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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 […]


Educational programming has been an important part of the mission of the University of Mississippi Museum since its opening in August 1939. The museum is celebrating its 80th anniversary this month. Photo by Robert Jordan

University Museum Turns 80

From Vonnegut and O’Keefe to art lessons and lectures, landmark offers something for everyone AUGUST 26, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM As a child in the 1940s, Kaye Bryant used to wander around what is now the University of Mississippi Museum. There, her imagination was captured by fleas, but these were not just any ordinary bugs – […]


Greta Koshenina, a junior classics major at UM, is preparing to work this summer at the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di Murlo, Italy, followed by studies this fall at the Umbra Institute in Perugia. While on campus, she works at the University Museum. Photo by Dason Pettit/College of Liberal Arts

Classics Major to Study in Italy

Greta Koshenina receives six scholarships to fund archaeological research abroad JUNE 19, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi classics major soon will study in two Italian cities, thanks to several scholarships she has received for archaeological research. Greta Koshenina is heading to a field season at the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di […]


Elizabeth and Will Galtney have adorned the walls of their home with Mississippi-created art, such as the oil painting behind them by Randy Hayes of Holly Springs.

Galtneys’ Major Gift to UM Museum Will Reveal ‘Hidden Treasure’

Historic Support MAY 14, 2019  BY BILL DABNEY Elizabeth Galtney fits right in among the painters, photographers, woodworkers, sculptors and other artists who live in the eclectic town of Taylor, Mississippi — an increasingly bohemian community just 10 miles south of Oxford. She is both a creator of oil paintings and a longtime collector. Her […]


Cellas Hayes photograph

Beating the Odds

Journey to Commencement: First-gen student Cellas Hayes seizes opportunities and sets sights on pharmacy doctorate MAY 9, 2019 BY LISA STONE Coming from a single-parent household in a small, rural Mississippi town, the odds are that Cellas Hayes should not have graduated from high school, much less college. The odds are that as a first-generation […]


Four UM Students Named Fulbright Finalists

Record group includes two headed for Spain, others bound for Germany and Czech Republic MAY 7, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Four University of Mississippi students soon will study in Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic, thanks to the 2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Zachary Gill, a senior linguistics, Spanish and classics major from Saucier, […]


Lucy Turnbull, in a faculty photo from the mid-1960s

UM Remembers Beloved Educator, Scholar and Civil Rights Champion

Longtime classics professor, University Museum director Lucy Turnbull dies at 87 APRIL 25, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Former University of Mississippi professor Lucy Turnbull will always be remembered as a beloved educator who could make her curriculum both easy to understand and infinitely interesting to her students, a mentor and a champion of civil rights […]