Inspiring Success on the Court

UM graduate's generosity memorializes son at Ole Miss basketball arena

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Craig Geno Sr. hopes his gift to Ole Miss athletics will encourage Rebel basketball players to fight hard for the fans they represent. “I want it to inspire them to realize that they’re playing for more than just a win or a loss or for personal glory,” saidRead 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 …

Cafer Named Director of Center for Population Studies

Expert overseeing census, other data important to meeting research needs

OXFORD, Miss. – Anne M. Cafer has assumed duties as director of the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Population Studies, which works to educate, conduct research and engage in public outreach concerning population issues across the state. Since July 1, the assistant professor of sociology has been overseeing outreach related to public data for theRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Modernizes Classroom with Discord App

Daniel Riche says platform helps educators better connect with students

JACKSON, Miss. – A messaging application popular with video gamers is helping a University of Mississippi pharmacy professor spark interaction among students in his classroom. Discord, which allows users to create communities around common interests, has seen its popularity grow wildly since its launch in 2015, and it boasts more than 150 million monthly users.Read the story …

Two UM Law Students Land Steiger Fellowship

Natalie Lowry and Madison Reightler are spending their summer in state attorney general offices

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi law students are spending their summer in state attorney general offices as part of the prestigious Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Program. Second-year law students Natalie Lowry and Madison Reightler are among some 30-40 students nationally selected for the program, which is in its 17th year. Lowry is completingRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

David Newton's gift will help aspiring pharmacists and teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally. As aRead the story …

Memories of Marie Malveaux

University's second Black faculty member fondly remembered for her kindness and support

OXFORD, Miss. – Alumni and former administrators of the University of Mississippi are fondly remembering the late Marie Alexandria Malveaux, the university’s second African American faculty member, a caring mentor to all students and a dedicated scholar who sought to build community both on and off campus. Malveaux, 93, died June 17 in her homeRead the story …

Andrew Newby Named George W. Bush Institute Scholar

UM veterans and military services administrator first from Mississippi to be selected

OXFORD, Miss. – Ever since Andrew Newby left the U.S. Marine Corps, he’s been dedicated to helping veterans transition into their civilian lives, due in part to his own experience accessing Veterans Affairs benefits and health care. Now, as a Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program Scholar at the George W. Bush Institute, Newby, assistant director forRead the story …

Sullivan-González Passes Baton to Next Generation of Leaders

Ethel Scurlock named interim dean of Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

OXFORD, Miss. – Douglass Sullivan-González is almost as excited to return to the classroom as he is to see the next generation of leaders at the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College put their stamp on the prestigious program he’s spent two decades growing. As he leaves his long-held position as dean ofRead 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 …