Q&A with Leo Stein, Black Hole Researcher

OXFORD, Miss. – Leo Stein, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi, is part of a team of physicists that recently used supercomputers and artificial intelligence to create the most accurate model yet of black hole mergers. The research, conducted with physicists at Caltech, was published in theRead the story …

Meet Vernita Ivy, January’s Staff Member of the Month

Vernita Ivy, a production control clerk in the Department of Student Housing, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for January. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Ivy: 9 years and 6 months.Read the story …

Meet Dewey Knight, December’s Staff Member of the Month

Dewey Knight, associate director of the Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for December. To help us get to know him better, he answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Knight: I came to Ole Miss asRead the story …

Meet Theda Russell, November’s Staff Member of the Month

Theda Russell, a teller in the Office of the Bursar, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for November. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?  Russell: 21 years and counting. IOM: What is your hometown? Russell: Oxford,Read the story …

School of Applied Sciences Honors Students of the Month

Evi Addoh and Alan Cuff recognized for academic excellence

OXFORD, Miss. – The School of Applied Sciences has honored Evi Addoh, of Delta State, Nigeria, as its Graduate Student of the Month and Alan Cuff, of Mandeville, Louisiana, as Undergraduate Student of the Month for October.  With a 4.0 GPA, Addoh is a second-year student in the master’s program in health promotion, part ofRead the story …

Meet Margaret F. Walden, October’s Staff Member of the Month

Margaret F. Walden, associate director for institutional research in the Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness and Planning, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for October. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss?  Walden: 11Read the story …

Meet Loretta Sledge Thomas, September’s Staff Member of the Month

Loretta Sledge Thomas, an assistant II in the Department of Procurement, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for September. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Thomas: 20 years on Oct.Read the story …

Meet Laura Vaughn, August’s Staff Member of the Month

Laura Vaughn, coordinator of admissions for the UM Intensive English Program, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for August. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long have you worked at Ole Miss? Vaughn: Five years. IOM: What is your hometown? Vaughn: Starkville, Mississippi. Read the story …

A Retirement Tribute to Robin Buchannon

So Long, My Boss, My Mentor, My Friend

I’ve known for many months that my boss and my friend, Robin Buchannon, associate vice chancellor for university relations, was retiring after 34 years at Ole Miss. This day was coming, and, despite my constant cajoling and begging, there was nothing I could do to change it. So, as a writer, I figured the nextRead the story …

Q&A: UPD Capt. Thelma Curry Reflects on 40-Year Career

Longtime officer has been a part of university's transformation and growth

OXFORD, Miss. – Thelma Curry, a captain in the University of Mississippi Police Department, has been a familiar face on campus for more than 40 years, but she recently put down her badge for good.  Curry, UPD’s captain of support operations, retired May 31 after a career that began on campus when she was an OleRead the story …