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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’ […]

UM Researchers Sending Sonic Experiment to Space Station

Project aims to develop method to control fluids in zero gravity using sound waves February 17, 2022 By Mitchell Diggs A device that can move liquids without physical contact sounds like the stuff of science fiction, so perhaps it’s appropriate that a prototype of just such a marvel is headed to the International Space Station for an […]

UM Names First Research Scholar for Institutional Transformation

Psychology professor Stephanie Miller appointed as first scholar to hold position February 9, 2022 By Shea Stewart Stephanie Miller, associate professor of psychology, has been named the University of Mississippi’s inaugural Provost Faculty Research Scholar for Institutional Transformation. The new position supports the expansion of university efforts to build collaborative research teams equipped to write […]

UM Experts Warn About Consequences of Population Loss

Population researcher, political science professor examine possible outcomes from census February 2, 2022 By Michael Newsom Shifting demographics and a general population decline in rural areas have created a real possibility that Mississippi will lose a congressional seat when data is compiled from the 2030 U.S. Census, a University of Mississippi population researcher warns. Mississippi […]

UM Student Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship

Brigitte Lewis’ research could stimulate awareness of erased histories January 6, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith A graduate of the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Brigitte A. Lewis, who graduated summa cum laude in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in African American studies […]

Chancellor Glenn Boyce presents Nathan Hammer , the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with his plaque for the university’s 2021 Faculty Achievement Award during the fall faculty meeting.

Nathan Hammer Selected for 2021 Faculty Achievement Award

Award recognizes classroom instruction, student involvement, research and service October 18, 2021 by Shea Stewart Nathan Hammer’s life changed forever with a simple question. Hammer, the Margaret McLean Coulter Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, was in an honors freshman chemistry class at the University of Tennessee when his professor asked about […]

Green Tree Frog

Consider the Amphibian

UM biologist part of institute studying species’ resiliency against disease October 13, 2021 by Shea Stewart Humans have a lot to learn from amphibians. This class of animals – frogs, salamanders and caecilians – has been decimated by the emergence of new infectious diseases, along with human-caused damage to their ecosystems. Yet, some species have […]

English professor and author Aimee Nezhukumatathil is set to deliver the keynote address for the university’s annual Fall Convocation at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Sandy and John Black Pavilion at Ole Miss. Her ‘World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments’ is this year’s Common Reading Experience selection for the university. Submitted photo

Author Aimee Nezhukumatahil Set to Deliver Fall Convocation Keynote

Annual welcome for new and transfer students returns to in-person format Aug. 24 August 12, 2021 By Edwin B. Smith Aimee Nezhukumatathil, University of Mississippi English professor and award-winning author, will deliver the keynote address to the university’s first-year/transfer class Aug. 24 during the annual Fall Convocation. The in-person event begins at 7 p.m. in […]