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November 12, 2012

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November 1, 2012

The University of Mississippi School of Education has received five grants that total more than $5.7 million from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson to improve public education in the state.

The University of Mississippi School of Education has received five grants that total more than $5.7 million from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation in Jackson to improve public education in the state.

One grant for $1.1 million will allow the school to hire three new faculty members who will help develop a new master’s degree and undergraduate emphasis in pre-kindergarten education.

David Rock, dean of the School of Education, emphasized the importance of improving pre-K education, especially in literacy.

October 30, 2012

Tom Burnham, former superintendent of Mississippi and former dean of The University of Mississippi School of Education, is returning to the university to take on the job of director for the Principal Corps.

Tom Burnham, former superintendent of Mississippi and former dean of The University of Mississippi School of Education, is returning to the university to take on the job of director for the Principal Corps.

The Principal Corps was created in 2009 with a donation from the Jim and Donna Barksdale Foundation. It is an extensive 13-month program meant to help graduate students excel in leadership, educational and directorial abilities. The program includes summer sessions and an internship.

September 26, 2012

A panel of individuals who were on The University of Mississippi campus during the integration riots gathered on Wednesday afternoon for an open group discussion about the violent events that took place on Sept. 30, 1962.

A panel of individuals who were on The University of Mississippi campus during the integration riots gathered on Wednesday afternoon for an open group discussion about the violent events that took place on Sept. 30, 1962. The panel, moderated by associate journalism professor Dr. Kathleen Wickham, was comprised of a retired university administrator, a former faculty member, students who attended the university during the fall of 1962 and a man who was a high school junior in Oxford during the riots. Panel member Ken Wooten began the discussion.

September 21, 2012

Last month, Andy Paul, a religious studies major and recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate, was named a Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council.

Last month, Andy Paul, a religious studies major and recent Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College graduate, was named a Portz Scholar by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Paul composed his winning work, a collection of short stories, as his senior thesis for the honors college. He became the fourth Portz Scholar produced by the honors college since 2002. Each spring, one honors thesis is selected and sent to the NCHC as a contender for the Portz. Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez, dean of the honors college, said the honors college has to choose one thesis from the 100 or more submitted.

July 24, 2012

Dr. Frank Anderson, 98, former professor and namesake for the Frank A. Anderson Hall in the school of engineering, died yesterday.

 
Dr. Frank Anderson, 98, former professor and namesake for the Frank A. Anderson Hall in the school of engineering, died yesterday.
Alexander Cheng, dean of the school of engineering, released a statement saying, “We’re extremely sad that Dr. Frank Anderson, founder of the chemical engineering department at Ole Miss and mentor to many generations of students passed away (yesterday),” according to Clint Williford, department chair and professor of chemical engineering.

June 20, 2012

This summer, John Z. Kiss will transition from Oxford, Ohio, to Oxford, Miss., to begin work as the new dean of the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Kiss, formerly a professor and chair of botany at Miami University in Ohio, is replacing Maurice Eftink as dean.

 
This summer, John Z. Kiss will transition from Oxford, Ohio, to Oxford, Miss., to begin work as the new dean of the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Kiss, formerly a professor and chair of botany at Miami University in Ohio, is replacing Maurice Eftink as dean.

June 20, 2012

This summer, John Z. Kiss will transition from Oxford, Ohio, to Oxford, Miss., to begin work as the new dean of the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Kiss, formerly a professor and chair of botany at Miami University in Ohio, is replacing Maurice Eftink as dean.

 
This summer, John Z. Kiss will transition from Oxford, Ohio, to Oxford, Miss., to begin work as the new dean of the University of Mississippi Graduate School. Kiss, formerly a professor and chair of botany at Miami University in Ohio, is replacing Maurice Eftink as dean.

June 5, 2012

The Mississippi Board of Education plans to name Lynn House as interim state superintendent, beginning July 1. 

 

The Mississippi Board of Education plans to name Lynn House as interim state superintendent, beginning July 1. House will replace former dean of the Ole Miss School of Education and current state superintendent Tom Burnham, who will retire from the position on June 30.

House, an Ole Miss alumnus, is currently the deputy superintendent for instructional enhancement and internal operations and has held that position since February 2010.

April 30, 2012

A new bill facing the Mississippi Legislature could allow certain areas to create state-funded private schools.

A new bill facing the Mississippi Legislature could allow certain areas to create state-funded private schools.

The Mississippi Public Charter Schools Act of 2012, or SB 2401, addresses the privatization of public schools. Failing schools, a rating of which is determined by the Mississippi Department of Education’s Accountability Results, would have the option to become private schools.

April 26, 2012

Brent Paterson, a candidate for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, gave a presentation to students and faculty Thursday afternoon in the Triplett Alumni Center.

 

Brent Paterson, a candidate for the position of vice chancellor for student affairs, gave a presentation to students and faculty Thursday afternoon in the Triplett Alumni Center. Paterson overviewed his personal and professional background and his philosophy of student affairs.

In prospects of becoming the university’s next vice chancellor for student affairs, he outlined how he envisions the role.

Paterson said part of the  vice chancellor role is to keep focus.

April 23, 2012

Five law school alumni were inducted into the 2012 Law Alumni Hall of Fame during Law Alumni Weekend.

 

Five law school alumni were inducted into the 2012 Law Alumni Hall of Fame during Law Alumni Weekend.

It was the third Law Alumni Hall of Fame induction. The Alumni Board makes the Alumni Hall of Fame selection and takes nominations throughout the year.

Dean of the Law School Richard Gershon said the inductees are selected for their contributions to the law profession and society.

April 10, 2012

A panel spoke at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center at the University of Mississippi on Tuesday of the moral, legal and media involvement in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.

 

A panel spoke at the Robert C. Khayat Law Center at the University of Mississippi on Tuesday of the moral, legal and media involvement in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.

Martin was 17 years old when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28. Zimmerman has not been arrested or charged with the murder and claims his shooting Martin was self-defense.

April 9, 2012

The exams required to enter business school and medical school will soon be reorganized.

 

The exams required to enter business school and medical school will soon be reorganized.

The GMAT, or Graduate Management Admission Test, will have a new format starting in June 2012. The Educational Testing Service will introduce a new chapter called “Integrated Reasoning,” based on analyzing different pieces of data, in lieu of the usual second essay question. 

April 9, 2012

The University of Mississippi School of Law will host a panel discussion on the controversy surrounding the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin tonight at 5 p.m. in Room 1078 of the Robert C. Khayat Law Center.

 

The University of Mississippi School of Law will host a panel discussion on the controversy surrounding the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin tonight at 5 p.m. in Room 1078 of the Robert C. Khayat Law Center.

March 25, 2012

 

A lot of outstanding careers have started at the University of Mississippi. 

 

A lot of outstanding careers have started at the University of Mississippi. 

Martina Cotelo’s career path is an excellent example of successfully pursuing a goal and taking advantage of opportunities, as she was recently selected for an internship at Ernst & Young. She will spend two months working with Ernst & Young in their New York City headquarters this summer.

March 25, 2012

The University of Mississippi’s Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team just made history, becoming the third law school to win multiple titles in 24 years of the competition.

 

The University of Mississippi’s Pace Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team just made history, becoming the third law school to win multiple titles in 24 years of the competition.

This victory was a result of the team’s three members: third-year law student Dreda Culpepper, second-year law students Kimberly Thompson and Brian Whitman. 

Coached by professors David Case and Stephanie Showalter Otts, the Ole Miss team beat 77 other law schools.

February 21, 2012

The Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is hosting the first “21 Days of Good” event this month to boost campus morale and happiness.

The Associated Student Body at the University of Mississippi is hosting the first “21 Days of Good” event this month to boost campus morale and happiness.
For 21 days the ASB will give a new challenge every weekday in February ranging from students introducing themselves to an employee they’ve never met to handwritten notes.  
“This is what makes it interesting, there is no set goal, but the program emphasizes small achievable goals that will intern better our campus as a whole,” said ASB attorney general Evan Kirkham.

February 2, 2012

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, accepting the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award.

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has once again been recognized as one of the nation’s top pharmacy schools, accepting the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy’s Lawrence C. Weaver Transformative Community Service Award.

January 25, 2012

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) lost former Vice Chancellor A. Wallace Conerly earlier this month.
Conerly, who also served as the dean of the School of Medicine, died Jan. 10 at age 76 due to complications with Parkinson’s Disease.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) lost former Vice Chancellor A. Wallace Conerly earlier this month.
Conerly, who also served as the dean of the School of Medicine, died Jan. 10 at age 76 due to complications with Parkinson’s Disease.
The Tylertown native served as vice chancellor from 1994 to 2003, spent his last few days in the hospital that bears his name, the Wallace Conerly Critical Care Hospital.
Under his guidance, the medical center saw an expansion to the physical plant, research departments, enrollment and national presence.

January 25, 2012

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the University of Mississippi two-strike policy installment for alcohol and drug violations by the Office of the Dean of Students.
Since 2006, when the policy began, 31 students have been suspended from the university, 13 for drug violations and 18 for alcohol violations. Twenty-four of them have become eligible to return.

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the University of Mississippi two-strike policy installment for alcohol and drug violations by the Office of the Dean of Students.
Since 2006, when the policy began, 31 students have been suspended from the university, 13 for drug violations and 18 for alcohol violations. Twenty-four of them have become eligible to return.

November 15, 2011

The dean of the School of Education’s big dream comes in a small package — elementary school students.
David Rock hopes to open up a pre-K through fifth grade school, which he said would benefit both the local school districts and the School of Education.
Though it is still unclear where the initial funding to build the school would come from, funding to operate the school on a daily basis would be paid in part by local school districts and in part by the School of Education.  

November 10, 2011

Emily Stedman says law students are having trouble parking in their own lot. 

 

Gossip and hot topics always swirl around the law school at the start of the semester. 

Few of those things fervently discussed last through the first month of school, but this year, one thing has continued to be on the tongues and lips of the majority: parking. 

Our new facility cost $50 million and rumor has it the donors envisioned a parking spot for every student. But did they imagine having to share those parking spots with thousands of other commuter students? Or with Fraternity Row?

October 18, 2011

A screening next week will showcase that the impact professors claim dedicated students can have is more than empty words.

 

A screening next week will showcase that the impact professors claim dedicated students can have is more than empty words.

The Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi will screen a documentary on Oct. 25 called Mississippi Innocence, released by the Mississippi Innocence Project.

The documentary features two men from Noxubee County who were wrongly convicted of murder.