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UM law student Crawford Moore earned a NASA Space Law Network grant to attend the International Law Weekend conference in New York. Photo by Christina Steube

UM Student Awarded Grant for International Law Weekend

Crawford Moore’s interest is on issues surrounding air and space law NOVEMBER 16, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Crawford Moore isn’t just studying the law to make a difference in his home state and country, but also the world – and beyond. The second-year student at the University of Mississippi School of Law earned a NASA Space […]


Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is donating his papers to the University of Mississippi’s Modern Political Archives. Cochran, an alumnus and supporter of the university, is shown speaking at Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s investiture in 2016. Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications

Law School to Host Tribute to Senator Thad Cochran

NOVEMBER 2, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (BA psychology ’59 JD ’65)  has left a lasting legacy on the University of Mississippi, as well as the state and nation. To honor his many contributions to the state, the UM School of Law is hosting a Nov. 11 tribute to the longtime political leader and […]


The University of Mississippi will soon be home to the Haley Barbour Center for the Study of American Politics. From left, John Bruce, chair and associate professor of political science; Lee Cohen, dean of the College of Liberal Arts; Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi; Jeffrey S. Vitter, UM Chancellor; and Noel Wilkin, provost and executive vice chancellor. Photo by Kevin Bain

American Politics Focus of New Center Named for Haley Barbour

First classes of Center for the Study of American Politics to be taught in upcoming term OCTOBER 29, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi soon will be home to a bipartisan center named after alumnus Haley Barbour, a major architect of national politics who served two terms as governor of Mississippi. On Thursday […]


New Scholarship Honors Late Alumna’s Favorite Professor

Lori Sneed and Colby Kullman are linked by gift to Ole Miss Women’s Council OCTOBER 20, 2018 BY BILL DABNEY As a University of Mississippi student, the late Lori Sneed quickly formed a special bond with English professor Colby Kullman, and soon the feeling was mutual. Now, the two “great friends” will be linked in […]


Alumni Profile: Oscar Pope

OCTOBER 9, 2018 BY Bethany Fitts for the University of Mississippi Alumni Association Oscar Pope (BA art ’10) has always wanted to create meaningful content that both defines culture and connects people. “I don’t know where [that passion] comes from,” he said. “But I know I have a responsibility to create responsibly.” He first developed an interest […]


Since its first graduating class in 2001, 520 students have graduated from the Croft Institute for International Studies.

Croft Institute Marks Its 20th Anniversary

Events include alumni panels, commemoration ceremony OCTOBER 4, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART The Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 20th anniversary Friday (Oct. 5) with several events for UM alumni, students, faculty and staff. The institute welcomed its first cohort in 1998 after being created following a generous $60 million donation from the Joseph […]


Abby Loden

Battling Brain Tumors, UM Alumna Embodies ‘Never Quit’ Spirit

Abby Loden joins LOU community for Great 38 Race later this month OCTOBER 1, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Several brain surgeries have left Abby Loden deaf, and she still has tumors on her brain and spinal cord, but she finished her latest round of chemotherapy in August and is pushing ahead with plans to run […]


Taylor Named Director of UM Health Professions Advising Office

Administrator helps students achieve career goals SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 BY JULES COOK has been named director of the University of Mississippi Health Professions Advising Office. The Health Professions Advising Office, located on the third floor of the Martindale Student Services Center, provides information to students pursuing careers as health professionals. In his role as director, […]


Celebrating the Arts Sets Big Goal for UM Ford Center

Campaign Launches to Build Endowment for Performing Arts SEPTEMBER 12, 2018  |  BY TINA HAHN Adding $1.5 million in endowment for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is the goal of the Celebrating the Arts campaign, which will increase the total endowment to $3 million. Mississippi native […]


Blair McElroy, UM senior international officer, signs a memorandum of agreement with the National University of Civil Engineering in Vietnam for student and faculty exchanges and research collaborations in May. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Blair McElroy Named Senior International Officer at UM

UM alumna brings global perspective, experiences to role SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART During the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Mississippi, Blair McElroy watched over 877 international students as interim senior international officer. In that position, she served as an advocate for those students, ensuring their education at UM went as smoothly as […]