General Engineers: The Medical Field Is an Option

Problem-solving skills learned in engineering are valuable in medicine

When Dr. Brooks Turner, a 2013 general engineer graduate from Ole Miss, was considering career options, he knew he wanted to go into a field where he could help make a difference in people’s lives. He then made the decision to go into the medical field, which he viewed as a combination of altruism andRead the story …

UMMC Earns National Telehealth Center of Excellence Designation

JACKSON, Miss. — For 14 years, the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has been a national trailblazer in providing high-quality health care, especially for those with little access to both primary and specialty services. Its leadership, body of work and mastery of telecommunications technology is being recognized by the federalRead the story …

Students, Faculty, Staff Encouraged to Attend UM Town Hall

OXFORD, Miss. – The second annual University of Mississippi Town Hall is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11) in the Gertrude C. Ford Ballroom of The Inn at Ole Miss. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to come hear about exciting initiatives in Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s “State of the U,” be among theRead the story …

Noel Wilkin Named UM Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor

Respected education visionary and longtime faculty member to lead academic affairs

OXFORD, Miss. – Noel E. Wilkin, a veteran leader in higher education, has been named provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Mississippi. The appointment, which is pending approval from the board of trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, was announced Friday (Sept. 22) by Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter after the universityRead the story …

Ole Miss’ Gerald McRaney and Jack Pendarvis Take Home Emmy Awards

For those of you who missed the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards show Sunday night on CBS, it was yet another night of witty banter, none of which was directed towards politics. The Emmys is in the same family – think: Uncle Oscar, Uncle Tony and, of course, sweet Grammy – that recognize some of theRead the story …

Charlotte Parks Named Vice Chancellor for Development

Innovative fundraiser will oversee UM, UMMC and Athletics development activities

OXFORD, Miss. – During his investiture in November 2016, Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter announced major initiatives for the University of Mississippi that will require significant philanthropic support and increase the school’s endowment support for faculty, staff and students. During that same address, Vitter committed to increasing the university endowment from $600 million to $1 billion.Read the story …

UM Advisory Committee on History and Context Submits Final Report

University to implement contextualization of physical sites on Oxford campus

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi announced the recommendations it will be implementing from the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on History and Context. The communication outlining the accepted recommendations as well as the committee’s final report can be accessed at context.OleMiss.edu. Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter established the CACHC in summer 2016 to address Recommendation 5 ofRead the story …

UM Community, Friends Mourn Passing of Carolyn Ellis Staton

University's first female provost remembered as trailblazer, mentor and friend

OXFORD, Miss. – Carolyn Ellis Staton, respected and beloved as a University of Mississippi law professor and administrator, was fondly remembered by family and friends Monday (May 22) during memorial services in Paris-Yates Chapel. Staton, 71, died May 19 at her home in Oxford. A trailblazer who became the university’s first female provost, Staton joinedRead the story …

Lecture Examines Links Between Faulkner Classic and Book of Daniel

UM McCool fellow to share findings from dissertation research on Thursday

OXFORD, Miss. – This year’s Frances Bell McCool Fellowship Lecture in Faulkner Studies at the University of Mississippi examines connections between an iconic William Faulkner novel and the Biblical book of Daniel. The lecture, titled “Thomas Sutpen’s ‘Solitary Furnace Experience’: The Book of Daniel in William Faulkner’s ‘Absalom, Absalom!’” is set for 6:30 p.m. ThursdayRead the story …

Student Activities Association Spring Concert Canceled

OXFORD, Miss. — The Student Activities Association has canceled the annual spring concert in the Grove due to current weather conditions and the threat of inclement weather throughout the day on Sunday, April 30. The decision was made after consulting with university officials and event personnel after taking into consideration current weather conditions and theRead the story …