Posts Tagged ‘University of Mississippi’

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 […] [...]

Jackson faces geographic challenges on warehouse distribution front

Warehouse distribution centers are going to become more prominent than ever once an expanded Panama Canal opens in early 2015 and greatly increases an already-enormous volume of retail goods coming into the United States from China and the rest of Asia. Jackson, though a trucking and rail crossroads, could have a difficult time taking part […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Erika Berry

Name: Erika Berry Age: 27 Position: Advocacy Coordinator Company: Mississippi Coalition for Public Charter Schools Talk to Erika Berry for long and the conversation will wind its way around to education policy. “As technology continues to advance and our marketplace becomes more global, public education is going to have to innovate so that every student […] [...]

Niemeyer heading program chapter

by Published: March 22,2013

Tags: education, Ryan Niemeyer, University of Mississippi

University of Mississippi educational leadership professor Ryan Niemeyer has been selected to lead the UM chapter of the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program, a joint venture with Mississippi State University to award full scholarships to top-performing students who want to become teachers. The appointment marks the third major move at UM for Niemeyer, who serves […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On Jordan Downs

Jordan Downs is carrying on a family tradition of public service started by his grandfather, state Rep. Ray Rogers. As U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper’s senior policy advisor, Downs has been on hand for everything from fiscal cliffs to sequesters and all legislative points in between. Each week, Downs is faced with daily challenges involving real […] [...]

Ken Cyree readies Gillespie Business Plan Competition

Q — What is the Gillespie Business Plan Competition? A — The Gillespie Business Plan Competition is a contest that allows students to craft and present their business plans to a group of business professionals. Through this process, students can hone their business ideas and create a persuasive presentation that mimics a pitch to fund […] [...]

Tyner replacing Mullins

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: Dan Jones, Lee Tyner, University of Mississippi

Lee Tyner, who has served as university attorney at the University of Mississippi since 2003, has been named the new chief of staff for UM chancellor Dan Jones. When he assumes the position July 1, Tyner will replace Andy Mullins, who retires June 30 after 19 years on the Ole Miss administrative staff. Tyner will […] [...]

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