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Greg Tschumper, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award for 2021. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Greg Tschumper Wins Top Research Award

Professor known for his research into theoretical and computational chemistry April 30, 2021 by Shea Stewart A big year just got much bigger for Greg Tschumper. The University of Mississippi chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry was named the winner of the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award on Friday (April 30) during […]


Three Students Selected for Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

UM trio to use Graduate Research Fellowship Program to further explorations April 20, 2021 by Shea Stewart Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation fellowships that recognize and support the research-based pursuit of master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Jax Dallas, William Meador and Larry Stokes were selected for […]


UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Austin Wallace and Qing Ivy Li awarded one of nation’s most prestigious national scholarships April 5, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Two Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College students at the University of Mississippi have been awarded prestigious and coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships. Qing Ivy Li, of Oxford, and Austin Wallace, of Southaven, became the […]


Greg Tschumper, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advance. Photo courtesy of Dianne Bond/Bella Vie Photography

Greg Tschumper Wins 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Professor internationally recognized for research in physical and computational quantum chemistry April 1, 2021 by Staff Report Greg Tschumper, professor of chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts, has been named winner of the 2021 SEC Faculty Achievement Award for the University of Mississippi, the Southeastern Conference announced this week. Tschumper joined the Ole Miss […]


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Alumni Spotlight: John Kelly

As a chemist working for UES Inc. at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, John Kelly (PhD chemistry and biochemistry 16) focuses on improving a warfighter’s ability to detect chemical warfare in the field by optimizing and engineering novel solutions for imminent chemical weapons and terrorism. He uses state-of-the-art chemical identification and characterization sensors (gas chromatography-mass […]


Charles L. Hussey retired in December as associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Extra-Long Battery Life

UM electrochemist and dean looks back on four decades at university February 2, 2021 by Abigail Meisel This semester marks the first time in 43 years that Charles L. “Chuck” Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, hasn’t awakened to […]


Greg Tschumper, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advance. Photo courtesy of Dianne Bond/Bella Vie Photography

Chemistry Chair Elected as Fellow of Prestigious Science Association

Greg Tschumper earns rank with American Association for the Advancement of Science DECEMBER 3, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART , professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Formed in 1848 to mark the emergence of a […]


Chemistry professors and lab coordinators at the University of Mississippi worked with the university’s facilities management and facilities procurement teams to create individual cubicles, made using nonporous barriers, in chemistry labs so students could safely conduct experiments and get in-person instruction during the fall semester. Adobe Stock photo

Chemistry Professors Innovate to Run Labs Safely Amid Pandemic

From individual Plexiglas cubicles to carefully coordinated schedules, faculty put forth ‘herculean effort’ to continue in-person instruction NOVEMBER 27, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL Chemistry professors could lecture about displacement reactions in their sleep, but one displacement problem had them stumped as they planned for fall semester. How could some 1,000 University of Mississippi students, many […]


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.

Supporting STEM

Cook Foundation Designates Major Gift to New UM Building NOVEMBER 4, 2020 BY BILL DABNEY The Kelly Gene Cook Charitable Foundation, a longtime supporter of the University of Mississippi, has pledged $250,000 to the construction of a state-of-the-art facility on the Oxford campus dedicated to the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The […]


UM graduates who have received scholarships this year for medical school through the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program are (from left) Meagan Buchanan, Katelynn McGowen, Steven Smith and Jamie Riggs. Photo by Joe Ellis/UM Medical Center

UM Graduates Receive Rural Physicians Scholarships

Program helps students attend medical school in return for service to state OCTOBER 6, 2020 BY STAFF REPORT Several graduates of the University of Mississippi have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships valued at $30,000 a year for their medical training. The awards were announced at an annual scholarship ceremony in Jackson. The UM graduates […]