Six Freshmen Receive ODK Leadership Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding skills and community involvement

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi students are recipients of the annual Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Awards. The honors were created in 2010 to identify and recognize outstanding freshman leaders and community servants. Although the society was unable to present this year’s awards in person, each recipient was personally congratulated and featured onRead the story …

Social Networking Concept Named Gillespie Winner

DaisNotes takes top spot in 16th annual business plan competition awards

OXFORD, Miss. – An academic social network that allows students to connect with other students in their classes took first place at the recent Gillespie Business Plan Competition at the University of Mississippi. DaisNotes LLC – co-founded by Kyle Herbert, from Metairie, Louisiana, and Nicholas Neilson-Slabach, of Fort Worth, Texas – targets students for note-sharingRead the story …

Ole Miss Pharmacy Ranked Top 25 in Nation

National rankings in academics, research funding highlight school's recent accomplishments

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy once again ranked in the top 25 nationally in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report survey of best pharmacy schools. UM tied at No. 23 among public institutions and No. 24 overall in the most recent release. The rankings are based on peer assessmentsRead the story …

Trott Puts Years of Experience into Book

Director of UM Choirs creates essential guide for choral conductors

OXFORD, Miss. – Donald Trott’s new book is full of information and resources, and his ability to curate and share it results from his long career directing choirs of all kinds. It’s wisdom he wishes he’d had in his early years. “The idea for this book has been there awhile,” said Trott, professor of musicRead the story …

Support for STEM Students

Named endowment memorializes couple, benefits UM freshmen

OXFORD, Miss. – A gift to the University of Mississippi will provide scholarships for mathematics and chemistry majors while memorializing the 55-year marriage of a couple who met over breakfast on the Oxford campus. Established with a gift of $250,000, the Millie Nichols and Orga V. Craig Memorial Scholarship Endowment will benefit freshmen seeking degreesRead the story …

Faculty Member Honored as Outstanding Dietetics Educator

Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recognizes Janie Cole for contributions to the field

OXFORD, Miss. – Janie Cole, a registered dietitian, nutritionist and director of the Coordinated Program in Dietetics at the University of Mississippi, has been named the state’s 2020 Outstanding Dietetics Educator. This award, given by the Mississippi Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognizes the teaching, mentoring and leadership activities of faculty in accredited dietetics educationRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Awarded Grant to Study Neuroregeneration

Research by Biomolecular Sciences faculty could help treat brain and spinal injuries

OXFORD, Miss. – Vitor H. Pomin, a professor in the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has received a grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to investigate the molecular details and potential active compounds in the process of neuroregeneration. Pomin, assistant professor of pharmacognosy, will seek to better understand the biochemicalRead the story …

Grant to Help Expand Environmental Studies Program

UM English professor receives National Endowment for the Humanities funding

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi English professor will direct a multidisciplinary National Endowment for the Humanities grant to help further the university’s interdisciplinary minor in environmental studies. Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the university’s environmental studies minor, is principal investigator for the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Humanities Connections Planning Grant. GrantsRead the story …

Cathead Makes Major Gift to Southern Foodways Alliance

Gift honors SFA's efforts on behalf of restaurant industry during pandemic and beyond

OXFORD, Miss. – The Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi has received a major gift from the founders of Mississippi-based Cathead Distillery, whose efforts during the COVID-19 crisis are making statewide impact. The $75,000 gift from Cathead owners Austin Evans and Richard Patrick will support the writing, editing and sharing of 15 essaysRead the story …

Two International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Flagship students selected for prestigious award

OXFORD, Miss. – Two students in the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are among the latest recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. Gabe Menchaca, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been accepted into 2020 Fall Chinese Language Flagship Capstone Program in Monterey, California. Caleb Ray, ofRead the story …