University Launches New Quality Enhancement Plan

Employee, student participation needed for reaccreditation

OXFORD, Miss. – Continuing its journey toward decennial reaffirmation of accreditation, the University of Mississippi is seeking participation from faculty, students and staff in a new Quality Enhancement Plan. Think Forward is designed to foster development of critical thinking skills in lower-division, general education courses and co-curricular learning experiences by enhancing faculty development and modifying studentRead the story …

Simplifying the Passport Process

UM becomes an official passport acceptance facility

OXFORD, Miss. – Getting a passport can be a long process, but the University of Mississippi can help simplify it. As of Jan. 2, the Study Abroad Office is an official passport center, offering a one-stop shop for students, faculty and staff.  Sophomore marketing major Robynn Patterson, who plans to study abroad in Sydney, Australia,Read the story …

UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals

Community, university partners build momentum to advance projects across state

OXFORD, Miss. – With more than a dozen ongoing community-engaged courses and service projects, University of Mississippi faculty, staff, students and community partners are leading a groundbreaking spring semester. The pilot phase of M Partner will address priority projects centered around community health and well-being, economic development, educational initiatives and beautification. All these projects haveRead the story …

Film Professor Makes International Debut

Sarah Hennigan heads to New Zealand for screening at Maoriland Film Festival

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the most recent additions to the University of Mississippi’s Department of Theatre and Film faculty is already making great strides – across an ocean and into another hemisphere. Sarah Hennigan, assistant professor of film production, is on her way to New Zealand for the international premiere of her short filmRead the story …

A Winter Week in Puerto Rico

Journalism students visit island to produce multimedia reports on hurricane recovery

OXFORD, Miss. – For a week during winter break, University of Mississippi journalism students Brittany Brown and Devna Bose traded the comforts of home for waking up each morning at the first sign of light on an island they had never visited. They were struck by the juxtaposition between the beauty provided by Puerto Rico’s mountains, beachesRead the story …

Students, Community Join Together for Big Event

UM organizers ready for state's largest community service day March 23

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of University of Mississippi students will disperse throughout the LOU community on Saturday (March 23) to show their appreciation through action during the annual Big Event community service day. The Big Event is the largest day of community service in the state and draws as many as 2,000 student volunteers each year to participate inRead the story …

Nominations Sought for Annual Frist Awards

Honor recognizes UM faculty and staff members for outstanding service to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Away from their families and hometown friends, many college students encounter challenges or hardships. But at the University of Mississippi, faculty and staff members often step in to lend a helping hand or words of advice and encouragement. These efforts often go unacknowledged, other than the students’ gratitude and success. But students,Read the story …

Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss

UM professors Dao Nguyen and Thái Hoàng Lê both won gold medals at Math Olympiad

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the first known uses of mathematics was 37,000 years ago when someone in the Lebombo Mountains between South Africa and Swaziland carved 29 marks into a bone from a baboon’s thigh to count something. Ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks also made advancements to the science of math, many ofRead the story …

UM-DeSoto Professor Authors Book on Esteemed Accounting Educator

Howard Lawrence adds first full-length text to list of career accomplishments

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Howard Lawrence, clinical professor of accountancy at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, has led an exciting career. He has taught in Thailand, led a community college and touched the lives of thousands of students along the way. His most recent accomplishment? Finishing his first full-length book. “William A. Paton: ARead the story …

Couple’s Gift Highlights Research of Liberal Arts Professors

Sanford and Susan Thomas establish UM award endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – Sanford and Susan Thomas, of Memphis, Tennessee, have made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Mississippi, establishing a faculty research award endowment in the College of Liberal Arts that reflects the value they place on academics. The Sanford and Susan Thomas Senior Professor Research Award Fund will provide annual supportRead the story …