The University Is Part of the Family

Four Goulet siblings and two parents spend time together at Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. – Yazmin Goulet’s transcript shows she stayed at the University of Mississippi an extra semester to add a minor to her already impressive resume, but the real reason is this: It’s not every day you get to go to college with three of your siblings. “It’s like the university is part of ourRead the story …

Study of How Cancers Spread Promises Treatment Options

American Cancer Society funds UM professor's breast cancer research

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi biomedical engineer is searching for new treatments for metastatic breast cancer using a nearly $800,000 grant from the American Cancer Society. Thomas Werfel, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is exploring the interaction of blood platelets and tumor cells to discover how to disrupt the metastasis of triple-negative breastRead the story …

Gift to Geological Engineering Helps Students ‘Rock On’

Alumnus Stephen Franks cites influence of faculty in shaping his career

OXFORD, Miss. – A gift to the University of Mississippi from Stephen and Kaye Franks, of McKinney, Texas, will enable students to further their studies and launch careers in the geosciences field. The couple’s gift establishes the Jesse Dee and Marjorie Franks Geology Fund within the UM Department of Geology and Geological Engineering. Franks, whoRead the story …

Medical Device Concept Wins Mid-South Business Model Competition

Plaquectomy is a device intended to remove arterial plaque

OXFORD, Miss. – A proposed arterial plaque-removing device, developed by a University of Mississippi mechanical engineering graduate student and founder of Innovative Heart Technologies LLC, was awarded first place in the 2021 Mid-South Business Model Competition. Plaquectomy is designed to safely remove plaque from the arterial walls to create a larger arterial wall volume. TheRead the story …