UM Education Gives Swedish Graduate Student Confidence

Civil engineering major Torkel Nord Bjaerneman says he's prepared to succeed at any workplace

OXFORD, Miss. – Five years ago, Torkel Nord Bjaerneman came to the University of Mississippi in search of a quality education. The native of Gothenburg, Sweden, who earned his civil engineering degree and is in graduate school, said he feels ready to succeed at any workplace in the world. “I have firsthand experience that theRead the story …

Summer Internships Yield Fellowships for Two UM Students

Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall selected for the C Spire-Nokia Bell Labs Fellowship program

OXFORD, Miss. – Before last summer, Bailee Bellevue and Jake McCall had taken a few classes and worked on a few projects together. Neither of the two University of Mississippi seniors knew that the other had applied for and been accepted into the 2018 summer internship program at C Spire. Stationed in different departments, Bellevue andRead the story …

Vitter Named to National Academy of Inventors

Organization recognizes academic technology and innovation

OXFORD, Miss. – Jeffrey S. Vitter, the 17th chancellor of the University of Mississippi and distinguished professor of computer and information science, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Vitter was among 148 inventors named a 2018 fellow by the NAI, which recognizes and encourages inventors with patents issued from theRead 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 …