Chemistry Doctoral Graduate Named Finalist for Prestigious Award

Leigh Anna Hunt honored at national graduate student awards symposium

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi doctoral student’s research that may help harness solar power earned her a spot as a finalist for awards presented by the American Chemical Society and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Leigh Anna Hunt, of Grenada, was honored at the recent ACS Physical Chemistry Experimental and Theory Graduate StudentRead the story …

Bridging the Gap in Toxicology

First-generation student to be mentored in national STEM career program

OXFORD, Miss. – First-generation student Ember Suh, a senior at the University of Mississippi, has been named a 2022 mentee for Toxicology Mentoring Skills Development and Training, a program that bolsters underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The program will allow the Southaven native to discover different applications of toxicology – theRead the story …

Effective Drug Delivery Topic for Hybrid Oxford Science Cafe

Biochemistry professor to discuss potential for ionic liquids to target therapies

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor will discuss the effective delivery of drugs during the first Oxford Science Cafe of the fall semester. The talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 20) at Heartbreak Coffee’s downtown location. The event also will be broadcast over Zoom. Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry andRead the story …

UM Research Focuses on Planet Formation

Astrochemist studies molecules that could create planet-building blocks

OXFORD, Miss. – Carbon is the go-to element when studying molecules in space. It is necessary for life, easy to study and forms unusually strong bonds with other atoms. With more than 90 other naturally occurring elements in the periodic table, however, a University of Mississippi chemist is asking why scientists are limiting their scopeRead 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 …

Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching, Research

Award recipients span the college's disciplines

OXFORD, Miss. – Eight University of Mississippi professors have been honored by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching and research. Three professors were recognized for their exceptional teaching. Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Named after alumni donors Dr. NorrisRead the story …

University Hosts Regional Conference for Chemists, Chemical Engineers

More than 120 participate in two-day event designed to promote minority STEM careers

OXFORD, Miss. – Chemistry and chemical engineering students from across the Southeast and Southwest gathered recently at the University of Mississippi for a two-day conference designed to promote STEM careers for people of color. Some 120 students and researchers, including 95 in-person participants, attended the joint Southeast and Southwest regional conference of the National OrganizationRead the story …

NSF Fellowships Give Students Means to Aim Big with Their Research

Students recognized with graduate research fellowships, honorable mention

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive prestigious National Science Foundation fellowships through the foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. MyKayla Williamson, a senior anthropology major; Austin Wallace, a senior chemistry major; and Benjamin Savino, a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in engineering science, are the three students. Athena Flint, aRead the story …

Chemistry Professor Named 2022 Rising Star

Davita Watkins among nine honored by ACS Women Chemists Committee

OXFORD, Miss. – Davita Watkins, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, has been awarded a 2022 Rising Star Award by the American Chemical Society‘s Women Chemists Committee. This award “recognizes exceptional early to midcareer women chemists across all areas of chemistry on a national level … to help promoteRead the story …

Chemistry Professor, Diversity Official Honored for Student Service

EJ Edney, Eden Tanner earn Frist Award for passion to serving students

OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi employees who have demonstrated dedication and passion for helping students succeed have been honored with a campuswide award for student service. Norris “EJ” Edney, assistant vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, and Eden Tanner, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, have been selected as this year’s Frist StudentRead the story …