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Survival of the Weakest

Professor Brice Noonan Puts a New Spin on Evolutionary Biology SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL When he was a teenager in south Florida, Brice Noonan discovered a new love that ultimately shaped the course of his life. “I became enamored of frogs in high school,” said Noonan, an associate professor in the Department of […]


A World Peace Day Concert

Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day

Performance features UM Chorus and guest choirs SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT A World Peace Day Concert set for Friday (Sept. 20) at the University of Mississippi will bring together more than 350 performers for a choral celebration for peace. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for […]


Members of a girls’ soccer team deliver insights into teen life as they chat during practices in the Ole Miss Theatre production of ‘The Wolves.’ The cast members and their understudies are (front row, from left) Elizabeth Adair, Emma Siler, Morgan Odom, Gabrielle Quintana and Madeline Colombo, and (back row) Olivia Crump, Hannah Bosworth, Erin Stanphill, Reagan-Mary Walsh, Robyn Medeiros, Claire Porter, Catherine Long and Lizzy Martin. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

‘The Wolves’ Delivers Adolescent Reality Through Soccer

Opening production of Ole Miss Theatre season posed challenges for production team SEPTEMBER 18, 2019  BY KATHERINE STEWART n the opening scene of “The Wolves,” the chatter of a group of teen-aged girls ricochets around an otherwise empty gymnasium, conversations overlapping as the uniformed young women sit in a circle on the AstroTurf, performing a […]


UM freshman Khadeejah Franklin is a biology major interested in pre-med with plans to minor in chemistry. Her ultimate goal is to become a neurosurgeon. Photo by Thomas Graning

Freshman Intent on ‘Fulfilling Her Purpose’

Next-Generation Rebels: Biology major Khadeejah Franklin has goals in mind SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART “Remember your purpose.” That’s the advice University of Mississippi freshman Khadeejah Franklin received from her mother before leaving her hometown of Vancleave for Oxford. “Stay focused,” Triniss Wilkerson said she told her daughter. “I also told her do not lose sight […]


Dr. Martha Jones

Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’

Legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones set to speak Sept. 17 SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The rights extended to people who reside in the United States and whether or not those people are considered citizens is an incredibly timely topic, and historian Martha S. Jones can connect lessons and information from […]


UM graduate J.P. Lawrence shows off clay models of dyeing poison frogs used in his work. He and a team of researchers began studying variations in color signals of the frogs in 2013 in French Guiana. The team has published its results in the Sept. 3 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Biology Alumnus Publishes Research in Prestigious Journal

National Academy of Sciences publication features article co-authored by J.P. Lawrence SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH The biology research of a multinational team, led by a University of Mississippi alumnus, has been selected for publication in a prestigious international science journal. UM graduate J.P. Lawrence, a postdoctoral researcher of ecology and evolutionary biology at […]


Hispanic Heritage Film Series Begins Sept. 19

Five films explore daily life, little-known Spanish-American history in free screenings through Oct. 17 September 13, 2019 by Staff Report The University of Mississippi will observe Hispanic Heritage Month with its annual film series, which begins Sept. 19 and features five movies that explore little-known Spanish-American history and also “critical explorations of daily life and […]


One of the most-anticipated international collaborations in particle physics is the Belle II experiment, which started taking data last year at the KEK national accelerator facility in Tsukuba, Japan.

Search for New Particles Topic for Fall’s First Science Cafe

UM professor Jake Bennett to explore subatomic world Sept. 17 September 12, 2019 by Edwin B. Smith The international search for the fundamental building blocks of all matter is the topic for an upcoming public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The fall semester’s first meeting of the […]


The University of Mississippi’s recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report places UM as the highest ranked university in Mississippi. Ole Miss was also recognized as a top Best Value School among public universities. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

UM Ranks Top in State by U.S. News & World Report

UM among top 100 public universities nationally for ninth consecutive year SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi has ranked in the top 100 of public universities across the nation for the ninth year in a row, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ole Miss, which improved two spots, ranked No. […]


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 […]