Ole Miss Dining Introduces Starship Delivery Robots

New on-campus service is first for SEC

OXFORD, Miss. – As University of Mississippi students resume classes for the spring semester, they are sharing the campus’ sidewalks with a fleet of robots that can deliver meals at the push of a button. Starship Technologies, the world’s leading autonomous delivery service, has launched robot food delivery services at the university, the first inRead the story …

League of Legends Communications Director to Speak with Students

Ole Miss graduate Ryan Rigney will discuss pursing his dreams in the gaming world

OXFORD, Miss. – Ryan Rigney, global communications lead for the League of Legends franchise, will be the first speaker of the spring semester at the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media.  Rigney will address an audience at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Overby Center auditorium. He also will be one ofRead the story …

Associated Press: UM Marketing Professor Featured in Millennial Money Article

“Millennial Money: How procrastinators can win at gift-giving” By Courtney Jespersen/NerdWallet with Associated Press Check the calendar. No, this isn’t a dream. It really is December, and Christmas Day is staring you straight in the face. And if you celebrate Hanukkah, it’s coming even sooner. Where did the holiday season go? Well, no time toRead the story …

Live Science: UM Astrophysicist Quoted in Black Hole Article

“Impossibly Big Black Hole Was Probably Impossible After All” By Rafi Letzter/Live Science  Two weeks ago (Nov. 27), astronomers published a paper in the journal Nature claiming they’d found an impossibly gigantic black hole not too far from Earth. If they were correct, it would have been a major shock to astrophysics, upending theories ofRead the story …

Fox Business: UM Law Professor, Space Expert Featured in Moon Trip Article

“Those million dollar moon trips may prevent us from talking to E.T.” By Shawn M. Carter/FOXBusiness If humans want to contact aliens, maybe they should stay out of space. That’s according to new research from Space.com, which explains that the constant orbit of radio waves around the moon — a result of human expeditions — couldRead the story …

Alumnus, Public Relations Veteran Harold Burson Leaves Lasting Legacy

Burson, 98, described as 20th century's 'most influential PR figure'

OXFORD, Miss. – Harold Burson, a 1940 University of Mississippi graduate often heralded as the “Father of Public Relations,” has died at the age of 98. The Burson family made the announcement today (Jan. 10) in Memphis. A Memphis native, Burson was an exceptional student, so much so that he entered Ole Miss at ageRead the story …

Student Gets Immersed in Arabic Culture, Language in Morocco

Isabel Spafford spends summer in North African country as part of flagship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Language and culture can be learned from books or in a classroom, but living them through daily experiences bring both to life. Visiting coffee shops with friends, riding a camel and paragliding all provided valuable insights to help Isabel Spafford expand her understanding of Arabic culture and language. The University of MississippiRead the story …

Women’s Health Startup Takes First Spot at Business Model Competition

Monarch, aimed at improving information about women's health, will advance to regionals

  OXFORD, Miss. – More than 70 student entrepreneurs drew from their experiences and pitched start-up businesses at the fourth annual Business Model Competition Regional Qualifier hosted by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a division of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. The Dec. 6 event at the university’s Jackson Avenue CenterRead the story …

Top Ole Miss Stories of 2019

Year-end review showcases highlights, achievements across UM

OXFORD, Miss. – From reaching an all-time high first-year retention rate to unveiling new and renovated facilities across campus, it’s hard to believe all that happened in one year at the University of Mississippi. Here are some of the top Ole Miss achievements and accomplishments from 2019 – truly a year to remember: Record-high Retention and Graduation At our core,Read the story …

Sarah Isom Center Podcast Puts New Lens on Southern Culture

'Swerve South' examines region's gender and sexuality

OXFORD, Miss. – Rock stars. Rebellion. Radical spaces. Welcome to the universe of “Swerve South,” a new podcast produced by the University of Mississippi‘s Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies.  “Swerve South,” a six-part weekly series that debuted Nov. 27, examines the Deep South through the lenses of gender, feminism, multiculturalism, pop culture and queerRead the story …