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University Celebrates Community, Employee Service

Annual program recognized achievements in learning, research, scholarship and service APRIL 18, 2024 BY EDWIN SMITH The University of Mississippi recognized accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship by its students, faculty and staff members on Tuesday (April 16) during the annual Celebration of Service Awards. “Each year, I am always taken aback by […]

Timothy Nordstrom

Elsie Hood Winner Recognized for Student Encouragement, Enthusiasm

Timothy Nordstrom named 2024 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher of the Year APRIL 5, 2024 After 24 years and teaching 25 political science courses at the University of Mississippi, Timothy Nordstrom is still passionate about inspiring young minds. This is one of the many reasons he has been awarded the 2024 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding […]

Greg Johnson (left), Albie Chatfield, Katherine Tutor and Erica Howard work on an audiovisual digitization project in the Department of Archives and Special Collections. The team is working to digitize nearly 12,000 recordings that document life and culture in Mississippi and across the region in the 20th century. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Archives to Digitize Audiovisual Holdings for Worldwide Accessibility

Many recordings will be available on university’s eGrove repository MARCH 15, 2024 BY BENITA WHITEHORN Audiovisual holdings in the University of Mississippi’s Department of Archives and Special Collections will be modernized and gain audiences worldwide through a new digitization project. “Here in Archives and Special Collections, we have so many rich resources related to Mississippi […]



Thirteen UM Students’ Projects Selected for Support FEBRUARY 9, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The Stamps Impact Prize, a new competitive award program at the University of Mississippi to support undergraduate-initiated, faculty-mentored research and creative achievement projects, has announced its 13 inaugural recipients. The program is the first of its kind in the nation […]

Matthew Becker visits Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2022.

UM Research Associate Attends Workshop on Russia, Eastern Europe

Develops projects focused on Chinese ‘Belt and Road Initiative,’ Serb nationalism NOVEMBER 14, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi research associate was selected to attend a workshop that brought together experts interested in engaging the public with their knowledge of Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe. Matthew Becker, research associate for outcomes assessment and […]

Dustin Todd

Alumnus Helps Improve Facilities for Ole Miss Student-Athletes

Dustin Todd cites myriad of experiences, importance of athletics for regional economy as motivators NOVEMBER 4, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY A young University of Mississippi graduate’s desire to give back to his alma mater was borne from a myriad of experiences, including memorable football games he attended, involvement in campus politics and family ties to […]

Master Sgt. Anthony Douglas & Haley Barbour

State, National Leaders Share Insights on Leading Through Disaster

Panel discusses leadership through tragedy, crisis at Ford Center event SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Five state and national leaders shared lessons from their struggles and successes of leadership in crisis Thursday evening (Sept. 14) at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. With former Sen. Trent Lott moderating, former […]

Lake Dodson (right) meets Enobot Agboraw

Political Science Major Making Case for Nuclear Alternative

UM senior working to decrease international tension over nuclear weaponry AUGUST 17, 2023 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN A University of Mississippi senior political science major is working to spread the word about a seldom-used radioactive element that he believes can help solve energy needs and lessen the threat of nuclear conflict. Lake Dodson, of Madison, believes that thorium […]

Patrick Dean

Alumnus’ New Book Explores Life of Early American Naturalist, Artist

Text details the multifaceted, complicated history of Mark Catesby JUNE 13, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Outdoor and environmental author Patrick Dean will sign his new book, “Nature’s Messenger: Mark Catesby and His Adventures in a New World,” at Square Books in Oxford at 5:30 p.m. June 19. The text tells the story of Catesby, a […]

Oxford Conference for the Book

For the Love of the South

Feders Recommit Support for Oxford Conference for the Book with $100K Gift JUNE 1, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY As native Mississippians, Ron Feder and his late wife, Becky, grew up steeped in the folkways of the American South. But it took an extended stay in the faraway Philippines to help them truly appreciate the extraordinary […]