Center Director Named William Winter Professor of History

Ted Ownby selected to be third holder of prestigious position

Ted Ownby

OXFORD, Miss. – As director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, Ted Ownby fulfills many roles. He recently added one more to the list as the university’s William F. Winter Professor of History.

In 1992, the University of Mississippi Foundation established an endowment fund to promote and recognize excellence in historical scholarship and to honor former Gov. William F. Winter, a staunch supporter of public education. Ownby, professor of history and Southern studies, is the third faculty member to be appointed to the position; the previous two being professors Winthrop Jordan and Charles Eagles.

“Gov. Winter has been a leader in education, in racial reconciliation work, in Mississippi history, and he believes in continuing to work for progress of multiple kinds,” Ownby said. “Winter is Mississippi history’s most accomplished governor, and he is a great example for all of us.

“It’s exciting as a scholar and teacher and encyclopedia editor to be connected to him.”

Winter graduated from UM in 1943 with a bachelor’s degree in history, then earned his law degree in 1949. While at Ole Miss, he was in Army ROTC, a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and editor of The Daily Mississippian. During law school, he was chosen for the Phi Delta Phi law honorary and the Mississippi Law Journal staff.

A committee composed of full professors of history selected Ownby for the prestigious position. A faculty member at UM since 1988 and director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture since 2008, Ownby is widely regarded as a leading scholar in the area of Southern history.

He has authored three books, “Subduing Satan” (1990), “American Dreams in Mississippi” (1999) and “Hurtin’ Words: Ideas of Family Crisis and the Twentieth-Century South,” which will be published this fall by the University of North Carolina Press, and is editor or co-editor of eight other books, including The Mississippi Encyclopedia, published last year by University Press of Mississippi.

Ownby has been a pillar of the graduate programs in both history and Southern studies during the past three decades, said Jeffrey Watt, acting chair of history. He has directed to completion 28 history doctoral dissertations and approximately 50 M.A. theses in history and Southern studies.

“Although the Winter chair is not specifically designated for a specialist in Southern history, Ownby definitely writes the type of history that fans of William Winter are bound to enjoy,” Watt said. “Simply put, Ted Ownby is an invaluable asset to the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History and is most worthy of this honor.”

Four UM Students from Brandon to Intern in Asia this Summer

Students are part of new program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Berry, Stewart Eaton, Mo Karzon and Jasmine Nguyen, all of Brandon, are four of the 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

Berry is a sophomore in the UM School of Engineering, where her major is general engineering with a pre-medicine emphasis. She has an internship with Shanghai First People’s Hospital in Shanghai.

Eaton is a junior in the UM School of Engineering, where his major is chemical engineering. He has an internship with Energaia in Bangkok.

Karzon is a junior in the UM School of Business Administration, where his major is managerial finance, and he has a second major in economics. He has an internship with Piggipo, which is also in Bangkok.

Nguyen is a sophomore in the UM College of Liberal Arts, where her major is international studies, and she has a second major in history. She has an internship with Motivo in Toyko.

They are among the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found here https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.

Three UM Students from Oxford to Intern in Asia this Summer

Meredith Brown, Emma Scott, Daria Herasymova are part of new program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Meredith Brown and Emma Scott, both of Oxford, and Daria Herasymova, an exchange student from Ukraine who attended Oxford High School, are three of 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

Brown is a junior in the UM Patterson School of Accounting, where her major is accountancy, and she has a second major in Chinese. She has an internship with FedEx in Shanghai.

Scott is a freshman in the UM College of Liberal Arts, where she majors in international studies. She has an internship with K Star Live in Seoul, South Korea.

Herasymova is a junior in the UM School of Business, where her major is economics, and she has a second major in managerial finance. She has an internship with Evotech Capital in Shanghai.

Brown, Scott and Herasymova are among the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found here https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.

Bush to Intern in China this Summer

Student from Gulfport part of new UM program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Sydney Bush, of Gulfport, is one of 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

Bush is a senior in the UM School of Business Administration, where her major is economics, and she has a minor in environmental studies. She has an internship with New Energy Nexus in Shanghai. She is among the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found here https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.

Caple to Intern in China this Summer

Student from Huntsville part of new UM program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Tyler Caple, of Huntsville, Alabama, is one of 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

Caple is a junior in the UM College of Liberal Arts, where her major is international studies, and she has a second major in Chinese. She has an internship with the Women in Leadership League in Shanghai. She is among the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found at https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.

De la Cruz to Intern in South Korea this Summer

Student from Southaven part of new UM program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. Lucy De la Cruz, of Southaven, is one of 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

De la Cruz is a sophomore in the UM College of Liberal Arts, where her major is biology with a pre-medicine emphasis. She has an internship with Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine in Seoul, South Korea. She is among the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found here https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.

Givhan to Intern in China this Summer

Student from West Hollywood part of new UM program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Scott Givhan, of West Hollywood, California, is one of 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

Givhan is a junior in the UM College of Liberal Arts, where his major is English. He has an internship with Capstone Design Ltd. in Hong Kong. He is among the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found here https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.

Herasymova to Intern in China this Summer

Student from Ukraine part of new UM program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Daria Herasymova, of Ukraine, is one of 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

Herasymova is a junior in the UM School of Business, where her major is economics, and she has a second major in managerial finance. She has an internship with Evotech Capital in Shanghai. She is one of the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found here https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.

Holman to Intern in Cambodia this Summer

Student from Petal part of new UM program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Joran Holman, of Petal, is one of 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

Holman is a junior in the UM College of Liberal Arts, where her major is history. She has an internship with ELIC in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She is among the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found here https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.

Liese to Intern in Japan this Summer

Student from St. Louis part of new UM program funded by Freeman Foundation

OXFORD, Miss. – Sarah Liese, of St. Louis, is one of 17 University of Mississippi students who will be interning in East and Southeast Asia this summer, thanks to a substantial grant from the Freeman Foundation of Stowe, Vermont.

Liese is a junior in the UM Meek School of Journalism and New Media, where her major is journalism, and she has a second major in English. She has an internship with KK Vesper in Tokyo. She is among the inaugural members of the UM Experiential Learning in East Asia program at the university.

This $100,000 program allows selected undergraduates to complete a summer internship of at least eight weeks in summer 2018. Each will receive $5,000 from the Freeman Foundation grant and an additional $2,500 provided by the university’s Office of Global Engagement and the students’ respective Ole Miss schools.

The goal of the Freeman Foundation’s grant is to help students gain real-life experience while interacting regularly with local populations. Established in 1994 by the estate of AIG co-founder Mansfield Freeman, the foundation’s general mission is “to strengthen the bonds of friendship between this country and those of the Far East” and “to stimulate an exchange of ideas in economic and cultural fields which will help create mutual understanding.”

Headed by Mansfield Freeman’s grandson, Graeme Freeman, the foundation donates approximately $50 million annually to programs such as study abroad scholarships for Asian and American students and the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, which has supported the efforts of the UM Croft Institute for International Studies to strengthen teaching about East Asia for more than 15 years.

This grant lets the Croft Institute and other participating campus units deliver on the university’s commitment to educate and engage global citizens and to support experiential learning, two core principles in the university’s Flagship Forward strategic plan. Students chosen for UM Experiential Learning in East Asia will learn how a foreign culture affects the work environment and help prepare them to succeed.

The goal is to make the UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia program a permanent feature at the university.

For more information about UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia, visit http://www.croft.olemiss.edu/home/freeman-internships-in-east-asia. A more detailed news release about the program can be found here https://news.olemiss.edu/um-students-intern-summer-eastern-asia/.