Students Prep for Careers through Summer Internships

UM Internship Experience Program introduces students to alumni in Atlanta, D.C. and New York

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – This past summer, 15 University of Mississippi students gained valuable career experience through some unique learning opportunities as they tapped into the Ole Miss alumni network in major cities around the country. Because of these connections, some of these students headed off to pitch meetings with UM alumni in New York, networkingRead the story …

From Higher Education, Success Stems

Major gift honors faculty, supports excellence in STEM instruction

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi graduate’s major gift will honor two of his favorite professors while also supporting instruction in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With a gift of $1.5 million, Dr. Rhett Atkinson and his wife, Elaine, established the Doctors Andrew Stefani and Eldon Miller Memorial Chair for STEMRead the story …

ROTC Pass in Review Showcases Future Military Leaders

Cadets, midshipmen and marines from the program gather for review by Chancellor Glenn Boyce

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s ROTC cadets, midshipmen and Marines stood at attention Thursday (Nov. 14) in their crisp uniforms and presented the nation’s colors as part of pass in review, a storied military tradition that gives the commanding officer a chance to inspect the troops.  The event was held in front ofRead the story …

Declining Chirping of Hawaiian Crickets Topic for Science Cafe

Susan Balenger to discuss insects' loss of ability for mating chirp at final meeting of fall

OXFORD, Miss. – The rapidly diminishing ability of male crickets in Hawaii to chirp, which is part of their mating ritual, is the topic of the final Oxford Science Cafe of the fall semester. The monthly event, sponsored by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Office of the Provost, begins atRead the story …

Wi-Fi for Warriors: UM Alumni Help Deployed Soldiers Stay in Touch

Nonprofit organization helps fund internet access, provide streaming for members of military

OXFORD, Miss. – Members of the military make incredible sacrifices when deployed to serve their country, but a group of University of Mississippi alumni wants to make sure that staying in touch with their families doesn’t have to be one of those costs. A group of Ole Miss families have come together to launch Wi-FiRead the story …

UM Named Among Military Times’ Best Colleges for Veterans

Ole Miss lauded nationally for efforts to welcome, support former military personnel

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s efforts to support its thriving community of military veteran students has led to the university being ranked among the nation’s best places for vets to pursue a degree. UM is the No. 53-ranked public university in the Military Times “Best for Vets: Top Colleges 2020.” It’s also one of onlyRead the story …

News You Can Use: Support for Veterans Can Extend Beyond V-Day

ROTC officers offer Mississippians ways to continuously recognize, appreciate military

OXFORD, Miss. – With Veterans Day right around the corner, military experts at the University of Mississippi are offering a variety of suggestions for those who want to honor veterans. And many of those gestures, they say, can continue year-round once the holiday comes and goes. Maj. Seth Davidson, executive officer of the Ole MissRead the story …

‘Welcome Home’: University Opens LGBTQ+ Lounge in Lamar Hall

Fourth-floor facility offers welcoming environment for students to gather

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 31) dedicated a new LGBTQ+ lounge space in Lamar Hall – a relaxing, open area with stylish seating and large windows, which offer an impressive campus view from the fourth floor.  The space, UM’s first dedicated LGBTQ+ area, is the result of five years ofRead the story …

International Fellowship Takes UM Music Professor to Nigeria

George Dor conducts research, collaborates with Nigerian colleagues

OXFORD, Miss. – George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, professor of music and ethnomusicology at the University of Mississippi, had a very productive summer, and his activities promise to pay dividends for his students for years to come. Dor conducted field research, collaborated on academic course design, presented lectures, mentored faculty and students, and performed, all courtesyRead the story …

UM-Manufactured Materials Launched into Outer Space

Nano-reinforced materials to be tested aboard the International Space Station

OXFORD, Miss. – New nano-reinforced materials created at the University of Mississippi left the Earth Saturday morning (Nov. 2) on a journey to the International Space Station. The innovative research materials were part of a payload that blasted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The materials will spend a year orbiting the globe attached to the outsideRead the story …