UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Faculty Senate Chair

Daniel Durkin begins his tenure this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Daniel Durkin, an associate professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, has been named chair of the Faculty Senate for the upcoming three-year term. The Faculty Senate makes recommendations to the chancellor, provost and Council of Academic Administrators on policies affecting the university and provides guidance on such matters whenRead the story …

Pharmacy School Dean Receives Distinguished Service Award

David D. Allen recognized for contributions to the biological sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – David D. Allen, dean of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named recipient of the George R. Spratto Distinguished Service Award, honoring his vision, service and contributions to the biological sciences and pharmacy education. The award is presented by the Biological Sciences Section of the American Association of CollegesRead the story …

School of Engineering, Rust College Partner for Dual-Degree Program

Students earn degrees from each institution with a five-year course plan

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – With a new dual-degree program, students can pursue mathematics at Rust College for three years and follow up with two years at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Four tracks are included in this partnership: biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering and mechanical engineering. Successful students graduate with a degreeRead the story …

Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bring your lawn chairs and picnics every Sunday in June

OXFORD, Miss. – Live music is back! After more than a year of canceled events, bands will return to the Grove stage for the annual Summer Sunset Series on Sunday afternoons throughout June. The series, which is free and open to the public at the University of Mississippi, is a communitywide event made possible throughRead the story …

Faculty Members Awarded for Community-Engaged Work

Office of Community Engagement recognizes, rewards projects that emphasize community well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – This year’s Excellence in Community Engagement Awards recognized three organizations led by University of Mississippi faculty and staff that are making a significant impact on the well-being of many in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and across Mississippi. “The award is to recognize excellence in community-engaged work, particularly projects that have been impactful inRead the story …

Enriching Educational Experience

CoStar real estate software gift provides students with professional insights

OXFORD, Miss. – Real estate students at the University of Mississippi have access to information available only to industry professionals, thanks to a gift from the CoStar Group, a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the technology company has donated 50 licenses to the School ofRead the story …

Donna Strum Named Interim Dean of School of Pharmacy

Associate provost will assume role starting July 1

OXFORD, Miss. – Donna Strum, associate provost and professor of pharmacy administration at the University of Mississippi, will serve as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and executive director of the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, effective July 1. Strum steps in for Dean David D. Allen, who has been named president of theRead the story …

Ralph Eubanks Receives Harvard Radcliffe Honor

UM professor and author plans to use fellowship to write a book examining the Delta

OXFORD, Miss. – Walking your dog can be a routine event, or it could be the exact time someone calls your cellphone from a prestigious university sharing the exciting news that you’ve been named a 2021 fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. W. Ralph Eubanks, who received word he is the Carl and Lily PforzheimerRead the story …

Sociology Graduate Student Gets National Science Foundation Internship

Yasmin McLaurin to spend summer working with program to stimulate competitive research

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi sociology graduate student will spend 10 weeks this summer assisting a National Science Foundation program in developing a communication strategy. Bay Springs native Yasmin McLaurin, who is pursuing a master’s degree in sociology, was selected last month to be an intern with the NSF through the Quality EducationRead the story …