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acqueline DiBiasie-Sammons (left) and Ole Miss student Anne Acevedo search a wall for traces of ancient graffiti using a flashlight during a trip to Pompeii in 2019. The professor’s presentation of 'A Day in Ancient Pompeii' was selected by TED for global broadcast. Submitted photo

Professor’s Study of Ancient Graffiti Gets Worldwide Audience

Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons’ research on ancient Pompeii featured on TED, awarded NEH funding JULY 13, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor’s research into ancient Pompeii is enjoying recognition on global and local scales. Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons’ talk, “A Walk Around Ancient Pompeii,” is being broadcast to the world this month through the popular […]


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Eight Speakers Slated for 2022 TEDxUniversityofMississippi Event

Presenters will address theme of ‘New Avenues’ during in-person forum at Ford Center February 14, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Eight exciting speakers will explore ‘New Avenues’ in the arts and sciences for the seventh annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi, set for Feb. 22 at the University of Mississippi. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. […]


Theater of War

Theater of War Invites Community to See Impact of Conflict

Production uses ancient literature to bridge the gap between civilian, soldier experience November 9, 2021 By JB Clark The University of Mississippi‘s Department of Classics and Office of Veteran and Military Services is using the lens of ancient Greek literature to explore the emotional and social tension between soldiers and the societies that send them […]


‘Gods and Men’ features artifacts from the UM Museum’s David M. Robinson permanent collection, such as this bust of Emperor Tiberius.

UM Museum’s Full In-Person Experience Returns

Museum and Historic Houses to reopen to the public; new programming and exhibits offered August 13, 2021 By Michael Newsom Visitors to campus can roam the grounds of the University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses again, including Rowan Oak, the home of Nobel- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Faulkner, beginning Tuesday (Aug. 17). The […]


Faculty members from the UM College of Liberal Arts who have been recognized for their creative, research and scholarly activity during the 2020-21 academic year are (top, from left) Laura Dixon, Thái Hoàng Lê and Stephanie Miller, and (bottom, from left) Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Sarah Hennigan and Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons.

Professors Honored for Creative Research

College of Liberal Arts faculty recognized during spring semester JUNE 28, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT Six faculty members in the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts have been recognized for their creative, research and scholarly activity during the 2020-21 academic year. Four professors received the Dr. Mike L. Edmonds New Scholar Award for junior […]


DiBiasie-Sammons

Faculty Focus: Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons

An assistant professor of classics at the University of Mississippi since 2017, Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons received the 2021 Dr. Mike L. Edmonds New Scholar Award in Humanities from the College of Liberal Arts. Her research investigates ancient graffiti from the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and her work applies modern technologies to visualize and read […]


Molly Pasco-Pranger (left), professor and chair of the Department of Classics, and Andrew Newby (right), assistant director of veteran and military services, co-taught a new course on Humanities and the Experience of War this spring at the university. Participants include (from left) Beau Roddy, Julian Spain-Ledezma, Jake Riffe and Nolan Oglesby. Submitted photo

New Course Brings a Deeper Look into War

Two professors join forces to co-teach class rooted in literature and veterans’ reintegration into society May 4, 2021 by Kathryn Albritton Is war an aberration or an integral part of the human experience? That question lies at the center of LIBA 305: Humanities and the Experience of War, a new class that debuted this spring […]


Seven UM International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Language Flagship students among those selected for prestigious award April 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith For the second time in three years, seven accomplished students at the University of Mississippi have been named as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. All either are […]


Classics Professor Sees the Writing on the Wall

Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons studies ancient Roman graffiti for insights into culture NOVEMBER 18, 2019  BY ABIGAIL MEISEL They didn’t have spray paint or Sharpies, but ancient Romans graffitied all over their towns thousands of years ago.  They created political posters, announcements of public events, like gladiators’ competitions, and personal greetings. One surviving salutation to a woman […]


A field trip takes students in Emily Cooley’s LIBA 102 class to Oxford’s oldest community-supported agriculture farm, Yokna Bottoms. Photo by Emily Cooley

Captivating Classes

UM offers dynamic assortment of niche writing courses OCTOBER 16, 2019 BY EMILY HOWORTH Somewhat hidden in the vast University of Mississippi undergraduate catalog is Liberal Arts 102, a course offering stylized freshman composition courses with off-the-beaten-path topics. From graphic novels and horror films to political history and the fundamentals of rhetoric, the classes fulfill […]