Ole Miss Esports to Face Off Against Mississippi State

Fifth annual Esports Egg Bowl to feature in-person competitive debut of new game

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 100 players from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University will compete in the fifth annual Esports Egg Bowl on Saturday (Oct. 29) at The Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss.  The Pavilion opens at 10 a.m. with a line of computer screens and CPUs across theRead the story …

Generations: The University of Mississippi Then and Now

Four Black families share perspectives on their UM experience

OXFORD, Miss. – When civil rights activist James Meredith (BA 63) integrated the University of Mississippi in 1962, he made it possible for thousands of other Black people to follow him, including his late son Joseph, who received a doctorate in business administration in 2002, and granddaughter Jasmine, who received a master’s degree in integratedRead the story …

Investment Provides Tools to Help Children Learn to Read

Dorseys make additional gift to North Mississippi Literacy Project

OXFORD, Miss. – A three-year pilot program established in 2021 to improve literacy in the Oxford and Lafayette County school districts is proving so successful that its donors are fueling it with additional support. Last year, a gift of almost $1 million from Bob Dorsey, a former University of Mississippi professor of economics, and hisRead the story …

Ford Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Diverse season, book and celebrity gala to commemorate landmark season

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 20th anniversary this academic year with a diverse slate of performances, an expanded offering for area school children, a book and a spring gala featuring Mississippi celebrities and friends. “The Ford Center is more than aRead the story …

STEM Facility Construction Nears Halfway Point

Largest academic building in university history to feature innovative lab spaces, TEAL classrooms

OXFORD, Miss. – Imagine standing in the atrium of the largest academic building in the history of the University of Mississippi‘s main campus. Looking up, four floors of laboratories and lecture halls are all dedicated to increasing STEM student success and teaching. This vision is quickly becoming a reality as the Jim and Thomas DuffRead the story …

Legacy Celebration Honors Meredith, African American Firsts

Alumni return to alma mater for recognition and reflection

OXFORD, Miss. – Memories and laughter filled the air and a few tears filled some eyes as dozens of African Americans who achieved “firsts” at the University of Mississippi returned to their alma mater for the Legacy Celebration. Drawing more than 300 people, the Friday (Sept. 30) event in the Johnson Commons Ballroom was partRead the story …

Bridging the Gap in Toxicology

First-generation student to be mentored in national STEM career program

OXFORD, Miss. – First-generation student Ember Suh, a senior at the University of Mississippi, has been named a 2022 mentee for Toxicology Mentoring Skills Development and Training, a program that bolsters underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The program will allow the Southaven native to discover different applications of toxicology – theRead the story …

UM Honors James Meredith with Mississippi Humanitarian Award

University trailblazer is fifth individual to receive award

OXFORD, Miss. – James Meredith became the fifth individual in the University of Mississippi‘s history to receive one of the university’s most prestigious honors, the Mississippi Humanitarian Award.  Announced Wednesday (Sept. 28) during “The Mission Continues: Building Upon the Legacy,” the signature event of the university’s commemoration of the 60th anniversary of integration, the MississippiRead the story …

UM Honors James Meredith and Commemorates 60 Years of Integration

Signature event features recognitions and awards for first African American to enroll at the university

OXFORD, Miss. – Culminating nearly a year’s worth of planning, University of Mississippi representatives, alongside city, state and national officials, said thank you Wednesday night (Sept. 28) to the man who moved history forward 60 years ago. A crowd of hundreds of students, faculty, staff, community members, U.S. marshals, and national, state and local governmentRead the story …

Where Integration Happened

Bus tour highlights desegregation sites across Oxford town

OXFORD, Miss. – As the bus pulled away from the Lyceum on Tuesday (Sept. 27), Margaret Gipson, an African American resident and lifelong educator in Oxford, sat primly on the front row. Today, she would hear stories of integration across Oxford and at the university where her grandfather worked but was not allowed to attend.Read the story …