CME Seniors Gain Practical Experience at Gulf Coast Industry

Students solved real-world problems for a week at Keith Huber Corp. in Gulfport

OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty University of Mississippi accountancy, business and engineering students got a rare opportunity to solve real-world problems when they participated recently in an experiential learning course on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The students spent almost a week at Keith Huber Corp. in Gulfport as part of Manufacturing 450: Practical Problem Solving. TheRead the story …

Despite Pandemic Challenges, UM Grows Collaborations with Industry

University community partners with industry to prepare students, grow businesses, impact communities

OXFORD, Miss. – New and strengthened partnerships at the University of Mississippi are supporting the needs of business and industry and helping address their challenges, all while influencing the next generation of leaders. The value of such partnerships was elevated further as COVID-19 rocked all aspects of everyday life, said Hughes Miller, director of industryRead the story …

Creating Opportunities in Taiwan

Fund eases study abroad costs for UM students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and Taiwan are on opposite sides of the globe, but a recent gift from American First National Bank is bringing the two closer together. As a result of the Houston, Texas-headquartered bank’s $60,000 gift, UM students studying abroad in Taiwan will be able to afford a host ofRead the story …

Faculty Team Receives First Science Education Partnership Award

Project SCORE aims to increase interest in health sciences among Mississippi youth

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of University of Mississippi faculty members has received a prestigious $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Science Education Partnership Award program. This is the first SEPA grant awarded to the university. It brings together faculty from across the university to participate in Project SCORE, which stands forRead the story …

New Grant to Champion Small-Business Development in Mississippi

USDA grant and funding from Regions Foundation will expand center's support of small businesses

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Small Business Development Center at the University of Mississippi is using a federal grant to expand the center’s support of small businesses and entrepreneurs in rural areas of the state. The $409,112 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be used to develop and deployRead the story …

School of Engineering Welcomes New Professors

Five hires eager to join faculty of mechanical, civil and chemical engineering departments

Starting in August, five new faces will be among the faculty in the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Joining the Department of Mechanical Engineering are Samrat Choudhury, associate professor; and Meysam Heydari Gharahchesmeh, assistant professor. Nathan E. Murray, associate professor; and Byron S. Villacorta, assistant professor; will join the Department of Chemical Engineering. AmirarsalanRead the story …

Drilling Down on a Win-Win Collaboration

Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute assists Profile Products in mining, gathering data

OXFORD, Miss. – A joint research drilling project between the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute at the University of Mississippi and a northeast Mississippi mining company is producing benefits for both partners. MMRI and Profile Products in Blue Mountain are in the middle of the ongoing project, which began in May. Profile Products mines the claysRead the story …

Graduates Land Careers in Hospitality Management and Technology

Program's alumni shine in the field as industry revs back up

OXFORD, Miss. – The $500 billion global hospitality industry is back in full swing across the country, and two recent University of Mississippi graduates – Amber Schmidt, of Acworth, Georgia, and Taylor Peavey, of Leawood, Kansas – are making the most of the resurging industry across food and beverage and technology sectors. Schmidt started herRead the story …

Graduate Student Council Research Grants Further Range of Research

Twenty students awarded grants for research, creative scholarship pursuits

OXFORD, Miss. – With projects ranging from service robots in the hospitality and tourism industries to a novel treatment of dry eye disease to relationship ghosting, 20 University of Mississippi graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recent recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants. The $1,000 grants, funded byRead the story …

UM Climbs Best for Vets Ranking

University ranks second in the SEC for supporting student veterans

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi continues to climb the Military Times’s Best for Vets ranking, moving up to No. 21 this year among public institutions and making it the second-ranked SEC school for veterans and military-connected students.  Improving the campus support for student veterans has been the top priority for Andrew Newby, assistantRead the story …