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The UM Summer College for High School Students will offer a variety of online learning and networking opportunities to allow rising 11th and 12th graders to earn college credit and discover more about potential career paths. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss

Summer Programs for High School Students Move Online

Academic, leadership and networking opportunities available through revamped offerings APRIL 22, 2020 BY PAM STARLING Summer vacation and activities will look different this year for high school students around the country. Despite the postponement of traditional summer camps and programs, the ...
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Millie Craig (left) and Barbara Beckmann enjoy a golf-cart tour of campus during the 2019 Texas A&M football weekend.

Support for STEM Students

Named Endowment Memorializes Couple, Benefits Freshmen APRIL 22, 2020  BY BILL DABNEY A gift to the University of Mississippi will provide scholarships for math and chemistry majors while memorializing the 55-year marriage of a couple who met over breakfast on the Oxford campus. Established with a ...
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Elle Oser

Dream Life

NOVEMBER 19, 2019 BY ELAINE ABADIE Alumna Elle Oser (BA graphic design ’15) is living her dream working as a digital designer in New York. She shares the details. What led you to study graphic design as an undergrad at UM and as a graduate student at the Portfolio Center School in your hometown ...
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Dr. Damon Moore

Voices and Ideas

Dr. C. Damon Moore on Mentorship, Education, and Service MARCH 25, 2020 BY JACQUELINE KNIRNSCHILD for The Key Reporter, Phi Beta Kappa’s Publication for News and Alumni Relations Dr. C. Damon Moore, who is a Virginia-based pediatrician and the first African American Rhodes Scholar from ...
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Ronnie Frith

Quality Control Chief

English-major alum Ronny Frith makes legislative language unimpeachable MARCH 16, 2020 BY ABIGAIL MEISEL Write clearly. Write concisely. Write for your audience. For Ronny Frith ’74, these are words to live by.  As a lawyer for the Legislative Services Office of the Mississippi House of ...
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Annual Awards Program Honors Faculty and Students

HEADWAE recognizes academic achievement, contributions to higher learning MARCH 10, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH University of Mississippi students and faculty were among the honorees at the 33rd annual Higher Education Appreciation Day-Working for Academic Excellence, or HEADWAE, awards program this ...
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Kenneth Mayfield (left), Dr. Theron Evans Jr., Henrieese Roberts, Linnie Liggins, and Donald Cole remember their time as UM students in the very spot where they were arrested for protesting 50 years ago. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

Then and Now: ‘Black Power at Ole Miss’ Spotlights Historic Events

University leaders reflect on 50th anniversary of arrests, recognize more must be done to heal wounds FEBRUARY 27, 2020 BY JB CLARK In a series of events intended to remember, reckon and repair, the University of Mississippi welcomed back many of the black students who were arrested on campus 50 ...
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Fifth Annual TEDx Event Set for Feb. 29

Experts on politics, heart disease prevention, music and more to speak at Ford Center February 24, 2020 by Meredith Foster The fifth annual TEDxUniversityofMississippi conference is slated for Saturday (Feb. 29) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, bringing together a diverse ...
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Patrick Alexander (left), UM associate professor of English and African American studies, and Nichelle Robinson, associate professor of teacher education and School of Education diversity officer, share a moment after being presented their ‘Lift Every Voice” awards in the Ole Miss Student Union Ballroom. Photo by Christian Johnson/Ole Miss

Faculty Honored for Service at ‘Lift Every Voice’ Celebration

Two professors recognized for work in diversity and inclusion February 7, 2020 by Edwin B. Smith With melodious sounds from a gospel choir and inspiring words from a keynote speaker, two University of Mississippi faculty members were honored Monday (Feb. 3) for their exceptional achievements in ...
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Nancy Wicker, UM professor of art history, is working to shed light on the artwork Vikings made, including pieces like the replica jewelry she is wearing. Photo by Robert Jordan/Ole Miss Communications

Art History Professor Receives First Hensley Award

Awarding Excellence JANUARY 17, 2019 BY Bill Dabney and Kirsten Faulkner A University of Mississippi art history professor is the first recipient of a new research award that is already garnering global recognition for the College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Nancy Wicker, the award’s inaugural recipient, ...
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