical performances also slated

OXFORD, Miss. – Broadway musicals and Grammy Award-winning pop acts highlight the 2019-20 season of performances scheduled at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The fall 2019 schedule includes performances by Grammy winner Michael Bolton (Sept. 17), jazz group the Huntertones (Oct. 10), alternative pop act Drew Holcomb andRead the story …

Development Officer Shares Progress Report

Priorities include student scholarships, improvements to facilities, labs

July marked my sixth month with the Ole Miss School of Engineering. I’m happy to report that it has been a productive and successful period. Working with Dean Puleo and the chairs of our departments, we’ve found success in reconnecting with our alumni, and we are also paving the way to tighter connections with industry.Read the story …

Making Moves to Enhance Academics

North Mississippi teachers attend UM chess workshop

OXFORD, Miss. – This week, 26 teachers from across northern Mississippi gathered at the University of Mississippi‘s Jackson Avenue Center to learn how to teach chess to students in their schools. The event was hosted by the UM Center for Mathematics and Science Education and facilitated by Jeff Bulington, of Franklin County Chess and presidentRead the story …