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Clarion Ledger: Economist Garrett Scott on Electric Car Bill

In the article Electric vehicle manufacturers seek to kill bill moving through Mississippi legislature by Wicker Perlis in the January 27, 2023 Mississippi Clarion Ledger, Garrett Scott, assistant professor of economics at the University of Mississippi, said barring electric car companies from operating in the state seems to go against traditional views of economic best […]

Joshua Hendrickson

Reuters: Keep an Eye on the Money Supply

U.S. inflation roller coaster prompts fresh look at long-ignored money supply JANUARY 26, 2023 BY MICHAEL S. DERBY FOR REUTERS NEW YORK – The amount of money sloshing around the U.S. economy shrank last year for the first time on record, a development that some economists believe bolsters the case for U.S. inflation pressures continuing […]

Daniel O’Sullivan (right), chair and professor of modern languages at the University of Mississippi, chats with a student in the program. The department’s doctoral program has become one of the fastest-growing on campus. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Critical Knowledge

UM’s Quality Enhancement Plan Hones Analytical Thinking JANUARY 23, 2023 Critical thinking is the basis of a college education and a skill that lasts a lifetime. “When you think critically, you actually strengthen and develop neural networks in your brain,” said Josh Eyler, clinical assistant professor of teacher education and director of the Center for […]

English instructor Beth Spencer is set to deliver a public lecture Feb. 20 as the 2023 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

English Professor Named Humanities Council Teacher of the Year

Beth Spencer delivers her Teacher of the Year lecture Feb. 20 in Barnard Observatory JANUARY 20, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi English instructor described by colleagues as a “shining example” among educators has been selected as the 2023 Mississippi Humanities Council Teacher of the Year. She will deliver a special lecture […]

Dr. Dellinger

UM Professor Receives Sociologists for Women in Society Award

Kirsten Dellinger is the 2023 SWS Feminist Activism Award Winner JANUARY 19, 2023 BY NATASHA SANTANA The Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Activism Award, established in 1995, is presented annually to an SWS member who has notably and consistently used sociology to improve conditions for women in society. The award honors outstanding feminist advocacy […]

Ralph Eubanks & Ann Fisher-Wirth

University Professor, Emerita Honored in Governor’s Arts Awards

Honors recognize arts, patronage and arts-based community development JANUARY 12, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE A University of Mississippi professor and a professor emerita will be honored for their literary and community work next month when they receive the Mississippi Arts Commission’s 35th annual Governor’s Arts Awards. The commission is awarding Ann Fisher-Wirth, retired UM English […]

Susan Allen

Political Science Professor Advises UN Security Council Members

Co-authors book lauded by South Korean diplomats JANUARY 9, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi professor’s new book is catching the attention of international peacekeepers. Susan Allen, associate professor of political science, recently co-authored “Bargaining in the UN Security Council: Setting the Global Agenda.” The book (Oxford University Press, 2022) examines the factors […]

Rizwanur Khan

Professor Awarded CAREER Grant to Study Pure Mathematics

$400,000 National Science Foundation grant to fund research of L-functions, high school outreach DECEMBER 21, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE The mathematics behind prime numbers, which have been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks and which form the foundation of secure data transfer in computer science, is dictated by a highly complex set of […]

Spanish professor Victoria Menaldi

Spanish Professor Honored by Medieval Association

Veronica Menaldi recognized for creative classroom activities DECEMBER 15, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Veronica Menaldi takes special care with her students when discussing the significance of history. Her dedication, enthusiasm and innovative teaching methods are why the Southeastern Medieval Association presented her with its Award for Teaching Excellence at its annual conference in November. “I […]

Researchers led by UM professor Jimin Kahng will present nonce, or made-up, words to participants, who will decide if they are possible words in their language. An example is ‘abma.’ Click here to hear this nonce word.

Linguistics Professor Secures Grant to Study Wordlikeness Judgments

National Science Foundation-funded project to include native English and Korean speakers DECEMBER 14, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT What makes a word a word? A professor at the University of Mississippi is seeking to understand more about how language works in the human mind. The National Science Foundation awarded Jimin Kahng, assistant professor of applied linguistics, […]