College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Psychology

Embry scholar Nikyra Jenkins has known she wanted to attend Ole Miss since seventh grade.

Jenkins Receives Award Created in Football Player’s Memory

EMBRY LEGACY CONTINUES DECEMBER 5, 2018 BY ELLE SNODGRASS It has been 20 years since University of Mississippi student-athlete Joey Embry tragically died in a drowning accident, yet his legacy is continually expanded among students whose scholarships bear his name. “I think it’s a great idea to start a scholarship in the name of somebody […]


Students enrolled in the UM Disaster Sciences minor program meet with Stefan Schulenberg (center), professor of psychology and director of the Clinical-Disaster Research Center. The students are (from left) Courtney Pomfrey, Mikaela Raley, Sunny Patel, Calli Holland, Emily Gawlik and Phoebe Lavin. All the students except Raley, a first-year graduate student, are undergraduate student research assistants.

UM Offers New Multidisciplinary Disaster Sciences Minor

From dealing with wildfires to hurricanes, program aims to prepare students to help others NOVEMBER 21, 2018 BY KENDALL PATTERSON The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts is offering a minor designed to help others in times of need following natural disasters. UM launched its Disaster Sciences minor program this fall, and 14 students are […]


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 […]


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 […]


Taylor Named Director of UM Health Professions Advising Office

Administrator helps students achieve career goals SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 BY JULES COOK has been named director of the University of Mississippi Health Professions Advising Office. The Health Professions Advising Office, located on the third floor of the Martindale Student Services Center, provides information to students pursuing careers as health professionals. In his role as director, […]


Andrew Newby speaks at the parking pass ceremony.

Home of the Brave

As military veterans arrive on campus, the University of Mississippi—one of only four SEC institutions designated a Purple Heart Campus by the National Military Order of the Purple Heart—welcomes them with resources and assistance. Created in 2013 and currently supporting 1,300+ student veterans, active members of the military, and their dependents, the Office of Veteran […]


Three recent graduates of the University of Mississippi (from left), Cal Wilkerson, Alison Redding and Kaleb Barnes, have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships.

Three Graduates Receive Rural Physician Scholarships

Funding supports medical training at UM School of Medicine JULY 30, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Three recent graduates of the University of Mississippi have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships valued at $30,000 per year for their medical training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. Cal Wilkerson, Alison Redding and Kaleb Barnes were honored at […]


Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2018

Alumni Association to Honor Seven at Homecoming for Achievement, Service JULY 11, 2018 The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring seven distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2018. Created in 1974, the Hall of Fame honors select alumni who have made an outstanding contribution to their country, state or the […]


Arianne Hartono is the ultimate student-athlete, having graduated summa cum laude from Ole Miss this May and won this year’s NCAA women’s singles tennis championship.

Arianne Hartono Aces Academics and Athletics

After winning the NCAA singles tennis championship, the UM graduate is going pro JUNE 29, 2018 BY BENITA WHITEHORN University of Mississippi student-athlete Arianne Hartono has faced such challenges as recuperating from a broken wrist her freshman year and missing as many as three out of five days of classes during the weeks when she […]


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

Cochran’s Papers Shine Light on Nation’s Major Issues

Collection includes correspondence, documents, photographs, recordings, scrapbooks and memorabilia JUNE 25, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s papers will be donated to the University of Mississippi, providing 3,500 linear feet of documents and nearly 6 terabytes of digital files that offer insight into some of the nation’s most significant political events over […]