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Doctoral Student Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship

English student Sarah Heying granted access to unique library collection at Texas A&M FEBRUARY 10, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE University of Mississippi doctoral student Sarah Heying has earned a highly competitive fellowship that will send her to Texas A&M University this summer to participate in a unique research opportunity. Heying, a second-year Ph.D. student in English, will […]


University Sets Annual Black History Month Observances

Keynote addresses by renowned authors Tim Wise and Joy DeGruy highlight events JANUARY 31, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two internationally renowned educators are the keynote speakers for annual Black History Month observances at the University of Mississippi. Tim Wise, a critically acclaimed antiracist essayist, and Joy DeGruy, a respected researcher and author, will deliver […]


Two UM Professors Have Titles on Best Southern Books of 2018

Kiese Laymon’s ‘Heavy,’ Chris Offutt’s ‘County Dark’ recognized by AJC JANUARY 23, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Two University of Mississippi faculty members had books recognized by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as among the best pieces of Southern literature published in 2018. Kiese Laymon’s memoir “Heavy” and Chris Offutt’s historical novel “Country Dark” were among 11 titles selected as […]


Doctoral Candidate Earns Fellowship to Continue Literary Research

Amber Hodge to continue dissertation work at University of Virginia’s academic libraries JANUARY 10, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM University of Mississippi doctoral candidate Amber Hodge has received a Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature, which funds a month of research at the University of Virginia’s expansive academic libraries. Hodge, who is working toward a Ph.D. […]


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Three Southern Studies Faculty Celebrate Book Publications

Off Square Books event set for Jan. 22 JANUARY 8, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Three faculty members at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture are kicking off the spring semester with a celebration of their books’ publication. The event, set for 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at Off Square Books […]


Student’s Photos Are Picture-Perfect

Yasmine Malone among 22 female photographers featured in The New York Times DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Yasmine Malone definitely has an eye for photography. The University of Mississippi student was among 22 young female photographers selected to participate in a recent New York Times feature project. The newspaper asked the women to […]


Brisack Makes History as UM’s First Female Rhodes Scholar

Senior from Oxford earns coveted award, becomes university’s 26th honoree NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Jaz Brisack is the University of Mississippi’s 26th Rhodes Scholar, and the first woman in the university’s history to be selected to the elite international academic program. Brisack, a general studies major with minors in English, journalism, and public policy leadership, […]


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.


English Professor Awarded Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship

Creative writing program director Derrick Harriell plans to use funds to finish poetry book NOVEMBER 4, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded a $5,000 artist fellowship to Derrick Harriell, director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Mississippi. The grant will allow the […]


New Scholarship Honors Late Alumna’s Favorite Professor

Lori Sneed and Colby Kullman are linked by gift to Ole Miss Women’s Council OCTOBER 20, 2018 BY BILL DABNEY As a University of Mississippi student, the late Lori Sneed quickly formed a special bond with English professor Colby Kullman, and soon the feeling was mutual. Now, the two “great friends” will be linked in […]