Grisham Fellows Program Brings South Delta Students to Campus

Program aims to give rural high schoolers an in-person college experience

OXFORD, Miss. – A group of South Delta High School students got a taste of the college experience earlier this spring as part of the Grisham Fellows program during a weekend visit to the University of Mississippi. The 32 students from Rolling Fork spent time hearing from current UM students, faculty and administrators with whomRead the story …

Pharmacology Professor Explores Curiosity with NSF Grant

Greg Roman is studying fruit flies for clues to genetic and neural drivers of inquisitiveness

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi faculty member Gregg Roman is exploring the genetic and neural mechanisms responsible for curiosity after securing a grant from the National Science Foundation. A professor of pharmacology in the School of Pharmacy, Roman serves as principal investigator for a project that uses species of Drosophila, or fruit flies, toRead the story …

Six UM Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Competitive awards allow students to study and conduct research around the world

OXFORD, Miss. – In a first for the University of Mississippi, six current or former students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, which will take them to new challenges and opportunities in countries around the world. Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchangeRead the story …

International Physics Conference Opens Monday at UM

Sessions delve into strange world of elementary particles, help researchers plan new projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Quarks, leptons and dark matter are among the exotic-sounding topics up for discussion this week when dozens of the world’s top particle physicists gather at the University of Mississippi to discuss their research, exchange ideas and discuss future projects. The 20th Conference on Flavor Physics and CP Violation is set for Monday-FridayRead the story …

World Championship Old Time Piano Playing Contest, Festival Returns

Annual event's 46th season May 26-29 at UM, Oxford venues

OXFORD, Miss. – After going virtual the past two years, the 46th annual World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival returns to an in-person format next weekend in Oxford and at the University of Mississippi. Events are set for May 26-29 at the Old Armory Pavilion on University Avenue and in Nutt Auditorium onRead the story …

Andrea Hickerson Named Dean of School of Journalism and New Media

Respected administrator brings expertise in 21st century practices, research into deepfakes

OXFORD, Miss. – Andrea Hickerson, an internationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator, is joining the University of Mississippi as dean of the School of Journalism and New Media. Her appointment was approved Thursday (May 19) by the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board of trustees at its May meeting. Hickerson begins her new role JulyRead the story …

Biologist Explores Nutrient Removal in Mississippi River Backwaters

Findings could have impact on Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone'

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi biologist is working to understand how the Mississippi River’s floodplain lakes and wetlands, or “backwaters,” might help remove nutrients that contribute to Gulf of Mexico hypoxia, or as it’s more commonly known, the “Dead Zone.” With funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, biology professor Cliff OchsRead the story …

Alumnus Gives Gift for Start-up Ventures

Micro-grants established for entrepreneurially minded students

OXFORD, Miss. – Owens Alexander has been involved with the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship since its inception and, after retiring, wanted to encourage students to think about starting their own businesses. A 1971 Ole Miss alumnus, Alexander also serves as both a mentor for students and a judge at local competitions.Read the story …

NSF Fellowships Give Students Means to Aim Big with Their Research

Students recognized with graduate research fellowships, honorable mention

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships through the foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. MyKayla Williamson, a senior anthropology major; Austin Wallace, a senior chemistry major; and Benjamin Savino, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering science, are the three students. Athena Flint, aRead the story …

Courtyard to be Named for Burns Family

Major support provided to School of Accountancy’s new home

OXFORD, Miss. – The courtyard of the University of Mississippi‘s new Patterson School of Accountancy home is to be named for the Burns family to honor the longtime donors’ $1 million gift toward building construction. Sheryl and Roland Burns, of Frisco, Texas, made the gift to recognize Roland, a 1982 graduate of the school, andRead the story …