Fifth Annual TEDx Event Set for Feb. 29

Experts on politics, heart disease prevention, music and more to speak at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The fifth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference is slated for Saturday (Feb. 29) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, bringing together a diverse group of speakers on topics such as politics, race in the South, preventing heart disease, music, community development and more. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a lineup of 13 speakersRead the story …

Graduate Students Find Impacts of Freshwater in Mississippi’s Oysters

Excess rainfall in 2019 caused increased mortality in shellfish reefs

OXFORD, Miss. – As Ann Fairly Barnett pulled an oyster dredge up through the shoreline waters of the Mississippi Sound, she was dreading what she was about to find. “Not a single living oyster,” said the University of Mississippi master’s student in environmental toxicology. The Jackson native, along with UM environmental toxicology graduate student JamesRead the story …

Students Invited to Seek Career Advice from Broadcast Professionals

Annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day slated for March 4 at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi journalism students can have their resumes critiqued and seek career advice during the annual Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Day on March 4. Broadcasters from around the state will visit the Student Media Center inside Bishop Hall to meet students from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-2 p.m. “Broadcasters wantRead the story …

Cellist to Perform Monday in Nutt Auditorium

UM program features solo works for cello as well as pieces that include piano, flute

OXFORD, Miss. – Christine Kralik will perform music by some of her favorite composers during her recital for cello at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Feb. 24) in Nutt Auditorium at the University of Mississippi. “As a cellist, I love being able to play the amazing writing of the Bach Cello Suites,” said Kralik, an instructor inRead the story …

UM Student Named Truman Finalist

Jackson native, student leader Joshua Mannery to interview for scholarship in March

OXFORD, Miss. – Joshua Mannery, a junior at the University of Mississippi, has been named a finalist for the Truman Scholarship, a prestigious award that comes with national recognition for potential as a public service leader and up to $30,000 for graduate school. The Jackson native’s selection from a field of more than 800 applicants meansRead the story …

Melinda Valliant Named Chair of Nutrition and Hospitality Management

New leader brings years of clinical practice, teaching, research and service to evolving department

OXFORD, Miss. – With the University of Mississippi‘s spring semester in full swing, Melinda Valliant is settling in to her new leadership role as chair of the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management. A professor of nutrition and hospitality management and co-director of the Center for Health and Sports Performance, Valliant is looking forward toRead the story …

Pharmacy School Teams with AACP to Host Diversity Institute

UM student pharmacists, faculty, administrators to address issues in health care education and practice

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy will host an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute in January 2021, focusing on critical areas of diversity and their impact on patient care, including race, gender, disability, economic status and other factors. Teams made up of multipleRead the story …

Enabling Great Teachers

Planned gift to establish chair in School of Business Administration

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumnus Bill Fry believes great teachers help nurture and develop great students and leaders. Fry, who earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration from UM in 1980, and his wife, Lee Anne, have designated $1.5 million of their estate as a planned gift that will seed the Bill andRead the story …

College of Liberal Arts Career Fair and Expo Coming April 16

Students can prep for fair with workshops and alumni networking

OXFORD, Miss. – This spring, University of Mississippi liberal arts majors will have free access to resume workshops, mock interview sessions and the advice of College of Liberal Arts alumni – all culminating in the first-ever CLA Career Fair and Expo on April 16.  These prep events are designed to help students, from freshmen throughRead the story …

Cooper Manning to Deliver Journalism Keynote Address

UM alumnus, businessman to speak at school's May 9 graduation ceremony

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate and successful businessman who is also part of a famous football family will be the keynote speaker at the School of Journalism and New Media‘s graduation. Cooper Manning will address graduates at the event, set for 3 p.m. May 9 in the Grove as part of theRead the story …