Allowing Her to Dream

Former judge Patricia Wise administers oath of office to daughter for chancery seat

OXFORD, Miss. – Many children regard their parents as heroes. Young children look to parents with starry eyes as role models, and some follow in the footsteps of a parent by entering a similar career field. Even so, it’s rare for a parent to directly pass the torch along to their child, especially in anRead the story …

Rebels Help Satisfy Yen for American Football

College students from Japan visit UM for academic collaboration, gridiron observations

OXFORD, Miss. – Hoping to understand and replicate the University of Mississippi’s football program, a delegation from Kobe Gakuin University in Japan has been meeting Rebel players and observing scrimmages on campus this week. Three student athletes and three administrators representing the Navy Seals, KGU’s American football club, arrived Monday (March 18) for three daysRead the story …

Croft Student Secures Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship

Jacob Gambrell to write articles for society's Key Reporter

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi senior Jacob Gambrell, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has received the Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship Award. Every year, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, one of the most prestigious academic honor societies, seeks writing interns to help publish pieces about the society and to cover various stories about alumni membersRead the story …

UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals

Community, university partners build momentum to advance projects across state

OXFORD, Miss. – With more than a dozen ongoing community-engaged courses and service projects, University of Mississippi faculty, staff, students and community partners are leading a groundbreaking spring semester. The pilot phase of M Partner will address priority projects centered around community health and well-being, economic development, educational initiatives and beautification. All these projects haveRead the story …

Film Professor Makes International Debut

Sarah Hennigan heads to New Zealand for screening at Maoriland Film Festival

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the most recent additions to the University of Mississippi’s Department of Theatre and Film faculty is already making great strides – across an ocean and into another hemisphere. Sarah Hennigan, assistant professor of film production, is on her way to New Zealand for the international premiere of her short filmRead the story …

A Winter Week in Puerto Rico

Journalism students visit island to produce multimedia reports on hurricane recovery

OXFORD, Miss. – For a week during winter break, University of Mississippi journalism students Brittany Brown and Devna Bose traded the comforts of home for waking up each morning at the first sign of light on an island they had never visited. They were struck by the juxtaposition between the beauty provided by Puerto Rico’s mountains, beachesRead the story …

Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss

UM professors Dao Nguyen and Thái Hoàng Lê both won gold medals at Math Olympiad

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the first known uses of mathematics was 37,000 years ago when someone in the Lebombo Mountains between South Africa and Swaziland carved 29 marks into a bone from a baboon’s thigh to count something. Ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks also made advancements to the science of math, many ofRead the story …

UM-DeSoto Professor Authors Book on Esteemed Accounting Educator

Howard Lawrence adds first full-length text to list of career accomplishments

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. – Howard Lawrence, clinical professor of accountancy at the University of Mississippi at DeSoto Center-Southaven, has led an exciting career. He has taught in Thailand, led a community college and touched the lives of thousands of students along the way. His most recent accomplishment? Finishing his first full-length book. “William A. Paton: ARead the story …

Couple’s Gift Highlights Research of Liberal Arts Professors

Sanford and Susan Thomas establish UM award endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – Sanford and Susan Thomas, of Memphis, Tennessee, have made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Mississippi, establishing a faculty research award endowment in the College of Liberal Arts that reflects the value they place on academics. The Sanford and Susan Thomas Senior Professor Research Award Fund will provide annual supportRead the story …

Greg Carter Named UM Engineering Development Officer

Fundraiser brings track record of success to university

OXFORD, Miss. – Making friends and raising funds for institutions of higher learning are two things that Greg Carter believes he was born to do. And as the new associate director of development for the University of Mississippi School of Engineering, Carter said he is truly fulfilling his calling. “I believe in the transformative powersRead the story …