Finance, Marketing Professors Share Business School Teaching Honor

Sam Cousley and Arup Ganguly lauded for dedication to providing opportunities for students

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime marketing professor and a junior faculty member in finance have been named winners of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year award for the 2019-20 academic year. The honorees are Sam Cousley, instructional associate professor of marketing, and Arup Ganguly, assistant professor of finance.Read the story …

Walmart Foundation Funding Fuels New Food Prescription Program

UM professors develop initiative to address food insecurity, food desert issues for Mississippians

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors are recipients of a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation that will create a food prescription program to improve access to fresh food for Mississippians. The $442,154 grant from the Walmart Foundation will fund a program that is expected to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables and increaseRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumni Named AACP Walmart Scholars

Ole Miss represented on list for 12th consecutive year

OXFORD, Miss. – Elizabeth Hearn and Wesley Sparkmon, both alumni of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been named 2020 Walmart Scholars by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Walmart Scholars Program. The honor and accompanying $1,000 scholarship are given to recipients who are committed to a career in academic pharmacy. Hearn,Read the story …

Coming Full Circle

New Women's Council scholarship benefits UM nursing students

OXFORD, Miss. – In a way, Stephanie Barrett’s life has come full circle. Raised in Starkville by her widowed mother, with help from her maternal uncle and both grandmothers – strong and dedicated family members who became role models while supporting her financially – Barrett is helping shape the lives and future career paths ofRead the story …

Gladden Named Vice President-Elect of Acoustical Society of America

International society promotes science, technology of sound

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Gladden, who serves as the University of Mississippi‘s chief research officer, has been elected as vice president-elect of the Acoustical Society of America. Gladden’s role as ASA vice president-elect began Friday (May 15). He will automatically assume the office of vice president on June 6, 2021. Founded in 1929, ASA is the premierRead the story …

Mississippi Teacher Corps Offers Free Summer School Across State

In response to social distancing, longtime teacher program takes programming online

OXFORD, Miss. – The Mississippi Teacher Corps, an alternate-route teacher preparation program housed at the University of Mississippi, has taken its annual summer school program online and will offer free summer classes to instate students in grades 7-12 and more.  Designed for students in need of credit recovery or enrichment, the program will last fromRead the story …

Supporting Research

College of Liberal Arts receives boost to research

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent major gift to the University of Mississippi will help the College of Liberal Arts continue to attract and retain top faculty. The stock-transfer gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous supplements a faculty research grant endowment that was established in 2014. A portion of the giftRead the story …

Education Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of Counseling Journal

Richard Balkin began role with international publication April 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Richard S. Balkin, professor of counselor education at the University of Mississippi, has been named editor-in-chief of the International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling.  The journal is affiliated with the International Association for Counselling and published through Springer Publications. It features conceptual, practical and research contributions that provide an international perspective on theoriesRead the story …

Air Force Veteran to Lead UM Intelligence, Security Studies Center

Shaio Zerba brings combined military intelligence, academic credentials to position

OXFORD, Miss. – A U.S. Air Force veteran with degrees in political science and security studies has been hired as the new director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies at the University of Mississippi. Shaio Zerba will join the Ole Miss staff July 1. She retired Oct. 1, 2019, as a lieutenant colonel inRead the story …

Musicologist Named to Prestigious Mahler Research Center

Thomas Peattie is the only North American scholar appointed

OXFORD, Miss. – A longtime fascination with composer Gustav Mahler was rewarded recently when University of Mississippi music professor Thomas Peattie was among 10 scholars from seven countries invited to serve on the board of the new Gustav Mahler Research Center in Dobbiaco (known as Toblach in German), Italy. The center – established by theRead the story …