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The UM Summer College for High School Students will offer a variety of online learning and networking opportunities to allow rising 11th and 12th graders to earn college credit and discover more about potential career paths. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders […]


Many members of the Ole Miss community are sharing advice, well wishes and bits of wisdom to help others get through these times of isolation and stress.

17 Inspirational Messages from Ole Miss with Love

APRIL 3, 2020 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Charles de Gaulle, quotable French statesman and army officer, once said, “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.” Social media, always abuzz with inspirational quotes like the one from de […]


Matthew Reysen, UM associate professor of psychology, has been named the 2020 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Psychology Professor Honored with Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award

Matthew Reysen known as a ‘passionate and dedicated’ teacher APRIL 7, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL A dedicated University of Mississippi psychology professor lauded by his peers for instilling a passion in his students, Matthew Reysen has been named winner of the 2020 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. An associate professor in the Department of […]


Staying Positive During a Pandemic

UM psychology and disaster studies professor charts a course through the turmoil MARCH 31, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL With alarming statistics and bad news about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominating network news, social media and even advertising, many people might struggle to maintain a positive outlook. But it is possible to cope and maintain a […]


Stephanie Miller

Preventing Panic in Preschoolers

UM psychologist offers tips on talking to small children about COVID-19 MARCH 24, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL Many children may be confused and frightened about the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents can do a lot to help children cope and stay safe during the outbreak, a University of Mississippi psychology professor advises. Stephanie Miller is also […]


Annual Awards Program Honors Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning MARCH 10, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 33rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program this month in Jackson. Barron Charles Mayfield, a senior from Lubbock, Texas, majoring in public […]


A researcher propagates cannabis plants at the UM School of Pharmacy’s Marijuana Project. The university has licensed two new drug candidates that may provide nonaddictive pain management, prevent blindness and alleviate the threat of irreversible vision loss from glaucoma and other eye diseases. Photo by Robert Jordan

UM Partners with Emerald Bioscience to License Cannabis-derived Drugs

Two drug candidates have potential to improve pain management and prevent ocular diseases JANUARY 6, 2020 BY SYDNEY SLOTKIN DUPRIEST The cannabis research program at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has partnered with pharmaceutical company Emerald Bioscience Inc. to license two new drug technologies that may provide nonaddictive pain management, prevent blindness and […]


UM researchers will explore projects involving thunderstorm asthma and how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters, thanks to seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Seed Grants Fund UM Research into Disaster Resilience

Researchers studying air pollution, university responses to natural disasters DECEMBER 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Exploring thunderstorm asthma and examining how Gulf Coast universities can respond to natural disasters are the focus of two new University of Mississippi seed grants funded through the Flagship Constellations initiative. Thunderstorm asthma is the phenomenon where pollen can break into smaller pieces during […]


UM junior Delora Denney, of Picayune (center), meets with staff members from U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly’s staff in Washington, D.C., earlier this year to advocate for migraine disease research funding. Denney has struggled with the disease since childhood and plans to become a headache specialist to help others who have the disorder.

Junior Using Experiences with Migraine to Help Others

Denney working to inform and assist others suffering from chronic disease DECEMBER 4, 2019 BY PAM STARLING When Delora Denney, of Picayune, was 8 years old, a neurologist diagnosed her with chronic migraine disease. She has since been hospitalized six different times due to the debilitating symptoms triggered by the disease. “I can still recall […]


UM alumni organized a special tour of the TNT Sports Studio in Atlanta this summer for UM Internship Experience students, including (from left) junior psychology major Dyamon Brown, of Columbia; senior banking and finance major Diane Lim, of Suwanee, Georgia; and senior business major Lillian Salem, of Belden.

Students Prep for Careers through Summer Internships

UM Internship Experience Program introduces students to alumni in Atlanta, D.C. and New York NOVEMBER 17, 2019 BY PAM STARLING This past summer, 15 University of Mississippi students gained valuable career experience through some unique learning opportunities as they tapped into the Ole Miss alumni network in major cities around the country. Because of these […]