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The 11th Oxford Blues Festival, set for Oct. 6-8, features two Grammy-nominated artists and four Ole Miss faculty members, as well as several other regional and national artists.

Oxford Blues Festival Highlights Local, Regional Talent

UM Professors, Local and National Artists to Perform at Blues Festival OCTOBER 3, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE When office hours are over, some professors don’t hit the books – they hit the stage. Four such University of Mississippi professors are among the 18 bands scheduled to play during the 11th Oxford Blues Festival, which runs […]


Undergraduate Student Publishes Sleep Research Paper

UM senior studies correlation between brain anatomy and sleep duration SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi senior has published a scientific paper on one of the most essential human needs: sleep. Nicole Jones, a biology major in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is investigating whether the size of the caudate […]


J. Steven Blake & James Meredith

Meredith Legacy Scholarship Established on 60th Anniversary of UM’s Integration

Blake creates award to honor civil rights leader, help new generations of students SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN A new scholarship fund honors civil rights hero James Meredith just in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of his 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi, a historic achievement that opened the door for […]


Students prepare to show off their steps during filming for the university’s new national commercial, which debuts Sept. 17 during the Ole Miss-Georgia Tech football game. The spot features several Ole Miss students, faculty and alumni, who share their perspectives on how the university has inspired them to build their legacies. Submitted photo

Ole Miss Asks ‘Where Are You Going?’ in Latest TV Commercial

New national spot debuts during halftime of Georgia Tech game SEPTEMBER 17, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi debuts its new television commercial Saturday (Sept. 17) during the football game between Ole Miss and Georgia Tech on ABC. The 30-second commercial, titled “Where are You Going,” features Ole Miss students describing their personal […]


Biologist, Students Promote Research on Sustainable Ecotourism

Team leads workshop for international scientists, industry experts SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Ecotourism is a billion-dollar industry that gives travel enthusiasts an intimate look at the world’s most breathtaking natural environments. While ecotourism is often thought to be synonymous with sustainable travel, its recent growth in popularity could have a negative impact on […]


The university will honor the Gertrude C. Ford Foundation and Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat with Concerto Awards in honor of their efforts to build the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 2002. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM to Dedicate Student Union Name, Present Concerto Award

AUGUST 24, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN The University of Mississippi will formally dedicate the new name of the Ole Miss Student Union on Friday (Aug. 26), paying tribute to late Gertrude C. Ford and her foundation that continues to have a transformative impact on the Oxford and Medical Center campuses. The public is invited […]


of Philadelphia, is using her Annexstad scholarship to study biology in hopes of someday helping families through genetic counseling. Submitted photo

‘Leaders for Tomorrow’ Recipients Aim High at UM

Incoming freshmen awarded Annexstad Family Foundation scholarships AUGUST 15, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Three students in the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded scholarships from the Annexstad Family Foundation. The foundation awards three Leaders for Tomorrow National Scholarships each year to Ole Miss students who have exhibited leadership in their […]


Co-chairs (from left) Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy and Debra and retired Maj. Gen. Leon Collins are leading the steering committee for Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss, which has attracted $1.2 billion toward its $1.5 billion goal. Now & Ever is the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Mississippi universities. Fiscal year 2022 fundraising saw $150.6 million secured in private support. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

Campaign Secures $1.2 Billion

Historic Now & Ever Well on its way to success AUGUST 8, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN The largest fundraising campaign in the history of Mississippi universities, Now & Ever: The Campaign for Ole Miss, just secured $1.2 billion toward its $1.5 billion goal. Elevating the total is more than $150.6 million in gifts – […]


Abby Morgan (left), a senior biology major from Tullahoma, Tennessee, and Bridget Sprandel, a junior biology major from Crystal Lake, Illinois, show off a live conch they discovered while exploring an estuary on the Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay. The Ole Miss students participated in an Island Biogeography course in the Caribbean during the 2022 Wintersession. Submitted photo

Exploring Biology Beyond the Classroom

Off-campus courses give students hands-on opportunities in biodiversity locations AUGUST 3, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT 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 […]


Doctoral student Cellas Hayes has become an accomplished researcher in the Department of BioMolecular Sciences. He plans to continue his work at Stanford University using a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award presented by the National Institutes of Health. Submitted photo

Graduate Student Building a Legacy Through Research

Cellas Hayes is first UM student in 35 years to receive NIH fellowship AUGUST 1, 2022 BY PATRICK SMITH Cellas Hayes’ journey in science and research began as a college sophomore. “I was simply searching for an on-campus job and research experience to strengthen my medical school application,” said Hayes (BA biological science 19), a […]