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Amarillo, Texas, native Kaden Spellmann credits the Stent Family Foundation’s Jose Luis de la Vega Scholarship as one of the reason he was able to attend the University of Mississippi and pursue a degree in economics. The rising sophomore is one of seven Ole Miss students supported by the scholarship given by Terry and Margaret Stent of Stone Mountain, GA, in memory of their nephew, Jose.

Students Receive Jose Luis de la Vega Scholarship

Impact of Stent Foundation JUNE 25, 2019 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT Concern about college costs is understandably on the minds of both students and parents when deciding which university to attend. Thanks to the generous, continued support of the F.T. Stent Family Foundation, several University of Mississippi students are able to pursue their dreams with […]


UM physics alumnus Hector da Silva presents a lecture on neutron stars for undergraduate students at the Universidade Federal do Pará in Salinopolis, Brazil. He has been awarded the GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize for his 2017 doctoral dissertation. Submitted photo

Physics Alumnus Wins International Award for Gravitational Wave Thesis

Hector Okada da Silva will receive the GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize in Italy JUNE 25, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi physics alumnus has been selected to receive an international honor for his doctoral dissertation on gravitational wave research. Hector Okada da Silva, of Belém, Brazil, will be presented the 2017 Gravitational Wave International […]


UM blues scholar Scott Barretta takes a trip into the Mississippi Delta world of blues legend Muddy Waters in the 1940s with his new ‘Coahoma’ podcasts. Photo by Kevin Bain

Wading into Muddy Waters

UM blues scholar takes a trip into the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s with ‘Coahoma’ podcast JUNE 24, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Field hollers, traditional African American church music and songs by a tractor driver who later became one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century are among the gems in the Coahoma […]


University Museum Joint Publication Set for Release

‘The Beautiful Mysterious’ showcases unique photography of William Eggleston JUNE 14, 2019 BY DANA ENGELBERT The University of Mississippi Museum, Friends of the Museum and University Press of Mississippi will celebrate the launch of their first co-published book, “The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 17) at Off […]


Greta Koshenina, a junior classics major at UM, is preparing to work this summer at the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di Murlo, Italy, followed by studies this fall at the Umbra Institute in Perugia. While on campus, she works at the University Museum. Photo by Dason Pettit/College of Liberal Arts

Classics Major to Study in Italy

Greta Koshenina receives six scholarships to fund archaeological research abroad JUNE 19, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi classics major soon will study in two Italian cities, thanks to several scholarships she has received for archaeological research. Greta Koshenina is heading to a field season at the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di […]


UM law student Ali Roberson, in the midst of a year as an extern with International Justice Mission, has been helping advocate for prisoners in Uganda.

Law Student Making a Difference in Uganda

Ali Roberson is completing externship with International Justice Mission JUNE 6, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Ali Roberson knew she wanted to pursue a career where she could help others. The second-year University of Mississippi law student from Dallas earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ole Miss because she wanted to interact with others and […]


Supporting STEM

Estate Gift to Support Active Learning Facility JUNE 4, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY A recent unrestricted gift to the University of Mississippi from the estate of Maurice Lucas Kellum of Tupelo, Mississippi, is being directed to support construction of a leading student-centered science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) building on the Oxford campus. University leaders […]


Professor Elected to College of Fellows of American Theatre

Rhona Justice-Malloy honored with lifetime recognition JUNE 4, 2019  BY KATHERINE STEWART One of the theater world’s highest levels of academic and professional recognition will be bestowed upon Rhona Justice-Malloy, longtime professor in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. Justice-Malloy has been designated a fellow-elect and will receive investiture as an American […]


Katherine (left), Will and Ann Weston Sistrunk celebrate earning their degrees May 11 at the University of Mississippi’s Commencement ceremonies.

Following in Their Footsteps

Sistrunk triplets discover paths to health care careers through Ole Miss JUNE 3, 2019 BY DANA ENGLEBERT Ann Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk have gone their separate ways for the first time ever. The Springfield, Missouri, triplets and University of Mississippi graduates have been attached at the hip their whole lives, including their time at […]


Members of the late Lori Sneed's family -- (from left) brother Johnny, mother Patti, and father Shorty Sneed -- are joined by honoree Colby Kullman (right) at a recent Ole Miss Women's Council Rose Garden.

New Scholarship Honors Late Alumna’s Favorite Professor

Remembering Lori OCTOBER 15, 2018  BY BILL DABNEY As a University of Mississippi student, the late Lori Sneed almost instantly formed a special bond with English professor Colby Kullman, and soon the feeling was mutual. Now, the two “great friends” will be linked in perpetuity by a new Ole Miss Women’s Council (OMWC) scholarship endowment […]