How Do Bacteria Handle Microgravity?

UM professor's research investigates controlling microorganisms in space

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor soon will be sending bacteria to space with the aim of improving future spaceflights. Patrick Curtis, an associate professor of biology, has been awarded an International Space Station, or ISS, Flight Opportunity Award, which will send bacteria grown in his UM laboratory to the space station in the comingRead the story …

Childhood Obesity Research Changing Lives in the Mid-South

UM health and kinesiology graduate develops gaming system to promote exercise among youth

OXFORD, Miss. – Childhood obesity is a serious health problem, affecting 13.7 million American children and adolescents ages 2 to 19, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity puts children at risk for poor health and disproportionately affects Hispanic and African-American communities, the CDC has found. Webb Smith, whoRead the story …

Jackie Certion Earns a ‘Ph.D. Every May’

FASTrack administrator receives Harriet Tubman Award for work with students of color

OXFORD, Miss. – Jackie Certion says she may not ever be called “doctor,” but she gets the same satisfaction she’d have from earning a Ph.D. each May when University of Mississippi students send her graduation invitations as thanks for helping them.  Certion, assistant director of the univerity’s Foundations for Academic Success Track, or FASTrack program, hasRead the story …

Greenhouse Brings New Learning Experiences to Willie Price

New facility will feed children, support UM Food Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – A new greenhouse promises to promote healthy eating habits and offer hands-on learning opportunities to pre-K children at the University of Mississippi’s Willie Price Lab School, as well as providing fresh vegetables for needy UM students through the Ole Miss Food Bank. Tess Johnson, a UM graduate student in health promotion andRead the story …

Ole Miss Theatre Delivers Modern Take on Ancient Greek Tragedy

'Eurydice' is last production by longtime scenic design professor

OXFORD, Miss. – It’s two weeks before opening night, and Dex Edwards, associate professor of scenic design in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, has a fake vent problem. Not a fake problem with real vents, but a real problem with fake vents: specifically, how to fit them where they need toRead the story …

Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address

Alumnus, former National Guard commander speaks to graduates May 11 in Grove

OXFORD, Miss. – Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, former commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard and president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, will deliver the university’s 166th Commencement address May 11 in the Grove. A native of Booneville, Collins earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from UM in 1982. He enlisted in the Mississippi ArmyRead the story …

Rebels Help Satisfy Yen for American Football

College students from Japan visit UM for academic collaboration, gridiron observations

OXFORD, Miss. – Hoping to understand and replicate the University of Mississippi’s football program, a delegation from Kobe Gakuin University in Japan has been meeting Rebel players and observing scrimmages on campus this week. Three student athletes and three administrators representing the Navy Seals, KGU’s American football club, arrived Monday (March 18) for three daysRead the story …

UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals

Community, university partners build momentum to advance projects across state

OXFORD, Miss. – With more than a dozen ongoing community-engaged courses and service projects, University of Mississippi faculty, staff, students and community partners are leading a groundbreaking spring semester. The pilot phase of M Partner will address priority projects centered around community health and well-being, economic development, educational initiatives and beautification. All these projects haveRead the story …

Students, Community Join Together for Big Event

UM organizers ready for state's largest community service day March 23

OXFORD, Miss. – Hundreds of University of Mississippi students will disperse throughout the LOU community on Saturday (March 23) to show their appreciation through action during the annual Big Event community service day. The Big Event is the largest day of community service in the state and draws as many as 2,000 student volunteers each year to participate inRead the story …

Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss

UM professors Dao Nguyen and Thái Hoàng Lê both won gold medals at Math Olympiad

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the first known uses of mathematics was 37,000 years ago when someone in the Lebombo Mountains between South Africa and Swaziland carved 29 marks into a bone from a baboon’s thigh to count something. Ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks also made advancements to the science of math, many ofRead the story …