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Annual Awards Program Honors Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning MARCH 10, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 33rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program this...
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Kenneth Mayfield (left), Dr. Theron Evans Jr., Henrieese Roberts, Linnie Liggins, and Donald Cole remember their time as UM students in the very spot where they were arrested for protesting 50 years ago. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Then and Now: ‘Black Power at Ole Miss’ Spotlights Historic Events

University leaders reflect on 50th anniversary of arrests, recognize more must be done to heal wounds FEBRUARY 27, 2020 BY JB CLARK In a series of events intended to remember, reckon and repair, the University of Mississippi welcomed back many of the black students who were arrested on campus 50...
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Fifth Annual TEDx Event Set for Feb. 29

Experts on politics, heart disease prevention, music and more to speak at Ford Center February 24, 2020 by Meredith Foster The fifth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference is slated for Saturday (Feb. 29) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, bringing together a diverse...
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Patrick Alexander (left), UM associate professor of English and African American studies, and Nichelle Robinson, associate professor of teacher education and School of Education diversity officer, share a moment after being presented their ‘Lift Every Voice” awards in the Ole Miss Student Union Ballroom. Photo by Christian Johnson/Ole Miss

Faculty Honored for Service at ‘Lift Every Voice’ Celebration

Two professors recognized for work in diversity and inclusion February 7, 2020 by Edwin B. Smith With melodious sounds from a gospel choir and inspiring words from a keynote speaker, two University of Mississippi faculty members were honored Monday (Feb. 3) for their exceptional achievements in...
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Nancy Wicker, UM professor of art history, is working to shed light on the artwork Vikings made, including pieces like the replica jewelry she is wearing. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Art History Professor Receives First Hensley Award

Awarding Excellence JANUARY 17, 2019 BY Bill Dabney and Kirsten Faulkner A University of Mississippi art history professor is the first recipient of a new research award that is already garnering global recognition for the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Nancy Wicker, the award’s inaugural recipient...
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Anna Lauren Heavener, transfer admissions counselor at the University of Mississippi, is a Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar for the organization’s 2020 Honors Institute. Photo by Kevin Bain

Admissions Counselor Named Phi Theta Kappa Faculty Scholar

Anna Lauren Heavener recognized for excellent service to transfer students JANUARY 9, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A transfer admissions counselor at the University of Mississippi has been selected by Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society to serve as a faculty scholar for the organization’s 2020...
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Scholars, Advocates Convene at UM to ‘Unmake Mass Incarceration’

Against the backdrop of a nation with 2.2 million people behind bars, the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History sponsored a three-day conference examining the history of mass incarceration. Scholars, activists, writers, and former inmates focused on prison reform, reducing recidivism, restorative...
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Anne Twitty (left), associate professor of history, greets students during the Department of History’s undergraduate open house outside of Bishop Hall on the Oxford campus.

UM History Department Receives Major Gift

Preserving History DECEMBER 9, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY A $150,000 gift to the University of Mississippi’s Arch Dalrymple III Department of History has better positioned the department to embrace long-range opportunities, such as supporting faculty with their research and teaching goals. The unrestricted...
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Wi-Fi for Warriors: UM Alumni Help Deployed Soldiers Stay in Touch

Nonprofit organization helps fund internet access, provide streaming for members of military NOVEMBER 12, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Members of the military make incredible sacrifices when deployed to serve their country, but a group of University of Mississippi alumni wants to make sure that staying in...
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Both Dr. Donald Cole and his wife Marcia earned multiple degrees, held leadership roles, and taught at the University of Mississippi. Their children Donald II, William, and Mariah all attended UM.

Successful Campaign Establishes Cole Scholarship

Over 260 Donors Help Surpass Goal NOVEMBER 1, 2019 BY ANGELA ATKINS The Donald Cole Catalyst for Change Scholarship Endowment exceeded its goal by almost $10,000 through an online University of Mississippi fundraising campaign attracting gifts of all sizes. The Ignite Ole Miss campaign, spearheaded...
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