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M.M. student, Emily Clements

Lights, Camera, Action on the Las Vegas Opera Stage!

JANUARY 17, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER This fall, Las Vegas enjoyed a taste of the creative talent within The University of Mississippi’s Master of Music (M.M.) program, and what it has to offer. Letters to Lily, written by M.M. student, Emily Clements, hit the Opera Las Vegas stage […]


Alicia L. Arrington – Thomas

NEW SEC Emerging Scholars at UM Graduate School

JANUARY 17, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER In 2021, the Southeastern Conference (SEC) schools created a new program to promote the success of current doctoral students and postdoctoral associates, with attention to those from historically underrepresented groups, in their professional development as they work towards becoming future faculty members […]


Akia Sherrod

Meet Our 2022 SREB Scholars!

JANUARY 13, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Doctoral and Dissertation Scholars Program is a program whose primary aim is to encourage more minority Ph.D. students to seek careers as faculty on college campuses. More than one-third of college students in America are people […]


Lorena Magaña Zertuche

2022 Advancing STEM Scholarship Recipient

JANUARY 13, 2023 BY MARGARET SAVOIE FOR THE UM GRADUATE SCHOOL WINTER NEWSLETTER In fall of 2021, the Graduate School launched a new scholarship opportunity, the Advancing STEM Scholarship. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This scholarship focuses on students whose background, achievements, and expertise demonstrate a commitment to contributing to the advancement […]


Miley Ray

Scholars Gain Transformative Study Abroad Experiences

Global Leadership Circle helps students expand their horizons through travel JANUARY 3, 2023 BY SARAH MAHMOUD Students’ dreams of studying abroad or obtaining a life-changing internship can be difficult to achieve if financial resources are limited, but the Global Leadership Circle is making such dreams possible for University of Mississippi students. Established by the Ole […]


Leigh Anna Hunt, who completed a doctorate in chemistry in May from UM, is a finalist for awards presented by the American Chemical Society and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Submitted photo

Chemistry Doctoral Graduate Named Finalist for Prestigious Award

Leigh Anna Hunt honored at national graduate student awards symposium DECEMBER 28, 2022 BY GAYE SWAN A University of Mississippi doctoral student’s research that may help harness solar power earned her a spot as a finalist for awards presented by the American Chemical Society and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Leigh Anna Hunt, of Grenada, […]


Stories published by the LA Times written by Kulkarni.

UM Astrophysics Student Interns with the LA Times

Building communications in science through AAAS fellowship DECEMBER 15, 2022 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Sumeet Kulkarni is a PhD student with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi who interned with the Los Angeles Times over the summer writing science articles for the publication. Kulkarni applied and was accepted into the American […]


Savannah Draud

High School STEM Outreach Led by UM Graduate Student

Inspiring passion for science-related fields in the next generation of scholars DECEMBER 12, 2022 BY ABIGAIL MARTIN Savannah Draud, a doctoral student in biology at the University of Mississippi, is spending time at local high schools to help increase science literacy in an effort to inspire students to further their education and foster a love […]


UM Students Receive Early Decision Acceptances to Medical School

University of Mississippi School of Medicine extends welcome to 19 aspiring doctors  DECEMBER 10, 2022 BY STAFF REPORT This autumn, nineteen University of Mississippi students were accepted in the Early Decision Program to the School of Medicine in Jackson. Twelve are in the College of Liberal Arts with eight biological science majors, two biochemistry majors, […]


Eva Payne (center), UM associate professor of history, speaks with Madeline Burdine (left), a first-year graduate sociology and anthropology student, and Angie Rankin, a second-year sociology graduate student, about their display for the Queer Mississippi Exhibit in the Department of Archives and Special Collections in the J.D. Williams Library. The exhibit uses archival materials and quotes from the Queer Mississippi Oral History project to show the history of LGBTQ+ people in the state. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Queer Mississippi on Display at J.D. Williams Library

Graduate students gather, curate LGBTQ+ materials for exhibition DECEMBER 7, 2022 BY CLARA TURNAGE Eleven University of Mississippi graduate students have curated an exhibition of LGBTQ+ Mississippi materials as a part of a multidisciplinary study on the history of the queer South. Amy McDowell, associate professor of sociology, and Eva Payne, assistant professor of history, […]