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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, […]


University Launches Summer Research Program on Politics of Place

Interdisciplinary initiative to begin in May 2024 AUGUST 29, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The intersection of race and politics is the focus of a new summer research program coming soon to the University of Mississippi. The “Interdisciplinary Study of the Politics of Place” is an undergraduate research experience funded with a three-year grant from the National […]

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Sociologist Edits Book on Resilience and Community Development

‘More Than Bouncing Back’ provides insights, tools for rural communities AUGUST 20, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Anne Cafer, associate dean for research, scholarship and graduate education in the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts, is the primary editor of a new book examining how resilience influences community development. “More Than Bouncing Back: Examining Community Resilience […]

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Sociology Professor Asks, ‘What Drives Extremists to Violence?’

Ana Velitchkova earns Kroc Peace Fellowship to continue research on violence AUGUST 16, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE University of Mississippi professor Ana Velitchkova will spend the next semester studying the violent behaviors of extremists as part of a fellowship with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. With more than 300 […]

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Isom Center Fellowship Supports Innovative Research

Program encourages connecting gender and sexuality across academic disciplines AUGUST 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Eight University of Mississippi faculty members have been named Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies fellows for the 2023-25 cohort. The two-year fellowship provides $4,500 per year to support recipients’ research. The initiative is a particular boon to younger faculty members seeking […]

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Leadership Boot Camp Offers UM College Experience to Gulf Coast

Trent Lott Leadership Institute offers workshops to students in Gulfport JULY 24, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The Trent Lott Leadership Institute took the University of Mississippi college experience to the Gulf Coast last week as a part of the annual Pathways to Leadership Conference. The conference, held July 9-11 in Gulfport, is a leadership boot […]

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

University Welcomes 25 Mandela Washington Scholars to Campus

Jackson State University brings fellows to UM to talk leadership, tour facilities JULY 23, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT Twenty-five young leaders and scholars from across Africa toured the University of Mississippi campus this week as a part of the ninth annual Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. “It was a privilege to witness firsthand […]

Annie Cafer. Photo by Thomas Graning

Center for Population Studies Gets FCC Grant to Boost Broadband Access

UM Center recognized as ‘trusted messenger’ to bridge digital divide JULY 5, 2023 BY DEBBIE NELSON The Federal Communications Comission has awarded the University of Mississippi Center for Population Studies  $350,000 through the new Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program.   The center – which the FCC has recognized as a “trusted messenger” – will use the […]

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Ice Age Expert Named Director of UM Archaeology Center

Jesse Tune to bring cutting-edge methodologies to university JULY 3, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Archaeologist and Ice Age expert Jesse Tune will join the faculty at the University of Mississippi July 1 as the new director of the Center for Archaeological Research.   For the past six years, Tune has studied landscapes of the earliest humans […]

his summer, a group of eight high school students from Mississippi are participating in the “Building Community Change in the Mississippi Delta” track of the Pre-College Summer Program. As part of the program, they are taking CEL 210: Introduction to Community Engaged Leadership, in which they develop a proposal for a community project. Photo by Kevin Bain/The University of Mississippi Marketing Communications

Mississippi High School Students Study Leadership, Community at UM

Eight rising seniors learn about community engagement, leadership in UM Summer College JUNE 29, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Eight Mississippi high school students are studying ways to help their communities this summer as a part of the University of Mississippi Summer College for High School Students program, “Building Community Change in the Mississippi Delta.” The […]