Seven Staff Members Receive Outstanding EEO Awards

Individual UM employees and teams recognized for excellence in service categories, operations

OXFORD, Miss. – A supervisor of custodial services has been honored as the University of Mississippi‘s overall outstanding staff member for 2022. Curtis Terrell was recognized during the annual Staff Appreciation Awards program Tuesday (May 31) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. He received a plaque, $1,000 stipend and season OleRead the story …

Staff Appreciation Week Offers Variety of Events

Ole Miss employees to engage in week of activities, be honored for service May 31-June 3

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Staff Council will celebrate Ole Miss staff members May 31-June 3 with a variety of fun and engaging activities during Staff Appreciation Week. The weeklong celebration will include learning opportunities, fun and active events, and social gatherings. Faculty and staff members also are invited to access the TurnerRead the story …

World Championship Old Time Piano Playing Contest, Festival Returns

Annual event's 46th season May 26-29 at UM, Oxford venues

OXFORD, Miss. – After going virtual the past two years, the 46th annual World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival returns to an in-person format next weekend in Oxford and at the University of Mississippi. Events are set for May 26-29 at the Old Armory Pavilion on University Avenue and in Nutt Auditorium onRead the story …

Andrea Hickerson Named Dean of School of Journalism and New Media

Respected administrator brings expertise in 21st century practices, research into deepfakes

OXFORD, Miss. – Andrea Hickerson, an internationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator, is joining the University of Mississippi as dean of the School of Journalism and New Media. Her appointment was approved Thursday (May 19) by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees at its May meeting. Hickerson begins her new role JulyRead the story …

Cobb Challenges Graduates to ‘Dream as Big as You Want’

University confers degrees to more than 5,000 at 169th Commencement

OXFORD, Miss. – Under powder blue skies on a beautiful, crisp morning, Bradford Cobb, celebrated music executive and Ole Miss alumnus, told University of Mississippi graduates on Saturday (May 7) to “dream as big as you want” as they finish their college journeys and enter the next chapter of their professional lives. During the university’sRead the story …

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Kenneth J. Sufka and Robert Van Ness honored for their teaching, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of 50 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Kenneth J. Sufka, professor of psychology and pharmacology, and Robert Van Ness, holder of the Bruce Moore Chair in Finance, were appointed the honorific title FridayRead the story …

Red and Blue Celebration Honors Graduating Staff Members

Annual event recognizes 23 UM employees for overcoming challenges, earning degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi staff members who have earned degrees while working were recognized for their accomplishments Wednesday (May 4) at the annual Red and Blue Celebration of Achievement. Twenty-three employees who are receiving bachelor’s, master’s, specialist or doctoral degrees during 2022 Commencement exercises this weekend were honored at noon in Gertrude C.Read the story …

Biologist Helps Unlock Secrets of Galapagos Tortoises

Ryan C. Garrick publishes results of DNA comparisons in the journal Heredity

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor’s comparisons between two lineages of Galapagos tortoises is yielding new insights into the evolution of the ancient species, as well as opening new doors for biologists to study evolution. Ryan C. Garrick, associate professor of biology, co-authored a paper on “A new lineage of Galapagos giant tortoisesRead the story …

Graduate Student Earns Summer Internship at Library of Congress

Roger Davis Jr. is among 42 selected for distinguished program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi doctoral student has been awarded a prestigious internship this summer as a junior fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Roger Davis Jr., a first-year Ph.D. student in higher education, was among 42 people chosen as junior fellows from more than 700 applicants. “When notified aboutRead the story …

UM Team Places in Top 4 at National Debate Championship

Warren Debate Union among finalists at event hosted by University of Alaska at Anchorage

OXFORD, Miss. – Debaters representing the University of Mississippi recently were finalists at a national championship tournament hosted by the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Members of the Warren Debate Union earned a Top 4 finalist finish at the league’s inaugural in-person competition. Last fall, a group of British Parliamentary debate coaches from across theRead the story …