University Names Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association to honor eight at Homecoming for achievement, service

OXFORD, Miss. – The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring eight recipients for its Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019 in recognition of their service and accomplishments. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94), of Aberdeen; Donald R. Cole (PhD 85), of Oxford; Jake Gibbs (BSPHE 61), of Oxford; DuncanRead the story …

Celebrating the Arts Makes Progress

Campaign building endowment for performing arts at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The Celebrating the Arts campaign at the University of Mississippi is making progress toward its goal of building a $3 million operations endowment for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Boosting both fundraising efforts and alumni and friend engagement this year was the “Boots and Bling” event, which honoredRead the story …

Gift Boosts University’s STEM Efforts

Kellum family estate supports construction of active learning facility

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent unrestricted gift to the University of Mississippi from the estate of Maurice Lucas Kellum, of Tupelo, is being directed to support construction of a leading student-centered science, technology, engineering and mathematics building on the Oxford campus. University leaders have a vision for the 200,000-plus-square-foot building to be an important toolRead the story …

Mississippi Historian David Sansing Leaves Historical Legacy

UM staple dies at 86 following storied career

OXFORD, Miss. – David G. Sansing, professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi and author of the definitive history of the university, died Saturday (July 6) in a Memphis hospital one day after suffering a fall at his Oxford home. He was 86. A beloved historian, writer and teacher, Sansing spent his careerRead the story …

2019 Stamps Scholars Setting Records

Thirteen new arrivals are second-largest group; Ole Miss has nation's fourth-largest program

OXFORD, Miss. – With the arrival of 13 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. The 2019 cohort represents the second-largest group of incoming freshmen among the 28 Stamps Scholarship partner universities. The new class also brings the total number of students at UM to 41,Read the story …

Brent Marsh Hired as New Dean of Students

Higher education veteran brings 20-plus years of experience in student affairs to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Brent Marsh, who has worked in higher education student affairs for more than two decades, has been named the new assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Mississippi. Marsh, who was serving as vice president for student affairs at Rogers State University, was selected after aRead the story …

Physics Alumnus Wins International Award for Gravitational Wave Thesis

Hector Okada da Silva will receive the GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize in Spain

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi physics alumnus has been selected to receive an international honor for his doctoral dissertation on gravitational wave research. Hector Okada da Silva, of Belém, Brazil, will be presented the 2017 Gravitational Wave International Committee-Braccini Thesis Prize for “Compact Objects in Relativistic Theories of Gravity.” The honor includes aRead the story …

Speakers Announced for Fourth Annual UM Technology Summit

Event allows policymakers to connect with business executives and other stakeholders

OXFORD, Miss. – Expansion of rural broadband, workforce diversity and technology applications will be among the featured topics addressed at the fourth annual University of Mississippi Technology Summit. The summit will feature remarks by Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, as the guest government speaker, and David L. Cohen, senior executive vice presidentRead the story …

Families Give Back to Boost Campus Programming

Council provides major support to enhance student experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi parents are strengthening the student experience with a gift of $150,000 directed to nine areas of the Division of Student Affairs. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs issued a call for proposals from departments in the Division of Student Affairs, and the Ole Miss Family LeadershipRead the story …

University Obtains New Patent for Poison Ivy, Oak Vaccine

Compound in clinical development with Memphis-based company

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been issued its fourth patent for a product that could prevent the painful itching and rash due to exposure to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. The compound is based on research conducted in the UM School of Pharmacy and at ElSohly Laboratories Inc. Hapten Sciences, a Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company,Read the story …