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Cuba TIES IV Conference participants help set up one of the posters by UM faculty for presentation.

UM Educators Fostering Cuban Educational Collaboration

Six faculty members are applying principles, information gathered and shared during recent conference DECEMBER 18, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi faculty members were among educators from Cuba and many surrounding countries, including the United States, brought together for the recent Cuba TIES IV Conference. UM educators who presented at the fourth […]

Don Cole Retires after Storied History at Ole Miss

Longtime mathematics professor, administrator credited with leaving lasting legacy at UM DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY BENITA WHITEHORN When Donald Cole was a graduate student at the University of Mississippi in the 1980s, he and a faculty member would walk over to the Union to get coffee together. Cole would walk so fast, his companion would […]

Karan (left) and Eric Clark of Oxford, present a check to Sandra Guest, vice president of the UM Foundation. The gift adds a $10,000 contribution to the existing John S. and Mamie Craft Clark Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Mississippi. Joining them is the 2018 Clark Scholar, Margaret Jordan, a freshman mathematics major from Pearl.

Donor Increases Amount of Endowment Honoring His Parents

Clark Makes Contribution NOVEMBER 20, 2018  |  STAFF REPORTS Eric and Karan Clark of Oxford, Mississippi, recently made a $10,000 contribution to the John S. and Mamie Craft Clark Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Mississippi. Clark and his brothers, John B. Clark of Ridgeland, Mississippi, and the late Larry E. Clark of Brandon, […]

The 2018 cohort of Stamps Scholars at UM is: (front row, from left) Grace Dragna, Grace Marion and Valerie Quach, and (back row) Shahbaz Gul, Jeffrey Wang, Gregory Vance and Richard Springer. Photo by Bill Dabney

Seven UM Freshmen Named 2018 Stamps Scholars

Students exemplify best of scholarship, community service and leadership SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seven members of the 2018 freshman class at the University of Mississippi have the distinction of being Stamps Foundation Scholars. The Stamps Scholarships at Ole Miss are the most comprehensive, full scholarship packages for in-state and out-of-state students. This […]

The University of Mississippi is included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity released Monday in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list of the top doctoral research universities in the United States. Photo by Robert Jordan

University Endowment Builds to All-time High of $715 Million

Strong investment returns, generosity of alumni and friends spurs growth AUGUST 29, 2018 BY TINA H. HAHN The University of Mississippi’s permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high of $715 million, thanks in part to the seventh consecutive year of new gifts of $100 million or more. Private support totaled […]

Bridge Program Giving Incoming Freshmen Preview of STEM

UM summer session courses offer future scholars head start on academic success JULY 5, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Up to 25 incoming freshmen at the University of Mississippi are getting a head start on science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors, thanks to a summer session program. The Mississippi Bridge STEM Program, funded by the […]

Audra Parsons, a graduate student in the Center for Mathematics and Science Education, instructs RUBI students during a recent classroom session. Photo by Thomas Graning/Communications

UM Hosts Rebel Upward Bound Institute

Program helps 32 students from area schools better understand math JUNE 26, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Thirty-two students from area schools benefited from a new summer math program at the University of Mississippi. The Rebel Upward Bound Institute, which ran June 1-22, was conducted by UM’s Department of Mathematics and the Center for Mathematics […]

Ken and Carol Lackey at home with Hunter

Planned Gift Will Award UM Math and Science Departments Over $2 Million

Alumnus provides STEM support JUNE 15, 2018 By Bill Dabney Having served as a university president among other high-level positions in the state of Oklahoma, University of Mississippi alumnus Ken Lackey of Tulsa knows first-hand the importance of private support to public institutions of higher learning. “I’m at a point in my life where I […]

Pride of the South drum major Layne McGuire (center), the band's graduate assistant Pam Crump Jackson (left) and band member Angela Davis-Morris pose for a picture in Knoxville, where Ole Miss played the University of Tennessee.

Alumna’s Gift Honors Parents, Supports Ole Miss Pride of the South

May 8, 2018 By J. Dillon Pitts As former drum major for the University of Mississippi Band, Layne McGuire is used to having people follow her lead. In supporting the band with a recent gift, she hopes to inspire others to do the same. “I was approached about making a gift to the university beyond […]

UM Graduate Programs Highly Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

MAY 2, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi offers 14 graduate programs ranked in the Top 100 among public institutions. Seven programs joined the ranks of the Top 100 in the recent 2019 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, adding to seven other UM graduate programs that were previously […]