Two Faculty Members Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships

Duo will use funding to develop their pioneering research in geology and mathematics

OXFORD, Miss. – For the second time in three years, a pair of University of Mississippi professors have been awarded National Science Foundation fellowships to advance their innovative research. Samuel Lisi, assistant professor of mathematics, and Brian Platt, assistant professor of geology and geological engineering, were awarded funding through a foundation program that provides opportunities for youngRead the story …

Commission Reaffirms University’s Accreditation

Decision recognizes UM dedication to providing best possible educational experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed the University of Mississippi‘s accreditation. The decision was announced at the association’s annual meeting in Houston, Texas, in early December. The mission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, or SACSCOC, is to ensure the educational qualityRead the story …

Seed Grants Fund UM Research into Disaster Resilience

Researchers studying air pollution, university responses to natural disasters

OXFORD, Miss. – Exploring thunderstorm asthma and examining how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters are the focus of two new University of Mississippi seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where pollen can break into smaller pieces during severe thunderstorms and cause asthma events. Researchers are collecting and characterizing airRead the story …

UM Professors Collaborate with Counterparts Through SEC Grant

Faculty Travel Program encourages, supports conference partnerships

OXFORD, Miss. – Thirteen University of Mississippi professors are taking part in this year’s SEC Faculty Travel Program, strengthening the university’s collaborations with fellow Southeastern Conference institutions and offering UM professors an opportunity to interact with their counterparts. Established in 2012 by the SEC presidents and chancellors, the program provides financial assistance from the SEC office forRead the story …

Researchers Raising Awareness, Understanding of Concussions in Youth

Flagship Constellations-funded grant focuses on sports-related head trauma

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers are examining the knowledge and attitudes of Mississippians on sports-related concussions, thanks to a recent Flagship Constellations grant. Funded through the Community Wellbeing Flagship Constellation, the grant will help design a sports-related concussions lesson to influence the health behaviors of high school student-athletes regarding concussion prevention, identification and management. The research alsoRead the story …

Ten Croft Institute Students Earn Esteemed Scholarships

Awards fund the education of UM international studies majors

OXFORD, Miss. – Receiving a Croft Scholarship to pursue her work in the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi is an “incredible honor” for Edith-Marie Green. An Oxford native, Green knew she wanted to study abroad in college and focus on a foreign language, so she toured the Croft Institute and realized the program was the oneRead the story …

UM-Manufactured Materials Launched into Outer Space

Nano-reinforced materials to be tested aboard the International Space Station

OXFORD, Miss. – New nano-reinforced materials created at the University of Mississippi left the Earth Saturday morning (Nov. 2) on a journey to the International Space Station. The innovative research materials were part of a payload that blasted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The materials will spend a year orbiting the globe attached to the outsideRead the story …

UM Helps Highlight Graphene Innovation through Conference

Mississippi-held forum showcases game-changing material

OXFORD, Miss. – Spotlighting the global graphene technology revolution, the Graphene Innovation and Research Conference is set for this month in Jackson. Discovered in 2004, graphene is a 2D form of carbon that has shown the versatility and potential to stimulate technological advancement in many industries. Taking place Nov. 19-20 at The Westin Jackson, the conference, focusing onRead the story …

Microplastics Research Tackles a Gigantic Problem

Chemistry professor's work examines impact of the tiny plastics in Mississippi waters

OXFORD, Miss. – The world is awash in plastics, and a University of Mississippi professor’s research is exploring just how flooded waterways across the South are with tiny bits of these materials. The American Chemistry Council estimates that U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 7.4 billion pounds during June and year-to-date production was 43.5 billion pounds, the approximateRead the story …

NCPA Researcher Develops Groundbreaking Nondestructive Testing Sensor

New device allows for detection of buried objects such as landmines from moving vehicles

OXFORD, Miss. – Buried around the world are millions of landmines – never sleeping and silently waiting for victims. The removal of landmines – both anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines – is a slow, labor-intensive task, often done by humans on their hands and knees, but a University of Mississippi researcher is developing technology that could greatly speedRead the story …