Alumni Association to Honor Seven at Homecoming for Achievement, Service

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Alumni Association honors seven alumni with its highest annual recognition during Homecoming weekend Nov. 5-6.

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Center for Manufacturing Excellence Opens with 27 Students, Great Expectations

… New ‘service-driven’ program aims to develop future workers

OXFORD, Miss. – Future innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders for the modern manufacturing industry have begun taking classes in the flagship Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi.


James Vaughan, interim director of the University of Mississippi Center for Manufacturing Excellence, discusses the CME’S unique and innovative teaching methods with freshmen Ethan Veazey of Ridgeland and Katherine Borgmeyer of St. Charles, Mo. Both Veazey and Borgmeyer are members of the center’s inaugural class. UM photo by Robert Jordan.

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Fall 2010 Study Abroad Fair Opens Students’ Eyes to Possibilities

OXFORD, Miss – Representatives of universities spanning six continents packed the lobby of the Ole Miss Student Union recently for the Fall 2010 Study Abroad Fair.


Ole Miss students meet with representatives from exchange
programs, affiliate programs and faculty-led programs during
the Fall 2010 Study Abroad Fair.

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Supercomputing Center Helps Prepare Students for STEM Careers

OXFORD, Miss. – With a looming national shortage of professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the Mississippi Center for Supercomputer Research at the University of Mississippi is reaching out to teach high school students how supercomputers help advance science. 


Brian Hopkins (left), a user consultant at the Mississippi Center for Supercomputing Research, shows Oxford High School student Rosalie Doerksen some of the equipment used to perform complex calculations for her science fair project. UM photo by Nathan Latil.

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Lumberton Native, Geology Graduate Student Awarded Second Bob Woolsey Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Patrick W. Niemeyer of Lumberton is the second recipient of a memorial scholarship paying tribute to J. Robert “Bob” Woolsey, late director of the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute at the University of Mississippi.


Maxine Woolsey holds the permanent plaque that bears the name of Patrick W. Niemeyer (right) of Lumberton, second recipient of the Woolsey Scholarship for Geology and Geological Engineering, which honors her late husband. UM photo by Robert Jordan.

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MMRI Researcher Highlights Advantages of UM Engineering on Italian TV Show

… Leonardo Macelloni uses 15-minute interview to promote the Ole Miss experience


Leo Macelloni (right), research professor in the Mississippi Minerals Research Institute, confers with visiting scholar Simona Caruso (left) in the geophysical lab aboard the research vessel Urania while surveying offshore Sicily. The project is a joint venture of the University of Mississippi and University of Rome, with Ole Miss providing the cutting edge ocean exploration equipment.

OXFORD, Miss. – Fifteen minutes was all the time Leonardo Macelloni had, but it was also all the time he needed.

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Major Gift to University Museum Reflects Late Couple’s Enjoyment of Culture, History

OXFORD, Miss. – Lt. Col. James Prentiss Hooper traveled the globe on secret intelligence missions for the U.S. Army, and his wife, Louise Frazier Hooper, accompanied him to many foreign countries. Their appreciation for diverse cultures and history, as well as their devotion to the University of Mississippi, has resulted in a major gift from the late couple’s estate to the University Museum and Historic Houses.


Through an estate gift, the late Prentiss and Louise Hooper of Oxford have provided support to the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses. The University Foundation has placed their gift in a permanent endowment, and interest from the fund will be used to expand museum exhibits, programming and events.

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More than 19,500 Students Set Enrollment Record at UM

… Largest-ever freshman class finds university’s academic programs offer best fit

OXFORD, Miss. – Amanda Hardwick had acceptance letters from Tulane University, Auburn University and the universities of Alabama and Georgia, but the biochemistry major from Hattiesburg chose the University of Mississippi, where she is part of a record-shattering freshman class this fall.


Ole Miss students Dillon Mooney (left), a sophomore pre-med major from Laurel, and Victoria Adkins, a sophomore engineering major from Wynne, Ark., enjoy lunch in the Ole Miss Student Union food court, which has been completely remodeled over the summer. Mooney and Adkins are among a record 19,536 Ole Miss students enrolled as of Thursday, including a dramatic 19.9 percent increase in the freshman class. UM photo by Erin Parsons.

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Art Major Earns Academic Credit at Art and Design School in Belfast, Ireland

OXFORD, Miss. – Kristen Vise of Jackson, a junior studio art major at the University of Mississippi, returns to the Oxford campus this month after studying during the spring semester at Ulster University School of Art and Design in Belfast, Ireland, and traveling throughout Europe this summer.


Kristen Vise of Jackson, a junior studio art major at the University of Mississippi, takes in the sights along the River Lagan in Belfast, Ireland, where she spent the spring semester on a Study Abroad.

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21 Exceptional Students Receive Scholarships from Honors College, Special Academic Opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourteen students from Mississippi, two each from Alabama and Tennessee, and one each from Illinois, Wisconsin and Canada enter the University of Mississippi this fall on prestigious scholarships as members of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

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