University Announces Spring 2021 Calendar, Commencement Plans

Ole Miss to keep health, safety protocols in place through spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has announced a modified academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester, as well as details regarding Commencement activities for 2020 and 2021 graduates – all with continued emphasis on health and safety protocols to protect students, faculty and staff due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In a messageRead the story …

Stories of the Enslaved Rebooted

UM graduate student creates virtual version of 'slave tour'

OXFORD, Miss. – What happens when the life stories of a group are destroyed or distorted? “When people don’t have a narrative, they don’t have value in the eyes of the greater society,” said Don Guillory, a doctoral student in the University of Mississippi‘s Arch Dalrymple III Department of History. Guillory has given a voiceRead the story …

In Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic, Experts Urge Flu Awareness

Operation Immunization, campus health center offering vaccine for Ole Miss community

OXFORD, Miss. – October has arrived, and that means flu season in Mississippi is just around the corner. This year has a twist: Another, more infectious virus that causes a more dangerous respiratory illness has already been spreading for months. How might COVID-19 change the 2020-21 flu season? For starters, it might be more importantRead the story …

New Grisham Writer-in-Residence Sets Up Shop in Oxford

Maurice Carlos Ruffin hailed as a stunning and audacious writer

OXFORD, Miss. – New Orleans native Maurice Carlos Ruffin has been chosen as the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for 2020-21. A New Orleans native, Ruffin rocketed onto the American literary scene with his widely praised first novel, “We Cast a Shadow,” the story of a father trying to shieldRead the story …

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 …