Graduate Student Earns Summer Internship at Library of Congress

Roger Davis Jr. is among 42 selected for distinguished program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi doctoral student has been awarded a prestigious internship this summer as a junior fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Roger Davis Jr., a first-year Ph.D. student in higher education, was among 42 people chosen as junior fellows from more than 700 applicants. “When notified aboutRead the story …

Ralph Eubanks Recognized for Reflecting Mississippi

UM alumnus and visiting professor honored by Mississippi Humanities Council

OXFORD, Miss. – Ralph Eubanks claims he is a nonfiction writer because he is bad at making things up, but his gentle grace in describing the beauty and pain of the landscape of Mississippi needs no fictionalization. The Mississippi Humanities Council has lauded Eubanks, visiting professor of English and Southern studies at the University ofRead the story …

Deloitte, Foundation Endow $1.5M UM Accountancy Chair

Gift helps attract, retain top faculty to renowned program

OXFORD, Miss. – Professional services firm Deloitte and its foundation are expanding support of the University of Mississippi Patterson School of Accountancy with a gift of $1.5 million to establish the Deloitte Foundation Chair of Accountancy. The new chair is funded by contributions from Deloitte partners, principals, managing directors and employees who are UM graduates,Read the story …

Sophomore Speech-Language Pathology Major Wins National Scholarship

Amy-Kate Winter selected by National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

OXFORD, Miss – Amy-Kate Winter, a sophomore communication sciences and disorders major at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as a 2022 undergraduate scholarship recipient by the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. A native of French Camp, Winter is one of four sophomores selected from universities across the country for this highly competitiveRead the story …

Alumna Upholds Family Pharmacy Legacy Through Service

Wilma Wilbanks followed her father's example to a successful career

OXFORD, Miss. – For Wilma Wilbanks, pharmacy runs in the family. Both her father and grandfather were pharmacists along with other family members. This made any family get-together a pharmacy affair. “I think back to Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Wilbanks said. “For every part of the family that was there, there was a drug store represented.”Read the story …

Senior Banking Major Selected as Orrin H. Swayze Scholar

Wyatt Gunter chosen from five finalists for statewide honor

JACKSON, Miss. – Wyatt Gunter, a senior at the University of Mississippi, has been selected as the 2022 Orrin H. Swayze Scholar by the Mississippi Bankers Association Education Foundation and the Mississippi Young Bankers section of the association. Gunter was chosen from applicants across Mississippi to receive the $5,000 scholarship, which is given annually toRead the story …

UM Team Places in Top 4 at National Debate Championship

Warren Debate Union among finalists at event hosted by University of Alaska at Anchorage

OXFORD, Miss. – Debaters representing the University of Mississippi recently were finalists at a national championship tournament hosted by the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Members of the Warren Debate Union earned a Top 4 finalist finish at the league’s inaugural in-person competition. Last fall, a group of British Parliamentary debate coaches from across theRead the story …

UM Band Getting Bigger, Better Practice Field

Chancellor Glenn Boyce announces $3.5 million commitment from the university, donors

OXFORD, Miss. – Seeking to expand and improve outdoor rehearsal conditions, the University of Mississippi is committing $3.5 million to build a bigger, better practice field for its award-winning Pride of the South marching band. Chancellor Glenn Boyce made the announcement late Wednesday (April 27) afternoon at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the PerformingRead the story …

Chemistry Professor, Diversity Official Honored for Student Service

EJ Edney, Eden Tanner earn Frist Award for passion to serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Norris “EJ” Edney, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have been selected as this year’s Frist StudentRead the story …

Engineer’s Research Charting New Waters in Fluid Studies

Wen Wu receives EPSCoR grant to study applications of novel drag-reducing approach

OXFORD, Miss. – Sharks have a built-in drag-reducing system in the scales that line their bodies. A University of Mississippi mechanical engineer is trying to use that same approach to make airplanes go faster and use less fuel, help pipelines pump more oil with less effort and even help doctors treat chronic lung ailments. WenRead the story …