School of Law Announces 2021 Business Law Fellows

Fellowship allows students to spend summer in nation’s leading companies

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has selected nine students to participate in the 2021 Business Law Fellowship program. This year’s business law fellows are Carter Babaz, Chandler Coleman, Le’Ronda Gates, Daniel Ginn, Zach Ishee, Teresa Jones, Tanya McGill, Margaret Pitts and Garner Vance. The program allows first-year law students whoRead the story …

Tom Andre Receives Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Faculty Award

Assistant professor of exercise science recognized for exceptional support and service to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Tom Andre, assistant professor of health, exercise science and recreation management at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the School of Applied Sciences’ 2021 Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Faculty Award. The award recognizes a permanent faculty member within the School of Applied Sciences who has shown exemplary teaching, research andRead the story …

Honoring Linda Spargo

Fund named for Spargo supports the arts, Rowan Oak

OXFORD, Miss. – Navigating a four-year university can be daunting for some students, but University of Mississippi students had a mentor in Linda Spargo, who devoted her career to guiding them and their families. Recently retired, Spargo’s impact is being honored through a support fund. Numerous donors, including former students and parents with whom sheRead the story …

UM Researcher Provides the Skinny on Normal Weight Obesity

Nadeeja Wijayatunga publishes study of 'skinny fat' health risks in International Journal of Obesity

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes, a normal weight is not as healthy as it seems, and the truth about an overall picture of health may surprise many individuals and even medical professionals. But research conducted by a University of Mississippi professor is helping shed light on a condition known as normal weight obesity. Nadeeja Wijayatunga, anRead the story …

Exceptional Educators

College of Liberal Arts professors honored for excellence in teaching

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts recognized three professors for superior teaching at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Jason Solinger, associate professor of English, is the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Named after alumni donors Dr. Norris Howell (BS 75) and Lynne Thomas Howell (BA 74,Read the story …

UM Student Selected for Medicinal Botany Fellowship

Hayley Prescott's research seeks to improve women’s health

OXFORD, Miss. – Hayley Prescott, a graduate student in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named a recipient of the Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany by the Garden Club of America. The fellowship, established in 1997, is administered by the Missouri Botanical Garden. PrescottRead the story …

UM Receives $1M to Study Evidence-Based Policing, Reform

Morgan Freeman, Ole Miss professor Linda Keena contribute gift to establish center

OXFORD, Miss. – Actor Morgan Freeman and criminal justice and legal studies professor Linda Keena have donated $1 million to establish the Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at the University of Mississippi, pending approval by the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning. After months of planning with the UM Department of Criminal Justice and LegalRead the story …

School of Engineering, Rust College Partner for Dual-Degree Program

Students earn degrees from each institution with a five-year course plan

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – With a new dual-degree program, students can pursue mathematics at Rust College for three years and follow up with two years at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Four tracks are included in this partnership: biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering and mechanical engineering. Successful students graduate with a degreeRead the story …

Dr. Marshall Crowther Honored with SEC Michael L. Slive Award

Sports medicine physician recognized as part of conference's Medical Guidance Task Force

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The medical director and sports medicine physician for Ole Miss Health and Sports Performance is among the members of the Southeastern Conference‘s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force who were named recipients of the conference’s Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday (June 2). Dr. Marshall Crowther is theRead the story …

A Quick Guide to 2020 Commencement

Before traveling to Oxford, take a look at how parking, services and dining will be offered this weekend

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the graduating Class of 2020 will return to Oxford this week to celebrate the University of Mississippi‘s 167th Commencement exercises. The Class of 2020 was celebrated last year during a live, virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a commitment from university leaders that an in-person ceremony would beRead the story …