Gift Supports Business Students, Student-Athletes

UM alumnus supports budding entrepreneurs, athletics support programs

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student-athletes and business students will benefit from recent gifts made by alumnus Steve Rowell, of Brandon. Rowell’s gift stemmed from two thoughts: He was concerned about the impact the pandemic has had on Ole Miss athletics programs. Also, he knows firsthand that starting a business can be challenging andRead the story …

Doctoral Student Studies Effects of COVID-19 on School Meal Programs

Kritika Gutpa to present TEDx talk at March 9 event

OXFORD, Miss. – Kritika Gupta first learned about the potential of nutrition when she began studying nutrition and dietetics for her undergraduate degree in Phagwara, India. A second-year doctoral student in the nutrition and hospitality management program at the University of Mississippi, Gupta is using her knowledge in community nutrition to explore resilience in schoolRead the story …

Alumna Blends Love for Nutrition with Health Care in Fruitful Career

Leslie Berryhill begins new role as a clinical nutrition manager

OXFORD, Miss. – Leslie Berryhill, an alumna of the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences, continues to advance in her career in clinical dietetics as she begins a new role as a clinical nutrition manager with Ochsner Health System. Previously, Berryhill was the lead registered dietician for a level four Neonatal Intensive Care UnitRead the story …

Health Care Law Expert to Deliver Hartman Lecture

Alice P. Mead specializes in issues around production of medicinal cannabis

OXFORD, Miss. – Alice P. Mead, senior adviser for Greenwich Biosciences, will deliver the annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on Friday (March 5) via Zoom webinar. The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy is hosting the free virtual event at noon, and the Zoom link can be found at https://pharmacy.olemiss.edu/events/. Mead, whose work focusesRead the story …

Adjunct Professor Supports RMI Program

Gift will help UM business school attract, retain world-class faculty

OXFORD, Miss. – As a freshman, Van Hedges followed in his older brothers’ footsteps by majoring in electrical engineering at the University of Mississippi, but the Water Valley native soon discovered that he should really be majoring in business. After graduating in 1975 with an undergraduate degree in business administration, Hedges earned a Master ofRead the story …

Applied Gerontology Students Begin First Internships

Interns get close-up look at how assisted living facilities operate and provide care for residents

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi seniors Brett Bagus and Clark Ross are the first students from the new applied gerontology program to begin their multi-rotation internship with The Blake at Oxford, an assisted living and memory care facility There, they will gain valuable practical experience, develop leadership skills and engage in community-based service activitiesRead the story …

Brian Foster to Give UM Humanities Lecture March 8

Sociology and Southern studies professor named university's Humanities Teacher of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – Brian Foster, who was named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year for the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture next month. Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern studies, is planning his Humanities Council lecture “I Don’t Like the Blues: A Lesson on Listening,” virtually at 4 p.m. March 8. ToRead the story …

A ‘Gentle Insistence on Excellence’

Nancy Dupont to retire from UM School of Journalism and New Media after spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – At the end of the spring semester, Nancy Dupont retires from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. She has been a vital part of the school since 2006, teaching across a wide swath of the curriculum and playing a critical role in the growth and achievements of theRead the story …

Their Judicial Dreams Affirmed

Three alumni appointed as U.S. District Court judges share career lessons, talk UM's role in success

OXFORD, Miss. – Though they’ve all taken very different routes to get there, three University of Mississippi alumni find themselves as new U.S. district court judges with the awesome responsibility of upholding the nation’s laws. Judge Cory T. Wilson, of Flora, is serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Judge Kristi H.Read the story …

School of Engineering Earns National Recognition for Diversity Efforts

American Society for Engineering Education honors Ole Miss with bronze-level status

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Engineering has received bronze-level designation from the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program, the highest level of recognition available in the program. According to the ASEE, the designation means that UM is among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence. “As a pillar of theRead the story …