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CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR NAMED 2024 DISTINGUISHED RESEARCHER

Nathan Hammer’s work has been cited hundreds of times around the world MAY 13, 2024 The University of Mississippi recognized chemistry professor Nathan Hammer for his exceptional teaching, research, creativity and service during the 2024 spring faculty meeting. Hammer, who received the Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award on Friday (May 10) in Fulton Chapel, is the Margaret […]


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Oxford Pride Week to Celebrate State’s LGBTQ+ Community

Parade, panels and Pride on the Plaza scheduled for annual celebration APRIL 25, 2024 The Oxford Pride Week returns bigger than ever this year with 11 scheduled events throughout the week of April 28. The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, in collaboration with the University of Mississippi and community partners, will host […]


Kaleb Henry

McNair Program Nears 30 Years Mentoring Underrepresented Students

More than 60% of UM McNair participants go on to graduate school APRIL 22, 2024 Nearly three decades after it was founded, a recruiting program honoring an astronaut killed in a space shuttle explosion has quietly helped more than 70 underrepresented students earn their doctoral degrees at the University of Mississippi. Murrell Godfrey, assistant graduate […]


Christian Boudreaux (left), an Ole Miss junior majoring in biology, spends time with his host family while studying in Tanzania this semester. Submitted photo

Truman Scholar Travels Globe to Study Conservation

Oxford native seeks to bridge gaps between scientific research and policy APRIL 16, 2024 From across the world, University of Mississippi biology major Christian Boudreaux received a life-changing Zoom call from Chancellor Glenn Boyce last week. Despite Zanzibar’s spotty internet service, the message was clear: Boudreaux had won a coveted Truman Scholarship. The Harry S. […]


Lyle Tobin

Goldwater Scholars Set Sights on Biomedical Research

Engineering major and biology, classics and biochemistry triple major receive coveted awards APRIL 4, 2024 Two University of Mississippi students have been recognized as Goldwater Scholars for their dedication to pursuing biomedical research. George Taylor, a junior biomedical engineering major, and Lyle Tobin, a junior biology, classics and biochemistry triple major, are the university’s 25th […]


This figure from Ikuta and Kiparizoska’s paper shows parts of the brain that exhibit less symphony with the anterior piriform cortex, the region of the brain associated with the sense of smell. The main region, seen in the three larger images, is the nucleus accumbens, which has been indicated in previous studies to be associated with auditory hallucinations. Submitted photo

Brain Awareness Week Focuses on Ethics, Impact of Technology

Movie night, expert speakers, student showcase events scheduled April 2-5 MARCH 28, 2024 Two renowned neuroscientists will discuss the development and impact of neurotechnologies and neuroengineering and students will present their own original research during annual Brain Awareness Week events April 2-5 at the University of Mississippi. The week’s focus on neurotechnologies was chosen, in […]


Rebecca Symula recognized for work on HHMI inclusive excellence grant

Professor Acknowledged for ‘Positive Advancement’ of Diversity

Rebecca Symula recognized for work on HHMI inclusive excellence grant Rebecca Symula, instructional associate professor of biology, has been recognized by the Mississippi Institutions for Higher Learning for her contributions to the positive advancement of diversity at the University of Mississippi. The Diversity Award for Excellence is given annually to nominees from each of the […]


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INAUGURAL STAMPS IMPACT PRIZE WINNERS

Thirteen UM Students’ Projects Selected for Support FEBRUARY 9, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The Stamps Impact Prize, a new competitive award program at the University of Mississippi to support undergraduate-initiated, faculty-mentored research and creative achievement projects, has announced its 13 inaugural recipients. The program is the first of its kind in the nation […]


Patrick Allison, a PhD student of Ryan Garrick

Biology Halloween Open House

Scary fun for students and faculty at UM on Halloween OCTOBER 26, 2023 BY EMILY SUH On Halloween, the University of Mississippi Department of Biology is hosting a spooky time at their second annual Halloween Open House. The open house is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 31 from 12 to 3 pm.    […]


R.L. Boyce, a Grammy-nominated blues musician, performs at the 2022 Oxford Blues Festival. The festival will return Oct. 12-14 with a lineup of 14 artists and musicians from across the country as well as panel discussions on the history of the genre and its musicians at the J.D. Williams Library’s Blues Archive. Submitted photo

Local, National Talent to Sing the Blues at Annual Festival

Panel at UM Blues Archive to highlight history, importance of music to the South OCTOBER 5, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The 12th annual Oxford Blues Festival will kick off three days of blues music with a free-to-the-public event at the University of Mississippi Blues Archive. The festival returns to the main stage on Oct. 12-14 with performances from Little […]