University Expands Research Integrity and Compliance Efforts

Marta Panickar joins administration as inaugural director of research security

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has expanded and re-branded its Office of Research Integrity and Compliance to boost security and strengthen protections for university researchers and their projects. The newly-named Office of Research, Integrity, Security and Compliance, or RISC, a division of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, also has created aRead the story …

Researcher Leads Study of How Leaders Respond to Crises

Gregory Love receives federal grant for collaborative project

OXFORD, Miss. – Understanding how elected leaders respond to crisis situations, and how voters judge them for their responses, can provide clues to a nation’s political stability and the accountability of its leaders. That’s the goal of a study headed by a University of Mississippi researcher, with support from the National Science Foundation. UM politicalRead the story …

EdgeTheory Expands Internship Program at UM

Innovating firm offers Ole Miss students hands-on training in narrative analytics

OXFORD, Miss. – Online conversations have great power. They can influence our economy, politics, science and culture. They can even win or lose wars. An internship program at the University of Mississippi will teach students how to identify, understand and leverage these narratives. EdgeTheory, a Ridgeland-based narrative intelligence company, has set up shop at UM’sRead the story …

Study Shows Female Executives Help Boost Bottom Line

Women in leadership can improve customer orientation, financial performance

OXFORD, Miss. – A new study co-authored by a University of Mississippi marketing professor shows that women in executive corporate leadership positions have a positive impact on customer orientation, which can lead to financial gains. “Women bring unique strengths to top management teams,” said Saim Kashmiri, associate professor of marketing and co-author of the research.Read the story …

Professor Using Grant to Study Molecular Mechanisms That Sustain Life

Nikki Reinemann receives $1.5 million grant from National Institutes of Health

OXFORD, Miss. – Nikki Reinemann, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Mississippi, wants to understand the molecular mechanisms that sustain life. The National Institutes of Health has granted her almost $1.5 million so she can devote the majority of her research time to this pioneering field. Reinemann received the Maximizing Investigators’ ResearchRead the story …

Biologist, Students Promote Research on Sustainable Ecotourism

Team leads workshop for international scientists, industry experts

OXFORD, Miss. – Ecotourism is a billion-dollar industry that gives travel enthusiasts an intimate look at the world’s most breathtaking natural environments. While ecotourism is often thought to be synonymous with sustainable travel, its recent growth in popularity could have a negative impact on local wildlife and ecosystems. “Many of us hope to one dayRead the story …

UM Research Focuses on Planet Formation

Astrochemist studies molecules that could create planet-building blocks

OXFORD, Miss. – Carbon is the go-to element when studying molecules in space. It is necessary for life, easy to study and forms unusually strong bonds with other atoms. With more than 90 other naturally occurring elements in the periodic table, however, a University of Mississippi chemist is asking why scientists are limiting their scopeRead the story …

Professor Using NEH Summer Stipend for Language Study

Stephen Fafulas studying indigenous communities along the Peruvian Amazon

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor is spending his summer translating Spanish transcriptions of his interviews with members of indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon into English, thanks to a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of Spanish and linguistics, is using data he collected duringRead the story …

Professor Works to Make Theologian’s Historical Records Accessible

Jeffrey Watt to complete decadeslong, high-profile Reformation period project with $365,000 grant

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi historian Jeffrey R. Watt has been working for 35 years to transcribe records kept by 16th century theologian John Calvin concerning the Consistory of Geneva. And thanks to two major grants to fund the painstaking work, he is closing in on the project’s completion. The documents provide a glimpseRead the story …

Acoustics Summer School Draws International Scientists, Students to UM

PASS 2022 features four days of lectures, discussions and demonstrations

OXFORD, Miss. – Graduate and postgraduate students from four countries are on the University of Mississippi campus this week to learn the latest in cutting-edge physical acoustics, including infrasound, medical acoustics, thermoacoustics, nonlinear acoustics, waves and bubbles. Physical Acoustics Summer School 2022 is hosted by the university’s National Center for Physical Acoustics, with support fromRead the story …