Peter W. Grandjean Named New Applied Sciences Dean

Former Baylor associate dean has more than 30 years of education experience

OXFORD, Miss. – Peter W. Grandjean has been named the new dean of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi. Grandjean comes to UM from Baylor University, where he served as associate dean for research collaboration and graduate studies, director of the university’s Division of Health Professions, and as a professor in the Department ofRead the story …

Past Meets Future with UM Research into Greek Plaques

Classics, engineering professors team up to explore ancient history

OXFORD, Miss. – It is a delicate balancing act Brad Cook performs as he places a more-than-2,000-year-old golden Greek artifact atop a high-energy X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. In position, the wafer-thin ancient article soon will be beamed with billions of photons, all to unlock its age. Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi,Read the story …

UM Establishes Center for Researching Multi-messenger Astrophysics

Emergent scientific field arose from discovery of gravitational waves

OXFORD, Miss. – Riding a new frontier of scientific discovery into gravitational waves, the University of Mississippi is now home to the Center for Multi-messenger Astrophysics. The center was launched Nov. 1 after the center’s creation was approved by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning in August. It will allow UM researchers to play a prominent roleRead the story …

University Initiative Funding Research to Solve Statewide Issues

Community Wellbeing Flagship Constellation awards $17,000 in grants

OXFORD, Miss. – Less than a year since its launch, the University of Mississippi‘s Flagship Constellations initiative is already benefiting Mississippi, with four seed grants recently awarded to research teams within the Community Wellbeing constellation. The grants, which total $17,200, fund a range of research that affects Mississippi, from uncovering the link between water quality andRead the story …

UM Diversity, Community Engagement Division Welcomes New Leaders

Shawnboda Mead, Cade Smith join unit as assistant vice chancellors

OXFORD, Miss. – For Shawnboda Mead, her passion for working on diversity, inclusion and cross-cultural engagement efforts in higher education began during her undergraduate college experience and continued during her graduate school years. In the case of Cade Smith, his dedication for driving social change and inspiring independent, self-sufficient and successful students is a productRead the story …

Eight UM Students Earn Prestigious Croft Scholarships

Exceptional scholars receive $4,000 per semester to further studies

OXFORD, Miss. – Eight students at the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are recipients of this year’s distinguished Croft Scholarships. The prestigious scholarships pay up to $32,000 over four years, and the funds can be combined with other scholarships. Croft Scholars retain the funds as long as they stay in the international studies major andRead the story …

UM External Research Funding Surpasses $134 Million in 2017-18

Money funds projects that assist state, country and world

OXFORD, Miss. and JACKSON, Miss. – External funding for research at the University of Mississippi reached its highest level in four years in 2017-18, with more than $134 million in funding awarded. A total of $134,735,332 in external funding was awarded to the Oxford campus and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, with research dollars being used toRead the story …

UM Professor Part of Upcoming American Chemical Society Webinar

Presentation puts astrochemistry research program in spotlight

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi chemistry professor is offering a glimpse into interstellar molecules and the mysteries of life in space during a free interactive webinar on Thursday (Nov. 1). Ryan Fortenberry, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UM, will open the discussion, moderate and field questions for the American Chemical Society webinar “An Evolutionary Mystery: MirrorRead the story …

Biology Professors Receive NSF Award to Study Biodiversity

Funds support research into ecological, evolutionary processes

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi biology professors have received a National Science Foundation award for nearly $800,000 to explore interactions between microorganisms and freshwater mussels in an effort to better understand the Earth’s biodiversity, focusing on how ecosystems function. Colin Jackson, professor of biology, is principal investigator for the award, and Ryan Garrick, associate professor of biology,Read the story …

Freeman Foundation Renews Grant for Asia Internships

Information sessions start this week for interested students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students can again participate in a select internship program in Eastern Asia next summer, thanks to the renewal of a grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont. The program, UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, will allow 18 undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks inRead the story …