UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …

Helping Small Businesses Protect Their Data and Operations

Small Business Development Center establishes a cybersecurity program at MSU

OXFORD, Miss. – Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have had to increasingly rely on digital methods to store information, communicate with employees and conduct their work. Whether this means more reliance on computers at the office or at home, a side-effect is that businesses have opened themselves to countless new security risks, as evidencedRead the story …

‘Out in the Grove’ to Celebrate LGBTQ Community

June 12 event to welcome community, provide resources for all

OXFORD, Miss. – After a year without an official pride celebration on the University of Mississippi campus and in the larger community, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies is bringing the annual celebration of the LGBTQ community to the center of campus – the Grove. “Out in the Grove: A Pride Celebration”Read the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Faculty Senate Chair

Daniel Durkin begins his tenure this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Daniel Durkin, an associate professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, has been named chair of the Faculty Senate for the upcoming three-year term. The Faculty Senate makes recommendations to the chancellor, provost and Council of Academic Administrators on policies affecting the university and provides guidance on such matters whenRead the story …

UM Teams with Area College to Simplify Degree Completion

Northeast and Ole Miss launch Path4 program to streamline college experience

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi have launched a joint program to provide seamless four-year college experiences for Northeast Mississippi residents looking to complete their college educations and move into rewarding careers, all while staying close to home. The Path4 initiative, announced in May, was developed by UM andRead the story …

UM Receives $1M to Study Evidence-Based Policing, Reform

Morgan Freeman, Ole Miss professor Linda Keena contribute gift to establish center

OXFORD, Miss. – Actor Morgan Freeman and criminal justice and legal studies professor Linda Keena have donated $1 million to establish the Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at the University of Mississippi, pending approval by the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning. After months of planning with the UM Department of Criminal Justice and LegalRead the story …

Pharmacy School Dean Receives Distinguished Service Award

David D. Allen recognized for contributions to the biological sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – David D. Allen, dean of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named recipient of the George R. Spratto Distinguished Service Award, honoring his vision, service and contributions to the biological sciences and pharmacy education. The award is presented by the Biological Sciences Section of the American Association of CollegesRead the story …

Khayat Lecture Series Announced

Beginning this fall, students and community to hear from renowned speakers

OXFORD, Miss – Inspirational ideas, fresh perspectives and unique insights will be shared with University of Mississippi students and the larger community as a result of the new Robert C. Khayat Lecture Series, which the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy launches this fall. By bringing renowned cross-cultural leaders, entrepreneurs and philanthropists to the OxfordRead the story …

UPD Chief Ray Hawkins to Retire

Outgoing leader reflects on 24 years at Ole Miss and the rich reward of serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi Police Chief Ray Hawkins, respected law enforcement officer, natural leader and a believer in the ‘education before enforcement’ approach to policing, is retiring after a stellar 30-year career. Hawkins, who was hired as UPD chief on March 30, 2018, retires June 30. He’s looking forward to spending more timeRead the story …

School of Engineering, Rust College Partner for Dual-Degree Program

Students earn degrees from each institution with a five-year course plan

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – With a new dual-degree program, students can pursue mathematics at Rust College for three years and follow up with two years at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Four tracks are included in this partnership: biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering and mechanical engineering. Successful students graduate with a degreeRead the story …