UM Law Pro Bono Initiative Receives Statewide Award

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project honors effort to train law students, assist real-world clients

OXFORD, Miss. – The Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi School of Law is a recipient of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 2020 Pro Bono Award. “I am appreciative to MVLP for recognizing the valuable contribution the Pro Bono Initiative has made to serving our low-income population,” said Judge Jacqueline Mask, of Tupelo,Read the story …

Sociologist Part of National Team Lauded for Rural Population Research

John Green and fellow UM population researchers lauded for outreach efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi sociology professor and administrator is part of a multidisciplinary research team that has been awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. John Green, who is also senior research associate at the university’s CenterRead the story …

A Spirited Creation

Innovative bottle label earns industry award for UM graphic design professor

OXFORD, Miss. – Tyler Barnes, an assistant professor of art at the University of Mississippi, has won a gold-medal American Advertising Award for his achievements in sales and marketing packaging. The ADDY, the Oscar of the advertising industry, is given annually by the American Advertising Federation to celebrate creative achievements in that industry – fromRead the story …

Virtual ‘Spooky Physics Demonstrations’ Set for Friday

Department of Physics and Astronomy offering night of fun and frights for all

OXFORD, Miss. – Even in the face of a pandemic, the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy will present its annual “Spooky Physics Demonstrations” this Friday (Oct. 30) although this year it will be held virtually from Lewis Hall. The program via Zoom runs 6 to 8 p.m. The family-friendly show includes demonstrationsRead the story …

Theatre and Film at UM Opens Season with Shadowy Radio Dramas

'Listening in the Shadows' spurs student creativity while following pandemic guidelines

OXFORD, Miss. – Journey back to the Golden Age of Radio with “Listening in the Shadows,” the first production of the season for the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. This series of five original radio plays written and performed by Ole Miss students arrives just in time for Halloween – which isRead the story …

Mathematics Professor Wins Competitive Research Award

Ayla Gafni will use grant to further her analytic number theory studies

OXFORD, Miss. – Ayla Gafni views the solving of complex mathematical problems as deciphering a puzzle or searching for the solution to a centuries-old mystery. The University of Mississippi mathematics professor fell in love with the abstract science of numbers, quantity and space at a young age. That enthusiasm for mathematics has followed Gafni intoRead the story …

Alexander Support Fund Benefits Communication Sciences and Disorders

Family makes gift to honor of late loved one, enhance dementia services

OXFORD, Miss. – When Doug Alexander was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia in 2018, he was determined to do all that he could to stay healthy and help others who had similar diseases. Now, a generous gift established by his family – wife, Kristina Carlson; daughter, Elisabeth Alexander; son, Captain Alexander; and grandson, Tanner Johnson,Read the story …

A Philosophical Approach to Politics

Visiting UM professor brings new insights to public policy leadership classes

OXFORD, Miss. – For Zachary Vereb, visiting assistant professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi, the teaching of philosophy is rooted in the here and now. “I think all students benefit from studying philosophy,” he said. “I went into philosophy because I wanted to bring positive change to the world. No matterRead the story …

New 2+2 Program Aims to Graduate Teachers in Jackson Area

Students at Hinds Community College can pursue UM education degree

OXFORD, Miss. – Every semester, community college students across the state transfer into programs at the University of Mississippi, but this fall is the first time a cohort has continued into their junior year at Hinds Community College‘s Rankin Campus in Pearl while attending courses taught by UM instructors. These 10 UM juniors are theRead the story …

Pharmacy Student Receives Gateway to Research Fellowship

Karli Anders' work includes drug discovery to slow the onset of dementia

OXFORD, Miss. – Karli Anders, a third-year professional student at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named a recipient of the Gateway to Research Fellowship by the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education. The award provides students an opportunity to work on faculty-mentored research projects while improving their knowledge of clinical skills. “IRead the story …