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UM Named Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Designee

OXFORD, Miss. – One of the nation’s top higher education associations has recognized the University of Mississippi for leadership in fostering economic growth, prosperity and innovation. Continue Reading. (Ole Miss News)

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)

UM Physical Acoustics Research Center Turns 30

OXFORD, Miss. – As the Jamie L. Whitten National Center for Physical Acoustics enters its 30th year of operation at the University of Mississippi, the acclaimed research facility is celebrating with an open house, including demonstrations of interesting acoustical principles and phenomena. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)

UM Student’s Tutoring Agency is Big Winner at Delta Pitch Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi accountancy student with a growing tutoring agency was the big winner Thursday (Sept. 29) during the Delta Regional Authority Delta Pitch competition at the UM Innovation Center at Insight Park. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)

UM Insight Park Co-Hosting DRA Delta Pitch Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – Individual entrepreneurs and start-up organizations are invited to vie for fellowships to a national conference at the Delta Regional Authority Delta Pitch competition Thursday (Sept. 29) at the University of Mississippi. Continue Rrading. (Ole Miss News)

UM Professor Hopes To Revolutionize Alloy Development

OXFORD, Miss. – Discovering, developing and commercializing alloys and other advanced materials can take up to 20 years, but a University of Mississippi mechanical engineering professor hopes to speed up the process by applying computational methods to the periodic table. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)

Joel Kotkin to Discuss Urban Development at UM

OXFORD, Miss. – A respected professional in urban development is the guest speaker for a public forum Friday (May 6) at the University of Mississippi. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)

‘Star Analysts’ May Drive Dramatic Stock Shifts

OXFORD, Miss. – So-called “star analysts” have great power over stock prices, a University of Mississippi professor and director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has discovered. Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)

UM Dedicates Natural Products Training Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and National Center for Natural Products Research, in partnership with Waters Corp., dedicated a state-of-the-art natural products training center including laboratories, an informatics suite and lecture space on Wednesday (April 13). Continue reading. (Ole Miss News)