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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 […]

Sophie Husslein, an anthropology and German major, worked on a proposal titled ‘Archaeological Analysis of an Early Mississippian Frontier Structure in Southwestern Virginia’ as part of the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

UM Program Opens Doors to Undergraduate Research, Creative Achievement

Eleven students complete fellowships through summer research program AUGUST 28, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART From exploring new melanoma detection methods to analyzing early Mississippian frontier structures, 11 University of Mississippi undergraduate students advanced their research and creative achievement pursuits this summer thanks to a university fellowship program. As fellows of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience […]

Administrators from the Stamps Scholars program visit Oxford to meet with UM officials and congratulate the Stamps Class of 2020. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

New Stamps Scholars Make It 19 for ’20

UM welcomes nation’s second-largest freshman cohort of prestigious scholarship recipients August 25, 2020 by Edwin B. Smith With the arrival of 19 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. UM is the only university in Mississippi and only one of six Southeastern Conference schools that awards […]

Honors College Alumna Wins National Portz Scholarship

Genevieve Verville’s research could improve development, effectiveness of new drugs AUGUST 20, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A recent graduate of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Genevieve Verville, a May 2020 chemistry graduate with minors in mathematics, […]

University Presents First Diversity Innovator Awards

Inaugural class recognized for commitment to equity in the community, classroom and research August 11, 2020 by JB Clark The inaugural class of University of Mississippi Diversity Innovator Award recipients are professors who have found ways to not only serve their communities, but also strive to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion principles into their teaching […]

Praveen Kolimi, a doctoral student in pharmaceutical sciences, is using his grant to continue his research into the topical application of itraconazole in skin cancer treatment. Submitted photo

Graduate Students Awarded Grants to Fund Further Research

Program also helps participants gain critical grant-writing skills JUNE 23, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART Sixteen University of Mississippi graduate students are continuing their exploration into research and creative scholarship pursuits such as Alzheimer’s disease, skin cancer and young adult literature in Mississippi classrooms as recent recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants. The students each […]

Coming Full Circle

New Women’s Council scholarship benefits UM nursing students MAY 20, 2020 BY LEXIE HARPER In a way, Stephanie Barrett’s life has come full circle. Raised in Starkville by her widowed mother, with help from her maternal uncle and both grandmothers – strong and dedicated family members who became role models while supporting her financially – […]

University Honors Three with Frist Awards

Carmen Riggan, Stefan Schulenberg and Sovent Taylor recognized for exceptional student service MAY 7, 2020 BY MITCHELL DIGGS Three University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Carmen Riggan, pre-law adviser and assistant to the dean in the College […]

Six Freshmen Receive ODK Leadership Awards

Prestigious honor recognizes outstanding skills and community involvement MAY 5, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Six University of Mississippi students are recipients of the annual Omicron Delta Kappa Freshman Leadership Awards. The honors were created in 2010 to identify and recognize outstanding freshman leaders and community servants. Although the society was unable to present this […]