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Vignesh Sundaresan

Research Aims to Improve Clean Energy Production

UM chemistry professor, student study ways to make clean energy available to all FEBRUARY 22, 2024 To create clean energy sources that are affordable and easy to replicate, researchers must first figure out how to efficiently create hydrogen. That is the process University of Mississippi professor Vignesh Sundaresan hopes to improve in his upcoming research. […]



Thirteen UM Students’ Projects Selected for Support FEBRUARY 9, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The Stamps Impact Prize, a new competitive award program at the University of Mississippi to support undergraduate-initiated, faculty-mentored research and creative achievement projects, has announced its 13 inaugural recipients. The program is the first of its kind in the nation […]

Gavin Davies, UM assistant professor of physics


UM among 200 institutions worldwide collaborating on neutrino study FEBRUARY 2, 2024 Researchers are a step closer to having the technology to unravel one of the most mysterious particles in the universe after the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced Thursday (Feb. 1) that excavation on three giant caverns in South Dakota is […]

Boluwatife Olubusoye

Microplastic Pollution From Tires Found in Air Near Roadways

JANUARY 26, 2024 Two University of Mississippi researchers have been investigating what happens when the rubber meets the road, and their results have led to a published paper. James Cizdziel, professor and interim chair of chemistry and biochemistry, and Boluwatife Olubusoye, a second-year doctoral chemistry student from Lagos, Nigeria, studied the increase and possible effects […]

Chemistry professors Eden Tanner (right) and Jason Paris examine a vial of ionic liquid in Tanner's lab in Coulter Hall. The university has received an NSF Catalyst grant to support faculty gender equity and representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Photo by Srijita Chattopadhyay/ Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

University Receives Funding to Promote Equity in STEM

Project part of NSF program to further gender equity in academia JANUARY 26, 2024 The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Mississippi a grant to support research related to faculty gender equity and representation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields at the institution. The $300,000 “Catalyst” award comes from the NSF’s ADVANCE […]

Aimee Nezhukumatathil

English Professor Receives Corrington Award for Literary Excellence

JANUARY 26, 2024 BY EDWIN SMITH The Department of English at Centenary College of Louisiana has honored University of Mississippi essayist and poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil with the 2023 John William Corrington Award for Literary Excellence. The annual award, presented to an established, critically-acknowledged writer, honors Centenary alumnus Bill Corrington, who worked as an English professor, […]

Sumeet Kulkarni

Doctoral Student Recognized for Excellence in Science Communications

Sumeet Kulkarni earns Schmidt award for writing, use of photography NOVEMBER 30, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT A University of Mississippi doctoral student in physics has been recognized nationally for his excellence in science communications. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in partnership with Schmidt Futures awarded Sumeet Kulkarni (MEd 21) with a 2023 […]

Matthew Becker visits Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2022.

UM Research Associate Attends Workshop on Russia, Eastern Europe

Develops projects focused on Chinese ‘Belt and Road Initiative,’ Serb nationalism NOVEMBER 14, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi research associate was selected to attend a workshop that brought together experts interested in engaging the public with their knowledge of Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe. Matthew Becker, research associate for outcomes assessment and […]


Original Library Collection Provides Insights Into UM’s Early Days

Archivist working on project ahead of University Libraries’ anniversary next year NOVEMBER 9, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT A celebration of the University of Mississippi‘s 175th anniversary this month would be incomplete without a nod to its academic underpinnings: the library and its original books. The original collection of the library, dating from 1849 to 1858, […]

Assembly Quartet in front of Ventress Hall on the University of Mississippi campus.

Assembly Quartet Releases (Re)Mix

New album features musicians and scholars OCTOBER 17, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT Assembly Quartet founding member Adam Estes is associate professor at the University of Mississippi Department of Music where he teaches saxophone, bassoon, woodwinds methods courses, and coaches woodwind chamber ensembles. His quartet’s (Re)Mix album was released by Amp Recordings in September. “Dr. Estes […]