UM Students Win Coveted Goldwater Scholarships

Jax Dallas and William Meador awarded one of nation's most prestigious academic honors

OXFORD, Miss. – Two juniors in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded coveted Barry S. Goldwater Scholarships. Jax Dallas, a physical chemistry and math major from Caledonia, and William Meador, a chemistry major from Carbondale, Illinois, are the university’s 15th and 16th Goldwater Scholars. The Goldwater is one ofRead the story …

Staying Positive During a Pandemic

UM psychology and disaster studies professor charts a course through the turmoil

OXFORD, Miss. – With alarming statistics and bad news about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic dominating network news, social media and even advertising, many people might struggle to maintain a positive outlook. But it is possible to cope and maintain a sense of hope, a University of Mississippi psychologist advises. Stefan Schulenberg, a professor in theRead the story …

Music Major Advantage Scholarship Program Goes Online

UM department keeps engaging with prospective students

OXFORD, Miss. – Faculty and staff members in the University of Mississippi Department of Music understand that connecting with students is more vital now than ever, so the department is moving its Music Major Advantage Weekend, set for Friday-Sunday (April 3-5), to an online platform. “The Ole Miss family has truly united during this pandemicRead the story …

‘If She Can See It, She Can Be It’

UM biologist's statue to be used in exhibit encouraging girls to pursue STEM careers

OXFORD, Miss. – Tamar Goulet, a biology professor at the University of Mississippi, is having her body 3D-printed as a statue for a massive display of more than 125 successful women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in hopes of encouraging girls to consider STEM careers. Last year, Goulet became one of 125 female ambassadorsRead the story …

Stipends for Student Veterans

Gift will benefit graduate-level students in the College of Liberal Arts

OXFORD, Miss. – A recent gift from University of Mississippi alumna Kathryn Brewer Black will benefit student veterans pursuing graduate degrees through the College of Liberal Arts. The gift establishes the David J. Brewer College of Liberal Arts Graduate Student Stipend Endowment, named in honor of her father, who served in World War II. “DaddyRead the story …

Preventing Panic in Preschoolers

UM psychologist offers tips on talking to small children about COVID-19

OXFORD, Miss. – Many children may be confused and frightened about the COVID-19 pandemic, but parents can do a lot to help children cope and stay safe during the outbreak, a University of Mississippi psychology professor advises. Stephanie Miller is also director of experimental training in the Department of Psychology and research director of theRead the story …

History Professor’s Online Teaching Wins Award

Shennette Garrett-Scott uses interactive tools to bring history to life

OXFORD, Miss. – At universities across the country, thousands of faculty members are working overtime to convert their classes to online courses in response to the COVID-10 pandemic. Shennette Garrett-Scott knows firsthand exactly what that process is like; the University of Mississippi history and African American studies professor has been teaching her classes online sinceRead the story …

Making Sense of Wall Street Worries

UM chair and professor of economics explains stock market situation, compares to 2008 recession

OXFORD, Miss. – Jon Moen, professor and chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Mississippi, is parsing some of the financial terms zinging around the news amid the COVID-19 pandemic and offering insights into the state of Wall Street during an unprecedented plummet – one he does not believe is comparable to the GreatRead the story …

Expert on Viruses Unpacks COVID-19 for Nonscientists

Why is this novel coronavirus causing a global pandemic?

OXFORD, Miss. – Wayne Gray, a virologist in the University of Mississippi Department of Biology with more than 40 years’ experience studying viruses, is offering some insights that may help the public understand the COVID-19 pandemic. A researcher at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine for 37 years, he came to Ole Miss in 2014Read the story …

Teacher of the Year Credits Scholarships for Success

Just four years out of Ole Miss, educator is making a difference

OXFORD, Miss. – Years before she was selected as the Mississippi Department of Education’s 2019-20 Mississippi Teacher of the Year, Hannah Gadd Ardrey was a student with a dream of attending college. A 2013 graduate of the University of Mississippi, Gadd Ardrey has been teaching for five years, all at Lafayette High School and LafayetteRead the story …