A Philosophical Approach to Politics

Visiting UM professor brings new insights to public policy leadership classes

OXFORD, Miss. – For Zachary Vereb, visiting assistant professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi, the teaching of philosophy is rooted in the here and now. “I think all students benefit from studying philosophy,” he said. “I went into philosophy because I wanted to bring positive change to the world. No matterRead the story …

New 2+2 Program Aims to Graduate Teachers in Jackson Area

Students at Hinds Community College can pursue UM education degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Every semester, community college students across the state transfer into programs at the University of Mississippi, but this fall is the first time a cohort has continued into their junior year at Hinds Community College‘s Rankin Campus in Pearl while attending courses taught by UM instructors. These 10 UM juniors are theRead the story …

Pharmacy Student Receives Gateway to Research Fellowship

Karli Anders' work includes drug discovery to slow the onset of dementia

OXFORD, Miss. – Karli Anders, a third-year professional student at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named a recipient of the Gateway to Research Fellowship by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. The award provides students an opportunity to work on faculty-mentored research projects while improving their knowledge of clinical skills. “IRead the story …

NSF Provides Funds for Major New Research Instrument at University

New tool will help expand materials research, opportunities for Mississippi researchers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will be home to an instrument essential to innovative materials development research, thanks to a Major Research Instrumentation award from the National Science Foundation. The award is being used to purchase a Quartz Crystal Microbalance with Dissipation, a highly sensitive balance that can detect changes in mass atRead the story …

New Podcast Considers Trouser Roles

UM music faculty and students use opera as a lens to think about gender

OXFORD, Miss. – What does music have to do with women’s suffrage, feminism, gender and queer culture? Two University of Mississippi online events this week offer chances to experience music as a way of thinking about some of these larger issues. A new edition of “LMR Live” streamed via http://www.livingmusicresource.com on Monday (Oct. 19), andRead the story …

Dialogues on Diversity Series to Focus on Pandemic, Policing, Politics

'Nationwide Now' series reckons with inequalities in our present reality

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is kicking off its annual Dialogues on Diversity series next week under the theme, “Nationwide Now: Reckoning with Inequities in Pandemic, Policing and Politics.” “Over the past few months, many painful inequities around the world have come to light,” said Shawnboda Mead,Read the story …

Ole Miss to Battle MSU in Third Annual Esports Egg Bowl

Students to compete head-to-head in online video game tournament

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Esports, the University of Mississippi‘s competitive video gaming team, hopes to maintain its winning title as members compete in the Esports Egg Bowl, a video game tournament against Mississippi State University later this month. The teams will square off virtually, competing in games such as Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege,Read the story …

Potential for Life on Venus Topic for Virtual Science Cafe

UM professor to discuss discovery of phosphine on shrouded planet during Oct. 20 event

OXFORD, Miss. – The recent discovery of chemical compounds that may indicate the possibility of life in the atmosphere surrounding Venus is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled Tuesday (Oct. 20) by University of Mississippi event organizers. The program is set for 6 p.m. on Zoom. Jennifer Meyer, instructional assistant professor of physics and astronomy,Read the story …

Student Services Center Renamed to Honor Donald Cole

IHL approves renaming building to honor 50 years of advocacy for education and inclusiveness

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will rename a major campus building in honor of Donald R. Cole, a former student activist who returned to Ole Miss as a caring mentor and administrator for decades. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board voted unanimously Thursday (Oct. 15) to rename the Martindale Student Services CenterRead the story …

Experience and Opportunity Meet in the Music Department

Graduate assistants gain valuable professional skills while developing as musicians

OXFORD, Miss. – Among the faculty, staff and students at the University of Mississippi Department of Music is a cohort of musicians and music educators who fall into more than one of those categories. They are graduate assistants, and while they’re pursuing advanced degrees, they also perform important work that pushes the department forward andRead the story …