Journalism Student Wins Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

Grace Marion selected for fighting censorship in high school newspaper

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student has been selected for a Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award in the journalism category. Grace Marion, a freshman journalism major from Levittown, Pennsylvania, was chosen for fighting against years of school censorship and for publishing her final investigative article about sexual misconduct records. She wrote andRead the story …

Navy ROTC Works to Support Local Veterans

Fundraiser sells shirts to benefit Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Navy ROTC program is hoping to give back to Oxford’s military veteran community with a fundraiser that will raise money to support the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford. “We in the Ole Miss ROTC programs receive a lot of support from (local military veteran) organizations and we think it’s alsoRead the story …

Center for the Study of Southern Culture Gets New Director

Kathryn McKee will be the first woman to lead the groundbreaking center's work

OXFORD, Miss. – For only the fourth time in the 40-year history of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, a new director will take the helm. Kathryn McKee, McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies and associate professor of English at the University of Mississippi, begins her new role July 1. “I am humbledRead the story …

Faculty, Students Supporting NASA’s Mission to Mars Program

Civil engineering professor Hunain Alkahteb, colleagues directly involved in technology development

OXFORD, Miss. – As InSight, NASA’s eighth successful probe to Mars, continues to stream information from the surface of the Red Planet, a group of University of Mississippi faculty and students find themselves directly connected to the space agency’s Mission to Mars endeavor. The university’s Additive Manufacturing Research and Education Cluster serves NASA’s Mission toRead the story …

Lauded Author Brings Home Truth and Compassion

UM professor Kiese Laymon receiving national acclaim for memoir 'Heavy'

OXFORD, Miss. – When Kiese Laymon began working on his memoir “Heavy: An American Memoir,” he was writing to an audience of one. “I wrote that to my mother,” he said. “It was directly addressed to my mom and to my region (Jackson). If anybody outside that region and those people like it, that’s a plus.”Read the story …

An Appetite for Excellence

Restaurateur's gift will help ensure longevity of UM Southern Foodways Alliance

OXFORD, Miss. – When restaurateur Steve Palmer overheard one of his servers say she’d like to buy a home if only she had the down payment, he started a companywide home loan program. “We loan our employees their down payment interest-free,” said Palmer, of Charleston, South Carolina, who has 890 people on his payroll. “WeRead the story …

Forum to Examine Religious Freedom Laws in State

Policy Talks event draws on expertise of faculty, alumni from Department of Philosophy and Religion

OXFORD, Miss. – A panel discussion examining religious freedom laws is scheduled for April 26 at the University of Mississippi. The inaugural “Policy Talks” begins at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall, Room 209. Three UM faculty members and three select alumni will discuss religious freedom laws. A reception will follow the free event in theRead the story …

Nutrition and Hospitality Management Celebrates Student Success

Department recognizes 23 students for academic excellence, leadership at honors reception

OXFORD, Miss. – The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management in the University of Mississippi School of Applied Sciences recently honored 23 students enrolled in its programs of study at an honors reception. Dean Peter Grandjean welcomed friends and family to the April 3 celebration of student accomplishments following a welcome from David Joung, assistantRead the story …

Neuroscience Research Displayed During Poster Competition

Five UM students present award-winning entries at recent event

OXFORD, Miss. – The recent Neuroscience Research Showcase and Brain Awareness Week events at the University of Mississippi included a poster competition that brought out the best and brightest students to shine light on neurosciences and other related fields. Eighteen graduate and undergraduate students presented posters as part of the Neuroscience Research Showcase. Associated seminarsRead the story …

Kinesiology Student Wins National Doctoral Student Award

Scott Dankel honored for excellence as nation's best

OXFORD, Miss. – The American Kinesiology Association has awarded the 2019 AKA National Doctoral Scholar Award to Scott Dankel, a doctoral student in health and kinesiology at the University of Mississippi. “(Dankel) was selected from AKA Doctoral Scholars nationwide as the doctoral student with the most distinguished academic and leadership record,” said Christopher M. Hearon, chair of theRead the story …