University Keeps Producing ‘Global Citizens’ Despite COVID-19

Taiwanese partnership helps equip tomorrow's military officers with language skills, cultural knowledge

OXFORD, Miss. – A masked-up mission to Taiwan earlier this year, just before COVID-19 shut down much of the world, has allowed the University of Mississippi to continue offering opportunities for students to learn Chinese and soak up regional culture through an exchange with an international university in Asia. Despite the pandemic’s disruptions to travelRead the story …

Students Boost Resumes Through Virtual Internships

Revamped internship, job prep course offered for students in second fall session

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Internship Experience Program is offering an eight-week course this fall for students from any major wanting to learn skills that employers will be looking for after graduation. The one-hour course, EDHE 320: Internship Exploration, will be offered online in the second fall term from Oct.12 to Nov. 24.Read the story …

Virtual StudyUSA Program Helps Connect Students with Industry Leaders

Online info session scheduled July 30 for UM faculty to explore new opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – When Washington, D.C., became a COVID-19 hotspot late this spring, University of Mississippi chemistry professor Randy Wadkins decided to reimagine how he could safely facilitate engaging conversations among students, government leaders and scientists around the world during one of the most significant time periods for both science and public policy – aRead the story …

From CSI to Journalism to Mythology, Summer Camps Move Online

UM Office of Pre-College Programs revamps programs to continue reaching younger students

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Office of Pre-College Programs has moved all its summer camps online during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue helping hundreds of younger students discover their passions in areas ranging from journalism to mythology to crime scene investigation. The Office of Pre-College Programs, which is part of the Division ofRead the story …

UM Continues Commitment to Making Courses Accessible to All

Global Accessibility Day online lunch-and-learn offered May 21 for faculty and staff

OXFORD, Miss. – Imagine opening an assignment for a college course to find a video that has not been properly captioned, and you are deaf. Accessibility specialists at the University of Mississippi are working to eradicate this barrier and others like this by connecting Ole Miss faculty and staff members with tools and resources thatRead the story …

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings

OXFORD, Miss. – Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders that will allow them to try out college classes while still makingRead the story …

Communiversity Program Offers Free Courses this Week

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Communiversity program is continuing to offer free noncredit classes to support and encourage the Ole Miss and Oxford community during this time. All courses are offered online through Zoom. If the spring showers and sunshine afternoons have you dreaming of starting a garden, you might want to joinRead the story …

Free Communiversity Classes Open to Public

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Communiversity program is offering free noncredit classes for the Ole Miss and Oxford community to support and encourage members during the COVID-19 health crisis. People working from home who would like to polish their Zoom meeting protocol can check out “Speaking with Confidence Online,” led by UM speech instructorRead the story …

History Professor’s Online Teaching Wins Award

Shennette Garrett-Scott uses interactive tools to bring history to life

OXFORD, Miss. – At universities across the country, thousands of faculty members are working overtime to convert their classes to online courses in response to the COVID-10 pandemic. Shennette Garrett-Scott knows firsthand exactly what that process is like; the University of Mississippi history and African American studies professor has been teaching her classes online sinceRead the story …

Winter Session Students Get Close-Up Look at Government in D.C.

Course through Haley Barbour Center for Study of American Politics features visit to nation's capital

OXFORD, Miss. – While many of their peers slept in or otherwise relaxed during the winter break, eight University of Mississippi students eagerly tackled the topics of campaigns, elections and advocacy in the United States, thanks to a partnership between Study USA and the Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics. These OleRead the story …