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 …

Inaugural Scholarship Awarded to UM Summer College Participant

Oxford High senior Carlos Sanchez earns scholarship from The Citizens Bank

OXFORD, Miss. – A senior at Oxford High School, Carlos Sanchez works hard to excel in his classes and student leadership roles while also serving as drum major for the Oxford Charger Band. Sanchez had an opportunity to get a jump-start on college this summer by attending the University of Mississippi Summer College for HighRead the story …

Late Alumnus Awarded 2021 UM Outstanding Internship Experience Partner

Oscar Pope honored for his mentorship of Ole Miss students

OXFORD, Miss. – Being a part of the Ole Miss family can mean many things, but many people say it’s about the network of people who understand how special the University of Mississippi is to those who have experienced it. Countless alumni report traveling to far-flung locales, only to hear a “Hotty Toddy” from someoneRead the story …

Student Encourages the Next Generation during Summer at Ole Miss

Clarksdale native Jhalen Wells serves as summer programs counselor and mentor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi sophomore Jhalen Wells wanted to spend his summer making a difference. While growing up in Clarksdale, Wells looked up to older kids who worked hard for the chance to go to college and pursue their dreams, he recalled. “It was an inspiration to see others in my community goRead the story …

UMHS Teacher Named 2021 Outstanding Earth and Space Science Teacher

Gail Davis honored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi High School instructor Gail Davis has been named the Mississippi Outstanding Earth Science Teacher of the Year by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers. The Oxford resident teaches high school earth and space science online for 9th-12th graders in the UM High School online program. She also teaches scienceRead the story …