School of Engineering Earns National Recognition for Diversity Efforts

American Society for Engineering Education honors Ole Miss with bronze-level status

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Engineering has received bronze-level designation from the American Society for Engineering Education Diversity Recognition Program, the highest level of recognition available in the program. According to the ASEE, the designation means that UM is among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence. “As a pillar of theRead the story …

Food and Nutrition Services Master’s Student Brings Home 3MT Win

Ann Irvin Armstrong's work examines ageism in nutrition

OXFORD, Miss. – Ann Irvin Armstrong, a master’s student in food and nutrition services from Jackson, recently took home the gold for the master’s level category in the Three-Minute Thesis competition at the University of Mississippi. This annual competition asks graduate students to present a compelling, pre-recorded explanation of their research thesis topic and itsRead the story …

Oxford Conference for the Book Goes Online

Sessions go live for 27th event beginning March 8

OXFORD, Miss. – Much like everything else in 2020, the Oxford Conference for the Book, the longest-running event produced by the University of Mississippi‘s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, had to be canceled because of COVID-19 a mere two weeks before the event. This year won’t exactly be business as usual, either, butRead the story …

Scholarship Offers Career Opportunities for UM Students

Insurance commissioner, state senator team up to start RMI fund

OXFORD, Miss. – What student wouldn’t want an opportunity to have a rewarding career right out of college? Especially if a job is all but guaranteed. That’s the inspiration behind a University of Mississippi scholarship created with a combined $50,000 gift from Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, of Vicksburg, and Walter Michel, a state senatorRead the story …

Faculty, Students Represent University at Natchez Literary Celebration

Several UM professors join William Winter Scholars at event

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will be well-represented at the 32nd annual Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, a virtual event set for Feb. 22-27 that is free and open to the public. Ann Fisher-Wirth, a professor of English and director of the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies, and Annemarie Anderson, a Southern studiesRead the story …

Isom Center Celebrates 40 Years of Women’s Studies

UM academic, social support center continues leading with yearlong reflection

OXFORD, Miss. – This year marks 40 years of women’s advocacy, research and education for the Sarah Isom Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi. The official story of women at Ole Miss goes all the way back to the 1880s with the admission of the first 11 female students inRead the story …

Professor Helps Underserved Communities Through Pharmacy

Meagan Brown's work driven by a passion for health equity

OXFORD, Miss. – For Meagan Brown, a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi, serving the underserved has been the driving force in her career. Since joining the UM School of Pharmacy faculty in 2011, Brown has been involved in the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative. The project, funded through a grantRead the story …

Striving for Student Success

College of Liberal Arts welcomes Hope Tulchinsky as success coach

OXFORD, Miss. – Hope Tulchinsky has joined the Center for Student Success and First Year Experience staff at the University of Mississippi as a success coach for the College of Liberal Arts to help students navigate their college experience and beyond. Tulchinsky will serve as an advocate and helper for students to get connected toRead the story …

Intersection of Science and Spirituality Assists UM Students

God at the Speed of Light endowment helps lift financial burdens

OXFORD, Miss. – Years after earning medical certifications in internal medicine, geriatrics and medical management, Dr. T. Lee Baumann turned his years of quantum physics notes into the bestselling book “God at the Speed of Light,” with profits improving prospects for many University of Mississippi students. Baumann first began researching a connection between quantum physicsRead the story …

Music Department Partners with Orchestra for Remote Recording

North Mississippi Symphony, UM music faculty and students combine efforts to produce concert series

OXFORD, Miss. – Among the many benefits of being a music student at the University of Mississippi is a chance to learn from guest artists and performers. This semester, a collaboration between the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the Department of Music is yielding master classes and exclusive access to recording sessions with the professionalRead the story …