Paying Support Forward

Daughter establishes Pierce Memorial Scholarship for mom

OXFORD, Miss. – Bettie Pierce often told her daughter Susan that when you are given a gift, you should return the kindness, and the spirit of the gift. University of Mississippi alumna Susan Pierce, of Mandeville, Louisiana, is following that advice by creating the Bettie C. Pierce Memorial Scholarship Endowment at UM. The new scholarshipRead the story …

Connecting History to the Present

Major gift will bolster UM history department research and teaching efforts

OXFORD, Miss. – A $150,000 gift to the University of Mississippi‘s Arch Dalrymple III Department of History has better positioned the department to embrace long-range opportunities, such as supporting faculty with their research and teaching goals. The unrestricted gift, for example, may be used to offset expenses associated with faculty summer writing grants or oralRead the story …

Ethics Bowl Team Wins Mid-Atlantic Championship

Group sweeps regional competition to advance to nationals in February 2020

OXFORD, Miss. –The saying “third time’s the charm” proved to be true for members of the University of Mississippi Ethics Bowl team, which recently won the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional competition. The seven-student group was among 20 teams representing 15 colleges and universities that competed at the November event at the University of North Georgia atRead the story …

Student Gets Immersed in Arabic Culture, Language in Morocco

Isabel Spafford spends summer in North African country as part of flagship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Language and culture can be learned from books or in a classroom, but living them through daily experiences bring both to life. Visiting coffee shops with friends, riding a camel and paragliding all provided valuable insights to help Isabel Spafford expand her understanding of Arabic culture and language. The University of MississippiRead the story …

Providing Opportunities for Student-Athletes

RJ Young president supports Ole Miss athletics with major gift

OXFORD, Miss. – Chip Crunk is no stranger to the University of Mississippi. “I’m up here at least once a month trying to give back, trying to do the right things and help young people better themselves,” said Crunk, president and CEO of the RJ Young Co. of Nashville, Tennessee. The 1987 UM graduate andRead the story …

Women’s Health Startup Takes First Spot at Business Model Competition

Monarch, aimed at improving information about women's health, will advance to regionals

  OXFORD, Miss. – More than 70 student entrepreneurs drew from their experiences and pitched start-up businesses at the fourth annual Business Model Competition Regional Qualifier hosted by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a division of the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration. The Dec. 6 event at the university’s Jackson Avenue CenterRead the story …

Graduate Student Highlights Nutrition Education for Athletes at 3MT

Rebecca Henry takes second place in master's category at annual competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Rebecca Henry, a student in the University of Mississippi‘s Coordinated Program in Dietetics, recently came in second in the master’s category during the Three-Minute Thesis competition hosted by the UM Graduate School. Her research examined a food education and food security intervention with the Calhoun City High School football team to determineRead the story …

Ole Miss Pharmacy Holds Inaugural African American Visit Day

School highlights pharmacy profession with 'Melanin and Medications'

JACKSON, Miss. – When the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy held its inaugural African American Visit Day at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, fourth-year student pharmacist Alisha Nicks saw her vision become reality. Nicks developed “Melanin and Medications,” the theme of the visit day, after seeing the UMMC schools of Medicine and DentistryRead the story …

Teaching with Cutting-edge Technology

UM real estate students gain experience using Argus software

OXFORD, Miss. – A technology gift from the ARGUS/Altus Group of Houston, Texas, to the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration is providing opportunities for students to experience software they may ultimately use in their careers. The recent gift, valued at more than $330,000, is intended to train Ole Miss real estate students toRead the story …

Seed Grants Fund UM Research into Disaster Resilience

Researchers studying air pollution, university responses to natural disasters

OXFORD, Miss. – Exploring thunderstorm asthma and examining how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters are the focus of two new University of Mississippi seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where pollen can break into smaller pieces during severe thunderstorms and cause asthma events. Researchers are collecting and characterizing airRead the story …