Delta Students Pursue New Pathways to Health During UM Visit

High schoolers discover career opportunities through visit with Center for Population Studies

OXFORD, Miss. – High school students from the New Pathways to Health and Opportunity initiative recently spent the day at the University of Mississippi for their annual summer campus visit. The university’s Center for Population Studies, or CPS, hosted 33 rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from the Tri-County Workforce Alliance youth program. TCWARead the story …

FedEx Gift Supports University’s STEM Efforts

Donation to UM Science Building Fund honors alumnus Jim Barksdale

OXFORD, Miss. – With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi Science Building Fund, FedEx Corp. has honored Ole Miss alumnus Jim Barksdale upon his retirement as a longtime member of the global shipping company’s leadership team. “Jim was an innovative leader during his tenure at FedEx and went on to serve as anRead the story …

UM Named Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Designee

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recognition places Ole Miss among nation's elite

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the nation’s top higher education associations has recognized the University of Mississippi for leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named UM an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, a designation that recognizes the university’s strong commitment to economic engagement and its workRead the story …

UM Hires New Faculty Development Director

Josh Eyler looks to improve campus critical thinking

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Eyler has been hired as the director of faculty development at the University of Mississippi. The position is part of the university’s new Academic Innovations Group, or AIG, a unit working to improve and innovate teaching and learning at the university and responsible for fulfilling the goals of ThinkForward, the university’s new QualityRead the story …

State-of-the-Art Rec Facility to Open Aug. 26

South Campus Recreation Center will provide exercise space, wellness programs

OXFORD – The University of Mississippi is set to open the doors to a new state-of-the-art campus recreation facility that will significantly enhance the exercise and wellness services available to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the LOU community. The South Campus Recreation Center will provide nearly 100,000 square feet of workout space, including a large functionalRead the story …

UM Partners with U.S. Geological Survey to Address Water Security

Collaboration to advance research of water resources in the Southeast

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and the U.S. Geological Survey Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center have formed a collaborative partnership to strengthen scientific and technical research related to the availability, valuation and security of water in the Southeast. More than 90 percent of Mississippi’s population relies on groundwater for its drinking water supply, according to the MississippiRead the story …

Miss Mississippi Raising Organ Donation Awareness Across State

Mary Margaret Hyer, a 2018 UM graduate, represents the state for 2019

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Mary Margaret Hyer is using the spotlight as Miss Mississippi 2019 to draw attention to her social change initiative, “Advocate, Celebrate, Donate: Diminishing the Donor Organ Deficit.” Hyer, a Hattiesburg native and 2018 graduate with a degree in English, plans to enroll in the UM School of Law onceRead the story …

UM Creates One-Stop Academic Innovations Unit

Academic Innovations Group to assist faculty, student development

OXFORD, Miss. – Looking to better serve faculty and seeking out new classroom and teaching inventiveness, the University of Mississippi has launched its Academic Innovations Group. The group supports UM faculty in improving classroom teaching and learning through the invention, adoption and improvement of evidence-based strategies. The Academic Innovations Group, or AIG, consists of the Center forRead the story …

Poet January O’Neil Named UM Grisham Writer in Residence

Virginia native will teach during the 2019-20 academic year

OXFORD, Miss. – January O’Neil, an acclaimed poet who weaves environmental elements into her work, is the University of Mississippi‘s John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for the 2019-20 academic year.  O’Neil, who comes to UM from Beverly, Massachusetts, is the author of “Rewilding” (CavanKerry Press, 2018); “Misery Islands” (2014), winner of a 2015 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; and “Underlife” (2009).Read the story …

Supporting Thought-Provoking Art

21c Museum Hotel gift helps feature works at Southern Foodways Alliance events

OXFORD, Miss. – When giving a dinner party, the host often installs a centerpiece that ties together the theme of the evening. Thanks to a $100,000 gift from the 21c Museum Hotels, the Southern Foodways Alliance will continue to showcase contemporary artists as the centerpiece of its annual fall symposium. Founded by Laura Lee BrownRead the story …