Once again, Oxford has been ranked as one of the Best Small College Towns in America. The home of the University of Mississippi has been named the nation’s 21st–best small college town by bestcolleges.com.
Ole Miss alumnus and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is getting recognized for something other than his Super Bowl-winning talent. Manning has been named one of the world’s top 10 most charitable athletes by Global Grind, according to Sports Media 101.
The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has landed in the nation’s top 10 for total extramural funding, according to the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Ranked No. 7 for the 2014 calendar year, the school jumped from No. 12 in 2013. The school received $15.6 million in total extramural funding, which includes $4.7 million awarded by the National Institutes of Health. The funds garnered by the school support a variety of research projects including drug discovery and development.
A University of Mississippi student majoring in Arabic is the recipient of a prestigious Boren Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State. Corey Fuller, a senior from Pinson, Alabama, will study the language in Jordan this fall. Fuller, whose award covers up to $10,000 per semester, plans on using the funds to cover all the costs of studying abroad that his ROTC scholarship does not cover.
A University of Mississippi student-led organization that strives to improve Sino-American relations was awarded the most outstanding chapter of its kind at Yale University’s Global China Connection World Fair. The university’s Global China Connection chapter was named the best at the conference, where the quality of 60 active chapters from top-tier universities around the world was evaluated. The UM group bested University of Pennsylvania’s chapter, which placed second, and New York University’s, at third.
The National Panhellenic Conference has recognized the University of Mississippi’s Panhellenic Council with its College Panhellenic Excellence Award. Ole Miss is among 21 universities to receive the award, out of 672 colleges and universities with Panhellenic organizations across the United States and Canada. The award is based on core competencies of Panhellenic organizations, including recruitment planning and execution, structure, communication, implementation of judicial procedures, programming, academics and community impact.
The Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation of Jackson has awarded $1.6 million to the University of Mississippi’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education to support its efforts to improve STEM education statewide over the next three years. The grant marks the third time Hearin has renewed funding for the influential center, which celebrates 10 years of service in December.