Operation Immunization Brings Flu Shots to Ole Miss Community

Student pharmacists will offer drive-thru flu shots on select dates

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi chapter of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists is conducting its annual Operation Immunization to provide flu shots to the Ole Miss community. Operation Immunization is an immunization awareness campaign designed to increase the public’s knowledge while increasing the number of adults receiving immunizations. “With fluRead the story …

Scholarship Honors Alumna and Her Fight Against Cancer

MacEacherns establish endowment in memory of wife, mother

OXFORD, Miss. – Armed with a University of Mississippi education, School of Pharmacy alumna and cancer survivor Jane MacEachern devoted her professional career to the fight against cancer through research and drug trials. To pay tribute to their late wife and mother, Doug MacEachern and his son, Taylor MacEachern, have created the Jane B. MacEachernRead the story …

Degrees in Hand

UM staff members earn degrees as Red and Blue Graduates

OXFORD, Miss. – As operations coordinator for the University of Mississippi‘s Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Ronica Turner works hard to ensure the success of the center’s students, faculty and staff. And over the past few semesters, outside of her work duties making sure the center runs smoothly, she also pursued her bachelor’s degreeRead the story …

Honors College Triplets Treasuring Their UM Experience

Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner are 1848, Merit and Herb Dewees Alumni scholars

OXFORD, Miss. – For Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner, love for the University of Mississippi has always been a family affair. “We grew up loving Ole Miss from the cradle,” said Alexandra Ladner, the youngest of the triplets who are all freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. “Our parents used Ole Miss bootiesRead the story …

UM Researchers Working on Nasal Spray to Block COVID-19

Early tests show spray effective in blocking virus from attaching to cells

OXFORD, Miss. – A team of researchers, including faculty from the University of Mississippi schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, are developing a treatment that could be effective at preventing COVID-19. The good news is that it’s something that you can easily carry in your bag. The treatment would take the form of a nasal sprayRead the story …

Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing Announces Fiction Shortlist

Partnership with Oxford Conference for the Book aids mission to celebrate authors, books and reading

OXFORD, Miss. – The judges for the Willie Morris Awards for Southern Writing have announced their 2019 fiction shortlist. The three finalists for this year’s prize are Chanelle Benz, for “The Gone Dead”; Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, for “The Revisioners”; and De’Shawn Charles Winslow, for “In West Mills.” The Willie Morris Awards are administered by the Department of Writing and Rhetoric atRead the story …

The COVID-19 Cohort

Recent UM graduates enter medical school during a global pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – This summer, 104 members of the University of Mississippi class of 2020 are entering medical school during a historic time, a global pandemic of COVID-19. Because of safety protocols, they’re missing out on milestone events, such as the traditional white coat ceremony, when new medical students get a white coat and reciteRead the story …

Researchers, Clinicians Help Improve Lives for Stuttering Community

Faculty-student team examines self-disclosure and stuttering phenomenon

OXFORD, Miss. – Between 5 percent and 10 percent of all children stutter at some phase of their lives, according to estimates by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Faculty and student researchers in the University of Mississippi Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are investigating ways to help people of allRead the story …

Kiese Laymon Named Fellow at Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies

Acclaimed author, UM English professor joins history of influential thinkers in prestigious fellowship

OXFORD, Miss. – Kiese Laymon, a celebrated author and the Hubert H. McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a 2020-21 fellow at the Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study, part of Harvard University. Established in 1960, the fellowship is granted to scholars at the forefront ofRead the story …

New Recordings Show Strengths, Interests of Music Faculty

Albums offer varied takes on collaboration

OXFORD, Miss. – For faculty members at the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Music, balancing teaching, research, and advising with professional music careers is a way of life. Many professors travel to perform and teach, and quite a few are standing members of ensembles around the country. Two of these faculty members – flutist NaveRead the story …