Neuroscientist is Keynote Speaker for Brain Awareness Week

Vanderbilt assistant professor Erin Calipari to address opioid addiction

OXFORD, Miss. – A leading neuroscientist will discuss the impact of opioids and other drugs on the human brain during Brain Awareness Week, set for Feb. 19-21, at the University of Mississippi. Erin Calipari, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the Vanderbilt University Brain Institute, is the keynote speaker for the first twoRead the story …

Biology Professors Receive NSF Award to Study Biodiversity

Funds support research into ecological, evolutionary processes

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi biology professors have received a National Science Foundation award for nearly $800,000 to explore interactions between microorganisms and freshwater mussels in an effort to better understand the Earth’s biodiversity, focusing on how ecosystems function. Colin Jackson, professor of biology, is principal investigator for the award, and Ryan Garrick, associate professor of biology,Read the story …

Scientist Invents Device to Improve Fishery Operations

Design being tested by Gulf shrimpers reduces bycatch of untargeted marine life

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi marine biologist has created a new device that could greatly improve shrimping operations and is putting the device to the test through partnerships with members of the Gulf of Mexico fishing industry. Glenn Parsons, professor of biology and director of the UM Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Research,Read the story …

MOST Conference Offers Unique Insight into College Life, Experiences

Nearly 500 high school seniors participated in UM recruiting and empowerment event

OXFORD, Miss. – As the University of Mississippi’s 2018 Mississippi Outreach to Scholastic Talent Conference came to a close Tuesday (July 17), high school seniors in attendance raved about their three days of pre-college experiences. “With 465 prospective students here, this was the largest MOST conference we’ve ever had,” said Alexandria White, assistant director ofRead the story …

Ten UM Freshmen Receive Omicron Delta Kappa Awards

Honor society recognizes outstanding young leaders and community servants

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi freshmen have been named recipients of Omicron Delta Kappa’s Freshman Leadership Awards. The annual ODK Freshman Leadership Awards, which identify outstanding freshman leaders and community servants, were presented at the organization’s annual induction ceremony in April. Previous recipients have gone on to serve in roles such as AssociatedRead the story …

UM Student Discovers Potentially New Tarantula Species

Andrew Snyder makes find during research trip to Guyana

OXFORD, Miss. – A shiny cobalt blue gleamed in the beam of a flashlight sweeping through the evening darkness of the tangled rainforest in Guyana. Holding the flashlight, University of Mississippi doctoral student Andrew Snyder walked closer to this brilliant blue source, lured by the curiosity twinkling from a small hole in a rotting tree stump. What theRead the story …

Davenport Gift to Support University’s ‘Seat of Knowledge’

UM alumnus designates J.D. Williams Library in estate plans

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi was once known as the campus where everybody speaks. Even today, despite smart phones and ear buds, Ole Miss retains its reputation as a place where professors know students by name and strangers are just friends who haven’t yet become acquainted. That personable atmosphere goes a long way.Read the story …

UM Biology Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

Patrick Curtis is the third faculty member in a year to receive the prestigious funding

OXFORD, Miss. – They say good news comes in threes, and for the third time in 12 months, a University of Mississippi professor has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation. Patrick Curtis, assistant professor of biology, is the university’s seventh CAREER award recipient in the last eight years. Sarah Liljegren,Read the story …

UM Professor Aids in Discovery of New Species of Giant Tortoise

Ryan Garrick among co-authors of peer-reviewed paper published in journal PLoS ONE

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi biologist collaborated as part of an international research team on the discovery of a new species of the Galapagos giant tortoise, findings that are included in the Oct. 21 issue of PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science. Working as part of aRead the story …

UM Chemistry Department Modifies Bachelor’s Curriculum

Undergraduate degree program offers traditional and pre-med emphasis

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi has begun offering two different pathways for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. “Our B.S. in Chemistry degree has been modified to have two tracks for students to choose from,” said Nathan Hammer, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry. “The first optionRead the story …