University Presents Celebration of Service Awards

Annual program recognizes achievements in research, learning, service and scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will recognize outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship Tuesday (April 12) during its annual Celebration of Service Awards. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Commons Ballroom. Honors to be presented include the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award,Read the story …

Pharmacy Professor Honored with Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award

John Bentley's dedication and enthusiasm earns him university's top teaching honor

OXFORD, Miss. – With a passion for statistics and commitment to student learning, John Bentley, professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, is the winner of the 2022 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. This award recognizes one Ole Miss professor each year who embodies teaching excellence and exceptional student engagement.Read the story …

Edney Works to Widen the Ladder of Opportunity for All

New assistant vice chancellor has helped increase student access to university

OXFORD, Miss. – Norris Allen “EJ” Edney’s grandfather was a proud Tougaloo College graduate and outsized figure on the Alcorn State University campus, so when Edney enrolled in the University of Mississippi, he knew he was taking a big chance. Now he’s the university’s assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion and a valuable memberRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Former Journalism Educator Nancy Dupont

Professor's influence and steady guidance stretched to all corners of campus and around the world

OXFORD, Miss. – Colleagues and former students are mourning the death of Nancy McKenzie Dupont, who died Dec. 25, just a few months after her retirement from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. In her 15 years at the university, the professor emerita touched the lives of countless students and contemporaries,Read the story …

University’s Head Landscaper Honored by Professional Society

Jeff McManus recognized for distinguished service and launching education efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – The Professional Grounds Management Society has recognized the University of Mississippi‘s director of landscape services for his efforts to develop and launch educational offerings for the society and for his work to increase the society’s membership. Jeff McManus received the society’s Award of Distinguished Service at the 2021 School of Grounds ManagementRead the story …

One Story, Two Authors and Seven Layers

Gregg Davidson's 'The Manifold Beauty of Genesis One' melds scholarship with faith

OXFORD, Miss. – What happens when a geologist at a state university and a theologian from a private Christian college jointly examine the biblical creation story? The answer is a new book that is appealing to people in both the academic and religious communities. Gregg Davidson, chair and professor of geology and geological engineering atRead the story …

Mentor, Supporter and Red-and-Blue Through and Through

Lila Neely retires, leaving a legacy of MBA graduates and success stories

OXFORD, Miss. – Lila Neely believes she was diapered in red and blue, and her deep-seeded love for the University of Mississippi was with her at birth. Neely comes from a devout Ole Miss family – her mother was Miss Ole Miss in 1946 and also was a cheerleader with Neely’s two aunts. Her fatherRead the story …

Civil Engineering Professor Named Mississippi Engineer of the Year

Cristiane Surbeck recognized by Mississippi section of ASCE

OXFORD, Miss. – Cristiane Surbeck, chair and professor of civil engineering at the University of Mississippi, has been named Engineer of the Year by the Mississippi section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Surbeck is a published author and part of the team completing research on green stormwater infrastructure funded by the Mississippi-Alabama SeaRead the story …

Law Professor Elected to American Law Institute

Farish Percy is among 24 across the nation elected this year

OXFORD, Miss. – Farish Percy, a University of Mississippi professor of law, is one of 24 newly elected members across the nation to the American Law Institute. The American Law Institute, or ALI, is a national independent organization that works to produce scholarship to improve upon and clarify the law. According to ALI’s website, the workRead the story …

Engineering Dean Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

Organization recognizes academic innovation, technology

OXFORD, Miss. – David A. Puleo, dean of the School of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Mississippi, has been inducted as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Puleo is among 115 inventors elected as 2020 fellows by the NAI, which recognizes and encourages inventors with patents issued fromRead the story …