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A degree from the Croft Institute for International Studies serves as a passport into the world economy. Here, the 2018 class celebrates its graduation. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Croft Institute Marks Two Decades of Preparing State for the World

More than 500 graduates have launched successful global careers AUGUST 30, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Since its first class graduated in 2001, the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi has sent hundreds of students into the world. A Croft Institute degree serves as a passport, a stamp of approval recognizable in the global marketplace of […]

Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez (right), dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, meets with Honors scholars (from left) Autumn Fortenberry, Brithney Ngo, Ella Endorf, Ivy Li, deYampert Brame Garner II, Kayci Kimmons, Ajah Singleton, Emily Wright, Samuel Starr, Arabella Hamm, Kaden Spellmann, Hayden Williamson and Andrew Gardner. Photo by Thomas Graning/UM Digital Imaging Services

Honors College Welcomes 14 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources AUGUST 27, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH One is a wedding violinist. Another is an award-winning broadcaster with a love of journalism. And one was a star lacrosse player. These are just three of the 14 freshmen this fall at the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors […]

The 2018 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame. Photo by by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Ten Seniors Named UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2017-18 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at Ole Miss. The inductees were honored Friday afternoon (April 6) in a ceremony at the Gertrude […]

Elizabeth Boyer, a junior economics major from Houston, is the first University of Mississippi student chosen to be a Mt. Vernon Leadership Fellow. Submitted photo

Economics Student Named Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Elizabeth Boyer among 16 chosen for prestigious summer program at George Washington’s estate APRIL 3, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A student in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been selected as a 2018 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. Elizabeth Boyer of Houston, a junior economics major with a minor […]

Thomas Garrett, associate professor of economics, is the director of the new Bachelor of Science in Economics program at the University of Mississippi. Staff photo by Nathan Latil/Ole Miss Communications.

UM Launches New Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics

NOVEMBER 27, 2017 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two years in the making, a new Bachelor of Science in Economics degree program is being offered at the University of Mississippi. The only one of its kind in Mississippi, the program was approved recently by the Board of Trustees of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. Expected to […]

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Award-Winning Graduate Students

Each year College of Liberal Arts departments present Graduate Student Achievement Awards at Honors Day. These six represent scholars across the discipline areas housed in the College. ANNA KATHERINE BLACK PhD clinical psychology ’18 Doctoral winner of UM’s Three Minute Thesis Competition challenging graduate students to explain their research in three minutes and using only […]

Dean Lee Cohen, far left, and Associate Dean Charles Hussey, far right, congratulate UM’s 2017 College of Liberal Arts New Scholars. They are, from left to right, Jared Delcamp, Joshua Hendrickson, Derrick Harriell and Matthew Wilson. Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Four UM Faculty Members Named Liberal Arts New Scholars

Honor encourages continued research, scholarship, publication and creative achievement JUNE 4, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Four University of Mississippi faculty members have been honored as inaugural recipients of a New Scholar Award in the university’s College of Liberal Arts. The first recipients are Matthew R. Wilson, assistant professor of theatre arts, Derrick A. Harriell, assistant […]

The university’s inaugural Stamps Scholars recently gathered to re-create their class photo from four years ago. They are (front, from left) Madeleine Achgill, Kate Prendergrast and Eloise Tyner, and (back, from left) Dylan Ritter, Kathryn James and Ben Branson. Photo by Bill Dabney

Six Inaugural Stamps Scholars Reflect Upon UM Experience

Grateful recipients ready for graduation and chance to change the world MAY 12, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Four seniors graduating Saturday (May 13) from the University of Mississippi have the distinction of being among the first six UM students to have benefitted from the prestigious Stamps Scholars program. Funded by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, the […]

UM Student Wins Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship

Kathryn James will submit articles for academic honor society’s online newsletter MARCH 29, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Kathryn James may not make a penny on any of the articles she writes for The Key Reporter, Phi Beta Kappa’s online newsletter, but the University of Mississippi student is grateful to have been awarded a writing internship from the prestigious academic […]

Alumnus Neal McMillin Wins Sea Grant Fellowship

June 9, 2016 Neal McMillin (BA Southern Studies and economics with an environmental studies minor ’14), a graduate student at the University of Washington College of the Environment in Seattle, has been selected as a 2017 Knauss Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Program. The one year paid fellowship matches […]