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UM Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter (left) and McLean Institute Director Albert Nylander congratulate Barbara Wortham and Ann-Marie Herod on being named Sullivan Award honorees Wednesday at The Inn at Ole Miss.

McLean Institute Presents Sullivan Awards to Wortham and Herod

Annual honors recognize selfless service to others APRIL 7, 2016  |  BY CHRISTINA STEUBE University of Mississippi senior Ann-Marie Herod and UM alumna Barbara Wortham were honored with the 2016 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award on Wednesday (April 6) in recognition of their volunteer work in the...
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VIDEO: Composer Nancy Van de Vate Introduces Opera Theatre Film

“I wanted to pass along the wonderful letter that Nancy Van de Vate, our famous alumna and composer of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, sent to have read at the screening of our documentary film on Tuesday, April 5, 2016,” said Julia Aubrey, interim director of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for...
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Southern Living Magazine Features Three UM Innovators Changing the South in 2016

“One thing we love about the South is that it’s always evolving. We cherish our traditions, but we’re also the first to cheer the rabble-rousers, the underdogs, the people who are shaping the South to be something new, something different, something we’ve never seen before” —Southern...
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Barney | All photos by Jaime Erin Johnson

Oxford American Magazine: Features Photos by Jaime Erin Johnson

The Oxford American Magazine‘s EYES ON THE SOUTH—a weekly series that features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South—for March 21, 2016: Artist: Jaime Erin Johnson, UM adjunct instructor of art Project: Untamed Description: The series...
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Hall of Fame 2016. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Communications

Seniors Awarded 2016 Hall of Fame Honors

Recipients chosen for academic achievement, community service and potential for success MARCH 4, 2016  |  BY SHELBY SANSONE Ten University of Mississippi seniors have earned membership in the school’s 2015-2016 Hall of Fame, one of the university’s highest honors. The Hall of Fame inductees were...
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Derrick A. Harriell, assistant professor of English and African American Studies

New Museum Collection Features Poetry and Photos

Thursday reading at gallery to feature contributing poets, photographer MARCH 2, 2016  |  BY STAFF REPORT The newest exhibit at the University of Mississippi Museum is a collaboration of poetry and photography inspired by Langston Hughes’ award-winning poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” and the...
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Taylor Sledge

ALUMNI PROFILE: English Major Taylor Sledge Finds Success in Finance

February 2016  |  By Annie Rhodes, Ole Miss Alumni Association A career in financial strategies typically doesn’t begin with an English major spending his summers studying abroad in Costa Rica. But for alumnus Taylor Sledge (BA English ’07), president of the financial...
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Department of History Chair Joseph P. Ward, right, chats with Zachary Kagan Guthrie, assistant professor of history, near a wall showcasing the department's graduate students. The Brig. Gen. John H. Napier III Endowment will support research efforts of the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History faculty and doctoral students.

THE FUTURE OF HISTORY: Arch Dalrymple III Department of History to Benefit From $150,000 Planned Gift

A $150,000 planned gift directed to the University of Mississippi Arch Dalrymple III Department of History is expected to help increase the department’s focus on research. Brig. Gen. John H. Napier III, a 1949 UM history graduate, recently signed a memorandum of agreement, designating the Arch...
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UM graduate Patrick Woodyard is co-founder of a shoe company that provides fair wages and English and financial literacy classes to its workers in Peru and Kenya. He was recently named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2016.

UM Graduate Named To Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Patrick Woodyard honored for social entrepreneurship of shoe manufacturer Nisolo JANUARY 29, 2016  |  BY MICHAEL NEWSOM Patrick Woodyard, a 2010 University of Mississippi graduate, is co-founder of a shoe company that provides fair wages and classes in English and financial literacy to its workers...
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The pilot episode of “Home Town,” hosted by Erin and Ben Napier, airs on HGTV Sunday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. CST.

HGTV Pilot Episode of ‘Home Town’ Hosted by Two Alumni

Shop owners Erin and Ben Napier encourage small-town living JANUARY 21, 2016  |  BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Two artistic University of Mississippi alumni will host the pilot episode of “Home Town,” airing Sunday (Jan. 24) on HGTV. Erin and Ben Napier, residents of Laurel, have made their living by creating...
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