An Explorer at Heart, International Student Blazes Unique Path

Elena Bauer embraces expansive opportunities to benefit communities and develop well-rounded skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Elena Bauer never imagined she would live in Mississippi. A dual citizen of Germany and the U.S., she spent her childhood moving back and forth between Europe and the states while her parents – Haitian-American and German – pursued careers in academia. The second-year student in the University of Mississippi School ofRead the story …

NPR: UM blues curator mentioned in Cedric Burnside article

Grammy-Nominated Blues Musician Cedric Burnside Remembers His Roots NPR Growing up poor in Mississippi, Cedric Burnside didn’t have running water. It’s a fact he highlights in the first song on his Grammy-nominated album, Benton County Relic. In the upbeat, soulful song, titled “We Made It,” Burnside croons verses like, “I came from nothing, I doneRead the story …

The New Yorker: UM’s Southern Foodways Alliance documentary mentioned in Nashville hot chicken article

By Paige Williams The New Yorker Three days after Christmas, in a part of northeast Nashville that many locals describe as “dicey,” a Ford Explorer crashed through the front of a discount-tobacco shop at one end of a strip mall. Police later called the incident an attempted burglary. The vehicle, which had been reported stolen,Read the story …

NBC News: UM law professor quoted in story on space law, advertising technology

This Russian startup wants to put huge ads in space. Not everyone is on board with the idea. By Denise Chow NBC News If it sometimes feels as if the world is awash in advertisements, just wait. A Russian startup just revealed plans to use swarms of tiny, light-reflecting satellites to create sprawling billboards inRead the story …

Q&A with Leo Stein, Black Hole Researcher

OXFORD, Miss. – Leo Stein, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi, is part of a team of physicists that recently used supercomputers and artificial intelligence to create the most accurate model yet of black hole mergers. The research, conducted with physicists at Caltech, was published in theRead the story …

Making Better Predictions of Black Hole Smash-Ups

Caltech, UM physicists use supercomputers and AI to create most accurate model of stellar mergers

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the most cataclysmic events to occur in the cosmos involves the collision of two black holes. Formed from the deathly collapse of massive stars, black holes are incredibly compact – a person standing near a stellar-mass black hole would feel gravity about a trillion times more strongly than they wouldRead the story …

High School Students Learn Entrepreneurship Skills at Conference

STRIVE! brings 100 north Mississippi high school students together with area business leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – For 100 north Mississippi high school students, the path to owning their own businesses got a boost recently at the University of Mississippi. Those students spent Thursday (Jan. 24) investing in their entrepreneurial journeys at STRIVE!, one of three regional conferences aimed at developing young entrepreneurs across Mississippi. The day’s fast-paced experiencesRead the story …

Reuters: Slim but sedentary might face same heart risks as overweight

UMMC researcher quoted in Reuters story on sedentary lifestyles, health risks

Slim but sedentary might face same heart risks as overweight By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Adults with a healthy weight but a sedentary lifestyle may have the same risk for heart attacks or strokes as people who are overweight, a recent study suggests. Researchers found that normal-weight people who spent much of the dayRead the story …

Alumnus Comfortable as a Difference Maker

From technology success to movies, Stephen Johnston produces

OXFORD, Miss. – As the camera came into focus on the set of the faith-based movie “Same Kind of Different as Me,” University of Mississippi alumnus Stephen Johnston, operating partner with Forté Ventures, stepped into the role of Hollywood movie producer with an ease that came from months of prayerful consideration. “I truly believe thatRead the story …

Top Ole Miss Stories of 2018

Year-end review showcases highlights, achievements across UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Looking back through 2018 at all the activities and accomplishments at the University of Mississippi might take some time. From the university being included in the elite group of research institutions to a student making history as the university’s first female Rhodes Scholar, 2018 was certainly a year to remember. Research RebelsRead the story …