Points of Pride

  • Mississippi researchers have discovered a compound that may lead to a vaccine that prevents itching and rashes caused by exposure to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.
  • Named as the “Best Historic Site” in the state by Mississippi Magazine in 2020, Rowan Oak – the former home of William Faulkner – is one of two historic houses owned and operated by the university museum.
  • The University of Mississippi Medical Center recently opened the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at the state’s only children’s hospital, signaling a new era in pediatric care in the state.
  • Mississippi’s fraternity and sororities have since 2019 volunteered more than 80,000 community service hours and raised more than $1.9 million for philanthropic organizations.
  • University of Mississippi English professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil attracted critical acclaim for her first non-fiction work, World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, and it was named 2020 Book of the Year by Barnes & Noble.