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Three UM Juniors Named Truman Scholar Finalists

Students interview for prestigious award March 13; winners to be announced April 18 MARCH 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Good news came for a trio of University of Mississippi juniors recently when they were named finalists for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Jarvis Benson of Grenada, Jaz...
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Professor Dwight Tays

Political Science Educator’s Planned Gift to UM Department

MARCH 6, 2018  By BILL DABNEY Dwight Tays of Nashville, Tennessee, says the University of Mississippi gave him the knowledge base he’s needed to be successful throughout his more than four-decade career as a political science educator. Now, he wants to give back. “The Department of Political Science...
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Award Recipients to be Recognized During Black Alumni Reunion Gala

Alumni Association to present slate of honors at sold-out event FEBRUARY 24, 2018 BY MDIGGS The Ole Miss Alumni Association is recognizing 13 distinguished alumni as part the University of Mississippi’s 2018 Black Alumni Reunion. The awards include the Dr. Jeanette Jennings “Trailblazer” Award, The...
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UM Alumna Receives Prestigious Teaching Award

February 15, 2018  |  By Nathan Towery for the University of Mississippi Graduate School Torina D. Lewis, Ph.D., received the Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award earlier this year. Lewis is a University of Mississippi alumna and an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Clark...
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Ryan Upshaw, pictured here receiving the Lift Every Voice Award in 2016, remains an active alumnus of the UM Black Student Union. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Alumnus Ryan Upshaw Reflects on BSU’s Legacy of Service

Time in organization helped him develop leadership skills FEBRUARY 2, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM When he was a freshman at the University of Mississippi in 2002, Ryan Upshaw saw a flyer about the Black Student Union and decided to join with some other classmates. Little did he know, this decision would...
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Two UM Professors to Receive Mississippi Humanities Council Honors

Patrick Alexander and Marc Lerner will be lauded in Jackson for teaching, service JANUARY 29, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Two University of Mississippi professors are among those being honored Feb. 16 in Jackson by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Patrick Alexander, assistant professor of English and...
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TEDxUniversityofMississippi Brings ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ to UM Feb. 3

Seven speakers set for this year’s program JANUARY 22, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi will host its third TEDxUniversity of Mississippi conference Feb. 3 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts with seven speakers to give brief, thought-provoking lectures...
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Christina Tompkins, a 2009 UM graduate, will perform with ‘The Sound of Music’ national tour Wednesday (Jan. 24) at the Ford Center. Submitted photo

UM Alumna Returns to Ford Center with ‘The Sound of Music’

Christina Tompkins will perform role of Sister Sophia JANUARY 23, 2018 BY STAFF REPORT The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is hosting the national tour of “The Sound of Music” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 24), and a familiar Ole Miss face will be...
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UM Students, Staff, Alumni Join Community for MLK Day of Service Activities

Volunteers gathering to honor King’s legacy through community engagement JANUARY 8, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi students, staff and community partners are spearheading efforts to promote community engagement and encourage a spirit of service in Lafayette County and Oxford...
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As Ole Miss yearbook editor, Buddy Shaw (left) and Jimmy Parkin, yearbook business manager, review the layout for the 1950 edition.

Shaw’s Major Gift Will Assist Freshmen Entering UM

January 2, 2018  |  BY BILL DABNEY Throughout his life, University of Mississippi alumnus Buddy Shaw (BA political science ’50) has been a giver. He has given of his time, his possessions, his money and his talents. His giving spirit even extended to being a match-maker for his college...
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