Prestigious UM Research Center Gets New Director

Mohammad Al-Hamdan to head National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi center that is a global leader in the science and research of water management and soil conservation has a new director. Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan has been named director of the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, or NCCHE. Established in 1982, the center uses the fields ofRead the story …

MLK Celebration to Feature Colorado College President

UM alumnus Mike Edmonds to discuss importance of building community in times of chaos during virtual event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is revisiting Martin Luther King’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” as part of the Community-Wide MLK Celebration 2021. This year’s celebration, which will take place virtually at 6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 15), is headlined by MikeRead the story …

Eduardo Prieto Named UM Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

Higher education, enrollment management veteran joins Ole Miss in senior university position

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime higher education veteran with vast experience in enrollment management and student recruitment, Eduardo Prieto has been named the University of Mississippi‘s first vice chancellor for enrollment management. Prieto, a native of Oklahoma, will bring to the university more than 20 years of expertise from the higher education landscape with experienceRead the story …

Top Ole Miss News Stories of 2020

Year-end review showcases highlights, achievements across UM

OXFORD, Miss. – What a year. As 2020 draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the top, fun and engaging University of Mississippi news stories from a year that was unlike any other. For 10th Year, UM Ranks Among Top Public Universities Nationally The University of Mississippi ranked in theRead the story …

Pandemic Provides Possibilities for Mentorship

Theatre and film alumni give students a glimpse into professional world of TV, stage work

OXFORD, Miss. – Amid shifting plans resulting from the ongoing global pandemic, professors in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Mississippi found new opportunities for students this fall by bringing in a diverse roster of alumni as guest speakers for a series of virtual master classes. The idea began in theRead the story …

University Community Mourns ‘Bright Light’ Jackie Certion

Colleagues recall administrator's powerful presence, devoted support to student success

OXFORD, Miss. – Remembered fondly as “one of the brightest lights on our campus,” Jacqueline “Jackie” Certion is being mourned by the University of Mississippi community as a tireless advocate for Ole Miss students and a beacon of hope to many. Assistant director of the Foundations for Academic Success Track, or FASTrack, Program in theRead the story …

‘Distinguished Statesman’ William Winter Recalled as Tireless Advocate

Former governor, Ole Miss alumnus amassed remarkable 75 years of public service

OXFORD, Miss. – A former governor and champion of education and racial reconciliation initiatives whose public service career started while a University of Mississippi student, William Winter died this weekend, leaving behind a lasting legacy throughout the Magnolia State and beyond. Winter, who was known broadly as “Mississippi’s education governor” and accounted for nearly 75Read the story …

Voice of Guidance to Thousands of Students, Linda Spargo Retires

Fixture of the Lyceum served students and families, taught classes and supported university growth

OXFORD, Miss. – One July day in 1995, Linda Spargo received a surprising invitation to the Lyceum. She had recently completed her doctorate in English and was co-founder and director of the University of Mississippi‘s first-ever Writing Center. Impressed by her talents, then-Chancellor Robert Khayat wanted to know if she’d help him out with aRead the story …

A Little ‘L.A.’ at the South Oxford Center

UM Department of Theatre and Film has new $1.5 million film complex on South Lamar Boulevard

OXFORD, Miss. – There’s an impressive new soundstage, 20 film editing stations, sets that are built and then left in place, and ample space for costumes and makeup. There’s even a green room to read over lines, practice jokes and await that first spotlight. This isn’t a list of amenities in a studio somewhere inRead the story …

‘If You Can Get a Sue, Get a Sue’: Keiser Retires from UM

Assistant to the chancellor looks back at storied Ole Miss career

OXFORD, Miss. – Sue Keiser has always impressed those around her with an ability to get just about anything done.  So much so, that one of her former colleagues called the trait being a “Sue.”  Keiser, who retires this month as the University of Mississippi‘s assistant to the chancellor, came to work at Ole MissRead the story …