Three Professors Land Fulbright Awards

Faculty members will travel to Spain, Morocco, Romania and Israel for innovative research

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors will take their research abroad after receiving 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar awards. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of modern languages; Kristin Hickman, Croft assistant professor of anthropology and international studies; and Corina L. Petrescu, professor of modern languages, will conduct and share their research abroad through the U.S. FulbrightRead the story …

Croft Student Lands Study Abroad Experience at Oxford University

Ole Miss senior among 10 visiting students at Blackfriars Hall for 2022-23 academic year

OXFORD, Miss. – As a student at the University of Mississippi, Brandon Kriplean has traveled the world seeking new experiences and learning along the way. This fall, his studies will take him from Oxford, Mississippi, to Oxford University in England. Kriplean, a rising senior in the Croft Institute for International Studies, was selected as oneRead the story …

Six UM Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Competitive awards allow students to study and conduct research around the world

OXFORD, Miss. – In a first for the University of Mississippi, six current or former students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, which will take them to new challenges and opportunities in countries around the world. Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchangeRead the story …

Seven UM International Studies Students Named Boren Scholars

Arabic and Chinese Language Flagship students among those selected for prestigious award

OXFORD, Miss. – For the second time in three years, seven accomplished students at the University of Mississippi have been named as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship from the National Security Exchange Program. All either are or have been enrolled in the university’s Croft Institute for International Studies. The recipients are BrantleyRead the story …

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 …