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Doctoral Student Earns Competitive Summer Fellowship

English student Sarah Heying granted access to unique library collection at Texas A&M FEBRUARY 10, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE University of Mississippi doctoral student Sarah Heying has earned a highly competitive fellowship that will send her to Texas A&M University this summer to participate in a unique research opportunity. Heying, a second-year Ph.D. student in English, will […]


Classics Professor Named Humanities Teacher of the Year

Brad Cook receives honor from Mississippi Humanities Council, presents Feb. 11 lecture FEBRUARY 7, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Brad Cook, an associate professor of classics at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a Humanities Teacher Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council. The award recognizes outstanding work by a Mississippian in bringing the insights of the humanities […]


Leo C. Stein

Q&A with Leo Stein, Black Hole Researcher

Leo C. Stein, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronom


This simulation depicts two merging black holes, each about 30 solar masses. This is approximately what a person would see if they could travel in spaceship to take a closer look at merging black holes.

Making Better Predictions of Black Hole Smash-Ups

Caltech, UM physicists use supercomputers and AI to create most accurate model of stellar mergers JANUARY 30, 2019 BY WHITNEY CLAVIN/CALTECH STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS One of the most cataclysmic events to occur in the cosmos involves the collision of two black holes. Formed from the deathly collapse of massive stars, black holes are incredibly compact – […]


Doctoral Candidate Earns Fellowship to Continue Literary Research

Amber Hodge to continue dissertation work at University of Virginia’s academic libraries JANUARY 10, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM University of Mississippi doctoral candidate Amber Hodge has received a Lillian Gary Taylor Fellowship in American Literature, which funds a month of research at the University of Virginia’s expansive academic libraries. Hodge, who is working toward a Ph.D. […]


Jessica Wilkerson

Three Southern Studies Faculty Celebrate Book Publications

Off Square Books event set for Jan. 22 JANUARY 8, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Three faculty members at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture are kicking off the spring semester with a celebration of their books’ publication. The event, set for 5 p.m. Jan. 22 at Off Square Books […]


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Ole Miss Hall of Famer Credited with ‘Altering the Face of Medicine’

Renowned immunologist Dr. Max Cooper wins Japan Prize DECEMBER 27, 2018 BY TINA HAHN Dr. Max D. Cooper, of the Emory University School of Medicine, didn’t become a researcher to win awards. As a pediatrician, his concern for his patients led him to explore why inherited disorders disable the immune system, leaving children vulnerable to […]


Professor Receives Competitive NIH Award, Peer-reviewed Journal Cover

Saumen Chakraborty’s research explores alternate energy, Alzheimer’s disease JANUARY 3, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART The fall semester was kind to University of Mississippi researcher Saumen Chakraborty, who received a National Institutes of Health award and earned the cover of a scientific journal. Chakraborty, an assistant professor in the UM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was awarded a $317,198 grant […]


The University of Mississippi is included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity released Monday in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list of the top doctoral research universities in the United States. Photo by Robert Jordan

UM Recognized Among Country’s Top-Tier Research Universities Once Again

Carnegie Classification recognizes R&D investment and doctoral and professional degrees granted DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi is included in the elite group of R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity released Monday in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the definitive list of the top doctoral research universities […]


Dr. Dor

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 […]