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The University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement welcomed a new group of outstanding students from around the globe this fall, representing majors from across the university. First row from left, Albert Nylander, Hannah Newbold, Navodit Paudel, Kristina Fields, J.R. Love, Laura Martin; second row from left, Michael Mott, Allison Borst, Zachary Pugh, Joshua Baker, Kendall Walker, Curtis Hill; third row from left, Bryce Williams, Elena Bauer, Adam Franco, Arielle Rogers, Virginia Parkinson, Anna Katherine Burress, Ashley Bowen.

McLean Institute Grant Award Funds Community Engagement

Hearin Foundation provides support for research and service efforts OCTOBER 5, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT A grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation for the University of Mississippi’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement will fund research and service aimed at increasing community and economic development in Mississippi communities. The McLean Institute […]


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 […]


At left, Cray Pennison, president of the Ole Miss Esports club, is joined by Noel Wilkin, University of Mississippi provost and executive vice chancellor, and Jason DeShong, president of MSU Esports, to announce the Esports Egg Bowl set for Sat., Oct. 13, in The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Photo by Kevin Bain.

Ole Miss Esports Ushers University into Video Game Competition World

UM, MSU announce inaugural Esports Egg Bowl for Oct. 13 SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART The dream goes a little something like this: A few short years down the road, several thousand fans are gathered in an arena on the University of Mississippi campus, enthralled in a game. The crowd cheers and gasps as the tension […]


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 […]


A degree from the Croft Institute for International Studies serves as a passport into the world economy. Here, the 2018 class celebrates its graduation. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Croft Institute Marks Two Decades of Preparing State for the World

More than 500 graduates have launched successful global careers AUGUST 30, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Since its first class graduated in 2001, the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi has sent hundreds of students into the world. A Croft Institute degree serves as a passport, a stamp of approval recognizable in the global marketplace of […]


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 […]


The 2018 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame. Photo by by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Ten Seniors Named UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2017-18 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at Ole Miss. The inductees were honored Friday afternoon (April 6) in a ceremony at the Gertrude […]


Elizabeth Boyer, a junior economics major from Houston, is the first University of Mississippi student chosen to be a Mt. Vernon Leadership Fellow. Submitted photo

Economics Student Named Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Elizabeth Boyer among 16 chosen for prestigious summer program at George Washington’s estate APRIL 3, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A student in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been selected as a 2018 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. Elizabeth Boyer of Houston, a junior economics major with a minor […]


Thomas Garrett, associate professor of economics, is the director of the new Bachelor of Science in Economics program at the University of Mississippi. Staff photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications.

UM Launches New Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics

NOVEMBER 27, 2017 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two years in the making, a new Bachelor of Science in Economics degree program is being offered at the University of Mississippi. The only one of its kind in Mississippi, the program was approved recently by the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Expected to […]


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Award-Winning Graduate Students

Each year College of Liberal Arts departments present Graduate Student Achievement Awards at Honors Day. These six represent scholars across the discipline areas housed in the College. ANNA KATHERINE BLACK PhD clinical psychology ’18 Doctoral winner of UM’s Three Minute Thesis Competition challenging graduate students to explain their research in three minutes and using only […]