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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 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 bestowed on UM...
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Two UM Students Selected for Fellowship Program

Jonathan Dabel, Je’Von D. Franklin to work with initiative aimed at solving education challenges March 24, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith Two University of Mississippi students have been chosen to participate in an inaugural national network program designed to use technology to innovate teaching and...
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Robert and Margaret Khayat attended many events together, including the dedication of the Robert C. Khayat Law Center. Below: Margaret Khayat on her wedding day.

Honoring Former First Lady Margaret Khayat

Members of UM Family Recall Her ‘Pivotal Impact’ on Ole Miss March 10, 2021 by Jonathan Scott Margaret Mason Denton Khayat’s generous life and many years of support for the University of Mississippi are being celebrated by the Ole Miss family. Khayat, the former first lady of Ole Miss, passed away...
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Alumni Spotlight: John Kelly

As a chemist working for UES Inc. at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, John Kelly (PhD chemistry and biochemistry 16) focuses on improving a warfighter’s ability to detect chemical warfare in the field by optimizing and engineering novel solutions for imminent chemical weapons and terrorism. He...
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Their Judicial Dreams Affirmed

Three alumni appointed as U.S. District Court judges share career lessons, talk UM’s role in success February 24, 2021 by Michael Newsom Though they’ve all taken very different routes to get there, three University of Mississippi alumni find themselves as new U.S. district court judges with...
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Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Dean

Meet alumnus Patrick Dean (BA political science 81), who writes on the outdoors and the environment. His latest book Nature’s Messenger: Mark Catesby and His Adventures in a New World (Pegasus Books 2022) is a “dynamic and fresh exploration of the naturalist Mark Catesby—who predated John...
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Historian Edward Ayers narrates the evolution of Southern history from the founding of the nation to the present day by focusing on the settling, unsettling and resettling of the South in his SouthTalks presentation, set for noon Feb. 10. Submitted graphic

SouthTalks Return for Spring

Community activism is the highlight of the series hosted by UM Southern studies center January 25, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary Community activism is once again the focus of the SouthTalks series presented by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. All...
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Betsy Nelson pins an Air Force retirement pin to her husband’s flight suit. Col. Paul ‘Voodoo’ Nelson held his retirement ceremony at the Walk of Champions, the same place he was commissioned more than three decades earlier. Photo by Logan Kirkland/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Ole Miss Alumnus Celebrates 31 Years of Military Service in the Grove

Col. Paul ‘Voodoo’ Nelson hopes to pass on legacy of service in return home January 13, 2021 by JB Clark On a sunny October afternoon, retiring Air Force flight surgeon Col. Dr. Paul Nelson (BA physics 89) and wife Betsy Moore Nelson (BS 89) welcomed friends and family to the University...
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MLK Celebration to Feature Colorado College President

UM alumnus Mike Edmonds to discuss importance of building community in times of chaos during virtual event January 11, 2021 by JB Clark The University of Mississippi‘s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement is revisiting Martin Luther King’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or...
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An actor portraying the character Ulla in the Barter Theatre’s 2019 production of Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ wears a costume created by Lee Martin, a 2009 UM alumnus and the theater’s costume designer. Submitted photo

Pandemic Provides Possibilities for Mentorship

Theatre and film alumni give students a glimpse into professional world of TV, stage work December 23, 2020 by Katherine Stewart Amid shifting plans resulting from the ongoing global pandemic, professors in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Mississippi found new opportunities...
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