Microplastics Research Tackles a Gigantic Problem

Chemistry professor's work examines impact of the tiny plastics in Mississippi waters

OXFORD, Miss. – The world is awash in plastics, and a University of Mississippi professor’s research is exploring just how flooded waterways across the South are with tiny bits of these materials. The American Chemistry Council estimates that U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 7.4 billion pounds during June and year-to-date production was 43.5 billion pounds, the approximateRead the story …

Online Auction, Harvest Supper Support UM Museum

Pieces by 25 artists up for bids, leading to event on grounds of Rowan Oak

OXFORD, Miss. – The annual Harvest Supper event benefitting the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses is sold out, but the Friends of the Museum has another way for members of the Lafayette-Oxford-University community to be involved in supporting the arts. The group is hosting an online auction featuring a variety of artworks createdRead the story …

Chucky Mullins Scholarship Winners Embody ‘Never Quit’ Motto

Three students awarded scholarships honoring late Ole Miss football player

OXFORD, Miss. – When Adele Cardwell was a junior in high school, her father, Dennis Cardwell, died unexpectedly. A week later, she made a 34 on her ACT.  The University of Mississippi freshman from Southaven has been through serious grief over her dad’s death and is on scholarship, but she still needed funds to coverRead the story …

NCPA Researcher Develops Groundbreaking Nondestructive Testing Sensor

New device allows for detection of buried objects such as landmines from moving vehicles

OXFORD, Miss. – Buried around the world are millions of landmines – never sleeping and silently waiting for victims. The removal of landmines – both anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines – is a slow, labor-intensive task, often done by humans on their hands and knees, but a University of Mississippi researcher is developing technology that could greatly speedRead the story …

Dr. Glenn Boyce Named University of Mississippi Chancellor

Former Commissioner of Higher Education is Visionary Leader

OXFORD, Miss. – The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) has voted unanimously to name Dr. Glenn Boyce as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi Boyce, a well-respected leader in higher education, most recently served as Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Mississippi, before retiring in June 2018. InRead the story …

Ole Miss Students to Serve Communities Throughout Mississippi

M Partner prepares for day of service in three communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Some 150 University of Mississippi students will contribute time and service to community projects in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany later this month for the second annual M Partner Community Day. The day of service will take place on Oct. 26 and students can volunteer by clicking here. Meals and transportation will beRead the story …

Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations

Program preparing for second annual Esports Egg Bowl

OXFORD, Miss. – Last year, a single team on the University of Mississippi campus finished No. 1 in the nation. The players didn’t compete on a field, court or track. No orange, yellow, white or brown balls were involved. But the players did rely on skills sharpened by hours of practice, intense focus and teamwork. Most importantly,Read the story …

Students Examine Nuts, Bolts of Mississippi Manufacturing

Center for Manufacturing Excellence class offers students real factory experience

GREENWOOD, Miss. – The Viking Range plant rumbles on this late summer afternoon with an orchestra of thundering industrial sounds. The clank of punching metal tolls across the airplane hangar-sized space. Forklifts beep as they cruise across the plant’s concrete floor. Voices boom out. Enveloping the dull manufacturing roar is the drone of the massiveRead the story …

‘An Excellent Nose’: Nebula is UM’s Newest K-9 Cop

Black Labrador retriever trained to find weapons and explosives, keep campus safe

OXFORD, Miss. – During her training, Nebula, the University of Mississippi‘s newest police dog, sniffed out a single grain of gunpowder in a massive warehouse, impressing both her handler and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents training her.  Nebula came to UPD recently as part of a mutual aid agreement. The 18-month oldRead the story …

UM Earns Global Rating for Sustainability Achievement

Ole Miss is Mississippi’s first university to receive STARS rating

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has earned a bronze rating from a global higher education association in recognition of its innovative sustainability efforts on campus. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education issues the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, known as STARS, measures to universities around the world as aRead the story …