Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

Newsletter – Spring 2014

Posted on: April 1st, 2014 by benita

Class marshals chosen for excellence in graduate work

The University of Mississippi Graduate School has selected two outstanding students — Caroline Turnage-Butterbaugh and Amanda Waters — to serve as class marshals for this year’s doctoral hooding ceremony on May 9 and university commencement on May 10.

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Doctoral program recognized campuswide for ‘inclusiveness’

UM’s 2013 Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award was presented to the Patterson School of Accountancy during the university’s doctoral hooding ceremony May 10.

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Ph.D. candidate represents the university at CSGS conference

Harish Chander, who is working on a Ph.D. in biomechanics, participated in the Three Minute Thesis competition for graduate and professional students at Ole Miss in which he won the overall prize. That prize included an all-expenses paid trip to the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS), where graduate and professional students presented their thesis research in front of a panel of judges as well as their peers from other CSGS schools.

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Graduate student’s first article published in international journal

Harish Chander, who is working on a Ph.D. in biomechanics, participated in the Three Minute Thesis competition for graduate and professional students at Ole Miss in which he won the overall prize. That prize included an all-expenses paid trip to the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS), where graduate and professional students presented their thesis research in front of a panel of judges as well as their peers from other CSGS schools.

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Doctoral program recognized campuswide for ‘inclusiveness’

Troy Wellington Smith recently traveled to Nottingham, U.K., to attend “The Romantic Byron,” a one-day conference held by the Newstead Byron Society and Nottingham and Trent University. After presenting a paper at the conference, he expanded it and has had it accepted for publication in the June 2014 issue of The Byron Journal.

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Football player triumphs over adversity

Deterrian “D.T.” Shackelford was struck by misfortune during his junior year as a football player at the University of Mississippi. After tearing his ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) twice within the span of two years, Shackelford called the ordeal, “one of the toughest moments in my life.” Yet he used his injuries as motivation not only to return to top shape but also to pursue a master’s degree in higher education.

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Volunteers work to improve international students’ language skills

Kate Batson is one of many graduate students who volunteer their time and expertise to help international students adjust to not only campus but also American life.

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Message from the GSC president


Message from the GSC president-elect


Graduate Student Spotlight

Read about what graduate students are working on and where they’re headed.

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