CHANCELLOR’S 3 THINGS TO KNOW
- WE EDUCATE TOMORROW’S LEADERS: The University of Mississippi has long been committed to shaping future leaders, and these efforts extend beyond the boundaries of our campus with programs that engage K-12 students. The “Pathways to Leadership” program, run by the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, provides valuable training for high school students on the Mississippi Gulf Coast so that they can drive positive change in their hometowns. Also, the McLean Entrepreneurial Leadership Program provides a weeklong summer program for high school students to develop action-oriented solutions to issues in their communities.
- WE CARE FOR MISSISSIPPI: As the state’s only academic medical center, the University of Mississippi Medical Center provides indispensable services to all Mississippians. UMMC is home to Mississippi’s only children’s hospital, only Level I trauma center, and only organ transplant program. This month, the IHL board of trustees added to that list by approving a new Mississippi Burn Center on the UMMC campus in Jackson. After the closure of the state’s only burn center in October, UMMC leaders stepped up to preserve a critical service for our state and keep burn care for Mississippians in Mississippi.
- WE PIONEER NEW DISCOVERIES: Our researchers tackle pressing national and regional concerns every day. Our physicists are “listening” to tornadoes to develop technology that could revolutionize how we detect and track them, thereby saving lives by improving early warning systems. In biomedical engineering, our researchers are examining cytoskeletal diseases such as cancer and heart disease as well as new treatments for metastatic breast cancer. These are just a couple of the many ways in which we’re addressing challenges that touch all of us: protecting our environment, finding remedies for diseases, and building a more prosperous and stronger future through technology and innovation.
Glenn F. Boyce
Researchers at the National Center for Physical Acoustics are using a $2 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to produce and place sensors south of Jackson to track tornadoes to more quickly and accurately identify when a tornado has formed.
CARING FOR BABIES
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has the first hospital in the Jackson area to be redesignated as a Baby-Friendly Hospital and the second in the state to reach the milestone.
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
Ole Miss Athletics set a new department record with a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 88 percent in 2022, according to an NCAA report. Four Rebel teams posted a perfect 100 percent GSR including women’s golf, which has posted a perfect GSR for 14 consecutive years. Since 2004, Ole Miss’ GSR has risen from 69 percent to the current 88 percent.
- Feb. 7: Ada Limon, U.S. Poet Laureate, speaks at Fulton Chapel
- Feb. 16: Black History Month Keynote featuring Judy Meredith
- Feb. 17: Ole Miss Baseball season opener (vs. Delaware, home)
- Feb. 23: TEDxUniversityofMississippi
- Feb. 25: RebelTHON
- March 1-5: Oxford Film Festival
- March 4: Parade of Beauties
- March 24: Croft Institute 25th Anniversary Celebration
- March 25: Gertrude C. Ford Center 20th Anniversary Gala
- March 29-31: Oxford Conference for the Book
- April 1: The Big Event
- April 12-13: Mississippi Entrepreneurship Forum
- April 15: Mississippi Day
- April 28-29: Double Decker Arts Festival
- May 5: Last Day of Classes
- May 8-12: Final Exams
- May 13: Commencement
- Ongoing: UM Museum Exhibits