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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 […]


This photo of William Faulkner’s first home in Oxford is the poster image for the 46th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, themed ‘Faulkner’s Families.” Image from the Cofield Collection/ UM Archives

Annual Conference Explores ‘Faulkner’s Families’

Events include recording of ‘The Sound and The Fury: April 7, 1928,’ African American heritage tour JULY 17, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three first-time events highlight the University of Mississippi‘s 46th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which opens Sunday (July 21) in Oxford. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Families,” the international conference includes five days […]


Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association to Honor Eight at Homecoming for Achievement, Service JULY 9, 2019 The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring eight recipients for its Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019 in recognition of their service and accomplishments. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94) of Aberdeen; Donald R. Cole (PhD […]


UM blues scholar Scott Barretta takes a trip into the Mississippi Delta world of blues legend Muddy Waters in the 1940s with his new ‘Coahoma’ podcasts. Photo by Kevin Bain

Wading into Muddy Waters

UM blues scholar takes a trip into the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s with ‘Coahoma’ podcast JUNE 24, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Field hollers, traditional African American church music and songs by a tractor driver who later became one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century are among the gems in the Coahoma […]


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 […]


The UM Graduate Student Council Research Fund has awarded $1,000 grants to 21 students to support their research and creative projects over the coming year. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Graduate Students Receive Grants for Research Efforts

Competitive awards help burgeoning researchers learn critical skills, develop projects MAY 20, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Twenty-one University of Mississippi graduate students have been awarded Graduate Student Council Research Fund grants to support their research, study and creative scholarship. The $1,000 competitive research grants, funded by the UM Graduate School and Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, are […]


Talented Seniors Elevate Work of the McLean Institute

Hall of Fame students work to better communities across Mississippi MAY 16, 2019 BY LAUREN RUTLEDGE As undergraduates at the University of Mississippi, Jarvis Benson, Levi Bevis and Blair Wortsmith have helped advance the work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement through the M Partner initiative, North Mississippi VISTA Project and […]