Music Memories Inspire Podcast by UM Professor, Alumnus

Podcast uses conversations around music to build common ground

OXFORD, Miss. – Hunter Taylor and Ryan Miller built a friendship around shared musical memories and experiences – now they hope to do the same for others with their new podcast. Episodes of the podcast, which is called “Same Side of the Tracks,” feature conversations with guests centered around the music that has played a significantRead the story …

UM Teams with Area College to Simplify Degree Completion

Northeast and Ole Miss launch Path4 program to streamline college experience

BOONEVILLE, Miss. – Northeast Mississippi Community College and the University of Mississippi have launched a joint program to provide seamless four-year college experiences for Northeast Mississippi residents looking to complete their college educations and move into rewarding careers, all while staying close to home. The Path4 initiative, announced in May, was developed by UM andRead the story …

UM Receives $1M to Study Evidence-Based Policing, Reform

Morgan Freeman, Ole Miss professor Linda Keena contribute gift to establish center

OXFORD, Miss. – Actor Morgan Freeman and criminal justice and legal studies professor Linda Keena have donated $1 million to establish the Center for Evidence-Based Policing and Reform at the University of Mississippi, pending approval by the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning. After months of planning with the UM Department of Criminal Justice and LegalRead the story …

UPD Chief Ray Hawkins to Retire

Outgoing leader reflects on 24 years at Ole Miss and the rich reward of serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi Police Chief Ray Hawkins, respected law enforcement officer, natural leader and a believer in the ‘education before enforcement’ approach to policing, is retiring after a stellar 30-year career. Hawkins, who was hired as UPD chief on March 30, 2018, retires June 30. He’s looking forward to spending more timeRead the story …

School of Engineering, Rust College Partner for Dual-Degree Program

Students earn degrees from each institution with a five-year course plan

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – With a new dual-degree program, students can pursue mathematics at Rust College for three years and follow up with two years at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Four tracks are included in this partnership: biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering and mechanical engineering. Successful students graduate with a degreeRead the story …

Dr. Marshall Crowther Honored with SEC Michael L. Slive Award

Sports medicine physician recognized as part of conference's Medical Guidance Task Force

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The medical director and sports medicine physician for Ole Miss Health and Sports Performance is among the members of the Southeastern Conference‘s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force who were named recipients of the conference’s Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award on Wednesday (June 2). Dr. Marshall Crowther is theRead the story …

Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bring your lawn chairs and picnics every Sunday in June

OXFORD, Miss. – Live music is back! After more than a year of canceled events, bands will return to the Grove stage for the annual Summer Sunset Series on Sunday afternoons throughout June. The series, which is free and open to the public at the University of Mississippi, is a communitywide event made possible throughRead the story …

University Set to Host Boys State

Hundreds of rising high school seniors come to campus May 30 to learn the workings of government

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will host American Legion Boys State beginning Sunday (May 30), when the weeklong event brings about 250 rising high school seniors from across Mississippi to campus with the goal of “developing tomorrow’s informed, responsible citizens.” Boys State delegates will learn how city, county and state governments function throughRead the story …

Ralph Eubanks Receives Harvard Radcliffe Honor

UM professor and author plans to use fellowship to write a book examining the Delta

OXFORD, Miss. – Walking your dog can be a routine event, or it could be the exact time someone calls your cellphone from a prestigious university sharing the exciting news that you’ve been named a 2021 fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. W. Ralph Eubanks, who received word he is the Carl and Lily PforzheimerRead the story …

Ole Miss First: It’s a Family Matter

Program aims to provide scholarships for deserving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Family – it’s the one word that best describes the Ole Miss First Scholarship program. That was also the word that kept returning to the mind of Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat 20 years ago, when he proposed establishing a new scholarship program. He envisioned providing deserving students who wanted to attend theRead the story …