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Music Professor Receives Prestigious International Fellowship

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship supports George Dor’s work with Nigerian university DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT George Worlasi Kwasi Dor, a music professor at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to work with professors at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Dor, a […]


Don Cole Retires after Storied History at Ole Miss

Longtime mathematics professor, administrator credited with leaving lasting legacy at UM DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY BENITA WHITEHORN When Donald Cole was a graduate student at the University of Mississippi in the 1980s, he and a faculty member would walk over to the Union to get coffee together. Cole would walk so fast, his companion would […]


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 […]


Brad Cook, UM associate professor of classics, balances an ancient Greek inscription over an X-ray fluorescent spectrometer as Lance Yarbrough, assistant professor of geology and geological engineering, and Melanie Munns Antonelli, collections manager for the University Museum, watch. Photo by Kevin Bain

Past Meets Future with UM Research into Greek Plaques

Classics, engineering professors team up to explore ancient history NOVEMBER 26, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART It is a delicate balancing act Brad Cook performs as he places a more-than-2,000-year-old golden Greek artifact atop a high-energy X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. In position, the wafer-thin ancient article soon will be beamed with billions of photons, all to unlock […]


UM faculty members Karen Forgette (left), Guy Krueger and Andrew Davis have won the Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium. Photo by Kevin Bain

Three Faculty Win Digital Learning Innovation Award

Trio recognized as national leaders for advancing student success through personalized learning NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three University of Mississippi faculty members have earned a national award from Online Learning Consortium for advancing student success through adoption of digital courseware. Their work is having an impact across introductory writing courses and producing […]


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 […]


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 […]


Conor M. Dowling, associate professor of political science, will receive the Don K. Price Award from the American Political Science Association in July. Photo by Thomas Graning

Political Science Professor Wins Second Award for Book

Conor Dowling, co-authors receive national praise with Louis Brownlow Book Award OCTOBER 26, 2018 BY ALLY LANGSTON   A book exploring the weaknesses of modern health care policy, co-authored by University of Mississippi political scienceprofessor Conor Dowling, has won the Louis Brownlow Book Award, a prestigious honor for scholars in the public administration field. This […]


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 […]


English Professor Included in Poetry and Essay Anthologies

Aimee Nezhukumatahil published fourth poetry collection last spring OCTOBER 16, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor’s poetry and essay have been selected for inclusion in two separate prestigious national publications. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, has been selected to the 2018 […]