Cafer Named Director of Center for Population Studies

Expert overseeing census, other data important to meeting research needs

OXFORD, Miss. – Anne M. Cafer has assumed duties as director of the University of Mississippi‘s Center for Population Studies, which works to educate, conduct research and engage in public outreach concerning population issues across the state. Since July 1, the assistant professor of sociology has been overseeing outreach related to public data for theRead the story …

Conference to Explore Contributions of Mississippi Authors

Annual event includes biographers and friends of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright

OXFORD, Miss. – Renowned Mississippi authors William Faulkner, Eudora Welty and Richard Wright are the focus of the University of Mississippi‘s 47th annual Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, being conducted virtually July 18-21. Focusing on the theme “Faulkner, Welty, Wright: A Mississippi Confluence,” the virtual international conference includes four days of lectures, panels and other presentations.Read the story …

Anthropology Professor Gets Humanities Grant to Research Book Project

Kristin Gee Hickman receives National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipends grant

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to fund preliminary research for a new book project she’s developing. Kristin Gee Hickman, an assistant professor of anthropology and international studies in the UM Croft Institute for International Studies, will spend two months next summer in France conductingRead the story …

Helping Students Who Learn Differently

Donors' $1 million gift funds program to equip kids to overcome illiteracy

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi, the Shelton School of Dallas, two Mississippi school districts, a former UM professor and an Ole Miss alumnus have joined forces in a fight against illiteracy. For the next three years, the Shelton School will conduct a pilot program designed to improve literacy in the Oxford and LafayetteRead the story …

Professors Honored for Creative Research

College of Liberal Arts faculty recognized during spring semester

OXFORD, Miss. – Six faculty members in the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts have been recognized for their creative, research and scholarly activity during the 2020-21 academic year. Four professors received the Dr. Mike L. Edmonds New Scholar Award for junior faculty and two received the College of Liberal Arts Award for Research,Read the story …

Physics Professor Lands Top Acoustical Society of America Award

Likun Zhang awarded R. Bruce Lindsay Award for early-career acoustics work

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi physics professor has received a prominent award for his contributions to the field of acoustics. Likun Zhang, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and researcher at the National Center for Physical Acoustics, or NCPA, was bestowed the R. Bruce Lindsay Award from the Acoustical Society of AmericaRead the story …

Modern Languages Doctoral Program Enjoys Growth

Enrollment in terminal degree program has multiplied 11 times in four years

OXFORD, Miss. – Four years ago, the doctoral program in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Modern Languages began with five full-time students. That enrollment has since multiplied 11 times the original number and counting. The degree is designed to educate professionals who can provide second language training for firms that conduct business globally andRead the story …

Symposium Refreshes Renaissance Music Performance

Online series include performances of the period's music

OXFORD, Miss. – When art lovers consider the visual art of the Renaissance, they may think of elevated expression, vibrant color, innovation and perspective. When they consider the music of the period, however, it can be a very different story, noted choral director and scholar Dennis Shrock says. “The Renaissance music we hear today, composedRead the story …

Exceptional Educators

College of Liberal Arts professors honored for excellence in teaching

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts recognized three professors for superior teaching at the end of the 2021 spring semester. Jason Solinger, associate professor of English, is the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year. Named after alumni donors Dr. Norris Howell (BS 75) and Lynne Thomas Howell (BA 74,Read the story …

UM Awards Six Achieving Equity Grants

Grants to explore areas of diversity, equity, inclusion

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi is funding six Achieving Equity Grants for faculty, staff and students to advance diversity, equity and inclusion through research and creative scholarship. First funded in 2020, the competitive seed grant program explores challenges common to UM and other institutions where the knowledge gained will lead to advancements inRead the story …