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National Chemical Journal Features UM Professors’ Paper

Research explores new class of solvents called ionic liquids DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART A trio of University of Mississippi chemistry and biochemistry professors are cover stars, with their paper landing on the front of the latest issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The professors are Nathan Hammer, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Charles […]


Two Honors College Students Named Marshall Scholar Finalists

One of two University of Mississippi students may be pursuing graduate studies in the United Kingdom next year, thanks to a prestigious international scholarship program. Jaz Brisack, of Oxford, and Marisa Kutchma, of St. Louis, have been selected as finalists for Marshall Scholarships. Established by an act of Parliament, the distinctive two-year program finances young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. Up to 40 scholars are selected each year for graduate study at a U.K. institution in any field. If chosen, Brisack or Kutchma would be UM’s third Marshall Scholar. Brent Bonds, of Iuka, and James Robert “JR” Rigby, of Madison, both 2003 alumni, were finalists in 2002. Rigby won the award.


UM Professor Part of Upcoming American Chemical Society Webinar

Presentation puts astrochemistry research program in spotlight OCTOBER 30, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART A University of Mississippi chemistry professor is offering a glimpse into interstellar molecules and the mysteries of life in space during a free interactive webinar on Thursday (Nov. 1). Ryan Fortenberry, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UM, will open the discussion, moderate […]


Versatility of Wheat in Cooking Topic for October Science Cafe

OCTOBER 16, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi professor Susan Pedigo will lead a program Oct. 16 examining “The Versatility of Wheat in Cooking” at this month’s Science Cafe. Pedigo, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will speak on the subject at 6 p.m. at Uptown Coffee. The event is free and open to […]


Senior international studies and Spanish major Caroline Bass spent the spring of 2018 studying in the Dominican Republic as part of her Croft Institute studies.

Study Abroad Gives Croft Students Experience of a Lifetime

Semester, year overseas creates global citizens out of institute’s students SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Since its beginning in 1998, the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi has supplied students with the tools to become global citizens. Chief among these tools are acquiring a high level of proficiency in a foreign language and studying […]


The 2018 cohort of Stamps Scholars at UM is: (front row, from left) Grace Dragna, Grace Marion and Valerie Quach, and (back row) Shahbaz Gul, Jeffrey Wang, Gregory Vance and Richard Springer. Photo by Bill Dabney

Seven UM Freshmen Named 2018 Stamps Scholars

Students exemplify best of scholarship, community service and leadership SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seven members of the 2018 freshman class at the University of Mississippi have the distinction of being Stamps Foundation Scholars. The Stamps Scholarships at Ole Miss are the most comprehensive, full scholarship packages for in-state and out-of-state students. This […]


Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez (right), dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, meets with Honors scholars (from left) Autumn Fortenberry, Brithney Ngo, Ella Endorf, Ivy Li, deYampert Brame Garner II, Kayci Kimmons, Ajah Singleton, Emily Wright, Samuel Starr, Arabella Hamm, Kaden Spellmann, Hayden Williamson and Andrew Gardner. Photo by Thomas Graning/UM Digital Imaging Services

Honors College Welcomes 14 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources AUGUST 27, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH One is a wedding violinist. Another is an award-winning broadcaster with a love of journalism. And one was a star lacrosse player. These are just three of the 14 freshmen this fall at the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors […]


Professor Working to Make Solar Cells More Efficient

Jared Delcamp awarded $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue work AUGUST 21, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART A highly selective $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science will continue funding a University of Mississippi professor’s research into improving solar energy technologies. Jared Delcamp, an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has […]


Four UM Students Accepted into Rural Physician Scholarship Program

Scholars agree to serve in small Mississippi communities after graduation AUGUST 5, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi seniors Conner Ball, Megan Buchanan and Steven Smith, and junior Katelynn McGowen, have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. Ball, a general studies major, is the son […]


Jake Thrasher, a 2018 UM graduate and Hall of Fame inductee, won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition for his editorial cartoons in The Daily Mississippian. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging ServicesJake Thrasher, a 2018 UM graduate and Hall of Fame inductee, won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition for his editorial cartoons in The Daily Mississippian. Photo by Robert Jordan/

UM Graduate Earns Top Recognition for Editorial Cartoons

Jake Thrasher won first place in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Competition AUGUST 3, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Many people have diverse interests, but to be highly skilled in several areas is a rarer quality. Jake Thrasher, of Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from the University of Mississippi in May with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, but he […]