Geologists Investigate Geological History of Nation’s Capital

Researchers from Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute gather data for fault history, risks

OXFORD, Miss. – No one foresaw the 2011 earthquake that shook Washington, D.C., but better maps of the structural geological history of the area will help seismologists understand the potential risks. Researchers and graduate students from the University of Mississippi’s Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute recently spent two weeks in the nation’s capital studying the AdamsRead the story …

New Director Aims to Train More STEM Teachers

Nicole Roberson to lead the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access

OXFORD, Miss. – Experienced educator Nicole Roberson has been tapped to lead the University of Mississippi School of Education’s efforts to train the next generation of AP-certified teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Roberson has been named as executive director of the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access  at theRead the story …

Internship Summit Headed for Fifth Year of Success

UM School of Business Administration to host annual event this week

OXFORD, Miss. – The School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi hosts its fifth annual Internship Summit on Thursday (Sept. 23) in the Holman Hall Courtyard. This event, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and concluding around 1 p.m., is a yearly tradition that provides students with opportunities to partner with various entities for year-roundRead the story …

Oxford Blues Festival Returns

Music fest aims to give people a reason to celebrate

OXFORD, Miss. – The Oxford Blues Festival’s tagline, “Just a Reason to Celebrate,” holds truer than ever as the festival returns to the Oxford Square this month. The annual festival was sidelined by COVID-19 in 2020, and the 2021 lineup promises to make up for lost time. “Our festival is about celebrating our community, ourRead the story …

UM Ranks Top in State for Getting a Job After Graduation

Honor marks fifth consecutive year of recognition based on U.S. Department of Education data

OXFORD, Miss. – For the fifth consecutive year, University of Mississippi students have been named the state’s best at finding employment and keeping it, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from Zippia.com. The ranking takes into account the most recent College Scorecard data released by the Department ofRead the story …

Communication Sciences and Disorders Wins Big at State Competition

Department brings home top Mississippi Speech and Hearing Association honors

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Mississippi brought home four of the nine awards given at the Mississippi Speech-Language and Hearing Association‘s annual honors event Sept. 2 in Jackson. Mallory Putnam, a graduate of the program from Hernando, won the 2021 MSHA Outstanding School Clinician honor. EmilyRead the story …

Finding the Inner Teacher in Holly Springs

Mississippi Teacher Corps marks 15 years of teacher training and summer programs in school system

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Summer school students in a classroom here sat silent with raised hands as De’Asia Sias stood before them talking about “Finding Nemo” and the lesson on persistence hidden in the fishy film. Sias, a Greenville native and member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps at the University of Mississippi, where she isRead the story …

Supporting Nursing Education

Estate gift from alumna to establish chair in UM School of Nursing

OXFORD, Miss. – A $1 million planned gift from retired nurse Patricia Dyre Kimble, of Friday Harbor, Washington, will benefit the School of Nursing at the University of Mississippi Medical Center while honoring her in perpetuity. The gift will establish the Patricia Dyre Kimble Endowed Chair in Nursing and will supplement the salary of anRead the story …

Scoring a Net Profit

UM business school helps alumnus realize 'hoops' dream

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Jordan Wyton grew up playing basketball and became a walk-on for the Ole Miss Rebels. These days, he has turned his love for the game into a business that helps others enjoy it as well. Wyton, originally from Grayson, Georgia, began HoopAtlanta in 2020 to provide fun, organizedRead the story …

Shawnboda Mead to Advance UM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Goals

Respected leader named vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – Shawnboda Mead, a higher education professional with more than 17 years of experience, has been named vice chancellor for diversity and community engagement at the University of Mississippi. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions for Higher Learning approved Mead’s appointment at its monthly meeting Thursday (Sept. 16). As vice chancellor,Read the story …