Ross Bjork Named UM Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics

Ole Miss also announces athletics director's contract extended through 2020

OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork has been named vice chancellor for intercollegiate athletics at the University of Mississippi. In announcing that Bjork had been given the new vice chancellor title, university officials also noted that an agreement was reached this summer to extend the athletics director’s contract to June 30, 2020.Read the story …

Anthropology Class Digs for Evidence of Slave Life

Public invited to see progress on Rowan Oak excavations Oct. 15

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi research group and the Center for Archaeological Research are conducting an archaeological investigation on the grounds of Rowan Oak in a search for evidence of slave life. The public is invited to see the progress at the site Saturday (Oct. 15) during Public Archaeology Day. The UM SlaveryRead the story …

UM, Oxford Again Ranked Among Nation’s Best and Most Beautiful

University and its hometown pick up four new accolades

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi and Oxford often rank at the top of annual lists of beautiful campuses and best college towns, and this fall has brought a new set of national accolades upon the area. USA Today’s Reader’s Choice travel awards contest has named UM the nation’s most beautiful campus, while Thrillist namedRead the story …

Implicit Bias Expert Benjamin Reese Jr. to Speak at UM

Duke University VP to lead frank discussion on subconscious attitudes

OXFORD, Miss. – Benjamin Reese Jr., chief diversity officer and vice president of the Office for Institutional Equity at Duke University, will speak to University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students Thursday (Oct. 6) to discuss the role of implicit bias in people’s everyday lives. Free and open to the public, the event is setRead the story …

UM Welcomes Most Accomplished Freshmen Class Ever

State's flagship university celebrates record enrollment as it builds for future

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has recorded its 22nd consecutive year of rising enrollment, registering its largest and most academically qualified freshman class ever. Enrollment at the state’s flagship university hit 24,250 across all campuses, largest in the state, according to preliminary data. The freshman class of 3,982 students posted an average ACTRead the story …

Ole Miss and Hopscotch Launch New Mobile App

Technology offers new fan-engagement capabilities

OXFORD, Miss. — Just in time for the college football season, Ole Miss and Hopscotch, a mobile-technology leader for sports and live events, launched a new mobile app. The Ole Miss Athletics app is free and available for immediate download on the App Store and Google Play. “The new Ole Miss Athletics app gives RebelRead the story …

UM Accountancy Programs Maintain Top 10 Standing

Undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs continue string of elite rankings

OXFORD, Miss. – All three degree programs at the University of Mississippi’s Patterson School of Accountancy are among the top 10 in the 2016 annual national rankings of accounting programs published by the journal Public Accounting Report. The undergraduate program is ranked No. 7, the master’s program is No. 8 and the doctoral program is No.Read the story …

Dios, UM’s New K-9 Cop, to be Sworn in Sept. 6

Dog's value to UPD goes far beyond his ability to detect narcotics and other contraband

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Police Department is getting a well-trained, sociable new officer, but this one isn’t typical. He has four feet, is covered in fur and is only a year old. Dios, the university’s new K-9 officer, will be sworn in at a campus ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 6 inRead the story …

Alumni, Friends Provide Record $194.3 Million to Support UM

Private support sustains university and propels academics, research, athletics across campuses

OXFORD, Miss. – Strong private support, primarily directed to specific programs, enables the University of Mississippi to strengthen its faculty, increase student scholarships, contribute to research discoveries and help improve health care for all ages. In the UM Foundation’s fiscal year ending June 30, private donors and foundations committed a record $194.3 million to supportRead the story …

$19.9 Million NIH Obesity Research Award Largest Ever for UMMC

Funding will allow Medical Center to tackle one of state's biggest health care issues

JACKSON, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Medical Center has received its largest single award ever to confront one of the state’s largest health issues. The five-year, $19.9 million award from the National Institutes of Health will fund the Mississippi Center for Clinical and Translational Research. Supported by the NIH’s Institutional Development Award, or IDeA,Read the story …