Shad White (SMBHC 08) has been appointed as the new Mississippi state auditor by Governor Phil Bryant. Shad graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science before earning a master’s degree from the University of Oxford and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Shad is a Truman […]
Congratulations to Freshman Seminar faculty member and associate professor of political science Conor Dowling for having his book selected for the Don K. Price Award from the Science, Technology and Environmental Politics Section of the American Political Science Association! Click here for the full story. Photo by Thomas Graning
Farewell to three of our SMBHC staff! Associate Dean Debra Young has retired after 18 years with the honors college, and her first stop post-SMBHC will be Big Bend National Park. Accountant Fred Caraway leaves for Alaska after ten years with the SMBHC. Coordinator of Recruitment and Admissions Connor Phillips (SMBHC 17) has begun her […]
Andrew Hayes (#SMBHC 18) has won a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and will teach English at a public high school in Madrid, Spain, during the 2018-19 academic year. The highly selective program chooses undergraduate seniors and graduate and terminal-degree students from the U.S. to study at select colleges around the globe. Andrew earned his bachelor’s degrees […]
Chancellor and First Lady Vitter, DSG, and other UM administrators joined honors alumni for brunch at The National on Saturday, June 9.
The third and final Mississippi Water Security Institute just returned to Oxford after a week on the Mississippi Gulf Coast meeting with different stakeholders on issues of water security, use, and management. Many thanks to gracious hosts from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Unabridged Architects, the Wolf River Society, the GCRL Marine Education Center, […]
Congratulations to the SMBHC Faculty Summer Stipend Competition Winners! SUSAN ALLEN Political Science BOB BROWN Political Science JAMES CIZDZIEL Chemistry and Biochemistry BRIAN FOSTER Sociology and Southern Studies NAEEMUL HASSAN Computer and Information Science ALEXANDRA LINDGREN-GIBSON History DEBORAH MOWER Philosophy JAMES M. THOMAS Sociology TIMOTHY YENTER Philosophy Looking ahead to 2020 and the opportunities/challenges of […]
The Honors Orientation will be held May 22-23. You do not need to attend this particular session, but it is recommended if your schedule allows. For a complete list of Orientation dates as well as schedules and information, please visit the UM Orientation website.
The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Commissioning took place at the Ford Center on Friday, May 11, 2018. Before a packed house, Christopher Cross welcomed everyone, Seth Dickinson delivered the address, and Savannah Smith provided the charge. Meliah Grant served as Class Marshal. Paul Lee was awarded the Dean’s Prize for earning 70 honors hours–the […]
The day before giving the keynote address at the University of Mississippi’s 154th Commencement, Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, dined alongside his wife Cathy Wright Isaacson, UM Chancellor and First Lady Vitter, Jim and Donna Barksdale, and SMBHC students.