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A group of visiting students learn about James Meredith and his legacy at the university’s Civil Rights Monument. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM Awards Achieving Equity Grants

More than $56,000 awarded for seven proposals aimed at advancing diversity and inclusion AUGUST 23, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Following a rigorous and competitive application process, seven University of Mississippi investigator teams have been awarded internal funding for proposals aimed at advancing institutional diversity and inclusion. The Achieving Equity Grants Program was introduced in […]


Pictured left to right: Will Jones, Megan Stewart, Zoe Frassinelli, Oanh Trieu, Justine Perrier, Julia Dent, Kaitlyn Steinroeder, led by Dr. Anne Quinney of the Modern Languages Department, attend a beach screening at the Cannes Film Festival in France. Photo by Will Jones

Catch Us If You Cannes: UM Students Study Abroad

JUNE 1, 2022 BY WILL JONES FOR THE DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN The Cannes Film Festival – the most prestigious cinematic festival in the world – celebrated its 75th anniversary this year, hosting dozens of film premieres for 40,000 attendees, including a lucky few University of Mississippi students led by Dr. Anne Quinney of the Modern Languages […]


Thomas Lee, a graduate student in the School of Journalism and New Media, encourages other Ole Miss students to ‘put themselves out there’ when looking at internship and employment opportunities. The Gulfport native took a chance and landed a summer internship at ad agency network BBDO Worldwide. Submitted photo

Putting Yourself Out There

UM students land jobs with BBDO Worldwide AUGUST 12, 2022 BY LAREECA RUCKER When Kirsten Flanik, president and CEO of BBDO New York, spoke during an Overby Center presentation last year at the University of Mississippi, she mentioned that the company was interested in interviewing more students from the School of Journalism and New Media. Flanik […]


Fulbright Faculty 2022

Three Professors Land Fulbright Awards

Faculty members will travel to Spain, Morocco, Romania and Israel for innovative research AUGUST 10, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Three University of Mississippi professors will take their research abroad after receiving 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar awards. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of modern languages; Kristin Hickman, Croft assistant professor of anthropology and international studies; and Corina L. […]


Professor Using NEH Summer Stipend for Language Study

Stephen Fafulas studying indigenous communities along the Peruvian Amazon JULY 27, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor is spending his summer translating Spanish transcriptions of his interviews with members of indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon into English, thanks to a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Stephen […]


The annual meeting of The Language Flagship hosted sessions on Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, and overseas programs, domestic immersion, and ROTC recruitment. Photo by Robert Jordan

UM Hosts Language Flagship Annual Meeting

Partnership between government, education, and business creates global professionals JUNE 28, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The annual meeting of The Language Flagship, with more than 150 attendees from all domestic and overseas Flagship programs, was held May 17-20 on the campus of the University of Mississippi. “The meeting was a tremendous success, from the reception […]


CLA Award Winners

Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching, Research

Award recipients span the college’s disciplines June 24, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Eight University of Mississippi professors have been honored by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching and research. Three professors were recognized for their exceptional teaching. Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Named […]


Six UM Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Competitive awards allow students to study and conduct research around the world MAY 23, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT In a first for the University of Mississippi, six current or former students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, which will take them to new challenges and opportunities in countries around the world. Established […]


Allen Clark

Arabic Professor Named UM Humanities Teacher of the Year

Allen Clark to discuss intersection of language and music for March 7 campus lecture January 26, 2022 By Staff Report Allen Clark discovered his passion as an educator after studying guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media and giving lessons at a shop owned by the grandson of legendary composer Henry Mancini, but […]


Dr. Dan O'Sullivan speaks with a student on a bench outside of Bondurant Hall.

Partnership Prepares SEC Universities for Increase in Spanish Speakers

Conference Spanish Consortium launched by two UM faculty members December 8, 2021 By Shea Stewart The University of Mississippi is leading an initiative to bring together scholars and key stakeholders working on themes related to Spanish speakers in the Southeast, particularly in areas where Southeastern Conference schools are situated. With the Spanish-speaking population increasing in the Southeast, […]