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 …

Gladden Named Vice President-Elect of Acoustical Society of America

International society promotes science, technology of sound

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Gladden, who serves as the University of Mississippi‘s chief research officer, has been elected as vice president-elect of the Acoustical Society of America. Gladden’s role as ASA vice president-elect began Friday (May 15). He will automatically assume the office of vice president on June 6, 2021. Founded in 1929, ASA is the premierRead the story …

Air Force Veteran to Lead UM Intelligence, Security Studies Center

Shaio Zerba brings combined military intelligence, academic credentials to position

OXFORD, Miss. – A U.S. Air Force veteran with degrees in political science and security studies has been hired as the new director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at the University of Mississippi. Shaio Zerba will join the Ole Miss staff July 1. She retired Oct. 1, 2019, as a lieutenant colonel inRead the story …

Michael A. Repka Presented University’s Top Research Award

Longtime UM pharmaceutics professor honored for his drug delivery work, creative activity

OXFORD, Miss. – Growing up in a small Texas town south of San Antonio, Michael A. Repka worked in his father’s pharmacy. Frank Repka opened Center Pharmacy in Pleasanton in 1961, and Michael started working there when he was 11 – dusting bottles and shelves, restocking those dust-free shelves and performing various tasks for hisRead the story …

Two UM Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Arunachalam Rajendran and Ron Rychlak honored for research, teaching excellence, service

OXFORD, Miss. – An engineering professor and a law professor are the two newest Distinguished Professors appointed by the University of Mississippi. The two honorees are Arunachalam Rajendran, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, and Ron Rychlak, professor of law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government. The Distinguished Professor appointment is an honorific titleRead the story …

Graduate School’s Launch PAAD Program Ready for Liftoff

Program offers courses to advanced UM undergraduate students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Graduate School has launched a new program that offers outstanding Ole Miss undergraduates an opportunity to begin earning credit toward a graduate degree in participating programs. The GradSHARK Launch Program for Accelerated Advanced Degrees, or GradSHARK Launch PAAD, includes more than a dozen participating programs, from civil engineering to exerciseRead the story …

Behind the Firewalls

IT staff works to keep university's learning, teaching and operations moving remotely

OXFORD, Miss. – When the decision was made, no switch was flipped or button pressed. After an extended spring break packed with round-the-clock planning and discussion, the University of Mississippi switched from in-person to remote methods of learning and teaching on March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of that first Monday of remoteRead the story …

Grant to Help Expand Environmental Studies Program

UM English professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities funding

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi English professor will direct a multidisciplinary National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help further the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies. Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the university’s environmental studies minor, is principal investigator for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities Connections Planning Grant. GrantsRead the story …