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 …

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia

OXFORD, Miss. – Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in Bangkok to a medical internship in Shanghai, working for companies from a global truck and busRead the story …

UM Hires New Faculty Development Director

Josh Eyler looks to improve campus critical thinking

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Eyler has been hired as the director of faculty development at the University of Mississippi. The position is part of the university’s new Academic Innovations Group, or AIG, a unit working to improve and innovate teaching and learning at the university and responsible for fulfilling the goals of ThinkForward, the university’s new QualityRead the story …

UM Partners with U.S. Geological Survey to Address Water Security

Collaboration to advance research of water resources in the Southeast

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and the U.S. Geological Survey Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center have formed a collaborative partnership to strengthen scientific and technical research related to the availability, valuation and security of water in the Southeast. More than 90 percent of Mississippi’s population relies on groundwater for its drinking water supply, according to the MississippiRead the story …