Honors College Student Receives Barksdale Award

Maureen Maher gets $5,000 to fulfill dream of capturing national parks employees' perspectives

OXFORD, Miss. – A junior psychology major in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi will get to fulfill her dream to visit 12 national parks and interview seasonal workers this summer, all thanks to a prestigious and generous award. Maureen Maher, of Gulfport, was presented the 2019 Barksdale Award duringRead the story …

Engineers Without Borders-UM Travels to Ecuador

Team completes second phase of water development project in 25 de diciembre during winter intersession

Members of the University of Mississippi chapter of Engineers Without Borders recently traveled to the Ecuadorian highland community of 25 de diciembre to complete the second phase of a water development project there. During the 2019 winter intersession, the EWB-UM team, consisting of six students and two faculty advisers, entered the second part of theRead the story …

Annual UM Pack-a-Thon this Weekend

Feed the Hunger sets goal of packing 150,000 meals for impoverished

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student-led campaign to provide thousands of meals for impoverished children in Kenya, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Jamaica and rural Kentucky is once again counting on the Oxford and Lafayette County community for support. The ninth annual Feed the Hunger Pack-a-Thon will be held at Powerhouse Community ArtsRead the story …

Chemical Engineering Majors Study at University of Edinburgh

Michael McMillan and Caleb Hern attended through the Study Abroad program

A pair of University of Mississippi chemical engineering majors recently took advantage of an opportunity to expand their horizons by studying abroad in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh. Neither Michael McMillan of Long Beach nor Caleb Hern of Germantown, Tennessee, had traveled abroad before, but they saw this as the perfect opportunity to experienceRead the story …

Weekend RebelTHON Fundraiser Aiming High ‘for the Kids’

Annual event benefits Baston Children's Hospital; portion to help renovate cancer center

OXFORD, Miss. – Emphasizing that it’s all “for the kids,” RebelTHON organizers at the University of Mississippi aim to make the 2019 dance marathon to benefit the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at the UM Medical Center its most successful event ever. This year’s event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) in Tad SmithRead the story …

Summer Internships Yield Fellowships for Two UM Students

Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall selected for the C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Before last summer, Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall had taken a few classes and worked on a few projects together. Neither of the two University of Mississippi seniors knew that the other had applied for and been accepted into the 2018 summer internship program at C Spire. Stationed in different departments, Bellevue andRead the story …

Neuroscientist is Keynote Speaker for Brain Awareness Week

Vanderbilt assistant professor Erin Calipari to address opioid addiction

OXFORD, Miss. – A leading neuroscientist will discuss the impact of opioids and other drugs on the human brain during Brain Awareness Week, set for Feb. 19-21, at the University of Mississippi. Erin Calipari, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University Brain Institute, is the keynote speaker for the first twoRead the story …

Lei Cao Named Engineering Faculty Member of the Year

Electrical engineering professor honored for dedication to students, research and service

When Lei Cao joined the faculty in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Electrical Engineering, his focus was to give his best in teaching and research. Seventeen years of committed instruction and unwavering dedication later, the professor of electrical engineering was named the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Faculty Member of the Year. “The day before theRead the story …

Student Union Renovation and Expansion Project Near Completion

Construction expected to be finished by end of spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – The renovation and expansion of the Ole Miss Student Union at the University of Mississippi is nearly complete, with plans projecting the “true living room to campus” to be finished by the end of the spring semester. The original 98,000 square feet of the campus student life center, which opened in 1977, wasRead the story …

University Sets Annual Black History Month Observances

Keynote addresses by renowned authors Tim Wise and Joy DeGruy highlight events

OXFORD, Miss. – Two internationally renowned educators are the keynote speakers for annual Black History Month observances at the University of Mississippi. Tim Wise, a critically acclaimed antiracist essayist, and Joy DeGruy, a respected researcher and author, will deliver their addresses at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Ole Miss Student Union Ballroom. Admission isRead the story …