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Modern Languages

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 […]


2019 College of Liberal Arts faculty (from left), Nidhi Vij Mali, Irene Kaufmann, and Molly Prasco-Pranger on their teaching awards.

Three Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Award recipients from departments of modern languages, chemistry and biochemistry, and biology MAY 10, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three University of Mississippi professors were honored Friday (May 10) by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching. Heather J. Allen, associate professor of modern languages, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of […]


Four UM Students Named Fulbright Finalists

Record group includes two headed for Spain, others bound for Germany and Czech Republic MAY 7, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Four University of Mississippi students soon will study in Spain, Germany and the Czech Republic, thanks to the 2019 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Zachary Gill, a senior linguistics, Spanish and classics major from Saucier, […]


Daria moved to Oxford from Dnipro, Ukraine in 2015 to pursue a bachelor’s degrees in economics and finance. During her undergraduate career, Daria traveled to Germany for study abroad and language immersion, to Poland to intern for a non-profit, and to China for an internship at the investment bank

Discovering a Second Family Halfway Around the World

Journey to Commencement: Daria Herasymova turns foreign exchange trip into everlasting Ole Miss experience MAY 3, 2019 BY ALI MAE WALSH When Daria Herasymova was a high school sophomore, she left Dripro, Ukraine, as a foreign-exchange student to spend her junior year 5,575 miles away at Oxford High School. She had been selected as a […]


UM students and faculty members visit the Rodin Museum in Paris, stopping in the museum’s gardens to view the sculptor’s famous work “The Thinker.” The group includes (from left) Maia Pimperl, Kathelyn Hoffman, Greyson Keel, Drew Davis, Mary Claire Hayes, Olivia Jordan, Louise Arizzoli, Michaela Gay, Ryan Darby, Sarah Reininger, Madeline Stratemann and Pearson Moore.

Students Experience Study Abroad Trip to Paris

Nineteenth-century French art and civilization focus of two-week excursion APRIL 26, 2019 BY KATHRYN ABERNATHY University of Mississippi students and two faculty members experienced a dream trip in January, traveling on a winter intersession study abroad trip to Paris for two weeks to learn about 19th-century French art and civilization. The students earned up to […]


UM Faculty Travel Across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program DECEMBER 13, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference institutions. Established in 2012 by the SEC provosts, the program provides financial assistance from […]


The UM Intensive English Program promotes global citizenship among non-native English speakers from the university and the community, as part of the university’s overall mission to develop a sense of global responsibility. Photo by Megan Wolfe

Delivering ‘A Good American College Experience’

UM Intensive English Program helps international students gain language and cultural skills APRIL 9, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Wenquan Cai came to the University of Mississippi to study mechanical engineering but quickly realized his English wasn’t strong enough to maximize his experience at a major American institution of higher learning. The native of China wasn’t out of luck. UM’s […]