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CLA Award Winners

Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching, Research

Award recipients span the college’s disciplines June 24, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Eight University of Mississippi professors have been honored by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching and research. Three professors were recognized for their exceptional teaching. Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Named […]


International Physics Conference Opens Monday at UM

Sessions delve into strange world of elementary particles, help researchers plan new projects May 22, 2022 By Mitchell Diggs Quarks, leptons and dark matter are among the exotic-sounding topics up for discussion this week when dozens of the world’s top particle physicists gather at the University of Mississippi to discuss their research, exchange ideas and discuss future […]


Davita Watkins

UM Chemistry Professor Named 2022 Rising Star

Davita Watkins among nine honored by ACS Women Chemists Committee May 4th, 2022 By Lydia Lagarde Dr. Davita Watkins, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a 2022 Rising Star Award by the American Chemical Society’s Women Chemists Committee. This award “recognizes exceptional early to midcareer women […]


Eden Tanner

Chemistry Professor, Diversity Official Honored for Student Service

EJ Edney, Eden Tanner earn Frist Award for passion to serving students April 27, 2022 By Mitchell Diggs Two University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Norris “EJ” Edney, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and Eden Tanner, assistant professor […]


Ten Seniors Named 2021-22 Hall of Fame Inductees

Ole Miss students honored for service, achievement and potential for success April 8, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2021-22 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to Ole Miss students. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated […]


Three UM Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Record-breaking class of honorees awarded for excellence in STEM studies and research March 31, 2022 By Staff Report For the first time at the University of Mississippi, three students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of Lexington, Kentucky, all members of […]


Riding on Red Blood Cells

Professor’s drug delivery research could improve treatment options for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis March 23, 2022 By Michael Newsom A University of Mississippi professor and her team of researchers are working on new ways to use red blood cells and platelets to transport chemotherapies and other medicines to specific areas of the body, which could greatly reduce patients’ […]


Dr. Harriet Hilliard

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Harriet Hilliard

A recently retired family medicine physician with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas, Dr. Harriet Hilliard (BA chemistry 83, MD 87) is originally from Greenville, Mississippi. How did your interest in studying chemistry develop? I always enjoyed my math and science classes in high school. I attended Greenville High School and took chemistry, physics, and calculus […]


Daniell Mattern speaks to a group of students sitting in a circle at a table

Daniell Mattern Named Inaugural Stefani-Miller Chair

Chemistry professor recognized for excellence in teaching students, STEM research February 23, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Daniell Mattern, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been named to a new endowed chair established to bolster teaching and research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. With a gift of $1.5 million, Dr. […]


Chancellor Glenn Boyce presents Nathan Hammer , the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with his plaque for the university’s 2021 Faculty Achievement Award during the fall faculty meeting.

Nathan Hammer Selected for 2021 Faculty Achievement Award

Award recognizes classroom instruction, student involvement, research and service October 18, 2021 by Shea Stewart Nathan Hammer’s life changed forever with a simple question. Hammer, the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, was in an honors freshman chemistry class at the University of Tennessee when his professor asked about […]