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 …

Student Co-Directors Work Against Student Food Insecurity at UM

With community support, Kate Reinhardt and Holten Moreno lead the UM Food Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Food Bank provides a discreet and much-needed source for food, hygiene products and more for Ole Miss students and employees each week. Supported primarily through donations, the UM Food Bank provides hundreds of meals each semester. Since the fall semester began in August, the Food Bank, housed inRead the story …

Arielle Hudson Named UM’s 27th Rhodes Scholar

Tunica native becomes university's first African American female to earn coveted scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Arielle Hudson has become the University of Mississippi’s 27th Rhodes Scholar, making her UM’s first African American female to be selected for the prestigious, international scholarship program. Hudson, a senior English education major, was selected after interviews with the officials from the Rhodes Trust on Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham, Alabama. Scholarship recipientsRead the story …

Couple Provides Support for Student-Teachers

Hunt scholarship helps future educators achieve goals

OXFORD, Miss. – Kayla Denton, a University of Mississippi senior from Calhoun City, is completing the student-teacher requirement of her curriculum, helping educate fifth-graders at Grenada Central Elementary School. A scholarship helps offset her education-related expenses. “I’m so grateful to the Hunts for their generosity,” said Denton, referring to the Burl and Clara Hunt TeacherRead the story …

Education Professor Helps Land $1.37 Million Research Grant

National Science Foundation funds science education development project

OXFORD, Miss. – What started as a dissertation has turned into a $1.37 million grant project funded by the National Science Foundation that may help improve professional development for science educators across the nation. Brooke Whitworth, assistant professor of science education at the University of Mississippi, is helping lead this effort, which started with her doctoralRead the story …

UM Student, Alumna Among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists

Arielle Hudson, Chinelo Ibekwe prepare for interview process for prestigious international award

OXFORD, Miss. – An education major at the University of Mississippi and an engineering alumna are both finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Arielle Hudson, a senior English education major from Tunica, will compete for the scholarship during a series of interviews Nov. 22-23 in Birmingham,Read the story …

Education Professor Receives Outstanding College Science Teacher Award

Brooke Whitworth recognized by Mississippi Science Teachers Association

OXFORD, Miss. – Brooke Whitworth, assistant professor of science education at the University of Mississippi, is the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding College Science Teacher Award from the Mississippi Science Teachers Association. MSTA is a statewide nonprofit that supports a network of science educators and aims to promote interconnections between science, teaching and educational resources. Whitworth receivedRead the story …