Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Alan Gross, Jay Watson honored for their teaching, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of more than 65 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Alan Gross, professor of psychology, and Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and professor of English, were appointed the honorific title Friday (AprilRead the story …

University Lauds Red and Blue Graduates

Celebration of Achievement recognizes staff graduates

OXFORD, Miss. – Thirty University of Mississippi staff members were recognized Wednesday (April 28) for receiving a UM degree while simultaneously working as university employees during the third Red and Blue Celebration of Achievement. The university employees received either a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree during the 2019-20 or 2020-21 academic years. Held at theRead the story …

University Honors Two Beloved Employees with Frist Awards

JoAnn Edwards and Jacqueline Certion recognized for passion for serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees – the university’s head debater and a late administrator fondly remembered as “one of the brightest lights on our campus” – have been honored with a prestigious campuswide award for student service. JoAnn Edwards, speech instructor and director of forensics in the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, andRead the story …

A Fond Farewell

Retiring UM Foundation employees leave strong legacies

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi Foundation employees Ron Guest, executive director of foundation services, and Donna Patton, director of stewardship, retired in March, both leaving a legacy of decades of service. “Their collective years of service to the foundation and, ultimately, to the University of Mississippi have been invaluable,” said Wendell W. Weakley, foundationRead the story …

Brian Foster to Give UM Humanities Lecture March 8

Sociology and Southern studies professor named university's Humanities Teacher of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – Brian Foster, who was named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year for the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture next month. Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern studies, is planning his Humanities Council lecture “I Don’t Like the Blues: A Lesson on Listening,” virtually at 4 p.m. March 8. ToRead the story …

Professor Helps Underserved Communities Through Pharmacy

Meagan Brown's work driven by a passion for health equity

OXFORD, Miss. – For Meagan Brown, a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi, serving the underserved has been the driving force in her career. Since joining the UM School of Pharmacy faculty in 2011, Brown has been involved in the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative. The project, funded through a grantRead the story …

Nutrition and Hospitality Management Professor Leaves Lasting Legacy

Kathy Knight retiring after 36 years of service

OXFORD, Miss. – Although she grew up less than an hour from the University of Mississippi‘s Oxford campus, Kathy Knight never thought she would teach there, much less end up with the pleasure of teaching nutrition to more than 15,000 students over 36 years before her upcoming retirement in May. Hired in 1985, Knight hasRead the story …

Biologist Publishes Breakthrough Study

Lainy Day's research advances the study of avian evolution

OXFORD, Miss. – Lainy Day, an associate professor of biology at the University of Mississippi and director of the university’s neuroscience minor, has published an article in Nature, an international journal that publishes the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. Part of an international team, Day has helped unlock essential new information aboutRead the story …

Extra-Long Battery Life

UM electrochemist and dean looks back on four decades at university

OXFORD, Miss. – This semester marks the first time in 43 years that Charles L. “Chuck” Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, hasn’t awakened to his 7 a.m. alarm to get ready for a day serving the University ofRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Receives UM Faculty Achievement Award

David Colby honored for success in teaching, research and mentoring

OXFORD, Miss. – Becoming a professor was David Colby’s goal as a pharmacy student at the University of Iowa. Serving as an associate professor of medicinal chemistry and director of academic affairs in biomolecular sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Colby’s excellence in teaching, scholarship and service was recognized, as he wasRead the story …