Posts Tagged ‘University of Mississippi’

BOOK BIZ: Robert Khayat’s life has had many twists and turns

by Published: August 30,2013

Tags: Lynn Lofton, Robert Khayat, University of Mississippi

Former Ole Miss chancellor Robert Khayat has written his memoirs and dedicated the book to his family and Ole Miss. He distinguished himself on various fronts that included being an All-American football and baseball player at Ole Miss during his undergraduate years. He went on to become an All-Pro kicker for the Washington Redskins, earn […] [...]

College Board approves university construction projects

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s College Board has approved the top 10 construction priorities of the state’s universities. Here is the total amount requested from the Legislature by each institution for the top 10, as well as the top two projects from each: ___ Alcorn State University Total for top 10 projects: $56.2 million. Top projects: […] [...]

UMMC gets lease approval, plans to start on new school building

GRENADA and JACKSON — The College Board has approved plans by the University of Mississippi Medical Center to lease Grenada Lake Medical Center. The board voted yesterday, as expected, to approve the lease. It runs for at least 20 years, but could be extended to 50. UMMC will take over the $37.4 million long-term debt […] [...]

Meagan Brown tapped for national pharmacy program

by Published: August 16,2013

Tags: Meagan Brown, pharmacy, University of Mississippi

Meagan Brown, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi, has been selected to participate in the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation’s Faculty Scholars Program. As coordinator of community pharmacy development, Brown works with community pharmacists around Mississippi to advance pharmacy practice by providing medication therapy management and chronic disease […] [...]

Ole Miss launches new law/engineering program

OXFORD — Following a national trend to make higher education more “user-friendly,” the University of Mississippi schools of Engineering and Law have joined forces to create a new program that provides early admission to the latter. Through the accelerated law program, students in the general engineering pre-law program can be admitted into a fast-tracked Bachelor […] [...]

Perry Sansing moves to Ole Miss

by Published: August 2,2013

Tags: education, Perry Sansing, University of Mississippi

Perry Sansing, former assistant to the president and university counsel at Mississippi University for Women, is the new associate general counsel at the University of Mississippi. He also will serve as the chancellor’s special assistant for governmental affairs. David Sansing, UM professor emeritus of history and author of a book chronicling the history of Ole […] [...]

Mark Chen chosen for University of Mississippi chair

Weixing “Mark” Chen will join the faculty of the University of Mississippi this fall as the new chair of the Department of Public Policy Leadership. He brings to the department experience with university administration, establishing international partnerships and educational programs, and his teaching and research specializations in public policy, international relations and Chinese politics, with […] [...]

David Barrett joins Comcast

Comcast Spotlight in Jackson recently added David Barrett to its sales team. Barrett is a native of Jackson, and a graduate of the University of Mississippi. Comcast Spotlight, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable.   [...]

Rick Gregory leading UM Southaven campus

by Published: June 28,2013

Tags: education, Rick Gregory, University of Mississippi

Rick R. Gregory, former president and dean of the International College of Lijiang College of Guangxi Normal University in Guilin, China, is the new executive director of the University of Mississippi at DeSoto in Southaven. Before joining UM, Gregory served in several leadership roles of a university, both in the academic and nonacademic arenas. He […] [...]

Marc Slatterly presents at United Nations event

by Published: May 24,2013

Tags: education, Marc Slattery, University of Mississippi

Marc Slattery, professor of pharmacognosy at the University of Mississippi, recently presented a seminar at the United Nations Intersessional Workshop on Marine Genetic Resources in New York. The seminar, “Marine Genetic Resources: Benefit Sharing and Obstacles,” outlined issues associated with researching marine resources in foreign waters. In his seminar, Slattery proposed that investigating countries should […] [...]

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