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Madeleine Dotson

UM Junior Madeleine Dotson Named Truman Scholar

Honors student chosen for coveted national scholarship APRIL 12, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT An ordinary day turned extraordinary for Madeleine Dotson this week, as she was congratulated by University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce for becoming the institution’s 18th Truman Scholar. Winners were formally announced Wednesday (April 12) by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation. […]

Students in the Chinese Language Flagship program going to Taiwan

Chinese, Arabic Students Achieve Capstone

16 UM Flagship students accepted for yearlong study abroad program APRIL 10, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi record 16 Language Flagship seniors are headed abroad to hone their language skills after being accepted for the Chinese and Arabic capstone year programs. The capstone is a final year of direct enrollment and […]

Jackson Water Crisis

Panel to Discuss Jackson Water Crisis

Wednesday event held in celebration of World Water Day MARCH 21, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT For many, it is unfathomable to think of going without access to water. It is a basic necessity and, arguably, a human right. For more than 150,000 Jackson residents, however, the unfathomable became reality last summer when the city’s water […]

A degree from the Croft Institute for International Studies serves as a passport into the world economy. Here, the 2018 class celebrates its graduation. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Croft Institute Celebrates 25 Years of Educating Global Citizens

Alumni reunion to spotlight institute’s commitment to staying connected, planning for the future MARCH 7, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The Croft Institute for International Studies will host an anniversary ceremony this month along with a reception and tailgate for alumni and students in honor of its 25th anniversary. The celebration will begin at 2:30 p.m. […]

UM Student Named Truman Scholar Finalist

Triple major seeks to solve international social, environmental problems FEBRUARY 27, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT From Morocco to Japan, Madeleine Dotson has traveled the world studying issues related to disaster relief, sustainability and climate change. The junior Arabic, economics and political science major at the University of Mississippi has been selected as a finalist for […]

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

Critical Knowledge

UM’s Quality Enhancement Plan Hones Analytical Thinking JANUARY 23, 2023 Critical thinking is the basis of a college education and a skill that lasts a lifetime. “When you think critically, you actually strengthen and develop neural networks in your brain,” said Josh Eyler, clinical assistant professor of teacher education and director of the Center for […]

Timur Akishev

3 Minute Thesis Competition: Modern Languages & English

JANUARY 17, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER The 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition provides an opportunity for our research-driven graduate students to present their work to an educated audience outside their own discipline. This past semester, 70 students presented their research in the first round of The University of […]

Miley Ray

Scholars Gain Transformative Study Abroad Experiences

Global Leadership Circle helps students expand their horizons through travel JANUARY 3, 2023 BY SARAH MAHMOUD Students’ dreams of studying abroad or obtaining a life-changing internship can be difficult to achieve if financial resources are limited, but the Global Leadership Circle is making such dreams possible for University of Mississippi students. Established by the Ole […]

Spanish professor Victoria Menaldi

Spanish Professor Honored by Medieval Association

Veronica Menaldi recognized for creative classroom activities DECEMBER 15, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Veronica Menaldi takes special care with her students when discussing the significance of history. Her dedication, enthusiasm and innovative teaching methods are why the Southeastern Medieval Association presented her with its Award for Teaching Excellence at its annual conference in November. “I […]

Researchers led by UM professor Jimin Kahng will present nonce, or made-up, words to participants, who will decide if they are possible words in their language. An example is ‘abma.’ Click here to hear this nonce word.

Linguistics Professor Secures Grant to Study Wordlikeness Judgments

National Science Foundation-funded project to include native English and Korean speakers DECEMBER 14, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT What makes a word a word? A professor at the University of Mississippi is seeking to understand more about how language works in the human mind. The National Science Foundation awarded Jimin Kahng, assistant professor of applied linguistics, […]