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Jakob Anseman

TEDxUniversityofMississippi Speakers Look to Face Forward

Eight speakers set for Feb. 23 event JANUARY 23, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT With the goal of sharing ideas worth spreading, TEDxUniversityofMississippi will host its eighth annual event at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees will enjoy an evening of music, art and thought-provoking, short talks […]

Alicia L. Arrington – Thomas

NEW SEC Emerging Scholars at UM Graduate School

JANUARY 17, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER In 2021, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools created a new program to promote the success of current doctoral students and postdoctoral associates, with attention to those from historically underrepresented groups, in their professional development as they work towards becoming future faculty members […]

Savannah Draud

High School STEM Outreach Led by UM Graduate Student

Inspiring passion for science-related fields in the next generation of scholars DECEMBER 12, 2022 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Savannah Draud, a doctoral student in biology at the University of Mississippi, is spending time at local high schools to help increase science literacy in an effort to inspire students to further their education and foster a love […]

UM Students Receive Early Decision Acceptances to Medical School

University of Mississippi School of Medicine extends welcome to 19 aspiring doctors  DECEMBER 10, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT This autumn, nineteen University of Mississippi students were accepted in the Early Decision Program to the School of Medicine in Jackson. Twelve are in the College of Liberal Arts with eight biological science majors, two biochemistry majors, […]

UM students

Largest-Ever Freshman Class Powers Overall Enrollment Growth

Student retention rate climbs to a record high of 89% NOVEMBER 2, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Drawn by robust academic programs, outstanding value and dedication to its students, 22,967 students enrolled across the University of Mississippi‘s seven campuses for fall 2022. Powered by a freshman class of 4,480, the largest in university history, total enrollment […]

First generation students

First-Generation Students to Celebrate Achievements

Events scheduled Nov. 7-10 include kickoff party, coffee and conversation NOVEMBER 1, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH When Julia Peoples enrolled at the University of Mississippi, she was the first in her family to go to college. The Puckett native struggled to find the right fit; that was, until she discovered the First-Generation Student Network […]

Honors College medal

Honors College Scholarships Support High-achieving Students

More than $600,000 awarded to freshmen from Mississippi and across the globe OCTOBER 19, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT The University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College awarded more than 20 scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, continuing a 25-year tradition of supporting top students with new and established scholarship endowments. “Our scholarships help us recruit top students […]

Sixue Chen

New Biology Chair Aims to Lift Program to New Heights

Sixue Chen brings focus on plant efficiency and desire to increase student opportunities OCTOBER 23, 2021 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Sixue Chen, an accomplished biological researcher and new chair of the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi, plans to use agricultural research and outreach to elevate the program nationally. Chen, who specializes in systems biology of plant […]

A gift from the Kelly Gene Cook Charitable Foundation will help provide laboratory facilities in the Jim and Thomas Duff Center for Science and Technology Innovation at the University of Mississippi. One of the laboratories will be named for Kelly Gene Cook Sr.

STEM Facility Construction Nears Halfway Point

Largest academic building in university history to feature innovative lab spaces, TEAL classrooms OCTOBER 6, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Imagine standing in the atrium of the largest academic building in the history of the University of Mississippi‘s main campus. Looking up, four floors of laboratories and lecture halls are all dedicated to increasing STEM student […]

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 […]