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UM Senior Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Kennedy Dickson among three selected to present research at annual meeting AUGUST 19, 2019  BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Kennedy Dickson, a forensic chemistry major from Whittier, California, has been named a […]


Poet January O’Neil Named UM Grisham Writer in Residence

Virginia native will teach during the 2019-20 academic year AUGUST 12, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM January O’Neil, an acclaimed poet who weaves environmental elements into her work, is the University of Mississippi‘s John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for the 2019-20 academic year. O’Neil, who comes to UM from Beverly, Massachusetts, is the author of “Rewilding” (CavanKerry Press, […]


Annie Cafer, UM assistant professor of sociologyi, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. She is the first UM faculty member – and the first faculty member from a Mississippi university – to receive the fellowship. Photo by Thomas Graning

Sociology Professor Honored by Community Development Society

Anne Cafer receives national recognition for contributions to her field AUGUST 8, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor is being recognized for her contributions to the field of community development. Anne Cafer, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, received the Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award from the Community Development Society […]


The 10 students involved with the inaugural Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program pose with their mentors during the program’s summer expo. Photo by Shea Stewart/University Marketing and Communications

Student Research Program Explores Brain Wellness

Summer program supported by UM Flagship Constellations initiative AUGUST 6, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Six University of Mississippi undergraduate students spent their summer exploring research opportunities in neuroscience and brain wellness as part of the inaugural Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program. An initiative of the university’s Flagship Constellations, the program provided stipends for undergraduate students to engage […]


Aimee Nezhukumatathil

English Professor Honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

Aimee Nezkuhumatahil’s ‘Oceanic’ wins coveted 2019 Poetry Award AUGUST 5, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor has been honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for her latest collection of poetry. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the university’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, has been […]


UM students involved in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program this summer are (from left) John Hendershot, Madison Dacus, Rachael Pace, Madison Morrow, Jacqueline Knirnschild and Joshua Smith. Photo by Bill Dabney

University Funds Undergraduate Projects for Summer Research

Projects explore topics from hearing loss to nutritional education JULY 16, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Six University of Mississippi undergraduates are spending this summer immersed in further academic exploration through the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. Begun in 2018, the program’s goal is to expand and enhance undergraduate research and creative achievement. The program involves […]


The third volume of the University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal, which spotlights undergraduate research at UM.

Third Volume of UM Undergraduate Research Journal Published

Student-led publication showcases undergraduate research JUNE 11, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Taking a research idea from its initial question all the way to academic publication can be a daunting task for any university student. First comes the process of distilling the research question to its essential inquiry. Then there’s the lengthy process of constructing the […]


Greta Koshenina, a junior classics major at UM, is preparing to work this summer at the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di Murlo, Italy, followed by studies this fall at the Umbra Institute in Perugia. While on campus, she works at the University Museum. Photo by Dason Pettit/College of Liberal Arts

Classics Major to Study in Italy

Greta Koshenina receives six scholarships to fund archaeological research abroad JUNE 19, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi classics major soon will study in two Italian cities, thanks to several scholarships she has received for archaeological research. Greta Koshenina is heading to a field season at the Poggio Civitate Archaeological Project in Vescovado di […]


The Disaster Resilience Flagship Constellation at the University of Mississippi has awarded $39,598 in its first round of seed grants to researchers examining a number of resiliency issues. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Researchers Working to Improve State’s Disaster Resilience

New seed grants from Flagship Constellations initiative total nearly $40,000 MAY 30, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART The Disaster Resilience Flagship Constellation at the University of Mississippi has awarded its first round of seed grants to researchers examining a number of issues, from improving general resilience in the Mississippi Delta to the use of green infrastructure in urban […]


History Professor Awarded Fellowship to Institute for Advanced Studies

Joshua Howard to spend 2019-20 academic year interacting with scholars in Princeton MAY 28, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor acclaimed for his research on modern China has been selected to receive a prestigious yearlong residential fellowship. Joshua H. Howard, Croft associate professor of history and international studies, will conduct research […]