School of Engineering Earns National Recognition for Diversity Efforts

American Society for Engineering Education honors Ole Miss with bronze-level status

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Engineering has received bronze-level designation from the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program, the highest level of recognition available in the program. According to the ASEE, the designation means that UM is among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence. “As a pillar of theRead the story …

From D.C. to Hawaii and Back

Geological engineering alumnus Gage Johnson consults on major, varied construction projects

From a naval command center to the Cannon House Office Building, Gage Johnson (BSGE 17) has literally come full circle in his career path. “My current title is ‘consultant,’” the Chattanooga, Tennessee, native said. “I have worked on a plethora of jobs within the past two years of working for McDonough Bolyard Peck Inc. (aRead the story …

Nine Speakers Slated for 2021 TEDxUniversityOfMississippi Event

Presenters will address theme of 'Resilience' during in-person forum at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – Nine speakers will be presenters for the sixth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi event March 9 at the University of Mississippi. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Ole Miss Box Office at 662-915-7411. The event will followRead the story …

Wei-Yin Chen Bidding Ole Miss Farewell

After 31 years of service, beloved professor of chemical engineering to retire in June

When Wei-Yin Chen moved from his native country of Taiwan to the United States, he envisioned becoming a mathematician. Nine years into a successful research career and ready for a change, he accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Mississippi. Come June 30, after teaching hundredsRead the story …

Toyota Reps Give CME Students Crash Course on Manufacturing Process

Company trainers provided hands-on instruction during Winter Intersession

OXFORD, Miss. – Several University of Mississippi students received intense, hands-on manufacturing instruction when two trainers from the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi plant in Blue Springs spent time with them on campus during Winter Intersession. Toyota Production System group leaders Jesse Corley and Tiffany Prude assisted in teaching Manf 255: Takt Time and Standard Work,Read the story …

Alcohol Use Disorder Topic for Virtual Science Cafe

Indiana researcher to discuss study during Feb. 16 event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The use of rodents in examining alcohol use disorder is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Tuesday (Feb. 16). The virtual program sponsored by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 6 p.m. Nicholas Timme, a postdoctoral researcher atRead the story …

Chemical Engineering Alumna Establishes Endowment to Advance Manufacturing

Susan Dio makes substantial donation toward future UM manufacturers

Susan Dio looks back at her career with BP and considers it one of manufacturing. Dio graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983 with a B.S. in chemical engineering, started at BP as a project engineer and retired in 2020 as chairman and president of BP America. She spent almost two decades working directlyRead the story …

RebelTHON to Hit the Dance Floor Feb. 20

Annual UM children's hospital fundraiser brings good cause to fun events

Editor’s note: This event has been postponed until March 6 due to winter weather. OXFORD, Miss. – Time to pull out those dancing shoes – RebelTHON 2021 will go on. The University of Mississippi‘s annual student-driven dance marathon to raise funds for Children’s of Mississippi, which includes the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at the UniversityRead the story …

Fraternity and Sorority Life Unveils Strategic Plan

Five-year plan focuses on variety of initiatives, including academic excellence and civic engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life at the University of Mississippi has announced its five-year strategic plan to continue strengthening the fraternity and sorority experience on campus and beyond. The process of developing the plan began in the fall 2019 semester with an external review of the FSL community. That processRead the story …

History Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Ashleen Williams first UM student named pre-doctoral fellow by Humanities Without Walls consortium

OXFORD, Miss. – A doctoral student at the University of Mississippi who recently was recognized as a future leader in higher education has been selected to receive a second prestigious academic award. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is among the 2021 recipients of the National Humanities Without WallsRead the story …