Famed Mississippi Author to Deliver Talk on Black Wall Street

Clifton Taulbert shares perspectives with UM community via Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – Mississippi author and business consultant Clifton Taulbert will discuss the history of Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a virtual lecture Wednesday (Oct. 14), hosted by the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi. Free and open to the public, the noon event is setRead the story …

Jelani Cobb to Give Virtual SouthTalks Lecture

Freedom, race and justice will be discussed in Oct 19 session

OXFORD, Miss. – Journalist and educator Jelani Cobb frequently writes about race, politics, history and culture, and will share his views on the enormous complexity of those topics in a virtual SouthTalks lecture “The Half-Life of Freedom, Race and Justice in America Today.”  Set for 5 p.m. Oct. 19, the talk, which is part ofRead the story …

National Science Foundation Names Math Professor as Program Director

Sandra Spiroff will bring university's academic innovation to government agency

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Science Foundation, the nation’s premier federal agency for the promotion of the progress of science, has appointed Sandra Spiroff, a University of Mississippi professor of mathematics, as program director in the Division of Mathematical Sciences. This division is housed within the NSF Mathematics and Physical Sciences Directorate.  In this role,Read the story …

Music Department Resumes Student Recitals

With mask requirements and no audience, this milestone still carries real weight

OXFORD, Miss. – Recitals are both the bane and the glory of every musician’s experience. And they’re especially important to the formation of a performing musician, said Jos Milton, an associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi. “A recital is a big milestone in a young performer’s development,” he observed, speaking from hisRead the story …

Common Reading Committee Schedules Virtual Panel Discussions

Zoom events focus on preservation of clean water supplies

OXFORD, Miss. – Maintaining state, national and global clean water supplies is the focus for three virtual panel discussions being hosted by University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience team this month. The discussions are part of the 2020-21 Common Reading Experience. Since its launch in 2011, the CRE uses one book to unite discussions broadlyRead the story …

Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Focus on Voter Suppression

Historian and author Carol Anderson set to speak Oct. 13

OXFORD – With the presidential election only weeks away, voting and how to do so are on the minds of many Americans. A historian who studies public policy with regards to race, justice and equality will visit the University of Mississippi for a discussion of the history of voter suppression and how it relates toRead the story …

UM Students Accepted to Rural Physicians Program

Scholars agree to serve in small Mississippi communities after graduation

JACKSON, Miss – Several students at the University of Mississippi were recently selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. The Ole Miss students are: Deshauntra Green, of Fayette Jada King, of Bay Springs Jazmin King, of Bay Springs Katherine Morgan, of Hatley Grace Pipkin, of Hickory Flat Karina Rodriguez-Castillo,Read the story …

UM Graduates Receive Rural Physicians Scholarships

Program helps students attend medical school in return for service to state

JACKSON, Miss – Several graduates of the University of Mississippi have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships valued at $30,000 a year for their medical training. The awards were announced at an annual scholarship ceremony in Jackson. The Ole Miss graduates receiving scholarships are: Meagan Buchanan, of Collinsville – UM School of Medicine Katelynn McGowen,Read the story …

University Announces Spring 2021 Calendar, Commencement Plans

Ole Miss to keep health, safety protocols in place through spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has announced a modified academic calendar for the spring 2021 semester, as well as details regarding Commencement activities for 2020 and 2021 graduates – all with continued emphasis on health and safety protocols to protect students, faculty and staff due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. In a messageRead the story …

Pharmacy School Earns Reaccreditation

School received the full eight-year cycle from the national accreditation organization

OXFORD, Miss. – The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has renewed the accreditation for the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy for the maximum eight years. ACPE is the national accreditation agency of professional pharmacy degree programs and providers of continuing pharmacy education.  The full accreditation through 2028Read the story …