UM Celebrating Students, Faculty Achievements through Awards Page

OXFORD, Miss. – Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Mississippi is continuing to celebrate the achievements of its students and faculty. The Office of the Provost has launched an Honors & Awards 2020 Convocation website dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments typically awarded on campus during this time, such as the Elsie M.Read the story …

Free Communiversity Classes Open to Public

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Communiversity program is offering free noncredit classes for the Ole Miss and Oxford community to support and encourage members during the COVID-19 health crisis. People working from home who would like to polish their Zoom meeting protocol can check out “Speaking with Confidence Online,” led by UM speech instructorRead the story …

UM Awarded Circle of Excellence Chapter Status by Phi Kappa Phi

This is the second year Ole Miss has earned designation

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society has been awarded Circle of Excellence Silver status for the 2019-20 academic year. It’s the second year in a row the university’s chapter has received the designation from the nation’s oldest multidisciplinary collegiate honor society. The Circle of Excellence chapter awards program acknowledges chaptersRead the story …

Students Get Free Access to Barnes & Noble E-textbooks

More than 55,000 titles available to ease transition to online learning in wake of pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students have no-cost access to more than 55,000 e-textbooks thanks to Barnes & Nobles’ efforts to help college campuses ease their transition into online learning to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Barnes & Noble has locations on 1,400 campuses, including UM. The move to provide free access helps campuses transition to online andRead the story …

UM Releases Coronavirus Guidance for Faculty, Staff and Students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has responded to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with amended schedules and guidance for faculty, staff and students to maximize social distancing in an effort to slow the transmission of the disease.    All classes on the Oxford campus, and the regional campuses areRead the story …

Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum Set for April 2-3 in Vicksburg

Event to include a business pitch competition for college students

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2020 Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum, which brings together leading entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners to learn more about the entrepreneurial climate and the future of entrepreneurship in Mississippi, will take place April 2-3 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. For the first time, the MEF will host a student businessRead the story …

New Orleans Ensemble Bends Jazz Tradition

Fans have two opportunities to see Skrontch this Wednesday in Nutt Auditorium

OXFORD, Miss. – Composer and clarinetist Byron Asher and his jazz ensemble, Skrontch, will visit the University of Mississippi on Wednesday (March 4) to share their recent project, Skrontch Music. Asher will be a guest on “LMR Live,” an hourlong online talk show with host Nancy Maria Balach, at 1 p.m., and the full SkrontchRead the story …

UM Students Take Top Prize at Southeast Regional Journalism Conference

SEJC includes 30 member institutions in seven states

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students brought home the top prize in the recent onsite competitions at the Southeast Journalism Conference in Hattiesburg.  SEJC is a journalism organization with more than 30 member universities and colleges in seven states. SEJC sponsors two major contests each year: the onsite competitions and the Best of theRead the story …

New York Times Staff Writer Speaking Feb. 28 at UM

Taffy Brodesser-Akner's first novel, 'Fleisham is in Trouble,' published last June

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media will welcome a New York Times journalist and author who is known for writing award-winning celebrity profiles for a Feb. 28 discussion on campus. Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who has worked as a freelance writer and contributor for GQ and is a staff writerRead the story …

Students Invited to Seek Career Advice from Broadcast Professionals

Annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day slated for March 4 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi journalism students can have their resumes critiqued and seek career advice during the annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day on March 4. Broadcasters from around the state will visit the Student Media Center inside Bishop Hall to meet students from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. “Broadcasters wantRead the story …