Teacher of the Year Credits Scholarships for Success

Just four years out of Ole Miss, educator is making a difference

OXFORD, Miss. – Years before she was selected as the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2019-20 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, Hannah Gadd Ardrey was a student with a dream of attending college. A 2013 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Gadd Ardrey has been teaching for five years, all at Lafayette High School and LafayetteRead the story …

Breaking the Mental Health Stigma in Minority Communities

UM student draws on personal journey for series of wellness events

OXFORD, Miss. – When Dale Hall was an undergraduate student at the University of Mississippi, he had to grapple firsthand with the stigma surrounding mental health care. Now, he’s working to create a space for other students to learn about mental health and self-care without worry or embarrassment. “I grew up not being able toRead the story …

Early Childhood Education Center Releases Research Briefs

Briefs highlight the benefits of pre-K and other programs in Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. – The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi has released a set of five briefs that integrate compelling research from internationally recognized experts in child development, brain science, medicine, economics, and more. The briefs, co-authored by Cathy Grace and Melody Musgrove, GCSEL co-directors, are designed to enhance the knowledge of MississippiRead the story …

Doctoral Student Receives Grant for Dissertation Research

Shimikqua Ellis to use funds for Mississippi-focused education study

OXFORD, Miss. – Shimikqua Ellis, a doctoral student at the University of Mississippi School of Education, recently received a $1,500 grant for her dissertation research from the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE Foundation in Baltimore.  Ellis’s dissertation will study how high school English teachers in Mississippi will use the 2017 novel “The HateRead the story …

Higher Education Professor Gets National Student Affairs Award

George S. McClellan honored for contributions to profession, research

OXFORD, Miss. – George S. McClellan, associate professor of higher education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2020 George D. Kuh Outstanding Contribution to Literature and Research Award by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The annual award honors individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to research and scholarship inRead the story …

Faculty Honored for Service at ‘Lift Every Voice’ Celebration

Two professors recognized for work in diversity and inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – With melodious sounds from a gospel choir and inspiring words from a keynote speaker, two University of Mississippi faculty members were honored Monday (Feb. 3) for their exceptional achievements in diversity, inclusion and community engagement. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students attended the annual ‘Lift Every Voice’ celebration, the first event onRead the story …

UM Online Graduate Education Programs Ranked Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News pegs Ole Miss offerings at No. 32 among public institutions

OXFORD, Miss. – U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mississippi among the nation’s best online graduate degrees in education for the second year in a row.  Ranked at No. 32 among public institutions, UM is in the top 10 percent of institutions nationwide and is tied with Ball State University, Georgia State University,Read the story …

Literacy Center Celebrates 11-Year Partnership with Delta School

Dundee Elementary benefits from the support of UM School of Education

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction is celebrating its 11th school year of successful partnership with Dundee Elementary School in Tunica.  Each year, CELI literacy specialists work with Dundee faculty to ensure the more than 200 students at the P-5 school are proficient readers by the end of third grade.Read the story …

Seed Grants Fund UM Research into Disaster Resilience

Researchers studying air pollution, university responses to natural disasters

OXFORD, Miss. – Exploring thunderstorm asthma and examining how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters are the focus of two new University of Mississippi seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where pollen can break into smaller pieces during severe thunderstorms and cause asthma events. Researchers are collecting and characterizing airRead the story …

‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala

OXFORD, Miss. – Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second.  The bag landed on a homemade explosive, and it went off. The next thing Mills knew, he could feel the bare boneRead the story …