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Nathan Hammer


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 […]

Boren Scholars 2024

Record Boren Cohort Seeks New Opportunities to Learn Languages

Students to study unique languages such as Wolof, Swahili APRIL 25, 2024 Ten University of Mississippi students have been awarded David L. Boren scholarships from the National Security Education Program, the most ever in a single year at UM. The recipients are: international studies majors Landon Bradley, of Laurel; Binta Fadiga, of Cleveland; Lee Holmes, […]

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 […]


University Celebrates Community, Employee Service

Annual program recognized achievements in learning, research, scholarship and service APRIL 18, 2024 BY EDWIN SMITH The University of Mississippi recognized accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship by its students, faculty and staff members on Tuesday (April 16) during the annual Celebration of Service Awards. “Each year, I am always taken aback by […]

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 […]

Jason Ritchie

Jason Ritchie Named Stefani-Miller Chair for Teaching Excellence

Position recognizes professor’s commitment to exceptional instruction in the field of chemistry Lauded by students and peers as an inspiring teacher, University of Mississippi chemistry professor Jason Ritchie has been named the second faculty member to hold the Doctors Andrew Stefani and Eldon Miller Memorial Chair for STEM Teaching and Research. Established in 2019 by […]

Vignesh Sundaresan

Research Aims to Improve Clean Energy Production

UM chemistry professor, student study ways to make clean energy available to all FEBRUARY 22, 2024 To create clean energy sources that are affordable and easy to replicate, researchers must first figure out how to efficiently create hydrogen. That is the process University of Mississippi professor Vignesh Sundaresan hopes to improve in his upcoming research. […]

Boluwatife Olubusoye

Microplastic Pollution From Tires Found in Air Near Roadways

JANUARY 26, 2024 Two University of Mississippi researchers have been investigating what happens when the rubber meets the road, and their results have led to a published paper. James Cizdziel, professor and interim chair of chemistry and biochemistry, and Boluwatife Olubusoye, a second-year doctoral chemistry student from Lagos, Nigeria, studied the increase and possible effects […]

A gift from the Kelly Gene Cook Charitable Foundation will help provide laboratory facilities in the Jim and Thomas Duff Center for Science and Technology Innovation at the University of Mississippi. One of the laboratories will be named for Kelly Gene Cook Sr.

Supporting STEM

Dallas Couple’s Gift Recognized with Chemistry Lab in Their Honor JANUARY 9, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY/UM FOUNDATION A major gift to the University of Mississippi from alumnus Waddell Mashburn and his wife, Sally, will support the teaching of chemistry in lab courses housed in the Jim and Thomas Duff Center for Science and Technology Innovation. […]

University of Mississippi Grove Scholars

Grove Scholars Promotes Equity

Investments Sought to Expand Proven UM Program JANUARY 8, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The University of Mississippi Grove Scholars program — which helps Mississippians from underrepresented demographic groups earn degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or health care — is growing in numbers as it enriches lives and makes the state’s […]