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Praveen Kolimi, a doctoral student in pharmaceutical sciences, is using his grant to continue his research into the topical application of itraconazole in skin cancer treatment. Submitted photo

Graduate Students Awarded Grants to Fund Further Research

Program also helps participants gain critical grant-writing skills JUNE 23, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART Sixteen University of Mississippi graduate students are continuing their exploration into research and creative scholarship pursuits such as Alzheimer’s disease, skin cancer and young adult literature in Mississippi classrooms as recent recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants. The students each […]

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Medical Graduate Training Program Selects UM Scholars

Three Ole Miss doctoral students chosen for advanced program at Medical Center MAY 13, 2020 BY KAREN BASCOM Eight doctoral students from four Mississippi universities have been selected as members of the second cohort of the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program as part of the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at […]

Six Freshmen Receive ODK Leadership Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding skills and community involvement MAY 5, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi students are recipients of the annual Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Awards. The honors were created in 2010 to identify and recognize outstanding freshman leaders and community servants. Although the society was unable to present this […]

UM students Niyoko Brock (left) and Prahar Patel claimed first place at the recent Venture Launch Weekend entrepreneurial development program. They received prizes and automatic placement into the second round of the university’s Edwin C. Gillespie Business Plan Competition later this semester.

Venturing for Success

UM Venture Launch Weekend educates new, future business owners FEBRUARY 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Venture Launch Weekend landed with success recently at the University of Mississippi, as more than two dozen people competed in the entrepreneurial development program. Held at various sites on the Ole Miss campus Feb. 8-10, the event featured 27 participants from the […]

The UM Summer College for High School Students will offer a variety of online learning and networking opportunities to allow rising 11th and 12th graders to earn college credit and discover more about potential career paths. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING 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 […]

Many members of the Ole Miss community are sharing advice, well wishes and bits of wisdom to help others get through these times of isolation and stress.

17 Inspirational Messages from Ole Miss with Love

APRIL 3, 2020 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Charles de Gaulle, quotable French statesman and army officer, once said, “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.” Social media, always abuzz with inspirational quotes like the one from de […]

Tamar Goulet, UM professor of biology, has been selected as one of 125 female ambassadors for a new program, launched by the American Association for the Advancement of Science in conjunction with Dallas-based Lydia Hill philanthropies, to encourage girls to pursue STEM education and careers. Photo by Robert Jordan

‘If She Can See It, She Can Be It’

UM professor’s statue to be used in exhibit encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers MARCH 30, 2020 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Tamar Goulet, a biology professor at the University of Mississippi, is having her body 3D-printed as a statue for a massive display of more than 125 successful women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in […]

UM Expert on Viruses Unpacks COVID-19 for Nonscientists

Why is this novel coronavirus causing a global pandemic? MARCH 18, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL Dr. Wayne Gray is a virologist in the University of Mississippi Department of Biology, with more than 40 years’ experience studying viruses, he has published more than 55 articles in academic journals. A researcher at the University of Arkansas College […]

Food for Thought Aplenty During UM Brain Awareness Month

Neuroscience research poster showcase, keynote address and Science Cafe among scheduled events MARCH 5, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Connections between the human brain and the immune system is the theme for upcoming Brain Awareness Month observances, set for March 24, at the University of Mississippi. Following talks on morality and empathy earlier this month, […]

Fifth Annual TEDx Event Set for Feb. 29

Experts on politics, heart disease prevention, music and more to speak at Ford Center February 24, 2020 by Meredith Foster The fifth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference is slated for Saturday (Feb. 29) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, bringing together a diverse group of speakers on topics such as politics, race in […]