Undergraduate Student Publishes Sleep Research Paper

UM senior studies correlation between brain anatomy and sleep duration

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi senior has published a scientific paper on one of the most essential human needs: sleep. Nicole Jones, a biology major in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is investigating whether the size of the caudate nucleus, a structural component of the brain, can be linked to how longRead the story …

University to Honor James Meredith’s Legacy

Signature event to highlight first African American student’s courage, impact

OXFORD, Miss. – Sixty years after civil rights activist James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi, students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests will gather in his honor to commemorate the anniversary of that defining moment in the university’s history. Meredith, who became the first African American student to enroll at UM on Oct. 1, 1962,Read the story …

‘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 …

Ethel Scurlock Named Honors College Dean

First female African American dean brings administrative expertise, new vision to role

OXFORD, Miss. – Ethel Scurlock has always been a trailblazer, and in her new role as dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi, she hopes to exceed everyone’s expectations – even her own. After serving a year as interim dean, Scurlock is the first African American to lead theRead 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 …

Croft Student Lands Study Abroad Experience at Oxford University

Ole Miss senior among 10 visiting students at Blackfriars Hall for 2022-23 academic year

OXFORD, Miss. – As a student at the University of Mississippi, Brandon Kriplean has traveled the world seeking new experiences and learning along the way. This fall, his studies will take him from Oxford, Mississippi, to Oxford University in England. Kriplean, a rising senior in the Croft Institute for International Studies, was selected as oneRead the story …

Gift Provides UM Honors Scholarships

Leading surgeon credits university for success and hopes to help others succeed

OXFORD, Miss. – Dr. Marc E. Walker, a plastic surgeon and Mississippi’s only pediatric and congenital hand surgeon, is the founder and clinical director of the Congenital Hand Clinic at Children’s of Mississippi, the pediatric hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Walker’s road to success is impressive: after graduating summa cumRead the story …

Six UM Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Competitive awards allow students to study and conduct research around the world

OXFORD, Miss. – In a first for the University of Mississippi, six current or former students have been awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships for the 2022-23 academic year, which will take them to new challenges and opportunities in countries around the world. Established in 1946, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchangeRead the story …

Two Mississippi Students Awarded Truman Scholarships

Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores, both UM juniors, chosen for prestigious national honor

OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi juniors Jilkiah Bryant and Andy Flores recently got life-changing news: both students in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College have been awarded prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarships. This is the first time since 2013 that the Truman Foundation has awarded two scholarships to the state of Mississippi andRead the story …

Three UM Students Named Goldwater Scholars

Record-breaking class of honorees awarded for excellence in STEM studies and research

OXFORD, Miss. – For the first time at the University of Mississippi, three students have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships in a single year. Ethan Lambert, of Corinth; Reinhard “Matt” Knerr, of Paducah, Kentucky; and Alexandria “Ally” Watrous, of Lexington, Kentucky, all members of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, have become the university’s 19th, 20th andRead the story …