Doctoral Student Receives Prominent Future Leaders Award

Ashleen Williams recognized for showing exemplary promise as higher education leader

OXFORD, Miss. – A doctoral student in history at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious honor for future leaders in higher education. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is among nine recipients of the Association of American Colleges and Universities‘ annual K. Patricia Cross FutureRead the story …

Keeping Ole Miss Basketball Moving Forward

Cantrell gift names Pavilion entrance for alumni and longtime fans

OXFORD, Miss. – To say Tricia Cantrell is passionate about Ole Miss basketball is an understatement at best. The Memphis, Tennessee, native and Oxford resident grew up a Rebel fan inspired by her father, Ralph Ross, who played center for Ole Miss in the Old Gym, now Martindale-Cole Student Services Center. Visit her home andRead the story …

Lucky Day Scholarship Provides a Sweet Deal

UM alumnus Chadrick Franks graduated debt-free and works in family bakery business

OXFORD, Miss. – As a high school student, Chadrick Franks dreamed of one day attending college and becoming a teacher. Thanks to a Lucky Day Community College Transfer Scholarship, the University of Mississippi alumnus has been able to fulfill that dream ­– and more. The scholarship, which provides $6,000 per year for two years, isRead the story …

Faculty Team Reimagines Arts Elective Intro to Music

Course redesign emphasizes listening skills, critical thinking for invigorated student experience

OXFORD, Miss. – When Michael Rowlett put together a team of music faculty members at the University of Mississippi to rethink the basic arts elective MUS 103: Introduction to Music, he knew he wanted to find a way to connect the process of learning about music to his students’ experiences. “I’ve been teaching Introduction toRead the story …

Prestigious UM Research Center Gets New Director

Mohammad Al-Hamdan to head National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi center that is a global leader in the science and research of water management and soil conservation has a new director. Mohammad Z. Al-Hamdan has been named director of the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, or NCCHE. Established in 1982, the center uses the fields ofRead the story …

Vivian Ibrahim to Direct Office of National Scholarship Advisement

Former interim director encourages students to 'develop a sense of how they want to impact the world'

OXFORD, Miss. – After serving almost a year as interim director, Vivian Ibrahim has officially become director of the University of Mississippi‘s Office of National Scholarship Advisement. Ibrahim, who is also Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies, has worked with the office since 2012. Debra Young, former associate dean of the Sally McDonnellRead the story …

Ole Miss Alumnus Celebrates 31 Years of Military Service in the Grove

Col. Paul 'Voodoo' Nelson hopes to pass on legacy of service in return home

OXFORD, Miss. – On a sunny October afternoon, retiring Air Force flight surgeon Col. Dr. Paul Nelson (BA 89) and wife Betsy Moore Nelson (BS 89) welcomed friends and family to the University of Mississippi to mark a three-decade arc that has taken them around the world and right back where they began. Standing inRead the story …

Anthropology Professor’s Presentation Featured in February on TED

Carolyn Freiwald's 'The Story of Migration: Your Life in a Tooth' to be broadcast to a global audience

Editor’s note: This presentation, originally set for online broadcast in January, has been rescheduled by TED Conferences LLC for Feb. 12. This story has been updated with the new schedule.   OXFORD, Miss. – A presentation by a University of Mississippi professor will be broadcast to the world later this month through the popular thought-leadershipRead the story …

MLK Celebration to Feature Colorado College President

UM alumnus Mike Edmonds to discuss importance of building community in times of chaos during virtual event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is revisiting Martin Luther King’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?” as part of the Community-Wide MLK Celebration 2021. This year’s celebration, which will take place virtually at 6 p.m. Friday (Jan. 15), is headlined by MikeRead the story …

Pharmacy School Forms Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Panel aims to develop, implement and sustain diversity efforts at school

OXFORD, Miss. – Committed to strengthening opportunities and a supportive atmosphere, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has formed a permanent Diversity and Inclusion Standing Committee. The committee will promote an inclusive learning and work environment, evaluate school climate and develop proposed interventions, assess and support efforts in recruiting a diverse student population andRead the story …