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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, […]

JL & Diane Triplett Holloway

An Education Beyond Campus

Gift helps students study abroad, supports national, international internships DECEMBER 3, 2022 BY BILL DABNEY The donor of a major gift to the University of Mississippi hopes to give students increased exposure to different cultures and people as they navigate opportunities to explore new places and professions, thus building a foundation for success and strengthening […]

Croft scholars 2022

Top Croft Students Awarded Scholarships

Institute celebrates 25 years of supporting international studies majors NOVEMBER 23, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Eleven students in the Croft Institute for International Studies received awards from one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship programs at the University of Mississippi. The Croft Scholars, the institute’s most competitive freshmen, are awarded $8,000 per year for […]

Savannah Whittemore

Student Learns Law, Language During Summer Internship

Savannah Whittemore is first UM student to participate in German American Exchange program NOVEMBER 11, 2022 BY SYDNEY PENDER Savannah Whittemore spent her summer like many other law school students across the country: interning for a law firm. But Whittemore’s internship was different, perhaps even life-changing, because of its location. The third-year law student at […]

UM Honors Convocation

Distinguished Alumni to Share Insights at UM Honors Convocation

Members of Barksdale family also returning for Honors College’s 25th anniversary OCTOBER 11, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A trio of successful Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College alumni are returning to the University of Mississippi on Thursday (Oct. 13) for the fall Honors Convocation. The theme for the convocation is “The Transformational Power of Honors […]