Audiology Awareness Month Spotlights Need to Protect Hearing

UM audiologists advise everyone to avoid loud sounds, get hearing checked if changes are noted

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty and staff in the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders encourage everyone to take steps to ensure their hearing health as part of the observance of National Audiology Awareness Month, which falls in October. Statistics compiled by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Deafness and OtherRead the story …

Nathan Hammer Selected for 2021 Faculty Achievement Award

Award recognizes classroom instruction, student involvement, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Nathan Hammer’s life changed forever with a simple question. Hammer, the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, was in an honors freshman chemistry class at the University of Tennessee when his professor asked about his major. Hammer said he didn’t have one. The professor asked,Read the story …

New Part-Time Business Counselor Available in Gulfport

Mississippi Small Business Development Center expands reach by collaborating with city

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Small Business Development Center, headquartered at the University of Mississippi, has a part-time business counselor in the offices of the city of Gulfport to provide support and training for business owners and aspiring owners. Business counselors from the Gulf Coast and University of Southern Mississippi SBDC offices will staff theRead the story …

Helping a Proven Program Get Even Better

Gift will expand Ole Miss faculty support, grow RMI program

OXFORD, Miss. – A major new commitment from Brown & Riding Insurance Co. will further expand faculty support for the University of Mississippi‘s nationally recognized risk management and insurance program, helping ensure professors have the resources needed to effectively teach and prepare students. B&R is increasing an initial gift to the RMI program establishing theRead the story …

Subatomic Particles Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Cafe

UM physicist to discuss Muon g-2 experiment findings during Oct. 19 event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The ongoing findings of a groundbreaking experiment involving subatomic particles is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Oct. 19 by a University of Mississippi faculty member who is part of the research team. The Virtual Oxford Science Cafe program will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 6 p.m.Read the story …

CARE Walk Continues to Contribute to University Community

Event raises money to assist breast cancer patients, research

OXFORD, Miss. – The College Panhellenic Council at the University of Mississippi is preparing for the 19th annual CARE Walk, which is set for Tuesday (Oct. 19) with a route through the Ole Miss campus. In partnership with the Baptist Cancer Center, the fundraiser walk will benefit uninsured residents of the Lafayette-Oxford-University area by helpingRead the story …

HBCU Preview Day Prepares Students for Law School Application Process

Visiting undergraduates get a peek into a life of law

OXFORD, Miss. – Students from four of the state’s historically black colleges and universities recently visited the University of Mississippi School of Law to see what the school offers and introduce them to the many resources, including faculty and staff, available to assist in the law school application process. The preview day is part ofRead the story …

Steven Skultety Named Director of Declaration of Independence Center

Administrator setting short- and long-term goals for events, education and research

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi philosophy and religion professor has been named the new director of the university’s Declaration of Independence Center for the Study of American Freedom. Steven C. Skultety, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was appointed to the position July 1. Beginning this fall, the center is offeringRead the story …

Consider the Amphibian

UM biologist part of institute studying species' resiliency against disease

OXFORD, Miss. – Humans have a lot to learn from amphibians. This class of animals – frogs, salamanders and caecilians – has been decimated by the emergence of new infectious diseases, along with human-caused damage to their ecosystems. Yet, some species have bounced back, and researchers are wondering if there’s a lesson for humanity inRead the story …

Dental School Development Funds Honor Faculty, Community Dentists

Each fund supports a different facet of the student experience

JACKSON, Miss. – When the School of Dentistry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center opened in 1975, founding faculty and the very first students who walked its halls set the expectations for the future of dentistry in the state. Today, a group of esteemed faculty and prominent community practitioners are supporting and promoting theRead the story …