School of Pharmacy Partners with doTERRA on Essential Oil Research

Agreement expands relationship to include expanded studies on consistency, purity and potency

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah and OXFORD, Miss. – Health and wellness company dōTERRA and the University of Mississippi National Center for Natural Products Research, based within the UM School of Pharmacy, have agreed to a five-year research partnership that will focus on establishing quality standards for the essential oil industry. As part of the partnership, NCNPRRead the story …

Army R&D Center Partners with Universities on Graphene Research

University's Center for Graphene Research and Innovation to create testing facility for emerging applications

VICKSBURG, Miss. – Researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center have started working with multiple applications for graphene, from graphene-infused asphalt and concrete to water filtration systems. This research has led to the development of a new initiative that brings together top research institutions and experts from the University of Mississippi, Jackson StateRead the story …

UM Researchers Sending Sonic Experiment to Space Station

Project aims to develop method to control fluids in zero gravity using sound waves

OXFORD, Miss. – A device that can move liquids without physical contact sounds like the stuff of science fiction, so perhaps it’s appropriate that a prototype of just such a marvel is headed to the International Space Station for an out-of-this-world test of its capabilities. When NASA’s next resupply mission to the ISS, Cygnus NG-17,Read the story …

Improving the Well-Being of Mississippi Children

University receives grant to expand preschool curriculum

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has received more than $1 million to further fund an initiative in Mississippi preschool programs that promotes social and emotional learning in children and could boost their overall well-being. The $1,025,492 grant is from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, an independent, private foundation that works with communities to createRead the story …

Going Green to Lessen Stormwater Flooding

UM researchers explore use of green infrastructure locally, in Southeast

OXFORD, Miss. – Cities and towns are crisscrossed and checkered by streaks and blotches of black and gray asphalt streets and concrete parking lots. When downpours – remnants of a hurricane lumbering up the East Coast, a bomb cyclone unloading on California, an afternoon thunderstorm over New Orleans – pass over, these streets and lotsRead the story …

Learning How Mississippi Can Compete

Vision session brings together university, state, national leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – How the University of Mississippi can lead Mississippi into becoming a more prominent leader in transportation, health care, technology and other sectors was the focus of a recent “vision session” forum on campus. More than 40 people gathered Friday (Nov. 5) at The Inn at Ole Miss for “Mississippi Competes” to hearRead the story …

Partnering for Safer Mississippi Drinking Water

University researchers working with MSU Extension Service on water testing program

OXFORD, Miss. – A group of University of Mississippi researchers is working with the Mississippi State University Extension Service to conduct free lead-in-water testing in schools and child care facilities. The UM Lead in Drinking Water Team is assisting the extension service’s SipSafe program, a statewide effort funded through an Environmental Protection Agency grant to reduceRead the story …

Consider the Amphibian

UM biologist part of institute studying species' resiliency against disease

OXFORD, Miss. – Humans have a lot to learn from amphibians. This class of animals – frogs, salamanders and caecilians – has been decimated by the emergence of new infectious diseases, along with human-caused damage to their ecosystems. Yet, some species have bounced back, and researchers are wondering if there’s a lesson for humanity inRead the story …

NSF Award Helps Sociologist Study Effects of Social, Political Shifts

UM professor, graduate students to examine changing racial identities

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi sociology professor is studying how white people in the South are managing the wide-scale social, economic and political shifts of the 21st century. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, sociology professor James M. Thomas’ study will help advance the understanding of how white Southerners – a group oftenRead the story …

Engineering Professor’s Invention Receives MDA Grant

Dehumidification system could slash energy costs for air conditioning

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi engineering professor’s invention is part of a Mississippi Development Authority grant program that seeks to commercialize energy- and agriculture-related technologies. Chemical engineering professor Paul Scovazzo and brother Anthony Scovazzo are patent holders for a humidity control system in air conditioners that could lead to more efficient AC systemsRead the story …