Degrees in Hand

UM staff members earn degrees as Red and Blue Graduates

OXFORD, Miss. – As operations coordinator for the University of Mississippi‘s Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Ronica Turner works hard to ensure the success of the center’s students, faculty and staff. And over the past few semesters, outside of her work duties making sure the center runs smoothly, she also pursued her bachelor’s degreeRead the story …

UM External Funding for Research Surpasses $150 Million

Largest total in nine years funds projects to improve life in the state, nation, world

OXFORD, Miss. and JACKSON, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers secured $153.7 million in external funding for research in fiscal year 2020, the largest university total in nine years. A total of $153,715,187 in external funding was awarded to the Oxford campus and the University of Mississippi Medical Center – a nearly 15% increase fromRead the story …

UM Program Opens Doors to Undergraduate Research, Creative Achievement

Eleven Ole Miss students complete fellowships through summer research program

OXFORD, Miss. – From exploring new melanoma detection methods to analyzing early Mississippian frontier structures, 11 University of Mississippi undergraduate students advanced their research and creative achievement pursuits this summer thanks to a university fellowship program. As fellows of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program, the students conducted individual research and creative achievement projects forRead the story …

Chemistry Professors Receive NSF Award to Explore Lower-Energy Light

Research could lead to better-performing electronic devices, new applications

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi professors have received a more-than-$500,000 National Science Foundation award to further explore using lower-energy light to drive systems that will improve daily life. With hundreds of devices working by absorbing light and then using that energy, instruments that could be improved by the professors’ research include solar cells,Read the story …

University Creates Institute for Data Science

New institute to further expertise of Ole Miss students, others in field

OXFORD, Miss. – With the explosion of big data fueling new jobs and technologies, the University of Mississippi has created a new Institute for Data Science to help educate the next generation of data scientists. The Institute for Data Science, or IDS, will attract and instruct students and others who want to develop expertise to ethicallyRead the story …

Researchers Tackle Challenges of Safe Drinking Water in Mississippi

Interdisciplinary team partners with communities to raise awareness of lead risks

OXFORD, Miss. – Recognizing that clean drinking water is a necessity of life, a group of University of Mississippi professors is using community-based research, education and outreach to work with communities in addressing water quality challenges. Most Mississippians receive their drinking water from a network of more than 1,100 public water systems. The smaller systems serveRead the story …

UM Awarded $400K Grant to Bolster College Completion Efforts

University's freshmen retention rate hit a historic high in 2019

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has received nearly $400,000 from a Mississippi nonprofit to further support the university’s college retention, persistence and completion endeavors. The $399,979 grant from the Woodward Hines Education Foundation is part of the Jackson-based nonprofit’s Improving Mississippi’s Persistence and Completion Together, or IMPACT, initiative. The university will use theRead the story …

Graduate Students Awarded Grants to Fund Further Research

Program also helps participants gain critical grant-writing skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Sixteen University of Mississippi graduate students are continuing their exploration into research and creative scholarship pursuits such as Alzheimer’s disease, skin cancer and young adult literature in Mississippi classrooms as recent recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants. The students each received one of the $1,000 competitive research grants funded by theRead the story …

Report from Economic Renewal Institute Hails Oxford-UM Relationship

Heartland Forward names LOU community one to emulate for strong economic growth

OXFORD, Miss. – A new report from an economic renewal institute praises the partnership of the University of Mississippi and the city of Oxford for building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters strong growth for long-term economic success. The “Young Firms and Regional Economic Growth: Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurs Critical” report was released by Heartland Forward, a “think-and-do tank” based in Bentonville, Arkansas.Read the story …

Walmart Foundation Funding Fuels New Food Prescription Program

UM professors develop initiative to address food insecurity, food desert issues for Mississippians

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors are recipients of a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation that will create a food prescription program to improve access to fresh food for Mississippians. The $442,154 grant from the Walmart Foundation will fund a program that is expected to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and increaseRead the story …