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UM Libraries Hires Archivist to Focus on University History

Speck-Thompson to document university’s history, serve as liaison to departments NOVEMBER 22, 2023 BY BENITA WHITEHORN Jeannie Speck-Thompson, a native of Ecru, has been named university archivist, the first faculty member devoted to this position in two decades at the University of...
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Matthew Becker visits Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2022.

UM Research Associate Attends Workshop on Russia, Eastern Europe

Develops projects focused on Chinese ‘Belt and Road Initiative,’ Serb nationalism NOVEMBER 14, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT A University of Mississippi research associate was selected to attend a workshop that brought together experts interested in engaging the public with their knowledge of...
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Dustin Todd

Alumnus Helps Improve Facilities for Ole Miss Student-Athletes

Dustin Todd cites myriad of experiences, importance of athletics for regional economy as motivators NOVEMBER 4, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY A young University of Mississippi graduate’s desire to give back to his alma mater was borne from a myriad of experiences, including memorable football games he...
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Robert Pickenpaugh works in his studio at Pickenpaugh Pottery & Gallery

Callings: Master of Clay

UM alumnus celebrates five decades of creating one-of-a-kind pottery OCTOBER 31, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Driving down Main Street in Madison, one might overlook the little tan building that houses Pickenpaugh Pottery & Gallery. To step inside, however, is to be greeted by a colorful array of clay...
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Mary Haskell

Ole Miss Alumni Association Names Distinguished Alumni for 2023

Eight honored at Homecoming for achievement, service OCTOBER 30, 2023 BY JIM URBANEK The Ole Miss Alumni Association recognized eight distinguished alumni with its highest annual awards as part of Homecoming 2023. University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame inductees for 2023 are: Charles C. Clark...
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Criminal Justice Reform Activist Shares Inspirational Story

Burton featured at UM’s inaugural Dr. Jeanette Jennings Lecture Series on Oct. 26 OCTOBER 17, 2023 BY JONATHAN SCOTT Susan Burton, a visionary and inspirational leader of the criminal justice reform movement, will give the inaugural Dr. Jeanette Jennings Lecture Series at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26...
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Ruha Benjamin

Princeton Professor is Inaugural Speaker in Meredith Lecture Series

Ruha Benjamin to deliver keynote Oct. 2 at The Inn at Ole Miss ballroom SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Ruha Benjamin, a renowned Princeton University professor and author, is the inaugural speaker in the James H. Meredith Lecture Series on Monday (Oct. 2) at the University of Mississippi. The...
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Master Sgt. Anthony Douglas & Haley Barbour

State, National Leaders Share Insights on Leading Through Disaster

Panel discusses leadership through tragedy, crisis at Ford Center event SEPTEMBER 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Five state and national leaders shared lessons from their struggles and successes of leadership in crisis Thursday evening (Sept. 14) at the University of Mississippi‘s Gertrude C. Ford Center...
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Kidada E. Williams

Historian Focuses on Lives of Black Americans During Reconstruction

Kidada Williams gives annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY Many Americans learn in school that Reconstruction failed, but few can accurately identify who failed to do what and why. In the annual Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History, historian and...
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art student at Greenfield Farm

Mississippi Artists to Paint Faulkner’s Mule Farm

Public invited to Sept. 17 reception at Greenfield Farm SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Nine artists from across Mississippi will soon converge on what was once William Faulkner’s mule farm to depict the landscape in a “plein air” painting competition. The Sept. 17 event will be held at Greenfield...
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