Population Shift, Needs of Aging Americans Spur New UM Department

Applied gerontology faculty and students examine healthy aging over the lifespan

OXFORD, Miss. – Grey is the new black, according to Reuters. Recent studies have shown a surge in the American aging population has resulted in a new, booming industry: gerontology. “By 2050, one in five Americans will be over age 65, while the younger population is projected to continue shrinking, resulting in a critical needRead the story …

State-of-the-Art Rec Facility to Open Aug. 26

South Campus Recreation Center will provide exercise space, wellness programs

OXFORD – The University of Mississippi is set to open the doors to a new state-of-the-art campus recreation facility that will significantly enhance the exercise and wellness services available to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the LOU community. The South Campus Recreation Center will provide nearly 100,000 square feet of workout space, including a large functionalRead the story …

Miss Mississippi Raising Organ Donation Awareness Across State

Mary Margaret Hyer, a 2018 UM graduate, represents the state for 2019

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Mary Margaret Hyer is using the spotlight as Miss Mississippi 2019 to draw attention to her social change initiative, “Advocate, Celebrate, Donate: Diminishing the Donor Organ Deficit.” Hyer, a Hattiesburg native and 2018 graduate with a degree in English, plans to enroll in the UM School of Law onceRead the story …

UM Creates One-Stop Academic Innovations Unit

Academic Innovations Group to assist faculty, student development

OXFORD, Miss. – Looking to better serve faculty and seeking out new classroom and teaching inventiveness, the University of Mississippi has launched its Academic Innovations Group. The group supports UM faculty in improving classroom teaching and learning through the invention, adoption and improvement of evidence-based strategies. The Academic Innovations Group, or AIG, consists of the Center forRead the story …

Poet January O’Neil Named UM Grisham Writer in Residence

Virginia native will teach during the 2019-20 academic year

OXFORD, Miss. – January O’Neil, an acclaimed poet who weaves environmental elements into her work, is the University of Mississippi‘s John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for the 2019-20 academic year.  O’Neil, who comes to UM from Beverly, Massachusetts, is the author of “Rewilding” (CavanKerry Press, 2018); “Misery Islands” (2014), winner of a 2015 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; and “Underlife” (2009).Read the story …

Preserving Faulkner’s Historic Home

Private gift ensures ambiance of Rowan Oak

OXFORD, Miss. – William Faulkner’s desk, typewriter and resting bed are fixtures in the office of the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s Oxford home. Peering in, it’s easy to imagine the writer, pipe in hand, contemplating his next sentence. One of his biggest fans is making sure that ambiance is preserved. “I can’t imagine that theRead the story …

Staff Member Uses Personal Experience to Promote Early Intervention

Emily McCauley offers insights on tackling child learning and language development issues

OXFORD, Miss. – The first years of a child’s life are the most influential on their development, which is why conducting a screening is important to see how a child is developing. However, only one in five parents say their child received a developmental screening, according to a study conducted by the Centers for DiseaseRead the story …

Broadway Musicals, Grammy Winners Highlight 2019-20 Ford Center Season

Theater, ballet, jazz and classical performances also slated

OXFORD, Miss. – Broadway musicals and Grammy Award-winning pop acts highlight the 2019-20 season of performances scheduled at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The fall 2019 schedule includes performances by Grammy winner Michael Bolton (Sept. 17), jazz group the Huntertones (Oct. 10), alternative pop act Drew Holcomb andRead the story …

UM Staff Help Train Next Generation of National Guard Leaders

University, Guard team up for two-day leadership development program

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is nearly 5,000 miles from Estonia, but a group of Mississippi National Guard senior leaders gathered recently on the Oxford campus to focus for an afternoon on the tiny Baltic country that looms under the shadow of Russia. The group, part of a new Guard leadership development programRead the story …

MOST Conference Offers Unique Insight into College Life

More than 400 high school seniors participate in UM recruiting, empowerment event

OXFORD, Miss. – As the University of Mississippi‘s 2019 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent Conference came to a close Tuesday (July 17), high school seniors in attendance raved about their three days of pre-college experiences. The goal of the conference is to expose prospective African American students from Mississippi to leadership activities, academic offerings, campusRead the story …