Greg Tschumper Wins Top Research Award

Professor known for his research into theoretical and computational chemistry

OXFORD, Miss. – A big year just got much bigger for Greg Tschumper. The University of Mississippi chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry was named the winner of the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award on Friday (April 30) during the spring faculty meeting. Created in 2008, the award is the university’s highestRead the story …

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Alan Gross, Jay Watson honored for their teaching, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of more than 65 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Alan Gross, professor of psychology, and Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and professor of English, were appointed the honorific title Friday (AprilRead the story …

Overlooking Subtraction

Psychology study finds people prefer adding tasks, items when making changes

OXFORD, Miss. – When it comes to improving objects, ideas or situations, such as with home upgrades or recipes, people tend to add to their workload rather than subtract when faced with a variety of improvement problems. An exploration of that tendency is the subject of a new Nature study from a group of psychologyRead the story …

University Lauds Red and Blue Graduates

Celebration of Achievement recognizes staff graduates

OXFORD, Miss. – Thirty University of Mississippi staff members were recognized Wednesday (April 28) for receiving a UM degree while simultaneously working as university employees during the third Red and Blue Celebration of Achievement. The university employees received either a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree during the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic years. Held at theRead the story …

Helping Crops Combat Climate Change

UM researcher explores effects of climate change on plant growth

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi biology professor’s research that examines challenges facing crop productivity caused by global climate change is attracting attention. Yongjian Qiu, an assistant professor of biology, is studying a plant gene that could help solve a problem caused by warming global temperatures in which a plant stem grows too fast,Read the story …

Three Students Selected for Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

UM trio to use Graduate Research Fellowship Program to further explorations

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation fellowships that recognize and support the research-based pursuit of master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Jax Dallas, William Meador and Larry Stokes were selected for fellowships that include three years of financial support through the foundation’s Graduate Research FellowshipRead the story …

Wobbling the Foundations of the Universe

UM researchers part of experiment that finds strong evidence of undiscovered particles, forces

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers are playing a key role in a groundbreaking search for undiscovered forms of matter and energy that could unlock an exciting new era of physics. On April 7, researchers working at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois announced that their exploration of a tiny subatomic particle calledRead the story …

UM Goes National with Teacher Education Support Program

World Class Teaching Program prepares educators for National Board certification

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is extending the university’s commitment to supporting teacher education to a national level. Based in the UM School of Education, the new World Class Teaching Program 602 assists and prepares school systems and teachers around the country for certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. LaunchedRead the story …

Searching Beyond Einstein

UM professor receives National Science Foundation award to test general relativity theory

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor will use his new National Science Foundation award to further explore Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and pursue unlocking the universe’s gravitational secrets. Leo Stein, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, recently was granted a Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National ScienceRead the story …

Putting Innovation in Motion

New UM webinar series to offer information on available entrepreneurship assistance

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is looking to spark innovation and business growth among faculty, staff and students through a series of brief webinars about entrepreneurial resources available to them on campus and elsewhere. Presented by the university’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, the Spark Series includes free 45-minute webinars on entrepreneurialRead the story …