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Robyn Tannehill 

UM Alumni Offer Wise Words to New Graduates

Ahead of Commencement exercises, 7 Ole Miss alumni share guidance and encouragement April 28, 2021 by Emily Howorth As the Classes of 2020 and 2021 celebrate Commencement in early May, they’ll complete an exciting journey, begin their next chapters and join the good company of distinguished alumni. The University of Mississippi is a place where […]

A Spirited Creation

Innovative bottle label earns industry award for UM graphic design professor October 29, 2020 by Abigail Meisel Tyler Barnes, an assistant professor of art at the University of Mississippi, has won a gold-medal American Advertising Award for his achievements in sales and marketing packaging. The ADDY, the Oscar of the advertising industry, is given annually […]

Norma S. Bourdeaux Art & Art History Endowment

OCTOBER 27, 2020 Alumna Norma Bourdeaux of Oxford is providing support for the greatest needs of the University of Mississippi Department of Art & Art History. “I was fortunate to return to school in my 70s to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts,” Bourdeaux said. “Surrounded by excellent instructors and serious fellow students, both graduate […]

UM freshman receiving scholarships through the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College are: (top, from left) Alexandria Childers, Andie Udziela, Angeline Morgan and Davis Bunn; (second row) Elsi Muños Ramos, Ethan Hebert, Grace Patterson and Jada Kelly; (third row) Jeremy Wright, Kasia Hosey, Molly O’Connor and Porter May; and (bottom) Sarah Caroline Crall, Will Lamb and Yalanis Isabel Wences.

Honors College Scholarship Recipients Continue Legacy of Excellence

2020 freshman class defined by COVID-19 embodies passion, determination OCTOBER 1, 2020 BY JB CLARK The Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarship money to an incoming freshman class that its leaders said have been more prepared to face adversity in their lifetimes than any […]

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 […]