International Graduate Student Makes Mark with Massive Fundraiser

Iranian native Mina Esfahani raised $700K to save child in home country

OXFORD, Miss. – Mina Ghofrani Esfahani was pursuing a master’s degree in the University of Mississippi’s integrated marketing communication program in fall 2017 when her compassion for a critically ill child in her home country prompted her to put to practical use the theories she was learning. Esfahani was born and raised in Iran. She took toRead the story …

Journalism Professor Speaks at National Magazine Conference

 'Mr. Magazine' Samir Husni presents national award, celebrates MPA centennial

OXFORD – The University of Mississippi‘s “Mr. Magazine” played a prominent role in MPA-The Association of Magazine Media’s centennial celebration earlier this month in New York City. Samir Husni, professor of journalism, Hederman Lecturer and director of the university’s Magazine Innovation Center, presented, for the second year in a row, the Launch of the Year award atRead the story …

Doctoral Student Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship

English student Sarah Heying granted access to unique library collection at Texas A&M

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi doctoral student Sarah Heying has earned a highly competitive fellowship that will send her to Texas A&M University this summer to participate in a unique research opportunity. Heying, a second-year Ph.D. student in English, will have access to the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture housed in Texas A&M’sRead the story …

University Seeks Nominations for Teacher of the Year Award

Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher will be honored during Commencement

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is seeking nominations for the 2019 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. Faculty, students and alumni are encouraged to nominate their favorite Ole Miss teacher; assistant, associate and full professors who have not received the award in the past are eligible. Nominations for the university’s pre-eminent teaching award are dueRead the story …

Two UM Professors Have Titles on Best Southern Books of 2018

Kiese Laymon's 'Heavy,' Chris Offutt's 'County Dark' recognized by AJC

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi faculty members had books recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as among the best pieces of Southern literature published in 2018. Kiese Laymon’s memoir “Heavy” and Chris Offutt’s historical novel “Country Dark” were among 11 titles selected as the best Southern books of 2018 in what AJC arts and books editor SuzanneRead the story …

University of Mississippi Museum Hosts Acclaimed Watercolor Exhibit

'Visual Abundance: Realism in Watercolor' showcases paintings of Laurin McCracken

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned watercolorist and Mississippi native Laurin McCracken will have his award-winning work on display at the University of Mississippi Museum beginning Jan. 22. The exhibit, “Visual Abundance: Realism in Watercolor,” will showcase many of McCracken’s realistic watercolor paintings that are largely influenced by the Dutch and Flemish still life painters of the 16th and 17thRead the story …

Veterans Treatment Team Offers Comprehensive Services

Program provides national model for serving student veterans at other universities

OXFORD, Miss. – Lauren Graham came to the University of Mississippi for a second chance after a tragic incident ended her blossoming career as a nuclear electrician’s mate for the United States Navy. Graham was a few months away from completing training at the Navy’s Nuclear Power School when she was assaulted while out for a run. TheRead the story …

University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment

Rankings place Ole Miss in top 5 percent nationally for military services

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been recognized as a top institution for military veteran students for 2019 by both Military Times and College Factual. Military Times ranked Ole Miss among the leaders in student veteran treatment in its annual rankings, with the university coming in at No. 85 nationally among all public institutions.Read the story …

Military Student Works with Nonprofit to Raise Money for UM Veterans

Walkers for Warriors group gives back to Ole Miss through 'Walking Dead' cosplay enterprise

OXFORD, Miss. – Four years ago, University of Mississippi student Nicholas Roylance was injured in training exercises during his time as an active duty member of the United States Army. That accident during drills left Roylance wounded, angry and searching for his path in life. Roylance eventually found his place at Ole Miss, pursuing a career in actingRead the story …

UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition

ROTC students will carry game ball from Calhoun City to Oxford

OXFORD – Two dozen Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi will arrive by van in Calhoun City Monday morning (Nov. 19) on a mission to retrieve the ceremonial game ball for the 91st Battle for the Golden Egg, but it will be their feet that bring them home to Oxford. The ROTC’s Sixth Annual Egg Bowl RunRead the story …