Ten Seniors Named 2021 UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Students honored for service, achievement and leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2020-21 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded to students at UM. The inductees were selected by a committee in accordance with policy developed by the Associated Student Body. Selections are based on outstanding contributions in all aspects ofRead the story …

Two Years in Beijing: UM Students Earn Yenching Fellowships

Senior international studies and Chinese majors headed to Beijing for two years

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi seniors are headed to China in September with an opportunity to spend two years studying in Beijing with scholars from around the world after being named UM’s first-ever Yenching fellows. Lennis Barlow, from Madison, and Matthew Travers, from St. Louis, are both majoring in international studies and Chinese and are members ofRead the story …

Students Awarded Croft Scholarships to Pursue International Studies

Grants help recipients further their global education

OXFORD, Miss. – Eleven Croft Institute for International Studies students earned distinguished scholarships this fall that will assist them in their global studies at the University of Mississippi. This year’s Croft Scholarship recipients are Logan Baggett, Landon Bradley, Paola Leon, Abigail Metcalf, Peyton Miller, Wake Monroe, Hayden Pierce, Harrison Stewart and Maggie Thomas. The studentsRead the story …

Two International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Flagship students selected for prestigious award

OXFORD, Miss. – Two students in the University of Mississippi‘s Croft Institute for International Studies are among the latest recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. Gabe Menchaca, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been accepted into 2020 Fall Chinese Language Flagship Capstone Program in Monterey, California. Caleb Ray, ofRead the story …

Ole Miss Student Advances to Semis in ‘Jeopardy!’ Competition

Londyn Lorenz delivers strong performance in first round of college championship

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi sophomore Londyn Lorenz skated through the first round of the Jeopardy! College Championship Thursday (April 9), securing her spot in the semifinals and $10,000 in prize money. Though her competitors got off to a fast start, she quickly jumped from third to first place just before the first commercial breakRead the story …

Student to Make His Own ‘Motorcycle Diaries’ During Bolivia Trek

Jess Cooley, 2020 Barksdale Award Winner, plans to document forest fire devastation in Bolivia

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi student Jess Cooley sat in an Oxford coffee shop last August scrolling through Instagram when he saw posts of devastating wildfires in an arid forest that serves as Bolivia’s natural barrier against global warming. The international studies and accounting major from Laurel knew the area that was engulfed veryRead the story …

Ten Croft Institute Students Earn Esteemed Scholarships

Awards fund the education of UM international studies majors

OXFORD, Miss. – Receiving a Croft Scholarship to pursue her work in the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi is an “incredible honor” for Edith-Marie Green. An Oxford native, Green knew she wanted to study abroad in college and focus on a foreign language, so she toured the Croft Institute and realized the program was the oneRead the story …

Freshman Out to Leave a Legacy at UM

Next-Generation Rebels: With majors in international studies and chemical engineering, Leah Timmons honors father's memory

OXFORD, Miss. – With every step of Leah Timmons’ journey at the University of Mississippi comes a reminder of the words of encouragement her father left her years ago. “Being an only child, I’ve always been extremely close to my parents, especially my dad,” said Timmons, a freshman from Saltillo majoring in international studies andRead the story …

Freeman Foundation Grants Send UM Students to Other Side of the Globe

Grant supports 20 student internships in Eastern Asia

OXFORD, Miss. – 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 Bangkok to a medical internship in Shanghai, working for companies from a global truck and busRead the story …

History Professor Awarded Fellowship to Institute for Advanced Studies

Joshua Howard to spend 2019-20 academic year interacting with scholars in Princeton

OXFORD, Miss. – 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 international studies, will conduct research at the Institute for Advanced Studies, housed at the School of Historical Studies in Princeton, NewRead the story …