An Education Beyond Campus

Gift helps students study abroad, supports national, international internships

OXFORD, Miss. – The donor of a major gift to the University of Mississippi hopes to give students increased exposure to different cultures and people as they navigate opportunities to explore new places and professions, thus building a foundation for success and strengthening their empathy for others. UM alumna Diane Triplett Holloway, of Nashville, Tennessee,Read the story …

After 100 Years: Still Making a Joyful Noise

UM Jazz Ensemble celebrating centennial anniversary with Dec. 8 concert in Natchez

OXFORD, Miss. – What do Reader’s Digest, the Lincoln Memorial and the University of Mississippi Jazz Ensemble have in common? They each turned 100 in 2022. The UM Jazz Ensemble will celebrate its centennial with a special performance Thursday (Dec. 8) during the Mississippi Band Directors Association State Band Clinic in the Natchez Convention Center.Read the story …

University Expanding Food Rx Program

USDA awards $500K to assist with providing food for Quitman County residents

OXFORD, Miss. – Nutritionally-vulnerable Quitman County households soon will have access to valuable food supplies, thanks to a University of Mississippi program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA’s Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program has awarded a $500,000 grant to the UM Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement, known asRead the story …

Professor to Advocate for Young Nutrition Professionals

Nadeeja Wijayatunga appointed to board of directors for the American Society of Nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – Nadeeja Wijayatunga, an assistant professor of nutrition and hospitality management at the University of Mississippi, will join the board of directors for the American Society of Nutrition, a leading global authority in nutrition science, for 2022-23. Wijayatunga will serve as the early career representative and past chair of the early career nutritionRead the story …

From Old School to New School

Rivers gift goes toward state-of-the-art accountancy building

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi left its mark on Dr. Careybeth and Marshall Rivers, so, with a gift of $50,000 to the Patterson School of Accountancy, the couple is returning the favor. The family’s gift will help support construction of the school’s new $70 million building planned for the corner of University AvenueRead the story …

Internet Entrepreneur Inspires Students at Fifth Annual REDe Summit

Former CEO shares her success story and life experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Alexis Maybank, founder of Gilt Groupe, shared her struggles and successes with University of Mississippi students as the keynote speaker during the fifth annual REDe Entrepreneurship Summit, held Nov. 10 at The Gertrude C. Ford Ole Miss Student Union. “A career is a very long marathon,” Maybank said. “Don’t measure yourself inRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Sociology Professor Willa Johnson

Memorial service set for Nov. 28 at Paris-Yates Chapel

OXFORD, Miss. – Willa Johnson was undeniably a hero in her own right, championing diversity at the University of Mississippi all while gaining national acclaim for her scholarship and expertise. The professor of sociology, who died Nov. 7, taught for 23 years. She was the first Black woman to rise from adjunct instructor to fullRead the story …

Ole Miss, MSU Cadets Leg 100 Miles for Egg Bowl Run

ROTC students relayed from Starkville to Oxford to deliver game ball

OXFORD, Miss. – ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University relayed the Egg Bowl game ball nearly 100 miles across the northern Mississippi gridiron Monday (Nov. 21) for the 10th annual Egg Bowl Run. The Bulldogs met the Magnolia Battalion at Calhoun City Square, where they passed the ball off beforeRead the story …

Making an Impact Today and Tomorrow

First MacEachern Scholarship recipients express gratitude for donors' assistance in reaching goals

OXFORD, Miss. – After receiving pharmacy degrees from the University of Mississippi and the University of Tennessee, the late Jane MacEachern devoted much of her 39-year professional career to designing and implementing oncology drug trials – research that made a significant impact in the lives of cancer patients. Now, a scholarship established in her memoryRead the story …

Art Historian Awarded Chair of Excellence

Professor widens circle of research and teaching with coming year at University of Memphis

OXFORD, Miss. – Kris Belden-Adams, associate professor of art history at the University of Mississippi, will spend the next academic year teaching and advancing her research into the history and theory of photography as the Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in Art History at the University of Memphis. “I am honored and excited toRead the story …