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Economic development at the University of Mississippi is fostered through the synergy of talent and place to yield innovations. Our unique assets, the UM Advantage, contribute to the origination and support of projects that improve the economic status of citizens in Mississippi and enhance the quality of life for individuals throughout the world.

News & Events

Working for a Better Mississippi – One Cup of Coffee at a Time

OXFORD, Miss. – Eddie Carr wasn’t searching for another manufacturing class project for his University of Mississippi students, but he walked into one that has allowed his students to help a small north Mississippi nonprofit. Continue Reading. (Ole Miss News)

NEMUS Bioscience and UM Announce Significant Anti-MRSA Synergy Data Utilizing Proprietary Cannabinoid-Based Anti-Infective Platforms

COSTA MESA, Cal. -NEMUS Bioscience, Inc. and the company’s discovery and research partner, the University of Mississippi, today announced that bactericidal synergy was achieved against multiple species of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) utilizing a proprietary cannabinoid-based therapeutic platform. Continue Reading. (Marketwired)

Center for Manufacturing Excellence Receives Gifts from Milwaukee Tool

OXFORD, Miss. – The Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence at the University of Mississippi received a generous gift Thursday, March 23. Three representatives from one of the nation’s leading power tool manufacturers delivered more than a dozen toolboxes, power tools and accessories to the CME.from Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. Continue Reading. (Ole Miss News)

Weather Microphones Could Prevent More Deaths from Severe Storms

WALKER COUNTY, Ga. – Researchers at the University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics have developed low-cost, high-fidelity technology that could help better detect tornadoes by using special microphones.  Continue Reading. (WRBC Chattanooga)

Nemus Bioscience Announces Licensing Agreement with the University of Mississippi

COSTA MESA, Cal. – NEMUS Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: NMUS) announced that the company had signed a licensing agreement with the University of Mississippi (UM) for a platform of cannabinoid-based molecules (UM5070) for potential anti-infective use against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Continue reading. (Corporate Partner News)

Students Prepare for Careers through New York and D.C. Internships

OXFORD, Miss. – Learning more about personal strengths and weaknesses is a big part of the college experience. The University of Mississippi‘s Washington, D.C., and New York Internship Experience programs in the Division of Outreach is helping more students have those learning experiences. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)