Venturing for Success

UM Venture Launch Weekend educates new, future business owners

OXFORD, Miss. – Venture Launch Weekend landed with success recently at the University of Mississippi, as more than two dozen people competed in the entrepreneurial development program. Held at various sites on the Ole Miss campus Feb. 8-10, the event featured 27 participants from the UM and local community forming development teams and pitching business ideas. TheRead the story …

New Center for Research Evaluation Director Approaches Job with Zeal

Sarah Mason joins UM with 15 years of experience

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Mason is bringing fresh energy to the Center for Research Evaluation at the University of Mississippi as its new director. In barely over a month on the job, Mason is reaching out to the UM, state and regional community, reminding longstanding partners of the broad spectrum of high-quality research and evaluation services theRead the story …

Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Brad Cook receives honor from Mississippi Humanities Council, presents Feb. 11 lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Humanities Teacher Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The award recognizes outstanding work by a Mississippian in bringing the insights of the humanities to public audiences. Cook, a UM faculty member since 2011, is among 29 recipients ofRead the story …

Annette Kluck Named New Dean of Graduate School

Auburn University assistant provost to oversee university's graduate programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has hired Annette Kluck as dean of the university’s Graduate School following a nationwide search. Kluck, who has 12 years of experience in graduate education, comes to UM from Auburn University, where she most recently served as assistant provost for women’s initiatives in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, andRead the story …

Professor Receives Competitive NIH Award, Peer-reviewed Journal Cover

Saumen Chakraborty's research explores alternate energy, Alzheimer's disease

OXFORD, Miss. – The fall semester was kind to University of Mississippi researcher Saumen Chakraborty, who received a National Institutes of Health award and earned the cover of a scientific journal. Chakraborty, an assistant professor in the UM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded a $317,198 grant from the NIH in September to study a class of enzymesRead the story …

Working for a Better Mississippi – One Cup of Coffee at a Time

UM students assist nonprofit with manufacturing challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – Eddie Carr wasn’t searching for another manufacturing class project for his University of Mississippi students, but he walked into one that has allowed his students to help a small north Mississippi nonprofit. An extension service instructor at the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at UM, Carr had some extra time earlier this fall afterRead the story …

UM Faculty Travel across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the program provides financial assistance from the SEC office that bolters intra-SEC collaboration. Participants travel to other SECRead the story …

National Chemical Journal Features UM Professors’ Paper

Research explores new class of solvents called ionic liquids

OXFORD, Miss. – A trio of University of Mississippi chemistry and biochemistry professors are cover stars, with their paper landing on the front of the latest issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The professors are Nathan Hammer, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Charles Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of LiberalRead the story …

Peter W. Grandjean Named New Applied Sciences Dean

Former Baylor associate dean has more than 30 years of education experience

OXFORD, Miss. – Peter W. Grandjean has been named the new dean of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi. Grandjean comes to UM from Baylor University, where he served as associate dean for research collaboration and graduate studies, director of the university’s Division of Health Professions, and as a professor in the Department ofRead the story …

Past Meets Future with UM Research into Greek Plaques

Classics, engineering professors team up to explore ancient history

OXFORD, Miss. – It is a delicate balancing act Brad Cook performs as he places a more-than-2,000-year-old golden Greek artifact atop a high-energy X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. In position, the wafer-thin ancient article soon will be beamed with billions of photons, all to unlock its age. Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi,Read the story …