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New Podcast Shares Music from Faculty and Students

Department of Music celebrates relationship with its audiences SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS During a time when performing arts organizations everywhere have hit the pause button on their seasons because of the coronavirus, the University of Mississippi Department of Music is looking for new ways to connect with audiences through music. From this […]


UM Honors College freshmen (from left) Amelia, Juliana and Alexandra Ladner spend time together in the Grove. The triplets say they’ve known all their lives that they would attend Ole Miss, and they’re enjoying the adjustment to college life. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Honors College Triplets Treasuring Their UM Experience

Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner are 1848, Merit and Herb Dewees Alumni scholars SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH For Alexandra, Amelia and Juliana Ladner, love for the University of Mississippi has always been a family affair. “We grew up loving Ole Miss from the cradle,” said Alexandra Ladner, the youngest of the triplets […]


Volunteers, including University of Mississippi students, help with a mobile food distribution in Lexington organized by the Lexington Food Pantry. Through the university’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement, several students spent the summer engaged in communities across the state. Submitted photo

McLean Interns Empower Communities Through Challenging Times

Ole Miss students spend summer engaging in public service in north Mississippi communities September 2, 2020 by Laura Martin Though COVID-19 has reconstructed people’s lives and created many uncertainties, the community engagement work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement at the University of Mississippi remains constant. This summer, Ole Miss students, […]


Sophie Husslein, an anthropology and German major, worked on a proposal titled ‘Archaeological Analysis of an Early Mississippian Frontier Structure in Southwestern Virginia’ as part of the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience.

UM Program Opens Doors to Undergraduate Research, Creative Achievement

Eleven students complete fellowships through summer research program AUGUST 28, 2020 BY SHEA STEWART From exploring new melanoma detection methods to analyzing early Mississippian frontier structures, 11 University of Mississippi undergraduate students advanced their research and creative achievement pursuits this summer thanks to a university fellowship program. As fellows of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience […]


Administrators from the Stamps Scholars program visit Oxford to meet with UM officials and congratulate the Stamps Class of 2020. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

New Stamps Scholars Make It 19 for ’20

UM welcomes nation’s second-largest freshman cohort of prestigious scholarship recipients August 25, 2020 by Edwin B. Smith With the arrival of 19 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. UM is the only university in Mississippi and only one of six Southeastern Conference schools that awards […]


Honors College Alumna Wins National Portz Scholarship

Genevieve Verville’s research could improve development, effectiveness of new drugs AUGUST 20, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A recent graduate of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Genevieve Verville, a May 2020 chemistry graduate with minors in mathematics, […]


UM sophomore Suzanne Crull and her steed Ready Aim Afire J placed in the Top 5 of the Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior-Owner-To-Ride category of the 2019 Arabian Horse Association Region 9 competition. Submitted photo

UM Sophomore and Her Steeds Stealing Shows

Suzanne Crull is winning top honors in Arabian Horse Association competitions August 13, 2020 by Edwin B. Smith Since she was 7, Suzanne Crull has loved horses and horseback riding. As a young adult, the University of Mississippi sophomore and her steeds have become prize-winning regulars in regional and national Arabian Horse Association competitions. The […]


Pastry chef Kelly Spivey studied baking and pastry within Southern foodways, and gender within domestic and professional kitchen spaces as part of her thesis for the master’s program in Southern studies at the University of Mississippi. Submitted photo

From Pastry Chef to Student: Studying Baking and Gender in the South

Kelly Spivey transfers skills honed in the kitchen to the classroom August 5, 2020 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary Kelly Spivey learned about adaptability and instinct from cooking in restaurants before deciding to exchange her rolling pin for a stack of textbooks. She turned those skills into a backdrop for her academic work as a student […]


Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi. Photo by Elliot Grime

Southern Studies Graduate Student Produces Documentary Photo Book

Elliot Grime explores Mississippi through his lens July 30, 2020 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary As an international graduate student, Elliot Grime wanted to learn about the culture of the South and better understand the region. For the past two years, he has taken documentary courses enabling him to get firsthand experience interacting with people, places […]


English Department Graduate Begins Prestigious Fellowship

Laura Wilson’s research focuses on American writer W.E.B. Du Bois July 22, 2020 By Tharangi Fernando Laura Wilson, who earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Mississippi last spring, is the recipient of a Council of Library and Information Resources Postdoctoral Fellowship at Fisk University, where she will continue her research on American […]