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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 […]


Biloxi native Olivia George is studying the Korean language and culture this summer in South Korea.

Four UM Students Awarded Scholarships by U.S. State Department

Students majoring in international studies and modern languages studying abroad this summer JULY 26, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Four University of Mississippi students are spending their summer overseas immersed in a variety of cultures and languages. These students will put their linguistic knowledge to the test across the globe after being awarded the 2018 Critical […]


‘Mother Moth,’ a photograph by Jaime Aelavanthara, is among many of her pieces in the ‘Where the Roots Rise’ exhibit at University Museum.

‘Where the Roots Rise’ Reflects Connection of Humanity to Natural Life

Latest UM Museum exhibit showcases creative photographs from alumna Jaime Aelavanthara JULY 24, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The distance between humanity and nature is much smaller than we realize, and the latest exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum serves as a reminder of that perception. “Where the Roots Rise” by photographer Jaime Aelavanthara is […]


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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 […]


Participants in the Summer Course on Grant Writing in the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences gather to socialize and discuss one another’s work. The group includes (from left) Nicole Jones, of the University of Missouri; Jessica Kizer, Pitzer College; ReAnna Roby, Michigan State University; Stacey Greene, Rutgers University, and Zhiying Ma, University of Michigan.

Three UM Professors Co-Host Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

Participants armed to apply for National Science Foundation funding JULY 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three University of Mississippi faculty members in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology co-hosted a recent grant proposal writing workshop that drew scholars from nine institutions across the country to Oxford. The Summer Course on Grant Writing in the […]


Twenty-three University of Mississippi students are involved with the Ole Miss Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, an inaugural program to expand and enhance undergraduate research and creative achievement at UM.Photo by Kevin Bain/ Communications

New UM Program Funds Summer Undergraduate Research

23 students to conduct mentored summer research projects JUNE 21, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Twenty-three University of Mississippi undergraduate students are participating in the Ole Miss Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, an inaugural program to expand and enhance undergraduate research and creative achievement. In May, the UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announced that 15 Undergraduate […]