First 3+3 Graduate Moves on to Law School

Participant in academic joint venture receives her business degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Mariel Spencer, of Seattle, Washington, recently made history when she completed her bachelor’s degree in general business at the University of Mississippi. What made her degree unique is that it included coursework in torts, civil procedure, legal research and writing, and constitutional law. Spencer is the first Ole Miss student to receiveRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Lectures at National Organization

Presentation will help shape recommendations for topical pain creams

OXFORD, Miss. – S. Narasimha Murthy, professor of pharmaceutics and drug delivery at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, delivered a lecture recently at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, D.C. His May 20 talk, titled “Topical Products for Dermal and Transdermal Delivery of Pain Medications,” focused on challenges inRead the story …

Admired Doctor’s Generosity Aids Aspiring Engineers

Passion for education, love for granddaughter inspire estate gift to UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Seeing the impact a scholarship made on his granddaughter’s education inspired a longtime pediatrician to bequeath part of his estate to the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. A $100,000 gift from the estate of the late Dr. Carl P. Bernet Jr., of Greenwood, has bolstered the Elsie and Harper Johnson Jr.Read the story …

Professor Elected to College of Fellows of American Theatre

Rhona Justice-Malloy honored with lifetime recognition

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the theater world’s highest levels of academic and professional recognition will be bestowed upon Rhona Justice-Malloy, longtime professor in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. Justice-Malloy has been designated a fellow-elect and will receive investiture as an American Theatre Fellow – a lifetime recognition – in aRead the story …

Kevin Moore Scholarship Endowment Honors His Legacy

Scholarship aids UM business students on their paths toward success

OXFORD, Miss. – An endowment has been established in memory of Kevin Moore, a 1982 graduate of the University of Mississippi, to support selected students at the School of Business Administration. “The Kevin Phelps Moore Memorial Scholarship Endowment honors in perpetuity the memory of Kevin Phelps Moore,” said Angela Brown, UM senior director of development.Read the story …

New Scholarship Benefits Public Policy Leadership Students

Distinguished alumnus Dean Copeland supports rising juniors with major gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Teaching a college course inspired University of Mississippi alumnus Dean Copeland, of Atlanta, to provide financial support to student leaders at his alma mater. Copeland, who continued his studies after graduating from UM as a Rhodes Scholar, has made a $100,000 gift to establish a scholarship endowment for undergraduates in the DepartmentRead the story …

Pharmacy Graduate Named Walmart Scholar

Lauren Pohl awarded for dedication to academic pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – New pharmacist Lauren Pohl, who earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree May 11 from the University of Mississippi, has been named a 2019 Walmart Scholar by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program. The honor and accompanying $1,000 scholarship are given to student pharmacists who are committed to aRead the story …

Making a Real Difference

Bell's planned gift will benefit clinical programs at UM law school

OXFORD, Miss. – Debbie Bell’s belief in the value of the University of Mississippi School of Law’s 10 legal clinics inspired her planned gift to support the program that gives students real-world experience representing clients. “The clinical programs have been my passion at the law school,” Bell said. “Starting and participating in them is theRead the story …

Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival Returns this Weekend

Event's 45th season set for May 23-26 at UM, Oxford venues

OXFORD, Miss. – The 45th annual World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival opens Thursday (May 23) and runs through Sunday in Nutt Auditorium at the University of Mississippi. This is the festival’s fourth season in Oxford, following a 41-year run in Illinois. “It’s a four-day celebration of ragtime, jazz, blues, honky-tonk, boogie andRead the story …

Promoting Excellence in Lab Instruction

Former UM biology professor pays tribute to late wife through gift

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift from Will St. Amand, University of Mississippi professor emeritus of biology, establishes an award designed to identify and provide support for higher education instruction in introductory-level biology. Additionally, the Georgia St. Amand Laboratory Teaching Assistant Award in Biology Endowment pays tribute to the donor’s late wife. “I amRead the story …