Three Professors Land Fulbright Awards

Faculty members will travel to Spain, Morocco, Romania and Israel for innovative research

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors will take their research abroad after receiving 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar awards. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of modern languages; Kristin Hickman, Croft assistant professor of anthropology and international studies; and Corina L. Petrescu, professor of modern languages, will conduct and share their research abroad through the U.S. FulbrightRead the story …

Campaign Secures $1.2 Billion

Historic Now & Ever Well on its way to success

OXFORD, Miss. – The largest fundraising campaign in the history of Mississippi universities, Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss, just secured $1.2 billion toward its $1.5 billion goal. Elevating the total is more than $150.6 million in gifts – the second-highest fundraising year on record – during the University of Mississippi‘s 2022 fiscalRead the story …

Pharmacology Graduate Student Building a Legacy Through Research

Cellas Hayes is first Ole Miss student in 35 years to receive NIH fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – Cellas Hayes’ journey in science and research began as a college sophomore. “I was simply searching for an on-campus job and research experience to strengthen my medical school application,” said Hayes, a graduate student at the University of Mississippi. It was through this job search that he met Nicole Ashpole, associate professorRead the story …

Ethel Scurlock Named Honors College Dean

First female African American dean brings administrative expertise, new vision to role

OXFORD, Miss. – Ethel Scurlock has always been a trailblazer, and in her new role as dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, she hopes to exceed everyone’s expectations – even her own. After serving a year as interim dean, Scurlock is the first African American to lead theRead the story …

A Vision for the Future of Accountancy

Giving vehicle helps alumnus support school building fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Olen and Janet Akers, of Dunwoody, Georgia, are supporting the Patterson School of Accountancy at the University of Mississippi while enjoying income from their investment. With the residual of a Charitable Remainder Unitrust, the donors are establishing the Olen S. and Janet T. Akers Patterson School of Accountancy Endowment. The CRUT wasRead the story …

Another Win from Baseball

Omaha business makes donation to Grove Grocery

OXFORD, Miss. – When University of Mississippi baseball players won the College World Series in June, they indirectly scored a gift that will help feed their fellow students. Fans from all eight CWS teams who traveled to Omaha, Nebraska, for the tournament participated in the Jello Shot Challenge, a simultaneous baseball fan competition happening justRead the story …

Professor’s Study of Ancient Graffiti Gets Worldwide Audience

Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons' research on ancient Pompeii featured on TED, awarded NEH funding

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor’s research into ancient Pompeii is enjoying recognition on global and local scales. Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons’ talk, “A Walk Around Ancient Pompeii,” is being broadcast to the world this month through the popular thought-leadership platform TED. Earlier this spring, the assistant professor of classics received the university’s 2022 CoraRead the story …

Isom Center Names 2022-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdisciplinary research in gender and sexuality

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded fellowships to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their academic research related to gender and sexuality. Susan Pedigo, Lauren Bone Noble, Ari Friedlander, LaToya Faulk, Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson and D’Andre Walker are this year’s Isom fellows. “The fellows this year had such interestingRead the story …

University Officials Mark High Point in New STEM Facility

Ceremony marks topping out of the Center for Science and Technology Innovation

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi officials and others celebrated a milestone in the construction of the emerging Jim and Thomas Duff Center for Science and Technology Innovation during a topping-out ceremony Thursday (June 23) on campus. Touting the economic and academic implications of the 202,000-square-foot science, technology, engineering and mathematics building, Chancellor Glenn BoyceRead the story …

Professor Works to Make Theologian’s Historical Records Accessible

Jeffrey Watt to complete decadeslong, high-profile Reformation period project with $365,000 grant

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi historian Jeffrey R. Watt has been working for 35 years to transcribe records kept by 16th century theologian John Calvin concerning the Consistory of Geneva. And thanks to two major grants to fund the painstaking work, he is closing in on the project’s completion. The documents provide a glimpseRead the story …