Two UM Law Students Land Steiger Fellowship

Natalie Lowry and Madison Reightler are spending their summer in state attorney general offices

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi law students are spending their summer in state attorney general offices as part of the prestigious Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Program. Second-year law students Natalie Lowry and Madison Reightler are among some 30-40 students nationally selected for the program, which is in its 17th year. Lowry is completingRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

David Newton's gift will help aspiring pharmacists and teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally. As aRead the story …

Sullivan-González Passes Baton to Next Generation of Leaders

Ethel Scurlock named interim dean of Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College

OXFORD, Miss. – Douglass Sullivan-González is almost as excited to return to the classroom as he is to see the next generation of leaders at the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College put their stamp on the prestigious program he’s spent two decades growing. As he leaves his long-held position as dean ofRead the story …

Raising the Bar

Dean Susan Duncan's gift supports School of Law Fund

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi law student Ethan Booker, of Oxford, is spending his summer working with the Queens District Attorney’s Office-Homicide Unit in New York, an opportunity made possible by support from the School of Law‘s faculty, staff and dean. “The best thing the Ole Miss law school provides its students is anRead the story …

Drilling Down on a Win-Win Collaboration

Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute assists Profile Products in mining, gathering data

OXFORD, Miss. – A joint research drilling project between the Mississippi Mineral Resources Institute at the University of Mississippi and a northeast Mississippi mining company is producing benefits for both partners. MMRI and Profile Products in Blue Mountain are in the middle of the ongoing project, which began in May. Profile Products mines the claysRead the story …

Public Health Programs Welcome First Epidemiologist to Faculty

Victoria Zigmont joins Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management

OXFORD, Miss. – The School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi has hired Victoria Zigmont as the first epidemiologist in its public health and health sciences programs. Zigmont joins the UM Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management from the Department of Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University, where she focusedRead the story …

Conference to Explore Contributions of Mississippi Authors

Annual event includes biographers and friends of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned Mississippi authors William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright are the focus of the University of Mississippi‘s 47th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, being conducted virtually July 18-21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner, Welty, Wright: A Mississippi Confluence,” the virtual international conference includes four days of lectures, panels and other presentations.Read the story …

Friou Legacy Expands

Late alumnus directs $1M estate gift to accountancy school

OXFORD, Miss. – One mother’s decision to send her son to the University of Mississippi launched a college experience that continues to transform the lives of students and the Patterson School of Accountancy – and that fruitful legacy is expanding. The late Roger Friou, of Ridgeland, was that son, and his estate has directed aRead the story …

Graduates Land Careers in Hospitality Management and Technology

Program's alumni shine in the field as industry revs back up

OXFORD, Miss. – The $500 billion global hospitality industry is back in full swing across the country, and two recent University of Mississippi graduates – Amber Schmidt, of Acworth, Georgia, and Taylor Peavey, of Leawood, Kansas – are making the most of the resurging industry across food and beverage and technology sectors. Schmidt started herRead the story …

Social Work Student Turns Tragedy into Advocacy

Robin Minyard uses internship experience to prepare for role in counseling

OXFORD, Miss. – After practicing law for 29 years, Robin Minyard lost both her son and husband to suicide. She left her legal career to become a full-time advocate for suicide prevention and substance abuse disorders. The path to her new career runs through the Master of Social Work program at the University of Mississippi.Read the story …