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Daniel Roberts

Young Alum Makes Investment

Honors College Grad Establishes Ole Miss First Scholarship JULY 26, 2023 BY TINA H. HAHN/UM DEVELOPMENT Daniel Roberts, a 2014 University of Mississippi graduate, has established an Ole Miss First Scholarship in hopes of planting seeds that will thrive and help students enjoy an exceptional college...
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The Music Man

‘Music Man’ Marks Return of Summer Productions to Ford Center

Meredith Willson’s popular Broadway musical being staged June 30-July 1 by alumni and locals JUNE 22, 2023 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A classic Broadway musical about a heartless grifter who falls for a pretty small-town librarian is the first of a planned annual series of summer community productions...
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Rosa Salas Gonzalez

Food, Science and Art on the Menu at Museum Summer Camps

Programming highlights interdisciplinary learning for children JUNE 20, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE This summer, the University of Mississippi Museum is offering a variety of learning opportunities for children in first through fifth grades during June and July. “With all of our camps, I’m trying to...
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Beth Kruse

National Parks Services Names UM Instructor to Humanities Fellowship

Research to focus on African American Experience in Vicksburg after Civil War JUNE 14, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE For the next two years, University of Mississippi history instructor Beth Kruse will live and work in Vicksburg, delving into the untold story of Black Americans in the tumultuous Civil War...
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Patrick Dean

Alumnus’ New Book Explores Life of Early American Naturalist, Artist

Text details the multifaceted, complicated history of Mark Catesby JUNE 13, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Outdoor and environmental author Patrick Dean will sign his new book, “Nature’s Messenger: Mark Catesby and His Adventures in a New World,” at Square Books in Oxford at 5:30 p.m. June 19. The text tells...
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Oxford Conference for the Book

For the Love of the South

Feders Recommit Support for Oxford Conference for the Book with $100K Gift JUNE 1, 2023 BY BILL DABNEY As native Mississippians, Ron Feder and his late wife, Becky, grew up steeped in the folkways of the American South. But it took an extended stay in the faraway Philippines to help them truly...
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Recent Acquisitions

Decade of Donated, Community-Funded Work on Display at UM Museum

‘Recent Acquisitions’ exhibit highlights breadth, variety of art collection MAY 24, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi Museum‘s newest installation, “Recent Acquisitions,” highlights the varied and expansive collection of artworks that have been donated or funded by the...
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Voter Friendly University

UM Named a Voter-Friendly University

Students take lead on voter registration, education and civic leadership MAY 16, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The University of Mississippi has been named a “voter-friendly campus” by the Fair Elections Center‘s Campus Vote project. The Campus Vote Project, in coordination with the National Association of...
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Heather McMahan

Alumni Give Guidance to the Class of 2023

Notable UM alumni encourage leadership, kindness and pursuing passions When the members of the class of 2023 graduate on May 13, they’ll complete one journey and commence the next. Building on the legacies they’ve established at the University of Mississippi, they are ready to go forth and apply the...
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Cliff McKay

Q&A with Cliff McKay, UM Chaplain During Integration

Minister who called for peace and lawfulness delivered 1963 commencement benediction MAY 10, 2023 BY STAFF REPORT When James Meredith received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Mississippi‘s 1963 Commencement ceremony – less than one year following the university’s turbulent integration –...
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