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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, […]


UM Graduates’ DaisNotes App Offers New Connection Tool

Platform connects students to help build lifelong friendships, academic support networks August 24, 2021 by Michael Newsom Three University of Mississippi alumni have developed an app that boldly aims to solve a very common problem: the feeling of being disconnected. DaisNotes LLC – co-founded by Kyle Herbert, of Metairie, Louisiana, and Nicholas Neilson-Slabach, of Fort […]


University of Mississippi students in the Chinese Language Flagship Program learn about the local culture, business community and language while studying in Taiwan. Thanks to a recent gift from American First National Bank, future study abroad trips to Taiwan will be more affordable for UM students.

Creating Opportunities in Taiwan

Fund eases study abroad costs for UM students July 22, 2021 By Jonathan Scott The University of Mississippi and Taiwan are located on opposite sides of the globe, but a recent gift from American First National Bank is bringing the two closer together. As a result of the Houston, Texas-headquartered bank’s $60,000 gift, UM students […]


Daniel O’Sullivan (right), chair and professor of modern languages at the University of Mississippi, chats with a student in the program. The department’s doctoral program has become one of the fastest-growing on campus. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Modern Languages Doctoral Program Enjoys Growth

Enrollment in terminal degree program has multiplied 11 times in four years June 24, 2021 By Edwin B. Smith Four years ago, the doctoral program in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Modern Languages began with five full-time students. That enrollment has since multiplied 11 times the original number and counting. The degree is designed […]


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Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research May 6, 2021 by JB Clark The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality.The recipients – Yvette Butler, Jaye Davidson, Tyler […]


Seven UM International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Language Flagship students among those selected for prestigious award April 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith For the second time in three years, seven accomplished students at the University of Mississippi have been named as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. All either are […]


Tracy Case Koslowski, associate director of the UM Intensive English Program, has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English language specialist virtual project. She plans to work with a team to design webinars to help English educators in the vicinity of Chengdu, China, incorporate critical thinking skill instruction into their courses. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Educator Selected for Prestigious English Language Project

Tracy Koslowski is among 200 chosen by State Department to give virtual instruction in China April 20, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A University of Mississippi educator has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English language specialist virtual project focusing on integrating critical thinking into the English-as-a-foreign-language classroom in China. […]