Senior Named to Time Magazine’s "30 for 2030"

Bobby Hudson III, a public policy major from Gulfport, makes list of 'a generation creating change'

OXFORD, Miss. – For his advocacy work in the north Gulfport community where he grew up, a standout University of Mississippi senior has made Time magazine’s list of “A Generation Creating Change.” Bobby Hudson III, a public policy leadership major, is featured in Time as one of its “30 in 2030: A Generation Creating Change.”Read the story …

Creating Opportunities for Student-Athletes

Kings’ gift to help upgrade athletics facilities at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – A $250,000 gift from Denny and Faye King to the University of Mississippi will help upgrade facilities for student-athletes. A longtime donor to the university, King said he feels “an obligation and desire to share (his) good fortune with Ole Miss.” A graduate of the School of Business Administration, King lives inRead the story …

UM Student Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Brigitte Lewis' research could stimulate awareness of erased histories

OXFORD, Miss. – A graduate of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Brigitte A. Lewis, who graduated summa cum laude in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in African American studies and English, and minors in in creative writing andRead the story …

Researchers Study Cannabis Pain Relief with $1.37 Million Grant

Pharmacy faculty use NIDA support to examine reducing HIV-related pain and inflammation

OXFORD, Miss. – Three researchers from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have been awarded a $1.37 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as their research focuses on reducing HIV-related pain through cannabis. Nicole Ashpole, Mahmoud ElSohly and Jason Paris are screening and identifying the compounds found in cannabis that mayRead the story …

UM Community Remembers Former Journalism Educator Nancy Dupont

Professor's influence and steady guidance stretched to all corners of campus and around the world

OXFORD, Miss. – Colleagues and former students are mourning the death of Nancy McKenzie Dupont, who died Dec. 25, just a few months after her retirement from the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media. In her 15 years at the university, the professor emerita touched the lives of countless students and contemporaries,Read the story …

Improving the Well-Being of Mississippi Children

University receives grant to expand preschool curriculum

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has received more than $1 million to further fund an initiative in Mississippi preschool programs that promotes social and emotional learning in children and could boost their overall well-being. The $1,025,492 grant is from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, an independent, private foundation that works with communities to createRead the story …

Remembering Roger M. Flynt Jr.

UM law endowment pays tribute to longtime telecommunications executive

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Roger M. Flynt Jr. loved the University of Mississippi and its law school, crediting his education there for much of his enduring success. As a testament to his life, his wife, Gaye Flynt, of Oxford, has established the Roger Flynt Memorial Law Endowment. The endowment is unrestricted, meaning it canRead the story …

Raven Leilani Named Grisham Writer-in-Residence

Prize-winning author to teach course, lecture during spring 2022 semester

OXFORD, Miss. – Author Raven Leilani, winner of several prestigious awards, will be the John and Renee Grisham Writer-in-Residence next spring at the University of Mississippi. Leilani’s work has been published in Granta and The Yale Review literary journals and The Cut, a blog hosted by New York magazine, among other publications. She is aRead the story …

Supporting Legal-Minded Business Majors

Sulser Scholarship helps Ole Miss students considering law degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – One way to build a successful career in the legal profession is to start by laying a firm foundation based on business knowledge. This formula worked for Floyd Sulser Jr. during his higher education journey at the University of Mississippi in the late 1960s and early ’70s. A half-century later, he andRead the story …

Two Students Awarded Independent Pharmacy Grant

Hayden Wooldridge and Lindsey Simmerman plan for future in community pharmacy

OXFORD, Miss. – Hayden Wooldridge and Lindsey Simmerman, students in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, have been selected as recipients of the EPIC Pharmacies student grant program. A network of 1,500 independently owned pharmacies, EPIC Pharmacies annually awards the grants to students who plan to practice independent pharmacy after graduation. Wooldridge is aRead the story …