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‘Lost and Found’ Collage Prints on Display at Meek Hall

Work of UM art professor emerita Jan Murray exhibited through Feb. 28 JANUARY 30, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seven years in the making, the prints of a University of Mississippi art professor are finally available for public viewing on campus. Jan Murray, associate dean of liberal arts emerita and professor of art emerita, will […]

A Mere Minnow Gives Mighty Medical Insights

Developmental biologist Joshua Bloomekatz uses zebrafish to probe the origins of heart cells. JANUARY 22, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL If you want to understand a fundamental mystery of life, look no farther than a two-inch fish. Using zebrafish, a freshwater breed that’s in the minnow family, to understand how hearts develop in embryos, Joshua Bloomekatz, […]

John Green

When Aging Out Means “Going Without”

UM Sociologist John Green is researching elders and rural poverty with $1.6M grant from the National Institutes of Health JANUARY 22, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL The United States is largely a citified nation. More than 81 percent of the U.S. population resides in urban areas, depleting the population and, therefore, the resources of rural America. […]

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 […]

Music Professor Part of Grammy-Nominated Vocal Group

Award-winning choir Conspirare just received ninth nomination DECEMBER 11, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS Jos Milton keeps a full schedule at the University of Mississippi Department of Music, including teaching classes and voice and giving private lessons, all while maintaining his own performance schedule as an acclaimed tenor. It’s that last one that recently got the […]

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 […]

Classics Professor Sees the Writing on the Wall

Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons studies ancient Roman graffiti for insights into culture NOVEMBER 18, 2019  BY ABIGAIL MEISEL They didn’t have spray paint or Sharpies, but ancient Romans graffitied all over their towns thousands of years ago.  They created political posters, announcements of public events, like gladiators’ competitions, and personal greetings. One surviving salutation to a woman […]

The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, with Cygnus resupply spacecraft onboard, launches Nov. 2 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Northrop Grumman’s 12th contracted cargo resupply mission with NASA to the International Space Station will deliver about 8,200 pounds of payload, including research materials created at the University of Mississippi. Photo courtesy NASA

UM-Manufactured Materials Launched into Outer Space

Nano-reinforced materials to be tested aboard the International Space Station NOVEMBER 4, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART New nano-reinforced materials created at the University of Mississippi left the Earth Saturday morning (Nov. 2) on a journey to the International Space Station. The innovative research materials were part of a payload that blasted off from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. […]

International Fellowship Takes UM Music Professor to Nigeria

George Dor conducts research, collaborates with Nigerian colleagues NOVEMBER 4, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, professor of music and ethnomusicology at the University of Mississippi, had a very productive summer, and his activities promise to pay dividends for his students for years to come. Dor conducted field research, collaborated on academic course […]