Nutrition and Hospitality Management Celebrates Student Success

Department recognizes 23 students for academic excellence, leadership at honors reception

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management in the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences recently honored 23 students enrolled in its programs of study at an honors reception. Dean Peter Grandjean welcomed friends and family to the April 3 celebration of student accomplishments following a welcome from David Joung, assistantRead the story …

MBJ: UMMC’s MIND Center homing in on Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment

UMMC's Memory Impairment and Neurodegenerative Dementia Center focus of Mississippi Business Journal story

Mississippi Business Journal: UMMC’s MIND Center homing in on Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment By Becky Gillette Alzheimer’s disease is devasting illness that robs victims of their memories and ability to complete simple tasks. It takes a huge toll on families and strains the healthcare system. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is the most expensive diseaseRead the story …

Historic Mississippi Town Comes to Life in UM Documentary

Film will be part of judging in this weekend's Tupelo Film Festival

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – The documentary short “Take the Mountain” by Deborah Freeland, videographer for the University of Mississippi Division of Outreach, was screened earlier this spring as part of the university’s Black History Month events. Now the film will be included alongside 64 other independent films chosen for the 12th annual Tupelo Film Festival, taking placeRead the story …

Clarion-Ledger: We all lost a great one in Flowers

JACKSON, Miss. – Years ago, Charlie Flowers was showing me a photo of the 1959 Ole Miss football team. He was pointing to each player, face by face, row by row. There were 43 players in the photo. Forty-two, Charlie said, graduated. “Bank president, CEO of his company, successful lawyer,” Charlie said. “Athletic director, mayor,Read the story …

MBJ: UM Young Alum of the Year To Open Oxford Restaurant

Chef Kelly English plans this spring to bring his restaurant The Second Line to Oxford, Mississippi — the home of his alma mater — according to a news report. See the story in the Memphis Business Journal. Or read the UM release on English and other other distinguished alumni honored this year.

WAPT: UMMC Staff Trained to Treat Ebola

JACKSON, Miss. —The University of Mississippi Medical Center is training its staff to treat and avoid catching Ebola. Doctors and nurses are working to recognize the symptoms of the virus to keep it from spreading further. “You know, you never want to jinx yourself, but we are about as prepared as we can be,” saidRead the story …

NewsMS: Gov. William Winter Documentary to Premier on Mississippi Public Broadcasting

JACKSON, Miss. – Parents were not always able to send their kids to public kindergarten in Mississippi. That all changed after a successful political battle for education reform lead by former Governor William Winter in the 1980s. The story is revisited in the Southern Documentary Project’s film The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi. The filmRead the story …

WTVA: Grant Funds Study of Cancer Gene kRAS

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) — The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy will help with a U. S. Department of Defense study of a cancer gene called kRAS. The school is receiving a grant for $333,878 to study the DNA make up the gene. Researchers say kRAS is an important gene in the progression of pancreatic,Read the story …

NEMS Daily Journal: Markley Finds Passion in Higher Education

TUPELO – Derek Markley’s first visit to Tupelo did not come at the most opportune time. The new executive director of the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo and Booneville campuses had his job interview with the school scheduled for late April. Two days before he arrived, Tupelo was struck by an EF3 tornado that carved aRead the story …

Mississippi Business Journal: Ole Miss makes ranking of most beautiful campuses in U.S.

OXFORD, Miss. – Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, has released a list of the 100 most beautiful college campuses in America, and the University of Mississippi made the cut. The 100 campuses were selected based entirely on aesthetics. The author placed particular emphasis on natural features such as greenRead the story …