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2017 Lift Every Voice Awards

February 2, 2017 Gail Stratton, lecturer and coordinator of laboratory programs for the Department of Biology; Ryan Upshaw (BA psychology ’06, MA higher education ’08), the assistant dean of student services for the School of Engineering; and Will Norton, dean and professor of journalism and new...
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THE DM: TEDxUM Speakers Gear Up For Second Event

January 27, 2017  By Lexi Purvis, Hannah Willis, Zoe McDonald, and Devna Bose for The Daily Mississippian  After last year’s inaugural TEDxUM, the team that put together the event didn’t waste time in making next year’s even better. A team of more than 40 people helped organize the event this year...
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2nd TedXUM Lectures Jan. 28 Feature ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’

JANUARY 23, 2017 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM The University of Mississippi is gearing up to host its second-ever TEDxUniversityofMississippi, an event that features brief lectures from UM alumni, faculty members and others to showcase “ideas worth spreading.” The event is slated for 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at the...
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UM Winter Institute Has Key Role in National Day of Racial Healing

Initiative of W.K. Kellogg Foundation includes more than 130 organizations across the country JANUARY 13, 2017 BY STAFF REPORT The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation at the University of Mississippi is collaborating with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and more than 130 organizations...
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Multitalented Willie Moore Jr. Inspires Millions

BY WILLIAM HAMILTON for the Ole Miss Alumni Association Black Alumni Newsletter, Fall 2016 Grammy-recognized recording artist, award-winning radio personality, inspirational speaker, comedian, actor and University of Mississippi alumnus are just a few of the many accomplishments of Willie Moore Jr...
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Berryhill Scholarship Will Support Students of Music, Education

A GIFT TO REFLECT HER PASSIONS December 16, 2016  By Bill Dabney Family and friends of the late Anna (Ann) McDonald Berryhill of Pontotoc, Mississippi, want to honor her memory by helping generations of future University of Mississippi students pursue their interests in music and education. A 1951...
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The Department of Philosophy and Religion 2016 Newsletter

Click to read a note from Steven Skultety, chair and associate professor of philosophy and religion, introducing three new faculty members—Deborah Mower, associate professor of philosophy; Kristy Slominski, instructional assistant professor of religion; and Shem Miller, instructional assistant...
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Martina Brewer Named to ACT State Organization Council

UM staff member appointed to three-year term DECEMBER 9, 2016 BY TINSLEY HASTINGS The Mississippi ACT State Organization has named Martina Brewer, associate director of admissions at the University of Mississippi, to its council. Brewer began in the Office of Admissions as a student worker during...
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With a $1 million gift to UM, Dr. Don and Lynne Davis have established endowments that support both academic scholarships and Ole Miss athletics. Photo by Bill Dabney

Davises Help Support UM Students and Sports

Meridian couple’s love for university inspires major gift DECEMBER 10, 2016 BY BILL DABNEY Don and Lynne Davis met in anatomy and physiology lab and realized instantly they had great chemistry. Married 53 years, the Davises, of Meridian, admit they fell in love at first sight. They are...
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Wilson Scholarship Relieves Students’ Financial Burden

Donor established endowment to provide a legacy of support NOVEMBER 27, 2016 BY BILL DABNEY In 2007, Dr. Creighton Wilson of Gainesville, Florida, established a scholarship endowment at the University of Mississippi with an IRA rollover of $100,000 and he has added to the endowment every year since...
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