FedEx Gift Supports University’s STEM Efforts

Donation to UM Science Building Fund honors alumnus Jim Barksdale

OXFORD, Miss. – With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi Science Building Fund, FedEx Corp. has honored Ole Miss alumnus Jim Barksdale upon his retirement as a longtime member of the global shipping company’s leadership team. “Jim was an innovative leader during his tenure at FedEx and went on to serve as anRead the story …

College2Youth Program Offers Health, College Access Outreach in Delta

UM faculty and students organize health and career fairs in Quitman County

OXFORD, Miss. – An interdisciplinary collaboration among three University of Mississippi professors led to the creation of the College2Youth program, an effort to get middle schoolers excited about their educational journey and to teach them healthy lifestyle choices they can share in their community. What was first intended to be a university-led mentorship program developedRead the story …

Alumna Named Phi Kappa Phi Fellow

Fellowship will allow Elaine Smith to pursue medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent University of Mississippi alumna has been awarded a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to study medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Elaine Smith, of Hudson, Wisconsin, was awarded $8,500 by the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Smith, who received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistryRead the story …

2019 Stamps Scholars Setting Records

Thirteen new arrivals are second-largest group; Ole Miss has nation's fourth-largest program

OXFORD, Miss. – With the arrival of 13 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. The 2019 cohort represents the second-largest group of incoming freshmen among the 28 Stamps Scholarship partner universities. The new class also brings the total number of students at UM to 41,Read the story …

Classics Major to Study in Italy

Greta Koshenina receives six scholarships to fund archaeological research abroad

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi classics major soon will study in two Italian cities, thanks to several scholarships she has received for archaeological research. Greta Koshenina is heading to a field season at the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di Murlo, Italy, in July, followed by studies this fall at the Umbra InstituteRead the story …

Following in Their Footsteps

Sistrunk triplets discover paths to health care careers through Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Ann Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk have gone their separate ways for the first time ever. The Springfield, Missouri, triplets and University of Mississippi graduates have been attached at the hip their whole lives, including their time at Ole Miss. Despite three different paths forward, the trio remain connected through their individualRead the story …

UM Graduate Earns Gates Scholarship to Cambridge

Josh Law heads to the United Kingdom to pursue a master's degree

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent University of Mississippi graduate has received a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he will pursue a master’s degree in health, medicine and society. Josh Law, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and religion from UM in 2017, andRead the story …

Making a Tanzania Skype Connection

UM student Matthew Travers wins scholarship to learn Swahili in African nation

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student, who is looking to learn about Swahili culture and find common ground between Swahili and Chinese, has won a Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania. Matthew Travers, of St. Louis, is a sophomore who is double majoring in Chinese and international studies with a regionalRead the story …

Talented Seniors Elevate Work of the McLean Institute

Three Hall of Fame students work to better communities across Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – As undergraduates at the University of Mississippi, Jarvis Benson, Levi Bevis and Blair Wortsmith have helped advance the work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement through the M Partner initiative, North Mississippi VISTA Project and LOU Saves. Recently, each of these graduating seniors was inducted into the UMRead the story …

UM Student Wins Coveted Goldwater Scholarship

Addison Roush is the university's 14th Goldwater Scholar

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi chemistry major who is pursuing research treatment methods that he hopes will eventually combat Alzheimer’s disease has been awarded a prestigious and coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarship. Addison Roush, an Oxford native and junior in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College becomes the 14th Ole Miss student, andRead the story …