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UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend

Crawford Moore’s interest is on issues surrounding air and space law November 16, 2018 by Christina Steube UM law student Crawford Moore earned a NASA Space Law Network grant to attend the International Law Weekend conference in New York. Photo by Christina Steube/School of Law OXFORD, Miss. – Crawford Moore isn’t just studying the law […]


Capitol View: UM Course Sheds Light on Legislative Process

Through floor debates and committee votes, students learn ins and outs of Legislature NOVEMBER 13, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Neal Lancaster wanted to gain practical knowledge about how the Mississippi Legislature functions. And thanks to an immersive University of Mississippi political science course aimed at preparing future state legislators, that’s what Lancaster is getting. […]


Roebuck accepts Westminster position

  Dr. Charles David Roebuck, Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Columbia College in Columbia has accepted a new leadership role at Westminster College. He was named in July as the new vice president of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Westminster College. Roebuck served a Columbia College dean […]


UM Graduate Lands Dream Summer Internship with MSNBC

Kailyn Mae Mahoney started as intern for ‘Morning Joe’ in New York in June July 13, 2018 by Christina Steube Kailyn Mae Mahoney, a recent UM graduate, is interning with ‘Morning Joe’ at MSNBC in New York. Submitted photo OXFORD, Miss. – Kailyn Mae Mahoney, who is set to graduate officially from the University of Mississippi in […]


Political Science Professor Co-authors Prize-Winning Book

Conor M. Dowling to receive Don K. Price Award for best book on science, technology and politics June 29, 2018 by Edwin B. Smith Conor M. Dowling, associate professor of political science, will receive the Don K. Price Award from the American Political Science Association in July. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services […]


Returning the Favor of a Valued Education

Foundation News Returning the Favor of a Valued Education Political Science Educator’s Planned Gift Expected to Improve UM Department Dr. Dwight Tays Dwight Tays of Nashville, Tennessee, says the University of Mississippi gave him the knowledge base he’s needed to be successful throughout his more than four-decade career as a political science educator. Now, he […]


Robert Brown, who teaches in the Department of Political Science and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, shares this year’s Frist Award for UM faculty. Photo by Robert Jordan/UM Communications

UM Recognizes Three Employees with Frist Service Awards

Honorees are modern languages and political science professors and admissions director APRIL 26, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Following glowing letters of recommendation from students, fellow faculty members and parents, three University of Mississippi employees have been chosen to receive prestigious honors for their exceptional service. The Thomas Frist Student Service Awards are presented annually to UM faculty […]


UM Liberal Arts Graduate Programs Jump in Rankings

English, history and political science doctoral programs named among nation’s best March 21, 2017 By Staff Report On the heels of achieving the university’s highest-ever standing in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of Best (Undergraduate) Colleges and Universities, the publication’s most recent graduate academic program rankings confirm the university’s commitment to […]


Jennifer Urban, associate, Cozen O’Connor’s Washington D.C. office

Alumni Profile: Jennifer Urban

By Chloe Riley Not every job allows you to interact with clients from all over the globe on a daily basis, but for alumna Jennifer Urban (BA 11, MBA 13, JD 15, LLM 16), an associate in Cozen O’Connor’s Washington D.C. office, that’s just a minor part of her job description. Working within the trade […]


UM Professor Hopes to Shed Light on Voter Wait Times

Election Day study introduces students to data collection and analysis JANUARY 12, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM A University of Mississippi political science professor and her students are collaborating with researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth University and 25 other universities to study wait times at polling places in the 2016 presidential election. Julie A. Wronski, an assistant […]