Students Learn from Leaders in ENGR 400

Dozens of professionals present guest lectures for senior-level course

University of Mississippi School of Engineering alumni and industry leaders representing several organizations and agencies shared insights and experiences with students enrolled in the ENGR 400: Leadership and Professionalism class last semester. Eighty-four final essays submitted by the engineering students in the class captured the influence of the guest speakers. The students frequently quoted severalRead the story …

Alexander Roy Headed to Amazon

Computer and information science senior interned for global company last summer

Tinkering with electronic devices and computers since elementary school, Alexander Roy found computer and information science was the best major for him. While the University of Mississippi senior has taken many classes within the computer and information science department, he said his favorite is CSCI 547: Digital Image Processing. Taught by Yixin Chen, UM professorRead the story …

Shaquinta Morgan Named Outstanding Young Alumna

Bachelor of Engineering alumna is director of solution architecture at Signify

Shaquinta Morgan (BE 03) has received the University of Mississippi’s 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award for her career achievements and civic contributions. Morgan, who is director of solution architecture for the United States at Signify (formerly known as Philips Lighting) End User Services, was presented the honor during annual UM homecoming weekend activities on Oct.Read the story …

Glenn Walker Brings Expertise to UM’s New Biomedical Engineering Program

Associate professor of electrical engineering helped create similar program at North Carolina State University

When the decision was made to launch a biomedical engineering program at the University of Mississippi, Glenn Walker knew he wanted to be a part of it. “I helped establish the biomedical engineering program at North Carolina State University when I started my academic career there in 2004,” said Walker, associate professor of electrical engineeringRead the story …

MICHAEL NEWSOM: Green Grove Volunteers Grab Tons of Recyclables Each Year

This semester, the University of Mississippi’s Green Grove volunteers pulled 4,780 pounds of recyclable cans and plastics from Ole Miss football game-day trash – the equivalent weight of a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Most people don’t think much about the things they throw away, but the 186 volunteers who participated in the program did theRead the story …

Alumni Couple Hosts Prospective Students in Houston

John Cleveland is a civil engineering alumnus and ExxonMobil employee

A University of Mississippi alumni couple recently welcomed a group of high school students and their families into their home to provide information about the university.  John and Beth Cleveland hosted the group in Houston, Texas, with a team of Ole Miss representatives. John Cleveland (BSCE 87) is the central region and national oil &Read the story …

Thomas Werfel Joins Biomedical Engineering Faculty

Assistant professor brings research experience, scholarship to position

Recognizing it as a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to be involved with something “very special,” Thomas Werfel has joined the faculty of the newly launched biomedical engineering program at the University of Mississippi. “I was excited to come here and help build the new program in biomedical engineering because I can’t imagine anything more rewarding than lookingRead the story …

An Era Passes

Eassons retire aprons after two-decade tailgate service to UM engineering family

Time is money. If the adage is accurate, Greg and Darlene Easson have, by now, made a major gift to the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. For the past 20 years, the Oxford couple has spent football-weekend Friday nights shopping and cooking, preparing to serve the next day’s breakfast and lunch in the Circle,Read the story …

University Hosting Faculty-Staff ‘Sorts-Giving’ Event

Volunteers needed Nov. 26 to help sort recycling materials

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Office of Sustainability is seeking faculty, staff and community member volunteers to help sort recyclables collected from this year’s Egg Bowl as part of the Green Grove Gameday Recycling Program. “Sorts-Giving” will take place at the Oxford Recycling Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 26. To sign upRead the story …

Political Science Professor Wins Second Award for Book

Conor Dowling, co-authors receive national praise with Louis Brownlow Book Award

OXFORD, Miss. – A book exploring the weaknesses of modern health care policy, co-authored by University of Mississippi political science professor Conor Dowling, has won the Louis Brownlow Book Award, a prestigious honor for scholars in the public administration field. This is the second award for “Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-based Medicine” (Princeton UniversityRead the story …