Pharmacy Students Provide Health Care to Dominican Republic

Team sees more than 700 patients during medical mission trip.

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi pharmacy students spent part of their summer distributing medications and counseling patients in the Dominican Republic during a medical mission trip, and they say the experiences were life-changing and will make them better health care professionals. Hannah Harvey, of Collins; Michael Kelley, from Booneville; Ann Kate Meagher, ofRead the story …

Biologist, Students Promote Research on Sustainable Ecotourism

Team leads workshop for international scientists, industry experts

OXFORD, Miss. – Ecotourism is a billion-dollar industry that gives travel enthusiasts an intimate look at the world’s most breathtaking natural environments. While ecotourism is often thought to be synonymous with sustainable travel, its recent growth in popularity could have a negative impact on local wildlife and ecosystems. “Many of us hope to one dayRead the story …

Pittman Gift Boosts Grove Scholars

Alumnus helps build program to support underserved students

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million private gift to the University of Mississippi is the catalyst that has brought significant changes to Ole Miss Grove Scholars, enabling the program to provide a higher level of service to its students. The Grove Scholars program facilitates academic success and job placement among Mississippi residents seeking degrees relatedRead the story …

Fleshers Support New Accountancy Home

Longtime UM professors give back to construction project

OXFORD, Miss. – Tonya and Dale Flesher have each devoted 45-year careers to the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi and now they are supporting construction of the school’s new home. The award-winning researchers and teachers have committed $300,000 to the renowned program they helped build. The executive boardroom in the 100,000-square-footRead the story …

Travel Changes You

UM journalism professors reflect on impact of Italian study abroad on Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Each night in his Florence apartment, Mark Dolan opened the shutters of the screenless windows and let the cool air rush in as he fell asleep to the sound of people talking on the cobblestone streets four stories down. “Many of them (were) leaving the bars, some laughing, others arguing, and thoughRead the story …

He Lifted as He Climbed

UM community remembers professor emeritus Colby H. Kullman

OXFORD, Miss. – To friends and family, University of Mississippi professor emeritus Colby H. Kullman, who died Aug. 9, was a one-of-a-kind human being who touched the lives of thousands of students during his tenure in the Department of English. “He was like Halley’s Comet – he shined like it – and was unique andRead the story …

Fall SouthTalks Explore Theme of Race in the Classroom

Lectures begin Sept. 7 with David Wharton's 'Roadside South'

OXFORD, Miss. – Historically, classrooms have functioned as both intensely local spaces and as broader political stages on which debates about equality, identity and access have played out – nowhere to greater effect than at the University of Mississippi, which marks the 60th anniversary of its integration this fall. With that in mind, programming forRead the story …

UM Research Focuses on Planet Formation

Astrochemist studies molecules that could create planet-building blocks

OXFORD, Miss. – Carbon is the go-to element when studying molecules in space. It is necessary for life, easy to study and forms unusually strong bonds with other atoms. With more than 90 other naturally occurring elements in the periodic table, however, a University of Mississippi chemist is asking why scientists are limiting their scopeRead the story …

New Esports Director Plans to Grow Program

Gaming allows John McDermott to pursue coaching interests, provide opportunities for students

OXFORD, Miss. – The new director of Ole Miss Esports has big plans for the fall semester.  John McDermott, who joined the University of Mississippi on Aug. 15, plans to expand the program, recruit and develop student talent, and create opportunities for students to use their gaming interests in their chosen professional fields. McDermott spentRead the story …

Henderson’s Estate Expands Legacy at Ole Miss

Major gift endows UM Foundation operations

OXFORD, Miss. – For 37 years, the late Alice Henderson, of Jackson, supported the University of Mississippi with funds for scholarships. Now her $3.1 million estate gift further illustrates her devotion to strengthening her alma mater. The gift is directed to the John P. and Wanda Alice McKee Henderson Endowment, an unrestricted endowed fund forRead the story …