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Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2017

Alumni Association to Honor Seven at Homecoming for Achievement, Service July 11, 2017 The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring seven distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2017. Created in 1974, the Hall of Fame honors select alumni who have made an outstanding...
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J.D. Williams Library Hosts Opening Reception for Bicentennial Exhibit

Reception includes keynote address by UM alumnus and author W. Ralph Eubanks JUNE 18, 2017 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The Department of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Mississippi’s J.D. Williams Library will host an opening reception for the exhibit “Mississippi: 200 Years of...
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William Kneip joins UM Office of Development

Kneip Joins UM Development

Professional to Help Build Support for College of Liberal Arts By TINA HAHN | JUNE 7, 2016 As president of the Columns Society, student William Kneip learned about the University of Mississippi inside and out in order to interact effectively with alumni, donors and other distinguished guests. That...
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Warnick Named Asst. VP for Student Success

JUNE 2, 2017  |  Courtesy of Arkansas Tech University  Dr. Jason Warnick, associate professor of psychology and a member of the Arkansas Tech University faculty since 2006, has been selected to serve in the role of assistant vice president for student success at ATU effective July 1, 2017. “Dr...
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Marty and John Dunbar established the Jazz Series Fund at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts with a $25,000 gift. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Ford Center Gift Brings Jazz to Oxford

Marty and John Dunbar establish $25,000 Jazz Series Fund JUNE 3, 2017 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will bring nationally recognized jazz artists to the University of Mississippi, thanks to the establishment of the Jazz Series Fund by Marty and John Dunbar...
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Dean Lee Cohen, far left, and Associate Dean Charles Hussey, far right, congratulate UM’s 2017 College of Liberal Arts New Scholars. They are, from left to right, Jared Delcamp, Joshua Hendrickson, Derrick Harriell and Matthew Wilson. Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Four UM Faculty Members Named Liberal Arts New Scholars

Honor encourages continued research, scholarship, publication and creative achievement JUNE 4, 2017 BY EDWIN SMITH Four University of Mississippi faculty members have been honored as inaugural recipients of a New Scholar Award in the university’s College of Liberal Arts. The first recipients are...
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Doctoral Alumna Uses Math for Public Good

In 2014, Carla Cotwright-Williams (PhD mathematics ’06) worked as the technical lead on a million-dollar federal contract to assess data quality in a Department of Homeland Security data system, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. At present, she serves as the Hardy-Apfel IT Fellow for...
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Jeff Jackson (left) and Chuck Ross (right) posing with the statue of abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner while in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the “Universities and Slavery: Bound by History” conference at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Photo by Jeffrey Jackson, March 2017.

Edge Effects Magazine: A Conversation with Jeffrey Jackson and Charles Ross on Ole Miss and the Shadow of Slavery

BY BRIAN HAMILTON MAY 17, 2017 In the last fifteen years, slavery has gone to college. Or, rather, colleges and universities have taken themselves back to school. Initiatives at several of the nation’s oldest, most elite institutions have sought to uncover their historical entanglements with...
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Alumna Kendall Ketchum performs her comedy routine at KAABOO’s comedy club in Del Mar, California. Submitted photo

UM Theatre Arts Alumna Takes Comedy on the Road

Kendall Ketchum tours with former ‘SNL’ cast member Darrell Hammond MAY 12, 2017 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE University of Mississippi alumna Kendall Ketchum has performed her comedy routines for a decade in New York City, but she’s recently taken her talent from dive bars to a tour with former...
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UM Completes Renovations to Memory Garden

Fountain Terrace Offers Place to Meditate, Remember, Study The University of Mississippi has completed renovations to the Ole Miss Memory Garden, adding new brick-work patterns, additional seating and a tiered foundation that invites passersby into an ambiance of serenity and grace. Adjacent to...
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