Harvard Law Professor to Speak at Law School

Randall Kennedy served as a law clerk for Thurgood Marshall

OXFORD, Miss. – Randall Kennedy, the Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is slated to speak Wednesday (Feb. 1) at the University of Mississippi School of Law. His lecture is titled “The Greatest Lawyer in American Legal History: Thurgood Marshall.” Kennedy clerked for the U.S. Supreme Court justice from 1983 toRead the story …

Entrepreneurship Forum to Provide Practical Business Advice

April 12-13 event includes networking, student pitch competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Bringing together entrepreneurs, economic developers, innovators and future business owners, the eighth annual Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum is slated for April 12-13 in Hattiesburg. Coordinated by the University of Mississippi‘s Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, the event is designed to educate participants on the entrepreneurial climate and the future ofRead the story …

Communitywide Dinner to Commemorate Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Joyce Ladner to deliver keynote address Jan. 13 in Johnson Commons Ballroom

OXFORD, Miss. – Civil rights activist, author and sociologist Joyce Ladner will deliver the keynote address during a communitywide dinner at the University of Mississippi commemorating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hosted by the UM Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, the dinner is set for 6:30 p.m.Read the story …

Pharmacy School Hosting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute

Annual event to further school diversity efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is teaming with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy to host the national virtual Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute in January 2023. Designed to support schools and colleges of pharmacy, the institute returns for the third year to help members further advance diversity, equity,Read the story …

Donations Sought for 25th Annual Books and Bears Program

UM community asked to donate items for Facilities Management employees' children

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is asking the community to help spread a little joy this holiday season by donating to the 25th annual Books and Bears program. Donations such as toys, books, dolls, bicycles and other children’s play items are being accepted through Dec. 14. All donations will be collected and sortedRead the story …

Campus Recreation Sponsoring Turkey Trot

Annual event to benefit Grove Grocery and Oxford Food Pantry

OXFORD, Miss. – There is still time for individuals to participate in the University of Mississippi’s seventh annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk benefiting local food pantries. The event, sponsored by the Department of Campus Recreation, Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, Staff Council, InkSpot T-shirt shop and High Point Coffee, is set for Thanksgiving morningRead the story …

University Partners with Community of Excellence Initiative

Collaborative effort focuses on strengthening local communities

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is partnering with representatives from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tennessee Valley Authority, Mississippi State University and the CREATE Foundation to strengthen northeast Mississippi communities. The Community of Excellence initiative is designed to bring these organizations together with local leaders and residents to focus on long-term projects designed toRead the story …

Center for Population Studies Co-Hosting Rural Partner Summit

More than 75 partners meeting Nov. 9 in Cleveland to address challenges across Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Center for Population Studies at the University of Mississippi is co-hosting a statewide rural partner summit Wednesday (Nov. 9) in Cleveland. The event, to be held at the Lyric Hotel West End from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is part of the university’s leadership of the Tri-County North Delta Network underRead the story …

Ole Miss Alumni Association Welcomes 2022-23 Officers

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association announced elected officers for 2022-23 at its annual meeting Oct. 1 as part of Homecoming activities at the University of Mississippi. Bill Reed (BA 72, JD 77), of Jackson, senior counsel in the law firm Baker Donelson, was named president, a one-year term that changes each Homecoming.Read the story …

University Joins Higher Ed, Community Engagement Organization

Open house slated for Nov. 2 to educate UM community about Campus Compact resources

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi recently became a member of Campus Compact, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to higher education civic and community engagement. To educate the university community about available Campus Compact resources, an open house is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 2) in The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss StudentRead the story …