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Kay Cochran and artist Jason Bouldin present Sen. Thad Cochran’s portrait that has been installed in the University of Mississippi research center bearing the senator’s name. Photo by Thomas Graning/

Cochran Portrait Unveiled at University

Artist Jason Bouldin sought to capture former senator’s graciousness APRIL 9, 2019 BY EMILY HOWORTH A portrait of former U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, the nation’s 10th-longest serving senator and a University of Mississippi alumnus, was installed Monday (April 8) in the university’s Thad Cochran Research Center. The portrait commemorates Cochran’s service to Mississippi and his […]

UM psychology professor John Young (left) talks with Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks after receiving the 2019 Elsie M. Hood Teacher of the Year Thursday evening (April 4) at Honors Convocation. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Glowing Reviews Land Elsie Hood Award for Student Favorite

Psychology professor John Young is UM’s 2019 Teacher of the Year APRIL 5, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Glowing, superlative-filled recommendation letters paint the picture of a professor who “pours his heart and soul into his work.” Those comments from University of Mississippi students have led to John Young, associate professor of psychology, being named the […]

Oxford Conference for the Book Welcomes Authors for 26th Year

Readings, panel discussions and lectures are free and open to the public MARCH 4, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY What do a championship poker player, the U.S.-Mexico border controversy and the Appalachian South have in common? They are all part of this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, set for March 27-29 at the University […]

Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez (left), dean of the UM Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, presents the 2019 Barksdale Award to Maureen Maher during the annual spring Honors Convocation. Photo by Kevin Bain/

Honors College Student Receives Barksdale Award

Maureen Maher gets $5,000 to fulfill dream of capturing national parks employees’ perspectives FEBRUARY 21, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A junior psychology major in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi will get to fulfill her dream to visit 12 national parks and interview seasonal workers this summer, all thanks […]

Susan and Sanford Thomas

Highlighting Research of Liberal Arts Professors

Thomas Couple Establishes Research Award Endowment February 14, 2019 By Mary Stanton Knight Sanford and Susan Thomas of Memphis, Tennessee, have made a gift of $50,000 to the University of Mississippi, establishing a faculty research award endowment in the College of Liberal Arts that reflects the value they place on academics. The Sanford and Susan Thomas […]

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, […]