Third Volume of UM Undergraduate Research Journal Published

Student-led publication showcases undergraduate research

OXFORD, Miss. – Taking a research idea from its initial question all the way to academic publication can be a daunting task for any university student. First comes the process of distilling the research question to its essential inquiry. Then there’s the lengthy process of constructing the methodology to answer the question, thoroughly researching theRead the story …

Students Help Grow University’s Commercialization Efforts

Student workers gain valuable experience while helping advance technology transfer goals

OXFORD, Miss. – The Office of Technology Commercialization at the University of Mississippi is a small staff covering a lot of ground. The office, part of the university’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is responsible for stimulating, protecting, managing and transferring intellectual property created by Ole Miss employees from campus to the private sector for commercialization. TheRead the story …

Researchers Working to Improve State’s Disaster Resilience

New seed grants from Flagship Constellations initiative total nearly $40,000

OXFORD, Miss. – The Disaster Resilience Flagship Constellation at the University of Mississippi has awarded its first round of seed grants to researchers examining a number of issues, from improving general resilience in the Mississippi Delta to the use of green infrastructure in urban flood control. The six grants, totaling $39,598, were awarded through the university’s Flagship Constellations initiative,Read the story …

Community Wellbeing Initiative Unveils New Seed Grants

Flagship Constellation grants promote state tourism, childhood health, more

OXFORD, Miss. – Helping create an Ida B. Wells Commemorative Tour in Holly Springs and exploring the therapeutic use of vocal training in older adults are projects being funded through a new round of seed grants from the University of Mississippi‘s Flagship Constellations initiative. The four grants through the Community Wellbeing Flagship Constellation total $20,000. The FlagshipRead the story …

Graduate Students Receive Grants for Research Efforts

Competitive awards help burgeoning researchers learn critical skills, develop projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty-one University of Mississippi graduate students have been awarded Graduate Student Council Research Fund grants to support their research, study and creative scholarship. The $1,000 competitive research grants, funded by the UM Graduate School and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, are for projects conducted through April 2020. The goals of the program are toRead the story …

Tackling the Forensic Unknowns of 3D-printed Firearms

UM team explores physical, chemical trace evidence to offer new tools for law enforcement

OXFORD, Miss. – In the summer of 2016, Transportation Security Administration screeners at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada confiscated an oddity: a 3D-printed handgun in a man’s carry-on baggage. The plastic gun was inoperable but accompanied by five .22-caliber bullets. The passenger said he had forgotten about the gun and willingly left it at the airport andRead the story …

Ron Rychlak Honored with Top Research Award

UM law professor renowned for his scholarship and creative activity

OXFORD, Miss. – When Ron Rychlak joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1987, law giants roamed the halls of Lamar Hall, the school’s home. The faculty included Robert Weems, for whom the law school’s main auditorium is named; Guff Abbott, who went on to be president of the Mississippi Bar; GeorgeRead the story …

Three Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors

Trio recognized for research, teaching excellence and reputation

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors – with a combined more than eight decades of service to UM – were appointed Distinguished Professors during the end-of-the-semester faculty meeting Friday (May 10) in Fulton Chapel. The professors are Charles Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and professor ofRead the story …

Research Day Encourages Collaborative Endeavors

Fifth annual event brings UM, UMMC researchers face-to-face

OXFORD, Miss. – Encouraging communication among researchers no matter where they are – whether three doors down or two hours away – the fifth annual University of Mississippi Research Day was held Friday (April 26) in Oxford. Alternating each year between the Oxford campus and University of Mississippi Medical Center, Research Day provides an opportunity for researchers at UM andRead the story …

An Intriguing Opportunity for Future Intelligence Analysts

UM simulation prepares students for real world of national security

OXFORD, Miss. – Earlier this month, while most University of Mississippi students spent the beginning of their weekend going about their lives, 96 of their peers were huddled in Lamar Hall, focused on the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. Reports of unrest were cascading in following the failure of a hydroelectric power plant in the South American country andRead the story …