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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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Three recent graduates of the University of Mississippi (from left), Cal Wilkerson, Alison Redding and Kaleb Barnes, have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships.

Three Graduates Receive Rural Physician Scholarships

Funding supports medical training at UM School of Medicine JULY 30, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT Three recent graduates of the University of Mississippi have been awarded Mississippi Rural Physicians Scholarships valued at $30,000 per year for their medical training at the University of Mississippi School...
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TEDxUniversityofMississippi Brings ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’

Seven speakers for 2018 program BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi hosted its third TEDxUniversity of Mississippi conference with seven speakers giving brief, thought-provoking lectures on the theme of “MomentUM.” The 2018 lineup included faculty members, a graduate student, a law...
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‘Mother Moth,’ a photograph by Jaime Aelavanthara, is among many of her pieces in the ‘Where the Roots Rise’ exhibit at University Museum.

‘Where the Roots Rise’ Reflects Connection of Humanity to Natural Life

Latest UM Museum exhibit showcases creative photographs from alumna Jaime Aelavanthara JULY 24, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The distance between humanity and nature is much smaller than we realize, and the latest exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum serves as a reminder of that perception...
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A 3-D model of Maryam Landi’s speaker-enhancement design. Photo by Nathan Towery

Alumna Develops New Miniature Speaker Structure for Enhanced Sound

JULY 24, 2018 By NATHAN TOWRY for the University of Mississippi Graduate School Summer 2018 Newsletter A lot of speaker designs in the world yield powerful, high-quality sound but fail to deliver when the speaker is miniaturized. This is because no one has figured out the physics behind doing so —...
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2018 Evers Research Scholar Chosen

JUNE 1, 2018 Telisha Dionne Bailey (PhD history ’15), a post-doctoral teaching fellow at the University of Virginia, has been named the 2018 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholar. Bailey’s research examines the complex and often overlooked history of the imprisonment of African American...
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Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2018

Alumni Association to Honor Seven at Homecoming for Achievement, Service JULY 11, 2018 The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring seven distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2018. Created in 1974, the Hall of Fame honors select alumni who have made an outstanding...
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Hailey Cooper has been awarded the Miracle Dance Network Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award for her work with RebelTHON.

UM Graduate Receives Leadership Award for RebelTHON Efforts

Hailey Cooper devoted three years at Ole Miss to raising funds for children’s hospital JUNE 28, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE University of Mississippi graduate Hailey Cooper has been named a recipient of the 2018 Miracle Network Dance Marathon Distinguished Leadership Award. Cooper, a Madison...
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Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran is donating his papers to the University of Mississippi’s Modern Political Archives. Cochran, an alumnus and supporter of the university, is shown speaking at Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter’s investiture in 2016. Photo by Kevin Bain/Communications

Cochran’s Papers Shine Light on Nation’s Major Issues

Collection includes correspondence, documents, photographs, recordings, scrapbooks and memorabilia JUNE 25, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s papers will be donated to the University of Mississippi, providing 3,500 linear feet of documents and nearly 6 terabytes of digital files...
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UM College of Liberal Arts Dean Lee Cohen (left) and Ole Miss band director David Willson (right) thank Ed Pegues for his recent major gift in support of band scholarships. Pegues’ gift was announced at the spring concert of the Ole Miss Wind Ensemble on May 1.

Major Gift to Help Support Band Recruitment

JUNE 20, 2018 By BILL DABNEY Recruitment efforts for the “Pride of the South,” the University of Mississippi’s acclaimed marching band, just gained support with a major gift for band scholarships. Former Ole Miss drum major Ed Pegues of Tupelo, Mississippi, recently designated UM as the beneficiary...
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