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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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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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