Immersed in Summer Research

Undergraduate program opens doors to new creative scholarship

OXFORD, Miss. – Sydni Davis found herself in rewarding new territory this summer. The University of Mississippi sophomore from Tupelo spent the summer conducting interviews with Black women, gaining valuable experience in ethnographic methods as part of a summer research project. “I am proud of myself for collecting my data and conducting interviews,” said Davis,Read the story …

New Course Allows Students to Learn and Experience Religious Relics

Pilgrimage class offers hands-on experience and opportunity to collaborate across disciplines

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi professor has created a new religion course that combines academic study of religious pilgrimages with the creation of 3D images of ancient relics. The course, REL 340: Pilgrimage: Sacred Journeys, examines many material objects that serve as pilgrimage destinations – particularly saints’ relics, which can be corporal, suchRead the story …

CME Seniors Gain Practical Experience at Gulf Coast Industry

Students solved real-world problems for a week at Keith Huber Corp. in Gulfport

OXFORD, Miss. – Twenty University of Mississippi accountancy, business and engineering students got a rare opportunity to solve real-world problems when they participated recently in an experiential learning course on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The students spent almost a week at Keith Huber Corp. in Gulfport as part of Manufacturing 450: Practical Problem Solving. TheRead the story …

Learning in a Real-World Environment

NCPA program pairs undergraduates with world-class researchers for summer research

OXFORD, Miss. – The rover’s “eye” flashed alive with a blue glow as the foot-tall unmanned ground vehicle viewed the auditorium inside the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi. The three-wheeled robot sat still, waiting for a sound. Off to the side, UM student Peyton Posey suddenly clapped. The machine rotatedRead the story …