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Darius Ramsey in a suit smiling engaged in conversation with a group at UM BAP Meet the Firms 2019

Best in Job Placement

University of Mississippi graduates are the best in the state at finding employment and keeping it, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from

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Stamps Scholars

With the arrival of 13 incoming freshmen, the Stamps Scholars program at the University of Mississippi is setting records for growth. The 2019 cohort represents the second-largest group of incoming freshmen among the 28 Stamps Scholarship partner universities. Stamps Scholars are chosen for their academic excellence, leadership experience and exceptional character.

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Weighty Topic

A University of Mississippi physics alumnus has been selected to receive an international honor for his doctoral dissertation on gravitational wave research. Hector Okada da Silva, of Belém, Brazil, was presented the Gravitational Wave International Committee-Braccini Thesis Prize for “Compact Objects in Relativistic Theories of Gravity.”

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Poison Ivy Vaccine

The University of Mississippi has been issued its fourth patent for a product that could prevent the painful itching and rash due to exposure to poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac.

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Army ROTC First

As more than 5,500 University of Mississippi graduates celebrated Commencement with family and friends on May 11, two members of the Ole Miss Army ROTC celebrated making school history. Lakoda Kissee, who hails from Spokane, Missouri, and Katie Smith, from Ellicott City, Maryland, became the first two female UM ROTC cadets to be commissioned into roles as combat arms officers for the Mississippi Army National Guard.

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Swahili and Chinese

A University of Mississippi student, who is looking to learn about Swahili culture and find common ground between Swahili and Chinese, has won a Critical Language Scholarship to study Swahili in Tanzania.

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Future Rural Physicians

Four University of Mississippi students and two recent graduates have been selected to participate in the undergraduate portion of the Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarship Program.

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Writer in Residence

January O’Neil, an acclaimed poet who weaves environmental elements into her work, is the University of Mississippi’s John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence for the 2019-20 academic year.

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