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 …

Music Faculty Widen the Musical Canon by Commissioning New Works

Projects bring female voices, ideas and compositions to audiences

OXFORD, Miss. – Commissioning a new work of music is one of the most optimistic, creative things a musician can do. She enters into a relationship with the composer as the piece is created and works from a more deeply personal place when communicating the finished music to audiences in performance. Two projects in theRead the story …

Educator Selected for Prestigious English Language Project

Tracy Koslowski is among 200 chosen by State Department to give virtual instruction in China

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi educator has been selected by the U.S. Department of State for a six-week English language specialist virtual project focusing on integrating critical thinking into the English-as-a-foreign-language classroom in China. Tracy Case Koslowski, associate director of the UM Intensive English Program, was chosen for the program through the RegionalRead the story …

Three Students Selected for Prestigious NSF Research Fellowships

UM trio to use Graduate Research Fellowship Program to further explorations

OXFORD, Miss. – Three University of Mississippi students have been selected to receive National Science Foundation fellowships that recognize and support the research-based pursuit of master’s and doctoral degrees in STEM fields. Jax Dallas, William Meador and Larry Stokes were selected for fellowships that include three years of financial support through the foundation’s Graduate Research FellowshipRead the story …

‘World of Wonders’ Chosen for 2021 Common Reading Experience

Community to focus on Aimee Nezhukumatathil's acclaimed collection of essays on the outdoors

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s 2021 Common Reading Experience will focus on “World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments,” a celebrated new collection of essays by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, UM professor of English and creative writing. After reviewing many community submissions and other finalists, a committee of faculty, staff andRead the story …

Petra Kuppers is University’s 2021 Earth Day Keynote Speaker

Address to examine crossroads of environmentalism and disability

OXFORD, Miss. – International disability rights activist, poet and environmental advocate Petra Kuppers is the University of Mississippi‘s 2021 Earth Day keynote speaker. She will deliver her talk, “Gut Botany: Touching Earth,” at 7 p.m. April 22 via Zoom.  Kuppers is a professor at the University of Michigan, where she teaches courses on English, women’sRead the story …

Rooming App Take First Prize in Business Plan Contest

Froomie, an app to help find the perfect roommate, wins the Gillespie Competition

OXFORD, Miss. – When Brea Givens transferred to the University of Mississippi as a junior in 2019, she had a difficult time finding a compatible roommate, so she began developing her own app to streamline the process and deliver better results. That led to Froomie, which provides roommate and housing solutions for college students, andRead the story …