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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 comes from,” he said. “But I know I have a responsibility to create ...
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Since its first graduating class in 2001, 520 students have graduated from the Croft Institute for International Studies.

Croft Institute Marks Its 20th Anniversary

Events include alumni panels, commemoration ceremony OCTOBER 4, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART The Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi celebrates its 20th anniversary Friday (Oct. 5) with several events for UM alumni, students, faculty and staff. The institute welcomed ...
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Abby Loden

Battling Brain Tumors, UM Alumna Embodies ‘Never Quit’ Spirit

Abby Loden joins LOU community for Great 38 Race later this month OCTOBER 1, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Several brain surgeries have left Abby Loden deaf, and she still has tumors on her brain and spinal cord, but she finished her latest round of chemotherapy in August and is pushing ahead with plans to ...
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Nobel Prize-winning author and UM alumnus William Faulkner’s short stories will be the focus of UM’s 2018 Common Reading Experience. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Nominations Sought for 2019 Common Reading Experience

Community encouraged to recommend books for upcoming freshman class SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 BY KENDALL PATTERSON The University of Mississippi is asking community members to help select the book that will be read by the class of 2023 for the Common Reading Experience. Anyone in the Oxford-Ole Miss ...
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Taylor Named Director of UM Health Professions Advising Office

Administrator helps students achieve career goals SEPTEMBER 14, 2018 BY JULES COOK Dr. Sovent Taylor has been named director of the University of Mississippi Health Professions Advising Office. The Health Professions Advising Office, located on the third floor of the Martindale Student Services ...
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Celebrating the Arts Sets Big Goal for UM Ford Center

Campaign Launches to Build Endowment for Performing Arts SEPTEMBER 12, 2018  |  BY TINA HAHN Adding $1.5 million in endowment for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is the goal of the Celebrating the Arts campaign, which will increase the total ...
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Blair McElroy, UM senior international officer, signs a memorandum of agreement with the National University of Civil Engineering in Vietnam for student and faculty exchanges and research collaborations in May. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Blair McElroy Named Senior International Officer at UM

UM alumna brings global perspective, experiences to role SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART During the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Mississippi, Blair McElroy watched over 877 international students as interim senior international officer. In that position, she served as an advocate ...
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Jon Parrish Peede Sworn In as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities

Jon Parrish Peede Sworn In as Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities

MAY 3, 2018 Jon Parrish Peede (MA Southern Studies ’93) was sworn in today as the 11th chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) at a ceremony at the White House. “It is a distinct honor to be nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the US Senate to serve as ...
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Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series to Focus on ‘Sports in the South’

First talk, examining protests in pro football, kicks off Sept. 5 SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The Brown Bag Lunch and Lecture Series sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi continues this fall with a focus on “Sports in the South.” All ...
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Jake Thrasher, a 2018 UM graduate and Hall of Fame inductee, won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition for his editorial cartoons in The Daily Mississippian. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Digital Imaging ServicesJake Thrasher, a 2018 UM graduate and Hall of Fame inductee, won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence competition for his editorial cartoons in The Daily Mississippian. Photo by Robert Jordan/

UM Graduate Earns Top Recognition for Editorial Cartoons

Jake Thrasher won first place in SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Competition AUGUST 3, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Many people have diverse interests, but to be highly skilled in several areas is a rarer quality. Jake Thrasher, of Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from the University of Mississippi in May ...
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