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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 […]

This NASA image depicts a planetary system named TOI 700, about 100 light-years away in our own Milky Way galaxy. It is home to TOI 700 d (illustrated here), the first Earth-size habitable-zone planet discovered by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. The University of Mississippi hosts an online conference Dec. 14-17 exploring the philosophical questions of the potential discovery of alien life-forms in coming decades. Image courtesy of NASA

Looking for Alien Life at UM

Conference on philosophical issues and implications of extraterrestrials runs online Dec. 14-17 DECEMBER 11, 2020 BY JAIMIE BROODING Seth Shostak is so confident alien life will be discovered in the next 20 years that the astronomer will buy everyone a cup of coffee if he’s wrong, and NASA shares his confidence. Shostak is senior astronomer […]

UM Ethics Bowl team members celebrate winning the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship. Bria Mazique (front) shows off the team’s trophy with (clockwise) Alexandra Kotter, John Jacob Mabus, Justice Strickland, Jacob Ratliff, Harrison Durland and Mimi Shufelt.

Ethics Bowl Team Wins Mid-Atlantic Championship

Group sweeps regional competition to advance to nationals in February 2020 JANUARY 3, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The saying “third time’s the charm” proved to be true for members of the University of Mississippi Ethics Bowl team, which recently won the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional competition. The seven-student group was among 20 teams representing 15 […]

News You Can Use: Fables, Faith Mark Origins of Fall Festivals

UM experts reveal stories, customs behind Chinese Moon Festival, Sukkot, Halloween and Oktoberfest OCTOBER 28, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With the arrival of autumn comes the observance of several festivals and holidays. As many make plans to participate in these fall celebrations, University of Mississippi religion experts have shared their origins and customs to […]

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Comicana Explores Broad Range of Real-World Issues

Weeklong UM event focuses on the role of comics and graphic novels in exploring weighty subjects OCTOBER 8, 2019 BY TRISTEN BLOXSOM A number of University of Mississippi departments have teamed up for Comicana, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 12) on campus, focusing on the role of comics and graphic novels in offering insight into […]

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 […]

UM Graduate Earns Gates Scholarship to Cambridge

Josh Law heads to the United Kingdom to pursue a master’s degree MAY 23, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM A recent University of Mississippi graduate has received a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he will pursue a master’s degree in health, medicine and society. Josh Law, a native of […]

UM graduate students discuss their work and results at the ninth annual Research Symposium, which featured topics ranging from termite species in the southern Appalachians to food security among rural Mississippi parents.

Graduate Researchers Take on the World

UM symposium showcases student research APRIL 16, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART More than 50 graduate students at the University of Mississippi presented their research during the ninth annual Research Symposium, discussing topics ranging from termite species in the southern Appalachians to food security among rural Mississippi parents. Presented by the UM Graduate Student Council and held at The Inn at […]

The inaugural Policy Talks is set for 5:30 p.m. April 25 in Bryant Hall, Room 209. Three UM faculty members and three select alumni will discuss religious freedom laws. A reception will follow the free event in the Bryant Hall Gallery. Photo by Robert Jordan

Forum to Examine Religious Freedom Laws in State

Policy Talks event draws on expertise of faculty, alumni from Department of Philosophy and Religion APRIL 12, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A panel discussion examining religious freedom laws is scheduled for April 25 at the University of Mississippi. The inaugural “Policy Talks” begins at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall, Room 209. Three UM faculty […]

The UM Ethics Bowl team discusses the question, ‘Should the standard of sexual consent be an affirmative verbal yes?’ during last year’s Great Debate. Photo by Marlee Crawford

Ethics Bowl Team Hosts Great Debate

Students prepare to discuss qualifications for moral leadership in public service, professional life MARCH 26, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH With statewide elections later this year as the backdrop, the question of whether past actions disqualify an individual from holding a position of moral leadership is the focus of a student discussion scheduled April 4 […]