Burgeoning School of Nursing Program Increases Reach

Move to South Oxford Center will allow program to admit more students and offer more options

JACKSON, Miss. – Beginning in the fall, the University of Mississippi School of Nursing will expand its footprint in Oxford with a new space and more students. The next cohort of students pursuing the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree will number 45, an increase from this year’s class of 30. The eventual goal isRead the story …

Journalism Professor Speaks at National Magazine Conference

 'Mr. Magazine' Samir Husni presents national award, celebrates MPA centennial

OXFORD – The University of Mississippi‘s “Mr. Magazine” played a prominent role in MPA-The Association of Magazine Media’s centennial celebration earlier this month in New York City. Samir Husni, professor of journalism, Hederman Lecturer and director of the university’s Magazine Innovation Center, presented, for the second year in a row, the Launch of the Year award atRead the story …

30th Annual PILF Auction to Benefit Public Interest Work

Tickets for the Mardi Gras Masquerade benefit event available to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – The Public Interest Law Foundation at the University of Mississippi School of Law is bringing Mardi Gras to Oxford this month for the 2019 PILF silent and live auction. The Mardi Gras Masquerade black-tie event is set for 7-9 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Jackson Avenue Center. Guests will enjoy food andRead the story …

Weekend RebelTHON Fundraiser Aiming High ‘for the Kids’

Annual event benefits Baston Children's Hospital; portion to help renovate cancer center

OXFORD, Miss. – Emphasizing that it’s all “for the kids,” RebelTHON organizers at the University of Mississippi aim to make the 2019 dance marathon to benefit the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital at the UM Medical Center its most successful event ever. This year’s event begins at 1 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 16) in Tad SmithRead the story …

An Explorer at Heart, International Student Blazes Unique Path

Elena Bauer embraces expansive opportunities to benefit communities and develop well-rounded skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Elena Bauer never imagined she would live in Mississippi. A dual citizen of Germany and the U.S., she spent her childhood moving back and forth between Europe and the states while her parents – Haitian-American and German – pursued careers in academia. The second-year student in the University of Mississippi School ofRead the story …

Summer Internships Yield Fellowships for Two UM Students

Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall selected for the C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Before last summer, Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall had taken a few classes and worked on a few projects together. Neither of the two University of Mississippi seniors knew that the other had applied for and been accepted into the 2018 summer internship program at C Spire. Stationed in different departments, Bellevue andRead the story …

School of Law Expands Air and Space Law Program

School unveils new certificate program for non-lawyer professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – The program in air and space law at the University of Mississippi School of Law is launching a new graduate certificate program for nonlawyer professionals. The Graduate Certificate in Air and Space Law is designed for individuals who are not lawyers but want to gain knowledge of legal, policy and regulatory issuesRead the story …

University’s Annual Statewide Economic Impact Close to $3 Billion

Study reveals benefits generated by UM for students, taxpayers and society

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s annual economic impact totals $2.9 billion and enables 43,121 jobs across the state, which means that one out of every 37 jobs in Mississippi is supported by the activities of UM and its students. A new report of the university’s impact also revealed a return of $4.40 inRead the story …

Doctoral Student Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship

English student Sarah Heying granted access to unique library collection at Texas A&M

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi doctoral student Sarah Heying has earned a highly competitive fellowship that will send her to Texas A&M University this summer to participate in a unique research opportunity. Heying, a second-year Ph.D. student in English, will have access to the Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture housed in Texas A&M’sRead the story …

Parker Lifeshare Foundation Gift Supports Special Education

School of Education creating program to equip students to teach autistic children

OXFORD, Miss. – With the help of a $470,000 gift from Parker Lifeshare Foundation of Jackson, the University of Mississippi School of Education is designing a program to address the specialized needs of children across the autism spectrum and prepare education professionals who will teach them. According to the 2018 Mississippi Autism Advisory Committee Report,Read the story …