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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 ...
Six UM Students Accepted into Rural Physician Scholarship Program
Six UM Students Accepted into Rural Physician Scholarship Program
Scholars agree to serve in small Mississippi communities following graduation AUGUST 2, 2109  BY STAFF REPORT Four University of Mississippi students and two recent graduates have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. The students are: Katelyn Barnes, daughter of Donna Barnes ...
FedEx Honors UM Alumnus with Gift to UM Science Building Fund
FedEx Honors UM Alumnus with Gift to UM Science Building Fund
Supporting STEM JULY 19, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY With a $250,000 gift to the University of Mississippi Science Building Fund, the FedEx Corp. honored Ole Miss alumnus Jim Barksdale upon his retirement as a longtime member of the global shipping company’s leadership team. “Jim was an innovative leader during his ...
Annual Conference Explores ‘Faulkner’s Families’
Annual Conference Explores ‘Faulkner’s Families’
Events include recording of 'The Sound and The Fury: April 7, 1928,' African American heritage tour JULY 17, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Three first-time events highlight the University of Mississippi‘s 46th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, which opens Sunday (July 21) in Oxford. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner’s Families,” the ...
University Funds Undergraduate Projects for Summer Research
University Funds Undergraduate Projects for Summer Research
Projects explore topics from hearing loss to nutritional education JULY 16, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Six University of Mississippi undergraduates are spending this summer immersed in further academic exploration through the UM Summer Undergraduate Research Experience program. Begun in 2018, the program’s goal is to expand and enhance undergraduate research and ...
Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2019
Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2019
Alumni Association to Honor Eight at Homecoming for Achievement, Service JULY 9, 2019 The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring eight recipients for its Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019 in recognition of their service and accomplishments. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94) ...
Private Gift Preserves Ambiance of Faulkner’s Famed Rowan Oak
Private Gift Preserves Ambiance of Faulkner’s Famed Rowan Oak
Historic Preservation JULY 8, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY William Faulkner’s desk, typewriter and resting bed are fixtures in the office of the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s Oxford, Mississippi, home. Peering in, it’s easy to imagine the writer, pipe in hand, contemplating his next sentence. Now, one of his biggest fans ...
Mississippi Historian David Sansing Leaves Historical Legacy
Mississippi Historian David Sansing Leaves Historical Legacy
UM staple passes away at 86 following storied career JULY 7, 2019 BY STAFF REPORT David G. Sansing, professor emeritus of history at the University of Mississippi and author of the definitive history of the university, died Saturday (July 6) in a Memphis hospital one day after suffering a fall ...
21c Museum Hotel Gift Helps Feature Works at SFA Symposiums
21c Museum Hotel Gift Helps Feature Works at SFA Symposiums
Thought-Provoking Art JULY 1, 2019 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT When giving a dinner party, the host often installs a centerpiece that ties together the theme of the evening. Thanks to a major gift from the 21c Museum Hotels, the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) will continue to showcase Contemporary artists as ...
2019 Stamps Scholars Setting Records
2019 Stamps Scholars Setting Records
Thirteen new arrivals are second-largest group; Ole Miss has nation's fourth-largest program JULY 1, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH With the arrival of 13 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. The 2019 cohort represents the second-largest group of incoming freshmen among ...
Inaugural Playwriting Resident to Work This Summer at UM
Inaugural Playwriting Resident to Work This Summer at UM
Anne Marie Cammarato will create play with Ole Miss students to be performed in Oxford JUNE 27, 2019 BY KATHERINE STEWART The University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film, in partnership with the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, is debuting an ...
Students Receive Jose Luis de la Vega Scholarship
Students Receive Jose Luis de la Vega Scholarship
Impact of Stent Foundation JUNE 25, 2019 BY MARY STANTON KNIGHT Concern about college costs is understandably on the minds of both students and parents when deciding which university to attend. Thanks to the generous, continued support of the F.T. Stent Family Foundation, several University of Mississippi students are able ...
Physics Alumnus Wins International Award for Gravitational Wave Thesis
Physics Alumnus Wins International Award for Gravitational Wave Thesis
Hector Okada da Silva will receive the GWIC-Braccini Thesis Prize in Italy JUNE 25, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi physics alumnus has been selected to receive an international honor for his doctoral dissertation on gravitational wave research. Hector Okada da Silva, of Belém, Brazil, will be presented ...
Wading into Muddy Waters
Wading into Muddy Waters
UM blues scholar takes a trip into the Mississippi Delta of the 1940s with 'Coahoma' podcast JUNE 24, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Field hollers, traditional African American church music and songs by a tractor driver who later became one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century are among ...
University Museum Joint Publication Set for Release
University Museum Joint Publication Set for Release
'The Beautiful Mysterious' showcases unique photography of William Eggleston JUNE 14, 2019 BY DANA ENGELBERT The University of Mississippi Museum, Friends of the Museum and University Press of Mississippi will celebrate the launch of their first co-published book, “The Beautiful Mysterious: The Extraordinary Gaze of William Eggleston,” at 5:30 p.m. ...
Classics Major to Study in Italy
Classics Major to Study in Italy
Greta Koshenina receives six scholarships to fund archaeological research abroad JUNE 19, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH A University of Mississippi classics major soon will study in two Italian cities, thanks to several scholarships she has received for archaeological research. Greta Koshenina is heading to a field season at the Poggio Civitate ...
Law Student Making a Difference in Uganda
Law Student Making a Difference in Uganda
Ali Roberson is completing externship with International Justice Mission JUNE 6, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Ali Roberson knew she wanted to pursue a career where she could help others. The second-year University of Mississippi law student from Dallas earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ole Miss because she wanted ...
Supporting STEM
Supporting STEM
Estate Gift to Support Active Learning Facility JUNE 4, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY A recent unrestricted gift to the University of Mississippi from the estate of Maurice Lucas Kellum of Tupelo, Mississippi, is being directed to support construction of a leading student-centered science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) building on ...
Professor Elected to College of Fellows of American Theatre
Professor Elected to College of Fellows of American Theatre
Rhona Justice-Malloy honored with lifetime recognition JUNE 4, 2019  BY KATHERINE STEWART One of the theater world’s highest levels of academic and professional recognition will be bestowed upon Rhona Justice-Malloy, longtime professor in the University of Mississippi Department of Theatre and Film. Justice-Malloy has been designated a fellow-elect and will ...
Following in Their Footsteps
Following in Their Footsteps
Sistrunk triplets discover paths to health care careers through Ole Miss JUNE 3, 2019 BY DANA ENGLEBERT Ann Weston, Katherine and Will Sistrunk have gone their separate ways for the first time ever. The Springfield, Missouri, triplets and University of Mississippi graduates have been attached at the hip their ...
New Scholarship Honors Late Alumna’s Favorite Professor
New Scholarship Honors Late Alumna’s Favorite Professor
Remembering Lori OCTOBER 15, 2018  BY BILL DABNEY As a University of Mississippi student, the late Lori Sneed almost instantly formed a special bond with English professor Colby Kullman, and soon the feeling was mutual. Now, the two “great friends” will be linked in perpetuity by a new Ole Miss ...
Researchers Working to Improve State’s Disaster Resilience
Researchers Working to Improve State’s Disaster Resilience
New seed grants from Flagship Constellations initiative total nearly $40,000 MAY 30, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART The Disaster Resilience Flagship Constellation at the University of Mississippi has awarded its first round of seed grants to researchers examining a number of issues, from improving general resilience in the Mississippi Delta to the use ...
Remembering Mike Overstreet
Remembering Mike Overstreet
Major Gift Strengthens Eight Areas of Ole Miss Important to Family DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY TINA HAHN Helen Graeber Overstreet knew how her late husband, Mike Overstreet, felt about the University of Mississippi. When she was ready to expand his legacy, she turned to their alma mater to establish ...
History Professor Awarded Fellowship to Institute for Advanced Studies
History Professor Awarded Fellowship to Institute for Advanced Studies
Joshua Howard to spend 2019-20 academic year interacting with scholars in Princeton MAY 28, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A University of Mississippi professor acclaimed for his research on modern China has been selected to receive a prestigious yearlong residential fellowship. Joshua H. Howard, Croft associate professor of history and ...
Community Wellbeing Initiative Unveils New Seed Grants
Community Wellbeing Initiative Unveils New Seed Grants
Flagship Constellation grants promote state tourism, childhood health, more MAY 27, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Helping create an Ida B. Wells Commemorative Tour in Holly Springs and exploring the therapeutic use of vocal training in older adults are projects being funded through a new round of seed grants from the University ...
English Doctoral Student Wins Dissertation Completion Fellowship
English Doctoral Student Wins Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Allison M. Serraes is among 67 selected from more than 1,000 applicants nationally MAY 23, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A doctoral student in the University of Mississippi Department of English has been chosen for a prestigious national award to assist in completing her dissertation. Allison M. Serraes, of West ...
UM Graduate Earns Gates Scholarship to Cambridge
UM Graduate Earns Gates Scholarship to Cambridge
Josh Law heads to the United Kingdom to pursue a master's degree MAY 23, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM A recent University of Mississippi graduate has received a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he will pursue a master’s degree in health, medicine and society. ...
Biology Graduate Lands Internship Studying Western Plant Populations
Biology Graduate Lands Internship Studying Western Plant Populations
Casey Gill will work with the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Arizona MAY 22, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A recent University of Mississippi alumna who assisted with biological research at the local level has been awarded a prestigious summer internship with the U.S. Geological Survey ...
Making a Tanzania Skype Connection
Making a Tanzania Skype Connection
UM student Matthew Travers wins scholarship to learn Swahili in African nation MAY 20, 2019 BY KENDALL PATTERSON A University of Mississippi student, who is looking to learn about Swahili culture and find common ground between Swahili and Chinese, has won a Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania. ...
Graduate Students Receive Grants for Research Efforts
Graduate Students Receive Grants for Research Efforts
Competitive awards help burgeoning researchers learn critical skills, develop projects MAY 20, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Twenty-one University of Mississippi graduate students have been awarded Graduate Student Council Research Fund grants to support their research, study and creative scholarship. The $1,000 competitive research grants, funded by the UM Graduate School and Office of ...
Talented Seniors Elevate Work of the McLean Institute
Talented Seniors Elevate Work of the McLean Institute
Hall of Fame students work to better communities across Mississippi MAY 16, 2019 BY LAUREN RUTLEDGE As undergraduates at the University of Mississippi, Jarvis Benson, Levi Bevis and Blair Wortsmith have helped advance the work of the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement through the M Partner initiative, ...
Flagship Status Pays Off for UM Arabic Program, Students
Flagship Status Pays Off for UM Arabic Program, Students
Five seniors accepted into prestigious capstone program, sophomore earns summer in Morocco MAY 16, 2019 BY DANA ENGELBERT In its first year as an Arabic Language Flagship Program, the University of Mississippi has achieved a 100 percent acceptance rate for the program’s prestigious capstone year. “Capstone places the student in ...
Galtneys’ Major Gift to UM Museum Will Reveal ‘Hidden Treasure’
Galtneys’ Major Gift to UM Museum Will Reveal ‘Hidden Treasure’
Historic Support MAY 14, 2019  BY BILL DABNEY Elizabeth Galtney fits right in among the painters, photographers, woodworkers, sculptors and other artists who live in the eclectic town of Taylor, Mississippi — an increasingly bohemian community just 10 miles south of Oxford. She is both a creator of oil paintings ...
Andrew Mellon Foundation Recognizes Invisible Histories Project
Andrew Mellon Foundation Recognizes Invisible Histories Project
IHP-Mississippi satellite project lauded for oral history research MAY 15, 2019 by REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has recognized the work of several University of Mississippi partners through a $300,000 grant supporting the collection, preservation, future research and accessibility of LGBTQ history in Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. ...
Seven UM Arabic, Chinese and Swahili Students Named Boren Scholars
Seven UM Arabic, Chinese and Swahili Students Named Boren Scholars
Record number of modern languages scholars selected for prestigious awards MAY 14, 2019  BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seven accomplished students in the University of Mississippi‘s Arabic, Chinese and Swahili language programs are the university’s latest recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. Tyler ...
For Some in Regalia, This Isn’t Just Another Commencement
For Some in Regalia, This Isn’t Just Another Commencement
Several administrators and professors have children graduating from UM this year MAY 11, 2019  BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The Rocks David Rock, dean of the School of Education, will hand his daughter, Carly Rock, a bachelor’s degree in secondary chemistry education at graduation, and she’ll get another one in chemistry. A few days ...
Tackling the Forensic Unknowns of 3D-printed Firearms
Tackling the Forensic Unknowns of 3D-printed Firearms
UM team explores physical, chemical trace evidence to offer new tools for law enforcement MAY 13, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART In the summer of 2016, Transportation Security Administration screeners at Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada confiscated an oddity: a 3D-printed handgun in a man’s carry-on baggage. The plastic gun was ...
Three Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors
Three Faculty Members Named Distinguished Professors
Trio recognized for research, teaching excellence and reputation   MAY 10, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Three University of Mississippi professors – with a combined more than eight decades of service to UM – were appointed Distinguished Professors during the end-of-the-semester faculty meeting Friday (May 10) in Fulton Chapel. The professors are Charles ...
Reaping the University’s Richest Rewards
Reaping the University’s Richest Rewards
Journey to Commencement: Ryan Upshaw earns doctorate while recruiting and mentoring undergraduate students   APRIL 25, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH Over the past 12 years, Ryan Upshaw has experienced several memorable moments at the University of Mississippi. The assistant dean of engineering has earned both his bachelor’s (BA psychology '06) ...