UM Endowment Builds to Record $775 Million

Long-term private giving supports scholarships, faculty, facilities and programming

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s endowment has grown to more than $775 million – the largest for any Mississippi public university – reflecting both generous private support and a rising investment market. For comparison, the endowment total was $415 million on June 30, 2010. The university’s endowment – permanently held funds invested andRead the story …

Graduate Students’ Research Aided by Pharmacy School Resources

Array of services include professional facilities, receptive faculty and other university support

OXFORD, Miss. – At the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, students have opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare them for careers in pharmacy. It’s no different for graduate students, who undertake research at the school that can make a real difference in lives around the state and region. Fortunately for students, they’ll haveRead the story …

Establishing a Firm Relationship

Young alumnus creates scholarship, excellence fund in Ole Miss business school

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Matthew Murphy, of Nashville, Tennessee, hopes a recent gift to his alma mater will encourage more students to study banking and ultimately bridge a generational gap he has noticed in the mortgage industry. The 2015 graduate’s $100,000 gift will establish the Matthew C. Murphy Scholarship Fund and theRead the story …

Strengthening Science Education in Mississippi

Gift creates new School of Education position

OXFORD, Miss. – A support fund aimed at helping improve science education statewide has been established at the University of Mississippi by the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access, represented by the Scott County School District. With a gift of $85,000, the consortium created the Advanced STEM Access Program Support Fund. With these resources,Read the story …

UM Libraries Launches Space Exhibit

Collection takes visitors on an intergalactic journey via Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi presents “Space: Exploring the Final Frontier in the Archives,” an exhibit that will remain open through November. Housed on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library, the exhibit features a wide array of materials and topics, including the 1973Read the story …

All the World’s a Stage

UM theater program adapts to bring Shakespeare to audiences in time of social distancing

OXFORD, Miss. – To safely bring theater to the public in the time of COVID-19, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is using ingenuity to put a modern spin on a classic idea. “Pop-Up Shakespeare,” a series of informal, catch-them-when-you-can performances, combines the time-honored tradition of staging Shakespeare’s plays outdoors with theRead the story …

A Tribute to Dewey Knight

Campaign seeks gifts to build scholarship in late leader's name

OXFORD, Miss. – A new Ignite Ole Miss online campaign has been established to build a scholarship endowment honoring the late Dewey Knight, who helped countless students benefit from expanded academic tools and opportunities while pursuing University of Mississippi degrees. Knight retired in 2018 as associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-YearRead the story …

Berezina Earns University’s Top Online Teaching Honor

March 24 event to feature latest Paragon Award winner, showcase innovative online teaching strategies

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Last March, when the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic hit the state, faculty at the University of Mississippi began swiftly converting live courses to an online format that allowed students to keep learning and progressing toward graduation. As they look back over the past year, faculty and staff in the UMRead the story …

How We All Get to the Finish Line … Together

Sixty-one years ago, in the summer, my father took my siblings David, Robert, Johnny, Steve and Cathy on a car trip out West. Cathy was, I think, 8 years old. This means that I was almost 5 years old. Old enough to go on a car trip out West without my Mama, in my opinion.Read the story …

Sport and Recreation Administration Senior Reflects on Time at UM

Michelle Moore plans to use degree in military career

OXFORD, Miss. – Michelle Moore, a University of Mississippi senior, plans to use her sport and recreation administration degree in diverse career paths after graduation, including her military career. Moore is a cadet in the university’s Air Force ROTC program and will commission in May. “My SRA courses have taught me a lot about leadership,Read the story …