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 …

Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations

Program preparing for second annual Esports Egg Bowl

OXFORD, Miss. – Last year, a single team on the University of Mississippi campus finished No. 1 in the nation. The players didn’t compete on a field, court or track. No orange, yellow, white or brown balls were involved. But the players did rely on skills sharpened by hours of practice, intense focus and teamwork. Most importantly,Read the story …

Students Examine Nuts, Bolts of Mississippi Manufacturing

Center for Manufacturing Excellence class offers students real factory experience

GREENWOOD, Miss. – The Viking Range plant rumbles on this late summer afternoon with an orchestra of thundering industrial sounds. The clank of punching metal tolls across the airplane hangar-sized space. Forklifts beep as they cruise across the plant’s concrete floor. Voices boom out. Enveloping the dull manufacturing roar is the drone of the massiveRead the story …

Freshman Intent on ‘Fulfilling Her Purpose’

Next-Generation Rebels: Biology major Khadeejah Franklin has goals in mind

OXFORD, Miss. – “Remember your purpose.” That’s the advice University of Mississippi freshman Khadeejah Franklin received from her mother before leaving her hometown of Vancleave for Oxford. “Stay focused,” Triniss Wilkerson said she told her daughter. “I also told her do not lose sight of the reason why she is there. It’s OK to have a littleRead the story …

Engineering Students Go Small for Big Summer Research

New program offers undergraduates adventures in nanobiotechnology

OXFORD, Miss. – Three students in the University of Mississippi‘s growing biomedical engineering department spent their summer researching tiny tools that could have huge impacts around the world. The undergraduate researchers were members of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Nanobiotechnology, a program funded through an internal grant won by a team of Ole Miss biomedical engineering andRead the story …

UM Hires New Director to Oversee Research Integrity, Compliance

Mandy King brings more than 15 years of experience to position

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has hired Mandy King as the university’s new director of research integrity and compliance after a nationwide search. King brings more than 15 years of experience as a senior-level researcher and research compliance manager to the position in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs that promotes ethical research conduct andRead the story …