Physics Students Investigate Great Mysteries of the Universe

Undergraduates conduct particle physics research with Belle II experiment

OXFORD, Miss. – Four physics majors are working with a University of Mississippi professor and an international team of scientists to search for new particles and interactions that may help solve big questions about the universe. Along the way, they’re getting a head start on their own research careers. The students – Paul Gebeline, SakulRead the story …

$1 Million Anonymous Gift Supercharges Giving Day

UM receives generous donation to support the Chancellor's Trust

OXFORD, Miss. – An anonymous pledge from a family to the University of Mississippi puts $1 million into the Chancellor’s Trust today as part of Giving Day. The anonymous gift is part of Giving Day, a social media-heavy fundraising event that began Tuesday and concludes at 5:48 p.m. today. When it ends, Giving Day willRead the story …

Three UM Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Record-breaking class of honorees awarded for excellence in STEM studies and research

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time at the University of Mississippi, three students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of Lexington, Kentucky, all members of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, have become the university’s 19th, 20th andRead the story …

Essential Education Kits Providing Support for Student Teachers

Donations fund school supplies, gas cards for future educators

OXFORD, Miss. – The student teaching experience for University of Mississippi education majors has become a little easier, thanks to a new support program and its generous benefactors. Every education major getting ready to begin their student teaching gets an Essential Education Kit, which was created to provide student teachers with school supplies and gasRead the story …

CME Hosting ‘Women in Manufacturing’ Conference

Daylong event March 31 at Inn at Ole Miss focused on encouraging women in STEM careers

OXFORD, Miss. – The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi is teaming with the Manufacturing Institute for a one-day conference to showcase possibilities for women to pursue STEM careers in manufacturing industries. “Step Forward: Advancing Women in Manufacturing” is set for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday (March 31) at The InnRead the story …

University Hosting Campuswide ‘Open House’ for Mississippi Day

Celebration to showcase best of UM programs, services and achievements

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi officials are inviting everyone to campus for a celebration of the state of Mississippi and the university’s contributions to its culture, education, health care and economy on April 9. Mississippi Day brings together all the university’s schools on the Oxford campus, with more than 70 departments offering an arrayRead the story …

Riding on Red Blood Cells

Professor's drug delivery research could improve treatment options for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor and her team of researchers are working on new ways to use red blood cells and platelets to transport chemotherapies and other medicines to specific areas of the body, which could greatly reduce patients’ side effects. Eden Tanner, UM assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has beenRead the story …

Up for the Count

Mathematics professor Micah Milinovich receives NSF funding for number theory research

OXFORD, Miss. – Numbers are Micah Milinovich’s passion. A respected mathematician, the University of Mississippi professor of mathematics has spent years studying the properties of integers and recently was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to fund his research. Milinovich’s award for “The Distribution of Zeros of L-Functions and Related Questions” supports his research inRead the story …

Jim Weatherly to Posthumously Receive Inaugural UM Medal for the Arts

Alumnus to be recognized for his songwriting contributions April 21 at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The late renowned songwriter and University of Mississippi alumnus Jim Weatherly will be honored with the university’s inaugural Medal for the Arts in an April 21 presentation on campus. In partnership with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Liberal Arts, the UM Department of Music will recognize Weatherly’s legacyRead the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Returns as In-Person Event

Popular event includes diverse lineup of authors and several special functions

Editor’s note: Because of the threat of severe weather across north Mississippi this afternoon and evening, the opening reception at 7:30 p.m. is cancelled. For details on the Future of the South lecture featuring Imani Perry, go to https://www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com/ or https://southernstudies.olemiss.edu/. The Oxford Conference of the Book will resume as scheduled Thursday morning. OXFORD, Miss.Read the story …