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Alumni Scientific Achievement Award Recognizes The Work of Dr. Kenneth Sufka

Dr. Sufka received the 2021 John V. Atanasoff Discovery award last month from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at his alma mater Iowa State University. This award recognizes significant contributions to science. Dr. Sufka’s research discovered the first and still only drug efficacy screening paradigm for treatment-resistant depression which was award a US […]

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Graduate Student Sydney Wicks Receives Research Fellowship to Study the Spread of Misinformation

Sydney Wicks, PhD student in the Experimental Psychology program, was awarded the Junior Scientist Fellowship for his project: “Cyberostracism, Rejection, and the Willingness to Spread Misinformation” The project is being funded by the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students. The research will examine the factors that lead people to share misinformation online. The study will […]

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Go Global with Psychology: Sign up Now for Study Abroad in Africa

Psychology faculty member and National Geographic Exlorer, Dr. Laura Johnson, is now accepting applications for summer study abroad in Tanzania where students will assist with a NatGeo project on human-lion confict, plant trees with the Jane Goodall Institute, and go on a classic ‘bush and beach’ safari. Up to 6 hours (PSY/ENVS), opportunities for honor’s […]

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Clinical Psychology Program Fully Re-Accredited By The APA

The Clinical Psychology program at UM has been fully re-accredited by the APA for the maximum duration of 10 years, with the next site visit to occur in 2031!

Pegues to Lead UM Student Affairs

Experienced, respected leader appointed as permanent vice chancellor August 31, 2021 by Emily Howorth After nearly two years of leadership and service in an interim role, Charlotte Fant Pegues has been named the University of Mississippi‘s vice chancellor for student affairs. The board of trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approved the appointment […]

Immersed in Summer Research

Undergraduate program opens doors to new creative scholarship September 15, 2021 By Shea Stewart 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 […]