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Sydney Lynch

Students Win National Award for Open-Source Intelligence

Open-source intelligence foundation selects university’s security studies center for inaugural honor NOVEMBER 6, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The OSINT Foundation has awarded its inaugural OSINT Product of the Year to a research project conducted by students in the University of Mississippi Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. The OSINT Foundation is a national nonprofit organization […]


Sydney Lynch, an Ole Miss junior art history and classics major from Long Island, New York

CISS Students Publish Intelligence on Montenegro Debt Traps

Students study question, ‘What happens if Montenegro defaults on debt to China?’ in new research AUGUST 8, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Five University of Mississippi students contributed research to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Tearline Project, an open-source intelligence platform created to expand analytic outreach with outside groups and encourage in-depth understanding of various topics for […]


Recent Acquisitions

Decade of Donated, Community-Funded Work on Display at UM Museum

‘Recent Acquisitions’ exhibit highlights breadth, variety of art collection MAY 24, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi Museum‘s newest installation, “Recent Acquisitions,” highlights the varied and expansive collection of artworks that have been donated or funded by the community in the last 10 years. Among the selected works are wood carvings, watercolor and […]


St. Amant family

St. Amants Envision Covering Study-Abroad Expenses

Couple’s Gift Establishes Endowments Honoring Beloved Family Members MAY 19, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY Two new endowments at the University of Mississippi stand as perpetual tributes to a beloved grandmother and as testaments to her grandchildren’s UM experiences. With a $100,000 gift, Gabriella and Marshall St. Amant of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, established the Dr. Carmen […]


Journey to Commencement—Taking a Novel Approach

Annabelle Harris’ love of classics and English shape honors thesis and her future. MAY 10, 2023 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN All the graduates who cross the stages of the University of Mississippi this weekend get a handshake and a degree, but Annabelle Harris concludes her time on campus with something potentially far more significant: the first […]


Molly Pasco-Pranger and Kristen Randle

Visiting Classics Professor to Discuss UM Exhibition

Wayne State University scholar to lecture about 14 Black Classicists project OCTOBER 31, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The photographs and biographies of 14 prominent Black classicists are on display at the University of Mississippi and will be celebrated with a guest lecture on Nov. 3. Michele Valerie Ronnick, distinguished professor of classics at Wayne […]


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 […]


Zaire Love

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 […]