School of Pharmacy Partners with Takeda Pharmaceuticals on Fellowship

Pharmacy administration students to gain valuable experience preparing them for industry careers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. have established a new fellowship that will help pharmacy administration students gain valuable industry experience in a real-world setting. Takeda is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, with a long history in research and development of patient treatments. TheRead the story …

Learning How Mississippi Can Compete

Vision session brings together university, state, national leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – How the University of Mississippi can lead Mississippi into becoming a more prominent leader in transportation, health care, technology and other sectors was the focus of a recent “vision session” forum on campus. More than 40 people gathered Friday (Nov. 5) at The Inn at Ole Miss for “Mississippi Competes” to hearRead the story …

University Launches New Industry Engagement Website

UM continues initiative to grow partnerships with industry

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has launched its new Industry Engagement Hub, a website aimed at building partnerships, preparing students and assisting communities throughout the region and beyond. This online portal showcases ideas, resources and success stories, inspiring industry leaders to partner with the university in innovative ways. “Through its people and programs,Read the story …

Helping a Proven Program Get Even Better

Gift will expand Ole Miss faculty support, grow RMI program

OXFORD, Miss. – A major new commitment from Brown & Riding Insurance Co. will further expand faculty support for the University of Mississippi‘s nationally recognized risk management and insurance program, helping ensure professors have the resources needed to effectively teach and prepare students. B&R is increasing an initial gift to the RMI program establishing theRead the story …

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 …