Shirley Crawford Remembered as Adored and Respected Ole Miss Alumna

Longtime staff member leaves her stamp on beloved university

OXFORD, Miss. – In the summer of 1953, Shirley Wagner left Grenada and headed 45 miles northeast to Oxford to enroll as a freshman student at the University of Mississippi. Along with her suitcase, she brought her skills in women’s basketball, the pep she exuded in cheerleading and her “joie de vivre,” as the FrenchRead the story …

Finding Meaning and Resilience Six Months into the Pandemic

UM psychology and disaster studies professor discusses emotional fallout from COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – After passing the six-month mark of coronavirus shutdowns, many people are still struggling to find hope and a sense of meaning in their lives. Much about the virus and how to control it remains uncertain; consequently, rates of depression, anxiety, suicidality and substance abuse are increasing. But even with no end toRead the story …

Asya Branch Continues Making Mississippi History

Booneville senior wants to spread positivity and 'change our country for the better' as Miss USA

OXFORD, Miss. – In a year that already has recorded several record-breaking events, a University of Mississippi senior has added to the list by being the first from Mississippi and first African American Mississippian to win the coveted title of Miss USA. Asya Branch, 22, was crowned the winner of the 2020 national pageant MondayRead the story …

Understanding COVID-19 Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Cafe

UM professor to discuss origins, infection processes of virus during Nov. 17 event on Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The infection processes of the COVID-19 virus are the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Nov. 17 by University of Mississippi faculty researchers. The program will be hosted on Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Joshua Sharp, associate professor of pharmacology and director of the UM Glycoscience Center of ResearchRead the story …

Rendering Remotely

UM theatre and film professor brings drawing course to life via Zoom

OXFORD, Miss. – The ongoing pandemic has brought many challenges for college professors and students, including a remote, online format for many courses. But some, including Jared Spears, instructional associate professor of scenic technology at the University of Mississippi, have discovered that the remote format has produced many positive outcomes. “There have been so manyRead the story …

Ole Miss Hockey Helps Business Students Gain Experience

Team prepares members to succeed in their respective career fields

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s club hockey team made history earlier this year by winning its first South Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference championship. And although the 2020-21 season has been postponed by COVID-19, the team continues to provide opportunities beyond the ice for its members. Like other club sports, the Ole Miss HockeyRead the story …

Young Alumnus Establishes Accountancy Scholarship

Mitchell gift benefits transfer students from community colleges

OXFORD, Miss. – After taking his last exam in 2016 at the University of Mississippi‘s Patterson School of Accountancy, Greg Mitchell stopped by the dean’s office to find out how to give back to a program that transformed his life. Just four years later, the young alumnus has established the Greg Mitchell Community College AccountancyRead the story …

Institute of Child Nutrition Adapts to Continue Training

Center transitioned to offer virtual services nationally in wake of COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – The Institute of Child Nutrition, part of the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Mississippi, has transitioned to offer extensive virtual services so it can continue supporting child nutrition professionals across the country. Historically, one of ICN’s largest outreach efforts has been face-to-face training for child nutrition professionals. The instituteRead the story …

Opera Theatre Offers a Duet of Duet Programs

Actors use safety protocols for dramatic effect in two live performances

OXFORD, Miss. – How do you safely present singers in a live performance during a pandemic? “The old joke would be, ‘very carefully,’” said Julia Aubrey, director of the University of Mississippi Opera Theatre and associate professor of music. The UM Opera Theatre presents a live performance of “It Takes Two: Duets from Opera, OperettaRead the story …

One-Stop Drone Shop Takes First Place in Landshark Tank Competition

Third-year UM law student aspires to solve complex problems with drone usage

OXFORD, Miss. – Nestor Delgado, a third-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law, took first place in the sixth annual Landshark Tank Competition, which was, for the first time, held virtually, on Friday (Oct. 30). The competition is sponsored by the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ole Miss. Delgado, a PascagoulaRead the story …