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Missy, New LGBTQ+ Literary Magazine, Launches Thursday

University’s newest student publication showcases poetry and art October 19, 2021 by JB Clark Like clues in a scavenger hunt, stickers with nothing more than the word “Missy” and a QR code are making their way around campus to promote and distribute the first issue of the University of Mississippi‘s latest student-led publication. Anyone who scans […]


Chancellor Glenn Boyce presents Nathan Hammer , the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with his plaque for the university’s 2021 Faculty Achievement Award during the fall faculty meeting.

Nathan Hammer Selected for 2021 Faculty Achievement Award

Award recognizes classroom instruction, student involvement, research and service October 18, 2021 by Shea Stewart Nathan Hammer’s life changed forever with a simple question. Hammer, the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, was in an honors freshman chemistry class at the University of Tennessee when his professor asked about […]


Subatomic Particles Topic for Virtual Oxford Science Café

UM physicist to discuss Muon g-2 experiment findings during Oct. 19 event on Zoom October 15, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith The ongoing findings of a groundbreaking experiment involving subatomic particles is the topic for a virtual Oxford Science Cafe scheduled for Oct. 19 by a University of Mississippi faculty member who is part of […]


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Consider the Amphibian

UM biologist part of institute studying species’ resiliency against disease October 13, 2021 by Shea Stewart Humans have a lot to learn from amphibians. This class of animals – frogs, salamanders and caecilians – has been decimated by the emergence of new infectious diseases, along with human-caused damage to their ecosystems. Yet, some species have […]


Steven Skultety

Steven Skultety Named Director of Declaration of Independence Center

Administrator setting short- and long-term goals for events, education and research October 14, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A University of Mississippi philosophy and religion professor has been named the new director of the university’s Declaration of Independence Center for the Study of American Freedom. Steven C. Skultety, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was appointed to […]


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Introducing the New Psychology Faculty

A dynamic cohort strengthens UM with their experience and expertise SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi Department of Psychology welcomes Kristin Austin, Jeffery Bednark, Andy Hales, Grace Rivera, and Kurt Streeter as new members of its faculty. Department chair Rebekah Smith stated: “It is with great enthusiasm we welcome these five […]


UM Professor James Thomas pictured at his desk in front of a shelf of books.

NSF Award Helps Sociologist Study Effects of Social, Political Shifts

UM professor, graduate students to examine changing racial identities October 7, 2021 by Shea Stewart   A University of Mississippi sociology professor is studying how white people in the South are managing the wide-scale social, economic and political shifts of the 21st century. Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, sociology professor James M. Thomas’ study will help advance the […]


Jared Delcamp, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the lab

Chemistry Professor Examines New Forms of Fuel from Sunlight

Research could open door to transforming carbon dioxide into energy September 29, 2021 by Shea Stewart A University of Mississippi chemistry professor is exploring novel materials that could unlock a future sunlight-driven energy infrastructure. Using a recent National Science Foundation award, Jared Delcamp is researching how new types of metal catalysts, or materials that speed up chemical reactions to […]


Prize-Winning Psychologists

Honors for five professors and the doctoral programs bestowed in 2021 SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT It’s been a stellar year for the University of Mississippi Department of Psychology. Professors Laura Dixon, Alan Gross, Mervin Matthew, Stephanie Miller, and Carrie Smith along with the doctoral programs were feted for their accomplishments. “We are very […]


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Project Coordinator Lele Gillespie named Staff Member of the Month

Meet Lele Gillespie, September’s Staff Member of the Month September 23, 2021 by Inside Ole Miss Lele Winter Gillespie, project coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts, is the Staff Council’s Staff Member of the Month for September. To help us get to know her better, she answered some questions for Inside Ole Miss. IOM: How long […]