Prestigious UM Research Center Gets New Director

Mohammad Al-Hamdan to head National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi center that is a global leader in the science and research of water management and soil conservation has a new director. Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan has been named director of the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, or NCCHE. Established in 1982, the center uses the fields ofRead the story …

UM Researchers Part of Team Studying Louisiana Fishing Communities

Project explores how ecological and socioeconomic changes affect coastal region's people, economy

OXFORD, Miss. – A pair of University of Mississippi researchers are members of a multiuniversity project exploring the effects of freshwater inputs into coastal Louisiana salt marsh ecosystems and the resulting impacts on the recreational fishing industry. Vanessa Parks and Stephanie Otts are working with colleagues at Louisiana State University, Rhodes College and the UniversityRead the story …

Chemistry Chair Elected as Fellow of Prestigious Science Association

Greg Tschumper earns rank with American Association for the Advancement of Science

OXFORD, Miss. – Greg Tschumper, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Formed in 1848 to mark the emergence of a national scientific community in the U.S., the AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientificRead the story …

Students Awarded Croft Scholarships to Pursue International Studies

Grants help recipients further their global education

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven Croft Institute for International Studies students earned distinguished scholarships this fall that will assist them in their global studies at the University of Mississippi. This year’s Croft Scholarship recipients are Logan Baggett, Landon Bradley, Paola Leon, Abigail Metcalf, Peyton Miller, Wake Monroe, Hayden Pierce, Harrison Stewart and Maggie Thomas. The studentsRead the story …

Mathematics Professor Wins Competitive Research Award

Ayla Gafni will use grant to further her analytic number theory studies

OXFORD, Miss. – Ayla Gafni views the solving of complex mathematical problems as deciphering a puzzle or searching for the solution to a centuries-old mystery. The University of Mississippi mathematics professor fell in love with the abstract science of numbers, quantity and space at a young age. That enthusiasm for mathematics has followed Gafni intoRead the story …

NSF Provides Funds for Major New Research Instrument at University

New tool will help expand materials research, opportunities for Mississippi researchers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will be home to an instrument essential to innovative materials development research, thanks to a Major Research Instrumentation award from the National Science Foundation. The award is being used to purchase a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation, a highly sensitive balance that can detect changes in mass atRead the story …

UM-Grown Bacteria Conquer the Final Frontier

Microbial growth in space research being conducted aboard International Space Station

OXFORD, Miss. – Bacteria grown in a University of Mississippi laboratory are zipping around the Earth about every 90 minutes, racing roughly 250 miles above the planet aboard the International Space Station. The microbes are part of UM biologist Patrick Curtis’ research that aims to better understand how bacteria respond in weak gravity, which couldRead the story …

University Solicits Applications for 2021 Achieving Equity Grants

Virtual information session set for Wednesday for new round of grants

OXFORD, Miss. – After awarding four inaugural Achieving Equity Grants earlier this year, the University of Mississippi has announced a request for applications for the 2021 round of the competitive seed grant program. Started in 2019, the program supports innovative scholarly and creative efforts that advance knowledge on topics of diversity, equity and inclusion, whichRead the story …

Co-invasion of the Plants and Fungi

UM biologists examine consequences of non-native tag teams on biodiversity, ecosystems

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi biology professors are using a National Science Foundation award to expand their research into the phenomena of co-invasions between plants and fungi. The National Science Foundation project is focused on how plants and fungi ease each other’s invasions of non-native habitats and hopes to better understand the consequencesRead the story …

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 …