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University Spotlights Service with Sullivan Awards

Five recipients honored for outstanding community involvement, support for others APRIL 30, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Several University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students were honored recently in celebration of their service within the LOU community and beyond. The annual Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards were presented by the university’s Division of Diversity and Community […]


Two International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Flagship students selected for prestigious award APRIL 29, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two students in the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are among the latest recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. Gabe Menchaca, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been accepted into […]


The UM Summer College for High School Students will offer a variety of online learning and networking opportunities to allow rising 11th and 12th graders to earn college credit and discover more about potential career paths. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the University of Mississippi is providing opportunities and scholarships for rising 11th and 12th graders […]


UM sophomore Londyn Lorenz poses for a publicity photo with legendary host Alex Trebek on the set of ‘Jeopardy!’ during the Jeopardy! College Challenge. Photo courtesy Jeopardy Productions Inc.

Student Advances to Semis in ‘Jeopardy!’ Competition

Londyn Lorenz delivers strong performance in first round of college championship APRIL 13, 2020 BY JB CLARK University of Mississippi sophomore Londyn Lorenz skated through the first round of the Jeopardy! College Championship Thursday (April 9), securing her spot in the semifinals and $10,000 in prize money. Though her competitors got off to a fast start, […]


UM sophomore Londyn Lorenz poses for a publicity photo with legendary host Alex Trebek on the set of ‘Jeopardy!’ during the Jeopardy! College Challenge. Photo courtesy Jeopardy Productions Inc.

Lifetime Passion for Quizzes Lands UM Sophomore on ‘Jeopardy!’

Londyn Lorenz crosses one off the bucket list with quiz show appearance MARCH 30, 2020 BY JB CLARK Londyn Lorenz will be the first University of Mississippi student to participate in the yearly Jeopardy! College Championship when her episode airs April 8. For Lorenz, this moment on the silver screen was long in the making. Even as […]


Fifth Annual TEDx Event Set for Feb. 29

Experts on politics, heart disease prevention, music and more to speak at Ford Center February 24, 2020 by Meredith Foster The fifth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference is slated for Saturday (Feb. 29) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, bringing together a diverse group of speakers on topics such as politics, race in […]


Dinorah Sapp Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Teaching Fellowship

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of Dinorah Sapp, lecturer in the Intensive English Program at the University of Mississippi, for a 10-month fellowship project training English language teachers in Chile at the Binational Center (BNC) in Santiago. Sapp is one of only 200 U.S. citizens selected for the 2019-2020 […]


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 […]