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Planned Gift Benefits Pride of the South
Planned Gift Benefits Pride of the South
MAJOR GIFT SUPPORTS BAND PRACTICE FIELD RENOVATION APRIL 23, 2019 By Caitlyn Clegg The late Cora Mitchell was part of student-led efforts to bring the Pride of the South Marching Band back to the University of Mississippi during World War II. Now, a planned gift she established pays tribute to ...
Sociology Professor Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Sociology Professor Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow
Annie Cafer claims first-ever fellowship in Mississippi for community resilience work APRIL 23, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Annie Cafer, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 32 fellows of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program were unveiled today (April 23) ...
Songbird Ecologist, Author to Deliver Earth Day Keynote
Songbird Ecologist, Author to Deliver Earth Day Keynote
J. Drew Lanham's environmental writing praised as opening 'whole new worlds' APRIL 19, 2019 BY KENDALL MCDONALD Songbird ecologist and award-winning author and poet J. Drew Lanham is the University of Mississippi‘s 2019 Earth Day keynote speaker. Lanham will discuss “Head to Heart – Creatively Writing the Bridge Between Science ...
Meet Kelly Houston, April’s Staff Member of the Month
Meet Kelly Houston, April’s Staff Member of the Month
APRIL 18, 2019 BY INSIDE OLE MISS Kelly Houston, administrative coordinator for the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for April. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How ...
Meet Glenn Schove, March’s Staff Member of the Month
Meet Glenn Schove, March’s Staff Member of the Month
MARCH 22, 2019 BY INSIDE OLE MISS Glenn Storey Schove, administrative coordinator II in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric, has been selected as Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for March. To help us get to know her better, she answered a few questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How ...
Graduate Researchers Take on the World
Graduate Researchers Take on the World
UM symposium showcases student research APRIL 16, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART More than 50 graduate students at the University of Mississippi presented their research during the ninth annual Research Symposium, discussing topics ranging from termite species in the southern Appalachians to food security among rural Mississippi parents. Presented by the UM Graduate Student ...
Lauded Author Brings Home Truth and Compassion
Lauded Author Brings Home Truth and Compassion
UM professor Kiese Laymon receiving national acclaim for memoir 'Heavy' APRIL 15, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE When Kiese Laymon began working on his memoir “Heavy: An American Memoir,” he was writing to an audience of one. “I wrote that to my mother,” he said. “It was directly addressed to my ...
Forum to Examine Religious Freedom Laws in State
Forum to Examine Religious Freedom Laws in State
Policy Talks event draws on expertise of faculty, alumni from Department of Philosophy and Religion APRIL 12, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A panel discussion examining religious freedom laws is scheduled for April 25 at the University of Mississippi. The inaugural “Policy Talks” begins at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall, ...
UM Spotlights Service with Sullivan, Community Engagement Awards
UM Spotlights Service with Sullivan, Community Engagement Awards
More than 20 recipients honored for outstanding contributions APRIL 11, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi faculty and staff members, a student and several external community organizations were honored Wednesday (April 10) in celebration of their community-engaged research, learning and service work within the LOU community and beyond. ...
Neuroscience Research Displayed During Poster Competition
Neuroscience Research Displayed During Poster Competition
Five UM students present award-winning entries at recent event APRIL 11, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The recent Neuroscience Research Showcase and Brain Awareness Week events at the University of Mississippi included a poster competition that brought out the best and brightest students to shine light on neurosciences and other ...
UM Faculty Travel Across Southeast for Collaborations
UM Faculty Travel Across Southeast for Collaborations
Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program DECEMBER 13, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the ...
Navy ROTC Works to Support Local Veterans
Navy ROTC Works to Support Local Veterans
Fundraiser sells shirts to benefit Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford MARCH 29, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi‘s Navy ROTC program is hoping to give back to Oxford’s military veteran community with a fundraiser that will raise money to support the Mississippi State Veterans Home of Oxford. “We in the ...
Center for the Study of Southern Culture Gets New Director
Center for the Study of Southern Culture Gets New Director
Kathryn McKee will be the first woman to lead the groundbreaking center’s work APRIL 10, 2019 For only the fourth time in the 40-year history of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, a new director will take the helm. Kathryn McKee, McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies and ...
Medical School Dream No Longer Haunts Ground-Breaking Student
Medical School Dream No Longer Haunts Ground-Breaking Student
APRIL 8, 2019 BY GARY PETTUS On the day Christina Wallace said goodbye to her friends at the Choctaw Health Center, they brought out a cake glazed with stethoscope- and lab coat-frosting. They gave her a real stethoscope and a writing pen, both decorated with Native American hand-beaded designs. “They ...
Cochran Portrait Unveiled at University
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 ...
Delivering ‘A Good American College Experience’
Delivering ‘A Good American College Experience’
UM Intensive English Program helps international students gain language and cultural skills APRIL 9, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Wenquan Cai came to the University of Mississippi to study mechanical engineering but quickly realized his English wasn’t strong enough to maximize his experience at a major American institution of higher learning. The native of China ...
Truth of Black Holes Topic of April Science Cafe
Truth of Black Holes Topic of April Science Cafe
UM physicist Leo Stein to discuss deep-space phenomena APRIL 5, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The latest observations about the deep-space phenomena of black holes is the topic for a monthly public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The spring semester’s final meeting ...
Ten Seniors Inducted into UM Hall of Fame
Ten Seniors Inducted into UM Hall of Fame
Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 6, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2018-19 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at UM. The inductees were honored Friday (April 5) in a ceremony ...
Barbour Center Offers Insider’s View of Washington
Barbour Center Offers Insider’s View of Washington
New American politics program holds class in Oxford and D.C. APRIL 4, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM   University of Mississippi students recently got an insider’s view of Washington’s political scene and mingled with movers and shakers there as part of the first class offered through the Haley Barbour Center for ...
Karen Raber Chosen for SEC Faculty Award
Karen Raber Chosen for SEC Faculty Award
UM English professor honored for teaching and Shakespeare scholarship APRIL 4, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Karen Raber, a professor of English at the University of Mississippi, has been named the university’s recipient of a 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award. This is the eighth year the program has honored one person from ...
Glowing Reviews Land Elsie Hood Award for Student Favorite
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 ...
How Do Bacteria Handle Microgravity?
How Do Bacteria Handle Microgravity?
UM professor's research investigates controlling microorganisms in space APRIL 3, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART A University of Mississippi professor soon will be sending bacteria to space with the aim of improving future spaceflights. Patrick Curtis, an associate professor of biology, has been awarded an International Space Station, or ISS, Flight Opportunity Award, ...
Jackie Certion Earns a ‘Ph.D. Every May’
Jackie Certion Earns a ‘Ph.D. Every May’
FASTrack administrator receives Harriet Tubman Award for work with students of color APRIL 2, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Jackie Certion says she may not ever be called “doctor,” but she gets the same satisfaction she’d have from earning a Ph.D. each May when University of Mississippi students send her graduation ...
Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address
Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address
Alumnus, former National Guard commander speaks to graduates May 11 in Grove MARCH 25, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, former commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard and president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, will deliver the university’s 166th Commencement address May 11 in the Grove. A ...
An Appetite for Excellence
An Appetite for Excellence
Restaurateur's gift will help ensure longevity of UM Southern Foodways Alliance MARCH 26, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY When restaurateur Steve Palmer overheard one of his servers say she’d like to buy a home if only she had the down payment, he started a company-wide home loan program. “We loan our ...
Ole Miss Theatre Delivers Modern Take on Ancient Greek Tragedy
Ole Miss Theatre Delivers Modern Take on Ancient Greek Tragedy
'Eurydice' is last production by longtime scenic design professor MARCH 26, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART It’s two weeks before opening night, and Dex Edwards, associate professor of scenic design in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, has a fake vent problem. Not a fake problem with real ...
Ethics Bowl Team Hosts Great Debate
Ethics Bowl Team Hosts Great Debate
Students prepare to discuss qualifications for moral leadership in public service, professional life MARCH 26, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With statewide elections later this year as the backdrop, the question of whether past actions disqualify an individual from holding a position of moral leadership is the focus of a ...
Croft Student Secures Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship
Croft Student Secures Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship
Jacob Gambrell to write articles for society's Key Reporter MARCH 22, 2019 BY BY ADDISON MARKHAM University of Mississippi senior Jacob Gambrell, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, has received the Phi Beta Kappa Society Writing Internship Award. Every year, the Phi Beta Kappa Society, one of the most prestigious academic honor societies, ...
UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals
UM Celebrates M Partner Pilot Year, Sets Ambitious Goals
Community, university partners build momentum to advance projects across state MARCH 20, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT With more than a dozen ongoing community-engaged courses and service projects, University of Mississippi faculty, staff, students and community partners are leading a groundbreaking spring semester. The pilot phase of M Partner will address ...
Film Professor Makes International Debut
Film Professor Makes International Debut
Sarah Hennigan heads to New Zealand for screening at Maoriland Film Festival MARCH 20, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART One of the most recent additions to the University of Mississippi’s Department of Theatre and Film faculty is already making great strides – across an ocean and into another hemisphere. Sarah ...
Nominations Sought for Annual Frist Awards
Nominations Sought for Annual Frist Awards
Honor recognizes UM faculty and staff members for outstanding service to students MARCH 18, 2019 BY MITCHELL DIGG Away from their families and hometown friends, many college students encounter challenges or hardships. But at the University of Mississippi, faculty and staff members often step in to lend a helping hand ...
Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss
Two Math Champs = Win for Ole Miss
UM professors Dao Nguyen and Thái Hoàng Lê both won gold medals at Math Olympiad MARCH 13, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM One of the first known uses of mathematics was 37,000 years ago when someone in the Lebombo Mountains between South Africa and Swaziland carved 29 marks into a bone ...
Annual Awards Program Honors UM Faculty and Students
Annual Awards Program Honors UM Faculty and Students
HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning MARCH 14, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 32nd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program last month in Jackson. Edward Elam Miller, a senior from ...
Promoting Excellence in Lab Instruction
Promoting Excellence in Lab Instruction
UM biology professor pays tribute to late wife through gift MARCH 13, 2019 BY KIRSTEN FAULKNER A recent major gift from University of Mississippi Professor Emeritus Will St. Amand establishes an award designed to identify and provide support for higher education instruction in introductory-level biology. Additionally, the Georgia St. Amand ...
Law School Associate Dean Honored by IHL
Law School Associate Dean Honored by IHL
Sandra Cox-McCarty is this year's recipient of the Excellence in Diversity Award MARCH 12, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Sandra Cox-McCarty, associate dean for administration and diversity initiatives at the University of Mississippi School of Law, is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. For more than 27 years, she has worked diligently ...
Emily Wagster Pettus to be Honored with 2019 Silver Em
Emily Wagster Pettus to be Honored with 2019 Silver Em
Longtime legislative reporter to receive university's highest award in journalism MARCH 12, 2019 BY LAREECA RUCKER Between 2003 and 2014, U.S. newspapers lost 35 percent of their statehouse reporters, a percentage slightly higher than newspaper staffing nationwide, the Pew Research Center reports. As news staffs shrink across the country, state ...
Music Major Blends Experiences of International and Hometown Student
Music Major Blends Experiences of International and Hometown Student
South Korean native Jiwon Lee grew up on Ole Miss campus MARCH 12, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Jiwon Lee is not your typical international student at the University of Mississippi. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Lee arrived in Oxford as an infant. Her father, Jongbok Lee, and mother, Aeran Moon Lee, were ...
Aliens are Coming to March Edition of Science Cafe
Aliens are Coming to March Edition of Science Cafe
UM chemistry professor Ryan Fortenberry to discuss molecules from deep space MARCH 11, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The detection and possible impact of alien molecules from deep space are the topic for a monthly public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The ...
History Professor Lands Humanities Fellowship
History Professor Lands Humanities Fellowship
Lindgren-Gibson first UM historian to receive honor from the University of Rochester MARCH 8, 2019 BY KATHRYN ABERNATHY Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, an assistant professor of history at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a research fellowship from the University of Rochester, which funds a year of workshops, programs, research and biweekly Humanities ...
Music Faculty and Students Head to the College of Charleston
Music Faculty and Students Head to the College of Charleston
Trip to include performances, a master class and professional networking opportunities MARCH 7, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS When Nancy Maria Balach, associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi and artistic director of Living Music Resource, gets to South Carolina this weekend, she’s going to hit the ground running. ...
Lecture Examines ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’
Lecture Examines ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’
Alexander Heffner, host of PBS' 'The Open Mind,' to speak March 21 at UM MARCH 6, 2019 BY KENDALL PATTERSON The University of Mississippi’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric and Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will sponsor a lecture on “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age” March 21 in Fulton ...
Learning in the Footsteps of Greatness
Learning in the Footsteps of Greatness
UM sophomore, Winona native chosen for Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program MARCH 5, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART A University of Mississippi student is heading to Virginia this May to study leadership at the home of the country’s first leader, George Washington. Mitchell Palmertree, a sophomore public policy leadership major from Winona, ...
Another Year of Exploring ‘New Horizons’
Another Year of Exploring ‘New Horizons’
TEDxUniversityofMississippi to host fourth annual speaking event March 6 MARCH 5, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi is set to host its annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference that will bring together speakers from throughout the university community to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 6 p.m. Wednesday (March 6). The fourth ...
Gift Benefits Public Policy Leadership Students
Gift Benefits Public Policy Leadership Students
Alumnus supports rising juniors with major gift MARCH 5, 2019 BY CAITLYN CLEGG Teaching a college course inspired University of Mississippi alumnus Dean Copeland of Atlanta, Georgia, to provide financial support to student leaders at his alma mater. Copeland, a UM graduate and former Rhodes Scholar, recently made a $100,000 ...
Oxford Conference for the Book Welcomes Authors for 26th Year
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 ...
Q&A: Midshipmen Ready to Represent Ole Miss
Q&A: Midshipmen Ready to Represent Ole Miss
Navy ROTC prepares for 'national championship' drill competition FEBRUARY 28, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi  Navy ROTC Drill Team will participate in a national competition Friday (March 1) at Tulane University. The Mardi Gras Drill Meet is considered the “national championship” of drill competitions. Ole Miss midshipmen are in ...
Board of Trustees Presents Annual Diversity Awards
Board of Trustees Presents Annual Diversity Awards
Medical Center administrator and former UM educator honored for service, statewide impact FEBRUARY 28, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The Mississippi board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning celebrated Black History Month with its annual Diversity Awards ceremony in Jackson. Campus and community leaders were recognized for their efforts ...
English Professor Examines Voices of Early America
English Professor Examines Voices of Early America
Caroline Wigginton wins national book award for first published work FEBRUARY 28, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE   University of Mississippi English professor Caroline Wigginton’s innovative look at some of America’s earliest texts was recognized nationally recently when she was named the recipient of the 2018 Early American Literature Book Prize for ...
Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss
Celebrating a Distinguished Military Career Shaped by Ole Miss
Col. Kelvin Nichols marks promotion where he was first commissioned FEBRUARY 26, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Col. Kelvin Nichols has accrued more than 29 years of military service in the Mississippi Army National Guard and seen action around the world, and he asked friends, family and his brothers and sisters ...
Grisham Fellows Find UM Family During Visits
Grisham Fellows Find UM Family During Visits
Newton High School students meet with faculty, staff and students; volunteer in community FEBRUARY 25, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH As a student at the University of Mississippi, Bruce Ware took Sociology 101 under professor Vaughn Grisham. From that classroom experience, Ware and Grisham developed an enduring friendship that inspired ...