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Supporting STEM

Estate Gift to Support Active Learning Facility JUNE 4, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY A recent unrestricted gift to the University of Mississippi from the estate of Maurice Lucas Kellum of Tupelo, Mississippi, is being directed to support construction of a leading student-centered science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) building on the Oxford campus. University leaders […]


James, Dottie and Bonnie Reid.

For Some in Regalia, This Isn’t Just Another Commencement

Several administrators and professors have children graduating from UM this year MAY 11, 2019  BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The Rocks David Rock, dean of the School of Education, will hand his daughter, Carly Rock, a bachelor’s degree in secondary chemistry education at graduation, and she’ll get another one in chemistry. A few days ahead of the event, he […]


UM Student Wins Coveted Goldwater Scholarship

Addison Roush is the university’s 14th Goldwater Scholar MAY 8, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi chemistry major who is pursuing research treatment methods that he hopes will eventually combat Alzheimer’s disease has been awarded a prestigious and coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarship. Addison Roush, an Oxford native and junior in the […]


UM Faculty Travel Across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program DECEMBER 13, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the program provides financial assistance from […]


The 2019 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame. Pictured are (front row, from left) Blair Wortsmith, of Little Rock, Arkansas; Makala McNeil, of Grenada; Mallie Imbler, of Tupelo; Jaz Brisack, of Oxford; Skylyn Irby, of Batesville; Randon Hill, of Oxford; (top row from left) UM Provost Noel Wilkin; UM Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Brandi Hephner LaBanc; Jarvis Benson, of Grenada; Levi Bevis, of Florence, Alabama; Elam Miller, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Jacob Ferguson, of Randolph; UM Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks and UM Assistant Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students Melinda Sutton Noss. Photo by Thomas Graning

Ten Seniors Inducted into UM Hall of Fame

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 6, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2018-19 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at UM. The inductees were honored Friday (April 5) in a ceremony at the Gertrude C. Ford […]


University of Mississippi Math Professors Thái Hoàng Lê, left, and Dao Nguyen, right, both hold gold medals in the International Mathematical Olympaid as high school students in the 1990s. Photo by Megan Wolfe

Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss

UM professors Dao Nguyen and Thái Hoàng Lê both won gold medals at Math Olympiad MARCH 13, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM One of the first known uses of mathematics was 37,000 years ago when someone in the Lebombo Mountains between South Africa and Swaziland carved 29 marks into a bone from a baboon’s thigh to […]


Dr. Steven Cunningham (left), chair of the IHL Diversity Committee, congratulates retired educator Peggy Sisson on being honored with the board’s Karen Cummins Community Service Award.

Board of Trustees Presents Annual Diversity Awards

Medical Center administrator and former UM educator honored for service, statewide impact FEBRUARY 28, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The Mississippi board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning celebrated Black History Month with its annual Diversity Awards ceremony in Jackson. Campus and community leaders were recognized for their efforts in advancing diversity and encouraging […]


Cuba TIES IV Conference participants help set up one of the posters by UM faculty for presentation.

UM Educators Fostering Cuban Educational Collaboration

Six faculty members are applying principles, information gathered and shared during recent conference DECEMBER 18, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi faculty members were among educators from Cuba and many surrounding countries, including the United States, brought together for the recent Cuba TIES IV Conference. UM educators who presented at the fourth […]


Don Cole Retires after Storied History at Ole Miss

Longtime mathematics professor, administrator credited with leaving lasting legacy at UM DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY BENITA WHITEHORN When Donald Cole was a graduate student at the University of Mississippi in the 1980s, he and a faculty member would walk over to the Union to get coffee together. Cole would walk so fast, his companion would […]


Karan (left) and Eric Clark of Oxford, present a check to Sandra Guest, vice president of the UM Foundation. The gift adds a $10,000 contribution to the existing John S. and Mamie Craft Clark Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Mississippi. Joining them is the 2018 Clark Scholar, Margaret Jordan, a freshman mathematics major from Pearl.

Donor Increases Amount of Endowment Honoring His Parents

Clark Makes Contribution NOVEMBER 20, 2018  |  STAFF REPORTS Eric and Karan Clark of Oxford, Mississippi, recently made a $10,000 contribution to the John S. and Mamie Craft Clark Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Mississippi. Clark and his brothers, John B. Clark of Ridgeland, Mississippi, and the late Larry E. Clark of Brandon, […]