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UM junior Isabel Spafford rides a camel in Morocco, where she spent her summer on an immersive experience of language and culture studies through the university’s Arabic Language Flagship Program.

Student Gets Immersed in Arabic Culture, Language in Morocco

Isabel Spafford spends summer in North African country as part of flagship program DECEMBER 30, 2019 BY DANA ENGLEBERT Language and culture can be learned from books or in a classroom, but living them through daily experiences bring both to life. Visiting coffee shops with friends, riding a camel and paragliding all provided valuable insights […]


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UM Professors Collaborate with Counterparts Through SEC Grant

Faculty Travel Program encourages, supports conference partnerships DECEMBER 17, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Thirteen University of Mississippi professors are taking part in this year’s SEC Faculty Travel Program, strengthening the university’s collaborations with fellow Southeastern Conference institutions and offering UM professors an opportunity to interact with their counterparts. Established in 2012 by the SEC presidents and chancellors, […]


Ten University of Mississippi students have been awarded scholarships through the Croft Institute for International Studies. The students are (front, from left) Reo Weaver, Alyssa Langlois, Edith-Marie Green, Israel Paredes and Brooke Williams, and (back) Samantha Rice, Caleb Colley, Amanda Pagoaga, Brandon Kriplean and Gillian Littleton.

Ten Croft Institute Students Earn Esteemed Scholarships

Awards fund the education of UM international studies majors NOVEMBER 14, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Receiving a Croft Scholarship to pursue her work in the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi is an “incredible honor” for Edith-Marie Green. An Oxford native, Green knew she wanted to study abroad in college and focus on a foreign language, so […]


‘Americans and the Holocaust’ Traveling Exhibition Coming to UM

Touring library display to arrive in Oxford in 2021 OCTOBER 30, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host “Americans and the Holocaust,” a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that […]


UM freshman Leah Timmons shows off pictures of herself with her parents in front of Tad Smith Coliseum, the family’s favorite tailgating location during home football games. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

Freshman Out to Leave a Legacy at UM

With majors in international studies and chemical engineering, Leah Timmons honors father’s memory OCTOBER 15, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With every step of Leah Timmons’ journey at the University of Mississippi comes a reminder of the words of encouragement her father left her years ago. “Being an only child, I’ve always been extremely close […]


Douglass Sullivan-González (right), dean of the UM Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, welcomes the 2019 cohort of freshmen scholars, including (front row, from left) Tristan Tran, Jilkiah Bryant, Anastasia Jones-Burdick, Gracie Bush, Vivienne McCracken, Ethan Lambert and Addison Pratt and (back row) Julianna French, Maren McSparin, Eva Kiparizoska, Peter Nguyen and Luke Davis. Photo by Thomas Graning

Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. Five of the freshmen earned McDonnell Barksdale Scholarships, six were recipients […]


The University of Mississippi unveils the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education on Friday (Sept. 6). The alcohol and other drugs education and prevention facility is housed in the new South Campus Recreation Center and will strengthen wellness resources and support to Ole Miss students.

Honoring William by Helping Others: UM to Dedicate Magee Center

Grand opening of pivotal education, prevention facility at Ole Miss set for 4 p.m. Friday SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT The accidental overdose of a young University of Mississippi alumnus brought the UM family together in recent years to support an initiative aimed at preventing such tragedies in the future. On Friday (Sept. 6), […]


Twenty University of Mississippi students interned in Eastern Asia this summer through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Submitted photo

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia AUGUST 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in Bangkok to a medical internship […]


Students in the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi work as volunteers last spring in the annual Big Event. With 13 new students arriving this fall – the program’s second-largest group of incoming freshmen in the nation – Ole Miss has the nation’s fourth-largest Stamps Scholars program.

2019 Stamps Scholars Setting Records

Thirteen new arrivals are second-largest group; Ole Miss has nation’s fourth-largest program JULY 1, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH With the arrival of 13 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. The 2019 cohort represents the second-largest group of incoming freshmen among the 28 Stamps Scholarship partner […]


Making a Tanzania Skype Connection

UM student Matthew Travers wins scholarship to learn Swahili in African nation MAY 20, 2019 BY KENDALL PATTERSON A University of Mississippi student, who is looking to learn about Swahili culture and find common ground between Swahili and Chinese, has won a Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania. Matthew Travers, of St. Louis, […]