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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 […]


History Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

Ashleen Williams first UM student named pre-doctoral fellow by Humanities Without Walls consortium February 4, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A doctoral student at the University of Mississippi who recently was recognized as a future leader in higher education has been selected to receive a second prestigious academic award. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in […]


Historian Edward Ayers narrates the evolution of Southern history from the founding of the nation to the present day by focusing on the settling, unsettling and resettling of the South in his SouthTalks presentation, set for noon Feb. 10. Submitted graphic

SouthTalks Return for Spring

Community activism is the highlight of the series hosted by UM Southern studies center January 25, 2021 by Rebecca Lauck Cleary Community activism is once again the focus of the SouthTalks series presented by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. All SouthTalks events, which include lectures, performances, film […]


Doctoral Student Receives Prominent Future Leaders Award

Ashleen Williams recognized for showing exemplary promise as higher education leader January 19, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith A doctoral student in history at the University of Mississippi has been awarded a prestigious honor for future leaders in higher education. Ashleen Williams, who also teaches in the university’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is among […]


Vivian Ibrahim to Direct Office of National Scholarship Advisement

Former interim director encourages students to ‘develop a sense of how they want to impact the world’ January 13, 2021 by Edwin B. Smith After serving almost a year as interim director, Vivian Ibrahim has officially become director of the University of Mississippi‘s Office of National Scholarship Advisement. Ibrahim, who is also Croft Associate Professor […]