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Student Follows Gift with Volunteer Work at Magee Center
Student Follows Gift with Volunteer Work at Magee Center
Service in Action OCTOBER 9, 2019 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT With a gift of $25,000 and lots of volunteer effort for the new William Magee Center for Wellness Education, a senior embodies the citizen-scholar model of service encouraged across the campuses of the University of Mississippi. “I became interested in ...
TEDx Announces Search for 2020 Speaker
TEDx Announces Search for 2020 Speaker
Organizing team plans spring event to challenge and engage audiences OCTOBER 8, 2019 BY HANNAH NEWBOLD Sharing great ideas is the foundation of every TEDx event, and this year will be no exception at the University of Mississippi. The organizing team for the 2020 TEDxUniversityofMississippi event is seeking speakers for ...
Cultivating Leaders: Alex Mabry
Cultivating Leaders: Alex Mabry
OCTOBER 8, 2019 I’m originally from Texas, but graduated high school as the valedictorian in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. I worked as a tour guide for Ruby Falls, an underground waterfall in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and as a waitress during my time in high school. I have four younger siblings, ages ...
Cultivating Leaders: Brendan Ryan
Cultivating Leaders: Brendan Ryan
OCTOBER 8, 2019 The Stamps Leadership Scholarship at the University of Mississippi has allowed me to find nontraditional paths to my education in the context of a traditional university. It has allowed me to take control of my education, both academically and personally. My freshman year, I took a ...
Comicana Explores Broad Range of Real-World Issues
Comicana Explores Broad Range of Real-World Issues
Weeklong UM event focuses on the role of comics and graphic novels in exploring weighty subjects OCTOBER 8, 2019 BY TRISTEN BLOXSOM A number of University of Mississippi departments have teamed up for Comicana, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 12) on campus, focusing on the role of comics and graphic ...
UM Students to Serve Communities Throughout Mississippi
UM Students to Serve Communities Throughout Mississippi
M Partner prepares for day of service in three communities OCTOBER 7, 2019 BY DANA ENGELBERT Some 150 University of Mississippi students will contribute time and service to community projects in Charleston, Lexington and New Albany later this month for the second annual M Partner Community Day. The day of ...
Cultivating Leaders: Tyler Yarbrough
Cultivating Leaders: Tyler Yarbrough
Meet Tyler, a public policy leadership major OCTOBER 7, 2019 Raised in the most impoverished region in the poorest state in the country, the Mississippi Delta is where I’m from. Some see Clarksdale as a place where hope goes to die, but I view it a little differently. It is ...
Williams Honored as Emerging Philanthropist
Williams Honored as Emerging Philanthropist
Ole Miss Women's Council Celebrates UM Alumna's 'Spirit of Giving' OCTOBER 4, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT One Christmas Eve afternoon when Dr. Jane-Claire Williams was 9 years old, her family piled into their car and drove from their home in Jackson to a neighborhood in another part of town where ...
Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations
Ole Miss Esports Grows in Size, Expectations
Program preparing for second annual Esports Egg Bowl OCTOBER 3, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Last year, a single team on the University of Mississippi campus finished No. 1 in the nation. The players didn’t compete on a field, court or track. No orange, yellow, white or brown balls were involved. But the ...
Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’
Southern Studies Student Pursues ‘Outlaws and Armadillos’
Liam Nieman spends summer at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum OCTOBER 2, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY If you want to learn about country music, what better way to do that than to spend the summer in Music City, USA? For Liam Nieman, a University of Mississippi ...
UM Director Playing Key Role in Upcoming 2020 Census
UM Director Playing Key Role in Upcoming 2020 Census
John Green serving as vice chairman of Mississippi Complete Count Committee OCTOBER 1, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The director of the State Data Center of Mississippi, housed at the University of Mississippi, has been tapped by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve as vice chairman of the Mississippi Complete Count Committee. ...
First Tuesdays Music Series Continues with Young Composer
First Tuesdays Music Series Continues with Young Composer
Price Walden brings rarely-heard Schumann and original compositions to Bryant Hall at midday SEPTEMBER 27, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS WILKINS Composer and pianist Price Walden is set to perform at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 1) for the First Tuesdays in Bryant Hall Noontime Music Series at the University of Mississippi. ...
News You Can Use: Community Collaborations Priority for UM Units
News You Can Use: Community Collaborations Priority for UM Units
Faculty, staff and students looking for opportunities to improve conditions, create possibilities SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Public service has always been an integral part of the lives of University of Mississippi faculty, staff and students. For years, academic units and administrative officers have been partnering with Mississippians ...
Rediscovering Ramanujan
Rediscovering Ramanujan
In his forthcoming Dalrymple Lecture, renowned mathematician Ken Ono finds inspiration for the future of math in the past SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL How do we save the Earth from the disastrous effects of climate change? There’s no app for that, but there is a theorem—of sorts. “The ...
UM Endowment Builds to Record $736 Million
UM Endowment Builds to Record $736 Million
Eighth straight year alumni, friends provide more than $100 million in gifts SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 BY TINA HAHN The University of Mississippi’s alumni and friends contributed approximately $103 million in private support during FY19, a year that saw the university’s endowment grow to $736 million – the largest in the ...
Biology Professor Selected as Ambassador for Nationwide Program
Biology Professor Selected as Ambassador for Nationwide Program
Tamar Goulet will mentor teen girls to encourage interest in STEM fields SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL amar L. Goulet, University of Mississippi professor of biology, has been selected as one of 125 female ambassadors for a new nationwide education program. The program, launched by the American Association for ...
Music Department Launches 2019-20 Faculty Recital Series
Music Department Launches 2019-20 Faculty Recital Series
Series starts fall Monday with recital for clarinet and piano SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 BY LYNN ADAMS The Faculty Recital Series organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Music kicks off its 2019-20 season Monday (Sept. 23) with a recital for clarinet and piano. The recital features clarinetist Michael ...
Conference to Examine History of Mass Incarceration
Conference to Examine History of Mass Incarceration
Albert Woodfox, one of the 'Angola Three,' to deliver opening keynote for interdisciplinary symposium SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE More than 2.2 million people are imprisoned in the United States, a higher rate of incarceration than anywhere else in the industrialized world. On a state level, Mississippi is surpassed ...
UM Hosts Down Syndrome Workshop
UM Hosts Down Syndrome Workshop
Daylong event for parents and professionals focuses on care, advocacy SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Parents and legal guardians of individuals with Down syndrome learned more about caring for their children during a recent workshop at the University of Mississippi. “Conversations on Down Syndrome with Professionals” was a ...
Survival of the Weakest
Survival of the Weakest
Professor Brice Noonan Puts a New Spin on Evolutionary Biology SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL When he was a teenager in south Florida, Brice Noonan discovered a new love that ultimately shaped the course of his life. “I became enamored of frogs in high school,” said Noonan, an associate ...
Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day
Choral Concert Celebrates World Peace Day
Performance features UM Chorus and guest choirs SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT A World Peace Day Concert set for Friday (Sept. 20) at the University of Mississippi will bring together more than 350 performers for a choral celebration for peace. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the ...
‘The Wolves’ Delivers Adolescent Reality Through Soccer
‘The Wolves’ Delivers Adolescent Reality Through Soccer
Opening production of Ole Miss Theatre season posed challenges for production team SEPTEMBER 18, 2019  BY KATHERINE STEWART n the opening scene of “The Wolves,” the chatter of a group of teen-aged girls ricochets around an otherwise empty gymnasium, conversations overlapping as the uniformed young women sit in a ...
Freshman Intent on ‘Fulfilling Her Purpose’
Freshman Intent on ‘Fulfilling Her Purpose’
Next-Generation Rebels: Biology major Khadeejah Franklin has goals in mind SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART “Remember your purpose.” That’s the advice University of Mississippi freshman Khadeejah Franklin received from her mother before leaving her hometown of Vancleave for Oxford. “Stay focused,” Triniss Wilkerson said she told her daughter. “I also ...
Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’
Gilder-Jordan Lecture to Explore ‘Birthright Citizens’
Legal and cultural historian Martha S. Jones set to speak Sept. 17 SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The rights extended to people who reside in the United States and whether or not those people are considered citizens is an incredibly timely topic, and historian Martha S. Jones ...
Biology Alumnus Publishes Research in Prestigious Journal
Biology Alumnus Publishes Research in Prestigious Journal
National Academy of Sciences publication features article co-authored by J.P. Lawrence SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH The biology research of a multinational team, led by a University of Mississippi alumnus, has been selected for publication in a prestigious international science journal. UM graduate J.P. Lawrence, a postdoctoral researcher of ...
Hispanic Heritage Film Series Begins Sept. 19
Hispanic Heritage Film Series Begins Sept. 19
Five films explore daily life, little-known Spanish-American history in free screenings through Oct. 17 September 13, 2019 by Staff Report The University of Mississippi will observe Hispanic Heritage Month with its annual film series, which begins Sept. 19 and features five movies that explore little-known Spanish-American history and also “critical ...
Search for New Particles Topic for Fall’s First Science Cafe
Search for New Particles Topic for Fall’s First Science Cafe
UM professor Jake Bennett to explore subatomic world Sept. 17 September 12, 2019 by Edwin B. Smith The international search for the fundamental building blocks of all matter is the topic for an upcoming public science forum organized by the University of Mississippi Department of Physics and Astronomy. The ...
UM Ranks Top in State by U.S. News & World Report
UM Ranks Top in State by U.S. News & World Report
UM among top 100 public universities nationally for ninth consecutive year SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi has ranked in the top 100 of public universities across the nation for the ninth year in a row, according to U.S. News & World Report. Ole Miss, ...
Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars
Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars
Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. Five of the freshmen earned ...
Pittman Gift Sparks George Hall Renovation
Pittman Gift Sparks George Hall Renovation
A Place to Thrive SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 BY BILL DABNEY Every time Renvy Pittman travels to the University of Mississippi she makes a point to visit her favorite students – the entering freshmen selected to participate in the Grove Scholars program. In 2014, support from Pittman – a Los Angeles, ...
Ole Miss ROTC Runs in Remembrance of 9/11 Victims
Ole Miss ROTC Runs in Remembrance of 9/11 Victims
Cadets to run Saturday in memory of nearly 3,000 victims of Sept. 11, 2001 attacks SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi‘s ROTC programs will honor the 2,996 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a ...
Piano and Vocal Recital Offers ‘Words of Love’
Piano and Vocal Recital Offers ‘Words of Love’
Longtime collaborators present program of traditional, contemporary work SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS Pianist Amanda Johnston and mezzo-soprano Tracelyn Gesteland will perform a program all about love, entitled “Mots d’amour,” or “Words of Love,” on Monday (Sept. 9) at the University of Mississippi. The 7:30 p.m. recital in Nutt ...
Change to Southern Studies Curriculum Offers New Opportunities
Change to Southern Studies Curriculum Offers New Opportunities
Major requirements adjusted and 100-level courses restructured in overhaul SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY For ordinary University of Mississippi students considering a major that will make them extraordinary, Southern studies could be the one to help them stand out. Southern studies seeks to investigate, interpret, and document the ...
Honoring William by Helping Others: UM to Dedicate Magee Center
Honoring William by Helping Others: UM to Dedicate Magee Center
Grand opening of pivotal education, prevention facility at Ole Miss set for 4 p.m. Friday SEPTEMBER 3, 2019 BY JONATHAN SCOTT The accidental overdose of a young University of Mississippi alumnus brought the UM family together in recent years to support an initiative aimed at preventing such tragedies in the ...
Family Ties: Connection Leads Triplets to Ole Miss
Family Ties: Connection Leads Triplets to Ole Miss
Sanders siblings recruited by Anne Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk SEPTEMBER 3, 2019  BY EDWIN B. SMITH It’s fairly common for siblings and children of University of Mississippi alumni to attend the family alma mater. But in the case of Calvin, Isabella and Sophia Sanders, it wasn’t their parents ...
Calls for Innovation Highlight Fourth UM Technology Summit
Calls for Innovation Highlight Fourth UM Technology Summit
Annual event features Sen. Wicker, FCC chairman, Comcast CEO AUGUST 28, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Preparation for inevitable change was the recurring theme as representatives from computer, telecommunications, Internet and cybersecurity industries spoke Wednesday (Aug. 28) at the University of Mississippi’s fourth annual Technology Summit. Presenters and panelists ...
Fundraising Campaign Honors Cole
Fundraising Campaign Honors Cole
Endowment Recognizes UM Leader's Positive Impact AUGUST 28, 2019  BY ANGELA ATKINS For 50 years, Donald Cole has made an impact at every stage of the University of Mississippi experience – as an undergraduate and graduate student, faculty member, administrator, mentor and advocate. To honor his lifetime commitment, UM faculty, ...
SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies
SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies
Multiculturalism and social justice topic of first lecture Sept. 4 AUGUST 27, 2019  BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, kicks off Sept. 4 with a fall lineup that showcases the work of professors, ...
University Museum Turns 80
University Museum Turns 80
From Vonnegut and O'Keefe to art lessons and lectures, landmark offers something for everyone AUGUST 26, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM As a child in the 1940s, Kaye Bryant used to wander around what is now the University of Mississippi Museum. There, her imagination was captured by fleas, but these were ...
Fellowship Fund Furthers SFA Research for Graduate Students
Fellowship Fund Furthers SFA Research for Graduate Students
AUGUST 22, 2019 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT The work of the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) at the University of Mississippi sets a welcome table where all may gather to consider the history and future of the South with respect and reconciliation.   The work pursued by the SFA, a ...
UM Senior Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship
UM Senior Wins National Collegiate Honors Council Portz Scholarship
Kennedy Dickson among three selected to present research at annual meeting AUGUST 19, 2019  BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi senior in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the National Collegiate Honors Council. Kennedy Dickson, a forensic chemistry major from ...
Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe
Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe
Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia AUGUST 19, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Stretching from Beijing to Singapore, 20 University of Mississippi students received global work experience this summer while interning in Eastern Asia through a grant from the Freeman Foundation. Their roles this summer varied, from an accounting internship in ...
Delta Students Pursue New Pathways to Health During UM Visit
Delta Students Pursue New Pathways to Health During UM Visit
High schoolers discover career opportunities through visit with Center for Population Studies AUGUST 16, 2019 BY ELIZABETH SWEENEY High school students from the New Pathways to Health and Opportunity initiative recently spent the day at the University of Mississippi for their annual summer campus visit. The university’s Center for ...
College2Youth Program Offers Health, College Access Outreach in Delta
College2Youth Program Offers Health, College Access Outreach in Delta
UM faculty and students organize health and career fairs in Quitman County AUGUST 9, 2019 BY NICOLE WILKIN An interdisciplinary collaboration among three University of Mississippi professors led to the creation of the College2Youth program, an effort to get middle schoolers excited about their educational journey and to teach them ...
Poet January O’Neil Named UM Grisham Writer in Residence
Poet January O’Neil Named UM Grisham Writer in Residence
Virginia native will teach during the 2019-20 academic year AUGUST 12, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM January O’Neil, an acclaimed poet who weaves environmental elements into her work, is the University of Mississippi‘s John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for the 2019-20 academic year. O’Neil, who comes to UM from Beverly, Massachusetts, is ...
Sociology Professor Honored by Community Development Society
Sociology Professor Honored by Community Development Society
Anne Cafer receives national recognition for contributions to her field AUGUST 8, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor is being recognized for her contributions to the field of community development. Anne Cafer, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, received the Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award ...
Alumna Named Phi Kappa Phi Fellow
Alumna Named Phi Kappa Phi Fellow
Fellowship will allow Elaine Smith to pursue medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University AUGUST 7, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A recent University of Mississippi alumna has been awarded a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to study medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Elaine Smith, of Hudson, Wisconsin, was awarded $8,500 ...
Student Research Program Explores Brain Wellness
Student Research Program Explores Brain Wellness
Summer program supported by UM Flagship Constellations initiative AUGUST 6, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Six University of Mississippi undergraduate students spent their summer exploring research opportunities in neuroscience and brain wellness as part of the inaugural Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program. An initiative of the university’s Flagship Constellations, the program provided ...
English Professor Honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters
English Professor Honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters
Aimee Nezkuhumatahil's 'Oceanic' wins coveted 2019 Poetry Award AUGUST 5, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor has been honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for her latest collection of poetry. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the university’s Master of Fine Arts program ...