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The UM Graduate School has honored creative writing director Derrick Harriell with the Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award. Photo by Kevin Bain/ Communications

Creative Writing Director Honored For Commitment to Inclusivity

Derrick Harriell receives Excellence in Promoting Inclusiveness in Graduate Education Award MAY 14, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The University of Mississippi Graduate School has honored Derrick Harriell, assistant professor of English and African American Studies, for his contributions to inclusivity...
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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

University Honors Thad Cochran with Mississippi Humanitarian Award

Former senator known as ‘The Quiet Persuader’ helped shape state as well as his alma mater MAY 14, 2018 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM During its 165th Commencement on Saturday, the University of Mississippi honored former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran with its Mississippi Humanitarian Award, which...
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Pride of the South drum major Layne McGuire (center), the band's graduate assistant Pam Crump Jackson (left) and band member Angela Davis-Morris pose for a picture in Knoxville, where Ole Miss played the University of Tennessee.

Alumna’s Gift Honors Parents, Supports Ole Miss Pride of the South

May 8, 2018 By J. Dillon Pitts As former drum major for the University of Mississippi Band, Layne McGuire is used to having people follow her lead. In supporting the band with a recent gift, she hopes to inspire others to do the same. “I was approached about making a gift to the university beyond...
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Go Forth and Prosper: Croft Alumni Take on the World

Six graduates reflect on their experience MAY 8, 2018 BY SHEA STEWART On a Saturday afternoon in May 2001, the first five graduates of the Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi received their diplomas. The group included the program’s very first graduate, Lauren...
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Adjacent to Paris-Yates Chapel, the bench-lined terrace, featuring a tiered fountain, stands as a monument to students who lost their lives while enrolled at Ole Miss and welcomes anyone seeking a quiet place to pray, think, meditate or study.

Graduate’s Gift Helps Complete Monument, Honors Mother

UNIVERSITY HOSTS MEMORY GARDEN DEDICATION CEREMONY APRIL 24, 2018  BY BILL DABNEY Family and friends of the late Penn Owen of Como, Mississippi, gathered on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus recently to celebrate the dedication of the Ole Miss Memory Garden. At the podium (from left) are...
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Lee Anne (left) and Bill Fry (right) visit with Sandy (holding Collette) and Vaughn Grisham in their Oxford, Mississippi, home.

Sociology Professor, Wife Honored by Former Student’s Gift

Alumnus Supports McLean Institute APRIL 18, 2018  BY BILL DABNEY At her front door, Sandy Grisham embraces Bill and Lee Anne Fry. It’s her standard greeting whenever the Frys visit her and her husband, Vaughn. At the University of Mississippi in the late 1970s, Bill Fry took several classes under...
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PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS: Alumnus Hunter Gabbard and How Machine Learning Could Help Search for Gravitational Waves

APRIL 12, 2018 Hunter Gabbard (BS physics ’16), a University of Glasgow School of Physics and Astronomy postgraduate student, and two of his classmates “have developed a sophisticated artificial intelligence which could underpin the next phase of gravitational wave astronomy.” In a...
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The 2018 University of Mississippi Hall of Fame. Photo by by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Ten Seniors Named UM Hall of Fame Inductees

Recipients honored for service, achievement and potential for success APRIL 6, 2018 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ten University of Mississippi seniors have been inducted into the university’s 2017-18 Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors afforded students at Ole Miss. The inductees were honored Friday...
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UM Departments Collaborate to Host ‘Radical South’ Series

Events include lectures, discussions, film screening and more APRIL 3, 2018 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi is hosting “The Radical South,” a conversation series this month that explores the complexity of Southern history and...
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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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