MSPA Honors Nancy Dupont with Award

Journalism professor recognized for dedication to broadcast field

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Scholastic Press Association board of advisers has unanimously approved a request by the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media to rename its Broadcast Adviser of the Year award in honor of Nancy Dupont.  Dupont, who joined the Ole Miss journalism faculty in 2006, recently announced that sheRead the story …

UM Announces Plans for Full In-Person Fall 2021 Semester

Face-to-face classes, campus experience will resume at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi announced today (Feb. 26) that the fall 2021 semester will be offered fully in person and on campus, a return to pre-COVID-19 operations. UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce shared the announcement with students, faculty and staff, stating that adjustments will be made if necessary based on government orders andRead the story …

A ‘Gentle Insistence on Excellence’

Nancy Dupont to retire from UM School of Journalism and New Media after spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – At the end of the spring semester, Nancy Dupont retires from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. She has been a vital part of the school since 2006, teaching across a wide swath of the curriculum and playing a critical role in the growth and achievements of theRead the story …

Going Above and Beyond: UM Winter Weather Shout-outs

Ole Miss campus community shares thanks, appreciation following winter weather

OXFORD, Miss. – As snow and ice covered Oxford, Lafayette County and much of the South last week, University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students overcame obstacles and challenges brought on by the winter weather to keep the university’s mission on track. Ole Miss News asked the campus community to recognize colleagues and departments acrossRead the story …

Faculty, Students Represent University at Natchez Literary Celebration

Several UM professors join William Winter Scholars at event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will be well-represented at the 32nd annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, a virtual event set for Feb. 22-27 that is free and open to the public. Ann Fisher-Wirth, a professor of English and director of the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies, and Annemarie Anderson, a Southern studiesRead the story …

2021 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum Set for April 13-14

OXFORD, Miss. – Entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners will converge virtually in April at the 2021 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum with the goal of learning more about the climate and future of entrepreneurship in Mississippi. The event, sponsored by the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, will beRead the story …

Extra-Long Battery Life

UM electrochemist and dean looks back on four decades at university

OXFORD, Miss. – This semester marks the first time in 43 years that Charles L. “Chuck” Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, hasn’t awakened to his 7 a.m. alarm to get ready for a day serving the University ofRead the story …

UM Earns Three CASE Awards for Excellence in Marketing, Communications

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi won three awards in the 2021 Council for Advancement and Support of Education District III competition recognizing the best education and nonprofit marketing and communications programs across the Southeast. Among nearly 800 entries spanning 66 categories, only 30 entries received the Grand Gold award recognizing the most exceptionalRead the story …

UM Shares Update on Commencement Ceremonies for Classes of 2020, 2021

Convocations set for Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to allow for social distancing

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi announced today (Jan. 27) additional details related to Commencement ceremonies for graduates of the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021. Commencement exercises for the Class of 2021 will be held April 29-May 2. Morning convocation is set for 8 a.m. May 1 in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. CommencementRead the story …

CNN: UM Air and Space Law Professor Michelle L.D. Hanlon Discusses Artifact Protection on Moon

Astronaut artifacts on moon – like Apollo landers and Neil Armstrong’s bootprint – now protected by US law CNN/The Conversation It’s hard to care about bootprints sunk in soil 238,900 miles away as humanity suffers the combined burden of an unforgiving virus and a political unease. But how humans treat those bootprints and the historicRead the story …