Ole Miss to Battle MSU in Third Annual Esports Egg Bowl

Students to compete head-to-head in online video game tournament

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Esports, the University of Mississippi‘s competitive video gaming team, hopes to maintain its winning title as members compete in the Esports Egg Bowl, a video game tournament against Mississippi State University later this month. The teams will square off virtually, competing in games such as Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege,Read the story …

Student Services Center Renamed to Honor Donald Cole

IHL approves renaming building to honor 50 years of advocacy for education and inclusiveness

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will rename a major campus building in honor of Donald R. Cole, a former student activist who returned to Ole Miss as a caring mentor and administrator for decades. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board voted unanimously Thursday (Oct. 15) to rename the Martindale Student Services CenterRead the story …

UM-Grown Bacteria Conquer the Final Frontier

Microbial growth in space research being conducted aboard International Space Station

OXFORD, Miss. – Bacteria grown in a University of Mississippi laboratory are zipping around the Earth about every 90 minutes, racing roughly 250 miles above the planet aboard the International Space Station. The microbes are part of UM biologist Patrick Curtis’ research that aims to better understand how bacteria respond in weak gravity, which couldRead the story …

M Partner Celebrates Successful Pilot Phase

Community engagement initiative will continue to improve quality of life in partner communities

OXFORD, Miss. – As COVID-19 has dramatically altered the landscape of higher education, one aspect remains constant at the University of Mississippi: a commitment to community partnership. While the M Partner pilot phase concluded as the pandemic intensified in Mississippi, the relationships supporting the initiative ensured that university representatives could continue to make a contributionRead the story …

University Announces Spring 2021 Calendar, Commencement Plans

Ole Miss to keep health, safety protocols in place through spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has announced a modified academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester, as well as details regarding Commencement activities for 2020 and 2021 graduates – all with continued emphasis on health and safety protocols to protect students, faculty and staff due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In a messageRead the story …

Pharmacy School Earns Reaccreditation

School received the full eight-year cycle from the national accreditation organization

OXFORD, Miss. – The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has renewed the accreditation for the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy for the maximum eight years. ACPE is the national accreditation agency of professional pharmacy degree programs and providers of continuing pharmacy education.  The full accreditation through 2028Read the story …

University Increasing Voter-Friendly Campus Efforts Despite Pandemic

Office of Community Engagement works with faculty, students to ensure every student is counted

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Community Engagement is seeking Voter Friendly Campus designation from the Campus Vote Project, a nonpartisan effort to educate students on the voting process and help them overcome any barriers to registering as voters. To help in these efforts, the office received a $5,000 grant from AskRead the story …

Campus Climate Survey Results Shared with Community

University will use results to enhance living, learning and working environment

OXFORD, Miss. – Results of the University of Mississippi‘s Assessment of Climate for Learning, Living and Working, a campuswide survey conducted in fall 2019 among students, faculty and staff, were shared Tuesday (Sept. 22). The results are intended to assist the university’s efforts to create an open, fair and equitable environment. The survey asked students,Read the story …

UM Named a ‘Great College to Work For’ 12 Years in a Row

Ole Miss recognized for employee job satisfaction and work-life balance, among other categories

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been named a “Great College to Work For” campus for the 12th year in a row. Great Colleges to Work For is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country and recognizes institutions across the country that receive top ratings from employees regardingRead the story …

For 10th Year, UM Ranks Among Top Public Universities Nationally

U.S. News & World Report names Ole Miss top university in state, among top 100 in nation

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has ranked in the top 100 of public universities across the nation for the last decade, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ole Miss ranked No. 77 among public universities in the 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges released today (Sept. 14). The ranking places UM as the highest-ranked universityRead the story …