UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals

Community, university partners build momentum to advance projects across state

OXFORD, Miss. – With more than a dozen ongoing community-engaged courses and service projects, University of Mississippi faculty, staff, students and community partners are leading a groundbreaking spring semester. The pilot phase of M Partner will address priority projects centered around community health and well-being, economic development, educational initiatives and beautification. All these projects haveRead the story …

A Winter Week in Puerto Rico

Journalism students visit island to produce multimedia reports on hurricane recovery

OXFORD, Miss. – For a week during winter break, University of Mississippi journalism students Brittany Brown and Devna Bose traded the comforts of home for waking up each morning at the first sign of light on an island they had never visited. They were struck by the juxtaposition between the beauty provided by Puerto Rico’s mountains, beachesRead the story …

Learning in the Footsteps of Greatness

UM sophomore, Winona native chosen for Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi student is heading to Virginia this May to study leadership at the home of the country’s first leader, George Washington. Mitchell Palmertree, a sophomore public policy leadership major from Winona, has been selected as a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. The program is a highly selective, six-week institute for 16 risingRead the story …

Honors College Student Receives Barksdale Award

Maureen Maher gets $5,000 to fulfill dream of capturing national parks employees' perspectives

OXFORD, Miss. – A junior psychology major in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi will get to fulfill her dream to visit 12 national parks and interview seasonal workers this summer, all thanks to a prestigious and generous award. Maureen Maher, of Gulfport, was presented the 2019 Barksdale Award duringRead the story …

Acclaim for UM Pianist Draws Worldwide Attention to State, University

New album, London concerts mark notable start of 2019 for Levingston

OXFORD, Miss. – The month of January brought positive attention to the University of Mississippi and the state as Bruce Levingston, internationally renowned concert pianist and holder of UM’s Fant Chair and Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence, received acclaim for his latest album, “Citizen,” and a series of 10 sold-out concerts with two dancers at the Royal OperaRead the story …

An Explorer at Heart, International Student Blazes Unique Path

Elena Bauer embraces expansive opportunities to benefit communities and develop well-rounded skills

OXFORD, Miss. – Elena Bauer never imagined she would live in Mississippi. A dual citizen of Germany and the U.S., she spent her childhood moving back and forth between Europe and the states while her parents – Haitian-American and German – pursued careers in academia. The second-year student in the University of Mississippi School ofRead the story …

Summer Internships Yield Fellowships for Two UM Students

Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall selected for the C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Before last summer, Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall had taken a few classes and worked on a few projects together. Neither of the two University of Mississippi seniors knew that the other had applied for and been accepted into the 2018 summer internship program at C Spire. Stationed in different departments, Bellevue andRead the story …

Estate Gift Honors Family and Friends

Wilsons' planned contribution designed to benefit teaching in UM Honors College

OXFORD, Miss. – Ron and Jody Wilson, of Oxford, want their planned gift to help generate more University of Mississippi courses that will engage and challenge students for generations to come. The Wilsons recently included Ole Miss in their estate plans, offering the university their home as a way to pay tribute to their lateRead the story …

Brisack Makes History as UM’s First Female Rhodes Scholar

Senior from Oxford earns coveted award, becomes university's 26th honoree

OXFORD, Miss. – Jaz Brisack is the University of Mississippi’s 26th Rhodes Scholar, and the first woman in the university’s history to be selected to the elite international academic program.  Brisack, a senior general studies major from Oxford, is the 2018 Truman Scholar for Mississippi and has a long history as a champion for human, civil and labor rightsRead the story …

History Makers: Three UM Students, 1 alumna among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists

Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack, John Chappell, Chinelo Ibekwe set to compete for coveted award

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time ever, the University of Mississippi boasts four 2019 finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships, which draw students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.  Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack and John Chappell will compete for Rhodes Scholarships in meetings Nov. 16-17 inRead the story …