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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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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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