Eight Speakers Slated for 2022 TEDxUniversityofMississippi Event

Presenters will address theme of 'New Avenues' during in-person forum at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – Eight exciting speakers will explore ‘New Avenues’ in the arts and sciences for the seventh annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi, set for Feb. 22 at the University of Mississippi. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are free but must be reserved through theRead the story …

Vox: Despite Recent Advances, Americans Not that Interested in Space

It’s the dawn of a new space age – at least for billionaires By Terry Nguyen A new era of space technology and exploration is upon the world, one that could rival the 1960s in historical significance and magnitude. It’s unclear, however, if these advancements will be met with the cultural fervor that made theRead the story …

SEC Law Schools Collaborate for Series on Future of College Athletics

Virtual panel series runs through April and is open to the public

OXFORD, Miss. – The 12 law schools in the Southeastern Conference are collaborating to host “A Series of Conversations on Name, Image and Likeness and the Future of Intercollegiate Athletics” throughout the academic year. Professors from each law school, as well as professionals within the athletics industry, will speak on a variety of legal topicsRead the story …

First-Year Law Students Provide Meal for Health Care Workers

Group raised $316 in just 20 minutes to help nurses and staff affected by winter weather

OXFORD, Miss. – Winter weather is common in many states, but not Mississippi. A slight wintry mix or snow can create hazardous road conditions and make it very difficult to travel. University of Mississippi first-year law student Emmy Thrower’s thoughts immediately went to health care workers in the area when snow was forecast earlier thisRead the story …

Remembering Roger M. Flynt Jr.

UM law endowment pays tribute to longtime telecommunications executive

OXFORD, Miss. – The late Roger M. Flynt Jr. loved the University of Mississippi and its law school, crediting his education there for much of his enduring success. As a testament to his life, his wife, Gaye Flynt, of Oxford, has established the Roger Flynt Memorial Law Endowment. The endowment is unrestricted, meaning it canRead the story …

Supporting Legal-Minded Business Majors

Sulser Scholarship helps Ole Miss students considering law degrees

OXFORD, Miss. – One way to build a successful career in the legal profession is to start by laying a firm foundation based on business knowledge. This formula worked for Floyd Sulser Jr. during his higher education journey at the University of Mississippi in the late 1960s and early ’70s. A half-century later, he andRead the story …

Government Law Student Association Hosts Inaugural Policy Competition

Winner Samuel Taylor Rayburn recognized by city of Oxford

OXFORD, Miss. – The Government Law Student Association at the University of Mississippi School of Law recently hosted its inaugural policy competition, where students demonstrated legislative writing, oral advocacy and lobbying skills. GLSA was founded last spring as space for law students interested in pursuing legal careers in government or public service. “GLSA’s policy competitionRead the story …

Going Green to Lessen Stormwater Flooding

UM researchers explore use of green infrastructure locally, in Southeast

OXFORD, Miss. – Cities and towns are crisscrossed and checkered by streaks and blotches of black and gray asphalt streets and concrete parking lots. When downpours – remnants of a hurricane lumbering up the East Coast, a bomb cyclone unloading on California, an afternoon thunderstorm over New Orleans – pass over, these streets and lotsRead the story …

Law Professor Elected to American Law Institute

Farish Percy is among 24 across the nation elected this year

OXFORD, Miss. – Farish Percy, a University of Mississippi professor of law, is one of 24 newly elected members across the nation to the American Law Institute. The American Law Institute, or ALI, is a national independent organization that works to produce scholarship to improve upon and clarify the law. According to ALI’s website, the workRead the story …

Oxford Science Cafe Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Founder Marco Cavaglia, former speakers to highlight Nov. 16 hybrid event

OXFORD, Miss. – The 10th anniversary of the Oxford Science Cafe will be observed Tuesday (Nov. 18) in a hybrid event available both in-person and virtually. Michelle Hanlon, co-director of the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Air and Space Law, is the presenter for the program at Uptown Coffee, 265 North Lamar Ave., and onRead the story …