Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

David Newton's gift will help aspiring pharmacists and teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally. As aRead 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 …

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 …

Educator Selected for Prestigious English Language Project

Tracy Koslowski is among 200 chosen by State Department to give virtual instruction in China

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi educator has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English language specialist virtual project focusing on integrating critical thinking into the English-as-a-foreign-language classroom in China. Tracy Case Koslowski, associate director of the UM Intensive English Program, was chosen for the program through the RegionalRead the story …

Building on Success, Jumpstart Expands Its Reach

UM-based program focused on training students to teach preschoolers expanding to Jackson, Meridian

OXFORD, Miss. – Jumpstart, a University of Mississippi-based organization that trains college students to teach preschool children from resource-challenged families, is broadening its efforts to ensure the state’s children are well-prepared for kindergarten.  Jumpstart is expanding into Jackson and Meridian as Mississippi fourth-graders posted the nation’s best reading scores in 2019, and all grades wereRead the story …

UM Goes National with Teacher Education Support Program

World Class Teaching Program prepares educators for National Board certification

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is extending the university’s commitment to supporting teacher education to a national level. Based in the UM School of Education, the new World Class Teaching Program 602 assists and prepares school systems and teachers around the country for certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. LaunchedRead the story …

Strengthening Science Education in Mississippi

Gift creates new School of Education position

OXFORD, Miss. – A support fund aimed at helping improve science education statewide has been established at the University of Mississippi by the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access, represented by the Scott County School District. With a gift of $85,000, the consortium created the Advanced STEM Access Program Support Fund. With these resources,Read the story …

Professor Named American Council on Education Fellow

Phillis George among 52 higher education leaders included in prestigious national program

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has been named a 2021 fellow of the American Council on Education. Phillis George, assistant chair and associate professor of higher education, is among 52 college and university leaders inducted into the 2021-22 class of the national academy. Launched in 1965, the ACE fellows program is consideredRead the story …

Faculty, Staff Lauded for Innovation in Inclusion

Diversity Innovator Award given to those who prioritize equity

OXFORD, Miss. – The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi is recognizing four faculty and staff members who are leaders in making campus a more equitable environment for all. The 2021 recipients of the Diversity Innovator Award are Laura Antonow, George Dor, Katie McClendon and Arthur Doctor, who also receivedRead the story …

Keeping Ole Miss Basketball Moving Forward

Cantrell gift names Pavilion entrance for alumni and longtime fans

OXFORD, Miss. – To say Tricia Cantrell is passionate about Ole Miss basketball is an understatement at best. The Memphis, Tennessee, native and Oxford resident grew up a Rebel fan inspired by her father, Ralph Ross, who played center for Ole Miss in the Old Gym, now Martindale-Cole Student Services Center. Visit her home andRead the story …