Senior Class Gift Will Aid Fellow Students

UM Class of 2020 responds to COVID-19 by supporting Student Emergency Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Every year, members of the University of Mississippi senior class raise funds to leave a gift behind that represents their legacy. This year, the tradition continues. By requesting contributions to the Student Emergency Fund, the Class of 2020 hopes to help fellow Ole Miss students struggling with pandemic-related challenges. Class of 2020Read the story …

UM Class of 2020, Graduates Celebrated During Live, Virtual Event

More than 5,000 degrees conferred Saturday amid messages of hope and celebration

OXFORD, Miss. – During a live, virtual event filled with joyous celebrations and heartfelt words of wisdom, the University of Mississippi celebrated graduates in the Class of 2020 on Saturday (May 9). The ceremony, a mixture of live-streamed video from the Oxford campus and pre-recorded messages sent from across the country, celebrated Ole Miss students andRead the story …

Michael A. Repka Presented University’s Top Research Award

Longtime UM pharmaceutics professor honored for his drug delivery work, creative activity

OXFORD, Miss. – Growing up in a small Texas town south of San Antonio, Michael A. Repka worked in his father’s pharmacy. Frank Repka opened Center Pharmacy in Pleasanton in 1961, and Michael started working there when he was 11 – dusting bottles and shelves, restocking those dust-free shelves and performing various tasks for hisRead the story …

University Honors Three with Frist Awards

Carmen Riggan, Stefan Schulenberg and Sovent Taylor recognized for exceptional student service

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Carmen Riggan, pre-law adviser and assistant to the dean in the College of Liberal Arts; Sovent Taylor, director of the Health Professions Advising Office; and Stefan Schulenberg,Read the story …

Two UM Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Arunachalam Rajendran and Ron Rychlak honored for research, teaching excellence, service

OXFORD, Miss. – An engineering professor and a law professor are the two newest Distinguished Professors appointed by the University of Mississippi. The two honorees are Arunachalam Rajendran, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, and Ron Rychlak, professor of law and Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government. The Distinguished Professor appointment is an honorific titleRead the story …

Graduate School’s Launch PAAD Program Ready for Liftoff

Program offers courses to advanced UM undergraduate students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Graduate School has launched a new program that offers outstanding Ole Miss undergraduates an opportunity to begin earning credit toward a graduate degree in participating programs. The GradSHARK Launch Program for Accelerated Advanced Degrees, or GradSHARK Launch PAAD, includes more than a dozen participating programs, from civil engineering to exerciseRead the story …

Behind the Firewalls

IT staff works to keep university's learning, teaching and operations moving remotely

OXFORD, Miss. – When the decision was made, no switch was flipped or button pressed. After an extended spring break packed with round-the-clock planning and discussion, the University of Mississippi switched from in-person to remote methods of learning and teaching on March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of that first Monday of remoteRead the story …

UM Hosting Live, Virtual Event Saturday to Honor Class of 2020

Students, family, friends encouraged to join in celebrating Ole Miss students during event

OXFORD, Miss – The University of Mississippi will host a live, virtual celebratory event for graduates, family and friends at noon Saturday (May 9). The event will be livestreamed and will feature remarks from Chancellor Glenn Boyce, Provost Noel Wilkin, Ole Miss graduates and other special guests. The live event can be viewed here starting at noon. SeniorRead the story …

COVID Clash: When Chief Executives Disagree

UM political scientist explains the fed-state dustup

OXFORD, Miss. – COVID-19 has a political face – and it’s not always pretty. Why are state governments jousting with the federal government about policies, payments and procedures in response to the pandemic?  According to Marvin King, an associate professor in the University of Mississippi departments of Political Science and African American Studies, power struggles betweenRead the story …

UM Presents Excellence in Community Engagement Awards

Second annual program recognizes achievements in community engagement

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement recently recognized outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, teaching, service and scholarship with its Excellence in Community Engagement Award program. The program was launched in 2019. Each year, one community engagement finalist project is selected from each of four project areas: research, learning, serviceRead the story …