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The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy has named Dr. Jane-Claire Williams (far left) as the 2019 Emerging Young Philanthropist. On hand to congratulate her were Judy Trott (center), former dean of students at the University of Mississippi, and Candie Simmons, an OMWC member.

Williams Honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Ole Miss Women's Council Celebrates UM Alumna's 'Spirit of Giving' The Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy has named Dr. Jane-Claire Williams (far left) as the 2019 Emerging Young Philanthropist. On hand to congratulate her were Judy Trott (center), former dean of students at the University ...
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Albert Woodfox, known as one of the ‘Angola Three’ who was the nation’s longest-held prisoner in solitary confinement after being wrongly convicted and serving more than four decades at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is set to deliver the opening keynote for the Making and Unmaking Mass Incarceration conference at the University of Mississippi.

Conference to Examine History of Mass Incarceration

Albert Woodfox, one of the 'Angola Three,' to deliver opening keynote for interdisciplinary symposium Albert Woodfox, known as one of the 'Angola Three' who was the nation's longest-held prisoner in solitary confinement after being wrongly convicted and serving more than four decades at the ...
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JP Lawrence photo of poison frog.

Survival of the Weakest

Professor Brice Noonan Puts a New Spin on Evolutionary Biology Dyeing Poison Frog (Dendrobates tinctorius) from the Kaw Mountains, French Guiana. Photo by J.P. Lawrence SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL When he was a teenager in south Florida, Brice Noonan discovered a new love that ...
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UM graduate J.P. Lawrence shows off clay models of dyeing poison frogs used in his work. He and a team of researchers began studying variations in color signals of the frogs in 2013 in French Guiana. The team has published its results in the Sept. 3 edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Biology Alumnus Publishes Research in Prestigious Journal

National Academy of Sciences publication features article co-authored by J.P. Lawrence UM graduate J.P. Lawrence shows off clay models of dyeing poison frogs used in his work. He and a team of researchers began studying variations in color signals of the frogs in 2013 in French Guiana. The team ...
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Renvy Pittman (center) enjoys spending time with the Grove Scholars whenever she visits campus. Here, she’s pictured with alumni of the program — the 2018 seniors (from left) Jontae Warren, Devante Yates, Jessica Cole, Rashad Collier, Deshauntra Green, Bre O’Neal and Myrical Taylor. In back are Maura Scully Murry, director of the FASTrack Learning Community, and E. Gray Flora IV, director of Grove Scholars and senior academic mentor for FASTrack.

Pittman Gift Sparks George Hall Renovation

A Place to Thrive Renvy Pittman (center) enjoys spending time with the Grove Scholars whenever she visits campus. Here, she’s pictured with alumni of the program — the 2018 seniors (from left) Jontae Warren, Devante Yates, Jessica Cole, Rashad Collier, Deshauntra Green, Bre O’Neal and Myrical ...
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Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2019

Eight alumni will receive the Ole Miss Alumni Association’s highest annual honors as part of Homecoming 2019. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame for 2019 are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94), Donald R. Cole (PhD 85), Jake Gibbs (BSPHE 61), Duncan M. Gray III (BA 71) and Richard C. Howorth (BA ...
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Sandy Black sits in the office of William Faulkner’s home.

Private Gift Preserves Ambiance of Faulkner’s Famed Rowan Oak

Historic Preservation Sandy Black sits in the office of William Faulkner’s home. JULY 8, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY William Faulkner’s desk, typewriter and resting bed are fixtures in the office of the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s Oxford, Mississippi, home. Peering in, it’s easy to imagine the ...
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UM law student Ali Roberson, in the midst of a year as an extern with International Justice Mission, has been helping advocate for prisoners in Uganda.

Student Making a Difference in Uganda

Ali Roberson is completing externship with International Justice Mission UM law student Ali Roberson, in the midst of a year as an extern with International Justice Mission, has been helping advocate for prisoners in Uganda. Submitted photo JUNE 6, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Ali Roberson knew ...
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UM Graduate Earns Gates Scholarship to Cambridge

Josh Law heads to the United Kingdom to pursue a master's degree MAY 23, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Josh Law A recent University of Mississippi graduate has received a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he will pursue a master’s degree in health, ...
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Ryan Upshaw

Reaping the University’s Richest Rewards

Journey to Commencement: Ryan Upshaw earns doctorate while recruiting and mentoring undergraduate students Ryan Upshaw   APRIL 25, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH Over the past 12 years, Ryan Upshaw has experienced several memorable moments at the University of Mississippi. The assistant ...
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