Giving Day at Ole Miss

Campaign has goal of strengthening programs, unifying community

OXFORD, Miss. – Giving Day 2021 at the University of Mississippi, April 13-14, will bring together students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends to support academic and athletics programs through an online, social media-driven campaign. “We are better together – and together with our generous donors and friends, we can make a positive and powerful impact forRead the story …

UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Austin Wallace and Qing Ivy Li awarded one of nation's most prestigious national scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Two Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College students at the University of Mississippi have been awarded prestigious and coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships. Qing Ivy Li, of Oxford, and Austin Wallace, of Southaven, became the university’s 17th and 18th students to receive Goldwater scholarships. Both students are junior chemistry majors. The Goldwater isRead the story …

UM Endowment Builds to Record $775 Million

Long-term private giving supports scholarships, faculty, facilities and programming

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s endowment has grown to more than $775 million – the largest for any Mississippi public university – reflecting both generous private support and a rising investment market. For comparison, the endowment total was $415 million on June 30, 2010. The university’s endowment – permanently held funds invested andRead the story …

VISTA Program Offers Opportunity for Hands-on Community Service

Application deadline for summer placements approaching

OXFORD, Miss. – Students, staff and university community members have the opportunity to turn their summer – or even the next year – into an opportunity to serve their community and gain public service experience along the way. The University of Mississippi‘s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement is accepting applications for theRead the story …

Two Years in Beijing: UM Students Earn Yenching Fellowships

Senior international studies and Chinese majors headed to Beijing for two years

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi seniors are headed to China in September with an opportunity to spend two years studying in Beijing with scholars from around the world after being named UM’s first-ever Yenching fellows. Lennis Barlow, from Madison, and Matthew Travers, from St. Louis, are both majoring in international studies and Chinese and are members ofRead the story …

Searching Beyond Einstein

UM professor receives National Science Foundation award to test general relativity theory

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor will use his new National Science Foundation award to further explore Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity and pursue unlocking the universe’s gravitational secrets. Leo Stein, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy, recently was granted a Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National ScienceRead the story …

All the World’s a Stage

UM theater program adapts to bring Shakespeare to audiences in time of social distancing

OXFORD, Miss. – To safely bring theater to the public in the time of COVID-19, the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film is using ingenuity to put a modern spin on a classic idea. “Pop-Up Shakespeare,” a series of informal, catch-them-when-you-can performances, combines the time-honored tradition of staging Shakespeare’s plays outdoors with theRead the story …

Berezina Earns University’s Top Online Teaching Honor

March 24 event to feature latest Paragon Award winner, showcase innovative online teaching strategies

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Last March, when the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic hit the state, faculty at the University of Mississippi began swiftly converting live courses to an online format that allowed students to keep learning and progressing toward graduation. As they look back over the past year, faculty and staff in the UMRead the story …

Lights, Camera, Action: Oxford Film Festival Returns

18th annual event brings more than 200 movies to community

OXFORD, Miss. – The Oxford Film Festival is returning this year with an ambitious hybrid format and plenty of movie magic for all to enjoy. The popular festival, which will be held March 24-28 and throughout the month of April, will take place in an open-air outdoor theater and a drive-in, and will include virtualRead the story …

Honoring the Life of Margaret Khayat

Members of UM family recall her 'pivotal impact' on Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Margaret Mason Denton Khayat’s generous life and many years of support for the University of Mississippi are being celebrated by the Ole Miss family. Khayat, the former first lady of Ole Miss, died Feb. 22. Her husband, Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat, and other family members were by her side. “Margaret KhayatRead the story …