Seed Grants Fund UM Research into Disaster Resilience

Researchers studying air pollution, university responses to natural disasters

OXFORD, Miss. – Exploring thunderstorm asthma and examining how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters are the focus of two new University of Mississippi seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where pollen can break into smaller pieces during severe thunderstorms and cause asthma events. Researchers are collecting and characterizing airRead the story …

Business Law Fellowship Offers Unique Opportunities for Students

Major businesses team with school to train future leaders

OXFORD, Miss. – Several of the state’s largest corporations have partnered with the University of Mississippi School of Law in supporting the Business Law Institute’s new Business Law Fellowship, which is taking the top-ranked program to a whole new level. Launched this summer, the Business Law Fellowship Program gave 10 first-year UM law students aRead the story …

‘Tough as They Come’

Bestselling author and wounded soldier Travis Mills, UM students honored at Veterans Alumni Gala

OXFORD, Miss. – Travis Mills, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army’s fabled 82nd Airborne, was on patrol in Afghanistan one day in 2012 when he sat his backpack down for a second.  The bag landed on a homemade explosive, and it went off. The next thing Mills knew, he could feel the bare boneRead the story …

Entergy Mississippi Commits Support to Law School

Strong relationship benefits corporation, students and state

OXFORD, Miss. – In the business world, Entergy Mississippi’s generous support of the University of Mississippi School of Law is called a win-win. Entergy Mississippi has provided $125,000 to establish and contribute to scholarship endowments honoring U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and Robert Grenfell. Additionally, the corporation is supporting a new partnership with the school’s nationallyRead the story …

UM Enrolls Next Generation of Future Leaders Across Six Campuses

Oxford campus records its highest retention rate ever

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi enrolled 22,273 students across its six campuses for fall 2019, based on the official census figure captured Nov. 1. UM continues to attract a geographically diverse student body, with students from all 82 counties in Mississippi, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 88 countries around theRead the story …

National Sea Grant Law Center Launches Shellfish Aquaculture Podcast

Series produced at UM School of Law tackles 'who, what, where and why' of industry

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law has launched a shellfish aquaculture podcast. The eight-episode “Law on the Half Shell” podcast is part of a National Sea Grant College Program-funded collaboration to examine impediments to shellfish aquaculture across the United States. Kerrigan Herret, a studentRead the story …

UM Named Best Regional Law School for Black Students

Designation comes in guide published by Lawyers of Color

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Law has been named a Best Regional Law School for Black Students in the third edition of the Black Student’s Guide to Law Schools & Firms, published by Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Lawyers of Color. “Because studies have shown African Americans have different legal career trajectories than theirRead the story …

National Sea Grant Law Center Awarded Grants for Aquaculture Projects

NOAA awards UM center $310,000 to research and develop legal solutions for industry challenges

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Sea Grant Law Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law will advance the sustainability of aquaculture, thanks to recent grants of more than $300,000. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded $16 million in grants for 42 projects nationwide through the National Sea Grant Program. The NSGLC receivedRead the story …

Late Sen. Cochran’s Legacy Expanded

Donors join to build resources for scholarships and archives at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi – as well as the state and nation – lost one of its strongest voices of support with the passing of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran on May 30. Thanks to alumni and friends dedicated to expanding his legacy, an endowment has been established for scholarships, educational opportunities andRead the story …

Conference to Examine History of Mass Incarceration

Albert Woodfox, one of the 'Angola Three,' to deliver opening keynote for interdisciplinary symposium

OXFORD, Miss. – More than 2.2 million people are imprisoned in the United States, a higher rate of incarceration than anywhere else in the industrialized world. On a state level, Mississippi is surpassed only by Oklahoma and Louisiana in the number of people it imprisons per capita, but organizers of an international conference at theRead the story …