English Professor Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

Aimee Nezhukumatathil, state's sole 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, recognized for creative ability in the arts

OXFORD, Miss. – Aimee Nezhukumatathil, a University of Mississippi English professor, has been named a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Established in 1925, the fellowship is granted to people across artistic and academic disciplines. More than 100 Guggenheim fellows have gone on to win a Nobel Prize. Nezhukumatathil was among 175Read the story …

UM Celebrating Graduates in Live, Virtual Event

Ole Miss leaders evaluating plans for in-person ceremony at later date

OXFORD, Miss. – As University of Mississippi leaders continue to evaluate plans to hold an in-person Commencement ceremony at a later date, the university will honor its graduates in a live, virtual celebratory event on May 9. “The university remains committed to doing all it can to honor our graduates in person when it is safeRead the story …

Is the South More at Risk for COVID-19?

University of Mississippi sociologist examines why Southern states are at risk in global pandemic

OXFORD, Miss. – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life in cities across the world, a University of Mississippi sociologist is focusing on the current and potential impact of the virus on rural communities across the South Anne Cafer, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, is a researcher in rural health careRead the story …

UM Cancels In-Person, On-Campus Summer Camps and Events

Virtual experiences to be offered where possible

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is canceling all in-person on-campus summer camps, conferences, events and other experiences on the Oxford and regional campuses through Aug. 1, 2020. The decision was made in light of continuing uncertainty about conducting programming safely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and includes events scheduled for the Oxford, Tupelo,Read the story …

University of Mississippi Announces Refunds for Select Spring 2020 Expenses

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi will issue prorated refunds to eligible students who paid for university-sponsored housing, meal plans and parking fees during the spring 2020 semester. “As our state and the nation grapple with the effects of COVID-19, the University of Mississippi is committed to doing everything in our power to supportRead the story …

Psychology Professor Honored with Elsie M. Hood Teaching Award

Matthew Reysen known as a 'passionate and dedicated' teacher

OXFORD, Miss. – A dedicated University of Mississippi psychology professor lauded by his peers for instilling a passion in his students, Matthew Reysen has been named winner of the 2020 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. An associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Reysen was awarded the highest honor a UM faculty member canRead the story …

UM Celebrating Students, Faculty Achievements through Awards Page

OXFORD, Miss. – Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Mississippi is continuing to celebrate the achievements of its students and faculty. The Office of the Provost has launched an Honors & Awards 2020 Convocation website dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments typically awarded on campus during this time, such as the Elsie M.Read the story …

Staying Positive During a Pandemic

UM psychology and disaster studies professor charts a course through the turmoil

OXFORD, Miss. – With alarming statistics and bad news about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominating network news, social media and even advertising, many people might struggle to maintain a positive outlook. But it is possible to cope and maintain a sense of hope, a University of Mississippi psychologist advises. Stefan Schulenberg, a professor in theRead the story …

Publishing Executive: Director of UM Magazine Innovation Center Pens Piece on Isolated Connectivity, Future of Magazines

“On Isolated Connectivity, Social Distancing, and the Future of Magazines” By Samir Husni for Publishing Executive A few years back I coined the phrase “Isolated Connectivity” after a friend of mine told me the following story: “One day I came home from work to find my son watching something on his laptop and texting at theRead the story …

Preventing Panic in Preschoolers

UM psychologist offers tips on talking to small children about COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – Many children may be confused and frightened about the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents can do a lot to help children cope and stay safe during the outbreak, a University of Mississippi psychology professor advises. Stephanie Miller is also director of experimental training in the Department of Psychology and research director of theRead the story …