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 …

Two Professors Seek to Improve State STEM Success

Erik Hom, Jonah Jurss receive distinguished CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi professors plan to use portions of their recent National Science Foundation awards to further STEM education in the state. Erik Hom, assistant professor of biology, and Jonah Jurss, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, each garnered a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Program Award this semester from the NSF. The awardsRead the story …

Sociology Professor Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Annie Cafer claims first-ever fellowship in Mississippi for community resilience work

OXFORD, Miss. – Annie Cafer, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 32 fellows of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program were unveiled today (April 23) by the Carnegie Corp. of New York. Recipients of the so-called “Brainy Award” receive an up-to-$200,000 grant that allowsRead the story …

Graduate Researchers Take on the World

UM symposium showcases student research

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 50 graduate students at the University of Mississippi presented their research during the ninth annual Research Symposium, discussing topics ranging from termite species in the southern Appalachians to food security among rural Mississippi parents. Presented by the UM Graduate Student Council and held at The Inn at Ole Miss, the recent event was an opportunityRead the story …

Entrepreneurship Forum Focuses on State’s Entrepreneurial Spirit

Event sponsored by UM McLean Institute, others sparks economic development conversation

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 100 entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners gathered in Jackson recently for the fifth Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum to learn more about the state’s entrepreneurial climate and the future of entrepreneurship. Sponsored in part by the University of Mississippi‘s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the event is part ofRead the story …

Karen Raber Chosen for SEC Faculty Award

UM English professor honored for teaching and Shakespeare scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Karen Raber, a professor of English at the University of Mississippi, has been named the university’s recipient of a 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. This is the eighth year the program has honored one person from each of the 14 SEC universities for their excellence in teaching – particularly at the undergraduate levelRead the story …

How Do Bacteria Handle Microgravity?

UM professor's research investigates controlling microorganisms in space

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor soon will be sending bacteria to space with the aim of improving future spaceflights. Patrick Curtis, an associate professor of biology, has been awarded an International Space Station, or ISS, Flight Opportunity Award, which will send bacteria grown in his UM laboratory to the space station in the comingRead the story …

Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address

Alumnus, former National Guard commander speaks to graduates May 11 in Grove

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, former commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard and president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, will deliver the university’s 166th Commencement address May 11 in the Grove. A native of Booneville, Collins earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from UM in 1982. He enlisted in the Mississippi ArmyRead the story …

Music Major Blends Experiences of International and Hometown Student

South Korean native Jiwon Lee grew up on Ole Miss campus

OXFORD, Miss. – Jiwon Lee is not your typical international student at the University of Mississippi. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Lee arrived in Oxford as an infant. Her father, Jongbok Lee, and mother, Aeran Moon Lee, were attending UM in the late ’90s, so the family moved to Oxford. Jiwon Lee learned to speak English –Read the story …

Learning in the Footsteps of Greatness

UM sophomore, Winona native chosen for Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student is heading to Virginia this May to study leadership at the home of the country’s first leader, George Washington. Mitchell Palmertree, a sophomore public policy leadership major from Winona, has been selected as a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. The program is a highly selective, six-week institute for 16 risingRead the story …