Mississippi Business Journal: Robert Khayat wins 2014 Mississippi author award

OXFORD, Mississippi — The Mississippi Library Association has announced the winners of the 2014 Mississippi Author Awards. Robert Khayat, author of The Education of a Lifetime (Nautilus), was named Mississippi Author of the Year in the nonfiction category. Previous winners in nonfiction include Eudora Welty, Willie Morris and Margaret Walker. The winner in the fiction category was MichaelRead the story …

Clarion Ledger: Mannings, UMMC develop healthy-living campaign

Imagine, for the moment, every famous athlete gave back to their community in the manner the Archie Manning family does. Just imagine. Dr. Jimmy Keeton, who heads up the University of Mississippi Medical Center, has. “The world would be a better place,” Keeton says. “Mississippi would be a much more healthy place.” Read the entireRead the story …

Jackson Free Press: My Freedom Summer

As I reached out to introduce myself to Dr. Robert Parris Moses Jr. on June 2, I realized there was something more to our traditional greeting. Dr. Moses’ eyes said more than, “Pleased to meet you.” He grasped my hand for what seemed to be just a second or so longer than he had theRead the story …

Madison County Journal: Dunigan D.C. journalism fellow

Canton native Jonece Dunigan recently traveled to Washington, D.C. as a fellow of the National Newspaper Association Foundation’s annual Governmental Affairs summit where she spent time on Capitol Hill. Dunigan, a senior journalism student from the Meek School of Journalism at the University of Mississippi, was there to partake in a two-and-a-half day program toRead the story …

Mississippi Business Journal: Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce unveils 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette

The Oxford‑Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce has unveiled its 2014 class of the Leadership Lafayette program. Read the blog post.

Jackson Free Press: American Heart Association Honors UM Freshman

JACKSON, Miss. – Chloe Sumrall’s life changed March 3 of last year. A freshman at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School at the time, Sumrall was at Burgers and Blues enjoying lunch when she heard 7-year-old Freddie Cayia scream in terror across the restaurant as his father Fred lay unconscious on the floor. Read the story.

Pointe Innovation: The Innovation Hub at Insight Park Cultivates Biomedical, Pharmaceutical Partnerships

When Jim Sabatier earned his Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi (UM), he knew one day he would put his research discoveries to commercial use. Now, 30 years later, he’s getting his shot at the school’s Innovation Hub at Insight Park, a 62,000-square-foot high-tech center that provides support and infrastructure to startup companies in theRead the story …

Gulf Live: Heart studies in Mississippi, Massachusetts to join forces

JACKSON, Miss. – Heart studies in Massachusetts and Mississippi are teaming up to better understand why people respond differently to treatments for cardiovascular disease. Researchers want to tailor heart-disease treatment for individuals. The $30 million study will be funded by the American Heart Association over the next five years. The effort, still in the frameworkRead the story …

My Monticello News: UAM to Honor Maten

MONTICELLO, Ala. – A college administrator, a public school superintendent, a businessman, and an insurance executive have been selected to receive the 2013 Alumni Awards for Achievement and Merit presented annually by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Lionel Maten, assistant vice president for enrollment management and housing at the University of Mississippi; Dr. TonyRead the story …

Clarion Ledger: Holder Helps Fellow Ole Miss Walk-On in Need, Gives Scholarship to Bigham

OXFORD – To first understand what happened that day last month, you must first realize what it means to be a walk-on at a major college football program like Ole Miss. You are guaranteed nothing. Scholarship players get extra snaps in practice and chances to play on Saturdays. Walk-ons get to be on scout teams,Read the story …