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CLA Award Winners

Liberal Arts Professors Honored for Excellence in Teaching, Research

Award recipients span the college’s disciplines June 24, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith Eight University of Mississippi professors have been honored by the College of Liberal Arts for their excellence in teaching and research. Three professors were recognized for their exceptional teaching. Timothy Paul Yenter, associate professor of philosophy, received the Howell Family Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. Named […]


Charles E. Cowan

UM Alumnus Appointed to Civil Rights Advisory Committee

JANUARY 19, 2022 A shareholder attorney at Wise Carter in Jackson, University of Mississippi alumnus Charles E. Cowen (BA history and political science 10, JD 13) was appointed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to a four-year term on Mississippi’s Advisory Committee to the Commission on November 19, 2021. The Commission maintains the United […]


Touring Exhibit Examines ‘Americans and the Holocaust’

Exhibition open to the public through Jan. 14 at J.D. Williams Library January 4, 2022 By Edwin B. Smith There is still time to learn more about the issues and motivations that influenced the country’s response to Nazi Germany and led to the Holocaust in a special exhibit at the University of Mississippi. “Americans and the […]


Holocaust Museum and University Bring Local Teacher Development

October 22, 2021 by Heather Lenard via Oxford School District News  A collaboration between the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the University of Mississippi Department of History, and the University of Mississippi Library brought a unique professional development opportunity to middle and high school teachers in the region entitled “Americans and the Holocaust.” Eight teachers […]


Robrecus Toles, a doctoral student, catalogs materials related to M.B. Mayfield

UM, Ecru Partners Working to Tell Story of M.B. Mayfield

Archival partnership helps shine light on one of university’s first Black students, acclaimed folk artist October 4, 2021 by Abigail Meisel Tucked away in a broom closet within a University of Mississippi classroom, M.B. Mayfield earned a fine arts education in the 1950s the only way he could at the time. A folk artist, the Ecru […]


The Costs of Diversity and Inclusion

Deborah Gray White to deliver Gilder-Jordan Lecture in Southern Cultural History September 15, 2021 BY Rebecca Lauck Cleary Starting in 2015, faculty, staff and students at Rutgers University gained a better understanding of the untold story of the disadvantaged populations in the university’s history through the Scarlet and Black project, co-chaired by historian Deborah Gray White. In this […]


UM alumnus Ben Napier helps install a bar top he created at McCormick’s, the new full-service restaurant and bar at The Inn at Ole Miss. Photo by Bill Dabney/UM Foundation

McCormick’s Complete with Installation of Bar Top

Alumnus Ben Napier delivers handcrafted piece to Inn at Ole Miss restaurant August 11, 2021 By Jim Urbanek McCormick’s bar and grill in The Inn at Ole Miss received the finishing touch recently with the installation of a bar top handcrafted by Ben Napier, University of Mississippi alumnus and star of HGTV’s “Home Town.” Napier, […]


Sullivan-González Passes Baton to Next Generation of Leaders

Ethel Scurlock named interim dean of Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College July 20, 2021 By JB Clark Douglass Sullivan-González is almost as excited to return to the classroom as he is to see the next generation of leaders at the University of Mississippi‘s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College put their stamp on the prestigious program […]


Molly Harris

Alumni Spotlight: Molly Harris

As volunteers manager with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, Molly Harris (BA political science 14) played a role in the inauguration of US President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021. She was selected to lead the recruitment, training, and management of approximately 300 volunteers. “I saw everything you didn’t see on TV and […]


Faculty and Staff Honored with Lift Every Voice Awards

Award given to those who go above and beyond in areas of diversity, equity March 12, 2021 by JB Clark The Black Faculty and Staff Organization at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Center for Inclusion and Cross Cultural Engagement, honored three faculty and staff members with the Lift Every Voice Award during […]