Speaker’s Edge Competition Helps Develop Career-Relevant Skills

Seventy-five Ole Miss students show off public speaking skills in 19th annual contest

OXFORD, Miss. – Costco as a mini-market, remote work technology, virtual passports and artificial intelligence in the food industry were among the topics addressed at the 19th annual Speaker’s Edge competition at the University of Mississippi. Students in business, accountancy and law tackled a multitude of issues in the annual public speaking competition, held Jan.Read the story …

TEDxUniversityofMississippi Speakers Look to Face Forward

Eight speakers set for Feb. 23 event

OXFORD, Miss. – With the goal of sharing ideas worth spreading, TEDxUniversityofMississippi will host its eighth annual event at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees will enjoy an evening of music, art and thought-provoking, short talks addressing areas from artificial intelligence to social progress. This year’sRead the story …

Spring SouthTalks Continue ‘Race in the Classroom’ Theme

Series begins Jan. 25 with Michael Fagans discussing how images help us see world more broadly

OXFORD, Miss. – The programming focus at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture for the 2022-23 academic year is “Race in the Classroom,” and the spring SouthTalks lectures follow that theme. Historically, classrooms have functioned as both intensely local spaces and as broader political stages on which debates about equality, identity and accessRead the story …

Lecture Hall to be Named for Knighton Family Foundation

Major gift directed to Patterson School of Accountancy Building Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – Future students at the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy will be taught in the Knighton Family Foundation Lecture Hall – a name honoring a $400,000 gift to the new building from 1998 alumnus Jay Knighton and his wife, Vanessa. Knighton said the building demonstrates that Ole Miss and the stateRead the story …

English Professor Named Humanities Council Teacher of the Year

Beth Spencer delivers her Teacher of the Year lecture Feb. 20 in Barnard Observatory

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi English instructor described by colleagues as a “shining example” among educators has been selected as the 2023 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. She will deliver a special lecture as part of her honor. Beth Spencer, senior lecturer in English, said she is appreciative of the awardRead the story …

Supporting the BASE Program

Cavanaugh Scholarship helps promote innovative programming in School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program could help develop technology that would revolutionize the typical business cycle – news that inspired Harlene and Patrick Cavanaugh to make a major gift to the Ole Miss School of Business Administration. Patrick Cavanaugh, of Denver, who earned a UM degree in business administration in 1970, establishedRead the story …

A Family of Luckyday Scholars

Chavez siblings grateful for common scholarship, Ole Miss experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Leaving the comfort and familiarity of a small town to join thousands of other students at the University of Mississippi can be a daunting experience for many freshmen. That wasn’t the case for Christene Chavez. When she first stepped on the Ole Miss campus two years ago as a freshman, Chavez feltRead the story …

University Professor, Emerita Honored in Governor’s Arts Awards

Honors recognize arts, patronage and arts-based community development

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor and a professor emerita will be honored for their literary and community work next month when they receive the Mississippi Arts Commission’s 35th annual Governor’s Arts Awards.  The commission is awarding Ann Fisher-Wirth, retired UM English professor, the 2023 Excellence in Literature and Poetry Award, and RalphRead the story …

Sound Enhances Sea Turtle Conservation

UM scientists develop unique method to measure turtle exclusion data

OXFORD, Miss. – Two researchers at the University of Mississippi‘s National Center for Physical Acoustics are battling sea turtle endangerment with an unlikely weapon. Wayne Carpenter, senior research and development engineer, and Bradley Goodwiller, research scientist, are using sound to monitor turtles that exit shrimp trawls through turtle exclusion devices. “Acoustic impacts with TEDs haveRead the story …

Frederick Slabach Named Law School Dean

Veteran legal educator, university administrator to begin July 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Frederick G. Slabach has been chosen as the new dean of the University of Mississippi School of Law following a national search. Slabach will join the university July 1, pending approval by the board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. The Fernwood native is a veteran legal educator and leaderRead the story …