Graduate Students Awarded Grants to Fund Further Research

Program also helps participants gain critical grant-writing skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Sixteen University of Mississippi graduate students are continuing their exploration into research and creative scholarship pursuits such as Alzheimer’s disease, skin cancer and young adult literature in Mississippi classrooms as recent recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants. The students each received one of the $1,000 competitive research grants funded by theRead the story …

UM Researchers, Woodcliff Skincare Partner for Aloe Product Patent

NCNPR scientists have second issued patent for the ingredients in Sustainable Youth products

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi researchers, along with Woodcliff Skincare Solutions Inc., have been jointly issued a patent for Alasta, the main ingredient in a line of skin care products being sold under the brand name Sustainable Youth. The primary ingredient in Alasta is derived from the aloe vera plant and is responsible forRead the story …

Report from Economic Renewal Institute Hails Oxford-UM Relationship

Heartland Forward names LOU community one to emulate for strong economic growth

OXFORD, Miss. – A new report from an economic renewal institute praises the partnership of the University of Mississippi and the city of Oxford for building an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters strong growth for long-term economic success. The “Young Firms and Regional Economic Growth: Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurs Critical” report was released by Heartland Forward, a “think-and-do tank” based in Bentonville, Arkansas.Read the story …

Walmart Foundation Funding Fuels New Food Prescription Program

UM professors develop initiative to address food insecurity, food desert issues for Mississippians

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors are recipients of a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation that will create a food prescription program to improve access to fresh food for Mississippians. The $442,154 grant from the Walmart Foundation will fund a program that is expected to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and increaseRead the story …

Gladden Named Vice President-Elect of Acoustical Society of America

International society promotes science, technology of sound

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Gladden, who serves as the University of Mississippi‘s chief research officer, has been elected as vice president-elect of the Acoustical Society of America. Gladden’s role as ASA vice president-elect began Friday (May 15). He will automatically assume the office of vice president on June 6, 2021. Founded in 1929, ASA is the premierRead 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 …

Grant to Help Expand Environmental Studies Program

UM English professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities funding

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi English professor will direct a multidisciplinary National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help further the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies. Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the university’s environmental studies minor, is principal investigator for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities Connections Planning Grant. GrantsRead the story …

New Center to Engage Mississippi Communities as Research Partners

UM: CREW will partner with communities to advance community development, health, arts

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is home to a new center that aims to empower local communities to take charge of their community development, policy change and resilience building by using data and the arts. The UM Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement, or UM: CREW, will be a resource forRead the story …

UM Researchers Working to Detect, Track Tornadoes

Scientists using acoustic technology to 'hear' destructive twisters

RURAL NORTH ALABAMA – The cold whipping across an Alabama field on this winter morning slaps away the warmth, slowly forcing fingers and toes numb. Under a dull, overcast sky, University of Mississippi researchers trek across a damp pasture just north of Huntsville, braving the freeze and checking an array of 12 sensors that scientistsRead the story …

What’s Your Big Idea?

Venture Launch Weekend seeks business plans for entrepreneurial competition

Editor’s note: In response to the rapidly evolving situation with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all university-sponsored events have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Please visit communications.olemiss.edu/coronavirus for continued updates from the university. OXFORD, Miss. – An idea is all that is needed for Venture Launch Weekend, a two-day business plan development competition hosted byRead the story …