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Vignesh Sundaresan

Research Aims to Improve Clean Energy Production

UM chemistry professor, student study ways to make clean energy available to all FEBRUARY 22, 2024 To create clean energy sources that are affordable and easy to replicate, researchers must first figure out how to efficiently create hydrogen. That is the process University of Mississippi professor Vignesh Sundaresan hopes to improve in his upcoming research. […]

Emmie Burgess

Women’s Council Program Helps Students’ Dreams Come True

Global Leadership Circle funds ‘experience of a lifetime’ FEBRUARY 14, 2024 For about as long as she can remember, Emmie Burgess, an Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy scholar at the University of Mississippi, has dreamed of traveling to Italy, a nation that historians have long considered one of the cradles of Western civilization. “I’ve […]



Thirteen UM Students’ Projects Selected for Support FEBRUARY 9, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The Stamps Impact Prize, a new competitive award program at the University of Mississippi to support undergraduate-initiated, faculty-mentored research and creative achievement projects, has announced its 13 inaugural recipients. The program is the first of its kind in the nation […]

Boluwatife Olubusoye

Microplastic Pollution From Tires Found in Air Near Roadways

JANUARY 26, 2024 Two University of Mississippi researchers have been investigating what happens when the rubber meets the road, and their results have led to a published paper. James Cizdziel, professor and interim chair of chemistry and biochemistry, and Boluwatife Olubusoye, a second-year doctoral chemistry student from Lagos, Nigeria, studied the increase and possible effects […]

University of Mississippi Grove Scholars

Grove Scholars Promotes Equity

Investments Sought to Expand Proven UM Program JANUARY 8, 2024 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT The University of Mississippi Grove Scholars program — which helps Mississippians from underrepresented demographic groups earn degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) or health care — is growing in numbers as it enriches lives and makes the state’s […]

Mia McKey, left, and Ross Cohen

A Greener Community

UM Student Turns Classroom Project into Real-World Impact DECEMBER 8, 2023 BY REAGAN COLLINS/UM DEVELOPMENT What began as a University of Mississippi class project has evolved into a campus-wide initiative to keep discarded clothing out of landfills and into the hands of people who need it. Through an Ignite Ole Miss crowdfunding campaign, UM senior […]

public policy leadership major Aminata Ba

Public Policy Leadership Students Compete in ‘Battle for the Gavel’

Exercise provides real-world experience in navigating public policy challenges DECEMBER 1, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT After weeks of preparation, more than 80 University of Mississippi freshmen public policy leadership majors participated in a mock congressional hearing on campus Wednesday (Nov. 29) to discuss voting reform. The event simulated a hearing of the United States Senate […]

music major Sarah Harmon

Sweet Treats Raise Awareness of Blindness and Vision Impairment

Music major partners with Ole Miss Dining to write on cookies in braille NOVEMBER 27, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Uniformed in a chef’s hat and jacket, University of Mississippi freshman Sarah Harmon sat at a special table in the Rebel Market on Nov. 10 decorating cookies. She adorned the treats with words such as “dream,” […]

Ole Miss 8 scholarship

University Honors Ole Miss 8 With Scholarships, Mentoring Program

53 years after expulsion, Ole Miss 8 commit to helping students achieve their dreams NOVEMBER 22, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Eight Mississippi residents are the inaugural recipients of the University of Mississippi’s Ole Miss 8 Scholarship, an award commemorating the eight students expelled from campus after a peaceful protest in 1970. University police arrested 89 […]


UM Libraries Hires Archivist to Focus on University History

Speck-Thompson to document university’s history, serve as liaison to departments NOVEMBER 22, 2023 BY BENITA WHITEHORN Jeannie Speck-Thompson, a native of Ecru, has been named university archivist, the first faculty member devoted to this position in two decades at the University of Mississippi. An assistant professor, Speck-Thompson will process multiple formats of archival materials that […]