Ole Miss Rugby Club Helps Develop Business Majors

UM players use classroom skills to help organization on and off the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Since 1974, the Ole Miss Rugby Club has provided University of Mississippi students with a competitive sport they can play with absolutely no experience. The majority of members do not know how to play initially, but through hard work and determination, they become assets to their team. Hudson Smith, a junior marketingRead the story …

New Fund Aims to Create Opportunities for Engineering Upperclassmen

Young alumni 'pay it forward' with O'Haver Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – By creating the Dr. John O’Haver Chemical Engineering Scholarship, two University of Mississippi graduates are expressing their appreciation to a beloved professor and the generous donors who provided the financial assistance they enjoyed. Joanna and Alex Harrelson, 2013 Ole Miss graduates, said the scholarship they established also serves as a way toRead the story …

Mastering a Musical Balancing Act

UM instructor David Carlisle earns doctorate while teaching, performing

OXFORD – David Carlisle knows how to keep a lot of balls in the air. Carlisle teaches and performs as an adjunct instructor in the University of Mississippi Department of Music. He is also principal percussionist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, which carries responsibilities far beyond performing, and he recently completed his Doctor of MusicalRead the story …

Financiers Club Takes Second in TVA Investment Challenge

Business students achieved university's highest finish to date in financial competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven sectors of students from the Financiers Club at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration brought new ideas and insights to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Investment Challenge, making history in the rankings. The Financiers Club placed second out of 24 schools for the first time since the inception of thisRead the story …

Rowan Oak Gets New Digital Address, Website

UM alumnus gives Faulkner's famous home popular domain name

OXFORD, Miss. – Rowan Oak – the internationally recognized home of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner – has quietly moved to a far more popular and accessible piece of digital real estate with a new address: https://www.rowanoak.com. The relocation of this celebrated University of Mississippi-owned property in Oxford to a more visible corner of cyberspaceRead the story …

Professor Helps Develop Model to Calculate Risk of COVID-19 Spread

Mathematical formula also helps assess effectiveness of preventive measures

OXFORD, Miss. – As researchers around the world race to answer unknowns about COVID-19, a University of Mississippi professor has helped create a mathematical framework to better understand how the coronavirus spreads. Wen Wu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, worked with two professors at Johns Hopkins University to develop a mathematical model to estimateRead the story …

Roommate-Finding App Wins Mid-South Business Model Competition

'Froomie' is a one-stop shop for college housing solutions

OXFORD, Miss. – A housing app developed by a University of Mississippi senior majoring in managerial finance has won first place in the 2020 Mid-South Business Model Competition. Froomie allows future and current students to find a place to live and match up with a roommate or roommates who meet their requirements. It was developedRead the story …

Gift to Athletics Pays Tribute to Legendary Coach

UM pharmacy graduate's contribution supports student-athletes via Vaught Society

OXFORD, Miss. – Chris Bonner’s gift to the University of Mississippi is a testament to his admiration for the late legendary head football coach Johnny Vaught. Bonner, a pharmacist in Columbus, gave $125,000 to the Vaught Society, the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation‘s fundraising level that provides financial assistance to student-athletes in the form of scholarships,Read the story …

Curtis Flowers Defense Team Receives Human Rights Award

UM law school's Innocence Project has represented Flowers since 2015

OXFORD, Miss. – The Southern Center for Human Rights has awarded the Curtis Flowers defense team, which includes the George C. Cochran Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi, the 2020 Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award. Flowers was tried six times for the 1996 murder of four people in a furniture store in Winona. Finally,Read the story …

Shirley Crawford Remembered as Adored and Respected Ole Miss Alumna

Longtime staff member leaves her stamp on beloved university

OXFORD, Miss. – In the summer of 1953, Shirley Wagner left Grenada and headed 45 miles northeast to Oxford to enroll as a freshman student at the University of Mississippi. Along with her suitcase, she brought her skills in women’s basketball, the pep she exuded in cheerleading and her “joie de vivre,” as the FrenchRead the story …