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Feng Liu

Award-Winning Graduate Student

2017 Graduate Student Achievement Award FENG LIU PhD economics ’18  Feng has developed a new test of predictive accuracy for macroeconomic applications and written elaborate programs to generate results for the new test—working as a full research partner with Economics Professor Walter Mayer and Mathematics Professor Xin Dang. Their paper interpreting the results has been […]


Six Inaugural Stamps Scholars Reflect Upon UM Experience

Grateful recipients ready for graduation and chance to change the world MAY 12, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Four seniors graduating Saturday (May 13) from the University of Mississippi have the distinction of being among the first six UM students to have benefitted from the prestigious Stamps Scholars program. Funded by the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, the […]


UM Student Wins Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship

Kathryn James will submit articles for academic honor society’s online newsletter MARCH 29, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Kathryn James may not make a penny on any of the articles she writes for The Key Reporter, Phi Beta Kappa’s online newsletter, but the University of Mississippi student is grateful to have been awarded a writing internship from the prestigious academic […]


Alumnus Neal McMillin Wins Sea Grant Fellowship

June 9, 2016 Neal McMillin (BA economics and Southern Studies with an environmental studies minor ’14), a graduate student at the University of Washington College of the Environment in Seattle, has been selected as a 2017 Knauss Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Program. The one year paid fellowship matches highly qualified […]


Alumnus Begins New Career with Service Dog at Side

Ben Stepp applies personal experiences in military to new role as counselor MAY 13, 2016 | BY ANDREW ABERNATHY When graduate student Ben Stepp walks across the stage during the University of Mississippi’s Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 14), he will do so in the company of his canine companion, Arliegh, a service dog who rarely […]


Senior Economics Major Awarded 2016 Hall of Fame Honor

Recipients chosen for academic achievement, community service and potential for success MARCH 4, 2016  |  BY SHELBY SANSONE Ten University of Mississippi seniors have earned membership in the school’s 2015-2016 Hall of Fame, one of the university’s highest honors. The Hall of Fame inductees were honored Friday (March 4) in a ceremony at the Gertrude […]


Nikhil Bansal

Nikhil Bansal, Economics Student and Presidential Scholar, Spends Semester at Sea

Read about Nikhil Bansal’s “most awaited trip of his life” on his blog about his travels on the World Odyssey along with 750 other students during autumn 2015. Read Semester at Sea News From the Helm article about Bansal’s global discussion on electricity>> The Semester at Sea mission, vision, strategy, and core values are rooted in student success and global comparative education. […]


UM Croft Institute Awards Scholarships to 10 Exceptional Students

Incoming, returning students come with impressive pre-college pedigrees SEPTEMBER 24, 2015  |  By EDWIN SMITH The Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi has awarded full scholarships to 10 exceptional students, eight of whom are members of its largest freshman class ever. Freshman Croft Scholarship recipients include Caroline Bass of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; […]


Q&A with Andrew Hayes

Freshman year brought adjustments, fond memories for one of the university’s youngest students ever AUGUST 6, 2015  |  By MICHAEL NEWSOM Andrew Hayes had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for his first two semesters at the University of Mississippi. For most college students, that accomplishment might typically be met with a polite shrug and congratulations. […]


The UM Global China Connection has been named the most outstanding chapter of its kind. | Photo courtesy of UM Global China Connection.

UM Sino-American Group Named Nation’s Best

Chapter works to foster cross-cultural relationships on campus MAY 29, 2015  |  By MICHAEL NEWSOM A University of Mississippi student-led organization that strives to improve Sino-American relations was awarded the most outstanding chapter of its kind at Yale University’s Global China Connection World Fair. The university’s Global China Connection chapter was named the best at […]