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Students Win National Award for Open-Source Intelligence

Open-source intelligence foundation selects university’s security studies center for inaugural honor NOVEMBER 6, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE The OSINT Foundation has awarded its inaugural OSINT Product of the Year to a research project conducted by students in the University of Mississippi Center for Intelligence and Security Studies. The OSINT Foundation is a national nonprofit organization […]

Robert Pickenpaugh works in his studio at Pickenpaugh Pottery & Gallery

Callings: Master of Clay

UM alumnus celebrates five decades of creating one-of-a-kind pottery OCTOBER 31, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Driving down Main Street in Madison, one might overlook the little tan building that houses Pickenpaugh Pottery & Gallery. To step inside, however, is to be greeted by a colorful array of clay birds, flowers, pots, mugs, mushrooms and more. The […]

Bruce Levingston (left), the Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence and holder of the Lester Glenn Fant Chair at the University of Mississippi, was recently honored with a generous gift by Harriet (center) and Warren Stephens (right) of Little Rock, Arkansas. The gift will support the arts and humanities at Ole Miss.

Supporting the Arts and Humanities at UM

Harriet and Warren Stephens Honor UM Artist-in-Residence Bruce Levingston with Gift SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 BY JONATHAN SCOTT/UM DEVELOPMENT A generous gift from Warren and Harriet Stephens through the Warren A. Stephens Trust of Little Rock, Arkansas, honors Bruce Levingston, the Chancellor’s Honors College Artist-in-Residence and holder of the Lester Glenn Fant Chair at the University of Mississippi. […]

art student at Greenfield Farm

Mississippi Artists to Paint Faulkner’s Mule Farm

Public invited to Sept. 17 reception at Greenfield Farm SEPTEMBER 5, 2023 BY ERIN GARRETT Nine artists from across Mississippi will soon converge on what was once William Faulkner’s mule farm to depict the landscape in a “plein air” painting competition. The Sept. 17 event will be held at Greenfield Farm, a 20-acre parcel of […]

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Isom Center Fellowship Supports Innovative Research

Program encourages connecting gender and sexuality across academic disciplines AUGUST 15, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Eight University of Mississippi faculty members have been named Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies fellows for the 2023-25 cohort. The two-year fellowship provides $4,500 per year to support recipients’ research. The initiative is a particular boon to younger faculty members seeking […]

Sydney Lynch, an Ole Miss junior art history and classics major from Long Island, New York

CISS Students Publish Intelligence on Montenegro Debt Traps

Students study question, ‘What happens if Montenegro defaults on debt to China?’ in new research AUGUST 8, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Five University of Mississippi students contributed research to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Tearline Project, an open-source intelligence platform created to expand analytic outreach with outside groups and encourage in-depth understanding of various topics for […]

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 connect them to some cross-curricular content,” said Rosa Salas Gonzalez […]

Turbulent Maladies,’ by Kariann Fuqua

Two UM Artists to Display Work at Mississippi Invitational Exhibit

Mississippi Museum of Art exhibit to feature contemporary local artists MAY 25, 2023 BY CLARA TURNAGE Two University of Mississippi art professors have work featured in the Mississippi Museum of Art’s biennial Mississippi Invitational exhibit. The Mississippi Invitational exhibit, on display from June 10 through Sept. 17, highlights 15 contemporary artists from around the state […]

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 community in the last 10 years. Among the selected works are wood carvings, watercolor and […]

from left) Marshall St. Amant, Anderson DeWitt, Margaret Walker, Eriona Banks and Casey McCarthy gather to sign the turret in Ventress Hall, home of the College of Liberal Arts, leaving their mark on the historic building as students have been doing for more than 100 years. The students were chosen after making gifts during Giving Day 2023.

Giving Day 2023 Sets University Record

Alumni, friends step up with $6.83 million in support APRIL 8, 2023 BY TINA HAHN When the last online donation came in Wednesday (April 5) for Giving Day 2023, the University of Mississippi‘s donors had united to set an unprecedented fundraising record. This year, Ole Miss students, parents, alumni, friends, faculty and staff members came […]