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University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment
University Recognized for Student Veteran Services, Treatment
Rankings place Ole Miss in top 5 percent nationally for military services DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi has been recognized as a top institution for military veteran students for 2019 by both Military Times and College Factual. Military Times ranked Ole Miss among the leaders in ...
Military Student Works with Nonprofit to Raise Money for UM Veterans
Military Student Works with Nonprofit to Raise Money for UM Veterans
Walkers for Warriors group gives back to Ole Miss through 'Walking Dead' cosplay enterprise DECEMBER 12, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Four years ago, University of Mississippi student Nicholas Roylance was injured in training exercises during his time as an active duty member of the United States Army. That accident during drills left ...
Music Professor Receives Prestigious International Fellowship
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 ...
Don Cole Retires after Storied History at Ole Miss
Don Cole Retires after Storied History at Ole Miss
Longtime mathematics professor, administrator credited with leaving lasting legacy at UM DECEMBER 10, 2018 BY BENITA WHITEHORN When Donald Cole was a graduate student at the University of Mississippi in the 1980s, he and a faculty member would walk over to the Union to get coffee together. Cole would walk ...
National Chemical Journal Features UM Professors’ Paper
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 ...
Student’s Photos Are Picture-Perfect
Student’s Photos Are Picture-Perfect
Yasmine Malone among 22 female photographers featured in The New York Times DECEMBER 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Yasmine Malone definitely has an eye for photography. The University of Mississippi student was among 22 young female photographers selected to participate in a recent New York Times feature project. The ...
Jenkins  Receives Award Created in Football Player’s Memory
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 ...
Cabaret Competition Set to Shake Up Nutt Auditorium
Cabaret Competition Set to Shake Up Nutt Auditorium
Thursday event will support Ignite campaign for Living Music Resource NOVEMBER 27, 2018 BY LYNN WILKINS The University of Mississippi’s Nutt Auditorium will dress herself appropriately to host a full-bore cabaret competition Thursday (Nov. 29) evening. “If you think you know what Nutt looks like, think again,” said event organizer ...
Past Meets Future with UM Research into Greek Plaques
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 ...
UM Offers New Multidisciplinary Disaster Sciences Minor
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 ...
Three Faculty Win Digital Learning Innovation Award
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 ...
Brisack Makes History as UM’s First Female Rhodes Scholar
Brisack Makes History as UM’s First Female Rhodes Scholar
Senior from Oxford earns coveted award, becomes university's 26th honoree NOVEMBER 20, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Jaz Brisack is the University of Mississippi’s 26th Rhodes Scholar, and the first woman in the university’s history to be selected to the elite international academic program. Brisack, a general studies major with minors in English, ...
Donor Increases Amount of Endowment Honoring His Parents
Donor Increases Amount of Endowment Honoring His Parents
Clark Makes Contribution NOVEMBER 20, 2018  |  STAFF REPORTS Eric and Karan Clark of Oxford, Mississippi, recently made a $10,000 contribution to the John S. and Mamie Craft Clark Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund at the University of Mississippi. Clark and his brothers, John B. Clark of Ridgeland, Mississippi, and the late ...
UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend
UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend
Crawford Moore's interest is on issues surrounding air and space law NOVEMBER 16, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Crawford Moore isn’t just studying the law to make a difference in his home state and country, but also the world – and beyond. The second-year student at the University of Mississippi School ...
UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition
UM Cadets Ready to Run in Egg Bowl Tradition
ROTC students will carry game ball from Calhoun City to Oxford NOVEMBER 16, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Two dozen Army, Navy/Marine and Air Force ROTC cadets from the University of Mississippi will arrive by van in Calhoun City Monday morning (Nov. 19) on a mission to retrieve the ceremonial game ball for the 91st Battle for the ...
UM Establishes Center for Researching Multi-messenger Astrophysics
UM Establishes Center for Researching Multi-messenger Astrophysics
Emergent scientific field arose from discovery of gravitational waves NOVEMBER 15, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Riding a new frontier of scientific discovery into gravitational waves, the University of Mississippi is now home to the Center for Multi-messenger Astrophysics. The center was launched Nov. 1 after the center’s creation was approved by the ...
Officer Trainees on Display During ROTC Pass in Review
Officer Trainees on Display During ROTC Pass in Review
UM cadets, midshipmen continue storied history with annual program NOVEMBER 14, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Scores of cadets and midshipmen stood steadfast at attention for inspection Thursday (Nov. 8) in front of the Lyceum during an annual tradition designed to demonstrate the discipline and training they have received as ROTC ...
Capitol View: UM Course Sheds Light on Legislative Process
Capitol View: UM Course Sheds Light on Legislative Process
Through floor debates and committee votes, students learn ins and outs of Legislature NOVEMBER 13, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Neal Lancaster wanted to gain practical knowledge about how the Mississippi Legislature functions. And thanks to an immersive University of Mississippi political science course aimed at preparing future state legislators, ...
Ole Miss Army ROTC Turns 100
Ole Miss Army ROTC Turns 100
Storied program continues to teach vital lessons, prepare future leaders NOVEMBER 9, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM This year marks the 100th anniversary of the University of Mississippi‘s Student Army Training Corps, which was formed while the nation was preparing future officers who would become part of the more than 2 million ...
History Makers: Three UM Students among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists
History Makers: Three UM Students among Rhodes Scholarship Finalists
Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack, John Chappell set to compete for coveted award NOVEMBER 12, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM For the first time ever, the University of Mississippi boasts three 2019 finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarships, which draw students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford ...
Ole Miss Wish Granted to Cancer Survivor
Ole Miss Wish Granted to Cancer Survivor
Benjamin Clark honored with Disney trip, memorable weekend thanks to Student Veterans Association NOVEMBER 8, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The crowd of nearly 60,000 roared Saturday (Nov. 3) as Darth Vader led stormtroopers out of the northwest tunnel onto Hollingsworth Field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Standing alongside his family, 13-year-old Benjamin ...
Former UM Band Member’s Gift to Help Construct New Tower
Former UM Band Member’s Gift to Help Construct New Tower
AN UPPER-LEVEL GIFT NOVEMBER 8, 2018 BY ELLE SNODGRASS A gift to the University of Mississippi is expected to help take the Ole Miss band program to a new level — literally. Sumner Spradling of Greensboro, North Carolina, recently gave the university $100,000 to establish the Band Director’s Tower Fund, ...
Community Invited to Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak
Community Invited to Public Archaeology Day at Rowan Oak
UM students to discuss artifacts found at Faulkner's home at Nov. 10 event NOVEMBER 7, 2018 BY JULES COOK   University of Mississippi archaeology students will get a chance to share their field work with the community when they host a Public Archaeology Day on Saturday (Nov. 10) at Rowan Oak. Free ...
Ignite Campaign Aims to Take Living Music Resource to Next Level
Ignite Campaign Aims to Take Living Music Resource to Next Level
Innovative music program gives students experience, career edge NOVEMBER 6, 2018 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS The goals of the Living Music Resource, a program of the University of Mississippi Department of Music, are not modest: to expand music education and training to include career preparation, community engagement, and technical and ...
English Professor Awarded Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship
English Professor Awarded Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship
Creative writing program director Derrick Harriell plans to use funds to finish poetry book NOVEMBER 4, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The Mississippi Arts Commission has awarded a $5,000 artist fellowship to Derrick Harriell, director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at the University of Mississippi. ...
Law School to Host Tribute to Senator Thad Cochran
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 ...
Eight UM Students Earn Prestigious Croft Scholarships
Eight UM Students Earn Prestigious Croft Scholarships
Exceptional scholars receive $4,000 per semester to further studies NOVEMBER 1, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Eight students at the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are recipients of this year’s distinguished Croft Scholarships. The prestigious scholarships pay up to $32,000 over four years, and the funds can be combined with other ...
Concert Celebrates Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein
Concert Celebrates Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein
Son Alexander Bernstein and guest artists join the UM Chorus for 'Bernstein at 100' OCTOBER 31, 2018 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS The life and music of the legendary Leonard Bernstein will be celebrated with a concert of his music Tuesday (Nov. 6) at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford ...
Biology Professors Receive NSF Award to Study Biodiversity
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, ...
University Honoring Military through Warrior Week
University Honoring Military through Warrior Week
Events organized to highlight service, recognize military OCTOBER 25, 2018 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE The University of Mississippi is honoring its military veteran students, faculty and alumni during Warrior Week (Oct. 29-Nov. 3) with a series of events designed to recognize members of the armed services in the Ole Miss family. “The ...
UM Professor Part of Upcoming American Chemical Society Webinar
UM Professor Part of Upcoming American Chemical Society Webinar
Presentation puts astrochemistry research program in spotlight OCTOBER 30, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART A University of Mississippi chemistry professor is offering a glimpse into interstellar molecules and the mysteries of life in space during a free interactive webinar on Thursday (Nov. 1). Ryan Fortenberry, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UM, ...
Political Science Professor Wins Second Award for Book
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 ...
Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Receives National Recognition
Phi Beta Kappa Chapter Receives National Recognition
Campus organization among nation's best at a public university OCTOBER 29, 2018 BY JULES COOK The University of Mississippi chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society has been recognized as one of two outstanding chapters nationwide administered at a public university. A Certificate of Recognition is given to just six ...
American Politics Focus of New Center Named for Haley Barbour
American Politics Focus of New Center Named for Haley Barbour
First classes of Center for the Study of American Politics to be taught in upcoming term OCTOBER 29, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi soon will be home to a bipartisan center named after alumnus Haley Barbour, a major architect of national politics who served two terms as ...
Studio Theatre, Scholarships Carry Names of Mobley and Collins
Studio Theatre, Scholarships Carry Names of Mobley and Collins
DAUGHTER'S GIFT TO UM HONORS BELOVED COUPLE OCTOBER 23, 2018 BY TINA HAHN The first Mississippian to wear the Miss America crown, the late actress Mary Ann Mobley, and her husband, the late actor Gary Collins, will have their legacies expanded at the University of Mississippi with the naming of ...
Fun, Frights and Food Set for Annual ‘Spooky Physics’ Night
Fun, Frights and Food Set for Annual ‘Spooky Physics’ Night
UM Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts hands-on event Oct. 26 OCTOBER 19, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH New frights and fresh takes on old delights are the order of the evening when the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy presents “Spooky Physics Demonstrations” from 7 to 9 ...
First Student Graduates in MFA in Documentary Expression Program
First Student Graduates in MFA in Documentary Expression Program
Susie Penman channels personal experiences with crime and punishment into revealing films OCTOBER 22, 2018 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Support from fellow students and faculty proved invaluable for Susie Penman, the first graduate in the Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Expression program at the University of Mississippi. Penman, who ...
New Scholarship Honors Late Alumna’s Favorite Professor
New Scholarship Honors Late Alumna’s Favorite Professor
Lori Sneed and Colby Kullman are linked by gift to Ole Miss Women's Council OCTOBER 20, 2018 BY BILL DABNEY As a University of Mississippi student, the late Lori Sneed quickly formed a special bond with English professor Colby Kullman, and soon the feeling was mutual. Now, the two “great ...
UM Senior Honored with Museum of Women in the Arts Scholarship
UM Senior Honored with Museum of Women in the Arts Scholarship
Student's sculptures seek to raise awareness of mental illness OCTOBER 14, 2018 BY KENDALL PATTERSON An ability to use her artistic skills to raise awareness of those struggling with mental illness helped a University of Mississippi senior earn a prestigious visual arts scholarship from the Mississippi State Committee of the ...
English Professor Included in Poetry and Essay Anthologies
English Professor Included in Poetry and Essay Anthologies
Aimee Nezhukumatahil published fourth poetry collection last spring OCTOBER 16, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor’s poetry and essay have been selected for inclusion in two separate prestigious national publications. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, has ...
Versatility of Wheat in Cooking Topic for October Science Cafe
Versatility of Wheat in Cooking Topic for October Science Cafe
OCTOBER 16, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi professor Susan Pedigo will lead a program Oct. 16 examining “The Versatility of Wheat in Cooking” at this month’s Science Cafe. Pedigo, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, will speak on the subject at 6 p.m. at Uptown Coffee. The event ...
UM to Stage Reading of William Faulkner’s ‘Marionettes’
UM to Stage Reading of William Faulkner’s ‘Marionettes’
Public invited to free Monday performance of Nobel Prize-winning author's play OCTOBER 19, 2018 BY KATHERINE STEWART When it comes to Oxford’s original writer-in-residence, William Faulkner, most people can easily rattle off at least one or two of the titles that earned the man his place in the literary pantheon. ...
Freeman Foundation Renews Grant for Asia Internships
Freeman Foundation Renews Grant for Asia Internships
Information sessions start this week for interested students OCTOBER 16, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART University of Mississippi students can again participate in a select internship program in Eastern Asia next summer, thanks to the renewal of a grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont. The program, UM Experiential Learning in Eastern ...
Scientist Invents Device to Improve Fishery Operations
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 ...
Professors, Students Continue Collaboration with Marks Residents
Professors, Students Continue Collaboration with Marks Residents
Recent summer program yielded useful insights for future projects OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two years ago, three University of Mississippi faculty members became aware of efforts by several Marks residents to improve living conditions in their community. With a commitment to support these endeavors, the trio began ...
Alumni Profile: Oscar Pope
Alumni Profile: Oscar Pope
OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY Bethany Fitts for the University of Mississippi Alumni Association Oscar Pope (BA art '10) has always wanted to create meaningful content that both defines culture and connects people. “I don’t know where [that passion] comes from,” he said. “But I know I have a responsibility to create responsibly.” ...
UM Film Festival Offers Screenings, Educational Opportunities
UM Film Festival Offers Screenings, Educational Opportunities
New date paves way for collaboration with Oxford Film Festival OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY KATHERINE STEWART If the words “2018 UM Film Festival” inspire in you a sense of history repeating itself, you’re not going crazy. In fact, the weekend of Oct. 12-13 marks the second time the University of Mississippi ...
MFA Ceramics Student Selected to Represent UM in China
MFA Ceramics Student Selected to Represent UM in China
OCTOBER 9, 2019 BY Olivia Whittington This October MFA ceramics student William McKinney is representing the University of Mississippi at the Taoxichuan Creative Fair in Jingdezhen, China. Selected by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, McKinney is one of seven students chosen to represent universities in the United ...
Global Leadership Circle Provides Exceptional Student Experiences
Global Leadership Circle Provides Exceptional Student Experiences
OCTOBER 8, 2018 A number of Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC) scholars enjoyed summer school in way that was anything but typical. For example, University of Mississippi senior political science major Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece — ...