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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   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 dean of engineering has earned...
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Following Precedent

Journey to Commencement: Twins Katherine and Michael Farese become eighth and ninth family graduates of UM School of Law MAY 10, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Twin siblings Katherine and Michael Farese have always been close, so it was no surprise that they wanted to continue their education...
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UM alumnae Nicole Tisdale (left) and Kim Dandridge discuss their career paths in government and the legal fields with English major Hannah Woods, of Yazoo City, during the recent ‘Next Chapters: Career Networking with English Alumni’ event. Alumni from a variety of fields returned to campus to discuss how their English degree is serving them in their careers and also shared tips and pointers for navigating the job market. Photo by Pam Starling/Division of Outreach

English Students Explore Career Options with Alumni

Networking event highlights advice for a variety of paths after graduation MAY 2, 2019 BY PAM STARLING Students at the University of Mississippi had an opportunity to network with alumni who have translated their University of Mississippi English degrees into a wide variety of career paths during a...
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Garrett Booth

Ready for Takeoff

Journey to Commencement: Navy ROTC graduate Garrett Booth spends spring semester on staff APRIL 30, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Garrett Booth wasn’t quite ready to leave the University of Mississippi. The Austin, Texas, native graduated from Ole Miss in December with a degree in biochemistry and was...
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The inaugural Policy Talks is set for 5:30 p.m. April 25 in Bryant Hall, Room 209. Three UM faculty members and three select alumni will discuss religious freedom laws. A reception will follow the free event in the Bryant Hall Gallery. Photo by Robert Jordan

Forum to Examine Religious Freedom Laws in State

Policy Talks event draws on expertise of faculty, alumni from Department of Philosophy and Religion APRIL 12, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A panel discussion examining religious freedom laws is scheduled for April 25 at the University of Mississippi. The inaugural “Policy Talks” begins at 5:30 p.m. in...
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UM Faculty Travel Across Southeast for Collaborations

Ten faculty members participate in SEC Faculty Travel Program DECEMBER 13, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART Ten University of Mississippi faculty members are taking part in the SEC Faculty Travel Program this academic year, joining more than 100 fellow faculty members from other Southeastern Conference...
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Augustus Leon Collins

Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins to Give UM Commencement Address

Alumnus, former National Guard commander speaks to graduates May 11 in Grove MARCH 25, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Retired Maj. Gen. Augustus Leon Collins, former commanding general of the Mississippi National Guard and president of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, will deliver the...
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Dr. Steven Cunningham (left), chair of the IHL Diversity Committee, and UM Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks (right) congratualte Sandra Cox-McCarty on winning one of hte board’s Excellence in Diversity Awards.

Law School Associate Dean Honored by IHL

Sandra Cox-McCarty is this year’s recipient of the Excellence in Diversity Award MARCH 12, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Sandra Cox-McCarty, associate dean for administration and diversity initiatives at the University of Mississippi School of Law, is dedicated to diversity and inclusion. For more...
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Emily Wagster Pettus to be Honored with 2019 Silver Em

Longtime legislative reporter to receive university’s highest award in journalism MARCH 12, 2019 BY LAREECA RUCKER Between 2003 and 2014, U.S. newspapers lost 35 percent of their statehouse reporters, a percentage slightly higher than newspaper staffing nationwide, the Pew Research Center...
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Born in Daejeon, South Korea, University of Mississippi student Jiwon Lee spent part of her childhood and teenage years in Oxford, so Ole Miss is a second home to her. Photo by Thomas Graning

Music Major Blends Experiences of International and Hometown Student

South Korean native Jiwon Lee grew up on Ole Miss campus MARCH 12, 2019 BY SHEA STEWART Jiwon Lee is not your typical international student at the University of Mississippi. Born in Daejeon, South Korea, Lee arrived in Oxford as an infant. Her father, Jongbok Lee, and mother, Aeran Moon Lee, were...
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