Rudy Kittlitz Remembers Alma Mater through Generous Donation

Successful chemical engineer becomes major donor to School of Engineering

Since he graduated from the University of Mississippi half-a-century ago, Rudolf “Rudy” G. Kittlitz Jr. (BSChE 57) has enjoyed a long and prosperous career. Not one to forget where he came from, the retired chemical engineering alumnus has become a major donor to the School of Engineering at his beloved alma mater. “For the pastRead the story …

UM Partners with Vietnamese University for Teaching and Research

Agreement facilitates student, faculty exchange and collaborations between institutions

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has entered into a new international partnership with the National University of Civil Engineering in Vietnam for student and faculty exchanges and research collaborations. A formal memorandum of agreement between the two institutions was signed Thursday (May 10) in the chancellor’s office in the Lyceum. This partnership isRead the story …

Infrastructure Experts Talk Resilience during UM Workshop

Meeting brings together state, national infrastructure leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – Experts from around the country recently gathered at the University of Mississippi for a two-day conference on infrastructure resilience. Hosted by UM and the UM School of Engineering, the Infrastructure Objective Resilience Workshop included university and federal experts in engineering, materials science, physical acoustics, geology, journalism, computer science, construction, psychology and hydroscience. More than 80 stakeholdersRead the story …

Development Officer for School of Engineering Sought

Job is posted on two websites

The University of Mississippi Foundation is seeking to fill an opening for a School of Engineering development officer. For more information or to apply, visit:    

New School of Engineering Recruitment Video on YouTube

Students describe close community, experiential learning

Dear Friends,   Please see below for Ole Miss Engineering’s latest video, which focuses on the school’s unique liberal arts-anchored and experiential-learning-enhanced programs, as described by its students.   If you agree with the school’s education philosophy and like the video, please share it with prospective students and their families by forwarding the link, tweetingRead the story …

Mustafa Altinakar Multiplies UM Assets

NCCHE director generates abundance of research and funding

The University of Mississippi’s National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering already was renowned for its expertise in modeling water flow, sediment transport and erosion when Mustafa Altinakar became its director in 2010. But instead of being content with that reputation, Altinakar has pushed the center’s scientists and programs to even greater heights each year.Read the story …

Bennetts Benefit from Ole Miss Engineering

Alumni couple finds love, marriage and careers while earning degrees

David and Arledia Bennett, like many other couples before and after them, found love and happiness through their connections to Ole Miss engineering. “They have an interesting story to tell,” said Kevin Gardner, development officer for the UM School of Engineering. Their tale began when David Bennett (BA 74, BE 83) came from Ripley toRead the story …

Farhad Farzbod Joins Mechanical Engineering Faculty

Newest professor brings creativity, energy to students and colleagues

As technological advances continue, the imaginary line between fiction and reality is being erased. And that’s one of the reasons Farhad Farzbod is an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi. “I looked for academic opportunities in the South and I found Ole Miss,” said Farzbod, who joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty lastRead the story …

Earl Fyke Finds, Shares Fortunes

Electrical engineering alumnus is successful cardiologist, gives back to alma mater

Dr. Frazier Earl Fyke III truly believes it is better to give than to receive. As a long-standing member of the Woods Order, the electrical engineering graduate contributes regularly and generously to the University of Mississippi School of Engineering. A staff cardiologist at Baptist Heart in Jackson, Fyke readily acknowledges his alma mater laid theRead the story …

Family Supports Engineering Scholars

Planned gift encourages students to stay in state, earn engineering degrees

Otho Johnson was a University of Mississippi varsity cheerleader and even in death, he continues to cheer for the university, having established a scholarship that he hoped would encourage students to remain in Mississippi to earn their undergraduate degrees. “The enthusiasm with which he cheered for the Rebels carried over to his support for ourRead the story …