Sullivan-González Passes Baton to Next Generation of Leaders

Ethel Scurlock named interim dean of Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

OXFORD, Miss. – Douglass Sullivan-González is almost as excited to return to the classroom as he is to see the next generation of leaders at the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College put their stamp on the prestigious program he’s spent two decades growing. As he leaves his long-held position as dean ofRead the story …

Diversity Innovator Award Goes to First Class of Students

Award recognizes those working for a more equitable campus community

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has honored four students with the Diversity Innovator Student Award in recognition of their efforts to create a more diverse and equitable campus. The awards went to Ainsley Ash, a 2021 public policy leadership graduate from Meridian; Kam’ron Bracey, a graduate studentRead the story …

UM Climbs Best for Vets Ranking

University ranks second in the SEC for supporting student veterans

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi continues to climb the Military Times’s Best for Vets ranking, moving up to No. 21 this year among public institutions and making it the second-ranked SEC school for veterans and military-connected students.  Improving the campus support for student veterans has been the top priority for Andrew Newby, assistantRead the story …

UM Virtual Reality Lab to Host Open House

Campus, community partners encouraged to come learn how to be involved with emerging technology

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Virtual Reality Lab is opening its doors next week to anyone interested in anything having to do with virtual reality. The McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement has partnered with Jackson-based VR company Lobaki to introduce faculty, staff, students and community partners to the numerous, possibleRead the story …

Music Memories Inspire Podcast by UM Professor, Alumnus

Podcast uses conversations around music to build common ground

OXFORD, Miss. – Hunter Taylor and Ryan Miller built a friendship around shared musical memories and experiences – now they hope to do the same for others with their new podcast. Episodes of the podcast, which is called “Same Side of the Tracks,” feature conversations with guests centered around the music that has played a significantRead the story …

‘Out in the Grove’ to Celebrate LGBTQ Community

June 12 event to welcome community, provide resources for all

OXFORD, Miss. – After a year without an official pride celebration on the University of Mississippi campus and in the larger community, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is bringing the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community to the center of campus – the Grove. “Out in the Grove: A Pride Celebration”Read the story …

Faculty Members Awarded for Community-Engaged Work

Office of Community Engagement recognizes, rewards projects that emphasize community well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – This year’s Excellence in Community Engagement Awards recognized three organizations led by University of Mississippi faculty and staff that are making a significant impact on the well-being of many in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and across Mississippi. “The award is to recognize excellence in community-engaged work, particularly projects that have been impactful inRead the story …

UM Announces Website Rebuild Project

New site to provide better accessibility, search and management tools, as well as dynamic interface

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is undertaking a complete redesign of its website in an effort to make the university’s virtual front door better reflect the reputation of its physical campus and to provide a more seamless digital experience for all users. The redesign project, which will completely transform the olemiss.edu website, isRead the story …

Nationwide Now: Continuing Critical Conversations

UM Dialogues on Diversity series facilitates civil discourse around critical issues

OXFORD, Miss. – As the nation reckoned with inequities in race, health care, policing, politics and education – all amid a global pandemic – one University of Mississippi division led real-time community conversations in hopes of bringing communities together. The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement‘s Dialogues on Diversity series steered into the uncertainty ofRead the story …

Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality. The recipients – Yvette Butler, Jaye Davidson, Tyler Gillespie, Owen Hyman, Diane Marting and Joseph Wellman – are theRead the story …