Former Center Director Receives Fulbright Award

Ted Ownby plans to teach and conduct research at the University of Southern Denmark

OXFORD, Miss. – After Ted Ownby stepped down as the director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in 2019, he wanted to do something different, so he decided to apply for a Fulbright Award. To his delight, he received word that he will be the Danish DistinguishedRead the story …

Meet Sam Patterson, New Director of Parking and Transportation

Administrator brings vision for a collaborative and innovative approach to campus access

OXFORD, Miss. – After a whirlwind tour of the University of Mississippi in March, during which he met with enthusiastic administrators and staff and took in the sights and sounds of an Ole Miss home baseball series weekend, Sam Patterson was sold. He was interviewing for director of parking and transportation at UM, some 1,900Read the story …

Two Southern Studies Faculty Honored for Excellence

Catarina Passidomo and Jessie Wilkerson lauded for their commitment to students, scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s not every day that a geography professor is stumped by a pop quiz about a Bulgarian skyline, but that’s how Catarina Passidomo discovered she was chosen for the 2020 Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen at the University of Mississippi. Passidomo, Southern Foodways Alliance assistant professor of SouthernRead the story …

Finance, Marketing Professors Share Business School Teaching Honor

Sam Cousley and Arup Ganguly lauded for dedication to providing opportunities for students

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime marketing professor and a junior faculty member in finance have been named winners of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year award for the 2019-20 academic year. The honorees are Sam Cousley, instructional associate professor of marketing, and Arup Ganguly, assistant professor of finance.Read the story …

Michael A. Repka Presented University’s Top Research Award

Longtime UM pharmaceutics professor honored for his drug delivery work, creative activity

OXFORD, Miss. – Growing up in a small Texas town south of San Antonio, Michael A. Repka worked in his father’s pharmacy. Frank Repka opened Center Pharmacy in Pleasanton in 1961, and Michael started working there when he was 11 – dusting bottles and shelves, restocking those dust-free shelves and performing various tasks for hisRead the story …

University Honors Three with Frist Awards

Carmen Riggan, Stefan Schulenberg and Sovent Taylor recognized for exceptional student service

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Carmen Riggan, pre-law adviser and assistant to the dean in the College of Liberal Arts; Sovent Taylor, director of the Health Professions Advising Office; and Stefan Schulenberg,Read the story …

Trott Puts Years of Experience into Book

Director of UM Choirs creates essential guide for choral conductors

OXFORD, Miss. – Donald Trott’s new book is full of information and resources, and his ability to curate and share it results from his long career directing choirs of all kinds. It’s wisdom he wishes he’d had in his early years. “The idea for this book has been there awhile,” said Trott, professor of musicRead the story …

Grant to Help Expand Environmental Studies Program

UM English professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities funding

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi English professor will direct a multidisciplinary National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help further the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies. Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the university’s environmental studies minor, is principal investigator for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities Connections Planning Grant. GrantsRead the story …

UM Family Mourns Hugh Johnston Sloan III, Beloved Professor

Associate professor emeritus of marketing once directed the Small Business Institute

OXFORD, Miss. – Hugh Johnston Sloan III, associate professor emeritus of marketing at the University of Mississippi, died Sunday (April 19) at his home in Oxford. He was 78. Sloan died following an extended illness. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced when shelter-in-place orders have been lifted. Coleman Funeral Home of Oxford is inRead the story …

Health Services Director’s Work Lauded

Alex Langhart honored for series of changes to foster better health at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – Even though his focus recently has been on the University of Mississippi‘s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alex Langhart has been making meaningful changes designed to improve all aspects of health care on campus and beyond over the last year. For his work, the university’s health services director has been honored withRead the story …