Microplastics Research Tackles a Gigantic Problem

Chemistry professor's work examines impact of the tiny plastics in Mississippi waters

OXFORD, Miss. – The world is awash in plastics, and a University of Mississippi professor’s research is exploring just how flooded waterways across the South are with tiny bits of these materials. The American Chemistry Council estimates that U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 7.4 billion pounds during June and year-to-date production was 43.5 billion pounds, the approximateRead the story …

NCPA Researcher Develops Groundbreaking Nondestructive Testing Sensor

New device allows for detection of buried objects such as landmines from moving vehicles

OXFORD, Miss. – Buried around the world are millions of landmines – never sleeping and silently waiting for victims. The removal of landmines – both anti-personnel and anti-vehicle mines – is a slow, labor-intensive task, often done by humans on their hands and knees, but a University of Mississippi researcher is developing technology that could greatly speedRead the story …

Engineering Students Go Small for Big Summer Research

New program offers undergraduates adventures in nanobiotechnology

OXFORD, Miss. – Three students in the University of Mississippi‘s growing biomedical engineering department spent their summer researching tiny tools that could have huge impacts around the world. The undergraduate researchers were members of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Nanobiotechnology, a program funded through an internal grant won by a team of Ole Miss biomedical engineering andRead the story …

UM Hires New Director to Oversee Research Integrity, Compliance

Mandy King brings more than 15 years of experience to position

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has hired Mandy King as the university’s new director of research integrity and compliance after a nationwide search. King brings more than 15 years of experience as a senior-level researcher and research compliance manager to the position in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs that promotes ethical research conduct andRead the story …

UM Named Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Designee

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recognition places Ole Miss among nation's elite

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the nation’s top higher education associations has recognized the University of Mississippi for leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named UM an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, a designation that recognizes the university’s strong commitment to economic engagement and its workRead the story …

UM Partners with U.S. Geological Survey to Address Water Security

Collaboration to advance research of water resources in the Southeast

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and the U.S. Geological Survey Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center have formed a collaborative partnership to strengthen scientific and technical research related to the availability, valuation and security of water in the Southeast. More than 90 percent of Mississippi’s population relies on groundwater for its drinking water supply, according to the MississippiRead the story …

Student Research Program Explores Brain Wellness

Summer program supported by UM Flagship Constellations initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi undergraduate students spent their summer exploring research opportunities in neuroscience and brain wellness as part of the inaugural Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program. An initiative of the university’s Flagship Constellations, the program provided stipends for undergraduate students to engage in eight-week collaborative research with a mentor exploring neuroscience related toRead the story …

University Funds Six Undergraduate Projects for Summer Research

Projects explore topics from hearing loss to nutritional education

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi undergraduates are spending this summer immersed in further academic exploration through the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. Begun in 2018, the program’s goal is to expand and enhance undergraduate research and creative achievement. The program involves undergraduate students conducting research or creative scholarship projects for nine weeks thisRead the story …

University Obtains New Patent for Poison Ivy, Oak Vaccine

Compound in clinical development with Memphis-based company

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has been issued its fourth patent for a product that could prevent the painful itching and rash due to exposure to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac. The compound is based on research conducted in the UM School of Pharmacy and at ElSohly Laboratories Inc. Hapten Sciences, a Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company,Read the story …

Third Volume of UM Undergraduate Research Journal Published

Student-led publication showcases undergraduate research

OXFORD, Miss. – Taking a research idea from its initial question all the way to academic publication can be a daunting task for any university student. First comes the process of distilling the research question to its essential inquiry. Then there’s the lengthy process of constructing the methodology to answer the question, thoroughly researching theRead the story …