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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 […]

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Award

Fulbright-Hays Award to Fund Study Abroad Project in Bolivia

Kate Centellas and 10 students to investigate health care disparities in Latin America SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Ten University of Mississippi students will travel to Bolivia next summer to study the impacts and intricacies of public health anthropology as a part of professor Kate Centellas’ recent Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Award. For more than a decade, […]

UM Theatre’s Opening Play Challenges Actors with Poetry and Comedy

‘The Liar’ generates laughs with playful tale of compulsive liars, name mix-ups and baffling romance SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 BY WHITNEY RIGDON The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film kicks off its fall production season this weekend with the romantic comedy “The Liar.” The production opens Friday (Sept. 22) and runs through Oct. 8 in Meek Hall […]

Eden Tanner

Groundbreaking Neuro-HIV Treatment in Development at UM

Researchers use ‘body’s natural transport mechanisms’ to target the brain SEPTEMBER 20, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT University of Mississippi researchers are developing a novel treatment for the neurological complications of HIV, also known as neuro-HIV. The National Institutes of Health awarded a five-year grant to Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and Jason Paris, research […]

Fennelly & Black

English Professor, Student Top Winners in Poetry Competition

Beth Ann Fennelly and Ellie Black place first and second in Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest SEPTEMBER 19, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi English professor Beth Ann Fennelly and doctoral student Ellie Black have taken the top prizes in the 22nd annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, sponsored by Winning Writers. Fennelly, […]