Campus Educators Selected as Inaugural WOW! Faculty Fellows

New workshops and learning communities to create vibrant online courses offered this fall

OXFORD, Miss.­­­ – Teaching online can be a process of continually exploring and adapting to evolving digital options, as well as understanding the needs of students. Three University of Mississippi faculty members plan to address these areas this academic year as they work to create learning communities where fellow UM instructors can share about productiveRead the story …

Exploring Biology Beyond the Classroom

Off-campus courses give students hands-on opportunities in biodiversity locations

OXFORD, Miss. – Biological science students at the University of Mississippi are broadening their horizons by taking classes in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Arizona, taught by professors Brice Noonan, Erik Hom and Jason Hoeksema. “The Department of Biology is fortunate to have a number of off-campus opportunities that allow students to explore such varied topicsRead the story …

Travel Fund for UM Students Reaches Endowment Level

Staton fund makes experiential learning opportunities possible

OXFORD, Miss. – A new travel fund that provides University of Mississippi students with career-influencing experiential learning opportunities has hit endowment level, thanks to generous Ole Miss donors. The fund honoring the late Carolyn Ellis Staton, the university’s first female provost, offsets expenses incurred by Ole Miss students participating in the Study USA program. “TheRead the story …

Conference to Examine Faulkner’s Modernisms

Annual event includes lectures, panel discussions, tours and more

OXFORD, Miss. – Nobel Prize-winning Mississippi author William Faulkner will be examined through the lens of modernism during the University of Mississippi‘s 48th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, set for July 17–21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Modernisms,” the hybrid international conference includes five days of lectures, panels, tours and other presentations. All keynote presentations,Read the story …

UM-Tupelo Graduates Honored with Taylor Medals

Pontotoc's Brianna Wallace and Sarah Catherine Ware stand out through service and academics

TUPELO, Miss. – During this weekend’s Commencement ceremonies, University of Mississippi at Tupelo students Brianna Wallace and Sarah Catherine Ware will be recognized among the top of their class as recipients of Marcus Elvis Taylor Memorial Medals, the university’s highest academic honor. Both Wallace and Ware are from Pontotoc, both attended the Ole Miss campusRead the story …

UM Summer Programs Offer Fun and Learning for K-12 Campers

Scholarship opportunities available for students of all academic levels

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Office of Pre-College Programs will offer a host of opportunities for kids to learn and have fun this summer through a variety of camp options. Programs centered on subjects including robotics, creative writing, video games and culinary arts make up an exciting new lineup for 2022. The goalRead the story …

Dowling Named University’s Top Online Instructor

Award winner to speak at 'Toolbox Talks' virtual event on March 23

OXFORD, Miss. – Following a global pandemic, online learning has seen tremendous growth at higher education institutions across the nation. At the University of Mississippi, faculty members are developing unique and innovative ways to support virtual instruction. The UM Office of Academic Outreach, which houses Ole Miss Online, presents the Paragon Award for Excellence inRead the story …

School of Education Online Programs Rank Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News & World Report recognizes master's programs in education and educational leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education has been ranked among the nation’s best online master’s programs in education and educational leadership in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of online offerings at more than 360 U.S. schools.  U.S. News & World Report ranked the UM online education master’s program tied at No. 34Read the story …

Researchers Study Cannabis Pain Relief with $1.37 Million Grant

Pharmacy faculty use NIDA support to examine reducing HIV-related pain and inflammation

OXFORD, Miss. – Three researchers from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy have been awarded a $1.37 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, as their research focuses on reducing HIV-related pain through cannabis. Nicole Ashpole, Mahmoud ElSohly and Jason Paris are screening and identifying the compounds found in cannabis that mayRead the story …

Study of How Cancers Spread Promises Treatment Options

American Cancer Society funds UM professor's breast cancer research

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi biomedical engineer is searching for new treatments for metastatic breast cancer using a nearly $800,000 grant from the American Cancer Society. Thomas Werfel, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is exploring the interaction of blood platelets and tumor cells to discover how to disrupt the metastasis of triple-negative breastRead the story …