Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

Dear students, friends and colleagues,

winter2016_welcomedrkissmascotWelcome to our latest edition of the Graduate School newsletter. I hope you enjoy our featured stories in this issue. For instance, Sarah Crocker-Buta won first place in the annual Three-Minute Thesis competition’s master’s division. She is a student in biological sciences and studies how the social-acoustic environment influences the expression of alternative mating tactics in the green tree frog. Another fascinating story is about Andriy Shkilko, who is a graduate of our Ph.D. program in finance. Dr. Shkilko, who is the Canada Research Chair in Finance, discusses the fine mentoring he received in the business school from Drs. Bonnie and Robert Van Ness.

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