Delta Students Pursue New Pathways to Health During UM Visit

High schoolers discover career opportunities through visit with Center for Population Studies

OXFORD, Miss. – High school students from the New Pathways to Health and Opportunity initiative recently spent the day at the University of Mississippi for their annual summer campus visit. The university’s Center for Population Studies, or CPS, hosted 33 rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from the Tri-County Workforce Alliance youth program. TCWARead the story …

Miss Mississippi Raising Organ Donation Awareness Across State

Mary Margaret Hyer, a 2018 UM graduate, represents the state for 2019

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi alumna Mary Margaret Hyer is using the spotlight as Miss Mississippi 2019 to draw attention to her social change initiative, “Advocate, Celebrate, Donate: Diminishing the Donor Organ Deficit.” Hyer, a Hattiesburg native and 2018 graduate with a degree in English, plans to enroll in the UM School of Law onceRead the story …

Poet January O’Neil Named UM Grisham Writer in Residence

Virginia native will teach during the 2019-20 academic year

OXFORD, Miss. – January O’Neil, an acclaimed poet who weaves environmental elements into her work, is the University of Mississippi‘s John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for the 2019-20 academic year.  O’Neil, who comes to UM from Beverly, Massachusetts, is the author of “Rewilding” (CavanKerry Press, 2018); “Misery Islands” (2014), winner of a 2015 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence; and “Underlife” (2009).Read the story …

Supporting Thought-Provoking Art

21c Museum Hotel gift helps feature works at Southern Foodways Alliance events

OXFORD, Miss. – When giving a dinner party, the host often installs a centerpiece that ties together the theme of the evening. Thanks to a $100,000 gift from the 21c Museum Hotels, the Southern Foodways Alliance will continue to showcase contemporary artists as the centerpiece of its annual fall symposium. Founded by Laura Lee BrownRead the story …

College2Youth Program Offers Health, College Access Outreach in Delta

UM faculty and students organize health and career fairs in Quitman County

OXFORD, Miss. – An interdisciplinary collaboration among three University of Mississippi professors led to the creation of the College2Youth program, an effort to get middle schoolers excited about their educational journey and to teach them healthy lifestyle choices they can share in their community. What was first intended to be a university-led mentorship program developedRead the story …

Sociology Professor Honored by Community Development Society

Anne Cafer receives national recognition for contributions to her field

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor is being recognized for her contributions to the field of community development. Anne Cafer, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology, received the Donald W. Littrell New Professional Award from the Community Development Society during its 50th anniversary conference at the University of Missouri. The honor, named after aRead the story …

Alumna Named Phi Kappa Phi Fellow

Fellowship will allow Elaine Smith to pursue medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent University of Mississippi alumna has been awarded a prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to study medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Elaine Smith, of Hudson, Wisconsin, was awarded $8,500 by the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Smith, who received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistryRead the story …

Student Research Program Explores Brain Wellness

Summer program supported by UM Flagship Constellations initiative

OXFORD, Miss. – Six University of Mississippi undergraduate students spent their summer exploring research opportunities in neuroscience and brain wellness as part of the inaugural Neuroscience Summer Research Education Program. An initiative of the university’s Flagship Constellations, the program provided stipends for undergraduate students to engage in eight-week collaborative research with a mentor exploring neuroscience related toRead the story …

English Professor Honored by Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

Aimee Nezkuhumatahil's 'Oceanic' wins coveted 2019 Poetry Award

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has been honored by the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for her latest collection of poetry. Aimee Nezhukumatathil, professor of English in the university’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, has been selected to receive the award for “Oceanic” (Copper Canyon, 2018). The MIALRead the story …

Six UM Students Accepted into Rural Physician Scholarship Program

Scholars agree to serve in small Mississippi communities following graduation

JACKSON, Miss. – Four University of Mississippi students and two recent graduates have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program. The students are: Katelyn Barnes, daughter of Donna Barnes and the late Scotty Barnes, of Tishomingo, a junior majoring in biological sciences Riley Brown, daughter of OatisRead the story …