Music Professor Garners Honors for Performance and Service

Adam Estes passes benefits and experience on to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Music professor Adam Estes recently garnered two honors that he knows will do more than just add to his resume – they also will bring opportunities for his students. Estes, an associate professor of music in saxophone and bassoon at the University of Mississippi, has been named a regional director of theRead the story …

UM Sophomore and Her Steeds Stealing Shows

Suzanne Crull is winning top honors in Arabian Horse Association competitions

OXFORD, Miss. – Since she was 7, Suzanne Crull has loved horses and horseback riding. As a young adult, the University of Mississippi sophomore and her steeds have become prize-winning regulars in regional and national Arabian Horse Association competitions. The Arabian horse is a breed that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive headRead the story …

University Creates Institute for Data Science

New institute to further expertise of Ole Miss students, others in field

OXFORD, Miss. – With the explosion of big data fueling new jobs and technologies, the University of Mississippi has created a new Institute for Data Science to help educate the next generation of data scientists. The Institute for Data Science, or IDS, will attract and instruct students and others who want to develop expertise to ethicallyRead the story …

UM, Middle Tennessee Researchers Get Grant to Study Climate Change

USDA awards $272K to investigate conservation practices and help train environmental scientists

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi and Middle Tennessee State University faculty and student researchers are collaborating on a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant project involving climate change, conservation practices and helping train the next generation of environmental scientists and engineers. The three-year, $271,555 USDA grant is a research effort forRead the story …

Small Business Development Center Helps Businesses Navigate Pandemic

Entrepreneurs find assistance obtaining loans and other funding to weather slowdown

OXFORD, Miss. – Stephen and Deshawn Clairmont have built a successful manufacturing business that produces decorative home goods with inspirational messages, but their 12-year-old business, Clairmont and Co., took a hit when the economy stumbled because of COVID-19. As soon as the shutdown hit in March, the Clairmonts began the process of applying for theRead the story …

University Presents First Diversity Innovator Awards

Inaugural class recognized for commitment to equity in the community, classroom and research

OXFORD, Miss. – The inaugural class of University of Mississippi Diversity Innovator Award recipients are professors who have found ways to not only serve their communities, but also strive to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion principles into their teaching and research, as well as the lives of their students. The recipients are Jodi Skipper, associateRead the story …

Natural Products Center Gets NIH Award to Advance Botanical Research

Partnership with UMMC will study botanical that boosts immune health against viral infections

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Center for Natural Products Research, in partnership with the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has been awarded a nearly-$6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of a popular oral supplement in promoting resilience against viral infections. Through the award, the NCNPR, which is part ofRead the story …

Alumna Receives National Student Veteran Leadership Award

Lauren Graham chosen for her dedication to bridging civilian, military campus culture

OXFORD, Miss. – Lauren Graham, a recent University of Mississippi graduate, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top student veterans as a result of her persistence in overcoming challenges and excelling as a student, volunteer and leader in her community. Graham recently received the G.I. Jobs Magazine 2020 Student Veteran Leadership Award andRead the story …

Partnership Yields a Hot Take

Southern Foodways Alliance debuts virtual tour of Cajun country with help from Tabasco brand

OXFORD, Miss. – McIlhenny Co., maker of Tabasco brand sauces, has collaborated with the Southern Foodways Alliance on a first-of-its kind virtual tour of Cajun country, a destination the Tabasco folks know well and are proud to celebrate, as every bottle of Tabasco Pepper Sauce is made amidst the old oaks on Avery Island inRead the story …

Education Professor, Ph.D. Student Recognized for Counseling Research

Amanda Winburn, G. Michael Russo win awards from Mississippi Counseling Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Amanda Winburn, associate professor of counselor education at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded the Outstanding Contributor Research Professional Award from the Mississippi Counseling Association. Michael Russo, a doctoral candidate in the counselor education and supervision program, also was awarded the Outstanding Contributor Research Student Award. The Outstanding Contributor Research AwardRead the story …