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Alex Mobley

Oxford Student Makes Voter Registration Honor Roll

Alex Mobley among 175 recognized nationally for efforts and success JUNE 2, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge has named University of Mississippi sophomore Alex Mobley to its 2023 Student Voting Honor Roll for his efforts to register new voters. The Chinese and mathematics major from Oxford is among 175 […]


Shaping the Future

Cartiers Support Mathematics, Honors College APRIL 19, 2023 BY TINA HAHN Dana and Adrian Cartier of St. Louis, Missouri — who believe mathematics offers the key to success for many fields — are committed to giving the next generation of University of Mississippi students the tools they need to thrive. The two alumni gave a […]

Alyssa Stoner

Three UM Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Prestigious STEM scholarships awarded to Mississippi natives APRIL 3, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For the second year in a row, three University of Mississippi students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. All native Mississippians, Christian Boudreaux, of Oxford; Noah Garrett, of Madison; and Alyssa Stoner, of Gulfport are the university’s 22nd, 23rd […]

Martial Longla (left), associate professor of mathematics, and three Ole Miss doctoral students – Kanchana Madhumali Gamlat Esweda Gamladdalage, Mathias Muia and Mous-Abou Hamadou

Mathematics Students Shine at National Meetings

Doctoral candidates present papers, network at American Mathematical Society meetings MARCH 12, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT The American Mathematical Society has awarded travel grants to several University of Mississippi doctoral students to discuss the advancements made in their mathematics research. Mous-Abou Hamadou, Mathias Muia and Kanchana Madhumali Gamlat Esweda Gamladdalage presented research in Chattanooga, Tennessee, […]

Mathematics professor Ayla Gafni teaches a class in Hume Hall. Gafni, who is involved in cutting-edge research in number theory, has been awarded a $210,430 fellowship that will enable her to work with a world-class research group at UCLA. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Math Professor Awarded National Science Foundation EPSCoR Fellowship

Ayla Gafni and doctoral student to learn from ‘Mozart of Math’ at UCLA FEBRUARY 9, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON AND JASON HALE Ayla Gafni, assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Mississippi, has been named a research fellow by the National Science Foundation‘s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, known as EPSCoR. Her fellowship […]

Rizwanur Khan

Professor Awarded CAREER Grant to Study Pure Mathematics

$400,000 National Science Foundation grant to fund research of L-functions, high school outreach DECEMBER 21, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE The mathematics behind prime numbers, which have been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks and which form the foundation of secure data transfer in computer science, is dictated by a highly complex set of […]

A representative of the UM Black Faculty and Staff Organization (left) helps a Facilities Management Department employee select gifts for his families at the annual Books and Bears distribution. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Familiar Favorites, Fresh Faces Featured at UM Books and Bears

Continuation of annual toy distribution for employees’ families draws volunteers and recipients DECEMBER 16, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Like Black Friday without the hassle, dozens of books, dolls, electronics and even bicycles went home as employees of the University of Mississippi Facilities Management Department gathered to give and receive items Friday (Dec. 16) in […]


Creating Leaders at UM

Pilkos provide scholarship gift, service to Honors College NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Inspired by opportunities she received as a college student, Janet Jones Pilko of Houston, Texas, and Park City, Utah, takes her role seriously as a University of Mississippi alumni leader and donor. Pilko, with her husband, George, established the […]

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 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 […]