skip to main content
College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Alumni News & Share Your Story

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...
>> Read more
‘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...
>> Read more
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 —...
>> Read more

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...
>> Read more

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...
>> Read more
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...
>> Read more
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...
>> Read more
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...
>> Read more
Ken and Carol Lackey at home with Hunter

Planned Gift Will Award UM Math and Science Departments Over $2 Million

Alumnus provides STEM support JUNE 15, 2018 By Bill Dabney Having served as a university president among other high-level positions in the state of Oklahoma, University of Mississippi alumnus Ken Lackey of Tulsa knows first-hand the importance of private support to public institutions of higher...
>> Read more
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...
>> Read more