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Sociology & Anthropology

Donald Cole (left), former UM mathematics professor and special assistant to the chancellor, attends a research conference with UM McNair Scholars Latriece Johnson and Skylyn Irby, and Sandra Spiroff, an associate professor of mathematics at Ole Miss.

Within Their Reach: McNair Scholarships Help Disadvantaged Students

For almost 25 years, UM program has supported, empowered minorities seeking doctoral degrees OCTOBER 16, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Before Victoria Robinson became a student at the University of Mississippi, no one in her family had ever furthered their education beyond a bachelor’s degree. The idea of going to graduate school and pursuing a […]


UM students work with community volunteers during the inaugural M Partner Community Day. Students will volunteer across the state Oct. 26 for the second annual Community Day, contributing time and service to projects in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss

UM Students to Serve Communities Throughout Mississippi

M Partner prepares for day of service in three communities OCTOBER 7, 2019 BY DANA ENGELBERT Some 150 University of Mississippi students will contribute time and service to community projects in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany later this month for the second annual M Partner Community Day. The day of service will take place on […]


The Ole Miss Esports team travels to Mississippi State this weekend (Oct. 5) to participate in the second annual Esports Egg Bowl competition. The free event begins at 10 a.m. in MSU’s Humphrey Coliseum and also is viewable online via MSU Esports’ Twitch channel. Ole Miss hosted the event last year at The Pavilion at Ole Miss. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss

Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations

Program preparing for second annual Esports Egg Bowl OCTOBER 3, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Last year, a single team on the University of Mississippi campus finished No. 1 in the nation. The players didn’t compete on a field, court or track. No orange, yellow, white or brown balls were involved. But the players did rely on skills […]


UM Director Playing Key Role in Upcoming 2020 Census

John Green serving as vice chairman of Mississippi Complete Count Committee OCTOBER 1, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The director of the State Data Center of Mississippi, housed at the University of Mississippi, has been tapped by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve as vice chairman of the Mississippi Complete Count Committee. Bryant established the committee Aug. […]


UM student Alex Fratesi (center) conducts a water sample training with youth from the Tri-County Workforce Alliance at a Health Research and Career Fair at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville.

News You Can Use: Community Collaborations Priority for UM Units

Faculty, staff and students looking for opportunities to improve conditions, create possibilities SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Public service has always been an integral part of the lives of University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students. For years, academic units and administrative officers have been partnering with Mississippians across the state to improve […]


Visiting documentarian and filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison will screen her short hybrid documentary, ‘A Love Song for Latasha,’ as part of her ‘Radical Reimaginings in Documentary Filmmaking’ presentation at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Malco Oxford Commons Cinema.

SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies

Multiculturalism and social justice topic of first lecture Sept. 4 AUGUST 27, 2019  BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, kicks off Sept. 4 with a fall lineup that showcases the work of professors, alumni and documentarians in various fields. […]


Twenty University of Mississippi students interned in Eastern Asia this summer through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Submitted photo

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia AUGUST 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in Bangkok to a medical internship […]


The University of Mississippi’s Center for Population Studies hosted 33 rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from the New Pathways to Health Opportunity initiative for their annual summer campus visit. The students are part of the Tri-County Workforce Alliance youth program, which operates in Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Sunflower and Tallahatchie counties to build a healthy and competitive workforce through education and job training.

Delta Students Pursue New Pathways to Health During UM Visit

High schoolers discover career opportunities through visit with Center for Population Studies AUGUST 16, 2019 BY ELIZABETH SWEENEY High school students from the New Pathways to Health and Opportunity initiative recently spent the day at the University of Mississippi for their annual summer campus visit. The university’s Center for Population Studies, or CPS, hosted 33 […]


Sydney Mitchell, a senior UM biochemistry major from Raymond, teaches Quitman County middle schoolers how to read nutrition labels at the College2Youth health fair.

College2Youth Program Offers Health, College Access Outreach in Delta

UM faculty and students organize health and career fairs in Quitman County AUGUST 9, 2019 BY NICOLE WILKIN An interdisciplinary collaboration among three University of Mississippi professors led to the creation of the College2Youth program, an effort to get middle schoolers excited about their educational journey and to teach them healthy lifestyle choices they can […]


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 Honored by Community Development Society

Anne Cafer receives national recognition for contributions to her field AUGUST 8, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor is being recognized for her contributions to the field of community development. Anne Cafer, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, received the Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award from the Community Development Society […]