Tom Andre Receives Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Faculty Award

Assistant professor of exercise science recognized for exceptional support and service to students

OXFORD, Miss. – Tom Andre, assistant professor of health, exercise science and recreation management at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the School of Applied Sciences’ 2021 Thomas A. Crowe Outstanding Faculty Award. The award recognizes a permanent faculty member within the School of Applied Sciences who has shown exemplary teaching, research andRead the story …

UM Researcher Provides the Skinny on Normal Weight Obesity

Nadeeja Wijayatunga publishes study of 'skinny fat' health risks in International Journal of Obesity

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes, a normal weight is not as healthy as it seems, and the truth about an overall picture of health may surprise many individuals and even medical professionals. But research conducted by a University of Mississippi professor is helping shed light on a condition known as normal weight obesity. Nadeeja Wijayatunga, anRead the story …

Exceptional Educators

College of Liberal Arts professors honored for excellence in teaching

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts recognized three professors for superior teaching at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Jason Solinger, associate professor of English, is the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Named after alumni donors Dr. Norris Howell (BS 75) and Lynne Thomas Howell (BA 74,Read the story …

UM Student Selected for Medicinal Botany Fellowship

Hayley Prescott's research seeks to improve women’s health

OXFORD, Miss. – Hayley Prescott, a graduate student in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named a recipient of the Anne S. Chatham Fellowship in Medicinal Botany by the Garden Club of America. The fellowship, established in 1997, is administered by the Missouri Botanical Garden. PrescottRead the story …

UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …

Applied Sciences Faculty Member Named Faculty Senate Chair

Daniel Durkin begins his tenure this summer

OXFORD, Miss. – Daniel Durkin, an associate professor of social work at the University of Mississippi, has been named chair of the Faculty Senate for the upcoming three-year term. The Faculty Senate makes recommendations to the chancellor, provost and Council of Academic Administrators on policies affecting the university and provides guidance on such matters whenRead the story …

Pharmacy School Dean Receives Distinguished Service Award

David D. Allen recognized for contributions to the biological sciences

OXFORD, Miss. – David D. Allen, dean of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been named recipient of the George R. Spratto Distinguished Service Award, honoring his vision, service and contributions to the biological sciences and pharmacy education. The award is presented by the Biological Sciences Section of the American Association of CollegesRead the story …

School of Engineering, Rust College Partner for Dual-Degree Program

Students earn degrees from each institution with a five-year course plan

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – With a new dual-degree program, students can pursue mathematics at Rust College for three years and follow up with two years at the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. Four tracks are included in this partnership: biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering and mechanical engineering. Successful students graduate with a degreeRead the story …

Summer Sunset Series Returns to the Grove

Bring your lawn chairs and picnics every Sunday in June

OXFORD, Miss. – Live music is back! After more than a year of canceled events, bands will return to the Grove stage for the annual Summer Sunset Series on Sunday afternoons throughout June. The series, which is free and open to the public at the University of Mississippi, is a communitywide event made possible throughRead the story …

Faculty Members Awarded for Community-Engaged Work

Office of Community Engagement recognizes, rewards projects that emphasize community well-being

OXFORD, Miss. – This year’s Excellence in Community Engagement Awards recognized three organizations led by University of Mississippi faculty and staff that are making a significant impact on the well-being of many in the Lafayette-Oxford-University community and across Mississippi. “The award is to recognize excellence in community-engaged work, particularly projects that have been impactful inRead the story …