Pharmacology Professor Works to Reverse Impact of Opioids on HIV

Jason Paris researches therapies for cognitive disorders caused by opioid use in patients

OXFORD, Miss. – The opioid epidemic has reached new heights across the United States, becoming one of the nation’s leading causes of death. Though opioid abuse can be dangerous for anyone, those diagnosed with HIV can see increased adverse effects on their brain and nervous system. Jason Paris, assistant professor of pharmacology at the UniversityRead the story …

McManus Named President of National Groundskeeping Group

Director of Landscape Services to serve one-year term as head of professional society

OXFORD, Miss. – Jeff McManus has drawn widespread acclaim for his efforts to keep the University of Mississippi campus looking gorgeous – the most recent of which was being elected president of the Professional Grounds Management Society for 2019.  McManus, director of landscape services, airport operations and golf course operations at Ole Miss, will serve a one-year term,Read the story …

Peter W. Grandjean Named New Applied Sciences Dean

Former Baylor associate dean has more than 30 years of education experience

OXFORD, Miss. – Peter W. Grandjean has been named the new dean of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi. Grandjean comes to UM from Baylor University, where he served as associate dean for research collaboration and graduate studies, director of the university’s Division of Health Professions, and as a professor in the Department ofRead the story …

UM Diversity, Community Engagement Division Welcomes New Leaders

Shawnboda Mead, Cade Smith join unit as assistant vice chancellors

OXFORD, Miss. – For Shawnboda Mead, her passion for working on diversity, inclusion and cross-cultural engagement efforts in higher education began during her undergraduate college experience and continued during her graduate school years. In the case of Cade Smith, his dedication for driving social change and inspiring independent, self-sufficient and successful students is a productRead the story …

Josh Gladden Appointed to Top Research Position at UM

Vice chancellor role oversees Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Gladden has been named vice chancellor for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi following a nationwide search. The vice chancellor serves as the university’s chief research officer. Gladden, who joined the university in July 2005 as an assistant professor of physics and moved up through the ranks, had heldRead the story …

Pharmacy School Remembers Anne Marie Liles as ‘Shining Star’ Teacher

School's director of experiential affairs passed away late last week

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy family is mourning the loss of Anne Marie Liles, director of experiential affairs and clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice, who died Thursday (Aug. 23). Liles was beloved by students and colleagues. Student pharmacists, faculty and staff have expressed how much Liles meant to themRead the story …

Professor Working to Make Solar Cells More Efficient

Jared Delcamp awarded $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue work

OXFORD, Miss. – A highly selective $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science will continue funding a University of Mississippi professor’s research into improving solar energy technologies. Jared Delcamp, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded the grant funding through the department’s prestigious Early Career Research Program. The award will supportRead the story …

Local HR Professionals Excel in National Certification Exam

UM prep class aids north Mississippi companies and employees

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Human resource professionals in north Mississippi are increasing their knowledge and skills to help employers after participating in the Society of Human Resources Learning System professional development course offered at the University of Mississippi. “Going through this course helped me to better understand my job and do it in the best wayRead the story …

UM Dean Becomes National Pharmacy Association President

David D. Allen assumes leadership of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – David D. Allen, dean of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, will be inducted as the president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy on Wednesday (July 25) at the organization’s annual meeting. “From the moment I joined the organization, I had opportunities to learn, develop, grow and make contacts, andRead the story …

Artists with UM Connections Showcase Creative Works

Individuals from different disciplines came together in 'creative fellowship' taught by Constance Pierce

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi human resources assistant, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and several Ole Miss alumni with backgrounds in medicine, business, education and humanities all have united through creativity. The work produced by these individuals of diverse disciplines constitutes an exhibition of watercolors, acrylic paint, creative art journaling, pastel andRead the story …