‘Leaders for Tomorrow’ Recipients Aim High at Ole Miss

Incoming freshmen awarded Annexstad Family Foundation scholarships

OXFORD, Miss. – Three students in the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded scholarships from the Annexstad Family Foundation. The foundation awards three Leaders for Tomorrow National Scholarships each year to Ole Miss students who have exhibited leadership in their schools or communities, said John Samonds, associate dean of theRead the story …

A Long, Generous Life Well Lived

McMullan Foundation gifts make UM students' college dreams a reality

OXFORD, Miss. – In her lifetime, the late Madeleine McMullan‘s philanthropy and service improved the lives of countless people. Now, her family’s foundation continues her legacy with recent gifts totaling $500,000 to the University of Mississippi‘s Foundations for Academic Success Track program. FASTrack helps first-year students become successful members of the university community by offeringRead the story …

Three Professors Land Fulbright Awards

Faculty members will travel to Spain, Morocco, Romania and Israel for innovative research

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi professors will take their research abroad after receiving 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar awards. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of modern languages; Kristin Hickman, Croft assistant professor of anthropology and international studies; and Corina L. Petrescu, professor of modern languages, will conduct and share their research abroad through the U.S. FulbrightRead the story …

Exploring Biology Beyond the Classroom

Off-campus courses give students hands-on opportunities in biodiversity locations

OXFORD, Miss. – Biological science students at the University of Mississippi are broadening their horizons by taking classes in the Caribbean, Hawaii and Arizona, taught by professors Brice Noonan, Erik Hom and Jason Hoeksema. “The Department of Biology is fortunate to have a number of off-campus opportunities that allow students to explore such varied topicsRead the story …

Professor Using NEH Summer Stipend for Language Study

Stephen Fafulas studying indigenous communities along the Peruvian Amazon

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor is spending his summer translating Spanish transcriptions of his interviews with members of indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon into English, thanks to a summer stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Stephen Fafulas, associate professor of Spanish and linguistics, is using data he collected duringRead the story …

Psychologist Invited for National Academies Second Term

Laura Johnson working to increase international presence in professional research journals

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have asked University of Mississippi psychology professor Laura Johnson to serve a second three-year term on the U.S. National Committee for Psychological Science. “Dr. Johnson’s initial appointment and now reappointment is a notable recognition, as a second term is not a routine occurrence,” saidRead the story …

Professor’s Study of Ancient Graffiti Gets Worldwide Audience

Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons' research on ancient Pompeii featured on TED, awarded NEH funding

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor’s research into ancient Pompeii is enjoying recognition on global and local scales. Jacqueline DiBiasie-Sammons’ talk, “A Walk Around Ancient Pompeii,” is being broadcast to the world this month through the popular thought-leadership platform TED. Earlier this spring, the assistant professor of classics received the university’s 2022 CoraRead the story …

Launchpad to Graduate School

Revamped accelerated master's program fast-tracks talented students

OXFORD, Miss. – Jack Dellinger, a May graduate of the University of Mississippi, was writing his thesis for the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College when he made an astonishing discovery. Delving into a new book of essays by the subject of his thesis – Harvard law professor Adriane Vermeule – the Madison resident saw thatRead the story …

Pharmacology Professor Named Triplett-Behrakis Endowed Professor

Joshua Sharp will be the first School of Pharmacy faculty member to hold the title.

OXFORD, Miss. – Joshua Sharp, an associate professor of pharmacology with the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been appointed as the school’s Triplett-Behrakis Endowed Professor. Supported by the Triplett-Behrakis Endowment Fund, the professorship was created to recognize, retain or recruit outstanding faculty members. The faculty member is selected by the school’s dean, inRead the story …

Isom Center Names 2022-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdisciplinary research in gender and sexuality

OXFORD, Miss. – The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded fellowships to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their academic research related to gender and sexuality. Susan Pedigo, Lauren Bone Noble, Ari Friedlander, LaToya Faulk, Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson and D’Andre Walker are this year’s Isom fellows. “The fellows this year had such interestingRead the story …