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Modern Languages

UM instructor Lance Herrington (left) is hosting Teresa Tupamäki, an exchange student from Finland, this semester. Teresa’s mother, Pirjo Tupamäki, lived with Herrington’s family when he was in high school. Photo by Kevin Bain

From Finland to the Flagship

UM instructor forms lifelong link to Finland by hosting mother and daughter as exchange students OCTOBER 7, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM When Lance Herrington was in high school in 1986, his family hosted a visitor from a faraway land who would shape his life forever. Pirjo Tupamäki had come as an exchange student from Jyväskylä, in […]


UM student Scarlett McCombs helps Asher Childers with his coloring skills during a Down syndrome workshop at the university.

UM Hosts Down Syndrome Workshop

Daylong event for parents and professionals focuses on care, advocacy SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Parents and legal guardians of individuals with Down syndrome learned more about caring for their children during a recent workshop at the University of Mississippi. “Conversations on Down Syndrome with Professionals” was a daylong event designed to help […]


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 […]


Twenty University of Mississippi students interned in Eastern Asia this summer through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Submitted photo

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia AUGUST 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in Bangkok to a medical internship […]


Students in the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi work as volunteers last spring in the annual Big Event. With 13 new students arriving this fall – the program’s second-largest group of incoming freshmen in the nation – Ole Miss has the nation’s fourth-largest Stamps Scholars program.

2019 Stamps Scholars Setting Records

Thirteen new arrivals are second-largest group; Ole Miss has nation’s fourth-largest program JULY 1, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH With the arrival of 13 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. The 2019 cohort represents the second-largest group of incoming freshmen among the 28 Stamps Scholarship partner […]


The third volume of the University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal, which spotlights undergraduate research at UM.

Third Volume of UM Undergraduate Research Journal Published

Student-led publication showcases undergraduate research JUNE 11, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Taking a research idea from its initial question all the way to academic publication can be a daunting task for any university student. First comes the process of distilling the research question to its essential inquiry. Then there’s the lengthy process of constructing the […]


Making a Tanzania Skype Connection

UM student Matthew Travers wins scholarship to learn Swahili in African nation MAY 20, 2019 BY KENDALL PATTERSON A University of Mississippi student, who is looking to learn about Swahili culture and find common ground between Swahili and Chinese, has won a Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania. Matthew Travers, of St. Louis, […]


Talented Seniors Elevate Work of the McLean Institute

Hall of Fame students work to better communities across Mississippi MAY 16, 2019 BY LAUREN RUTLEDGE As undergraduates at the University of Mississippi, Jarvis Benson, Levi Bevis and Blair Wortsmith have helped advance the work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement through the M Partner initiative, North Mississippi VISTA Project and […]


Flagship Status Pays Off for UM Arabic Program, Students

Five seniors accepted into prestigious capstone program, sophomore earns summer in Morocco MAY 16, 2019 BY DANA ENGELBERT In its first year as an Arabic Language Flagship Program, the University of Mississippi has achieved a 100 percent acceptance rate for the program’s prestigious capstone year. “Capstone places the student in the ideal language learning environment: […]


Seven UM Arabic, Chinese and Swahili Students Named Boren Scholars

Record number of modern languages scholars selected for prestigious awards MAY 14, 2019  BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seven accomplished students in the University of Mississippi‘s Arabic, Chinese and Swahili language programs are the university’s latest recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. Tyler Caple, of Huntsville, Alabama; Jesse […]