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The W4001 project involves research on pressing demographic, economic, social and environmental challenges faced by rural communities, such as limited access to health care, education, broadband internet and jobs. Photo by Stefanie Goodwiller/UM Printing and Creative Services

Sociologist Part of National Team Lauded for Rural Population Research

John Green and fellow UM population researchers lauded for outreach efforts October 29, 2020 by Staff Report A University of Mississippi sociology professor and administrator is part of a multidisciplinary research team that has been awarded the National Excellence in Multistate Research Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the U.S. Department […]


Archive Photo: UM students work to move a fire hydrant during an M Partner Community Day event in 2018. M Partner was launched as a community engagement effort seeking to improve life in Mississippi communities, specifically in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany for the pilot phase. Photo by Megan Wolfe/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

M Partner Celebrates Successful Pilot Phase

Community engagement initiative will continue to improve quality of life in partner communities OCTOBER 12, 2020 BY STAFF REPORT As COVID-19 has dramatically altered the landscape of higher education, one aspect remains constant at the University of Mississippi: a commitment to community partnership. While the M Partner pilot phase concluded as the pandemic intensified in […]


The UM 2020-21 Common Reading Experience selection, ‘What the Eyes Don’t See,’ will serve as the foundation of three virtual panel discussions set for this month.

Common Reading Committee Schedules Virtual Panel Discussions

Zoom events focus on preservation of clean water supplies OCTOBER 7, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Maintaining state, national and global clean water supplies is the focus for three virtual panel discussions being hosted by University of Mississippi‘s Common Reading Experience team this month. The discussions are part of the 2020-21 Common Reading Experience. Since […]


This site from the Gallina culture was occupied during the pre-Hispanic period in the American Southwest from around 1050 to 1300. Submitted photo

Virtual Oxford Science Cafe to Focus on Ancient Migration

UM professors to discuss ‘Tales of Teeth’ during Tuesday event on Zoom SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ancient migration patterns is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled Tuesday (Sept. 15) by organizers in the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Virtual Oxford Science Cafe program can be […]


Jennie Lightweis-Goff

Isom Center Welcomes New Fellows

Virtual poster session by 11 presenters set for Sept. 9 on Zoom SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen a new group of faculty members for its two-year fellowship program. Created in 2018 with eight inaugural faculty fellows, the […]


Volunteers, including University of Mississippi students, help with a mobile food distribution in Lexington organized by the Lexington Food Pantry. Through the university’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, several students spent the summer engaged in communities across the state. Submitted photo

McLean Interns Empower Communities Through Challenging Times

Ole Miss students spend summer engaging in public service in north Mississippi communities September 2, 2020 by Laura Martin Though COVID-19 has reconstructed people’s lives and created many uncertainties, the community engagement work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi remains constant. This summer, Ole Miss students, […]


A Decade of Poverty Alleviation in North Mississippi

North Mississippi VISTA Project intensifies efforts during COVID response and recovery SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 BY STAFF REPORT Entering its 10th year of operations, the North Mississippi VISTA Project has made significant strides toward poverty alleviation, capacity building, sustainable solutions and community empowerment in north Mississippi. The project’s 148 yearlong VISTA members and 145 VISTA summer […]


Sophie Husslein, an anthropology and German major, worked on a proposal titled ‘Archaeological Analysis of an Early Mississippian Frontier Structure in Southwestern Virginia’ as part of the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

UM Program Opens Doors to Undergraduate Research, Creative Achievement

Eleven students complete fellowships through summer research program AUGUST 28, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART From exploring new melanoma detection methods to analyzing early Mississippian frontier structures, 11 University of Mississippi undergraduate students advanced their research and creative achievement pursuits this summer thanks to a university fellowship program. As fellows of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience […]


University Presents First Diversity Innovator Awards

Inaugural class recognized for commitment to equity in the community, classroom and research August 11, 2020 by JB Clark The inaugural class of University of Mississippi Diversity Innovator Award recipients are professors who have found ways to not only serve their communities, but also strive to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion principles into their teaching […]


An interdisciplinary team of University of Mississippi researchers is studying the problem of lead contamination in water systems in Jackson and Mississippi Delta communities in an effort to help Mississippi families ensure their drinking water is safe. Adobe Stock photo

Researchers Tackle Challenges of Safe Drinking Water in Mississippi

Interdisciplinary team partners with communities to raise awareness of lead risks JULY 29, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART Recognizing that clean drinking water is a necessity of life, a group of University of Mississippi professors is using community-based research, education and outreach to work with communities in addressing water quality challenges. Most Mississippians receive their drinking water […]