New Series Focuses on Substance Abuse

Magee Center event on Zoom deals with drug trends, myths and safety

OXFORD, Miss. – The trends, myths and safety issues of substance abuse are the focus for a virtual discussion hosted Wednesday (Sept. 23) by University of Mississippi educators. The “Disrupt the Culture Hot Topic” conversation, which begins at 4 p.m., is sponsored by the William Magee Center for Wellness Education, University Police Department and MetroRead the story …

A New Joy for Mechanical Engineering

Assistant professor Aaron Joy helps build fluid mechanics program

Aaron Joy has studied continuum mechanics and computational mathematics with a passion for several years. He and his research skills in these subjects recently found a new home at the University of Mississippi as a tenure-track assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Joy teaches courses in topics such as statics, mechanics of materials, fluid mechanics, analysisRead the story …

Honors College Triplets Treasuring Their UM Experience

Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner are 1848, Merit and Herb Dewees Alumni scholars

OXFORD, Miss. – For Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner, love for the University of Mississippi has always been a family affair. “We grew up loving Ole Miss from the cradle,” said Alexandra Ladner, the youngest of the triplets who are all freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. “Our parents used Ole Miss bootiesRead the story …

37 Engineering Freshmen Awarded Prestigious Scholarships

Stamps Family, Brevard Family, John G. Adler, Harper Johnson and George P. Hopkins among scholarships given

Thirty-seven University of Mississippi freshman engineering students have been awarded prestigious scholarships beginning this fall. Representing Mississippi, Illinois, Wisconsin, Louisiana, California, Hawaii, North Carolina, Tennessee and Arkansas, they are the recipients of Stamps Family, Brevard Family, John G. Adler, Harper Johnson, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Chinese Language Flagship, Otho S. Johnson, Gerald Jones, Farrell,Read the story …

Virtual Oxford Science Cafe to Focus on Ancient Migration

UM professors to discuss 'Tales of Teeth' during Tuesday event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – Ancient migration patterns is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled Tuesday (Sept. 15) by organizers in the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Virtual Oxford Science Cafe program can be seen on Zoom beginning at 6 p.m. Carolyn Freiwald, UM associate professor of anthropology, and LexiRead the story …

Alumna Gives First-Person Account of Journey to Engineering Career

Offner, who purposely picked 'hardest major,' now at Chevron

I grew up in a rural farming community in Kentucky and wasn’t planning to attend college since no one in my family had graduated high school. I was engaged to my high school boyfriend just after turning 17 years old and assumed I’d get married and spend my time raising children, working a minimum wageRead the story …

Isom Center Welcomes New Fellows

Virtual poster session by 11 presenters set for Sept. 9 on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen a new group of faculty members for its two-year fellowship program. Created in 2018 with eight inaugural faculty fellows, the program is designed to support research projects conducted by faculty in the areas of gender andRead the story …

New Special Education Degree Focuses on Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduates will be equipped to help children with autism and other disorders

OXFORD, Miss. – Amid a growing demand for applied behavior analysis practitioners and teachers in Mississippi, the University of Mississippi School of Education is launching a new master’s degree program to help fill the need. “Development of the new program is critical for the children of Mississippi,” said David Rock, UM education dean. “This programRead the story …

New Stamps Scholars Make It 19 for ’20

Ole Miss welcomes nation's second-largest freshman cohort of prestigious scholarship recipients

OXFORD, Miss. – With the arrival of 19 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. UM is the only university in Mississippi and only one of six Southeastern Conference schools that awards Stamps Scholarships to selected students. The 2020 Ole Miss cohort represents the second-largest groupRead the story …

Welcome Week Offers Activities for UM Community

Abbreviated annual event runs through Friday

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi community can anticipate both virtual and in-person activities during annual Welcome Week, which continues through Friday (Aug. 28). Coordinated by the Ole Miss Student Union and Student Activities Association, the schedule features 10 events, ranging from a movie screenings and bingo to an ice cream giveaway. It beganRead the story …