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Pianist Bruce Levingston is set to perform Sept. 22 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the creation of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts. Photo by Michael Poliza

Dawn of New Era in the Arts at the University

New institute shines a light on creative arts on campus and beyond SEPTEMBER 18, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Pianist Bruce Levingston and special guest artists will give the first performance in celebration of the University of Mississippi Institute for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 22) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the […]


Chemistry professor Ryan Fortenberry is gaining new insights into how inorganic molecules help dust and small particles in space come together to eventually form planets. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM Research Focuses on Planet Formation

Astrochemist studies molecules that could create planet-building blocks AUGUST 31, 2022 BY ERIN GARRETT Carbon is the go-to element when studying molecules in space. It is necessary for life, easy to study and forms unusually strong bonds with other atoms. With more than 90 other naturally occurring elements in the periodic table, however, a University […]


Isom Center Names 2022-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdisciplinary research in gender and sexuality June 29, 2022 By Benita Whitehorn The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded fellowships to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their academic research related to gender and sexuality. Susan Pedigo, Lauren Bone Noble, Ari Friedlander, LaToya Faulk, Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson and D’Andre Walker are this year’s […]


Brandon Kiplean

Croft Student Lands Study Abroad Experience at Oxford University

UM senior among 10 visiting students at Blackfriars Hall for 2022-23 academic year June 28, 2022 By Erin Garrett As a student at the University of Mississippi, Brandon Kriplean has traveled the world seeking new experiences and learning along the way. This fall, his studies will take him from Oxford, Mississippi, to Oxford University in England. […]


Professor Works to Make Theologian’s Historical Records Accessible

Jeffrey Watt to complete decades-long, high-profile Reformation period project with $365,000 grant June 22, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith University of Mississippi historian Jeffrey R. Watt has been working for 35 years to transcribe records kept by 16th century theologian John Calvin concerning the Consistory of Geneva. And thanks to two major grants to fund the painstaking work, […]


Tomayo Berida stands in front of his award-winning poster

University Hosts Regional Conference for Chemists, Chemical Engineers

More than 120 participate in two-day event designed to promote minority STEM careers June 17, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Chemistry and chemical engineering students from across the Southeast and Southwest gathered recently at the University of Mississippi for a two-day conference designed to promote STEM careers for people of color. Some 120 students and researchers, including […]


Undercounted Census Numbers Affect State Funding, Political Landscape

UM population studies experts share projections, outlook for 2030 count June 15, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith The discovery that Mississippi’s actual population is significantly higher than 2020 U.S. Census numbers indicate could affect future federal funding and possibly other factors, according to University of Mississippi population studies experts. Mississippi was among six states in which the […]


Physics Students Investigate Great Mysteries of the Universe

Undergraduates conduct particle physics research with Belle II experiment April 6, 2022 By Staff Report Four physics majors are working with a University of Mississippi professor and an international team of scientists to search for new particles and interactions that may help solve big questions about the universe. Along the way, they’re getting a head start on […]


Micah Milinovich

Up for the Count

Mathematics professor Micah Milinovich receives NSF funding for number theory research March 11, 2022 By Mitchell Diggs Numbers are Micah Milinovich’s passion. A respected mathematician, the University of Mississippi professor of mathematics has spent years studying the properties of integers and recently was awarded a National Science Foundation grant to fund his research. Milinovich’s award for “The Distribution of […]


Riding on Red Blood Cells

Professor’s drug delivery research could improve treatment options for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis March 23, 2022 By Michael Newsom A University of Mississippi professor and her team of researchers are working on new ways to use red blood cells and platelets to transport chemotherapies and other medicines to specific areas of the body, which could greatly reduce patients’ […]