Greenhouse Brings New Learning Experiences to Willie Price

New facility will feed children, support UM Food Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – A new greenhouse promises to promote healthy eating habits and offer hands-on learning opportunities to pre-K children at the University of Mississippi’s Willie Price Lab School, as well as providing fresh vegetables for needy UM students through the Ole Miss Food Bank. Tess Johnson, a UM graduate student in health promotion andRead the story …

Why 1848?

School of Engineering development officer makes case for supporting annual Giving Day

The School of Engineering is excited to be participating in the first-ever Giving Day at the University of Mississippi. Beginning at noon (CDT), you will have the opportunity to play a part in this important day. Giving Day is an online, social media-driven giving campaign that will last 1 day, 8 hours and 48 minutesRead the story …

Geologist Joins Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute

Ron Counts is new associate director and assistant research professor

Ron Counts has spent a lot of his career working outdoors and unraveling the history of the Earth by studying its terrains. As the new associate director of the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute at the University of Mississippi, the expert research geologist is enjoying a similar experience. The Midwest native, who is also an assistantRead the story …

First Ole Miss Giving Day Set For April 11-12

UM online, social media campaign seeks engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi invites all students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support higher education April 11-12 – strengthening the university through an online, social media-driven giving campaign. The inaugural Ole Miss Giving Day will launch at noon on April 11 and last 1 day, 8 hours and 48 minutes inRead the story …

Engineers Without Borders-UM Travels to Ecuador

Team completes second phase of water development project in 25 de Diciembre during winter intersession

Members of the University of Mississippi chapter of Engineers Without Borders recently traveled to the Ecuadorian highland community of 25 de Diciembre to complete the second phase of a water development project there. During the 2019 winter intersession, the EWB-UM team, consisting of six students and two faculty advisers, entered the second part of theRead the story …

Chemical Engineering Majors Study at University of Edinburgh

Michael McMillan and Caleb Hern attended through the Study Abroad program

A pair of University of Mississippi chemical engineering majors recently took advantage of an opportunity to expand their horizons by studying abroad in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh. Neither Michael McMillan of Long Beach nor Caleb Hern of Germantown, Tennessee, had traveled abroad before, but they saw this as the perfect opportunity to experienceRead the story …

Lei Cao Named Engineering Faculty Member of the Year

Electrical engineering professor honored for dedication to students, research and service

When Lei Cao joined the faculty in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Electrical Engineering, his focus was to give his best in teaching and research. Seventeen years of committed instruction and unwavering dedication later, the professor of electrical engineering was named the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Faculty Member of the Year. “The day before theRead the story …

Greg Carter Named Engineering Development Officer

New UM development hire will actively seek donors, gifts on behalf of school

Making friends and raising funds for institutions of higher learning are two things that Greg Carter believes he was born to do. And as the new associate director of development for the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, Carter said he is truly fulfilling his calling. “I believe in the transformative powers of education,” saidRead the story …

Electrical Engineering Team Tackles Wireless Tech Interference

John Daigle and students are studying Bluetooth low-energy beacons

The evolution of communication technologies, along with its challenges, has been of interest to John Daigle for a long time. Now the University of Mississippi Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering is leading some undergraduates in the study of how Bluetooth low-energy advertising is altered by interferences. Daigle is the principal investigator of “Analysis of BluetoothRead the story …

Instructor Joins Engineering Faculty after Time Abroad

Julie Retrum studied climate change in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi isn’t exactly Willmar, Minnesota. Neither is Oxford for that matter. But for Julie Retrum, it’s similar enough. The instructor in geology and geological engineering, who hails from the small, south central Minnesota town of Willmar, lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates for three-and-a-half years before accepting her position at the UniversityRead the story …