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Biology Professor Receives NSF Career Award

Yongjian Qiu awarded $1 million to find biological solutions to agricultural challenges JUNE 7, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Mississippi biologist Yongjian Qiu a $1 million grant to further his research into the effects of global warming on crops. Designed to help new teacher-scholars establish their research programs, […]

Chloe King moments before tapping off the Grove Show performance for the Ole Miss v. Troy football game. Submitted photo

Making Music

Chloe King combines the expression of music and the passion for helping others through healthcare MAY 23, 2023 BY LEXI DOUGLAS Between writing musical pieces for performance and preparing for medical school, Chloe King has had her hands full throughout her time at the University of Mississippi. A music major and a double minor in […]

2022-23 inductees to the university’s student Hall of Fame

Get to Know the 2022-23 Hall of Fame Inductees

Honorees lauded for leadership, service and academic achievement APRIL 18, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2022-23 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to UM students. Inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. […]

These days, Will St. Amand can be found working as a volunteer in the genealogy room of the Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library.

St. Amand’s Legacy

Professor Leaves Impact with Estate Gift MAY 1, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT University of Mississippi Professor of Biology Wilbrod St. Amand loved his students and recognized the importance of resources in higher education, whether they support laboratories or professors and instructors. In his estate, St. Amand left approximately $1 million to ensure there […]

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Attracting Strong PhD Candidates

Brunt Makes Gift to Honor Abadie, Assist Graduate Students APRIL 19, 2023 BY TINA HAHN Dr. L. Michael Brunt would like to see the University of Mississippi equipped to attract the best doctoral candidates in the southeast and across the nation who will go on to impact students through their teaching careers. Dr. Brunt, who […]

Biology doctoral student Alicia L. Arrington-Thomas has earned the Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award from the Ecological Society of America, allowing her to travel to Washington, D.C., to discuss science policy with lawmakers. Submitted photo

Student Selected to Discuss Science Policy on Capitol Hill

Biology doctoral candidate merges love of science and environmental advocacy APRIL 16, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Mom, scientist, firefighter, environmental advocate: any of these titles could be used to describe University of Mississippi student Alicia L. Arrington-Thomas, the latter of which made possible by a recent award from the Ecological Society of America. The second-year […]

WHO'S WHO 2023

UM Honors 2022-23 Hall of Fame, Who’s Who

Students honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 14, 2023 BY EDWIN SMITH The University of Mississippi honored students for their leadership, academic achievements, service and potential on Friday (April 14) as they announced this year’s Hall of Fame class and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. Each of the […]

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Three UM Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

Prestigious STEM scholarships awarded to Mississippi natives APRIL 3, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For the second year in a row, three University of Mississippi students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. All native Mississippians, Christian Boudreaux, of Oxford; Noah Garrett, of Madison; and Alyssa Stoner, of Gulfport are the university’s 22nd, 23rd […]

Sloths live in the tops of trees, making Maya Kaup’s experience as a trained tree climber handy in her research. Submitted photo by Sam Trull

University Sets Inaugural Earth Month Celebration

Expanded calendar of events to include recycling competition, campus farmers market MARCH 28, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For the first time, the University of Mississippi is expanding its Green Week to the entire month of April. The new Earth Month celebration will feature more events and opportunities for environmental education and outreach. Since 2009, the […]

Biology professor Joshua Bloomekatz (left) and doctoral student Rabina Shrestha examine a tank of zebrafish. Bloomekatz and his research team are using the fish, which has heart processes similar to humans, to study how cardiac cells rearrange themselves to form structures of the heart. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Study Could Provide Insight Into Origin of Heart Defects

UM biologist receives National Institutes of Health award to study heart formation MARCH 15, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi biologist is asking big questions about the development of the human heart, and a new National Institutes of Health grant may help him find the answers. “When I think about life’s big picture, […]