CME Director Sharing Musical Skills in Virtual Concert

Ryan Miller to appear in Leadership Mississippi 'Conquering COVID Through Music'

Editor’s note: The Mississippi Economic Council has postponed this event. A new day/time has not been announced. OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi staff member whose guitar and vocal talents have made him popular on social media is among four Leadership Mississippi alumni performing in a virtual concert set for Thursday (July 2). RyanRead the story …

UM Manufacturing Face Shield Headbands for Health Care Workers

Center for Manufacturing Excellence, IDEAlab producing physical protection equipment for hospital

OXFORD, Miss. – In an effort to support local health care workers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, two University of Mississippi units are using 3D printers to produce personal protective gear that is in short supply. The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence and the IDEAlab in the J.D. Williams Library are printing face shieldsRead the story …

SpaceX Veteran Joining UM to Connect Engineering School with Industry

Darin Van Pelt takes position with university after almost 20 years in aerospace industry

OXFORD, Miss. – Darin Van Pelt (BSME 01) has joined the University of Mississippi as director of engineering engagement, focusing on industry engagement for the School of Engineering and working closely with the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, or CME. Van Pelt spent more than 18 years working in aerospace engineering, most recently as a co-founder of ABL SpaceRead the story …

Freshman Out to Leave a Legacy at UM

Next-Generation Rebels: With majors in international studies and chemical engineering, Leah Timmons honors father's memory

OXFORD, Miss. – With every step of Leah Timmons’ journey at the University of Mississippi comes a reminder of the words of encouragement her father left her years ago. “Being an only child, I’ve always been extremely close to my parents, especially my dad,” said Timmons, a freshman from Saltillo majoring in international studies andRead the story …

Students Examine Nuts, Bolts of Mississippi Manufacturing

Center for Manufacturing Excellence class offers students real factory experience

GREENWOOD, Miss. – The Viking Range plant rumbles on this late summer afternoon with an orchestra of thundering industrial sounds. The clank of punching metal tolls across the airplane hangar-sized space. Forklifts beep as they cruise across the plant’s concrete floor. Voices boom out. Enveloping the dull manufacturing roar is the drone of the massiveRead the story …

Working for a Better Mississippi – One Cup of Coffee at a Time

UM students assist nonprofit with manufacturing challenge

OXFORD, Miss. – Eddie Carr wasn’t searching for another manufacturing class project for his University of Mississippi students, but he walked into one that has allowed his students to help a small north Mississippi nonprofit. An extension service instructor at the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at UM, Carr had some extra time earlier this fall afterRead the story …

American Politics Focus of New Center Named for Haley Barbour

First classes of Center for the Study of American Politics to be taught in upcoming term

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi soon will be home to a bipartisan center named after alumnus Haley Barbour, a major architect of national politics who served two terms as governor of Mississippi. On Thursday (Oct. 18), the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the creation of the Haley Barbour Center for the StudyRead the story …

University Endowment Builds to All-time High of $715 Million

Strong investment returns, generosity of alumni and friends spurs growth

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high of $715 million, thanks in part to the seventh consecutive year of new gifts of $100 million or more. Private support totaled more than $115.8 million from 30,332 donors, giving the university essential resources to continueRead the story …

Mississippi Universities Provide Key Support for Automotive Industry

UM Center for Manufacturing Excellence praised by automakers for providing skilled graduates

OXFORD, Miss. – The automotive industry serves as a key driver in the state’s economy. More than 200 automotive manufacturers employ 20,000 workers, with annual vehicle production in the state exceeding 500,000. Several university programs are helping the industry grow and flourish in the state. The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the UniversityRead the story …

Ten UM Freshmen Named 2017 Stamps Scholars

Students exemplify best of scholarship, community service and leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten members of the 2017 freshman class at the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have the distinction of being Stamps Scholarship recipients. This year’s cohort consists of Kennedy Cohn of Incline Village, Nevada, Madeline Cook of Flowood, Victoria “Tori” Gallegos of Chicago, Harrison McKinnis of Madison, J.R. Riojas ofRead the story …