Venturing into Vaping

Budding UM researcher pulls back the curtain on e-cigarettes

OXFORD, Miss. – What’s actually in the electronic cigarettes you’ve been smoking as a “safe” alternative to tobacco? With much speculation surrounding the safety of e-cigarettes over the past few years, University of Mississippi junior Nicholas Kruse wanted to determine whether top e-cigarette manufacturers are accurately listing ingredients in the e-cigarette fluid that becomes theRead the story …

UM Community Urged to Participate in 2020 Census

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty and staff have an opportunity to make an impact in Oxford that will last at least 10 years by answering 10 questions in 10 minutes for the 2020 Census. The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyoneRead the story …

Mississippi Public Universities Release Video to Help Fight COVID-19

JACKSON, Miss. – Students attending Mississippi public universities join all Mississippians in the race against the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, recent information from the Mississippi State Department of Health shows that the 18-29 age group has had more diagnosed COVID-19 cases that any other age group in the state. The offices of university communications fromRead the story …

For 10th Year, UM Ranks Among Top Public Universities Nationally

U.S. News & World Report names Ole Miss top university in state, among top 100 in nation

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has ranked in the top 100 of public universities across the nation for the last decade, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ole Miss ranked No. 77 among public universities in the 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges released today (Sept. 14). The ranking places UM as the highest-ranked universityRead the story …

White House Official Visits UM to Discuss COVID-19 Response Efforts

During meetings with university and local officials, Dr. Deborah Birx supports ongoing campus efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – Following a tour of the University of Mississippi campus and meetings with university, state and local officials and students on Saturday, Dr. Deborah Birx – the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force – supported ongoing efforts on campus and in Oxford to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. AsRead the story …

The COVID-19 Cohort

Recent UM graduates enter medical school during a global pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – This summer, 104 members of the University of Mississippi class of 2020 are entering medical school during a historic time, a global pandemic of COVID-19. Because of safety protocols, they’re missing out on milestone events, such as the traditional white coat ceremony, when new medical students get a white coat and reciteRead the story …

Wise Words to the Class of 2024

UM students offer words of encouragement to the freshman class

Last month, Ole Miss freshmen embarked on a milestone in their lives, the first week of college classes. They came from all over Mississippi, the United States and the world. Some didn’t have to travel more than five minutes. While the University of Mississippi Class of 2024’s freshman year may not be the same experienceRead the story …

NPR Morning Edition: UM English Professor, Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil Discusses New Book

‘World Of Wonders’ Urges Us To Take A Breath And Look Around By Rachel Martin/NPR Morning Edition It can be helpful to focus on the wonder of the natural world when so much of what is happening around us feels out of our control. Poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s new book aims to help introduce readers toRead the story …

Kiese Laymon Named Fellow at Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies

Acclaimed author, UM English professor joins history of influential thinkers in prestigious fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – Kiese Laymon, a celebrated author and the Hubert H. McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a 2020-21 fellow at the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study, part of Harvard University. Established in 1960, the fellowship is granted to scholars at the forefront ofRead the story …

McLean Interns Empower Communities Through Challenging Times

Ole Miss students spend summer engaging in public service in north Mississippi communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Though COVID-19 has reconstructed people’s lives and created many uncertainties, the community engagement work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi remains constant. This summer, Ole Miss students, recent graduates and a faculty instructor dedicated their efforts to improving quality of life in communitiesRead the story …