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December 13, 2017  By Bethany Fitts for the Ole Miss Alumni Association When Chris Presley (BA biology ’12) needs encouragement and inspiration to face life’s obstacles, he listens to songs like Andra Day’s “Rise Up” in which Day sings, “I’ll rise up. I’ll rise like the day. I’ll rise up. I’ll...
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George Dor is among the recipients of the 2021 Diversity Innovator Awards, presented by the UM Division of Diversity and Community Engagement. Submitted photo

UM Professor Lectures on African Music at University of Georgia

George Dor invited as fall speaker for the Institute for African Studies NOVEMBER 10, 2017 BY ANNA HERD George W.K. Dor, professor of music at the University of Mississippi, recently delivered the fall lecture for the University of Georgia’s Institute for African Studies. Dor was invited as guest...
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Three Croft alumni shared experiences from their professional life with current Croft students in our alumni panel. From right to left: Catherine Espinoza (B.A. 2010), Patrick Dogan (B.A. 2008), and Joel Fyke (B.A. 2005).

THE DM: Croft Alumni Discuss Post-graduation Employment, Life

November 13, 2017  By Michaela Watson for The Daily Mississippian “Describe your dream. Don’t prescribe it,” alumnus Patrick Dogan told students at a panel event hosted by the Croft Institute for International Studies on Friday. “Pursuing your dream is like a game of chess, it’s not like dominos...
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Nobel Prize-winning author and UM alumnus William Faulkner. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Faulkner’s Short Stories Focus of 2018 UM Common Reading Experience

Selection fulfills original goal of committee to showcase author’s work NOVEMBER 3, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Selected short stories of a University of Mississippi alumnus and one of the most acclaimed American authors of the 20th century will be the focus of the university’s 2018 Common Reading...
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Daniel Roberts Reflects Upon His Days with UM Black Student Union

Organization provided support, fellowship and opportunities for many African-American students OCTOBER 27, 2017 BY EDWIN B. SMITH While others may have questioned Daniel Roberts’ decision to enroll at the University of Mississippi, the Moss Point native felt no apprehension about being on campus...
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Price Walden and Alice Anne Light Return to UM for Sarahfest

Living Music Resource and Sarah Isom Center bring alumni to campus for interview series, concert OCTOBER 26, 2017 BY ANNA HERD The University of Mississippi’s Living Music Resource and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies are teaming up again to host events for the annual Sarahfest. UM...
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Renowned Poet Selected as Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow

October 24, 2017  |  By Nathan Towery for the University of Mississippi Graduate School Molly McCully Brown (M.F.A. English ’17), a former John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence fellow at the University of Mississippi, has embarked on a new adventure in central Arkansas this fall. She is...
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Alumna Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship

October 24, 2017  | By Nathan Towery for the University of Mississippi Graduate School Telisha Dionne Bailey, Ph.D., has begun a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia. She plans to use the first...
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University of Mississippi alumnus Jimmy Carr of Oxford, Mississippi, second from left, greets the recipients of two scholarships he and his wife, Amanda, established to help students achieve their educational goals. Tyler Weaver, left, and Xakylan Johnson, right, both of Oxford, are the recipients of the Jimmy Carr State Farm Scholarship while Michelle Terracina of Greenville, Mississippi, received the Judy Carr Scholarship, established in honor of Carr’s mother.

Carr Gives Back

UM Alumnus Awards Scholarships to Appreciate Band, Honor His Mother October 23, 2017 University of Mississippi alumnus Jimmy Carr of Oxford, Mississippi, second from left, greets the recipients of two scholarships he and his wife, Amanda, established to help students achieve their educational goals...
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Former Mississippi Governor William Winter with 2017 Honoree Dr. Robert Khayat. Photo courtesy of MAPE

Khayat Receives Winter-Reed Partnership Award

Former chancellor honored in Jackson OCTOBER 16, 2017 BY STAFF REPORT University of Mississippi Chancellor Emeritus Robert Khayat was honored Tuesday (Oct. 17) in Jackson for his tireless lifelong commitment to improving education. Khayat received the 2017 Mississippi Association of Partners in...
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