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Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research May 6, 2021 by JB Clark The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality.The recipients – Yvette Butler, Jaye Davidson, Tyler […]


Jay Watson speaks at the unveiling of the William Faulkner marker on the Mississippi Writers Trail at Rowan Oak in 2019. Watson, UM Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and professor of English, has been appointed as a Distinguished Professor by the university. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Alan Gross, Jay Watson honored for their teaching, research and service April 30, 2021 by Shea Stewart Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of more than 65 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Alan Gross, professor of psychology, and Jay Watson, Howry Professor […]


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Overlooking Subtraction

Psychology study finds people prefer adding tasks, items when making changes April 29, 2021 by Shea Stewart When it comes to improving objects, ideas or situations, such as with home upgrades or recipes, people tend to add to their workload rather than subtract when faced with a variety of improvement problems. An exploration of that […]


Grove Grocery has added a second, centralized location and kitchen in renovated George Street House, next to the J.D. Williams Library. Photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Grove Grocery Adds Kitchen, Central Location

Ole Miss students can grab food and cook meals at George Street House on campus March 11, 2021 by JB Clark When Andrew Newby first saw the kitchen in the University of Mississippi‘s George Street House, he saw an opportunity to help connect his student veterans with the rest of campus while also meeting a […]


UM psychology researchers have been studying the role of dark personality traits – narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy and sadism – in predicting responses to the pandemic. Their results have yielded insights on varying perceptions of COVID-19 threat, emergency beliefs, and positive and negative responses to the virus. Adobe Stock photo

The Dark Doesn’t Hide It

UM researchers examine how the COVID-19 pandemic affects dark personalities March 9, 2021 by Shea Stewart The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a global upheaval, with lives lost, vanished jobs, social instability and other detrimental effects – and some people might find a bit of enjoyment in all the disruption. That is one conclusion from a […]


Nine Speakers Slated for 2021 TEDxUniversityOfMississippi Event

Presenters will address theme of ‘Resilience’ during in-person forum at Ford Center February 22, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Nine speakers will be presenters for the sixth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi event March 9 at the University of Mississippi. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets […]


Tucker Carrington and Sara Turner visit the Humboldt State University campus in Arcata, California. Below are Sara Turner as a senior at Ole Miss and scholarship recipient Terrence Hunter.

Ensuring Justice for All

UM Class of ’47 Alum Creates Fund to Assist Law Students So They Can Assist Others December 3, 2020 By Jonathan Scott From the vantage point of her 94 years, Sara Myers Turner, a member of the University of Mississippi Class of 1947, witnessed much of our state and nation’s history unfold, some of it […]


Everyone can arm themselves with good, factual information and take concrete steps to ensure their own mental health and that of people around them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adobe Stock photo

Can You Stay Positive During a Pandemic?

UM professor of psychology and disaster studies offers tips on doing so NOVEMBER 10, 2020 BY KATHRYN ALBRITTON COVID-19 is a chronic condition for the United States. As it has swept across the nation, the virus has infected millions, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number continues to grow, […]


UM professors Adam Gussow (left) and Alan Gross (right), with bandmate Rod Patterson, have a new song out called ‘Come Together,’ aimed at inspiring unity during troubled times. Submitted photo

The Song in Adam Gussow’s Head

New track by two UM professors calls for unity, understanding during troubled times SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM For the last three years, a strange chord progression has haunted University of Mississippi professor Adam Gussow’s very musical mind. It was an uncommon tune, but it was usually there, in all its weird glory, for […]


UM Honors College freshmen (from left) Amelia, Juliana and Alexandra Ladner spend time together in the Grove. The triplets say they’ve known all their lives that they would attend Ole Miss, and they’re enjoying the adjustment to college life. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Honors College Triplets Treasuring Their UM Experience

Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner are 1848, Merit and Herb Dewees Alumni scholars SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH For Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner, love for the University of Mississippi has always been a family affair. “We grew up loving Ole Miss from the cradle,” said Alexandra Ladner, the youngest of the triplets […]