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UM Senior Honored with Museum of Women in the Arts Scholarship

Student’s sculptures seek to raise awareness of mental illness OCTOBER 14, 2018 BY KENDALL PATTERSON An ability to use her artistic skills to raise awareness of those struggling with mental illness helped a University of Mississippi senior earn a prestigious visual arts scholarship from the Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women 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 […]

MFA ceramics student William McKinney

MFA Ceramics Student Selected to Represent UM in China

OCTOBER 9, 2019 BY Olivia Whittington This October MFA ceramics student William McKinney is representing the University of Mississippi at the Taoxichuan Creative Fair in Jingdezhen, China. Selected by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, McKinney is one of seven students chosen to represent universities in the United States. “It’s a huge honor…it […]

Thanks to the support of the Global Leadership Circle, OMWC scholar Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece. Outside of her classes, Curtis volunteered with Syrian refugees through the Athens Salvation Army.

Global Leadership Circle Provides Exceptional Student Experiences

OCTOBER 8, 2018 A number of Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy (OMWC) scholars enjoyed summer school in way that was anything but typical. For example, University of Mississippi senior political science major Catrina Curtis of Nesbit, Mississippi, combined academics and service during her summer abroad in Athens, Greece — even volunteering with the Athens […]

Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter (left) and his wife, Sharon, look over a recent addition to the Department of Archives and Special Collections with library Dean Cecilia Botero and Jennifer Ford, head of special collections.

Special Collections Announces Fall Brown Bag Lecture Series

All noon events in the Faulkner Room are open to the public SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH The public is invited to six lectures brown bag lectures hosted this fall by the Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi Library. All the events begin at noon in the Faulkner […]

Students view Barlow’s Planetarium while on display at the UM Museum. Photo by Robert Jordan

UM Museum Named to ’51 Most Astounding University Museums’

Facility in national spotlight for fourth time in five years AUGUST 8, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi Museum and its extensive collection of art, scientific equipment and Greek and Roman antiquities are in the national spotlight once again, this time being named to EdSmart’s list of “51 Most Astounding University Museums.” The […]

TEDxUniversityofMississippi Brings ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’

Seven speakers for 2018 program BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi hosted its third TEDxUniversity of Mississippi conference with seven speakers giving brief, thought-provoking lectures on the theme of “MomentUM.” The 2018 lineup included faculty members, a graduate student, a law student and others discussing a variety of topics, including how substance abuse is treated by […]

‘Mother Moth,’ a photograph by Jaime Aelavanthara, is among many of her pieces in the ‘Where the Roots Rise’ exhibit at University Museum.

‘Where the Roots Rise’ Reflects Connection of Humanity to Natural Life

Latest UM Museum exhibit showcases creative photographs from alumna Jaime Aelavanthara JULY 24, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The distance between humanity and nature is much smaller than we realize, and the latest exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum serves as a reminder of that perception. “Where the Roots Rise” by photographer Jaime Aelavanthara is […]

‘Transitory Spaces: Flower and Fragments,’ by UM professor Philip Jackson, is part of a private collection. The painting is on display at the UM Museum as part of ‘The UnstillLife’ exhibit. Submitted photo

‘UnstillLife’ Exhibit at UM Museum Showcases Work of 38 Painters

Collection encourages viewers to re-examine ordinary and overlooked objects MAY 13, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE A still life painting exhibition that goes beyond the ordinary is open at the University of Mississippi Museum. “The UnstillLife,” a collection by the painters’ association Zeuxis, features the many possibilities of still life with an eccentric take on the […]

Bella Gonzalez photo by Robert Jordan/UM Communications

Art Major Takes Second Prize at UM Business Contest

Annual Gillespie Business Plan Competition completes another successful year APRIL 30, 2018 BY STELLA CONNELL An online, captive business concept that connects high school students with college students for homework took first place in the 14th annual Gillespie Business Plan Competition at the University of Mississippi. Shortwork LLC, conceived by Will Tribble and Sam Harres, […]