News You Can Use: Planting Pointers for Lovely Landscapes

Head landscaper Jeff McManus shares secrets of his award-winning horticultural expertise

OXFORD, Miss. – When it comes to beautifying lawns and gardens, Jeff McManus knows his way around the grounds. As director of landscape services at the University of Mississippi, McManus has built a national reputation for excellence, resulting in the Ole Miss campus repeatedly being recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country.Read the story …

Small Business Development Center Offers Statewide Virtual Access

Partners with community colleges across Mississippi to provide virtual resources, counseling

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Small Business Development Center at the University of Mississippi is supporting small-business owners and budding entrepreneurs across the state through a system of Virtual Access Centers. The Mississippi SBDC has partnered with Regions Bank and with Mississippi community colleges through its Rural Development Initiative to establish 27 VACs. Each locationRead the story …

‘Friends of Theora’ on Display at University Museum

Exhibit demystifies life and personhood of famous Mississippi artist

OXFORD, Miss. – Think of Theora Hamblett and you’ll likely see bright, multicolored trees from a bird’s eye view, or maybe a self-taught spinster whose visions inspired her to create art that would hang in the Museum of Modern Art. But that’s not all Hamblett was. A new University of Mississippi Museum exhibit, “Friends ofRead the story …

Speaker’s Edge Competition Helps Develop Career-Relevant Skills

Seventy-five Ole Miss students show off public speaking skills in 19th annual contest

OXFORD, Miss. – Costco as a mini-market, remote work technology, virtual passports and artificial intelligence in the food industry were among the topics addressed at the 19th annual Speaker’s Edge competition at the University of Mississippi. Students in business, accountancy and law tackled a multitude of issues in the annual public speaking competition, held Jan.Read the story …

TEDxUniversityofMississippi Speakers Look to Face Forward

Eight speakers set for Feb. 23 event

OXFORD, Miss. – With the goal of sharing ideas worth spreading, TEDxUniversityofMississippi will host its eighth annual event at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees will enjoy an evening of music, art and thought-provoking, short talks addressing areas from artificial intelligence to social progress. This year’sRead the story …

Spring SouthTalks Continue ‘Race in the Classroom’ Theme

Series begins Jan. 25 with Michael Fagans discussing how images help us see world more broadly

OXFORD, Miss. – The programming focus at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture for the 2022-23 academic year is “Race in the Classroom,” and the spring SouthTalks lectures follow that theme. Historically, classrooms have functioned as both intensely local spaces and as broader political stages on which debates about equality, identity and accessRead the story …

Lecture Hall to be Named for Knighton Family Foundation

Major gift directed to Patterson School of Accountancy Building Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Future students at the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy will be taught in the Knighton Family Foundation Lecture Hall – a name honoring a $400,000 gift to the new building from 1998 alumnus Jay Knighton and his wife, Vanessa. Knighton said the building demonstrates that Ole Miss and the stateRead the story …

English Professor Named Humanities Council Teacher of the Year

Beth Spencer delivers her Teacher of the Year lecture Feb. 20 in Barnard Observatory

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi English instructor described by colleagues as a “shining example” among educators has been selected as the 2023 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. She will deliver a special lecture as part of her honor. Beth Spencer, senior lecturer in English, said she is appreciative of the awardRead the story …

Supporting the BASE Program

Cavanaugh Scholarship helps promote innovative programming in School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program could help develop technology that would revolutionize the typical business cycle – news that inspired Harlene and Patrick Cavanaugh to make a major gift to the Ole Miss School of Business Administration. Patrick Cavanaugh, of Denver, who earned a UM degree in business administration in 1970, establishedRead the story …

Researchers Developing Early Warning System for Tornadoes

Method uses tornadoes' unique sound for detection and tracking

OXFORD, Miss. – Tornado season in the South means increased anxiety, hours of televised storm coverage and watching the skies. Unfortunately, it can also lead to “warning fatigue.” A team of researchers at the University of Mississippi‘s National Center for Physical Acoustics is working to combat this issue by developing an early warning system toRead the story …