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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 […]


Center for Practical Ethics Restarts Policy Talks Series

Thursday event to examine role of big data and tech and how they affect rural health care and policy April 19, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith A one-day conference on big data and tech in the delivery of rural health care is scheduled for Thursday (April 21) at the University of Mississippi. The idea to examine […]


Ella Lawson at the Green House Project.

Community Engaged Interns Address Eldercare in the Time of COVID

Society and Health students make a difference                                     MARCH 30, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT In response to the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on older people and residents of long-term care facilities, Sarah Moses, associate professor of […]


Three UM Students Named Truman Finalists

Students who raise awareness about mental health issues and educational access among national finalists February 18, 2022 By Michael Newsom Three University of Mississippi juniors who have worked to improve access to education and to raise awareness about mental health issues have been named finalists for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. National finalists for the honor were […]


The Department of Classics, housed in Bryant Hall, received the WCC award this month. Photo by Robert Jordan

Learning the Art of Civil Discourse

Students apply ethical theory for decision-making and policy OCTOBER 19, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi Department of Philosophy & Religion is offering two events in the next few weeks exploring the ethical issues of timely topics. “The Dialogue & Deliberation Initiative events—both Just Conversations and The Great Debate of 2021—bring people together […]


Steven Skultety

Steven Skultety Named Director of Declaration of Independence Center

Administrator setting short- and long-term goals for events, education and research October 14, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A University of Mississippi philosophy and religion professor has been named the new director of the university’s Declaration of Independence Center for the Study of American Freedom. Steven C. Skultety, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, was appointed to […]


New Course Allows Students to Learn and Experience Religious Relics

Pilgrimage class offers hands-on experience and opportunity to collaborate across disciplines September 9, 2021 BY Edwin B. Smith A University of Mississippi professor has created a new religion course that combines academic study of religious pilgrimages with the creation of 3D images of ancient relics. The course, REL 340: Pilgrimage: Sacred Journeys, examines many material objects that serve […]


Three College of Liberal Arts professors at the University of Mississippi were recently recognized for their superior teaching. Photo by Logan Kirkland/ Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Exceptional Educators

College of Liberal Arts professors honored for excellence in teaching JUNE 17, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts recognized three professors for superior teaching at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Jason Solinger, associate professor of English, is the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Named after […]


Neil Manson, professor of philosophy

Faculty Focus: Neil Manson

A professor of philosophy at the University of Mississippi, Neil Manson received the 2021 Cora Lee Graham Award for Outstanding Teaching of Freshmen for the College of Liberal Arts. His central research areas concern metaphysics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. Briefly describe your teaching philosophy/work.  What should people know about it? Let’s face […]


UM Named Voter Friendly Campus

Efforts from voting programs aim to increase education, registration April 14, 2021 by JB Clark The University of Mississippi has been designated as a Voter Friendly Campus this semester, a recognition given to campuses nationwide that plan and implement practices to encourage students to register and vote. The designation comes as a result of the […]