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UM Professor Helps Honor Mentor

Jared Spears captures longtime NMCC educator John Osier’s spirit in sculpted monument AUGUST 20, 2016 | BY LAJUAN TALLO, NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE In his obituary, John Osier, a beloved Northwest Mississippi Community College English instructor was described as “a quiet, private...
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Brittney Reese Claims Silver in Olympic Long Jump

Former Rebel Medals in second straight Olympic games August 18, 2016  |  By Joey Jones, Ole Miss Track & Field RIO DE JANEIRO – Former University of Mississippi great Brittney Reese (BA English ’11) added another medal to her collection with a world-class long jump...
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Longtime Professor Honored With Named Endowment

Scholarship will Support Students of German in College of Liberal Arts July 20, 2016 | By Bill Dabney After four years of medical school, a year as an intern, four years of radiology residency, a year of fellowship training and a few years as a practicing radiologist, Bettina Gaycken’s dream of...
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UM Graduate Wins Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship

Rachel Smith plans to use time to complete book of stories about interconnected characters JUNE 16, 2016 | BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Rachel Smith, a 2012 graduate of the University of Mississippi Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, has received an Elizabeth George Foundation fellowship, which...
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MHC NEWS: Prison-to-College Pipeline Program Takes the Humanities Behind Bars

June 20, 2016 | Courtesy of the Mississippi Humanities Council Newsletter—June 2016 On a recent steamy June afternoon near Pearl, Mississippi, twenty-two women engaged in an animated discussion around Theda Perdue’s book Cherokee Women, an examination of the roles and responsibilities of...
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Living Blues Hires New Publication Manager

Melanie Young hopes to broaden awareness of the magazine, including digital editions JUNE 10, 2016 | BY SARAH CASCONE With her new position as publication manager of Living Blues magazine, Melanie Young feels as though she’s come home. She first began working with the magazine, produced by the...
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Alumnus Neal McMillin Wins Sea Grant Fellowship

June 9, 2016 Neal McMillin (BA Southern Studies and economics with an environmental studies minor ’14), a graduate student at the University of Washington College of the Environment in Seattle, has been selected as a 2017 Knauss Fellow with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
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Gigi Bastien, has been awarded a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health for her research in the African nation of Liberia.

Recent Psychology Graduate Awarded Prestigious Health Fellowship

Research on impact of Ebola virus disease to take place in Liberia MAY 19, 2016  |  BY MACKENZIE QUICK A recent graduate of the University of Mississippi Department of Psychology, Gigi Bastien, has been awarded a Fogarty Global Health Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health for 11 months...
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UM graduate student Ben Stepp and service dog Arliegh have attended every class together since 2014. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Alumnus Begins New Career with Service Dog at Side

Ben Stepp applies personal experiences in military to new role as counselor MAY 13, 2016 | BY ANDREW ABERNATHY When graduate student Ben Stepp walks across the stage during the University of Mississippi’s Commencement ceremonies Saturday (May 14), he will do so in the company of his canine...
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UM Graduate Nina Cole Garguilo Wins Grammy Award

Performs as part of acclaimed choral ensemble APRIL 18, 2016 | BY MACKENZIE QUICK Nina Cole Garguilo, a 2011 University of Mississippi graduate with a bachelor of music, has added “Grammy winner” to her list of accomplishments. A member of the Phoenix Chorale of Arizona, Garguilo shared in the...
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