Admissions Counselor Named Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar

Anna Lauren Heavener recognized for excellent service to transfer students

OXFORD, Miss. – A transfer admissions counselor at the University of Mississippi has been selected by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society to serve as a faculty scholar for the organization’s 2020 summer conference. Anna Lauren Heavener is among 30 PTK chapter advisers and alumni nationwide chosen for Honors Institute, PTK’s annual weeklong honors conference.Read the story …

Harvest Supper Enjoys Success at Rowan Oak

Annual event raises support for University Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – The 2019 Harvest Supper, on the grounds of Rowan Oak, raised more than $125,000 to support the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses. The Friends of the Museum’s annual sold-out event connects Ole Miss alumni, local residents and out-of-town guests with artists, writers and musicians for dinner and entertainment at theRead the story …

Students, Staff Join Community for MLK Day Observances

LOU community gathering to honor slain civil rights icon's life and legacy

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students, faculty, staff and community partners are spearheading efforts to promote community engagement and honor the legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in Lafayette County and Oxford. “The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has worked with local community leaders to coordinate existing and newRead the story …

Two Faculty Members Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships

Duo will use funding to develop their pioneering research in geology and mathematics

OXFORD, Miss. – For the second time in three years, a pair of University of Mississippi professors have been awarded National Science Foundation fellowships to advance their innovative research. Samuel Lisi, assistant professor of mathematics, and Brian Platt, assistant professor of geology and geological engineering, were awarded funding through a foundation program that provides opportunities for youngRead the story …

UM Partners with Emerald Bioscience to License Cannabis-derived Drugs

Two drug candidates have potential to improve pain management and prevent ocular diseases

OXFORD, Miss. ­­– The cannabis research program at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has partnered with pharmaceutical company Emerald Bioscience Inc. to license two new drug technologies that may provide nonaddictive pain management, prevent blindness and alleviate the threat of irreversible vision loss from glaucoma and other eye diseases. The two drug candidateRead the story …

Paying Support Forward

Daughter establishes Pierce Memorial Scholarship for mom

OXFORD, Miss. – Bettie Pierce often told her daughter Susan that when you are given a gift, you should return the kindness, and the spirit of the gift. University of Mississippi alumna Susan Pierce, of Mandeville, Louisiana, is following that advice by creating the Bettie C. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Endowment at UM. The new scholarshipRead the story …

Connecting History to the Present

Major gift will bolster UM history department research and teaching efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – A $150,000 gift to the University of Mississippi‘s Arch Dalrymple III Department of History has better positioned the department to embrace long-range opportunities, such as supporting faculty with their research and teaching goals. The unrestricted gift, for example, may be used to offset expenses associated with faculty summer writing grants or oralRead the story …

Ethics Bowl Team Wins Mid-Atlantic Championship

Group sweeps regional competition to advance to nationals in February 2020

OXFORD, Miss. –The saying “third time’s the charm” proved to be true for members of the University of Mississippi Ethics Bowl team, which recently won the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional competition. The seven-student group was among 20 teams representing 15 colleges and universities that competed at the November event at the University of North Georgia atRead the story …

Student Gets Immersed in Arabic Culture, Language in Morocco

Isabel Spafford spends summer in North African country as part of flagship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Language and culture can be learned from books or in a classroom, but living them through daily experiences bring both to life. Visiting coffee shops with friends, riding a camel and paragliding all provided valuable insights to help Isabel Spafford expand her understanding of Arabic culture and language. The University of MississippiRead the story …

Providing Opportunities for Student-Athletes

RJ Young president supports Ole Miss athletics with major gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Chip Crunk is no stranger to the University of Mississippi. “I’m up here at least once a month trying to give back, trying to do the right things and help young people better themselves,” said Crunk, president and CEO of the RJ Young Co. of Nashville, Tennessee. The 1987 UM graduate andRead the story …