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Mississippi, University of

public, coeducational institution of higher learning based in Oxford, Mississippi, U.S., with its Medical Center in Jackson and regional campuses at Tupelo and Southaven. Academically divided into one college and eight schools (including the Medical Center), it offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. The university manages more than 15 research units; notable among them are the Center for the Study of Southern Culture (established 1977), the Center for Wireless Communications (1985), the Jamie Whitten National Center for Physical Acoustics (1986), and the National Food Service Management Institute (1989). The campus library system includes the Blues Archive, a collection of black American music. The Oxford campus is noted for its Georgian and Greek Revival architecture. Enrollment at the main campus exceeds 10,000 students.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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