UM Receives Grant to Pursue Tobacco-Free Campus

Grants from CVS Health Foundation, American Cancer Society will support tobacco-free policies

OXFORD, Miss. – As part of its commitment to building healthier communities, CVS Health has provided $18,000 in grants through the CVS Health Foundation to the University of Mississippi to advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free campus policies, including limiting the use of e-cigarettes. The university is part of a more-than-$1.4Read the story …

Nominations Sought for Annual Frist Awards

Honor recognizes UM faculty and staff members for outstanding service to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Away from their families and hometown friends, many college students encounter challenges or hardships. But at the University of Mississippi, faculty and staff members often step in to lend a helping hand or words of advice and encouragement. These efforts often go unacknowledged, other than the students’ gratitude and success. But students,Read the story …

Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss

UM professors Dao Nguyen and Thái Hoàng Lê both won gold medals at Math Olympiad

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the first known uses of mathematics was 37,000 years ago when someone in the Lebombo Mountains between South Africa and Swaziland carved 29 marks into a bone from a baboon’s thigh to count something. Ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks also made advancements to the science of math, many ofRead the story …

UM-DeSoto Professor Authors Book on Esteemed Accounting Educator

Howard Lawrence adds first full-length text to list of career accomplishments

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Howard Lawrence, clinical professor of accountancy at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, has led an exciting career. He has taught in Thailand, led a community college and touched the lives of thousands of students along the way. His most recent accomplishment? Finishing his first full-length book. “William A. Paton: ARead the story …

Couple’s Gift Highlights Research of Liberal Arts Professors

Sanford and Susan Thomas establish UM award endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – Sanford and Susan Thomas, of Memphis, Tennessee, have made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Mississippi, establishing a faculty research award endowment in the College of Liberal Arts that reflects the value they place on academics. The Sanford and Susan Thomas Senior Professor Research Award Fund will provide annual supportRead the story …

Greg Carter Named UM Engineering Development Officer

Fundraiser brings track record of success to university

OXFORD, Miss. – Making friends and raising funds for institutions of higher learning are two things that Greg Carter believes he was born to do. And as the new associate director of development for the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, Carter said he is truly fulfilling his calling. “I believe in the transformative powersRead the story …

Annual Awards Program Honors UM Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 32nd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program last month in Jackson. Edward Elam Miller, a senior from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, who is majoring in public policy leadership, and Megan Poirrier Ladner, assistant professor of occupationalRead the story …

UM Researchers Make Waves in Blood Pressure Research

Doctoral student leads meta-analysis of cuff versus intra-arterial measurements

OXFORD, Miss. – Getting an accurate blood pressure reading is critical for physicians to properly diagnose life-threatening conditions. Practitioners use the cuff method almost exclusively to measure indirect blood pressure, but numerous factors – including the size of the cuff, where the cuff is placed, body position and calibration issues – can affect the measurement’sRead the story …

Friends of the Museum Presents Major Exhibition and Symposium

UM Museum acquires Dunlap's 'Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America'

OXFORD, Miss. – Friends of the Museum presents “Meditations on the Landscape in Art and Literature,” an exhibition and symposium to celebrate the acquisition of artist William Dunlap’s “Meditations on the Origins of Agriculture in America.” The exhibition will run at the University of Mississippi Museum from March 25 to July 27. Visitors can expectRead the story …

State Small Business Development Centers Celebrate National SBDC Day

Staff members to visit Capitol to meet with legislators

OXFORD, Miss. – This month, Small Business Development Centers from around the country are coming together for one special day to celebrate their work, impact and, most importantly, their clients: America’s small businesses. Since 1981, the Mississippi Small Business Development Centers have helped aspiring and emerging small business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship.Read the story …