College of Liberal Arts

- University of Mississippi

Accomplished Alumni

    • VIDEO: Boren Scholar on Chinese Language Program

      Alison Bartel and William Bumpas III, both international studies and Chinese majors, have been awarded Boren Scholarships to study in China at Nanjing University for their capstone year in the Chinese Language Flagship Program. Read the story>> Digital platforms and economic growth are shortening the divide between the U.S. and China, and the university is giving some of the students in the international studies program a competitive edge through the Chinese Language Flagship Program. The University of Mississippi is one of only nine universities in the United States to offer this program in partnership with two centers in Nanjing and Tianjin, China. This intensive program is designed to help students develop an extremely high proficiency in Chinese language skills, along with a deep understanding of history and culture. See how three trips to China changed William Bumpas’ perspective as a student and as a future international leader. "What I really want to do is to be able to talk to people, and with the Chinese language skills that I have gained at Ole Miss, I am getting the opportunity to do that.” —William Bumpas VIDEO: I AM A GLOBAL REBEL [youtube]M8xHJXde_Ts[/youtube]  

    • W. Ralph Eubanks Donates His Papers to UM Library

      Author, editor, publisher adds to resources available in Archives and Special Collections.

    • Alumni Greg Iles and ‘Natchez Burning’ at Off Square Books

      The New York Times bestselling author signs his new book, “Natchez Burning,” on April 30 at 5:30PM.

    • Greg Iles

      Author of 13 New York Times Best Sellers, his novels have been made into films, translated into 20 languages, and published in 35 countries.

    • Maj. Gen. James E. Donald

      Recipient of the Bronze Star for his bold leadership as a task force commander with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles during Gulf War I and the UM Alumni Association Hall of Fame award, the highest annual alumni honor for outstanding contributions through good deeds, services, or contributions.

    • W. Ralph Eubanks

      Professor and author are just two of the many hats worn by the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review and former Library of Congress director of publishing.

    • Paul Sabbatini

      The Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Deputy Physician-in-Chief for Clinical Research and medical oncologist leads a program seeking to improve treatments for ovarian cancer.

    • Brittney Reese

      Winner of the 2012 Olympic gold medal for the long jump, Reese became the first woman to win three straight World Championships in 2013.

    • Thomas K. McCraw: Pulitizer Prize Winning Alumnus

      The late Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard University won a Pulitzer Prize for his book Prophets of Regulation: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn.

    • Dr. Hannah Gay

      B.A. biology and chemistry, ’76, University of Mississippi Medical Center associate professor of pediatrics and HIV specialist, named to TIME magazine's 100 most influential people for orchestrating a breakthrough in HIV treatment by treating a newborn with anti-HIV drugs hours after birth.

    • Glen Ballard

      The six-time Grammy® Award winner---one of popular music’s most accomplished producers/songwriters and arrangers---has sold more than 150 million records.

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