UM Student Selected as National Lambda Sigma Representative

Margaret Walker served as president of campus chapter of national honorary society

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi junior has been selected to serve as a national student representative for Lambda Sigma, a national honor society for sophomores. Margaret “Maggie” Walker, a dual public policy leadership and integrated marketing communications major from Suwanee, Georgia, was chosen to be the primary liaison between the national board andRead the story …

A Whole New Kind of Fight Song

Singer Haley Tyrrell puts music to work for healing and encouragement

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes, the most rewarding journeys can’t be planned; instead, they take direction from opportunities and experiences that come up along the way. So it has been for senior Haley Tyrrell, whose journey began in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where she grew up, and took her through a battle with cancer before leading herRead the story …

Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of gender and sexuality. The recipients – Yvette Butler, Jaye Davidson, Tyler Gillespie, Owen Hyman, Diane Marting and Joseph Wellman – are theRead the story …

New Course Brings a Deeper Look into War

Two professors join forces to co-teach class rooted in literature and veterans' reintegration into society

OXFORD, Miss – Is war an aberration or an integral part of the human experience? That question lies at the center of LIBA 305: Humanities and the Experience of War, a new class that debuted this spring at the University of Mississippi. Molly Pasco-Pranger, professor and chair of the UM Department of Classics, and AndrewRead the story …

Greg Tschumper Wins Top Research Award

Professor known for his research into theoretical and computational chemistry

OXFORD, Miss. – A big year just got much bigger for Greg Tschumper. The University of Mississippi chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry was named the winner of the university’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award on Friday (April 30) during the spring faculty meeting. Created in 2008, the award is the university’s highestRead the story …

Two Faculty Members Appointed as Distinguished Professors

Alan Gross, Jay Watson honored for their teaching, research and service

OXFORD, Miss. – Two respected University of Mississippi professors with a combined total of more than 65 years of teaching, research and service have been appointed Distinguished Professors by the university. Alan Gross, professor of psychology, and Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies and professor of English, were appointed the honorific title Friday (AprilRead the story …

Overlooking Subtraction

Psychology study finds people prefer adding tasks, items when making changes

OXFORD, Miss. – When it comes to improving objects, ideas or situations, such as with home upgrades or recipes, people tend to add to their workload rather than subtract when faced with a variety of improvement problems. An exploration of that tendency is the subject of a new Nature study from a group of psychologyRead the story …

University Honors Two Beloved Employees with Frist Awards

JoAnn Edwards and Jacqueline Certion recognized for passion for serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees – the university’s head debater and a late administrator fondly remembered as “one of the brightest lights on our campus” – have been honored with a prestigious campuswide award for student service. JoAnn Edwards, speech instructor and director of forensics in the Trent Lott Leadership Institute, andRead the story …

Helping Crops Combat Climate Change

UM researcher explores effects of climate change on plant growth

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi biology professor’s research that examines challenges facing crop productivity caused by global climate change is attracting attention. Yongjian Qiu, an assistant professor of biology, is studying a plant gene that could help solve a problem caused by warming global temperatures in which a plant stem grows too fast,Read 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 …