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Students Continuing to Aid Communities During Pandemic

McLean Institute students, VISTA members seeking new ways to serve Mississippi during crisis APRIL 20, 2020 BY JB CLARK While the rest of the country is adjusting to a new normal in isolation, many University of Mississippi students – including those involved in the university’s McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement and the […]


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 of […]


Professor of Art Philip Jackson works with an Ole Miss student during a plein air class on the Oxford Square. Students are required to stage a show of their work before graduating with fine arts degrees, and resources are needed to improve lighting for their exhibitions. (Below) Ole Miss students work on creating artwork in a Meek Hall studio. An Ignite Ole Miss campaign is seeking to attract funds to improve the lighting in Gallery 103, where students stage exhibits of their works.

Online Campaign to Improve Student Art Gallery

Dozens of Exhibitions Every Year Need Better Lighting JANUARY 31, 2020 BY ANGELA ATKINS Every student seeking a degree in the fine arts from the University of Mississippi Department of Art and Art History is required to exhibit their work in Meek Hall’s Gallery 130 before they graduate. For most students, the exhibit is a […]


‘Lost and Found’ Collage Prints on Display at Meek Hall

Work of UM art professor emerita Jan Murray exhibited through Feb. 28 JANUARY 30, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seven years in the making, the prints of a University of Mississippi art professor are finally available for public viewing on campus. Jan Murray, associate dean of liberal arts emerita and professor of art emerita, will […]


UM Announces Spring ‘All In. All Year.’ Observances

Scheduled events to celebrate cultural heritages, diverse populations within campus community JANUARY 29, 2020 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Keynote addresses, film and lecture series, and awards programs are among the many “All In. All Year.” events scheduled for the spring semester at the University of Mississippi. “All In. All Year.” is a yearlong effort that […]


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, used the gift in September to offset expenses associated […]


UM alumni organized a special tour of the TNT Sports Studio in Atlanta this summer for UM Internship Experience students, including (from left) junior psychology major Dyamon Brown, of Columbia; senior banking and finance major Diane Lim, of Suwanee, Georgia; and senior business major Lillian Salem, of Belden.

Students Prep for Careers through Summer Internships

UM Internship Experience Program introduces students to alumni in Atlanta, D.C. and New York NOVEMBER 17, 2019 BY PAM STARLING This past summer, 15 University of Mississippi students gained valuable career experience through some unique learning opportunities as they tapped into the Ole Miss alumni network in major cities around the country. Because of these […]


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Comicana Explores Broad Range of Real-World Issues

Weeklong UM event focuses on the role of comics and graphic novels in exploring weighty subjects OCTOBER 8, 2019 BY TRISTEN BLOXSOM A number of University of Mississippi departments have teamed up for Comicana, which runs through Saturday (Oct. 12) on campus, focusing on the role of comics and graphic novels in offering insight into […]


Douglass Sullivan-González (right), dean of the UM Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, welcomes the 2019 cohort of freshmen scholars, including (front row, from left) Tristan Tran, Jilkiah Bryant, Anastasia Jones-Burdick, Gracie Bush, Vivienne McCracken, Ethan Lambert and Addison Pratt and (back row) Julianna French, Maren McSparin, Eva Kiparizoska, Peter Nguyen and Luke Davis. Photo by Thomas Graning

Honors College Welcomes 17 Freshman Scholars

Recipients awarded prestigious scholarships from numerous sources SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 BY EDWIN B. SMITH Seventeen freshmen in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi have been awarded a total of $130,750 from four of the university’s most distinguished scholarship programs. Five of the freshmen earned McDonnell Barksdale Scholarships, six were recipients […]


Educational programming has been an important part of the mission of the University of Mississippi Museum since its opening in August 1939. The museum is celebrating its 80th anniversary this month. Photo by Robert Jordan

University Museum Turns 80

From Vonnegut and O’Keefe to art lessons and lectures, landmark offers something for everyone AUGUST 26, 2019 BY MICHAEL NEWSOM As a child in the 1940s, Kaye Bryant used to wander around what is now the University of Mississippi Museum. There, her imagination was captured by fleas, but these were not just any ordinary bugs – […]