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Andrew Donnelly & Ryan Parsons (right)

New Faculty Members Bring New Perspectives on Studying the South

Andrew Donnelly and Ryan Parsons spent time on campus before joining faculty SEPTEMBER 25, 2022 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can’t go home again, but perhaps it is possible to return to a college campus after a few years away. New University of Mississippi faculty members Andrew Donnelly and Ryan Parsons […]


A group of visiting students learn about James Meredith and his legacy at the university’s Civil Rights Monument. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

UM Awards Achieving Equity Grants

More than $56,000 awarded for seven proposals aimed at advancing diversity and inclusion AUGUST 23, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Following a rigorous and competitive application process, seven University of Mississippi investigator teams have been awarded internal funding for proposals aimed at advancing institutional diversity and inclusion. The Achieving Equity Grants Program was introduced in […]


UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters are (top, from left) Scott Barretta, William Dunlap and Bill Ellison, and (bottom) Ralph Eubanks, Kenneth Holditch and Joshua Nguyen.

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Honors UM Alumni, Faculty

Six with UM ties among 2022 award winners JUNE 9, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is honoring several University of Mississippi alumni and faculty members as part of its annual awards to accomplished individuals in various creative fields. UM alumni and faculty receiving 2022 awards from the MIAL are […]


James Thomas

James Thomas Selected as a Visiting Scholar by the Russell Sage Foundation

UM sociology professor will do one-year residency in New York City AUGUST 22, 2022 James M. Thomas, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has been named a fellow in the Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars program for the 2022-2023 academic year. Established in 1907 to improve social and living conditions in the […]


A Long, Generous Life Well Lived

McMullan Foundation gifts make UM students’ college dreams a reality AUGUST 13, 2022 BY JONATHAN SCOTT In her lifetime, the late Madeleine McMullan‘s philanthropy and service improved the lives of countless people. Now, her family’s foundation continues her legacy with recent gifts totaling $500,000 to the University of Mississippi‘s Foundations for Academic Success Track program. […]


Fulbright Faculty 2022

Three Professors Land Fulbright Awards

Faculty members will travel to Spain, Morocco, Romania and Israel for innovative research AUGUST 10, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT Three University of Mississippi professors will take their research abroad after receiving 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar awards. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of modern languages; Kristin Hickman, Croft assistant professor of anthropology and international studies; and Corina L. […]


Vaughn Grisham

Fight Poverty in MS by honoring Dr. Vaughn Grisham’s Legacy

AUGUST 10, 2022 Dr. Vaughn Grisham’s scholarship and teaching have changed lives and entire communities by inspiring hope, leadership and resilience. Honor and celebrate his legacy by supporting the Grisham Scholarship and the renaming of the McLean Institute to the Grisham-McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement.  To honor his lifelong dedication to students and […]


Summer Entrepreneurial Leadership Program Expands

Weeklong enrichment camp hosted by Grisham-McLean Institute serves rising high school students JULY 22, 2022 BY EDWIN B. SMITH High school students from across the state are looking for innovative ways to tackle social and economic problems in their hometowns after taking part in an annual University of Mississippi summer entrepreneurial leadership program. The seventh […]


Dr. Dan O'Sullivan speaks with a student on a bench outside of Bondurant Hall.

Partnership Prepares SEC Universities for Increase in Spanish Speakers

Conference Spanish Consortium launched by two UM faculty members December 8, 2021 By Shea Stewart The University of Mississippi is leading an initiative to bring together scholars and key stakeholders working on themes related to Spanish speakers in the Southeast, particularly in areas where Southeastern Conference schools are situated. With the Spanish-speaking population increasing in the Southeast, […]


IDEAS Forum: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity - Advancing through scholarship

IDEAS Forum hosted on Monday

October 17th, 2021 by Kelby Zendejas via The Daily Mississippian  The University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts and ISOM Center hosted an IDEAS Forum on Monday evening to speak about the current Queer Mississippi Oral History Project and its potential theatrical adaptation. The Queer Mississippi Oral History Project has over 40 interviews and counting. The […]