Greg Tschumper Wins Top Research Award

Professor known for his research into theoretical and computational chemistry

OXFORD, Miss. – A big year just got much bigger for Greg Tschumper. The University of Mississippi chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry was named the winner of the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award on Friday (April 30) during the spring faculty meeting. Created in 2008, the award is the university’s highestRead the story …

Three Students Selected for Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

UM trio to use Graduate Research Fellowship Program to further explorations

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation fellowships that recognize and support the research-based pursuit of master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Jax Dallas, William Meador and Larry Stokes were selected for fellowships that include three years of financial support through the foundation’s Graduate Research FellowshipRead the story …

Rooming App Take First Prize in Business Plan Contest

Froomie, an app to help find the perfect roommate, wins the Gillespie Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – When Brea Givens transferred to the University of Mississippi as a junior in 2019, she had a difficult time finding a compatible roommate, so she began developing her own app to streamline the process and deliver better results. That led to Froomie, which provides roommate and housing solutions for college students, andRead the story …

UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Austin Wallace and Qing Ivy Li awarded one of nation's most prestigious national scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Two Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College students at the University of Mississippi have been awarded prestigious and coveted Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. Qing Ivy Li, of Oxford, and Austin Wallace, of Southaven, became the university’s 17th and 18th students to receive Goldwater scholarships. Both students are junior chemistry majors. The Goldwater isRead the story …

Greg Tschumper Wins 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Professor internationally recognized for research in physical and computational quantum chemistry

OXFORD, Miss. – Greg Tschumper, professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named winner of the 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for the University of Mississippi, the Southeastern Conference announced this week. Tschumper joined the Ole Miss faculty in 2001, and his research interests are in weak chemical interactions that playRead the story …

Extra-Long Battery Life

UM electrochemist and dean looks back on four decades at university

OXFORD, Miss. – This semester marks the first time in 43 years that Charles L. “Chuck” Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, hasn’t awakened to his 7 a.m. alarm to get ready for a day serving the University ofRead the story …

Chemistry Chair Elected as Fellow of Prestigious Science Association

Greg Tschumper earns rank with American Association for the Advancement of Science

OXFORD, Miss. – Greg Tschumper, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Formed in 1848 to mark the emergence of a national scientific community in the U.S., the AAAS is the world’s largest multidisciplinary scientificRead the story …

Venturing into Vaping

Budding UM researcher pulls back the curtain on e-cigarettes

OXFORD, Miss. – What’s actually in the electronic cigarettes you’ve been smoking as a “safe” alternative to tobacco? With much speculation surrounding the safety of e-cigarettes over the past few years, University of Mississippi junior Nicholas Kruse wanted to determine whether top e-cigarette manufacturers are accurately listing ingredients in the e-cigarette fluid that becomes theRead the story …

Chemistry Professors Receive NSF Award to Explore Lower-Energy Light

Research could lead to better-performing electronic devices, new applications

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi professors have received a more-than-$500,000 National Science Foundation award to further explore using lower-energy light to drive systems that will improve daily life. With hundreds of devices working by absorbing light and then using that energy, instruments that could be improved by the professors’ research include solar cells,Read the story …

Honors College Alumna Wins National Portz Scholarship

Genevieve Verville's research could improve development, effectiveness of new drugs

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent graduate of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Genevieve Verville, a May 2020 chemistry graduate with minors in mathematics, biological sciences and psychology, has been named a 2020 NCHC Portz Scholar. The Montgomery,Read the story …