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MPB ARTS HOUR INTERVIEW: Alumna Sarah Story, Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Sarah Story (BFA art ’11), deputy director of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, talked about her life growing up in Mississippi and how that influences her work at the museum on the Mississippi Arts Commission Arts Hour on Mississippi Public Broadcasting.  ...
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Celebration of Achievement Honors Minorities, People of Color

Annual event begins at 5:30 p.m. May 8 in Tad Smith Coliseum APRIL 30, 2015 BY EDWIN SMITH As part of University of Mississippi’s Commencement activities, the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement is honoring more than 230 minority graduates who have excelled during their tenure as...
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Mississippi History By Maude Schuyler Clay (Steidl 2015), Foreward by Richard Ford

The New Yorker: Mississippi History By Richard Ford, Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

Richard Ford, visiting professor of creative writing for the University of Mississippi Department of English, writes about art alumna Maude Schuyler Clay‘s new book, Mississippi History (Steidl), for The New Yorker (November 29, 2015): “Clay’s photographs are especially human—in their...
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The DM: Alumna Author Dana Chamblee Carpenter Book Signing

November 16, 2015 | By Audrey Hall, Courtesy of The Daily Mississippian The winner of the Killer Nashville 2014 Claymore Award, Dana Chamblee Carpenter (PhD English), will be back in Oxford signing her debut novel “Bohemian Gospel” at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Square Books. A graduate of the University of...
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Tate Ellington

Alumnus Lands Role in New TV Series ‘Quantico’

Tate Ellington paid his dues in theater and small film roles before getting his break on ABC drama NOVEMBER 12, 2015 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE The new ABC drama series “Quantico” has garnered a lot of buzz this year as one of the fall’s most promising new TV shows. And one of the stars is a UM graduate...
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Haley Barbour photograph

Shaping American Politics

Initiative launched to honor Haley Barbour through UM political science department NOVEMBER 4, 2015 | BY TINA HAHN An initiative is underway to honor two-term Mississippi governor and national political leader Haley Barbour at the University of Mississippi, with a goal of attracting $1.5 million for...
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LaTanya Dixon, UM Communications photo

LaTanya Dixon Hears Call to Serve Community

Doctoral student works to help students succeed in STEM fields November 2, 2015 LaTanya Dixon (BA chemistry ’04) arrived at the University of Mississippi in 2001 to study pre-medicine, but her service as a tutor and mentor at the Boys and Girls Club made her reconsider her career goals. When...
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Jo Howard

Former NASA Rocket Scientist Set for Special Science Café

UM alumna Josephine Howard to discuss math and science careers Oct. 27 OCTOBER 26, 2015 BY EDWIN SMITH A veteran scientist who helped NASA achieve one of the crowning achievements of the 20th century will discuss highlights of her career Tuesday (Oct. 27) in a special University of Mississippi...
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Sen. Thad Cochran Receives Geographic Visionary Award

Honor presented Oct. 15 at annual MGA luncheon in Jackson OCTOBER 13, 2015 | By WILLIAM M. HAMILTON U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (BA ‪psychology‬ ’55) received the Mississippi Geographic Alliance Geographic Visionary Award at an Oct. 15 luncheon in Jackson. The Geographic Visionary Award was created...
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Alumni Association to Honor Distinguished Graduates

Group to be lauded at Friday reception and on the field at Saturday’s Homecoming game OCTOBER 6, 2015 | By STAFF REPORT The University of Mississippi Alumni Association is awarding its highest annual honors to seven distinguished alumni as part of Homecoming 2015 activities. Inductees into the...
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