A Scholar’s Success

Marketing student grateful for UM graduate's support

OXFORD, Miss. – Besides financial support, the Lyttleton T. Harris IV Endowed Scholarship at the University of Mississippi is providing mentoring from a marketing master for its recipient. In February, Lyt Harris, of Houston, Texas, added $100,000 to the scholarship endowment he established in 2016. In addition to this and previous gifts to his endowment,Read the story …

Raising Awareness of the Country’s Third-Most Common Health Problem

UM Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders observes Better Hearing Month

OXFORD, Miss. – Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans, and although hearing problems are commonly associated with the normal aging process, more than half of all hearing-impaired people are younger than 65. That’s one of the important points that faculty and staff members at the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences andRead the story …

NFL Legend Patrick Willis Helps Fulfil Promise to 2020 UM Graduates

Ole Miss football great celebrates 2020 graduates one year later at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium

OXFORD, Miss. – Patrick Willis helped the University of Mississippi deliver on a promise one year in the making to the graduating Class of 2020 on Saturday (May 8) during the university’s 167th Commencement. Willis, who was selected to seven NFL Pro Bowls and is one of the most decorated football players in Ole MissRead the story …

A Quick Guide to 2020 Commencement

Before traveling to Oxford, take a look at how parking, services and dining will be offered this weekend

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the graduating Class of 2020 will return to Oxford this week to celebrate the University of Mississippi‘s 167th Commencement exercises. The Class of 2020 was celebrated last year during a live, virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a commitment from university leaders that an in-person ceremony would beRead the story …

A Whole New Kind of Fight Song

Singer Haley Tyrrell puts music to work for healing and encouragement

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes, the most rewarding journeys can’t be planned; instead, they take direction from opportunities and experiences that come up along the way. So it has been for senior Haley Tyrrell, whose journey began in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where she grew up, and took her through a battle with cancer before leading herRead the story …

Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality. The recipients – Yvette Butler, Jaye Davidson, Tyler Gillespie, Owen Hyman, Diane Marting and Joseph Wellman – are theRead the story …

Ashley Glover Receives Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus Award

School of Applied Sciences graduate makes a difference in the field of social work

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Ashley Glover has been awarded the Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Alumnus award, which honors a graduate of the university’s School of Applied Sciences whose professional, leadership and service achievements are considered meritorious. Glover, who earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from UM in 2011, checks off allRead the story …

Oxford and Lafayette Students Win Top Prizes in Regional Science Fair

University hosts MSEF Region VII Lower Fair for area first-sixth graders to display projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Students from Oxford and Lafayette elementary and middle schools competed among fellow budding scientists from 13 north Mississippi counties in April during the Region VII Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair hosted by the University of Mississippi‘s Office of Pre-College Programs. Students submitted videos of themselves with their projects and explained each partRead the story …

New Course Brings a Deeper Look into War

Two professors join forces to co-teach class rooted in literature and veterans' reintegration into society

OXFORD, Miss – Is war an aberration or an integral part of the human experience? That question lies at the center of LIBA 305: Humanities and the Experience of War, a new class that debuted this spring at the University of Mississippi. Molly Pasco-Pranger, professor and chair of the UM Department of Classics, and AndrewRead the story …

Reckford Challenges 2021 Graduates to ‘Pursue Purpose, Not Just Success’

Habitat for Humanity CEO delivers UM Convocation address at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium during 168th Commencement

OXFORD, Miss. – Jonathan T.M. Reckford, chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, told University of Mississippi graduates on Saturday (May 1) to “pursue purpose, and not just success,” as they wrap up their journeys through college and enter the professional world. During Saturday’s Convocation address, Reckford encouraged the approximately 10,000 people in Vaught-HemingwayRead the story …