Brian Foster to Give UM Humanities Lecture March 8

Sociology and Southern studies professor named university's Humanities Teacher of the Year

OXFORD, Miss. – Brian Foster, who was named Mississippi Humanities Teacher of the Year for the University of Mississippi, will give a lecture next month. Foster, assistant professor of sociology and Southern studies, is planning his Humanities Council lecture “I Don’t Like the Blues: A Lesson on Listening,” virtually at 4 p.m. March 8. ToRead the story …

Professor Helps Underserved Communities Through Pharmacy

Meagan Brown's work driven by a passion for health equity

OXFORD, Miss. – For Meagan Brown, a clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi, serving the underserved has been the driving force in her career. Since joining the UM School of Pharmacy faculty in 2011, Brown has been involved in the Mississippi Delta Health Collaborative. The project, funded through a grantRead the story …

Nutrition and Hospitality Management Professor Leaves Lasting Legacy

Kathy Knight retiring after 36 years of service

OXFORD, Miss. – Although she grew up less than an hour from the University of Mississippi‘s Oxford campus, Kathy Knight never thought she would teach there, much less end up with the pleasure of teaching nutrition to more than 15,000 students over 36 years before her upcoming retirement in May. Hired in 1985, Knight hasRead the story …

Biologist Publishes Breakthrough Study

Lainy Day's research advances the study of avian evolution

OXFORD, Miss. – Lainy Day, an associate professor of biology at the University of Mississippi and director of the university’s neuroscience minor, has published an article in Nature, an international journal that publishes the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. Part of an international team, Day has helped unlock essential new information aboutRead the story …

Extra-Long Battery Life

UM electrochemist and dean looks back on four decades at university

OXFORD, Miss. – This semester marks the first time in 43 years that Charles L. “Chuck” Hussey, associate dean for research and graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and a distinguished professor of chemistry and biochemistry, hasn’t awakened to his 7 a.m. alarm to get ready for a day serving the University ofRead the story …

Pharmacy Professor Receives UM Faculty Achievement Award

David Colby honored for success in teaching, research and mentoring

OXFORD, Miss. – Becoming a professor was David Colby’s goal as a pharmacy student at the University of Iowa. Serving as an associate professor of medicinal chemistry and director of academic affairs in biomolecular sciences at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Colby’s excellence in teaching, scholarship and service was recognized, as he wasRead the story …

Management Professor Selected for Distinguished Early Career Award

Research into the psychology of work earns academic recognition by industry professionals

OXFORD, Miss. – Kristin Cullen-Lester, assistant professor of management at the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration, has been selected to receive the 2021 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award–Practice from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Cullen-Lester will give an invited presentation at the 2021 annual conference, set for April 14-17 in NewRead the story …

A Banner Year for a Debut Work of Nonfiction

UM professor's memoir rockets to the top five of New York Times Best Sellers list

OXFORD, Miss. – Aimee Nezhukumatathil, a University of Mississippi English professor and award-winning poet, has been making national news with her bestselling book, “World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments.” This book of illustrated essays – Nezhukumatathil’s first foray into nonfiction – is a paean to the beauties of natureRead the story …

Nominations Sought for 2021 Elsie M. Hood Award

Recommendations due March 1 for university's top teaching accolade

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is seeking nominations for the 2021 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award, which is the highest honor the university bestows upon its professors. Faculty, staff, students and alumni are encouraged to submit nominations by March 1 for this year’s honoree. Assistant, associate and full professors are eligible, exceptRead the story …

Anthropology Professor’s Presentation Featured in February on TED

Carolyn Freiwald's 'The Story of Migration: Your Life in a Tooth' to be broadcast to a global audience

Editor’s note: This presentation, originally set for online broadcast in January, has been rescheduled by TED Conferences LLC for Feb. 12. This story has been updated with the new schedule.   OXFORD, Miss. – A presentation by a University of Mississippi professor will be broadcast to the world later this month through the popular thought-leadershipRead the story …