Lecture Hall to be Named for Knighton Family Foundation

Major gift directed to Patterson School of Accountancy Building Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Future students at the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy will be taught in the Knighton Family Foundation Lecture Hall – a name honoring a $400,000 gift to the new building from 1998 alumnus Jay Knighton and his wife, Vanessa. Knighton said the building demonstrates that Ole Miss and the stateRead the story …

Supporting the BASE Program

Cavanaugh Scholarship helps promote innovative programming in School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program could help develop technology that would revolutionize the typical business cycle – news that inspired Harlene and Patrick Cavanaugh to make a major gift to the Ole Miss School of Business Administration. Patrick Cavanaugh, of Denver, who earned a UM degree in business administration in 1970, establishedRead the story …

Researchers Developing Early Warning System for Tornadoes

Method uses tornadoes' unique sound for detection and tracking

OXFORD, Miss. – Tornado season in the South means increased anxiety, hours of televised storm coverage and watching the skies. Unfortunately, it can also lead to “warning fatigue.” A team of researchers at the University of Mississippi‘s National Center for Physical Acoustics is working to combat this issue by developing an early warning system toRead the story …

A Family of Luckyday Scholars

Chavez siblings grateful for common scholarship, Ole Miss experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Leaving the comfort and familiarity of a small town to join thousands of other students at the University of Mississippi can be a daunting experience for many freshmen. That wasn’t the case for Christene Chavez. When she first stepped on the Ole Miss campus two years ago as a freshman, Chavez feltRead the story …

Expanding Scholarship Program’s Success

Carpenters, Madison Charitable Foundation enhance Ole Miss First program's impact

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will help a successful scholarship program provide more mentoring and experiences for more students. In the 20 years since the Ole Miss First Scholarship program was launched, dozens of students have realized their academic dreams using the $4,500 this four-year scholarship provides themRead the story …

Help Your Landscaping Recover From the Winter Freeze

The weather event that occurred on Dec. 22, 2022, caused temperatures that had previously been consistent in the 50s to drop rapidly into the low teens with sub-zero wind chills within a few hours. These freezing temperatures remained in the area for three to four days. This quick drop caused discoloring of leaves and defoliationRead the story …

Inside Higher Ed: Academic Experts Offer Advice on ChatGPT

ChatGPT Advice Academics Can Use Now By Susan D’Agostino Ever since the chat bot ChatGPT burst into public view in late 2022, students, professors and administrators have been woozy from a chaotic cocktail of excitement, uncertainty and fear. The bot writes poems, sonnets and essays. It also serves as a convincing debate partner on a seemingly unlimitedRead the story …

Entrepreneurship Forum to Provide Practical Business Advice

April 12-13 event includes networking, student pitch competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Bringing together entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners, the eighth annual Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum is slated for April 12-13 in Hattiesburg. Coordinated by the University of Mississippi‘s Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the event is designed to educate participants on the entrepreneurial climate and the future ofRead the story …

Sound Enhances Sea Turtle Conservation

UM scientists develop unique method to measure turtle exclusion data

OXFORD, Miss. – Two researchers at the University of Mississippi‘s National Center for Physical Acoustics are battling sea turtle endangerment with an unlikely weapon. Wayne Carpenter, senior research and development engineer, and Bradley Goodwiller, research scientist, are using sound to monitor turtles that exit shrimp trawls through turtle exclusion devices. “Acoustic impacts with TEDs haveRead the story …

Frederick Slabach Named Law School Dean

Veteran legal educator, university administrator to begin July 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Frederick G. Slabach has been chosen as the new dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law following a national search. Slabach will join the university July 1, pending approval by the board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The Fernwood native is a veteran legal educator and leaderRead the story …