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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 […]


Faculty, Students Contribute to Groundbreaking Physics Research

Eight university team members among 500 scientists in 23 countries involved in global project MAY 1, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A team of University of Mississippi scientists are part of a global network of researchers making significant contributions to a groundbreaking particle physics project that promises to improve our understanding of the nature of […]


A UM student sets up for his poster presentation at the fifth annual University of Mississippi Research Day. The event brought together researchers from the Oxford campus and the University of Mississippi Medical Center to learn about one another’s research interests and possibilities for collaboration. Photo by Megan Wolfe

Research Day Encourages Collaborative Endeavors

Fifth annual event brings UM, UMMC researchers face-to-face APRIL 30, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Encouraging communication among researchers no matter where they are – whether three doors down or two hours away – the fifth annual University of Mississippi Research Day was held Friday (April 26) in Oxford. Alternating each year between the Oxford campus and University of […]


Two Professors Seek to Improve State STEM Success

Erik Hom, Jonah Jurss receive distinguished CAREER Award from National Science Foundation APRIL 29, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Two University of Mississippi professors plan to use portions of their recent National Science Foundation awards to further STEM education in the state. Erik Hom, assistant professor of biology, and Jonah Jurss, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, each garnered a prestigious […]