From the Grove to 30 Rock

Journey to Commencement: Ole Miss senior seeks career in sketch comedy

Mack Hubbell likes to make people laugh.  The University of Mississippi senior grew up a bit of a class clown, used his humor as a campaign strategy while running for Mr. Ole Miss and kept things lighthearted during his time as chaplain for the Kappa Alpha fraternity, a technique that allowed him to break downRead the story …

Activist to Speak on Campus for Disability History Month

OXFORD, Miss. – Jonathan Mooney, award-winning writer, entrepreneur and activist, is the keynote speaker for this year’s Access Awards at the University of Mississippi.  Mooney will speak at the Access Awards luncheon, an event that recognizes one faculty member and one staff member who stand out as advocates for those who have disabilities, at 11:30 a.m.Read the story …

Cohen-Winans Selected as Jackson Heart Study Scholar

New program will provide intense research training and mentoring

JACKSON, Miss. – Samantha Cohen-Winans, a doctoral student in health and kinesiology at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a member of the inaugural cohort of the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program as part of the Jackson Heart Study’s new Graduate Training and Education Center at the UM Medical Center in Jackson.Read the story …

Mother of Two Develops Passion for Nutrition at UM

Journey to Commencement: Transfer student Emma 'Lee' Floyd balances family, work and education

Every morning, five days a week, after working an overnight shift in the Memphis area, Emma “Lee” Floyd kisses her husband and two children goodbye and drives an hour to Oxford to study dietetics and nutrition at the University of Mississippi. Click the image below to read Floyd’s story, which is part of the “Journey to Commencement”Read the story …

University Launches Campuswide Climate Assessment Initiative

Students, faculty and staff have opportunity to participate, help create more inclusive campus

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will undertake a climate assessment initiative over the next year aimed at continuing work toward its longstanding goal to create an environment characterized by openness, fairness and equal access for all students, faculty and staff. During 2019-20, university leaders will partner with a team from Rankin & Associates ConsultingRead the story …

Webinar Series Helps Mississippi Entrepreneurs Develop, Grow

MDA, McLean Institute partner to boost entrepreneurship across state

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Development Authority launches its spring 2019 series at noon Tuesday (April 16), with “Youth Entrepreneurship” by Elena Bauer, a University of Mississippi law student who leads the McLean Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. The program is a statewide high school youth leadership initiative, and the webinar will emphasize youth entrepreneurship. Bauer, fromRead the story …

Museum Completes New Walton-Young House Art Installation

Three artists create high-visibility public art pieces on historic structure

OXFORD, Miss. – Oxford-area artists Rebekah Flake, Valerie Guinn Polgar and Sarah Barch have created custom art installations on the historic Walton-Young House, next door to the University of Mississippi Museum. The purpose of this installation is to animate the house and display the art of local artists. Each piece is weather-resistant and has tiesRead the story …

Vitter to be Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Ceremony set for April 10-11 in Houston

OXFORD, Miss. – Jeffrey S. Vitter, the 17th chancellor of the University of Mississippi and distinguished professor of computer and information science, will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors this week in Houston. Vitter was among 148 inventors named a 2018 fellow by the NAI, which recognizes and encourages inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and TrademarkRead the story …

Cochran Portrait Unveiled at University

Artist Jason Bouldin sought to capture former senator's graciousness

OXFORD, Miss. – A portrait of former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, the nation’s 10th-longest serving senator and a University of Mississippi alumnus, was installed Monday (April 8) in the university’s Thad Cochran Research Center. The portrait commemorates Cochran’s service to Mississippi and his longstanding support for the university and its research enterprise. “Sen. Cochran hasRead the story …

Lockboxes Available to UM Students for Prescription Medications

Center for Wellness Education offers resource to help reduce opioid abuse

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students can pick up a free prescription drug lockbox at the campus Pharmacy Health Services. The lockboxes became available after the Center for Wellness Education conducted a College Prescription Drug Survey on the Ole Miss campus. The results confirmed that students are gaining access to prescription medications – forRead the story …