Ole Miss Rugby Club Helps Develop Business Majors

UM players use classroom skills to help organization on and off the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Since 1974, the Ole Miss Rugby Club has provided University of Mississippi students with a competitive sport they can play with absolutely no experience. The majority of members do not know how to play initially, but through hard work and determination, they become assets to their team. Hudson Smith, a junior marketingRead the story …

Ryan Whittington Named to Business Journal’s Top 50 Under 40

UM marketing and brand strategy director honored among the state's top young leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – Ryan Whittington, the University of Mississippi‘s marketing and brand strategy director, has been named to the Mississippi Business Journal‘s Top 50 Under 40 for 2020, which recognizes outstanding young business leaders across the state. The annual awards for outstanding young professionals in the state were announced recently, featuring a diverse list ofRead the story …

Biologists Developing Mobile App for Coastal Marine Assessment

Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz lead new Gulf of Mexico Citizen Scientist Initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – In the age of crowdfunding and viral media, two University of Mississippi biologists are developing a mobile phone app that will allow “citizen scientists” to conduct marine assessments on the north central Gulf of Mexico. Professors Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz have partnered to create a Mobile App for Marine Assessment asRead the story …

New Fund Aims to Create Opportunities for Engineering Upperclassmen

Young alumni 'pay it forward' with O'Haver Scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – By creating the Dr. John O’Haver Chemical Engineering Scholarship, two University of Mississippi graduates are expressing their appreciation to a beloved professor and the generous donors who provided the financial assistance they enjoyed. Joanna and Alex Harrelson, 2013 Ole Miss graduates, said the scholarship they established also serves as a way toRead the story …

Mastering a Musical Balancing Act

UM instructor David Carlisle earns doctorate while teaching, performing

OXFORD – David Carlisle knows how to keep a lot of balls in the air. Carlisle teaches and performs as an adjunct instructor in the University of Mississippi Department of Music. He is also principal percussionist with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, which carries responsibilities far beyond performing, and he recently completed his Doctor of MusicalRead the story …

Financiers Club Takes Second in TVA Investment Challenge

Business students achieved university's highest finish to date in financial competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven sectors of students from the Financiers Club at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration brought new ideas and insights to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Investment Challenge, making history in the rankings. The Financiers Club placed second out of 24 schools for the first time since the inception of thisRead the story …

A Life of Service

Ole Miss graduate dedicated to serving in both military and government

OXFORD, Miss. – Kaleb Digby, a 2017 University of Mississippi graduate, has been dedicated to serving his country since he was a freshman in college. The alumnus, who works for the U.S. Army and on Capitol Hill, was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at two institutions. Digby grew up as anRead the story …

Waheed Uddin Remembered as Trusted Mentor, Valued Colleague

Professor and researcher remembered fondly by students and colleagues

OXFORD, Miss. – A pillar of the University of Mississippi School of Engineering was lost this weekend with the death of Waheed Uddin, civil engineering professor and founding director of the university’s Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology. Previously a pavement expert for the United Nations, Uddin worked, lectured and made presentations worldwide in 28 countries.Read the story …

Professor Helps Develop Model to Calculate Risk of COVID-19 Spread

Mathematical formula also helps assess effectiveness of preventive measures

OXFORD, Miss. – As researchers around the world race to answer unknowns about COVID-19, a University of Mississippi professor has helped create a mathematical framework to better understand how the coronavirus spreads. Wen Wu, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, worked with two professors at Johns Hopkins University to develop a mathematical model to estimateRead the story …

Roommate-Finding App Wins Mid-South Business Model Competition

'Froomie' is a one-stop shop for college housing solutions

OXFORD, Miss. – A housing app developed by a University of Mississippi senior majoring in managerial finance has won first place in the 2020 Mid-South Business Model Competition. Froomie allows future and current students to find a place to live and match up with a roommate or roommates who meet their requirements. It was developedRead the story …