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The new Linda Spargo Art and Rowan Oak Fund will contribute financially to academic research within the College of Liberal Arts – such as the work examining the history of author William Faulkner’s former home, known as Rowan Oak – and to the work of the Department of Art and Art History.

Support Fund Named for Spargo Supports Arts, Rowan Oak

Honoring Linda Spargo June 11, 2021 By Mary Stanton Knight Navigating a four-year university can be daunting for some, but University of Mississippi students had a mentor in Linda Spargo, who devoted her career to guiding them and their families. Recently retired, Spargo’s impact is being honored ...

Building A Strong Foundation

Smiths’ Love for the Humanities Inspires Gift to Liberal Arts June 8, 2021 By Mary Stanton Knight A lifetime of love for the humanities inspired a Natchez, Mississippi, couple to provide academic support to the University of Mississippi’s College of Liberal Arts. When Carolyn and Marion Smith were ...
Ralph Eubanks, who has been named a 2021 fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, speaks at the 2017 opening of the Mississippi Bicentennial Exhibition at the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Ralph Eubanks Receives Harvard Radcliffe Honor

UM professor and author plans to use fellowship to write a book examining the Delta May 25, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary Walking your dog can be a routine event, or it could be the exact time someone calls your cellphone from a prestigious university sharing the exciting news that you’ve been ...
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Alumni Spotlight: Susan Johnson Cushman

Susan Johnson Cushman’s books include Friends of the Library (short stories), Cherry Bomb (a novel), Tangles and Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s (a memoir), and three anthologies she edited. John and Mary Margaret is her seventh book. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee. How did ...
Molly Harris

Alumni Spotlight: Molly Harris

As volunteers manager with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Molly Harris (BA political science 14) played a role in the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. She was selected to lead the recruitment, training, and management of approximately 300 ...
Dr. Ralf Zapata and his wife, Rhonda, established a new endowment at the University of Mississippi as a way to "give back" for the scholarships that had a transformative impact on their lives.

Providing Academic Opportunities

Zapatas Create Scholarships for Future Generations of UM Students May 14, 2021 By Jonathan Scott Scholarships awarded to Dr. Ralf Zapata allowed him to earn a chemistry degree in 1983 from the University of Mississippi, enabling him to launch his future without the financial burden of student. ...
Several members of the Ole Miss First Scholarship program visit the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Mississippi. Among those participating in the field trip are (from left) Daniel Reed, OMF graduate assistant, Benjamin Saulsberry, museum director of the Interpretive Center, six OMF scholars – Edward Puckett, Haley Morgan, John Michael Walker, Katie Davis, Sarah Amitin and Francesca Patawaran – and Patrick Weems, executive director of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center.

Ole Miss First—It’s a Family Matter

Program Aims to Provide Scholarships for Deserving Students May 12, 2021 By Jonathan Scott Family. It’s the one word that best describes the Ole Miss First Scholarship (OMF) program. That was also the word that kept returning to the mind of Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat 20 years ago when he ...
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Isom Center Names 2021-23 Fellows

Fellowship emphasizes interdepartmental collaboration in gender and sexuality research May 6, 2021 by JB Clark The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies has awarded grants to six University of Mississippi faculty members for their ongoing research and academic efforts in the areas of ...
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UM Alumni Offer Wise Words to New Graduates

Ahead of Commencement exercises, 7 Ole Miss alumni share guidance and encouragement April 28, 2021 by Emily Howorth As the Classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate Commencement in early May, they’ll complete an exciting journey, begin their next chapters and join the good company of distinguished. ...
Patrick Alexander, associate professor of English and African American studies, has been named recipient of the 2021 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award. Photo by Christian Johnson/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Elsie Hood Award Winner Lauded for Empathy and ‘Transformative Impact’

Patrick Alexander is university’s teacher of the year April 9, 2021 by Abigail Meisel Patrick Alexander, associate professor of English and African American Studies, is the recipient of the 2021 Elsie M. Hood Outstanding Teacher Award at the University of Mississippi. The honor – the highest ...