English Professor Examines Voices of Early America

Caroline Wigginton wins national book award for first published work

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi English professor Caroline Wigginton’s innovative look at some of America’s earliest texts was recognized nationally recently when she was named the recipient of the 2018 Early American Literature Book Prize for her first academic monograph, “In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America.” The Early American Literature Book Prize, jointly awardedRead the story …

Board of Trustees Presents Annual Diversity Awards

Medical Center administrator and former UM educator honored for service, statewide impact

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning celebrated Black History Month with its annual Diversity Awards ceremony in Jackson. Campus and community leaders were recognized for their efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging understanding and respect. Michael Ryan, professor and associate dean for student affairs in the SchoolRead the story …

Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss

Col. Kelvin Nichols marks promotion where he was first commissioned

OXFORD, Miss. – Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters in arms to join him back home recently at the University of Mississippi, where his military career started. Nichols enrolledRead the story …

Journalism Professor Speaks at National Magazine Conference

 'Mr. Magazine' Samir Husni presents national award, celebrates MPA centennial

OXFORD – The University of Mississippi‘s “Mr. Magazine” played a prominent role in MPA-The Association of Magazine Media’s centennial celebration earlier this month in New York City. Samir Husni, professor of journalism, Hederman Lecturer and director of the university’s Magazine Innovation Center, presented, for the second year in a row, the Launch of the Year award atRead the story …

New Center for Research Evaluation Director Approaches Job with Zeal

Sarah Mason joins UM with 15 years of experience

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Mason is bringing fresh energy to the Center for Research Evaluation at the University of Mississippi as its new director. In barely over a month on the job, Mason is reaching out to the UM, state and regional community, reminding longstanding partners of the broad spectrum of high-quality research and evaluation services theRead the story …

Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Brad Cook receives honor from Mississippi Humanities Council, presents Feb. 11 lecture

OXFORD, Miss. – Brad Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Humanities Teacher Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The award recognizes outstanding work by a Mississippian in bringing the insights of the humanities to public audiences. Cook, a UM faculty member since 2011, is among 29 recipients ofRead the story …

Education Professor Elected MSTA President

Joe Sumrall selected by peers for position in state science teacher organization

OXFORD, Miss. – Joseph Sumrall, a professor of science education at the University of Mississippi School of Education, has been elected to serve as future president of the Mississippi Science Teachers Association, starting in 2020. Sumrall, who has been a member of MSTA since 1987, wants to incorporate more opportunities for north Mississippi teachers and collegeRead the story …

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 …