Activist to Speak on Campus for Disability History Month

OXFORD, Miss. – Jonathan Mooney, award-winning writer, entrepreneur and activist, is the keynote speaker for this year’s Access Awards at the University of Mississippi.  Mooney will speak at the Access Awards luncheon, an event that recognizes one faculty member and one staff member who stand out as advocates for those who have disabilities, at 11:30 a.m.Read the story …

Navy ROTC Works to Support Local Veterans

Fundraiser sells shirts to benefit Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Navy ROTC program is hoping to give back to Oxford’s military veteran community with a fundraiser that will raise money to support the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford. “We in the Ole Miss ROTC programs receive a lot of support from (local military veteran) organizations and we think it’s alsoRead the story …

Webinar Series Helps Mississippi Entrepreneurs Develop, Grow

MDA, McLean Institute partner to boost entrepreneurship across state

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Development Authority launches its spring 2019 series at noon Tuesday (April 16), with “Youth Entrepreneurship” by Elena Bauer, a University of Mississippi law student who leads the McLean Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. The program is a statewide high school youth leadership initiative, and the webinar will emphasize youth entrepreneurship. Bauer, fromRead the story …

Vitter to be Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Ceremony set for April 10-11 in Houston

OXFORD, Miss. – Jeffrey S. Vitter, the 17th chancellor of the University of Mississippi and distinguished professor of computer and information science, will be inducted into the National Academy of Inventors this week in Houston. Vitter was among 148 inventors named a 2018 fellow by the NAI, which recognizes and encourages inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and TrademarkRead the story …

Division of Outreach Earns Constant Contact Award

Unit recognized among top 10 percent of users driving powerful marketing

OXFORD, Miss. – Digital marketing is a highly competitive and valuable resource for corporations, organizations and universities around the globe. The University of Mississippi’s Division of Outreach and Continuing Education has been honored for its successful use of this medium to reach prospective students and program participants through targeted email campaigns. This month, the marketingRead the story …

University Celebrates Women’s History Month

Scheduled events include symposium, town hall, conference and panel discussions

OXFORD, Miss. – Panel discussions, a film and lectures are among several events scheduled as the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement at the University of Mississippi observe Women’s History Month. “Women’s History Month is a useful reminder of how essential women are toRead the story …

University Renews Free NCFDD Membership to Faculty, Students and Staff

Hundreds have already joined organization that supports academics' careers

OXFORD, Miss. – The Office of the Provost and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi have renewed an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. All faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral students and staff can join the nearly 480 UM employees and students who are already members of NCFDD. The freeRead the story …

‘Art of Identification’ Showcases Beauty of Birds at UM Museum

Artist David Allen Sibley to visit campus for events in early April

OXFORD, Miss. – The diversity and beauty of North American bird life are on display at the University of Mississippi Museum, where a collection of watercolors by self-taught bird illustrator, ornithologist and author David Allen Sibley is open for viewing. “The Art of Identification” runs through Sept. 7 at the museum. An opening reception isRead the story …

Cirque Éloize’s ‘Saloon’ Swings into Town

Musical acrobatic act performs Feb. 25 at UM Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – Traveling troupe Cirque Éloize is bringing the circus to the University of Mississippi, complete with acrobats and musicians, for a Tuesday (Feb. 26) show at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for Performing Arts. The Canadian ensemble’s “Saloon: A Musical Acrobatic Adventure” is set for 7:30 p.m. Cirque Éloize is one of theRead the story …

Annual UM Pack-a-Thon this Weekend

Feed the Hunger sets goal of packing 150,000 meals for impoverished

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student-led campaign to provide thousands of meals for impoverished children in Kenya, Haiti, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Jamaica and rural Kentucky is once again counting on the Oxford and Lafayette County community for support. The ninth annual Feed the Hunger Pack-a-Thon will be held at Powerhouse Community ArtsRead the story …