Faculty Leaders Enhance Teaching Methods for Fall

Resilient pedagogy model helps ease potential disruptions in instruction

OXFORD, Miss. – The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring resulted in the transition of classes to online, remote or other alternative formats in a week’s time by University of Mississippi faculty and students. As the university prepares to welcome students back to campus this fall, faculty are relying on a resilient coursework modelRead the story …

Campus Rec Participates in Virtual Intramural Sports Competition

Pandemic inspires esports tournament among Mississippi colleges

OXFORD, Miss. – In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Mississippi restructured all in-person activities on campus during the spring and summer terms. Activities such as classes and student advising moved to a remote online structure. Even the Department of Campus Recreation held intramural sports basketball, football and soccer competitions online.Read the story …

Couple’s Gift Helps Sustain University’s Academic Foundation

Langmessers make major commitment to UM College Of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – James Langmesser – who, with his wife, Traute, has committed a $1 million planned gift to the University of Mississippi – becomes reflective and animated when talking about the course offerings he encountered as a student on the Oxford campus. “It was a veritable feast to look at all the courses IRead the story …

School of Education Honors 2020 Practitioners of Distinction

Four professionals lauded for career excellence in field

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education has named four alumni as Practitioners of Distinction. The recipients are early-to-mid-career professionals with a record of excellence and commitment to education. They will be recognized at a ceremony to be planned later. “Our Practitioners of Distinction are currently immersed in their careers in theRead the story …

Philanthropist’s Service to UM Honored

Foundation names Louis Brandt inaugural emeritus board member

OXFORD, Miss. – Business leader and philanthropist Louis Brandt, of Houston, Texas, has been named the inaugural emeritus board member of the University of Mississippi Foundation, reflecting his longtime contributions to the organization and his alma mater. Brandt was elected to the honorary position by other board members to recognize his 30 years of involvementRead the story …

A Gift for the Future

UMMC graduate's gift will help meet university's most pressing needs

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired psychiatrist Dr. Jack Hammond spends his free time helping people recover from chemical dependency. His service to 12-step groups in Jackson is simply an extension of his 25-year career as a staff physician at the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield. There, his practice focused on the dual diagnosis of substance abuse/dependenceRead the story …

UM Announces Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

New 'Campus Ready' plan implements safety and health protocols to prevent COVID spread

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has released its official “Campus Ready” plan that outlines campus operations and modified academic parameters in preparation for faculty, staff, and students to return to campus for the fall 2020 semester. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while returning to in-person operations, the university is implementing newRead the story …

UM Senior Wins Top College Journalism Honors

Matthew Hendley takes top awards in Louisiana-Mississippi AP collegiate competition

OXFORD Miss. – A University of Mississippi senior, who is spending his summer reporting for News 21 – an award-winning investigative reporting project from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University – recently won two top awards in the college division of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors competition. Matthew Hendley,Read the story …

Professor Named Pharmacy Administration Chair

Yi Yang has served in multiple department and school leadership roles

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Yi Yang, a University of Mississippi professor of pharmacy administration, has been named chair of the Department of Pharmacy Administration at the School of Pharmacy. Since joining the school in 2005, Yang has served as co-editor with Donna Strum, the university’s associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration, on “Understanding Pharmacoepidemiology,”Read the story …

Graduate Student Honored for Health Analytics Work

SHAPE America recognizes Seungho Ryu for measurement and evaluation

OXFORD, Miss. – Seungho Ryu, a University of Mississippi doctoral student in health and kinesiology, has been named the 2020 Measurement and Evaluation Graduate Student of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators, known as SHAPE America. A national organization that serves more than 200,000 health and physical education professionals, SHAPE AmericaRead the story …