Geologists Investigate Geological History of Nation’s Capital

Researchers from Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute gather data for fault history, risks

OXFORD, Miss. – No one foresaw the 2011 earthquake that shook Washington, D.C., but better maps of the structural geological history of the area will help seismologists understand the potential risks. Researchers and graduate students from the University of Mississippi’s Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute recently spent two weeks in the nation’s capital studying the AdamsRead the story …

UM Ranks Top in State for Getting a Job After Graduation

Honor marks fifth consecutive year of recognition based on U.S. Department of Education data

OXFORD, Miss. – For the fifth consecutive year, University of Mississippi students have been named the state’s best at finding employment and keeping it, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from Zippia.com. The ranking takes into account the most recent College Scorecard data released by the Department ofRead the story …

Finding the Inner Teacher in Holly Springs

Mississippi Teacher Corps marks 15 years of teacher training and summer programs in school system

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Summer school students in a classroom here sat silent with raised hands as De’Asia Sias stood before them talking about “Finding Nemo” and the lesson on persistence hidden in the fishy film. Sias, a Greenville native and member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps at the University of Mississippi, where she isRead the story …

Everly and Elmo Take the Field

Ole Miss Wish Kid sends Taylors to Orlando for family fun

OXFORD, Miss. – When Everly Taylor and her siblings stepped onto Jerry Hollingsworth Field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium Saturday night (Sept. 11), they knew Everly was being honored as this year’s Ole Miss Wish kid, but they had no idea that the honor included meeting Walkaround Elmo from Sesame Street. On the Jumbotron, Athletics Director KeithRead the story …

UM Named to U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 for 11th Year

University rises 10 spots; also recognized for tuition value, training nurses and serving student veterans

OXFORD, Miss. – For the 11th straight year, the University of Mississippi has been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” for 2022, ranking No. 67 among public universities.  UM was also recognized for its tuition value, its support of student military veterans, as well as business and nursing programs, in the rankings released MondayRead the story …

Martindale, Cole Celebrate Renaming of Student Services Center

Cole charges campus to pursue philosophy of equity for all students

OXFORD, Miss. – A wave of applause and celebration washed over a crowd of hundreds Friday (Sept. 10) morning as Don Cole and Larry Martindale cut the ribbon in front of the newly named Martindale-Cole Student Services Center at the University of Mississippi. Cole’s iconic laugh could be heard over the crowd as he andRead the story …

Helping to Set the Stage

Gift creates space at the South Oxford Campus for new costume design shop

OXFORD, Miss. – In the hands of a costume designer, reams of fabric can be used to transport a theater patron to another time or even another world. A $650,000 gift establishing the Nancye Starnes Theatre and Film Fund at the University of Mississippi celebrates those transformations and expands the educational experiences of students whoRead the story …

Ole Miss Women’s Council Reschedules Legacy Award to April 10

Popular entertainer Dolly Parton to visit UM next spring

OXFORD, Miss. – Legendary performer and philanthropist Dolly Parton is scheduled to visit the University of Mississippi and Oxford to accept the prestigious Legacy Award from the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy next spring. Parton was previously scheduled to be honored locally this fall by the OMWC. The Women’s Council, founded more than twoRead the story …

Pegues to Lead UM Student Affairs

Experienced, respected leader appointed as permanent vice chancellor

OXFORD, Miss. – After nearly two years of leadership and service in an interim role, Charlotte Fant Pegues has been named the University of Mississippi‘s vice chancellor for student affairs. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the appointment at its August meeting. Pegues has served the university in aRead the story …

Student Encourages the Next Generation during Summer at Ole Miss

Clarksdale native Jhalen Wells serves as summer programs counselor and mentor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi sophomore Jhalen Wells wanted to spend his summer making a difference. While growing up in Clarksdale, Wells looked up to older kids who worked hard for the chance to go to college and pursue their dreams, he recalled. “It was an inspiration to see others in my community goRead the story …