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UM law student Crawford Moore earned a NASA Space Law Network grant to attend the International Law Weekend conference in New York. Photo by Christina Steube

UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend

Crawford Moore’s interest is on issues surrounding air and space law NOVEMBER 16, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Crawford Moore isn’t just studying the law to make a difference in his home state and country, but also the world – and beyond. The second-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law earned a NASA Space […]


Emelia Nordan speaking to the class. Submitted photo

Capitol View: UM Course Sheds Light on Legislative Process

Through floor debates and committee votes, students learn ins and outs of Legislature NOVEMBER 13, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Neal Lancaster wanted to gain practical knowledge about how the Mississippi Legislature functions. And thanks to an immersive University of Mississippi political science course aimed at preparing future state legislators, that’s what Lancaster is getting. […]


Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is donating his papers to the University of Mississippi’s Modern Political Archives. Cochran, an alumnus and supporter of the university, is shown speaking at Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s investiture in 2016. Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications

Law School to Host Tribute to Senator Thad Cochran

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (BA psychology ’59 JD ’65)  has left a lasting legacy on the University of Mississippi, as well as the state and nation. To honor his many contributions to the state, the UM School of Law is hosting a Nov. 11 tribute to the longtime political leader and […]


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 […]


The University of Mississippi will soon be home to the Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics. From left, John Bruce, chair and associate professor of political science; Lee Cohen, dean of the College of Liberal Arts; Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi; Jeffrey S. Vitter, UM Chancellor; and Noel Wilkin, provost and executive vice chancellor. Photo by Kevin Bain

American Politics Focus of New Center Named for Haley Barbour

First classes of Center for the Study of American Politics to be taught in upcoming term OCTOBER 29, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi soon will be home to a bipartisan center named after alumnus Haley Barbour, a major architect of national politics who served two terms as governor of Mississippi. On Thursday […]


Thanks to the support of the Global Leadership Circle, OMWC scholar Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece. Outside of her classes, Curtis volunteered with Syrian refugees through the Athens Salvation Army.

Global Leadership Circle Provides Exceptional Student Experiences

OCTOBER 8, 2018 A number of Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC) scholars enjoyed summer school in way that was anything but typical. For example, University of Mississippi senior political science major Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece — even volunteering with the Athens […]


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Battling Brain Tumors, UM Alumna Embodies ‘Never Quit’ Spirit

Abby Loden joins LOU community for Great 38 Race later this month OCTOBER 1, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Several brain surgeries have left Abby Loden deaf, and she still has tumors on her brain and spinal cord, but she finished her latest round of chemotherapy in August and is pushing ahead with plans to run […]


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 […]


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Isom Fellowships Create Collaborations Across Campus

Eight faculty members participate in inaugural interdisciplinary program JULY 13, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi has chosen eight faculty members for its inaugural two-year fellowship program. The program is designed to support research projects conducted by faculty in the areas of gender […]


UM Graduate Lands Dream Summer Internship with MSNBC

Kailyn Mae Mahoney started as intern for ‘Morning Joe’ in New York in June JULY 13, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Kailyn Mae Mahoney, who is set to graduate officially from the University of Mississippi in August, is spending her summer behind the bright production lights on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” talk show. The Bakersfield, California, native with a […]