Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

Dear students, friends and colleagues,


Welcome to our latest edition of the Graduate School Newsletter.  I hope you enjoy our featured stories in this issue as much as we do!  For instance, Amanda Malloy, the grand prize winner of 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, discusses her passion for Southern Studies. You can view her 3MT presentation at as well as other 3MT talks from UM at the Graduate School YouTube Channel. The 3MT program has been great in terms of providing valuable skills to our graduate students as well as bringing increased visibility to the Graduate School.

We have another fascinating story about Tanya Robertson who is pursuing a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education. Tanya, an experienced teacher, is the ideal person to help lead the Teach Live program, which allows pre-service teachers are to use the latest technology with this virtual classroom program. The UM School of Education, the state’s largest producer of teachers and educational leaders, is among 19 institutions across the country chosen to pilot this training program.

Thanks for reading our newsletter, and please continue to send us suggestions and ideas.  We welcome story concepts from students and faculty, and we would love to hear about the successes of our graduate alumni.  We appreciate your support of the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi!

John Z. Kiss
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of Biology