UM Creates One-Stop Academic Innovations Unit

Academic Innovations Group to assist faculty, student development

OXFORD, Miss. – Looking to better serve faculty and seeking out new classroom and teaching inventiveness, the University of Mississippi has launched its Academic Innovations Group. The group supports UM faculty in improving classroom teaching and learning through the invention, adoption and improvement of evidence-based strategies. The Academic Innovations Group, or AIG, consists of the Center forRead the story …

Student Research Program Explores Brain Wellness

Summer program supported by UM Flagship Constellations initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi undergraduate students spent their summer exploring research opportunities in neuroscience and brain wellness as part of the inaugural Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program. An initiative of the university’s Flagship Constellations, the program provided stipends for undergraduate students to engage in eight-week collaborative research with a mentor exploring neuroscience related toRead the story …

UM Staff Help Train Next Generation of National Guard Leaders

University, Guard team up for two-day leadership development program

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is nearly 5,000 miles from Estonia, but a group of Mississippi National Guard senior leaders gathered recently on the Oxford campus to focus for an afternoon on the tiny Baltic country that looms under the shadow of Russia. The group, part of a new Guard leadership development programRead the story …

University Funds Six Undergraduate Projects for Summer Research

Projects explore topics from hearing loss to nutritional education

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi undergraduates are spending this summer immersed in further academic exploration through the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. Begun in 2018, the program’s goal is to expand and enhance undergraduate research and creative achievement. The program involves undergraduate students conducting research or creative scholarship projects for nine weeks thisRead the story …

Brent Marsh Hired as New Dean of Students

Higher education veteran brings 20-plus years of experience in student affairs to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Brent Marsh, who has worked in higher education student affairs for more than two decades, has been named the new assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Mississippi. Marsh, who was serving as vice president for student affairs at Rogers State University, was selected after aRead the story …

University Obtains New Patent for Poison Ivy, Oak Vaccine

Compound in clinical development with Memphis-based company

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been issued its fourth patent for a product that could prevent the painful itching and rash due to exposure to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. The compound is based on research conducted in the UM School of Pharmacy and at ElSohly Laboratories Inc. Hapten Sciences, a Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company,Read the story …

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 …