Morgan Family Gift Supports Faculty, Students

$100,000 will help retain, recruit top faculty to UM College of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumni Kirk and Shelly Morgan, of Lexington, South Carolina, are celebrating the university’s Giving Day with a $100,000 gift to help the College of Liberal Arts recruit and retain top faculty. Of course, the biggest beneficiaries of the Shelly and Kirk Morgan Fund for Faculty Excellence are Ole MissRead the story …

Alumnus Selected for Prestigious Teacher Fellows Program

Christopher Fox among 31 nationwide in 2022 Knowles Teacher Initiative cohort

OXFORD, Miss. – Christopher Fox, a recent University of Mississippi alumnus embarking upon a teaching career at Oxford High School, has been selected for inclusion in a prestigious teacher fellows program. Fox, who earned his bachelor’s degree and doctoral in chemistry from UM, is among 31 teachers nationwide chosen by the Knowles Teacher Initiative forRead the story …

Three UM Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Record-breaking class of honorees awarded for excellence in STEM studies and research

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time at the University of Mississippi, three students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of Lexington, Kentucky, all members of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, have become the university’s 19th, 20th andRead the story …

Riding on Red Blood Cells

Professor's drug delivery research could improve treatment options for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor and her team of researchers are working on new ways to use red blood cells and platelets to transport chemotherapies and other medicines to specific areas of the body, which could greatly reduce patients’ side effects. Eden Tanner, UM assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has beenRead the story …

Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Team with UM Choirs for Concert

Ford Center production features Beethoven's Ninth, 'Ode to Joy'

OXFORD, Miss. – An elegant evening of classical music awaits Friday (March 25) at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The UM Choirs, under the direction of Donald Trott and Elizabeth Hearn, will join with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Memphis Symphony Chorus to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9Read the story …

Scientists to Explore Suicidal Behavior for Brain Awareness Week

March 23 discussion on Zoom looks at efforts to understand and treat behaviors

OXFORD, Miss. – Two neuroscientists and an educator will conduct a virtual discussion on suicidal behavior March 23, as part of Brain Awareness Week at the University of Mississippi. The goal of the Brain Awareness Week is to make brain research and its impact in the society accessible to the general public. Aliona Tsypes, KristinRead the story …

North Carolina Author Set for Annual Howry Lecture

Sharon Holland is renowned for her writings on Blackness and sexuality

OXFORD, Miss. – Distinguished author and lecturer Sharon P. Holland is set to deliver the second annual Howry Lecture in Faulkner Studies at the University of Mississippi. The talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday (March 21) in the Bondurant Hall auditorium. Holland, the Townsend Ludington Distinguished Professor and chair of American studies at theRead the story …

Up for the Count

Mathematics professor Micah Milinovich receives NSF funding for number theory research

OXFORD, Miss. – Numbers are Micah Milinovich’s passion. A respected mathematician, the University of Mississippi professor of mathematics has spent years studying the properties of integers and recently was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to fund his research. Milinovich’s award for “The Distribution of Zeros of L-Functions and Related Questions” supports his research inRead the story …

Jim Weatherly to Posthumously Receive Inaugural UM Medal for the Arts

Alumnus to be recognized for his songwriting contributions April 21 at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The late renowned songwriter and University of Mississippi alumnus Jim Weatherly will be honored with the university’s inaugural Medal for the Arts in an April 21 presentation on campus. In partnership with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Liberal Arts, the UM Department of Music will recognize Weatherly’s legacyRead the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Returns as In-Person Event

Popular event includes diverse lineup of authors and several special functions

Editor’s note: Because of the threat of severe weather across north Mississippi this afternoon and evening, the opening reception at 7:30 p.m. is cancelled. For details on the Future of the South lecture featuring Imani Perry, go to https://www.oxfordconferenceforthebook.com/ or https://southernstudies.olemiss.edu/. The Oxford Conference of the Book will resume as scheduled Thursday morning. OXFORD, Miss.Read the story …