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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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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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