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Forensic chemistry faculty and students teach middle schoolers the processes preformed by real-life forensic scientists and crime scene investigators.
Taylor medalist Alison Cegielski congratulated by Chancellor Jones at 72nd Honors Day Convocation
Robert Brown, professor of political science, is the 2015 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Jodi Skipper, assistant professor of anthropology & Southern Studies, receives Award of Merit to Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs from the Mississippi Department of Archives & History
Biochemistry major Esosa Andrew Adah signs the Phi Beta Kappa register as he & 67 other UM students are inducted into the oldest honor society in the nation.
Charles Hussey, chair & professor of chemistry & biochemistry, receives the Distinguished Research & Creative Achievement Award from Alice Clark
Luca Bombelli, associate professor of physics & astronomy, receives the Frist Student Service Award from Brandi Hephner LaBanc
College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award recipients for 2015 (from left): Hilary Becker, Kathryn McKee, Karen Forgette
SouthDoc film on Governor Winter wins Emmy
Blues legend B.B. King reads Living Blues magazine during a visit to UM long ago.
- Theda Perdue, Renowned Scholar of Native American History, to Speak
SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 | By REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY & BECCA WALTON Native American history is the topic of this year’s Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern History at the ...
- Honoring Alumna: Dr. Murchison's Students Establish Scholarship Fund
September 1, 2015 To honor her life's work of sharing knowledge with, providing encouragement to, and showing kindness toward thousands of students, the Dr. M. Lynne ...
- UM Receives $575,000 Grant to Maintain VISTA Project
College of Liberal Arts given federal funding for fifth consecutive year AUGUST 30, 2015 | By EDWIN SMITH The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts is ...
- Jimmy Thomas: Influencing Writing Through Southern Culture
By Ellen Whitaker | Courtesy of The Daily Mississippian Rebel Guide: Orientation 2015 Wander through the maze of Barnard Observatory, past multiple rows of dark wood ...
- Chemistry Student Janai Walton Impresses as Intern
UM senior gained practical experience while gaining a passion for health care AUGUST 28, 2015 BY NATHAN WEBER Everybody is familiar with the satisfaction of a job ...
- Scholarship Honors Lee Bolen, Physics Professor Emeritus
UM Physics and Astronomy students to benefit from fund Lee N. Bolen, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy, is being honored through a scholarship endowment in ...
- Psychology Department, UM Respond to Hurricane Katrina
AUGUST 25, 2015 | By CHRISTINA STEUBE On Aug. 29, 2005, Mississippi was changed forever as Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in United States history, ...
- Gray to Lead UM Health Professions Advising Office
Dr. Wayne Gray, a University of Mississippi instructor of biology, has been named director of the university’s Health Professions Advising Office. The office, in Martindale Student Services ...
- Arabic Major Awarded Prestigious Boren Scholarship
Corey Fuller will spend the fall 2015 semester in Jordan studying the language AUGUST 20, 2015 | By EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi student majoring in ...
- New Book Chronicles Band History, Funds Scholarships
AUGUST 12, 2015 | By CHRISTINA STEUBE As they have for nearly 90 years, members of the University of Mississippi marching band, The Pride of the ...
- SouthDocs VIDEO: Lee McCarty, So Wonderfully Connected
August 19, 2015 The Center for the Study of Southern Culture's Southern Documentary Project presents Ole Miss Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductee Lee McCarty (art, chemistry, ...
- Alumnus Douglas Odom Using Talents at AmeriCorps VISTA
His goals revolve around helping improve education, life in Mississippi AUGUST 15, 2015 | By GRACE SCHAPER Students are encouraged to engage in community service as part ...
- Dr. Alan Partin To Be Inducted in UM Hall of Fame
He is professor of urology, oncology and pathology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
- Mary Ann Connell To Be Inducted in UM Hall of Fame
She served as university attorney for the University of Mississippi from 1982 to 2003.
- Q&A with Andrew Hayes
The 16-year-old is one of UM's youngest students ever.
- Stamps Scholar Recognized by Autism Science Foundation
Dylan Ritter completes second summer conducting brain development research at Texas A&M.
- Fisher-Wirth Chosen as Fellow of Black Earth Institute
Ann Fisher-Wirth is professor of English and director of the environmental studies program.
- Scholarship Donation to Assist Study Abroad Students
Gift honors UM alumnus and provides help for Mississippi students to learn through travel.
- Watching Their Steps
UM scientist's patented technology measures changes in walk of elderly, which may help prevent falls
- ‘CSI’ Gets Real at UM Forensics Camp
Students get hands-on experience with technology to help solve simulated crimes.
- Sistrunk Triplets Ready to Attend UM
Dr. and Mrs. William Sistrunk met at UM and now see their children take the next step at their alma mater.
- Alumnus Achieves Success on Capitol Hill
Stephen Worley is deputy communications director for the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee.
- UM Honors First Doctoral Recipient in English
Kenneth Holditch presents lecture at annual Faulkner conference
- French Professor One of 70 Ransom Center Fellows
Anne Quinney, professor of modern languages, will examine the relationship between Nobel prize-winning author Albert Camus and his American publisher, Blanche Knopf.
- Faulkner & Yoknapatawpha Conference Starts July 19
'Faulkner and Print Culture' boasts strong conference lineup.
- UM Hosts Joint Language Workshop with French Embassy
Sessions focus on using games as learning tools.
- Daniell Mattern Chosen for Coulter Professorship
Organic chemist is 4th recipient of distinguished endowed honor.
- Cohen Named Dean of UM College of Liberal Arts
Psychologist to lead university’s largest academic division.
- Q&A: Meet Lee Cohen, New Dean of Liberal Arts
The former Texas Tech professor begins work Aug. 1.
- Chemist Wins Prestigious CAREER Award
National Science Foundation recognizes Jared Delcamp for teaching, research on solar energy.
- Randy Wadkins Is Inaugural BPS Congressional Fellow
Associate professor of chemistry to study, lecture in nation's capital.
- History Professor Named Distinguished Lecturer
Jarod Roll is third faculty member chosen for honor by the national organization.
- Students Land Fulbright and Boren Scholarships
Prestigious awards allow three recipients to travel and study abroad.
- The DM: What’s the buzz?
Between the sweltering heat and summer classes, something else is bugging students this summer.
- Southern Living: 50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015
Alumna Maude Schuyler Clay
- Doctoral Students Win Prestigious Fellowships
Brian Cook and Helen Davies will study medieval literature this summer in Britain.
- William Winter Documentary Wins Emmy
Film examines political life, achievements of former governor.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education: The Lazarus Project
New Imaging Methods Shine Light on Hidden Texts
- Alumnus Is First Mississippian to Land German Chancellor Fellowship
Deeneaus Polk plans to to study workforce and vocational educational systems.
- UM Sino-American Group Named Nation’s Best
Chapter works to foster cross-cultural relationships on campus.
- Students Present Range of Studies at Neuroscience Research Showcase
First event raises awareness, provides opportunities for collaboration.
- Blues Legend B.B. King Lives On
B.B. King continues to inspire through his collection in the UM Blues Archive.
- Top New Business: Cotton’s Café Takes $10K Prize
Alumna Janet McCarty (BA art '14) won the AdvoCare Entrepreneur Challenge.
- Southern Documentary Project Nominated For Emmy
The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi.
- Gallery Features Plein Air Paintings
Works by Philip Jackson, Matt Klos, David Jewell and students through June 14.
- Bird Is the Word
Student organization takes flight.
- English Instructor Wins Statewide Poetry Prize
Poet Tim Earley credits state's literary influences with shaping his work.
- Six Freshman Honored for Leadership, Academic Excellence
Omicron Delta Kappa honor society presents annual awards.
- Alumni Profile: Susan Carter Hall
The art history major parlayed her passion into a successful career.
- Modern Languages Receives Phi Sigma Iota Chapter
UM first in Mississippi to earn recognition from national honor society
- Charles Hussey Named 2015 UM Distinguished Researcher
Chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry honored for achievement, creativity
- Bombelli, McCauley Win 2015 Frist Student Service Awards
Honorees lauded at Commencement for dedication to helping students.
- Economics Instructor Wins Excellence in Teaching Award
Yan Li honored for dedication to students, curriculum and instruction
- Three Receive College of Liberal Arts Teaching Honors
Teacher of Year, Instructor of Year and Cora Lee Graham Teacher of Freshmen awards.
- Economics Student Wins Prestigious Prize
George Akpandjar honored for research on relationship between homeownership and unemployment.
- SFA Journal, Podcast Named Publication of the Year
‘Gravy’ covers Southern food in both printed and audio media.
- MS Institute of Arts & Letters Announces Awards
Five of the eight winners have UM connections.
- UM Named to 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The highest honor a university can receive for commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
- Living Wage Campaign
A sociology professor initiates long-term class project to raise the minimum wage on campus.
- Celebration of Achievement Honors Minorities, People of Color
Annual event begins at 5:30 p.m. May 8 in Tad Smith Coliseum
- Gamble Named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
Junior physics major holds a perfect 4.0 GPA.
- Moon Landing Scientist Speaks to Students
Josephine Howard offers problem-solving advice.
- McLean Institute Prepares to Launch Community Projects in Delta
Continuing work funded by a $1.6 million grant from the Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation.
- Dalrymple Tribute By History Professor Emeritus David Sansing
Remarks at the announcement of the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History on April 27.
- THE DM: First Department Dedicated to Alumnus
Ceremony for new Arch Dalrymple III Department of History.
- History Department Named for Arch Dalrymple III
$5 million gift pays tribute to the late leader and businessman.
- Students Dig For Clues About Slaves’ Daily Lives
Work yields insights into life of antebellum Holly Springs.
- THE DM: Alumnus Creates Double Decker Poster
Frank Estrada's work is featured for Oxford's 20th annual arts festival.
- Senior Wins Top Poetry Prize at Southern Literary Festival
Jacqulyn Ladnier penned winning entry during poetry workshop.
- Jessica Wilkerson Awarded for Best Dissertation
For the subject of US women’s history.
- Mathematical Probability Theory Topic of Spring’s Final Science Cafe
Algebra professor uses dice to demonstrate unique factorization.
- THE DM: Ford Center to Host Opera World Premiere
Alumna Nancy Van de Vate composed Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
- Opera Theatre Presents World Premiere of ‘Hamlet, Prince of Denmark’
Adaptation is latest work by acclaimed alumna Nancy Van de Vate.
- Moving Women Forward: What Fair Pay Has to Do With It
The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies will host a presentation on the pay gap by attorney and advocate Noreen Farrell on April ...
- Amy Sara Carroll Chosen as Summer Poet in Residence
Author to work with M.F.A. classes, conduct public reading of her poetry.
- Columbia University Anthropologist Is Earth Day Lecturer
Paige West will discuss Papua New Guinean research April 22 at Overby Center.
- Thirteen Students Selected for Chinese Program’s Capstone Year
UM places more students in the program than any other university.
- D.T. Shackelford & Darryail Whittington Win 2015 Sullivan Awards
UM McLean Institute honors student-athlete and alumnus alongside Chancellor Dan Jones.
- A Message From 2014 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year
Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and director of the Environmental Studies Minor
- Generous Gift Supports Southern Foodways Alliance
Kentucky couple creates Smith Symposium Fellows to support individuals doing notable foodways work.
- The Oxford American: Trash Food
Chris Offutt, associate professor of English, writes about "A boundary that only food can cross" and Southern Foodways Alliance Director John T. Edge.
- The Clarion Ledger: Elise Winter: A Lifetime of Giving
The alumna (BA history, political science) received the 2015 Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Lifetime Achievement Award.
- The DM: Students Participate in Weekend Archeological Dig
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology participated in an anthropological dig as part of Holly Springs’ annual Behind the Big House Tour.
- Middle School Students Probe Faux Crime Scene on UM Campus
Field trip to forensic chemistry program allowed seventh- and eighth-graders to examine evidence, present case.
- 72nd Honors Convocation Includes Taylor Medals, Outstanding Teacher Award
Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa inductions also scheduled.
- Middle-Schoolers Participate in Mock Crime Scene on Campus
Forensic chemistry faculty and students taught the processes preformed by real-life forensic scientists and crime scene investigators.
- Hussey Honored With SEC Faculty Achievement Award
UM chemistry professor and administrator honored for teaching, research and scholarship.
- Mississippi Institute of Arts & Letters 2015 Awards
Five of the eight winners are UM alumni and faculty.
- THE DM: Students Lead Conference on Identity, Individuality
The interdisciplinary academic conference is April 9 in the Union Ballroom from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
- Hill Country Music Focus of Blues Symposium
April 9 event at UM library features lectures and film.
- American Mathematics Institute Director To Deliver UM Dalrymple Lecture April 9
University of Bristol Professor Brian Conrey Speaking at Overby Center Auditorium.
- Robert Brown Is UM Teacher of Year
Political science professor receives Elsie M. Hood Award at Honors Convocation.
- Jodi Skipper Receives Award of Merit
Jodi Skipper, assistant professor of anthropology and Southern Studies, received the Award of Merit to Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc., from the Mississippi Historical Society ...
- The DM: Students Study Oprah Winfrey in ‘The Power of O’
History Professor Shennette Garrett-Scott draws in considerations of politics and the economy, money and power, in and beyond popular media and on American culture and ...
- The DM: Second Sustainability Conference to Begin Today
Goals include engaging people across disciplines and professions and advancing the conversation about socioeconomic dimensions in sustainable development.
- Researchers Evaluate If ‘Breast Is Best’ in the Delta
Center for Population Studies joins interdisciplinary team to plan and study breastfeeding program.
- Classics Class Explores ‘Who Owns The Past?’
Professor Hilary Becker and students visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christie's and other antiquities sites over spring break.
- UM Cinema Festival to Showcase Short Films This Weekend
March 27, 2015 | by Tyler Kelly, courtesy of The Daily Mississippian Short films from different categories will be showcased at the University of Mississippi Cinema Festival at ...
- Gallery 130 Features Full Slate of Spring Shows
Visit Meek Hall during the semester to support student artists.
- ‘American Cultural Icon’ John Waters to Perform Free One-Man Show
The acclaimed writer, director and photographer's “This Filthy World” is set for March 28 at the Ford Center.