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Psychology student Abby Church crowned Miss University 2022

October 3rd, 2021 by Kelby Zendejas via The Daily Mississippian Abby Church was crowned Miss University 2022 on Sunday night during the 73rd annual scholarship pageant. Church is a junior psychology major with a pre-law track and also a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. After a special interview with judges, an on-stage […]


UM advanced ceramics students enjoy a meal at City Grocery served on dinnerware they created for the restaurant. The group includes students (from left) Reagan Thames Spreafico, Will McComb, Samara Dallaire, Cassidy Franz, Julie Coleman, Brianne Powers, Adriane Honerbrink and Alex Yu, and ceramics technician Andrew McIntyre.

Ceramics Students Showcased at Oxford City Grocery

Student artists contributed original crafts in collaboration with local restaurant September 24, 2021 BY Edwin B. Smith Last fall, one of University of Mississippi ceramics professor Matt Long’s students suggested a collaboration with City Grocery, an iconic Oxford restaurant, to combine handmade objects with handmade food. Recently, that suggestion became a unique and memorable partnership. “Last spring, we began a […]


Jared Barnes (right), a senior biology major from Grenada, talks about his biodegradable drug delivery system research during a poster presentation for the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Group Grant program. Photo by Shea Stewart/UM Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Immersed in Summer Research

Undergraduate program opens doors to new creative scholarship September 15, 2021 BY Shea Stewart Sydni Davis found herself in rewarding new territory this summer. The University of Mississippi sophomore from Tupelo spent the summer conducting interviews with Black women, gaining valuable experience in ethnographic methods as part of a summer research project. “I am proud of myself […]


UM Graduates’ DaisNotes App Offers New Connection Tool

Platform connects students to help build lifelong friendships, academic support networks August 24, 2021 by Michael Newsom Three University of Mississippi alumni have developed an app that boldly aims to solve a very common problem: the feeling of being disconnected. DaisNotes LLC – co-founded by Kyle Herbert, of Metairie, Louisiana, and Nicholas Neilson-Slabach, of Fort […]


The Triplett siblings, from left, are Lou Ann Woidtke, Liz Walker, Suzy Fuller, Diane Holloway and Chip Triplett.

Improving Student Wellness

Gift establishes Institute for Student Well-Being August 10, 2021 By Bill Dabney The Triplett family is making a big dream to help others come true. The family’s $500,000 gift, from the Dr. and Mrs. R. Faser Triplett Foundation, provides the seed money needed to establish the William Magee Institute for Student Wellbeing at the University […]


Diversity Innovator Award Goes to First Class of Students

Award recognizes those working for a more equitable campus community July 12, 2021 By JB Clark The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement has honored four students with the Diversity Innovator Student Award in recognition of their efforts to create a more diverse and equitable campus. The awards went to Ainsley Ash, […]


Twenty UM graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recipients of Graduate Student Council Research Grants.They are (top, from left) Mohammed Ahmed, Omayma Al Azzam, Tomayo Berida, Olena Ciftci, Savannah Draud, Kritika Gupta and James Howington; (middle) Myungjin Jung, Siddhi Korgaonkar, Salahuddin Mohammed, Hannah Nelson, Alaa Qrareya, Monika Salkar and Benjamin Sawyer; and (bottom) Joshua Semko, Samir Senapati, Caitlin Shaw, Jaret Webb, Kendall Wontor and Natasha Wood.

Graduate Student Council Research Grants Further Range of Research

Twenty students awarded grants for research, creative scholarship pursuits July 2, 2021 by Shea Stewart With projects ranging from service robots in the hospitality and tourism industries to a novel treatment of dry eye disease to relationship ghosting, 20 University of Mississippi graduate students are exploring a range of research and creative scholarship as recent […]


Yasmin McLaurin, a Bay Springs native who is pursuing a master’s degree in sociology at the University of Mississippi, has been selected to intern with the National Science Foundation through the Quality Education for Minorities Network. Submitted photo

Sociology Graduate Student Gets National Science Foundation Internship

Yasmin McLaurin to spend summer working with program to stimulate competitive research May 24, 2021 by Shea Stewart A University of Mississippi sociology graduate student will spend 10 weeks this summer assisting a National Science Foundation program in developing a communication strategy. Bay Springs native Yasmin McLaurin, who is pursuing a master’s degree in sociology, […]


UM Student Selected as National Lambda Sigma Representative

Margaret Walker served as president of campus chapter of national honorary society May 17, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A University of Mississippi junior has been selected to serve as a national student representative for Lambda Sigma, a national honor society for sophomores. Margaret “Maggie” Walker, a dual public policy leadership and integrated marketing communications […]


A Whole New Kind of Fight Song

Singer Haley Tyrrell puts music to work for healing and encouragement May 6, 2021 by Lynn Adams Wilkins Sometimes, the most rewarding journeys can’t be planned; instead, they take direction from opportunities and experiences that come up along the way. So it has been for senior Haley Tyrrell, whose journey began in Ridgewood, New Jersey, […]