Student Union Renovation and Expansion Project Near Completion

Construction expected to be finished by end of spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – The renovation and expansion of the Ole Miss Student Union at the University of Mississippi is nearly complete, with plans projecting the “true living room to campus” to be finished by the end of the spring semester. The original 98,000 square feet of the campus student life center, which opened in 1977, wasRead the story …

University Sets Annual Black History Month Observances

Keynote addresses by renowned authors Tim Wise and Joy DeGruy highlight events

OXFORD, Miss. – Two internationally renowned educators are the keynote speakers for annual Black History Month observances at the University of Mississippi. Tim Wise, a critically acclaimed antiracist essayist, and Joy DeGruy, a respected researcher and author, will deliver their addresses at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Ole Miss Student Union Ballroom. Admission isRead the story …

Making Better Predictions of Black Hole Smash-Ups

Caltech, UM physicists use supercomputers and AI to create most accurate model of stellar mergers

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the most cataclysmic events to occur in the cosmos involves the collision of two black holes. Formed from the deathly collapse of massive stars, black holes are incredibly compact – a person standing near a stellar-mass black hole would feel gravity about a trillion times more strongly than they wouldRead the story …

Department of Theatre and Film Gets Showcase at Oxford Film Festival

New collaboration provides opportunities for filmmakers across campus, region

OXFORD, Miss. – A rising new cinema star will debut at next week’s Oxford Film Festival: the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. “Ole Miss Theatre & Film Presents,” a block of films curated by the faculty of the department’s new film production emphasis, in its second semester, will screen Saturday (Feb. 9); the festivalRead the story …

High School Students Learn Entrepreneurship Skills at Conference

STRIVE! brings 100 north Mississippi high school students together with area business leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – For 100 north Mississippi high school students, the path to owning their own businesses got a boost recently at the University of Mississippi. Those students spent Thursday (Jan. 24) investing in their entrepreneurial journeys at STRIVE!, one of three regional conferences aimed at developing young entrepreneurs across Mississippi. The day’s fast-paced experiencesRead the story …

Accountancy School Team Donates Winnings to Hurricane Relief

Students win accounting competition, contribute $1,000 to relief efforts in Panama City

OXFORD, Miss. – Ben Bradford, a University of Mississippi student from Panama City, Florida, watched from Oxford last fall as Hurricane Michael wrought devastation on his hometown. At the time, Bradford and other students from the Patterson School of Accountancy had entered PwC’s Challenge case competition, which is hosted by the multinational professional services firm. TeamsRead the story …

Annette Kluck Named New Dean of Graduate School

Auburn University assistant provost to oversee university's graduate programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has hired Annette Kluck as dean of the university’s Graduate School following a nationwide search. Kluck, who has 12 years of experience in graduate education, comes to UM from Auburn University, where she most recently served as assistant provost for women’s initiatives in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, andRead the story …

Students Spend MLK Day Serving in New Albany

Fifty volunteers traveled to Union County to work in three areas

OXFORD, Miss. – A crew of University of Mississippi students spent their time Monday (Jan. 21) improving the lives of citizens in a neighboring town on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. M Partner, a community partnership program that helps match university capabilities with the goals and needs of local communities, took a group of 50Read the story …

Veterans Treatment Team Offers Comprehensive Services

Program provides national model for serving student veterans at other universities

OXFORD, Miss. – Lauren Graham came to the University of Mississippi for a second chance after a tragic incident ended her blossoming career as a nuclear electrician’s mate for the United States Navy. Graham was a few months away from completing training at the Navy’s Nuclear Power School when she was assaulted while out for a run. TheRead the story …

UM Ranked Among Nation’s Best Online Graduate Degrees in Education

Ole Miss school climbs in U.S. News rankings

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi among the nation’s top institutions for online graduate degrees in education. At No. 34, the UM School of Education climbed more than 120 spots from U.S. News’ 2018 rankings and is tied with education schools at Ohio University, University of KansasRead the story …