Six UM Students Accepted into Rural Physician Scholarship Program

Scholars agree to serve in small Mississippi communities following graduation

JACKSON, Miss. – Four University of Mississippi students and two recent graduates have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. The students are: Katelyn Barnes, daughter of Donna Barnes and the late Scotty Barnes, of Tishomingo, a junior majoring in biological sciences Riley Brown, daughter of OatisRead the story …

Tackling the Forensic Unknowns of 3D-printed Firearms

UM team explores physical, chemical trace evidence to offer new tools for law enforcement

OXFORD, Miss. – In the summer of 2016, Transportation Security Administration screeners at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada confiscated an oddity: a 3D-printed handgun in a man’s carry-on baggage. The plastic gun was inoperable but accompanied by five .22-caliber bullets. The passenger said he had forgotten about the gun and willingly left it at the airport andRead the story …

Three Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors

Trio recognized for research, teaching excellence and reputation

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors – with a combined more than eight decades of service to UM – were appointed Distinguished Professors during the end-of-the-semester faculty meeting Friday (May 10) in Fulton Chapel. The professors are Charles Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and professor ofRead the story …

Three Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Award recipients from departments of Modern Languages, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Biology

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors were honored Friday (May 10) by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching. Heather J. Allen, associate professor of modern languages, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Named after alumni donors Dr. Norris Howell (BS 75) and Lynne Thomas HowellRead the story …

UM Student Wins Coveted Goldwater Scholarship

Addison Roush is the university's 14th Goldwater Scholar

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi chemistry major who is pursuing research treatment methods that he hopes will eventually combat Alzheimer’s disease has been awarded a prestigious and coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarship. Addison Roush, an Oxford native and junior in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College becomes the 14th Ole Miss student, andRead the story …

Two Professors Seek to Improve State STEM Success

Erik Hom, Jonah Jurss receive distinguished CAREER Award from National Science Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi professors plan to use portions of their recent National Science Foundation awards to further STEM education in the state. Erik Hom, assistant professor of biology, and Jonah Jurss, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, each garnered a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, Program Award this semester from the NSF. The awardsRead 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 …

Professor Receives Competitive NIH Award, Peer-reviewed Journal Cover

Saumen Chakraborty's research explores alternate energy, Alzheimer's disease

OXFORD, Miss. – The fall semester was kind to University of Mississippi researcher Saumen Chakraborty, who received a National Institutes of Health award and earned the cover of a scientific journal. Chakraborty, an assistant professor in the UM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded a $317,198 grant from the NIH in September to study a class of enzymesRead the story …

UM Chapter of American Chemical Society Earns National Award

Student group honored for service to national organization, profession

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s chapter of Student Members of the American Chemical Society has been recognized nationally as an Outstanding Chapter for the 2017-18 academic year. The Ole Miss chapter was among 69 schools that received the award, chosen from hundreds of schools that have chapters within the American Chemical Society. “I wasRead the story …

National Chemical Journal Features UM Professors’ Paper

Research explores new class of solvents called ionic liquids

OXFORD, Miss. – A trio of University of Mississippi chemistry and biochemistry professors are cover stars, with their paper landing on the front of the latest issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The professors are Nathan Hammer, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Charles Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of LiberalRead the story …