Law Alumna Named Top 40 Under 40 by Industry Magazine

Jenny Ann Urban earned degree in air and space law from UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Jenny Ann Urban’s passion for travel and interest in law has led to a successful career as director of aviation relations and compliance at Clear, a growing firm that provides expedited airport security clearances for travelers. Airport Business Magazine recently named the University of Mississippi alumna to the 2019 Airport Business TopRead the story …

Space Law Center Hosts Webinar on Race

Session to explore how space exploration can further causes of equality and social justice

OXFORD, Miss. – The Center for Air and Space Law, part of the University of Mississippi School of Law, is hosting a free online discussion of “Race in Space: A Conversation about Equality and Civil Rights” on Thursday (June 18). Set for 10 to 11:15 a.m., the webinar will feature experts discussing race from differentRead the story …

UM Researchers, Woodcliff Skincare Partner for Aloe Product Patent

NCNPR scientists have second issued patent for the ingredients in Sustainable Youth products

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers, along with Woodcliff Skincare Solutions Inc., have been jointly issued a patent for Alasta, the main ingredient in a line of skin care products being sold under the brand name Sustainable Youth. The primary ingredient in Alasta is derived from the aloe vera plant and is responsible forRead the story …

Gift to Fund Documentary Series

Tony Chachere's Creole Foods helps preserve work of hero home cooks

OXFORD, Miss. – Tony Chachere’s Creole Foods has made a major gift to the University of Mississippi to fund the creation of three film documentaries over the next three years by the Southern Foodways Alliance. Based in Opelousas, Louisiana, the family-run corporation’s $90,000 gift will allow the SFA to produce and direct short documentaries focusedRead the story …

Musical Team Shares Experience, Solutions with National Audience

Duo behind Living Music Resource tackles tough questions

OXFORD, Miss. – Voice teachers, singers, music educators and others around the country will tune in later this month to hear two University of Mississippi professionals discuss thinking differently – and more effectively – about training young musicians for a full, varied career that is increasingly the norm. The days of preparing students for twoRead the story …

Two Southern Studies Faculty Honored for Excellence

Catarina Passidomo and Jessie Wilkerson lauded for their commitment to students, scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s not every day that a geography professor is stumped by a pop quiz about a Bulgarian skyline, but that’s how Catarina Passidomo discovered she was chosen for the 2020 Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen at the University of Mississippi. Passidomo, Southern Foodways Alliance assistant professor of SouthernRead the story …

Career Center Helping Students, Graduates in Uncertain Times

Virtual drop-in hours and ongoing preparation efforts designed to help navigate uncertain prospects

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Career Center is hosting virtual drop-in hours for students. This is just one of the many ways the Career Center is working to help students whose career prospects and part-time jobs have been affected by COVID-19. “We want students to continue to prepare for the opportunities they wereRead the story …

A Couple that Stays Together Plays Together

Ole Miss theater alumni premiere new play via livestream

MARIETTA, Ga. – At a time when the entertainment industry is crippled by a pandemic and theaters everywhere have been forced to shut their doors, two University of Mississippi graduates are set to debut a new play live via the internet. Kaleb and Tina Sade Mitchell (BFA 14; BA 15), husband-and-wife actors who met asRead the story …

Support for the Arts

Gift establishes film production studio fund

OXFORD, Miss. – A love for the arts since childhood led Nancye Starnes, of Charleston, South Carolina, to support a new film production program at the University of Mississippi that will offer professional training and a new production facility for students. The alumna’s gift of $200,000 establishes the Nancye Starnes Film Production Studio Fund inRead the story …

Alumnus Helps Fund Space for Accountancy Honors Students

Nance gift will help construct new conference room

OXFORD, Miss. – A major gift to the University of Mississippi from alumnus Bob Nance will provide a new meeting space for Beta Alpha Psi students in the Patterson School of Accountancy. Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor society for accounting, finance and information systems students. The 1978 UM graduate’s $50,000 gift established theRead the story …