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Visiting documentarian and filmmaker Sophia Nahli Allison will screen her short hybrid documentary, ‘A Love Song for Latasha,’ as part of her ‘Radical Reimaginings in Documentary Filmmaking’ presentation at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Malco Oxford Commons Cinema.

SouthTalks Series Mines Interdisciplinary Nature of Southern Studies

Multiculturalism and social justice topic of first lecture Sept. 4 AUGUST 27, 2019  BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY The SouthTalks series, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, kicks off Sept. 4 with a fall lineup that showcases the work of professors, alumni and documentarians in various fields. […]


Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association Names Top Alumni of 2019

Alumni Association to Honor Eight at Homecoming for Achievement, Service JULY 9, 2019 The Ole Miss Alumni Association is honoring eight recipients for its Distinguished Alumni Awards in 2019 in recognition of their service and accomplishments. Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Fame are: Kimsey O’Neal Bailey (BSPh 94) of Aberdeen; Donald R. Cole (PhD […]


Sandy Black sits in the office of William Faulkner’s home.

Private Gift Preserves Ambiance of Faulkner’s Famed Rowan Oak

Historic Preservation JULY 8, 2019 BY BILL DABNEY William Faulkner’s desk, typewriter and resting bed are fixtures in the office of the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s Oxford, Mississippi, home. Peering in, it’s easy to imagine the writer, pipe in hand, contemplating his next sentence. Now, one of his biggest fans is preserving that ambiance. “I […]


UM law student Ali Roberson, in the midst of a year as an extern with International Justice Mission, has been helping advocate for prisoners in Uganda.

Student Making a Difference in Uganda

Ali Roberson is completing externship with International Justice Mission JUNE 6, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Ali Roberson knew she wanted to pursue a career where she could help others. The second-year University of Mississippi law student from Dallas earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UM because she wanted to interact with others and help […]


UM Graduate Earns Gates Scholarship to Cambridge

Josh Law heads to the United Kingdom to pursue a master’s degree MAY 23, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM A recent University of Mississippi graduate has received a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation scholarship to the University of Cambridge, where he will pursue a master’s degree in health, medicine and society. Josh Law, a native of […]


Ryan Upshaw

Reaping the University’s Richest Rewards

Journey to Commencement: Ryan Upshaw earns doctorate while recruiting and mentoring undergraduate students   APRIL 25, 2019 BY EDWIN SMITH Over the past 12 years, Ryan Upshaw has experienced several memorable moments at the University of Mississippi. The assistant dean of engineering has earned both his bachelor’s (BA psychology ’06) and master’s (MA education ’08) […]


Following Precedent

Journey to Commencement: Twins Katherine and Michael Farese become eighth and ninth family graduates of UM School of Law MAY 10, 2019 BY CHRISTINA STEUBE Twin siblings Katherine and Michael Farese have always been close, so it was no surprise that they wanted to continue their education together.Since both siblings knew they would pursue a […]


UM alumnae Nicole Tisdale (left) and Kim Dandridge discuss their career paths in government and the legal fields with English major Hannah Woods, of Yazoo City, during the recent ‘Next Chapters: Career Networking with English Alumni’ event. Alumni from a variety of fields returned to campus to discuss how their English degree is serving them in their careers and also shared tips and pointers for navigating the job market. Photo by Pam Starling/Division of Outreach

English Students Explore Career Options with Alumni

Networking event highlights advice for a variety of paths after graduation MAY 2, 2019 BY PAM STARLING Students at the University of Mississippi had an opportunity to network with alumni who have translated their University of Mississippi English degrees into a wide variety of career paths during a recent event on the Oxford campus. The […]


Garrett Booth

Ready for Takeoff

Journey to Commencement: Navy ROTC graduate Garrett Booth spends spring semester on staff APRIL 30, 2019 BY JUSTIN WHITMORE Garrett Booth wasn’t quite ready to leave the University of Mississippi. The Austin, Texas, native graduated from Ole Miss in December with a degree in biochemistry and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy […]


The inaugural Policy Talks is set for 5:30 p.m. April 25 in Bryant Hall, Room 209. Three UM faculty members and three select alumni will discuss religious freedom laws. A reception will follow the free event in the Bryant Hall Gallery. Photo by Robert Jordan

Forum to Examine Religious Freedom Laws in State

Policy Talks event draws on expertise of faculty, alumni from Department of Philosophy and Religion APRIL 12, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH A panel discussion examining religious freedom laws is scheduled for April 25 at the University of Mississippi. The inaugural “Policy Talks” begins at 5:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall, Room 209. Three UM faculty […]