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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 […]


National Chemical Journal Features UM Professors’ Paper

Research explores new class of solvents called ionic liquids DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART A trio of University of Mississippi chemistry and biochemistry professors are cover stars, with their paper landing on the front of the latest issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. The professors are Nathan Hammer, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry; Charles […]


Brad Cook, UM associate professor of classics, balances an ancient Greek inscription over an X-ray fluorescent spectrometer as Lance Yarbrough, assistant professor of geology and geological engineering, and Melanie Munns Antonelli, collections manager for the University Museum, watch. Photo by Kevin Bain

Past Meets Future with UM Research into Greek Plaques

Classics, engineering professors team up to explore ancient history NOVEMBER 26, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART It is a delicate balancing act Brad Cook performs as he places a more-than-2,000-year-old golden Greek artifact atop a high-energy X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. In position, the wafer-thin ancient article soon will be beamed with billions of photons, all to unlock […]


UM faculty members Karen Forgette (left), Guy Krueger and Andrew Davis have won the Digital Learning Innovation Award from the Online Learning Consortium. Photo by Kevin Bain

Three Faculty Win Digital Learning Innovation Award

Trio recognized as national leaders for advancing student success through personalized learning NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three University of Mississippi faculty members have earned a national award from Online Learning Consortium for advancing student success through adoption of digital courseware. Their work is having an impact across introductory writing courses and producing […]


Ryan Garrick (left), UM associate professor of biology, and Colin Jackson, professor of biology and associate chair for graduate studies, are recipients of a National Science Foundation award to explore the Earth’s biodiversity. Photo by Kevin Bain

Biology Professors Receive NSF Award to Study Biodiversity

Funds support research into ecological, evolutionary processes OCTOBER 25, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Two University of Mississippi biology professors have received a National Science Foundation award for nearly $800,000 to explore interactions between microorganisms and freshwater mussels in an effort to better understand the Earth’s biodiversity, focusing on how ecosystems function. Colin Jackson, professor of biology, is principal […]


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 […]


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Scientist Invents Device to Improve Fishery Operations

Design being tested by Gulf shrimpers reduces bycatch of untargeted marine life OCTOBER 18, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi marine biologist has created a new device that could greatly improve shrimping operations and is putting the device to the test through partnerships with members of the Gulf of Mexico fishing industry. […]


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THE DM: Graduate Student Debuts Poetry Collection at Local Barbershop

OCTOBER 1, 2018 | BY KAITLYN SISCO for The Daily Mississippian Julian Randall, a poet and master’s student of English, read from his debut book of poetry, “Refuse,” at Goolsby’s Hair World on Saturday night. Though a barbershop might seem like an odd place for a poetry reading, organizers said Goolsby’s was chosen intentionally to […]


History Professor Selected as Prestigious Learned Societies Fellow

Mikaëla Adams to continue her scholarship in Native American studies OCTOBER 1, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi history professor has been awarded a coveted fellowship by the American Council of Learned Societies. Mikaëla M. Adams is among 78 scholars selected from nearly 1,150 applicants for the yearlong fellowship, which she plans […]


The University of Mississippi has been awarded an Arabic Flagship Program, a program designed to graduate students with a commanding fluency level in a language critical to U.S. competitiveness and security. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM Granted Prestigious Arabic Flagship Program

University is home to two Language Flagship programs AUGUST 16, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART The University of Mississippi is one of two new recipients of an Arabic Flagship Program, an esteemed language program for undergraduate students available only at select higher education institutions. Launched in 2002, The Language Flagship programs are sponsored by the National Security Education Program, a […]