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Yongjian Qiu

Biology Professor Receives NSF Career Award

Yongjian Qiu awarded $1 million to find biological solutions to agricultural challenges JUNE 7, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON The National Science Foundation has awarded University of Mississippi biologist Yongjian Qiu a $1 million grant to further his research into the effects of global warming on crops. Designed to help new teacher-scholars establish their research programs, […]

NSF fellows

Record Number of UM Students Land NSF Research Fellowships

Prestigious awards provide three years of support for graduate studies MAY 31, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON A record five University of Mississippi students have been selected for awards in the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The 2023 fellows include three graduating seniors – Ethan C. Lambert, of Kossuth; Mary Beth Vanlandingham, from Florence; […]

Turbulent Maladies,’ by Kariann Fuqua

Two UM Artists to Display Work at Mississippi Invitational Exhibit

Mississippi Museum of Art exhibit to feature contemporary local artists MAY 25, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Two University of Mississippi art professors have work featured in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s biennial Mississippi Invitational exhibit. The Mississippi Invitational exhibit, on display from June 10 through Sept. 17, highlights 15 contemporary artists from around the state […]

Oliver Dinius

Croft Director Earns Second Fulbright in Three Years

Oliver Dinius to study development policy and its environmental impact in the Brazilian Amazon MAY 24, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE While visiting colleges in Taiwan in March as a part of a Fulbright International Education Administrator Award, Oliver Dinius received an email saying he had received another Fulbright award. Dinius’ trip to Taiwan was part […]

Concert Singers rehearse

Concert Singers to Tour Europe

Performances include worship services at cathedrals, memorial concert at Normandy MAY 4, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT The University of Mississippi Concert Singers are preparing for an upcoming trip to Europe to sing in historic cathedrals and give a special memorial performance at Omaha Beach in Normandy. “There are so many things to be excited about,” […]

Clark Etzel

Researcher, Student Published in Prestigious Nature Water Journal

Research shows increase in absences in Jackson Public School District during water crisis MAY 3, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Water quality issues in Jackson have potentially led to more than 1,000 school disruptions each year between 2015 and 2021, according to a recent study in Nature Water co-authored by a University of Mississippi researcher and […]

These days, Will St. Amand can be found working as a volunteer in the genealogy room of the Lafayette County-Oxford Public Library.

St. Amand’s Legacy

Professor Leaves Impact with Estate Gift MAY 1, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT University of Mississippi Professor of Biology Wilbrod St. Amand loved his students and recognized the importance of resources in higher education, whether they support laboratories or professors and instructors. In his estate, St. Amand left approximately $1 million to ensure there […]

Faulkner's typewriter photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

University Plans to Breathe New Life Into Faulkner’s Mule Farm

Writer’s residency to be the first of its kind in Mississippi APRIL 24, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A new University of Mississippi project aims to create a retreat-style writer’s residency that will afford 50-plus writers a year the time and space to imagine and execute big projects. The location? A 20-acre plot of land with a storied history involving […]

Annie Cafer. Photo by Thomas Graning

Anne Cafer Named Associate Dean of College of Liberal Arts

Educator to lead research, creative achievement and graduate education MARCH 29, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT Nationally recognized rural sociologist Anne M. Cafer has been named as associate dean of research, scholarship and graduate education for the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts, effective July 1. Cafer, a leading scholar of community resilience, brings to […]

Glen Ballard

Music Industry Icon to Receive Medal for the Arts

Songwriter and producer Glen Ballard to be honored at April 20 program, concert MARCH 13, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN Music industry icon Glen Ballard, of Los Angeles, is being honored with the highest award the University of Mississippi gives to recognize excellence in the arts. At an April 20 ceremony and concert in the […]