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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.


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Neuroscientists Scheduled for UM Science Cafe, Brain Awareness Week

Psyche Loui and Alexander Ophir to discuss varied topics during visit MARCH 23, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two renowned neuroscientists are scheduled to give three lectures April 3-5 in Oxford and at the University of Mississippi. Psyche Loui, assistant professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior and integrative sciences at Wesleyan University, will discuss “Why […]


This figure from Ikuta and Kiparizoska’s paper shows parts of the brain that exhibit less symphony with the anterior piriform cortex, the region of the brain associated with the sense of smell. The main region, seen in the three larger images, is the nucleus accumbens, which has been indicated in previous studies to be associated with auditory hallucinations. Submitted photo

UM Professor and Biochemistry Student Collaborate to Shed Light on Disorder

Team studied disruptions in sense of smell in schizophrenia patients JULY 27, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH A study conducted by a University of Mississippi professor and one of his former students may lead to a better understanding of schizophrenia. Toshikazu “Tossi” Ikuta, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, teamed with Sara Kiparizoska, a 2016 […]


UM Research Day Ignites Discussions, Collaborations

Third annual event unites campuses, interests APRIL 14, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH If public peer acknowledgement of genius is every researcher’s dream, then the third annual University of Mississippi-University of Mississippi Medical Center Research Day was a scientist’s dream come true. More than 200 participants were on hand to present their work and explore collaborations […]


Image with neurons: ©Barrow Neurological Institute

Neuroscientist Slated for Science Café, Brain Awareness Week Lectures

Susana Martinez-Conde to discuss visual perception, magic of brain April 11-13 APRIL 5, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH A renowned neuroscientist is scheduled to give three separate lectures on brain function and visual perception April 11-13 in Oxford and at the University of Mississippi. Susana Martinez-Conde of State University of New York will open the week with “Vision is […]


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Students Present Range of Studies at Neuroscience Research Showcase

First event raises awareness, provides opportunities for collaboration.


New Neuroscience Minor Meets Growing Demand for Education about the Brain

Current college students grew up in the Decade of the Brain, a time of intense focus on brain science from 1990 to 2000 that was encouraged in a Presidential Proclamation by George H.W. Bush. Since that time the scope and demand for neuroscience education has continued to grow. The labs of University of Mississippi faculty […]