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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 […]


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 Named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Annie Cafer claims first-ever fellowship in Mississippi for community resilience work APRIL 23, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Annie Cafer, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 32 fellows of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program were unveiled today (April 23) by the Carnegie Corp. of […]


UM graduate students discuss their work and results at the ninth annual Research Symposium, which featured topics ranging from termite species in the southern Appalachians to food security among rural Mississippi parents.

Graduate Researchers Take on the World

UM symposium showcases student research APRIL 16, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART More than 50 graduate students at the University of Mississippi presented their research during the ninth annual Research Symposium, discussing topics ranging from termite species in the southern Appalachians to food security among rural Mississippi parents. Presented by the UM Graduate Student Council and held at The Inn at […]


Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson

History Professor Lands Humanities Fellowship

Lindgren-Gibson first UM historian to receive honor from the University of Rochester MARCH 8, 2019 BY KATHRYN ABERNATHY Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson, an assistant professor of history at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a research fellowship from the University of Rochester, which funds a year of workshops, programs, research and biweekly Humanities Center seminars. Lindgren-Gibson said she […]


Professor Caroline Wigginton

English Professor Examines Voices of Early America

Caroline Wigginton wins national book award for first published work FEBRUARY 28, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE   University of Mississippi English professor Caroline Wigginton’s innovative look at some of America’s earliest texts was recognized nationally recently when she was named the recipient of the 2018 Early American Literature Book Prize for her first academic monograph, “In […]


UM music instructor Stanley Friedman wrote ‘Sojourner Truth: A Cantata’ on commission from Nicholls State University.

Cantata Celebrates Sojourner Truth

Nicholls State soprano and chamber ensemble to perform Sunday afternoon at UM FEBRUARY 21, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS Stanley Friedman didn’t learn about Sojourner Truth growing up. “It just wasn’t taught in segregated white schools in Memphis in the ’50s and ’60s,” said the composer, who teaches composition in the University of Mississippi Department of […]