UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals

Community, university partners build momentum to advance projects across state

OXFORD, Miss. – With more than a dozen ongoing community-engaged courses and service projects, University of Mississippi faculty, staff, students and community partners are leading a groundbreaking spring semester. The pilot phase of M Partner will address priority projects centered around community health and well-being, economic development, educational initiatives and beautification. All these projects haveRead the story …

Film Professor Makes International Debut

Sarah Hennigan heads to New Zealand for screening at Maoriland Film Festival

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the most recent additions to the University of Mississippi’s Department of Theatre and Film faculty is already making great strides – across an ocean and into another hemisphere. Sarah Hennigan, assistant professor of film production, is on her way to New Zealand for the international premiere of her short filmRead the story …

Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss

UM professors Dao Nguyen and Thái Hoàng Lê both won gold medals at Math Olympiad

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the first known uses of mathematics was 37,000 years ago when someone in the Lebombo Mountains between South Africa and Swaziland carved 29 marks into a bone from a baboon’s thigh to count something. Ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans and Greeks also made advancements to the science of math, many ofRead the story …

Couple’s Gift Highlights Research of Liberal Arts Professors

Sanford and Susan Thomas establish UM award endowment

OXFORD, Miss. – Sanford and Susan Thomas, of Memphis, Tennessee, have made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Mississippi, establishing a faculty research award endowment in the College of Liberal Arts that reflects the value they place on academics. The Sanford and Susan Thomas Senior Professor Research Award Fund will provide annual supportRead the story …

Annual Awards Program Honors UM Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 32nd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program last month in Jackson. Edward Elam Miller, a senior from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, who is majoring in public policy leadership, and Megan Poirrier Ladner, assistant professor of occupationalRead the story …

Emily Wagster Pettus to be Honored with 2019 Silver Em

Longtime legislative reporter to receive university's highest award in journalism

OXFORD, Miss. – Between 2003 and 2014, U.S. newspapers lost 35 percent of their statehouse reporters, a percentage slightly higher than newspaper staffing nationwide, the Pew Research Center reports. As news staffs shrink across the country, state government reporters have become an endangered species. Those who remain in the role understand the importance of theirRead the story …

Music Major Blends Experiences of International and Hometown Student

South Korean native Jiwon Lee grew up on Ole Miss campus

OXFORD, Miss. – Jiwon Lee is not your typical international student at the University of Mississippi. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Lee arrived in Oxford as an infant. Her father, Jongbok Lee, and mother, Aeran Moon Lee, were attending UM in the late ’90s, so the family moved to Oxford. Jiwon Lee learned to speak English –Read the story …

Aliens are Coming to March Edition of Science Cafe

UM chemistry professor Ryan Fortenberry to discuss molecules from deep space

OXFORD, Miss. – The detection and possible impact of alien molecules from deep space are the topic for a monthly public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The spring semester’s third meeting of the Oxford Science Cafe is set for 6 p.m. Mar. 19 at Uptown Coffee, 265Read the story …

History Professor Lands Humanities Fellowship

Lindgren-Gibson first Ole Miss historian to receive honor from the University of Rochester

OXFORD, Miss. – Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, an assistant professor of history at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a research fellowship from the University of Rochester, which funds a year of workshops, programs, research and biweekly Humanities Center seminars. Lindgren-Gibson said she was absolutely delighted when she found out she received this fellowship. “It’s an honor toRead the story …

Music Faculty and Students Head to the College of Charleston

Trip to include performances, a master class and professional networking opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – When Nancy Maria Balach, associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi and artistic director of Living Music Resource, gets to South Carolina this weekend, she’s going to hit the ground running. Balach and two Ole Miss music majors, Maddi Jolley, a master’s student in vocal performance from Paris, Texas, andRead the story …