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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 […]

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Dowling Named University’s Top Online Instructor

Award winner to speak at ‘Toolbox Talks’ virtual event on March 23 March 21, 2022 By Erin Garrett Following a global pandemic, online learning has seen tremendous growth at higher education institutions across the nation. At the University of Mississippi, faculty members are developing unique and innovative ways to support virtual instruction. The UM Office of Academic […]

Scientists to Explore Suicidal Behavior for Brain Awareness Week

March 23 discussion on Zoom looks at efforts to understand and treat behaviors March 20, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Two neuroscientists and an educator will conduct a virtual discussion on suicidal behavior March 23, as part of Brain Awareness Week at the University of Mississippi. The goal of the Brain Awareness Week is to make […]

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 […]

UM Names First Research Scholar for Institutional Transformation

Psychology professor Stephanie Miller appointed as first scholar to hold position February 9, 2022 By Shea Stewart Stephanie Miller, associate professor of psychology, has been named the University of Mississippi’s inaugural Provost Faculty Research Scholar for Institutional Transformation. The new position supports the expansion of university efforts to build collaborative research teams equipped to write […]

The entrance to Peabody Hall. Kevin Bain/University Communications

Introducing the New Psychology Faculty

A dynamic cohort strengthens UM with their experience and expertise SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi Department of Psychology welcomes Kristin Austin, Jeffery Bednark, Andy Hales, Grace Rivera, and Kurt Streeter as new members of its faculty. Department chair Rebekah Smith stated: “It is with great enthusiasm we welcome these five […]

Psychology student Abby Church crowned Miss University 2022

October 3rd, 2021 by Kelby Zendejas via The Daily Mississippian Abby Church was crowned Miss University 2022 on Sunday night during the 73rd annual scholarship pageant. Church is a junior psychology major with a pre-law track and also a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. After a special interview with judges, an on-stage […]

Prize-Winning Psychologists

Honors for five professors and the doctoral programs bestowed in 2021 SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 BY STAFF REPORT It’s been a stellar year for the University of Mississippi Department of Psychology. Professors Laura Dixon, Alan Gross, Mervin Matthew, Stephanie Miller, and Carrie Smith along with the doctoral programs were feted for their accomplishments. “We are very […]

Pegues to Lead UM Student Affairs

Experienced, respected leader appointed as permanent vice chancellor August 31, 2021 by Emily Howorth After nearly two years of leadership and service in an interim role, Charlotte Fant Pegues has been named the University of Mississippi‘s vice chancellor for student affairs. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the appointment […]

Twenty UM graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants.They are (top, from left) Mohammed Ahmed, Omayma Al Azzam, Tomayo Berida, Olena Ciftci, Savannah Draud, Kritika Gupta and James Howington; (middle) Myungjin Jung, Siddhi Korgaonkar, Salahuddin Mohammed, Hannah Nelson, Alaa Qrareya, Monika Salkar and Benjamin Sawyer; and (bottom) Joshua Semko, Samir Senapati, Caitlin Shaw, Jaret Webb, Kendall Wontor and Natasha Wood.

Graduate Student Council Research Grants Further Range of Research

Twenty students awarded grants for research, creative scholarship pursuits July 2, 2021 by Shea Stewart With projects ranging from service robots in the hospitality and tourism industries to a novel treatment of dry eye disease to relationship ghosting, 20 University of Mississippi graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recent […]