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Inaugural Jane Austen Conference Connects Students

May 31st By Kappy Eastman On Wednesday, April 27th, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College (SMBHC) hosted a conference bringing together Jackson-area high school students and UM students who spent the past semester studying Jane Austen. The conference was organized by students in Dr. Jason Solinger’s Honors College […]


Six UM Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Competitive awards allow students to study and conduct research around the world MAY 23, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT In a first for the University of Mississippi, six current or former students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, which will take them to new challenges and opportunities in countries around the world. Established […]


UM students Benjamin Savino, Austin Wallace and MyKayla Williamson

NSF Fellowships Give Students Means to Aim Big with Their Research

Students recognized with graduate research fellowships, honorable mention May 16, 2022 By Benita Whitehorn Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships through the foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. MyKayla Williamson, a senior anthropology major; Austin Wallace, a senior chemistry major; and Benjamin Savino, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering science, are the three […]


UM Team Places in Top 4 at National Debate Championship

Warren Debate Union among finalists at event hosted by University of Alaska at Anchorage April 28, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Debaters representing the University of Mississippi recently were finalists at a national championship tournament hosted by the University of Alaska at Anchorage. Members of the Warren Debate Union earned a Top 4 finalist finish at the league’s inaugural […]


Parting is Still Such Sweet Sorrow

Theatre and Film offers an unfamiliar take on familiar star-crossed lovers ‘Romeo and Juliet’ April 19, 2022 By Katherine Stewart If you get a sense of déjà vu watching the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film‘s production of “Romeo and Juliet,” it’s not just because you’ve read or seen the popular play before – it’s […]


Two Mississippi Students Awarded Truman Scholarships

Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores, both UM juniors, chosen for prestigious national honor April 14, 2022 By Whitney Woods University of Mississippi juniors Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores recently got life-changing news: both students in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarships. This is the first time […]


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University Presents Celebration of Service Awards

Annual program recognizes achievements in research, learning, service and scholarship April 11, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith The University of Mississippi Division of Diversity and Community Engagement will recognize outstanding accomplishments in community-engaged research, learning, service and scholarship Tuesday (April 12) during its annual Celebration of Service Awards. The program begins at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Commons […]


Physics Students Investigate Great Mysteries of the Universe

Undergraduates conduct particle physics research with Belle II experiment April 6, 2022 By Staff Report Four physics majors are working with a University of Mississippi professor and an international team of scientists to search for new particles and interactions that may help solve big questions about the universe. Along the way, they’re getting a head start on […]


Ten Seniors Named 2021-22 Hall of Fame Inductees

Ole Miss students honored for service, achievement and potential for success April 8, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2021-22 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors given to Ole Miss students. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated […]


Three UM Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Record-breaking class of honorees awarded for excellence in STEM studies and research March 31, 2022 By Staff Report For the first time at the University of Mississippi, three students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of Lexington, Kentucky, all members of […]