Opioid Researcher to Deliver 2019 Waller Lecture

Laura Bohn has participated in eight patents related to opioids

OXFORD, Miss. – Laura M. Bohn, professor of molecular medicine and neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute, will deliver the 2019 Coy W. Waller Distinguished Lecture at the University of Mississippi. The Oct. 11 lecture, “Refining Opioid Receptor Signaling to Improve Therapeutic Potential,” will build on her nearly three decades of research into the impact ofRead the story …

TEDx Announces Search for 2020 Speakers

Organizing team plans spring event to challenge and engage audiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Sharing great ideas is the foundation of every TEDx event, and this year will be no exception at the University of Mississippi. The organizing team for the 2020 TEDxUniversityofMississippi event is seeking speakers for the spring event. Over four years, TEDxUniversityofMississippi talks have had almost 40 speakers and videos of the eventsRead the story …

Comicana Explores Broad Range of Real-World Issues

Weeklong UM event focuses on the role of comics and graphic novels in exploring weighty subjects

OXFORD, Miss. – A number of University of Mississippi departments have teamed up for Comicana, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 12) on campus, focusing on the role of comics and graphic novels in offering insight into questions literature often doesn’t answer. The departments of Art and Art History, Classics, English, Philosophy and Religion, and WritingRead the story …

Ole Miss Students to Serve Communities Throughout Mississippi

M Partner prepares for day of service in three communities

OXFORD, Miss. – Some 150 University of Mississippi students will contribute time and service to community projects in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany later this month for the second annual M Partner Community Day. The day of service will take place on Oct. 26 and students can volunteer by clicking here. Meals and transportation will beRead the story …

‘Father of Public Relations’ Imparts Wisdom to UM Students

Harold Burson, one PR's most influential figures, speaks at School of Journalism and New Media

OXFORD, Miss. – Harold Burson, a 1940 University of Mississippi graduate known as the “Father of Public Relations,” visited his alma mater Wednesday (Oct. 3), imparting to students what he’s learned over his remarkable career as a confidante to some of the nation’s most powerful people.  A Memphis native, Burson was an exceptional student, so much soRead the story …

Rediscovering Ramanujan

Mathematician Ken Ono finds inspiration for the future of math in the past

OXFORD, Miss. – How do we save the Earth from the disastrous effects of climate change? There’s no app for that, but there is a theorem – of sorts. “The future of humankind depends on people who can solve complex problems, and for that we need to cultivate science talent,” said Ken Ono, the ThomasRead the story …

Students Examine Nuts, Bolts of Mississippi Manufacturing

Center for Manufacturing Excellence class offers students real factory experience

GREENWOOD, Miss. – The Viking Range plant rumbles on this late summer afternoon with an orchestra of thundering industrial sounds. The clank of punching metal tolls across the airplane hangar-sized space. Forklifts beep as they cruise across the plant’s concrete floor. Voices boom out. Enveloping the dull manufacturing roar is the drone of the massiveRead the story …

Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’

Liam Nieman spends summer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

OXFORD, Miss. – If you want to learn about country music, what better way to do that than to spend the summer in Music City, USA? For Liam Nieman, a University of Mississippi senior who interned at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, for two months, being immersed in what’sRead the story …

Chicago Bulls Broadcaster Teaches at UM Journalism School

Chuck Swirsky works to 'encourage, inspire and engage students' with his experiences

OXFORD, Miss. – An NBA broadcaster who has spent more than two decades in the sports industry and 12 as the radio play-by-play announcer for the Chicago Bulls recently shared his expertise with broadcast journalism classes at the University of Mississippi. Chuck Swirsky, who enters his 22nd season as an NBA broadcaster and his 12th season forRead the story …

UM Director Playing Key Role in Upcoming 2020 Census

John Green serving as vice chairman of Mississippi Complete Count Committee

OXFORD, Miss. – The director of the State Data Center of Mississippi, housed at the University of Mississippi, has been tapped by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve as vice chairman of the Mississippi Complete Count Committee. Bryant established the committee Aug. 7 with Executive Order 1449 and named Giles Ward, former Mississippi senator from Louisville,Read the story …